Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 25 Jan 2015 21:21:10 GMTSun, 25 Jan 2015 21:21:10 GMTLegal Research on Frackinghttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18358Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22933.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Lauren Karam '15 and Lanlan Lin '17 have conducted legal research on hydraulic fracturing under the direction of Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne, whose book "Beyond The Fracking Wars: A Guide for Lawyers, Public Officials, Planners, & Citizens," was published in 2013. The book introduces the technology of fracking and the structu...Perkins, Craig Publish Bullying Studyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18416Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23048.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A new scholarly article co-authored by Professor of Sociology Wesley Perkins, Professor of Chemistry David Craig and Harvard University Health Policy doctoral student Jessica Perkins has been published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of School Health. The article, "No Safe Haven: Locations of Harassment and Bullying Victimization in Middle Schools,"...Seneca Review Releases Lyric Essay Anthologyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18401Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23004.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith Colleges literary journal, Seneca Review, recently released a special anthology, We Might As Well Call It The Lyric Essay, edited by John D'Agata '95, associate professor of English at the University of Iowa. The double issue was initially envisioned as a compilation of D'Agata's favorite essays from Seneca Review, in celebration ...Learning Communities Explore D.C.http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18396Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22994.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Students and faculty participating in the first-year Learning Community Program this fall visited Washington, D.C., for a weekend excursion in which students explored the nation's capital with their peers and faculty advisers. "The idea behind this trip is part of the learning community philosophy, where students make strong connections between their first-ye...Exploring Social Media at Seventeenhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18392Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22986.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Over winter break, Hannah Mills '16 and Abbey Rogowski '15 explored the social media industry through their highly-coveted internship positions with Seventeen magazine. The William Smith students were selected from a competitive field of candidates in the running for the publication's national internship program, which sought self-motivated college students. ...Ashdown Presents on Group Identityhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18393Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22988.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In November, Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown traveled to Murray State University in Kentucky to deliver a presentation titled, "Sex, Religion, and Basketball: It's All about Identity," which condensed a variety of Ashdown's research projects that focus on the common theme of group identity. "The connecting principle is my belief that group ide...HWS Juniors to Attend Upstate Medicalhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18157Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22615.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When Hannah Connolly '16 and Courtney Franceschi '16 first met while they were high school students, they bonded over their mutual interest in medical school and the options offered by the partnership between HWS and SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. Upon arriving at HWS, the two reconnected, becoming fast friends and roommates. Following thei...First HWS Dramaturg, Theatre Majorhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18383Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22925.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> New York City-native Clare McCormick '17 has always been interested in theatre. McCormick, the Colleges' first dramaturg and first theatre major in the recently created interdisciplinary track of study, recalls attending Broadway shows as a child and being "heavily involved in my high school's productions, playing piano in the band pit." "However, my interest...Geneva, South Africa and UN Goalshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18357Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22937.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This spring, HWS students and faculty will collaborate with their counterparts in South Africa in a unique independent study program, "Beyond Borders." The semester-long academic partnership with the Stellenbosch University's Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Leadership Development (FVZS) was developed by Solomé Rose, the Global and Community Leadership...Four Students Join City Yearhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18367Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22941.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Inspired by the service experiences they’ve had at Hobart and William Smith, four seniors will continue the path of giving back as the newest members of AmeriCorp’s City Year program following their graduation in May 2015. For the 2015-2016 school year, Dominque Miller ’15 will serve with City Year in Tulsa, Okla.; Devon O’Brien ’15 and Natalie Singer ’15 wil...