Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/news/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 19 Apr 2014 20:38:04 GMTSat, 19 Apr 2014 20:38:04 GMTMandala Ceremony in the Newshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17697Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21448.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, an instructor of Asian languages and cultures, was recently featured in the Democrat and Chronicle for creating a sand mandala at the Harley School in Brighton, N.Y. The mandala is a religious image made with colored grains of sand; Yignyen and students dismantled the mandala through a ritualistic ceremony at the end of his visit...Students Attend Nebraska Math Conferencehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17546Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21442.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Alysa Newman '16, Susan Tuvell '16 and Alana Kilcullen '15 recently participated in the 16th annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) where they attended panels and workshops, and had the opportunity to meet other undergraduate women interested in math. Held in Lincoln, the conference focused on graduate-level mathematics and ...Inside the News: The Big Banghttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17689Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21418.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In 1980, physicist Alan Guth proposed the theory of inflation, the faster-than-light expansion of the universe in the moments after the Big Bang. In March, as the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reported, "researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration...announced the first direct evidence for this cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first ...Luna '14 Named 2014 Rangel Fellowhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17686Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21414.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Following a highly competitive nationwide contest, David Luna '14 has been awarded a prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship for his dedication and determination to foster political and global awareness among fellow students, and desire to pursue a career in public service. He is the first HWS student to receive the honor. The Rangel Fe...Ost to Present, Discuss Film at Festivalhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17678Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21376.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> David Ost, professor of political science, will discuss the Russian documentary, "On the Way Home," following its screening at the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) at Ithaca College on Sunday, April 6. "In light of the fact that Russia has been in the news in the last month or so in such an extreme way, this provides a different, personal acce...Cramer '15 Begins Biochem Honors Projecthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17654Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21368.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A passion for laboratory research has led Steffi Cramer '15 to explore the movement of bacteria in an Honors project titled, "Examining the amino acids in novel receptors that putatively regulate bacterial motility." Spending several hours in the lab each day, Cramer says one of her favorite aspects of her project is the "instant gratification" of the microbi...Davidson-Catalano ’14 Interns with Schoolshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17614Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21374.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Jenna Davidson-Catalano '14 recently completed an internship with Geneva City Schools social worker Susan McGowan which focused on self-esteem and media awareness. Davidson-Catalano created and facilitated self-esteem workshops with a group of seventh-grade girls at Geneva Middle School in order to discuss the ways in which the media influences the self-estee...Two Earn Goldwater Honorshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17646Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21295.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> From a highly competitive field of more than 1,100 applicants, Macy Howarth '16 was named a Goldwater Scholar and Alison McCarthy '15 has received Honorable Mention. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was established in...Theatre Faculty Present on Revisionhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17607Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21323.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May and Assistant Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth recently presented their research at the 35th Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The theme of the conference was "Revision," and it addressed such issues as "What does revision mean for theatres, practitioners, and scholars through history and ...Blanchard Co-Authors Textbookhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17606Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21325.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Lara Blanchard, Luce Associate Professor of East Asian Art, is one of three co-authors of a new textbook on Asian art history. The book titled "Asian Art," seeks to illuminate the diversity of Asian artistic traditions and covers art and architecture from India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Japan from the prehistoric period through the 21st century. Blanc...