Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 27 Aug 2016 05:52:31 GMTSat, 27 Aug 2016 05:52:31 GMTFaculty Prizes Recognize Teaching, Scholarship and Servicehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19740Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26413.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> HWS faculty members recently acknowledged three of their colleagues' work as educators, scholars and community leaders with the annual faculty prizes. Based on the recommendations of fellow HWS faculty, the Committee on Faculty Research and Honors recognized Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier, who received the faculty prize for teaching; Professor of Geoscie...Sutton Discusses Crime and Fearhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19716Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26362.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In an August opinion piece in The Buffalo News, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology James Sutton argues that politicians' misuse of crime statistics is counterproductive to addressing problems associated with crime. Sutton says that while Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's convention speech portrayed the country as being "plagued by ...Community Education, with Pumpkinshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19711Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26356.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This summer's collaboration between Associate Professor of Education Mary Kelly and Hillside Children's Center is starting to bear fruit -- literally. Based in Rochester and serving central and western New York, Hillside is a network of agencies that provide support for children and families with emotional, behavioral or life-circumstance challenges. In July,...Groundbreaking Atmospheric Science Researchhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19707Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26298.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Through the Undergraduate Summer Research Program, HWS geoscience faculty and students have partnered with colleagues from other institutions to undertake atmospheric science research projects poised to improve understanding of several aspects of weather patterns and storm systems that have not been deeply studied until now. This summer, nine students collabo...A Year in Japanhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19669Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26275.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Through the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Emily Robinson '18 spent the 2015-16 academic year in Kyoto, Japan, immersed in the country's language and culture. From August 2015 to April 2016, the double-major in Asian studies and psychology enjoyed Japanese language classes and "opportunities to learn about social issues in Japanese society, which was ...Hussain on Education Quality Indicatorshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19704Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26282.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor of Education Khuram Hussain was recently featured in theWallethub article, "2016's States with the Best and Worst Education Systems," sharing his expertise on what factors often have the most significant impact on the quality of education in schools across the country. The articleanalyzes the quality of education in each state by examining...First German Area Studies Honors Projectshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19649Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26284.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In preparation for the spring 2017 Senior Symposium, Lauren Carr '17 and Zachary Grattan '17 will begin working on German area studies Honors projects representing the first of their kind at HWS within the discipline to be presented by students. For her project, Carr will be researching the refugee crisis in Germany and its impact on German healthcare. Gratta..."Culture of Respect" Film Serieshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19699Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26292.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This fall, a film series titled "The Culture of Respect" will shine a spotlight on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and ability. Open to the HWS community, each screening will feature an HWS faculty or staff presenter who will contextualize the film, highlight topical themes and discuss historical and contemporary resonances with the audience. "For a ...Liu '18 Seeks Solutions to Pesky Mothhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19687Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26241.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In her summer internship with New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES), Yuxi Liu '18 is working with Cornell University entomologists to better understand the Grape Berry Moth (GBM), a crop-damaging pest, especially in wine regions like the Finger Lakes. Working with NYSAES Senior Research Associate Charles Linn and his graduate student collabo...Philbrick Yadav on Yemen and Middle East Politicshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19689Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26233.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In a July 17 interview with E-International Relations, the world's leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics, Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav discusses the current state of Middle East political science research, the political circumstances of the Yemeni-Saudi war and the humanitarian fallo...