Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 22 Nov 2014 16:13:37 GMTSat, 22 Nov 2014 16:13:37 GMTDrennen on Home Heating Priceshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18237Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22771.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A recent article about concerns over winter energy prices features commentary by Professor of Economics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program Thomas Drennen. The article, which appeared in the Daily Messenger newspaper, notes worries about what energy will cost this winter are already high. "Across upstate New York worries about the upcoming winter e...Mugel ’13, Cosentino Publish on Amphibianshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18276Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22719.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An article co-authored by Stephen Mugel '13 and Assistant Professor of Biology Bradley Cosentino was published in a recent issue of Biological Conservation. Titled "Citizen science reveals widespread negative effects of roads on amphibian distributions," the study used data collected by volunteer citizens over the past two decades that was analyzed by studen...Pichardo ’15, Helfrich Design a Schoolhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18283Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22730.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Since the spring, Jericsson Pichardo '15 and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Joel Helfrich have worked on a project to help the nearby Rochester City School District (RCSD) open a new public school, the Rochester River School. Its curriculum will draw from that being developed by the Institute for Humane Education for schools it plans to open in ...Mental Illness: Overcoming Darknesshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18290Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22735.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Founder and Executive Director of the organization Overcoming the Darkness, Eric Weaver will join Hobart and William Smith to present a talk, "Understanding Mental Illness in the Community." The mission of Overcoming the Darkness is to increase the overall understanding of mental illness and provide a way to openly talk about the challenges of mental health. ...What's Up with the Weather?http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18291Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22739.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> On Tuesday, students enjoyed temperatures in the mid-60s, leading to lots of relaxing on the Quad. The warm weather was short-lived, however, with snow on Thursday and a cold forecast for the weekend. So, we asked Assistant Professor of Geoscience Nicholas Metz to tell us what's up with the weather: According to Metz, a very strong cold front moving through o...Ruth’s Prints Shown in Francehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18206Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22725.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth was invited to have his work included in the 9th Trienniale Mondiale de l'Estampe, in Auvergne, France. The international printmaking show ran from Oct. 11 through Nov. 9. Ruth had five prints in the show, all of which were made specifically for the exhibition. "I'm very excited, and honored to be included in the sh...Irish Immersion in Galwayhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18266Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22713.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This fall, eight HWS students are taking part in the semester abroad program in Galway, a joint initiative of HWS and Union College. The Galway semester offers the opportunity to study with Irish students at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and to live alongside Irish families and international students. HWS and Union students also have joined club...Rimmerman on Lesbian and Gay Movementshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18272Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22704.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Westview Press recently published the second edition of Professor of Public Policy and Political Science Craig Rimmerman's book, "The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?" an exploration of the dilemmas that gay and lesbian movements have faced in a historical and contemporary context. The new edition features updates throughout the entire b...Burgess '15 Interns with NYC DEPhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18205Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22696.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Biology major Morgan Burgess '15 recently completed a 10-week internship with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, working in the Microbiology Department. After demonstrating the skills and knowledge that she has gained as an HWS student, Burgess was given the opportunity to receive training in laboratory techniques for the City of New ...Spector Presents in Seoulhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18269Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22692.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Physics Donald Spector recently traveled to Seoul to visit the Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and to attend the 2014 Bridges Conference on mathematics and the arts. At KIAS, the flagship for basic science in South Korea, Spector met with the Transdisciplinary Group on Information and presented a lecture on his recent research results o...