Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:04:38 GMTSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:04:38 GMTHWS Debate Competes at Guindon Cuphttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18302Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22786.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Facing a competitive field of 32 collegiate debate teams, members of the HWS Debate Team had a strong showing this November at the Father Roger Guindon Cup 2014 debate tournament. Held on behalf of the English Debating Society at University of Ottawa, the Guindon Cup is unique because it is an open tournament, meaning anyone can compete. At the tournament, HW...Ruth Earns Best in Showhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18308Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22810.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Art and Architecture Nicholas Ruth was awarded "Best in Show" at the 2014 Southern Printmaking Biennale. As the recipient, Ruth has been given a solo exhibition at the University of North Georgia in the fall of 2015, and will be the juror for the next Southern Printmaking Biennale, to be held there in 2016. The exhibition was juried by Ericka W...Drennen 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...Students Excel in Business Contesthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18303Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22773.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Five Hobart and William Smith students participated in the two-day Early Leaders Case Competition (ELCC) at Rochester's Simon Business School earlier this month. For the third consecutive year, HWS students were members of the first, second and third-place teams, exceling among a pool of students from some of the top-ranked business schools in the country. Th...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...