Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:54:05 GMTSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:54:05 GMTFriedman on Peter Pan’s Originshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18354Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22894.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Just prior to the recent NBC broadcast of "Peter Pan Live!" Professor of Media and Society Lester Friedman was interviewed for an article on Peter Pan's origins that appeared in The Week. Friedman is co-editor of the 2009 book, "Second Star to the Right: Peter Pan in the Popular Imagination." In the book, Friedman and Allison Kavey, associate professor of his...Innovative Classrooms Christenedhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18337Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22892.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This semester, students and faculty in six courses across a variety of disciplines had the opportunity to use the first two of the Colleges' "Innovative Classrooms." Each received upgraded furnishings and technology this summer as part of the Innovative Classrooms project, a collaboration between the FacIT Committee, the Classroom Committee, IT Services and t...William Smith Students Explore Copenhagenhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18331Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22839.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As part of an HWS program, several William Smith students have spent the semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. Offered through an affiliation with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, the program offers more than 100 courses taught in English with an emphasis on immersion and interactive learning. "The Danish Institute does a great job of ensuring that every stu...Gilbard '15 Publishes in Digital Americahttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18352Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22872.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Appearing in the most recent issue of the University of Richmond's undergraduate journal Digital America, "Invasion of the Betches: Repercussions of Mean Girl Culture" by Morgan Gilbard '15 explores the pervasiveness of "mean girl" culture and the effects of its associated "bullying and superficiality [and] capitalist ideas like consumerism and social stratif...Peltz Awarded Grant to Study Sleep Disturbancehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18344Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22861.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In November, the National Sleep Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Jack Peltz and his colleague, Thomas O'Connor, professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry. The grant funds Peltz and O'Connor's proposed study, "Environmental and Parental Influences on Adolescent Slee...Colleges’ Passenger Pigeons Notedhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18338Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22863.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An article in New York State Conservationist includes Hobart and William Smith as among the institutions to contain specimens of the extinct species, the passenger pigeon. The birds are part of an extensive collection amassed by Elon Howard Eaton, who established the Colleges' biology department. An article about Eaton's collection is available on the Daily U...Olivieri to Premiere "Tilt"http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18329Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22837.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "If there is any guiding philosophy on how I compose, it is that I want my music to come about organically," says Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri. "I am an improviser. It is the guiding philosophy of my compositional process. I try to follow my instincts on how to negotiate compositional parameters such as form, shape, and pacing." Olivieri recentl...IdeaLab Preparing Entrepreneurshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18334Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22848.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As a prelude to the 2015 Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest, the HWS Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL) hosted its fall 2014 HWS IdeaLab, an innovative, six-week program designed to help students kick start their ideas while cultivating their entrepreneurial spirit. "The HWS IdeaLab is an important component of the CCL's entrepreneurial leadership student dev...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...HWS 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...