Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 02 Aug 2015 06:19:12 GMTSun, 02 Aug 2015 06:19:12 GMTNew Entrepreneurial Studies Minorhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18933Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24269.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A new academic minor in entrepreneurial studies will be launched at the Colleges this fall to further expand the atmosphere of innovation and leadership learning already flourishing on campus. "Entrepreneurship always appealed to me as a way to help students figure out how to change the world," says Professor of Economics Tom Drennen, who serves as chair of t...Pugach '15 to Study Forensic Psychologyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18932Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24284.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Cameron Pugach '15 will begin graduate study in forensic psychology this fall at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. A Presidential Scholarship from John Jay will fund Pugach's study for the entirety of his master's studies. In addition to the Presidential Scholarship, the program in forensic psychology at John Jay stood out for Pugach beca...Hanno '16, Ashdown Research in Guatemalahttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18917Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24230.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As a psychology and Spanish double major and Latin American studies minor, Olivia Hanno '16 will have the opportunity to pursue all of her academic interests later this month when she travels to Guatemala with Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown. Hanno and Ashdown will conduct research for two different cross-cultural psychology studies as well as...Students, Faculty Present at ISPP Conferencehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18911Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24219.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Olivia Hanno '16 and Rachael Smith '15 recently traveled to San Diego, Calif., with Assistant Professor of Psychology Emily Fisher and Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman to present at the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) annual meeting held July 3-6. Their presentation, "Political Attitudes and Participation: the Nuanced Role of ...Summer Program Welcomes HWS to Leipzighttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18908Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24208.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For students of foreign language programs, an immersive study can be a cornerstone in the process of achieving proficiency and, ultimately, fluency in a language. For three German language students, the summer presented itself as an ideal time to enroll in an immersive study program in Leipzig, Germany. In partnership with the University of Leipzig and the He...Graham Publishes, Presents New Workhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18906Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24204.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Psychology Daniel Graham recently published work on aesthetic preferences in the leading journal Vision Research and presented research on this and related topics at Imperial College London. In the paper "Preference for luminance histogram regularities in natural scenes," Graham and his colleagues report findings showing the correlation...Salisbury Winners Blog Across the Globehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18860Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24172.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During their summer-long international internships in a combined total of nine countries on three continents, Salisbury Award-winners Talia Azour '16, Caitlin Petty '16 and John (Jack) Slattery '16 are detailing their work and travel through blogs as they deepen their experiential education. Azour, a double major in international relations and sociology, is i...The Global Identity of HWS German Studieshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18907Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24206.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Area studies programs are undergoing a lot questions, especially in our era of globalization," says Ashwin Manthripragada, visiting assistant professor of German Area Studies (GAS). "We're forced to ask: what defines German Area Studies? How do we as a department make ourselves known and relevant?" To address these questions head-on, Manthripragada and Eric ...Students Win at Sleepless in Lake Placidhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18886Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24168.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For the fifth year, a group of HWS Media and Society students traveled to Lake Placid, N.Y. for the "Sleepless in Lake Placid" 24-hour film competition that requires them to conceive, write, cast, shoot and edit a 10-minute film in downtown Lake Placid. This year, Jillian Collins '15, John Conard-Malley '15, Dinneo Mmutla '15, and Kelsey Rowley '18 participat...Brubaker, Johnson ‘16 Research in Italyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18885Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24162.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Chosen as one of only four students from across the United States, Quincey Johnson '16 is spending five weeks in Sardinia, Italy this summer conducting research as part of an International Research Experience for Students (IRES). Her research, which is currently underway, focuses on the ecosystem services provided by Mediterranean Silvo-Arable-Pastoral Ecosys...