Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Academics Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 28 Jul 2016 16:17:09 GMTThu, 28 Jul 2016 16:17:09 GMTDean Discusses Individualism, Politics and Change on KPFAhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19681Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26214.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean, who holds the Donald R. Harter '39 Professorship of the Humanities and Social Sciences, discussed her new book, "Crowds and Party" (published this winter by Verso Books), on the California radio station KPFA's program "Behind the News." In the July 21 interview, Dean discusses the "crowds" and "party" of her title -- ...Ashdown Examines Cross-Cultural Impacthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19675Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26212.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien K. Ashdown is traveling to Japan this summer to present research at two international conferences. "My attendance at these two conferences is particularly important because of their international focus," explains Ashdown, a cross-cultural psychologist who specializes in the impact that cultural influence has on adolesce...Dobkowski Published on Wiesel L.H.D.'82http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19671Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26187.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Michael Dobkowski, professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was published in the Democrat & Chronicle as a guest columnist on July 9. The piece titled "The profound legacy of Elie Wiesel" reflects on his friend and mentor Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor who passed away on July 2. Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate and author of 60 book...Rugg '17 Explores the Effects of Warhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19660Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26201.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For Taylor Rugg '17, a single class during her first-year at HWS has led to an ongoing, interdisciplinary investigation into how individuals experience the effects of war. The 2013 course, "Gender and Terror," taught by then-Fisher Center Fellow Brianne Gallagher, peaked Rugg's interest in the military and the effects of war. "From the first class, I was hook...Farnsworth Publishes Children's Bookhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19666Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26193.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor and Chair of Spanish and Hispanic Studies May Farnsworth recently published her first children's book, "You're Joking: Animal Jokes for Children." Appealing to young readers ready to laugh as well as budding biologists, the book includes 30 pages of illustrated jokes and a "Did You Know" section with information about the animals featured ...Unmasking Maskshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19657Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26161.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Cultures throughout time and around the world have created and used masks. It's a universal form of cultural expression, says Assistant Professor of Psychology Daniel Graham - and one at the center of his latest research. At the nexus of psychology and aesthetics, Graham is answering questions about masks, including how the proportions, such as the distance b...Kingery Publishes on Anxiety and Depressionhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19651Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26144.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In her new book published this month by Guilford Press, Associate Professor of Psychology Julie Newman Kingery and her coauthors provide an innovative perspective on the implementation of cognitive behavioral treatments for children and adolescents with internalizing disorders such as anxiety, depression and mood disorders. With a chapter devoted to each of 1...Honors Spotlight: Gatch '16, Mendez '16http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19650Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26149.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Under the guidance of Associate Professor of Biology Meghan Brown, recent graduates Alexander Gatch '16 and Kathryn Mendez '16 focused on aquatic life in the Finger Lakes for their Honors projects which were completed this past spring. Gatch's project involved determining mercury levels in lake trout in the Finger Lakes to address the potential health risks a...Perkins Recognized for Local Impacthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19652Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26157.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For his significant work to enhance the understanding of local youth, Professor of Sociology Wesley Perkins has been awarded the "Community Collaboration Award" from Success for Geneva's Children, a local organization dedicated to mobilizing the community to improve the health and well-being of local children and their families. For the third time in eight ye...Five Faculty Members Granted Tenurehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19624Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26073.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, recently approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor to four faculty members, and awarded tenure to Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May. Effective July 1, Assistant Professor of Education Khuram Hussain, Assistant Professor of ...