Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 25 Sep 2016 04:47:52 GMTSun, 25 Sep 2016 04:47:52 GMTHWS Display Alum Arthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19779Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26511.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As HWS students, painter Jenny Wu '12 and sculptor Andrew Hellmund '14 were already prolific and widely exhibited artists. Now, as they develop their craft and their audience, the graduates have art displayed in prominent locations on campus, inspiring artists and art lovers. "Andrew and Jenny are very talented artists and have a bright, continuing future," s...Dance Alumnae/i Weekend 2016http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19605Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26028.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the 2016 Homecoming & Family Weekend, the Hobart and William Smith Dance Department will host a Dance Alumnae/i Weekend. Beginning Friday, Sept. 16, three days of classes, lecture presentations, panel discussions and performances will enable HWS alums active in the dance and movement fields to share their work with colleagues and the broader HWS co...Lavin '95 to Adapt Dickenshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19767Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26482.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> JP Lavin '95 and his writing partner Chad Damiani have been tapped to adapt Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" for NBC, with a contemporary update. As the Hollywood Reporter wrote in September, "the drama, which has received a script commitment, is described as a modern take on Dickens' second novel that was originally published as a serial in the 1830s." The no...9/11 Remembrance: 15 Yearshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19760Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26470.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This year marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Hobart and William Smith will commemorate the victims, their families and loved ones on Thursday, Sept. 8 and Friday, Sept. 9. Beginning at 10 a.m. each day, volunteers stationed in the Scandling Campus Center will be available to guide HWS community members to the 9/11 Memorial Victim Dat...DNA and Forensic Science with NYSPhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19747Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26439.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For Therese Mandracchia '19, this summer's internship at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center (FIC) gave her a window into her "dream job." A biochemistry major and soon-to-be law and society minor, she was initially "attracted to the internship because my grandfather worked in this field as well as forensic pathology, and I was always fasc...Platoni '74 to Receive IVAT Awardhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19713Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26317.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Ret. Col. Katherine T. Platoni '74 will receive the 2016 IVAT Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award at the 21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma in San Diego, Calif. A national expert in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a Colonel who has served for more than 35 years in active and Army Reserve status,...Harper '00 Named to TNJ 40 Under 40http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19718Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26327.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At a ceremony this summer in New York City, Kareem Harper '00 was named to The Network Journal's list of "40 Under 40." Compiled by TNJ, the quarterly magazine for black professionals and business owners, the list acknowledges men and women younger than 40, like Harper, whose professional accomplishments have significantly impacted their industry or professio...Inside the News: International AIDS Conference 2016http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19739Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26354.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At the biennial International AIDS Conference, HIV/AIDS researchers and professionals gather with policy makers, activists, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic, in an effort to raise resources and awareness around treatment and prevention. Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer '81 -- an internationally renowned expert on AIDS an...Cullina '86 Awarded Medal of Excellencehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19702Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26279.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For his remarkable career as an award-winning horticulturalist and author, and his longstanding commitment to his community, William G. Cullina ’86 was honored this month with the Hobart College Alumni Association’s highest honor, the Hobart Medal of Excellence. Cullina, the executive director of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) in Boothbay, Maine, is r...HWS Top School for Alum ROIhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19698Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26286.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Thanks to record philanthropy from alumni and alumnae and impressive outcomes of HWS graduates, the Colleges have been named by Forbes among the nation's top colleges and universities with the best return-on-investment (ROI). The ranking, "2016 Grateful Grad Colleges: The Top 200 Show-Me-The-Money Schools," determines the leading ROIs based on donations per a...