Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usTue, 02 Sep 2014 02:47:33 GMTTue, 02 Sep 2014 02:47:33 GMTLittlefield and Falchuk Top Emmyshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18088Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22289.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, Executive Producers Warren Littlefield '74 and Bradley Falchuk '93, L.H.D.'14 were honored for their new mini-series television shows on the FX Network. Littlefield's mini-series "Fargo" won the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. Falchuk received an Emmy nomination for his writing on "American Horror Story Coven,"...Oberfield '98 Publishes First Bookhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18066Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22283.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Acclaimed political scientist Zachary Oberfield '98 recently published his first book, "Becoming Bureaucrats: Socialization at the Front Lines of Government Service." Released in May by University of Pennsylvania Press, the book explores the question, "Are bureaucrats born or are they made?" Professor of Political Science at Haverford College, Oberfield bases...Saperstein ’04 Discusses Dating on NPRhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18078Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22285.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Author, speaker, and autism advocate Jesse Saperstein '04 was recently interviewed on NPR regarding his new book, "Getting a Life with Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood." (Penguin Group U.S.A.), and what it's like to date with Asperger syndrome. Saperstein was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a mild form of autism, at the age of 14. ...Passion for Servicehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18086Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22287.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When a young friend of the family succumbed to brain cancer, Scott Wittig '94, his wife and children discovered Lighthouse Family Retreat and decided "it was a great fit and idea for our family to go serve a family like hers that was living through childhood cancer." Founded in 1999, the Lighthouse Family Retreat offers fun, family-centered activities to brin...Dr. Beyrer '81 Convocation Speakerhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18076Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22281.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome internationally renowned expert on AIDS, Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer '81, as keynote speaker for Convocation 2014. Beyrer's life-saving work advancing public health and human rights has changed perceptions and behaviors, and improved the health of individuals, communities and countries around the world. Convocation...Schoff '08 Launches Whatt Apphttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18067Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22240.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Tripp Schoff '08 recently teamed up with founder and CEO of Whatt, Simon Berger-Perrin, to launch the company's first app globally on July 3. Schoff is the community manager for Whatt and is responsible for all marketing and promotional aspects of the social media app. "Simon came up with the idea for the app and did most of the product development, and I'm r...Green ’93 Publishes Fourth Novelhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17961Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22189.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Thomas C. Greene ‘93, president of Vermont College of Fine Arts, has published his fourth novel, "The Headmaster's Wife" (Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin's Press). Inspired by the loss of his infant daughter, Greene explores the way that tragedy and time assail one man's memories of his life and loves. The novel explores the life of Arthur Winthrop, headmas...Ward ’11 Summers in Developing Countrieshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18019Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22171.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Before starting her final year at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) in the fall, Amanda Ward ‘11 has set off on a journey to Sierra Leone and Kenya to work with the UNForgotten Fund (UNFF) and the Among the Least non-profit organization. At CIPA, Ward will pursue a degree in international development, with a focus on women's economic empowerment...Williams ’13 on Weather, Healthhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18020Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22157.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Augusta Williams '13 recently collaborated to produce a bulletin, "Emerging El Nino Conditions: Notes for the Global Health Community," as part of her graduate internship. Williams is currently a rising second-year student at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, working toward a master's of public health, with a certificate in climate and health. She i...Forensic Science Insighthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17528Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21566.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Last fall, Sasha Borenstein '14 had the rare opportunity to attend an invitation-only seminar for roughly 200 of the top homicide investigators in the world. The event has never been open to students or the public. Her participation was made possible by Dr. Lowell J. Levine '59, a board-certified forensic dentist and the director of operations for the New Yor...