Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usWed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:54 GMTWed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:54 GMTWard ’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...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...Conwall '09 Named "Rising Star"http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18026Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22136.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Jason Conwall '09, the upstate press secretary for Empire State Development, was recently named a "Rising Star" in City & State magazine's 40 Under 40 list. Each year City & State, the only media company devoted solely to covering government and politics in New York, identifies the state's up-and-coming leaders. This year's competition included "hundr...“Political Junkie Roadshow” Joins PFShttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18001Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22098.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The "Political Junkie" segment that was a favorite among NPR's "Talk of the Nation" listeners has hit the road for the 2014 election season and will be presented on campus during Homecoming and Family Weekend. "Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan and "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin will bring the "Political Junkie Road Show" to HWS on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part...Scholarship Established in Honor of Phillips '71http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18007Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22090.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Honorable Francis (Frank) D. Phillips '71, a long-time New York District Attorney in Orange County, retired in December 2013. As a way to honor his many years of dedicated services to the people of Orange County, his chief investigator, John Melville, and his confidential secretary, Linda McCormick, assisted in establishing a scholarship to be presented a...Cytryn '14 Hired by Bloomberghttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17951Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21989.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Courtney Cytryn '14 was recently hired by Bloomberg L.P., an international business and financial leader. Bloomberg is known largely for its product, the Bloomberg terminal, which is software that contains economic market data that traders use every day to enhance their exchanges. In September, Cytryn will start an eight-week training program for Bloomberg as...Davenport '78 Authors First Novelhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17935Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22018.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Award-winning author Randi Davenport '78 recently debuted her first novel, "The End of Always," published by Twelve Books Publishing Group. Set in the small towns of Wisconsin during the early 1900s and inspired by real events from Davenport's family history, "The End of Always" tells the story of one woman's desperate efforts to escape a brutal heritage. Rel...Friedenberg '91 Releases “Among Ravens”http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17939Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21994.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The trailer for "Among Ravens," a film by Russell Friedenberg '91 is now available online. The film also premieres this month at the Nantucket Film Festival, and will open in select theaters in July. Friedenberg wrote, co-directed, and appeared in the film. Seen through the eyes of nine-year-old Joey, "Among Ravens" is the story of old friends who get togeth...Hobart Alum Shares Passion for Musichttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17917Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21940.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In a recent Finger Lakes Radio interview with Geoffrey Herd, director of the Geneva Music Festival, Hobart alum Dr. George Abraham '59 is credited with making Herd's first Carnegie Hall appearance possible. Herd, a violinist, and Abraham are both Geneva natives. The interview is available on the station's archives, listed as "Geoffrey Herd, Geneva Music Fest...Moloney '13, MAT'14 Teaching in Singaporehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17930Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21959.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Kathryn Moloney '13, MAT'14 will begin her career in education beginning this August as a first grade teacher at Stamford American International School in Singapore (SAIS). "I think children need to be taught by someone who can connect with them in and outside of the classroom, regardless of our upbringing," Moloney says. "I can't wait to teach in Singapore s...