Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 20 Dec 2014 23:42:50 GMTSat, 20 Dec 2014 23:42:50 GMTEducation Center in Honor of Bliss '59http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18380Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22923.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Prue Bliss Education Center -- named for the late Prudence Amanda Anderson Bliss '59 -- was dedicated in Weston, Conn., on Friday, Nov. 28. The center, which is part of the Weston Historical Society, houses the records, photos, deeds, costumes, newspaper clippings, catalogs, and other ephemera in a new, climate controlled vault, all of which will offer ne...Quagan '91 Earns Specialty Coffee Certificationhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18322Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22823.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Claudia Quagan Barrett '91, owner of CQ Coffee Roasters in Bedford, N.H., recently attained the prestigious Specialty Coffee Q Grader Certification following a rigorous three-day exam. Barrett, who has worked in specialty coffee since 1994, opened CQ Coffee Roasters in 2012 after an inspiring visit to the Finger Lakes region. "As I discussed the characteristi...Farris '05 Featured in USA Todayhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18363Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22902.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Since early October, four members of the U.S. Navy, including Christina Farris '05, have been stationed in Monrovia, Liberia, working in a laboratory analyzing Ebola-infected blood. With other members of the military, Farris works to identify patients who are Ebola-free in order to separate them from those who are infected, and also to clear those who are rec...Maor '14 Teaching in Thailandhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18305Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22846.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Pursuing her passion for travel and teaching, Maya Maor '14 has launched into a career in education in Suphanburi, Thailand, where she is now working as an English teacher. Sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Maor's work is focused on teaching English as a foreign language to Thai children. "I am excited to be able to teach ...Inside the News: Ferguson and Bureaucratic Changehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18348Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22886.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In a recent article on the Washington Post blog, "Monkey Cage," Zachary Oberfield '98 -- noting the disparity between the population of Ferguson, Mo., nearly two-thirds black, and the police force, over 90 percent white -- asked: "Should such statistics make us uneasy? The answer depends on two questions. Does officer representativeness affect how communities...Vasquez ’12 Forms Peace Corps Scholarshiphttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18349Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22880.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Jade Vasquez '12 was recently featured in an article in Norwood News, a Bronx-area newspaper, for her work as a Youth Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps, in rural El Salvador. Vasquez, who was one of four members of the Classes of 2012 to have been accepted to serve in the Peace Corps, has helped establish a scholarship program to help students in El ...Levinson ’89 on Starting a Law Firmhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18340Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22859.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Kenneth Levinson '89 was recently a guest lecturer on Solo Practice University website, talking about how to leave a big or medium-sized law firm to start one of your own. "Ken discusses how to leave a law firm graciously, gratefully, and without burning bridges so that your experience is a positive one," writes the site's author Susan Cartier Liebel. Among t...Stein '88 Named TransDigm COOhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18233Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22782.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Kevin Stein '88 has joined TransDigm Group Incorporated as chief operating officer of its power group. The company is a global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, which can be found on most commercial and military aircraft currently in service. Most recently the executive vice president of Precision Castparts Corporation...Oberfield '98 on Ferguson, Policinghttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18323Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22827.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Zachary Oberfield '98, assistant professor of political science at Haverford College, recently published an article on the Washington Post blog, "Monkey Cage," reflecting on race, policing, and the social and bureaucratic questions that arise out of the recent events in Ferguson, Mo. Oberfield's article -- "Would more minority police officers have made a diff...Feller '06 Publishes Trailblazing Studyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18295Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22775.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> New research on mantis shrimp larvae conducted by Kathryn Feller '06 has gained significant attention this fall with the publication of a trailblazing study in The Journal of Experimental Biology, as well as coverage by National Geographic and Discovery.com. Feller, whose doctoral work is on the subject, also has successfully defended her dissertation, "The V...