Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 01 Feb 2015 06:42:11 GMTSun, 01 Feb 2015 06:42:11 GMTHWS Generates $244M Economic Impacthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18442Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23106.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A recently released economic analysis by an independent research firm concluded that Hobart and William Smith Colleges' impact on the economy surpassed $244 million in 2013. The study's conclusions arrive at the same time the Colleges are making the fourth consecutive payment to the City of Geneva as part of a 10 year, $1.7 million commitment that was establi...HWS Launches Circle of 6 Apphttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18420Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23050.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges are among the first three higher education institutions to partner with Circle of 6, a free smart phone application designed to help prevent sexual violence by quickly connecting users in potentially dangerous situations to friends and safety resources. "What's great about this app is that it gives students options in the mo...HWS CEE Balances Activism, Servicehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18404Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23020.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At Lyons Middle and High School in Lyons, N.Y., many of the several hundred students who attend often arrive or depart throughout the year when their families migrate to seek work opportunities. Due to this high turnover in the student population, it is often difficult for families and the school district to provide sufficient supplies for every child. This s...A Life-Changing Experience In Vietnamhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18399Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22990.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When Michael De Rosa '16 was considering study abroad programs, he decided he "wanted to go someplace where I would probably never go to on my own, to experience a culture drastically different from what I am used to." De Rosa, a junior double-majoring in anthropology and Media & Society, first heard about the Vietnam program from his RA during his first ...Colleges Renew 100% Wind Commitmenthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18398Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22998.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have redoubled their commitment to a campus powered entirely by renewable energy. The Colleges have resigned a 2011 agreement with the renewable energy marketing and developing company, Community Energy, Inc., that made HWS the first small liberal arts college in New York to be powered solely by wind. The 13,000 megawatt hour...Legal Research on Frackinghttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18358Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22933.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Lauren Karam '15 and Lanlan Lin '17 have conducted legal research on hydraulic fracturing under the direction of Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne, whose book "Beyond The Fracking Wars: A Guide for Lawyers, Public Officials, Planners, & Citizens," was published in 2013. The book introduces the technology of fracking and the structu...Hiser '15 Named MATC Emerging Scholarhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18369Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22919.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Loren Hiser '15 has been selected to serve as just one of three undergraduate students on the Emerging Scholars panel at the 36th Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) in 2015. A scholarly tradition now spanning more than three decades, the conference will take place March 19-22, 2015, in Kansas City, Neb., where Hiser will present her research paper o...Grotzinger ’79, S.D. ’13 on Methane on Marshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18385Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22961.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> John Grotzinger '79, S.D.'13, the mission leader and project scientist in charge of the Mars Science Laboratory, was quoted in a recent New York Times article detailing the findings of methane and carbon-based organic molecules on Mars. "Scientists have just two possible explanations for the methane. One is that it is the waste product of certain living micro...Wroblewski '13 Interviewed by Your Mark on the Worldhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18390Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22981.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Sara Wroblewski '13, founder and CEO of the non-profit One Bead, was featured in a Dec. 18 interview by author, adviser, and Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe, for the Your Mark on the World Center. Your Mark on the World seeks to solve "the world's biggest problems before 2045 by identifying and championing the work of experts who have created credible plans a...Youth Leadership Program Hits North St. Elementaryhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18370Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22983.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This month, more than 40 second-graders in the Geneva School District gathered with student and staff leaders from the HWS Centennial Center for Leadership in North Street Elementary School's cafeteria to explore the concept of diversity. To supplement the North Street Leaders Program, representatives from CCL met with small groups of students to discuss what...