Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Events Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:56:13 GMTWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:56:13 GMTClasses of 2020 in the Spotlighthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19724Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26350.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This week, the Hobart and William Smith community will welcome the Classes of 2020, one of the most impressive groups of first-year students in the history of the Colleges. They represent class presidents and honor society inductees, team captains and exchange program participants, champions of social justice and dedicated volunteers. About a third of these 6...HWS Form Community Wind Ensemblehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19738Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26360.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will expand their collaboration with the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with the formation of a wind ensemble open to students, faculty and staff at the Colleges, and members of the surrounding community. Like the Colleges Community Chorus, the Colleges Community Wind Ensemble will be led each year by a new direc...Chapman to Offer Keynote for Faculty Serieshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19712Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26319.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In her keynote presentation for the fall 2016 Faculty Development Series and its Opening Institute, Robbin Chapman, associate provost and academic director of diversity and inclusion at Wellesley College, will deliver a lecture exploring equity and student engagement. "The Faculty Opening Institutes have become a means for the faculty and staff to engage in c...Dr. Vincent '83 Convocation Speakerhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19715Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26323.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome Dr. Gregory J. Vincent '83, vice president for diversity and community engagement, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community College Leadership and Professor of Law at The University of Texas at Austin, as the keynote speaker for Convocation 2016. A renowned expert on civil rights and education, Vincent has presided ov...A Pre-Orientation Adventure Beginshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19710Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26315.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The HWS Pre-Orientation Adventure Program (POAP) kicks off this weekend as 130 members of the Classes of 2020 embark on hiking, kayaking or volunteer projects before Orientation weekend begins. "POAP offers incoming first-years the opportunity to meet other students who have similar interests as well as meet people from diverse backgrounds who they may not ha...Toscano '16 Pursues Master's Degree at New York Film Academyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19714Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26321.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This fall, Kiara Toscano '16 will begin a new chapter as a student at the New York Film Academy. The Queens, N.Y.-native will pursue a master's in fine arts. This fall she will study in a conservatory program learning all that goes into a documentary production. In her second year, she will continue her studies in Los Angeles. As an environmental studies majo...Former Cuban Diplomat Visits HWShttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19719Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26325.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This fall, Carlos Alzugaray Treto, former ambassador of Cuba to the European Union, will visit the Hobart and William Smith campus to discuss the recently reestablished diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, and the international implications of that agreement. "Ambassador Alzugaray Treto's visit gives us an invaluable opportunity to engage in dia...Summer Academy College Prephttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19680Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26226.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> High school students can sometimes be "intimidated by the fact that they are on a college campus, and that is sometimes enough to discourage them from working to their greatest potential," says Lesly Rivero '17. But with the HWS Summer Academy, students from Geneva High School (GHS) are offered the guidance and skills to help prepare them academically and soc...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..."Culture of Respect" Film Serieshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19699Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26292.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This fall, a film series titled "The Culture of Respect" will shine a spotlight on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and ability. Open to the HWS community, each screening will feature an HWS faculty or staff presenter who will contextualize the film, highlight topical themes and discuss historical and contemporary resonances with the audience. "For a ...