Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Events Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 20 Dec 2014 06:29:04 GMTSat, 20 Dec 2014 06:29:04 GMTPresident's Forum to Host Brisonhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18300Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22763.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An expert on sexual violence, Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Dartmouth College Dr. Susan Brison will join the Colleges' ongoing dialogue about enhancing a culture of respect as she visits HWS as the next guest of the President's Forum Series. The forum will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 in the Vandervort Room of the...Writer's Block Partyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18353Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22874.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As the last week of classes approaches, the Center for Teaching and Learning will host a Writer's Block Party from 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, until 3 a.m. the following morning in the Warren Hunting Smith Library. Held in the Geneva and Sanford Rooms, the marathon writing session will offer workspace, company, and support from writing faculty, staff, and Writi...Community Joins Solidarity Eventshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18379Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22921.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Students, faculty and community members gathered for a non-violent procession, performance and eulogy earlier this month in honor of the life of Michael Brown, the Missouri teen killed this summer by Police Office Darren Wilson. After a three month investigation, a grand jury declined to indict Wilson. "We are very interested in ensuring that we recognize peo...Doppler-on-Wheels Mobile Radar Coming to HWShttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18374Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22915.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Geoscience Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for an extensive education and outreach project that aims to give students and public a richer understanding of atmospheric science, severe weather, and weather radar systems. The Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW) mobile radar system will be operate...Mandala Ceremonial Ritehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18373Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22927.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> It has become an end-of-year tradition at HWS: The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, instructor of Asian languages and cultures, offers a sand mandala ceremony to conclude his "Tibetan Mandala Painting Course." A custom for students during finals week at HWS, the ceremony is also in keeping with traditional Buddhist ceremonial rites. The sand mandala, created by Yign...All-Night Writer's Block Partyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18368Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22917.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In the Warren Hunting Smith Library, dozens of students recently had a marathon writing session in the Geneva and Sanford rooms for the end-of-the-semester Writer's Block Party, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The event, held from 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, until 3 a.m. the following morning, offered workspace, company and support from wr...Pitch 2015 Semi-Finalists Announcedhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18361Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22898.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Nine HWS students have been announced as semi-finalists in the fourth installment of the Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest. The Pitch, an entrepreneurial leadership contest organized by the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL), doubled its proposal numbers this year with applicants who are interested in furthering their entrepreneurial ingenuity. "The selectio...Big Day 2014 Leadership Conferencehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18359Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22884.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Big Day 2014 will host volunteers from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester chapter for a day of workshops and leadership activities. Coordinated by Aminata Dansoko '15, with the support of a Cohen Fellowship and the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL), the Monday, Dec. 15 event will bring together approximately 120 high school "bigs" from acr...Preparing for Maymester, Summer Sessionhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18351Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22870.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In preparation of the Colleges' 2015 Maymester and Summer Session, Provost and Dean of Faculty Titilayo Ufomata, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Associate Provost Christine de Denus and Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of Faculty DeWayne Lucas recently attended the North American Association for Summer Schools (NAASS) National ...Surveying California's Mojave Deserthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18350Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22868.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Deep in California's Mojave Desert, Professor of Biology James Ryan recently set out on a scientific excursion to survey the vertebrate biodiversity found in a remote area of the vast southwestern landscape. Working with volunteers from Blueprint Earth, a nonprofit dedicated to cataloging small portions of the Earth's environments, Ryan designed and implement...