Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 29 Sep 2016 14:42:28 GMTThu, 29 Sep 2016 14:42:28 GMTZhao '17 Fights Apple Blighthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19791Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26560.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Amelia Zhao '17 is investigating the bacteria (Erwinia amylovora) that is responsible for the disease called fire blight, to develop effective treatments for the fruit trees it infects. Fire blight, which affects apples, pears and other members of the plant family Rosaceae, can decimate an entire crop in a single growing season, making it a serious problem in...In Nuremberg, 70 Years after Trialshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19796Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26558.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Between Nov. 20, 1945 and Oct. 1, 1946, the Allied forces held military tribunals in the German city of Nuremberg to prosecute Nazi officials for war crimes committed during World War II. This fall, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter '86, P'15 and the four student leaders of the HWS Genocide and Human Rights Symposium will travel to Nurem...Peace and Social Justice in Indonesiahttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19803Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26571.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The members of the HWS One-on-One Friendship Club are currently preparing an event, "Youth Dialogue: Indonesia and the United States," to feature the service trip to Indonesia of Associate Professor of Religious Studies Etin Anwar and Colleen Moore '16. Their work with the Global Aliya Indonesia Foundation (GAIF) will be presented on Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. The ...HWS "A" Rating Reaffirmed by S&Phttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19785Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26523.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In August, Standard & Poor's Global Ratings (S&P) affirmed its "A" long-term rating and underlying rating on Hobart and William Smith Colleges' outstanding fixed rate bonds and its AA+ rating on the Colleges' variable rate bonds. The report cited a very strong enterprise profile characterized by historically stable enrollment and moderate selectivity,...Dean Gives Keynote Address in Lisbonhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19784Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26525.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In September, Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean, who holds the Donald R. Harter '39 Professorship of the Humanities and Social Sciences, delivered the keynote address at the annual meeting of the European Sociological Association's Research Network on Media and Communication, held at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal. The theme...Perspectives on Police Violencehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19802Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26564.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Office of Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with Africana Studies, Anthropology and Sociology, American Studies, Political Science and the Office of Campus Safety are organizing a panel discussion titled, "Perspectives on Police Violence" on Thursday Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Geneva Room. Panelists include: Advocacy Program Manager from the Center f...Domestic Violence Awarenesshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19797Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26575.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness month, social justice advocate and novelist Linda Dynel will offer a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Geneva Room. In 2014, Dynel self-published the memoir "Leaving Dorian" about her journey as a survivor of domestic abuse. The book has been praised for its insight into intimate partner violence that o...HWS Research Symposiumhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19806Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26579.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> From invasive species to drone mapping, and the effect of stress on friendships to potential anti-cancer compounds, Hobart and William Smith students presented on a range of topics at this year's Student Research Symposium on Sept. 17 as one of Homecoming and Family Weekend's annual events. "The Research Symposium allows students to showcase their work from s...Saravia '16 Earns Prestigious Sloan Scholarshiphttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19789Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26583.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Upon her recent acceptance to the University of Iowa's Ph.D. program in microbiology, Fatima Saravia '16 was named a recipient of a competitive scholarship from the UI/ Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring. A partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan Center at Iowa is one of five such resources nationally and is dedicated to buildin...Kaenzig on BBC, Discusses Introverted Vantage Pointhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19788Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26552.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> William Smith Associate Dean Lisa Kaenzig recently appeared as a guest expert on the BBC podcast "The Why Factor" to discuss her extensive research on introverted personality types. Featured throughout the podcast, Kaenzig offers her perspective on the ways in which people with introverted personalities function in work, school and social settings. "I'm reall...