Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 29 Jan 2015 21:35:54 GMTThu, 29 Jan 2015 21:35:54 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/Res23096.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...Yellen Honored with Blackwell Awardhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18430Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23072.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges presented Dr. Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, with the prestigious Elizabeth Blackwell Award on Thursday, Jan. 22. Named for Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in modern times to receive the Doctor of Medicine degree, the Blackwell Award is given to women whose lives exemp...Rezende Quoted on Brazilian Economyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18426Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23080.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Economics Felipe Rezende was recently quoted by Valor Economico, Brazil's largest economic, finance and business newspaper, on the role of public banks played after the 2007-2008 global financial crisis. The article, "Why Does Brazil's Banking Sector Need Public Banks?," examines the stability and resilience of Brazil's banking system i...Halfman, Students Assess Owasco Lakehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18444Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23100.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In the recently completed study, "Owasco Lake, New York: Water Quality & Nutrient Sources, 2014 Findings," Professor of Environmental Studies John Halfman and student researchers Genevieve Moralez '15, Katherine Coughlin '16 and Nicolette Andrzejczyk '16 identify links between degraded water quality, harmful algal blooms, and phosphorus deposits entering ...Gender and the American Family Farmhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18419Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23052.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The "Sentiments & Declarations" lecture series will kick-off its spring 2015 series with a lecture by Assistant Professor of Economics Elizabeth Ramey titled, "Down on the Family Farm: Gender Inequality in an Iconic American Institution" on Thursday, Jan. 29. The spring series includes a diverse lineup that covers issues of gender inequality and feminism ...Marpet '15 Explores the Road to the NFLhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18447Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23094.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart offensive lineman Ali Marpet '15 has drawn the attention of NFL scouts and national sports publications alike with a stellar performance in this year's Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., that follows on an equally accomplished season. Sports Illustrated named Marpet the "Biggest Riser" of the Jan. 25 Senior Bowl, which features the country's best sen...Amos '11 Joins National Women's Hall of Famehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18443Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23092.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Merrill Amos '11 was recently hired as museum curator and educator at the National Women's Hall of Fame (NWHF) in Seneca Falls, N.Y. "We are delighted that Merrill Amos has joined the Hall," says Jill S. Tietjen, CEO of the NWHF. "With her experience in museum exhibit design and her passion for women's history, Merrill will be a tremendously valuable asset as...Myrick to Speak at GHShttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18427Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23066.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> HWS Presidential Fellow and Ithaca Mayor Svante L. Myrick will address Geneva High School on Friday, Jan. 30 at 9:15 a.m. in the GHS auditorium, as part of the LEAP (Lead Excel Achieve Progress) Initiative. Sworn into office in January 2012, Myrick became, at 24, the City of Ithaca's youngest mayor and first mayor of color. He was first elected to the Common ...RecycleMania to Kick off Feb. 1http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18413Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23064.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This year's RecycleMania competition is just around the corner, and HWS is set to participate in the national competition beginning on Sunday, Feb. 1. With a host of materials management events planned, the Colleges are expected to make a strong showing in the competition, which presents awards in categories such as pounds of recycled and composted materials ...Jack '15 Interns at EquancyNo11http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18432Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23076.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Over the summer, Tatyanna Jack '15 completed an internship in New York City with EquancyNo11, a brand strategy and creative agency specializing in beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands. A double major in media & society and writing and rhetoric, Jack worked as a trainee in the Consumer Marketing and Branding department under Hobart alumnus Shane Samuel '13...