Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:35:23 GMTThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:35:23 GMTBrubaker, Johnson ‘16 Research in Italyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18885Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24162.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Chosen as one of only four students from across the United States, Quincey Johnson '16 is spending five weeks in Sardinia, Italy this summer conducting research as part of an International Research Experience for Students (IRES). Her research, which is currently underway, focuses on the ecosystem services provided by Mediterranean silvo-arable-pastoral ecosys...Curry '75 Elected Presiding Episcopal Bishophttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18878Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24145.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Right Reverend Michael B. Curry '75, current Bishop of North Carolina and former member of the HWS Board of Trustees, has been named the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. On June 27, the Episcopal House of Bishops elected Curry to a nine-year term from a slate of four nominees on the first ballot, receiving 121 votes of 1...Students Launch Rocket at NASA Eventhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18869Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24121.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A group of HWS physics students this summer traveled to Wallops Island, Va., to test their research at the Colorado Space Grant Consortium RockSat-C program. At the program, which is currently underway as part of NASA's Rocket Week, the group launched their research payload into sub-orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility using an Orion Sounding Rocket. The...Students Win at Sleepless in Lake Placidhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18886Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24168.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For the fifth year, a group of HWS Media and Society students traveled to Lake Placid, N.Y. for the "Sleepless in Lake Placid" 24-hour film competition that requires them to conceive, write, cast, shoot and edit a 10-minute film in downtown Lake Placid. This year, Jillian Collins '15, John Conard-Malley '15, Dinneo Mmutla '15, and Kelsey Rowley '18 participat...Amestoy '68 on SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decisionhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18888Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24160.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Reflecting on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, the Hon. Jeffrey L. Amestoy '68, P'11, P'14, the 38th Chief Justice of Vermont's Supreme Court, said, "I think today...the Supreme Court caught up with the country, but I think the rest of the country caught up with Vermont." In 1999, Amestoy authored the Vermo...Expanded Summer Academy Marks 11th Yearhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18882Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24158.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The two-week HWS Summer Academy enters its 11th year of providing Geneva High School (GHS) students the opportunity to experience college-level content at the Colleges as well as establish valuable connections for college preparation. Founded by Professor of Chemistry Walter Bowyer and funded in part by The Wyckoff Family Foundation and the Office of the Pres...MaKinster Published on Science Educationhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18881Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24152.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A newly published book co-authored by Professor of Education Jim MaKinster and Director of Education at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Nancy Trautmann is linking digital technologies, data resources and the natural world, advancing the way in which middle and high school students can enrich their understanding of key concepts in science. Supported by the Nati...HWS Mourn Wattenberg '55, LL.D. ‘75http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18880Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24149.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith Colleges community mourns the death of Ben J. Wattenberg '55, LL.D. '75, author and television commentator who played a key role in shaping the Democratic Party since he broke into the political landscape in the late 1960s. Wattenberg passed away on Sunday, June 28 at the age of 81 in Washington, D.C. Known for promoting a centris...HWS Welcomes Back NJ SEEDShttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18872Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24133.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Entering its eighth year, the New Jersey SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication and Success) College Preparatory Program will return to campus on Monday, June 29. The CPP Summer Collegiate Experience welcomes high-achieving high school students from low-income families entering their junior or senior years to campus for a two-week intensive academ...Flowers Discusses All-America City Designationhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18887Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24166.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> To discuss the recent designation of Geneva as an 2015All-America City, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) Director Katie Flowers joined City Manager Matt Horn and Geneva Director of Neighborhood Initiatives Sage Gering for the WXXI radio program "Connections with Evan Dawson." Dawson, a resident of Rochester, N.Y., framed the progra...