Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usMon, 27 Apr 2015 03:05:26 GMTMon, 27 Apr 2015 03:05:26 GMTHWS to Award Five Honorary Degreeshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18695Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23678.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges will award five honorary degrees to individuals who, by virtue of their significant service toward improving the public good at the local and national levels, are powerful role models for the graduating seniors of the Classes of 2015. They include: the Commencement Speaker, David Gergen who is Harvard Professor of Public Poli...HWS Presents at National BioChem Conferencehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18666Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23617.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A group of HWS students and faculty representing the Colleges' Biology and Chemistry Departments recently participated in the 2015 Annual American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference, one of the leading academic conventions of its kind. In attendance were Caitlyn Mitchell '15 and Carly Rolph '15, as well as Associate Professor of Biology...Cornell '15 Earns Research Fulbright to Indiahttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18675Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23638.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Katherine Cornell '15 has been selected for a prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to India where a highly prized research grant will give her the opportunity to study the conservation and preservation of historic sites and structures in New Delhi. Known for its competitive field of applicants, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagsh...Blocker Showcase Highlights Berlinhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18691Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23674.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Each semester, Julius G. Blocker '53 Endowed Fund supports study abroad opportunities in Germany for HWS students so that they can immerse themselves in and explore German culture. Students returning from these informative and eye-opening experiences present cultural projects each semester during the Julius G. Blocker '53 Cultural Showcase. The most recent Bl...Mahajan '15 Reflects on Pre-Med Internshipshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18689Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23662.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Blackwell Medical Scholar Melissa Mahajan '15 always knew she wanted to study medicine, and has spent the past four years at HWS advancing that goal. Before heading off to SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine this coming fall, Mahajan '15 is spending her senior year interning with general surgeon Dr. Kristin Baltazar-Ford at Finger Lakes Health...Two Join Bank of Americahttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18677Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23643.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Ryan Farrell '15 and Julie-Anne Baghajian '15 will be heading to New York City following graduation this May to work full time with Bank of America, one of the nation's leading financial institutions. The two will commence their employment with Bank of America's Global Transaction Services team, which provides integrated liquidity, treasury and debt solutions...Gallouët to Give Kinghorn Lecturehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18697Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23680.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Catherine Gallou√ęt, dean of William Smith College and professor of French and Francophone Studies, will deliver the Kinghorn Global Fellow Lecture on Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The lecture represents the culmination of Gallou√ęt's research as the recipient of the 2014-15 John Readie & Florence B. Kin...'Out of the Darkness' Raising Suicide Awarenesshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18688Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23676.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In support of suicide awareness and defeating harmful stigmas around mental illness, the second annual "Out of the Darkness Suicide" Awareness Walk will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, on the Quad. Organized by the HWS Health Promotions Club and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the second annual event will...CTL Hosts Second Writer's Block Partyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18692Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23670.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> With finals just around the corner, the Center and Teaching for Learning (CTL) will be hosting their second "Writer's Block Party" on Sunday, April 26 from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Sanford and Geneva Rooms in the library. The marathon writing session and study party will provide students with workspace, company, and one-on-one writing support from faculty, sta...Wozer '15 Uses Dance to Raise AIDS Awarenesshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18670Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23660.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Featuring dozens of dancers and cast members alongside live musicians, William Smith senior Kaitley Wozer's honors project, "Viral Bodies," is a visual representation of the human immunodeficiency virus' (HIV) progress in a host T-cell, as well as an educational tool and a tribute to the dancers infected during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. After taki...