Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:20:08 GMTFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:20:08 GMT2014 North American Debate at HWShttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18224Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22559.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> More than 100 top-ranked debate teams from 35 colleges and universities will convene at Hobart and William Smith this month to compete in the widely-acclaimed North American Universities Debate Championship (NAUDC). The tournament, which is free and open to the public, will take place from Friday, Oct. 24 to Sunday, Oct. 26 at a number of campus venues, inclu...HWS Food Week Underwayhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18130Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22381.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As part of HWS Food Week, HWS community members have been enjoying events on campus ranging from panel discussions on veganism to an international potluck dinner at the Colleges’ Fribolin Farm. After the success of last year's HWS Food Day celebrations, the Finger Lakes Institute, in collaboration with several other HWS and community organizations, expanded t...Saperstein '04 to Speak on Autismhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18251Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22621.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Author, speaker and autism advocate Jesse Saperstein '04 will return to campus to give a lecture about the strength of individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as the importance of accepting and including people of all unique abilities and characteristics. The talk is part of the series of disability-related events run by the HWS Global Initiative on Disab...Koffi-Tessio Discusses Subalternhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18241Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe Sentiments & Declarations Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 23, with a discussion, "Hearing The Voice of The Subaltern. Mayotte Capecia's 'I Am a Martinican Woman,'" by Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Marie-Hélène Koffi-Tessio. In 1948 Paris, a young woman from the French Caribbean published the story of her life, received a prize for it and became an instant celebrity. Then, like many before her, she fell into oblivion. In the 1990s, American scholars, many of who...HWS Juniors to Attend Upstate Medicalhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18157Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22615.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When Hannah Connolly '16 and Courtney Franceschi '16 first met in high school, they bonded over their mutual interest in medical school and the options offered by the partnership between HWS and Upstate Medical University. Upon arriving at HWS, the two reconnected, becoming fast friends and roommates. Following their passions, both Connolly and Franceschi hav...Election 2014 Eventshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18195Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22604.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The HWS Political Science Department will sponsor a series of events to discuss candidates and debate the issues at stake in this midterm election year. On Oct. 29, President Mark D. Gearan and Associate Professor DeWayne Lucas, Assistant Professor Joe Mink, and Professor Iva Deutchman, all of the Political Science Department, will lead a panel discussion at ..."Tartuffe" Opens Seasonhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18227Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22573.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The 2014-2015 HWS Theatre season will open with "Tartuffe" by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière in an exhilarating new translation by Ranjit Bolt in Bartlett Theatre. Director of the show, Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May sets the stage against an inventive backdrop to give the classical comedy a contemporary bite. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursd...Hitchcock's "Vertigo" at The Smith Thursdayhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18253Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22623.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Michael Tinkler will introduce Alfred Hitchcock's critically acclaimed psychological thriller, "Vertigo," on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Smith Opera House. The Smith Opera House will unveil its new movie screen with the classic Hitchcock film and tickets will be sold for 35 cents, the same price that the m...TurboVote Tracks, Boost Campus Votinghttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18239Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22619.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Through TurboVote, HWS has been helping students register to vote and engage consistently with the democratic process. In 2012, HWS Votes began working with TurboVote, a project of the nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit Democracy Works, to provide students with registration information and opportunities, including absentee ballots, and "make it easy for students...Castro Joins Trias Serieshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18240Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22626.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Adrian Castro, the Cuban-Dominican poet, performer and interdisciplinary artist, will read from his work as a guest of the Trias Series, curated by Trias Writer-in-Residence Chris Abani. Castro's talk will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hirshson Ballroom; it is free and open to the public. "Adrian Castro weaves myth, history, music, cour...