Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 20 Dec 2014 20:05:51 GMTSat, 20 Dec 2014 20:05:51 GMTESSYI Scholarships Link Students, Naturehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18292Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22815.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Each summer at Hobart and William Smith, a select group of high school students attend the annual Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI), an interdisciplinary, college-level program that provides opportunities for hands-on, faculty-led classes, projects and research. For many ESSYI students, scholarships have played a significant part in their a...Pitch 2015 Semi-Finalists Announcedhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18361Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22898.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Nine HWS students have been announced as semi-finalists in the fourth installment of the Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest. The Pitch, an entrepreneurial leadership contest organized by the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL), doubled its proposal numbers this year with applicants who are interested in furthering their entrepreneurial ingenuity. "The selectio...Mandala Ceremonial Ritehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18373Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22927.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> It has become an end-of-year tradition at HWS: The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, instructor of Asian languages and cultures, offers a sand mandala ceremony to conclude his "Tibetan Mandala Painting Course." A custom for students during finals week at HWS, the ceremony is also in keeping with traditional Buddhist ceremonial rites. The sand mandala, created by Yign...Community Joins Solidarity Eventshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18379Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22921.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Students, faculty and community members gathered for a non-violent procession, performance and eulogy earlier this month in honor of the life of Michael Brown, the Missouri teen killed this summer by Police Office Darren Wilson. After a three month investigation, a grand jury declined to indict Wilson. "We are very interested in ensuring that we recognize peo...Big Day 2014 Leadership Conferencehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18359Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22884.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Big Day 2014 will host volunteers from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester chapter for a day of workshops and leadership activities. Coordinated by Aminata Dansoko '15, with the support of a Cohen Fellowship and the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL), the Monday, Dec. 15 event will bring together approximately 120 high school "bigs" from acr...HWS First in Negawatt Challengehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18360Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22907.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges won first place in the Fall 2014 New York Negawatt Challenge, reducing electricity usage by 5.1 percent during the competition, which is part of the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN). HWS competed against the other five institutions that are part of the New York Six Consortium: Colgate University, Hamilton College, Skidmore...Faculty Reflect on NY6 Think Tankhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18355Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22882.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In light of the recently launched New York Six Think Tank: Advocating for the Arts and Humanities, Professor of Dance Donna Davenport and Assistant Professor of Music Katherine Walker reflected on their experience at the initial Think Tank Retreat in an article, "A Duet from the Humanities: Music and Dance Voices," that they co-authored for the website, 4huma...All-Night Writer's Block Partyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18368Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22917.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In the Warren Hunting Smith Library, dozens of students recently had a marathon writing session in the Geneva and Sanford rooms for the end-of-the-semester Writer's Block Party, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The event, held from 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, until 3 a.m. the following morning, offered workspace, company and support from wr...'Jewelled Pines' Graces Art Collectionhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18382Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22931.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Richard Scudamore '55 recently donated another oil canvas to The Collections at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. A generous contributor to HWS, Scudamore last year donated the "Grand Manan" by Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908). This new painting is titled "Jewelled Pines" (1929) by Walter Launt Palmer (1854-1932). "Jewelled Pines" is a 76 x 63 cm oil on c...Herons, Statesmen Working for the Communityhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18375Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22929.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Athletic Departments have been hard at work on the court, in and on the water, on the field and in the classroom, but at the same time both the Herons and the Statesmen as well as staff and coaches have been involved in numerous community service projects. Hobart and William Smith student-athletes supported the Colle...