Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 24 Jul 2016 08:47:12 GMTSun, 24 Jul 2016 08:47:12 GMTAshdown Examines Cross-Cultural Impacthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19675Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26212.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien K. Ashdown is traveling to Japan this summer to present research at two international conferences. "My attendance at these two conferences is particularly important because of their international focus," explains Ashdown, a cross-cultural psychologist who specializes in the impact that cultural influence has on adolesce...HWS at National Conventionshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19674Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26197.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As the 2016 election cycle presses on with the national conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties, Hobart and William Smith students and alums are taking active roles in the democratic process -- inside on the convention floors, out in campaign offices and in the field. "It was a very surreal experience to attend the Republican National Convention,...Students Explore Hawaii as Living Laboratoryhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19673Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26195.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Bringing their study of geoscience beyond the classroom, a group of HWS students recently embarked on a two-week scientific excursion to Hawaii where they gained critical experience investigating distinctive phenomena such as lava flows and sea breezes. The course, "Geoscience Field Studies," gave 16 students the opportunity to invest themselves in several d...HWS Noted for Academic Excellencehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19662Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26191.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Highlighting several areas of distinction for HWS including an innovative curriculum, Honors program, an undergraduate research conference, numerous study abroad opportunities and guaranteed internships, the Colleges have been recognized for having excellent academic and co-curricular programs in the newly released Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017. At HWS, "you'l...Santinelli '18 Builds Business at MiddCOREhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19676Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26205.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the business skills and innovation summer program MiddCORE, Margaret Santinelli '18 worked with top business leaders, college educators and fellow entrepreneurial-minded students to develop creative solutions for real-world companies as well as their own "innovation ideas." Organized by Middlebury College and hosted at Sierra Nevada College, the four-w...WEOS-FM Covers Dance Workshopshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19678Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26210.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In a recent segment on WEOS-FM, the Finger Lakes region's public radio station highlighted the 18th Annual Bill Evans Teachers Institute and the 4th Annual Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival, which brought nearly 150 educators and artists from across North American to the HWS campus in July. The radio segment, "Workshops Bring Dance to Hobart a...Quintos '17 Interns at Nickelodeonhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19679Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26203.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Gail Quintos '17 is spending her summer in Los Angeles, Calif., interning with the non-profit sector of The Television Academy, which works with students who aspire to work in the film and television industry. She is assigned to Nickelodeon's live-action casting department, which is responsible for hiring main actors, secondary actors and guest stars. "I've a...Rugg '17 Explores the Effects of Warhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19660Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26201.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For Taylor Rugg '17, a single class during her first-year at HWS has led to an ongoing, interdisciplinary investigation into how individuals experience the effects of war. The 2013 course, "Gender and Terror," taught by then-Fisher Center Fellow Brianne Gallagher, peaked Rugg's interest in the military and the effects of war. "From the first class, I was hook...Dobkowski Published on Wiesel L.H.D.'82http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19671Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26187.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Michael Dobkowski, professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was published in the Democrat & Chronicle as a guest columnist on July 9. The piece titled "The profound legacy of Elie Wiesel" reflects on his friend and mentor Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor who passed away on July 2. Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate and author of 60 book...Patterson '17 Starts Clinical NICU Internshiphttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19659Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26163.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Before committing to medical school and the life of a doctor, Melanie Patterson '17 says that first "you really need to get a hands-on experience of what the life of a physician is like," since it "is not only important to get a feel for the actual role you will play, but to understand the lifestyle behind this career and what type of person it takes to becom...