Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:05:25 GMTThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:05:25 GMTGravitational Waves Detected 100 years after Einstein's Predictionhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19346Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25278.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes HWS Associate Professor of Physics Steven Penn Played Major Role in Mirror Substrate and Coating Design for LIGO Research Project For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the e...HWS Named in Colleges That Pay You Backhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19335Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25255.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have recently been named among the nation's top colleges and universities for delivering the best in education, affordability, career preparation and outcomes. The recognition appears in Princeton Review's 2016 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, which high..."Twelfth Night" Inaugural McDonald Theatre Productionhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19315Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25231.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The HWS Theatre Department has fully transitioned into the new McDonald Theatre in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts and will open the 2016 season with the inaugural performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Performances will run on Feb. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. "We're excited to have this first oppo...Exploring Winter Weather Trendshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19326Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25223.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As unusual weather patterns strike the nation this winter, Macy Howarth '16 is investigating changes and trends in wind chill temperature. Howarth's Honors thesis, "Climatology of Wind Chill Temperatures across North America," condenses 30 years of data from more than 160 weather stations into a comprehensive analysis. "Climate variability and change is a ver...Penn Provides Important LIGO Updatehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19344Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25274.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor of Physics Steven Penn will give a public presentation at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Feb. 11 as part of an important update regarding the search for gravitational waves - 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence. The HWS presentation will be held in conjunction with a live press conference by the Nation...Fisher Center Kicks off Spring 2016 Serieshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19343Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25267.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The 2015-16 speaker series sponsored by the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men will continue its examination of the theme "Gender, Climate, and the Anthropocene" on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with Kathryn Yusoff's talk "Towards the Idea of a Black Anthropocene." Since atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen popularized the term in 2000, the "Anthropocene" has bec...Documentary Explores Race, Class, Education and Servicehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19332Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25233.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The national non-profit groups Teach for America and City Year will host a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary "All The Difference" on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Fish Screening Room in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts. The viewing will be followed by a facilitated discussion led by Teach for America and City Year representati...The Mark of Zorrohttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19341Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25272.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri's original score to the 1920 Douglas Fairbanks' silent film, "The Mark of Zorro," will be performed live to a screening of the film in Froelich Hall in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Olivieri will perform the score with the Society for New Music, conducted by Travis Newton. Th...Gallouët Publishes Essay on Marivauxhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19336Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25247.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An essay by Catherine Gallou√ęt, dean of William Smith College and professor of French and Francophone studies, was recently published in Marivaux entre les genres: le corps, la parole, l'intrigue, edited by Mathieu Brunet and Revue Malice. Her essay, "Entre cour et jardin: le romanesque de Marivaux," is part of a project on the rhetoric of the novel in the 18...Abramov '16 Covers N.H. Primary with NBChttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19327Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25251.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Following an internship with NBC News last summer, Nora Abramov '16 is currently working as a "runner" to support the network's coverage of the New Hampshire Primary. Abramov assisted with the Democratic debate hosted by MSNBC on Thursday, Feb. 4, and will help with coverage of the ballot results as voters take to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 9. "I really love ...