Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 23 May 2015 09:22:22 GMTSat, 23 May 2015 09:22:22 GMTDedication of Advanced LIGOhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18786Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23927.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Advanced LIGO Project, a major upgrade that will increase the sensitivity of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories instruments by a factor of 10 and provide a 1,000-fold increase in the number of astrophysical candidates for gravitational wave signals, was officially dedicated in a ceremony on May 19 at the LIGO Hanford facility in Ric...Faculty Promotionshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18757Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23915.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the spring meeting of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustees, the Board, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, has approved the promotion of three faculty members to the rank of Full Professor, as well as granted Emeritus/Emerita status to four other faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, Nan Crystal Arens and Neil Laird, both asso...McDonald Stars in New Miniseries, Texas Risinghttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18789Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23936.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Christopher McDonald '77, L.H.D. '13 appeared on "The Rich Eisen Show" to promote his work in an upcoming television event, "Texas Rising," premiering on Memorial Day. "Texas Rising" is a five-part, 10-hour miniseries on the History Channel about the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the birth of the Texas Rangers. McDonald stars alongside many distinguishe...Knoll '06 Publishes "Luckiest Girl Alive"http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18784Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23923.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Luckiest Girl Alive," the instant New York Times bestselling debut novel by Jessica Knoll '06, is being hailed by critics as a "dark, twisty" thriller whose "razor-sharp writing" and "propulsive prose" (EW) has drawn comparisons to "Gone Girl" but stands apart with its "humor, cultural insight, and thematic heft" (Alissa Nutting, author of "Tampa"). Named on...From Pippi to Ripley: Women and Genderhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18787Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23932.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Accompanied by Associate Professor of English Anna Creadick, Sarah Ford '15 and Kazia Berkley-Cramer '13 recently delivered presentations at the annual conference, "From Pippi to Ripley: Women and Gender in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comics" at Ithaca College. "Pippi to Ripley" began in 2011 as an act of "Guerilla Academe" created by Ithaca faculty and stu...Classes of 2015: Identities of Service and Passionhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18745Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23854.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing." It was with these words, first spoken more than 130 years ago by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., that Hobart and William Smith Commencement Speaker David Gergen L.H.D. '15 - Harvard Professor of P...Heron Sailers Vie for Nationalshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18788Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23929.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> William Smith sailors will compete in the 2015 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Women's National Semifinals in Newport, Rhode Island, May 25-26. The Herons will be vying for a spot in the national championship which will be held May 27 and 28. William Smith earned a spot in the semifinals after a finishing fifth at the MAISA Women's Dinghy Cham...Dance Collaborates with Local Youthhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18736Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23816.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Associate Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier's course, "Community Arts," engaged with local youth on a semester-long collaborative dance program. The initiative focused on promoting wellness and social change through collaborations with staff and students from Hillside Children's Center - Varick Campus, a care facility for children and teens. The Hillside st...Students, Alums Join Peace Corpshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18639Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23797.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Following a highly competitive admissions process, Amanda Reusch '15, Emily Surprenant '15, Anna Dorman '14 and Nicolas Walker '13 will soon kick off their tenures of service with the Peace Corps, continuing a fruitful connection between the Colleges and the renowned international service organization. The four will begin their stateside training this summer ...Miller '15 Receives Princeton in Asia Acceptancehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18698Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23808.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Dominque Miller '15 will go to Vietnam upon graduation to teach English through the Princeton in Asia Program. The program begins in mid-August and Miller will stay in Soc Trang, Vietnam, which is located in the Mekong Delta Region. Miller studied abroad in Vietnam in the fall of 2013 through a program offered by the Colleges' Center for Global Education, whe...