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They came from Rochester, from Binghamton, from local Geneva. They came armed with Powerpoint presentations, with their own years of experience, with a cooler of human organs. When a group of health professionals arrived on campus to present seminars on Saturday, Sept. 15, Hobart and William Smith students came to listen. Six speakers at the

A panel discussion featuring Dr. Jeremy Cushman ’96 and four Health Professions students will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in Coxe 8. Cushman, an Emergency Department physician at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, will talk about how his scholarship, leadership and services experiences at HWS. These experiences encouraged him to seek enriching leadership

Alumnus Joins President’s Forum Series As a young paleontologist, Matt Lamanna ’97 is on the fast track. Just three years after graduating from Hobart, he traveled to the Sahara Desert with a team that uncovered one of the largest animals ever to walk the earth – the giant sauropod dinosaur Paralititan stromeri. The discovery of

Scroll to the bottom of this item to listen to Lamanna’s President’s Forum talk as broadcast on WEOS. Monday night’s President’s Forum began with the question that drives paleontology. “What effect did the changes in Earth’s continents have on the evolution of dinosaurs? Finding the answer requires paleontologists to fill in huge unknown periods of

Julie A. Rudnicki ’89 has been named Global Project Leader-Oncology by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. She now coordinates the firm’s worldwide pharmaceutical efforts and has recently visited Hong Kong, Berlin and Scandinavia. Her current efforts focus on further approval of an existing drug to treat liver cancer, Nexavar. Rudnicki earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in biology

Col. Kathy Platoni (Psy.D.) ’74, a clinical psychologist with the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her topic, “War Head: Survivorship and Coping with the Psychological Toll of War; Lessons Learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom,”

Dr. Darrick Antell ’73, an internationally renowned plastic surgeon in Manhattan, recently received an Alumni Community Award from the Medical College at the University of Toledo. A biology major and Kappa Alpha brother at HWS, he earned a doctorate in dentistry in 1978 from Case Western Reserve and then his medical degree. Antell was honored for

Matt Garman ’06 and Rebecca Gutwin ’06 have been named ESPN Academic All-Americans. Garman was named to the ESPN The Magazine Men’s At-Large Academic All-America® first team. A biology and chemistry major, he graduated summa cum laude with high honors in chemistry in May. Garman, a forward on the hockey team, is just the second

Lisa White ’05, the first HWS intern on the coast of Maine as part of the Audubon Society’s “Project Puffin,” has had more than her share of wet and wild weather since commencement. Before the summer even began, an extreme storm in May set back the breeding in puffins and razorbills, which seem to have

Dr. F. Jay Pitocchelli ’79, a professor of biology at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., and his pursuit of the mourning warbler, were described in a story in the July 24 edition of the New Hampshire Sunday News, published in Manchester. Pitocchelli, who joined the St. Anselm faculty in 1992, has been recording the