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Reinaldo Llano ’99 learned firsthand the importance of the support children receive in afterschool programs. For the past four years, the Hobart graduate has put his efforts into expanding the availability of, and the means for, such programs.  After working for 10 years at Time Warner, Llano left to become the director of corporate community

Associate Professor of Geoscience Nan Arens believes that her theory about Earth’s worst mass extinctions may help settle decades of scientific debate. While major cataclysms, such as meteor impacts or dramatic climate change, are often the focus of research related to extinction, these may be the exception rather than the rule. Mass extinctions aren’t simple

Hyeok Kim ’98 is featured in the November 28 issue of Northwest Asian Weekly as the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation prepares to honor her this month as a “Top Contributor to the Asian Community.” Kim was recently named the Interim Community Development Association’s (ICDA) executive director. Of the recent appointment, the article quotes Kim as

On April 19, Jesse A. Saperstein ’04 was honored with a humanitarian award for his contributions toward fighting pediatric AIDS as well as an Appalachain Trail hike he organized for the same cause. “The hike is a testament towards Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ emphasis on public service,” Saperstein said. Saperstein was honored by the

Geneva Middle School transformed into a fun house on April 25, complete with music, games, face painting and karaoke. And right in the thick of the excitement were 14 HWS student volunteers, all members of Assistant Professor of Psychology Julie Kingery’s Adolescent Psychology course. Organized by middle school Spanish teacher and William Smith alumna Emily

Michael L. Amodeo ’01 has joined Damon & Morey LLP in Buffalo, N.Y. as an associate in the general litigation department. Damon & Morey is one of the largest multi-service firms in Western New York, with more than 80 attorneys and a national client base. He received his B.A. from Hobart College in 2001 in

Michael Paul Burkard ’68 has recently been awarded with a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. An English major while at HWS, Burkard received his master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa’s Iowa Writers Workshop. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Syracuse University as well as an instructor at Bennington

This summer, the Hobart and William Smith campus will swing when Bob Masteller ’60 brings a weekend jazz festival to Houghton House, starting on Friday, Aug. 1. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the St. Peter’s Arts Academy music program in Geneva. Masteller holds an annual summer jazz festival in his hometown

After devoting her life to ensuring the welfare of children around the world, Margot Bean ’75, saw her life’s work realized when she signed the Hague Family Law Treaty on behalf of the U.S. government. This treaty, which Bean has been negotiating since 2002, sets up a system to collect support payments owed to children