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The HWS Update

A conference in April showcased students’ scientific research on salamanders, leaf litter and lake levels, including fieldwork conducted in the Colleges’ backyard. Under the guidance of Professor of Biology Meghan Brown, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Kristen Brubaker and Associate Professor of Biology Brad Cosentino, three seniors presented the results of their biology and environmental

Seniors showcase their lake research at New York State Federation of Lake Associations Conference in April. Under the guidance of Professor of Environmental Studies John Halfman, four HWS seniors presented their research at the New York State Federation of Lake Associations conference in April at Lake George, N.Y. The students presented on independent study or

While studying abroad, Ethan Lewis ’23 is serving as a research assistant with Science for Life Laboratory.  This semester, biochemistry major Ethan Lewis ’23 is studying abroad in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to taking courses through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Lewis is serving as a research assistant with Science for Life Laboratory,

Hobart and William Smith professors will be leading a week-long trip to Cuba, designed for HWS parents and alums. From December 10-19, Professor of Biology Meghan Brown and Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies May Summer Farnsworth will accompany a group of parents and alums to explore Cuba’s environment and culture. Brown and Farnsworth have

In the fall, Garrett Downs ’22 will attend Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing to begin his pursuit of a doctor of nursing practice. Building on his bachelor of science in biology, Garrett Downs ’22 will attend Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in the fall to earn a master of science in nursing, a

HWS students presented research at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology conference in Philadelphia. Under the guidance of Professor of Biology Patricia Mowery and Associate Professor of Chemistry Kristin Slade, nine students presented their research at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) in Philadelphia in April. Topics of research cover

HWS receives its first cryptocurrency gift from Vietnam medic and cardiologist Dr. J. Robert McGhee ’70. The inaugural Bitcoin donation was made by Dr. J. Robert McGhee ’70 in honor of Professor Emeritus of Biology Richard Ryan in support of the Colleges’ strategic goals around advancing scientific education. McGhee says he began reading about Bitcoin

A new endowed scholarship supports pre-med students and honors family bonds. For Susan Steinberg Lieberman ’60, P’86, P’88, P’98 and her husband, the late Dr. Robert C. Lieberman ’58, P’86, P’88, P’98, Hobart and William Smith “is where it all began.” Susan recalls meeting Robert at a campus social event soon after arriving on campus.

A new minor in aquatic sciences capitalizes on the campus’ long history of limnologic research and leverages the Colleges’ location on Seneca Lake. Combining courses from the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, Hobart and William Smith recently approved an aquatic sciences minor. The interdisciplinary minor, to be first offered in spring 2022, will draw

Jerlin Garo ’17, a first-year medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, reflects on the research projects and internships she had at HWS. Currently, a first-year student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jerlin Garo ’17 recounts her time at HWS while earning her B.S. in Biochemistry and offers thanks to those who