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In November, Hamdan Ahmed ’20 joined his cohort of 2019-20 Newman Civic Fellows for a weekend-long exploration of national and international policy at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston, Mass. “During the conference, we discussed strategies to tackle different social issues and participated in a simulation of passing a bill

Alexander Cohen ’20 has been developing software for researching investments since his sophomore year, gaining skills and experience — through coursework, internships, co-curricular activities and innovation accelerators at HWS — to launch his company Gansett Group. At Gansett Group, Cohen manages a portfolio and builds innovative new software for analyzing U.S. equities using a combination

Three Hobart and William Smith faculty were recently recognized by their colleagues for their work as scholars, community leaders and educators. Based on the recommendations of fellow HWS faculty, the Committee on Faculty Research and Honors recognized Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science David Eck, who received the faculty prize for teaching; Associate Professor of Economics Judith

When it came time for Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens to teach a data science class, she took an entrepreneurial approach. Rather than only work with students from her own discipline, she saw an opportunity to bring together students from diverse fields, including psychology, economics, sociology and computer science. In the fall of 2019,

After a successful internship with SAS Institute, Andrew Chait ’19 will join the company as an associate software developer after graduation at the company’s headquarters in Cary, N.C. In the position, Chait will write code in Python for enterprise level software packages. A computer science major, Chait enjoyed spending his 2018 summer writing code for

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees elected two new members during its most recent meeting in February. Michael E. Rawlins ’80, P’16, principal user experience design architect at the Walt Disney Company, and Warren K. Zola ’89, P’18, executive director of Boston College’s Chief Executive Club at the Carroll School of Management,

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has named Hamdan Ahmed ’20 as one of only 262 students who make up the 2019-2020 cohort of national Newman Civic Fellows. This prestigious honor recognizes students who work to find solutions for challenges facing their community. The fellowship provides

As Business Wire reported in February, Kimberly Oaks Holmes ’85 is now heading the actuarial and analytics teams at the insurance conglomerate Kemper as Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary and Strategic Analytics Officer. Holmes brings more than 30 years of experience in insurance, actuarial functions and advanced analytics. Prior to joining Kemper, she served as Senior

The world’s first flying car got closer to its debut with the help of Andrew “AJ” McFarlane ’19. McFarlane worked as an engineering summer intern for Terrafugia, a U.S. flying-car developer based in Massachusetts. The company recently announced pre-sales for The Transition, a ‘roadable’ aircraft that can switch between driving and flying modes. Working on

For more than 25 years, Robert “Bob” Malley ’79, P’10 has helped thousands of businesses streamline logistics with transportation software solutions. Now, Malley’s company Pierbridge, Inc., has an even greater reach, recently having been acquired by Australia-based WiseTech Global. Pierbridge, Inc. is a parcel shipping software company that streamlines carrier selection, booking, label printing, tracking,