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A $1 million gift from the Midgley Foundation establishes a permanent fund to support summer research projects focused on environmental conservation. Summer research collaborations between student scholars and faculty mentors are a hallmark of scientific education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in the fall of 2021, HWS students will have access to new

A student project designed to protect and encourage pollinators won the 2021 Action Program of the Year award from the IMPACT Conference. To provide food and habitats for bees, moths, butterflies and birds, three Hobart and William Smith students teamed up with the Office of Sustainability to create “pollinator patches” across campus. This spring, the

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Whitney Mauer discusses socio-ecological resilience in an academic article written for Rural Sociology and on the TreeHugger podcast. In a new academic article and podcast appearance, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Whitney Mauer discusses how predominant avenues toward resilience through environmental restoration can fall short in practice within marginalized communities,

In the intensive two-week J-Term course “Birds in Our Landscape,” expert ornithologist and Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander guides HWS students as they study avian winter behavior and ecology. “Learning about the birds around your hometown and county can be like a Christmas present,” says Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander, a past president of the Wilson Ornithological

Thomas “Gib” Shea ’22, who created his own major, is preparing for a public service career managing responses to emergencies like COVID-19. A volunteer firefighter and EMT since high school, Gib Shea ’22 enrolled at HWS planning to design an individual major. Since he arrived on campus that idea has evolved into “Community and Environmental Resilience,” which incorporates

A panel discussion for students featured recent graduates discussing their careers in environmental consulting and offering advice on first jobs. During a virtual panel discussion, McKenzie Frazier ’20, Audrey Hunt ’20 and Emma Loubsky-Lonergan ’20 discussed what it’s like to work for an environmental consulting firm and provided insight about the field for current students.

As a 2020 Woodworth Fellow, Willa Dow ’21 researched the impact of the French colonial legacy on the economies and environmental outlooks of four central African countries. Willa Dow ’21 was selected as a Stephen W. Woodworth ’54 Fisher Center Student Summer Fellow. Offered to students in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine and Performing Arts,

For more than 100 years, the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams blocked the passage of salmon in the lower part of the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Since removal of the dams was completed in 2014, river restoration efforts persist and the ecosystem continues its slow regrowth. In a new article

This month, four Hobart and William Smith students tackled climate change and sustainable development in the International Leadership Association’s virtual leadership competition. Camila Goclowski ’22, William Koepp ’23, Emma MacShara ’22 and Allison Jordan ’21 competed alongside their peers in the “International Student Case Competition: Students Leading for Impact,” which asked participants to develop an

Andrew Upton ’12 was awarded Honorable Mention in the Environmental Report Category of MontPhoto 2020 for his photo, “The Beggars,” depicting captive Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinereus) in an otter café in Tokyo. MontPhoto, an international contest begun in 1997 and based in Lloret de Mar, Spain, rewards excellence in nature photography by amateurs and