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The HWS Update

The Finger Lakes Institute’s Science on Seneca (SOS) outreach program has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their work to protect the environment. While 22 individuals and organizations in New York State were honored in a variety of categories, SOS was the only program awarded recognition for an environmental education program.

During town meetings at each end of Seneca Lake, three leading experts on Seneca Lake water quality and conservation will answer questions and explain current efforts to preserve the largest of the Finger Lakes and its watersheds. The first meeting was held on Tuesday, June 17, in the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Geneva Room

After hearing about all of the innovative research, education and community outreach being done at the Colleges’ Finger Lakes Institute, Congressman Michael Arcuri (D-NY) paid the Institute a visit over the summer. Arcuri was given a tour and briefing of the facility on the 4th anniversary of its opening by President Mark D. Gearan, FLI

Kevin Stack, president of Kevin Stack Homes—Northeast Natural Homes, based in Syracuse, will speak on “Seven Generations Sustainability; Building in Nature’s Image, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 in the FLI Classroom on South Main Street. His philosophy for home building is based on years of experience in constructing custom homes and offices. The

Important local resource should be preserved, says FLI Director The Finger Lakes Institute announced this week that it will support the conservation goals of the Coalition for Hemlock and Canadice Lakes, a Canandaigua, N.Y., based group that intends to preserve the valuable watershed around the pristine lakes, an area which is currently protected by the

Middle school campers recently got knee-deep in Finger Lakes ecology during Water Worlds! Science in Action Camp. Hosted by the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) and sponsored by a grant from Finger Lakes Wired, Water Worlds! let campers explore the water life in the lakes, streams and ponds in the region. “Our campers are able to

Melissa Balk ’08 was awarded the 2007 Best Student Presentation in recognition of her commendable verbal communication of her research objectives, processes and conclusions at the recent third Finger Lakes Research Conference. This annual gathering, on Oct. 6 in the Melly Academic Center, highlights all aspects of Finger Lakes regional scientific research, providing an opportunity

Tim Sellers, an assistant professor of biology and environmental science at Keuka College and director of its Center for Aquatic Research, will speak on “Microscopic, But Macro-important: The Phytoplankton of Keuka Lake,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the Finger Lakes Institute Classroom, 601 S. Main St. Phytoplankton, which are floating microscopic algae

The community will have an opportunity to meet one of HWS’ newest faculty members later this week at the second annual Finger Lakes Research Conference, hosted by the Finger Lakes Institute. Meghan Brown, who joined the biology department in August and holds a doctorate from the University of Minnesota, is eager to be introduced to

The Finger Lakes Institute will host Fall Student Research Presentations starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the classroom at 601 S. Main St. This semester, Steve Dwyer ’07 of Killington, Vt., is researching the history and population status of the Seneca strain of lake trout. His research questions whether Seneca Lake still holds