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The HWS Update

In his new role, Associate Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz will help oversee faculty affairs and development. Associate Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz has been named Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development. Beginning July 1, he will be responsible for coordinating a wide range of faculty-focused programs and initiatives, including professional development, financial planning

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

Alex Dwyer ’23 has been selected for the Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent undergraduate award of its type in natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Environmental studies and geoscience double-major Alex Dwyer ’23 is among a select group of undergraduates chosen for the 2022-23 Goldwater Scholars program. One of only 417 recipients from across the nation, Dwyer was selected

Blocker Fellow David Pessin ’23 examines sustainability practices in Freiburg, Germany. David Pessin ’23 is a 2021 recipient of the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Fellowship, which enables students to study abroad in Germany while researching a cultural studies project of their interest. A geoscience major with a concentration in atmospheric sciences, Pessin says sustainability offered

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

Thanks to the generosity of the Fred L. Emerson Foundation and other benefactors who value the work HWS performs both on campus and in the community, the Colleges’ floating laboratory will continue its educational voyage. The William Scandling, a 65-foot vessel built for the U.S. Navy in 1954 and launched by HWS in 1976, recently

A labyrinth will offer the HWS community a new site for spiritual restoration. As envisioned by the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Office of Spiritual Engagement, a labyrinth on campus will bring visitors into closer contact with nature and with their own spirituality, whatever form it takes. Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens, who is

Tracking tornados in the field as an HWS undergrad prepared Patrick McMillan ’21 for his graduate studies in meteorology at Ohio University. “I would be that kid watching the Weather Channel looking at hurricane tracks and blizzards,” says Patrick McMillan ’21. It was his coursework and research experience at Hobart and William Smith, however, that

Research conducted on the microclimates in Watkins Glen gorge by Chad Hecht ’14 and Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird was recently published in the scientific journal Physical Geography. The July 2021 issue of Physical Geography features “Influence of cold fronts on microscale atmospheric conditions within the complex terrain of Watkins Glen Gorge, New York” by

Peggy Wagner ’21 Lands Post at Liberty Mutual Insurance Economics major and mathematics minor Peggy Wagner ’21 accepted a position with Liberty Mutual Insurance. As an associate in the analyst development program, Wagner will use quantitative evidence to help guide her work. She previously held an internship with the company. Wagner believes her participation in