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The HWS Update

Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer ’81, a past president of the International AIDS Society and an internationally renowned epidemiologist, co-authored a New York Times op-ed this month, decrying the gap between scientific understanding of H.I.V. and the attitude of the legal and criminal justice system toward people living with the disease. In the op-ed, “Living With

Chemistry and biochemistry majors Ashton Ariola ’22 and Charmaine Chung ’19 are tweaking typical lab conditions to examine how the crowded environment of a cell can alter enzyme kinetics. “Most previous enzyme studies have been conducted in dilute, in vitro conditions; however, cells are in reality extremely crowded,” Ariola explains. “Therefore, we use crowding agents

Dr. Timothy J.  Ryan ’72, who grew up in Geneva, matriculated into Hobart College in 1968 as one of the first recipients of funding from Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA). Since graduation, he has been a loyal supporter of the GSA, and in June, during the annual GSA celebration, the Colleges announced that Ryan has increased

Dr. Lisa Abeshaus ’84, P’19, a New Jersey-based obstetrician-gynecologist, delivered the alumna speech at the Annual Senior Welcome Toast on Friday. Abeshaus shared how she was struck by the “modern updates” that continue to shape and grow the Hobart and William Smith campus. Through her evolving relationship with the Colleges, as a student, then alum

The Colleges will celebrate the 198th birthday of Hobart and William Smith’s notable alumna Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell on Sunday, Feb. 3. In honor of the first female doctor in America and the first woman on the medical register in England, the Colleges will reflect on the alumna’s contributions to the practice of medicine and public

Working closely with the HWS science faculty, fellow alums and supporters of the Colleges’ programs in science, Dr. Edward Tapper ’64 is making dreams and opportunities for student research in the sciences possible. The Edward J. Tapper M.D. ’64 Science Research Fund will immediately support hands-on research opportunities for HWS students and will be funded

A recipient of the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Student Award, Lauren St. Peter ’18 will travel to Taiwan this summer to begin her one-year tenure as an English Teaching Assistant on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The chemistry major is an aspiring physician, who views her experiences abroad as essential preparation for a career

When the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team won the Olympic gold for the first time in 20 years, Team Physician Dr. Allyson Shirtz Howe ’94, NBC Sports Analyst Pierre McGuire ’83 and NBC Sports Correspondent Dave Schwartz ’01 left their own impact on the Winter Games as the team skated to victory in a 3-2 overtime

Among the foreign dignitaries and athletes striving for gold, Dr. Allyson Shirtz Howe ’94, Pierre McGuire ’83 and Dave Schwartz ’01 arrived in South Korea this week, ready to leave their marks on the 2018 Winter Olympics. Shirtz Howe will serve the members of the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team as their head physician. A key member

A 2016 inductee into William Smith’s Heron Hall of Honor, Dr. Allyson Shirtz Howe ’94 is heading to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the head physician for the United States women’s ice hockey team. A 1994 graduate of William Smith, Shirtz Howe was a two-sport athlete earning All-America honors as a midfielder