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Maura McNamara ’22 and Emma Nedeau ’22 are interning this semester at Finger Lakes Goods, a new Geneva-based business owned by HWS alum Jim Cecere ’91 that sells natural goods produced locally in the Finger Lakes region. As marketing interns, McNamara and Nedeau are responsible for reaching out to venues and a variety of clients

After taking a geoscience course, students are significantly less likely to use motivated reasoning (the phenomenon in which people use their group beliefs and psychological needs unconsciously to filter information, giving weight to information that supports pre-existing beliefs and discrediting information that contradicts) to describe climate change – Associate Professor of Psychological Science Emily Fisher and

After an accomplished career as a psychologist and entrepreneur, Reid Klion ’82 is making it possible for Hobart and William Smith students to get the same kind of research experiences that he says changed his life. “I can point to my Hobart and William Smith honors project in particular as being pivotal in how I

Hobart and William Smith and the Geneva community innovated rapidly in response to the global pandemic, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage explains in an article he co-authored with 11 HWS students, faculty and staff. Their interdisciplinary scholarship was published in the International Journal of Community Well-Being and describes acts of resiliency and creativity

Cognitive fusion, which occurs when we equate our thoughts with reality, is the topic of an article in the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science by Associate Professor of Psychological Science Jamie Bodenlos and three of her former students: Elizabeth Hawes ’19, Sarah Burstein ’19 and Kelsey Arroyo ’18. The article, titled Association of Cognitive Fusion

Hannah Bini ’20, Chloe Emler ’20 and Addison Gilbard ’20 want to change the way women are portrayed in the media — and they want women to contribute to how that change happens. To get the conversation started, they’ve launched the “Women in the Real” project through their company, Exit 42 Media. “We’re passionate about

Catherine Sherwood ’20 and Alexander Cottrell ’20 have joined AmeriCorps’ Community Mediation Services Corps (CMSC) as conflict resolution specialists through the Center for Dispute Settlement. In their new roles, they will work with youth and families in local communities and schools. Sherwood, a dance and psychology double major, has been assigned to Canandaigua Middle School,

Six members of the William Smith College rowing team were recently named Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. It’s the most Herons honored by the CRCA since six were recognized in 2015. To become a CRCA Scholar-Athlete, student-athletes must be in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility, be ranked performance-wise in the

Twenty-eight students in the Classes of 2020 have graduated with Honors, demonstrating academic rigor and excellence in written and oral communication. Their research topics ranged from United States foreign policy and energy production in remote areas, to the study of anti-cancer drugs and more. To complete an Honors project at the Colleges, students embark on

Associate Professor of Psychology Julie Newman Kingery is the first author of a chapter in Social Skills Across the Life Span: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention, published in May by Elsevier. The book was edited by Douglas Nangle, Cynthia Erdley and Rebecca Schwartz-Mette. Kingery says the book fills a gap in the existing research on social