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The HWS Update

Hobart and William Smith are continuing efforts to enhance sustainability and achieve climate neutrality with the opening of the second of two local solar farms that together are generating up to five megawatts of electricity and represent one of the largest state-supported installations for a New York college or university. “The HWS solar farms mark

A team of first-year students excelled in this year’s Hackathon, a 24-hour competition that uses social innovation to tackle a global problem. Chloe Brown ’21, Isabella Pardales ’21 and Jack Polentes ’21 created a solution that addressed the issue of climate change, particularly in the Finger Lakes region and nationally. The third annual event took

On WXXI radio’s “Connections with Evan Dawson,” Jacob Fox ’16, CEO and sustainability consultant of Organix Green Industries, discussed environmental sustainability and his company’s transformative solutions to food and paper waste in the Finger Lakes Region. Fox, who works alongside John Hicks ’59, runs the large-scale vermiculture facility in Seneca Castle, N.Y., which composts biodegradable

Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ newest and fastest growing academic course of study, the Entrepreneurial Studies program, will establish classroom and workspaces in downtown Geneva this fall. The lease of the building at 22 Castle Street expands the partnership between HWS and the city, in which the Colleges committed a total of more than $1.7

During his time studying in Copenhagen, Zachary Felder ’18 won the Design Excellence Award from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. The award is given to one student per semester within each design discipline (architecture, urban design and graphic design) who has made an outstanding contribution to academics and a positive learning environment, as well

A group of seven students in the Colleges’ Sustainable Living and Learning Community (SLLC) Program – a specialized First-Year Seminar focused on sustainability education and community – recently attended the New York Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s (NOFA-NY) annual winter conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Accompanied by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Robin Lewis,

Three HWS students recently presented on the Colleges’ nationally recognized sustainability initiatives at the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference. The students were accompanied by a team of faculty and staff integral to the development and implementation of the Colleges’ sustainable living and learning efforts. AASHE’s annual conference, held

In July, four Hobart and William Smith architecture students presented their landscape design proposals for the new Richard S. Perkin Observatory. Completed earlier in 2016, the Perkin Observatory is a nearly 1,000-square-foot teaching and outreach facility that provides students with opportunities to observe and photograph astronomical objects trillions of miles from Earth. The building, which

This spring, a group of Hobart and William Smith students in a “Sustainable Community Development Capstone” course taught by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Robin Lewis and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Tarah Rowse teamed up with the Town of Geneva to conduct research and offer recommendations to improve solid waste management in the

Students in the “Sustainable Community Development Capstone” course recently presented their findings on best practices for solid waste management to a special steering committee of the Town of Geneva. The midterm presentation is part of a semester-long project to provide the Town of Geneva with recommendations for solid waste management options that best suit community