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The HWS Update

Statistical Geneticist and University of Pittsburgh Dean Eleanor Feingold joins HWS this spring. During the spring semester, Hobart and William Smith will host Eleanor Feingold, Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh and Executive Associate Dean at the University’s Graduate School of Public Health, as a 2021-22 American Council on Education (ACE)

Eight birdhouses have been built on campus to attract the Eastern Bluebird, the official bird of New York State. Departments across campus have collaborated to establish birdhouses suitable for the Eastern Bluebird. Students in “3D Design” with Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Jeffrey Blankenship constructed the birdhouses, alongside shop technician Steven Blanchard. Then, Professor

Through seven internships and an independent study project, Shayna Riggins ’22 has explored the fields of advertising and media. Since attending an advertising camp in high school, Shayna Riggins ’22 says she has been drawn to the field that holds the power to influence beliefs, opinions and behavior—and makes the world a more equitable place.

After a life-changing arm and neck injury, former Heron rower Hannah Bilton ’22 is now coxswain for the Statesmen. A triple major in international relations, biology and political science, Bilton reflects on her shift from the Herons to the Statesmen. When did you start coxswaining? In the summer before my senior year, there came a point

Eight student projects are advancing to the next stage of the annual entrepreneurial contest. From environmental sustainability to the prison industrial complex, student health to financial security, semi-finalists for the 2021-22 Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Pitch Contest are proposing sophisticated startup ideas to address social challenges and seize opportunities for innovation. From the group

Students in Rome, Italy contribute to the city’s vibrant ecosystem of urban gardens and public space.   As part of their “Italian Food and Culture” course, students studying abroad in Rome, Italy joined the nonprofit Retake Roma to restore the gardens of Piazza Quinto Curzio. The service-learning project gave students the opportunity to apply classroom analysis

President Joyce P. Jacobsen was recently profiled in Diverse Issues in Higher Education in recognition of being named the 2021 recipient of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, which pays tribute to her work as a leader in the field of the economics of gender. The article is shared here. Dr. Joyce Jacobsen: A Champion for

Award-winning CEO, communications expert and author Sabrina Horn ’83 on her career in public relations, success in Silicon Valley, and the importance of integrity and authenticity in leadership. On the latest episode of the Pulteney Street Podcast, President Joyce P. Jacobsen sits down with Sabrina Horn ’83 to discuss Horn’s career in public relations and strategic

More than 30 new black hole events are detailed in a new report from the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA international scientific collaboration, which includes Associate Professor of Physics Steve Penn. This month, the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration released the largest catalog ever of collisions involving black holes and neutron stars. Gravitational waves, or ripples in spacetime, from these collisions were

New Jersey Globe profiles Rodney Frelinghuysen ’69 and his family’s legacy of service. Former United States Representative Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen ’69 (R-NJ) comes from a long line of service members dating back to the American Revolution with Major-General Frederick Frelinghuysen. After graduating from Hobart College in 1969, Rodney Frelinghuysen was drafted and went to