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Last year, the inaugural Finger Lakes Pride Festival brought more than 500 visitors from across the Upstate New York region to Geneva. For the second annual event, founder Amy Hickey ’97 and organizer Kate Morse ’98 are working closely with surrounding counties, local business and organizations like the Smith Opera House, to celebrate the LGBTQ

Dr. Timothy J.  Ryan ’72 and Lifecare Medical Associates, a medical group Ryan founded in 1979, were recently honored as the Business of the Year by the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce. Ryan was featured in a Finger Lakes Times article covering the award as well as an article written by New York State Senator

Claire Buscemi ’14 recently joined the Praxis division of Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency located in Buffalo, N.Y., as a site relations specialist. Praxis helps pharmaceutical and biotech companies recruit patients for clinical trials. “Claire will contribute a fresh perspective, coupled with proven abilities to help deliver results for our patient recruitment efforts,”

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are currently in the final stages of building the Richard S. Perkin Observatory, a teaching and outreach facility that will provide students with opportunities to observe and photograph objects trillions of miles from Earth. Located adjacent to the Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Center, the observatory will be ready for

The Real Food Challenge (RFC), a national sustainability project aiming to shift existing university food budgets away from industrial farms and towards local, fair, and humane food sources, has become the focal point of this summer for Stacey Davis ’15. Interning for the Finger Lakes Institute under the direction of Community Outreach Coordinator Sarah Meyer,

At the annual HWS Buffalo Summer Gathering, alums, parents, friends, incoming students and their parents will gather to honor Clarence “Dave” Davis Jr. ’48 with the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Community Service Award. “The dedication Dave Davis has shown, particularly in support of students and the arts at his alma mater and in his

An avid fisher and water-enthusiast, Alex Gatch ’16 is spending his summer working as a Finger Lakes Mercury Project lab-technician intern for the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI). Through the position, he conducts scientific analysis of mercury levels in local fish as part of the mercury project launched earlier this year. Lisa Cleckner, Ph.D. and director

Susannah Berry ’16 is spending her summer at the historically-rich site for the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region (URHPCR) in Albany, N.Y. This internship is part of the larger AmeriCorps Summer Service Scholars program, which offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing Volunteers in Service to

Garrett Crowe ’16 has been working with the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) this summer as a data manager and outreach assistant in collaboration with its Watercraft Stewards Program. “I’ve always been interested in aquatics, specifically hydrology,” says Crowe, a geoscience major with a minor in environmental studies. “This program aims to encourage environmental preservation and

When people eat better, they feel better,” says Natalie Munderville ’16. “When we feel better, we interact better.” Interested in uncovering how food plays a role in the social sphere, Munderville, who is studying gender, chose to apply for a farming internship through the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) after getting an email from Food Systems