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The HWS Update

A new grant from the National Science Foundation will support a collaborative research project that, through a study on eastern gray squirrels, will explore the ways cities shape animal evolution. Hobart and William Smith, the lead institution, will receive $426,452 of the total $1.5 million grant. The remainder will be split between collaborating researchers from

Amanda Mays ’06 has been named regional director of Empire State Development for Western New York and executive director of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. Featured in an article in The Buffalo News, Mays discusses her plans for the region in her new role as Western New York’s top economic development official. “With

With proposals for a quarter-mile stretch along the Castle Street Corridor in Geneva, students in the spring 2018 Sustainable Community Development (SCD) capstone course have created a series of inclusive, celebratory and innovative designs informed by and tailored to the daily lives of the city’s residents. The interdisciplinary course, taught by Associate Professor of Art

With more than 20 years of marketing and public relations experience launching new technologies for major brands and emerging leaders, Greenough Brand Storytellers has promoted Scott Bauman ’87 to executive vice president and general manager. Bauman, now in his 13th year at Greenough, will oversee agency marketing, new business development and client satisfaction. Greenough is

Since first meeting U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D – Conn.) on a trip to Washington, D.C. 10 years ago, Abigail Janik ’18 has followed the congresswoman’s career with interest, learning about her policies and legislative priorities around issues effecting working families, public health and education. As an intern at DeLauro’s D.C. office this summer, Janik

On his website, Why Ruskin, Professor of Sociology Emeritus Jim Spates reflects on the parallels between renowned 19th century British art and social critic John Ruskin’s ideas of inclusivity and the 2017 Commencement remarks of former President Bill Clinton and HWS President Mark D. Gearan L.H.D.’17. There, Spates, who taught sociology at HWS for more than

In a recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Ridgway H. White ’02 was profiled for his work on behalf of Flint, Mich. residents, as president of the Flint-based Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. From climate change solutions to college and career readiness, the Mott Foundation supports U.S. and international nonprofit programs in a range of

Loren Marshall ’13 was recently named as one of the finalists for the first-ever Challenge Your Perspectives program, a highly-competitive scholarship contest that aims to connect talented college students to master degree programs at top-ranking universities in Sweden. Marshall received third-place honors out of a pool of 1,629 high-achieving applicants from the United States. Students

Professional Urban Photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo will deliver the Annual Leo Srole Urban Studies Lecture on Thursday, April 19. Joining the Colleges to speak about his work and the evolution and development of his hometown, Pietropaolo will give his talk, “Toronto: Almost a Great City” at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting

Rising senior Faith Meads’ fascination with a building’s interior and exterior design have joined to spark a passion for real estate. This summer, Meads ’13 is exploring real estate through a highly sought-after internship position with The Bozzuto Group. The urban studies major is working as a property management intern in the company’s Washington, D.C.