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HWS faculty members recently acknowledged three of their colleagues’ work as educators, scholars and community leaders with the annual faculty prizes. Based on the recommendations of fellow HWS faculty, the Committee on Faculty Research and Honors recognized Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier, who received the faculty prize for teaching; Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens, who was awarded the

An ardent advocate for the humane treatment of animals and one of the most widely-recognized professionals with autism in the country, world-renowned animal behavior expert Temple Grandin will deliver a lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Sept. 17. In 2010, Grandin was acknowledged in the Time 100 list of the most influential

Temple Grandin, a world-renowned animal behavior expert and one of the nation’s most widely-recognized professionals with autism, caught her first big career break designing humane livestock corralling systems more than 40 years ago because she didn’t give up on a narrow window of opportunity. Having already worked around cattle, Grandin had a familiarity with handling

Gretchen Lasda ’04 recently seized on an opportunity to get in touch with her Latvian heritage and remain involved with lacrosse, the sport she loves. Lasda served as the head coach of the Latvian National Women’s Lacrosse team for the 2013 World Cup that was held in Oshawa, Canada, last summer. Lasda played lacrosse at

Graham Sparks ’14 went from studying public policy at HWS to living his dream manufacturing custom skis in Aspen, Colo. A recent article in the Aspen Daily News features Sparks’ company, Grizzly Boards, and his philosophy behind the company. “I don’t think anyone is doing it the way I’m doing it,” Sparks says. “The business

Recently completing an internship with the American Pavilion business program at the Cannes Film Festival, Kailee Winslow ’14, is spending her summer working in the film industry. The Cannes International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world. Winslow