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Year of Water

The Year of Water celebrates the Finger Lakes Institute at 15 years, recognizing its interdisciplinary work on water and community. Throughout the year, through a significant series of interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary events, HWS will recognize one of HWS’ assets – the lake and the watershed, and all the academic work that is built on and contributes to the survival of those assets. The effort is reflective of the liberal arts mission of the Colleges and reinforces the strong, sustaining ties between HWS and the communities surrounding the lake.

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Year of Water News

Tue, 04 Jan 2022

Introducing the New Aquatic Sciences Minor

A new minor in aquatic sciences capitalizes on the campus’ long history of limnologic research and leverages the Colleges’ location on Seneca Lake. Combining courses from the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, Hobart and William Smith recently approved an aquatic sciences minor. The interdisciplinary minor, to be first offered in spring 2022, will draw

Thu, 17 Jun 2021

Wernoch ’21 Working to Conserve the Chesapeake Bay

Rylee Wernoch ’21 has secured a position at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center through the Chesapeake Conservation Corps. In a position hosted by the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, Rylee Wernoch ’21 has joined a cohort of 30 recent college graduates who are working to conserve the Chesapeake Bay. Wernoch will work at the Smithsonian Environmental Research

Tue, 03 Mar 2020

Community Read Features HWS’ Year of Water

Geneva Reads, a community literacy group, hosts a Community Read each March. This year, in collaboration with Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne and the Year of Water, the book selected is “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan. The New York Times 2017 Book Club Pick discusses the past

Mon, 24 Feb 2020

Fisher Center Faculty Fellows on Climate, Culture and Literature

The Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice hosts the first presentations by this year’s Faculty Fellows on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Robinson Murphy and Visiting Assistant Professor of English Taylor Brorby will address this year’s Fisher Center theme, “The Drowned World,” with their respective talks, “Climate Change and

Fri, 07 Feb 2020

Exhibition Openings at Davis Gallery

Two new art exhibitions were recently unveiled at a reception at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. Recurrent: Prints & Artist’s Books by Amanda Maciuba is on display at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House until Friday, Feb. 28. Maciuba’s work is concerned with the landscapes, communities, development practices and environmental issues prevalent through the United States.

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