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Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:13am

Bruce Selleck, Harold Orville Whitnall Professor of Geology at Colgate University, has been tapped by President Jeffrey Herbst to serve as Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty.  A Colgate alumnus, Selleck most recently served as director of the Upstate Institute, and previously was director of the Picker Institute for Interdisciplinary Science.

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:52am

Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan has been named chair of the Talloires Network Steering Committee. He assumed office on June 16 at the conclusion of the 2011 Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference in Madrid, Spain.  The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civil roles and social responsibilities of higher education. Read the...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 4:11pm

Led by Dave Smallen, CIO at Hamilton, the CIOs have been collaborating on a shared contract for network security assessment, and have narrowed a robust group of RFP respondents to two finalist firms.  Meetings with the finalists are imminent, and an agreement for services is expected to be in place for fiscal 2011-12.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 4:10pm

On May 17, representatives of all six New York Six campuses met with Apple’s Northeast Higher Education team to explore options for joint purchase of Apple products.  This meeting followed preliminary talks with the Upstate NY sales team, convened by Fred Damiano, CIO at Hobart and William Smith.  In summary, we have discovered discrepancies in Apple pricing across our campuses and we working with Apple to bring all of our institutions in line with the best pricing among our group, if not...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 4:09pm
  • We have made excellent progress on bringing our three non-ConnectNY member schools into that consortium, thanks to the persistent leadership of University Librarians Bart Harloe (St. Lawrence) and  Joanne Schneider (Colgate), who both serve on the ConnectNY executive committee, along with Randy Ericson (Hamilton) and Ruth Copans (Skidmore), among others.


  • Bart and Joanne have successfully negotiated a startup proposal for our consideration.  The cost of $122,...
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:53pm
  • This semester, Colgate and Skidmore have been testing our “home-grown” streaming media solution with the assistance of faculty volunteers on each campus.  The results to date have been very positive from both the faculty and student perspectives.  The quality of the digital product has been good, and distribution using the commodity internet has been very close to the same quality as distribution over Internet 2.  These preliminary results would indicate that access to Internet 2 (which...
Friday, March 11, 2011 - 10:31am

Patrick D. Reynolds, professor of biology at Hamilton, has been appointed dean of faculty at the college, effective July 1, 2011. He is currently serving in that capacity on an interim basis. Reynolds’ appointment follows an extensive national search to fill the vacancy created when former Dean of Faculty Joseph Urgo was named president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. “Patrick Reynolds is a highly regarded teacher and scholar who has served ably for the past nine months as interim dean of...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 11:57am

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have named a longtime faculty member, respected scholar, innovative teacher and dedicated community member as interim provost and dean of faculty. Professor of Economics Pat McGuire will begin his new duties this summer and will serve for one year while the Colleges conduct a national search for a permanent replacement. He succeeds Teresa Amott who was recently named President of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. “Pat brings to this position more than...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 11:54am

Teresa Amott, who has served as provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges since 2005, has been named president of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. She is the first woman to lead Knox, a 174 year-old liberal arts college known for its innovative immersion, study abroad and public service programs. "Teresa will be greatly missed by her colleagues and friends here on campus and within the Geneva community," says HWS President Mark D...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:04am

The deans of students plan to bring together their staffs again during the 2011-12 academic year, building on the success of the initial such event held in 2010 at Union College.  The workshop will offer an opportunity to share best practices and identify opportunities for collaboration.