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Published June 2nd, 2017 by

In recognition of their immeasurable contributions to the Hobart and William Smith community, Professor Emeritus of English Jim Crenner, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Benjamin Daise and the late Professor of…

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Published April 13th, 2017 by

The Hobart Alumni Association and William Smith Alumnae Association will honor Professor Emeritus of English Jim Crenner, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Benjamin Daise and the late Professor of History Maureen…

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Samantha Shaffner '17 performs in "She Kills Monsters."
Published May 19th, 2017 by

After graduation, three theatre majors, Clare McCormick ’17, Gail Quintos ’17 and Samantha Shaffner ’17 will transform their passion for the arts into the first stages of their careers. “These…

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Lecture by Susan Juster from the University of Michigan in the Geneva Room
Published April 15th, 2017 by

The Colleges welcomed Professor of History Susan Juster of the University of Michigan to discuss her research on religious violence between Catholics and Protestants in colonial America during her talk…

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Professor of History Clifton Hood discusses the importance of public spaces with students during "American Urban History" in Eaton Hall on Thursday.
Published March 28th, 2017 by

Professor of History Clifton Hood recently published an article, “The Gilded Age Lives on in Manhattan’s Mansions,” in the Zócalo Public Square online magazine. The article explores the impact of…

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Published March 23rd, 2017 by

Local history teacher Thomas Barden recently published Napoleon’s Purgatory: The Unseen Humanity of the “Corsican Ogre” in Fatal Exile, a unique look into the “human” side of Napoleon Bonaparte as…

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FILE - This handout photo provided by the Newseum, and the estate of Jacques Lowe, shows John F. Kennedy at a news conference in Omaha, Neb. in 1959.  Three cities loom large in the life and death of John F. Kennedy: Washington, D.C., where he served as U.S. president and as a senator; Dallas, where he died, and Boston, where he was born. With the 50th anniversary of his Nov. 22, 1963 assassination at hand, all three places are worth visiting to learn more about him or to honor his legacy.(AP Photo/Newseum, estate of Jacques Lowe)
Published March 17th, 2017 by

Steven Rothstein, the executive director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, will deliver President’s Forum remarks and participate in a panel discussion examining how Kennedy’s presidency shaped the future…

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“It’s 2212, and I’m marking my 220th year as a member of the faculty. It’s been a little strange teaching the great-great-great-great grandchildren of my original students, but who knew that my penchant for asparagus and peanut butter sandwiches held the key to long life? If only I’d patented the idea. HWS was reaching a new level around the time of my 20th anniversary, but the big turning point came when we hired Lulu Googler as president and she put her family money to work for us. It was coup enough when she bought Oxford and Cambridge at that remainder sale, but to be the first college with a term abroad on Mars – I still have a hard time believing we pulled that off!”
Published March 1st, 2017 by

Professor of History Clifton Hood’s latest book, In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City’s Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis, received high praise from the…

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Chemistry Seminar in the Geneva Room, guest speaker is Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck from Hamilton College.
Published February 24th, 2017 by

Associate Professor of History Lisa Yoshikawa explores how Japanese historians influenced the country’s expansionism in her book Making History Matter: Kuroita Katsumi and the Construction of Imperial Japan. Published by…

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Published February 17th, 2017 by

In a USA Today article, “Unions owe debt to black women,” Assistant Professor of History Janette Gayle reflects on the roles black women had in fighting for union and workplace…

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