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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!”
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Clifton Hood, the George E. Paulsen ’49 Professor of American History and Government, is a nationally recognized expert on the history of New York City, with a particular focus on the…

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Betty Bayer, Professor of Women's Studies, Portrait
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In conjunction with the 170th anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., Professor of Women’s Studies and President of the National Women’s Hall of Fame…

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In the most recent issue of ASIANetworkExchange, guest-edited by Professor of Sociology Jack Harris P’02, P’06, Associate Professor of Anthropology Chris Annear and Harris discuss the frontiers between national, regional…

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As the recipient of a 2018 Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend, Evan Mextorf ’18 is based in the Singapore offices of IHS Markit, a leading global financial information…

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At the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research station in Geneva, N.Y., Kayla Aulet ’19 and Kenisha Ross ’19 are investigating the health properties of a summer staple: the cherry. Anthocyanins…

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In July, HWS chemistry faculty and students joined their counterparts from Hamilton College and Colgate University at the annual Summer Organic Research Symposium (SmORS). Accompanied by Professor of Chemistry Erin…

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During the spring semester, two computer science majors studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland where they took courses in their field while exploring new passions for travel, photography and adventure. When…

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In this spring’s Entrepreneurial Studies capstone, HWS students took a hands-on approach to developing ideas to impact the Geneva community and the local region. Taught by Professor of Economics and…

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With his newest book, Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey, Stephen A. Kuusisto ’78 has written “a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere,” as the publisher notes. In…

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This summer, Margaret “Gretty” Hollister ’20, Austin Jennings ’19 and Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth are investigating the history of downtown Geneva’s Smith Opera House. In Hollister and Jennings’…

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Joining an impressive cohort of Hobart and William Smith alums serving AmeriCorps, five recent graduates will dedicate a year to supporting underserved communities throughout the United States. Kevin Collado ’18…

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Peace Corps
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Trekking across the globe, Cashel McCarthy ’18 began her Peace Corps service as a public health volunteer in Mongolia in June. The recent William Smith graduate is devoting two years…

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Matos and Tewari
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As recipients of awards from the Tanaka Memorial Foundation, Jackie Matos ’19 and Divya Tewari ’19 have dedicated their summers to interning for non-governmental organizations aiding women in Southeast Asia.…

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Health magazine recently profiled Zahra Arabzada ’19 in its Real Life Strong Campaign, a series of stories about women who demonstrate strength, resilience and grace. Arabzada, who was also recently featured in…

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Elizabeth Oliver
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A double-major in international relations and French and Francophone studies, Elizabeth “Bess” Oliver ’18 has “always had a passion for the interactions of different cultures and the notion of global…

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Following a short-term study program in Nairobi, Kenya in June, Elizabeth Anderson ’19 and Sarah Banta ’19 remained in the country to intern with Kiwimbi International, a charity focused on…

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As a 2018 Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend recipient, Brooks Follett ’19 is getting firsthand industry experience before entering the job market, working as a clients/partnerships intern with…

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The Classes of 2022 are ready to embark on a new journey, but before matriculating during August’s Orientation, more than 100 first-years are set to backpack, kayak and sail with…

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Through the Centennial Center’s inaugural HWS Summer Sandbox Idea Accelerator, a cohort of 12 students are refining their business ideas in hopes of launching new for-profit or non-profit ventures. Over…

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This summer, HWS students performed at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival as part of the HWS Jazz Guitar Ensemble, led by Applied Instructor of Guitar Studies Greg Wachala. The students…

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Kirin Makker
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Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Kirin Makker joined a panel of other experts on Connecticut Public Radio’s Colin McEnroe Show to explore the reality and mythology of small town America.…

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Thirteen members of the William Smith College ice hockey team were named to the 2017-18 United Collegiate Hockey Conference All-Academic team. To be eligible, a player must spend a minimum…

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Adelaide Fowle ’19 and Grace Marshall ’19 each presented their own papers at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Undergraduate Philosophy Conference this spring. “It was a great opportunity to share and…

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As the lacrosse world convenes in Netanya, Israel, for the quadrennial FIL World Championship July 12-21, the Hobart College lacrosse program is represented on the field and on the sidelines. Frank Brown ’17…

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Mindfulness and social support are positively correlated with emotional wellness for college students, according to a new study conducted by Associate Professors of Psychology Julie Newman Kingery  and Jamie Bodenlos…

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