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The HWS Update

HWS Theatre presents a history-based theatrical walking tour based on the real lives of past Genevans. During Homecoming and Family Weekend, catch the world premiere of “From the Beyond: Geneva’s Unheard Voices,” a theatrical walking tour depicting the lives of un- and under-represented African American people who lived in Geneva, N.Y. The production will be

HWS professors design a new course on Black Italy after a summer workshop exploring the contemporary presence of the African diaspora in Italy. With an eye toward further diversifying the Italian curriculum, a trio of faculty members took part in “Teaching Black Italy,” an online summer course for teachers exploring the “contemporary presence of the

“For generations, education about the significance of Juneteenth has gone hand-in-hand with celebrations of Juneteenth. We can all be a part of this tradition by learning and teaching about this extraordinary holiday,” says Associate Professor of Education and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Khuram Hussain,

An article about Muhammad Speaks by Khuram Hussain, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is featured in JSTOR Daily. In an article this month, Associate Professor of Education and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Khuram Hussain details how the official newspaper of the Nation of Islam “combined investigative journalism and Black

Associate Professor Emerita of Africana Studies Marilyn Jiménez P’12 will deliver the Baccalaureate address to the Classes of 2021. The Baccalaureate tradition creates space for the graduating classes, their families and members of the HWS community to come together for prayer, gratitude and music during Commencement weekend. The event will take place on Saturday, May

Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 is the recipient of a 2021 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Kenya, following a 2020 award cut short due to COVID-19. With the support of a Fulbright Award, Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 will serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Kenya beginning in January 2022. Taylor, who earned a

Join the HWS community in celebrating Black history through a teach-in, virtual art exhibition and speaker series. In celebration of Black History Month, the Colleges will host events facilitated by the Davis Gallery at Houghton House, the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice, the Africana Studies Program, the Office of Intercultural Affairs,

Following a summer internship last year, Yalemwork Teferra ’21 has secured a position as a USD Clearing Analyst after graduation. Yalemwork Teferra ’21 has accepted a post-graduate position as a USD Clearing Analyst with BNP Paribas. She landed the job after completing an internship as a summer analyst, also in the clearing and payments group.

As part of Black History Month, on Monday, Feb. 15, the Colleges will host a conversation about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring members of the Geneva community. Members of the Hobart and William Smith and Geneva communities will gather virtually on Monday, Feb. 15 to remember the life and