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“When we plant trees, we plant seeds of peace and hope.” The United Nations Postal Administration has honored Dr. Wangari Matthai P’94, P’96, L.H.D. ’94 on a stamp in remembrance of her birthday. Issued in Germany, the stamp reads “When we plant trees, we plant seeds of peace and hope.” Matthai was the first female

In a new book, Professor of International Relations Kevin Dunn examines how the Trump administration’s foreign policies affected relations between the United States and Africa. Foreign Perceptions of the United States under Donald Trump features a chapter by Kevin Dunn, the Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Published by Lexington

The First Year Seminar Symposium caps students’ first semester at the Colleges.  The First Year Seminar is designed to build a foundation for skills in critical thinking and communication at the Colleges. At the First Year Seminar Symposium, students showcased their academic growth by presenting the projects that have catapulted them into the world of

In his examination of Maryse Condé’s novel The Story of the Cannibal Woman, Professor Dahouda offers perspective on prejudice, racism, censorship and violence. In Revue Présence Francophone 2021 (Numéro 96–97),Associate Professor of Francophone Studies Kanaté Dahouda examines the predicament of the main character in the novel The Story of the Cannibal Woman. Written by the

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 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 performed

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