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The HWS Update

At the spring meeting of the HWS Board of Trustees, five faculty members were elevated to full professor and another five were granted emeriti status. Effective July 1, Etin Anwar (Religious Studies), Mary Coffey (Spanish and Hispanic Studies), Eric Klaus (German Area Studies), Darrin Magee (Environmental Studies) and Patricia Mowery (Biology) will hold the title

Yalemwork Teferra ’21 has landed a position as a summer analyst in the USD Clearing Department at BNP Paribas in New York City. One of the world’s largest banks by total assets, BNP Paribas is a French international banking group operating in 77 countries. Teferra learned about opportunities at BNP Paribas from her classmate Mike Goulart

A new book from Etruscan Press puts the work of three poets, including Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies James McCorkle ’76, in conversation with one another. In Triptych, which will be published May 5, McCorkle’s In Time appears alongside The Three-Legged World by Peter Grandbois and Orpheus & Echo by Robert Miltner. Each book, the publisher

While studying the political history of Vietnam, Tolulope Arasanyin ’21 focused her abroad experience on a project that allowed her to interview people who had experienced the move from colonialism to Communism. Her project “Humans of Hanoi: From Colonialism to Communism,” funded by a Student International Initiative Fund (SIIF) grant awarded by HWS’ Center for

The Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice continues its 2019-20 exploration of the theme, “The Drowned World: Water, Politics, and the Future,” with speakers and events throughout the spring semester. Aligning with the campus-wide Year of Water theme, “The Drowned World” spotlights water as a conduit for connection, the undercurrent of life. From struggles

First-year students at Hobart and William Smith are examining the complex nature of identity through the lenses of race, privilege, personal experience and national character. At HWS, the First-Year Seminar program gives new students a strong academic foundation while they explore vital subjects from new perspectives. Who gets to define what America means? “One of

In the backyard of many Syracuse homes, Hasan Stephens ’00 is making a difference through his work as executive director of Good Life Youth Foundation, an organization that he started in 2009. Stephens, who serves as an adjunct professor of Africana studies and hip-hop at The State University of New York College at Cortland, was

This summer marked the release of the second edition of Inside African Politics, coauthored by Kevin Dunn, the Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences at HWS, and Pierre Englebert, the H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations at Pomona College. The textbook for students and scholars explores the regional and

During Homecoming and Family Weekend 2019, Dr. Kay Payne ’73, professor emerita at Howard University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, returned to campus to share her experience with students and advise them on their future careers. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Payne participated in a special Africana Studies reception, joining the program’s co-chairs — Associate Professor

Political Science Professor Kevin Dunn, the Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences, has produced a wide-ranging body of scholarship examining international relations theory, African politics, and punk rock around the world. “Being named the Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor is a wonderful honor,” Dunn says. “It will enable me to