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Clifton Hood, the George E. Paulsen ’49 Professor of American History and Government, is featured in the History Channel’s “The Engineering that Built the World” series. An expert on New York City’s subway system, Professor of History Clifton Hood is part of an impressive team of historians and authorities to narrate a segment of the History

Ever wonder what it takes to lead a successful business? Sabrina Horn ’83 offers valuable answers in her new book Make it, Don’t Fake it. Horn will return to campus this fall to share her leadership strategies. Best-selling author Sabrina Horn ’83 will be on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 10 to discuss Make it, Don’t

University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery features works by Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker and G. Peter Jemison L.H.D. ’20. Opening this month at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) in Rochester, N.Y., the 67th Rochester-Finger Lakes exhibit features work from Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker’s “Blueprint Series” as well as a

Good Morning America’s celebration of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are “making history right now” features Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker, an architect, artist and writer. Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker is among the “rising stars on the cusp of becoming household names” in “Who is Making Asian American Pacific

“As Hobart and William Smith Colleges approach the Hobart bicentennial in 2022 and to honor the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment in 2020, we are taking stock of our history and the foundations — literal and figurative — from which the Colleges have emerged,” says President Joyce P. Jacobsen.

At the Colleges, Lorena Robelo-Lara ’21 has advanced equity in the classroom and in club organizations. The American studies and writing and rhetoric double major intends to pursue a career in law with an international focus. At a recent Public Education Leadership Network (PLEN) breakfast, Lorena Robelo-Lara ’21 gave the senior spotlight address, where she

After graduation, Rachel Meller ’21 will join Merkley + Partners as a Social Coordinator.  After interning with the advertising firm Merkley + Partners last summer, Rachel Meller ’21 leveraged the experience and landed a full time position with the firm as a Social Coordinator. In her new role, Meller will be a liaison for many Merkley + Partners teams,

In Semiotic Love [Stories], Brian Phillip Whalen ’01 “draws upon symbols and objects to explore the loss of relationships” with “tenderness and longing.” With his first book, published this month by Awst Press, Brian Phillip Whalen ’01 offers brief, evocative stories that chart loss in its various manifestations. As the publisher notes, Whalen “reaches deep

With the help of digital mapping tools, a research collaboration between a professor and an HWS technologist reveals how political activism spread across Reconstruction-era St. Louis, Mo. In 2018, Associate Professor of American Studies Beth Belanger published “‘A Perfect Nuisance’: Working-Class Women and Neighborhood Development in Civil War St. Louis,” which grew out of her

To mark Veterans Day, three HWS alums will gather for a virtual conversation about military service and what it means to serve. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m. “Duty, Honor, Country: A Veterans Day Conversation,” hosted by the Office of Alumni and Alumnae Relations, features Dr. Kathy Platoni ’74, C.