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The HWS Update

Hobart and William Smith and the Geneva community innovated rapidly in response to the global pandemic, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage explains in an article he co-authored with 11 HWS students, faculty and staff. Their interdisciplinary scholarship was published in the International Journal of Community Well-Being and describes acts of resiliency and creativity

Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the New York State Department of Education have approved the renaming of the LGBT Studies Program as the Critical Sexuality and Queer Studies Program, reflecting the contemporary state of the field and the current curriculum. In 2002, the Colleges were among the first higher education institutions in the U.S.

Caitlin Chichora ’21 spent her summer interning for Madison Square Garden where she worked as a student associate on the VIP Services Team. An avid sports fan and longtime admirer of Madison Square Garden, Chichora applied for the MSG Entertainment’s student associate program through LinkedIn. An American studies and economics major, her class work has proved

Alan Snel ’83 describes himself as “a journalist on wheels.” For 37 years, he’s been exploring the United States from the seat of his bicycle, meeting people and taking notes. Now he’s collected more than 40 stories from his travels and published them in a book called Bicycle Man. While collecting stories has been Snel’s

Architectural Studies major Mackenzie Barrall ’22 is interning this summer with the Boston Preservation Alliance, a nonprofit organization that works to protect Boston’s architectural heritage. Barrall is working under the direction of the organization’s assistant director and attending virtual meetings on various projects. Her responsibilities include research and writing about Boston Preservation Alliance protection sites

As part of an independent study, studio art major Grace Hammett ’20 and architectural studies major Caroline Turino ’20 published an online booklet and website titled “Today I am…” that includes activities for creativity and reflection for elementary and middle school students. Under the direction of Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker, the independent

A desire to help students succeed inspired Gary Dake ’67 to create and now endow a scholarship at the Colleges — but to get there, he took an unconventional path. When Dake returned to campus for Reunion in 2017, it had been almost half a century since he’d spent time thinking about Hobart and William

In early March, a group of HWS students convened in Washington, D.C. for a weekend exploring the nation’s history and hearing from alums of color about their time at the Colleges and their lives and careers since graduation. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, the trip included stops at the National Portrait Gallery, the

From “Raging Bull” to “Bull Durham,” Professor Emeritus of Media and Society Lester Friedman’s new book covers the full spectrum of athletic-based movies. Titled Sports Movies, the book is part of Rutgers University Press’ “Quick Takes: Movies & Popular Culture” series. In the text, Friedman discusses the traditional formulas that have made this genre of

Funded by a SIIF grant awarded by the Center for Global Education, Rachel Meller ’21 created a short documentary on Hungarian street food while studying abroad in Budapest. In the five-minute short, she focuses on the history and cultural importance of Kürtőskalács, also known as chimney cake. A double major in media and society and