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The HWS Update

Mellon grant will support a three-year leadership program for faculty members in the humanities. The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, of which Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a member, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Mellon Foundation to create the NY6 Mellon Academic Leadership Fellows Program, a three-year program to

Podcast highlights the HWS community’s response during the early days of the pandemic. A study authored by HWS faculty, staff and students is in the spotlight again as “GovLove,” a podcast focused on local government produced by Engaging Local Government Leaders, recently hosted a conversation about the findings. In August of 2020, the International Journal of

Gabriela Martinez ’22, who will enter the HWS Master of Science in Management program in the fall, looks back on her time as an undergraduate. What was your major and minor? Double major in Education and Anthropology with a minor in entrepreneurial studies. What were you involved in on campus? I was a teaching fellow

Correctional Officer William “Billy” Quinn was the first casualty of the Attica Prison Riot; his daughter visits HWS to discuss justice for Attica’s victims and their survivors. As part of an ongoing series of discussions that examine crime, victimization, and justice, Associate Professor of Sociology James Sutton invites author Deanne Quinn Miller and investigative reporter

Allison Jordan ’21 graduated magna cum laude in anthropology and sociology and joined Steps to Success at Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, an AmeriCorps program. She’s also using her post-graduate year to apply to law school. In this Q&A, Jordan shares what motivates her to serve the Boston, Mass. community, and her vision for a better

During an intensive course over winter break, HWS students looked through a sociological lens at the practices, trends, challenges and controversies of policing in the U.S. Associate Professor of Sociology Jim Sutton, an expert on criminology, guided students through a detailed examination of the nation’s law enforcement principles and practices. “Sociology of Police and Policing,”

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

This year, two outstanding HWS faculty members have been selected as recipients of endowed professorships. Created and supported through the generosity of numerous alumni, alumnae and friends, these awards underwrite the work of faculty in recognition of exceptional teaching and research. The funding supports increased opportunities and resources for scholarship and academic initiatives. This year’s

Students in “Experimental Archaeology and Paleotechnology” will begin the academic year transported to a time in prehistory, after hominins had created tools and before the invention of writing systems. Their coursework will take them outside the classroom, where – just like their hominin predecessors – they will engage with the local environment and exploit locally

Jacqueline Cook ’21 and Olivia Weiler ’21 are interning at Bank of America this summer. Working as summer analysts at one of America’s largest financial institutions, the two intend to gain valuable experience, connections and insight into the finance industry. Interning in Global Transaction Services for the summer, Weiler looks forward to learning more about