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The HWS Update

On Tuesday, March 26, the Hobart Deans Office and the Hobart Deans Council will host a panel to discuss the history and future of Hobart traditions and HWS in relation to First Nation communities. “Hobart Traditions: Acknowledging the Past, Envisioning the Future” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Seneca Room. The Hobart Deans Council, which is

This week, Hobart and William Smith welcomed two speakers from Witness to Innocence, a national organization that empowers exonerated death row survivors to advocate for the end of the death penalty in the United States. Shujaa Graham and Kirk Bloodsworth will spoke to audiences in the Vandervort Room. Associate Professor of Sociology James Sutton, who

Since graduating, Zoe Jackson-Gibson ’16 has combined her two loves: soccer and serving those in need, through her work with aid organizations in Central America and the Caribbean. Most recently, she was an international volunteer coordinator for Bridges to Community, an agency that fights poverty in the developing world by bringing in volunteer groups to

HWS Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins, HWS Professor of Chemistry David W. Craig P’05 and Assistant Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University Jessica M. Perkins were recently published in pieces that explore utilizing the social norms approach to address health and various behaviors among young adults. In the

Recent graduates Laurel Brown ’18 and Sarah Kloos ’18 credit their individual works recently being published in national literary journals to coursework conducted as students in “Literary Journalism” with Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and English Literature Geoffrey Babbitt. Appearing in The Nasiona – a creative nonfiction magazine and publishing house –Brown’s piece “Open

For Samuel Thurston ’19, an international relations and anthropology double major, traveling to Vietnam to study culinary practices for the semester was an easy choice. “I’ve focused on understanding cultures across contexts during my time at HWS,” he says. “Getting a chance to further this education firsthand, using my other passion—for food—as a medium, made

In a November story on NPR.org, Professor of Sociology Wes Perkins discussed how his research into perceptions and behaviors around alcohol among college students intersects with successful approaches to preventing sexual assault. A condensed version of the story aired on NPR’s “Morning Edition.” “How schools can reduce sexual violence” explores how the positive social norms

This semester, Mariah Reinke ’21, an environmental studies and cultural anthropology double major, is studying off campus on board a 134-foot tall ocean research vessel stationed in the Pacific Ocean. Reinke is serving as a member of the crew of the SSV Robert C. Seamans, owned by Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Mass. She

Associate Professor of Sociology Renee Monson was the featured speaker at the New York State Sociological Association annual conference in October. Her talk titled “How Do You Know? Probing Inquiry, Reporting Investigations, and Producing Knowledge in the Age of Trump” explored two ways in which people may encounter assertions about what is known. Truth claims,

From aspiring computer scientists and conservation biologists to motivated artists and activists, more than 80 students presented at the Student Research Symposium during this year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend. The annual event gives participants in the Colleges’ Summer Research Program the opportunity to share their works with fellow students, parents, faculty and alums. During the