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The HWS Update

Through the prestigious Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) and the HWS Center for Global Education, Lauren Workman ’18 is studying abroad in Vietnam, where she is writing a blog about immersing herself in the lively Vietnamese culture. Workman chronicles her experience interning with an environmental non-profit and learning a new instrument, while taking in the sights and history

On any given day, there are roughly 1.5 million people incarcerated in adult prisons in the U.S. For many years, James Schuler was one of them. Schuler will bring his story to HWS with a talk titled “Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, Education, Prison and ‘At-Risk’ Children” on Monday, Oct. 23 at 7

Caitlyn Doyle ’19 has already secured a 2018 summer internship with Bank of America as a global transaction services summer analyst. Throughout the application process, Doyle took advantage of opportunities on and off campus to advance her knowledge of the industry and also relied on the Colleges’ engaged alum network. In particular, Doyle says Julie

The New York Conference on Asian Studies, one of the largest regional conferences under the National Association for Asian Studies, was selected to take place at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Conference attendees, ranging from undergraduate students to established scholars of Asia, will discuss the theme, “Consuming Asia,” through a series of expert panels and lectures

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor to 16 faculty members. Effective July 1, Assistant Professors Christopher Annear (Anthropology and Sociology); Brien Ashdown (Psychology); Elizabeth Belanger (American Studies); Kathryn Cowles (English); Hannah Dickinson (Writing and Rhetoric);

For the second year in a row, Hobart and William Smith were recently named among the nation’s top colleges and universities with the most recipients of U.S. Fulbright Student Awards. Known for its highly competitive field of applicants, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, operating in more than 140 countries. Following

Lauren “Ren” Workman ’18 has been awarded a prestigious Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship for 2017. She will use the award to spend a semester studying in Hanoi, Vietnam, this fall. Workman was one of 51 winners chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants representing 440 colleges and universities across the country. Workman,

Former classmates Anthony Guidetti ’10 and Ryan Robinson ’10 have assumed leadership roles in the green economy with rising energy company SmartWatt. SmartWatt is an energy systems optimization company that provides solutions to help industries and institutions save money and reduce their carbon footprint. Founded in 2002, the Ballston Lake, N.Y.- based company has established

The plight of migrant farm workers has been in the news recently as immigration issues take center stage in the United States. But for Ren Workman ’18, a double major in cultural anthropology and environmental studies, and Kevin Collado ’18, an architectural studies major with a music minor, those issues have greater importance. Workman and

Senior sociology majors are conducting research and developing recommendations for their academic capstone that will increase the social impact of several community organizations, non-profits and school programs. “Senior Seminar: Research Practicum,” taught by Professor of Sociology Jack Harris, is designed to give sociology students the opportunity to apply the skills they have gained in their four