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Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honors society, has elected 30 new members from Hobart and William Smith Colleges into its Zeta Chapter this year. Faculty and staff holding membership to the honors society select students based on their intellectual curiosity, academic breadth, college standing and personal character. Approximately one percent

Associate Professor of Classics Leah Himmelhoch recently presented a paper at the annual conference of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, held in New York City in early October. Himmelhoch’s presentation was titled “Engendering Immortality: The Childbirth Simile of Agamemnon’s Retreat in Iliad 11.269-272.” Himmelhoch’s talk was focused on a short section of text

A group of HWS students recently returned from a three-week study abroad program across Greece, exploring the connections between ancient cities, sanctuaries and life. Led by Associate Professor of Classics James Capreedy, students traveled to more than 20 archaeological sites, seven cities and towns, several museums and spent several days exploring the city of Athens.

During his internship with ABC News Channel 9’s morning talk show “Bridge Street” in Syracuse, N.Y., Peter Lambos ’18 works with the show’s guests, pitches ideas for segments, handles social media posts and assists in production, editing and online distribution. He also found himself in front of the camera this week. “Recently, the app, Pokémon

The Ancient Greek word paideia refers to the cultural and academic education of the whole person — mind and body, morals and virtue. In Modern Greek the term, loosely translated, refers to “children.” It is this intersection of meanings that has resonated for Jeanine Cryan ’15 during her experience as a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipient

Jeanine Cryan ’15 was named the recipient of a prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Greece, providing her a remarkable opportunity to serve as an English Teaching Assistant, while uniting her affinity of Greek culture and passion for education. Known for its highly competitive field of applicants, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s

This year during the January meeting of the HWS Board of Trustees, the Colleges conferred tenure and the rank of associate professor to seven faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, the Board of Trustees granted tenure and the rank of associate professor to Jamie Bodenlos of the Psychology Department, James Capreedy of the Classics Department,

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Courtney Wells and Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Michael Tinkler recently were featured on “Connections with Evan Dawson” to discuss the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s reference to the Crusades during the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month. Along with professors from Nazareth College and the University

Kevin Teel ’17, who has taken Italian language courses since he was in seventh grade, is excited to have the opportunity to use his language skills on a daily basis while spending the fall semester in Rome. He is one of 15 students participating in the Rome Global Education program led by Professor of Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Art History Liliana Leopardi will present the 15th Annual “Ghosts in Togas” Halloween Lecture. Leopardi will discuss “What Hollywood Does Not Tell You About Ancient Egypt: Resurrection and the Sexual Life of Mummies.” The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in Coxe 008. “Hollywood mummies are seemingly