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The HWS Update

In her keynote presentation for the fall 2016 Faculty Development Series and its Opening Institute, Robbin Chapman, associate provost and academic director of diversity and inclusion at Wellesley College, will deliver a lecture exploring equity and student engagement. “The Faculty Opening Institutes have become a means for the faculty and staff to engage in conversations about

Encapsulating a wide range of disciplines, the eighth annual Senior Symposium will bring together HWS seniors and MAT candidates to share their diverse academic experiences with the HWS and Geneva communities. This year, 137 students will present on topics ranging from LGBT rights in Latvia, carbon dioxide levels in California, Islamic banking and the philosophy

Hobart and William Smith recognized the winners of the fourth annual First-Year Writing Prize on Friday, April 1. Sponsored by the Writing Colleague Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the First Year Writing Prize celebrates outstanding student writing completed each fall semester. Faculty members from across the curriculum nominate essays in a range

This March, Chelsea Begg ’15 will present her research, “Inside the National Writing Project: The Philosophy of Teaching Learning” at the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Tampa, Fla. The Conference on College Composition and Communication supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication. Begg’s research builds on

Each year, the Senior Symposium gives senior HWS students and MAT candidates the opportunity to take academics outside of the classroom and share their individual academic experiences and passions. This year marks the seventh annual Symposium, and a record-breaking year for participation with 147 students scheduled to give presentations on topics ranging from Post-Global Financial

With finals just around the corner, the Center and Teaching for Learning (CTL) will be hosting their second “Writer’s Block Party” on Sunday, April 26 from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Sanford and Geneva Rooms in the library. The marathon writing session and study party will provide students with workspace, company, and one-on-one

As the last week of classes approaches, the Center for Teaching and Learning will host a Writer’s Block Party from 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, until 3 a.m. the following morning in the Warren Hunting Smith Library. Held in the Geneva and Sanford Rooms, the marathon writing session will offer workspace, company, and support

In the Warren Hunting Smith Library, dozens of students recently had a marathon writing session in the Geneva and Sanford rooms for the end-of-the-semester Writer’s Block Party, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The event, held from 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, until 3 a.m. the following morning, offered workspace, company

With 139 students scheduled to showcase their research that ranges from experiential education and health issues to the digital age and the environment, the Colleges’ sixth annual Senior Symposium is having a record-breaking year for participation and engagement. Putting students in the spotlight, the day-long conference, which will be held on Friday, April 18, gives

Amy Forbes, associate director of the Centennial Center for Leadership, and Associate Professor of Education Jamie MaKinster have been awarded a New York Six Blending Learning Project grant to offer an educational leadership course simultaneously at Hobart and William Smith and St. Lawrence University using video conferencing technology and online collaboration tools. The course, which