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Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman’s short story “De Domum” appears in the online literary magazine The Normal School. “De Domum” is “obliquely a lockdown story — written for people who just want to get out of the house and away from their domestic responsibilities,” says award-winning author and Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman. “I know

In his new role, Associate Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz will help oversee faculty affairs and development. Associate Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz has been named Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development. Beginning July 1, he will be responsible for coordinating a wide range of faculty-focused programs and initiatives, including professional development, financial planning

Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk discusses her background, the HWS curriculum, and her first year at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on the latest episode of the Pulteney Street Podcast. Kirk joined HWS in June 2021. In addition to serving as Provost and Dean of Faculty, Kirk is a professor of chemistry. As

The award supports a research project examining the colonial politics of nature in the Asia-Pacific region. Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies Lisa Yoshikawa is the recipient of a 2022-23 Fulbright Award to Taiwan, where her research will focus on Japan’s colonialism and its legacy, specifically its effect on the relationships between humans, other

A history course digs into the Colleges’ past. Professor of History Clifton Hood admits that titling a course “History of HWS Colleges” was “bait” — a hook to draw students into a class structured around archival research and writing — but it worked. The class filled quickly, mostly with seniors in their final semester who

Professor of Political Science David Ost examines the relationships between Russia, Ukraine, NATO and the political left in an essay in Foreign Policy in Focus. In his essay, “Russia, Ukraine, NATO and the Left,” Professor of Political Science David Ost, an expert on Eastern European politics and society, discusses the reaction of the political left to

The late Professor of Dance Cadence Joy Whittier, who served at HWS from 2000-2021, will be remembered on Sunday, April 10, from 2-4 p.m. in Deming Theatre. To celebrate the extraordinary life of Cadence Joy Whittier, the Dance Department and its faculty invite all friends of Whittier to share in a creative tribute on Sunday,

Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard will give a lecture in conjunction with the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong on gender and emotions in premodern Chinese paintings. In collaboration with the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard will give an online lecture on Making Images of

In a new book, Professor of International Relations Kevin Dunn examines how the Trump administration’s foreign policies affected relations between the United States and Africa. Foreign Perceptions of the United States under Donald Trump features a chapter by Kevin Dunn, the Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Published by Lexington

John Sipher ’83, P’19, who worked for the CIA’s clandestine service for 28 years, and Professor of Political Science David Ost, an expert on Eastern European politics and society, unpacked the latest developments in the unfolding crisis. In a webinar on Friday, Feb. 25, President Joyce P. Jacobsen hosted a conversation between John Sipher ’83,