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President Joyce P. Jacobsen was recently profiled in Diverse Issues in Higher Education in recognition of being named the 2021 recipient of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, which pays tribute to her work as a leader in the field of the economics of gender. The article is shared here. Dr. Joyce Jacobsen: A Champion for

In The Nation, Professor of Political Science David Ost describes the border tensions that have left migrants caught between the autocratic-leaning governments of Poland and Belarus. Professor of Political Science David Ost, an expert on Eastern European politics and society, writes in The Nation of how Poland’s ruling party turned a minor border crisis into

More than 30 new black hole events are detailed in a new report from the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA international scientific collaboration, which includes Associate Professor of Physics Steve Penn. This month, the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration released the largest catalog ever of collisions involving black holes and neutron stars. Gravitational waves, or ripples in spacetime, from these collisions were

Clifton Hood, the George E. Paulsen ’49 Professor of American History and Government, is featured in the History Channel’s “The Engineering that Built the World” series. An expert on New York City’s subway system, Professor of History Clifton Hood is part of an impressive team of historians and authorities to narrate a segment of the History

Associate Professor of English Kathryn Cowles’ forthcoming manuscript is a 2021 Poetry Society of America award winner. Associate Professor of English Kathryn Cowles’ newest manuscript, a collection of poems titled Notes on the Imminent Art Show is the 2021 recipient of Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. The Alice Fay Di

Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav offered crucial insight on efforts to broker a settlement to end the ongoing war in Yemen at the 2021 Pearson Global Forum. The event also featured Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman. Scholar of Yemeni politics Stacey Philbrick Yadav served on the “Yemen in Neglect” panel at the University

Joyce P. Jacobsen, President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, is the recipient of the 2021 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award.  Jacobsen is the first woman to serve as the president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Named after the first chair of Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP is the

A new exhibit showcases HWS professor and artist Nick Ruth’s latest work exploring everyday encounters with the infrastructure of social systems. This month, “New and Improved” opened at the Buffalo, N.Y.-based Mirabo Press. In the series of prints, depicting stylized billboards, road signs and communication towers, Class of ’64 Endowed Professor of Art and Architecture

Stripped, written by Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Maggie Werner and published by Penn State University Press, has been named to Book Authority’s list of 20 best new rhetoric books for 2021. Join the HWS community on October 28 to hear Werner give a reading of her work.  A new book by Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas on what’s at stake in negotiations among Democratic lawmakers. In the Christian Science Monitor this week, Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas outlines the sticking points between moderate and progressive members of the Congressional Democratic caucus. The article, “Are progressives the bloc of ‘no’? They say no,”