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The HWS Update

HWS professors design a new course on Black Italy after a summer workshop exploring the contemporary presence of the African diaspora in Italy. With an eye toward further diversifying the Italian curriculum, a trio of faculty members took part in “Teaching Black Italy,” an online summer course for teachers exploring the “contemporary presence of the

Elizabeth “Liz” Shires Maguire ’69 looks back on a four-decade career in public health — and imparts advice on leadership and mentorship — in her new memoir. Sometimes opportunity knocks. Sometimes we open the door ourselves before it gets a chance. A facility for language, a strong educational foundation and rich global experiences prepared Elizabeth

Several students in the J-term course “Troubadours: Songs of Love, War and Redemption in Medieval Southern France,” participated in a Q&A about their studies for the HWS Update. The students major and double major in a variety of subjects, including Dance, Economics, English, French and Francophone studies, International Relations, and Critical Sexuality and Queer Studies.

As a 2020 Woodworth Fellow, Willa Dow ’21 researched the impact of the French colonial legacy on the economies and environmental outlooks of four central African countries. Willa Dow ’21 was selected as a Stephen W. Woodworth ’54 Fisher Center Student Summer Fellow. Offered to students in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine and Performing Arts,

Professor of French and Francophone Studies Catherine Gallouët’s scholarship has been published in Poétique et politique de l’altérité. Colonialisme, esclavagisme, exotisme, which translates to the Poetics and Politics of Alterity. Colonialism, slavery, exoticism. The transdisciplinary anthology, published by Classiques Garnier, examines alterity – the state of being different or other – in music, literature, cinema

International relations major Freya Birkas-Dent ’22 is fascinated by European culture and, especially, street life. So when she was preparing to spend a semester in Rennes, France, she applied for a Student International Initiative Fund grant to explore the streets of her temporary home. Soon, her project expanded to include journeys to Bordeaux and Lille,

Denzel Degollado ’19 was recently published on the Newman’s Own Foundation’s fellowship website, NOGoodFellows, in an article that details his experience as a Newman’s Own Fellow. In his position, Degollado has been working with Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), one of the foundation’s grantees and an organization that works to transform urban informal settlements by

With a double major in international relations and dance theory and performance, Ruby Verbitsky ’21 developed a project that combines her two seemingly dissimilar majors while studying abroad in Brussels. With support from a Student International Initiative Fund grant, Verbitsky analyzed the differences in European and American dance class and performance culture while studying in

Two members of the William Smith College soccer team were named D3soccer.com All-Americans as announced by the website this afternoon. Junior defender Maialen Martinez was named the Defender of the Year and earned a spot on the first team. Senior defender Emilie Sauvayre was named to the third team. Martinez is the fourth Heron to be named the defender

While studying abroad in Belgium, Shelia Uría Veliz ’21 completed an internship with The Brussels Times. A writing and rhetoric major with a concentration in journalism, Uría Veliz also enrolled in courses at Vesalius College. The Brussels Times is an English-language news media website in the heart of Brussels. As a writing intern, Uría Veliz