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The HWS Update

Hobart College’s Charter penned in 1825 will be on display in the Warren Hunting Smith Library beginning in February. In the Spring of 2019, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Tricia McEldowney and Archives Technician Brandon Moblo pulled a large flat archival box off the top of a storage rack in the library archives and uncovered

Charlotte Peterson ’22 looks at global politics through two lenses during internships with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Nobel-nominated human rights group Mwatana. Last spring, amid the ongoing crisis in Yemen, Charlotte Peterson ’22 was helping document human rights conditions from behind her computer screen in Geneva, N.Y. Peterson first began researching the

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

In Sins of the Fathers, the second in a planned trilogy of historical novels by Honorary Trustee Hebert J. Stern ’58, P’03, LL.D. ’74, Stern and co-author Alan A. Winter continue the story of Adolf Hitler’s political rise and the road to World War II. Bill Boyd reviews the new thriller below. Sins of the

Professor Crow shares his research on Thomas Jefferson, Herman Melville and U.S. legal history at the University of Missouri’s Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. Associate Professor of History Matthew Crow is the featured guest at the Oct. 1 meeting of the Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History, hosted by the University of Missouri’s Kinder

The ethnographic Honors research conducted by Chloé Sudduth ’17 at HWS has been published as a peer-reviewed article in The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography. Sudduth has been accepted to the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice Ph.D. program. In the past decade, Geneva, N.Y. has emerged as a celebrated food and beverage hub with many

Summer research students in the HWS Theatre Department have developed a play based on the lives of historic African American Genevans. HWS Theatre will stage their work “From the Beyond: Staging Geneva’s Unheard Voices” for the fall production on Sept. 24 and 25.     This summer, HWS Theatre research students and Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth

Good Morning America’s celebration of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are “making history right now” features Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker, an architect, artist and writer. Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker is among the “rising stars on the cusp of becoming household names” in “Who is Making Asian American Pacific

Dr. Chris Beyrer ’81, epidemiologist and professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was interviewed on PBS News Hour Weekend on the 40th anniversary of the first documented cases of HIV/AIDS. An epidemiologist who has been on the frontlines of COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS, Dr. Chris Beyrer ’81 discussed the uneven parallels between the pandemics,

“As Hobart and William Smith Colleges approach the Hobart bicentennial in 2022 and to honor the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment in 2020, we are taking stock of our history and the foundations — literal and figurative — from which the Colleges have emerged,” says President Joyce P. Jacobsen.