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With the help of digital mapping tools, a research collaboration between a professor and an HWS technologist reveals how political activism spread across Reconstruction-era St. Louis, Mo. In 2018, Associate Professor of American Studies Beth Belanger published “‘A Perfect Nuisance’: Working-Class Women and Neighborhood Development in Civil War St. Louis,” which grew out of her

Described by the Association for Asian Studies as a “triumph of intertextual and intervisual methods in gender studies,” Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard is the winner of the 2020 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize (China). Blanchard’s book Song Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire: Gender and Interiority in Chinese Painting and Poetry analyzes images

Andrew Upton ’12 was awarded Honorable Mention in the Environmental Report Category of MontPhoto 2020 for his photo, “The Beggars,” depicting captive Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinereus) in an otter café in Tokyo. MontPhoto, an international contest begun in 1997 and based in Lloret de Mar, Spain, rewards excellence in nature photography by amateurs and

The epic biography of Malcolm X, begun by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Les Payne P’88 and completed by his daughter Tamara Payne ’88, was named the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Non-Fiction. The National Book Foundation honored The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X at the 71st annual

After interning with the OptumRx division of UnitedHealth Group this summer, economics and history double major Colin Smith ’21 recently accepted a job offer with the healthcare company known for being one of the largest in the world. He will be working in the internal operations team, starting part-time this November and moving to full-time

A new gift from journalist George Stephanopoulos adds approximately 650 new items to the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, bringing depth and breadth to his 2019 donation of politically and historically significant photographs. To date, the appraised value of Stephanopoulos’ donations totals nearly $3 million. “The Stephanopoulos Collection captures some of the most important

Art and politics come together in a series of events hosted by the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. Crafting Democracy features a fiber arts exhibit, a handmade zine and a virtual discussion with the artists. Clarence A. “Dave” Davis ’48 Visual Arts Curator Anna Wager explains that crafting — think quilting, weaving, sewing, crocheting and

Join the Media and Society Department on Thursday, Oct. 29 for a memorial screening of RBG to celebrate the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. To allow for social distancing, the film will be shown simultaneously in Albright Auditorium and the Vandervort Room at 7 p.m. HWS community members who wish to view

To mark Veterans Day, three HWS alums will gather for a virtual conversation about military service and what it means to serve. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m. “Duty, Honor, Country: A Veterans Day Conversation,” hosted by the Office of Alumni and Alumnae Relations, features Dr. Kathy Platoni ’74, C.

As the 2020 Nobel Prize announcement week begins, Professor of History Derek Linton, a national authority on the history of medicine and immunology, is featured in an article about Emil von Behring, winner of the first Nobel Prize for medicine. CSL Behring, the biotechnology company founded by Behring in the early 20th century, highlights Linton’s thoughts