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The HWS Update

National News Correspondent and HWS Trustee Bill Whitaker ’73, L.H.D.’97 is currently in Japan, reporting on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country late last week. In one filed report, “Shocking scenes on the road to Sendai,” Whitaker describes driving through the city as “like maneuvering through some kind of apocalyptic

Speakers from across the country will join the HWS community to address a multitude of issues and concepts relating to sexuality – the theme of this year’s annual Women’s Collective conference held on Saturday, March 26. The conference, which seeks to provide students with different understandings of human sexuality, will feature keynote speaker Samhita Mukhopadhyay, the

Eric Patterson, associate professor of English and American studies, is presenting a film series in conjunction with his course, “Sex Minorities in America,” which gives insight as to how sexuality in America has transformed during the past 60 years or so. The course and the films pay particular attention to the lives of people outside

The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men recently hosted a two-part event as part of their spring lecture series, Gender, Isolation and Imprisonment. The play, “Letters from the Dead: A Vigil for Roxie, ” was performed by Carol Lawes at the Headless Sullivan Theater. The following morning, a roundtable discussion, “Performing Interventions

Sankofa will hold its annual Kwanzaa ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 in the Vandervort Room. This is an exciting celebration, as well as a tremendous learning experience for those who do not regularly participate in Kwanzaa activities. “One of Sankofa’s goals is to share issues and experiences of diversity with the HWS

Anthony Cerulli, assistant professor of religious studies, recently participated in the “Asian Diversity in a Global Context” conference at the University of Copenhagen. Cerulli presented a lecture, “An allegorical trope on action and wellbeing.” The conference sought to generate deeper and fuller insights into the political, social, cultural and economic changes facing Asia in the

As the Peace Corps turns 50 this year, Hobart and William Smith Colleges continue its commitment to the organization that has sent so many young Americans around the world to lend their time and hard work to make the world a more peaceful place. Recently, six students from the HWS community were accepted to serve

Brian Mistler, a psychologist and coordinator of research and technology for the HWS Center for Counseling and Student Wellness, recently published an article on men’s issues for the Good Men Project. The Good Men Project is a national initiative that provides educational, social, financial and legal support to men and boys at risk. Mistler is

“Most of us see the layers of space, but Kuusisto, who has been legally blind since birth, hears them,” wrote a Publisher’s Weekly reviewer of “Eavesdropping” by Stephen Kuusisto ’78.  An author, professor, speaker, blogger, poet and disability advocate, Kuusisto has published a new book, “Do Not Interrupt: A Playful Take on the Art of

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and a group of rambunctious preschoolers wait for the library doors to open with fervent enthusiasm, shouting words like “hola” and “buenos días” as their friends arrive. It began last year when Geneva Public Library children’s librarian Tanya Thompson noticed As-sistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies May Farnsworth