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In Jurmala, Latvia, a city just beyond the reaches of Riga, sits a house on the sea. Once tended to by a gardener for a nearby mansion, the home sheltered the ancestors of Laura Valdmanis ’10 and has become a source of inspiration and symbol of storytelling for the William Smith graduate. Valdmanis, who made

Alejandra Molina, director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs and assistant professor of Spanish, was honored by the Geneva League of Women Voters and received the 2013 Agnes Slosson Lewis Award at the organization’s annual dinner on June 20. The celebration also featured a keynote address from Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman. The Agnes

The Colleges recently welcomed 21 members of the incoming Classes of 2017 to participate in the Summer Institute, a five-week intensive academic program for students accepted into state academic opportunity programs. Over the course of the program, students will explore a range of academic preparatory work including college writing, geoscience, the humanities, film analysis and

In light of the implications surrounding how the United States is dealing with the conflict in Syria, members of the HWS faculty will convene for a panel discussion titled, “Syria: America’s Response?” on Thursday, Sept. 12 in Albright Auditorium. The on-campus event is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and members of the public are

The Office of Intercultural Affairs recently hosted a conversation with Pamela J. Olson, author of “Fast Times of Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland” on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The book was inspired by Olson’s experiences over the course of two years in Ramallah as head writer and editor for the Palestine Monitor and foreign

Singing, dancing, storytelling, and crafting their way through Romania, 17 HWS students completed the Romania Summer Study Abroad Program led by program leader and Professor of Education Charles Temple, a storyteller and folk musician who has traveled and consulted in Central Europe for 15 years. An information session for students interested in participating in the

The Office of Intercultural Affairs will host acclaimed film producer and director Eduardo López on Wednesday, Sept. 18 for a screening and discussion of his latest documentary film, “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America.” The on-campus event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center.

For students like Subin Nepal ’15, this summer has been an opportunity to get to know the Geneva community. “I’ve loved working here at Hobart and William Smith this summer,” Nepal says.  “Being in Geneva these past months has allowed me the chance to do things like going to the Strawberry Festival and riding my

In an effort to enhance the institutional memory at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Office of Intercultural Affairs (IC) has created a Flickr account of photographs in need of identification. “We think that it is important to identify people and events so that we can contribute to the Colleges’ institutional memory,” says Alejandra Molina,

Throughout the spring semester, Intercultural Affairs will be hosting an Austrian Film Series. Each month, a film characterizing an aspect of Austrian cinema will be shown in the Intercultural Affairs House, located at 288 Pulteney Street. The first film in the series, “The Bone Man,” will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Directed