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At the biennial International AIDS Conference, HIV/AIDS researchers and professionals gather with policy makers, activists, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic, in an effort to raise resources and awareness around treatment and prevention. Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer ’81 — an internationally renowned expert on AIDS and outgoing president of

With her startup, Cultural Roadmapp, founder and president Deborah Schull ’78 plans to transform the traditional road trip into an authentic personal experience, using GPS to illuminate local culture and landmarks along the drive. The app — the first of its kind that is hands-free –provides context via interviews with experts, actors reading poetry and

As Commencement 2016 approaches, Elizabeth C. Lunderman ’16 and Thomas A. Ramage ’16 prepare for their two-year commitments to the Peace Corps, the preeminent international service organization of the U.S. Both Lunderman and Ramage will serve as teachers, in Tanzania and China respectively. They join William Smith alumnae Eliss Mañon ’14 and Tess M. O’Leary

Reconnecting with students he taught as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nigeria five decades ago, Professor of Economics Alan Frishman P’00 recently attended a reunion dinner in Kano, Nigeria with 17 of his 63 former pupils. “Most teachers never find out what their students have done with their lives and whether what they learned made

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named among the nation’s top colleges and universities with the most recipients of U.S. Fulbright Student Awards. Known for its highly competitive field of applicants, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Seven members of the HWS Classes of 2015 earned a prestigious

Andrew Upton ’12, an aspiring animation producer, was recently hired as a production assistant at MAPPA, a Japanese animation studio in Tokyo. Involved in every aspect of production from start to finish, Upton calls his position a “stepping-stone” to becoming a producer. “Production assistants are in a unique position to learn about the animation industry

Through a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Katherine Cornell ’15 is living among the cultural history and traditions she is researching and working to preserve. Based in Delhi, India, she is staying “across the street from a 14th-century mosque and across the main road from a 15th-century tomb complex. And Humayun’s Tomb, the 16th-century site

Two years after a winter field study in the Bahamas, the HWS Geoscience Department is returning to the island of San Salvador for GEO 299: “Carbonates Ancient and Modern-The Bahamas,” where students are developing hands-on experience in science and communication by exploring modern and ancient carbonate environments. During the last trip, led by HWS Professor

Jiaqi “Talia” Chang ’14 recently earned a perfect score on the N2 level of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), an exam held worldwide to evaluate and certify proficiency in Japanese of non-native speakers. The N2 level of the JLPT – which has five levels in total – is the required level of certification necessary for

The Honorable Shireen Avis Fisher ’70, William Smith College alumna and Justice of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, will be the first speaker of the 2015-2016 President’s Forum Series on Monday, Sept. 21. As Justice of the Residual Special Court, Fisher presided over the appeal of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, the first