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Former Director of Alumni Relations Lt. Col. John Norvell ’66, P’99, P’02 discusses his military service after graduation and his long-time service to the Colleges. U.S. Air Force veteran, former assistant professor of history at the Air Force Academy and former Director of Alumni Relations Lt. Col. John Norvell ’66, P’99, P’02 joined President Joyce

Hobart and William Smith will award the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy an honorary degree in absentia. Hobart and William Smith, along with a number of other colleges and universities, will award Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy an honorary degree at the 2022 Commencement. Zelenskyy, who will be recognized in absentia, has demonstrated profound leadership in

President Jacobsen shares her career path and the important role of mentorship in her life. President Joyce P. Jacobsen reflects on her path as an economist, professor and administrator; the intersection of labor and gender; and the role of mentorship in achieving gender equity in the field of economics, in an interview in the most

English Professor Alla Ivanchikova on the ways fiction and film “imagine” Afghanistan in the post-9/11 world. On the latest episode of the Pulteney Street Podcast, President Joyce P. Jacobsen asks Associate Professor of English Alla Ivanchikova about her scholarship, which ranges from post-9/11 literature to the concept of “technoimmortality.” They also discuss global literary trends,

President Joyce P. Jacobsen was recently profiled in Diverse Issues in Higher Education in recognition of being named the 2021 recipient of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, which pays tribute to her work as a leader in the field of the economics of gender. The article is shared here. Dr. Joyce Jacobsen: A Champion for

The latest recipients of the Geneva Scholarship Associates fund are beginning to explore a variety of academic fields and interests during their first semester. With interests spanning art history, economics and entrepreneurial studies, three Geneva High School graduates – the latest recipients of scholarships from Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) – are engaging with campus during

Joyce P. Jacobsen, President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, is the recipient of the 2021 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award.  Jacobsen is the first woman to serve as the president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Named after the first chair of Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP is the

The third season of Pulteney Street Podcast kicks off with Associate Professor of Psychological Science Daniel Graham, whose new book explores the parallels between the internet and the human brain. On the latest issue of the Pulteney Street Podcast, President Joyce P. Jacobsen and Associate Professor of Psychological Science Daniel Graham discuss how the brain

The presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium member institutions have sent a joint letter to the United States Congress members representing their districts, asking them to support doubling the Pell Grant for qualified students. The letter reads: We, the presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium member institutions, write to

“For generations, education about the significance of Juneteenth has gone hand-in-hand with celebrations of Juneteenth. We can all be a part of this tradition by learning and teaching about this extraordinary holiday,” says Associate Professor of Education and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Khuram Hussain,