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The HWS Update

During his Commencement address to graduates, Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, Sc.D. ’22 emphasized the vital role of education and critical thinking in fostering democracy, validating truth and combatting disinformation. An epidemiologist and HIV/AIDS expert recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, Beyrer noted “the stark inequalities in health care access and the

LGBTQ+ seniors and allies celebrate Commencement at the 2021 Lavender Graduation. On Saturday, May 1, the annual Lavender Graduation will celebrate the Colleges’ LGBTQ+ community and allied students who are graduating this year. Sponsored by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, the Lavender Graduation ceremony will include a presentation featuring keynote speaker Felipe Estefan ’08. The ceremony,

This month, HWS will host a performance by singer and composer Mary Lambert, followed by a discussion on authenticity, mental health awareness and LGBTQ+ lived experiences. On Tuesday, April 20, Grammy-nominated singer and composer Mary Lambert will join the Hobart and William Smith Colleges community for a virtual performance. The event, titled “I Can’t Change”

This month, HWS will host a conversation with Steven Canals, co-creator and co-executive producer of the FX drama series Pose. Steven Canals, a screenwriter and co-creator and co-executive producer of the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed FX series Pose, will join the Hobart and William Smith community for a virtual discussion, titled “Live. Work. POSE!” on Monday,

Stories of women Olympians and Paralympians are the focus of the Flame Bearers podcast, produced by Michelle Poulin ’15. As producer of the Flame Bearers podcast, Michelle Poulin ’15 is working to tell the stories of woman-identifying Olympians and Paralympians. A graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School, Poulin is in charge of scouting and virtually interviewing

This fall, Hobart and William Smith Colleges are launching a new initiative to connect graduates across class years and regions who identify among the LGBTQIA+ community. The LGBTQIA+ Alumni Network (The Network), a joint committee of the Hobart Alumni Association and the William Smith Alumnae Association, “will be an active and vibrant organization of alums

Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the New York State Department of Education have approved the renaming of the LGBT Studies Program as the Critical Sexuality and Queer Studies Program, reflecting the contemporary state of the field and the current curriculum. In 2002, the Colleges were among the first higher education institutions in the U.S.

Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice invites faculty, students, staff and visiting speakers to interrogate language as they explore the theme, “What’s in a name?” The Colleges also welcome Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Alla Ivanchikova as the Fisher Center’s new director. “What’s in

With her first book, Visiting Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric Sherri Martin-Baron and her coeditors explore the complex, multifaceted, and legally and culturally variable realities of queer parenthood. In What’s in a Name? Perspectives from NonBiological and NonGestational Queer Mothers, published this month by Demeter Press, Martin-Baron, Raechel Johns and Emily Regan Wills (formerly a Visiting

Brendan Csaposs ’09 is no stranger to packing his bags and heading out to try something new. After earning his degree in music and lesbian, gay and bisexual studies, he’s held a variety of teaching and educational administration positions in places he’d never been to before, including Baton Rouge, La., San Jose, Calif., and McAllen,