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William Smith College senior rower Annika Linden was recently accepted into the Peace Corps. The Sherborn, Mass., native was assigned to the youth development program in Morocco. An anthropology major, Linden became interested in joining the Peace Corps after she returned from her semester in Thailand. “I began to take it seriously and really considered joining after I

This spring, 20 HWS students, faculty and community members, along with a similar group from Nazareth College, embarked on a journey to trace the pathway of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland. Called The March: Bearing Witness to Hope, the trip challenged students to learn to recognize and respond to injustice in today’s world. “The

In conjunction with the 170th anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., Professor of Women’s Studies and President of the National Women’s Hall of Fame Betty Bayer participated in a panel discussion on the role of women in the promotion of peace. The discussion took place at The Guntzel Theater,

The widely-acclaimed, best-selling Israeli author and peace activist Amos Oz read from and discussed his novel, Judas, a coming of age tale that was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017. Sponsored by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation and co-sponsored by the Abbe Center for Jewish Life, the event was held

Students, faculty, staff, trustees and members of the Geneva community gathered to honor the victims of the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., during a multi-faith remembrance service in St. John’s Chapel on Wednesday.  Led by Chaplain Maurice Charles, the service included songs, readings and prayers from across Christianity, Islam and Judaism, with reflections offered by President

The Hobart and William Smith Human Rights and Genocide Symposium is returning with its Spring 2016 Lecture Series focusing on the theme “HWS Students Take Action!” The event kicks off on Tuesday, March 1 with an exhibition featuring student presentations in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Through

Recently, 27 HWS students spent three weeks in Thailand exploring the importance of love and compassion in Buddhist and Thai culture. The trip was the first of a new January-term program offered through the Center for Global Education. Proposed and developed by Professor of Women’s Studies Betty Bayer, the course, “The Revolutionary Power of a

At a forum on religion held at the U.S. Capitol, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Etin Anwar and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Shalahudin Kafrawi joined with scholars and experts from across the country for a dialogue about peace and unity among people of all faiths. Hosted by the Center for Multifaith Partnerships, a project

Emmy Award-Winning Producer and Director Robert Frye ’64 will return to campus to screen and discuss his film, “In My Lifetime.” The film showing and discussion will take place on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. An official selection in The Global Peace Film Festival,

In a continuation of the conference on Global Citizenship: Social and Environmental Justice, Associate Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University  Keith Tidball will join the Fisher Center on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Tidball will lead a discussion during a dinner at 6 p.m. in the Fisher Center located in Demarest 112. In his