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HWS will host a virtual forum to discuss the opposition movement led by Alexei Navalny against Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia. On Thursday, April 1, three expert scholars will join “Protests, Poison, Prison: Alexei Navalny’s Russian Opposition Movement,” a virtual discussion about contemporary Russian politics and the imprisoned opposition leader who survived an assassination attempt

In his first book of poetry, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Russian Area Studies David Galloway depicts “the moments that make life a work of art.” poyms for people, the debut collection of poetry by Associate Dean for Curricular Initiatives and Development David Galloway, was published in December by Kelsay Books. The book “is

Twenty-eight students in the Classes of 2020 have graduated with Honors, demonstrating academic rigor and excellence in written and oral communication. Their research topics ranged from United States foreign policy and energy production in remote areas, to the study of anti-cancer drugs and more. To complete an Honors project at the Colleges, students embark on

As an intern for the Dallas Mavericks in 2019, Alexander Konradi ’24 gained professional experience in both information technology and community relations. While juggling his internship, Konradi competed in the inaugural European U20 Lacrosse Championships for the Latvian national team. An iconic institution in the city of Dallas, Konradi says that like most people around

First-year students at Hobart and William Smith are examining the complex nature of identity through the lenses of race, privilege, personal experience and national character. At HWS, the First-Year Seminar program gives new students a strong academic foundation while they explore vital subjects from new perspectives. Who gets to define what America means? “One of

We asked faculty who received tenure this year to answer the question: What has been the idea you’ve spent your career investigating or exploring, and why? Here are their responses. Gabriella D’Angelo, Associate Professor of Art and Architecture  Architecture’s ability to empower all people, to confront issues, to elicit conversations and to move beyond ego in playful overtures

For the sixth time since 2006, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Russian Area Studies program has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The $97,410 grant will fund an intensive six-week seminar during the summer of 2020, focusing on advanced Russian language and culture in the Siberian city of Barnaul,

The art of translation requires far more than the simple ability to speak that language, says Alexandra Curtis ’20. A Russian-to-English scholarly article has been published that Curtis co-translated with Professor and Chief Curator of the Folklore Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yelena Minyonok in Moscow. Titled “St. Sisinnius’ Legend in Folklore and

A study abroad experience in 2018 to Barnaul, Russia was all it took to inspire Sarah Cavanaugh ’20 to return to the thriving Siberian city. She got her wish this summer with a second visit to Barnaul thanks to a Fulbright-Hays scholarship awarded by the U.S. State Department. “I was drawn to learning a foreign language

In an article in The Atlantic and an NPR interview this month, retired Central Intelligence Agency officer John Sipher ’83, P’19 discusses the questions about Russia’s election interference that remain following the release of the Mueller Report. Sipher will serve as this year’s keynote speaker for the Hobart Launch on Friday. In “The Russia Investigation