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In the final talk of the Fisher Center’s fall lecture series, Columbia University Professor Bruno Bosteels presented “Viewing the October Revolution from the Land of Zapata.” During the Nov. 29 talk, Bosteels assessed the Russian 1917 revolution from the perspective of revolutionary events in Latin America. Bosteels’ visit is part of the Fisher Center’s year-long

Andrew Smith ’10 was recently named the 2017 Indiana History Teacher of the Year, an award administered nationally by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Smith received the award while working as a history teacher at Father Thomas Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis, and has continued to pursue excellence in teaching in his

Throughout the academic year, the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men will host a series of lectures to spur an interdisciplinary conversation around the successes and failures of revolutions, as these political, social, economic and technological forces are envisioned, imagined, realized and lived. The 2017-18 “Futures of Revolution” series begins on Wednesday,

After 10 days immersed in the life of Russia’s two great cities, a group of 18 HWS students returned to the U.S. with an increased ability to engage in culturally sensitive travel in a non-English-speaking country. The trip, led by Associate Professor of Russian Area Studies David Galloway and Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown,

A group of 18 HWS students led by Associate Professor of Russian Area Studies David Galloway and Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown are getting a glimpse of Russia in winter as they embarked on a study tour of the country on Dec. 31. The group will spend the Russian Orthodox Christmas day, Jan. 7,

Students and faculty from the Hobart and William Smith Russian Area Studies program, joined by K-12 teachers from upstate New York and Connecticut, recently departed for more than a month of cultural study and immersion in the Altai region of Siberia. With the support of a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant (GPA), Hobart and William Smith

The Russian Area Studies program will mark the 30th anniversary of the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine by screening the 2015 documentary film “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” at the Smith Opera House in Geneva. Hosted on the anniversary date, Tuesday, April 26, the event is free and open to the public. The

Valerie Sperling, professor of political science at Clark University and an expert on Russian politics and the politics of gender, will visit Hobart and William Smith to deliver a lecture, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Masculinity and Russian Foreign Policy.” The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 7, in the Sanford Room

For the fourth time in the past decade, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund an immersive educational excursion to Siberia. The $95,865 grant will reprise the five-week “Siberian Culture in the Golden Altai” seminar, designed by the HWS

Students and faculty of the Russian Area Studies program welcomed members of the HWS community to join in on a traditional game of lapta, an ancient and recently revived Russian bat-and-ball game. Held on Friday, Sept. 25, players and spectators congregated for the game on the William Smith Green in front of Smith Hall. Organized