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The HWS Update

Hobart and William Smith professors will be leading a week-long trip to Cuba, designed for HWS parents and alums. From December 10-19, Professor of Biology Meghan Brown and Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies May Summer Farnsworth will accompany a group of parents and alums to explore Cuba’s environment and culture. Brown and Farnsworth have

Sebastiano Lucci, the 2021-22 Kinghorn Global Fellow, explores the international cinema influence of the “spaghetti western” genre. Sebastiano Lucci, instructor of Italian and director of the Less Commonly Taught Languages, will reflect on the birth, development and culmination of the midcentury westerns made by Italian filmmakers like Sergio Leone. Part of his 2021-22 John R.

Sebastiano Lucci, director of the Self-Instructional Language Program and instructor of Italian, is the 2021-22 John R. and Florence B. Kinghorn Global Fellow. For his dedication as a scholar, teacher and colleague, Sebastiano Lucci has been named this year’s recipient of the John R. and Florence B. Kinghorn Global Fellowship. A scholar of international cinema

Andres Lopez ’21 will pursue his M.A. in Spanish through a program with Middlebury College that begins with a few weeks work on the Vermont campus before completing the program in Madrid, Spain. As a Spanish and Hispanic Studies major at Hobart and William Smith, Andres Lopez ’21 says a course on Miguel De Cervantes’

Hobart and William Smith recognize students, faculty and partners in Geneva for their investment in the local community.

“I always knew I wanted to work in television, but it wasn’t until I went on a college field trip to ABC that I experienced the true adrenaline rush of a live television environment,” recalls Sarah Kunin ’09. “I was thrilled by the pace of the control room, the energy of production teams and the front row seat to some of the most important stories of our time.”

A new study led by Professor of Biology Meghan Brown documents that Cuba is home to hundreds fewer invasive plant species than expected. Why does Cuba have comparatively fewer invasive plant species than its Caribbean neighbors? Its economic isolation during the past 60 years is a major factor that limited the arrival and establishment of plants

HWS commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps by asking alums to reflect on their service as volunteers. Lucie Mendelson ’17 shares her experience as a Spanish literacy promoter in the Dominican Republic and what it was like to have her time cut short by the pandemic. On March 15, 2020, Lucie Mendelson ’17

Associate Professor of Spanish Fernando Rodríguez Mansilla’s reconstruction and analysis of a 17th-century work by Spanish playwright Lope de Vega has been published in Parte XIX Comedias de Lope de Vega (Part 19 of Lope de Vega’s Complete Plays). Lope is the founder of the national theater in Spain. “El serafín humano” (“The Human Seraph”),

A new educational resource offers connection and support for the Spanish-speaking community in and around Geneva. With Vamos Geneva 2030, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and partners from Geneva and the greater Rochester area have created a hub “for Spanish speakers to learn, share ideas with each other, and express themselves in Spanish, especially when