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Professor of Art and Architecture Ted Aub’s bronze sculpture of suffragette and Civil War veteran Mary Walker, M.D. wasn’t created to grace the halls of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. But after a journey through Upstate New York, and thanks to Aub’s generous donation, the 18” portrait will soon have a new home in

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. — The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution On August 26 — Women’s Equality Day, as designated by Congress in 1973 — women will gather virtually and

The Likely World, the first novel by Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman, is featured in the July/August 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. In the magazine, Lysley Tenorio, author of the novel The Son of Good Fortune, recommends The Likely World, writing: “A woman’s addiction to a short-term-memory-erasing drug is at the center of Conroy-Goldman’s

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

Professor of Women’s Studies Betty Bayer, the immediate past president of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, will lead the Hall’s inaugural book club discussion of The Power of Rare by Victoria Jackson. Beginning at 6 p.m. today, June 4, the Hall’s book club will meet virtually to explore Jackson’s book, which recounts her quest

Former Vice President of JP Morgan Chase and the Owner of Creative Feng Shui Katherine “Kate” MacKinnon ’77 will disrupt the status quo and give voice to cutting edge ideas as she takes on the topic of women, aging and visibility on Tuesday, March 24 as a featured speaker of the Speakers Who Dare performance.

Recent acquisitions to the Colleges’ archives of personal letters and family photos of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) provide a rare glimpse into the personal life of HWS’ most celebrated alumna. Among several copies of well-known published works of the first woman in America to receive a medical degree, these new pieces share the story of

Every 10 years, the United States takes a count of every resident in the country. This year, Alex Greenberg ’20 is playing an important role in that endeavor, working with students who live off-campus to ensure they are counted in the 2020 U.S. Census. A philosophy major and women’s studies minor, Greenberg grew interested in

At its most recent meeting, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Joyce P. Jacobsen, approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor for six faculty members. Effective July 1, 2020, Assistant Professors Diana Baker (Education); Evren Damar (Economics); Ervin Kosta (Sociology); Michelle Martin-Baron (Women’s Studies); Ben

As a 2019-20 Fulbright Scholar, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Angelique Szymanek is exploring place, art, feminism and the ways women have been marginalized within the history of art, in spite of the political advances of the mid-20th century. Based in Scotland at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art &