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The HWS Update

Stripped, written by Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Maggie Werner and published by Penn State University Press, has been named to Book Authority’s list of 20 best new rhetoric books for 2021. Join the HWS community on October 28 to hear Werner give a reading of her work.  A new book by Associate Professor

Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 discusses her new book at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, N.Y. Next month, the Seward House Museum welcomes Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 as the 2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker. Wickenden’s new book, The Agitators: Three

Tyler Pierson ’21 accepts position at one of the world’s largest financial services institutions, Prudential Financial. Graduating with a major in economics and a minor in entrepreneurial studies, Tyler Pierson ’21 will begin working as a financial advisor for Prudential. Serving clients worldwide, the financial service firm provides life insurance, health insurance, retirement and other

At the Colleges, Lorena Robelo-Lara ’21 has advanced equity in the classroom and in club organizations. The American studies and writing and rhetoric double major intends to pursue a career in law with an international focus. At a recent Public Education Leadership Network (PLEN) breakfast, Lorena Robelo-Lara ’21 gave the senior spotlight address, where she

Two novelists and a biologist discuss storytelling, science and what is illuminated at the confluence of fiction and nonfiction. In bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel, Hummingbird Salamander, a mysterious envelope sends “Jane Smith” on a dangerous, complex quest revolving around a taxidermied hummingbird and a taxidermied salamander. The titular animals are fictional, but their scientific

Zaheer Bowen ‘23 and Irini Konstantinou ’23 have been elected by their peers to become voting members of the Board of Trustees. Zaheer Bowen ’23 and Irini Konstantinou ’23 have been elected by their peers to serve as Junior Student Trustees. By senior year, Konstantinou and Bowen will become voting members of the Board of

Professor of Biology Meghan Brown imagined the fictional species at the heart of bestselling-author Jeff VanderMeer’s latest novel, Hummingbird Salamander, which they will discuss in an interview next week. In Jeff VanderMeer’s Hummingbird Salamander, which will be published April 6, a mysterious envelope sends “Jane Smith” on a dangerous, complex quest revolving around a taxidermied hummingbird

In Semiotic Love [Stories], Brian Phillip Whalen ’01 “draws upon symbols and objects to explore the loss of relationships” with “tenderness and longing.” With his first book, published this month by Awst Press, Brian Phillip Whalen ’01 offers brief, evocative stories that chart loss in its various manifestations. As the publisher notes, Whalen “reaches deep

The HWS Writing Colleagues Program recently welcomed a new cohort of 16 peer mentors. Hobart and William Smith held a welcome celebration for the newest members of the Writing Colleagues Program. Writing Colleagues are partners in learning through writing. Founded in 1994 by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Cheryl Forbes, the program trains peer tutors who

Sharna Fabiano ’97 combines her experience as a tango dancer and life coach to explore teamwork in the workplace in her new book, Lead & Follow: The Dance of Inspired Teamwork. Tango dance and life coaching, two of the seemingly dissimilar passions of Sharna Fabiano ’97, coalesce in her new book, Lead & Follow: The