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Commencement 2022: “Your Education Matters More than Ever”

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During his Commencement address to graduates, Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, Sc.D. ’22 emphasized the vital role of education and critical thinking in fostering democracy, validating truth and combatting disinformation. An epidemiologist and HIV/AIDS expert recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, Beyrer noted “the stark inequalities in health care access and the

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7th Fulbright-Hays Award for Russian Studies and Economics


The grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund an intensive course abroad on the politics, economics and culture of Georgia. For the seventh time since 2005, 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 $98,853 grant will fund

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Presenting Finger Lakes Fieldwork


A conference in April showcased students’ scientific research on salamanders, leaf litter and lake levels, including fieldwork conducted in the Colleges’ backyard. Under the guidance of Professor of Biology Meghan Brown, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Kristen Brubaker and Associate Professor of Biology Brad Cosentino, three seniors presented the results of their biology and environmental

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Italian Studies Minor Offered


Program expands on language offering; furthers cultural immersion  A new Italian Studies minor will help students further their skills in Italian and become better global citizens through deeper cultural understanding and building connections.   The program, to be offered Fall 2022, will especially benefit students who study abroad in Rome, providing them further chances to grow

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Bicentennial Year Commencement


As senior week begins, the Colleges prepare to send off the Classes of 2022. Having persevered through COVID-19 protocols, the HWS Classes of 2022 will soon don their caps and gowns — but not before a week of festivities, including the annual Senior Dinner. Following Senior Week 2022, soon-to-be graduates will join their families, friends

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Due to concerns about the storm pattern tomorrow, the Commencement ceremony will start at 9 a.m.  The Quad will open for families at 7:30 a.m. Students will begin robing at 8 a.m. Faculty will begin robing at 8:30 a.m. The procession will begin at 9 a.m.  We strongly encourage all participants to dress accordingly – including

The outstanding work of students, faculty and community members was showcased at this year’s Community Engagement Scholarship Forum. During the 14th annual Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, civically engaged students, faculty and community members were celebrated for their service and honored with an array of awards. Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) Director Katie

The prestigious scholarship will support students as they study and intern abroad next academic year. Eight Hobart and William Smith students are among the recipients of the U.S. Department of State’s 2022 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Two students who deferred a previous Gilman award due to the pandemic will receive support to study abroad

The Agitators by Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 is one of six nonfiction books for adults recognized this year for affirming “the highest values of the human spirit.” Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former HWS Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 earned a Christopher Award for her 2021 book, The Agitators: Three Friends Who

The epidemiologist, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute and HIV/AIDS expert, will also be awarded an honorary degree at this year’s graduation ceremony. Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, the inaugural Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at the

Be King, Rewind: Katherine Ruggles ’22 rebrands Blockbuster Video for her Media and Society Honors project. English and Media and Society double major Katherine “Katie” Ruggles ’22 used the Honors Program at HWS to explore her interests in branding and marketing. Her Honors project, culminating in a website “Be Kind, Rewind: Rebranding Blockbuster for the

During his Commencement address to graduates, Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, Sc.D. ’22 emphasized the vital role of education and critical thinking in fostering democracy, validating truth and combatting disinformation. An epidemiologist and HIV/AIDS expert recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, Beyrer noted “the stark inequalities in health care access and the

The grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund an intensive course abroad on the politics, economics and culture of Georgia. For the seventh time since 2005, 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 $98,853 grant will fund

A conference in April showcased students’ scientific research on salamanders, leaf litter and lake levels, including fieldwork conducted in the Colleges’ backyard. Under the guidance of Professor of Biology Meghan Brown, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Kristen Brubaker and Associate Professor of Biology Brad Cosentino, three seniors presented the results of their biology and environmental

Program expands on language offering; furthers cultural immersion  A new Italian Studies minor will help students further their skills in Italian and become better global citizens through deeper cultural understanding and building connections.   The program, to be offered Fall 2022, will especially benefit students who study abroad in Rome, providing them further chances to grow

As senior week begins, the Colleges prepare to send off the Classes of 2022. Having persevered through COVID-19 protocols, the HWS Classes of 2022 will soon don their caps and gowns — but not before a week of festivities, including the annual Senior Dinner. Following Senior Week 2022, soon-to-be graduates will join their families, friends

Due to concerns about the storm pattern tomorrow, the Commencement ceremony will start at 9 a.m.  The Quad will open for families at 7:30 a.m. Students will begin robing at 8 a.m. Faculty will begin robing at 8:30 a.m. The procession will begin at 9 a.m.  We strongly encourage all participants to dress accordingly – including

The outstanding work of students, faculty and community members was showcased at this year’s Community Engagement Scholarship Forum. During the 14th annual Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, civically engaged students, faculty and community members were celebrated for their service and honored with an array of awards. Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) Director Katie

The prestigious scholarship will support students as they study and intern abroad next academic year. Eight Hobart and William Smith students are among the recipients of the U.S. Department of State’s 2022 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Two students who deferred a previous Gilman award due to the pandemic will receive support to study abroad

The Agitators by Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 is one of six nonfiction books for adults recognized this year for affirming “the highest values of the human spirit.” Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former HWS Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 earned a Christopher Award for her 2021 book, The Agitators: Three Friends Who

The epidemiologist, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute and HIV/AIDS expert, will also be awarded an honorary degree at this year’s graduation ceremony. Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, the inaugural Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at the

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