AFRICANA STUDIES NEWS
Fulbright takes Owes '16 back to South Africa
Afrika Owes '16 has been named the recipient of a prestigious 2016-17 Fulbright Award to South Africa, where she will teach English.
"I am beyond elated I was accepted," says the sociology major who graduated cum laude in May. "I owe a lot to my mentor, Centennial Center for Leadership Program Manager and Interim Chief Diversity Officer Solomé Rose and my Intercultural Affairs family. They convin...
Beyond Borders in South Africa
Seven students participating in the Beyond Borders global leadership program will travel to South Africa this summer to expand on their study of critical issues facing Africa and the United States. Students in the program offered by the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL) are Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17, Susannah Berry '16, Molly Dietrich '17, Kimberly Gutierrez '17, Mary Kubinski '17, Domenic Mero...
Bentsi-Enchill '17 accepted into Africa-focused entrepreneurship program
Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17 was recently named as one of only 1,000 entrepreneurs selected for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP).
Launched in 2015 by Tony Elumelu, Nigerian economist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, the TEEP is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify and empower 10,000 Africa...
King to Deliver Talk on Diversity
A thought leader on the issue of diversity in higher education, Bruce King, the assistant to the president for institutional diversity and chief diversity officer at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., will visit Hobart and William Smith to deliver the presentation, "Wherever You Go, There ‘We' Are." Focusing on black studies, black lives and diversity, King's talk will take place on Wednesday...
Beyond Borders Program Centers on Africa
Following a successful inaugural season, the Centennial Center for Leadership's (CCL) Beyond Borders global leadership program has selected its 2016 student cohort to work with HWS faculty advisers and students from South Africa to examine critical issues facing Africa and the United States. Representing several majors and minors, the participants are Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17, Susannah Berry '16, M...
African Lecture Series Hosts Benjamin Lawrance
The African Lecture Series at Hobart and William Smith will welcome Benjamin Lawrance, the Hon. Barber B. Conable Jr. Endowed Chair of International and Global Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), as a guest scholar for both a campus talk and classroom visits.
Lawrance's lecture, "African Refugees, American Asylum Law, and a Global Crisis," will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 ...
HWS Students Join Model African Union
Two delegations of Hobart and William Smith students representing Nigeria and South Africa recently participated in the inaugural Model African Union (Model AU) regional conference at Colgate University where they joined undergraduates from peer institutions to address some of today's most critical issues facing the continent.
The conference, which connected members of the New York Six Liberal A...
New Perspectives on African Literature
The African Literature Association (ALA) - headquartered at Hobart and William Smith - will welcome several guest scholars for the symposium, "New Perspectives on African Literature," which will feature both fiction and poetry along with scholarly works on African literature and contemporary literature of the African diaspora. Free and open to the public, the event will take place on Friday, Nov....
Students, Alums Join Peace Corps
Following a highly competitive admissions process, Amanda Reusch '15, Emily Surprenant '15, Anna Dorman '14 and Nicolas Walker '13 will soon kick off their tenures of service with the Peace Corps, continuing a fruitful connection between the Colleges and the renowned international service organization. The four will begin their stateside training this summer before embarking on a two-year service...
Gallouët to Give Kinghorn Lecture
Catherine Gallouët, dean of William Smith College and professor of French and Francophone Studies, will deliver the Kinghorn Global Fellow Lecture on Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The lecture represents the culmination of Gallouët's research as the recipient of the 2014-15 John Readie & Florence B. Kinghorn Global Fellowship.