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...
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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. Established ...
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An Evening of American Negro Spirituals

A concert featuring François S. Clemmons, tenor, and Kate Gridley, pianist, will be performed in the Davis Gallery at Houghton House on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. The concert, "Fifty Years After Selma: an Evening of American Negro Spirituals," will include musical selections titled "Ah Woke Up This Morning With My Mind," "Lil Boy How Ol' Are You," and "Everytime I Feel the Spirit" among others....
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Geneva, South Africa and UN Goals

This spring, HWS students and faculty will collaborate with their counterparts in South Africa in a unique independent study program, "Beyond Borders." The semester-long academic partnership with the Stellenbosch University's Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Leadership Development (FVZS) was developed by Solomé Rose, the Global and Community Leadership Fellow at the Centennial Center for L...
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Wroblewski '13 Interviewed by Your Mark on the World

Sara Wroblewski '13, founder and CEO of the non-profit One Bead, was featured in a Dec. 18 interview by author, adviser, and Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe, for the Your Mark on the World Center. Your Mark on the World seeks to solve "the world's biggest problems before 2045 by identifying and championing the work of experts who have created credible plans and programs to address such issues." ...
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Institute of Medicine Elects Beyrer '81

Internationally renowned expert on AIDS, Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer '81, recently was recognized for outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service with election to membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The IOM is one of the National Academies of Science, initiated by President Abraham Lincoln. Beyrer is a pr...
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Shelden '13 Shares Peace Corps Insights

For Emily Shelden '13, the study of Africa became a significant and influential part of her academic pursuits at Hobart and William Smith. As a double major in political science and Africana studies, it was Shelden's educational experiences at HWS that became a critical launching point for her service in Guinea's Haute region as a member of the Peace Corps. From coursework to enriching conversat...
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Faculty Present Work in South Africa

Four members of the HWS faculty presented papers at the 40th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (ALA) this spring. The conference, "Texts Modes and Repertoires of Living In and Beyond the Shadows of Apartheid," featured the work of Professor Emeritus of French and Francophone Studies George Joseph, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessi...
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Dunn Discusses Africa on WRVO

Associate Professor of Political Science Kevin Dunn was interviewed for a WRVO public radio segment, "The Campbell Conversations," hosted by Grant Reeher, the director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute and professor of political science at Syracuse University. The show, in which Dunn and Campbell discuss African politics, originally aired on WRVO (89.9 in Oswego/Syracuse) on Sunday, March ...
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Dunn Releases Book on African Politics

Kevin Dunn, chair and associate professor of political science at HWS, and Pierre Englebert, a professor of African politics at Pomona College, have announced the publication of their co-authored textbook, "Inside African Politics," an important work that introduces readers to a rich exploration of contemporary politics in Africa. Released by Lynne Rienner Publishers, one of the foremost publishe...
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