Freedom of Mind: HWS Faculty Guide Prison Education

Associate Professor of English Laurence Erussard taught two sections of a course on medieval literature this past spring. On paper, the classes are indistinguishable. Students in both sections have the same rigorous coursework, read the same texts, and complete a final. But one class, about 20 miles from the Hobart and William Smith campus, took place at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romul...  More >>

Meet the Fulbrights

HWS and the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program have continued a longstanding partnership this year, with the Colleges currently hosting four teaching assistants from around the world. At HWS, the FLTAs share their native language and experiences through seminar classes, weekly conversation groups and engagement in student cultural organizations. Hiba Amro, from Amman, Jordan, ha...  More >>

Narratives of Displacement Symposium

In response to the global refugee crisis, the German Area Studies Symposium: Narratives of Displacement will debut at Hobart and William Smith, bringing the issue to the forefront with dialogue and collaborative thinking. The symposium will begin at 2 p.m. in the Seneca Room on Saturday, April 2, and is being co-organized by Visiting Assistant Professor of German Area Studies Emina Musanovic and ...  More >>

German Culture at Blocker Showcase

From the zoo and orchestras of Leipzig, to the markets, galleries and parks of Berlin, eight HWS students shared their unique German cultural experiences at the annual Julius G. Blocker '53 Cultural Showcase earlier this semester. Each year, the Julius G. Blocker '53 Endowed Fund supports study abroad opportunities in Germany to give HWS students an immersive and oftentimes transformative cultura...  More >>

The Global Identity of HWS German Studies

"Area studies programs are undergoing a lot questions, especially in our era of globalization," says Ashwin Manthripragada, visiting assistant professor of German Area Studies (GAS). "We're forced to ask: what defines German Area Studies? How do we as a department make ourselves known and relevant?" To address these questions head-on, Manthripragada and Eric Klaus, associate professor and chair t...  More >>

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