Pollster John Della Volpe Joins PFS

As the 2016 U.S. Presidential race approaches its final weeks, the HWS President's Forum Series welcomed John Della Volpe, director of polling at Harvard University's Institute of Politics (IOP) and founder and CEO of SocialSphere, Inc., a large data and social media analytics company located in Cambridge, Mass. An expert on millennial attitudes toward politics and public service, Della Volpe de...  More >>

Lucas Talks Presidential Election in Rochester

An expert on American legislative politics and political parties, institutions and behavior, DeWayne Lucas, associate dean of faculty and associate professor of political science, joined a community panel discussion "Why Vote in a Presidential Election?" hosted by the Rochester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The panel was held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 28 at New Bethel CME Chur...  More >>

Gearan Talks VP Debate on MSNBC

President Mark D. Gearan joined a conversation on MSNBC on Oct. 4, discussing the vice presidential debate between U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana. Gearan, who served as Assistant to the President, Director of Communications and Deputy Chief of Staff during the Clinton Administration, discussed his experience prepping a vice presidential candidate. In 1992, h...  More >>

Fisher Center: "You Can't Fix a Broken Foundation"

Examining the theme "No Place Like Home," the 2016-17 Fisher Center lecture series continues on Wednesday, Sept. 28, with "You Can't Fix a Broken Foundation: Black Women's Housing in the 1970s," a talk by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. An assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University, Taylor is the author of "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation." In the words of Cornel ...  More >>

Constitution Day Speaker Examines Diversity

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Hobart and William Smith Colleges' 2016 Constitution Day observance welcomes Eduardo M. Peñalver, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell University, who will deliver a talk titled "Varieties of Diversity in Constitutional Lawmaking." Peñalver's talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 in the ...  More >>

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