Elizabeth Blackwell

200th Birthday Celebration


On Feb. 3, 2021, Hobart and William Smith Colleges celebrated the 200th birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell with three extraordinary opportunities to learn more about Dr. Blackwell and to honor one of our nation’s leading advocates for equity and public service – the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Join Hobart and William Smith in celebrating Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by sharing your sentiments and congratulations using the following hashtags:


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200th Birthday T-Shirt

Blackwell t-Shirt

A limited edition 200th Birthday T-shirt was available at The College Store.

A Sense of Place - Elizabeth Blackwell in Geneva, NY

Celebrating Dr Blackwell's 200th Birthday - The Doctors Blackwell

Blackwell News

Wed, 03 Feb 2021

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Named HWS Commencement Speaker and Blackwell Recipient

Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress and the first woman and the first African American to hold the position, will be the 2021 Commencement speaker, and receive an honorary degree and the Elizabeth Blackwell Award. On Sunday, May 16, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will deliver the keynote address during the exercises for the 196th

Fri, 23 Apr 2021

Pulteney Street Podcast: From Elizabeth Blackwell to the ERA

On the latest episode of the Pulteney Street Podcast, President Joyce P. Jacobsen and Professor of Women’s Studies Betty Bayer delve into key figures, moments and policies in women’s history in the Finger Lakes and the U.S. Professor of Women’s Studies Betty Bayer joins the Pulteney Street Podcast with President Joyce P. Jacobsen to discuss Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell,

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