AFRICANA STUDIES NEWS
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.
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....
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...
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."
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...