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FacultyMoodie and Singal To Be Honored with Distinguished Faculty Award
Sociology and History Professors Emeritus will be honored for their academic impact.
FacultyLearning About Science Over Lunch
Four biologists will present their work this fall in a series presented by the HWS Department of Biology.
FacultyDamar Joins Federal Advisory Committee on Energy and Environmental Markets
Associate Professor of Economics Evren Damar recently joined two subcommittees of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
- In this special edition of This Week in Photos, we highlight the special faculty student bonds that flourish at the Colleges. Here, Associate Professor of Sociology James Sutton and Ara McCorkle ’20 discuss her Honors project research titled, “Professionalization of Past Criminality and Addiction: How Former Prisoners and Addicts Manage a “Professional Ex” Identity.”
- With a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, students receive individualized attention from professors who are experts in their field. In the photo above, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kanate Dahouda brings his “Introduction to Francophone Cultures” class outside.
- Through the First-Year Seminar (FSEM), students gain a foundation for critical thinking and communication skills. FSEM professors are also students’ first adviser. Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies James McCorkle ’76, P’20 leads a discussion during “Interrogating Race in the United States and South Africa.”
- Faculty often use a co-teaching model to draw upon the work of scholars from a variety of subjects and disciplines. Professor of Art and Architecture A.E. Ted Aub (left) and Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Gabriella D'Angelo (center) review students' projects in "Introduction to 3D Design."
- Summer research opportunities allow students to work one-on-one with faculty to conduct and publish cutting-edge research. Yalemwork Teferra '21 and Associate Professor of Economics Keoka Grayson discuss black identity formation and the criminalization of black individuals.
- Aboard the William Scandling, Professor of Environmental Studies John Halfman leads a lab on Seneca Lake. HWS is one of the few undergraduate institutions in the nation equipped with a scientific research vessel.
- Director of Introductory Biology Laboratories Susan Flanders Cushman ’98 (left) and Kate Foley '20 discuss findings on Foley's research on the Round Goby Fish. Foley, who accepted a position in Big Sky, Montana with AmeriCorps, completed an Honors project on invasive species in New York State parks.
- In the Bozzuto Center for Entrepreneurship, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage works with students on a marketing proposal as part of their senior capstone project.
- Instructor of History Virgil Slade listens as Jack Polentes ‘21 discusses his research on German cuisine that he conducted while studying abroad through the Blocker Fellowship.
- At the Homecoming and Family Weekend Summer Research Symposium, Jean-Luc Shyaka '21 discusses his research project titled, "Analysis of Multinational Corporations: A Case Study of Rwanda" with Associate Professor of American Studies Beth Belanger.
- At the annual welcome dinner for the First Generation Initiative, students have the opportunity to meet first-generation faculty and staff. Kevin Cervantes '21 (center) chats with Director of Elementary Education/Coordinator Jennifer Harris P'21, P'22 and retired Professor of Education Sherry Gibbons.
- Jasper White ’20 stands with his Honors adviser Associate Professor of Physics Ileana Dumitriu. His research is titled "Portable Hydroelectric: Generating Energy in Remote Locations."
- Students in "Perspectives on Education" listen as Visiting Instructor of Education Suriati Abas introduces a classroom activity in which students observe literacy practices on the HWS campus.
- Associate Professor of Biology Meghan Brown assists Amelia Smith '21 and Maddie Ferguson '21 with lab work as part of "Aquatic Biology" at the Hanley Nature Preserve.
- Facilitated by Career Services, students join Assistant Professor of Media and Society Rebecca Burditt (second from left) behind the scenes of CNN studios in New York City.
- Faculty-led study abroad programs provide students with rich academic and cultural experiences. Here, Professor of Sociology Jack Harris visits Lahinch Beach with students while studying abroad in Galway, Ireland.
- President Joyce P. Jacobsen (right) joins the Russian Area Studies Department as they play Lapta on Smith Lawn.
- Faculty and student bonds endure after graduation. Here, Ingrid Dehler-Seter '16 and her former adviser Professor of Dance Donna Davenport pose at the awards reception of the National Dance Education Organization. Dehler-Seter accepted a New York State Dance Scholarship from the organization, of which Davenport is a member, in San Diego, Calif.
- Associate Professor of Sociology and faculty adviser to the William Smith Soccer team Ervin Kosta (center) watches carefully during the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer National Championship.