2015 Human Rights and Genocide Symposium

Now in its 16th year, the Hobart and William Smith Human Rights and Genocide Symposium will offer a semester-long series of lectures and dialogues surrounding human rights issues facing the international community. "The speakers for this semester are unified by the theme of intergenerational transmission of trauma and ways in which the search for forensic justice and witness might address those i...  More >>

Three New Leaders Join HWS

Hobart and William Smith will commence the new academic year welcoming three individuals to leadership positions at the Colleges: Chaplain of the Colleges, Title IX Coordinator, and Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. The Rev. D. Maurice Charles, who previously served in the Religious Life office at Stanford University, has begun his role as HWS Chaplain, following the retirem...  More >>

DeFelice '73 Publishes New Book

Renowned children's author Cynthia DeFelice '73 recently published her new children's book, "Fort." The book was released in May 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. "Fort" is a story about friendship and revenge, as it tells the tale of 11-year-old Wyatt and his friend Augie, two funny and very real young heroes. Amidst the best summer of the boys' lives, two older kids ruin the fort Wyatt and Aug...  More >>

Faculty Promotions

During the spring meeting of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustees, the Board, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, has approved the promotion of three faculty members to the rank of Full Professor, as well as granted Emeritus/Emerita status to four other faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, Nan Crystal Arens and Neil Laird, both associate professors of geoscience, and Ma...  More >>

Adams to Deliver Baccalaureate Address

A dedicated campus leader, adviser and scholar, The Rev. Lesley M. Adams HON'12, Chaplain of the Colleges, will deliver the academic year-end address at Baccalaureate, a signature event of Commencement weekend activities. At the Colleges, Adams' tenure as Chaplain has been marked by an unwavering attention to inclusion - religious, spiritual, cultural, racial, international and secular; as well a...  More >>