Learning takes place where there are opportunities to become more informed about other cultures and religions, hear other peoples' viewpoints on national and international relations, discuss current events and pop culture and debate public policy and human rights issues.
To foster Hobart and William Smith's inclusive identity, the campus community offers a wide variety of academic and social events which reflect and promote the cultural diversity of our campus Cultural Clubs and Events- (Hobart and William Smith is home to more than 15 cultural clubs, including Pride Alliance representing the LBGT community, Hillel, Asian Student Union and Latin American Organization. Each of these clubs celebrates their unique cultural identity with annual campus events, like Take Back the Night, the Caribbean Student Association's Celebrate Diversity Dinner and the Black Student Union Charity Ball.
Speaker Series and Symposia-HWS also regularly hosts a variety of speaker series and symposia, which bring prominent visitors to campus. Through series like The President's Forum, The Fisher Center and Human Rights and Genocide, students have a chance to meet and engage leading thinkers, like Madeleine Albright and Ralph Nader, on topics of national and cultural significance.
A former U.S. Army officer and Blackhawk helicopter pilot, and a fourth-generation U.S. Army combat veteran, Chris Marvin joins the President's Forum Series to discuss his work with Got Your 6, an organization that empowers veterans by bridging the civilian-military divide through creative partnerships with the entertainment industry. Marvin will present his talk - "Hollywood and Vets: How Films ... More >>
To mark the Year of the Goat, the Asian Student Union will host a Lunar New Year Festival. The Lunar New Year Festival will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for HWS students and $7 for faculty and staff. The dress code is semi-formal. The event will include a variety of authentic foods, including: sushi, dumplings, Coke chicken wings, Bu... More >>
One of the world's leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity, Michael Kimmel will be the next guest speaker of the President's Forum Series on Tuesday, Feb. 10, when he will deliver a lecture, "Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth: Women and Men in a New Millennium," at 7:30 p.m. in the Vandervort Room in Scandling Campus Center. Kimmel is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender ... More >>
Continuing with this year's theme of "Campus War Machine: Sex and Debt," The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men resumes its series of performances, lectures and dialogue sessions in February and continues with various guest speakers throughout the spring semester. All of the speakers will add to the campus' ongoing discussion exploring the ways in which gender figures into the wars bein... More >>
HWS Presidential Fellow and Ithaca Mayor Svante L. Myrick will address Geneva High School on Friday, Jan. 30 at 9:15 a.m. in the GHS auditorium, as part of the LEAP (Lead Excel Achieve Progress) Initiative. Sworn into office in January 2012, Myrick became, at 24, the City of Ithaca's youngest mayor and first mayor of color. He was first elected to the Common Council at the age of 20 while still a... More >>