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ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY NEWS

Sutton Discusses Crime and Fear

In an August opinion piece in The Buffalo News, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology James Sutton argues that politicians' misuse of crime statistics is counterproductive to addressing problems associated with crime. Sutton says that while Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's convention speech portrayed the country as being "plagued by out-of-control crime," FBI statistics ...  More >>

Five Faculty Members Granted Tenure

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, recently approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor to four faculty members, and awarded tenure to Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May. Effective July 1, Assistant Professor of Education Khuram Hussain, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Kirin Makker, Ass...  More >>

Freedom of Mind: HWS Faculty Guide Prison Education

Associate Professor of English Laurence Erussard taught two sections of a course on medieval literature this past spring. On paper, the classes are indistinguishable. Students in both sections have the same rigorous coursework, read the same texts, and complete a final. But one class, about 20 miles from the Hobart and William Smith campus, took place at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romul...  More >>

The Dove Block

A collaboration between Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Sociology Jim Spates and local businessman Dave Bunnell intends to refurbish a historical downtown Geneva building with ties to HWS and the modernist art movement of the early 20th century. The Dove Building, located at the intersection of Castle and Exchange Streets, once served as the studio for America's first abstract expressionis...  More >>

Exploring Mongolia through Fulbright Award

As the recipient of a prestigious 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Ryan Kertanis '16 will travel to Mongolia where he will teach English. "Being selected for the Fulbright is a huge honor and I'm extremely excited to take on this challenge," says Kertanis, who graduated magna cum laude in anthropology and environmental studies. "The Fulbright Award will give me the chance to take the lessons...  More >>

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