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Rugg '17 Explores the Effects of War

For Taylor Rugg '17, a single class during her first-year at HWS has led to an ongoing, interdisciplinary investigation into how individuals experience the effects of war. The 2013 course, "Gender and Terror," taught by then-Fisher Center Fellow Brianne Gallagher, peaked Rugg's interest in the military and the effects of war. "From the first class, I was hooked," Rugg recalls. The following sprin...  More >>

Inside the New Cuba

In May 2017, a group of Hobart and William Smith students will make a journey that until recently was impossible. They will be the first participants in the Center for Global Education's (CGE) new, short-term abroad program, in Havana, Cuba. Directed by Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies Juan Liébana, "Inside the New Cuba" will immerse students in Cuban life, literature and histo...  More >>

Vietnam Veterans Remembered During Reunion

During Reunion Weekend, Hobart and William Smith Colleges honored four alumni and one faculty member who died during the Vietnam War, paying tribute with their families, loved ones, classmates and Reunion guests. "We celebrate the cardinal Hobart traits of loyalty and leadership that these men demonstrated in their life and we honor their memory," said Dr. Jeremy Cushman '96, president of the Hob...  More >>

Colleges Remember Vietnam Veterans

The names of four alumni and one faculty member who died during the Vietnam War have been engraved on the Memorial Bench located near St. John's Chapel and Trinity Hall. During Reunion Weekend, Hobart and William Smith Colleges dedicated the Vietnam section of the bench in a ceremony at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. "Hobart and William Smith have a rich heritage of service to our nation in many ...  More >>

Friedman Co-Authors Frankenstein Narrative History

In "Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives," Professor of Media and Society Les Friedman and Professor of History Allison Kavey (City College of New York) trace the Frankenstein narrative from Mary Shelley's 1818 novel through its many adaptations to explore its enduring appeal across genres and eras. In "Monstrous Progeny," which will be published in June by Rutgers Universi...  More >>

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