International War Crimes Appeals Judge Fisher '70 Opens Season

The Honorable Shireen Avis Fisher '70, William Smith College alumna and Justice of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, will be the first speaker of the 2015-2016 President's Forum Series on Monday, Sept. 21. As Justice of the Residual Special Court, Fisher presided over the appeal of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, the first sitting Head of State to be charged in an Internation...  More >>

The Global Identity of HWS German Studies

"Area studies programs are undergoing a lot questions, especially in our era of globalization," says Ashwin Manthripragada, visiting assistant professor of German Area Studies (GAS). "We're forced to ask: what defines German Area Studies? How do we as a department make ourselves known and relevant?" To address these questions head-on, Manthripragada and Eric Klaus, associate professor and chair t...  More >>

Summer Program Welcomes HWS to Leipzig

For students of foreign language programs, an immersive study can be a cornerstone in the process of achieving proficiency and, ultimately, fluency in a language. For three German language students, the summer presented itself as an ideal time to enroll in an immersive study program in Leipzig, Germany. In partnership with the University of Leipzig and the Herder Institut in Leipzig, Zachary Grat...  More >>

Salisbury Winners Blog Across the Globe

During their summer-long international internships in a combined total of nine countries on three continents, Salisbury Award-winners Talia Azour '16, Caitlin Petty '16 and John (Jack) Slattery '16 are detailing their work and travel through blogs as they deepen their experiential education. Azour, a double major in international relations and sociology, is interning with IPG Mediabrands, which w...  More >>

Fisher '70 Receives Highest Alumna Honor

During Reunion 2015, The Hon. Shireen Avis Fisher '70, Justice of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, was awarded the highest and most prestigious honor bestowed by the William Smith Alumnae Association: Alumna Achievement Award. "This is an extreme honor for me," Fisher said during a ceremony before the State of the Colleges address. "It is so important to me because it's being bestowed...  More >>

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