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HWS Hosts Multi-faith Environmental Panel

Hobart and William Smith Colleges hosted a multi-faith panel in response to Pope Francis's encyclical, "Laudato Si," which served as a call to action for sustainable environmentalism. Titled "Caring for Our Common Home," the Monday, April 18 conversation brought together religious leaders from the Geneva and HWS communities to discuss the message of the encyclical as it pertains to the local regi...  More >>

Dobkowski Presents at Abrahamic Religions Conference

Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski recently presented on the differences and parallels between Islamophobia and anti-Semitism at the conference, "Abrahamic Religions: Challenges and Cooperation in the Age of Extremism," at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. The conference featured a two-day series of workshops with scholars from colleges and universities across the nation. The fir...  More >>

Human Rights and Genocide Symposium 2016

The Hobart and William Smith Human Rights and Genocide Symposium is returning with its Spring 2016 Lecture Series focusing on the theme "HWS Students Take Action!" The event kicks off on Tuesday, March 1 with an exhibition featuring student presentations in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Through the symposium, members of the HWS community are invited to learn,...  More >>

Abbe Center Hosts "Green Shabbat"

This Friday, Jan. 29, the Abbe Center for Jewish Life invites students to attend a special-themed version of its weekly dinner program, titled "Green Shabbat." In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and the HWS EcoRep organization, the dinner will promote Jewish culture and its commitment to caring for the environment. The "Green Shabbat" event coincides with the celebration of Tu B'S...  More >>

Reinventing the Rubber Duck

Like baseball or jazz, the rubber duck is an American institution, and Craig Wolfe '74 is its reigning king, putting a fresh face on the classic novelty and bringing the industry home with two manufacturing facilities now in the U.S. "The rubber duck was invented in America, and then went overseas," says Wolfe, president of CelebriDucks, the only rubber duck manufacturer in the country and the to...  More >>

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