Russian Program Departs for Siberia

Students and faculty from the Hobart and William Smith Russian Area Studies program, joined by K-12 teachers from upstate New York and Connecticut, recently departed for more than a month of cultural study and immersion in the Altai region of Siberia. With the support of a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant (GPA), Hobart and William Smith are again partnering with the Altai State Pedagogi...  More >>

Russian Area Studies Hosts Chernobyl Film

The Russian Area Studies program will mark the 30th anniversary of the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine by screening the 2015 documentary film "The Babushkas of Chernobyl" at the Smith Opera House in Geneva. Hosted on the anniversary date, Tuesday, April 26, the event is free and open to the public. The program will welcome the film's award-winning director, Holly Morris, for ...  More >>

Sperling Talks Putin and Politics

Valerie Sperling, professor of political science at Clark University and an expert on Russian politics and the politics of gender, will visit Hobart and William Smith to deliver a lecture, "Sex, Politics, and Putin: Masculinity and Russian Foreign Policy." The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 7, in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. The lecture is free and open ...  More >>

Alumnae Pursue Graduate Work in Asian Studies

Fascinated with Asian studies as William Smith students, Melissa Hosek '14 and Chelsea Hudson '12 have continued to fuel their passion through post-graduate studies at two prestigious institutions. This fall, Hosek entered the East Asian Languages and Cultures Ph.D. program at Stanford University, while Hudson began a doctoral program in the history department at Georgetown University. At Stanfo...  More >>

Colleges Seek Local Teachers for Fulbright-Hays in Russia

For the fourth time in the past decade, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund an immersive educational excursion to Siberia. The HWS Russian Area Studies program is now recruiting local K-12 public school teachers in the fields of humanities, social sciences, foreign languages, and/or ar...  More >>

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