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Fisher Center Kicks off Spring 2016 Series

The 2015-16 speaker series sponsored by the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men continues its examination of the theme "Gender, Climate, and the Anthropocene" on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with Kathryn Yusoff's talk "Towards the Idea of a Black Anthropocene." Since atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen popularized the term in 2000, the "anthropocene" has become a political marker, designating the ep...  More >>

Borenstein '14 Joins L.A.P.D.

After six months of rigorous physical and tactical training at the Los Angeles Police Academy, Sasha Borenstein '14 has recently been partnered with an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to complete the field training required to become a full-time officer. For Borenstein, the accomplishment is putting her one step closer to her long-term goal of becoming a homicide investigator,...  More >>

HWS Dance Links Generations

United by their association to the HWS Dance Department, William Smith alumnae Jeanne Schickler Compisi '96 and Kaitley Wozer '15 recently shared the stage at the popular First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival alongside professional dance colleagues in pieces choreographed by Professor of Dance and Coordinator of the Social Justice Studies Program Donna Davenport and Assistant Professor of Dance...  More >>

HWS Dance Performs Social Justice Project

Donna Davenport, professor of dance and coordinator of the Social Justice Studies Program, and Kelly Johnson, assistant professor of dance, have been commissioned by BioDance, a Rochester contemporary dance company, to choreograph socially conscious dance for the company and perform in upcoming Geva Theater concerts. As a part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, the BIO/DANCE & SO...  More >>

Five Join Teach for America

Five recent William Smith graduates have begun their Teach for America (TFA) assignments, working and living in low-income communities. From New England to the Deep South, the alumnae have been placed in high-need public schools across the country, joining more than a dozen other alums currently working for the program and more than 30 alums who have served with TFA over the past decade. Beginnin...  More >>

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