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Gender and the American Family Farm

The "Sentiments & Declarations" lecture series will kick-off its spring 2015 series with a lecture by Assistant Professor of Economics Elizabeth Ramey titled, "Down on the Family Farm: Gender Inequality in an Iconic American Institution" on Thursday, Jan. 29. The spring series includes a diverse lineup that covers issues of gender inequality and feminism spanning from the early 20th century t...  More >>

Yellen to Receive HWS Blackwell Award

Dr. Janet L. Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will be awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Blackwell Award by Hobart and William Smith Colleges during a ceremony at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 22. The appointment of Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve in February 2014 made her the first woman ever to hold the central bank's ...  More >>

Innovative Classrooms Christened

This semester, students and faculty in six courses across a variety of disciplines had the opportunity to use the first two of the Colleges' "Innovative Classrooms." Each received upgraded furnishings and technology this summer as part of the Innovative Classrooms project, a collaboration between the FacIT Committee, the Classroom Committee, IT Services and the Board of Trustees Technology Commit...  More >>

Equality vs. Liberation in Chicago

Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer moderated what she called "an engaging and lively discussion on the question of equality and/or liberation" as National Women's Hall of Fame forum, "Does Equality Ask Us to Settle for Less?" The forum took place on Monday, Nov. 17 at Roosevelt University, in Chicago, Ill. National Women's Hall of Fame is the nation's oldest membership organization dedicate...  More >>

Saucier ’07, First Coaching Season

Liz Saucier '07 has wrapped up her first season as the head field hockey coach at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, Maine. The team was ranked No. 3 going into the Eastern Maine Class B Quarterfinals on Tuesday, Oct. 21. "With an outstanding senior class, I am sad to see the season come to a close before reaching the Eastern Maine finals, but proud of the leadership and sportsmanship the...  More >>

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Call For Submissions

Call for Submissions

This is a call for submissions for our 40 for 40 competition!

What word or term stands out in your mind as you reflect on Women's Studies' 40th? What word best expresses to you the spirit and aims of the last 40 years? Tell us why the term earmarks the movement. Have your say on what characterizes the last forty years of Women's Studies. Forty selections will be exhibited in a webwork of Women's Studies defined and mapped by you - in words, art, poetry, or song. Submissions should be equivalent to 250 words or less (roughly one page). Winners will receive a 40th anniversary mug! Send your submission to wmst@hws.edu!



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