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Fostering Women's Leadership in Geneva and Beyond

This semester, the Leadership League of Women (LLOW), founded by Virginia DeWees'16 last year, continues to foster relationships between William Smith and Geneva High School students through a program of mentorship, collaboration and community outreach. Though newly launched, the group is growing both in size and impact. Sponsored by the William Smith Deans Office and the Laurel Society, the hono...  More >>

Gibbons on International Adoption

Judith Gibbons, professor emerita of psychology and women's studies at St. Louis University, will discuss the social, psychological, legal and moral dimensions of intercountry adoption as the concluding speaker of this semester's Human Rights and Genocide Speaker Series. The talk will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. Discussing t...  More >>

Kaenzig Joins ‘Great Women' Series

Associate Dean of William Smith Lisa Kaenzig was recently featured as a guest speaker for the "Great Women in and around Seneca Falls" lecture series, serving as one of several women leaders who spoke at The Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Kaenzig has more than 25 years of administrative and academic experience, 12 of which have been at the Colleges. Kaenzig also was recently nominated and name...  More >>

Combatting Online Hate Speech

In their recent paper and presentation, "Silencing the Silencers: The Ethics of Feminist Trolling to Combat Online Hate Speech," Associate Professor of Philosophy Karen Frost-Arnold and William Smith graduates Molly Doris-Pierce '15 and Carly Petroski '15 explore ways to prevent online hate speech and harassment on the social media app Yik Yak. The trio presented their collaborative research proj...  More >>

Fisher Center Features Elizabeth A. Povinelli

In the inaugural Fisher Center Speaker Series lecture of the 2015-16 academic year, Elizabeth A. Povinelli brought her background in anthropology and gender studies to bear on this year's theme, "Gender, Climate and the Anthropocene," exploring the connections between human planetary impact and the systems through which societies reproduce themselves. The Franz Boas professor of anthropology and ...  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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