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WOMEN'S STUDIES NEWS

Fisher Center Spring Speakers Announced

Continuing with this year's theme of "Campus War Machine: Sex and Debt," The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men will resume its series of performances, lectures and dialogue sessions in February and continue with various guest speakers throughout the spring semester. All of the speakers will add to the campus' ongoing discussion exploring the ways in which gender figures into the wars b...  More >>

Amos '11 Joins National Women's Hall of Fame

Merrill Amos '11 was recently hired as museum curator and educator at the National Women's Hall of Fame (NWHF) in Seneca Falls, N.Y. "We are delighted that Merrill Amos has joined the Hall," says Jill S. Tietjen, CEO of the NWHF. "With her experience in museum exhibit design and her passion for women's history, Merrill will be a tremendously valuable asset as we expand our exhibit and curriculum ...  More >>

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 >>