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Recent graduates Laurel Brown ’18 and Sarah Kloos ’18 credit their individual works recently being published in national literary journals to coursework conducted as students in “Literary Journalism” with Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and English Literature Geoffrey Babbitt. Appearing in The Nasiona – a creative nonfiction magazine and publishing house –Brown’s piece “Open

For Samuel Thurston ’19, an international relations and anthropology double major, traveling to Vietnam to study culinary practices for the semester was an easy choice. “I’ve focused on understanding cultures across contexts during my time at HWS,” he says. “Getting a chance to further this education firsthand, using my other passion—for food—as a medium, made

This semester, Mariah Reinke ’21, an environmental studies and cultural anthropology double major, is studying off campus on board a 134-foot tall ocean research vessel stationed in the Pacific Ocean. Reinke is serving as a member of the crew of the SSV Robert C. Seamans, owned by Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Mass. She

As a production intern for ABC’s Good Morning America, Nicole Katchis ’19 appeared on the morning show during a segment on how interns can stand out during their summer opportunities. It’s a feat Katchis already accomplished early this summer when she was sent into the field to secure a quote for a story on Pastor

Joining an impressive cohort of Hobart and William Smith alums serving AmeriCorps, five recent graduates will dedicate a year to supporting underserved communities throughout the United States. Kevin Collado ’18 will combat food security in the City of Geneva as the first AmeriCorps volunteer dedicated to the issue in Geneva. His work will build on

In the most recent issue of ASIANetworkExchange, guest-edited by Professor of Sociology Jack Harris P’02, P’06, Associate Professor of Anthropology Chris Annear and Harris discuss the frontiers between national, regional and local cuisines rooted in Vietnam. In their article, “Cooking up the Culinary Nation or Savoring its Regions? Teaching Food Studies in Vietnam,” they examine

Trekking across the globe, Cashel McCarthy ’18 began her Peace Corps service as a public health volunteer in Mongolia in June. The recent William Smith graduate is devoting two years to supporting education and health resources in Mongolian schools. “The role of a Peace Corps volunteer can lead to some of the most effective ways

As recipients of awards from the Tanaka Memorial Foundation, Jackie Matos ’19 and Divya Tewari ’19 have dedicated their summers to interning for non-governmental organizations aiding women in Southeast Asia. Matos serves as an English teaching assistant and dance instructor at the Colaba Municipal Secondary School in Southern Mumbai, India. The school is funded and

HWS faculty members recently acknowledged three of their colleagues’ work as educators, scholars and community leaders with the annual faculty prizes. Based on the recommendations of fellow HWS faculty, the Committee on Faculty Research and Honors recognized Professor of Anthropology Jeffrey Anderson, who received the faculty prize for scholarship; Associate Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer, who was awarded

Joining the Peace Corps in Namibia this fall, Natalie Booth ’18 will teach high school science and support local efforts to strengthen educational opportunities during her two-years of service throughout the nation. “My service will be a two-way street; I am excited to teach science and share my culture, but I am even more excited