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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

This year’s John R. and Florence B. Kinghorn Global Fellows will unveil the findings of their yearlong study of the lasting effects of the Colleges’ program in global education on Monday, April 30. Thomas D’Agostino, associate dean for global education, and Jack Harris P’02, P’06, professor and chair of sociology, will present “Alumni Voices: How

Exploring their heritage and Jewish faith beyond campus, Hillel members Micaela Carney ’18, Gavin Gross ’19 and Danielle Moyer ’18 traveled to Israel for a traditional Birthright trip, a free rite of passage meant to create connections within the global Jewish community. “One of the most rewarding parts of my experience was meeting other Jewish

Elizabeth Dunne ’19, Jennifer “Morgan” Hekking ’19 and Caroline Kelly ’20 are pleased to be studying in Morocco this spring. “I couldn’t be more grateful; this program is ideal for my academic and professional interests,” says Dunne. The three William Smith students are studying in Rabat, under the auspices of the School for International Training

Representing delegates from the nations of Chad and Gabon at the 2018 National Model African Union Conference at Howard University, HWS students engaged in a weekend of dialogue and debate with their peers about the political, social, environmental and economic challenges that face the African continent. Hosted in collaboration with the African Union Mission in

The Pittsburgh Business Times recognized Delvina L. Smith ’09 with its inaugural “30 Under 30” award, a celebration of up-and-coming executives, innovators and thought leaders who will shape the future of Pittsburgh. Smith received the honor while serving as director of development for Providence Connections, a nonprofit organization working to strengthen families and enrich lives through comprehensive education and

In October, Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins delivered an invited talk as a guest speaker at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His presentation, “Confronting the ‘Reign of Error’ among Youth: The Social Norms Approach to Reducing Problem Behaviour and Promoting Health,” was the second event in this year’s seminar series sponsored by the university’s