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The HWS Update

Elizabeth Fajardo ’20 has been accepted to University of California at Berkeley’s Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology integrated M.A. and Ph.D. program. Elizabeth Fajardo ’20 is one of only two students to be accepted to University of California at Berkeley’s Ancient History and Mediterranean Archeology integrated M.A./Ph.D. program. With full funding, she will enroll in five

A team made up of HWS faculty and staff took home first place honors in the annual adult spelling bee that raises funds for the nonprofit organization Literacy Volunteers Ontario-Yates. Galeate. Kaddish. With the correct spelling of those two words — the first means helmet shaped or hooded, the second is a 13th century Aramaic

The Center for Global Education has announced new Short-term Study Abroad programs for the summer of 2021 and in December of 2021-January 2022. HWS faculty-led programs will be offered to countries in South East Asia, Latin America and Europe, where students can participate in a range of opportunities including learning from entrepreneurs in Scotland, exploring

Dhiraj Mukkamala ’20 (pictured above on right) has been accepted to a comprehensive development program at Prudential Financial. The firm will provide training in preparation for his securities exams, then offer him a position as a Financial Advisor in Boston, Mass. While he gains insight to the financial services industry, Mukkamala is also continuing to

Twenty-eight students in the Classes of 2020 have graduated with Honors, demonstrating academic rigor and excellence in written and oral communication. Their research topics ranged from United States foreign policy and energy production in remote areas, to the study of anti-cancer drugs and more. To complete an Honors project at the Colleges, students embark on

“Pay attention to how your soul is responding in your interviews and your work. Learn your truth and celebrate your good fortune in your calling,” former portfolio manager at American Stock Exchange and retired faith leader Christine Janis ’76 told the graduating Classes of 2019. As the 2019 Baccalaureate speaker, Janis shared her story of

Andrew Schrader ’21 was recently named the winner of the Physics Department’s 2019 Albert Holland Physics Lecture Competition, after the delivery of his presentation, “Archimedes’ Principle: What Else Will Float Your Boat?” The competition invites HWS students to conduct a 15-minute lecture in which some significant principle or application of physics is derived and explained.

This year, six Hobart and William Smith students have been selected to receive awards from the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Alexandra “Sasha” Carey ’18, MAT ’19, Loretta Hauslauer ’19, Cynthia Kellett ’19, Meredith Kellogg ’19, Miranda Smith ’18, MAT ’19 and Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’20 were each recognized with a U.S.

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honors society, has elected 30 new members from Hobart and William Smith Colleges into its Zeta Chapter this year. Faculty and staff holding membership to the honors society select students based on their intellectual curiosity, academic breadth, college standing and personal character. Approximately one percent

Associate Professor of Classics Leah Himmelhoch recently presented a paper at the annual conference of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, held in New York City in early October. Himmelhoch’s presentation was titled “Engendering Immortality: The Childbirth Simile of Agamemnon’s Retreat in Iliad 11.269-272.” Himmelhoch’s talk was focused on a short section of text