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The HWS Update

Designed to build a foundation for skills in critical thinking and communication at the Colleges, the First-Year Seminar (FSEM) ranges in topics from fictional worlds and semiotics, to political power in Egypt, mindfulness, and Russian culture and cuisine. During the FSEM Symposium on Nov. 29, students showcased the projects that have catapulted them into the

Following two summer internships with the financial services company Credit Suisse, Theresa Lohr ’18 has been hired as a financial analyst in the Financial Institution Group (FIG) at the firm’s New York City headquarters. In the position, Lohr will compile and analyze financial market data and company research and will assist her team in the

Dominique DeRubeis ’18 will join J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in New York City as a technology analyst intern this summer, using her double major in computer science and economics to explore the nexus of finance and technology. DeRubeis, who was initially connected to J.P. Morgan Chase through the Colleges’ annual Finance Experience trip, says

Cydney Chibnall ’15 has been selected for a prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to France, a highly prized honor that will give her the chance to work abroad as an English teaching assistant. During each of the past three years, more than 150 applicants have vied for the six teaching grants available annually in

During her time at HWS, Abby Tills ’14 interned at the Ontario County Youth Court in Canandaigua, N.Y., for three years, working to make a positive impact on the community’s youth. Deb Holland, director of the Ontario County Youth Court, explains that youth courts exist as an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system for

William Smith College senior Emily D’Addario was one of just 29 female fall sport student-athletes across all three NCAA divisions to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. D’Addario is just the 10th Heron student-athlete to receive the prestigious scholarship. She joins previous William Smith winners Cynthia Oyler ’93, Sarah Daniels ’95, Nancy Greenlaw ’97, Kim Rausch

William Smith College senior Emily D’Addario is the inaugural recipient of the Liberty League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. The Heron harrier is also the conference’s NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. “I am pleased to announce that Emily D’Addario and [RPI diver] Adam Updegrove have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jamie Bodenlos completed research which explored the effects of stress on health and behavior, and at the potential of mindfulness. The research was conducted with two alumnae Marleah Noonan ’12 and Stephanie Wells ’10, while Noonan and Wells were students. Their research involved collecting data from more than 300 HWS students,