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The HWS Update

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

A new poem by Daniel Schonning ’16 will appear in the June issue of Poetry, the Poetry Foundation magazine that has featured work by renowned writers such as T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams. Schonning’s poem is one of around 50 he has assembled into a collection for his

In her first book, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature Alla Ivanchikova examines how Afghanistan has been imagined — and what those imaginings have come to signify — in global literature and film produced after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent U.S.-led invasion. The book is especially timely as

Meredith Kellogg ’19 is the recipient of a 2019 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to the Czech Republic, where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant beginning in August. A comparative literature and Greek major who graduated summa cum laude, Kellogg says her “experiences in language education have given me a passion for understanding how

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.

Volkswagen Group of America announced that Scott Keogh ’91 will serve as the brand’s next president and CEO. As president of Audi of America since 2012, Keogh has been responsible for all of the brand’s U.S. activities, leading Audi to unprecedented levels of sales growth, dealer network development and customer consideration. In his new role

Assistant Professor of Media and Society Lisa Patti recently published the book, “The Multilingual Screen: New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference” (2016).  Co-edited with Tijana Mamula of John Cabot University, “The Multilingual Screen” is the first edited volume to offer a wide-ranging exploration of the place of multilingualism in cinema. The book, published by

With her startup, Cultural Roadmapp, founder and president Deborah Schull ’78 plans to transform the traditional road trip into an authentic personal experience, using GPS to illuminate local culture and landmarks along the drive. The app — the first of its kind that is hands-free –provides context via interviews with experts, actors reading poetry and

Loren Hiser ’15 recently began a year-long fellowship with the Berkeley Repertory Theater, a national leader in innovative theatre. Upon completion of the fellowship, Hiser will begin working towards her master’s degree in arts management at the Carnegie Mellon Heinz School of Public Policy. “Getting the fellowship with Berkeley Repertory was the dream,” says Hiser,

Poet, essayist, and erasure artist Mary Ruefle joins the Hobart and William Smith Colleges community as the 2015-16 Trias Writer-in-Residence, leading workshops and mentoring the Colleges’ most dedicated and driven student writers. “Mary Ruefle is an extraordinarily talented poet, artist, and teacher,” says Kathryn Cowles, assistant professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of