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Associate Professor of English Kathryn Cowles’ forthcoming manuscript is a 2021 Poetry Society of America award winner. Associate Professor of English Kathryn Cowles’ newest manuscript, a collection of poems titled Notes on the Imminent Art Show is the 2021 recipient of Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. The Alice Fay Di

In his new memoir, Peter Karp ’54 offers “an absorbing and moving account” of his wife’s unexpected battle with lung cancer. Mona Karp was a 57-year-old wife and mother of two when she was suddenly stricken with lung cancer. Her husband, Peter Karp ’54, has written a memoir dedicated to Mona’s memory and her struggle

Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 discusses her new book at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, N.Y. Next month, the Seward House Museum welcomes Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 as the 2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker. Wickenden’s new book, The Agitators: Three

Stephen Ponticiello ’21 will attend Cornell Law School in the fall to study medical malpractice law.

The Hobart Alumni Association will award Retired Air Force Colonel C. Richard “Dick” Anderegg ’67 the College’s highest honor during Reunion 2021. Retired Air Force Colonel C. Richard “Dick” Anderegg ’67 has been selected as the next recipient of the Hobart Alumni Association Medal of Excellence. The award — Hobart College’s highest honor — will

Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 is the recipient of a 2021 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Kenya, following a 2020 award cut short due to COVID-19. With the support of a Fulbright Award, Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 will serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Kenya beginning in January 2022. Taylor, who earned a

Two novelists and a biologist discuss storytelling, science and what is illuminated at the confluence of fiction and nonfiction. In bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel, Hummingbird Salamander, a mysterious envelope sends “Jane Smith” on a dangerous, complex quest revolving around a taxidermied hummingbird and a taxidermied salamander. The titular animals are fictional, but their scientific

Professor of Biology Meghan Brown imagined the fictional species at the heart of bestselling-author Jeff VanderMeer’s latest novel, Hummingbird Salamander, which they will discuss in an interview next week. In Jeff VanderMeer’s Hummingbird Salamander, which will be published April 6, a mysterious envelope sends “Jane Smith” on a dangerous, complex quest revolving around a taxidermied hummingbird

“It’s so important that teachers be honored and nurtured,” says Nancy Malfitano Bailey ’71, noting that she has been concerned about the dwindling numbers of students enrolled in education programs for several years. “It alarmed me well before the pandemic — and teaching is so much harder now with everything that’s going on.”

In Semiotic Love [Stories], Brian Phillip Whalen ’01 “draws upon symbols and objects to explore the loss of relationships” with “tenderness and longing.” With his first book, published this month by Awst Press, Brian Phillip Whalen ’01 offers brief, evocative stories that chart loss in its various manifestations. As the publisher notes, Whalen “reaches deep