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The HWS Update

Architectural Studies major Mackenzie Barrall ’22 is interning this summer with the Boston Preservation Alliance, a nonprofit organization that works to protect Boston’s architectural heritage. Barrall is working under the direction of the organization’s assistant director and attending virtual meetings on various projects. Her responsibilities include research and writing about Boston Preservation Alliance protection sites

According to Lindsay Lesniak ’21, who studied farmers’ views on genetically modified potatoes through a Student International Initiative Fund (SIIF) grant during her semester abroad, GMO foods are accepted in Ireland. Lesniak used her SIIF grant to travel to local markets in Galway and Sligo, two of the most agriculturally-based regions in Ireland. While there,

International relations major Freya Birkas-Dent ’22 is fascinated by European culture and, especially, street life. So when she was preparing to spend a semester in Rennes, France, she applied for a Student International Initiative Fund grant to explore the streets of her temporary home. Soon, her project expanded to include journeys to Bordeaux and Lille,

Radicalization, terrorism, refugee resettlement. This semester in Belgium, Emily Lorimer ’20 is studying some of the most challenging crises facing Europe today and working with her peers and international experts to explore their causes and discover solutions. At the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters in Brussels, the international relations and French double-major participated in a

Austin Jennings ’19 concludes a component of his Honors project with a performance of No Exit in collaboration with the student-led theater group, the Phoenix Players at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 in Williams 200. Under the guidance of his adviser Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May, the theatre major and European Studies minor is

This semester, Brianna Arnold ’19 had the opportunity to procure a new work of art for the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. After several weeks of research into the Colleges’ holdings, Arnold was challenged to find a piece that would complement the art already in the collection, as well as appeal to her

Through a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Katherine Cornell ’15 is living among the cultural history and traditions she is researching and working to preserve. Based in Delhi, India, she is staying “across the street from a 14th-century mosque and across the main road from a 15th-century tomb complex. And Humayun’s Tomb, the 16th-century site

The Charles H. Salisbury Jr. ’63, P’94, L.H.D.’08 Summer International Internship Stipend will send three recipients — Talia Azour ’16, Caitlin Petty ’16 and John (Jack) Slattery ’16 — to a combined total of nine countries on three continents to pursue their passions. Azour, a double major in international relations and sociology, will travel to

Currently in her fourth year of medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Rachel Kopicki ’12 has returned to Geneva to complete her rural medicine training. Since January, Kopicki has been working at various Finger Lakes Health facilities in the area, dealing with everything from emergency surgeries to sick-calls at the county prison. Pursuing family

Kevin Teel ’17, who has taken Italian language courses since he was in seventh grade, is excited to have the opportunity to use his language skills on a daily basis while spending the fall semester in Rome. He is one of 15 students participating in the Rome Global Education program led by Professor of Chemistry