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The HWS Update

With support from the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Endowed Fund, HWS students pursue cultural research in Germany each semester and, upon their return to campus, present their insights and experiences to the HWS community at the annual Blocker Showcase. Last spring and summer, study abroad programs were cut short or canceled due to COVID-19, including

Ruby Williams ’20 is the recipient of a 2020 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Germany, where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). Her position will begin in January 2021. Williams, who studied abroad in Germany in 2019 through the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Fellowship, is eager to return to the country to

At the spring meeting of the HWS Board of Trustees, five faculty members were elevated to full professor and another five were granted emeriti status. Effective July 1, Etin Anwar (Religious Studies), Mary Coffey (Spanish and Hispanic Studies), Eric Klaus (German Area Studies), Darrin Magee (Environmental Studies) and Patricia Mowery (Biology) will hold the title

Students in two of Assistant Professor of German Area Studies and Media and Society Ashwin Manthripragada’s classes explored the worlds of local Indigenous and refugee cultures recently with a field trip that took them to Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach and The Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site. The 25 students in

At the spring Blocker Showcase, eight recipients of the fellowship – which enables students to study abroad in Germany while researching a cultural studies project of their interest – presented their projects on post World War I and II memorials, sustainability, health and wellness, and fashion to the campus community. While in Germany, students have

A national authority on the history of medicine and immunology, Professor of History Derek Linton reflects on the international response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what history can — and cannot — tell us about the new pandemic. Linton, who holds the Joseph P. DiGangi Endowed Chair, is the author of Who Has the Youth,

From painting and literature to comedy and country music, first-year students at HWS probed the making and meaning of a wide range of artistic media. In courses offered through the First-Year Seminar Program, students developed and practiced critical thinking and communication skills as they explored how creativity ripples across time, cultures and academic disciplines. Undertaking art

As a Blocker Fellowship recipient, Abbey Frederick ’20 studied abroad in Berlin, Germany during the spring of 2019 and conducted a cultural studies project on urban space through watercolor paintings and narrative storytelling. She documented her experiences through a blog. As an architectural studies major with English and writing colleagues minors, Frederick participated in the

Thirteen recipients of the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Endowed Fund, which enables students to pursue their academic curiosities in cities throughout Germany, brought their insights on architecture and memory, street art culture and Swabian Castles, among other topics, back to campus with global insight and perspective. While abroad, these students recorded their experiences by blogging

This summer during a program co-led by Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Gabriella D’Angelo and Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Alysia Kaplan, 13 students studied abroad in Berlin. While designed for architectural studies and studio art students, the program also encompassed a range of disciplines and explored the intersections of architecture, art, memory