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The HWS Update

This June, HWS students traveled to Wales as part of an HWS summer abroad program focused on outdoor education.   Over the course of three weeks, HWS students hiked, kayaked and rock climbed through Cymru, the nation of Wales. Led by Associate Dean of Hobart College Dean David Mapstone ’93, P’21 in partnership with the

The grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund an intensive course abroad on the politics, economics and culture of Georgia. For the seventh time since 2005, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Russian Area Studies program has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The $98,853 grant will fund

The prestigious scholarship will support students as they study and intern abroad next academic year. Eight Hobart and William Smith students are among the recipients of the U.S. Department of State’s 2022 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Two students who deferred a previous Gilman award due to the pandemic will receive support to study abroad

Two new speaker series invite international experts to campus, thanks to gifts from former Trustee James F. Anderton IV ’65. Beginning next fall, the Anderton World Affairs Symposium and the Anderton Economic Policy Symposium will bring a new range of expertise and insight to campus and the broader HWS community. Respectively focused on current affairs

While studying abroad, Ethan Lewis ’23 is serving as a research assistant with Science for Life Laboratory.  This semester, biochemistry major Ethan Lewis ’23 is studying abroad in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to taking courses through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Lewis is serving as a research assistant with Science for Life Laboratory,

Hobart and William Smith professors will be leading a week-long trip to Cuba, designed for HWS parents and alums. From December 10-19, Professor of Biology Meghan Brown and Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies May Summer Farnsworth will accompany a group of parents and alums to explore Cuba’s environment and culture. Brown and Farnsworth have

HWS Master of Arts in Teaching candidate Katherine (Katie) Percoski ’21, MAT ’22 has been accepted into the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program.  Katie Percoski ’21, MAT ’22 is the recipient of a 2022 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Bremen, Germany where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant. Her position will begin

Sebastiano Lucci, the 2021-22 Kinghorn Global Fellow, explores the international cinema influence of the “spaghetti western” genre. Sebastiano Lucci, instructor of Italian and director of the Less Commonly Taught Languages, will reflect on the birth, development and culmination of the midcentury westerns made by Italian filmmakers like Sergio Leone. Part of his 2021-22 John R.

Blocker Fellow David Pessin ’23 examines sustainability practices in Freiburg, Germany. David Pessin ’23 is a 2021 recipient of the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Fellowship, which enables students to study abroad in Germany while researching a cultural studies project of their interest. A geoscience major with a concentration in atmospheric sciences, Pessin says sustainability offered

Charlotte Peterson ’22 looks at global politics through two lenses during internships with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Nobel-nominated human rights group Mwatana. Last spring, amid the ongoing crisis in Yemen, Charlotte Peterson ’22 was helping document human rights conditions from behind her computer screen in Geneva, N.Y. Peterson first began researching the