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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

The family of geoscience major Jacob Kotcher ’20 gives back to the department through summer research and equipment funding. Jacob Kotcher ’20 dabbled in several disciplines during his first semesters on campus — trying out classes in environmental studies and writing and rhetoric — but it was when he took “Earth Systems Science” with Professor

The Center for Global Education will host the SIIF Grant Showcase Global Café on Friday, April 2, from 3 to 4 p.m. on the Scandling Café Back Patio. The Global Café celebrates the unveiling of the new Global Visions Gallery live on the Scandling Café Patio today.  The new gallery on display on the second

HWS will host a virtual forum to discuss the opposition movement led by Alexei Navalny against Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia. On Thursday, April 1, three expert scholars will join “Protests, Poison, Prison: Alexei Navalny’s Russian Opposition Movement,” a virtual discussion about contemporary Russian politics and the imprisoned opposition leader who survived an assassination attempt

Jessie Bartels ’21 reflects on her abroad experience in Australia. In 41 days, economics major and entrepreneurial studies minor Jessie Bartels ’21 says she created memories that will last a lifetime in Australia. While taking four classes at Curtin University, she learned to snorkel and sandboard, and visited such sites as Rottnest Island and The

During the Kinghorn Fellowship last year, Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter ’86, P’15 explored the role of religion, education and public policy in the life of a global citizen. He recently shared the results of that work with the HWS community. On Thursday, March 18, Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter ’86, P’15 shared the

Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 240,000 Americans have served worldwide, including scores of HWS graduates. In celebration of the agency’s 60th anniversary, Peace Corps volunteers from HWS, like Emily Spraggs ’17, are sharing their life-changing experiences. Building on the work of her independent major in global health and

A new study led by Professor of Biology Meghan Brown documents that Cuba is home to hundreds fewer invasive plant species than expected. Why does Cuba have comparatively fewer invasive plant species than its Caribbean neighbors? Its economic isolation during the past 60 years is a major factor that limited the arrival and establishment of plants

In celebration of the Peace Corps’ 60th anniversary, we checked in with HWS alums who, due to COVID-19, were serving abroad and were called home, or whose plans have been delayed. Carl Weiss ’17 was recalled last March from his post in the Dominican Republic as a Spanish Literacy Volunteer. For 18 months, Carl Weiss ’17

Three students have received the ASIANetwork Student-Faculty Fellows Program Award. This award will fund a travel grant to Tokyo, Japan, to study the city’s history of transformation and to develop proposals for the post-pandemic tourism industry.     Jonathan Garcia ’23, Roxana Peña ’23 and Tenzin Yonten ’23 are the 2021 recipients of the prestigious ASIANetwork