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The HWS Update

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

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

Following a summer internship last year, Yalemwork Teferra ’21 has secured a position as a USD Clearing Analyst after graduation. Yalemwork Teferra ’21 has accepted a post-graduate position as a USD Clearing Analyst with BNP Paribas. She landed the job after completing an internship as a summer analyst, also in the clearing and payments group.

As a 2020 Woodworth Fellow, Willa Dow ’21 researched the impact of the French colonial legacy on the economies and environmental outlooks of four central African countries. Willa Dow ’21 was selected as a Stephen W. Woodworth ’54 Fisher Center Student Summer Fellow. Offered to students in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine and Performing Arts,

Faculty and students of the International Relations Department have launched a new podcast titled “It’s More Complicated Than That.” The podcast is hosted by Professor of Political Science Kevin Dunn, Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav and a rotating student guest. Released monthly, each episode investigates a pressing topic in world affairs and

Through a virtual version of the HWS Japanese Program’s weekly language table, students on campus are learning with and from their peers in Tokyo. This fall, Kyoko Klaus, the Tanaka Lecturer in Asian Studies, developed the new approach to the regular language table in consultation with Technos College in Japan, where HWS has maintained a

This month, four Hobart and William Smith students tackled climate change and sustainable development in the International Leadership Association’s virtual leadership competition. Camila Goclowski ’22, William Koepp ’23, Emma MacShara ’22 and Allison Jordan ’21 competed alongside their peers in the “International Student Case Competition: Students Leading for Impact,” which asked participants to develop an

Khanh “Kristen” Le ’20 has had her Honors project in psychological science accepted for publication in The Journal of Genetic Psychology, an academic journal dedicated to research and theory in the field of developmental psychology. “Examining the reliability of various Interpersonal Acceptance-Rejection Theory (IPARTheory) measures among Vietnamese adolescents,” written with Associate Professor of Psychological Science

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

Student Writer in the Office of Communications Tolulope “Lulu” Arasanyin ’21 posed this question – When did you feel like a local? – to students who studied abroad in spring 2020. Students shared memories of homemade dinners with their host families, classes taken in the same city that inspired Cezanne’s masterpieces, and learning how to