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Students in Venerable Tenzin Yignyen’s Tibetan Mandala Painting class have spent their semester creating individual painted mandalas; now, those mandalas, as well as the collective work of the sand mandala, will be on display in the Library Atrium from Tuesday, May 5 until Friday, May 8. On Friday at 10 a.m., all are invited to

For Tyler Sandberg ’06, the draw of India was too great to fight. Having visited in 2001 and spent the fall of 2005 studying on the subcontinent, the religious studies major and former HWS sailor is now back again. “I wanted to see India on my own terms, I previously traveled in a group setting,

Even after retiring from the faculty of Hobart and William Smith, former HWS professors, such as Professor Emerita of Religious Studies Mary Gerhart and Professor Emeritus of Physics Allan Russell P’81, P’86, continue to change the academic world. Gerhart and Russell recently gave four lectures to academic communities across the Midwest.  The first lecture was

Alexandra Owens ’83 is the executive director of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and was recently featured in the Daily Record in Parsippany, N.J., because ASJA has an upcoming event for freelance writers. The article quotes Owens, “The industry is definitely changing; some areas are losing jobs while others are gaining new opportunities.

Research isn’t always easy. Beyond the hours it takes, sometimes the subject matter itself is difficult. But in the face of trying topics, Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski addresses these issues head on. Most recently, Dobkowski – a Holocaust studies expert – is exploring the relationship between religion and violence in the centuries-old history

At HWS, students’ scholarly passions don’t end when they leave the classroom. In fact, they aren’t even limited to Geneva or the United States. Juniors Emma Kelly and Julie Isaacson have taken their passion for women’s studies to Mendoza, Argentina. While studying abroad this semester, Kelly and Isaacson presented the results of their independent study

So often things are lost in translation between one language or culture and another. But that’s not the case when Assistant Professor of Religious Studies John Krummel is at work. In his latest co-translation project, “Overcoming Modernity: Synchronicity and Image-Thinking,“, Krummel makes the final writings of the prominent Japanese philosopher Yuasa available to the English-speaking

This spring, Professor of Religious Studies Emerita Mary Gerhart presented a lecture as part of her appointment as a Senior Research Fellow at the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago. Her address, “The Divine Conjectures: a Scientist and a Theologian Search for Meaning and Purpose in the