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Hosek ’14 Earns Fulbright to Taiwan

As she moved immediately from Spanish class to French class in her senior year of high school, Melissa Hosek '14 knew she wanted to be a lifelong language learner. She nurtured that passion through rigorous Chinese language courses and immersion programs throughout her four years at HWS, and is now one step closer to achieving her dream of becoming a Chinese teacher. Hosek has been selected as th...
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Mandala Ceremony in the News

The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, an instructor of Asian languages and cultures, was recently featured in the Democrat and Chronicle for creating a sand mandala at the Harley School in Brighton, N.Y. The mandala is a religious image made with colored grains of sand; Yignyen and students dismantled the mandala through a ritualistic ceremony at the end of his visit. A photo essay of Yignyen's time at t...
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HWS Establishes Global Initiative on Disability

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Global Initiative on Disability (GID) was launched in January 2014 with the goal of increasing awareness and action surrounding disability across the world. "The decision to establish a Global Initiative on Disability was based on the desire to make HWS a leader in both the growing field of research on disability globally, as well as in the practice of inclu...
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ASU Hosts Lunar New Year Celebration

Members of the HWS community will celebrate the Lunar New Year over the weekend with a special event hosted by the Asian Student Union (ASU). The Lunar New Year celebration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The event will include a four-course dinner with authentic cuisine, singing, tea tasting, Taiko Connection drumming, a ...
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Duval '91 Authors Young Adult Book

Christine Fasbach Duval '91 has released her debut novel, "Positively Mine." The novel was published by Bloomsbury Children's Books and is widely available in electronic book format. "Positively Mine" tells the story of a recently-arrived college freshman Laurel, who is stunned to learn that she is pregnant from a summer relationship. Laurel chooses to hide her pregnancy from friends and fam...
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