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RELIGIOUS STUDIES NEWS

Mandala Ceremonial Rite

It has become an end-of-year tradition at HWS: The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, instructor of Asian languages and cultures, offers a sand mandala ceremony to conclude his "Tibetan Mandala Painting Course." A custom for students during finals week at HWS, the ceremony is also in keeping with traditional Buddhist ceremonial rites. The sand mandala, created by Yignyen and his students, which was on dis...  More >>

Celebrating the Season of Gratitude

In addition to the annual dinner with President Mark D. Gearan and Mary Herlihy Gearan, the Hobart and William Smith community celebrated Thanksgiving early this year with The Grateful Plate, a new event exploring how different cultures express gratitude. Featuring a panel of student speakers, as well as a special lunch for faculty and students, the event took place on Sunday, Nov. 23 from noon t...  More >>

Turkish Sufi Musician Performs, Presents

Turkish Sufi musician Latif Bolat will lecture and perform at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Oct. 16. Bolat, who will visit classes throughout the day, will talk about Islam and Turkish Sufi practices in relation to Turkish music. His talk will be followed by a multimedia presentation that includes both musical performance and recitation of poetry. The program is co-sponsored by ...  More >>

March Participants Present in Budapest

Rebecca Chinman '15 and Micaela Loconte '16 have received grant funding to participate in a conference in Budapest, Hungary, "From Kamenetsk Podolsk to Auschwitz: the International Scientific Conference Commemorating the Hungarian Holocaust." Dr. Edward Franks '72 provided a generous gift to The Genocide and Human Rights Symposium Series at HWS to support programming, internships and conference t...  More >>

Introducing #HWSRefresh

Starting this week, the HWS social media accounts will begin to use a new hashtag, #HWSRefresh. The hashtag aims to spread messages of comfort, community, and motivation to the student body - spreading the message that no one is alone and that comfort can be found around every corner, whether in the Sunken Garden at Houghton House, by the fireplace in the Scandling Campus Center, or at one's plac...  More >>