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ASIAN STUDIES NEWS

Gross '19 Studies Language in Taiwan

As the recipient of the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship from the Taiwan Ministry of Education, Gavin Gross '19 is spending his summer in Taipei participating in an intensive language course, the International Chinese Language Program. Based at the National Taiwan University, Gross will be studying Mandarin through August. "Learning a language demands a great amount a time. As most students take four...
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McDowell '15 Earns Fulbright

In September, Emma McDowell '15 will arrive in Bangkok, Thailand to begin her tenure as an English Teaching Assistant with the support of a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award. "It was a goal of mine to apply for a Fulbright since sophomore year, and it's an honor to have been chosen," explains McDowell, who double-majored in environmental studies and Spanish & Hispanic studies, with a minor...
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Praising Academic Success

The graduating Classes of 2016 were recognized at the annual Academic Achievement Ceremony, held at the Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House on Saturday, May 14, prior to the 191st Commencement of Hobart College and the 105th Commencement of William Smith College. "During this busy weekend, we take time to honor and commend your academic excellence and your critical engagement with the pressing chal...
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HWS Grows Peace Corps Numbers

As Commencement 2016 approaches, Elizabeth C. Lunderman '16 and Thomas A. Ramage '16 prepare for their two-year commitments to the Peace Corps, the preeminent international service organization of the U.S. Both Lunderman and Ramage will serve as teachers, in Tanzania and China respectively. They join William Smith alumnae Eliss Mañon '14 and Tess M. O'Leary '14, who will also begin Peace Corps se...
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Tanaka Series Welcomes James Mark Shields

James Mark Shields, associate professor of comparative humanities and Asian thought at Bucknell University, recently served as a guest of the Tanaka Asian Studies Lecture Series on April 18, delivering the talk, "Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan." "Professor Shields is one of the leading specialists in radical and progressive Buddhism, pushing the boundaries of ho...
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