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GERMAN AREA STUDIES NEWS

First German Area Studies Honors Projects

In preparation for the spring 2017 Senior Symposium, Lauren Carr '17 and Zachary Grattan '17 will begin working on German area studies Honors projects representing the first of their kind at HWS within the discipline to be presented by students. For her project, Carr will be researching the refugee crisis in Germany and its impact on German healthcare. Grattan will focus his attention on German f...  More >>

Freedom of Mind: HWS Faculty Guide Prison Education

Associate Professor of English Laurence Erussard taught two sections of a course on medieval literature this past spring. On paper, the classes are indistinguishable. Students in both sections have the same rigorous coursework, read the same texts, and complete a final. But one class, about 20 miles from the Hobart and William Smith campus, took place at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romul...  More >>

Blocker Showcase Explored German Culture

Each year, the Blocker Fellowship funds student participation in an HWS-sponsored study abroad program in Germany. Thanks to the generosity of Julius G. Blocker '53, the funds enable students to explore German culture in immersive, transformative cultural experience and to return to the Colleges and share those experiences with the campus community. During the Blocker Cultural Showcase in the 201...  More >>

Meet the Fulbrights

HWS and the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program have continued a longstanding partnership this year, with the Colleges currently hosting four teaching assistants from around the world. At HWS, the FLTAs share their native language and experiences through seminar classes, weekly conversation groups and engagement in student cultural organizations. Hiba Amro, from Amman, Jordan, ha...  More >>

Narratives of Displacement Symposium

In response to the global refugee crisis, the German Area Studies Symposium: Narratives of Displacement will debut at Hobart and William Smith, bringing the issue to the forefront with dialogue and collaborative thinking. The symposium will begin at 2 p.m. in the Seneca Room on Saturday, April 2, and is being co-organized by Visiting Assistant Professor of German Area Studies Emina Musanovic and ...  More >>

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