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Serving Children at Wediko Summer Program

At the Wediko Summer Program, six William Smith students and recent graduates earned a combined total of 4,500 clinical hours as they worked at the AmeriCorps placement site with more than 100 youth, ages nine to 19, to build self-esteem and discover their strengths. Cassidy Smith '16, Emma Flynt '18, Julianne Peebles '19, Sarah Banta '19, Elizabeth Hawes '19 and Maryum Raheem '16 spent the summe...  More >>

Platoni '74 to Receive IVAT Award

Ret. Col. Katherine T. Platoni '74 will receive the 2016 IVAT Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award at the 21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma in San Diego, Calif. A national expert in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a Colonel who has served for more than 35 years in active and Army Reserve status, Platoni developed combat stress contr...  More >>

A Year in Japan

Through the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Emily Robinson '18 spent the 2015-16 academic year in Kyoto, Japan, immersed in the country's language and culture. From August 2015 to April 2016, the double-major in Asian studies and psychology enjoyed Japanese language classes and "opportunities to learn about social issues in Japanese society, which was a new look at the country," she explai...  More >>

Ashdown Examines Cross-Cultural Impact

Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien K. Ashdown is traveling to Japan this summer to present research at two international conferences. "My attendance at these two conferences is particularly important because of their international focus," explains Ashdown, a cross-cultural psychologist who specializes in the impact that cultural influence has on adolescent social development. "Both organizat...  More >>

Rugg '17 Explores the Effects of War

For Taylor Rugg '17, a single class during her first-year at HWS has led to an ongoing, interdisciplinary investigation into how individuals experience the effects of war. The 2013 course, "Gender and Terror," taught by then-Fisher Center Fellow Brianne Gallagher, peaked Rugg's interest in the military and the effects of war. "From the first class, I was hooked," Rugg recalls. The following sprin...  More >>

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