ASIAN STUDIES NEWS
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...
"Culture of Respect" Film Series
This fall, a film series titled "The Culture of Respect" will shine a spotlight on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and ability. Open to the HWS community, each screening will feature an HWS faculty or staff presenter who will contextualize the film, highlight topical themes and discuss historical and contemporary resonances with the audience.
"For a culture of respect to be truly inclusi...
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...
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...
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...