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ASIAN STUDIES NEWS

Technos 2014: 'Life Changing'

Charles DeBenedetto '16 and Zachary Grattan '17 were recently invited to attend Technos International Week 2014 as guests of the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust in Japan where they had the opportunity to explore Japanese culture. From June 8 through 21, DeBenedetto and Grattan visited Technos International College and interacted with its students and faculty, accompanied by Sarah Meyer, communi...
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Alumni Association Welcomes Seniors

Hobart seniors will participate in the traditional Launch ceremony on Friday, May 16, to mark their entrance into the Hobart Alumni Association. The students will gather at the benches facing Seneca Lake near McDaniels House, and then proceed to Bozzuto Boathouse for the ceremony. "I hope the soon-to-be-graduates appreciate the many benefits of staying engaged through the Alumni Association," say...
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Yignyen Return Visit Featured

The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, an instructor of Asian languages and cultures, was recently featured in an article in the East Hampton Press for creating a sand mandala at the Ross Lower School in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The mandala is a religious image made with colored grains of sand; Yignyen and students dismantled the mandala through a ritualistic ceremony at the end of his visit. Yignyen visits th...
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Hosek ’14 Earns Fulbright to Taiwan

As she moved immediately from Spanish class to French class in her senior year of high school, Melissa Hosek '14 knew she wanted to be a lifelong language learner. She nurtured that passion through rigorous Chinese language courses and immersion programs throughout her four years at HWS, and is now one step closer to achieving her dream of becoming a Chinese teacher. Hosek was selected as the rec...
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Mandala Ceremony in the News

The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, an instructor of Asian languages and cultures, was recently featured in the Democrat and Chronicle for creating a sand mandala at the Harley School in Brighton, N.Y. The mandala is a religious image made with colored grains of sand; Yignyen and students dismantled the mandala through a ritualistic ceremony at the end of his visit. A photo essay of Yignyen's time at t...
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