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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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HWS Establishes Global Initiative on Disability

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Global Initiative on Disability (GID) was launched in January 2014 with the goal of increasing awareness and action surrounding disability across the world. "The decision to establish a Global Initiative on Disability was based on the desire to make HWS a leader in both the growing field of research on disability globally, as well as in the practice of inclu...
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ASU Hosts Lunar New Year Celebration

Members of the HWS community will celebrate the Lunar New Year over the weekend with a special event hosted by the Asian Student Union (ASU). The Lunar New Year celebration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The event will include a four-course dinner with authentic cuisine, singing, tea tasting, Taiko Connection drumming, a ...
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Duval '91 Authors Young Adult Book

Christine Fasbach Duval '91 has released her debut novel, "Positively Mine." The novel was published by Bloomsbury Children's Books and is widely available in electronic book format. "Positively Mine" tells the story of a recently-arrived college freshman Laurel, who is stunned to learn that she is pregnant from a summer relationship. Laurel chooses to hide her pregnancy from friends and fam...
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DeBenedetto ’16 Earns Service Award

Charlie DeBenedetto '16 was recently awarded the "Drum Major for Service" Award for his commitment to service. DeBenedetto has been involved in a number of initiatives in support of literacy, including America Reads and Geneva Reads Book Fest. This award is bestowed on students who have a dedication and commitment to service, and was presented to DeBenedetto during the MLK Jr. Day of Service. "Th...
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