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International Student Summit Held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

On October 19-20, 44 students from five member schools met at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for an International Student Summit. In addition to networking and social activities, the students participated in panel discussions on Mental Health/Stress Management and Transitions into Liberal Arts College Life. The panelists were student volunteers from each school. Prof. Khuram Hussain, Associate Professor of Education and Dean of Hobart College, gave the keynote address.

When asked what their favorite part of the event was, one student enthusiastically replied "Getting to interact with the international students from other colleges!" Others were excited to see another college, commenting on the "lovely people and the campus" and the "lake and the campus are extremely beautiful."

Thank you to David Gage and everyone at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for their hard work to make this event possible. We also thank the International Student Advisors across the New York Six who planned the event and facilitated student participation.

Vietnamese Culture Class Offered Spring 2019

The New York Six is piloting a new class for Spring 2019! Professor Jack Harris, from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will be teaching a 200-level sociology class on Vietnam that is open to students at Hobart and William Smith, St. Lawrence University, and Skidmore College.

The class, called "Vietnam: Conflict, Contradiction, and Change," is fully synchronous and will meet on Mondays and Fridays from 8:35-10:00 am.

Course description from the syllabus:

We will seek to understand the complex history, culture and social relations of Vietnam that are the foundations of contemporary Vietnam. We will study the array of Vietnamese social institutions for signs of conflict, consensus, and change such as kinship and gender relations, rural village and urban life, religion, economy, education, and tribal and ethnic relations. We examine Vietnam’s legacy of conflict and colonialism, including the American/Vietnam war and its human social, political and environmental effects on the nation. We explore at how the Vietnamese are negotiating and seeking to reconcile and resolve the contradictions of socialist and capitalist theory and practice towards genuine rather than a fictive consensus, as they seek to improve the lives of all of the people, and position themselves as a significant Southeast Asian political and economic force. We will make extensive use of the site and professional and personal contacts to understand the social forces in which the Vietnamese find themselves.

 


To register for the class, please contact your registrar for the cross-registration form.For more information, please contact Deanna McCay (dmccay@newyork6.org).

 

Faculty request for proposals for summer research fellowships

The New York Six Upstate Summer Research Fellows Program brings students and faculty together in synergistic ways around important scholarly topics relevant to the upstate New York region. This Upstate Summer Research Fellows Program will fund fellows to conduct research under the direction of a faculty mentor, ideally at another New York Six institution. 

This inter-institutional research program aims to do the following:

    • Provide new opportunities for student intellectual growth,
    • Promote student-faculty collaboration across the Consortium, and
    • Encourage interdisciplinary inquiry that connects local interests with global issues.

 

Student fellowships will last 6-8 weeks with the expectation that the student will work full-time on a research project at a host institution.  Fellows will spend this time on campus working with their faculty mentor. Faculty mentors facilitating the research project at the host institution will receive a $1000 stipend.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The NY6 welcomes fellowship proposals from faculty members from all institutions and disciplines who are conducting research on topics related to upstate New York. Faculty members receiving awards are expected to mentor an Upstate Summer Research Fellow, ideally from another New York Six institution, for summer 2019. Students will be invited apply for a fellowship through their school’s undergraduate research office. Upstate Summer Research Fellows will be selected by the faculty mentor in consultation with the NY6 leadership team.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Interested faculty are invited to submit proposals to NY6 Project Manager Deanna McCay, at dmccay@newyork6.org, by Friday, November 30, 2018.


Please review the attached document for proposal submission instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact Deanna McCay (dmccay@newyork6.org).