Hollins Receives State Department IDEAS Grant to Fund Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in Study Abroad
Hollins University has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. The grant in part will support a new program that emphasizes democracy, human rights, and global health in partnership with Kenya’s Kenyatta University.
Autumn Green ’24 Uncovers Marginalized Peoples’ Stories Through Digital Legal Research Lab
This summer, Autumn Green ’24 is among eight undergraduates from across the U.S. conducting historical legal research through the Digital Legal Research Lab at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. The initiative is funded by the National Science Foundation as a Research Experience for Undergraduates site and is considered an interdisciplinary hub for the social scientific study of freedom making in the United States during the 19th century.
Hollins Students Showcase Projects at Summer Research Symposium
Twelve Hollins University students were among the 240 undergraduates from across the country presenting at the 11th annual Summer Research Symposium at Virginia Tech on July 28.
During Her Summer Internship, Margarite Fisher ’22 Is Helping Veterans Access Quality Healthcare Close to Home
Margarite Fisher ’22 has played a key role this summer in the Community Care Referral and Authorization Program, which is helping the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs streamline the patient referral process for millions of veterans.
Children’s Literature and Children’s Book Illustration Faculty and Alumni Authors Celebrate Banner Year for Publishing
Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration are applauding what director Lisa Fraustino called “a true bounty of books published this year by our faculty and program graduates.”
Hollins Playwrights to Attend Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive
Sean McCord, who is pursuing his M.F.A. in the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University, and Sarah Cosgrove-Gaumond, who completed her graduate degree in playwriting at Hollins this year, have been honored with invitations this summer to the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive. They will engage in rigorous writing workshops and discussions of the art, craft, and business of playwriting.
Save Money, Find the Right Fit: Visit Hollins During Virginia Private College Week, July 25-30
Hollins is among the 23 colleges and universities across the commonwealth emphasizing the quality and affordability of private higher education during Virginia Private College Week (July 25-30). Special sessions for prospective students and families will be featured.
Legendary Actor Robert Duvall Discusses Moving “From Ink to Behavior” with Hollins Screenwriters
Oscar winner Robert Duvall, whose film and television credits include such classics as “The Godfather,” “Apocalypse Now,” and “Lonesome Dove,” recently shared his insights on acting, directing, and screenwriting during a conversation with students from Hollins University’s graduate programs in screenwriting and film studies.
Meghana Mysore M.F.A. ’22 Awarded Steinbeck Fellowship
Meghana Mysore M.F.A. ’22 is one of six Steinbeck Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. Named in honor of American author John Steinbeck, the fellowship offers creative writers of any age and educational background a $15,000 grant to finish a major writing project.
Hollins Students to Conduct Summer Research through Virginia Tech’s Global Change Center
Through the Hollins Partnership program, Aqsa Fazal ’23, Olivia Sacci ’24, and Jessica Willebeek-LeMair ’23 will gain undergraduate research experiences this summer in collaboration with faculty at Virginia Tech.
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