Beginning this fall, Savannah Scott ’22 will spend two years working with the Tanana Chiefs Conference, an Alaska Native nonprofit organization, as part of a CDC program dedicated to developing the next generation of public health professionals.
The often lost and surprising senses of the world and of words are exhumed in “According to Sand,” the new volume of poems by Thorpe Moeckel, associate professor of English and director of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University.
With support from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program, Hollins is working with one of Kenya’s leading universities to offer students experiential learning options in Africa.
Kori Silence ’25 was one of approximately 30 students competitively selected from across the country to take part in the University of Oregon Law School’s LSAC PLUS pre-law summer program this year. Participants engaged in digital legal learning for four weeks and received LSAT and application support and a stipend.
“Seeds from the East: The Korean Adoptee Portrait Project,” which will be on display at the Wilson Museum September 29 – December 11, showcases the work of A.D. Herzel, an internationally recognized artist, educator, designer, and writer. She is also a Korean adoptee who explores her identity and creates community through her art.
“Learning Modalities and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Literature Review,” a paper coauthored by Assistant Professor of Public Health Abubakarr Jalloh and Annie Morgan ’22, and “Examining the [Social] Determinants of Health Among Immigrant and Refugee Families: Lessons Learned from the Field,” a poster presentation by Jalloh, appear in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of the peer-reviewed Virginia Journal of Public Health.
Hollins University President Mary Dana Hinton is cited as one of the commonwealth’s top leaders in the third annual edition of the Virginia 500, published by Virginia Business magazine.
Hollins is partnering with a national, nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting the emotional health of young adults to build upon the university’s existing student mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention efforts.
Jacquelyne Abe ’24, who is double majoring in public health and environmental science, interned this summer with the Virginia Department of Health Professions and will present “Uncovering Racial/Ethnic Gaps in a State Oral Healthcare Workforce” at the Southern Demographic Association’s Annual Meeting in October.
Associate Professor of Film Amy Gerber-Stroh’s “Hope of Escape” has received official sponsorship from Women Make Movies (WMM), a nonprofit media arts organization based in New York City. For 50 years, WMM has backed women directors and producers in an effort to promote a diverse and inclusive filmmaking landscape.