Department News Living Like Monks Southwestern student spends a month at a monastery in China From Fredericksburg to London Graduating international studies and political science senior receives Rotary Club grant to study at the University of London next year Interdisciplinary Spanish Film Festival Returns to Campus Fourth annual festival to focus on Coming of Age films Interstate Collaboration Political science students from Southwestern and Wesleyan University go to class together from half a continent away. Art Historian Speaks on French Painter and Contemporary Art Rutgers art historian, Susan Sidlauskas, analyzes work of impressionist Manet in her talk, “Paying it Forward: Edouard Manet and Contemporary Art”. On Miracles and Politics in Colonial Imagery International Studies faculty member Patrick Hajovsky travels to Europe to speak about and study religious and political imagery in colonial Spanish America. An American Professor of History in London International Studies professor Steve Davidson spent the fall in London teaching, soaking up the local culture, and following the US presidential elections. Mexican Filmmaker Speaks on Campus Mexican filmmaker and television director/producer María Fernanda Suárez De Garay visits Southwestern and speaks about her successful Mexican television series. Dr. Hajovsky’s Pre-Columbian Panel at CAA Dr. Hajovsky hosted panel at College Art Association’s annual conference.