Past Events

LEAP Symposium

Oct. 20, 2017 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade Atrium

Learning from Application

A campus-wide event that brings together faculty, students, staff, family, friends, and alumnae to hear students present their experiences from around the corner and around the world. A central element of the College's curriculum to career experience, the LEAP Symposium showcases Mount Holyoke students' internships and summer research experiences.

Monteverde, Costa Rica Program

Sep. 12, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
201 Dwight

Learn about the MHC spring semester program and summer internships through the Global/Local Fellowships Program. 

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Gerrymandering: Mathematics & Fairness in Theory & Practice

Apr. 20, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L-2

Join us in welcoming mathematicians Moon Duchin and Mira Bernstein from Tufts University who are 50% of the Boston-based Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (website and summer school). Their working group studies how shapes of voting districts interact with ideas about healthy democracy. To do this, they think about how single-member districts can achieve fair representation of a population that is diverse in many ways. This talk, they will mix law, civil rights, geometry, and supercomputing to tell a story about activating expertise for real-world impact. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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A conversation with Pete Muller and Donna Ferrato: Violence, Gender, and the Photographic Medium

Apr. 13, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Join photographers Donna Ferrato and Pete Muller (Cyrus Vance Professor of International Relations) as they reflect on their respective work on gender and violence, intergenerational mentorship, and how they use their craft to shift the conversation. Come to hear this incredible conversation and mix over refreshments afterward. Free and open to the public.

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Women in Entrepreneurship at UMass

Apr. 10, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Integrative Science Building 0135, UMass Amherst

She Started It: A Film Screening and Entrepreneurship Talk with Nora Poggi

Join the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship for a film screening of "She Started It," a new documentary film that follows five trailblazing young female entrepreneurs through their journeys of entrepreneurship.

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Women in Sports Media Symposium

Mar. 31, 2017 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Integrative Learning Center at UMass S240

A one-day symposium at UMass will be held 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, March 31. A number of women sports journalists and sports media professionals, including several pioneers in the industry, will attend. This event is being co-sponsored by Women for UMass, the UMass Journalism Department and the McCormack Department of Sport Management. It has been made possible thanks to a grant from Women for UMass. The event is free and open to all, and lunch will be served. We hope to see you there!

Share the Experience: The Women in Sports Media Symposium will begin at 10 a.m. in the Integrative Learning Center, Room S240, with keynote speaker Melissa Ludtke. Her 1978 lawsuit (Ludtke v. Khun) gave women the right to equal access to player interviews in locker rooms.

Students should dress as they would for an interview.  RSVP on Facebook here.   

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2017 Power of Narrative Conference

Mar. 24 – 26, 2017 4:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Boston University

Pullitzer Prize-winning author and world-renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver a featured keynote presentation. Students are encouraged to attend the three-day panel and hear from accomplished practitioners across all media. The Boston Globe will host a cocktail party for all attendees. You need to register in advance.

2017 Nation Student Journalism Conference

Mar. 24, 2017 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The New School in New York City

The Nation is bringing together the next generation of independent journalists in an intimate setting to learn more about social movements under a Trump presidency, and how journalists can better cover them. Register online.

They Hate Us but They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump

Feb. 15, 2017 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
UMass, S240 Integrated Learning Center

Journalism Professors Shaheen Pasha, Rodrigo Zamith, Kathy Roberts Forde and Razvan Sibii will be speaking on a panel moderated by Brian McDermott. All are welcome.

Why Choose A Nexus?

Feb. 14, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Stimson Room, Library

Talk with seniors - see where Nexus can take you!


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Women in Data Science Conference

Feb. 3, 2017 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Data science is an actively growing area in various careers and fields. The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is designed to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This one-day conference will provide a platform to present cutting-edge research and strengthen academia-industry ties. Join the satellite conference at Mount Holyoke to be inspired by scholars, collaborators and mentors in data science. Mount Holyoke is hosting this global event in collaboration with Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and many other institutions around the globe. Speakers are from various institutions and companies.

Please note that this is a satellite conference—Mount Holyoke will be live streaming most of the events directly from Stanford University.  The event is co-hosted by the local Women in Data Science Partnership between Mount Holyoke, MassMutual, and Smith College.  A local panel presentation will also be held.

Please use the registration link at the right to attend the on-campus event.  The free livestream from Stanford will be available beginning at noon on Feb. 3 for participants both on and off campus.

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Sophomore Institute

Jan. 28, 2017 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Every sophomore should attend this professional conference!

Our award-winning Sophomore Institute focuses on important skills that you, as a sophomore, need to build early for long term success.

Learn how to move forward with confidence. Equip yourself to pursue competitive summer internships. Include your various identities in your professional self. Begin or enhance your application for summer internship or research funding. Register in LyonNet.

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Lynk UAF Summer Funding Orientation

Oct. 26, 2016 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cleveland L-1

Dreaming about an internship this summer? Come learn about how to get money from MHC to support those dreams! This is the only Lynk UAF workshop offered in the fall semester.

LEAP Symposium

Oct. 21, 2016 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade Atrium

A campus-wide event bringing together students, faculty, staff, alumnae, family, and friends to hear students present on their summer research and internship experiences.

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Women in Finance Site Visit

Oct. 14, 2016 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Eaton Vance, Boston, MA

The day is an opportunity for students exploring careers in finance to meet with alumnae and other professionals at their workplace. Hear from Eaton Vance representatives about their career paths and advice on getting started in the industry.

Students interested in Finance, Data Science, and Business are encouraged to attend. Free bus transportation from Mount Holyoke will be provided. Space is limited. Apply in LyonNet by October 7.

"Crafting a life as a successful media journalist"

Oct. 13, 2016 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Stimson Reading Room, Williston Library

An informal conversation with Zainab Salbi, 2016 Global Scholar-in-Residence

Salbi is the creator and host of The Nida's Show, a ground-breaking talk show focused on women that airs in 22 countries in the Arab world.  She will give a public talk on October 13 at 7:00 pm in Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College.

Co-sponsored by the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives; the Career Development Center; Nexus in Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse; and the English Department at MHC

Audible Information Session

Oct. 5, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Women in Tech @ Audible: An information session presented by women in tech for women exploring tech. Join representatives from Audible for a discussion on FT and Internship opportunities for students interested in Computer Science and Engineering. Register in LyonNet.

Teach for America Information Session

Oct. 4, 2016 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Reese 301

Learn about upcoming opportunities in TFA’s 2017 corps and the mission to provide every child with access to an excellent education. Register in LyonNet.

The Task of Witnessing: A Symposium in Honor of James Foley

Sep. 19, 2016 7:00 pm
UMass ILC N240

A showing of the documentary "Jim: The James Foley Story" in ILC N240, followed by a day of panel discussions with journalists, photographers and writers on Sept. 20 in the Bernie Dallas Room of Goodell Hall at UMass. 

Next Generation Social Science

Apr. 12, 2016 4:10 pm – 5:30 pm

Trillions of data points being generated in real time and exponentially increasing computational power offer unprecedented opportunities for the social sciences. The social sciences are at the advent of a revolution. Hard scientists, the government, and businesses already use these computational and data resources to explore society; conventional social scientists need to engage as well. The Challenge is to not let Next Generation Social Science be First Generation Social Science.

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Data Science: Gauging forest and trees with an eye to the landscape

Apr. 5, 2016 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dwight 101

When people look at a data visualization or listen to a tune, each individual's accumulated experience shapes how much they perceive and remember. Anna Gillman PhD. will first outline her work relating video game experience to task demands in an interactive network visualization. She will then articulate how combining behavioral measures with EEG/ERP data is changing our understanding of the global-local distinction, one of the proposed mechanisms for cognitive changes arising from music training. In addition, Gillman will highlight how her industry work in knowledge representation and data mining informs her teaching and research. Talk begins at 4:10.

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New Data Science Nexus Info Session

Feb. 25, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Clapp 203

Are you interested in Data Science? the new nexus in Data Science could be the perfect sidekick to your major. Come learn all about it in our first info session this Thursday! Pizza will be served. Read Data Scientist, the sexiest job of the 21st Century. Cross-departmental Data Science Program at MHC.

A shared language: Memoir, Feminism and Queer Cuentos

Feb. 11, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Daisy Hernández is the author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir and coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. She has written for the Atlantic, ColorLines, the New York Times, and NPR's All Things Considered and CodeSwitch, and her essays have been published in the Bellingham Review, Dogwood, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, and Hunger Mountain. She teaches creative writing at Miami University in Ohio.
Presented by the Weissman Center for Leadership & the Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse Nexus, Co-sponsored by Familia, Femmepowered, OUTreach & English at MHC

Grinspoon, Garvey and Young Entrepreneurship Conference

Nov. 6, 2015 8:15 am – 2:00 pm
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA

The conference includes networking, continental Breakfast, & lunch and featured keynote speaker Jess Lauren, Founder of Olive Natural Beauty. Over 450 students from all 14 Pioneer Valley Colleges. There will be Entrepreneur exhibits, along with the following sessions: Shark tank, Pitch Camp, Idea Jam, Social Entrepreneurship, Stories from Grinspoon Alumni and Design Thinking Game. Free for students from the 14 participating Pioneer Valley Colleges and Universities. Register online. For more information visit Grinspoon Foundation website or contact Cari Carpenter.


Nov. 4, 2015 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cleveland L-3

Come to Cleveland L-3 this Wed. (Nov. 4) from 5-7 to envision your enterprise, create a pitch and eat pizza! This is the first of our new Pitch-Hit-Run series aimed at getting students started in their enterprise development and ready to win with Grinspoon, Draper, CGIU and in pursuing their dreams. Our recent survey found that 78% of MHC students wanted to engage in Entrepreneurship Programming to make connections and 65% wanted to gain new skills. Here's a chance to do both!

Entrepreneurship Learning Lunch Series

Nov. 4, 2015 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cassani Lounge-Shattuck 102

Don't miss out super Entrepreneurship Learning Lunch series taking place every Wednesday from 12:30 - 1:30 at Cassani Lounge with free cookies. This week's topic is Success with CGIU. Special presenter Kirk Lange will be sharing tips and strategies on how you can win with CGIU. Remember deadline for this year's application is Dec. 1, so come on by and learn how you can participate with success! And don't forget Wednesdays from 3-4 is open entrepreneurship hours at the CDC. Interested students can consult with me (Tamara Stenn) and network with CDC staff on any entrepreneurship topic of their choice! As always more information on Entrepreneurship Programming is here:

Doing History in Public

Oct. 26, 2015 4:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Cassani Lounge, Shattuck Hall

A panel discussion + Q&A about history in action: research, internships, career pathways. Please RSVP, if possible.

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Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at STCC

Sep. 24, 2015 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Building 2 Gym, Springfield Technical Community College

The fantastic one day, high energy, motivational Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour is returning to STCC. Lunch is included. There is no charge for attending, but you must register online.

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