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Image of Gail Hornstein.
MHC professor Gail Hornstein is part of a movement that defies traditional psychiatric practice and has helped patients who others had labeled incurable.
Beverly Daniel Tatum will be speaking with Marcella Runell Hall, dean of students, on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Chapin Auditorium.
Tatum, an expert in race relations and a former Mount Holyoke professor, dean and acting president, will spend the day on campus and give a public talk.
Katherine C. (KC) Haydon
Mount Holyoke’s KC Haydon flipped her classroom to make discussion and building community among her students the focus of her course.
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Faculty member and liaison collaboratively built a seminar course to explore the effects of digital technologies on learning and teaching.
Tent city built after 2010 earthquake in Haiti destroyed by a tropical storm. Photo: REUTERS/Swoan Parker
This summer, Davis Projects for Peace award winner Catheleen Heyliger FP’16 will start an ambitious project aimed at improving women's lives in Léogâne.
This is a photo of the awardees standing with Dean of Faculty Jon Western and Acting President Sonya Stephens.
Four Mount Holyoke professors have been honored with awards for their hard work and academic success.
Mount Holyoke College student Jessica Taylor '17 with Senator Elizabeth Warren
Many Mount Holyoke College students pursue internships in the Pioneer Valley, which offers exciting opportunities.
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Mount Holyoke’s Jared Schwartzer has found an unusual use for temporary hair color: It helps him accelerate his research into a possible cause of autism.
Image of Mara Breen in her lab.
Psychology professor Mara Breen studies how we “hear” the words we read, and what happens when the brain expects one word but gets another.
Mya Wright '21
Growing up, Mya Wright ’21 bounced between homes and weathered a wave of family tragedies. Now at MHC she's considering a pre-med track.
This is a three-part photograph, featuring Ellen Chilemba, the winning team of the International Business Ethics Case Competition, and Rick Feldman.
With the help of programs like the new entrepreneurship minor, Mount Holyoke students bring home prizes and wins from entrepreneurial competitions.
Professor of Psychology and Education Karen Hollis doing field research on ant behavior.
Mount Holyoke Professor Karen Hollis takes a closer look at ants and antlions deadlocked in an ever-escalating evolutionary battle.
John Tawa, Assistant Professor of Psychology
“I’m interested in what gives rise to prejudice, what causes people to draw boundaries and create positive, healthy relationships across groups.”
John Tawa, Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Teaching and Learning Initiative challenges faculty to learn and implement innovative and inclusive ideas to reach and inspire their students.
Liz Rose ’18 (left) with some of her Vietnamese students.
Six student-athletes spend part of the summer with the Coach for College program to teach sports and academics to middle-schoolers in Vietnam.
KC Haydon teaches class.
A Mighty Married Moms podcast featured Mount Holyoke psychologist KC Haydon's research about what parents can do to help teens evolve into healthy adults.
Image of Gail Hornstein.
Psychology professor Gail Hornstein will speak about her ground-breaking book, “Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness,” newly
Students in San Juan, Puerto Rico, releasing turtles
The pilot year of a STEM camp for girls, a joint offering from Mount Holyoke College and the city of San Juan, brings education and renewed hope.
This is a Zoom panel showing Andre White, with other panelists and the moderator for the “Beyond the PhD: Neuro Careers in Academia, Policy, and Industry” panel.
Mount Holyoke professor André White spoke on the importance of engaging in mentorship, developing networks and being a “beacon” for those who come next.
The middle school girls who take Rachelle Egipeiaco’s College Access Workshop are introduced to the college search process with the hope that it becomes more accessible and less intimidating.
First-generation college student Rachelle Egipeiaco ’18 uses her life experience and passion for education to show underserved teens a pathway to college.
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Whether it’s graduate school or going straight to work, psychology gives you the skills employers look for.
This is "Lit," by Laura Bundesen. A colorful embroidered representation of the brain with LED lights.
Mount Holyoke visiting professor Jane Couperus was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to bring brain activity analysis techniques to the world.
This is a photo of Jennifer Jacoby.
Mount Holyoke professor Jennifer Jacoby has been awarded a grant to study the unique contributions of assistant teachers in the Head Start program.
Schwartzer and his students in front of their posters at the NEURON conference
Students of Mount Holyoke’s expanding neuroscience program shine at annual NEURON conference.
Sara Hearn jumps to her second national victory in the IHSA championships.
Mount Holyoke’s Sara Hearn ’21 won her second national championship in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association competition in intermediate over fences.
This is a photo of M. Paz Galupo with 13 of their students, all smiling for the camera.
M. Paz Galupo of Towson University, talked about the ways to capture the complexity of identity and represent those who do not fit into boxes.