Around Campus

This is a group photo of Dean of Faculty Jon Western with professors Jeremy King, Girma Kebbede, Bode Omojola and Amy Frary, and Acting President Sonya Stephens

Excellence awards for outstanding professors

Mount Holyoke professors were presented with awards for their superb teaching and scholarship at the annual recognition ceremony.

Darby Dyar, blond white woman in blue sweater seated at desk with three computer monitors and charts on the wall.

Moon rocks from the 70s unsealed, studied

Mount Holyoke College professor Darby Dyar will lead a team of researchers to study untouched moon rock samples and volcanic activity on the moon.

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Karaoke, virtual reality and immersive games

Jean Janecki and the Language Resource Center offer a welcoming space and the latest technology to help Mount Holyoke students learn languages and more.

Kavita Khory

Kavita Khory ’84 to lead the McCulloch Center

Politics professor Khory, an expert in migration, international security and South Asia, will lead Mount Holyoke’s McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. 

Photo of Savannah Harriman-Pote ’20

From photography to podcasting

A photography course with an internationally-renowned photographer became an opportunity to produce a National Geographic podcast on climate change.

photo of a smiling young woman carrying a box of vegetables in the foreground of a large field of spaghetti squash, oblong yellow vegetables, while a dozen others in the background also gather the squash.

Feeding a passion for food justice

Julia Talamo ’21 finds opportunity and support at Mount Holyoke as she combines her interests in the environment, racial inequity and food justice.

Photo of the exterior of Abbey Chapel

Using modern technology to explore the past

Professor Michael Davis employs contemporary tools like virtual reality goggles to let students “see” into history and reconstruct lost buildings.

This is a photograph of preparations for the 2019 Flower Show. The student-made sculpture is in the foreground, and under it there is a curving water feature surrounded by spring flowers and foliage.

Flower Show to feature student sculpture

Art and architecture students collaborate with the Botanic Garden to design and build a sculptural fountain for this year’s spring Flower Show.

Robin Randall will lead Mount Holyoke’s Office of Admission for the year, beginning in September.

VP for enrollment management named

Robin Randall has been named vice president for enrollment management at Mount Holyoke College.

A woman wearing a blue shirt and black pants poses, holding her right leg over her head with her right hand, in a row of international flags on flagpoles on a green lawn, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Getting ahead of the game by way of Geneva

Geneva is the place for development studies, say seniors Javeria Kella and Davan O’Donnell, who are the first in Mount Holyoke’s new B.A./M.A. program.

Four sisters on a bus in Pakistan

4 sisters, 1 college — it’s a family affair

The experience of international student Minnal Abbasi ’16 led her three sisters to Mount Holyoke's gates — and unexpected growth for the entire family.

Image of Preston Smith teaching a class.

Exploring the Great Migration

In celebration of Black History Month, Mount Holyoke’s Preston Smith talks about the Great Migration: its causes, repercussions and more.

a group of young mothers gather inside the community center in Managua, Nicaragua

Working for peace against a backdrop of chaos

Mount Holyoke’s Rosalyn Leban ’18 had plans to serve a community in Nicaragua. Civil unrest changed her project but not her commitment.

Photo of Fred Baumgarten

Fred Baumgarten

The staff member was a featured speaker at the Hampshire Bird Club.

Naomi Darling

Naomi Darling wins local design competition

The Mount Holyoke architect wins an AIA merit award and the Amherst bandshell design competition.

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