Around Campus

Sue Shi ‘19 was named the winner of the 2019 National Quantum Matters Science Communication Competition at the Museum of Science, Boston.

Shi ’19 wins national science comms match

Mount Holyoke senior Sue Shi has won the 2019 National Quantum Matters Science Communication Competition.

 Patty Brennan, Visiting Lecturer of Biological Sciences

Study: sex may be pleasurable for dolphins

Recent research from Patricia Brennan, assistant professor of biology at Mount Holyoke, sheds new light on the inner workings of dolphin sexual anatomy.

Mount Holyoke iconic gates, with the clock tower in the background.

Class of 2023

Mount Holyoke College’s class of 2023 is its most competitive in recent history.

This is an image of the blue BOOM! logo overlaid with photographs of 2019 presenters, from left: Pamela Means, Diana Alvarez, Raquel Willis, Alison Cook-Sather and Barbara Smith

BOOM 2019

Mount Holyoke’s keystone diversity conference is in its third year and going strong.

large posed group shot of about 50 mostly women on stairs and floor

Careers in Public Service 2019

Forty Mount Holyoke students talked careers in advocacy, policy, politics and more with accomplished alumnae mentors.

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.

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