Around Campus

Patricia A. Banks

Board diversity is not enough

Diversifying museum boards is not enough to attract and maintain diverse supporters, says Patricia Banks, professor of sociology at Mount Holyoke College.

Darby Dyar, Kennedy-Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy, working with students in her lab

Darby Dyar honored by Wellesley College

Mount Holyoke College professor M. Darby Dyar is being awarded the Alumnae Achievement Award from her alma mater, Wellesley College. 

Lori Hendricks

Athletics gets it done

Teaching leadership and fitness to student-athletes and all students is a core part of Lori Hendricks’ goals, says the athletics director at Mount Holyoke.

Much Ado About Nothing

The show must go on

Mount Holyoke’s Department of Film, Media, Theater is continually adapting to overcome the challenges of COVID-19.

Five Mount Holyoke College students smile into the camera.

Internships for Spanish majors and minors

Current Mount Holyoke students who major or minor in Spanish, Latina/o or Latin American Studies gave presentations on their internships. 

Tamia Williams looking directly into the camera and smiling.

Making physics fun

Mount Holyoke alum Tamia Williams ’18 combines her love of science and art to teach others how to enjoy physics.

This is a picture of a young woman in with her back to the viewer, her face in profile. She is wearing a colorfully embellished top.

A virtual gallery of student art

“Boundaries,” an online art show, will have a virtual opening to showcase student art at Mount Holyoke.

This is a stylized drawing of a healthy liver on the left side and a liver with cirrhosis on the right.

Best in show

Mount Holyoke student Amelia Tran ’21 was honored at the Electronic Undergraduate Statistics Research Conference for her video presentation.

This is an abstracted neural stem cell on a teal background. It was made with mirrors, hand embroidery and paint.

Vaping perils

Maternal vaping affects offspring’s brains, says Associate Professor Jared Schwartzer of Mount Holyoke.

The logo for the USC Race and Equity Center

Colleges address racial challenges

Mount Holyoke College is an inaugural member of the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance.  

This is “Lit,” by Laura Bundeson, a hand-embroidered colorful representation of a brain, with LED lights.

The brains behind teaching the brain

Mount Holyoke visiting professor Jane Couperus was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to bring brain activity analysis techniques to the world.

Screen shot of TV news show with Elizabeth Markovits in the lower right hand corner.

The race for the White House

Mount Holyoke College Professor Elizabeth Markovits appeared on “The State We’re In” to discuss the race for the White House.  

Two young women hugging each other on the Mount Holyoke College campus.

Love in a COVID-19 climate

Mount Holyoke College student Lily Reavis ’21 talked to The Washington Post about dating amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Photo of Areeba Kamal in a graduation cap and gown smiling at the camera.

The paradox of belonging

Mount Holyoke College alum Areeba Kamal ’16 went from working odd jobs to pay college application fees to MBA student and Apple product manager. 

This is a photograph of the asteroid Bennu, courtesy of NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

The real scoop

NASA has taken a sample from an asteroid more than 200 million miles away. Mount Holyoke’s Thomas Burbine explained why that’s important.

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