Around Campus

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Benfey weighs in on “Dickinson” for the NYT

Christopher Benfey, professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, weighs in on the new show “Dickinson” and its attempts to modernize the famous poet.  

The Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab has facilities open to the community.

Using the Fimbel Lab for holiday centerpieces

The Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab has facilities open to the community. 

Rebeccah Lijek, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Study reveals cracks in peer review

Study from Mount Holyoke professor reveals that nearly half of junior researchers contribute anonymously to peer review.

Mount Holyoke’s Master of Arts in Teaching, Teacher Leadership program has partnered with State Teachers of the Year

Educating future teacher leaders

Mount Holyoke’s Master of Arts in Teaching, Teacher Leadership program has partnered with State Teachers of the Year to mentor and educate future teacher leaders about cutting-edge educational practices.  

This is a satellite view of the ocean on a clear day.

Deep dive into ocean ecology

Mount Holyoke alumna Lorna Mitchison-Field ’18 was first author on a study of ocean fungi, shedding light on crucial contributors to the marine ecosystem.

Andrea Foulkes, Chair and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Glass ceiling persists on editorial boards

Mount Holyoke professor Andrea Foulkes published a study showing that less than a quarter of editorial boards for statistics and biostatistics are female.

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Katherine Aidala wins spring 2020 APS prize

The American Physical Society has awarded Mount Holyoke professor Katherine Aidala the highest recognition of her outstanding research and mentoring. 

Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins documentary at Mount Holyoke College

On November 7, Mount Holyoke College will host an East Coast premiere of “Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare,” in honor of both Perkins, a Mount Holyoke alumna from the class of 1902, and the 20th anniversary of the Weissman Center for Leadership. 

Olivia Aguilar, the new Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment

Aguilar named head of Miller Worley Center

Olivia Aguilar has been named the new Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment at Mount Holyoke College. 

Abigail Hoover, the new museum registrar/collections manager for the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Mount Holyoke names new museum registrar/collections manager

Abigail Hoover is the new museum registrar/collections manager for the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.

“Today” discusses Princeton Review’s list of “Professors Get High Marks,” where Mount Holyoke College is ranked No. 4 in the country.

“Today” talks about “Best Colleges”

The “Today”  show spoke with The Princeton Review about their 2020 list of “The Best 385 Colleges,” and naturally, Mount Holyoke College was mentioned.  

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Professor’s research on “Last Week Tonight”

Mount Holyoke College’s Patricia Brennan has had her research discussed in a number of august journals — and now on a satirical HBO show.

Jared Schwartzer, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor

Vaping while pregnant threatens offspring

Mount Holyoke’s Jared Schwartzer went on Connecting Point to discuss his research on vaping during pregnancy and the effects on offspring.

Gwen Bass talks to Comcast Newsmakers about marginalized students.

Improving the educational experience for all

Gwen Bass of Mount Holyoke College’s Professional and Graduate Education program spoke about improving education for marginalized students.

Mount Holyoke College's Field Gates. Photo by Michael Malyszko

Meet Mount Holyoke’s newest faculty

Mount Holyoke’s newest faculty bring innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship to the College’s thriving intellectual community.

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