Math/Stat Club: Spring course overview

Oct. 24, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

Come hear about our spring courses offered here in the math/stat department and around the 5 colleges!

Join us for "Philoso-Tea"

Oct. 24, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Skinner 217

Join faculty, majors, and the philosophy society for a sushi lunch and answers to all of your questions about the major and curriculum. Majors, minors, prospectives and anyone interested in studying Philosophy welcome.

History Department Fall Prospectives Tea and Information Session

Oct. 24, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
202 Skinner

Gathering for current and prospective history students and History Department faculty. Information on spring 2019 course offerings, and research opportunities in the History Department.

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Religion and Jewish Studies Department Tea

Oct. 24, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Skinner 210

For all students interested in Religion Courses, Majors and Minors. There will be professors and majors in attendance to answer all your questions and a there will be a delicious sushi snack!


Oct. 24, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Studio 2 in Kendall

Note that only clean shoes (or no shoes) can be worn in studio.
Professor Flavia Cunha will be running the event.
Come for an evening of fun and dance!

First-Generation Community Mixer

Oct. 25, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Unity Center, Blanchard Hall

An informal gathering for first-generation college students to mix and mingle with first-generation faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be served.

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Queering the Talmud

Oct. 25, 2018 5:15 pm
106 Seelye, Smith College

Professor Charlotte Fonrobert, Stanford University, will be at Smith College to lecture on "Queering the Talmud". The Talmud is often considered a portable homeland of Jews. But to whom can it provide shelter? Contemporary Jews are engendering communities of talmudic study beyond the traditional homo-socially male academies in order to include women's and queer experiences. Fonrobert's talk will explore the dynamics of talmudic literature that render it home to queerness.

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The 2018 Giamatti Lecture and Event to Commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the Earthquake in L’Aquila

Oct. 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Lecture: Laura Benedetti, Laura and Gaetano De Sole Professor of Italian, Georgetown University, “Cultural Responses to Natural Disasters: The Case of L’Aquila”

Panel discussion:

  • Nicola Camerlenghi Assistant Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College
  • Amber Douglas Associate Professor of Psychology & Dean of Studies, Mount Holyoke College
  • Jack Loveless Associate Professor of Geosciences, Smith College
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St. George's University - School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Oct. 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Skinner 212

Lysa Selli, Director of Veterinary Enrollment @ St. George’s will present an overview of St. George’s, talk about what veterinary schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Boricua Cooking Night

Oct. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mandelle Golden Pear Kitchen

A night of Puerto Rican food, music and fun. Please use the register button to let us know that you are interested. 

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Duke School of Medicine

Oct. 26, 2018 11:30 am
Amherst College - Porter Lounge, Converse Hall

Jeffrey Crawford, MD, Associate Director of Clinical Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

The origins of Violence in Brazil, from Slavery to Bolsonaro

Oct. 26, 2018 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Ciruti 206

On the eve of Brazil's polarizing election October 28, 2018, please join the department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies for a discussion on the origins of violence in Brazil, from slavery to Bolsonaro. With speaker Professor Luiz Amaral, Director of Portugese Studies, UMass-Amherst. Pizza and refreshments will be served.


Oct. 26, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade Atrium

Are you a STEM major? Prospective STEM major? Do you identify as a person of color? Join STEMPOC members for fun, get to know faculty and peers in STEM and engage in conversations about navigating the STEM world as a POC.

A Performance of Yue Opera's Excerpts: Cross-Culture and Cross-Gender

Oct. 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Two Chinese Yue Opera leading artists, Jun'an Wang (a male lead) and Qi Tao (a female lead) will perform three excerpts from two Yue Opera classics, Searching for and Probing the Wife and Liu Yi Delivers a Letter for the Dragon King's Daughter. Yue Opera, the second most popular traditional theater in China, is predominately all female cast, featured with cross-gender acting, and focuses on women's concerns and issues.

The performance will combine a cross-gender performance with a “show and tell” where a student will give an oral presentation of Yue Opera history, role type, repertoire and stage convention. The two actresses Jun’an Wang and Qi Tao will be showcasing doing makeup and acting in gender/roles types.

Free and open to the public.

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Math Modeling Club: SIMIODE SCUDEM

Oct. 27, 2018 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Registered teams are participating in SCUDEM Challenge Day (Student Competition Using Differential Equations Modeling).

Monsters Ball "Masquerade"

Oct. 27, 2018 10:00 am
Oct. 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Symphony No. 8, G Major, Op. 88 .............A.Dvorak
Imperial March from “Star Wars”............J. Williams
Blue Danube Waltz................................J. Strauss Jr.
“Klap Ur Handz”....................................D.B. Roumain
Masquerade Waltz...........................A. Khachaturian
Waltz of the Flowers...........................P.Tchaikovsky

MHSO Monsters Ball

Oct. 27, 2018 10:00 am
Oct. 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Join the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra for both morning and evening concerts featuring music from Star Wars and melodic waltzes from around the world.

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Musical Meridians of the Silk Roads: A Lecture by Theodore Levin

Oct. 29, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Theodore Levin is a Professor of Music at Dartmouth College who has chronicled Central Asian folk customs and music in his books 100,000 Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia and Where Rivers and Mountains Sing. Levin served as the first executive director of the Silk Road Project, founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. He has also served as chair of the Arts and Culture Sub-board of the Open Society (Soros) Foundations, and is currently the Senior Project Consultant to the Aga Khan Music Initiative.

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Conversation for international students

Oct. 30, 2018 6:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Are you an international student interested in attending a health profession school in the United States? Please join us for a conversation that focuses specifically on the unique challenges that you may face moving forward, to make connections with each other, and to learn about resources that can help you as you plan your next steps. This event is appropriate for all class years and is designed for those who are not U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or have DACA status.

Lecture: “African Philosophy: An Opinionated Introduction”

Nov. 1, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
216 Skinner

Join us for the Roger W. Holmes Lecture featuring by Alexander Guerrero, Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy, Legal and Political Philosophy, Epistemology at Rutgers. A reception will follow the lecture.

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¡Noches de Cine!

Oct. 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 1, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 29, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Mandelles room 323

October 11 - La Cosecha
November 1 - Coco
November 29 - Como Agua Para Chocolate

A Conversation with Keith Hamilton Cobb

Nov. 2, 2018 4:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Join us to hear "African American Perspectives on Othello:  Artist Curlee Raven Holton in Conversation with Actor and Playwright Keith Hamilton Cobb."

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Intergroup Dialogue: Exploring Race and Racism in the United States and Mount Holyoke College Weekend Course Fall 2018

Oct. 13 – 14, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nov. 3 – 4, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

What is Intergroup Dialogue?

Intergroup dialogue is "a facilitated, face-to-face encounter that strives to create new levels of understanding, relating and action between two or more social identity groups who have a history of conflict or potential conflict" (Zúñiga & Nagda, 2003).

The Intergoup Dialogue Weekend Course: Exploring Race and Racism in the United States and Mount Holyoke College is designed to encourage students to develop skills for exploring differences and commonalities in diverse social settings.

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Personal statement workshop - Required for upcoming applicants. Recommended for all seniors.

Nov. 4, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reese 316

This is an interactive workshop and is geared towards those who will submit their applications within the next year. Seniors who are not applying for fall 2020 entry are also encouraged to attend. Registration is required no later than October 28th. You will also need to complete some homework in advance of the workshop, and you will be asked to upload some writing when you register. If you are required to attend this workshop but have an unavoidable conflict, please contact the pre-health office.

Advising Check In with Amber Douglas and Jon Western

Nov. 5, 2018 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Blanchard 318

Join fellow faculty and the Dean of Faculty and Dean of Studies offices to discuss liberal arts advising. We will focus on making the move from transactional to transformational advising and have time to discuss how the semester is going.

Asian Studies Research Workshop

Nov. 5, 2018 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Language Resource Center Computer Room, 6 Ciruti

Student Research Workshop for majors, minors and interested students. Discussion on thesis writing, independent studies and research projects. Workshop to be led by professors Joshua Roth, Elif Babul and Ying Wang.

Application process presentation - Required for upcoming applicants. Recommended for all seniors. Open to all.

Nov. 6, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clapp 306

This presentation is required for anyone intending to, or considering, entering professional school in fall 2020. We will review the timeline and details of the application process, with a focus on how the pre-health office can support you. Seniors who are not applying for fall 2020 entry are nevertheless encouraged to attend.

Lecture: “Harvard in the Highlands: A Cold War Field School Among the Maya”

Nov. 7, 2018 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Join Assistant Professor of Anthropology Matthew Watson for a talk exploring the competing constructions of Zinacantan, paying particular attention to how the Harvard Chiapas Project systematically aestheticized and depoliticized Maya forms of life.

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Connecticut Valley Colloquium Featuring Dr. Heather Harrington

Nov. 8, 2018 4:00 pm
416 Clapp

Dr. Heather Harrington, Associate Professor, Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Mathematical Instiute, University of Oxford will present “Comparing models and data using computational algebraic geometry and topology.” Join us for refreshments beginning at 4:00 pm, the talk will begin at 4:30 pm.

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Student Leadership and Careers Seminar with Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator

Nov. 8, 2018 4:30 pm
Executive Board Room, Willits-Hallowell

Join Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator, for an informal conversation on leadership, public policy, environmental issues, and careers.  Open to current Mount Holyoke students. Registration is required — seating is limited.

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A Rainbow Thread: Intersections of the Queer Jewish Past and Future

Nov. 8, 2018 4:30 pm
Smith College: Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center

Noam Sienna is a Jewish educator, artist and doctoral candidate in Jewish History at the Unversity of Minnesota, specializing in the Jewish communities of the Islamic world. He also holds degrees in Anthropology and Religious Studies from Brandeis University and the University of Toronto. He has taught and lectured about Jewish cultural heritage at academic and community venues around the world.  His first book, A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts, is slated for publication in Winter 2018.

Free and open to the public.

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Performance: “American Moor”

Nov. 8, 2018 7:30 pm
Nov. 9, 2018 7:30 pm
Nov. 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Rooke Theater

“American Moor” is a 90-minute solo play written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb, examining the experience and perspective of black men in America through the metaphor of William Shakespeare's character, Othello.

In this passionate and poetic exploration, under the direction of Kim Weild, a seasoned African-American actor auditioning for the role of Shakespeare’s Othello must respond to the dictates of a younger, white director who presumes to understand how to maximize the iconic black character for believability.  What could possibly go wrong?

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Lecture: "The Future of the Planet: Climate Change, Health Equity & Environmental Justice"

Nov. 8, 2018 7:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Gina McCarthy, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will present "The Future of the Planet: Climate Change, Health Equity & Environmental Justice."

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Faculty Dance Concert

Nov. 8, 2018 8:00 pm
Nov. 9, 2018 8:00 pm
Nov. 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Studio Theater, Kendall Hall

The Dance Department at Mount Holyoke College begins its performance season with a concert featuring dances by five female choreographers and dancers from the Five College Dance Department. On the program are Mount Holyoke faculty choreographers Barbie Diewald, Shakia Johnson and Marilyn Sylla, as well as Zoe Henrot ’12 and “New Second Line” by internationally acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown.

Teaching Race Across the Color Barrier with Keith Hamilton Cobb & Kim Weild

Nov. 9, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

Summer planning for new students. Open to all.

Nov. 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Blanchard 213

In this presentation we will offer tips on selecting a summer opportunity, resources for seeking your ideal summer opportunity, and information about a few programs that we love!

Five College Seminar: Global Cultures of the 19th Century

Nov. 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Amherst College, CHI Center (second floor, Frost Library)

 "Myth and Mythmaking in the Douglass Circle", a lecture by Jared Hickman, Associate Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University.

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Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science

Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop

Associate Professor of English Suparna Roychoudhury will read from and discuss her book, “Phantasmatic Shakespeare.”

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Lecture: “Discounting the Past”

Nov. 26, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
216 Skinner

Meghan Sullivan, Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O'Brien Collegiate Chair at Notre Dame presents the Roger W. Holmes Lecture “Discounting the Past.”

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Lecture: "Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice"

Nov. 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Leah Penniman, a well-known farmer, educator, author and food sovereignty activist will present a lecture on food justice, "Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice"

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Holiday Vespers 2018

Dec. 2, 2018 4:00 pm
Dec. 2, 2018 7:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

The Mount Holyoke College Choral Ensembles and the Chamber Jazz, Vocal Jazz and English Handbell ensembles will once again present their annual holiday-inspired performances, best known for the candlelight procession and carol singing. The theme this year is "On a Winter's Night," and musical selections include images of stars, dreams, memories, and the magic and wonder of the season.

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Lecture: Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Dec. 6, 2018 5:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium B

Sylvia Chan-Malik, Associate Professor of American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, will discuss her recently published book, Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam.

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The House of Bernarda Alba

Dec. 6, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 7, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 8, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 9, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

by Federico Garcia Lorca, adapted by Emily Mann, directed by Miranda Wheeler '19

After her husband's death, iron-fisted Bernarda imposes an eight-year mourning period on her daughters, trapping them in a claustrophobic house teeming with jealousy and repressed desire under the burning Spanish sun.

Poems and Folk Melodies

Dec. 6, 2018 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Poem for Flute and Orchestra...................C. Griffes
   Featuring Shion Kubota, flute
Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”...............F. Schubert
Symphony No. 8, G Major, Op. 88..............A. Dvorak

Resources and Strategies for Community-Engaged Learning and Research

Dec. 7, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Community-Based Learning: Presenter Alan Bloomgarden

Dec. 7, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

In this Talking About Teaching Luncheon workshop, faculty are invited to discuss and review resources and strategies for community-engaged learning and research.

Voices of Women in Music

Jan. 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Jan. 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

“Klap Ur Handz” String Quartet No. 5 “Rosa Parks”.......................................D.B. Roumain
Violin Concerto No. 2......................................F. Price
   Featuring Er-Gene Kahng, violin
Scheherazade, Op. 35...............N. Rimsky-Korsakov

Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured (1969/2018-2019) by Joan Jonas ’58

Jan. 31, 2019 7:30 pm
Dance Studio Theater, Kendall Hall

In this historic, one-night only event, internationally-acclaimed artist and Mount Holyoke alumna Joan Jonas will direct a reconfigured staging of her groundbreaking performance, Mirror Piece I.

Mirror Piece I was the first in a series of time-based works that established Jonas as a leading figure in the field of performance art. Motivated by feminist ideas, the work explores gender hierarchies, the power of the gaze, and notions of perception and representation. At Mount Holyoke, Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured (1969/2018-2019) will be performed by students who are pursuing majors in the visual and performing arts.

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Whose in Charge Here? Authority in the Classroom: Presenter Ali Aslam

Feb. 1, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Performances

Feb. 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Feb. 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Feb. 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Studio Theater, Kendall Hall

American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company is a classical ensemble made up of 14 dancers of outstanding potential. The mission of ABT Studio Company is to train young dancers (ages 16-20) in preparation for entering American Ballet Theatre’s main Company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies. The program serves as a bridge between ballet training and professional performance. 



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Rhythms of Central and South America

Mar. 1, 2019 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Danzόn No. 2............................................A. Márquez
Harp Concerto, Op. 25...........................A. Ginastera
   Featuring Charles Overton, harp
Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”.....L. Bernstein

Teaching the Environment: Presenter Michelle Markley

Apr. 5, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

Many of us are teaching about the environment and sustainability. This TLI lunch presentation and discussion will emphasize opportunities for collaboration and innovative approaches.

Mozart and Beethoven

Apr. 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Symphony No. 35, D Major, K385..........W.A. Mozart
Exultate Jubilate..........W.A. Mozart
   Featuring Healey Suto, soprano
Symphony No. 5, C Minor, Op. 67. L. v...........Beethoven

May Teaching and Scholarship Renewal Week

May. 13 – 15, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Willits Hallowell Center