Events

Math/Stat Club: “Maximum nullity, zero forcing, and power domination”

Jan. 22, 2019 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
416 Clapp

Chassidy Bozeman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College will present “Maximum nullity, zero forcing, and power domination.”

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Voices of Women in Music

Jan. 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Jan. 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Abbey Chapel (Jan 22) and the University of St. Joseph's (Jan 23)

The Janury 22rd performance will be held in Abbey Chapel and the January 23rd performance will be held at the University of St. Joseph's in Hartford, CT.

“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

2019 Mary Lyon Concert

Jan. 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra performs the fourth annual Mary Lyon concert on Tuesday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m. in Abbey Chapel. Commemorating Mary Lyon's commitment to the core value of music in higher education, the concerts celebrate works about and composed by women.

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Self-Advocacy Bootcamp

Jan. 24, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
210 Skinner

This event is geared towards for first-years, transfers, and other students who have recently completed the AccessAbility Services application process. AccessAbility Services Fellows will talk through and then role play having a conversation with faculty about their accommodation letters. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice having these conversations with the guidance and feedback of the Fellows. All are invited to join the Fellows for casual conversation over dinner in the Dining Commons immediately following this event.

 

 

Math/Stat Club: “The Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics”

Jan. 25, 2019 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

Ivan Contreras, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Amherst College will present “The Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics”.

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Exploring Careers in Health Professions

Jan. 25, 2019 12:30 pm
Kendade 303

Our mandatory workshop (with pizza lunch) is for Springies, students that missed MoHome (and others still making up their minds), covers essential information about preparation for graduate study in the health professions. A record of having attended this workshop is required prior to scheduling an advising appointment with the Office of Pre-Health Programs.

Presenter: Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs
Pizza lunch will be served.

Play: “Marx in Soho”

Jan. 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

“Marx in Soho” is a one-man play written by Howard Zinn. In the play, Marx is resurrected to defend his ideas against the dehumanizing versions that have been applied in the world, respond to society today, and share about his life in Soho, London. This particular production of the play featuring Bob Weick has been touring the U.S. for 14 years at more than 500 venues and got the green light and enthusiastic support from Howard Zinn himself after he saw rehearsals of the play.

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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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Who is in Charge Here? Authority in the Classroom with Ali Aslam

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

Professionalism 101

Feb. 1, 2019 12:30 pm
Kendade 303

In order to have a successful career, you need to learn early on how to be professional in your academic, extracurricular, and professional settings. The term “professionalism” is not just (or necessarily) about wearing a suit, having an impressive resume – it’s a collection of attitudes and behaviors. The way you act can have far-reaching impacts on those around you and your own future.

Presenter: Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs
Pizza lunch will be served.

Intergroup Dialogue: Exploring Race and Racism in the United States and Mount Holyoke College Weekend Course 2019

Feb. 2 – 3, 2019 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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Veterinary Medical College Application Service

Feb. 5, 2019 6:00 pm
Kendade 203

Mr. Wynne will provide an overview of the Veterinary School application service (VMCAS) and discuss DVM pre-requisite courses.

Presenter: Tony Wynne, Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs
Snacks will be served.

Award-Winning Miró String Quartet to Perform at McCulloch Auditorium

Feb. 8, 2019 7:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

The Miró String Quartet brings their “exceptional tonal focus and interpretive intensity” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) to Mount Holyoke, presenting masterworks by Schubert, Janáček and Beethoven.

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Workshop: “The New Wave: How to Make Your Voice Heard through Grassroots and Electoral Campaigns” featuring Hayley Zachary ’02

Feb. 15, 2019 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Willits Hallowell

Are you inspired by the New Wave of women and new voices entering politics and active in grassroots social justice campaigns? Do you see a future where you want to be part of a movement, but may not know where or how to begin? In this interactive workshop, you will learn about grassroots advocacy, government and policy, and electoral campaigns and movements that engage a range of players, from community activists to corporate leaders.  Pre-registration is required.

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American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Performances

Feb. 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Feb. 16, 2019 3:00 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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Morgan Parker and Danez Smith: Poets in Conversation

Feb. 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

The Weissman Center for Leadership and the APAU Black History Month Committee present award winning poets Morgan Parker and Danez Smith: Poets in Conversation. Parker and Smith will share their work and together, will discuss the transformative role of poetry in the contemporary moment.

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Performance: “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Feb. 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Feb. 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Feb. 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Feb. 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts presents “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, directed by Noah Tuleja.

Considered one of the greatest comedies of the English-language stage, the witty play satirizes the social conventions of late Victorian London. Frequently performed on stage and adapted for film, TV and even into musicals and operas, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is said to be the most well-known and quoted play in English after “Hamlet.” This depiction of false identities and fiction versus truth is a delight for all audiences.

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Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health

Feb. 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Kendade 303

Mr. Fitzpatrick will provide an overview of MGH Institute of Health’s graduate programs. Nursing, Genetic Counseling, Health Profession Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences.

Presenter: Jack Fitzpatrick, MHA, Assistant Director of Admission
Pizza lunch will be served.

Maternal Interventions for Ethical, Political and Spiritual Transformation

Feb. 28, 2019 7:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

A symposium to celebrate and engage Mara Benjamin’s new book, The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought (Indiana University Press, 2018). Dr. Emilie Townes, Dean and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School; Dr. Traci Levy, Associate Professor of Political Science at Adelphi University and Mara Benjamin, Irene Kaplan Leiwant Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke will investigate the maternal from feminist and womanist perspectives to offer new resources for political, ethical, and theological discourse and to address the urgent needs of the current political moment.

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Helping Students Make the Link: Academics and Post-Graduation Plans with Liz Lierman

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

Boston University School of Medicine

Mar. 1, 2019 12:30 pm
Kendade 305

Dr. Goodell will present an overview of BU School of medicine, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Presenter: Kristen Goodell, MD, Assistant Dean of Admissions
Pizza lunch will be served.

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

Nurse Midwife

Mar. 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Kendade 305

Catherine is an advanced practice midwife in Northampton, MA. She graduated from Columbia University School of Nursing and specializes in advanced practice midwifery. She will discuss her training and her career in Midwifery. Midwives recognize the variations of normal progress of labor, and understand how to deal with deviations from normal. Midwives also work in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period, including care for the newborn and the infant.

Presenter: Catherine Boshe, CNM
Pizza lunch will be served.

Teaching the Environment with 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.

2019 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 6, 2019 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall

“Going Beyond Politics”

The 2019 conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. Co-sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership, this year’s keynote speaker(s) will include political figures and activists who are engaged in public policy.

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Performance: “When We Were Young and Unafraid”

Apr. 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Apr. 12, 2019 7:30 pm
Apr. 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Apr. 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts presents “When We Were Young and Unafraid” by Sarah Treem, directed by Abby Carroll ’19. The set design is by Anna Driftmier and costume design by Caitlin Cizek.

Originally produced by the Manhattan Theater Club in 2014 the New York Times called “When We Were Young and Unafraid” an “earnest, thoughtful drama.” The playwright, a writer and producer on the acclaimed HBO series “In Treatment,” the reviewer noted, “finds the feminist flux and foment in an era that has been more traditionally presented as comically quaint and awkward.”

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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