Past Events

World Language and Culture Festival

Nov. 29, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Blanchard Campus Center

Join the Language Resource Center in celebrating the diversity of world languages with games, karaoke, crafts and more.

H5P: Interactive Exercises for Moodle, Wordpress, and Beyond with Jean Janecki

Nov. 28, 2018 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Language Resource Center, Ciruti

Jean Janecki, Coordinator of the Language Resource Center, will give a technology and teaching workshop/brown bag for faculty and staff on H5P. H5P is a great tool for creating interactive online activities that some instructors on campus are already exploring. Activities can easily be created in/or uploaded to Moodle or WordPres. Paula Debnar will also give a brief overview of how she has successfully incorporated H5P into her Homeric Greek Resources WordPress site.

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Friends and Family Weekend at the LRC

Oct. 20, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Language Resource Center Lounge, L6 Ciruti

Bring your family and friends to the Language Resource Center for:

  • a brief tour of the updated space
  • exploration of the amazing resources
  • sharing your language experiences
  • enjoying fun games and snacks
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Breakout EDU Escape Room Game

Apr. 18, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Language Resource Center Lounge Room 6

The LRC will host a Breakoutedu escape room type game where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. In "Time Warp", players are lost in time and have to navigate the history of communication in order to escape. Starting with hieroglyphics, Inca knots and the Pony Express, all the way to video and the Internet. Please scan the QR code above or click here to sign up. There will be treats too!

2018 Barrett Lecture: "Trust: A Resource We Need More Than We Know"

Apr. 5, 2018 4:30 am – 6:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall, Mount Holyoke College

Please join us for the 2018 Edeltraut P. Barrett Memorial Lecture, featuring Elke Schmitter, author, cultural editor of Der Spiegel, and 2018 Max Kade Visiting Professor of German at Vanderbilt University.  Ms. Schmitter's novel Frau Sartoris (Mrs. Sartoris, 2000) has been translated into thirteen languages.  Her most recent novel is Hanns Zischler: Galerie der Namenlosen (Hans Zischler: Gallery of the Nameless, 2013).  Her talk is entitled "Trust: A Resource We Need More Than We Know."

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Film Screening: "Above the Drowning Sea"

Mar. 29, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

The Department of German Studies and the Film Studies and the Jewish Studies Programs present a screening of "Above the Drowning Sea", a documentary film by Nicola Zavaglia and René Balcer, narrated by Julianna Margulies. A short Q&A and reception will follow with René Balcer (Writer-Director, Co-executive Producer) and Carolyn Hsu-Balcer (Co-executive Producer). This event is free and open to the public.

Special thanks to alumna Lily Klebanoff Blake '64 for bringing this film to the College. We hope you will join us!

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Imagining the Abominable: Soviet Science, Popular Culture, and the Search for the Snowman

Mar. 22, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Reese 302

Lecture by Dr. Carolin Roeder, Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch—the legendary Abominable Snowman has many names. Popularized in the 1950s, the creature wanders freely between the realms of folklore, popular culture, and pseudo-science. Yet, who would have thought that it was in the Soviet Union where tales of a snezhnyi chelovek created not only a community of lay enthusiasts but also received serious attention from established scholars of the Academy of Science? Tracing the career of the Soviet Snowman, this talk will show that “yetis are good to think with” and explore what the creature can reveal about the relationship between Soviet science, ideology, and transnational popular culture in the Cold War. 

Reception to follow.

Tea with Josef Brodsky

Mar. 21, 2018 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cassani Lounge

Join the Russian and Eurasian Studies Department in honoring Nobel Poet Laureate and Mount Holyoke professor Josef Brodsky. The event will include tea, readings of his poetry, and a screening of the documentary Бродский не поэт / Brodsky is Not a Poet, which features Mount Holyoke professors and students.

Those interested in taking Russian are encouraged to attend.

Remembering Joseph Brodsky

Chai & Crafts

Feb. 28, 2018 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come for a fun study break with your friends at the LRC (Room 6, Ciruti). Feb 28th, Wednesday. 2:30 - 4:30pm
Write your name in Hindi. Practice henna patterns. Drink chai. Make cute wall and door decorations!

What Can I do with a Language Major/Minor?

Feb. 27, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Small Gamble Auditorium


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Pangy Day 2017!

Apr. 28, 2017 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Amphitheatre and Pageant Green

Save the date for one of Mount Holyoke's most beloved traditions - PANGY DAY! Activities will begin in the Amphitheatre & Pageant Green at 11:30AM and continue onto Skinner Green from 1PM-3PM! see below for full schedule. Hosted by the MHC Office of Student Involvement

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Language Living Learning Communities Celebration

Apr. 21, 2017 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mandelle Hall Lawn

Celebrate Language Learning Communities!

Come Celebrate the end of a great year with your peers!

There will be food, raffles, and lawn games!

Everyone welcome!

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Argentinian Carnival Night 2016

Feb. 11, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Language Resource Center--Ciruti

Come to Argentinian Carnival Night 2016

Snacks! Photo Booth! Mask Decorating! Alfajores! Mate!

Admission Free!