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Detail of Valentine's Day card by Esther Howland

Mount Holyoke alumna, Esther Howland 1847, popularized and commercialized the now ubiquitous symbol of romantic love, the Valentine’s Day card.

February 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
Hortense Parker, the first African American student known to attend Mount Holyoke College.

Mount Holyoke’s events celebrate the “living legends” whose names are not well known but whose lives enhance the wider narrative of African American history.

February 5, 2015 - 3:30pm
Shehzeen Hussain ’14. Photo by John Martins

Undeterred as a woman in the heavily male fields of physics and engineering, Shehzeen Hussain ’14 wants to meld the two to solve community energy problems.

February 3, 2015 - 2:15pm
LaShonda Katrice Barnett, author of "Jam on the Vine"

Black lives are at the center of two books by authors coming to Mount Holyoke, and a third author argues that tolerance toward LGBT people isn’t enough.

February 3, 2015 - 11:30am
Tracking instructor

Students in Mount Holyoke’s Professional and Graduate Education course Animal Tracking discover natural-history delights and encounter a bobcat surprise.

February 3, 2015 - 10:45am
Thumbnail image of KC Haydon.

Psychology professor KC Haydon’s research reveals what helps college students more easily take on independent responsibilities as they enter early adulthood.

February 2, 2015 - 9:15am
arts

At the February 7 Crafting a Life in the Arts event, alumnae will share how they built careers in the arts and offer tips on how students can do likewise.

February 2, 2015 - 8:30am

Students learn art of networking, job-seeking strategies, and life skills at conference.

January 30, 2015 - 12:15pm
Mount Holyoke College Professor of French, and filmmaker, Samba Gadjigo. Photo by Kevin Gutting, Hampshire Gazette

The Hampshire Gazette profiled Mount Holyoke professor Samba Gadjigo, whose film about an African film pioneer tells a “story that almost defies belief.”

January 30, 2015 - 9:00am
Image of student at food drive.

As part of their introduction to the College, Mount Holyoke's newest students joined local volunteers in an annual food drive in observance of the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

January 27, 2015 - 2:15pm
Thumbnail of Koty Sharp.

Biologist Koty Sharp ’98 employs metagenomics to reveal intricate relationships between interdependent organisms at sea.

January 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
Susan Daniels, theatre department chair. Photo by Roman Iwasiwka

Changemakers must speak confidently and persuasively. This PaGE course taught a dozen women how to harness the power of their own voices to lead effectively.

January 26, 2015 - 1:45pm
Kevin Powell speaking at Mount Holyoke College. Photo by Roman Iwasiwka.

Author and activist Kevin Powell encouraged students and others to “raise their voices” against discrimination of all kinds during a Jan. 20 talk at Mount Holyoke College.

January 21, 2015 - 12:30pm
Thumbnail of Gary Gillis

Mount Holyoke biology professor Gary Gillis presented his research on frogs, toads, and the science behind jumping at TEDx Springfield.

January 21, 2015 - 12:15pm
President Lynn Pasquerella.

President Lynn Pasquerella shares Mount Holyoke’s success with the Lynk experience on January 23 at Association of American Colleges & Universities conference.

January 21, 2015 - 9:30am
Elizabeth Figus ’09

Elizabeth Figus ’09 is hooked on the need to combine social and natural sciences to balance the needs of fishermen and the ecosystem on which they depend.

January 21, 2015 - 9:00am

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