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Professor of Spanish and Italian Alberto Sandoval will read his poetry at the kickoff of ##"Death in the Shadow of Life: A Day of the Dead Arts Event,"## which brings together artists, poets and musicians whose work investigates the tension between living and dying. The opening reception will be held on November 1--the Latin holiday of remembrance called Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead--at P.A.C.E. gallery, 41 Union Street, Easthampton, from 4 pm to 8 pm.
October 31, 2003 - 4:01pm
Professor of Sociology Richard Moran recently reviewed the "unnerving" story of Boston mob soldier Eddie MacKenzie, Street Soldier: My Life As an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob, for the Chicago Tribune. (registration req'd)
October 30, 2003 - 4:09pm
How did Mount Holyoke come to have a golf course worthy of hosting next year's women's national championships--the most prestigious title women can win? Find out more about the history of The Orchards.
October 30, 2003 - 11:17am
Dean of Faculty Donal O'Shea presents his monthly report on recent publications and other achievements by the Mount Holyoke faculty.
October 30, 2003 - 11:12am
Lawrence Fine, professor of Jewish studies and chair of religion, will ##discuss his new book## Physician of the Soul, Healer of the Cosmos: Isaac Luria and His Kabbalistic Fellowship, on Sunday, October 26 at the Jewish Community of Amherst at 742 Main St., Amherst, and on Thursday, October 30 at the Odyssey Bookshop in the Village Commons in South Hadley. Both talks begin at 7 PM, and are free and open to the public.
October 28, 2003 - 1:21pm
Never mind the Red Sox: How have fans of Japanese baseball's perennial underdogs the Hanshin Tigers reacted to their team's experience in the Japan Series? Yale University professor William W. Kelly will examine this and related issues in "Can the Hanshin Tigers Save Japan? The Present Practices and Future Prospects of Japanese Baseball" at 4 pm on Thursday, October 30, in 305 Kendade.
October 27, 2003 - 2:46pm

The MHC Art Museum, in collaboration with the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, has developed a major exhibition of the renowned photographer Diane Arbus. The museum will have Diane Arbus: Family Albums on view from September 2 through December 7.

October 22, 2003 - 6:15pm
Works by World War II expatriates Marc Chagall and Andre Masson, along with contemporary Robert Motherwell, are highlighted in the exhibition Mount Holyoke Encounter: The Artists of Pontigny-in-America at the Art Museum through December 14. The showings are in conjunction with a Weissman Center symposium celebrating the 60th anniversary of the original Pontigny colloquia.
October 22, 2003 - 6:16pm
Populist government critic Jim Hightower will read from his new collection, Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country  and It's Time to Take it Back, at Chapin Auditorium on Thursday, October 23, at 7:30 pm. Hightower's appearance is co-sponsored by the Odyssey Bookshop.
October 20, 2003 - 2:59pm
Professor of English Mary Jo Salter reads from Open Shutters: Poems on Monday, October 20, at 7 pm at the Odyssey Bookshop in the Village Commons. The Odyssey notes that "darkness and light interact and mingle throughout Salter's sparkling new collection to reveal a world where things are often not what they seem."
October 20, 2003 - 2:54pm
A memorial service for David Bicknell Truman will be held on Monday, October 20, at 4 pm in Abbey Chapel. Truman, who died on August 28, served as president of the College from 1969 to 1978.
October 20, 2003 - 11:45am
Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University, will give a lecture entitled "Patrolling the Revolution: Worker Militias, Citizenship, and State-building in Modern China" at noon on Friday, October 24, in the New York Room of Mary Woolley Hall.
October 20, 2003 - 9:30am
MHC's Family Weekend, which takes place from October 31 to November 2, offers a wide variety of events that will provide insight into the intellectual, social and spiritual opportunities that abound on our beautiful campus.
October 20, 2003 - 9:26am
After a national search, the College has named Eva Paus, professor of economics and founding codirector of the Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership, to the new position of director of global initiatives.
October 20, 2003 - 9:26am
Athol Fugard's The Island, the story of two black activists incarcerated on Robbin Island for revolutionary activities during the struggle against South African apartheid, will be performed at Rooke Theatre Thursday-Sunday, October 16-19. Tickets are free to Mount Holyoke students w/ID.The play is a production of the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts.
October 17, 2003 - 2:48pm
Tariq Ali, a noted critic of current U.S. foreign policy and author of Bush in Babylon and The Clash of Fundamentalisms, will speak at Mount Holyoke as part of a 12-city U.S. tour on Thursday, October 16, at 7:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium.
October 15, 2003 - 12:57pm