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The Alumnae Association has begun an annual essay contest to showcase the power of ideas. MHC alumnae, students, staff, and faculty are invited to submit essays on this year's topic, "What Concerns Me Most," between now and October 15. First- and second-place winners will receive cash awards, and the top essay will be published in the spring 2004 Alumnae Quarterly.
August 31, 2003 - 11:53am
More than a dozen original scientific research projects were presented at a symposium at the College on Friday, July 25, marking the end of this year's Mount Holyoke Summer Science program.
August 31, 2003 - 11:51am
Ruth C. Lawson Professor of International Politics Vincent Ferraro suggests in a Hartford Courant column that the invasion of Iraq was primarily meant to stabilize a potentially unruly world oil market.
August 19, 2003 - 3:27pm
Barbara Cassani, a 1982 MHC graduate and current member of the College's Board of Trustees, has been appointed to lead London's bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
August 7, 2003 - 2:50pm
Internationally renowned virtuoso guitarist Eliot Fisk takes the stage with nine resident concert artists for the final concert of the 2003 Musicorda Summer Festival season on Friday, August 8, at 8 pm in Chapin Auditorium.
August 6, 2003 - 2:57pm
Brahms and Dvorak top the program in the fifth concert of the Musicorda Summer Festival season on Friday, August 1 at 8 pm in Chapin Auditorium
July 31, 2003 - 2:30pm
The summer season of Musicorda continues Friday, July 25 at 8 pm at Chapin Auditorium with performances of Rochberg and Brahms, as well as the St. Petersburg String Quartet in a performance of Bartok's String Quartet No. 1.
July 21, 2003 - 2:34pm
The summer season of Musicorda continues Friday, July 18 at 8 pm at Chapin Auditorium with performances of Mozart, Mahler, Rochberg, and Schulhoff, plus the standard "Informance" pre-show talk at 7:15 pm.
July 21, 2003 - 2:29pm
The summer season of Musicorda continues Friday, July 11 at 8 pm at Chapin Auditorium with performances of Ravel, Rochberg, and Faure, as well as the rarely performed Debussy Sonata for Flute, Harp, and Viola and the trio for two flutes and harp from Berlioz's L'Enfance du Christ.
July 17, 2003 - 10:49am
The Musicorda classical music summer season continues on July 11 at 8 pm in Chapin Auditorium with a concert featuring resident and guest artists performing works for flute and harp, along with chamber works for violin and piano. Also, Informances-- Musicorda's pre-concert talks presented by performers and musicologists-- will precede all performances at 7:15 pm. For schedule and ticket information, see Musicorda's home page.
July 8, 2003 - 3:45pm
Senior Lecturer in Women's Studies Martha Ackmann will talk about her book, The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight, in these appearances next week:
--NPR's All Things Considered on Tuesday, June 17 (tentative, please check local listings)
--NBC's Today Show, Wednesday, June 18
--C-SPAN2, Book TV, Saturday, June 21, at 11 pm and Sunday, June 22, at 8 pm
June 17, 2003 - 3:23pm
Professor of History and noted New York expert Daniel Czitrom notes in a Daily Hampshire Gazette interview that problems at the New York Times, and media in general, go well beyond the recent Jayson Blair fraud.
June 16, 2003 - 2:19pm
On average, Mother's Day celebrations last two hours longer than Father's Day celebrations, yet mothers tend to be less satisfied with their special day, according to a study by graduate student Nicole Gilbert comparing the two holidays that illuminates what society values in motherhood and fatherhood.
June 16, 2003 - 2:16pm
Nicole Gilbert, whose master's thesis on the differences between Mother's Day and Father's Day has drawn national attention, discusses how people perceive each day--and how that might change--in a Hartford Courant column.
June 16, 2003 - 2:15pm

June 10, 2003 - 1:09pm
Professor of English Christopher Benfey will read from his new book, The Great Wave: Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japan, on Saturday, June 7 at 1 pm at the Jeffrey Amherst Bookstore in downtown Amherst.
June 5, 2003 - 1:18pm