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October 29, 2002 - 4:03pm
With a lineup of spirited workshops, a keynote address from world-famous author Sonia Sanchez, live entertainment, and even a 4 am dance party, the eleventh Black Alumnae Conference on November 1-3 promises ample opportunity for black alumnae and current students to meet, learn, network, and celebrate together. The event is free and open to the Five College community.
October 29, 2002 - 1:49pm
Professor of sociology Richard Moran examines the nefarious history of the electric chair in a reading from his new book, Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair, at the Odyssey Bookshop on Tuesday, November 5 at 7 pm.
October 28, 2002 - 1:44pm
Mount Holyoke earned High Point Champion College honors at the MHC Horse Show on Saturday. Kyla Makhloghi '06 was named the High Point Champion Rider of the show, and led the Lyons to their third consecutive win.
October 28, 2002 - 1:21pm
Those who love to travel but loathe tourists will appreciate "Monet and the Tourist View," a lecture by Robert Herbert, world-renowned impressionism scholar and MHC Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts, on Friday, October 25, at 5 pm in Hooker Auditorium. The lecture is part of the Weissman Center for Leadership's series Destinations: New Meanings of Travel.
October 24, 2002 - 3:40pm
Dean of Faculty Donal O'Shea presents his monthly report on recent publications and other achievements by the Mount Holyoke faculty.
October 24, 2002 - 2:34pm
Margaret Livingstone, professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, will explain how the brain interprets art in "Vision and Art: Anatomy, Physiology, Painting, and Illusion" on Thursday, October 24, at 4:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium. The talk is part of "The Culture and Nature of the Visual," the yearlong lecture series cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of Faculty and the Weissman Center for Leadership.
October 22, 2002 - 4:30pm
Professor of English Mary Jo Salter calls U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins' new collection, Nine Horses, "delightful" in a Sunday New York Times review (registration req'd).
October 22, 2002 - 3:14pm
Kendade Hall, the heart of the new science center, drew "rave reviews" from the MHC community for its design, scale, and environmental friendliness in a Springfield Sunday Republican story.
October 22, 2002 - 3:14pm
English department lecturer Sven Birkerts evaluates John Keats' "To Autumn" and the questions it raises about beauty in a piece for The Atlantic. Birkerts also contributes a RealAudio reading of the poem.
October 22, 2002 - 3:13pm
Frank Beyer, one of Germany's most distinguished and successful filmmakers, will visit MHC Wednesday, October 23, as part of a tour of North American colleges and universities. He will read from his memoirs, in German (translated into English during the talk), at 7:30 pm in Mary Woolley Hall's New York Room.
October 22, 2002 - 2:57pm
Lois Gibbs, who led the fight to evacuate the contaminated Love Canal site, will address "The Love Canal Twenty-Five Years Later: What Have We Learned?" on Wednesday, October 30, at 7 pm at Gamble Auditorium.
October 22, 2002 - 2:51pm
Sabina Yesmin '06 tells the Boston Globe how the G-ROW program for young inner city women--founded by Holly Metcalf '81--readied her for Mount Holyoke athletics and academics.
October 21, 2002 - 1:06pm
The MHC Theatre Arts department opens the 2002-2003 season with Thomas Cole, A Waking Dream, a multimedia exploration of the painter of The Oxbow, October 24 through 27 at Rooke Theatre.
October 18, 2002 - 4:06pm
Jazz vocalist and Pioneer Valley favorite Kim Zombik entertains the MHC community for Family Weekend on Friday, October 25 at 8:30 pm at Chapin Auditorium as part of the Something Every Friday series.
October 18, 2002 - 3:06pm
President Joanne V. Creighton is inviting input from the MHC community for the next College planning phase, The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2010. Faculty, staff and students are invited to a series of forums and teas through December to evaluate the current Plan draft.
October 18, 2002 - 2:53pm