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Conrad Anker will speak as part of the Weissman Center's "Destinations: New Meanings of Travel" series on Thursday, October 3, at 7 pm in Gamble Auditorium. Anker will discuss his role in the discovery of the body of Sir George Mallory on Everest and his climbing motivations and adventures, among other topics. The event is sponsored by the Center for Environmental Literacy.
October 1, 2002 - 1:25pm
Choreographer Tere O'Connor and his dance company will bring their eclectic and transformative style to Kendall Sports and Dance Complex on Friday, October 4, at 8 pm as part of the University of Massachusetts-sponsored Off Center Series.
October 1, 2002 - 1:22pm
Vice president of enrollment Jane Brown tells the New York Times that a growing wave of disability diagnoses, aimed at easing the SAT test process for high school students, is another example of how the SATs benefit privileged students. MHC continues to study its policy of making admission SAT-optional.
September 26, 2002 - 3:22pm
The Hartford Courant tagged along Wednesday for Mountain Day, and the resulting story takes a thorough look at MHC's long day-off tradition and the role that the actual Mount Holyoke plays at MHC, past and present.
September 26, 2002 - 1:47pm
Martha Hoppin, co-curator of the Art Museum's "Changing Prospects: The View from Mount Holyoke" exhibit, will give a slide presentation on some of the included artists at the Summit House in Skinner State Park on Thursday, September 26 at 6 pm.
September 25, 2002 - 12:07pm
The MHC Art Museum celebrates the official opening of Changing Prospects: The View from Mount Holyoke with a discussion with author Tracy Kidder on Friday, September 27, at 5 pm. A reception follows at 6:15 pm. The next evening, festivities will continue at 8 pm with the dedication of the art building and museum, featuring James Cuno, director of the Harvard University Art Museums.
September 24, 2002 - 4:24pm
In an event cosponsored by the MHC Alumnae Association, Lynn Pruett '82 will read from her debut novel, Ruby River, at the Odyssey on Tuesday, September 24, at 7 pm. Ruby River chronicles the life of a young widowed mother trying to raise four girls while running a truck stop in small-town Maridoches, Alabama.
September 24, 2002 - 4:23pm
Lama Surya Das, whose books and teachings have helped propel Buddhism's surge in popularity in the U.S., will speak on "Awakening the Wisdom Mind: Opening the Heart of Love and Compassion" on Thursday, September 26, at 7:30 pm in Chapin Auditorium. The talk, sponsored by the College's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, is free and open to the public.
September 24, 2002 - 2:53pm
Poet Len Krisak will read from Even As We Speak, his Richard Wilbur Award-winning collection of satires, narratives, lyrics, and elegies, on Wednesday, September 25, at 4 pm in Williston Memorial Library's Stimson Room. The event is sponsored by the English department.
September 24, 2002 - 2:41pm
The MHC community is invited to take part in the third annual Day of Giving, a program in which MHC staff, faculty and students commit a day to work projects in the surrounding community. Once again, the Day of Giving is organized by the Facilities Management department and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
September 24, 2002 - 2:28pm
Harvard professor Peter L. Galison launches "The Culture and Nature of the Visual," MHC's year-long lecture series on visual literacy, with "The Hydrogen Bomb: Writing and Filming History" on September 26 at 7 pm at Gamble Auditorium. Galison's talk is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Faculty and the Weissman Center for Leadership.
September 24, 2002 - 2:20pm
The Jurassic 5 performance scheduled for Chapin Auditorium on Sunday, September 22, has been cancelled. Tickets will be refunded only at the point of purchase.
September 20, 2002 - 2:43pm
Sven Birkerts's new memoir, My Sky Blue Trades: Growing Up Counter in a Contrary Time, was reviewed in Sunday's New York Times Book Review (registration req'd). Birkerts teaches in the English Department and will be reading from My Sky Blue Trades at the Odyssey Bookshop on Monday, September 23, at 4 pm.
September 20, 2002 - 12:00pm
Professor of international relations Jon Western contrasts the collaborative approach against Iraq of the first Bush administration in 1991 to the dangers of the unilateralist positions taken by the current Bush administration in a Hartford Courant column Tuesday.
September 17, 2002 - 12:18pm
The Office of Religious Life is hosting a community dialogue on the Second Amendment on Tuesday, September 17 at 7 pm at the Eliot House lounge. Guests include Amherst College professor Jan E. Dizard, co-editor of Guns in America, and William Newman, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's western Massachusetts office.
September 12, 2002 - 2:48pm
MHC and the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts present the renowned Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS) in a production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will, September 12-15 at Chapin Auditorium in a benefit for the Mount Holyoke Study Abroad Program. Tickets are free for MHC students with ID and $15 for the general public.
September 9, 2002 - 1:51pm