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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
Sandi Sonnenfeld '85 will read from This Is How I Speak: The Diary of a Young Woman, her memoir of her first year in an MFA program at the University of Washington and the upheavals in her life, on September 10 at 7 pm at the Odyssey Bookshop. The appearance is co-sponsored by the MHC Alumnae Association.
September 9, 2002 - 1:15pm
On September 11, there will be a College-wide Service of Remembrance in memory of those killed in the attacks of one year ago. The service will begin at 12:15 pm in Abbey Memorial Chapel and is open to anyone wishing to attend.
September 9, 2002 - 11:39am
The MHC community kicked off the academic year on Wednesday, September 4, with Convocation and ushered in a new era of interdisciplinary integration in the sciences with the opening of Kendade Hall, the heart of the College's new state-of-the-art science center.
September 6, 2002 - 2:15pm
Rabbi Lisa Freitag-Keshet has begun her tenure as the new Jewish chaplain for Mount Holyoke College. Freitag-Keshet was previously the leader of Congregation Tikkun v'Or/Ithaca Reform Temple in Ithaca, N.Y.
September 5, 2002 - 3:38pm
Director of Athletics Laurie Priest was recently named the ##2002 Administrator of the Year for Division III athletics## by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA). She will receive her award at the annual NACWAA Fall Forum to be held October 12-15 in St. Louis.
September 5, 2002 - 3:36pm