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The Department of Theatre Arts will host an International Dramaturgy Symposium on March 1, 2 and 3. The symposium will gather together a group of prominent dramaturgs from around the world for a three-day conference exploring the role of dramaturgs and dramaturgy today.
March 4, 2002 - 1:38pm
The Asian Studies department is sponsoring a film festival, "Re-imagining Hong Kong: Film and Identity Discourse in Post-1997 Hong Kong," that examines views of the island through its favorite artistic medium since its reversion to China. The fest concludes Thursday-Saturday.
March 2, 2002 - 10:01pm
Roger Daniels, professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, will present "The Incarceration of the Japanese-Americans: The View from 2002," a look at President Franklin D. Roosevelt's wartime internment policy, on Thursday, February 28, at 4:30 pm in Hooker Auditorium.
February 27, 2002 - 4:37pm
Filmmaker Raoul Peck will speak Wednesday, February 27, at 7:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium about Lumumba, a dramatization of the life of Congo Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, assassinated with support from the CIA. The film will also be screened Wednesday at 4 pm at Dwight 101.
February 27, 2002 - 10:24am
Author Laura Fraser, a reformed dieter and ex-bulimic, will discuss taking on the American diet industry in an undercover investigation in "Losing It: America's Obsession with Weight and the Industry That Feeds on It" on Tuesday, February 26, at 4:15 pm in Dwight 101. Fraser's lecture is part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
February 25, 2002 - 2:08pm
Tom Miner, codirector of the Connecticut River Watershed Council, will talk about "Busting Dams and Building Fishways: Restoring Migratory Fish" on Tuesday, February 26, at 7 pm at Gamble Auditorium. The lecture continues the Center for Environmental Literacy's series, "A Sense of Place: At Home in the Connecticut River Valley."
February 25, 2002 - 1:51pm
Jessica Justice '03 ##cracked the 1,000-point barrier## last month in the Lyons' annual basketball tilt against Smith College. She is only the fifth player in Mount Holyoke history to reach 1,000 career points.
February 25, 2002 - 1:37pm
Elizabeth Diller, a driving force of the American architectural avant-garde, will discuss new works Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium. Diller's appearance at the College is part of the yearlong series "Building Meaning: Architecture and Public Space in the Third Millennium," sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership.
February 21, 2002 - 1:53am
Thirty-nine MHC seniors have signed the Graduation Pledge, a national project that commits them to seek jobs with positive social and environmental consequences.
February 19, 2002 - 5:05pm
Sister Shamshad Sheikh, the College's Muslim chaplain, is the primary focus of a Saturday New York Times story on the increasing need for Muslim spiritual advisers at U.S. colleges.
February 19, 2002 - 10:20am
The Vagina Monologues, the Obie Award-winning play by Eve Ensler, will be performed Saturday at 8 pm in Chapin Auditorium. The production is part of the V-Day College Campaign, a worldwide movement to proclaim Valentine's Day as the day to demand an end to violence against women and girls. Tickets are $3 for Mount Holyoke Students and $5 for the general public, and may be purchased at the Info Desk in Blanchard Campus Center or at the door.
February 16, 2002 - 1:00pm
Dr. Nancy Hendrie '54 has committed herself to helping Cambodian children find new homes in the United States, but her orphanage has wrongly been caught up in a federal order freezing the adoption of children from that country, columnist Eileen McNamara writes in the February 13 issue of the Boston Globe.
February 13, 2002 - 11:38am
Anthony Lake, former MHC professor and National Security Adviser in the Clinton administration, and Martha Crenshaw, an internationally recognized expert on terrorism, will discuss the current status of the Bush administration's "war on terrorism" on February 15 at 7 pm in Gamble Auditorium.
February 12, 2002 - 2:56pm
Nikki Giovanni, long known as the "princess of black poetry," will address the essence of blackness in her keynote for MHC's celebration of Black History Month. Her lecture takes place Thursday, February 14, at 7:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium.
February 11, 2002 - 12:28pm
Environmentalist Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and other works, will speak on "The Environment as Moral Challenge" Monday, February 11, at 7 pm in Gamble Auditorium. McKibben's talk is sponsored by the Senior Class Board, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Office of the Dean of the College, the Office of the President, the Weissman Center for Leadership, and the Center for Environmental Literacy.
February 11, 2002 - 12:14pm
The fifth annual Beyond the Box conference, "Identity in Motion," is scheduled to take place on Mount Holyoke's campus February 8-10. Since 1998, Beyond the Box conferences have sought to empower students, faculty, and staff from colleges across the Northeast with "pragmatic approaches to developing multicultural living and learning campuses."
February 7, 2002 - 11:25am