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MHC's jazz ensembles and the Mount Holyoke Orchestra perform music by Harold Arlen, Henry Mancini, Sarah McLachlan, Lalo Schifrin, and others on Friday at 7:30 pm at Pratt Hall's McCulloch Auditorium.
March 7, 2002 - 3:37pm
Frederick Kaijage, history professor at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, will consider the burden created by the combination of poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa in "Poverty, Exclusion, and the Crisis of Social Safety Nets: Society and HIV/AIDS in Africa," this year's John Lax Memorial Lecture. The talk takes place Thursday, March 7, at 4 pm in the New York Room at Mary Woollley Hall.
March 6, 2002 - 2:26pm
Mei Ng, whose writing has been likened to that of Amy Tan and Gish Jen, will read from her Asian American coming-of-age novel, Eating Chinese Food Naked, Wednesday, March 6, at 4 pm in the library's Stimson Room.
March 4, 2002 - 1:59pm
Jessica Justice '03, who cracked the 1,000-point barrier last month, has now set the MHC basketball scoring record, eclipsing the mark held by Elise C. Wright '87.
March 4, 2002 - 1:43pm
The Gorse Child Study Center, the MHC lab school for the Psychology/Education Department, celebrates its 50th anniversary with "Childhood Besieged: Restoring Hope and Integrity in Children's Lives," a conference at Gamble Auditorium on March 8-9. Registration is free to the MHC community and current Gorse parents.
March 4, 2002 - 1:42pm
The Weissman Center for Leadership will host "Afghanistan and Beyond: Women's Activism in Times of War," a conference examining the dilemmas that women's rights, human rights, and antimilitarist activists confront in the new world order that has emerged since September 11. The symposium takes place March 7-8 at Gamble Auditorium.
March 4, 2002 - 1:41pm
The renovation of Pratt Hall has won architectural firm Miller Dyer Spears an award from the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board. The William B. Smith Memorial Award is given to the state project that best integrates historic preservation with effective accessibility design.
March 4, 2002 - 1:40pm
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