MWCE Calendar 2013 -2014

Spring 2014

Tuesday, February 11

MHC Research Scholar Info-Session
4:30 p.m. Shattuck Hall, Cassani Lounge

Find out more about summer research opportunities offered by Mount Holyoke on campus, around the U.S., and internationally
You will hear from past researchers, find out how to select and work closely with a faculty mentor, have time to ask questions, and you will get details on applying.

Sponsored by: The ALANA Research Scholars Program - Miller Worley Research Scholar Program - and the McCulloch Center Global Research Fellows Program


Wednesday, February 12th

Food, Farm, and Sustainability at Hampshire College
4:30pm-5:30 P.M.
Dwight Hall, Room 202

The Hampshire College Farm Center is a working farm, as well as a research, education, and outreach facility, dedicated to sustainable agriculture. The Food, Farm, and Sustainability Institute at Hampshire College is an interdisciplinary academic program focusing on food production and sustainable agriculture, centered at the vibrant  Hampshire College Farm Center. Staff from the Institute and the Farm will be on campus to discuss their program and answer any questions.

Cosponored by Hampshire College Farm Center


Wednesday, February 19

Cooperative Enterprise and Social Change:
A Conversation with Equal Exchange*
5:00 p.m. Dwight Hall, Room 101

Join us for a film screening and conversation with Equal Exchange to learn about how your coffee impacts the lives and land of people here and abroad! Equal Exchange is a Fair Trade company whose mission is to build long term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through their success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more
equitable, democratic and sustainable world.
*Free Fair Trade chocolate and coffee will be served

Cosponsored by: Cosponsored by MHC Dining Services, the  Global Business Nexus, and the Nonprofit Business Nexus


Tuesday, March 4

Social Justice and the Environment: Career Panel
5:00 p.m. Art Building, Gamble Auditorium

Join us for a panel discussion with practitioners in the field of Social Justice and Environment as they share their experiences and perspectives on working to create healthier, equitable communities.

Sponsored by: Office of Community-Based Learning and the Department of Environmental Studies


Wednesday, March 12

The Global Fork, Responsible and Delicious Eating
7:00 p.m.  Dwight Hall, Room 101

For over 25 years, Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” Chef has been teaching culinary nutrition and hands-on vegetarian cooking for health and vitality, writing cookbooks focusing on eating local, seasonal, organic foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable, delicious and good for the planet.


Friday, April 25

Pageant Green and Skinner Green
11:30- 5pm

 a day filled with food, fun and festivities and quite often referred to as “the best day ever at MHC”. It is a celebration that is, part Earth Day, part MHC tradition.
Pangy Day includes the all-college picnic at the Amphitheater and then moves up to Skinner Green for a “fun free for all” with more music, games, the Ritual Maypole & Spiral Dance, face painting, ice cream, and more


Fall 2013

Wednesday, Septempber 18

Judy Helgen '60
Peril in the Ponds
7:00 p.m. Art Building, Gamble Auditorium

Author Judy Helgen tells the story of a government biologist’s investigation into the mystery of deformed frogs, an epidemic that grew during the
1990s and continues today.
Co-sponsored by the Odyssey Bookshop

Wednesday, September 25th

7th Annual Harvest Party
4-6:30 P.M., On top of Mandelle Hill behind the Delles

Food, Music, and Friends! Come celebrate the fall harvest at MHC’s very own student garden!


Saturday, September 29

Volunteer Day with Rachael's Table
1p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rachel’s Table brings young volunteers into the fields where they can harvest surplus produce from local farms and bring it directly to our agencies.
In addition to feeding the hungry, the Gleaning Project educates the community about hunger, food security, and agriculture.


Wednesday, October 2

Bram Buscher
Peace Parks and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation in Southern Africa

7:00 p.m. Art Building, Gamble Auditorium

International peace parks—transnational conservation areas established and managed by two or more countries—have become a popular ways of protecting biodiversity while promoting international cooperation and regional development. In Transforming the Frontier, Bram Büscher shows how cross-border conservation neatly reflects the neoliberal political economy in which it developed.


Thursday, October 24

Ann Blake
Travels of a Rubber Duck: Science and Policy on Chemicals in Global Manufacturing
4:30 p.m. Kendall Hall, Room 305

Ann Blake is an independent consultant with 20 years of experience in toxics reduction strategies. Dr. Blake will talk about what research science is telling us about the human health and environmental impacts of ubiquitous exposure to chemicals in products as well as the latest developments in global and local regulation around chemicals. She will also discuss the interplay between science,regulation, policy and global economic drivers to cheaper materials and labor, and current efforts to shift us from a “take-make-waste” model for the global economy to the Triple Bottom Line of people, planet and prosperity.


Wednesday, November 6

Miller Worley Environmental Leadership Lecture
Frances Moore Lapp
7:30 pm, Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 18 books including the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet. Her most recent work is EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want, winner of a silver medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Environment/Ecology/Nature category. She is the cofounder of three organizations, including Oakland based think tank Food First and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education seeking to bring democracy to life, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé.


Tuesday, November 12


Joseph Masco

Professor of Anthropology
University of Chicago
5:30 pm, Kendade Hall, Room 305

The ability to actually see an entire planet as a unit is a Cold War creation, related to  a proliferation of “planetary optics” which include globalities of every kind – finance, technology, ecology – but also geology and the biosphere as a totality. What is powerful about seeing in this fashion is that it is both created by the national security state and its technologies and interests, and also exceeds these structures, offering an alternative ground for knowledge production and politics, and thus for future making. 

Sponsored by the Department of Athropology, and the Department of Politics


Thursday, November 21

Alan Weisman
7:00 pm, Hooker Auditorium, Clapp Laboratory

Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask what experts agreed were probably the most important questions on Earth--and also the hardest:
How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing?

Co-sponsored by the Odyssey Bookshop


Wednesday, December 11

Miller Worley Center Alumnae-Mentor Networking Panel
"Careers in Environmental Studies"
4:30pm, Willits-Hallowell

Join MHC Alumnae as they share their stories and discuss varied career paths in the field of Environmental Studies and beyond.

Co-Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department

*This is event is for MHC students*