Events

Exhibit: Exile. Experience and Testimony

Feb. 4, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb. 4 – 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Stimson Room, Williston Library

The Mount Holyoke College (MHC) German Studies Department cordially invites you to attend the opening symposium for its February 2019 exhibit featuring a selection of exhibits from the new permanent exhibition of the German Exile Archive 1933-45, part of the German National Library, Frankfurt/M.

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CA' FOSCARI UNIVERSITY Internship call for Applications

Feb. 15 – 24, 2019 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
McCulloch Center

About the internship: In the Office of International Partnerships, supporting collaboration with foreign universities, orientation of incoming students, other data and project support. Required: Intermediate level Italian (Ital 209) or above.

To learn more: Contact Prof. Morena Svaldi, or 2017 intern Virginia Guerra in the McCulloch Center.

To apply: Meet with Kirk Lange (x2072) or klange@mtholyoke.edu

Morgan Parker and Danez Smith: Poets in Conversation

Feb. 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

The Weissman Center for Leadership and the APAU Black History Month Committee present award winning poets Morgan Parker and Danez Smith: Poets in Conversation. Parker and Smith will share their work and together, will discuss the transformative role of poetry in the contemporary moment.

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Virtual Book Study for Math Educators and Administrators

Sep. 27, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan. 17, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb. 21, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar. 28, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr. 25, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join a community of math educators and administrators from around the world who meet via videoconference throughout the year to read and discuss professional books on mathematics education. This year we are reading “Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You Had” by Tracy Zager.

Master and Margarita Film Series

Feb. 7, 2019 7:00 pm
Feb. 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Feb. 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Mar. 7, 2019 7:00 pm
Mar. 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Apr. 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Art 221

Presented by the Mount Holyoke Russian Club and RES 221.

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Performance: “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Feb. 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Feb. 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Feb. 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Feb. 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts presents “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, directed by Noah Tuleja.

Considered one of the greatest comedies of the English-language stage, the witty play satirizes the social conventions of late Victorian London. Frequently performed on stage and adapted for film, TV and even into musicals and operas, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is said to be the most well-known and quoted play in English after “Hamlet.” This depiction of false identities and fiction versus truth is a delight for all audiences.

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Student Writing Workshop with Morgan Parker and Danez Smith

Feb. 22, 2019 10:00 am
Dwight Hall Lounge

Join two award-winning poets and spoken word artists for a writing workshop.

Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health

Feb. 22, 2019 12:15 pm
Kendade 305

Mr. Fitzpatrick will provide an overview of MGH Institute of Health’s graduate programs. Nursing, Genetic Counseling, Health Profession Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences.

Presenter: Jack Fitzpatrick, MHA, Assistant Director of Admission
Pizza lunch will be served.

Faculty Recital: Michael Brignolo, clarinet

Feb. 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Pratt Music Hall

Michael Brignolo performs works by Brahms, Bruch, Cassadó, Connesson and Kovács with guests Nadine Shank, piano and Molly Aronson, cello. Free and open to the public.

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APAU Cultural and Fashion Show

Feb. 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Great Room, Community Center

Sponsor: Association of Pan African Unity

Contact: Nyasha Franklin and Zahkeyah Allen

Open Classrooms Week

Feb. 25 – Mar. 1, 2019 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Please join us for Open Classrooms Week! February 25 – March 1, 2019

A week-long event for faculty to open their classes and create opportunities for colleagues to explore new pegagogies, spark conversations across disciplines, and check out technologies and materials.

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Spring 2019 Africana Studies Prospectives Tea

Feb. 26, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cassani Lounge (102 Shattuck Hall)

Come join us for the Africana Tea! Meet faculty and listen to our student panel — Zahida Sheikh, Nyasha Franklin, Shauna Harrison, and Journey Martin — speak about their experience with the major.

Caribbean food will be served!

Ayesha Harruna Attah — “The Hundred Wells of Salaga”

Feb. 27, 2019 7:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium, Clapp Laboratory

Ayesha Harruna Attah ’05 is the author of one of The Millions’ “Most Anticipated” books for the first half of 2019: “The Hundred Wells of Salaga.” The novel centers around the lives of two women during the scramble for Africa in pre-colonial Ghana, which, according to a preview by The Millions, “gives a texture and specificity to the anonymous tales of the Middle Passage.”

Sponsor: The Odyssey Bookshop, Division of Student Life, MHC African and Caribbean Association, and the Association of Pan African Unity
Contact: Odyssey Bookshop (Joan Grenier) and Latrina Denson

Dorceta Taylor to host three events

Feb. 28, 2019 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Three events, multiple locations. See below for required resgistrations.

On Thursday, February 28, the Miller Worley Center for the Environment will host Dorceta Taylor, environmental sociologist, James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Jusice and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan’s School of Environment and Sustainability.

Registration is required for each event. All events are free and accessible.

Students of Color Leadership Lunch for MHC students
12:30 – 2:00 pm 
The Betty Shabazz Cultural Center
Register

“Recruiting Diverse Faculty for Inclusive Excellence” for MHC faculty
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Cassani Lounge
Register

“Building an Inclusive Campus Coalition for Real Social and Ecological Justice” student workshop/dinner
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Great Room, Community Center
Open to MHC, Amherst and Hampshire Students
Register

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Edward J. Hall — “Respectful Deflationism”

Feb. 28, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Skinner 216

A Roger W. Holmes Fund Lecture

When philosophers set about to give accounts of central metaphysical concepts – “necessity”, “law”, “essence”, “ground”, to name a few – a pair of crucial yet easily overlooked questions lurks in the background: Do we need the given concept, and the language that goes along with it, in order to facilitate thought and communication about some distinctive, explanatorily important metaphysical structure? Or does its value for us consist in the way it plays some crucial epistemic role, a role that can itself be characterized without reference to any such metaphysical structure?

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Maternal Interventions for Ethical, Political and Spiritual Transformation

Feb. 28, 2019 7:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

A symposium to celebrate and engage Mara Benjamin’s new book, The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought (Indiana University Press, 2018). Dr. Emilie Townes, Dean and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School; Dr. Traci Levy, Associate Professor of Political Science at Adelphi University and Mara Benjamin, Irene Kaplan Leiwant Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke will investigate the maternal from feminist and womanist perspectives to offer new resources for political, ethical, and theological discourse and to address the urgent needs of the current political moment.

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Helping Students Make the Link: Academics and Post-Graduation Plans with Liz Lierman

Mar. 1, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

Many students hope to connect their academic pursuits with their plans for the future, presenting opportunities for collaboration between faculty and career advisors. In this session, faculty and representatives from the CDC will discuss ways to help students connect their classroom experiences to career opportunities.

Boston University School of Medicine

Mar. 1, 2019 12:15 pm
Kendade 305

Dr. Goodell will present an overview of BU School of medicine, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Presenter: Kristen Goodell, MD, Assistant Dean of Admissions
Pizza lunch will be served.

MHSO — Rhythms of Central and South America

Mar. 1, 2019 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Celebrate the rhythms of Central and South America in a concert featuring the Harp Concerto by the great Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera and Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Netta Hadari conducts. Free and open to the public.

Rhythms of Central and South America

Mar. 1, 2019 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Danzόn No. 2............................................A. Márquez
Harp Concerto, Op. 25...........................A. Ginastera
   Featuring Charles Overton, harp
Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”.....L. Bernstein

Spring Flower Show: “Seasons of Change”

Mar. 2 – 17, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Talcott Greenhouse

The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden presents the 2019 spring Flower Show, “Seasons of Change.” Now in its 48th year, this beloved College tradition features thousands of colorful and fragrant blooms — vibrant tulips, dazzling daffodils, fragrant hyacinths and more take center stage to delight visitors. This year's show also features a sculpture designed, created and installed by three Mount Holyoke art studio majors.

The show is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Big Broadcast!

Mar. 2, 2019 2:00 pm
Mar. 2, 2019 7:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Presented by the MHC Jazz Ensembles, the 14th annual not-to-be-missed recreation of a 1940s radio broadcast created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, featuring WWLP-TV’s Brian Lapis as emcee “Fred Kelley.” 

This year marks the 80th anniversary of a performance by The Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Mount Holyoke Senior Promenade. In celebration of that Prom, the 2019 Big Broadcast will feature some music made famous by Glenn Miller. Fiddler Zoë Darrow ’12 will perform on two pieces: “Stay A Little Longer” by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, and “Ciribiribin” as originally sung by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters.

Performances at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Snowdate is Sunday, March 3.

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Asian Studies Tea for Prospective Majors & Minors

Mar. 4, 2019 4:30 pm
LRC Lounge, Ciruti Center

Annual Student Awards will be presented at this event. Refreshments will be served. Save the Date!

Interfaith Lunch: “Waking Up: Wisdom, Wellness, and Women in 2019 ” with Yael Shy

Mar. 6, 2019 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Great Room, Blanchard Hall

Meditation can awaken us to new understandings, insights, and ways to be. Join Yael Shy, founder of MindfulNYU, as we celebrate International Women’s Day and women’s awakening power. Join us for lunch and conversation as we also celebrate the close of Interfaith Awareness Week.

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Yael Shy — “Waking Up the Heart: Empowering Women, Awakening Hearts”

Mar. 6, 2019 4:30 pm
Great Room, Blanchard Hall

In 2019, we celebrate the greatest number of women in elected office in U.S. history. And we experience some of the greatest threats to women’s rights in almost 50 years. How can women’s empowerment be supported by their spiritual awakening? How can spiritual practice support us in transformational times?

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Sowmya Subramanian ’96: “Empowering Women Through Technology”

Mar. 6, 2019 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Sowmya Subramanian '96, senior director of engineering at Google, talks about the digital divide that prevents women from having equal access to the internet and technology — and where technology can help with access. Free and open to the public.

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Gathering for prospective Physics majors

Mar. 19, 2019 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Cleveland L3

Bring your questions, meet the faculty, enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream, and learn about physics research at Mount Holyoke College.

Spring Tea for Prospective History Majors and Minors

Mar. 20, 2019 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
310 Skinner Hall

Are you interested in History? 

Please come for tea and conversation to learn about fall courses, meet current history majors and faculty, and enjoy snacks and refreshments with fellow lovers of history!

Tea for Majors & Prospective Majors

Mar. 20, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
102 Shattuck Hall

A gathering for students to learn about the major in English and to find out about our Fall 2019 courses.

UMass School of Public Health & Health Sciences - Career Networking and Professional Development Conference

Mar. 20 – 21, 2019 6:00 pm
UMass Campus Center

The UMass SPHHS will host its annual Career Networking and Development Conference on March 20-21, 2019. Take a step toward your future and join us for this two day event! Meet alumni, make lasting professional connections and define your own path into a successful career.

Tea and Talk About Five College Classes

Mar. 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Shattuck 107

Come for tea and casual conversation with the AccessAbility Services’ Fellows about taking Five College classes and how to get your accommodations on other campuses. Please feel free to bring your own mug!

Nurse Midwife

Mar. 22, 2019 12:15 pm
Kendade 305

Catherine is an advanced practice midwife in Northampton, MA. She graduated from Columbia University School of Nursing and specializes in advanced practice midwifery. She will discuss her training and her career in Midwifery. Midwives recognize the variations of normal progress of labor, and understand how to deal with deviations from normal. Midwives also work in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period, including care for the newborn and the infant.

Presenter: Catherine Boshe, CNM
Pizza lunch will be served.

96th Annual Kathryn Irene Glascock '22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition

Mar. 22, 2019 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mar. 22, 2019 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar. 23, 2019 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Stimson Room & Gamble Auditorium

The annual Kathryn Irene Glascock ’22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition showcases the up-and-coming poetry talent of regional college students.

The Glascock competition invites six accomplished college students each year to compete for the prize. Founded by the parents of a promising poet who died the year after she graduated from Mount Holyoke, the two-day event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Kathryn Irene Glascock Memorial Fund, the Joyce Horner Poetry Prize, the Charles and Rosanna Batchelor Memorial Fund, and the Department of English at Mount Holyoke College.

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2019 Senior Dance Concert

Mar. 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Mar. 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Kendall Hall

A celebration of the work of the senior class Dance majors.

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Brahms Ein deutsches requiem

Mar. 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

A collaborative performance of this choral masterwork performed by the Mount Holyoke College and Cornell University Glee Clubs, with full orchestra and soloists. Stephanie Council and Robert Isaacs, directors, with soloists David McFerrin, baritone, and Clarisse Colao, soprano. Free and open to the public.

Teaching the Environment with Michelle Markley

Apr. 5, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

Many of us are teaching about the environment and sustainability. This TLI lunch presentation and discussion will emphasize opportunities for collaboration and innovative approaches.

Physician Assistant Program - Westfield State University

Apr. 5, 2019 12:15 pm
Kendade 305

Presenter: Jennifer Hixon, DHSc, PA-C, Professor & Program Director will provide an overview of Westfield’s Physician Assistant Program and discuss the application process and course/clinical requirements needed to apply.

Pizza lunch will be served.

2019 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 6, 2019 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall

“Going Beyond Politics”

The 2019 conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. Co-sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership, this year’s keynote speaker(s) will include political figures and activists who are engaged in public policy.

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The Artist's Way

Apr. 7, 2019 1:00 pm
Exact dates and location TBD.

Creativity, Inspiration & Building Confidence

A free 12-week seminar to help rekindle your creativity, inspire you, remove artistic blocks and foster confidence. We will meet as artists to encourage each other, discuss a chapter from the book, and encourage one another's dreams.  

Dates to be announced.

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Inaugural Lecture on Religion and American Public Life

Apr. 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center

The Religion Department invites you to a presentation by Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., marking the inaugural lecture on Religion and American Public Life.

Professor Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton, where he is a member of the Religion Department and also Chair of African American Studies.

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Performance: “When We Were Young and Unafraid”

Apr. 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Apr. 12, 2019 7:30 pm
Apr. 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Apr. 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts presents “When We Were Young and Unafraid” by Sarah Treem, directed by Abby Carroll ’19. The set design is by Anna Driftmier and costume design by Caitlin Cizek.

Originally produced by the Manhattan Theater Club in 2014 the New York Times called “When We Were Young and Unafraid” an “earnest, thoughtful drama.” The playwright, a writer and producer on the acclaimed HBO series “In Treatment,” the reviewer noted, “finds the feminist flux and foment in an era that has been more traditionally presented as comically quaint and awkward.”

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Pioneer Valley Maker Faire

Apr. 13, 2019 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Capen Annex at Smith College,

The first ever Maker Faire is coming to the Pioneer Valley. All makers are invited to participate. The event is hosted by Smith College and the Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab is a partner.

What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to share hobbies, experiments, and projects. Apply to be a maker by March 4.

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The Physics and Applications of Low-Toxicity I-III-VI Quantum Dots

Apr. 16, 2019 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Cleveland L3

Chloe Castaneda ’16, will be discussing the physical characteristics of semiconducting nanocrystals, also known as quantum dots (QDs), lead to unique optical properties that set them apart from their bulk counterparts. This talk will explore I-III-VI compounds and their applications in a rapidly emerging nanotechnology industry.

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Mozart and Beethoven

Apr. 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Symphony No. 35, D Major, K385..........W.A. Mozart
Exultate Jubilate..........W.A. Mozart
   Featuring Healey Suto, soprano
Symphony No. 5, C Minor, Op. 67. L. v...........Beethoven

AccessAbility Fellows Talk about Final Exams

Apr. 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Skinner 210

Come for casual conversation about final exams and end of semester work. The Fellows will talk about how to get and take final exams with your accommodations and using your accommodations on final papers and projects. All are welcome to join the Fellows for dinner in the Dining Commons immediately following this event.

English Department Ice Cream Social

Apr. 23, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Shattuck Hall

Join us on the Shattuck Green for great conversation and ice cream in celebration of the end of the Spring semester and the class of 2019 English Majors. 

Student Dance Concert

Apr. 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Apr. 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Kendall Hall

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May Teaching and Scholarship Renewal Week

May. 13 – 15, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Willits Hallowell Center

Commencement Dance Concert

May. 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Kendall Hall

Free admission.