Global Insights Contest Exhibition

Nov. 12 – 16, 2018 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Student Art Gallery, Community Center

The exciting and meaningful photographs that students submitted to the Global Insights contest will be on display. These images were taken during the students learning experiences abroad.

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Math/Stat Club: Rehumanizing Mathematics: A Discussion

Nov. 14, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

We will watch portions of Rochelle Gutiérrez’s talk “Rehumanizing Mathematics: A Vision for the Future” and use it as a catalyst for a discussion of diversity, inclusion and access in mathematics and statistics here on campus. All are welcome!

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“App”y Hour (Application Party)

Nov. 14, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rotunda Room, 226 Blanchard

Are you applying for study abroad for Fall 2019 or Academic year 2019–2020 with a need-based Laurel Fellowship? The deadline for the request to study abroad is due by November 30. If you have not already met with a Study Abroad Advisor — or just need help finishing your application — join us for this fun and productive event!

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Film Series: Contentious Issues in Contemporary Russia

Oct. 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Dec. 3, 2018 7:00 pm

Join us for a series of films that explore issues faced by citizens in contemporary Russia.  All films are accompanied by English subtitles.

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In the Heights

Nov. 8, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 9, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 10, 2018 2:00 pm
Nov. 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Leslie Phillips Theater, Holyoke Community College

The Holyoke Community College Theater Department presents "In the Heights", which was written by “Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda. "In the Heights" is a Tony-award winning musical celebrating Latino culture, music and dance. The Mount Holyoke Department of Spanish, Latina/o, Latin American Studies is a sponsor of the event.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 students and seniors. The Friday, Nov. 16, performance will be ASL interpreted.

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Lecture: “Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry they Inspire”

Nov. 15, 2018 4:30 pm
Cleveland L1

Sarah E. Reisman, Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology presents the annual Lucy Pickett Lecture ”Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry they Inspire.”

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Five College Seminar: Global Cultures of the 19th Century

Nov. 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Amherst College, CHI Center (second floor, Frost Library)

 "Myth and Mythmaking in the Douglass Circle", a lecture by Jared Hickman, Associate Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University.

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Diversity Abroad Talk

Nov. 15, 2018 5:00 pm
101 Dwight

Returned study abroad students will discuss the intersection of identity — 1st gen, students with disabilities, student of color/religious ethnicity, LGBTQIA, financially challenged — and global experiences. The panelists will share their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of learning, interning, or researching abroad. They will discuss everything from how they started the conversation with their parents to how their international experience has impacted academic and career goals.

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Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science

Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop

Associate Professor of English Suparna Roychoudhury will read from and discuss her book, “Phantasmatic Shakespeare.”

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Yale School of Nursing - Pizza Lunch

Nov. 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Kendade 203

Joseph Korevec, Assistant Dean of Enrollment
Join Mr. Korevec for his information session to learn about Yale School of Nursing, programs, application process, and general information.

Study Abroad Information Session

Nov. 16, 2018 5:00 pm
216 Skinner

Interested in study abroad but not sure where to start? We invite you to our info session to learn about academic planning, application procedures, program types, financing and scholarships, credit transfer and next steps.

Mount Holyoke College and South Hadley Electric Light Department to cut ribbon on major solar power project

Nov. 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Kendall entrance

Mount Holyoke College is delighted to announce the installation of nearly 1,500 solar panels on the roof of the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex on Dunlap Place, as part of its commitment to reduce its environmental impact. The College has set the goal of carbon neutrality by 2037, the College’s 200th anniversary.

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Lecture: “Discounting the Past”

Nov. 26, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
216 Skinner

Meghan Sullivan, Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O'Brien Collegiate Chair at Notre Dame presents the Roger W. Holmes Lecture “Discounting the Past.”

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H5P: Interactive Exercises for Moodle, Wordpress, and Beyond with Jean Janecki

Nov. 28, 2018 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Language Resource Center, Ciruti

Jean Janecki, Coordinator of the Language Resource Center, will give a technology and teaching workshop/brown bag for faculty and staff on H5P. H5P is a great tool for creating interactive online activities that some instructors on campus are already exploring. Activities can easily be created in/or uploaded to Moodle or WordPres. Paula Debnar will also give a brief overview of how she has successfully incorporated H5P into her Homeric Greek Resources WordPress site.

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Occupying Broadway: Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights Spectacular Claim to Latina/o Cultural Citizenship

Nov. 29, 2018 4:30 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez, professor emeritus of Latina/o studies served as a consultant for the production of "In the Heights" and has been serving as scholar-in-residence at Holyoke Community College this the semester.

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¡Noches de Cine!

Oct. 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 1, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 29, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Mandelles room 323

October 11 - La Cosecha
November 1 - Coco
November 29 - Como Agua Para Chocolate

Lecture: "Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice"

Nov. 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Leah Penniman, a well-known farmer, educator, author and food sovereignty activist will present a lecture on food justice, "Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice"

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World Language and Culture Festival

Nov. 29, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Blanchard Campus Center

Join the Language Resource Center in celebrating the diversity of world languages with games, karaoke, crafts and more.

In the Heights/In Holyoke Symposium: Arnaldo Lopez, Juan Recondo and Vanessa Rosa

Nov. 30, 2018 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Kittredge Center, Holyoke Community College

Arnaldo Lopez, Art Manager and Development Strategist, Pregones Theater, New York City: “Community, Mobility and the Broadway Lottery.”

Juan Recondo, Lecturer, CUNY and New York University, New York City: “Paciencia y Fe in Long Island City: Performing and Teaching in the Heights at LaGuardia Community College, NYC.”

Vanessa Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies, Mount Holyoke College: “In the Heights in Holyoke: An Interdisciplinary Anaysis for the Mapping of Latinidad, Civic Engagement and Feminism.”

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In the Heights/In Holyoke Symposium: Marisol Negron, Israel Reyes, Merida Rua and Catherine Young

Nov. 30, 2018 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Marisol Negron, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Latino Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston: “Music as Praxis: Hope, Faith and Community in the Soundtrack for In the Heights.”

Israel Reyes, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portugese, Darmouth College: “The Gentrification of Our Dreams: Urban Space and Upward Mobiity in Lin Manuel-Miranda's In the Heights.”

Merida Ru, Professor of Latina and Latino Studies and American Studies, Williams College: “Paciencia y Fe: Abuelas as Icons and Everyday People.”

Catherine Young, Writing Program Lecturer, Princeton University: “Anita, Diana, Vanessa: The Triangulation of Landmark Latinx Women on Broadway.”

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Flute Choir Winter Concert 2018

Nov. 30, 2018 7:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

The College's two flute choirs will perform Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart, Three Dances by Khatchaturian, a medley of classic rock including tunes by Jethro Tull and the Beatles, and a selection from Disney’s Tangled. A reception follows. Alison Hale directs. Free and open to the public.

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Five College Early Music Program — Euridice Baroque Ensemble

Nov. 30, 2018 7:30 pm
Bezanson Recital Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Charpentier Noels pour les Instruments, the Corelli Christmas Concerto, Purcell’s Abdelazar Suite. Directed by Robert Eisenstein. Free and open to the public.

Holiday Vespers 2018

Dec. 2, 2018 4:00 pm
Dec. 2, 2018 7:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

The Mount Holyoke College Choral Ensembles and the Chamber Jazz, Vocal Jazz and English Handbell ensembles will once again present their annual holiday-inspired performances, best known for the candlelight procession and carol singing. The theme this year is "On a Winter's Night," and musical selections include images of stars, dreams, memories, and the magic and wonder of the season.

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KlezMova! Mount Holyoke's Klezmer Orchestra Winter Concert

Dec. 5, 2018 5:30 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall

Dance and Table-pounding music from Eastern Europe! Come listen! Come dance! Violins, flute, piano, accordion, trombone, clarinet, yangqin, and banjo! Adrianne Greenbaum directs. Free and open to the public.

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Five College Collegium Concert: The Orphic Obrecht

Dec. 5, 2018 7:30 pm
Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst

The Collegium explores the works of Jacob Obrecht, born in Ghent in 1450. He was held in the highest esteem by his contemporaries and his masses and motets were performed at many princely chapels and at the Vatican. Obrecht succeeded Josquin as the maestro di cappella in Ferrara in 1503, but his time in Italy was cut short by his death from the plague in 1505.

The Collegium choir will perform selections from masses, Marian and Christmas season motets and Obrecht’s moving lament on the death of his trombone-playing father. The program is rounded out by instrumental selections performed on winds and viols.

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Lecture: Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Dec. 6, 2018 5:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium B

Sylvia Chan-Malik, Associate Professor of American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, will discuss her recently published book, Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam.

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The House of Bernarda Alba

Dec. 6, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 7, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 8, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 9, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

by Federico Garcia Lorca, adapted by Emily Mann, directed by Miranda Wheeler '19

After her husband's death, iron-fisted Bernarda imposes an eight-year mourning period on her daughters, trapping them in a claustrophobic house teeming with jealousy and repressed desire under the burning Spanish sun.

Poems and Folk Melodies

Dec. 6, 2018 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Poem for Flute and Orchestra...................C. Griffes
   Featuring Shion Kubota, flute
Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”...............F. Schubert
Symphony No. 8, G Major, Op. 88..............A. Dvorak

Resources and Strategies for Community-Engaged Learning and Research

Dec. 7, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Community-Based Learning with Alan Bloomgarden

Dec. 7, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

In this Talking About Teaching Luncheon workshop, faculty are invited to discuss and review resources and strategies for community-engaged learning and research.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

Dec. 7, 2018 1:00 pm
Dec. 7, 2018 2:30 pm
Dec. 7, 2018 4:00 pm
Wa-shin-an, Eliot House

Wa-shin-an will host demonstrations of Japanese Tea Ceremony. We will be served by Yuko Sato-sensei from Urasenke Boston. Three seatings are available. Space is limited, and reservations are required. To make a reservation please email Heath Atchley at

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Voices of Women in Music

Jan. 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Jan. 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

“Klap Ur Handz” String Quartet No. 5 “Rosa Parks”.......................................D.B. Roumain
Violin Concerto No. 2......................................F. Price
   Featuring Er-Gene Kahng, violin
Scheherazade, Op. 35...............N. Rimsky-Korsakov

Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured (1969/2018-2019) by Joan Jonas ’58

Jan. 31, 2019 7:30 pm
Dance Studio Theater, Kendall Hall

In this historic, one-night only event, internationally-acclaimed artist and Mount Holyoke alumna Joan Jonas will direct a reconfigured staging of her groundbreaking performance, Mirror Piece I.

Mirror Piece I was the first in a series of time-based works that established Jonas as a leading figure in the field of performance art. Motivated by feminist ideas, the work explores gender hierarchies, the power of the gaze, and notions of perception and representation. At Mount Holyoke, Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured (1969/2018-2019) will be performed by students who are pursuing majors in the visual and performing arts.

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Who's in Charge Here? Authority in the Classroom with Ali Aslam

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

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Performances

Feb. 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Feb. 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Feb. 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Studio Theater, Kendall Hall

American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company is a classical ensemble made up of 14 dancers of outstanding potential. The mission of ABT Studio Company is to train young dancers (ages 16-20) in preparation for entering American Ballet Theatre’s main Company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies. The program serves as a bridge between ballet training and professional performance. 



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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

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.

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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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

May Teaching and Scholarship Renewal Week

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