Events

Beautiful Physics

Aug. 19 – Dec. 16, 2017 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art Museum

Please join us for an exhibit curated by Spencer Smith, Assistant Professor of Physics, featuring one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, Berenice Abbott who documented the rapidly changing world around her from the streets of New York City to the impact of new scientific discoveries. This exhibition explores Abbott’s groundbreaking images that illustrate fundamental physical laws, which she captured with precision and stark beauty. Convinced of photography’s unique capability to give science its voice, Abbott helped inspire a generation of scientists and her iconic images still influence physics education today.

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Barbara Yen Sun Prize First Round Application

Oct. 30 – Nov. 30, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 am

The Asian Studies Program faculty is pleased to announce the Barbara Yen Sun Prize competition for 2017-18. Students majoring in East Asian Studies or Asian Studies-Transregional or minoring in Asian Studies and who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and research in East Asian Studies are eligible. The prize of $500-$800 may be used to support innovative independent study projects involving East Asia, including but not limited to senior thesis research. Apply before November 30, 2017.

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Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Nov. 26, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Tai Chi

Nov. 27, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Tricking Oneself: The Cultivation of Surprise

Nov. 27, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight 101

In this talk, Professor Marilyn Strathern explores how to cultivate an openness to surprise. How do we keep from projecting our ideas about what people in out-of-the-way places are doing, thinking, and feeling? Will we even recognize their legal systems, or scientific experiments, or visual communication, in such places? What can we assume about how people manage their natural environments, treat their animals, centuries ago and in relation to development and climate change pressures, today?

Unexpected ordered phases in active matter

Nov. 28, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

Michael Hagan is Associate Professor of Physics and chair of the Biological Physics program at Brandeis and his talk will show that order emerges from this chaos, in the form of heretofore unknown broken-symmetry phases in which the topological defects themselves undergo orientational ordering.

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ARABIQA

Nov. 28, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

Egyptian American musician, dancer and educator, Karim Nagi delivers this dynamic concert and demonstration.  He performs on various traditional Arabic percussion and melodic instruments, while including the audience to participate from their seats.  Additionally, he demonstrates various styles of folkloric dance from around the Arab world.

A Middle Eastern dinner will be served after the event.

This event is co-sponsored by MHC Asian Studies Program, MHC President's Office, MHC Dean of Students, MHC Multicultural Community and College Life Committee, MHC Dance Dept., MHC Theatre Dept., MHC Religion Dept., and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative.

Mindfulness Meditation

Nov. 29, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

Interfaith Dialogue

Nov. 29, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Five-College Collegium

Nov. 29, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Grace Church, Amherst, Ma

The Munich Connection:  Music of Ludwig Senfl and Orlando Lassus for voices and Renaissance winds.  Directed by Robert Eisenstein.  Free and open to the public.

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Nov. 30, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia

Nov. 30, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New York Room

Anne Garrels, author of Putin Country: A journey into the real Russia and long-time foreign correspondent for NPR, will discuss her experiences as a journalist covering the region of Moscow and Chelyabinsk.

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Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Dec. 1, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

What Are Grades For?

Dec. 1, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amy Grillo and Elizabeth Markovits

Grades are so much a part of our academic culture that we often don’t ask ourselves what purposes they serve. Are we using them to compare students’ achievements against each other, or are we using them to measure students’ progress towards specific criteria? How do grades affect student motivation and learning? What does research say about the uses and usefulness of grades? Come share your thoughts, experiences and questions about the role of grades in teaching and learning.

Muslima Conversation

Dec. 1, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Kabbalat Shabbat

Dec. 1, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Seascapes — Music for Flutes

Dec. 1, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

The Flute Choir explores the elements in music featuring seascapes, Fire and Ice, plus a Bach Brandenburg Concerto and Schickele's Monochrome. A reception to follow in the Warbeke Room.  Alison Hale directs. Free and open to the public.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Dec. 1, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Euridice Baroque Ensemble

Dec. 1, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bezanson Recital Hall — UMass

Soloists:  Emma Johnson, ‘cello, and Victoria Suchodolski, harpsichord Concerti by Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Geminiani and Telemann.  Directed by Robert Eisenstein.  Free and open to the public.

Euridice Baroque Ensemble

Dec. 1, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst

Soloists:  Emma Johnson, ‘cello, and Victoria Suchodolski, harpsichord. Concerti by Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Geminiani and Telemann.  Directed by Robert Eisenstein.  Free and open to the public.

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Kavita Datla, 1975-2017

Dec. 2, 2017 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We remember our colleague Kavita Datla on December 2, from 1-4:00 p.m., in Dwight 101. Historians Barbara Metcalf (UC Davis), Manan Ahmed (Columbia) and David Lelyveld (William Paterson University) will discuss her scholarship, followed by a program of tributes, music, and readings. A reception in the Stimson Room will follow from 4 – 6:30.

Catholic Mass

Dec. 3, 2017 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Holiday Vespers — A Venerable College Tradition

Dec. 3, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dec. 3, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Start your holiday season on a high note at this cherished campus tradition, featuring choral works from many cultures, plus holiday jazz selections—a treat for the soul and the senses.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Dec. 3, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Dec. 3, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Tai Chi

Dec. 4, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

"Gurumbe": Afro-Andalusian Memories (Canciones De Tu Memoria Negra)

Dec. 5, 2017 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Smith College Campus Center, Carroll Room

Flamenco recital and showing of "Gurumbé, Afro-Andalusian Memories" (2016) an internally acclaimed documentary on the hidden history of African slavery in Spain and the cultural relevance of Africa for flamenco and Spanish culture.  Showing followed by discussion with the director Miguel Angel Rosales and performance with featured dancer Yinka Esi Graves.

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Five-College West African Music Ensemble

Dec. 5, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

Performing music of Togo, Ghana and Benin with Ghanaian artists Francis Akotuah and Kwaku Manu. Faith Conant directs

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Five College West African Music Ensemble's Annual Concert and Dance

Dec. 5, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

The West African Music Ensemble presents a festive concert featuring music of Togo, Ghana and Benin, with Ghanaian artists Francis Akotuah and Kwaku Manu.  With an audience dance-along, this concert is great for the whole family.  Faith Conant directs.

Mindfulness Meditation

Dec. 6, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

Interfaith Dialogue

Dec. 6, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Russian Revolutionary Film Series

Oct. 4, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct. 11, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct. 25, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 8, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 6, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MHC Library Room 618

Come watch Russian Revolutionary films with the MHC Russian & Eurasian Studies Department (in conjuction with RES-240)! 

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SHRI Puja & Discussion

Dec. 7, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Wild Honey: An Evening of Russian Poetry

Dec. 7, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stimson Room, Library

Join us for our annual evening of Russian poetry! Anyone is welcome to read or sing in Russian or English translation, or just to support your peers. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Performance of Bull in a China Shop

Dec. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 8, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 10, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

written by Bryna Turner '12, directed by Molly Paige '18

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Performance of Bull in a China Shop

Dec. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 8, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 10, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Please join us for a performance of Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner '12 and directed by Molly Paige '18.  This original play is inspired by the real letters between Mary Woolley, MHC's 11th President, and Jeannette Marks, spanning 1888-1937. 

A talk-back follows the Friday evening performance.

 

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The Orchestra Celebrates Musical Friendships!

Dec. 7, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

The MHC music department bids farewell to Professor Linda Laderach, violin soloist, and features last year’s concerto competition winner Hannah Pozzebon, flute soloist. Ng Tian Hui conducts. Free and open to the public.

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Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Dec. 8, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Muslima Conversation

Dec. 8, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Kabbalat Shabbat

Dec. 8, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Dec. 8, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

HOT JAZZ ON A COLD NIGHT!

Dec. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

MHC's Jazz Ensembles take the chill out of the air with some hot tunes by Gordon Goodwin, Thad Jones, Charles Mingus, and Laura Nyro. Mark Gionfriddo, director.

 

Catholic Mass

Dec. 10, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Dec. 10, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Voce Feminae — Set Apart

Dec. 10, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sweeney Concert Hall — Smith College

Set Apart — a concert concerning women and exile. Works by Cozzolani, Hildegard von Bingen, Rossi and Palestrina. Directed by Catherine Bell.  Free and open to the public.

Voces Feminae

Dec. 10, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College

"Set Apart", a concert concerning women and exile. Works by Cozzolani, Hildegard von Bingen, Rossi and Palestrina. Directed by Catherine Bell.  Free and open to the public.

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Dec. 10, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Tai Chi

Dec. 11, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Dec. 17, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Workshop with Dr. P. Gorski: Cultivating Students' Social Justice Thinking

Jan. 16, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell, Executive Board Room

 “Cultivating Students’ Social Justice Thinking: A Pedagogy for Critical Consciousness.”

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This Old Syllabus: (Re)Design for Inclusion

Jan. 16, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Willits-Hallowell, Executive Board Room

During this hands-on workshop, a team from TLI, RIS, and AccessAbility Services will help you redesign your syllabus to ensure that all students can engage with your course. The first part will review inclusive and accessible course design principles. The second part will allow you to get out your laptop and focus on implementation within the syllabus document itself. Jumpstart your Spring semester with us!  With Megan Brooks, Emily Dean, Chrissa Lindahl, Elizabeth Markovits, and Kaitlin Molloy.

MHSO Travels to Washington, D.C. for Annual Mary Lyon Concert!

Jan. 20, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C

This concert season, the MHSO travels to Washington, D.C. for their annual Mary Lyon Concert. Program to be announced. Ng Tian Hui conducts. 

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Independent Researcher Meeting

Jan. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble B

If you are interested in conducting independent research this year, by which we mean that you will conceive of, plan and conduct the research yourself, you must attend this meeting. 

You will learn about the whole registration process, from writing a proposal, to finding a mentor, to navigating MHC research policies. Attendance is required for Lynk UAF support of any independent summer research project.

MHConnect Fair

Jan. 26, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Willits - Hallowell Center Morrison Room

Learn about high-quality, well-mentored, summer internship and research opportunities with organizations that prefer Mount Holyoke students over others. From the arts to pre-health to community organizing, there are many different types of opportunities, located in almost every region of the world. At this event, you will have the opportunity to speak to members of the various MHC centers and offices that coordinate and hire for these opportunities.

Sophomore Institute

Jan. 28, 2018 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Chapin, New York Room

Every sophomore should attend our award-winning professional conference!

Arlene Dávila: “Latinos, Race and the Politics of Space Making in the Art World”

Feb. 1, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Arlene Dávila, author and professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University, will present a lecture “Latinos, Race and the Politics of Space Making in the Art World”  as part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy in the Public Domain. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible and closed caption.

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Erin Hennessy: “Finding—and Using—Your Voice: A Communications Toolkit for Advocates”

Feb. 9, 2018 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
To be announced.

Annual Leadership Workshop

Communications specialist Erin Hennessy will facilitate an interactive workshop “Finding—and Using—Your Voice: A Communications Toolkit for Advocates”. The workshop will cover effective advocacy and communication topics such as personal branding, interpersonal communications, intergroup dynamics, and media training. Student preregistration required and will be available in January 2018.

Part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy in the Public Domain.

Staged Reading of Chay Yew's, Question 27, Question 28

Feb. 9, 2018 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb. 10, 2018 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Staged reading of Chay Yew's Question 27, Question 28 directed by Heidi Holder

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Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 10, 2018 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location to be announced

Considering an artistic career? Wondering how to craft a meaningful lifestyle? Want insider information on finding opportunities and connecting with established professionals? Join a campus-wide dialogue with established and emerging artists!

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Excel Crash Course Seminar - Wall Street Prep

Feb. 25, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Amherst College

This 1-day seminar turns students into Excel "power users" by introducing them to time-saving keyboard shortcuts and powerful functions and features that will set them apart on the job. Open to Mount Holyoke students. Hosted by the Amherst College Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning.

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Mock Interviews with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Feb. 27, 2018 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Career Development Center

 
Prepare yourself for interviewing success! Practice and receive feedback from skilled CDC staff members and Mount Holyoke Alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session. 
 
Prior preparation with Big Interview is highly recommended. Submit (Coming Soon) your application via LyonNet. 

Games of Chance

Mar. 2, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

The program includes Ragtime Songs by Ives, Eight Poems of Emily Dickenson by Copland, and Stravinsky's "Jeu Des Cartes". Free and open to the public.

Play Reading of Chay Yew's "Question 27, Question 28"

Mar. 9, 2018 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar. 10, 2018 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rooke Theatre - Free and open to the public

Directed by Heidi Holder.  
Free and open to the public.

What happened to the women of the Japanese American Internment? How did these brave women keep their American dream alive?

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Pillars of Wall Street Financial Training Seminar

Apr. 7, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Amherst College, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

Financial statement analysis, introduction to Excel, three financial statement forecasting and valuation fundamentals boot camp for Amherst, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College students. Hosted by The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning at Amherst College.

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2018 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 7, 2018 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

"EMPOWERMENT THROUGH ENGAGEMENT"

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AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Apr. 11, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight 101

AAUW Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. In this workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn...

- How to identify and articulate your personal value
- How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
- How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
- About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

MHSO Collaborates in the Premier of Nigerian Opera!

Apr. 12, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Apr. 13, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Chapin Auditorium

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Noah Tuleja

Apr. 19, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 20, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 21, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 22, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

"The course of true love never did run smooth."

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My Journey Begins Coffee Hour with the CDC

May. 16, 2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Career Development Center

All seniors are invited to stop by to pick up a graduation gift from the CDC, create a sign and have your photo taken for #MyJourneyBegins, get some last minute career advice, and learn about our alumnae career resources. Coffee and donuts will be served.