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Alumna Named Gates Scholar

Women's Colleges Promote Scientific Success in NY Times

Water Symposium Weekend Events

Take the Lead Program Seeks Nominations

Architecture of Silence Photo Exhibit Opens March 29

Romance Languages and Literatures Program Lecture

David Sedaris to Visit MHC

MHC Newsmakers

MHC Milestones

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This Week at MHC

Mount Holyoke College News and Events Vista The College Street Journal Archives
Updated: March 29, 2005

Happenings

March

Tuesday 29

Knit and Chat
*Eliot House lounge, noon.

Chinese Table
Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, noon.

Psychology and Education Spring Tea
Lobby, *Reese Building, 12:15 pm.

Women’s Recovery Weekly Meeting
Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:20 pm.

Biology Prospective Majors Tea
For everyone considering a major in biology, biochemistry, or neuroscience and behavior. Room 126, *Clapp Laboratory, 4 pm.

“Doña Gracia Nasi: Banker and Leader during the Renaissance” Lecture by author Andrée Aelion Brooks, associate fellow at Yale University. Room 305, *Kendade Hall, 4:30 pm.

German Table
Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Introduction to Dreamweaver MX
Workshop for students. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 109A, *Dwight Hall, 7 pm.

Going International Workshop
*CDC library, 7 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.

Wednesday 30

Interfaith Prayer Lunch
*Eliot House lounge, 12:15 pm.

Citizen Schools Teaching Fellow Information Session
*CDC workshop room, 4 pm.

“The Secret Life of the Genome”
Lecture by Greg Verdine, Harvard University. Refreshments served in Kendade atrium at 4 pm; seminar begins at 4:15 pm. *Cleveland L-1.

Introduction to PowerPoint for Presentations
Workshop for students. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 109A, *Dwight Hall, 4:15 pm.

Zazen Meditation
With Prof. Tadanori Yamashita. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 4:15 pm.

Catholic Women Discuss: Homosexuality
*Eliot House lounge, 5 pm.

Spanish Table
Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Chinese Table
Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, 5:30 pm.

ACLU Meeting
Room 216, *Blanchard Campus Center, 5:45 pm.

Egyptian Film Screenings
Portraits (54 minutes), a documentary about Egyptian women writers, and Women Who Loved Cinema (58 minutes). Part of a series on the contribution of women to arts and culture in the Arab world, specifically in Egypt. Room 101, *Dwight Hall, 7 pm.

Forest Park Financial Group, LLC Information Session
*CDC workshop room, 7 pm.

Film Screening
Come watch the short documentary None of the Above: People of Multiracial Heritage and discuss some of the problems racially mixed people face in today’s society. *Cleveland L-1, 7:30 pm.

“Why Does Our Planet Have Mountains?”
Five College Geology Lecture by Simon Lam, Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University. Room 305, *Kendade Hall, 7:30 pm.

Career Plans for International Students
*CDC workshop room, 8 pm.

Thursday 31
Community Breakfast
Join President Joanne V. Creighton and members of senior staff to discuss matters of community interest. All are invited. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 am.

Mathematics and Statistics Prospective Majors Lunch
Considering mathematics or statistics for your major or minor? Come join us for food and conversation. Current majors and minors are invited to share their experiences. Lunch will be served. Room 416, *Clapp Laboratory, 12:15 pm.

“Divine Words, Human Voices”
*Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 12:30 pm.

Introduction to iDVD
Workshop for students. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 109B, Video Resource Center, *Dwight Hall, 2 pm.

Cover Letter Writing
*CDC workshop room, 4 pm.

English Department Tea
Prospective majors are invited to join members of the department to learn more about this popular area of study. Refreshments will be served. Room 102, *Shattuck Hall, 4 pm.

Economics Department Tea
Prospective economics majors are welcome to join members of the department to learn more about this area of study.
Room 210, *Skinner Hall, 4 pm.

“Inside the Ribosome Factory: How Our Cells Build Protein-Manufacturing Machines” Lecture by Maurille J. Fournier, professor emeritus, biochemistry and molecular biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Tea served at 4:15 pm. *Cleveland L-1, 4:15 pm.

Hindu Worship with Dinner
*Eliot House lounge, 5 pm.

“The Graduate School Experience for Women of Color”
The spring Mentoring Workshop Series presents a program focusing on science and math disciplines. The goal of the series is to provide information, strategies, and encouragement for the pursuit of graduate studies. Room 305, *Kendade Hall, 5 pm.

French Table
Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

College Democrats Meeting
*Cleveland L-1, 6:30 pm.

Hall Choosing Class of 2006
Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 7 pm.

“The Art of Engagement”
Presentation by sculptor Mary Miss. Part of the Weissman Center’s The Place of Water in the World symposium. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

Introduction to RefWorks
Workshop for students. Register at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 109A, *Dwight Hall, 7 pm.

“A Cold Wind: The Defeat of Female Leadership at Mount Holyoke College, 1934–1937”
Lecture by Five College Women’s Studies research associate Ann Meeropol on MHC president Mary Emma Woolley and the 1936 selection of a man as Woolley’s successor by the MHC board of trustees. Seminar room, *Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 7:30 pm.

April

Friday 1

“Sites of Water I: Transforming Community Landscapes”
Panel discussion with Rutherford Platt, geographer, land-use lawyer, and director, Ecological Cities Project, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Mary V. Rickel Pelletier, innovative urban landscape designer, Hartford, Connecticut; and Jackie Brookner, ecological artist, New York City. Moderator: Ann Rosenthal, MHC visiting artist in studio art. Part of the Weissman Center’s The Place of Water in the World symposium. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 9:30 am–noon.

Halal Lunch followed by Jumma Prayer
*Eliot House Lounge, noon.

Japanese Table
Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, noon.

French Table
Dining room, *Prospect Hall, noon.

German Studies Tea for Prospective Majors Lounge,
*Ciruti Center, 12:15 pm.

“Sites of Water II: The Political, Social, and Cultural Dimensions of the World’s Rivers”
With J. Ramachandran, founder and chief executive officer, GangaGen Biotechnologies, Inc.; Steven Benson, associate professor, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan; Dai Qing, journalist and activist; Kelly Alley, associate professor of anthropology, Auburn University, Alabama; Gay Tischbirek, director of International Relations EPF Ecole d’Ingenieurs, Sceaux, France, and coordinator, Nile Countries Hydro Management Project; and Girma Kebbede, MHC professor of geography, earth and environment. Moderator: Julia Jean, MHC visiting assistant professor of anthropology. Part of the Weissman Center’s The Place of Water in the World symposium. Gamble Auditorum, *Art Building, 1:30 pm.

Something Every Friday—For the Health of It
This weekend, reset your clocks and recharge your body with beginning yoga, Pilates, guided meditations, Nutrition 101, refreshments, and more! Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 3 pm.

“What Are You? Bringing Multiracial Awareness One Box at a Time”
Panel discussion with a graduate student, two professors, a multicultural organization liaison, and an MHC staff member. Room 102, *Shattuck Hall,
3 pm.

“Going with the Flow: Water and Alternative Cinema”
Keynote address by filmmaker Scott MacDonald, professor of film at Bard College. Part of the Weissman Center’s The Place of Water in the World symposium. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 4:30 pm.

Annual Senegalese Dinner
All are welcome. *Betty Shabazz House, 6 pm.

Community Shabbat Dinner
*Eliot House lounge, 6:30 pm.

“Zen and the Bamboo Flute”
Performance by James “Nyoraku” Schlefer. McCulloch Auditorium, *Pratt Hall, 7 pm.

Cockappella: Party ’til the Rooster Crows
A banging good time featuring the Bowdoin Meddiehempsters, Cornell Hangovers, Columbia Kingsmen, and the Mount Holyoke V8s. $3 jam and after party. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 pm.

Film Thirteen Lakes (2004)
focuses on 13 large American lakes and their geographical and historical relationship to the landscape. A discussion with filmmaker James Benning follows. Part of the Weissman Center’s The Place of Water in the World symposium. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 8 pm.

Saturday 2

GRE Tests
*Cleveland L-1, L-2, and L-3, 8 am.

“Sites of Water III: Surface Tension”
Discussion with Rosamond Purcell, artist, and Arno Rafael Minkkinen, photographer and art professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Romeo Melloni, composer, offers an original musical score to enrich the conversation. Moderator: Lauret Savoy, MHC professor of geology, earth and environment, and incoming director, Center for the Environment. Part of the Weissman Center’s The Place of Water in the World symposium. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 9 am.

Closing Remarks: The Place of Water in the World
Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 10:30 am.

Lacrosse vs. Wheaton.
*Kendall, 1 pm.

Overeaters Anonymous
Room 226, *Blanchard Campus Center, 2 pm.

Reception: Eye on Water
An exhibition of artwork with water as a subject. Hinchcliff Reception Hall, *Art Building, 5 pm.

Festival of Diversity
A cultural showcase featuring performances from around the world. All proceeds go to tsunami relief efforts. Show $4; show and dinner $7; show, dinner, after party $8. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 6:30 pm.

Festival of Diversity After Party
After the Festival of Diversity, come dance the night away! All proceeds go to tsunami relief. $2. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 10 pm.


Sunday 3

Ecumenical Worship Service with Communion
*Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 11 am.

MHC Choir Concert
Haydn’s Creation (sung in English), conducted by Scott Tucker; with soloists Dani Howard, soprano, Scott Murphree, tenor, Richard Lalli, baritone; Glee Clubs of Mount Holyoke and Cornell University; Larry Schipull, fortepiano; and the Valley Festival Orchestra. $10 general, $5 students and seniors. Tickets at x2306 and at the door. *Abbey Chapel, 2:30 pm.

Undine Goes
A performance with Hannah Bailey and the Mount Holyoke College dancers directed by Holger Teschke, visiting professor of theatre arts, and James Coleman, professor of dance. *College Atrium of Williston Library, 4-5 pm.

Catholic Mass
*Abbey Chapel, 6:30 pm.

Benefit Concert for Sekou Sylla: Dance and Drum
$10 general, students with ID $7, $5 children under 12. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall. 7 pm.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting
*Eliot House lounge, 7 pm.

An Evening of the African Diaspora
Benefit concert for Sekou Sylla and family featuring Roots, Rhythm, and Rapture; Grupo de Capoeira Camara Angola (master Deraldo); Umoja 2; the Kaba Connection; and special guests! For information: 413-548-4944. Students w/college ID $7, $10 general public, $5 children under 12. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 7 pm.

Meet the Candidate Night
Hear the platforms of 2005 candidates for SGA and Class Board office, and ask them your questions! Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 7:30 pm.

Zazen Meditation
With Prof. Tadanori Yamashita. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 9 pm.


Monday 4

CDC Information Table/Student Job Fair
Room 227, *Blanchard Campus Center, 11:30 am.

Lacrosse vs. Endicott.
*Kendall, 4 pm.

“Body in Egyptian Theater: Streams of Opposition”
Lecture by Nora Amin, Ford Associate, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Seminar room, *Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 4:30 pm.

Italian Table

Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

“On the Interrelations between the Silk Road and Islam in China” Lecture by Yao Jide. Room 210, *Skinner Hall, 7 pm.

New England Center for Children Information Session
*CDC workshop room, 7 pm.


Tuesday 5

Knit and Chat
*Eliot House lounge, noon.

Chinese Table
Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, noon.

Women’s Recovery Weekly Meeting
Room 318, *Blanchard Campus Center, 12:20 pm.

German Table
Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

“Does Rising Anti-Americanism Matter?”
Lecture by Phyllis Oakley, career foreign service officer and former assistant secretary of state. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

Author Discussion
With Bobby J. Ward, author of The Plant Hunter’s Garden: The New Explorers and Their Discoveries. A reception in the Talcott Greenhouse follows. Morrison Room, *Willits-Hallowell Center, 7 pm.

Experiencing Madness Film Series
PBS documentary A Brilliant Madness (60 minutes, 2002) tells the true story of John Nash, the brilliant mathematician/psychiatric patient portrayed in A Beautiful Mind. The Hollywood version of Nash’s story suggests that psychiatric medication helped him to recover from schizophrenia, when in fact he refused medication (except during one brief period) and renounced psychiatric treatment as barbaric. Room 302, *Reese Building, 7 pm.

Readak Educational Services Information Session
*CDC workshop room, 7 pm.

David Sedaris
Producer’s Circle (includes preperformance reception) $50.00; orchestra: $35; first balcony: $30; second balcony: $25. Tickets available at 800-999-UMAS and www.wfcr.org. Chapin Auditorium, *Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 7:30 pm.

Making the Most of Your Pre-Health Adviser
*CDC library, 8 pm.


Wednesday 6

Recovery Luncheon Meeting
Room 135, *Groves Health Center, noon.

Interfaith Prayer Lunch
*Eliot House lounge, 12:15 pm.

Tennis vs. Wesleyan.
*Kendall, 4 pm.

“Seeing Surface Morphology with Infrared Glasses”
Lecture by Kate Queeney, Smith College. Refreshments in Kendade atrium at 4 pm; seminar at 4:15 pm. *Cleveland L-1.

Zazen Meditation
With Prof. Tadanori Yamashita. Wa-Shin-An, *Eliot House, 4:15 pm.

Spanish Table
Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

Sexual Health Educators Meeting
Room 213, *Blanchard Campus Center, 5:30 pm.

Chinese Table
Dining room, South Rockefeller Hall, 5:30 pm.

ACLU Dinner Meeting
Room 216, *Blanchard Campus Center, 5:45 pm.

“Community Participation in Health: The Politics of Primary Care in Costa Rica” A discussion on primary health care and politics by MHC anthropology professor Lynn Morgan. Room 305, *Kendade Hall, 6 pm.

Hall Choosing Class of 2007
Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 7 pm.

Preparing for the MERC Job Fair
*CDC workshop room, 8 pm.


Thursday 7

Processing Laurel Fellowships/Financial Aid for Study Away Mandatory meeting for all students who have been awarded Laurel Fellowships or who expect to use other resources (federal or state aid, parent loans, payment plans, etc.) for study away in 2005–2006. Representatives from Student Financial Services will review forms and procedures for processing and disbursing Laurel Fellowships and other forms of aid. Meeting repeated at 7 pm. Students should attend the one that is most convenient for them. *Cleveland L2, 4 pm.

“The Image of the Female in Egyptian Theatre” Lecture by Nora Amin, visiting lecturer, theatre arts, and Ford Associate, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Black Box Theatre, *Rooke Theatre, 4:15 pm.

Exhibition Opening: Architecture of Silence: Cistercian Abbeys of France
Photographer David Heald speaks about his work. Reception to follow. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 4:30 pm.

Russian Table
Private dining room, Abbey Hall, 5 pm.

Hindu Worship with Dinner
*Eliot House lounge, 5 pm.

French Table
Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, 5:30 pm.

College Democrats Meeting
*Cleveland L-1, 6:30 pm.

“Slavery and Its Legacy” Lecture by Derrick Bell, educator, lawyer, and author of Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform. Part of a series on black slavery and its consequences for our times. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 7 pm.

Processing Laurel Fellowships/Financial Aid for Study Away
See above.

Introduction to Creating Web Pages with Dreamweaver MX Workshop for students. Register at www.mtholyoke.edu/go/training. Room 109A, *Dwight Hall, 7 pm.

“Emerging Latino Panethnicity” Lecture by Milagros Ricourt, associate professor, Lehman College, City University of New York, and author of Hispanas de Queens: Latino Panethnicity in a New York City Neighborhood and Power from the Margins: Dominicans in New York City. Room 305, *Kendade Hall, 7 pm.

Hall Choosing Class of 2008
Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 7:30 pm.

Thursday Night Edge—Harry and the Potters
Come out for a night of great live music all about the one and only Harry Potter! Free for MHC, $3 Five College students, $5 general public. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 pm.

Popular Film Series Zoolander
Free admission, free popcorn! Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 10:30 pm.

Student Dance Concert
Dance Studio Theatre, *Kendall, 8 pm.

Friday 8

Student Financial Services Help Desk
Questions about financial aid, your student loans, or tuition bill? Ask and they will be answered! Stop by and see us!
*Blanchard Campus Center, 11 am–2 pm.

Halal Lunch Followed by Jumma Prayer
*Eliot House lounge, noon.

Japanese Table
Dining room, *MacGregor Hall, noon.

French Table
Dining room, *Prospect Hall, noon.

Science Symposium
Presentation of research projects by senior science majors.
*Cleveland L-1, L-2, and L-3, 1 pm.

TGIF Gathering
“ Thank God It’s Friday!” Join the Global Initiatives office for refreshments.
Lounge, *Porter Hall, 3 pm.

Science Symposium: Water
A college-wide presentation of leading student work on a variety of topics, including water. Rooms 203 and 303, *Kendade Hall, 4 pm.

Making Waves: Projects and Presentations on Water
Students present on a variety of topics, including water. Room 305, *Kendade Hall, 4:30 pm.

ALATNA Film Festival
This screening of Follow Me Home is the kick-off event for the ALATNA Film Festival: Contemporary Films for the Hip-Hop Generation, organized primarily for the ALATNA (African, Latino, Native, and Asian) community and its allies of other cultural backgrounds. The aim is to promote dialogue about how to expose and eradicate racism in its twenty-first century manifestations. For a complete schedule contact Liz Braun, dean of students, at lbraun@mtholyoke.edu. Gamble Auditorium, *Art Building, 6:30 pm.

Something Every Friday—Project Poetry: The Revelation Revolution
An evening of spoken word performances. Great Room, *Blanchard Campus Center, 8 pm.

Student Dance Concert
Dance Studio Theatre, *Kendall, 8 pm.

Popular Film Series Zoolander
$1. Hooker Auditorium, *Clapp Laboratory, 8 pm.

Jazz Concert: “Moody”
The MHC Jazz Ensemble, Mark Gionfriddo, director, performs tunes by Sonny Clark, Jeff Jarvis, James Williams, Victor Young, and others. McCulloch Auditorium, *Pratt Hall, 8 pm.

 

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