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Vroom Service That rumble of 600 motorcycles coming from the Gorse parking lot late last month was the sound of $100,000 being raised to fight one of the most deadly of childhood cancers. MHC was the endpoint for the New England Ride for Kids, an annual fundraiser organized in support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States. The August 19 ride began in North Oxford, in central Massachusetts, and ended in South Hadley some two hours later. John Fortini, associate director of dining services and an avid motorcyclist, was part of the task force that organized the ride. Among the many volunteers helping that morning were John Bryant, director of facilities management, Lynn Cyr, a dining services cook, and Bruce Helm, a driver from dining services. Ride for Kids, first organized in 1984, generated $2.4 million last year, with eighteen events across the United States. Ride for Kids can be found on the Web at www.ride4kids.org, and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at www.pbtfus.org.

Research, Research, and More Research After nine years, Gail Hornstein, MHC professor of psychology and education, has stepped down as director of the Five College Women's Studies Research Center to return to full-time teaching and research. Succeeding her will be Amrita Basu, professor of women's and gender studies at Amherst College. The specialist in global women's movements and South Asian politics will now spend half her time at MHC. The center, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary during this academic year, has announced its 2001–2002 associates. The following is a list of researchers and their projects: Christine Benvenuto, a writer from Amherst, "Shiksa: The Gentile Woman in the Jewish World"; Susan Buchholz, a writer and actor from Lee, Massachusetts, "Discovering Emily Warren Roebling and the Role of Women in Engineering in the Late Nineteenth Century"; Alev Cinar of Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, "Forging Images of Women, Building a Nation: From Islam to Secularism in Turkey"; Meghan Cope of the State University of New York at Buffalo, "Flexible Welfare: Local Social Service Organizations and the Regulation of Poor Women's Lives"; Joan DelPlato of Simon's Rock College, "Jacob Lawrence's ‘Harriet Tubman' Series c.1939: Representing an African American Heroine”; Katalin Fabian of Lafayette College," "Politics across the Public-Private Divide: Successes and Failures in Democratizing East and Central Europe"; Alison Hayford of the University of Regina, "Pedagogy, Community, Authority, and Audience: Women's Studies as Social Practice"; Kate Kruckemeyer of George Washington University, "More than Just a Pretty Face: Feminism, Race, and Popular Culture for Girls, 1955–999"; Robin Maltz of New York University, "Recovery and Resistance: Childhood Sexual Trauma, Therapeutic Feminism, and Performance"; Patricia McFadden of the Southern African Research Institute for Policy Studies in Harare, Zimbawe, "The Intersection of the African Women's Movement, Nationalism, and the State in Africa"; Terri Meigs of Franklin Community Action Corporation in Greenfield, Massachusetts, "Single Women Caregivers of Children with Disabilities"; Bettina Musiolek, a German author, activist, and scholar, "Globalization, Women's Work, and Corporate Social Responsibility, a Case Study of the Garment Industry in Central and Southeast Europe"; Marianne Notko of Finland's University of Jyvaskyla, "Power and Violence in Family Relations"; Benjamin Odhoji of Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya, "Homelessness at Home: African American and Francophone West African Women's Autobiographical Writing"; Bunmi Oyinsan of Cultural Action Network in Lagos, Nigeria, "Effects of Orature on the Works of African Women Writers"; Elizabeth Pallitto of City University of New York, "Laura's Laurels: Rereadings of Platonism and Petrarchism in the work of Tullia d'Aragona"; Jennifer Patico of New York University, "'Cultured' Consumption and Gender in Post-Soviet Transformations"; Eva Sartori of the University of Nebraska, "An Anthology of French Jewish Women Writers in Translation”; Mathilde Schmitt of Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, "The Condition of Foreign Migrants in Rural Areas: A Gender Perspective"; and Rachel Simon-Kumar of the University of Auckland in New Zealand, "Reproduction in Transition in the Third World: The Significance of Reproductive Processes in Neoliberal Development."

In Memoriam Carol A. Supinski Carol A. (Powers) Supinski died June 24 at the age of sixty-four. An employee of the College for twenty-six years, she worked in the comptroller's office for twenty-one years. Supinski is survived by a son, two daughters, a sister, and six grandsons.

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