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November 1, 2002


If You Build It, They Will Come Architecture Unbound, a conference to be held November 7–9 at the campuses of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, will bring together internationally renowned architects, architectural historians, and scholars from a wide range of disciplines for an in-depth analysis of the built environment and its implications for every aspect of human activity. The conference is part of a yearlong planning effort aimed at developing a new model of architectural education for the future. Both the planning and the conference are made possible in part by a grant to Five Colleges, Incorporated, from the Graham Foundation of Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. As part of the conference, a half-day symposium titled Building and Thinking will be held on Saturday, November 9, in Gamble Auditorium from 9 am to noon. It will feature four noted architects and architectural historians reflecting on a single project they have designed or written about in terms of its process and the areas of inquiry involved in bringing it to completion.

Tenor William Hite

Lyon Tracks On October 27, MHC’s crew team claimed its seventh Seven Sisters title in the past eleven years after winning the first varsity, second varsity, and first novice races at the Seven Sisters Regatta held at Bryn Mawr College. The equestrian team won its third consecutive show with a first-place finish at the MHC Horse Show (Kyla Makhloghi ’06 won the High Point Rider Award), and the team continues to lead region III, zone I, in points this season. The College’s field hockey team finished its New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season with a 6–0 win over MIT, and its conference record (six wins, two losses) guarantees the team home-field advantage for the first round of the NEWMAC championship on Saturday.

Grants Granted Darren Hamilton, Mary E. Woolley Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has received a three-year (July 2002–August 2005) award of $49,500 from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund for his project titled “Exploration of a General Strategy for Assembly and Application of Responsive Organometallic Host Systems.” The grant will allow Hamilton and his students to build on their previous work, which established a reliable, general way to construct a variety of complex organic molecules with prescribed geometry and a core including metallic atoms (“designer molecules”). Their ultimate aim had been to build molecules that will detect prescribed molecules and that could be fashioned into, for example, films around which sensing devices could be constructed. The grant will allow them to start to create these sensing molecules.

Research Corporation has awarded a Cottrell College Science Award of $46,000 to Janice Hudgings, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics, for her project titled “The Role of Spin Coupling and Dichroism in Semiconductor Laser Dynamics.” The grant will allow Hudgings and her students to continue working toward a deeper understanding of the fundamental physics and perplexing nonlinear phenomena that govern the behavior of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. In particular, it will allow them to explore a number of questions regarding physical responses to optical feedback that have immediate applications to the development of such lasers for commercial use.

Gail Hornstein, professor of psychology and education, has received the School of Advanced Study Visiting Professorial Fellowship at the University of London, and she will be resident there from January to June 2003. The fellowship will allow her to continue her work on patient narratives of mental illness. Together with Joanne Greenberg (author of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, one of the best-known patient narratives ever written), Hornstein will deliver the keynote address at the National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy annual conference in Portland, Oregon, on November 21. Hornstein is the author of To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World: the Life of Frieda Fromm-Reichmann (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2000). Fromm-Reichmann is the therapist fictionalized in Greenberg’s book.

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