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November 8, 2002


Trustee News During trustee meetings October 24–26, the College welcomed new trustees Douglas I. Foy P '04, Mary Beth Topor Daniel '82, Ludmila Schwarzenberg Hess '67, Carole Corcoran Huxley '60, and Audrey A. McNiff '80. In addition, the board reviewed the annual report of the Willits-Hallowell Center and June 30, 2002, financial statements and approved a capital project for the renovation of Wilder Hall. During the weekend, trustee members of the Student Affairs Committee enjoyed dinner with the Student Conference Committee. The students joined the trustees at the board committee meeting to report on the findings of an informal student survey on such topics as the Weissman Center's outreach to students, dining options, the allocation of outside scholarships, and social life. Trustees also had dinner with the board of directors of the Alumnae Association and met jointly with the Alumnae Association's board. The boards of the College and the Alumnae Association came together to share thoughts about the draft of The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2010. In a meeting facilitated by Mary Graham Davis '65 and Arleen McGrath Heiss '70, directors and trustees divided into groups by expertise to discuss the ideas presented in the draft and to brainstorm about additional ideas to be considered by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of the College in its January revision of the draft. Trustees also toured Kendade Hall, heard Professor Emeritus Robert Herbert's lecture, "Monet and the Tourist View," visited the Mount Holyoke (the mountain, that is) exhibition at the art museum, attended the play Thomas Cole: A Waking Dream, and participated in some of the other activities planned as part of Family Weekend.

Branching Out
This January, Stephen Jones, associate professor of Russian and Eurasian studies, will be the program director of the Georgian Library Professional Training Program that will bring sixteen Georgian librarians to MHC to receive training in various aspects of library science. The training will be conducted by College librarians in conjunction with Simmons College's Graduate School of Library and Information Science, which has a branch at MHC. Jones worked on the grant proposal for the program with International Training and Development, an Amherst-based nonprofit organization that has experience running exchange programs. International Training and Development received the $150,000 grant from the State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. Jones went to Georgia this October to select candidates for the program.

Check It Out The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Andrew Lass, professor of anthropology, $15,000 to support his continuing work with the Czech and Slovak Library Information Network and the Tallinn Conference on Union Catalogues.

Opportunity Knocks Associate Professor of French Catherine LeGouis was one of seven individuals (out of 125 applicants) to receive an Individual Advanced Research Opportunity Grant given by the National Endowment for the Humanities and administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board. Her project, titled "Reflections in a Broken Mirror: The Person and Persona of Nina Petrovskaya," will ultimately result in a literary biography of Nina Petrovskaya, who is best known as the model for Renata in Briusov's Ognennyi Angel (1907) (and, hence, for Renata in Prokofiev's opera The Fiery Angel) and for her tragic destiny, as she tried to make her personality conform to Renata's. The grant will allow LeGouis to travel to Paris, Saint Petersburg, and Moscow to study Petrovskaya's correspondence, gather other materials, and converse with specialists. LeGouis argues that Petrovskaya has been underestimated as a creative figure in her own right.

On the Luce The Henry Luce Foundation has approved the appointment of Jillian McLeod as Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Mathematics. The Clare Boothe Luce Program is currently supporting eight women science faculty at MHC, a new record.

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