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Women of the World: Educating Students for Global Citizenship
--A Q&A with Latvia's Irina Liberman '06

In and Out of Africa

On a Global Mission:
Kavita Ramdas '85 Helps Girls and Women Build New Lives by Investing in Their Dreams

Strokes of Genius:
Top Women Golfers to Compete at Mount Holyoke

--Audry Longo '05 Tees Up


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"Black Women in the Media: The Power of Representation," this year's Women in Public Life Forum, featured actress Michelle Hurst '74, Fierce magazine's Tara Roberts '91, newspaper journalist Cassandra West '79, and TV news producer Angela Terrell Heath '93. The speakers discussed how black women leaders have shaped, and been shaped by, diverse images of women of color in the media.

For MHC students who took a snowshoeing and dogsledding class in Vermont during January Term, "mush" now means something more than melting snow on campus pathways. Director of athletics Laurie Priest, who taught the course, was amazed by its popularity and said she definitely will offer it again next year.


Associate professor of astronomy and geology Darby Dyar has had more than a passing interest in this year's Mars Exploration Rover Mission. As a leading expert in Mössbauer spectroscopy of minerals, a procedure for identifying and analyzing the mineral composition of rocks, she has played a critical role in gathering background data for the Mars rovers.

Becky Wai-Ling Packard, assistant professor of psychology and education, has been awarded a $441,530 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant to study how low-income urban youth develop and pursue interests and careers in science and technology. Packard is the fifth MHC faculty member to receive a CAREER grant, the NSF's most prestigious award for new faculty members.

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum hosted artist Rosamond Purcell's Two Rooms exhibition this winter. In Two Rooms, Purcell paired an exact-scale replica of a seventeenth- century curiosity cabinet with a reproduction of her own studio and collection of "curiosities."


Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery constructed a sand mandala in Blanchard Campus Center in February. The monks' visit was sponsored by Students for a Free Tibet.

After winning the Seven Sisters Championship and defeating Smith in the first round of NEWMAC Championships, the MHC Lyons basketball team advanced to the semifinals for the first time in school history. MHC's record-breaking season ended with a loss to Clark University.

Leading Hollywood production designer Jeannine Oppewall, who was nominated this year for an Academy Award for Seabiscuit, discussed her film work with MHC students in November. Oppewall's design credits also include Catch Me If You Can, Pleasantville, and LA Confidential.

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