2005 / Volume 10, Number 1
Martinez ’03, a seventh-grade teacher in Phoenix, Arizona, was named a Gates
Cambridge Scholar in March. She’ll head to Great Britain this fall to begin
a one-year master’s program in European literature and culture at Cambridge
Gates Scholarship program is among the most competitive in the
Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts sponsored
a spring series that explored the political, environmental,
and cultural meanings of water. The series included art
exhibitions, lectures, public conversations, and two
of French Samba Gadjigo made a documentary about the making
of the award-winning film Moolaadé. This was the
first time that Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène,
known as the father of African cinema, allowed an outside
camera to document his work.
Levin, associate professor of history at Case Western Reserve
University, was on campus in March to discuss her new book,
Defining Women’s Scientific Enterprise: Mount Holyoke
Faculty and the Rise of American Science. In her talk,
Levin said that MHC has been a “castle of science” where
equality between the male and female intellects has been
Joanne V. Creighton (far right) and dozens of alumnae and
other women leaders in media, fashion, and finance attended
second annual Uncommon Women event, sponsored by Elle magazine, Pulitzer
Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein ’71, and MHC.
Holyoke received a 2005 Excellence in Academic Libraries
Award from the Association
of College and Research Libraries, an honor that recognizes
the staff of a college or university library for programs
that deliver exemplary services and resources to further
the educational mission of the institution.
Holyoke ranked thirteenth on the Peace Corps list of small
colleges and universities that produced the greatest number
of volunteers in 2004.
Brad Leithauser, Emily Dickinson Senior Lecturer in the
Humanities, was inducted into the Order of the Falcon by
the President of Iceland, making him a Knight of the Republic.
Leithauser was recognized for bringing Icelandic literature
to an English readership.
athletes were named to this year’s NEWMAC Winter
Academic All Conference Team for achieving a cumulative
GPA of at least 3.5 and attaining at least second-year