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Spring 2005 / Volume 10, Number 1

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Maile Martinez '03Maile 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 University. The Gates Scholarship program is among the most competitive in the nation.

The Weissman 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 symposia.

Professor 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.

Miriam 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 unquestioned.

Uncommon Women EventPresident Joanne V. Creighton (far right) and dozens of alumnae and other women leaders in media, fashion, and finance attended the
second annual Uncommon Women event, sponsored by Elle magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein ’71, and MHC.

Mount 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.

Mount Holyoke ranked thirteenth on the Peace Corps list of small colleges and universities that produced the greatest number of volunteers in 2004.

Brad LeithauserAuthor 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.

Nine MHC 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 academic status.

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