Past Events

Tai Chi

Nov. 20, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Nov. 19, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Nov. 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Catholic Mass

Nov. 19, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Intergroup Dialogue - Exploring Race and Racism in the United States Fall 2017

Nov. 4 – 5, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nov. 18 – 19, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

What is Intergroup Dialogue?

Intergroup dialogue is "a facilitated, face-to-face encounter that strives to create new levels of understanding, relating and action between two or more social identity groups who have a history of conflict or potential conflict" (Zúñiga & Nagda, 2003).

 

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Nov. 17, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Nov. 17, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

Nov. 17, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Global-Local POSTPONED

Nov. 17, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Serin Houston (Assistant Professor of Geography & International Relations), Lynn Morgan (Professor and Chair of Sociology & Anthropology), and Kirk Lange (Director of International Experiential Learning).

The Global-Local Initiative fosters student understanding of the interrelationships between the global and local- how processes are expressed and made meaningful at multiple scales and how individuals and communities are affected by and participants in global and local processes and systems. The lunch conversation will focus (a) on curricular possibilities to integrate global-local into the classroom and (b) on scaffolding for experiences that enable our students to make sense of their curricular and co-curricular learning across different sites, domestically and abroad.

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Nov. 17, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Nov. 16, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Interweaving Themes in Physics and Art

Nov. 16, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Art Museum Galleries

Spencer Smith, Assistant Professor of Physics, Mount Holyoke College

Interfaith Dialogue

Nov. 15, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Frances Perkins and Transfer Students Gathering; Introduction to the CDC & Finding An Internship

Nov. 15, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Mount Holyoke College Career Development Center Workshop Room

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Mindfulness Meditation

Nov. 15, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

Interfaith Lunch: Engaging with the "Other"

Nov. 15, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

How do we have difficult conversations with people we disagree with in a charged political environment? Join us for a conversation with Mehlaqa Samdani and what her work with Critical Connections has taught her about engaging across ideological divides. Share your own stories of engaging with the 'other'-- what struggles and successes have you experienced? 

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Andrea Lawlor Reading

Nov. 14, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Odyssey Bookshop

Andrea Lawlor will read from her debut novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl.

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Divinity and Theological Seminary Graduate School Panel

Nov. 14, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Blanchard Campus Center - Unity Room

Come join us for an information session to learn about divinity and seminary graduate school from top institutions.

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Physics Career Panel

Nov. 14, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 107

• Are you wondering what jobs you could get with a physics major after graduation?
• Is going directly into the workforce right for you?

Join us as physics alumnae share their career path and answer your questions about life after  MHC.

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Tai Chi

Nov. 13, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

"Telling Our Own Stories"

Nov. 13, 2017 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight Hall 101

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Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Nov. 12, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Nov. 12, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Catholic Mass

Nov. 12, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

MHC Faculty Dance Concert

Nov. 9, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 10, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 11, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Kendall Hall Studio Theatre

The Dance Department at Mount Holyoke College begins its performance season with a concert featuring five female choreographers with diverse aesthetic sensibilities. Student tickets are $5. General admission is $10. Tickets can be reserved by emailing mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com, or by calling the Box Office at 413-538-2848. A reception will follow Friday night's performance.

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Colum McCann Reading

Nov. 11, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Stimson Reading Room, Williston Library

The English Department at Mount Holyoke College welcomes National Book Award recipient Colum McCann. Join us for a reading from his recent book Letters to a Young Writer, followed by discussion. All Welcome.  With thanks to the English Department, the Weissman Center and the Dean of Students at MHC, and the English Departments at UMass Amherst and Smith College. Enquiries: kocallag@mtholyoke.edu 

 

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Nov. 10, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Learners Shabbat

Nov. 10, 2017 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union for our Learners' Shabbat! Our regular service will be annotated with explanations and demonstrations of songs and prayers. Services are followed by our community (student-made) dinner! 

Kabbalat Shabbat

Nov. 10, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Study Abroad in Spain and Latin America

Nov. 10, 2017 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
LRC Lounge, Ciruti

Learn about:

  • Programs
  • Language Requirements
  • Financial Aid
  • How to Apply 
  • and More!

For Students from all majors.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department and McCulloch Center

Muslima Conversation

Nov. 10, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Nov. 10, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Forum

Nov. 10, 2017 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Boston, MA

Meet with representatives from ABA-approved law schools.

Also attend LSAC workshops that will help you with following: become more familiar with the LSAT and the testing process from the test developers; get advice about ways to finance your legal education; ask law school admission representatives questions about the application process; meet practicing attorneys and learn their strategies for professional success; and learn more from the diversity information panel about the unique challenges that may face students from diverse backgrounds.

– Limited Seating
– Van will leave at 11:00 a.m. and will return by 10:00 p.m.

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Nov. 9, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305

Ford Barnet, Assistant Director of Admissions, will present an overview of Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.  He will talk about what veterinary schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Nov. 9, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

"Poe, Collingwood and the Art/Craft Distinction"

Nov. 9, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
216 Skinner Hall

Please join us in welcoming Associate Professor Anna Christina Ribeiro from Texas Tech University as she challenges the art-craft distinction argued for by Collingwood (in "The Principles of Art") and predominant today, on the basis of approaches to poetry such as Poe’s, approaches evinced also throughout the history of poetry.

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Chemistry Department Seminars - Fall 2017

Nov. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Nov. 7, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Nov. 9, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cleveland L1

Speaker information will be posted internally for these seminars.

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Howard U grad school and Harvard REU Recruitment Event

Nov. 9, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 107

Come learn about quantum materials, and meet recruiters for the CIQM REU at Harvard, MIT, and Howard Universities.  They guarantee one spot for a Mount Holyoke student, but there may be more than one available.  Dr. Pratibha Dev is actively recruiting a PhD student for her group at Howard University.

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Russian Revolutionary Film Series

Oct. 4, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct. 11, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct. 25, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 8, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 6, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MHC Library Room 618

Come watch Russian Revolutionary films with the MHC Russian & Eurasian Studies Department (in conjuction with RES-240)! 

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A Taste of 'Romance' and Desserts

Nov. 8, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Romance Languages and Cultures invites you to A Taste of 'Romance' and Desserts.

We will be tasting FLAN and TARAMISU while answering questions about the RLC major/minor, and Spring classes in French, Italian and Spanish at MHC.

Interfaith Dialogue

Nov. 8, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Nov. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

October Revolution Centennial Commemoration

Nov. 7, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Williston Smith Library, Stimson Room

This November marks the centennial of the Great October Socialist Revolution! On November 6-7, 1917 (October 24-25, Old Calendar), the Bolshevik Party staged a coup, leading to the formation of what eventually became the Soviet Union. Join the MHC Russian and Eurasian Studies department and Russian Club to commemorate this anniversary!

"Stability and Change in the Land of Opportunity over the Twentieth Century."

Nov. 7, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight Hall, 101

Geography Department Annual Speaker: Dylan Shane Connor

As part of the Geography Department's Annual Speaker series, population geographer Dr. Dylan Shane Connor, research associate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss the malleability or historical evolution of places with respect to mobility outcomes

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Mathematics as the Language of Physics: What is Lost in the Translation?

Nov. 7, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

Please join us as Prof. Kaća Bradonjić of Hampshire College shares her research focusing on where physics ends and the pure math begins in the context of the general theory of relativity, examining how abstract concepts of a manifold, coordinates, metric tensor, and affine connection are used to model physical events, geometry of spacetime, and the gravitational field.

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Tai Chi

Nov. 6, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Nov. 5, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Nov. 5, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Catholic Mass

Nov. 5, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Personal Statement Workshop

Nov. 5, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shattuck 216

Registration and homework required click on read more for details.  The purpose of the medical school statement is to show the admissions committee the person behind the scores and GPA, and provide context to your application. 

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SpiritualiTEA

Nov. 4, 2017 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Eliot House

Please come join the Muslim Student Association this Saturday at Eliot House for our spiritualiTEA event. We will be having different teas, and good discussions. All are welcome.

A Curious Man: The Life and Work of Jay Leyda

Nov. 2, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov. 3, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nov. 4, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Leyda — a scholar, a translator, an artist, an archivist and a teacher — worked across the 20th century in a remarkable array of fields. He left his intellectual mark, in his characteristically understated way, on cinema, photography, music, painting and literature. This symposium brings together scholars from many aspects of Leyda’s life and work in order to spark conversation regarding his influence and legacy.

♿ Free and open to the public. Please register by October 25 to ensure adequate seating for the symposium and lunch on Friday.

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Nov. 3, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Nov. 3, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Challah Braid & Bake

Nov. 3, 2017 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union will hold a challah baking for Shabbat. Everyone can make their own personal-size loaf. Come and go as you please while the challah bakes. 

Muslima Conversation

Nov. 3, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Nov. 3, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Leyda and His Musical World

Nov. 2, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium —Pratt Music Hall

As part of a multi-day symposium on the influential 20th century artist and scholar, Jay Leyda, Mount Holyoke College's distinguished music faculty perform works by the composers and poets he wrote about, including Musorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Dickinson, and Whitman.

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Health Professions Application Workshop

Nov. 2, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305

Required for students intending to, or considering entering professional school in fall 2019.

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International Dinner

Nov. 2, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MacGregor Hall

Please join us for a meal celebrating and sharing languages, traditions, and cultures at Mount Holyoke College. Open to all students. For more information contact Morena Svaldi.

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Nov. 2, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Tanzina Vega: “The Media and Race: Why It Matters”

Nov. 2, 2017 4:30 pm
Dwight 101

Pruitt Fund Public Lecture

Tanzina Vega, CNN national reporter for race and inequality in America, will present a public lecture “The Media and Race: Why It Matters”. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible and closed caption.

Part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy and the Public Domain.

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Faculty Workshop with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum- REGISTRATION FULL

Nov. 2, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell

Former Dean of Faculty and Acting President of Mount Holyoke College, and Ninth President of Spelman College (2002-2015), Dr. Tatum is widely recognized as a race relations expert and leader in higher education.  Her areas of research include racial identity development, and the role of race in the classroom. She is the author of “Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation ‘ (2007) and “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations about Race” (1997) as well as “Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community” (1987).

Jay Rogoff

Nov. 2, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am
219 Art Building

Jay Rogoff, Open Class Lecture

Crazy Wise Film Screening

Nov. 1, 2017 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Cleveland L2

What is crazy? Is it a concrete thing, or culturally defined? Can what gets labeled as psychiatric diagnosis actually be spiritual crisis or emergence? Join filmmaker Phil Borges and others in community as we follow the stories of Ekhaya and Adam, along with many other voices, and attempt to answer these questions and more.  

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All Saints Day Catholic Mass

Nov. 1, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Mt. Holyoke's Catholic community for a special Mass to celebrate and honor the Saints. 

Interfaith Dialogue

Nov. 1, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Nov. 1, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

History Department Tea

Nov. 1, 2017 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Third Floor Skinner Hall

Are you interested in History? 

Please come for tea and conversation on the third floor of Skinner Hall. Hear about spring courses, get advice from current history majors, learn about the MA in teaching program and enjoy refreshments and snacks, including Chef Jeff cookies!

Interfaith Lunch: Living Her Ethics Out Loud with Sr. Annette McDermott

Nov. 1, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Blanchard Unity Room

Join us for a lively conversation with Sr. Annette McDermott as we explore the ways that identity, nationality, culture, and religion shaped her life as a business leader, religious leader, and scholar of politics and religion, embedding Catholic social teachings in her life choices. We will also acknowledge All Saints Day --and honor the mentors, ancestors, and saints who inspired us. 

Tai Chi

Oct. 30, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Judy Dow, Executive Director of Saba, Abenaki activist and educator

Oct. 30, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Cleveland L2

Please join us welcoming Judy Dow, Executive Director of Saba, Abenenaki activist and educator
Is our future really our history? eugenics of the past and today

Barbara Yen Sun Prize First Round Application

Oct. 30 – Nov. 30, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 am

The Asian Studies Program faculty is pleased to announce the Barbara Yen Sun Prize competition for 2017-18. Students majoring in East Asian Studies or Asian Studies-Transregional or minoring in Asian Studies and who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and research in East Asian Studies are eligible. The prize of $500-$800 may be used to support innovative independent study projects involving East Asia, including but not limited to senior thesis research. Apply before November 30, 2017.

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Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Oct. 29, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Oct. 29, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Samhain Ritual

Oct. 29, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

All are invited to join us in a celebration of this important seasonal holiday. Learn how the cycles of the earth affect us, and how our ideas of Halloween have their roots in ancient Celtic spiritual practices. This is the time of year when we look back at what the year has brought us and look forward at what’s to come.

During Samhain, the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest. In our ritual, we will be focusing on our connection to our ancestors and the lessons we can learn from them. This is primarily an experiential event, but you are welcome to attend even if you have no previous knowledge. We are happy to answer any questions you have! Please email questions in advance of the event to Jasper Lafleur (lafle22a@mtholyoke.edu).

Catholic Mass

Oct. 29, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

MHSO Monsters Ball – Go Planetary & Interstellar!

Oct. 28, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Oct. 28, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

To the galaxy and beyond! Blast off with the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra in morning and evening concerts featuring selections from The Planets of Gustav Holst and Zimmer’s Interstellar!

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Oct. 27, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Oct. 27, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Vision Board Workshop

Oct. 27, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
North Rockefeller Hall, Common Room

What is a Vision Board?

vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.

Join Ju Hong (Assistant Director and Career Advisor at the Career Development Center) for a Vision Board Workshop where we will explore identity, future, wellness, and leadership.

Open to Cultural Center affiliated organizations, Shirley Chisholm community, and Mosaic community.

Muslima Conversation

Oct. 27, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Topological Data Analysis of Biological Aggregation Models

Oct. 27, 2017 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
Cleveland L2

Join us as Prof.Topaz shares his research in the area of biological self-organization, which serves as the inspiration for algorithms in robotics, computer science, applied mathematics, and other fields.  Lunch will be served!

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Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Oct. 27, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

LYNK on the Road - NYC

Oct. 27, 2017 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
New York City

Save the date! The Career Development Center is putting together a bus trip to New York City for you to visit employers and alumnae in various career treks. Register in LyonNet!

Crossings & Rasanblaj: Performing Anthropological Interventions

Oct. 26, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Free and Open to the Public

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Study Abroad in Russia!

Oct. 26, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Shattuck 203, Mount Holyoke Campus

Explore study abroad opportunities in Russia!

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Dressed for Success with Banana Republic

Oct. 26, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dwight 101

Marc Lovely, Branch Manager for Banana Republic, will be coming to campus to talk about how to build a versatile professional wardrobe on a student budget. (It CAN be done!) Using examples from BR's current line, he'll show you how to layer and swap a few key pieces to go from interview-ready to day-to day work to a casual evening out with friends.

Join us for outfit ideas that work for your body and style! Register in LyonNet!

Duke University School of Medicine info Session

Oct. 26, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cleveland L3

Brenda E. Armstrong, MD, Associate Dean, Medical Education and Director of Admissions is a pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. She will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Studying and Interning in China Information Session

Oct. 26, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Kendade Hall, room 305

Studying and Interning in China Information Session; supported by the Chinese program and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at Mount Holyoke College

Refreshments served

2017 John Lax Memorial Lecture

Oct. 26, 2017 4:15 pm
The New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Please join us in welcoming Jean Allman, J.H. Hexter Professor of the Humanities, Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis, who will deliver the 2017 John Lax Memorial Lecture. The title of her lecture is "A Post-Mortem of the African Revolution: Rethinking the Global Sixties." The event is free and open to the public.

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The Latino Paparazzi of Los Angeles: Life, Death , and Labor in the Hollywood Industrial Complex

Oct. 26, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UMass. ILC 3rd Floor, Communication Hub

Vanessa Díaz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College.

Building on her book project Manufacturing Celebrity, which explores the ethnoracial, gender, and class stratification involved in the work of the celebrity journalists, paparazzi, and red carpet photographers who create the content for celebrity weekly magazines such as People and Us Weekly, this talk focuses on the racial politics of representation and division of labor among paparazzi. In the last fifteen years, the demographics of the Los Angeles paparazzi transitioned from a labor force of predominantly white men to one of predominantly Latino men, including individuals born in the U.S. and Latin America. Through the lens of these photographers, this talk reconsiders the (in)visibility of Latinx labor, stereotypes around immigration, and the relationship between media, politics, and celebrity in the era of the reality star presidency.

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Interfaith Dialogue

Oct. 25, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Lynk UAF Orientation

Oct. 25, 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cleveland L-2

Dreaming about an internship this summer? Come learn about how to get money from MHC to support those dreams! This is the only Lynk UAF workshop offered in the fall semester. Register in LyonNet.

Classics & Italian Fall Semester Pizza Dinner

Oct. 25, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
LRC Lounge - Ciruti Center

Mindfulness Meditation

Oct. 25, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

"The Ability of Berries to Mitigate the Effects of High Fat Diet on Brain and Behavior"

Oct. 25, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L1

Please join us in welcoming Amanda Carey Ph.D. as our guest seminar speaker. Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. 

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Philosophy Department Tea

Oct. 25, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Skinner 217

Join us for a delicious sushi lunch and learn more about the Philosophy Major and curriculum

Interfaith Lunch: Stories of CommUNITY with Onawumi Jean Moss

Oct. 25, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Onawumi Jean Moss, award-winning storyteller and activist, joins us for interactive presentations encouraging thoughtfulness and accountability. Empowering!

In the tradition of multifaith commUNITY builders, past and present, we gather to strengthen our resolve to better understand and support each other. 

German Studies Meet & Greet

Oct. 24, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LRC Lounge

Join us at the German Studies fall Meet and Greet!

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Tea for Majors & Prospective Students

Oct. 24, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room

English Department's Pre-registration gathering for Majors and Prospective Majors: The Tea 

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William Lamson, Visiting Artist

Oct. 24, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Interdisciplinary artist William Lamson works in photography, video, installation and performance. Set in landscapes from New York's East River to Chile's Atacama Desert, his projects reveal the invisible systems and forces at play within these sites.

Sally Smith Schneider, Ph.D.

Oct. 24, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Cleveland L2

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sallie Smith Schneider, Director, Biospecimen Resource and Molecular Analysis Facility, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA.
SFRP1 and the pathogenesis of breast cancer

 

 

SPS Summer Research Poster Session

Oct. 24, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Kendade Atrium

Come see what your fellow physics students have been working on!
Refreshments provided//All welcome

Tai Chi

Oct. 23, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Two-Spirit Mental Health

Oct. 23, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Reese 302

Dr. Robinson is a bisexual and two-spirit scholar from Eski'kewaq, Nova Scotia, and a member of the Lennox Island First Nation.  Her work examines the impact of intersecting oppressions and draws on critical, postcolonial, and queer theories, intersectionality, and third wave feminism.

Religion and Jewish Studies Department Tea

Oct. 23, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Skinner 210

The Religion and Jewish Studies Departments invite you to join us for a sushi snack and to find out more about Religion Courses, Majors and Minors.

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Oct. 22, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Oct. 22, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Performance of Frankenstein

Oct. 19, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 20, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 21, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 22, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

A retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel, Frankenstein, adapted by Jonathan Yukich, directed by Noah Tuleja will be performed at Rooke Theatre. Suitable for ages 10 and up.

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Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh

Oct. 22, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

The Mount Holyoke community, family, friends and neighbors are warmly invited to join the MHC Bahá'í group and the Bahá’ís of the region in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, Founder of the Bahá'í Faith.

His life and writings stand as testament to the promotion of a unified world vision—social, economic and environmental justice, elimination of racial prejudice and equality of the sexes.

The program will be followed by refreshments. All are welcome.

International Tea & Pastries

Oct. 22, 2017 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Eliot House

Join staff from the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life for international tea, pastries, and conversation. Discover programs, services, and spiritual literacy we offer students. 

International Catholic Mass

Oct. 22, 2017 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join the Catholic Community for a Mass of international songs and prayers. 

The Orchestra and Choral Ensembles Join Forces for Family and Friends!

Oct. 21, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

A centerpiece of the annual Family and Friends Weekend, the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra and Choral Ensembles join forces for a lively concert showcasing the talents of our fantastic students!  Ng Tian Hui and Stephanie Council conduct.  Free and open to the public.

Family & Friends Weekend Observatory Open House

Oct. 21, 2017 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
John Payson Williston Observatory

The Society of Astronomy Students welcomes you to come see the oldest academic building on campus and look at the Clark Refractor telescope! Faculty and current astronomy majors will be there to give short tours and answer questions.

Family & Friends Weekend Tea Social

Oct. 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Eliot House

The Muslim Students Association invites you to a special Family & Friends Weekend Tea Social. Come to Eliot House for doughnuts and tea. Bring your families!

Family & Friends Jazz — Ella's Swella!

Oct. 20, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

The Jazz Ensembles (Big Band, Vocal and Chamber Jazz) celebrate the queen of jazz on the centennial anniversary year of her birth. 

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Pelmeni Fest

Oct. 20, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
ACE House

Come eat pelmeni with the MHC Russian & Eurasian department!

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Community Shabbat Service & Dinner

Oct. 20, 2017 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union for Shabbat service, followed by dinner. 

La Noche de Cocinar

Oct. 20, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Mandelle Hall Golden Pear

Mandelle Hall Spanish Floor Presents: La Noche de Cocinar .

Cook Classic Spanish Dishes with Professor Antonio Illescas.

Unitarian Universalist Prayers for World Peace

Oct. 20, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Join Leslie Fraser, our Multifaith Chaplain and Advisor to the Unitarian Universalist community, for prayers for world peace. All are welcome. 

Muslima Conversation: Muslims at Mount Holyoke

Oct. 20, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

If you are Muslim or interested in the Muslim faith, join Liza Lozovaya, our Muslim Chaplain, as she explains what programs and events are offered by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Oct. 20, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

LEAP Symposium

Oct. 20, 2017 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade Atrium

Learning from Application

A campus-wide event that brings together faculty, students, staff, family, friends, and alumnae to hear students present their experiences from around the corner and around the world. A central element of the College's curriculum to career experience, the LEAP Symposium showcases Mount Holyoke students' internships and summer research experiences.

1st-year students - Health Professions

Oct. 19, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dwight 101

Why Do You Want To Be A Doctor? This session is open to all first-year students, regardless of which profession(s) you are considering.

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Neuroscience and Behavior Fall Social

Oct. 19, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cassani Lounge (Shattuck 102)

Dinner social for Neuroscience and Behavior majors and faculty.  Please RSVP to Dianne Baranowski no later than Friday, October 13.

Diwali Puja

Oct. 19, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inwards) for Diwali Puja. We will have a religious celebration of Diwali, followed by Indian snacks. Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. 

Charm of the Peony Pavilion: The Creation of Liu Mengmei in Yue Opera Adaptation of the Play

Oct. 19, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Morrison Room, Willits Hallowell Center, Mount Holyoke College

Charm of the Peony Pavilion:  The Creation of Liu Mengmei in Yue Opera Adaptation of the Play, presented by Jun'an Wang

Fujian Fanghua Yue Opera Theatrical Troupe, People's Republic of China

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and Inclusiveness Initiative Fund, Mount Holyoke College and East Asian Language Program, Five Colleges, Inc.

This event is free and open to the public.

Interfaith Dialogue

Oct. 18, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Oct. 18, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

Study Abroad in Japan Information Session

Oct. 18, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ciruti 109

Study Abroad in Japan Information Session

4:00pm-4:30pm:  How to apply, with April Stroud, Dean of International Affairs

4:30pm-5:30pm:  Students' Presentations:  Mengjiao Zhang-Kyoto Consortium of Japanese Studies; Audrey Fahey-Japan Women's University; Millie Koong-Nanzan University; Xier Li-Sophia University

5:30pm-6:00pm:  Living in Japan and Programs in Japan with Naoko Nemoto, Professor of Asian Studies

 

Interfaith Lunch: Stories of Immigrants and Refugees

Oct. 18, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Many changes are now affecting the refugees that resettled in Western Mass and around the United States. These refugees come with their stories and cultures. Come hear some of their stories and how you can help the refugee communities around you. 

Natasha Emya came to Mount Holyoke as an international student from Palestine and now works at a refugee resettlement agency in Springfield, MA.

Europe and the End of the West?

Oct. 17, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled.

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A Human Being is Not a Thing: Aristotle's Politics, Slavery, and the Complex Legacies of Classics

Oct. 17, 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight Hall 101

Emily Greenwood, Professor of Clasics and Chair of the Department of Classics, and Professor of African American Studies at Yale University presents: A Human Being is Not a Thing:  Aristotle's Politics, Slavery, and the Complex Legacies of Classics.

This event, sponsored by the MHC Department of Classics and Italian and the Philosophy Department, is free and open to the public.

 

Tai Chi

Oct. 16, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Applying to Law School, featuring the Indiana Maurer Law School

Oct. 16, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cassani Lounge

Learn what the process is for applying to law school and have your questions answered. This workshop will focus on the details of getting into law school, but is great for all class years and students planning to apply after graduation.

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Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Oct. 15, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Oct. 15, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Catholic Mass

Oct. 15, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Faculty Baroque Fall Concert

Oct. 15, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

Distinguished Music Department faculty members explore vocal and instrumental works by Claudio Monteverdi, Salamone Rossi, JS Bach, and a newly-discovered solo work for viola da gamba by Bach's contemporary, Georg Philipp Telemann. Free and open to the public.

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2nd Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department Internship Symposium

Oct. 14, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dwight 101

Join us in acknowledging the work of students in their broad spectrum of internships relating to Spanish Speaking/Latinx Communities in a variety of fields all over the world!

Sponsored by the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Oct. 13, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Oct. 13, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

3D Shadows: Casting light on the fourth dimension

Oct. 13, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Please join us as Henry Segerman, Ph.D., Assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University, discusses fourth-dimensional objects. Free and open to the public.

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Muslima Conversation

Oct. 13, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Design of hinged 3D auxetic mechanisms

Oct. 13, 2017 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
Kendade 303

Join us for lunch and learn about research focused on two design schemes for realizable 3D printed three-dimensional auxetics based upon hinges.

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Disability in the Classroom: Bias, Differential Expectations, and Inclusion

Oct. 13, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amber Douglas

This conversation will focus on exploring hidden or unintentional biases within the classroom toward students with disabilities. We will discuss how as faculty we work toward inclusion of all students while maintaining academic rigor and meeting our pedagogical goals.

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Oct. 13, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Oct. 12, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Pizza in the Hut

Oct. 11, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In the Sukkah behind Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union as we close out Sukkot and enjoy pizza in the hut!

Interfaith Dialogue

Oct. 11, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Oct. 11, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

Interfaith Lunch: Contact & Conversation with Darryl Aiken

Oct. 11, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Join us as we have Interfaith Lunch in the Unity Center! Darryl Aiken and Suzie Choi are our guests this week. Darryl Aiken created the Contact & Conversation Mindfulness-Based Racism Reduction method to help individuals overcome the mental and emotional hurdles of interfacing with systemic, institutional and interpersonal racism. Learn how to use spiritual practices and social psychology to undo racially based and socially programmed schemas while engendering empathy and compassion for personal and social healing.

MCAT Webinar

Oct. 9, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar

Join Director of Pre-Health Programs Katie Lipp for a webinar on MCAT preparation. This webinar is appropriate for anyone who may be taking the MCAT in the future, regardless of class year. Registration information is below. The webinar will be recorded and shared for those who cannot attend.

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Oct. 6, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Oct. 6, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

Oct. 6, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Oct. 6, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Info Session

Oct. 5, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 107

Betsy Emery, Senior Admissions Officer at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will host an informational session giving an overview of their programs, examples of employment opportunities and advice on the application process.

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Oct. 5, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Robert K. Musil: “The Legacy of Rachel Carson: Empathy and Environmental Justice”

Oct. 5, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Please join us in welcoming Robert K. Musil, President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, as he discusses environmental justice and political advocacy. There will be a book signing after a presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

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2017 Hortense Parker Celebration: Collective Concern, Collective Power

Oct. 4, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Please join us for this year's Hortense Parker Celebration featuring keynote speakers are Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Kymberly Newberry, class of 2015. A reception will follow.

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Interfaith Dialogue

Oct. 4, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Decorating the Sukkah

Oct. 4, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Eliot House

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Mindfulness Meditation

Oct. 4, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

Interfaith Lunch: Faith Engagement & Social Justice

Oct. 4, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

This week's guests are Rev. Steph Smith from Cathedral in the Night and Tara Parrish from the Pioneer Valley Project. These local organizations are dedicated to fighting inequality and building community. Join us for a lively discussion of ways we can engage faith to work for justice. 

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Robert Musil: “Is Anybody Listening? Lessons from a Life in Advocacy”

Oct. 3, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Katherine Fitzgerald Public Lecture

From the Vietnam anti-war movement, to award-winning alternative radio, to today’s campaigns to link the environment with economic, gender, and racial justice, Rachel Carson Council CEO Robert Musil will share his insights on effective organizing, communications, and lobbying at a public lecture “Is Anybody Listening? Lessons from a Life in Advocacy” on Tuesday, October 3, at 4:30 pm in Dwight 101. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible, and closed caption. Part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series on Advocacy and the Public Domain.

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Physics Graduate School Panel

Oct. 3, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 107

Mount Holyoke physics alumnae share advice about graduate school.

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Narcan Training

Oct. 2, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
MHC Health Center, Conference Room

Learn to identify the signs of opioid overdose. Leave with free Narcan kit to save a life.

French Social

Oct. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Ciruti Language Resource Center Lounge

Come join our faculty, majors and minors and they discuss their interest in French and also their study abroad experiences.  Light refreshments will be served.

Tai Chi

Oct. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Oct. 1, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Oct. 1, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Catholic Mass

Oct. 1, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Yom Kippur: Break Fast

Sep. 30, 2017 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union as we break the fast following Yom Kippur. 

Yom Kippur: Yizkor and Neilah Services

Sep. 30, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Join the Jewish Student Union for Yizkor and Neilah. The Yizkor and Neilah services close the 25 hour fast period on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. 

Yom Kippur: Jonah Reading

Sep. 30, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet at the Sukkah behind Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union for a reading and discussion of the story of Jonah. 

Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre

Sep. 29, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Join MHC's Jewish Student Union for Yom Kippur Services. Kol Nidre is the service which opens the 25 hour period of fasting for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. 

Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Residency

Sep. 28, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep. 29, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kirby Theater, Amherst College

Please join us as Five College Theatre Alumnae of Color in Residency return to campuses for residencies, showcase and panel discussions where they will actively address questions of race, racism, and social justice. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Five College Theater Program.

  • Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Showcase: Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Kirby Theater, Amherst College
  • Theater Alumnae of Color Panel: “Theater in These Times”: Friday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m., Kirby Theater, Amherst College. Followed by reception and meet-and-greet for Five College students
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Healthy Cooking & Holistic Tools with Marla Teyolia

Sep. 29, 2017 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Betty Shabazz House

JOIN US! For a physical, mental and spritual empowerment session with Marla Teyolia. Marla is a certified yoga teacher and life coach who is on a mission to transform the culture of self-care as a vital link to personal transformation and societal change.

Free and open to all Cultural Center affiliated orgs and Living Learning Communities.

Limited spots available. RSVP via marlateyoliaMHC.eventbrite.com 

(Part of the Be Well program at Mount Holyoke College)
Co-sponsored by Cultural Centers, Division of Student Life and Religious and Spiritual Life.

Study Abroad Info Session

Sep. 29, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dwight 201

Interested in studying abroad and not sure where to start?  Have questions about cost and financial aid?  Need help finding a program?  Attend this info session for an overview of opportunities and resources to help you plan ahead.

First Professional Resume Workshop

Sep. 15, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep. 22, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep. 29, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Development Center

Haven't created a professional resume yet? No worries, we're here to help! This hands-on workshop is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who haven't created a resume since high school (or ever).

First Year Resume Workshop

Sep. 15, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 22, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 29, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Career Development Center

Calling all First Year students! Transform your high school resume into your first college resume in this hands-on workshop. Bring a laptop and a copy of your current resume (if you have one).

Muslima Conversation

Sep. 29, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Lunch with Marla Teyolia

Sep. 29, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

JOIN US! For Jumma Halal Lunch and a Conversation on Well-Being with Marla Teyolia. Marla is a certified yoga teacher and life coach who is on a mission to transform the culture of self-care as a vital link to personal transformation and societal change. 

Free and open to the entire campus community.

(Part of the Be Well program at Mount Holyoke College)
Co-sponsored by Cultural Centers, Division of Student Life and Religious and Spiritual Life

Five College German Studies Event Calendar

Sep. 29, 2017 10:28 am

Click here to see the calendar of German Studies-related events across the five colleges!

Marla Teyolia: Reclaiming and Decolonizing Self-Care to Live an Empowered Life

Sep. 28, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Gamble Auditorium

JOIN US! For a Presentation and Q&A session with Marla Teyolia, a certified yoga teacher and life coach. Marla is on a mission to transform the culture of self-care as a vital link to personal transformation and societal change.

Open to the entire campus community!

(Part of the Be Well program at Mount Holyoke College)
Co-sponsored by Cultural Centers, Division of Student Life and Religious and Spiritual Life.

SHRI Puja & Discussion

Sep. 28, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Homecoming at the Cultural Centers!

Sep. 14, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep. 20, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep. 21, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep. 28, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Cultural Centers

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Claudia Rankine: Student Leadership Seminar

Sep. 28, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location To Be Announced

Common Read speaker Claudia Rankine (“Citizen: An American Lyric”) returns to campus on September 28 as our 2017-18 Leading Woman in the Arts. Rankine will lead a Student Leadership Seminar, an informal convesation to discuss students’ questions about careers, leadership, the arts, social change, and beyond. Pre-registration for the seminar is required and available here.

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Claudie Rankine: Student Master Class

Sep. 28, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Common Read speaker Claudia Rankine (“Citizen: An American Lyric”) returns to campus on September 28 as our 2017-18 Leading Woman in the Arts.  Rankine will lead an interactive Student Master Class on writing and the arts. To register please click here.

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Interfaith Dialogue

Sep. 27, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Oppression to Liberation through Mindfulness

Sep. 27, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Blanchard Unity Center

Students from historically marginalized identities are invited to join us for a truly transformative session with Marla Teyolia, a certified yoga teacher and life coach. Marla is on a mission to transform the culture of self-care as a vital link to personal transformation and societal change. Vegan snacks will be served!

Part of the Be Well program at Mount Holyoke College
Co-sponsored by Cultural Centers, Division of Student Life and Religious and Spiritual Life.

Fall Recruiting 101: What You Need to Know NOW

Sep. 13, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 20, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 27, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Career Development Center

DROP IN and prepare yourself for the fall recruiting season. This is where you can have all your questions answered! Experienced CDC staff will share valuable tips and teach you about utilizing our on-campus recruiting and interviewing program to help you get where you want to go.

Interfaith Lunch with Anita Devlin: The Role of Faith, Family, and Forgiveness in Recovery

Sep. 27, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join Anita Devlin, author of S.O.B.E.R.,  for an intimate conversation. Vegan/Vegetarian lunch. 

What birds have taught us about structural color

Sep. 26, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

Most colored materials owe their color to the absorption of light: certain wavelengths are absorbed and others transmitted. This talk will present experiments and arguments based on scattering theory that shed some light on why red structural colors are difficult to make.

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Tai Chi

Sep. 25, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Sep. 24, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Sep. 24, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Catholic Mass

Sep. 24, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Alison Hale Faculty Flute Recital — Stolen Jewels — Romantic Works Transcribed for Flute

Sep. 22, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Music Hall

Sought-after recitalist, symphony, and chamber flutist, Alison Hale performs a concert of Stolen Jewels — romantic works composed for other instruments transcribed for flute.  The program will feature chamber favorites, including the Brahms Sonata in F minor for clarinet, the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata for Cello, the three Romances for Oboe by Schumann, and the Sonata in A Major for violin by Fauré. With pianists Christopher Lewis and Larry Schipull.  Free and open to the public, with a reception to follow in the Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Sep. 22, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Sep. 22, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service. 

Muslima Conversation

Sep. 22, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Nanoscale Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Nitroxide Spin Labeling

Sep. 22, 2017 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
Kendade 303

Hoang Long Nguyen will share a fast novel, image-reconstruction protocol using Bayesian Markov-chain Monte Carlo methods he and his research team developed that obtains the electrons’ coordinates with error bars.

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Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Sep. 22, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Shaughnessy Naughton: The Science of Creating a Political Movement

Sep. 21, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

From the Chemistry Lab to Public Policy

Please join us in welcoming Shaughnessy Naughton, an entrepreneur, chemist, and former congressional candidate from Pennsylvania. This lecture is free and open to the public.

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SHRI Puja & Discussion

Sep. 21, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for prayer and discussion. All are welcome!

Shaughnessy Naughton: Student Leadership Seminar

Sep. 21, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell

Join chemist and science policy advocate Shaughnessy Naughton for an informal conversation on political engagement, STEM leadership and advocacy careers. Part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy and the Public Domain.

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Mock Interviews with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Sep. 21, 2017 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Career Development Center

Prepare yourself for interviewing success! Practice and receive feedback from skilled CDC staff members and Mount Holyoke Alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session. Reserve your session and submit your documents via LyonNet today.

Interfaith Dialogue

Sep. 20, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Rosh Hashanah

Sep. 20 – 22, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Multiple Locations

Please join the Jewish Student Union for Rosh Hashanah events September 20th-22nd. 

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Interfaith Lunch: The Uses and Abuses of Remembrance in Troubled Times: Remembering as an Act of Resistance

Sep. 20, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Professor Karen Remmler will share her reflections at Interfaith Lunch this week as the Jewish High Holidays begin.  This 10-day period is known as the Days of Awe, as well as the Days of Remembering; Professor Remmler will engage us in a conversation about resisting racism through rituals of remembering. 

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Alan Betts: “The Climate Challenge Deepens”

Sep. 19, 2017 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Join leading climate scientist Alan Betts from Atmospheric Research in Pittsford, VT for a special lecture and discussion about how global climate change is affecting New England, and review the transformation of society that is underway despite current political opposition. In his talk, Betts will explore the question, “What are our responsibilities to the Earth?”. This event is free and open to the public. 

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The phase transition in thin films and single crystals probed optically

Sep. 19, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 203

 Understanding phase transitions is one of the grand challenges in condensed matter physics.  This talk will cover my studies of the nanoscale mechanisms that underlie the phase transition in VO2, both in a thin film comprising a collection of close-packed nanocrystalline grains and in single crystals.

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DACA and the State of Immigration Policy

Sep. 19, 2017 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UMass @Amherst, Campus Center 168

A discussion of the politics, policies, and pragmatics of current immigraion policy, particularly the recent termination of DACA.  This policy has important implications for students across the nation, staff members, and hundreds of thousands of individuals who may lose their rights to work or reside in the United States.

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Tai Chi

Sep. 18, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Sep. 17, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Sep. 17, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation.

Catholic Mass

Sep. 17, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Unitarian Universalist Water Communion Ingathering

Sep. 15, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Bring water from your summer sojourn, or just bring yourself. We'll join the waters of our journeys in one common union, and pray for the healing of the Earth's waters. No matter your faith or background, you are welcome!

Annual Eid Celebration

Sep. 15, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

The MHC Muslim Student Association presents the Annual Eid Celebration. This year's honorable speaker is Haroon Moghul, author of How to be a Muslim: An American Story. Free and open to all. 

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Sep. 15, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Latinx Heritage Month Welcome Dinner

Sep. 15, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Betty Shabazz Cultural Center

Welcome Latinx Heritage Month with MEChA and La Unidad!

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Muslima Conversation

Sep. 15, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Alumnae Advisor for the Day: Brenda Hernandez '04

Sep. 15, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Join MHC Alumna Brenda Hernandez at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences.

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Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Sep. 15, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Integrating Students into your Research

Sep. 15, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amy Camp & Andy Reiter

Faculty across divisions incorporate students into their research--in labs and studios, as research assistants, and as co-authors on publications. These interactions can bring benefits to faculty and students alike, but there are many challenges and even professional drawbacks to doing so.

Exploring Careers in the Health Professions

Sep. 13, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Sep. 14, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cleveland L1

This mandatory workshop will be offered twice and is presented by Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs. The workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds) and covers essential information about preparation for graduate study in the health professions. A record of having attended this workshop is required prior to scheduling an advising appointment with the Office of Pre-Health Programs.

SHRI Social

Sep. 14, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for the first social of the year! Enjoy Indian snacks and drinks, fresh fruit, and good conversation. 

Interfaith Dialogue

Sep. 13, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Interfaith Lunch

Sep. 13, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join students, faculty, and staff as we welcome you to our community. Meet the Chaplains and Advisors and learn about the many programs offered by Religious & Spiritual Life. This year's theme is "Engaging Across Borders". A vegan-friendly meal is served.

Callbacks for "Frankenstein" and "Bull"

Sep. 12, 2017 6:00 pm – 9:09 pm

International Student Work Authorization Orientation

Sep. 12, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Are you an international student looking to gain experience or start your career in the United States or abroad? Spend some time with the CDC and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives to learn what you need to do to work or intern in the United States or other places around the world.

This meeting provides an overview of US legal status, reviews impact on engagement with employers, plus a summary of resources available and recommendations on what you can do to best leverage your strengths and pursue your goals both in the US and internationally. 

Monteverde, Costa Rica Program

Sep. 12, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
201 Dwight

Learn about the MHC spring semester program and summer internships through the Global/Local Fellowships Program. 

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Analytical tools for surface characterization at the nano scale

Sep. 12, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 303

Dr. Wesner will discuss analytical techniques to study different interactions at interfaces ranging from biomolecules to organic thin film.

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#defendDACA

Sep. 11, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mandelle Hall, Main Lounge

DACA  

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Information Session & Community Meeting

Pizza and Beverages will be served.

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Tai Chi

Sep. 11, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

Join Bailing Li for this balancing, contemplative activity. Beginners welcome!

Humanistic Cosmopolitanism

Sep. 11, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
216 Skinner Hall

Please join us for the Gail Caldwell Stine Lecture featuring Professor Philip J. Ivanhoe from the City University of Hong Kong. Reception following the lecture. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

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Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Sep. 10, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Rejuvenate and destress with Kerry Ouimette. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and/or yoga mat.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Sep. 10, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Earth-based Pagan/Wiccan Collective for tea and conversation. 

Catholic Mass

Sep. 10, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

We invite you to join Father Warren Savage and the Catholic community to celebrate Mass. 

Welcome Catholic BBQ

Sep. 10, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House Patio

The MHC Catholic Community invites you to a Welcome BBQ. Mass will be at 6:30 in Abbey Chapel.

JSU Welcome Bagel Brunch

Sep. 10, 2017 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union for a Welcome Reception with bagels and lox. 

FCDD Faculty Audition

Sep. 9, 2017 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Smith College Scott Dance Studio

Callbacks: Frankenstein and Bull in a China Shop

Sep. 8, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

JSU Community Shabbat and Dinner

Sep. 8, 2017 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union for the first Shabbat of the semester. Service will be followed by a community dinner. All are welcome!

My Journey Begins: Senior CDC Orientation & Recruiting Kickoff

Sep. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Join us to learn about the resources available as you consider your next steps. This senior-focused event includes details about on-campus recruiting and employment opportunities as well as industry specific recruiting timelines. This meeting will show you what you need to do NOW so you don't miss any opportunities! Register in LyonNet.

Advanced Placement Audition

Sep. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Kendall Hall Studio Theatre

Auditions for placement into the advanced classes in Modern and Ballet across the Five College Dance Department.  

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Sep. 8, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

No matter your faith or background, you are welcome to join us for our weekly conversation, community & service.

Muslima Conversation

Sep. 8, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

All are welcome for conversation on women's issues in Islam. 

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Sep. 8, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch, followed by Jumma prayer. 

Navigating Internships and Experiential Learning: An Introduction for Sophomores & Juniors

Sep. 7, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Everything you need to know for a successful launch into internships and experiential learning! Get an overview of the numerous campus resources available from departments, centers, and organizations as well as how to best leverage your strengths in pursuit of your goals. Learn what you need to do NOW so you don't miss any opportunities!

Auditions: "Frankenstein" and "Bull in a China Shop"

Sep. 7, 2017 6:30 am – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Dance Department Information Meeting

Sep. 6, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Studio Theatre

Meet Faculty, learn about curriculum, special projects, auditions, and performances in the Dance Department.

Common Read Speaker: Claudia Rankine

Sep. 5, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

In this talk, poet, essayist and playwright Claudia Rankine, will discuss her work “Citizen: An American Lyric”. She will delve into the many and varied themes of the book, will also reading and reflecting on specific segements from Citizen with the audience. Time will be taken for Q&A at the end of the talk.

“Citizen: An American Lyric” is the selected text for Mount Holyoke's 2017 Common Read. Read more about its selection. This talk is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Sign Up for Fall Semester Auditions!

Sep. 5 – 8, 2017 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pratt Music Hall

Fall Semester Audition sign ups are now open -- audition for one of our large ensembles, private performance instruction, or chamber ensembles and find out what the buzz is all about!  For more information, contact department coordinator Carol Wrobleski.

Returner Move In

Sep. 3, 2017 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Blanchard 226

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New Students' Kabbalat Shabbat

Sep. 1, 2017 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Eliot House

Meet other community members for a brief Kabbalat Shabbat. All are welcome!

Solar Eclipse

Aug. 21, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Williston Observatory

Join us as we track the solar eclipse!  Limited space and glasses available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Beautiful Physics

Aug. 19 – Dec. 16, 2017 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art Museum

Please join us for an exhibit curated by Spencer Smith, Assistant Professor of Physics, featuring one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, Berenice Abbott who documented the rapidly changing world around her from the streets of New York City to the impact of new scientific discoveries. This exhibition explores Abbott’s groundbreaking images that illustrate fundamental physical laws, which she captured with precision and stark beauty. Convinced of photography’s unique capability to give science its voice, Abbott helped inspire a generation of scientists and her iconic images still influence physics education today.

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Summit House Sunset Concert Series

Jul. 20, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul. 27, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Aug. 3, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Summit House, J. A. Skinner State Park, Hadley

The historic Summit House will resonate with live local music on five Thursday evenings this summer! And weather permitting, audience members can enjoy a glorious mountaintop sunset at intermission! 

Although the summit house is officially closed, the concerts will continue at that location with a fire watch on duty during the performances. 

  • On July 20: Englewinds, the award winning woodwind quintet 
  • On July 27: The Wistaria String Quartet
  • On August 3: Libro Azul Latin Jazz Quintet 

Admission $10 (cash or check only). A limited number of advance tickets are available. For more information please see the Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range website.

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Department at Home

May. 20, 2017 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Clapp Lab 416

Join us for the Math and Statistics Department at Home!  We look forward to meeting the people who are important to you, and we hope they will enjoy the opportunity to put faces with names they’ve heard you talking about over the years.

Commencement Concert

May. 20, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Studio Theatre Kendall Hall

Department At-Home

May. 20, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Clapp Third Floor Foyer

This year's Department At-Home for Environmental Studies, Geology, and Geography will take place on May 20th, from 2:00-4:00 PM. This event is open to all Reunion I Alumnae and Senior Majors and Minors. We hope to see you at the last department event of the year!  

Join the Music Department for the 2017 Commencement Concert

May. 19, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

The Mount Holyoke Commencent Concert is an annual centerpiece of commencement weekend, bringing together graduating seniors and their families and friends with alumnae on campus to celebrate their reunion and renew their deep bond with the College.  Showcasing some of the year's outstanding instrumental soloists and composers, the concert also features performances by the Commencent Choir directed by Stephanie Council, and seniors and members of Vocal Jazz directed by Mark Gionfriddo.  Larry Schipull and Adrianne Greenbaum will accompany the senior soloists.  The concert is free and open to the public.

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Western Mass Drupal Users Group Monthly Meeting

May. 18, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kendade 303, Mount Holyoke College

The Western Massachusetts Drupal User Group has been formed to create positive and supportive learning opportunities for people who work, or want to work in the Drupal Content Management System throughout the pioneer valley and beyond. This community meets monthly to share Drupal skills and tips. We welcome all individuals regardless of skill level or experience.

We operate an irc channel on Freenode: #drupal-westernma. For more information, visit https://groups.drupal.org/western-massachusetts and join the Western Mass Web Developers Meet-up Group for career networking, user groups, conferences, and local job announcements.

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My Journey Begins Coffee Hour with the CDC

May. 17, 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Career Development Center

All seniors are invited to stop by to pick up a graduation gift from the CDC, create a sign and have your photo taken for #MyJourneyBegins, get some last minute career advice, and learn about our alumnae career resources. Coffee and donuts will be served.

Teaching & Scholarship Renewal Workshops 2017

May. 15, 2017 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
May. 16, 2017 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
May. 17, 2017 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
Willits Hallowell Center

Keynote Speaker: James Lang, author of Small Teaching

Breakfast (8:30 am) and Lunch (12:15 pm) will be served each day

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Fifth Exposure Symposium

May. 5 – 6, 2017 7:00 pm
The New York Room

Blackstick Review Launch Party & Reading

May. 3, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Cassani Room, Shattuck Hall

Please Join us for readings presented by the students of English 303: Short Story Writing II with Professor Corinne Demas. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of Student Programs.

Voces Feminae Presents Kol Isha: A Concert of Jewish Music

Apr. 25, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
May. 1, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel on April 25; Jewish Community Center of Amherst on May 1

Voces Feminae of the Five College Early Music Program presents two performances of Kol Isha: A Concert of Jewish Music from across the diaspora, including works by Salamone Rossi, wordless Ashkenazi tunes, and Sephardic folk songs from Spain, Bosnia, and Turkey.  On Tuesday, April 21, Voces Feminae will perform at Abbey Chapel with special guests KlezMova, Mount Holyoke's Klezmer Band.  On Tuesday, May 1, the concert will be reprised at the Jewish Community Center of Amherst, with special guests, the Five College Medieval Ensemble.  Both concerts are free and open to the public.

English Department Ice Cream Social

May. 1, 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Shattuck Hall

Join us to celebrate the end of the semester!

Choral Forces Spring Concert

Apr. 30, 2017 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

The three choirs of the Choral Forces will come together to present highlights from the academic year. This concert of our favorites from the year and other lighter fare repertoire will also feature the work of a number of student apprentice conductors with the Chorale. Directed by Stephanie Council.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Internship & Research Orientation and Celebration

Apr. 29, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

This is a required event for Lynk UAF, created to prepare you for your role as a Lynk intern or researcher. Register in LyonNet.

Network with students going to a similar location, work with faculty and internship advisors to consider potential ethical, cultural or other issues related to your particular industry or academic area, learn from a panel of last year's Lynk UAF recipients, and much, much, more!

MHC Spring Jazz Concert -- "Toon UP!"

Apr. 28, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke (Big Band, Chamber and Vocal Jazz) play your favorite soundtrack tunes from cartoon/anime TV and film featuring music by Danny Elfman, Benny Goodman, Henry Mancini, Alan Menken, and Phil Collins. Mark Gionfriddo directs.  Free and open to the public.

Pangy Day 2017!

Apr. 28, 2017 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Amphitheatre and Pageant Green

Save the date for one of Mount Holyoke's most beloved traditions - PANGY DAY! Activities will begin in the Amphitheatre & Pageant Green at 11:30AM and continue onto Skinner Green from 1PM-3PM! see below for full schedule. Hosted by the MHC Office of Student Programs

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History Department Farewell to Seniors, Spring 2017

Apr. 27, 2017 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stimson Room, Library

Please join the History Department at our end of the year gathering as we say goodbye to our seniors, and distribute Departmental Prizes.

This year we will gather on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Stimson Room of the Library.

KlezMova Orchestra Spring Concert and Dance

Apr. 26, 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Music Hall

Join KlezMova! Mount Holyoke's Klezmer Band for the annual spring dance and concert.  Fun music, free dance workshop!  All welcome!  Adrianne Greenbaum directs.

West African Music Ensemble Spring Concert

Apr. 25, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

Beninese musicians Jomion and the Uklos and others join the ensemble for a evening of music, song, and and dance. Children always welcome!  Directed by Faith Conant.

Amy Goodman Democracy Now! The Enemy Is Not The Enemy Tour comes to Mount Holyoke College

Apr. 25, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

The Odyssey Bookshop and Mount Holyoke College Division of Student Life invite you to Amy Goodman Democracy Now! The Enemy Is Not The Enemy Tour.

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Euridice Ensemble presents "Bach and Before" - German Music for Strings

Apr. 24, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Euridice Ensemble, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of the Five College Early Music Program presents Bach and Before: German Music for Strings, by Schein, Schieferdecker, Thiele, Becker, Biber, and Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D minor.  Free and open to the public.

Euridice Baroque Ensemble

Apr. 24, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bezanson Hall, UMass Amherst

17th and 18th Century German music for strings.  Directed by Robert Eisenstein. Free and open to the public.

Critical Social Thought Senior Capstone Symposium

Apr. 24, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
210 Skinner Hall

Please join us for senior presentations. 

Theatre end-of-year picnic

Apr. 24, 2017 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Rooke Theatre Patio (lobby, in case of rain)

End-of-year picnic and Theatre award presentations.  Please sign up on Theatre callboard outside room 102 or email bbunyan@mtholyoke.edu

MHC Student Dance Concert

Apr. 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Apr. 22, 2017 8:00 pm
MHC Kendall Hall

Global Fest

Apr. 22, 2017 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Skinner Green

The International Students Organizing Committee (ISOC) invites the Mount Holyoke Community to attend our annual event: Global Fest. Global Fest aims to celebrate the cultural and international diversity of Mount Holyoke by creating a space for members of our community to revel in the sights, sounds, and flavors from all over the world. This Spring, Global Fest will feature various student cultural organizations, food trucks, and performances. It’s going to be an amazing event and we want as much attendance as possible!

Beyond the Doors

Apr. 21, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rooke Theatre--Mount Holyoke College

written and performed by Robyn Sutton-Fernandez FP'17
Free and Open to the Public 

Senator Elizabeth Warren to speak at MHC

Apr. 21, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat from Massachusetts, will join the Mount Holyoke College community to discuss her newest book, “This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class.” Books will be available for purchase.

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Language Living Learning Communities Celebration

Apr. 21, 2017 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mandelle Hall Lawn

Celebrate Language Learning Communities!

Come Celebrate the end of a great year with your peers!

There will be food, raffles, and lawn games!

Everyone welcome!

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Alumnae Career Change Weekend

Apr. 21 – 22, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

Stuck in a career rut and don’t know where to start?

Managing your career requires developing a plan that makes the best personal and professional sense for you. Without this, you might find yourself doing what’s convenient or what others want you to do and then discover that your career doesn’t align with your present-day needs.

Join career experts from Mount Holyoke College and Smith College to learn how you can get started on the professional trajectory you want.

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Noches De Cine

Apr. 6, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr. 20, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Spanish Lounge, Mead Hall, 2nd Floor

Join the Spanish Language Society for Screenings of Spanish and Latin American Films (Spanish w/ English subtitles), hosted by La Sociedad de Español:
April 6th--Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
April 20th--Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens)

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Gerrymandering: Mathematics & Fairness in Theory & Practice

Apr. 20, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L-2

Join us in welcoming mathematicians Moon Duchin and Mira Bernstein from Tufts University who are 50% of the Boston-based Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (website and summer school). Their working group studies how shapes of voting districts interact with ideas about healthy democracy. To do this, they think about how single-member districts can achieve fair representation of a population that is diverse in many ways. This talk, they will mix law, civil rights, geometry, and supercomputing to tell a story about activating expertise for real-world impact. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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MERC Education Fair

Apr. 20, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
George Sherman Union, Boston University, Boston, MA

Are you Interested in a Position Teaching K-12th Grade? The MERC Education Fair is an annual recruiting event that brings together teaching candidates from across the country for networking and job opportunities in public and private schools.
  • Network with 80-100 public school districts, mostly from Massachusetts.
  • Employers from charter schools, private schools, and educational organizations. 
  • The fair is designed to promote informal networking and introductions.
Transportation from MHC will be provided, but space is limited! Sign up at the CDC front desk to reserve a spot on the bus.
 
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The Five College Collegium Presents Music for Voices, Winds, and Strings

Apr. 19, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

The Five College Collegium presents music of Giullaume Du Fay (c. 1400-1474) and other fifteenth century works for voices, winds, and strings, featuring Du Fay's monumental Missa Ave Regina Caelorum and Nuper Rosarum Florex for the consecration of Brunelleschi's Duomo.  Directed by Robert Eisenstein, with Dan Meyers and Alice Robbins.  Free and open to the public.

 

Five-College Collegium

Apr. 19, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Music of Guillaum De Fay and other 15th Century masters with voices, viols and winds.  Directed by Robert Eisenstein.

English Department Faculty Panel

Apr. 19, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room

Considering a career in academia?  Thinking about graduate school?  Join us for a panel discussion with English department faculty who will share their experiences in academia, focusing on graduate school.  If time permits, they will talk about their current projects.  Time will be set aside for questions from students. Moderated by Amy Martin, the faculty panel features Wesley Yu, Amy Rodgers, Andrea Lawlor, and Mark Shea.

The Social Lives of Manuscripts (and the People that Read them)

Apr. 19, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Surviving manuscripts are foundational for our understanding of almost every pre-modern society. But Michael Penn contends that scholars often read the “wrong” parts of manuscripts. What if instead of focusing on a manuscript’s main text, we instead focus—quite literally—on the margins? In 40 minutes of colorful pictures (and colorful stories), Professor Penn will introduce to you the social worlds preserved in ancient manuscripts. 

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Leadership & Service Awards: Celebration of Excellence

Apr. 19, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Each year, at the Leadership and Service Awards: Celebration of Excellence, the College recognizes those students and student groups whose qualities of leadership and service have enriched the life of the community. 

Christianna Smith Lecture - Brooke M. McCartney '92, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Apr. 18, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cleveland L2

How will the fruit fly help us to the moon?
The Cancer Moonshot, part of the 21st Century Cures Act passed by Congress in December 2016, aims to increase the availability of new treatments for patients by accelerating the pace of cancer research. How do we reach the moon? Any new clinical innovation is born out of years of basic science research that advances our fundamental knowledge of biology.

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Dorothy P. Schafer '01, PhD - Microglia: Dynamic Immune Cells Regulating Brain Plasticity

Apr. 17, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L2

Please join us in welcoming Alum Dorothy P. Schafer '01, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UMass Medical School from the Department of Neurobiology who will speak about the central nervous system (CNS) which has long been described as “immune-privileged.” Exciting new findings challenge this notion and demonstrate that neural-immune interactions regulate healthy neural circuit development and function. Refreshments will be served at 4pm. Free and open to the public.

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MHC Flute Choir — Silver Enchantment

Apr. 16, 2017 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium - Pratt Music Hall

MHC’s Flute Choir presents Silver Enchantment, a diverse program including a movement of a Rachmaninoff symphony, the adagio from the Albinoni Organ Suite, and pieces written for flute choir. Followed by a delicious reception. Alison Hale directs.

Five College Anthropology Conference

Apr. 15, 2017 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

All Anthropology students are invited to attend our Annual Five College Undergraduate Anthropology Conference.  Please come support your fellow classmates, and Anthropology Majors from the Five College Consortium.  Presentations start at 9:00 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Faith Kares (Mount Holyoke College, ’03). Her keynote lecture will develop how ethnographic research and anthropological concepts help us address police (mis)conduct and improve community-police relations. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Pietras at mpietras@mtholyoke.edu.

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Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra - Musical Transformations

Apr. 14, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Pianist Sara Davis Buechner’s astounding musical accomplishments have thrilled audiences around the world.  One of the most moving artists of our time, she joins the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra to explore a program on the theme of transformations.  Featuring works by Mozart, Brahms, and Franck.  Ng Tian Hui, conductor.  Sponsored by the Dean of Student's Office, Division of Student Life, and Diversity and Inclusion.  Free and open to the public.

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TGNC Hike

Apr. 14, 2017 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Email oschwart@mtholyoke.edu

A low-key local adventure for trans & gender non-conforming students + alums!

To RSVP email, oschwart@mtholyoke.edu

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Roundtable discussions with CDC Director Liz Lierman (Exclusively for seniors)

Apr. 6, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr. 14, 2017 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Career Development Center

Class of 2017, thinking about your next steps after MHC? You're invited to join CDC Director Liz Lierman for one of these small group sessions at the CDC to discuss your thoughts and learn about resources that might be helpful as you consider your options. Feel free to bring your lunch with you.

Earth Adventures Lecture

Apr. 14, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Clapp 327

Join us for pizza and a presentation by one of our own students. Erica Watts will be presenting on “Implications of Pre-Cretaceous Marbles Along the Sur Fault Zone, California, USA: A Study of Calcite Crystallographic Preferred Orientations”.
We hope to see you there!

A conversation with Pete Muller and Donna Ferrato: Violence, Gender, and the Photographic Medium

Apr. 13, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Join photographers Donna Ferrato and Pete Muller (Cyrus Vance Professor of International Relations) as they reflect on their respective work on gender and violence, intergenerational mentorship, and how they use their craft to shift the conversation. Come to hear this incredible conversation and mix over refreshments afterward. Free and open to the public.

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Art à la Carte Gallery Talk: The Tale of Genji in Four Seasons

Apr. 13, 2017 12:20 pm – 12:50 pm
Norah Warbeke Gallery

"From Cherry Blossoms to Playing in the Snow"
Please join us in welcoming Sadako Ohki, The Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art from Yale University Art Gallery.

West African Pop Band Concert

Apr. 12, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Blanchard Great Hall, Mount Holyoke College

The African Popular Music Class (MUS 229) presents a concert featuring Jumion and the Uklos (an Afro-pop band from Benin, West Africa) and students in the African Popular Music class.

Black holes: From the warped geometry of spacetime to the mystery of quantum gravity

Apr. 12, 2017 12:20 pm – 1:05 pm
Kendade 203

In this talk, I will describe our knowledge of black holes, from the historical origins of the concept to our modern understanding in terms of spacetime geometry. I will focus especially on the laws of black hole dynamics (recently and spectacularly confirmed by gravitational wave detection) that led to the discovery by Bekenstein and Hawking that black holes have thermal properties. The phenomena of black hole temperature and black hole entropy, which are baffling from a classical perspective, are key clues to the central problem of theoretical physics: the development a quantum theory of gravity.

Trump et. Al: Historical and Comparative Perspectives on the Rise of the Right

Apr. 11, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

We invite community members of all political persuasions to a discussion after brief faculty presentations by Lucas Wilson,  Associate Professor of Economics and Africana Studies; Daniel Czitrom, Professor of History; Kavita Khory, Professor of Politics and International Relations; Jeremy King, Professor of History; and Moderated by Eva Paus, Professor of Economics and Director of the McCulloch Center. 

Sponsored by the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives and The Departments of History, International Relations, and Politics.

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Info Session

Apr. 11, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade 305

Heather Marcos, Coordinator for Dartmouth will talk about the one-year full-time accelerated MPH program that provides a uniquely comprehensive introduction to the U.S. healthcare systems and its impact on population health. Our MS in Healthcare Research program trains students to be leaders and researchers in health services delivery and quality improvement. 

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Women in Entrepreneurship at UMass

Apr. 10, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Integrative Science Building 0135, UMass Amherst

She Started It: A Film Screening and Entrepreneurship Talk with Nora Poggi

Join the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship for a film screening of "She Started It," a new documentary film that follows five trailblazing young female entrepreneurs through their journeys of entrepreneurship.

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Guest Artist Eric Trudel, Pianist

Apr. 9, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

The Department of Music presents renowned Canadian pianist Eric Trudel in a solo recital featuring signature French repertoire.  Trudel will open the concert with Pour le Piano, suite for solo piano by early 20th Century French impressionist master Claude Debussy, and continue with Debussy's Images, second series.  The program will also feature two works by one of France's most celebrated mid-20th Century composers, Maurice Ravel -- Sonatine and Gaspard de la nuit.  

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Cabaret

Mar. 31, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 1, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 2, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Apr. 6, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Leave your troubles behind—life is a cabaret! John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical.

MHC Senior Dance Concert

Apr. 7, 2017 8:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 8:00 pm
MHC Kendall Hall

Writer, feminist, activist Lindy West to speak at MHC

Apr. 8, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Writer Lindy West will speak on her newly released memoir “Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman.” Free and open to public

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Faculty Baroque presents April in Paris -- Court Airs & Cantatas

Apr. 8, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium - Pratt Hall

The Mount Holyoke Music Department Faculty Baroque ensemble presents a spring-time concert on the theme of April in Paris with court airs by Bataille and Sebastien le Camus, a cantata by Clérambeault, instrumental music by Leclair, Couperin and others.  Cheryl Cobb, soprano, Linda Laderach, violin, Ng Tian Hui, baritone, Larry Schipull, harpsichord, and Robert Eisenstein, viola da gamba.  Directed by Robert Eisenstein.

Faculty Baroque Ensemble -- April in Paris

Apr. 8, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

Court airs by Bataille and Sebastien le Camus, a cantata by Clérambeault, instrumental music by Leclair, Couperin and others. Featuring performances by soprano Cheryl Cobb,  Linda Laderach, violin, Larry Schipull, harpsichord, and baritone Ng Tian Hui.  Director of the Five-College Early Music Program Robert Eisenstein performs on the viola da gamba and directs this concert.

Mount Holyoke Symphony 6th Annual Concerto Competition

Apr. 8, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

Students present a concerto movement or its equivalent to a panel of judges to win the prize of a solo performance with the orchestra.  Larry Schipull, pianist.

Program:

Chaminade - Concertino
       performed by Hannah Pozzebon, flute

Prokofiev - Allegro moderato, from Violin Concerto No.2 Op.63
       performed by Emma Atwood, violin

Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F 
       performed by Hilary Ming, piano (video presentation)

Duration of event: 45 minutes only

Third Annual Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium

Apr. 6, 2017 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 7, 2017 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
UMass Amherst and Amherst College

Living Waters, Animate Lands

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Braiding Story, Skills and Sustenance with Hope for a Sustainable Future

Symposium Schedule

2017 African Cinema Symposium and Festival

Apr. 5, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 6, 2017 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr. 7, 2017 9:30 am – 6:15 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Various locations - see Schedule of Events

The 2017 African Cinema Symposium and Festival brings together filmmakers, producers, scholars, and organizers of film festivals from Africa, Europe, and the United States to explore the increasing visibility of African cinema as a form of expression through film screenings, scholarly presentations, and Q&A sessions with African filmmakers. Please see the Five Colleges Website for more information.

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Weapons of Math Destruction

Apr. 8, 2017 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wiese-Merriwether room in Willits-Hallowell Center and Hooker Auditorium in Clapp Hall

Join us for a morning with Cathy O'Neil exploring how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy.

  • Conversation and coffee: "Data and Democracy"
    9:30-10:15 a.m. in the Wiese-Merriwether room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center 
  • Cathy O'Neil talk: "Weapons of Math Destruction: How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy"
    10:30-11:30 a.m. in Hooker Auditorium, Clapp Hall
  • Panel discussion
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Hooker Auditorium 

Organized by the Data Science Initiative. For more information, please contact datascience@mtholyoke.edu

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Glee Club and Chamber Singers present Journeys

Apr. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

The MHC Glee Club and Chamber Singers present a concert centered around a theme of journeys, including journeys of life, love, and loss. The program will feature a variety of composers and musical styles, and at the heart of the program will be the multi-movement work From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez by American composer, Abbie Betinis, with texts drawn from the ghazals of Sufi mystic poet, Khwâja Hâfez-e Shirazi. Directed by Stephanie Council.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

MHC Glee Club and Chamber Singers -- Journeys

Apr. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

The MHC Glee Club and Chamber Singers present a concert centered around a theme of journeys, including journeys of life, love, and loss. The program will feature a variety of composers and musical styles, and at the heart of the program will be the multi-movement work From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez by American composer, Abbie Betinis, with texts drawn from the ghazals of Sufi mystic poet, Khwâja Hâfez-e Shirazi.  Stephanie Council conducts.  Free and open to the public.

Quantum Coherence: Superposition Lifetimes in Spin Qubits

Apr. 7, 2017 12:20 pm – 1:05 pm
Kendade 203

In this talk I will discuss quantum coherence with a focus on spin qubits. I will use a simple spin system to explain what a qubit is, then show how different types of spin relaxation affect the lifetime of quantum states in the system, also known as its quantum coherence time. Finally, I’ll present some techniques that are currently used to improve coherence times in spin qubits.

Earth Adventures Lecture

Apr. 7, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Clapp 327

Alumnae Chats: Health Careers

Apr. 7, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in health.

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Object-Based Learning

Apr. 7, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Ellen Alvord & Aaron Miller

How can object-based teaching complement the work you are doing in the classroom and help you achieve your course objectives in fresh and exciting ways? Join us for a hands-on session demonstrating the innovative and engaging ways original art and material culture can be used in classes across the curriculum, promoting close observation, visual analysis, and critical thinking skills in your students.

No Más Bebés

Apr. 6, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Small Gamble

Screening of the Documentary Film and a discussion with Elena Gutiérrez, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized.

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The Future of Public Education: A Discussion with Ruthanne Buck

Apr. 6, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Reese Building, room 302

Come and engage in discussion about the future of public education with Ruthanne Buck, senior advisor to former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. It's sure to be engaging. You can also join by videoconference at https://mtholyoke.zoom.us/j/692249500.

Please contact mallen@mtholyoke.edu for more details.

Symmetry in Physics

Apr. 5, 2017 12:20 pm – 1:05 pm
Kendade 203

ABSTRACT: Symmetry is a powerful conceptual and mathematical tool for solving problems, both in pure mathematics and in physics. Symmetry is often used informally to solve physics problems quickly, but one can also use abstract mathematical statements about symmetry to derive concrete facts about physical systems. After introducing a rigorous notion of symmetry, I will discuss physical and internal symmetries and how they can be used to constrain or solve physical models, (including the interactions of fundamental particles).  Lunch will be served.

Ines Bancila '13, Alumna Advisor for the Day (Former Econ Major)

Apr. 5, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet an alum and learn from their experiences in one-on-one session! Ines is a senior analyst at Vistaprint. She previously held positions at Kantar Retail after graduating with a degree in Economics from Mount Holyoke. Submit an application to LyonNet.

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Neuroscience and Behavior Professor Lunch with Majors

Apr. 5, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Blanchard 318

We hope you will join Professor Jared Schwartzer from Psychology on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 12-1 p.m. in Blanchard 318 as he talks about The Job Hunt -- Career Paths and Finding a Job.

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Isabelle Sprague Lecture - Harry W. Greene, Ph.D.

Apr. 4, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Harry Greene, Emeritus Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Stephen Weis, Presidential Fellow at Cornell University as they discuss Natural history, ethics, and aesthetics and why should we care about nature.

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Egypt Today: Revolution & Counter-Revolution

Apr. 3, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cleveland L-1

Egypt Today:  Revolution & Counter-Revolution — A Conversation with Pete Muller, Sohail Hashmi, Martino Lovato

Bologna Consortial Studies Program

Apr. 3, 2017 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Ciruti 209

Live with Italians!  Make friends with Italians!  Study with Italians!  Learn about the Bologna Consortial Studies Program and meet Resident Director Andrea Ricci .

Lois (Indyke) Herrera '84, Alumna Advisor for the Day

Apr. 3, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Development Center

Wondering what career options exist in student support, school administration and educational policy? Join MHC Alumna Lois (Indyke) Herrera '84, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Safety and Youth Development, NYC at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences.  Apply in LyonNet.

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MHC Chorale Performs at Providence Place

Apr. 2, 2017 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Providence Place, Five Gamelin Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

The MHC Chorale will present a program of wide ranging musical styles with texts by women poets at Providence Place chapel in Holyoke.  Directed by Stephanie Council.  Free and open to the public.

The Thomas Bergeron Quartet

Apr. 1, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Apr. 1, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr. 1, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Warbeke Room -- Pratt Music Hall

Students and the public are invited to an afternoon open rehearsal, pre-concert talk, and an evening performance featuring brand new hybrid jazz chamber music from Thomas' forthcoming album, including music by Liszt, Scriabin, Schumann, Takemitsu, Messiaen, original compositions and jazz standards. All events are FREE and open to the public.

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Staceyann Chin- Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 1, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

Please join us in welcoming, Staceyann Chin, full time artist and keynote speaker for the 2017 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference
Staceyann Chin is a resident of New York City and a Jamaican National, she has been an “out poet and political activist” since 1998. From the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe to one-woman shows Off- Broadway to acting in Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe and performing in both the stage and film versions of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People's History of the United States, to starring in the Tony nominated, Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Chin credits the long list of "things she has done" to her grandmother's hard-working history and the pain of her mother's absence.
This event is open to the public. Free for all MHC students, faculty, and staff and $5.00 for Five-College and non-conference attendees.

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Five College 7th Japanese Speech Contest

Apr. 1, 2017 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Cleveland L-2 on Park Street

The Five College 7th Japanese Speech Contest, held at Mount Holyoke College; sponsored by the Asian Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College, The Five College East Asian Language Program, and the Japan Foundation.  Reception to follow.

Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Contest

Mar. 31, 2017 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Apr. 1, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

94th Annual KATHRYN IRENE GLASCOCK '22 INTERCOLLEGIATE POETRY CONTEST 
March 31 & April 1, 2017 

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The 2017 Women of Color Traiblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 1, 2017 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Wooley Hall

"Empowering Voices: Breaking Boundaries, Making Change"

Featuring keynote speaker Staceyann Chin, this conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. The Keynote address is open to the public and free for all MHC students, faculty, and staff and $5.00 for Five-College and non-conference attendees. Interested individuals who self-identify as women of color can register for the conference.

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First-Year Summer: Tackling Your To-Do List

Feb. 3, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mar. 31, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Development Center

First-year students: check off your to-do list and begin summer planning in this interactive and stress-free workshop! Bring your laptop and your resume (if you have one prepared). We will strengthen your resume, go over tips on your LinkedIn profile, utilize networking tools on LyonNet, learn how to draft networking emails, and many other topics. Register in LyonNet.

Earth Adventures Lecture Series

Mar. 31, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Clapp 327

Please join us for a co-presentation with Pattie Antalek-Schrag, Tristan Strange, and Katelyn Rainville. Patricia Antalek-Shrag and Tristan Strange will present on “Something’s Fishy in the Slope Sea...Our Summer with Larval Sea Life”. Katelyn Rainville will present on “Tidal Marshes: Wave Carbon Goodbye”.

This event is free and open to the public. Free Pizza!

Women in Sports Media Symposium

Mar. 31, 2017 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Integrative Learning Center at UMass S240

A one-day symposium at UMass will be held 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, March 31. A number of women sports journalists and sports media professionals, including several pioneers in the industry, will attend. This event is being co-sponsored by Women for UMass, the UMass Journalism Department and the McCormack Department of Sport Management. It has been made possible thanks to a grant from Women for UMass. The event is free and open to all, and lunch will be served. We hope to see you there!

Share the Experience: The Women in Sports Media Symposium will begin at 10 a.m. in the Integrative Learning Center, Room S240, with keynote speaker Melissa Ludtke. Her 1978 lawsuit (Ludtke v. Khun) gave women the right to equal access to player interviews in locker rooms.

Students should dress as they would for an interview.  RSVP on Facebook here.   

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Lynk on the Road - Finance Trek

Mar. 31, 2017 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Boston, MA

Open to all majors! Visit Brown Brothers Harriman and meet with their training department and our alumna. We will then go to Fidelity Bank we will meet a panel of alumni followed by a site tour. Our final visit will be with Wellington Management followed with an alumni reception party. Student applications are due in LyonNet by March 20.

"A Tale of Two Wolves" - Photographer Pete Muller

Mar. 30, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

In conversation with Jon Western, Dean of Faculty. Reception to follow.
Co-sponsored with the Departments of International Relations, Art History, Classics and Italian, English, French, German Studies, History, Politics, Theatre Arts, the Film Studies Program, the Weissman Center for Leadership, and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

Candice Price: Young, Black and Mathematically Gifted

Mar. 30, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Clapp Laboratory 407

This past February, inspired by their Latin counterparts at Lathisms, four young, gifted, and black mathematicians, created a website, mathematically gifted and black.  Their mission is to feature and share the accomplishments of blacks in the mathematical sciences. Come hear Candice Price speak about her work with this group, her research, and her life!

Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Towards Quantum Materials with New Magnetic Functionalities

Mar. 28, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

Prof. Checkelsky will share his research focusing on the study of exotic electronic states of matter through the synthesis, measurement, and control of solid state materials.  He will discuss emergent phenomena that we observe including dissipationless electronic currents, coupling of magnetic and electronic degrees of freedom, and also prospects for future materials development. 

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BOOM: Building On Our Momentum Learning Conference, March 26–27

Mar. 26, 2017 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar. 27, 2017 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Mount Holyoke Campus

BOOM is a learning conference featuring a series of events centered on the experience of conversation and community engagement. Sessions are designed by members of the community for the entire community and will meet participants where they are in their learning and comfort in engaging in sessions on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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ADAP Logo Design Contest Submission Form

Mar. 26, 2017 3:24 pm

Interested in helping to create a new image for The Mount Holyoke College Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP)? Check out this form 
 
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Fritz Lang at Amherst Cinema

Mar. 26, 2017 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, Amherst

Introduction by Nora Gortcheva, Visiting Lecturer in German Studies, Mount Holyoke College.
Directed by Gordian Maugg. 104 minutes. Not Rated. German with subtitles. 
In partnership with The Goethe-Institut Boston, Amherst Cinema is proud to present New Films From Germany, with a special focus on the work of emerging directors. 

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The Gaels' Honour —James Ruff, tenor and wire harp

Mar. 25, 2017 7:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium - Pratt Music Hall

Renowned for performances of both early opera and contemporary works, tenor James Ruff has made a specialty of Early Scottish Gaelic Song and the Early Gaelic Wire Harp repertoires.  He brings his distinctive gifts to McCulloch Auditorium for a special solo recital. Free and open to the public. http://www.jamesrufftenorharper.com/

Blini Bash (Russian Winter Carnival)

Mar. 24, 2017 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mead Hall, Abbey-Buckland Green

Come eat blini and burn the witch of winter with the MHC Russian department!

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2017 Power of Narrative Conference

Mar. 24 – 26, 2017 4:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Boston University

Pullitzer Prize-winning author and world-renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver a featured keynote presentation. Students are encouraged to attend the three-day panel and hear from accomplished practitioners across all media. The Boston Globe will host a cocktail party for all attendees. You need to register in advance.

Advancing Chemistry Through Diversity

Mar. 24, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Cleveland L1

The Chemistry Department Seminar welcomes Rigoberto Hernandez
The Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE) is aimed at institutional reform so as to lower inequitable barriers hindering the success of faculty from diverse groups. We will report on OXIDE's approaches to increase awareness of effective policies and practices that decrease inequitable barriers and improve the diversity climate in chemistry departments.

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Earth Adventures Series

Mar. 24, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Clapp 327

Does development trajectory influence greenhouse gases in retired and restored cranberry bogs? A talk by Nia Bartolucci, '17. Join us for pizza and a presentation by one of our own students. Nia Bartolucci '17 will be discussing her summer work involving greenhouse gas emissions and retired and restored cranberry bogs. We hope to see you there!

Student Employment Job Fair

Mar. 24, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Want to find an on-campus student job that will conveniently allow you to use your many skills to earn money? How about one that would help launch you toward that perfect internship, or help you decide on a career path? Come learn about the diverse and high-quality opportunities available through the MHC Student Employment Program.

Insider’s Tips On Do’s and Don’ts for Interviews

Mar. 24, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Career Development Center

Three MHC alumnae with diverse career paths are presenting this workshop. Get an insider's view to take your interview skills to the next level! Alumnae are also offering individual advising appointments in the afternoon where you can discuss your interests and learn from their experiences. 

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2017 Nation Student Journalism Conference

Mar. 24, 2017 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The New School in New York City

The Nation is bringing together the next generation of independent journalists in an intimate setting to learn more about social movements under a Trump presidency, and how journalists can better cover them. Register online.

Noches De Cine

Mar. 4, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar. 23, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Spanish Lounge, Mead Hall, 2nd Floor

Hosted by La Sociedad de Español, Join the Spanish Language Society for Screenings of Spanish and Latin American Films (Spanish w/ English subtitles).

  • March 4th-- Cría Cuervos (Raise Ravens)
  • March 23th--PeloMalo (Bad Hair)
  • April 6th--Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
  • April 20th--Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens)

Breaking Barriers: Women In Construction

Mar. 23, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Blanchard Great Room

Come meet the Women Construction Workers who are Building Western MA - including - MHC's New Blanchard Campus Center. By supporting diversity efforts in their industry these women construction workers are creating access to jobs & shrinking the pay gap for women & people of color.

  • Shannon D. Gurek, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of Mt. Holyoke College will be on hand to welcome our panelists and introduce our Guest Moderator, Susan Moir, ScD Director of Research for Labor Resource Center, UMass Boston
Event is Co-sponsored by: C.A.U.S.E., MHCASA, Roosevelt Institute, ACLU of Mt. Holyoke, Politics Dept., History Dept., Gender Studies Dept., Africana Studies Dept., MHC Alumnae Association - Pioneer Valley Club, New England Regional Council of Carpenters

Advising Week Pizza Party!

Mar. 23, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Warbeke Room -- Pratt Hall

Considering a music major or minor? Join the Music Department faculty for an information session with Pizza!

The Secret History of Soviet Churches with Dr. Victoria Donovan

Mar. 23, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight Hall 101

How Stalin learned to stop worrying and love Orthodox architecture

On encountering the war-charred ruins of historic Novgorod in 1944, the Soviet historian Dmitry Likhachev mourned Russia’s transformation into a ‘graveyard without headstones’. Yet, just 20 years later, the town had risen from the ashes; even the onion-domed churches had been restored. Victoria Donovan explores the dilemmas of post-war reconstruction in Soviet Russia and asks why the atheist Communist regime was prepared to spend millions on the restoration of religious architecture.

Environmental Studies Department Tea

Mar. 23, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Environmental Studies Department Lounge, Clapp 322

Come join current and prospective majors for refreshments and information on being an Environmental Studies major at our department tea. Meet the faculty and current majors, and learn about what it means to be an Environmental Studies major at Mount Holyoke. This event is open to all students currently declared in Environmental Studies, and any students who are considering joining the major. 

Pulling proteins on a computer

Mar. 23, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

Prof. Hernandez's group is using molecular dynamics simulations—a kind of numerical experiment—to help uncover the pathways and chararacterize the energetics for specific proteins. More specifically, they have calculated the work (or energy) to break a protein apart.

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Africana Studies Program Tea

Mar. 23, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
310 Skinner Hall

Are you interested in Africana Studies?

Please join our majors, minors, and faculty for refreshment and conversation.

Classics, Ancient Studies, and Medieval Studies Tea

Mar. 22, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Porter Hall, soc/anthro lounge first floor

Classics, Ancient Studies and Medieval Studies Tea:  An information sharing event about courses for next fall, including study abroad and internship opportunities.  Refreshments will be served.

Religion Department Social

Mar. 22, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Skinner 201


For all students interested in Religion Courses, Majors and  Minors:

Have a sushi break with us and lets talk about it!

Introverts in the Classroom

Mar. 22, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Heather Pon-Barry & Kyle Broaders

Our culture values extroverted behaviors. How does this affect student learning in classrooms, with a mix of introverted and extroverted personalities? Are your classrooms driven by the students most willing to speak out? Do you "cold call" on students? Do you ever tell students to hold off? Join Heather Pon-Barry and Kyle Broaders to share your tools and discuss approaches to engaging introverts in the classroom.

Shoals Marine Laboratory: Over 50 years of Dedication to Undergraduate Education and Research in the Marine Sciences

Mar. 21, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cleveland Room L2

A talk with Elizabeth Craig, Academic Coordinator & Tern Conservation Program Manager of Shoals Marine Laboratory. Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m. Open to the Public.
*Co-sponsored with the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program

Asian Studies Spring Tea

Mar. 21, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Language Resource Center (LRC) Ciruti Center, lower level

Asian Studies Spring Tea and Presentation of Awards and Prizes.  Please come join us to learn more about the Asian Studies program and meet faculty and staff.  We will also be giving out awards and prizes to current Asian Studies Majors and Minors for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Food and beverages will be served.

German Studies Meet & Greet

Mar. 20, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
German Floor Lounge, 3rd Floor Buckland

The German Department invites you to enjoy dessert and learn about the German major and minor, the German floor, study abroad, and internships in Germany. Faculty members, language assistants, and current majors will be present to answer questions.

Revolutionary Vietnamese Women and Global Solidarity

Mar. 20, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium B, Art Building, MHC

How is feminist solidarity seen and recognized?  Just as importantly, how is solidarity misrecognized? This talk explores the emergence of a potent symbol of solidarity, the revolutionary Vietnamese woman.  During and after the war in Vietnam, this figure was produced and circulated in the name of feminist solidarity in local and transpacific contexts, within the divided nation and abroad.  

Sponsored by the Department of English and the Program in Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College.

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Documentaries, Victims and Reparation: Investigative Journalism as a Tool for Recovering Historical Memory

Mar. 20, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Gamble

Join us for a talk with Investigative Journalist Montserrat Armengou who will discuss why investigative journalist have to step in where the state has failed, in Spain and around the worlld. The work of Catalan investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker, Monserrat Armengou, has revealed unknown aspects of the repression of Franco's dictatorship in Spain. Montserrat Armengou is currently the Visiting Chair at the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU.

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Education Career Fair

Mar. 14, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Blanchard Great Room

Students pursuing teaching certification are invited to attend this career fair with local schools and educational organizations. 

Earth Adventures Lecture

Mar. 10, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Clapp 327

Please join the Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies Departments for a talk. Leah Bournival will present on "A Dendrochronological Record of Twentieth Century Water Levels in Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada"

Free Pizza. Open to the public.

Music, Technology and Collaboration and Music Entrepreneurship - Creating a Life in Music

Mar. 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Music Hall

The Department of Music presents two short talks in the areas of Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.

  • Music, Technology and Collaboration 
  • Music Entrepreneurship - Creating a Life in Music 

The talks will close with a brief question and answer period. This one out of five talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship.

A series of talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship

Feb. 23, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Feb. 28, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Mar. 2, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Mar. 7, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Mar. 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Warbeke Room - Pratt Hall

Presented by The Department of Music, all talks will close with a brief question and answer period. 

  • Thurs February 23: Off the Grid: Compression as Cultural Practice in Electronic Dance Music, and 360 Deals, Media Convergence, and the Digital Music Entrepreneur
  • Tues February 28: Digital Music Production and the Art of Listening, and An Entrepreneurial approach: Sonic Identities in Music Production
  • Thurs March 2: Innovation and New Directions in Digital Music and Minimal Wave Records: A Case Study
  • Tues March 7: Design Thinking for Digital Musicianship: Responsive Innovation and Crafting & Cultivating Your Creative Career: An Exercise in Contemplation to Chart Your Quest
  • Thurs March 9: Music, Technology and Collaborationand Music Entrepreneurship - Creating a Life in Music

Philosophy Lunch and Tea

Mar. 8, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Skinner 217

Join faculty, majors and the philosophy society for a sushi lunch and learn more about a major in Philosophy and the curriculum

CS Department Tea for Prospective Students

Mar. 8, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Kendade 307

Looking for a Major?  Please join the CS Department on March 8th - Kendade 307 for pizza - 12:15 to 1:15.  

Housing Lottery Information Session

Mar. 7, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kendade Atrium Computer Lab

Got Questions about Housing? Do you know where you want to live next year? Do you know how you're getting there? Stop by the Housing Lottery Information session tomorrow, March 7, 2017  7-8pm in the Kendade Atrium Computer Lab.  

Service Experiences & Opportunities Panel

Mar. 7, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kendade 305

Students from all majors are welcome to attend! Join the panel discussion with Peace Corps, Teach for America, City Year, Match Education, the Student Conservation Association, and World Teach to learn about their service opportunities as well as the panelists own service experiences. Register in LyonNet.

Prospective Physics Majors Event

Mar. 7, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 305

Bring your questions, meet the faculty, enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream, and learn about physics research at MHC.

Design Thinking for Digital Musicianship: Responsive Innovation and Crafting & Cultivating Your Creative Career: An Exercise in Contemplation to Chart Your Quest

Mar. 7, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall

The Department of Music presents two short talks in the areas of Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.

  • Design Thinking for Digital Musicianship: Responsive Innovation 
  • Crafting & Cultivating Your Creative Career: An Exercise in Contemplation to Chart Your Quest 

The talks will close with a brief question and answer period. This one out of five talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship.

Astronomy Prospective Majors Lunch

Mar. 6, 2017 12:20 pm – 1:05 pm
Kendade 203

Are you curious about majoring or minoring in Astronomy?  Do you want to know how our Five College Department fits into your academic plan? If so, please join us for lunch!

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The Big Broadcast!

Mar. 5, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar. 5, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

The Mount Holyoke College Jazz Ensembles present their annual tribute to the 1940s radio show that has become a local classic!   With special guest Channel 22’s Brian Lapis. Mark Gionfriddo directs.  Please note that performances were initially scheduled for Saturday, March 4, but due to a Mount Holyoke schedule conflict, the date has been changed to Sunday, March 5.

Tickets are general admission. $20.00 premium front and center seating. $15.00 regular seating. $10.00 seniors and students. Tickets are available at the UMASS Fine Arts Center Box Office in Amherst; at the Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, South Hadley; and at the door subject to availability.  For phone orders: 413-545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMASS. Online ticket purchases are available through the UMass Fine Arts Center. For online tickets, visit https://fac.umass.edu/Online/MHC. Doors open one hour prior to each performance. 

Performance sponsors ofThe Big Broadcast! are: Mount Holyoke College, WWLP-22News & The CW Springfield, New England Public Radio and the NEPR News Network, The Republican powering MassLive and El Pueblo Latino and Loomis Communities.

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Minorities and Minority Discourses in Germany Since 1990: Intersections, Interventions, Interpolations

Mar. 3, 2017 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Mar. 4, 2017 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Mar. 5, 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
UMass Amherst, Convention Center Room 904-908; Amherst College, Pryne Lecture Hall; Hampshire College, West Lecture Hall

Despite the ways in which their histories, discrimination, and strategies for resistance overlap, ethnic minorities in Germany are often discussed in isolation.  This 3-day conference will bring together scholars from various fields and disciplines working on minorities in the German context to collaboratively examine contextual overlap and methodological approaches, and to consider what scholars and artists can learn from each other to work toward an understanding of Germanness as plural, culturally diverse, and multilingual.  For more information, please see the conference program.

Navigating Your Career in the United States as an International Student: Panel and Networking Reception

Mar. 4, 2017 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center

Attend this annual event where you can connect with former international students at Mount Holyoke College. This dynamic group of alumnae will share their stories and offer advice about how to navigate your career search process as an international student. The brief panel will be followed by ample time for you and the alumnae to connect, engage in conversation, and enjoy light refreshments! Register in LyonNet.

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Earth Adventures Series

Mar. 3, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Clapp 327

Please join us for a co-presentation with Allison Shilling '17 and Cara Board '19.

Allison Shilling '17: "The surface and ground water hydrology of project stream, Mount Holyoke College campus."

Cara Board '19: "Monitoring water levels in wells to evaluate surface water/ground water connectivity and the resilience of Shutesbury's water supply."

This event is free and open to the public. Free Pizza!

Alumnae Chats: Advocacy, Social, and Human Service Careers

Mar. 3, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in advocacy, social, and human service.

What Can I Do With a Language Major?

Mar. 2, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center, Executive Board Room

The Classics and Romance Language (French, Italian, Spanish) Departments invite you to meet their Alumnae and hear about their careers and professional lives.

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Freedom and the Violence of Climate Change

Mar. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Art Museum, Gamble Auditorium

Elisabeth Anker of The George Washington University, Department of American Studies will offer different political imaginaries that repudiate the ideal of freedom as it has been understood in much Anglo-American politics — freedom defined as sovereign individualism, as unbound agency, and as private ownership of nature – and argue that this thinking is partly accountable for the geological violence that marks the anthropocene. Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Miller-Worley Center for the Environment and Mount Holyoke Science Center and the Department of Politics. 

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Pía Barros: "Women Write Back: Feminist Political Activism Through Literary Production"

Mar. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade 305

The Department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Invites you for a conversation with acclaimed Chilean writer, publisher and feminist activist, Pía Barros.

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Experience Nonprofits

Mar. 2, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New York Room

Eager to make a positive impact on your community as you pursue your passion? This event is a unique opportunity to engage and network with nonprofit employers and alumnae in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Register in LyonNet.

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Innovation and New Directions in Digital Music and Minimal Wave Records: A Case Study

Mar. 2, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Music Hall

The Department of Music presents two short talks in the areas of Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.

  • Innovation and New Directions in Digital Music
  • Minimal Wave Records: A Case Study

The talks will close with a brief question and answer period. This one out of five talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship.

 

Study Abroad in Monteverde, Costa Rica!

Mar. 2, 2017 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Interested in studying globalization, development, and the environment?

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Neuroscience and Behavior Prospective Major's Pizza

Mar. 1, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Clapp 126

Are you interested in studying Neuroscience and Behavior? Come meet faculty and majors for Neuroscience and Behavior.  Pizza will be served!

Biological Sciences Spring Seminar Series: Can you hear me?

Mar. 1, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Cleveland Room L1

Leila T. Hatch, Ph.D., Marine Ecologist from the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary of NOS-NOAA
Hatch will speak on understanding and reducing the impacts of underwater noise in marine protected areas.
Refreshments served at 4:15 p.m. – Open to the Public
Co-sponsored with the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program

Spring Mock Interview Day with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Mar. 1, 2017 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Career Development Center

Prepare yourself for success! Practice and receive feedback with skilled CDC staff and Mount Holyoke alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session.

Prior preparation with Big Interview is highly recommended. Submit your application through LyonNet by February 23rd!

Valentine Giamatti Lecture: Amara Lakhous

Feb. 28, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Italian author, anthropologist and journalist Amara Lakhous presents Narrating the Mediterranean—with Originality—My Journey as a Bilingual Writer in Arabic and Italian. Given in English, this lecture is free and open to the public.  A book signing and reception to follow.

The 2017 Giamatti speaker is sponsored by the Valentine Giamatti Fund.

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OPT/CPT Workshop

Feb. 28, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Thinking about interning off campus over the summer? Are you graduating in May? Come learn about Optional Practical Training and Curricular Practical Training, which are types of work permission you need in order to be able to work or intern off-campus if you hold the F-1 visa.

Remember as an international student on the F-1 visa, you must have permission to be able to work off campus.

Active Matter in Action: From Phantom Traffic Jams to Programmable Biomaterials

Feb. 28, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

From cells and tissues in our body to fish schools in the Atlantic, active matter appears around us in various shapes and sizes.  This talk will focus on two examples of active systems from Dr. Vikrant Yadav's research: traffic jams, and driven microtubule networks.

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Digital Music Production and the Art of Listening and An Entrepreneurial approach: Sonic Identities in Music Production

Feb. 28, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Music Hall

The Department of Music presents two short talks in the areas of Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.

  • Digital Music Production and the Art of Listening
  • An Entrepreneurial approach: Sonic Identities in Music Production

The talks will close with a brief question and answer period. This one out of five talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship.

 

An Oscar Debriefing

Feb. 27, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Art Building Lounge

Cast your ballots now! Ballots are on the film studies Bulletin board by the Art office and will be gathered Sunday at noon. Presented by the Film Studies Program Liaisons.

Faculty Concert -- A Double Reed Extravaganza!

Feb. 26, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

Faculty oboist Kirsten Lipkens hosts an amazing group of performers, including Fred T. Cohen, oboe teacher at UMass Amherst, Basil Reeve, former principal oboist of the Minnesota Orchestra, Aaron Lakota master reed maker and oboe member of the Valley Winds, and bassoonist Rebecca Eldredge, of the Vermont Symphony and bassoon teacher at Smith College. With the help of Larry Schipull on harpsichord. You'll enjoy several combinations of these incredible instruments from many time periods.

MHSO - Mahler's First, Chausson's Poème

Feb. 25, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler's monumental first symphony as well as Chausson’s Poème, originally titled Le chant de l’amour triomphant, in this program exploring the hand of fate and of infinite love.  The MHSO is joined by one of the region's finest group of young musicians, the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra. With soloist Amy Chen '17, violin.  Jonathan Lam, Ng Tian Hui, conductors.

Five College Film Festival

Feb. 24, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College

Free Entry. 

Study Abroad in Spain or Latin America

Feb. 24, 2017 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ciruti - Language Resources Center Lounge

Interested in Studying Abroad in Spanish?

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Earth Adventures Lecture Series

Feb. 24, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

'Selling Your Science: Brits, Business and Geomorphologically-sound River Restoration': Ms. Elizabeth “Birch” Taeed (MHC 2009 Alum)

How does good science survive in the for-profit world? How do the Brits restore their rivers? And more importantly, sound science + profitable business = possible? 

African Spirituality Matters

Feb. 23, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075

Exploring the Role of Religion in the Fight for Freedom

Babalawo Ifakunle will explore the history of Ifa, a Traditional West African Belief system, in the Black African communities. Hosted by Association of Pan African Unity - APAU
For more information (facebook event). 

Off the Grid: Compression as Cultural Practice in Electronic Dance Music, and 360 Deals, Media Convergence, and the Digital Music Entrepreneur

Feb. 23, 2017 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Music Hall

The Department of Music presents two short talks in the areas of Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.

  • Off the Grid: Compression as Cultural Practice in Electronic Dance Music
  • 360 Deals, Media Convergence, and the Digital Music Entrepreneur.  

The talks will close with a brief question and answer period. This one out of five talks on Digital Music and Entrepreneurship.

Independent Researcher Meeting

Feb. 22, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Interested in conducting independent research this year, by which we mean that you will conceive of, plan and conduct the research yourself? Learn about the whole research process, from writing a proposal to finding a mentor to navigating MHC research policies.

Attendance is required for Lynk UAF support of any independent summer research project. Register in LyonNet.

Geology & Geography Department Spring Tea!

Feb. 22, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Clapp 301

Are you interested in studying Geology or Geography? Come meet the faculty and majors and minors of the Geology & Geography department, and find out about course requirements, upcoming classes, possible careers, internships, study abroad and more. Refreshments will be served!

Celebrate or Declare your Major/Minor in Spanish, Latina, or Latin American Studies

Feb. 22, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
LRC Lounge, Ciruti Language Center

Join the Department for a celebration of our Majors and Minors!

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Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 18, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pratt Hall followed by reception at Rooke Theatre

Join us for the seventh annual Crafting a Life in the Arts. This event brings together accomplished alumnae in the fields of Art Museum, Architecture, Studio Art, Art History, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater to talk to students about their success in crafting a meaningful and fulfilling career in the arts. It will conclude with a networking reception and refreshments at the Rooke Theatre. Current students can register in LyonNet.

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Prioritizing Survey Efforts for the Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle using Remote Sensing

Feb. 17, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Clapp 327

Earth Adventure Lecture Series

Dr. Thomas Millette, Professor of Geography and Director of GeoProcessing Laboratory, will give a talk on "Prioritizing Survey Efforts for the Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)". Join us for a great talk and a pizza lunch!

Career Stories: Individual Experiences of Transgender Professionals

Feb. 17, 2017 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Stimson Room

Two friends of the college will share their individual stories of navigating their work lives and careers as transgender professionals.

Please join us in creating an encouraging environment for learning and discussion. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your own experiences. 

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Roxane Gay: Flashpoint!

Feb. 16, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

Public Lecture - Doors open at 6:30 pm

Roxane Gay, best-selling author and pundit, will examine social critique and innovative reasoning on race, gender, and identity at a public lecture "Flashpoint!" on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00pm at Gamble Auditorium.  This event is part of the Imagination series.

Featured Leadership Workshop

Roxane Gay will lead a writer’s workshop for the MHC community and invited guests on Friday, February 17, Morrison Room, Willits Hallowell Conference Center, 11:30am - 3:30pm. Student preregistration required by February 9.

Language Living Learning Community Open House

Feb. 16, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mead Common Room

Come joing the Office of Residential Life, faculty members from the language departments and your peers in learning about out language living learning community program. Snacks will be provided. 

Mordicai Gerstein: Children's Literature Series

Feb. 16, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cassani Room (Shattuck 102)

Mordicai Gerstein is the first author speaking in the 2017 Children's Literature Series at Mount Holyoke College, a program of distinguished writers and illustrators for classic books for youth. Refreshments will be served. All talks are accessible, free and open to the public.

The Children's Literature Series is sponsored by The Margaret Knox McElderry Children's Literature Fund and the Mount Holyoke College Department of English

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They Hate Us but They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump

Feb. 15, 2017 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
UMass, S240 Integrated Learning Center

Journalism Professors Shaheen Pasha, Rodrigo Zamith, Kathy Roberts Forde and Razvan Sibii will be speaking on a panel moderated by Brian McDermott. All are welcome.

Argentine Culture Night 2017

Feb. 15, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mead Common Room

The Spanish Floor, the Language Resource Center (LRC) and Visiting Fulbrights from Argentina present:

Argentine Culture Night 2017

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A Night of Spoken Word with Kai Davis

Feb. 15, 2017 5:31 pm
Blanchard Great Room, Mount Holyoke College

Building Bridges: Trans and Queer People of Color Speaker Series is very excited to host a spoken word performance by Kai Davis as our first event of the semester. This event is FREE! Kai Davis is a writer and performer from Philadelphia. As a Queer Woman of Color, much of her work deals with the topics of race, gender, and sexuality and its many intersections. For more information.

Presented by the Gender Studies Department at Mount Holyoke College and cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of Faculty

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Teaching During Political Tumult

Feb. 15, 2017 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with B. Packard, A. Douglas, E. Paus, D. Mosby, L. Glasser, and E. Markovits

What is a professor's responsibility during times of political uncertainty and anxiety? Where should political conversations take place on campus? What do our students need from us right now? How do different students experience these events?

Why Choose A Nexus?

Feb. 14, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Stimson Room, Library

**CHANGE IN DATE**
Talk with seniors - see where Nexus can take you!

 

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Wit by Margaret Edson, director by Maria Signorelli '17 - THURS, FEB 9 PERFORMANCE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Feb. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 10, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 11, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 12, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

Tickets may also be reserved by calling the box office at:  413-538-2406 or email:  rookeboxoffice@gmail.com

Great Music, Good Cause -- A Valentine's Benefit

Feb. 10, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

Music Department students, faculty, and friends present a fabulous multicultural collaborative concert of good will, hope, and of course, LOVE!  Joining faculty and student soloists are guest artists from on and off campus, including the Pioneer Valley Gay Men’s Chorus, the Five College Medieval Ensemble, KlezMova -- the MHC Klezmer Band, MHC Chamber Singers, the Nice Shoes, and other soloists. Proceeds will support YWCA Western Massachusetts, Safe Homes, and the Center for New Americans. Suggested donation $5 - $10.

Earth Adventures

Feb. 10, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Clapp 327

Steve Trombulak from Middlebury College will give a talk: "Educating for Sustainability: Active Learning Concepts and the Middlebury School of the Environment" 

Please join us for a great talk and a pizza lunch!

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Susan Silberman '75, Alumna Advisor for the Day

Feb. 10, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Join MHC Alumna Susan Silberman '75, Director of Programming at MassBio, Boston for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences. Bring specific questions and get the answers you've been waiting for! Register in LyonNet.

Language Living Learning Community Open House

Feb. 9, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mead Hall Common Room

Come join the Office of Residential Life, faculty members from the language departments and your peers in learning about our language living learning community program. Snacks and applications will be available. 

Children's Literature Series

Feb. 9 – Apr. 13, 2017 4:00 pm
102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room

The 2017 Children's Literature Series at Mount Holyoke College is a program of talks by distinguished writers and illustrators. The series will feature Mordicai Gerstein, Jane Yolen, Patricia MacLachlan, Grace Lin, and panelists Lesléa Newman, Ellen Wittlinger, and Barbara Diamond Goldin.

February 16, Mordicai Gerstein
February 23, Jane Yolan
March 9, Panel Discussion
April 6, Patricia MacLachlan
April 13, Grace Lin 

Sponsored by the Margaret Knox McElderry Children's Literature Fund and the Department of English at Mount Holyoke College

Intro to Law School: What You Need to Know to Succeed

Feb. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Career Development Center

Thinking about law school? Not sure what it's all about? Want to know what you can do right now to help prepare you for applying to and attending law school?

Come to this workshop to hear a great overview. Open to ALL class years including seniors who may apply several years after graduation. Register in LyonNet.

MHConnect Internship Fair

Feb. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
New York Room

Learn more about Lynk UAF eligible MHConnect internship and research opportunities in the US and around the globe. MHConnect positions are high-quality, opportunities where Mount Holyoke students have access to a special application pathway and benefit from the close relationship that the college has cultivated with the organization.

Finding an Internship Lab

Feb. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kendade VisiLab

Hands-on lab to practice your internship search skills with an expert. Space is limited for this 30-minute session and registration is required if you would like to attend.

Finding an Internship

Feb. 7, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cleveland L-1

Is an internship part of your summer plans? This can't-miss workshop will focus on the basics of how to prepare and begin your internship search process.

You'll also get an orientation to special MHConnect curated internship programs, the MHC summer internship funding program, Lynk-UAF and general resources available through the CDC. Register in LyonNet.

CIEE Alumnae Networking Session

Feb. 7, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Clapp 126

Interested in Studying Abroad? You're invited to talk to CIEE Study Abroad Alumnae about their experiences and to learn more about our programs. Listen to the stories of your peers about why you should study abroad! Refreshments will be served!

The world is our classroom, join us!

Black History Month: Bridging the gap: insights into our many communities

Feb. 3 – 26, 2017 8:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Mount Holyoke celebrates Black History Month with a variety of talks, films, discussions and fun events honoring and celebrating the achievements and legacy of black Americans. Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the College’s Association of Pan-African Unity (APAU)

To Salt or not to Salt: A multi-year study of impact

Feb. 3, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Clapp 327

Earth Adventure Lecture Series

Please join us for a lecture on the impact of road salt on Roaring Brook in Shutesbury, MA with Dr. Al Werner, Chair and Geology and Geography; Professor of Geology.

Women in Data Science Conference

Feb. 3, 2017 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Data science is an actively growing area in various careers and fields. The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is designed to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This one-day conference will provide a platform to present cutting-edge research and strengthen academia-industry ties. Join the satellite conference at Mount Holyoke to be inspired by scholars, collaborators and mentors in data science. Mount Holyoke is hosting this global event in collaboration with Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and many other institutions around the globe. Speakers are from various institutions and companies.

Please note that this is a satellite conference—Mount Holyoke will be live streaming most of the events directly from Stanford University.  The event is co-hosted by the local Women in Data Science Partnership between Mount Holyoke, MassMutual, and Smith College.  A local panel presentation will also be held.

Please use the registration link at the right to attend the on-campus event.  The free livestream from Stanford will be available beginning at noon on Feb. 3 for participants both on and off campus.

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Black History Month

What Does Writing Intensive Mean?

Feb. 3, 2017 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amy Martin

We will discuss what constitutes a writing intensive course, and we will review pedagogical practices, syllabus design, and effective grading strategies for these courses.

Spanish Language Society

Feb. 2, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Spanish Floor Lounge, Mead 1st Floor

Join us for the first meeting of the Spanish Language Society

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Non-Language Living Learning Community Open House

Feb. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Marks House

Come join the Office of Residential Life, MHC Faculty & Staff to learn about the Mary Woolley floor, Substance Free Living floor, and other LLC's beginning in Fall 2017.

Urban Revitalization and Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Gender & the Contemporary City presented by Vanessa Rosa

Feb. 2, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade 305

A Talk in the Critical Ethnic Studies Lecture Series.

Vanessa Rosa is a Mount Holyoke Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Latina/o Studies 

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Exploring Hidden Connections Between Language and Music in the Mind

Feb. 2, 2017 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Clapp Laboratory, Clapp Hooker Auditorium

The Department of Psychology and Education welcomes Aniruddh D. Patel, from Tufts University whose research focuses on the relationship between music and language. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. For more information call 413-538-2338

The 2017 Hastor lecture is Sponsored by Barbara and Albert Hastorf.

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CA Information Session

Jan. 31, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Torrey Common Room

Stop by Torrey for a Community Advisor Information Session to learn more about the CA position and selection process. Residential Life staff will be available to answer your questions. 

CA Information Session

Jan. 31, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Porter Common Room

Stop by Porter for a Community Advisor Information Session to learn more about the CA position and selection process. Residential Life staff will be available to answer your questions. 

CA Information Session

Jan. 30, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard Community Center Room 226

Stop by Blanchard Room 226 for a Community Advisor Information Session to learn more about the CA position and selection process. Residential Life staff will be available to answer your questions. 

Russian Department Poster Contest

Jan. 30 – Mar. 3, 2017 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Theme: TAKE RUSSIAN! 
Open to all MHC students. All entries must contain the words or focus on the idea “TAKE RUSSIAN.” Three prizes will be awarded: $150.00 for first prize, $50.00 for two runners-up. All entries must be submitted to drampton@mtholyoke.edu no later than March 3, 2017.  For more details see the Russian Studies website.

CA Information Session

Jan. 29, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Buckland Common Room

Stop by Buckland for a Community Advisor Information Session to learn more about the CA position and selection process. Residential Life staff will be available to answer your questions. 

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Performances

Jan. 27, 2017 8:00 pm
Jan. 28, 2017 3:00 pm
Jan. 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall

There are  8pm performances on Friday (1-27) and Saturday (1-28), and an additional Saturday matinee performance at 3pm. 

American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company is a classical ensemble made up of 14 dancers of outstanding potential. The mission of ABT Studio Company is to train young dancers (ages 16-20) in preparation for entering American Ballet Theatre’s main Company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies. The program serves as a bridge between ballet training and professional performance. 

ABT Studio Company is performing a varied repertory program with two world premiers!

See the Youth Advance – Ethan Steifel

The Leaves are Fading – Antony Tudor

New World Premiere - Dana Genshaft

New World Premiere - Marcelo Gomes

For ticket reservations call: email mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com or call 413 538-2848

Mount Holyoke College gratefully acknowledges Robin Chemers Neustein ’75 for supporting the ABT Studio Company performances at Mount Holyoke.

 

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Sophomore Institute

Jan. 28, 2017 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Every sophomore should attend this professional conference!

Our award-winning Sophomore Institute focuses on important skills that you, as a sophomore, need to build early for long term success.

Learn how to move forward with confidence. Equip yourself to pursue competitive summer internships. Include your various identities in your professional self. Begin or enhance your application for summer internship or research funding. Register in LyonNet.

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CA Information Session

Jan. 27, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rockefeller Common Room

Stop by The Rockies for a Community Advisor Information Session to learn more about the CA position and selection process. Residential Life staff will be available to answer your questions. 

Auditions for Cabaret

Jan. 26, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at the Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart as the world loses its way.

Come prepared with 16 bars of a song, in a similar style to Cabaret. Be prepared to read a short monologue from the script, which will be provided. If you are called back you will be asked to dance, sing, and read from the script.

Sign up sheet on callboard outside rm. 102, Rooke Theatre

Mandatory Community Meetings

Jan. 25, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Each Residence Hall - Check your email for exact location

This meeting will give you a chance to meet your hall staff and fellow residents, work together to come up with shared community expectations (including quiet hours) and ask any questions you may have. We are hoping you all will make it a priority to attend, but if you cannot then please connect with your CA to get an update on what you've missed. 

CA Information Session

Jan. 25, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brigham Common Room

Stop by Brigham for a Community Advisor Information Session to learn more about the CA position and selection process. Residential Life staff will be available to answer your questions. 

2017 Mary Lyon Concert: Of Hope and Courage — Campus Performance

Jan. 24, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel - Free and open to the public

Celebrating Women Composers
Join the College and The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra in celebrating the lives and works of women throughout history with the music of alumna Karen LeFrak '69, the often overlooked contributions of Louise Farrenc to the French Romantic period, and Nkeiru Okoye's probing new monodrama and ever more popular songs of Harriet Tubman featuring soloists Synthia Pullum, soprano and Damian Norfleet, baritone.  This invigorating performance is conducted by Ng Tian Hui.

Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Club of Chicago, Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy and the Music Department of Mount Holyoke College

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Welcome MoHome

Jan. 24 – Feb. 5, 2017 9:00 am – 11:59 pm

Energize your campus life! Check out MHC's weeks of welcome and explore the amazing activities that happen on campus. For information on events, opportunities, and programs happening throughout the first two weeks see the Welcome MoHome calendar. Make sure to track Welcome Mohome and tag your experiences using @MHCStuProg on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat with #welcomeMoHome and #WeAreMountHolyoke.

CA Information Session

Jan. 23, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Prospect Common Room

Stop by Prospect for a Community Advisor Information Session to learn more about the CA position and selection process. Residential Life staff will be available to answer your questions. 

2017 Mary Lyon Concert: Of Hope and Courage -- Mount Holyoke Club of Chicago Tour

Jan. 21, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Unitarian Church of Evanston, Evanston, IL

In solidarity with the #womensmarch happening across the world, tickets for the general public will be available at $25 each at the door!

Celebrating Women Composers
Join the College and The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra as they travel to perform in Evanston, Illinois to celebrate the lives and works of women throughout history with the music of alumna Karen LeFrak '69, the often overlooked contributions of Louise Farrenc to the French Romantic period, and Nkeiru Okoye's probing new monodrama and ever more popular songs of Harriet Tubman featuring soloists Synthia Pullum, soprano and Damian Norfleet, baritone. This invigorating performance is conducted by Ng Tian Hui.

Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Club of Chicago, Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy and the Music Department of Mount Holyoke College.

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Spanish Language Conversation Circle

Jan. 21, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley, MA.

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Hot Jazz on a Cold Night!

Dec. 10, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College, Mark Gionfriddo, director. The annual Winter Concert with music by George Gershwin, Gordon Goodwin, Albert Hague, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Radiohead.  Free and open to the public.

Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra — Heroic Fantasies

Dec. 8, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Featuring solo performances by Samantha Levreault '17, flute and Anna Shortridge '19, horn. Celebrate the successes of two of this year’s Concerto Prize winners at a concert focused on heroic endeavors, featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, the “Eroica.”  Ng Tian Hui conducts.

 

MAKERSPACE IDEA JAM

Dec. 8, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
MAKERSPACE, ART 211

Introduction to the 3-D modeling software, and the prototyping and creation tools and equipment. Limited to 28 participants.

Russian and Eurasian Studies Film Series: Women in Soviet Cinema

Sep. 29, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct. 13, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct. 27, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 17, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 8, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
618 Williston Library

This semester's film series features prominent Russian actresses and woman-directors.

November 17 : Русалка (2007) / Mermaid  Comedy and tragedy collide when a young woman disappears after falling in love with a new man. (Melikyan, Color, 115 min)

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Catherine Chin, University of California, Davis presents: "Marvelous Things Heard: History and the Problem of Weirdness"

Dec. 8, 2016 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
305 Kendade Hall

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Religion presents:  Catherine Chin, University of California, Davis

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Interviewing 101

Sep. 29, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 6, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 13, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 20, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 27, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov. 3, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov. 10, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov. 17, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec. 1, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec. 8, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Preparation is the key to a successful interview! Practice common questions and learn about CDC mock interview resources, including Big Interview, during our special walk-in sessions.

Moriah Silver '09, Alumna Advisor for the Day

Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Moriah Silver '09 has experience working in the areas of crisis services, reproductive health, Title IX and campus sexual violence, domestic violence, criminal law, as well as policy and legislative work at the federal and state level.

Join her at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences. Apply in LyonNet.

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KlezMova! Mount Holyoke's Klezmer Band Winter Concert

Dec. 7, 2016 5:30 pm
Warbeke Room

Join the MHC klezmer band for a spectacular end-of-semester klezmer dance and listening concert! Freylekh tunes, an interactive Yiddish song and the traditional Russian Sher - square dance - will be the hour's featured fun! Directed by Adrianne Greenbaum.

West African Music Ensemble

Dec. 6, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

A winter concert featuring both a drumming performance and a dance workshop for audience members by renowned Ghanaian artist and educator Nani Agbeli. Wear comfortable clothes! Directed by Faith Conant. Free and open to the public.

Book Launch Party--New Works in Theatre & Performance

Dec. 6, 2016 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street, Amherst, MA.

Join 5 Five College Faculty members to celebrate their latest books!

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Using atoms and lasers to test fundamental atomic and nuclear theories

Dec. 6, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

This talk will give an overview of the latest theoretical models, including advanced theories like quantum field theory, and share Prof. William's current experiment and how those results will improve our understanding of atomic theory.

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What are your plans after MHC graduation?

Dec. 5, 2016 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
LRC Lounge, Ciruti Language Center

Learn about the Fulbright scholarships, Auxiliares and other research/teaching opportunities in Spain and Latin America.  

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Holiday Vespers 2016

Dec. 4, 2016 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dec. 4, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

MHC Choral and Jazz Ensembles join forces for our traditional holiday vespers, including the annual community carol-sing and candle light procession in Mount Holyoke College.  Don’t miss this holiday season treat. Stephanie Council, Interim Director of Choral Activities; Mark Gionfriddo, Director of the Jazz Ensembles. Free and open to the public.  Doors open 35 minutes prior to the concert start time.

Flute Choir - Pubs, Italy, and the Lone Ranger

Dec. 2, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

Pubs, Italy and the Lone Ranger -- what do these have in common?  Come to the Mt Holyoke Flute Choir concert in McCulloch Auditorium to find out!  Alison Hale will direct fourteen talented women through this concert maze. A delicious reception will follow in the Warbeke room.  Free and open to the public.

Beth Somers Stutzman '80, Alumna Advisor for the Day

Dec. 2, 2016 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Beth Somers Stutzman '80 has worked for both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups undertaking various roles in business development, marketing (service/product management, program management), sales, executive management and consulting.

Join her at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences.

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”Good COP, Bad COP: Climate Change After Paris“ with Maria Ivanova ’96

Dec. 1, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Museum

Climate Change Speaker Series

International relations and environmental policy scholar Maria Ivanova in a public lecture will explore the unprecedented international collaboration that occurred at the twenty‐first Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris. She argues, however, that numerous tensions remain, and that true success will be measured by how the agreement is implemented over the next three to five years.

This event is free and open to the public.

Ivanova will also meet informally with Mount Holyoke College Students to discuss Environmental Advocacy in a New Political Climate at 4:15pm on the same day, advanced registration is required.

Environmental Advocacy in a New Political Climate: Careers and Graduate Schools

Dec. 1, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Dwight 202

Join Maria Ivanova '96 for an informal meeting with Mount Holyoke College students. This session is open to all students, but advanced registration is required and limited. Don't miss her public lecture, ”Good COP, Bad COP: Climate Change After Paris“ (open to the public).

CAREER PATHS: CORPORATIONS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND IMPACT

Dec. 1, 2016 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Career Development Center

Visiting Professor in International Marketing, Faculty Member at University of Berlin, and former executive at international corporations, Beatrix Dietz, and Visiting Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and economics, successful entrepreneurship and social impact venture leader, Rick Feldman, will be featured for this engaging conversation and Q&A session.  They will be joined by a guest alumna.  

Five-College Collegium Fall Concert

Nov. 30, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst

The centerpiece of the Collegium program this fall is the Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd. Byrd, a Catholic in Protestant England, composed three settings of the Mass, all filled with intense emotion and a very personal connection to the text.  It will be supplemented by motets by Byrd’s teacher and friend Thomas Tallis, as well as viol consorts, wind band music from Spain and Flanders, and new piece by jazz composer, arranger and singer Yumiko Matsuoka for five viols, lute and voices called “Rounded with a Sleep." Directed by Robert Eisenstein.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Information Session and Know Your Rights Workshop for Immigrant Students and Allies

Nov. 30, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
UMass Amherst, Integrative Learning Center, Room S331

Are you an immigrant student with questions about how a Trump administration will affect you? 

Immigrant students -- and their friends, family members, and allies -- from all local universities, colleges, community colleges, and high schools are welcome!

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Thought is Free — Five Inventions on Shakespeare's Tempest

Nov. 18, 2016 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

Students in the fall Music course “Shakespeare and Music to 1800” present an original evening-length program of music, dance, and scenes from Shakespeare’s Tempest. Collaborating with faculty in Music, Dance, and Theatre Arts, the students will perform Elizabethan settings of songs from The Tempest and music from various seventeenth-century adaptations, interspersed with semi-staged excerpts from the play and some lively Renaissance dancing. Everything you see will have been researched, selected, orchestrated, and rehearsed by the students.  Free and open to the public.

Science/Research, Pre-Health, and Pre-Law Lynk on the Road Bus Trip

Nov. 18, 2016 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Boston, MA

Join the CDC for a day in Boston visiting employers and graduate schools in one of three tracks: science/research, pre-health, or pre-law. Details to be announced in the fall.

Education Graduate School Panel & Fair

Nov. 16, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center

Mount Holyoke College Master of Arts & Teaching Program and the Career Development Center is hosting a mini-fair of graduate programs in various educational fields. All local college students are welcome to attend!

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Voices from Europe: The Rise of the Right and the Aftermath of the US Elections

Nov. 15, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stimson Room, Williston Library

We see populism, nationalism and the rise of right-wing tensions across the Atlantic. Who falls for these populist narratives and why? What role will right wing parties play in the future? What are the consequences of their rise for transnational relations in Germany, Russia, and France? Moderated by Julia Kellerbauer '18, our guest panel includes Yuvel Weber, Russian and Eurasian Studies Professor and Scholar from Harvard; Ruxandra Paul, Professor of Political Science from Amherst College; and Julian Voje, Political Advisor to Dr. Andreas Nick, Member of the German Parliment. The panel will tackle these pressing questions and discuss the rise of right-wing movements in Germany, Russia, and France. Refreshments provided, free and open to the public.

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Extreme Human Collective Motion

Nov. 15, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

Observational studies of human collective motion generally rely on volunteers following simple behavioral rules or simulating situations of panic.  While these studies are guided by ethical principles for human studies, extreme forms of collective motion arising in real-world scenarios can occur when the participants are in atypical and highly stressed psychological states.

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Our Own Collision Space

Sep. 27, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct. 4, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct. 18, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov. 1, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov. 15, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Blanchard Community Center Room 318

Meet with friends, fellow students, and faculty to discuss anything of interest related to innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, arts management, social impact enterprise, CGI-U, Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Institute, Mount Holyoke Innovation Impact Competition, creating solutions to global challenges, Draper Competition for Undergraduate Women, courses, Women of Business, business and finance.... and other topics of interest.  Informal, social, a place to build community....cookies and other refreshment will be provided.

Embark to Excel:Conference on Study Abroad and the Socially-Conscious Global Citizen

Nov. 15, 2016 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
L2 Cleveland

This live streamed conference on study abroad targets underrepresented college students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, first generation college students, religious minorities, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and high financial need students, with the intent to provide tools and practical guidance for navigating the international opportunities process. Sponsored by Diversity Abroad, in partnership with IES Abroad. 

Mount Holyoke will live stream the conference from 11 am to 3:30 pm in L2 Cleveland.  We encourage all students to register individually for the event (required, if they wish to watch the final two hours, as L2 Cleveland is not available after 3:30 and students will need to log in directly), and in order to receive recordings of all the sessions and session handouts.  

*Optionally you can attend in person at the Greenway event space at Amherst College (no registration required)

Film Screening of BLACK GIRL

Nov. 14, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

Mount Holyoke College French Professor Samba Gadjigo will be introducing the film BLACK GIRL at the Amherst Cinema on Monday, November 14th at 7:00pm.

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"Intimate Apparel"

Nov. 10, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 11, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 12, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 13, 2016 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

Theatre performance open to the public.  For reservations, please call:  (413) 538-2406 or email:  rookeboxoffice@gmail.com

Faculty Dance Concert

Nov. 10, 2016 8:00 pm
Nov. 11, 2016 8:00 pm
Nov. 12, 2016 8:00 pm
Studio Theatre Kendall Hall

Featuring Bill T Jones/Arnie Zanie Company's STORY/TIME (excerpt) and Jenn Weber's Hip Hop FIREBIRD with new faculty works by Rose and Charles Flachs, Paul Matteson, Candice Salyers,  and a pre-show installation by Jim Coleman and Terese  Freedman. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call the box office beginning November 1 at 413-538-2848 or email mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com.

Like Water for Chocolate

Nov. 11, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mead Common Room

Spanish Floor Movie Night!

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Music Department to Provide Strolling Concert at 140 Unlimited Celebration

Nov. 11, 2016 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Join us on a musical "stroll” through the 140 Unlimited galleries! Faculty and students from the Mount Holyoke College Music Department will perform short pieces chosen for their striking connections to specific objects in the Art Museum’s collection. Highlights include a performance of chants from medieval manuscripts in the collection, and a new work for double choir by a Mount Holyoke alumna, student performers Bingyao Liu (Chinese dulcimer) and May McQueen (flute), and voice faculty member Cheryl Cobb performing a work for solo voice by John Cage.

Alumnae Chats: Science Careers

Nov. 11, 2016 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in science.

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LSAC Law School Forum in Boston

Nov. 11, 2016 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Boston, MA

Meet with representatives from ABA-approved law schools. Also attend LSAC workshops that will help you: become more familiar with the LSAT and the testing process from the test developers; get advice about ways to finance your legal education;ask law school admission representatives questions about the application process;meet practicing attorneys and learn their strategies for professional success; and learn more from the diversity information panel about the unique challenges that may face students from diverse backgrounds.

Limited Seating -1st Come, 1st Serve. Register in LyonNet.

Ken Ono: Gems of Ramanujan and their Lasting Impact on Mathematics

Nov. 10, 2016 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Ramanujan's work has has a truly transformative effect on modern mathematics, and continues to do so as we understand further lines from his letters and notebooks. In this lecture, some of the studies of Ramanujan that are most accessible to the general public will be presented and how Ramanujan's findings fundamentally changed modern mathematics, and also influenced the lecturer's work, will be discussed. The speaker is an Associate Producer of the film The Man Who Knew Infinity (starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons) about Ramanujan. He will share several clips from the film in the lecture.  Open to the community.

Wild Honey - An Evening of Russian Poetry

Nov. 10, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stimson Room, Williston Library

Anyone is welcome to read or sing in Russian or English translation. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Film Screening of SEMBENE!

Nov. 10, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

Filmmaker and French Professor Samba Gadjigo will be introducing the film SEMBENE! at the Amherst Cinema on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00pm.  

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"Alien" Incarcerations: Migrants in Detention

Nov. 10, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass Amherst

A panel discussion on the history and current realities of the migrant detention regime.

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2016 John Lax Memorial Lecture

Nov. 10, 2016 4:15 pm
The New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Tiya A. Miles, Mary Henrietta Graham Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan, will deliver the 2016 John Lax Memorial Lecture. The title of her lecture is "The Call of the Ancestors: Historical Imagination and the Black and Native American Past."

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Living with Climate Change: The Road from Paris

Nov. 9, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Nov. 9, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
4:15pm Student Panel Discussion, Kendade 305; 7:30pm Public Event, Gamble Auditorium

There is no doubt that climate change is occurring. The challenge now is to slow it down, limit its reach, and live with it in a way that maintains our deepest values as we adjust to what it is to be human on a changing planet. Please join us in welcoming the Chair of the Environmental Studies Department at NYU and author Dale Jamieson, who will discuss how we will accomplish this. Free and open to the public.  

Jamieson will provide an overview and analysis of where we are with climate change and how we got here, as well as a map of what we should aspire to both as a global community and as individuals in the endeavor to live meaningful lives.

 

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Roosevelt Institute @MHC Presents What Now?

Nov. 9, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cleveland L-1

Panel and Discussion on Democratic Access and Youth Engagement

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My Journey from MHC Physics to Cornell Materials Science and Engineering

Nov. 8, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

Abby Goldman '10 will share her journey after graduation, which involved an international research experience, transferring PhD programs and taking a “break” from research and school. She will also present her PhD research on the “Magnetic Properties of Mosaic Crystals of Hematite,” as well as some of the other professional development activities she is pursuing during her PhD (because it’s not only about the research.)

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Faculty Recital — Adrianne Greenbaum, flute, Mark Gionfriddo, piano and Guest Artist Pete Rushefsky

Nov. 4, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Warbeke Room

Join Professor of Music Adrianne Greenbaum (vintage and modern flutes) and friends, pianist Mark Gionfriddo and special guest Pete Rushefsky for an evening of music spanning three centuries. Professor of Music Adrianne Greenbaum, will perform three centuries of music on vintage and modern flutes, including baroque, gypsy dance, classical period, klezmer, 19th c. Hungarian and jazz. She's joined by pianist Mark Gionfriddo (MHC Director of Jazz Ensembles), and special NYC guest artist Pete Rushefsky on cimbalom (Eastern European hammered dulcimer). Free and open to the public.

Student Worker Training Workshops

Sep. 28, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct. 14, 2016 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov. 4, 2016 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Dwight 101

Student employees are invited to join us for one or all of these workshops, designed to help you gain the skills you need to be successful at MHC and beyond. Topics covered include:

  • professionalism (9/28), 
  • customer service (10/14) New date!
  • and transferable skills (11/4 - registration coming soon).
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Freddie Mac Information Session

Nov. 4, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Mount Holyoke alumna Megan Pierouchakos'02 will be hosting an information session to discuss the opportunities and the elite two-year finance/analyst programs Freddie Mac has to offer. Register in LyonNet.

Engaging People's Desire to Do Good

Nov. 4, 2016 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
202 Skinner Hall

How can we get people to do more good? To contribute, volunteer, and conserve more, and to choose sustainable products? Erez will present a simple framework for understanding where people's altruistic preferences come from, then introduce some practical takeaways that'll allow us to better engage them. Please join us to welcome featured speaker, Erez Yoeli a research scientist at Harvard's Program for Evolutionary Dynamics (PED) who will discuss these topics and more.

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German Studies Majors' Tea

Nov. 4, 2016 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Ciruti LRC Lounge

Are you thinking about majoring or minoring in German? Have your questions answered at the German Studies Majors' Tea!

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Biochemistry/Chemistry Major Social

Nov. 4, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kendade 303

Topic:  Pre-health class advice - course selection

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Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Institute Annual Conference and Showcase

Nov. 4, 2016 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
MassMutual Building, Springfield

This is an annual showcase of student entrepreneurship, with workshops and speakers, a “table-top trade show” of student startups, breakfast and lunch banquet with a keynote speaker. Following the event, there will be a tour for students of the Valley Venture Mentors facility, van transportation provided. Free for five college students.

LARC Career Fair & Interview Day

Nov. 4, 2016 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boston, MA

The Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection (LARC) Career Fair & Interview Day on November 4th is open to a select few liberal arts colleges, including Mount Holyoke.

Meet employers from a vast array of industries including law, education, consulting, research, science, finance, government, and more. Free transportation from MHC.

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Changing World Views

Nov. 3, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

Public Lecture

The first American journalist to wear a hijab, Noor Tagouri will share her quest for equality while inspiring others to reach their own potential at a public lecture "Changing World Views". Tagouri uses her role as a journalist and social media influencer to reach audiences to pursue their true passion, staying true to their identity, and empowering and embracing their differences. The event is free and open to the public.  This event is part of the Imagination series.

Student Leadership Seminar "Persistence To Succeed"

An informal gathering with intrepid journalist Noor Tagouri to discuss what it takes to follow and live your dreams in life or career. Thursday, November 3, 4:30 PM, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center.  Pre-registration

What Is at Stake in the U.S. Presidential Election

Nov. 3, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dwight Hall, Dwight 101

Is the election really rigged? Is populism here to stay? Or will we witness the renewal of American democracy and leadership in an uncertain world?  Join Elizabeth Markovits, Sohail Hashmi, Christopher Pyle, and Adam Hilton for a discussion of what's in store for America's next president. moderated by Calvin Chen.

Sponsored by the Departments of Politics and International Relations.

Cooking Desert Night

Nov. 2, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Common Room, Mead Hall

Romance Languages and Cultures invites you to a Cooking Desert Night

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Bad Hombres and Nasty Women

Nov. 2, 2016 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
New York Room

Join MEChA De Mount Holyoke for a Panel Discussion on the 2016 Presidential Election.

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Dia De Los Muertos

Oct. 28, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov. 1, 2016 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Nov. 1, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Eliana Ortega House 10/28; Cassani Lounge 11/1

Join MEChA in Celebrating Dia Los Muertos!

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MHSO Monsters Ball 2016 — John Williams Tribute

Oct. 29, 2016 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Who doesn’t love the fabulous film scores of John Williams? And what better way to enjoy them than dressing the part! Come costumed and have a monstrous good time with movie music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and E.T. and Star Wars. Plus dancing to the strains of the Waltz King, Johann Strauss.  Join us for this annual Halloween treat!  Ng Tian Hui conducts. Admission $5, Student/Seniors $3, available at the door.

Book Club en Español at the South Hadley Public Library

Oct. 29, 2016 10:30 am – 11:30 am
South Hadley Public Library Conference Room

Mount Holyoke College Professor Nieves Romero Díaz facilitates Book Club in Español.

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MHSO Kids Monsters Ball 2016 — John Williams Tribute

Oct. 29, 2016 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Abbey Chapel

Who doesn’t love the fabulous film scores of John Williams? And what better way to enjoy them than dressing the part! Come costumed and have a monstrous good time with movie music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and E.T. and Star Wars, while learning about the instruments of the orchestra in live demonstrations and an “instrument petting zoo.”  Plus dancing to the strains of the Waltz King, Johann Strauss.  Join us for this annual Halloween treat!  Ng Tian Hui conducts. Admission $5, Student/Seniors $3, available at the door.

54 Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour

Oct. 27 – 28, 2016 7:30 pm – 12:00 am
101 Dwight Hall

Award winning and select short films from the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. Free Admission. See aafilmfest.org for more information.

Sponsored by the Digital Program at Mount Holyoke College.

Finding Summer Science Opportunities Lab

Oct. 27, 2016 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kendade VisiLab

Hands-on lab to practice searching for opportunities in the sciences with an expert. Space is limited for this 30-minute session and registration is required if you would like to attend. 
Sponsored by The Career Development Center. 

Finding Summer Science Opportunities

Oct. 27, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dwight 101

Interested in sciences or medicine? Join us for this workshop, which will focus on how to prepare and begin your search for research and internship opportunities in the sciences. The event will include a panel of student researchers covering how to build relationships with faculty, how to ask for recommendations and how to ask to work in faculty labs.

"Accommodation to Injustice"

Oct. 27, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
305 Kendade Hall

Join us for the Roger W. Holmes Lecture, featuring Berislav Marušić from Brandeis University who explores the question, "how can accommodation to injustice be appropriate if the injustice remains unchanged". Reception following lecture.

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

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Oktoberfest!

Oct. 26, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ciruti LRC Lounge

Come celebrate one of the most beloved German festivals!

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Lynk UAF Summer Funding Orientation

Oct. 26, 2016 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cleveland L-1

Dreaming about an internship this summer? Come learn about how to get money from MHC to support those dreams! This is the only Lynk UAF workshop offered in the fall semester.

Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Session

Oct. 25, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Career Development Center

Are you a future teacher looking for your first teaching job? Thought about teaching after graduation, but you’re not sure where to start? Looking for a way to continue your passion for your area of study? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Carney, Sandoe & Associates—an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in K-12 private, independent, and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot, and merit) schools across the nation and worldwide—wants to talk to you.

Friends Committee on National Legislation Information Session

Oct. 25, 2016 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Career Development Center

Learn about social justice training opportunities, stipend part-time positions, and paid full-time fellowships with this grassroots public interest lobbying group. Register in LyonNet.

SPS Summer Research Poster Session

Oct. 25, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade Atrium

Join us as we learn about the student research everyone has been talking about! Come for your love of physics, stay for the posters (and snacks).

William James College (formerly MSPP) Information Session

Oct. 24, 2016 12:20 pm – 1:15 pm
Reese 301

Join Elana Wolkoff, PhD, faculty in the psychology department at William James College for a discussion on career options in mental and behavioral health. Register in LyonNet.

Lipstick Thespians

Oct. 21, 2016 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 22, 2016 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

An evening of entertainment produced, directed, designed and performed by students.  Free and open to the public.  Please make a reservation at (413) 538-2406 or email:  rookeboxoffice@gmail.com  Tickets must be picked up 1/2 hour prior to the performance.

Family and Friends Choral and Orchestra Concert

Oct. 22, 2016 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Annual Family and Friends Weekend concert featuring Mount Holyoke College choruses and orchestra. Celebrate the talents of Mount Holyoke students. Featuring Beethoven Finale from Symphony No.8, the Tritsch Tratsch Polka of Johann Strauss, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Join the Family and Friends Singalong!  Ng Tian Hui, MHSO Conductor; Stephanie Council, Director of Choral Ensembles.

Internship Symposium sponsored by the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department

Oct. 22, 2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Executive Board Room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Mount Holyoke Students Presenting on Their Internship Experiences in Spanish Speaking World

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Family and Friends Weekend Jazz — Wild Life!

Oct. 21, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Join the Jazz Ensembles as they explore the animal kingdom in music by Kris Berg, Les Brown, Count Basie, Gordon Goodwin, and Henry Mancini. Mark Gionfriddo, director. A dessert reception will follow the concert, sponsored by the F&F Weekend Committee.  Free and open to the public.

Pelmeni Fest

Oct. 21, 2016 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Betty Shabazz Center

Do you want to make and eat delicious Russian pelmeni? Come join us! The Russian department students, faculty, friends, and anyone else interested will get together to chat, relax, make pelmeni and EAT pelmeni! In addition, there will also be Slavic garland making. You do not need to speak Russian to enjoy this event. We’ll have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

LEAP Symposium

Oct. 21, 2016 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade Atrium

A campus-wide event bringing together students, faculty, staff, alumnae, family, and friends to hear students present on their summer research and internship experiences.

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Family and Friends Weekend

Oct. 21 – 23, 2016 5:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College campus

Every autumn, we invite guests to our beautiful campus in October to experience Mount Holyoke’s culture of academic excellence and vibrant cocurricular life. The weekend is designed to connect you to your student’s life at the College as you participate in various receptions, performances, master classes, and information sessions.

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Bodies of Knowledge

Oct. 20, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Museum

Katherine Fitzgerald Public Lecture

Performance Artist, Choreographer, and TedX speaker Natalia Duong will present a public lecture "Bodies of Knowledge" on Thursday, October 20, at 7:00 PM in Gamble Auditorium. Duong will examine the power of movement to evoke compassion, empathy, and communication.  The event is free and open to the public and is part of the Imagination series.

Experiential Movement/Expression Workshop (limited to 20 students)

Natalia Duong will give a hands-on workshop, Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:15–5:30pm, Studio 2, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, to demonstrate the power of movement to connect and relate.  Preregister now. This workshop is open to all students. No prior experience is necessary.

“What's the Use of Human Rights?” with Amartya Sen

Oct. 20, 2016 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Campus Center Auditorium, University of Massachusetts

Nobel Prize winner, Amartya Sen in this years Gamble lecture, asks whether human rights can close the gap between the concept of capabilities and their operationalization through policy and collective action. Are human rights enough for social justice? 
Lecture is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the UMass Economics Department, please see their web page for more information.

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"Dressed for Success" presented by Banana Republic

Oct. 19, 2016 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dwight 101

All participants will receive a coupon for 50% off at Banana Republic! Marc Lovely, Branch Manager for Banana Republic, will be coming to campus to talk about how to build a versatile professional wardrobe on a student budget. (It CAN be done!) Using examples from BR's current line, he'll show you how to layer and swap a few key pieces to go from interview-ready to day-to day work to a casual evening out with friends. Join us for outfit ideas that work for your body and style!

Columbia Law School Information Session

Oct. 19, 2016 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Kendade 305

Learn about Columbia Law School, as well as gain insight from an Admissions Officer about the admissions process, curriculum, and the many resources available to you as you navigate your path towards a legal education.

There will be a presentation followed by a Q&A session. All class years and majors are welcome to attend. Register in LyonNet.

History Department Fall Tea 2016

Oct. 19, 2016 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stimson Room

Mount Holyoke Department of History Invites you to the Fall Advising Tea

Come meet the faculty and majors and minors of the History department, and find out about course listings for the spring!

Peak Car Ownership in 2020: the Opportunity for Electric Automated Mobility as a Service

Oct. 18, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

Electric, autonomous mobility as a service has the potential to transform the personal vehicle paradigm, dramatically reducing costs and environmental impact while making roads safer and less congested. In their new report “Peak Car Ownership”, Rocky Mountain Institute looks at the pathways to market adoption of electric, autonomous mobility and makes the case for the U.S. reaching peak car ownership in the next decade.

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Faculty Recital featuring cellist Ignacy Gaydamovich, with guest pianist Judith Gordon

Oct. 14, 2016 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

Introducing new Performance Instructor cellist Ignacy Gaydamovich in a concert of works by Chopin, Duke, Schumann and Rachmaninoff, with guest pianist Judith Gordon.

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Chemistry Department Seminar: "Photocaged Complexes and Azobenzene Compounds"

Oct. 14, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Kendade 305

Shawn Burdette, Associate Professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute will discuss his lesson's learned and the future directions of his research.

Social Entrepreneurship Summit & Masterclass: present your ideas

Oct. 14, 2016 9:00 am – 11:30&