Past Events

Reassessing Film in the Foreign Language Curriculum: A Multiliteracis Approach

Feb. 20, 2019 6:00 pm
UMass - Herter Hall 601

Since the advent of television in the 1950s and VHS in the 1970s, the foreign language community has seen great potential in video for foreign language instruction. And yet, for reasons legal, technical and pedagogical, video has never lived up to the original expectations. This failure has been particularly true of film, feature and documentary, as instructors have struggled with students’ comprehension issues, leading to SLA studies on the effectiveness of subtitles, captions, pre-viewing and post-viewing strategies. The ensuing pedagogical approaches rarely went beyond communicative strategies of scene description and regurgitation of plot. For the past few years several scholars (Paesani et al 2016; Kaiser 2018) have advocated for a reexamination of film within a multiliteracies approach, whereby the film is seen as a text employing various semiotic systems to create meaning. Mark Kaiser will present clips from several different films and examine the ways that filmic devices and language are used to create meaning. Various tasks that an instructor might employ with the aim of developing students’ linguistic, intercultural, and symbolic competences and their visual literacy will be considered. The core features of "Lumière", the Berkeley Language Center's database of 19,000+ clips, and the strategies used in Lumière to aid student comprehension will be demonstrated.

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Performances

Feb. 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Feb. 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Feb. 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Studio Theater, Kendall Hall

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company is a classical ensemble made up of 12 dancers of outstanding potential. As the highest level of the ABT training ladder, ABT Studio Company serves as a crucial bridge between ballet training and professional performance, preparing young dancers (ages 16-20) to enter American Ballet Theatre or other leading ballet companies worldwide.

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Faculty Baroque — Around the World in Eighty Minutes

Feb. 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Pratt Music Hall

The Music Department's highly regarded baroque ensemble present works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Biber, Locatelli, Marais and Hotterre. Come enjoy this worldly feast. Free and open to the public.

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American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity

Feb. 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Great Room, Community Center

The intimate 39-minute film follows six Afro-native Americans from the U.S. as they reflect upon the personal and complex issues of Native and African heritage, ethnic identity and racism within communities of color.

Sponsor: Zowie Banteah Cultural Center

Philosophy Conference

Feb. 16, 2019 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dwight 101

Students of Philosophy and other disciplines will present arguments on a range of topics from environmental ethics to just war theory. Followed by a debate by professors on whether there are universal morals or if it's all just relative? All arguments followed by Q&A. The day will be broken up with snacks and light refreshments to let you digest and discuss the ideas argued by our fantastic speakers.

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Residency and Concert: The De Capo Chamber Players

Feb. 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Feb. 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Feb. 16, 2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pratt Music Hall

Hailed by The New Yorker as a "distinguished ensemble...at the center of the New York new-music scene for forty-five years" (May 2016), the Da Capo Chamber Players will be in residence at Mount Holyoke College with a number of free events including a concert of contemporary and 20th Century masterworks in Pratt Music Hall on Friday, February 15 at 7:00 pm.  The program will feature Da Capo’s signature performance of Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire, with guest artist soprano Lucy Shelton, combined with three important works in honor of Black History Month – Valerie Coleman’s Portraits of Langston, Luciano Berio’s O King, and David Sanford’s Dogma 74.

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Creating Afrofuturistic-themed Keychains

Feb. 8, 2019 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb. 15, 2019 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab, Prospect Hall

A workshop in collaboration with the Association of Pan African Unity to create “Black-to-the-Future” themed keychains. Learn how to create files on Adobe Illustrator and then send your custom files to the laser cutter! Pizza and refreshments will be provided for attendees.

Contact: Shani Mensing, Fimbel Lab Coordinator and Technical Specialist.

LITS button-making event

Feb. 15, 2019 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Atrium in Williston Library

Students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to make their own buttons, as well as grab candy and bookmarks, celebrating Blackness on campus. Hosted by Marc Boucher, Justin Jackson and Ajay Menon.

Contact: Justin Jackson

Workshop: “The New Wave: How to Make Your Voice Heard through Grassroots and Electoral Campaigns” featuring Hayley Zachary ’02

Feb. 15, 2019 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Willits Hallowell

Are you inspired by the New Wave of women and new voices entering politics and active in grassroots social justice campaigns? Do you see a future where you want to be part of a movement, but may not know where or how to begin? In this interactive workshop, you will learn about grassroots advocacy, government and policy, and electoral campaigns and movements that engage a range of players, from community activists to corporate leaders.  Pre-registration is required.

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CA' FOSCARI UNIVERSITY Internship call for Applications

Feb. 15 – 24, 2019 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
McCulloch Center

About the internship: In the Office of International Partnerships, supporting collaboration with foreign universities, orientation of incoming students, other data and project support. Required: Intermediate level Italian (Ital 209) or above.

To learn more: Contact Prof. Morena Svaldi, or 2017 intern Virginia Guerra in the McCulloch Center.

To apply: Meet with Kirk Lange (x2072) or klange@mtholyoke.edu

Akinseye Brown — How to Draw An African Superhero

Feb. 14, 2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Room, Communty Center

“The most important thing that Black Superheroes do is help African people to see themselves as powerful and beautiful,” says comic book creator Akinseye Brown. During  this workshop, Brown will helps us do just that through a drawing workshop teaching us how to draw a Black Superhero.

Sponsor: Association of Pan African Unity

Dr. Kafui Attoh — “Uber, Public Transit and the Idiocy of the Smart City”

Feb. 14, 2019 4:30 pm
Dwight 101

With a focus on Washington, DC, this talk explores how cities often uncritically embrace technological innovation and the “sharing economy” to the detriment of their well-being and the interests of their working class and most vulnerable residents.

Sponsors: Department of Geography and Department of International Relations

Shooting the Enemy: The Impact of Public Enemy’s Music On Current Art and Culture

Feb. 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Betty Shabazz Cultural Center

Professional journalist and photographer Harry Allen will show and discuss photos of hip-hop legend Public Enemy's members while discussing their impact on current art and culture.

Sponsor: Division of Student Life and Betty Shabazz Cultural Center.

Talk About Housing with the AccessAbility Services' Fellows

Feb. 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Skinner 210

Join the AccessAbility Services’ Fellows for casual conversation about housing accommodations at Mount Holyoke College (MHC). The Fellows will be able to talk about how to use your housing accommodations for the 2019-2020 school year, the ways in which accommodations can affect the housing process, as well as provide a more general overview of the housing process at Mount Holyoke College. All are welcome to join the Fellows for dinner in the Dining Commons immediately following this event.

Leaks, Hacks and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age

Feb. 13, 2019 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
UMass Amherst, Herter Hall, 301

The Five College Arabic Language Initiative invites you to a lecture by Tarek El-Ariss, Associate Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College.

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Math/Stat Club: "I'm a mathematician. You want to hire me."

Feb. 13, 2019 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Clapp 416

Madeline Goh, Senior Engineer, RightHook, Inc. will be the guest speaker. Pizza will be served.

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Reading: “A Monster with a Thousand Hands: The Discursive Spectator in Early Modern England” by Amy Rodgers

Feb. 12, 2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop

Reception starts at 7 pm follow by a reading and signing. This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College English Department and the Odyssey Bookshop.

Award-Winning Miró String Quartet to Perform at McCulloch Auditorium

Feb. 8, 2019 7:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

The Miró String Quartet brings their “exceptional tonal focus and interpretive intensity” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) to McCulloch Auditorium on Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. Presenting masterworks by Schubert, Janáček and Beethoven, the quartet’s internationally acclaimed performances and recordings have been deemed “furiously committed” by The New Yorker.

Free and open to the public.

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Professionalism 101

Feb. 8, 2019 12:15 pm
Kendade 305

In order to have a successful career, you need to learn early on how to be professional in your academic, extracurricular, and professional settings. The term “professionalism” is not just (or necessarily) about wearing a suit, having an impressive resume – it’s a collection of attitudes and behaviors. The way you act can have far-reaching impacts on those around you and your own future.

Presenter: Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs
Pizza lunch will be served.

Master and Margarita Film Series

Feb. 7, 2019 7:00 pm
Feb. 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Feb. 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Mar. 7, 2019 7:00 pm
Mar. 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Apr. 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Art 221

Presented by the Mount Holyoke Russian Club and RES 221.

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Veterinary Medical College Application Service

Feb. 5, 2019 6:00 pm
Kendade 203

Mr. Wynne will provide an overview of the Veterinary School application service (VMCAS) and discuss DVM pre-requisite courses.

Presenter: Tony Wynne, Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs
Snacks will be served.

Celebrating Blackness at MHC: A Students, Faculty, Staff Mixer/Dinner

Feb. 5, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Betty Shabazz Cultural Center

An opportunity for students, faculty and staff of African and Caribbean descent to enjoy a great meal while celebrating each other. African, Caribbean, and Soul food will be provided.

Contact: Kuzie Madungwe

Exhibit: Exile. Experience and Testimony

Feb. 4, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb. 4 – 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Stimson Room, Williston Library

The Mount Holyoke College (MHC) German Studies Department cordially invites you to attend the opening symposium for its February 2019 exhibit featuring a selection of exhibits from the new permanent exhibition of the German Exile Archive 1933-45, part of the German National Library, Frankfurt/M.

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Lecture: “Challenges in Designing New Batteries and Supercapacitators for a Low Carbon Economy”

Feb. 4, 2019 4:30 pm
Cleveland L1

Clare Grey, professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge will be the guest speaker for this Five College Chemistry Lecture.

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Math/Stat Club: “The geometry of infinite graphs”

Feb. 4, 2019 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

Emily Stark, Zuckerman postdoctoral fellow, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology will be the guest speaker.

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Intergroup Dialogue: Exploring Race and Racism in the United States and Mount Holyoke College Weekend Course 2019

Feb. 2 – 3, 2019 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).

The Intergoup Dialogue Weekend Course: Exploring Race and Racism in the United States and Mount Holyoke College is designed to encourage students to develop skills for exploring differences and commonalities in diverse social settings.

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Who is in Charge Here? Authority in the Classroom with Ali Aslam

Feb. 1, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

How do and how should we as teachers respond to the urgent demands made by our students? This Teaching and Learning Seminar will examine what is at stake in these demands and how we as instructors might accommodate these requests, even if they sometimes interrupt our class schedules, so that they might be not just teachable moments but occasions to repair and build trust with our students.

We will discuss how to anticipate such moments during syllabus design and the introductory week of classes each term, offer suggestions on how to respond in the moment, and consider what can done at a campus level to support faculty and students in addressing crisis in the classroom. The insights shared during this meeting were developed by faculty participants in an AALAC seminar entitled “The Pedagogy of Urgency” held at Mt Holyoke last spring.

Mirror Piece I and II: Reconfigured (1969/2018-2019) by Joan Jonas ’58

Jan. 31, 2019 7:30 pm
Dance Studio Theater, Kendall Hall

In this historic, one-night only event, internationally-acclaimed artist and Mount Holyoke alumna Joan Jonas will direct a reconfigured staging of her groundbreaking performance, Mirror Piece I.

Mirror Piece I was the first in a series of time-based works that established Jonas as a leading figure in the field of performance art. Motivated by feminist ideas, the work explores gender hierarchies, the power of the gaze, and notions of perception and representation. At Mount Holyoke, Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured (1969/2018-2019) will be performed by students who are pursuing majors in the visual and performing arts.

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Math/Stat Club: “Cutting and pasting operations in topology”

Jan. 30, 2019 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Carmen Rovi, Zorn Postdoctoral Fellow at IU Bloomington will be the guest speaker.

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Interfaith Lunch: “The Mountaintop”

Jan. 30, 2019 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Great Room, Blanchard Hall

The Mountaintop is a theatrical portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It portrays an imagined last night of his life in the Lorraine Motel as it explores the humanity, limitations and legacy of Dr. King.

Actors Jamil A. C. Mangan and Lynnette R. Freeman will share scenes from The Mountaintop, and lead a discussion about the play and Dr. King’s life.

We'll wonder together about how such an extraordinary and ordinary human accomplished such great things, and how we can create great things too.

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Play: “Marx in Soho”

Jan. 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

“Marx in Soho” is a one-man play written by Howard Zinn. In the play, Marx is resurrected to defend his ideas against the dehumanizing versions that have been applied in the world, respond to society today, and share about his life in Soho, London. This particular production of the play featuring Bob Weick has been touring the U.S. for 14 years at more than 500 venues and got the green light and enthusiastic support from Howard Zinn himself after he saw rehearsals of the play.

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Lecture: “Dark Matter, First Light”

Jan. 28, 2019 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cleveland L3

Prof. Katherine “Katie” Mack of North Carolina State University will be discussing the quest to identify dark matter both in the lab and in the sky, major unsolved problems in dark matter theory and how upcoming observations of the epoch of the first cosmic structures can be used to open a new window on the dark universe.

Math/Stat Club: “Torus formation in chromonic liquid crystals”

Jan. 28, 2019 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

Lidia Mrad, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Arizona will be the guest speaker.

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Exploring Careers in Health Professions

Jan. 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Kendade 305

Our mandatory workshop (with pizza lunch) is for Springies, students that missed MoHome (and others still making up their minds), 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.

Presenter: Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs
Pizza lunch will be served.

Math/Stat Club: “The Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics”

Jan. 25, 2019 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

Ivan Contreras, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Amherst College will present “The Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics”.

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Self-Advocacy Bootcamp

Jan. 24, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
210 Skinner

This event is geared towards for first-years, transfers, and other students who have recently completed the AccessAbility Services application process. AccessAbility Services Fellows will talk through and then role play having a conversation with faculty about their accommodation letters. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice having these conversations with the guidance and feedback of the Fellows. All are invited to join the Fellows for casual conversation over dinner in the Dining Commons immediately following this event.

 

 

Voices of Women in Music

Jan. 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Jan. 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Abbey Chapel (Jan 22) and the University of St. Joseph's (Jan 23)

The Janury 22rd performance will be held in Abbey Chapel and the January 23rd performance will be held at the University of St. Joseph's in Hartford, CT.

“Klap Ur Handz” String Quartet No. 5 “Rosa Parks”.......................................D.B. Roumain
Violin Concerto No. 2......................................F. Price
   Featuring Er-Gene Kahng, violin
Scheherazade, Op. 35...............N. Rimsky-Korsakov

2019 Mary Lyon Concert

Jan. 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra performs the fourth annual Mary Lyon concert on Tuesday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m. in Abbey Chapel. Commemorating Mary Lyon's commitment to the core value of music in higher education, the concerts celebrate works about and composed by women.

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Math/Stat Club: “Maximum nullity, zero forcing, and power domination”

Jan. 22, 2019 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
416 Clapp

Chassidy Bozeman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College will present “Maximum nullity, zero forcing, and power domination.”

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Virtual Book Study for Math Educators and Administrators

Sep. 27, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan. 17, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb. 21, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar. 28, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr. 25, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join a community of math educators and administrators from around the world who meet via videoconference throughout the year to read and discuss professional books on mathematics education. This year we are reading “Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You Had” by Tracy Zager.

The House of Bernarda Alba

Dec. 6, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 7, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 8, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec. 9, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

by Federico Garcia Lorca, adapted by Emily Mann, directed by Miranda Wheeler '19

After her husband's death, iron-fisted Bernarda imposes an eight-year mourning period on her daughters, trapping them in a claustrophobic house teeming with jealousy and repressed desire under the burning Spanish sun.

Hot Jazz on a Cold Night!

Dec. 8, 2018 7:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

Join the Jazz Ensembles for their annual winter concert featuring music and holiday tunes from Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Mariah Carey, Gordon Goodwin and Charles Mingus. Mark Gionfriddo directs.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

Dec. 7, 2018 1:00 pm
Dec. 7, 2018 2:30 pm
Dec. 7, 2018 4:00 pm
Wa-shin-an, Eliot House

Wa-shin-an will host demonstrations of Japanese Tea Ceremony. We will be served by Yuko Sato-sensei from Urasenke Boston. Three seatings are available. Space is limited, and reservations are required. To make a reservation please email Heath Atchley at hatchley@mtholyoke.edu.

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Resources and Strategies for Community-Engaged Learning and Research

Dec. 7, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Community-Based Learning with Alan Bloomgarden

Dec. 7, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

In this Talking About Teaching Luncheon workshop, faculty are invited to discuss and review resources and strategies for community-engaged learning and research.

Poems and Folk Melodies

Dec. 6, 2018 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Poem for Flute and Orchestra...................C. Griffes
   Featuring Shion Kubota, flute
Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”...............F. Schubert
Symphony No. 8, G Major, Op. 88..............A. Dvorak

MHSO Concert: Poems and Folk Songs

Dec. 6, 2018 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra presents a program that will whisk you away to lands at the fringes of your imagination, including Griffes’ entrancing and ethereal Poem for Flute and Orchestra (Concerto Competition winner, Shion Kubota ‘19, flute), Schubert’s dark and lyrical Unfinished Symphony, and Antonin Dvořák’s bright Eighth Symphony, filled with bird songs and folk melodies. Netta Hadari conducts. Free and open to the public.

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A reading by eileen myles

Dec. 6, 2018 7:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Eileen myles will be reading from their new book of poems, "evolution." This event is free and open to the public.

The Odyssey Bookshop will be on hand with a selection of the author's books for purchase.

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AccessAbility Fellows Tea and Talk about Final Exams

Dec. 6, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
225 Clapp

Come for tea and casual conversation about final exams and end of semester work. The Fellows will talk about how to get and take final exams with your accommodations and using your accommodations on final papers and projects. Please feel free to bring your own mug!

Lecture: Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Dec. 6, 2018 5:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium B

Sylvia Chan-Malik, Associate Professor of American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, will discuss her recently published book, Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam.

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Five College Collegium Concert: The Orphic Obrecht

Dec. 5, 2018 7:30 pm
Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst

The Collegium explores the works of Jacob Obrecht, born in Ghent in 1450. He was held in the highest esteem by his contemporaries and his masses and motets were performed at many princely chapels and at the Vatican. Obrecht succeeded Josquin as the maestro di cappella in Ferrara in 1503, but his time in Italy was cut short by his death from the plague in 1505.

The Collegium choir will perform selections from masses, Marian and Christmas season motets and Obrecht’s moving lament on the death of his trombone-playing father. The program is rounded out by instrumental selections performed on winds and viols.

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KlezMova! Mount Holyoke's Klezmer Orchestra Winter Concert

Dec. 5, 2018 5:30 pm
Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall

Dance and Table-pounding music from Eastern Europe! Come listen! Come dance! Violins, flute, piano, accordion, trombone, clarinet, yangqin, and banjo! Adrianne Greenbaum directs. Free and open to the public.

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Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science

Dec. 4, 2018 7:00 pm
Stimson Room, Library

Join the English Department to celebrate the publication of Suparna Roychoudhury’s new book.

Five College West African Music Ensemble Fall 2018 Concert

Dec. 4, 2018 7:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

Join us for the Fall Semester West African music and dance fest performing works from Ghana, Togo and Benin, with African guest artists Kwabena Boateng and Michael Ofori. Faith Conant directs. Free and open to the public.

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Lecture: Soviet-Russian Cinema: Why Does Ideology Overshadow Entertainment?

Dec. 4, 2018 5:30 pm
220 Art Building

Lecture by the Darya Khrenova, Professor at the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts and director of the documentary film “Pavlensky: Life Naked”, which is being screened on Monday, December 3.

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Film screening: Pavlensky. Life Naked

Dec. 3, 2018 7:00 pm
Art Buliding 220

Petr Pavlensky is currently the most radical artist in Russia. His bloody and challenging performances involve mutilating his own body. He sews up his lips, wraps his naked body in barbed wire outside the prosecutor’s office, and he nails his genitals to the Red Square. He takes down the border between life and art.*

*Disclaimer: this film contains graphic scenes of self-mutilation.

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Holiday Vespers 2018

Dec. 2, 2018 4:00 pm
Dec. 2, 2018 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

The Mount Holyoke College Choral Ensembles and the Chamber Jazz, Vocal Jazz and English Handbell ensembles will once again present their annual holiday-inspired performances, best known for the candlelight procession and carol singing. The theme this year is "On a Winter's Night," and musical selections include images of stars, dreams, memories and the magic and wonder of the season.

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Five College Early Music Program — Euridice Baroque Ensemble

Nov. 30, 2018 7:30 pm
Bezanson Recital Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Charpentier Noels pour les Instruments, the Corelli Christmas Concerto, Purcell’s Abdelazar Suite. Directed by Robert Eisenstein. Free and open to the public.

Flute Choir Winter Concert 2018

Nov. 30, 2018 7:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall

The College's two flute choirs will perform Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart, Three Dances by Khatchaturian, a medley of classic rock including tunes by Jethro Tull and the Beatles, and a selection from Disney’s Tangled. A reception follows. Alison Hale directs. Free and open to the public.

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In the Heights/In Holyoke Symposium: Marisol Negron, Israel Reyes, Merida Rua and Catherine Young

Nov. 30, 2018 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Marisol Negron, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Latino Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston: “Music as Praxis: Hope, Faith and Community in the Soundtrack for In the Heights.”

Israel Reyes, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portugese, Darmouth College: “The Gentrification of Our Dreams: Urban Space and Upward Mobiity in Lin Manuel-Miranda's In the Heights.”

Merida Ru, Professor of Latina and Latino Studies and American Studies, Williams College: “Paciencia y Fe: Abuelas as Icons and Everyday People.”

Catherine Young, Writing Program Lecturer, Princeton University: “Anita, Diana, Vanessa: The Triangulation of Landmark Latinx Women on Broadway.”

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Yale School of Nursing - Virtual Presentation with Pizza Lunch

Nov. 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Clapp 126

Joseph Korevec, Assistant Dean of Enrollment
Join Mr. Korevec for his information session to learn about Yale School of Nursing, programs, application process, and general information.

In the Heights/In Holyoke Symposium: Arnaldo Lopez, Juan Recondo and Vanessa Rosa

Nov. 30, 2018 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Kittredge Center, Holyoke Community College

Arnaldo Lopez, Art Manager and Development Strategist, Pregones Theater, New York City: “Community, Mobility and the Broadway Lottery.”

Juan Recondo, Lecturer, CUNY and New York University, New York City: “Paciencia y Fe in Long Island City: Performing and Teaching in the Heights at LaGuardia Community College, NYC.”

Vanessa Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies, Mount Holyoke College: “In the Heights in Holyoke: An Interdisciplinary Anaysis for the Mapping of Latinidad, Civic Engagement and Feminism.”

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World Language and Culture Festival

Nov. 29, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Blanchard Campus Center

Join the Language Resource Center in celebrating the diversity of world languages with games, karaoke, crafts and more.

Lecture: "Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice"

Nov. 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Leah Penniman, a well-known farmer, educator, author and food sovereignty activist will present a lecture on food justice, "Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice"

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¡Noches de Cine!

Oct. 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 1, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 29, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Mandelles room 323

October 11 - La Cosecha
November 1 - Coco
November 29 - Como Agua Para Chocolate

Another World is Possible: Poetry and Prose Reading and Open Mic

Nov. 29, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Art Museum

Join MHC students, faculty and staff for an evening of readings and open mic, with a featured reading by Cameron Awkward-Rich.

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Occupying Broadway: Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights Spectacular Claim to Latina/o Cultural Citizenship

Nov. 29, 2018 4:30 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez, professor emeritus of Latina/o studies served as a consultant for the production of "In the Heights" and has been serving as scholar-in-residence at Holyoke Community College this the semester.

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Film Series: Contentious Issues in Contemporary Russia

Oct. 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Join us for a series of films that explore issues faced by citizens in contemporary Russia.  All films are accompanied by English subtitles.

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Let's Talk Race, Religion, Sexuality: Understanding How to Create Wholeness as a Person of Color

Nov. 28, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Unity Center, Blanchard Hall

A conversation with Rev. Lacette Cross, Pastor of New Beginnings Christian Church in Richmond, VA.

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H5P: Interactive Exercises for Moodle, Wordpress, and Beyond with Jean Janecki

Nov. 28, 2018 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Language Resource Center, Ciruti

Jean Janecki, Coordinator of the Language Resource Center, will give a technology and teaching workshop/brown bag for faculty and staff on H5P. H5P is a great tool for creating interactive online activities that some instructors on campus are already exploring. Activities can easily be created in/or uploaded to Moodle or WordPres. Paula Debnar will also give a brief overview of how she has successfully incorporated H5P into her Homeric Greek Resources WordPress site.

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Embracing All of Who We Are: Body, Soul, and Sexuality

Nov. 28, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Great Room, Blanchard Hall

An interfaith lunch and open dialogue with Rev. Lacette Cross, pastor of New Beginnings Christian Church in Richmond, VA. Rev. Cross sees talking sex & faith for wholeness as a justice issue that calls for intentional conversation and authentic engagement. Her purpose for being here and creating Will You Be Whole is to do just that.

The journey to wholeness is best traveled with others. Rev. Cross is intentional in creating safe space for open, honest dialogue that fosters a spirit of sharing, healing and hope. She loves helping people bring together the two key parts of who we are – our sexuality and spirituality.

Open to the College community.

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Electroluminescence

Nov. 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Great Room, Blanchard Hall

A concert of immersive electronic music and innovative moving image works, featuring Mount Holyoke College students, Assistant Professor of Music Thomas Ciufo, and guest artist Asha Tamirisa. A Q&A with the artists follows the concert. Free and open to the public.

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Lecture: “Discounting the Past”

Nov. 26, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
216 Skinner

Meghan Sullivan, Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O'Brien Collegiate Chair at Notre Dame presents the Roger W. Holmes Lecture “Discounting the Past.”

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Mount Holyoke College and South Hadley Electric Light Department to cut ribbon on major solar power project

Nov. 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Kendall entrance

Mount Holyoke College is delighted to announce the installation of nearly 1,500 solar panels on the roof of the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex on Dunlap Place, as part of its commitment to reduce its environmental impact. The College has set the goal of carbon neutrality by 2037, the College’s 200th anniversary.

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Study Abroad Information Session

Nov. 16, 2018 5:00 pm
216 Skinner

Interested in study abroad but not sure where to start? We invite you to our info session to learn about academic planning, application procedures, program types, financing and scholarships, credit transfer and next steps.

Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science

Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop

Associate Professor of English Suparna Roychoudhury will read from and discuss her book, “Phantasmatic Shakespeare.”

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In the Heights

Nov. 8, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 9, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 10, 2018 2:00 pm
Nov. 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Leslie Phillips Theater, Holyoke Community College

The Holyoke Community College Theater Department presents "In the Heights", which was written by “Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda. "In the Heights" is a Tony-award winning musical celebrating Latino culture, music and dance. The Mount Holyoke Department of Spanish, Latina/o, Latin American Studies is a sponsor of the event.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 students and seniors. The Friday, Nov. 16, performance will be ASL interpreted.

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Five College Seminar: Global Cultures of the 19th Century

Nov. 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Amherst College, CHI Center (second floor, Frost Library)

 "Myth and Mythmaking in the Douglass Circle", a lecture by Jared Hickman, Associate Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University.

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Diversity Abroad Talk

Nov. 15, 2018 5:00 pm
101 Dwight

Returned study abroad students will discuss the intersection of identity — 1st gen, students with disabilities, student of color/religious ethnicity, LGBTQIA, financially challenged — and global experiences. The panelists will share their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of learning, interning, or researching abroad. They will discuss everything from how they started the conversation with their parents to how their international experience has impacted academic and career goals.

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Lecture: “Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry they Inspire”

Nov. 15, 2018 4:30 pm
Cleveland L1

Sarah E. Reisman, Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology presents the annual Lucy Pickett Lecture ”Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry they Inspire.”

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“App”y Hour (Application Party)

Nov. 14, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rotunda Room, 226 Blanchard

Are you applying for study abroad for Fall 2019 or Academic year 2019–2020 with a need-based Laurel Fellowship? The deadline for the request to study abroad is due by November 30. If you have not already met with a Study Abroad Advisor — or just need help finishing your application — join us for this fun and productive event!

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Math/Stat Club: Rehumanizing Mathematics: A Discussion

Nov. 14, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

We will watch portions of Rochelle Gutiérrez’s talk “Rehumanizing Mathematics: A Vision for the Future” and use it as a catalyst for a discussion of diversity, inclusion and access in mathematics and statistics here on campus. All are welcome!

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Wild Honey: An Evening of Russian Poetry

Nov. 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Stimson Room, Mount Holyoke College Library

Anyone is welcome to sing or read in Russian or in English translation. Refreshments will be provided. Formal dress is optional. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Larisa Millman (millm22l@mtholyoke.edu) or Alessandra Massa (massa23a@mtholyoke.edu). 

Summer planning for new students. Open to all.

Nov. 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Blanchard 213

In this presentation we will offer tips on selecting a summer opportunity, resources for seeking your ideal summer opportunity, and information about a few programs that we love!

Global Learning Information Table

Nov. 13, 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dining Commons Lobby

Stop by our table outside the Dining Commons and learn about the McCulloch Center and how we can support your global learning. Learn about international internships and research, study abroad, and all of the programs and grants available to you right here on campus. We will also have awesome laptop stickers, so be sure to come see us on your way to dinner and grab one.

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International Internships Information Session

Nov. 13, 2018 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Cassani Lounge, 102 Shattuck

An overview of Mount Holyoke's international internships for 2019. Learn about new and continuing opportunities with MHConnect partner organizations, the application process, and 2 new Spring courses (AFCNA 221 - Engaging Ghana and CUSP 241 - Engaging for Social Impact) to help students prepare for and secure summer internships. We’ll tailor the session to your interests; send your questions in advance via this registration form. Refreshments served.

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Global Insights Contest Exhibition

Nov. 12 – 16, 2018 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Student Art Gallery, Community Center

The exciting and meaningful photographs that students submitted to the Global Insights contest will be on display. These images were taken during the students learning experiences abroad.

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Read Between the Lines: Resistance, an Act of Education

Nov. 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thirsty Mind

Kick off International Education Week with an Open Mic event.

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Faculty Dance Concert

Nov. 8, 2018 8:00 pm
Nov. 9, 2018 8:00 pm
Nov. 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Studio Theater, Kendall Hall

The Dance Department at Mount Holyoke College begins its performance season with a concert featuring dances by five female choreographers and dancers from the Five College Dance Department. On the program are Mount Holyoke faculty choreographers Barbie Diewald, Shakia Johnson and Marilyn Sylla, as well as Zoe Henrot ’12 and “New Second Line” by internationally acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown.

Performance: “American Moor”

Nov. 8, 2018 7:30 pm
Nov. 9, 2018 7:30 pm
Nov. 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Rooke Theater

“American Moor” is a 90-minute solo play written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb, examining the experience and perspective of black men in America through the metaphor of William Shakespeare's character, Othello.

In this passionate and poetic exploration, under the direction of Kim Weild, a seasoned African-American actor auditioning for the role of Shakespeare’s Othello must respond to the dictates of a younger, white director who presumes to understand how to maximize the iconic black character for believability.  What could possibly go wrong?

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Navigating Your Career in the United States an as International Student: Panel and Networking Reception

Nov. 10, 2018 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Great Room, Blanchard Community Center

For international students only. A 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 presentations will be followed by ample time for you and the alumnae to connect, engage in conversation, and enjoy light refreshments! The Alumnae Association and Career Development Center staff will also share important resources and information.

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Teaching Race Across the Color Barrier with Keith Hamilton Cobb & Kim Weild

Nov. 9, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

Lecture: “The Future of the Planet: Climate Change, Health Equity & Environmental Justice”

Nov. 8, 2018 7:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Gina McCarthy, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will present "The Future of the Planet: Climate Change, Health Equity & Environmental Justice." With 35 years as a public sector environmental leader and policymaker, McCarthy will tackle themes including impact investing for a sustainable future, current efforts to dismantle environmental and public health protections, and the bottom-line business case for sustainability.

 

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Gathering for English Majors & Prospective Majors

Nov. 8, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall

Learn about the English major and next years courses.

A Rainbow Thread: Intersections of the Queer Jewish Past and Future

Nov. 8, 2018 4:30 pm
Smith College: Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center

Noam Sienna is a Jewish educator, artist and doctoral candidate in Jewish History at the Unversity of Minnesota, specializing in the Jewish communities of the Islamic world. He also holds degrees in Anthropology and Religious Studies from Brandeis University and the University of Toronto. He has taught and lectured about Jewish cultural heritage at academic and community venues around the world.  His first book, A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts, is slated for publication in Winter 2018.

Free and open to the public.

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Connecticut Valley Colloquium Featuring Dr. Heather Harrington

Nov. 8, 2018 4:00 pm
416 Clapp

Dr. Heather Harrington, Associate Professor, Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Mathematical Instiute, University of Oxford will present “Comparing models and data using computational algebraic geometry and topology.” Join us for refreshments beginning at 4:00 pm, the talk will begin at 4:30 pm.

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Lecture: “Harvard in the Highlands: A Cold War Field School Among the Maya”

Nov. 7, 2018 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Join Assistant Professor of Anthropology Matthew Watson for a talk exploring the competing constructions of Zinacantan, paying particular attention to how the Harvard Chiapas Project systematically aestheticized and depoliticized Maya forms of life.

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Talking about the Midterms: A post-election discussion

Nov. 7, 2018 7:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Join us for a conversation with faculty members about the impact of the mid-term elections on U.S. and world politics.  Faculty panelists will discuss the political landscape leading up to the 2018 mid-terms and the significance of this election for different communities. A Q&A session and discussion will follow commentary from the panelists.

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Math/Stat Club: Annie Schenck ’19 and Nikkole Spencer ’19

Nov. 7, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

Join us to hear about two research projects:

  1. Annie Schenck '19: “Index Divisibility Sets of Dynamically Generated Sequence”
  2. Nikkole Spencer ’19: “The Robots Are Coming! My Summer Research on Multi-Robotics System”
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Application process presentation - Required for upcoming applicants. Recommended for all seniors. Open to all.

Nov. 6, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clapp 306

This presentation is required for anyone intending to, or considering, entering professional school in fall 2020. We will review the timeline and details of the application process, with a focus on how the pre-health office can support you. Seniors who are not applying for fall 2020 entry are nevertheless encouraged to attend.

M.F.A. Information Session

Nov. 6, 2018 4:30 pm
Cassani Room, Shattuck 102

Join Samuel Ace, Julie Adamo, Andrea Lawlor and Kate Singer, for information and Q&A about creative writing M.F.A. programs, and meet other students who are thinking about applying.

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Asian Studies Research Workshop

Nov. 5, 2018 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Language Resource Center Computer Room, 6 Ciruti

Student Research Workshop for majors, minors and interested students. Discussion on thesis writing, independent studies and research projects. Workshop to be led by professors Joshua Roth, Elif Babul and Ying Wang.

Advising Check In with Amber Douglas and Jon Western

Nov. 5, 2018 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Blanchard 318

Join fellow faculty and the Dean of Faculty and Dean of Studies offices to discuss liberal arts advising. We will focus on making the move from transactional to transformational advising and have time to discuss how the semester is going.

Personal statement workshop - Required for upcoming applicants. Recommended for all seniors.

Nov. 4, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reese 316

This is an interactive workshop and is geared towards those who will submit their applications within the next year. Seniors who are not applying for fall 2020 entry are also encouraged to attend. Registration is required no later than October 28th. You will also need to complete some homework in advance of the workshop, and you will be asked to upload some writing when you register. If you are required to attend this workshop but have an unavoidable conflict, please contact the pre-health office.

African American Perspectives on Othello: Artist Curlee Raven Holton in Conversation with Actor and Playwright Keith Hamilton Cobb

Nov. 2, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Art Building, Gamble Auditorium A

In their respective artistic fields, Curlee Raven Holton and Keith Hamilton Cobb have both engaged in new interpretations of William Shakespeare’s Othello. In their public conversation, Holton and Cobb will discuss the agency of artists of African descent, and share the experiences that led to their Othello-inspired projects in printmaking and theater. Moderated by Amy Rodgers, associate professor of English and Film Studies at Mount Holyoke College.

The museum will have extended hours following the event.

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Re-imagining Mental Health: Reflections on the Challenges and Opportunities for Creating Positive Change in the World

Nov. 2, 2018 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Join us as seven Mount Holyoke College psychology alumnae share their experiences and insights — from research and reflection to community-building, advocacy — and beyond. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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Grinspoon EI Annual Conference

Nov. 2, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA

Join 500+ students from the region's colleges and universities at a conference designed for those interested in social impact and entrepreneurship;  breakfast, lunch, workshops, speakers, exhibit.  Pre-register using the register button.

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Lecture: “African Philosophy: An Opinionated Introduction”

Nov. 1, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
216 Skinner

Join us for the Roger W. Holmes Lecture featuring by Alexander Guerrero, Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy, Legal and Political Philosophy, Epistemology at Rutgers. A reception will follow the lecture.

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Math/Stat Club: Mathematics in Art

Oct. 31, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Clapp 416

This week, the Mount Holyoke College Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics will host Math/Stat Club. First, we will hear about upcoming events and opportunities for community engagement supported by the MHC AWM. After a brief introduction to the chapter, we will hear from Professor Charlene Morrow, Faculty Emerita, Psychology and Education, Mount Holyoke College, who is also the Chair of Origami USA. Professor Morrow will discuss the intersection of art and mathematics in her work as well as the mathematical community at large.

Conversation for international students

Oct. 30, 2018 6:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Are you an international student interested in attending a health profession school in the United States? Please join us for a conversation that focuses specifically on the unique challenges that you may face moving forward, to make connections with each other, and to learn about resources that can help you as you plan your next steps. This event is appropriate for all class years and is designed for those who are not U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or have DACA status.

Musical Meridians of the Silk Roads: A Lecture by Theodore Levin

Oct. 29, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Theodore Levin is a Professor of Music at Dartmouth College who has chronicled Central Asian folk customs and music in his books 100,000 Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia and Where Rivers and Mountains Sing. Levin served as the first executive director of the Silk Road Project, founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. He has also served as chair of the Arts and Culture Sub-board of the Open Society (Soros) Foundations, and is currently the Senior Project Consultant to the Aga Khan Music Initiative.

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Yale School of Medicine - Inside Admissions: Perspectives from the Yale School of Medicine

Oct. 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Amherst College - Loeb Center Events Room

The Yale System of medical education remains unique among medical schools. The session will discuss how key features of Yale’s medical education plays a role in the educational mission and how they translate to the admissions process at the Yale School of Medicine. The session will also allow time for questions and answers.

Monsters Ball "Masquerade"

Oct. 27, 2018 10:00 am
Oct. 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Symphony No. 8, G Major, Op. 88 .............A.Dvorak
Imperial March from “Star Wars”............J. Williams
Blue Danube Waltz................................J. Strauss Jr.
“Klap Ur Handz”....................................D.B. Roumain
Masquerade Waltz...........................A. Khachaturian
Waltz of the Flowers...........................P.Tchaikovsky

MHSO Monsters Ball

Oct. 27, 2018 10:00 am
Oct. 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Join the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra for both morning and evening concerts featuring music from Star Wars and melodic waltzes from around the world.

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Math Modeling Club: SIMIODE SCUDEM

Oct. 27, 2018 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Registered teams are participating in SCUDEM Challenge Day (Student Competition Using Differential Equations Modeling).

A Performance of Yue Opera's Excerpts: Cross-Culture and Cross-Gender

Oct. 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Two Chinese Yue Opera leading artists, Jun'an Wang (a male lead) and Qi Tao (a female lead) will perform three excerpts from two Yue Opera classics, Searching for and Probing the Wife and Liu Yi Delivers a Letter for the Dragon King's Daughter. Yue Opera, the second most popular traditional theater in China, is predominately all female cast, featured with cross-gender acting, and focuses on women's concerns and issues.

The performance will combine a cross-gender performance with a “show and tell” where a student will give an oral presentation of Yue Opera history, role type, repertoire and stage convention. The two actresses Jun’an Wang and Qi Tao will be showcasing doing makeup and acting in gender/roles types.

Free and open to the public.

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STEMPOC Mixer

Oct. 26, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendade Atrium

Are you a STEM major? Prospective STEM major? Do you identify as a person of color? Join STEMPOC members for fun, get to know faculty and peers in STEM and engage in conversations about navigating the STEM world as a POC.

The origins of Violence in Brazil, from Slavery to Bolsonaro

Oct. 26, 2018 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Ciruti 206

On the eve of Brazil's polarizing election October 28, 2018, please join the department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies for a discussion on the origins of violence in Brazil, from slavery to Bolsonaro. With speaker Professor Luiz Amaral, Director of Portugese Studies, UMass-Amherst. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Connecting the Dots Discussion Group

Oct. 26, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Blanchard 209

Worried about someone's substance abuse? Looking for support and ways to connect with others? Join the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program for the Connecting the Dots Discussion Group.  This is a great opportunity to connect with other students, familiarize yourself with on- and off-campus supports and build skills for outer results.  Pizza will be served.

Duke School of Medicine

Oct. 26, 2018 11:30 am
Amherst College - Porter Lounge, Converse Hall

Jeffrey Crawford, MD, Associate Director of Clinical Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Boricua Cooking Night

Oct. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mandelle Golden Pear Kitchen

A night of Puerto Rican food, music and fun. Please use the register button to let us know that you are interested. 

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St. George's University - School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Oct. 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Skinner 212

Lysa Selli, Director of Veterinary Enrollment @ St. George’s will present an overview of St. George’s, talk about what veterinary schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

The 2018 Giamatti Lecture and Event to Commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the Earthquake in L’Aquila

Oct. 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Lecture: Laura Benedetti, Laura and Gaetano De Sole Professor of Italian, Georgetown University, “Cultural Responses to Natural Disasters: The Case of L’Aquila”

Panel discussion:

  • Nicola Camerlenghi Assistant Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College
  • Amber Douglas Associate Professor of Psychology & Dean of Studies, Mount Holyoke College
  • Jack Loveless Associate Professor of Geosciences, Smith College
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Queering the Talmud

Oct. 25, 2018 5:15 pm
106 Seelye, Smith College

Professor Charlotte Fonrobert, Stanford University, will be at Smith College to lecture on "Queering the Talmud". The Talmud is often considered a portable homeland of Jews. But to whom can it provide shelter? Contemporary Jews are engendering communities of talmudic study beyond the traditional homo-socially male academies in order to include women's and queer experiences. Fonrobert's talk will explore the dynamics of talmudic literature that render it home to queerness.

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First-Generation Community Mixer

Oct. 25, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Unity Center, Blanchard Hall

An informal gathering for first-generation college students to mix and mingle with first-generation faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be served.

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Zumba!

Oct. 24, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Studio 2 in Kendall

Note that only clean shoes (or no shoes) can be worn in studio.
Professor Flavia Cunha will be running the event.
Come for an evening of fun and dance!

Religion and Jewish Studies Department Tea

Oct. 24, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Skinner 210

For all students interested in Religion Courses, Majors and Minors. There will be professors and majors in attendance to answer all your questions and a there will be a delicious sushi snack!

History Department Fall Prospectives Tea and Information Session

Oct. 24, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
202 Skinner

Gathering for current and prospective history students and History Department faculty. Information on spring 2019 course offerings, and research opportunities in the History Department.

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Join us for "Philoso-Tea"

Oct. 24, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Skinner 217

Join faculty, majors, and the philosophy society for a sushi lunch and answers to all of your questions about the major and curriculum. Majors, minors, prospectives and anyone interested in studying Philosophy welcome.

Math/Stat Club: Spring course overview

Oct. 24, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

Come hear about our spring courses offered here in the math/stat department and around the 5 colleges!

Mid-college self-evaluation and reflection for juniors

Oct. 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Juniors! You are more than halfway done with college and may be starting to think about the next steps. “When will I apply? How should I prepare for my entrance exam? Do I need to do something different to enhance my qualifications? What will I do during my gap year(s)? Am I a competitive applicant?” This interactive workshop will be an opportunity to begin to address some of those questions through self-reflection and peer to peer conversation. A follow-up appointment with Katie Lipp, if you have not met this semester, is encouraged.

Info Session: Learning Abroad in Germany

Oct. 23, 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Language Resource Center, 6 Ciruti Center

Join us for sushi from Iya, cider and cider donuts and to learn about study abroad as well as internship opportunities in Germany. Faculty members from German Studies and students who studied or interned in Germany will introduce our programs and answer questions.

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Pre-registration gathering for English majors and prospectives

Oct. 23, 2018 4:30 pm
102 Shattuck

English Department gathering for majors and prospective majors. Learn about the major, meet department faculty, and hear about next semester's courses.

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Carl Zimmer: “Science Reporting in the Age of Fake News”

Oct. 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Hooker Auditorium

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Trifles

Oct. 18, 2018 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 19, 2018 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 20, 2018 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 21, 2018 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

by Susan Glaspell, directed by Brianna Sloane

An early feminist drama from 1916, the play explores the divide between men and women and poses the questions "What is justice?" and "Who gets to judge?"

Family & Friends - Health Professions

Oct. 21, 2018 10:00 am
Blanchard/Great Room

Join Director of Pre-Health Programs Kathryn Lipp for a session on preparing to enter graduate programs in the health professions, and how the pre-health office at Mount Holyoke supports our students and alumnae.

International Mass for Family and Friends

Oct. 21, 2018 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Abbey Memorial Chapel

All students, family and friends are welcome to join Fr. Warren Savage and the Catholic community for an International Mass.

Family and Friends Choral and Orchestra Concert

Oct. 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

The Glee Club, Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Symphony Orchestra join forces to present a diverse selection of repertoire, culminating with a combined performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Verleih uns Frieden” featuring the Family and Friends Choir. Free and open to the public. Directed by Stephanie Council and Netta Hadari.

Friends and Family Weekend at the LRC

Oct. 20, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Language Resource Center Lounge, L6 Ciruti

Bring your family and friends to the Language Resource Center for:

  • a brief tour of the updated space
  • exploration of the amazing resources
  • sharing your language experiences
  • enjoying fun games and snacks
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Pelmeni Fest

Oct. 19, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ACE House

Come eat pelmeni with the MHC Russian & Eurasian department!

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Family and Friends Weekend Jazz Concert: “What is hip?”

Oct. 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Join the Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College (Big Band, Vocal & Chamber Jazz) as they explore stylish and contemporary music by Leonard Bernstein, Gordon Goodwin, Henry Mancini, Manhattan Transfer, and Tower of Power. Mark Gionfriddo, director.

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Japanese Tea Ceremonies at Wa-shin-an

Oct. 19, 2018 1:00 pm
Oct. 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Oct. 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Wa-shin-an, top floor of Eliot House

As part of Family and Friends weekend, Wa-shin-an will be hosting tea ceremony demonstrations on Friday, October 19. We will be served by Miho Machida from Urasenke Boston. Seatings are at 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00 pm. Space is limited.

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Student Leadership and Careers Luncheon with Joan Jonas ‘58

Oct. 19, 2018 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Willits Hallowell, Faculty Club Room

Visual artist Joan Jonas ’58 will be our guest for a Student Leadership and Careers Luncheon.

Free and open to all students. Pre-registration is closed.

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Problem-Solving Club: Induction

Oct. 19, 2018 12:15 pm
416 Clapp

This week we are working on Induction. Each week we work on different types of problems in small groups and prepare to present them to the group. Many of us will take the Putnam Exam on Dec 1, 2018.
 

Artist Joan Jonas ’58 to Speak

Oct. 18, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Internationally-acclaimed artist Joan Jonas '58 will discuss her work in a free public lecture titled ”60 Years Later.”  Reception to follow.

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2018 John Lax Memorial Lecture

Oct. 18, 2018 4:30 pm
The New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Please join us in welcoming Peter C. Perdue, Professor of History, Yale University, who will deliver the 2018 John Lax Memorial Lecture. The title of his lecture is “From Paris to Beijing in 1900: A Global Moment?” The event is free and open to the public.

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"The New World Disorder"

Oct. 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Daniella Schwarzer is the executive director of the German Council on Foreign Relations and the 2018 Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholar-in-Residence. As part of a three-day visit to Mount Holyoke, she will give a public lecture on Oct. 17. “The New World Disorder” will focus on the growing disintegration of the post-WW II European and global structures of governance and the implications for peace and security.

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Classics, Italian and Ancient Studies Departmental Tea

Oct. 17, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Language Resource Center Lounge, 6 Ciruti Center

Classics, Italian and Ancient Studies Departmental Tea for Majors, Minors, and Prospective Students

Join faculty and students to discuss study abroad, major requirements, internships and spring courses. Pizza and dessert will be served.

Lecture: “The Spanish Horse is Queer”

Oct. 17, 2018 3:07 pm – 8:30 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Join Associate Professor of Gender Studies Christian Gunderman to hear his talk about Spanish horses. He will develop a more sustained notion of queer not only as “odd” or “resistant,” on the one hand, or as “homosexual” on the other, but as specifically linked to undoing the nature/culture opposition that subtends not only the Spanish vs. English horse breeds and riding styles, but more generally that of modern vs. baroque notions of power, authority, beauty and balance.

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Math/Stat Club: An introduction to discrepancy theory

Oct. 17, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

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Academic check-in for new students with Katie Lipp

Oct. 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Congratulations! You are nearly halfway through your first semester of classes at Mount Holyoke. This event is an opportunity for new pre-health students to gather for a check in about academic planning for the health professions. In addition to whole-group conversation there will be time for brief 1:1 check ins with Katie Lipp, and the leadership of the Pre-Health Association will be there for peer advising. Please come join us!

Math Modeling Club: Competition Preparation

Oct. 15, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
401 Clapp

Preparing for the SIMIODE SCUDEM (Student Competition Using Differential Equations Modeling) that opens October 19.

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

Oct. 13, 2018 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
101 Dwight

Learn about student internship experiences in Spanish speaking or Latinx communities. Lunch will be provided.

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Writing Assignment Idea Share

Oct. 12, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
318 Blanchard Hall

In this Talking about Teaching luncheon workshop session, faculty are invited to come together and share ideas about writing assignments that have worked well for them, troubleshoot less-successful assignments, and work together to develop new ideas.

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Meet and Greet Professors

Oct. 10, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
North Mandelles Common Room

Come meet the professors in the Spanish department!
Pizza will be served!

Math/Stat Club Talk: Non-Euclidean geometries

Oct. 10, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
416 Clapp

Dr. Emily Stark, Zuckerman Postdoctoral Fellow, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology will be the guest speaker.

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Staff Council Coffee Break

Oct. 10, 2018 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Oct. 10, 2018 2:30 am – 3:30 pm
Great Room, Blanchard Hall

Marcella Runell Hall and Richard Perna will share updates from the Division of Student Life and Dining Services. Open to all Mount Holyoke College staff. Light refreshments will be served.

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Webinar: Preparing for the MCAT (Rescheduled)

Oct. 9, 2018 12:00 pm

Note: the webinar has been rescheduled from Friday, October 5 to Tuesday, October 9.

Is your goal to attend medical school?  Join us for this webinar and get tips for preparting for the MCAT exam.

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Lecture: “Confucian Filial Sons in the Philosophy of Plato”

Oct. 3, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:40 pm
Skinner 216

A lecture by Eric Hutton, associate professor and associate chair, philosophy, University of Utah.

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2018 Hortense Parker Celebration: I am Hortense Parker: The Power From Within

Oct. 2, 2018 5:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Please join us for the 2018 Hortense Parker Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Yaba Blay, Dan Blue Endowed Chair in Political Science at North Carolina Central University, and Anastasia Morton ’12, youth leadership coordinator for Amherst-Pelham Public Schools. A reception will follow.

Registration is requested but not required.

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Lecture: Janetrix Hellen Amuguni

Sep. 28, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Kendade 305

Dr. Hellen Amuguni, Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease & Global Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, will discuss her work and the merging of her interests in public health, veterinary medicine, infectious disease, and women’s health as well as One Health: a strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaboration in health care for humans, animals and the environment.

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Indian Music Festival

Sep. 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Sep. 23, 2018 7:00 pm
Sep. 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Sep. 26, 2018 4:30 pm
Sep. 27, 2018 7:00 pm
Mount Holyoke, Amherst and Smith colleges

The Indian Music Festival brings the variety and richness of Indian musical traditions to Mount Holyoke and the Five Colleges. At Mount Holyoke College, a group of performers of the North Indian classical vocal music, including Pandit Shantanu Bhattacharyya, a highly acclaimed vocal artist, Pandit Ashis Sengupta, a masterful tabla artist and Durba Bhattacharyya, an accomplished harmonium artist, will perform at the Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 pm.

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Lecture: Dr. Lisa Masterson ’87

Sep. 27, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
306 Clapp

Join the Pre-Health Club for Dr. Lisa Masterson ’87.  Dr. Masterson is practicing a OB-GYN in Los Angeles and was previously co-host of “The Doctors” television show.  She will speak about her career path and answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

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Lecture: “Dual Language Learning Children and their Teachers”

Sep. 26, 2018 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Join Class of 1929 Dr. Virginia Apgar Assistant Professor of Education Jennifer Jacoby in a conversation about how duel language learning children are supported in schools.  Professor Jacoby will also provide an opportunity to join her research lab.

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Panel Discussion: Careers in Tech for Every Major

Sep. 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

A panel discussion about the variety of jobs in technology — and some of the many paths that can take you there.  President Stephens will deliver welcoming remarks.

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Info Session: Study Abroad in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Sep. 26, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cassani Lounge, Shattuck

Hear from students about their experiences abroad and learn about Eurasian study abroad programs. 

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A conversation with John Kerry

Sep. 25, 2018 7:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

A conversation between John Kerry, the former senator, secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate, and Jon Western, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, and the Carol Hoffmann Collins ’63 Professor of International Relations.

The conversation will be centered around Senator Kerry’s new book, “Every Day is Extra."

Tickets are required.

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Conversation for students from groups underrepresented in the health professions

Sep. 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Kendade 305

Some populations within the United States are not as well represented in the health professions as they are in the general population of the country. Some examples include people who identify as Black, Native American, Latinx or Southeast Asian; are first generation college students; have a disability; are non-binary/transgender; and/or who have grown up in communities of socioeconomic and/or educational disadvantage. (This is not an exhaustive list!) Coming together as a group we will form connections, share resources, and address questions as they relate to your career interests and planning. If you think this is the right conversation for you, please join us!

Second Annual Homecoming at the Cultural Centers

Sep. 18, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep. 19, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep. 20, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep. 25, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Cultural Centers

The second annual Homecoming at the Cultural Centers will be held the third and fourth week of September, 2018.

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Study Abroad: General Information Session

Sep. 21, 2018 4:30 pm
101 Dwight

Interested in studying abroad and not sure where to start? Have questions about cost and financial aid? Need help finding a program? Come for an overview of opportunities and resources to help you plan ahead. More info sessions to be scheduled throughout the semester.

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Lecture: Women Entrepreneurs Around the World

Sep. 21, 2018 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Donna Kelley, professor of entrepreneurship at Babson College, will present “Women Entrepreneurs around the World: Trends and Challenges."

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Jordy Rosenberg reading

Sep. 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop

Jordy Rosenberg will read from his novel, Confessions of the Fox.

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Lecture: “The Ferguson Rebellion, Five Years On; or, Philosophy and the Event, American-Style”

Sep. 20, 2018 4:30 pm
101 Dwight Hall

Next year will mark the 5th anniversary of the day Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. We welcome Paul Taylor, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University for a talk explaining what it means to treat Ferguson as an event, and to take that event seriously even now as a contemporary barometer of important social conditions.

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Study Abroad: MHC Monteverde, Costa Rica Info Session

Sep. 20, 2018 1:00 pm
213 Blanchard

Learn about Mount Holyoke's program in Globalization, Development and the Environment, from Lynn Morgan, Professor of Anthropology and On-site Faculty Program Director for the Spring 2018 semester.

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Discussion with poet Ronaldo V. Wilson

Sep. 20, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
The Stimson Room, Williston

Discussion with poet Ronaldo V. Wilson, "Creative Writing and the Liberal Arts."

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Performance and Reading by poet Ronaldo V. Wilson

Sep. 19, 2018 7:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Performance and reading by poet Ronaldo V. Wilson

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Exploring professional school qualifications and personal interests – for sophomores

Sep. 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs will host this highly interactive session specifically for sophomores.

Explore professional school qualifications, assess how your current competencies connect with those qualifications, and begin to develop a plan for how you want to further build your qualifications in the coming year. This session is appropriate for sophomores interested in any health profession(s) and at any point in the process of exploring and preparing for application to professional school.

International/Study Away Fair

Sep. 18, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Meet with representatives of many of Mount Holyoke's partner programs and universities abroad — and with staff from the McCulloch Center — to learn about opportunities for study abroad. Also represented will be MHC Semester in D.C., Twelve College Exchange, Semester in Environmental Science at the Marine Biological Laboratory, and other domestic learning opportunities.

All are welcome, whether you are a first-year who wants to get a sense of what is possible, or a sophomore or junior who already knows what you would like to do. The Fair is the single best opportunity this year to gather information about a wide range of programs, so come explore!

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Exhibition: Andy Lass: Photographs and Drawings

Sep. 16 – 23, 2018 8:00 am
Student Art Gallery

A one-week exhibition of photographs and drawings by Andy Lass, professor emeritus of anthropology.  The collection is curated by Bob Herbert, professor emeritus of fine arts. 

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Exploring Careers in Health Professions

Sep. 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Sep. 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Kendade 305

Presenter: Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs

Our mandatory workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds), covers essential information about preparation for graduate study in the health professions.

If you are unable to make the 1st workshop, it is REPEATED ON Fri., 9/14/18 @ 12:15 p.m. - Kendade 305

A record of having attended this workshop is required prior to scheduling an advising appointment with the Office of Pre-Health Programs.

Questioning Assumptions: The Hidden Curriculum with James Harold and Liz Markovits

Sep. 14, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
318 Blanchard Hall

What do we assume students already know? What unintentional messages are we sending students? Join this Talking about Teaching luncheon workshop to participate in the conversation.

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Author Panel: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, & Scott Westerfeld moderated by David Levithan

Sep. 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

A reading and signing with

  • Holly Black, author or The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Cassandra Clare, author of City of Bones
  • Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series, the Leviathan series and many other books for young readers

moderated by David Levithan, a children's book editor in New York City, and the author of several books for young adults.

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Welcome Barbeque

Sep. 9, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House Patio

Join the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for a barbeque on the back patio of Eliot House.  Everyone is welcome!

Dance Department Information Meeting

Sep. 5, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Studio Theater, Kendall

Meet Dance faculty and guest artists, and learn about the dance department's curriculum, activities, performing opportunities, audition dates for choreographic projects and more.

Common Read Speaker: Cristina Henríquez

Sep. 4, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

As the capstone event of Orientation, author Cristina Henríquez will speak about her novel “The Book of Unknown Americans,” the 2018 Common Read. The award-winning novel uses first-person reminiscences drawn from an array of Latin American characters to examine the immigrant experience in the United States. The Los Angeles Review of Books called it “as disturbing as it is beautiful, a testament to the mixed blessings our country offers immigrants, who struggle against bigotry and economic hardship while maintaining just enough hope to keep striving for something.” 

The Common Read has been a unifying feature of Orientation for new students since it was founded in 2000. Returning students, faculty, staff and alumnae are all invited to participate as well.  

The College community is invited and books will be available for sale. 

Theatre Backstage Tour

Sep. 4, 2018 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre Lobby

A chance to meet faculty, staff, student reps, and liaisons, and learn how to get involved and/or volunteer with the theatre department. Light refreshments will be served.

Women of the West Film Series

Aug. 31 – Sep. 16, 2018 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.), New York

Organized by film studies major, Hannah Greenberg '11, this film series spans almost the entire history of cinema: the earliest film is from 1918 all the way through to a short film from just last year (2017)!

This series includes westerns that focus on a female protagonist (or several), highlighting that women's toughness and heroic feats have been made the subject of films for over a hundred years and foregrounding the importance of women both to the Western genre and to the history of the American West itself.

Many of the films were made by women, another important aspect of the series.

For more information, see the Film Archives Website

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MHC Summer in Boston: Networking Reception

Jun. 27, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Boston, MA

This is a great way to connect with other Mount Holyoke students in the area as well as alumnae from the Mount Holyoke Club of Boston. Hearty refreshments will be served and guest speaker, Linda Whitlock '69, will talk about the importance of women on corporate boards. There will be plenty of time for alumnae and student participants to engage with each other.

The Career Mentoring Workshop for Women (CaMeW2018)

Jun. 24 – 26, 2018 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Career Mentoring Workshop (CaMeW) is a 3-day workshop for women entering their final year of doctoral work in the mathematical sciences.

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MHC Summer in DC: Networking Reception

Jun. 19, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Washington, D.C.

This is a great way to connect with other Mount Holyoke students in the area as well as alumnae from the Mount Holyoke Club of Greater Washington, D.C. Hearty refreshments will be served. There will also be plenty of time for alumnae and student participants to engage with each other.

Student Engagement through the Use of Information Learning Technology

Jun. 17, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

Part of the Village series of online conversations for educators.

MHC Summer in NYC: Networking Reception

Jun. 12, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New York City

This is a great way to connect with other Mount Holyoke students in the area as well as alumnae from the Mount Holyoke Club of New York City. Hearty refreshments will be served. There will also be plenty of time for alumnae and student participants to engage with each other.

Active Engagement in Math Class: A Microburst Series for K-8 Administrators

Jan. 18, 2018 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Feb. 15, 2018 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Mar. 15, 2018 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Apr. 12, 2018 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
May. 24, 2018 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Jun. 7, 2018 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Online

More dates to be announced.

As administrators focus their attention on mathematics, they often invest in professional learning for their teachers to support them in making pedagogical shifts that will promote student-centered learning and active engagement. However, what does that actually look like in the classroom and how can administrators support teachers in this work? This series aims to provide key insights that all K-8 administrators need to know to support this work in their schools.

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Student-Driven Engineering and Science in the Elementary Classroom

Jun. 3, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

Part of the Village series of online conversations for educators.

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Mount Holyoke College's Historic Athletic Clothing Exhibit

May. 18, 2018 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May. 19, 2018 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
May. 25, 2018 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May. 26, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre Lobby

This exhibit features items from Mount Holyoke College's Historic Clothing Collection.  This student-curated exhibit will display uniforms from the 1890s to the 1990s.  Learn how women's colleges like Mount Holyoke were the birthplace of athletics for women in the United States, and how for many students (1870s to 1920s) athletic wear gave them the first taste of what it would be like to move unrestricted by corsets and clothing.  Photos, diary entries, year books, letters, and alumnae themselves will help us tell the story of athletic life in a hundred year period.

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Spring Plant Sale

May. 19, 2018 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
May. 26, 2018 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Outside at south end of Talcott Greenhouse

The annual plant sale offers a wide range of garden perennials and indoor plants.

All proceeds go directly to supporting the development and maintenance of the Botanic Garden’s living collection, gardens, Talcott Greenhouse and programs.

2018 Commencement Concert

May. 18, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

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My Journey Begins Coffee Hour with the CDC

May. 16, 2018 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 and Scholarship Renewal Workshops 2018- REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

May. 14, 2018 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
May. 15, 2018 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
May. 16, 2018 8:30 am – 2:45 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

Keynote speaker, May 15: Stephen Brookfield, author of The Skillful Teacher and Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

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

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How White Educators Can Talk Meaningfully About Race in the Classroom

May. 6 – 7, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

Part of the Village series of online conversations for educators.

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Virtual Math Coaching Professional Learning Community

Jan. 25, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar. 1, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar. 29, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May. 3, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

More dates to be announced.

Ever felt isolated as a math coach?  What do you think are the best ways to engage teachers in professional learning?

Join the Virtual Math Coaching PLC, a free online community for math coaches.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Apr. 29, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Catholic Sunday Mass

Apr. 29, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Father Warren Savage and the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Sunday Mass.

The Glee Club joins forces with the Christopher Newport University Men's Chorus

Apr. 28, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

Christopher Newport University Men’s Chorus will join our Glee Club to perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, also known as the "Little Organ Mass" due to its extensive organ solo, performed by organist, Larry Schipull.  Stephanie L. Council conducts.  Free and open to the public.

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Internship & Research Orientation and Celebration

Apr. 28, 2018 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Open to all, this is a required event for Lynk UAF recipients, created to prepare you for your role as a Lynk intern or researcher.

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!

MBA CASE Crack the Case Level 1 Workshop

Apr. 28, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Amherst College, Paino Lecture Hall

Case interviews are not just for consulting interviews anymore. Marketing, banking, private equity, high tech, healthcare and a variety of other industries are now using cases to differentiate candidates. So no matter where you interview, you'll want to be case interview ready! During this fast-paced, full-day workshop you will be challenged to think beyond simple frameworks, participate often, and learn to handle a variety of analytical problems.

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Spring Jazz — "Post Meridiem"

Apr. 27, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Music Hall

The Jazz Ensembles — Big Band, Chamber Jazz, and Vocal Jazz — provide a little night music to conclude Pangy Day festivities, featuring tunes from Alan Baylock, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Cole Porter, Thad Jones and Stevie Wonder. Mark Gionfriddo directs. Free and open to the public.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Apr. 27, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

Apr. 27, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Five College Architectural Studies Exhibition

Apr. 27, 2018 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Emily Dickinson Hall, Hampshire College

Presenting the tenth annual exhibition of capstone work from the Five College Architectural Studies major. This year sixteen students present their work, representing an incredibly broad range of approaches to work on architecture + design at the Emily Dickinson Hall at Hampshire College. For more information.

There is also a gallery opening, May 7 at 5 PM and an ongoing exhibit through May 10 (10:30-4:30) at the Hampshire College Art Gallery.

Muslima Conversation

Apr. 27, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Apr. 27, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Pangy Day 2018

Apr. 27, 2018 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Amphitheatre and Pageant Green; Skinner Green

Save the date for one of Mount Holyoke's most beloved traditions. Activities will begin in the Amphitheatre & Pageant Green at 11:30 am and continue onto Skinner Green from 1-3 pm. Full schedule coming soon.

Hosted by the Office of Student Programs.

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Law and Public Service: Using a Law Degree for the Public Good

Apr. 27, 2018 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Please join our two distinguished guests to hear about how a law degree and private practice can translate into exciting careers as community leaders and in government affairs.  Light continental breakfast will be served.  Preregistration is required.

Mayor of San Juan at MHC

Apr. 26, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

The Honorable Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, presented a lecture to the Mount Holyoke College community on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The event is sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership.

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SHRI Puja and Discussion

Apr. 26, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

History Department Farewell to Seniors, Spring 2018

Apr. 26, 2018 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 26, 2018 in the Stimson Room of the Library.

 

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Apr. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

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The "Expanded Cinema" Practice

Apr. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
101 Dwight Hall

Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder present an illustrated history of their "Expanded Cinema” practice, which encompasses expanded cinema performance, gallery/museum based installation work, and public art projects. Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the program in Film Studies. Co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Art History Department and the Art Studio Department. 

KlezMova Orkestra Spring Dance Concert!

Apr. 25, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Warbeke Room, 2nd Floor, Pratt Music Hall

Accordion! Keyboard! Dulcimer! Fiddle! Trumpet! Cello! Come hear these instruments played by MHC's own Klezmer band rockin’ out dance tunes!  Directed by Adrianne Greenbaum.

Mindfulness Meditation & Snacks

Apr. 25, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, and foster gentle relaxation. No religious or meditation experience needed. 

Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative Banquet, Exhibition, Pitch Competition

Apr. 25, 2018 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holyoke, MA

April 25, 2018: The annual Grinspoon Awards Ceremony and Banquet is attended by over 400 people each year. It is a celebration of entrepreneurship with a focus on our students who have won awards for demonstrating entrepreneurial spirit. Individuals and teams exhibit their businesses and compete for additional prize money. 

For those interested in applying, the deadline to submit Pitch Participant Name, Pitch Title and 50-word description is Fri. April 6 to feldman@mtholyoke.edu

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Interfaith Lunch: Dancing with Quilts

Apr. 25, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Engaging Across Borders of Body and Spirit
Celebrating Spirit! Dancing with Quilts!
Sharing art, music, and movement
 
At our last Interfaith Lunch of the academic year, join students, chaplains, and advisors in celebrating spirit, moving our bodies, and expressing our connection to community and each other across multifaith and multicultural borders. We will engage with the cultural and faith quilts in the Unity Center, sharing our personal responses through movement and art, and dance our way into the end of the semester, opening space for the Spirit to move us into new directions.

Film Screening: Guangzhou Dream Factory

Apr. 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Kendade 305

The Mount Holyoke College Miller Worley Center for the Environment and the History Department will welcome director Christiane Badgley, for a screening of her new film Guangzhou Dream Factory.

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Christianna Smith Lecture - Paul Turner, Ph.D.

Apr. 24, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Paul Turner, Interim Dean of Science and Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University.

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Five College Jewish Studies Senior Thesis Celebration

Apr. 23, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Applebaum-Driker Theater at the Yiddish Book Center

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Union Organizing for Social Justice

Apr. 22, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

A discussion about Union Organizing for Social Justice featuring Barbara Madeloni, Awo Okaikor Aryee-Price and Lois Weiner.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Apr. 22, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Noah Tuleja

Apr. 19, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 20, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 21, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr. 22, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rooke Theatre

"The course of true love never did run smooth."  Join us for one of Shakespeare's most enduring comedies:  an evening of lovers' quarrels, mystical machination, adventures in the wilderness, topped with a heavy dose of fairy dust! 

 

Student Dance Concert

Apr. 20, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 21, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Studio Theatre Kendall Hall

6th Annual First Generation College Student Summit

Apr. 21, 2018 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

The First Generation Student Summit, under the Class Action Organization, serves as a site for the ‘meeting of the minds.’ First gen students and their allies come together to identify problems, discuss grassroots solutions and share what’s working on other campuses. First and foremost, we want to find solutions identified by students who can work with their staff, administrator and faculty allies. Class Action offers spaces where students can both identify these problems and build grassroots solutions to them.

We are proud to announce that the 2018 First Generation College Student Summit will be hosted at Mount Holyoke College, supported by the Division of Student Life and the First Gen Work Group

Registration Information

Mount Holyoke College students, faculty, and staff is register free. However, there are limited spaces so you must register by Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:59pm

For more information about the summit, visit the Class Action website or contact Division of Student Life at 413-538-2550. 

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Apr. 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

Feria de Abirl End of Semester Celebration

Apr. 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Join the Spanish Department Faculty and Mount Holyoke Spanish Floor residents 

For their end of semester celebration

Dance flamenco, eat authentic food and wrap up the semester.

All are welcome! 

Kabbalat Shabbat

Apr. 20, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Intro to Flamenco master class: Free and open to everyone!

Apr. 20, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Kendall Studio 2

Please Join us in welcoming Jesus Muñoz who will be teaching an Intro to Flamenco master class, with the flamenco guitar provided by Jose Valle "Chuscales".

Muslima Conversation

Apr. 20, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Apr. 20, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

SHRI Puja and Discussion

Apr. 19, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Graduate School Information Session

Apr. 19, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room

Are you thinking about graduate school?  What do you need to do next?  Should you pursue a Masters or a PhD?  How do you find the right program?  How do you pick the right school? 

The English department's Graduate School Info Session will be hosted by Andrea Lawlor, Iyko Day, and Nigel Alderman.

 

Five College Seminar in Book History

Apr. 19, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

"Hot Links and the Old Post:  Keats's Epistolary Imagination in the Digital Age"
by Kate Singer

 

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MERC Education Career Fair

Apr. 19, 2018 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
George Sherman Union, Boston University

***Free transportation will be provided by the MHC CDC*** Claim your seat.

Are you searching for a job in education and related fields? Come to MERC!  The MERC (Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium) Education Career Fair provides an exciting opportunity for candidates to interact with hiring personnel from across the country and internationally.

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The Miller Worley Center Environmental Film Festival

Apr. 19 – 21, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mount Holyoke College's inaugural environmental film festival will take place from April 19-21, 2018. The festival will feature screenings of environmental documentaries spanning a wide range of topics. 
 
  • Thursday, April 19: Sarah duPont, president of the Amazon Aid Foundation, hosts a public screening of her film "River of Gold" followed by a Q&A session. This event will take place in Gamble Auditorium at 7:30pm. 
  • Friday, April 20: Screenings of "Just Eat It" (12pm in the Dining Commons, MHC community only), "Sacred Cod" (2:30pm in Dwight 101) and "Food Chains" (4:30pm in Dwight 101).
  • Saturday, April 21: Screenings of "Food for Change" (2pm) and "The Last Pig" (4pm), both in Dwight 101.
 

Documenting Post-Soviet Life Through Film

Feb. 14, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb. 28, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar. 7, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar. 21, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr. 4, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr. 18, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Library Room 618

Join us for our spring film series exploring documentaries on post-Soviet life! All screenings will be accompanied by English subtitles and complimentary refreshments from Rao's.

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Miércoles en Mandelles

Apr. 18, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Miércoles en Mandelles sponsored by the Spanish Floor, 

Third lecture in the series by Mount Holyoke professors on their research in the Spanish speaking world.

All talks in English.

Daniel Czitrom, History Department will speak on

"Volunteers for Liberty: Americans in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)" 

Refreshments will be served.

Breakout EDU Escape Room Game

Apr. 18, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Language Resource Center Lounge Room 6

The LRC will host a Breakoutedu escape room type game where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. In "Time Warp", players are lost in time and have to navigate the history of communication in order to escape. Starting with hieroglyphics, Inca knots and the Pony Express, all the way to video and the Internet. Please scan the QR code above or click here to sign up. There will be treats too!

Mindfulness Meditation & Snacks

Apr. 18, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, and foster gentle relaxation. No religious or meditation experience needed. 

Interfaith Lunch: Co-Conspiring to Support Spirit and Health

Apr. 18, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

How do we support community members from different faiths, countries, and cultures for whom 'mental health' and 'wellness' may be stigmatized? What does well-being mean for you as a person of faith? Join us for conversation, discussion and vegan lunch and learn about resources that can support us as we approach the end of the semester.

IBECC (International Business Ethics Case Competition)

Apr. 18 – 20, 2018 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts

The International Business Ethics Case Competition is the premier international competition of its kind, annually attracting approximately 40 teams from 8-10 countries. Founded in 1996 by the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University, IBECC is now in its 22nd year and remains one of the university’s most important ethics initiatives.

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The Physics of Batteries

Apr. 17, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 305

Michelle Johannes Ph.D. '93 will share how a strong fundamental understanding of physics provides the key to understanding not only battery materials, but all materials, and that a theoretical/computational approach to materials research is both fascinating and productive.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Apr. 15, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Catholic Sunday Mass

Apr. 15, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Father Warren Savage and the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Sunday Mass.

What do you do with a major in Philosophy

Apr. 14, 2018 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shattuck 102 (Cassani Room)

Please join us for a discussion with Alumna Jie Xia, '11 who is the founder of MAH Art Advisory, LLC in New York, a private fine art consulting company specialized in Contemporary Art.

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Identity & the Arts: Five-College Art Conference

Apr. 14, 2018 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

The first Five-College Art Conference (FCAC) organized by the Mount Holyoke College Art Society aims to bring together students, artists and professionals in a conversation about the arts. In keeping with the mission of the MHC Art Society “to build a warm and welcoming, inclusive and supportive community for all art-lovers”, the FCAC will provide a friendly atmosphere for meeting colleagues, and for sharing ideas about the arts through thoughtful discussion.

“Ìrìn Àjò — Odyssey of a Dream,” an African opera

Apr. 12, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 13, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Artistic Director: Bode Omojola ● Conductor and Music Director: Ng Tian Hui ● Choreographer: Amir Hall

Performed by Mount Holyoke College and Five College students and the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra with a cast of national and international soloists.

“Ìrìn Àjò,” a Yoruba phrase that means "life’s journey," is a world-premiere opera which tells the timely story of Nigerian engineer Káyò̩dé who travels to the United States in search of a better life. Through song, chant, dance and drumming, the opera explores themes of emigration, adaptation and survival. Composed, written and directed by Five College Professor Bode Omojola, this production is the culmination of an in-depth study undertaken by students in his course African Opera in Theory and Practice, in which African opera provides the framework for exploring features of African music. This is the third in a series of African operas directed by Omojola and produced by the Department of Music.

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Apr. 13, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

Apr. 13, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

Apr. 13, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Apr. 13, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Senior Symposium

Apr. 13, 2018 10:45 am – 5:00 pm

They come to present original research, discuss scholarly projects and showcase their best academic work. This year’s Senior Symposium is slated to take place on Friday, April 13. There, seniors of all backgrounds and disciplines, from art studio to STEM, will present their work, invite questions and engage the community in their scholarship.

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Korean Movie Night

Apr. 12, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ciruti Center, Room 9

Korean Movie Night

Ciruti Center, Room 9

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Every Thursday evening

SHRI Puja and Discussion

Apr. 12, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

An insider's perspective: "Conflict in DR Congo: What Hinders Peace?"

Apr. 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Stimson Room, Williston Library

Maurice Carney, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the Congo, will examine the origins of violence and obstacles to peace in DR Congo through a uniquely personal and academic lens. Please join the Mount Holyoke International Affairs Association for a thought-provoking discussion on a much-overlooked issue. Refreshments will be provided!

Sponsored by the Department of Politics and International Relations; McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives; and the Weissman Center for Leadership. Organized by the Mount Holyoke International Affairs Association. 

Double Feature! with director and MHC alumnae Kat Hunt

Apr. 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
101 Dwight Hall

Two films will be screened, "The Smiling: Madame Beudet (1923), followed by "Whats Revenge (2016)" written and directed by Kat Hunt '16. "The Smiling" has been described as a first feminist film and surrealist revenge film. "What's Revenge" is about two friends who take revenge on "the men" in their lives in this speculative comedy. Free.

Valley Venture Mentors Monthly Mentoring Events

Mar. 14, 2018 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr. 11, 2018 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Schedule of Meeting:

5:00 – Food: Free food, drinks, and networking!
5:30 – Intro: How It All Works
5:45 – Pitching: Startups currently in the program give brief pitches with an overview of their company, their progress since last month, and a specific request for help.
6:00 – Speed Dating with Startups: Everyone circles up with a startup whose needs or ideas resonate with them for 15-20 minutes of fun. 
7:30 – Onward! Feel free to linger in conversation with some of the wonderful folks you’ve just met next door at the Sports Bar!

AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Apr. 11, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight 101

AAUW Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. In this workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn...

- How to identify and articulate your personal value
- How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
- How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
- About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Mindfulness Meditation & Snacks

Apr. 11, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, and foster gentle relaxation. No religious or meditation experience needed. 

Five College West African Music Concert & Dance Party!

Apr. 10, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Five College West African Music Ensemble shares the stage with Jomion & the Uklos, a Brooklyn-based family of musicians from Benin who have garnered praise for their impeccable harmonies and fusion of African religious traditions with jazz, gospel and beyond.  A rousing evening of music and dance!  Free and open to the public.

FollowBot Workshop

Apr. 10, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Makerspace, Art 211

Learn the basics of circuitry and Arduino (an open source microcontroller) as you create a robot that follows other robots around. No experience is necessary and all are welcome to join! This workshop will be conducted by one of our Makerspace student staff, Sage Mahannah.

Independent Study/Thesis Information Session

Apr. 10, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
107 Shattuck Hall

Are you interested in doing independent work?  How do you find an advisor to work with?  Have you wondered about the thesis process?  What is the difference between a 295 and a 395 independent study?

The English department's Independent Study/Thesis Information Session will be hosted by Professors Amy Rodgers, Nigel Alderman, and Wesley Yu. 

Science Media and a Career in Storytelling

Apr. 10, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L3

Drawing on her personal experience as a planetary scientist and science communicator, Dr. Rosenburg will discuss the current science media landscape and the skills and opportunities that sustain and propel a career in storytelling. She has a passion for effective communication of scientific concepts through storytelling and digital media, and hopes to expand public understanding of science by connecting researchers to broader audiences.

Using Mathematical Routines to Engage All Learners

Apr. 8, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

Learn about resources to engage all learners.

Part of the Village series of online conversations for educators.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Apr. 8, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Catholic Sunday Mass

Apr. 8, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Father Warren Savage and the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Sunday Mass.

Pillars of Wall Street Financial Training Seminar

Apr. 7, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Amherst College, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

Financial statement analysis, introduction to Excel, three financial statement forecasting and valuation fundamentals boot camp for Amherst, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College students. Hosted by The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning at Amherst College.

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Spring Baroque —Join faculty members for an afternoon of graceful chamber works

Apr. 7, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Warbeke Room — Pratt Music Hall

An afternoon concert of Baroque and Renaissance vocal and instrumental music including works of J.S. Bach, G.P. Telemann, and 16th Century Spain.  Robert Eisenstein, viola da gamba, Ng Tian Hui, baritone, and Larry Schipull, harpsichord.

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Screening of Sembene

Apr. 7, 2018 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Join us for a screening of Sembene!  A movie made by Professor Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman.  This documentary celebrates the controversial life, work and legacy of Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, the father of African cinema.

Korean Speech Contest

Apr. 7, 2018 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Herter Hall, Room 301, UMASS-Amherst

The 5th Five College Korean Speech Contest

Participant Levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced

 

Five Colleges Undergraduate Anthropology Conference

Apr. 7, 2018 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Smith College

The Five Colleges Undergraduate Anthropology Conference at Smith College, April 7th, 2018


Please come support our Anthropology Majors and attend their presentations on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 beginning at 8:30-9:00am in the Carroll Room for breakfast. 

Keynote Address at 1:15-2:30pm by Sarah Dlugolecki Wen, from the Smith College Class of 2010.  

 


Fourth Annual Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium

Apr. 5, 2018 7:00 pm
Apr. 6, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr. 6, 2018 7:00 pm
Amherst College

RESIST! Pushing back against shifting forms of colonialism to affirm sovereignties, forms of expression and sustenance, and futures.

Symposium Schedule

Symposium events are free and open to the public.

Rags to Riches — Music for Flutes

Apr. 6, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

Favorites Pachelbel Canon and music from Beauty and the Beast join a madrigal, a rag, Latin music, and Blue Train by Hirose  Directed by Alison Hale. A reception follows this fun concert.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Apr. 6, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

2018 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 6 – 7, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

This year's 2018 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference (WOCTLC) theme is Empowerment through Engagement and 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. Keynote speaker(s) are Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour, founders of the National Women's March and the keynote event is free and open to the public!

Conference registration fees: Free for all Mount Holyoke College Students, $10 for five college students, faculty and staff, $15.00 for non five college attendees, $8 per person for groups with 10 or more attendees. To take advantage of this group discount, contact woctlc-g@mtholyoke.edu or call 413-538-2550.

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Apr. 6, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Mount Holyoke Master Dance Classes

Apr. 6, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendall Studio Theatre

Please join us for an intermediate advanced modern dance class with Caroline Fermin. Free and open to everyone!

Yarimar Bonilla: The Wait of Disaster: Hurricanes and the Politics of Recovery in Puerto Rico

Apr. 6, 2018 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Yarimar Bonilla, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, will explore the temporal politics of recovery in Puerto Rico, examining how catastrophic events impact our experience of time, progression, social action, and political possibility.

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Muslima Conversation

Apr. 6, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

What's the big idea? Using Learning Goals for Inclusion

Apr. 6, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Sarah Frenette

Identifying desired results related to the learning goals of a course helps educators craft courses, classes, assessments and assignments that lead to understanding. In this session, we will share the desired results that we have for our own courses and work backwards to investigate actions that support reaching those outcomes. Feel free to bring one of your course descriptions or syllabi along to the workshop.

Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Apr. 6, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

Apr. 6, 2018 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Smith College

The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is designed to hone the skills that undergraduate women need to advance through the process from idea to venture creation. Through three rounds of competition, students demonstrate an understanding of a problem, why the problem requires a new venture to address it, how their idea presents the best solution to the problem, and what resources, partnerships and activities it takes to successfully launch the venture.

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Lecture and Reception: Mita Hosali, UN Deputy Director of Media

Apr. 5, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr. 5, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Join us for a presentation by Mita Hosali talking about her experiences as the UN Deputy Director of the News and Media Division. Following the lecture at 6 pm, we will be hosting a reception with refreshments from 7 pm-8 pm.

Hosali formerly managed the UN News Centre, the online news portal that provides wire-style stories and multimedia features on the UN and its agencies around the world. Prior to that, she worked on strategic communications in a team under Secretaries-General Ban Ki-moon and Kofi Annan.

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MHC Alum Physician Assistant Panel

Apr. 5, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

 

Panel:  Jacquie Harris '12, & Karen Hogan '10
These physician assistants will discuss their career path, career, provide guidance, and answer questions.

SHRI Puja and Discussion

Apr. 5, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

2018 Barrett Lecture: "Trust: A Resource We Need More Than We Know"

Apr. 5, 2018 4:30 am – 6:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall, Mount Holyoke College

Please join us for the 2018 Edeltraut P. Barrett Memorial Lecture, featuring Elke Schmitter, author, cultural editor of Der Spiegel, and 2018 Max Kade Visiting Professor of German at Vanderbilt University.  Ms. Schmitter's novel Frau Sartoris (Mrs. Sartoris, 2000) has been translated into thirteen languages.  Her most recent novel is Hanns Zischler: Galerie der Namenlosen (Hans Zischler: Gallery of the Nameless, 2013).  Her talk is entitled "Trust: A Resource We Need More Than We Know."

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Arduino Workshop

Apr. 4, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Makerspace, Art 211

Learn the basics of how to get started with Arduino based projects. Arduino is a cheap, open source microcontroller designed for DIY projects ranging from blinking LEDs on clothing to robotics. It is a great way to demystify technology and learn the basics of programming and building circuits through hands-on activities. This introductory workshop is open to those with or without a programming background.

Mindfulness Meditation & Snacks

Apr. 4, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, and foster gentle relaxation. No religious or meditation experience needed. 

William James College Information Session

Apr. 4, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Reese 301

Psychology Students! Please join Associate Professor Kaitlyn Peretti, Psy.D. to learn more about a career in counseling and mental health and how William James can help you achieve your professional goals. 
 
William James College prepares students for careers in behavioral health and leadership. Emphasizing experiential education we attract developing professionals eager to become leaders and to advance mental health care.

PoetryFest

Apr. 3, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Alumnae House, Conference Hall, Smith College

16th Annual Five College PoetryFest

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Dr. Francis X. Shen - Health Law Workshop

Apr. 3, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kendade 305

  Dr. Francis X. Shen, Harvard MGH Center for Law, Brain and Behavior Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience at Harvard Law School. He is also a McKnight Presidential Fellow, Associate Professor of Law, Graduate Program on Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota where he directs the Shen Neurolaw Lab (www.fxshen.com).

Dr. Shen conducts empirical and legal research at the intersection of law and neuroscience. He has co-authored 3 books, including the first Law and Neuroscience casebook, and published articles on a range of neurolaw topics, including memory and lie detection, criminal justice, brain injury, evidentiary admissibility, sports concussion, juror decision-making, criminal mental states, dementia, and mental health.  He will discuss his latest research at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

BOOM! Presidential Lecture Keynote featuring Brittney Cooper

Apr. 3, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Brittney Cooper will discuss her new critically acclaimed book, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, which argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one’s own superpowers are all we need to turn things rights side up again.  Talk with Q&A, followed by a book signing. Sponsored by the Division of Student Life, open to all MHC students, faculty and staff.

Two-Dimensional Amorphous Networks:  From Silica Glass to Bubble Rafts

Apr. 3, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 305

Prof. Burson will explore the similarities between glass and other amorphous networks with special emphasis on a comparison between millimeter-scale bubble raft network structures and the atomic-scale silica network structure.

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Transgender Visibility Day: An Artistic Celebration

Apr. 2, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jeanette Marks House

In honor of Transgender Visibility Day, this interactive art-based workshop will celebrate trans communities at Mount Holyoke College. Through expressive arts activities focused on expression, students, faculty and staff who are trans and/or non-binary will explore and express their own experiences of surviving and thriving. 

Facilitated by Davey Shlasko, Tobias Davis, and Yusef Flores from Think Again Training. 

Registration is required. Please complete this registration form by Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 pm.

For more information about this event, you may contact Latrina L. Denson, Associate Dean of Students, Community and Inclusion at ldenson@mtholyoke.edu or visit the BOOM (Building On Our Momentum) Conference site.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Life and the DEI Steering Committee

Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Apr. 1, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Easter Sunday Mass

Apr. 1, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Father Warren Savage and the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Easter Sunday Mass.

BOOM: Building On Our Momentum Learning Conference, March 31–April 7

Mar. 31 – Apr. 7, 2018 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mount Holyoke Campus

BOOM! — Building on Our Momentum — now in its second year, is an all-campus 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.

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Spring Bulb Sale

Mar. 30, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mar. 31, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Talcott Greenhouse

Spring flowering bulbs add an unrivalled vibrancy and burst of color to our gardens. Thosands of bulbs that comprised the Botanic Garden's spectacular Spring Flower Show will be for sale presenting the opportunity for gardeners to enrich their home gardens. More than 50 different kinds of daffodils as well as dozens of other types of bulbs - hyacinths, Chionodoxa, Scilla, Anemone, MuscariFritillaria, etc. - will also be available. Please, cash or checks only; no credit or debit cards.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Mar. 30, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

MHC The Pitch: Pitch Competition

Mar. 26, 2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar. 30, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ciruti 2nd Floor, Cleveland L-2

Pitch Camp: Practice your pitching in front of multiple mentors and receive constructive feedback on your work.

March 26, 6-9 P.M. Ciruti Second Floor

Pitch Competition: Pitch your idea in front of a live audience!

March 30, 6-8 P.M. Cleveland L-2

$500 prizes given out in 3 different categories

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Mar. 30, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Mount Holyoke Master Class: Intro to Haitian Dance

Mar. 30, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendall Studio Theatre

Please join us for the master class taught by guest artist, Sebastian Duvilaire. Free and open to everyone.

Muslima Conversation

Mar. 30, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

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

Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Mar. 30, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dining Commons/Unity Room

We will meet in the Dining Commons for lunch, then go to the Unity Room for prayers. 

Music Technology and Creative Career Strategies

Mar. 30, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mar. 30, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Warbeke Room in Pratt Hall

Guest Artist/Speaker Series + Q&A

Wilson Brown, the Executive Creative Director of the innovative audio and music production company, Antfood will give a music tech, media scoring and production masterclass at 10:30 am, followed by a creative career strategies/entrepreneurship talk at noon in the Warbeke Room in Pratt Hall. Pizza at the noon event. For more info, please contact Thomas Ciufo.
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Williston Observatory Open House

Mar. 29, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Williston Observatory

Please visit the Williston Observatory and enjoy one of the oldest buildings on campus. Visitors will have the chance to view the Moon and our neighboring planets up close with our historic Clark refractor telescope, and cozy up with yummy food and beverages!

Film Screening: "Above the Drowning Sea"

Mar. 29, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

The Department of German Studies and the Film Studies and the Jewish Studies Programs present a screening of "Above the Drowning Sea", a documentary film by Nicola Zavaglia and René Balcer, narrated by Julianna Margulies. A short Q&A and reception will follow with René Balcer (Writer-Director, Co-executive Producer) and Carolyn Hsu-Balcer (Co-executive Producer). This event is free and open to the public.

Special thanks to alumna Lily Klebanoff Blake '64 for bringing this film to the College. We hope you will join us!

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SHRI Puja and Discussion

Mar. 29, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Soudhamini: “Ready Player One?: Preparing for the Virtual World"

Mar. 29, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Cleveland Hall L1

Please join us in welcoming filmmaker and writer Soudhamini for a free public lecture. Soudhamini is from Bangalore, India and is the Fulbright Nehru Research Fellow for Academic and Professional Excellence (2017-2018) from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University.

Generous sponsors include the Amy M. Sacker Memorial Lectureship Fund, Weissman Center for Leadership, and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

"Gun Violence in America: What Can Be Done?" Kelsey Rogers ('13), Brady Center and Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Mar. 28, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Kelsey Rogers (MHC '13) from the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence will be giving a public talk on what we can do to combat gun violene in America.

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Christine DeLucia Book Event at the Odyssey

Mar. 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop, 7 College Street, South Hadley, MA

Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College, will read from her recently published book, Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast. This event will be held at the Odyssey Bookshop on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00pm.

Miércoles en Mandelles: "The Politics of Abortion in Latin America"

Mar. 28, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Please join us for the second in a series of lectures by Mount Holyoke Professors on their research in the Spanish speaking world, featuring Cora Fernández-Anderson from the Department of Politics. All talks are in English. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Spanish Floor.

 

Coaster Creation Workshop

Mar. 28, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Makerspace, Art 211

Come use the equipment in the Makerspace to engrave Mount Holyoke images onto your own personalized glass coasters. Take a piece of Mount Holyoke with you and avoid ruining your wooden furniture at the same time!  This workshop will be conducted by one of our Makerspace student staff, Katie Kelso.

Mindfulness Meditation & Snacks

Mar. 28, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, and foster gentle relaxation. No religious or meditation experience needed. 

What in the World Can I do with a French Major?

Mar. 28, 2018 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Mead Common Room

Four former French majors will be on hand to discuss how they use their French major in their career.

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Education Career Fair

Mar. 27, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

Are you interested in working in education? Students pursuing teaching licensure are invited to attend this career fair to learn more about opportunities with local schools and educational organizations. Open to all Five College students. MHC students - register in LyonNet.

Testing Cosmology at the Lowest Surface Brightness

Mar. 27, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 305

Prof. Jenny Greene of Princeton University will share her research in the area of the lowest-mass galaxies in the universe (“dwarf’’ galaxies) and how their shapes, sizes, and numbers can constrain our basic understanding of dark matter and the evolution of the universe.

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10th Catalan Film Festival

Mar. 26 – 30, 2018 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Catalonia Now

All films screened at UMass, Amherst.

Featured Films:

  • 3/26 Uncertain Glory, dir. Agustí Villaonga--S404 Integrative Learning Center, 6:30pm
  • 3/27 Salvador, dir. Manuel Huerga--S404 Integrative Learning Center, 6:30pm
  • 3/28 The Institutions of Fear, dir. Montse Armengou--137 Isenberg SOM, 7:30pm.  Q&A with the filmmaker; introduced by Prof. Sebastiaan Faber
  • 3/29 General Report II: The New Abduction of Europe, dir. Pere Portabella--Institute for Holocaust , Genocide and Memory Studies @4PM. With talks by Montse Armengou and Prof. Sebastiaan Faber before screening.
  • 3/30 To be Announced--S404 Integrative Learning Center, 6;30pm

All films original versions w/English subtitles.  Some of the movies are rated R.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Mar. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Documentary Film Screening-Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Mar. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Austrian-Jewish actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top stars in the 1940s. Behind the glamour, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology.
 
Discussion with Robin Blaetz, Chair of Film Studies, and Katherine Aidala, Chair of Physics. Moderated by Mara Benjamin, Chair of Jewish Studies.
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Catholic Sunday Mass

Mar. 25, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Father Warren Savage and the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Sunday Mass.

Senior Dance Concert

Mar. 23, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mar. 24, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Studio Theatre Kendall Hall

Senior Dance Concert, featuring the choreographic work of Morgan Brachfeld, Emily Clark, Maggie Golder and Helena Valvur, and a performance of Candice Salyer's solo created for Louisa Rader.

PRESENT — New and Contemporary Music for Treble Voices

Mar. 24, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

"Present" is a concert of new and contemporary music for treble voices presented by the Mount Holyoke College Glee Club and Chamber Singers featuring a number of world premieres, plus a post-concert Q&A with featured composers.  Directed by Stephanie Council.  Free and open to the public.

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The 95th Annual Kathryn Irene Glascock '22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition

Mar. 23, 2018 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mar. 23, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mar. 24, 2018 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Stimson Room & Gamble Auditorium

 

Friday March 23

  • "Life and Letters", Stimson Room, Williston Library, 3:00 pm: A Conversation with the Judges Donika Kelly, Joseph O. Legaspi and Alicia Ostriker.
  • Contestants' Poetry Reading, Gamble Auditorium, 8:00 pm: Poet-contestants read their poems: Kyra Spence '18, Barnard College; Grayson Wolf '18, Hunter College; Linda Zhang '20, Mount Holyoke College; Michelle Chen '21, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Noelle Powers '18, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Jordan Jace '18, Williams College

Saturday, March 24

  • Judges' Reading, Stimson Room, Williston Library, 10:30am: Judges read their work and announce the winner
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Blini Bash

Mar. 23, 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ACE House

Celebrate Maslenitsa, Russian Winter Carnival, by eating blini and burning the witch of winter with the MHC Russian Department!

Faculty Show 2018

Mar. 21, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar. 22, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar. 23, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Don’t miss Faculty Show 2018!

See what really happens in the faculty lounge! Look at your professor's grade-school picture! Watch faculty dance (or at least try to)! Now’s your chance: It only happens every four years.

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Mar. 23, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

Mar. 23, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

Mar. 23, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Mar. 23, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Lynk on the Road Boston

Mar. 23, 2018 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Boston, MA

SAVE THE DATE!

Our Spring 2018 Lynk on the Road will take us to Boston on March 23rd. We will visit employers* in the following professional tracks:

  • Non-Profit
  • Healthcare/Biomedical
  • Law

The day will include site visits, plenty of Q&A, and networking. Visit the CDC during walk-in hours ahead of time to polish your resume and professional presence!

*Employers to be confirmed.

Course Registration Workshop

Mar. 22, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Presenter:  Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs
Particularly valuable for first-years, sophomores, and those newer to pre-health requirements, but open to all. We will discuss course registration as it relates to pre-health requirements (any profession!), and highlight some of the relevant courses offered in fall 2018. This will not be the place to discuss major/minor requirements, specifically

Imagining the Abominable: Soviet Science, Popular Culture, and the Search for the Snowman

Mar. 22, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Reese 302

Lecture by Dr. Carolin Roeder, Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch—the legendary Abominable Snowman has many names. Popularized in the 1950s, the creature wanders freely between the realms of folklore, popular culture, and pseudo-science. Yet, who would have thought that it was in the Soviet Union where tales of a snezhnyi chelovek created not only a community of lay enthusiasts but also received serious attention from established scholars of the Academy of Science? Tracing the career of the Soviet Snowman, this talk will show that “yetis are good to think with” and explore what the creature can reveal about the relationship between Soviet science, ideology, and transnational popular culture in the Cold War. 

Reception to follow.

SHRI Puja and Discussion

Mar. 22, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

The Geology & Geography Department's 8th Annual Alum/Student Spring Banquet

Mar. 22, 2018 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Come and meet our Alums and hear about their experiences, about graduate school and their careers using their geology/geography degrees.  Social hour begins at 4:30; dinner is at 5:30.  

Prospective Theatre Majors/Minors Tea

Mar. 22, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Meet, greet, and enjoy some refreshments!

Tea with Josef Brodsky

Mar. 21, 2018 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cassani Lounge

Join the Russian and Eurasian Studies Department in honoring Nobel Poet Laureate and Mount Holyoke professor Josef Brodsky. The event will include tea, readings of his poetry, and a screening of the documentary Бродский не поэт / Brodsky is Not a Poet, which features Mount Holyoke professors and students.

Those interested in taking Russian are encouraged to attend.

Remembering Joseph Brodsky

Mindfulness Meditation & Snacks

Mar. 21, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, and foster gentle relaxation. No religious or meditation experience needed. 

Going Global: Connecting and Exploring Languages for Internships, Work, and Beyond

Mar. 21, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
LRC Lab (Ciruti 6)

The Language Resource Center and the Career Development Center are teaming up to host a workshop and hands-on working session for all students and faculty. Participants will learn about resources and opportunities where applying foreign language skills can be beneficial and most relevant in today’s professional environments.

MHC Allyship Week 2018: More Than An Ally .. A Panel Discussion

Mar. 21, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Join the MoZone Social Justice Peer Educators in a panel discussion about what it means to be an ally and accomplice at Mount Holyoke and beyond with a faculty, staff and student panel.

Moderator: Carol Stewart, Employee Development Manager, Human Resources

Panelists:

  • Alan Bloomberg, Community-based Learning
  • Camille Gladieux, SGA President and Class of 2018
  • Katherine O'Callaghan, Visiting Lecturer in English  
  • Vanessa Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies
  • Keely Savoie, Department of Communications                              
  • Carolyn Shread, Lecturer in French                                                
  • ivy tillman, Library, Information and Technology 
 
Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the MoZone Social Justice Peer Educators

 

Considering a Music Major or Minor?

Mar. 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Warbeke Room

Considering a music major or minor?  Join department faculty and current students for an informal info session — with pizza!  Bring your questions and a hearty appetite!

Pre-registration Gathering for Students

Mar. 20, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room

English Department Gathering for Majors & Prospective Majors
 
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Stephen Secor, Ph.D.

Mar. 20, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cleveland L2

Leveraging the extreme physiology of the Burmese python to decipher the mechanisms of tissue remodeling

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Asian Studies Prospective Majors and Minors Tea

Mar. 20, 2018 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ciruti Room 6, LRC Lounge

If you are considering a Major or Minor in Asian Studies, then please join us at the Asian Studies Prospective Majors and Minors Tea on Tuesday, March 20.  

Learn about the Major and Minor areas of focus including:

Majors: Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies

Minors: Asian Studies, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese

Refreshments will be provided!

Esra Özyürek: "Generation Allah: Democratizing Young Muslim Men and Working Through Holocaust Memory in Germany"

Mar. 19, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Please join us for the 2017-2018 Mary E. Johnson Lecture on Social Justice and Human Rights, featuring Associate Professor Esra Özyürek from the London School of Economics. Özyürek is a political anthropologist who seeks to understand how Islam, Christianity, secularism, and nationalism are dynamically positioned in relation to each other in Turkey and Europe. Her most recent book is "Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe" (2014). This event is free and open to the public.

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College to Career Transition: Leveraging the ADA & Accommodations at Work Webinar

Mar. 19, 2018 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cleveland L-1

During this session, a representative from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), will share information about using JAN as a resource, offer practical tips for disclosing disability and requesting and negotiating accommodations at work, and empower graduates with disabilities to leverage the ADA to support successful employment outcomes. Co-hosted by MHC's AccessAbility Services and the Career Development Center.

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Teaching Between Languages

Mar. 18, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

What You Can Do When You Don't Speak the Same Language as Your Students

Part of the Village series of online conversations for educators.

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Mar. 9, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

Mar. 9, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Mar. 9, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

MHC '10 Alumna - Caroline Barstow, DVM

Mar. 8, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Presenter:  Dr. Barstow graduated from MHC in 2010 and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She interned with Hess Mcwilliams Veterinary Services starting in 2011 and just recently joined their practice in Amherst, working with both large and small animals. Caroline lives with her husband Steven on their family owned dairy farm at the base of Mount Holyoke.  She will talk about her career path and her internship at Town and Country Veterinary clinic in New Zealand.

SHRI Puja and Discussion

Mar. 8, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Environmental Studies Department Tea

Mar. 8, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Clapp 322

Join the Environmental Studies Department for its annual tea!  This is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and current and prospective majors or minors to get to know each other.

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Intro to Law School: What You Need to Know to Succeed

Mar. 7, 2018 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.

Student Employment & Career Development Center Office Hours

Feb. 1, 2018 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Feb. 21, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mar. 7, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Blanchard Hall, Student Life Suite

Any student who has a question, concern, or ideas about how to improve Student Employment and Career Development offerings for students at MHC is invited to come share their thoughts with the CDC director or senior associate director for student employment.

Walk-in sessions for students seeking career and/or internship advising are available at the CDC every Monday-Friday from 2:00-4:30pm and at the MEWS every Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Isabelle Sprague Lecture - Lynne A. Isbell

Mar. 6, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Lynne Isbell, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis.

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Gravitational wave astrophysics: a new era of discovery

Mar. 6, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 305

Dr. Jess McIver from LIGO Laboratory at Caltech will share her research in the area of gravitational waves; minuscule fluctuations in space-time from the most extreme phenomena in the Universe.



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Diversifying Texts, Diversifying Reading

Mar. 4, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

Part of the Village series of online conversations for educators.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Mar. 4, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

A Concert of Italian Music c. 1600

Mar. 4, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bezanson Recital Hall — UMass Amherst

Music of Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi, Salamone Rossi and others for voices, viols, lute and harpsichord, presented in conjunction with the Palma Choralis Five College Residency to be held at Mount Holyoke College on March 1 and 2.  Free and open to the public.

 

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Catholic Sunday Mass

Mar. 4, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Father Warren Savage and the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Sunday Mass.

Are you an interested dance major/minor?

Mar. 4, 2018 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Join us for the Dance Department Tea for all interested dance majors and minors.

2018 Big Broadcast!

Mar. 3, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar. 3, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Mount Holyoke College's presents the 13th annual Big Broadcast! This presentation of an original live 1940s radio broadcast is created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo (“Matt Morgan”) and features WWLP-22 News meteorologist Brian Lapis as emcee “Fred Kelley". Under Gionfriddo’s direction, the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz ensembles perform well-known tunes from the swing era, including music by the Andrews Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and others.

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Navigating Your Career in the United States as an International Student: Panel and Networking Reception

Mar. 3, 2018 1:15 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.

The Alumnae Association and Career Development Center staff will share important resources and information. Please arrive promptly at 1:15 pm.

Co-hosted by the Career Development Center, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, and the Alumnae Association.

What do you do with a major in Philosophy?

Mar. 3, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art Building 220

Nino Guruli, ‘07

Lecturer in Law

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The Palma Choralis Five College Early Music Residency

Mar. 2, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar. 3, 2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pratt Music Hall

In this workshop participants will explore ornamentation and improvisation in Renaissance-Baroque repertoire and have a great time singing/playing from choir-books, original prints and manuscripts. Open to all voice ranges and modern and historical instruments — all levels are welcome.  Join us and experience firsthand what may seem like complex issues in a very simple and fun way. The program is free — registration required.  Register by February 28. For more information, contact Robert Eisenstein, director of the Five College Early Music Program.

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Games of Chance

Mar. 2, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

The program includes Ragtime Songs by Ives, Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson by Copland and Stravinsky's "Jeu de cartes". Free and open to the public.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Mar. 2, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

Mar. 2, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Spring Student Job Fair

Mar. 2, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Talk to various on-campus supervisors and learn about jobs that will be available for Summer 2018 and Academic year 2018-2019. You'll also have the opportunity to have your resume reviewed by expert staff and peer advisors from the CDC. Register in LyonNet.

Muslima Conversation

Mar. 2, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Teaching & Learning Within the Community: Getting Started with CBL -- POSTPONED UNTIL FALL

Mar. 2, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Alan Bloomgarden

How do CBL courses work and where can you start? Come hear from faculty with CBL experience and find out what supports there are for this work, as well as what kinds of programs and organizations CBL is already working with. Faculty will have a chance to explore how CBL might work for their course and what models—including individual student project and whole course plans--they might use.

 

Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Mar. 2, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

The Sultan and the Saint: Film and Discussion

Mar. 1, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dwight 101

Join the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life as we welcome special guests The Islamic Society of Western Mass and Center Church of South Hadley

This docu-drama tells the story of a meeting between the Sultan of Egypt and Saint Francis during the Crusades.  

The film will be followed by a discussion. This program will give all of us a chance to meet our neighbors, get to know each other better, and witness the historic example of religion serving peace and understanding between nations and communities.

SHRI Holi Puja and Discussion

Mar. 1, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) for a special gathering for prayers and discussion. We will focus on the Hindu spring festival of Holi, otherwise known as the "Festival of Colors." Everyone is welcome!

Prospective Neuroscience and Behavior Majors Information Session

Mar. 1, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Clapp 104

The Program in Neuroscience and Behavior cordially invites students considering a major in Neuroscience and Behavior to join us at an information session. Pizza will be served!

“Democracy in Chains” author Nancy MacLean to speak at Mount Holyoke College

Feb. 28, 2018 7:15 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America, will be speaking about her book on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:15pm in Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College. This event is presented by the Mount Holyoke College Department of History and the Odyssey Bookshop, and is co-sponsored by the department of Politics and the Program in Critical Social Thought.

Chai & Crafts

Feb. 28, 2018 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come for a fun study break with your friends at the LRC (Room 6, Ciruti). Feb 28th, Wednesday. 2:30 - 4:30pm
Write your name in Hindi. Practice henna patterns. Drink chai. Make cute wall and door decorations!

Celebrate or Declare your Major/Minor

Feb. 28, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Ciruti Language Resources Lab Lounge

The Spanish, Latina/o/x, Latin American Studies Department and Romance Languages and Cultures Program celebrate our majors and minors! 

Event for prospective majors/minors to declare. 

For current majors/minors to celebrate their department and meet new students.

There will be cupcakes and stickers!

Interfaith Lunch: Faith Jeopardy!

Feb. 28, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Religious Leaders for 200! Spiritual Practices for 300! The Interfaith Leadership Council presents Faith Jeopardy! Test your religious literacy and share what you know. Everyone is welcome!

Collective Visions Lecture Series- Fuyuki Kurasawa- The Truth May Not Be Out There: On Epistemic Cultures in the Digital Age

Feb. 27, 2018 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kendade 305

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What Can I do with a Language Major/Minor?

Feb. 27, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Small Gamble Auditorium

               

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Latke-Hamentaschen Debate

Feb. 27, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Everyone please join JSU for our annual Latke Hamentashen Debate!!!! This is a fun event where faculty and staff debate in teams which is better: the latke or the hamentashen. During the debate we will have a performance from the handbell choir and afterwords enjoy some homemade hamentashen. Bryan Nakayama, Politics +  Peter Scotto, Russian + Christine Alban, ResLife + James Hartley, Economics + Timothy Farnham, Environmental Studies + Latrina Denson, Associate Dean of Students. Last year hamentashen won, but who will win this year?

Prospective Physics Majors

Feb. 27, 2018 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.

Mock Interviews with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Feb. 27, 2018 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. 
 
Prior preparation with Big Interview is highly recommended. Submit your application via LyonNet

Join us for "Philoso-Tea"

Feb. 26, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Skinner 217

for Majors, Minors, Prospectives, and anyone interested in studying Philosophy

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Feb. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Catholic Sunday Mass

Feb. 25, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Father Warren Savage and the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Sunday Mass.

Excel Crash Course Seminar - Wall Street Prep

Feb. 25, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Amherst College

This 1-day seminar turns students into Excel "power users" by introducing them to time-saving keyboard shortcuts and powerful functions and features that will set them apart on the job. Open to Mount Holyoke students. Hosted by the Amherst College Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning.

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European Career Fair @ MIT

Feb. 24, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Johnson Athletic Center, MIT, Cambridge MA

Want to work or study in Europe? Looking for a full-time job, internship, or a study program? Discover the many opportunities that companies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations from Europe have to offer you. This is the largest career Fair of its kind in the US with more than 100 participating organizations and more than 3,000 registered candidates.

Take this opportunity to meet employers face to face and stand out from the crowd! By registering for the event, you will become a part of a searchable database where employers can view your resume and schedule interviews even before meeting you in person at the Fair.

For more information: https://ecf.fairsey.com/#!/

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BORDERLANDS — Great Music, Good Cause 2018

Feb. 23, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

Music Department students, faculty, and friends present a cross-cultural collaborative showcase of music around the theme of “Borderlands." Soloists, a cappella groups, the Klezmer Ensemble, Chinese Music Ensemble, Choral Forces, and many more share music from Bach to Bernstein to the Supremes and beyond, featuring a special appearance by the Pioneer Valley Gay Men's Chorus.  Proceeds go to Nueva Esperanza of Holyoke and Welcome Home Northampton.  Suggested donation $5 - $8 collected at the door — and raffle prizes!

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Feb. 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

Feb. 23, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

MOUNT HOLYOKE MASTER CLASSES: Free and open to everyone!

Feb. 23, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kendall Studio 2


BILL EVANS

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED TAP

MUSICIAN:  PAUL ARSLANIAN

KENDALL STUDIO 2

Muslima Conversation

Feb. 23, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Pedagogy Roundtable: Anti-Slavery Literature and Its Legacies

Feb. 23, 2018 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room

Join our distinguished panelists for a conversation about classroom approaches to 19th-century anti-slavery literature in the current era of the Black Lives Matter movement at 1:00 pm. Registration required for the luncheon from 12:30-1:00 only.

Presented by the Five Colleges Seminar on Global Cultures of the Long 19th Century, panelists on the pedagogy roundtable include: Frances Botkin (English, Towson University); Kimberly Juanita Brown (English & Africana Studies, Mount Holyoke College); Sean Gordon (English, UMass Amherst)
; and Patricia Matthew (English, Montclair State University)

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Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Feb. 23, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Black History Month 2018: A Conversation with Luvvie Ajayi

Feb. 22, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Mount Holyoke College celebrates Black History Month with social media expert, New York Times best-selling author, and pop-critic, Luvvie Ajayi.  Sponsored by the Association of Pan-African Unity, Mount Holyoke African and Caribbean Students Association, and the Division of Student Life

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MHC '10 Alumna Fiona Pirrocco, DO

Feb. 22, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305 Desserts Served

Dr. Pirrocco graduated from MHC in 2010 and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015. She is currently a third year Pediatric resident at Baystate Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pirrocco will discuss her career path, with a focus on how she has navigated paying for medical school through the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program.

SHRI Puja and Discussion

Feb. 22, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Dr. Jean Crespi, "Fragmenting a supercontinent: A new look at the Hartford basin"

Feb. 22, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Five College Geology Lecture Series 2017-2018

Dr. Jean Crespi, Center for Integrative Geosciences, University of Connecticut will talk about the structural and tectonic history of the Connecticut Valley.

 

Kimberly Juanita Brown: "The Circular Aesthetics of Mary Lee Bendolph and Toni Morrison"

Feb. 22, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Art Museum Galleries

Please join us for a gallery talk with Kimberly Juanita Brown, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies, with a special performance by Sydney Jacobs Allen ’18.

Geology & Geography Department Spring Tea

Feb. 22, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Clapp room 322

Interested in studying Geology or Geography?  Come meet the faculty and find out about course requirements, upcoming classes, possible careers, internships, study abroad and more.

Did Cash Crops Alleviate Social Distress?

Feb. 22, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
102 Skinner Hall

"Weather Shocks and Agricultural Commercialization in Colonial Tropical Africa: Did Cash Crops Alleviate Social Distress?"

A talk by economic historian Dr. Michiel de Haas, Wageningen University.

UMASS Career Blast 2018

Feb. 22, 2018 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
UMass Campus Center Auditorium

***Free Shuttle Service from CDC***

For all majors and all class levels! Come to the region's largest career fair to discover full-time opportunities, internships, co-ops and summer jobs.

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Independent Research in Biological Sciences Information Session

Feb. 21, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kendade 305

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Mindfulness Meditation & Snacks

Feb. 21, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, and foster gentle relaxation. No religious or meditation experience needed. 

Megan Mitchell: "White people, we need to stop being so damn fragile!"

Feb. 21, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Skinner 216

Please join us in welcoming Megan Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Philosophy from Stonehill College for her talk on "White and Male Fragility as Failures of Intellectual Humility". Free and open to the public.

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Interfaith Lunch: Making Generosity Contagious

Feb. 21, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Blanchard Unity Room

Generosity is a force that crosses borders and boundaries. Ami will talk about the power of generosity, her journey to giving, and how all of us can live generously, regardless of our circumstances. 

Ami Campbell received her A.B. from Mount Holyoke College and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is the co-author of Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the Real World. Professionally, she serves as a marketing consultant, but lives out her calling as a generosity champion through her writing and stewardship teaching. She and her husband have two daughters, one of whom is a first-year student at MHC. Their family splits their time between Chicago and Seattle. 

Amir Issaa: "Vivo per Questo (This is What I Live For)"

Feb. 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rooke Theatre, Mount Holyoke College

2018 Valentine Giamatti Lecture

Please join us for a book presentation and mini-concert with Amir Issaa. This event is in English and is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Italian program and the Valentine Giamatti Fund.

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Astronomy Major Information Lunch

Feb. 19, 2018 12:20 pm – 1:05 pm
Art 220

Learn about majoring or minoring in astronomy, research opportunities, and how our Five College Department fits into your academic plan. Current majors and minors, join us for a sneak peek of the 2018-19 course schedule.

How Teachers Can Lead from Within the Classroom

Feb. 18, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

A session presenting some ways teachers can lead from within the classroom.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Feb. 18, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Catholic Sunday Mass

Feb. 18, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Father Warren Savage and the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Sunday Mass.

Guest Artists — Dana Muller and Gary Steigerwalt, Piano Four-Hands

Feb. 18, 2018 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

The department welcomes back Dana Muller and professor of music emeritus Gary Steigerwalt for a concert of piano four-hand wizardry.

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Towards a New Equality: Building Changemaker Talent Globally

Feb. 16, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Diana Wells, president of Ashoka, will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Global Challenges Conference, Global-Local Inequalities: Social Change for Sustainable Communities.

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Feb. 16, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

Feb. 16, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Alumnae Internships Panel

Feb. 16, 2018 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dwight 101

An interactive conversation with 4 leaders -- all MHC alums -- of 4 innovative organizations recruiting interns for summer 2018.

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Muslima Conversation

Feb. 16, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Breaking the Myth of the "Non-Traditional" Physicist: The Real Story About Employment for Physics Graduates

Feb. 16, 2018 12:20 pm – 1:05 pm
Kendade 203

Dr. Crystal Bailey will explore less-familiar (but more common!) career paths for physics graduates, and will provide information on resources to boost your career planning and job hunting skills.

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International Internships Info Session

Feb. 16, 2018 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight 101

Hear about the wide range of MHConnect opportunities abroad, search strategies, application tips, etc. to help you achieve your goals for summer 2018.

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Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Feb. 16, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

UMass Nursing Reggie Lamothe, Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Feb. 15, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Clapp 127

Presenter:  Reggie Lamothe, Undergraduate Academic Advisor UMass College of Nursing

Reggie and current UMass Nursing students will provide an overview of the Accelerated Bachelor’s in Nursing degree, and info about the application process. The accelerated BSN is relevant for MHC students looking to enter the nursing profession at any level, from RN to nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, and more.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Feb. 15, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

The Pre-Vet Club will be holding a Skype session with Jennifer Mailey, Director of Admissions at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine who will provide an overview of the preparation and the application process for veterinary school.

SHRI Puja and Discussion

Feb. 15, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Prospective Biology Majors Information Session

Feb. 15, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kendade 305

The Department of Biological Sciences cordially invites current Biology majors and students considering a major in Biology to join us at an information session Pizza and drinks will be served!

Information Session

Feb. 15, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Dwight 101

An information session for students interested in learning more about the MHC Semester in D.C. Program.

Lakshmi Padmanabhan: "Otherness Machines: Postcolonial Feminist Experiments with the Moving Image"

Feb. 15, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
220 Art Building

Digital Arts Spring Lecture Series

Key interventions in documentary film and photography have illustrated the complicity of the camera in projects of colonial capture, and the disciplinary function of the image. Please join us in welcoming Lakshmi Padmanabhan from Brown University as she discusses her ongoing research into the understudied archive of feminist documentary photography and experimental video that emerged in India in the 1980s, in a period of rapid political change. This talk chronicles their repurposing of visual technology toward experiments in postcolonial feminist aesthetics. 

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Ash Wednesday Services

Feb. 14, 2018 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Feb. 14, 2018 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Feb. 14, 2018 7:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Blanchard Unity Room and Abbey Chapel

Join us on Ash Wednesday as we acknowledge our mortality and celebrate the reality of God's steadfast love for us and all creation. 

Mindfulness Meditation & Snacks

Feb. 14, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, and foster gentle relaxation. No religious or meditation experience needed. 

So You Don’t Have a Summer Internship Yet

Feb. 14, 2018 12:20 pm – 1:05 pm
Carr 102

Please join us as Prof. Kathy Aidala (physics), Prof. Darby Dyar (astronomy), and Jenny Watermill from the CDC share advice for getting an internship, answer your questions, and help you navigate LYNK funded opportunities.

Global-Local

Feb. 14, 2018 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).

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Language LLC Open House

Feb. 13, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

You are Invited!

Join the Office of Residential Life, Faculty Members from the Language Departments and Your Peers.  Learn about our Language Living Learning Community Program.

Snacks and Applications will be Available!

Chocolate Lab

Feb. 13, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Makerspace. Art 211

Learn the physics behind tempering chocolate.  Customize your chocolate with personalized chocolate molds. Arrange your own design using 3D printed letters and symbols.

Poetry and Sound: Reading, Performance and Conversation with Samuel Ace

Feb. 13, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Samuel Ace, Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing will present a public performance of his work titled “Poetry and Sound: Reading, Performance and Conversation.” A poet, Ace presents the written word as sound, interlaced with music, challenging and seducing the listener to engage with new ideas.

Hannah Goodwin: “Missing, Altered, Cloned, Fragmented: Spectral Bodies of Digitized Women”

Feb. 13, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
220 Art Building

Digital Arts Spring Lecture Series

From the spectacularly replicated clones in the recent television show "Orphan Black" to the hauntingly edited subject of artist Sarah Sweeney’s ongoing digital project “Reimaging Erica,” images of women’s bodies have become sites for exploring some of the fundamental properties of digital information. In this talk, Hannah Goodwin from Brown University examines how in each case, the fragmentation, alteration and deletion of the digitized female body, coupled with its unauthorized reproduction and uncanny persistence, evoke the paradoxically spectral yet hypervisible circulations of digital data.

MHC Semester in D.C. Information Session

Feb. 12, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kendade 305

An information session for students interested in learning more about the MHC Semester in D.C. Program.

Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Feb. 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Catholic Sunday Mass

Feb. 11, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Father Warren Savage and the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Sunday Mass.

Staged Reading of Chay Yew's, "Question 27, Question 28"

Feb. 9, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 10, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre - Free and open to the public.

What happened to the women of the Japanese American internment?  How did these brave women keep their American dream alive?  This play weaves a story of the struggles, plights and courage of Japanese American female detainees in the American internment camps of World War II.  Nationally-recognized playwright Chay Yew draws from the special archives of the Japanese American National Museum to create a documentary theater project based on testimonials, transcripts, documents and interviews with female internees living in the camps during WWII. Please join us for a staged reading of Chay Yew's "Question 27, Question 28" directed by Heidi Holder.

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“Songs of Desire” — Pharaoh’s Daughter in concert

Feb. 10, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Music Hall

In music both hip and deeply informed by her Hasidic, Yiddish-speaking background, singer Basya Schecter leads seven-piece band Pharaoh’s Daughter in songs of erotic and spiritual desire drawn from the Song of Songs. The band creates a tapestry of sounds influenced by Sephardic, Arabic, and other Middle Eastern musical traditions. Free and open to the public.

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Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 10, 2018 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Considering an artistic career? Wondering how to craft a meaningful lifestyle? Want insider information on finding opportunities and connecting with established professionals? Join a campus-wide dialogue with established and emerging artists!

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MSA Social

Feb. 9, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mead Common Room

Join us for the Muslim Students Association's first social of the semester! A fun time with cupcake decorating and games (there will be Muslim Trivia!) This is a great time to reconnect and meet new community members. 

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Feb. 9, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

Feb. 9, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

First Year, First Summer

Feb. 9, 2018 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Shattuck 203, 216, & 217

If you are a first-year student wondering how to prepare for your first summer, please attend to explore creating your game plan with the CDC & the college's National Fellowship Advisor! Register in LyonNet.

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Muslima Conversation

Feb. 9, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Erin Hennessy: “Finding—and Using—Your Voice: A Communications Toolkit for Advocates”

Feb. 9, 2018 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Annual Leadership Workshop

Communications specialist Erin Hennessy will facilitate an interactive workshop “Finding—and Using—Your Voice: A Communications Toolkit for Advocates”. The workshop will cover effective advocacy and communication topics such as personal branding, interpersonal communications, intergroup dynamics, and media training. Registration is now closed.

12:00 Noon: Check-in
12:30 pm Luncheon and presentation followed by an afternoon interactive workshop

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

Jumma Lunch and Prayer

Feb. 9, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Branko Milanovic: "Global Inequality: Cases and Socio-political Implications"

Feb. 8, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Branko Milanovic, former world bank economist and author of "Global Inequality" was hosted by Mount Holyoke College on February 2018. Branko Milanovic served as lead economist in the World Bank’s Research Department for almost 20 years, leaving to write his seminal book on global income inequality, Worlds Apart (2005). His main area of work is income inequality in individual countries and globally, including in pre-industrial societies. Branko’s new book, Global Inequality (2016), was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Prize for the best political book of 2016 and was translated into twelve languages. 

Pre-Health Organization Meeting

Feb. 8, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Presenters:  Nyema Harris '18 and Isabelle Kim '18 - Nyema and Isabelle will give an overview and reintroduce the NEWLY structured Pre-Health Organization.

 

SHRI Puja and Discussion

Feb. 8, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

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

The Significance of Gut Bacteria: Microbiome-nervous system interactions in health and disease

Feb. 8, 2018 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

The gut microbiota is emerging as an important modulator of brain function and behavior. Recent discoveries reveal substantial effects of the intestinal flora on neurophysiology, neurogenesis, blood brain barrier permeability, neuroimmunity, brain gene expression and animal behavior. To better understand these emergent findings, my lab and others are mining human intestinal flora to further investigate the impact of the microbiota-immune system interactions on neurodevelopment, and examine the interface between gene-environment interactions in neurological diseases. 

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Pathways Student Information Session

Feb. 8, 2018 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
213 Blanchard Hall

Join Rachel Alldis, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life, Amber Douglas, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of Student Success Initiatives and Anna Fung-Morley from the Office of Academic Deans for an information session about Pathways, the new integrated advising software.

Mindfulness Meditation & Snacks

Feb. 7, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, and foster gentle relaxation. No religious or meditation experience needed. 

Camilo Diaz Pinto: “Animexico: Japanese Animation’s Trajectory to and through Mexico City”

Feb. 7, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
220 Art Building

Digital Arts Spring Lecture Series

Please join us in welcoming our guest speaker Camilo Diaz Pino from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an excerpt of a larger project examining the role of Mexico City as a site of media importation and redistribution to the wider Latin American diaspora, Pino's talk focuses on the industrial and cultural impact of Japanese animation’s (anime) circulation through the region. It will focus in particular on fannish performances of anime textualities during the Chilean anti-neoliberal protests of 2011. During these demonstrations, students and allies would recreate scenes from the show Dragon Ball Z, (airdate 1997-9), using them to illustrate both the power of collective action in the face of privatization and debt culture. 

Interfaith Lunch: Stitching Our Stories

Feb. 7, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Blanchard Unity Room

Epy Smith '18 will lead our discussion as we dive further into creating the Unity quilts. Learn about the quilt-making process, and work with images and ideas. We will explore spiritual identities, symbols and meaning-making using art and quilting supplies. 

Pathways Student Information Session

Feb. 6, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
213 Blanchard Hall

Join Rachel Alldis, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life, Amber Douglas, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of Student Success Initiatives and Anna Fung-Morley from the Office of Academic Deans for an informaiton session about Pathways, the new integrated advising software.

Meredith Coleman-Tobias: “Thirst: Sobonfu Somé’s: Po(r)table Ritual”

Feb. 6, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Skinner 216

Religion, Race, & Ethnicity in the Americas Lecture Series 

Guest Speaker Meredith Colman-Tobias from Williams College discusses how the primary fundraiser, The Walk for Water, for Sobonfu Somé's nonprofit organization, Wisdom Spring Inc., grows out of and departs from Somé’s ritual life. As Somé’s only annual event that directly interfaced with her home country, Burkina Faso, “Thirst” functions as a meditation on the role of “Africa” and “the West” in a movement that, otherwise, does not explicitly privilege specific geographic places for its practice. Coleman Tobias posits that The Walk for Water, as an event, ironically presents a challenge for Somé’s otherwise portable ritual practice. Reception follows. Free and open to the public.

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Resumes for Lynk UAF Applicants

Feb. 5, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center Morrison Room

Applying for Lynk UAF this year? Need to have your resume reviewed and approved in LyonNet? This session will provide a quick overview of resume fundamentals, and then an opportunity to workshop your resume with your peers and professional advisors. This is the only session of this kind that will be offered in Spring Semester.

Kelsey Cameron: "Corporeal Networks: Digital Media's Marked Bodies"

Feb. 5, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
220 Art Building.

Digital Arts Spring Lecture Series

When digital technologies were new, they promised users freedom from race, gender, ability, and other markers of bodily difference. While we think about digital media in different terms today, we have not fully escaped this foundational imaginary. Using the police body camera as a case study, our guest speaker Kelsey Cameron from the University of Pittsburgh will unpack the legacy of digital disembodiment and uncovers the networks of human actors that disappear beneath it.

Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Feb. 4, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Catholic Sunday Mass

Feb. 4, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join Father Warren Savage and the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Sunday Mass.

Welcome Back Bagel Brunch

Feb. 4, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Eliot House

Jewish Student Union invites you to our incredible bagel brunch! We'll have bagels, lox, and cream cheese, plus Tu B'Shevat coloring and Jewish Apples to Apples. Hear what we've got planned for this semester and become part of the planning process - we want to hear from you! And get the first details on creating a quilt square  with Sisters in Stitches to add to the Unity Space!

Intergroup Dialogue - Exploring Race and Racism in the United States Spring 2018

Feb. 3 – 4, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
TBD

On February 3-4, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm, we will host the third Intergroup Dialogue Weekend: Understanding Race and Racism in the United States. This weekend course can be taking as credit or non-credit.

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Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges will Speak at Smith College

Feb. 2, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College

Ruby Bridges—the civil rights icon whose historic arrival at her New Orleans first-grade classroom was immortalized in Norman Rockwell’s painting The Problem We All Live With—will deliver a Presidential Colloquium at Smith College. The event, is open to the public at no charge.

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Tufts University School of Medicine - Dr. Neumeyer, Dean of Admissions

Feb. 1, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305 - Desserts Served

Presenter:  David Neumeyer, MD, Dean of Admissions at Tufts University School of Medicine is a Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine physician.  He will present an overview of Tufts, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

SHRI's Welcome Back Social

Feb. 1, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

Join SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inwards) for samosas and fresh fruit to celebrate the beginning of the Spring semester! We will talk about our regular prayers and discussions as well as ideas for activities we can do in the upcoming semester.

Arlene Dávila: “Latinxs, Race and the Politics of Space-Making in the Art World”

Feb. 1, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Arlene Dávila, author and professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University, will present a lecture “Latinxs, Race and the Politics of Space-Making in the Art World” as part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy in the Public Domain. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible and closed caption.

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Smith College Life Sciences & Technology Fair

Feb. 1, 2018 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Smith College Campus Center Carroll Room

***Free Shuttle Service from CDC***

Smith College is hosting their annual Life Sciences and Technology Fair for students from life sciences, engineering, psychology, math and computer science. The fair features employers offering internships and full–time positions.

Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw: "I keep dreaming that dream"

Jan. 31, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

The life and creative genius of Mary Lee Bendolph

Join us a for lecture by Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw followed by a reception. Wardlaw is a leading expert in African American art and history. During her distinguished 22-year career as the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, she organized over 75 exhibitions, including the first major traveling exhibition of Gee’s Bend quilts. Dr. Wardlaw serves on the Scholarly Committee of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and in August 2017, she received the Dr. John E. Fleming Award from the Association of African American Museums.

Dr. Wardlaw's lecture is the opening event for the exhibition Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph, on view at MHCAM from January 23-May 27, 2018. reception to follow.

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Interfaith Dinner & Dialogue

Jan. 31, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us as we converse about sacred texts and explore religious literacy and multicultural understanding. People of all faiths (and no faith) are welcome!

Pathways Faculty Information Session

Jan. 31, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kendade 305

Join Amber Douglas, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of Student Success Initiatives and Anna Fung-Morley from the Office of Academic Deans for an information session about Pathways, the new integrated advising software.

“Sexy for Jesus:” Contemporary Gospel Performance

Jan. 31, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Skinner 216

Interfaith Lunch - Engaging Across the Fabric of Our Lives: Stitching Our Stories

Jan. 31, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Help us kick off a quilting project with special guest Susi Ryan of Sisters in Stitches!
 
This semester, we are creating a story quilt for the Unity Room. The quilt will reflect the spiritual identities, cultures, religions, values, and stories of students of color, international students, students of all genders, and students of faith and no faith.
 
At this lunch we will do some paper quilting to develop themes and images for the quilt. Please bring your ideas and images! Susi Ryan will guide our quilt-making project over the next several weeks.
 
We plan to install the finished quilt in the Unity Room on Community Day April 8.

Pathways Department Coordinator Demonstration

Jan. 31, 2018 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Wiese-Merriwether Room, Willits

Amber Douglas, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of Student Success Initiatives and Anna Fung-Morley from the Office of Academic Deans will be sharing a demonstration about Pathways, the new integrated advising software, at the department coordinators monthly meeting.

Observatory open to view Blue Moon, Super Moon and partial Lunar Eclipse

Jan. 31, 2018 5:30 am – 7:00 am
Williston Observatory

Please join us bright and early at the Williston Observatory to view the Blue Moon, Super Moon and partial Lunar Eclipse.  To learn more or to view the live NASA feed, please visit NASA.org.

What's safer for your unborn child, air pollution or e-cigarettes? Lessons learned from mice.

Jan. 30, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Cleveland L2

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Judith Zelikoff, Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Department of Environmental Medicine

 

Mount Holyoke Ice Cream Flavor Reveal

Jan. 30, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dining Commons, Community Center

Join Acting President Sonya Stephens and the Mount Holyoke community at the Dining Commons on January 30 at 4:00 p.m. for the unveiling of the first official Mount Holyoke College  ice cream flavor — and to be among the first to taste it!

Free and open to Mount Holyoke College students, faculty and staff.

Meet & Greet on Spanish Floor

Jan. 29, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Meet & Greet with the Spanish,  Latina/o and Latin American Studies Faculty & the residents of the Spanish Floor.

Good conversation!

Desert will be served!

Wazhmah Osman: “Local Knowledge in the Global Village: Thinking through Media Studies, Digital Media, and Human Rights”

Jan. 29, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
220 Art Building

Digital Arts Spring Lecture Series

The field of media studies is a vast and unruly discipline comprised of multiple disciplines. In this talk, Wazhmah Osman from Temple University will outline the key branches of the field and its latest trends. Osman will advocate for the socio-political, economic, and cultural approaches that aim to have a holistic understanding of media technologies; while cautioning against the narrowly focused technologically deterministic approach. Subsequently, Osman will situate her own work, at the intersection of gender/ sexuality, race, class, and human rights, within media studies.

"Planting Yourself in the Land: Urban Indian Religious Regeneration."

Jan. 29, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Skinner 216

Pathways Student Information Session

Jan. 29, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
209 Blanchard Hall

Join Rachel Alldis, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life, Amber Douglas, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of Student Success Initiatives and Anna Fung-Morley from the Office of Academic Deans for an information session about Pathways, the new integrated advising software.

Sophomore Institute

Jan. 28, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

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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MHConnect Internship & Research Fair

Jan. 26, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Learn about high-quality, well-mentored, summer internship and research opportunities with organizations that prefer Mount Holyoke students over others. From the arts to pre-health to community organizing, there are many different types of opportunities, located in almost every region of the world. At this event, you will have the opportunity to learn about available internships from hiring employers, students who held internships last year, and/or members of the various MHC centers and offices that coordinate and hire for these opportunities.

Independent Researcher Meeting

Jan. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

If you are interested in conducting independent research this year, by which we mean that you will conceive of, plan and conduct the research yourself, you must attend this meeting. Register in LyonNet.

You will learn about the whole registration 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.

Exploring Careers in the Health Professions

Jan. 25, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305 - Pizza Served

Presenter:  Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs
Our mandatory workshop is for first-year, spring admits, sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). It 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. 

Racial Profiling and Mexican Religion in the United States: Beyond the 100-Mile Border

Jan. 25, 2018 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Skinner 216

Interfaith Dinner & Dialogue

Jan. 24, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dining Commons

Join us as we converse about sacred texts and explore religious literacy and multicultural understanding. People of all faiths (and no faith) are welcome!

Pathways Faculty Information Session

Jan. 24, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium B

Join Amber Douglas, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of Student Success Initiatives and Anna Fung-Morley from the Office of Academic Deans for an information session about Pathways, the new integrated advising software.

Mindfulness Meditation

Jan. 24, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, and foster gentle relaxation. No religious or meditation experience needed. 

Interfaith Lunch: Engaging Across Borders of Belonging

Jan. 24, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Join us for the first Interfaith Lunch of the semester! We continue our theme of Engaging Across Borders with Engaging Across Borders of Belonging: Communities and Where I'm From.

#MountHolyokeFood Photo of the Day Challenge

Jan. 24 – 30, 2018 7:30 am – 11:59 pm

Join the Mount Holyoke College community as we celebrate the new Dining Commons! All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a photo-of-the-day challenge. From January 24 to 30, see below for the daily photo prompt (creativity is encouraged!). We’ll pick a submission each day and award a prize.

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NEVER AGAIN — Remembering the Holocaust through the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz

Jan. 23, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College

The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra of Mount Holyoke College presents “NEVER AGAIN”, a concert remembering the holocaust through the lens of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz.

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How to Establish a Gender-Affirming Classroom Culture

Jan. 21, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

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Mary Lyon Concert in DC: NEVER AGAIN! Remembering the Holocaust through the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz

Jan. 20, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C

The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra of Mount Holyoke College presents “NEVER AGAIN”, a concert remembering the holocaust through the lens of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz, on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 7:30pm at the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC. 

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This Old Syllabus: (Re)Design for Inclusion - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Jan. 16, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Willits-Hallowell, Executive Board Room

During this hands-on workshop, a team from TLI, RIS, and AccessAbility Services will help you redesign your syllabus to ensure that all students can engage with your course. The first part will review inclusive and accessible course design principles. The second part will allow you to get out your laptop and focus on implementation within the syllabus document itself. Jumpstart your Spring semester with us!  With Megan Brooks, Emily Dean, Chrissa Lindahl, Elizabeth Markovits, and Kaitlin Molloy.

Workshop with Dr. P. Gorski: Cultivating Students' Social Justice Thinking- REGISTRATION CLOSED

Jan. 16, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell, Executive Board Room

 “Cultivating Students’ Social Justice Thinking: A Pedagogy for Critical Consciousness.”

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

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There's an app for that! Organizational Tools for Teachers

Jan. 7, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Dec. 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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Crowdsource Financial Support for Your Classroom

Dec. 12, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

We all know that educators need supplies and materials for their classrooms but don't know how to get them for free! During this session, four educators share how they successfully used DonorsChoose.Org to fund specific projects in their classrooms, what are other sites teachers are using for crowdfunding, and how to best use those platforms.

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Tai Chi

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

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

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Dec. 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

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

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

Voces Feminae

Dec. 10, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College

"Set Apart", a concert concerning women and exile. Works by Cozzolani, Hildegard von Bingen, Rossi and Palestrina. Directed by Catherine Bell.  Free and open to the public.

Voce Feminae — Set Apart

Dec. 10, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sweeney Concert Hall — Smith College

Set Apart — a concert concerning women and exile. Works by Cozzolani, Hildegard von Bingen, Rossi and Palestrina. Directed by Catherine Bell.  Free and open to the public.

Catholic Mass

Dec. 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. 

Hanukkah Party

Dec. 10, 2017 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House

Mt Holyoke's Jewish Student Union invites you to celebrate Hanukkah! Israeli folk dancing with live music and instruction, latkes, jelly donuts, and more merriment await you! 

Performance of Bull in a China Shop

Dec. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 8, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 10, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

written by Bryna Turner '12, directed by Molly Paige '18

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Performance of Bull in a China Shop

Dec. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 8, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 10, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Please join us for a performance of Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner '12 and directed by Molly Paige '18.  This original play is inspired by the real letters between Mary Woolley, MHC's 11th President, and Jeannette Marks, spanning 1888-1937. 

A talk-back follows the Friday evening performance.

 

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HOT JAZZ ON A COLD NIGHT!

Dec. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

The annual winter concert featuring tunes by Gordon Goodwin, Thad Jones, Charles Mingus, and Laura Nyro. Mark Gionfriddo, director.

 

Gingerbread House Making

Dec. 9, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Eliot House

The Unitarian Universalists of Mt. Holyoke invite you to make your own gingerbread house! We'll bring the supplies and snacks. You bring your creativity!

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Dec. 8, 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.

Celebración Del Fin Del Semestre

Dec. 8, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Take a study break and join the Spanish Floor for our final celebration of the semester!

Desserts and Beverages available!

Sponsored by El Piso de Español