Past Events

The Artist's Way

Feb. 25, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mar. 4, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mar. 11, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mar. 18, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mar. 25, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Apr. 8, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Apr. 15, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Apr. 22, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Apr. 29, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
May. 6, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
May. 13, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Creativity, Inspiration & Building Confidence

A free 12-week seminar to help rekindle your creativity, inspire you, remove artistic blocks and foster confidence. We will meet as artists to encourage each other, discuss a chapter from the book, and encourage one another's dreams.  

The sessions run from Feb 25 - May 13 from 1-2:30 pm. 

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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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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.

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

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.

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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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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

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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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. 

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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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 Goodman 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 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. Free and open to the public.

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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.

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Interfaith Dinner & Dialogue

Feb. 7, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us as we converse and explore religious literacy and multicultural understanding. People of all faiths (and no faith) are welcome!

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

Feb. 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.

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.

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

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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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 

Mass for Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Dec. 8, 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join the Mount Holyoke Catholic Community for Mass on this Holy Day of Obligation. 

LGBTQIA Shabbat

Dec. 8, 2017 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Jewish Student Union for our LGBTQIA Community Shabbat, which will focus on the experiences of LGBTQIA folks of faith! Service followed by a discussion, and then we will enjoy a delicious home cooked meal. Everyone is welcome!

Muslima Conversation

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

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

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

The Orchestra Celebrates Musical Friendships!

Dec. 7, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

The MHC music department bids farewell to Professor Linda Laderach, violin soloist, and features last year’s concerto competition winner Hannah Pozzebon, flute soloist. Ng Tian Hui conducts. Free and open to the public.

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Wild Honey: An Evening of Russian Poetry

Dec. 7, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stimson Room, Library

Join us for our annual evening of Russian poetry! Anyone is welcome to read or sing in Russian or English translation, or just to support your peers. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Dear Data, a Student Art Exhibit

Dec. 4 – 19, 2017 8:00 am – 11:59 pm
Dec. 7, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Library Atrium

A student art exhibit that aims to challenge how we think about data.

  • Featuring work from LATST 250RP--Race, Racism and Power
  • Exhibit will run from December 4th to December 19th
  • Inspired by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec's Dear Data (2016)

Opening Reception: Library Atrium, Thursday, December 7th, 7-8pm

Sponsored by LITS, Teaching and Learning Initiative, and the Department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies

 

SHRI Puja & Discussion

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

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

Russian Revolutionary Film Series

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

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

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Interfaith Dialogue

Dec. 6, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Dec. 6, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

Interfaith Lunch: Winter Holidays

Dec. 6, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Members of various faith groups will share their seasonal traditions and the meanings behind them. Learn more about Yule, Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Kwanzaa, and Advent.

Five-College West African Music Ensemble

Dec. 5, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

Performing music of Togo, Ghana and Benin with Ghanaian artists Francis Akotuah and Kwaku Manu. Faith Conant directs

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Five College West African Music Ensemble's Annual Concert

Dec. 5, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

The West African Music Ensemble presents a festive concert featuring music of Togo, Ghana and Benin, with Ghanaian artists Francis Akotuah and Kwaku Manu.  With an audience dance-along, this concert is great for the whole family.  Faith Conant directs.

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"Gurumbe": Afro-Andalusian Memories (Canciones De Tu Memoria Negra)

Dec. 5, 2017 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Smith College Campus Center, Carroll Room

Flamenco recital and showing of "Gurumbé, Afro-Andalusian Memories" (2016) an internally acclaimed documentary on the hidden history of African slavery in Spain and the cultural relevance of Africa for flamenco and Spanish culture.  Showing followed by discussion with the director Miguel Angel Rosales and performance with featured dancer Yinka Esi Graves.

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Mount Holyoke Spanish Floor Presents: Zumba

Dec. 5, 2017 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, Studio 2

 

Arrive by 4:40pm

Please bring clean Sneakers and Water.

Taught in English!

Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Spanish Floor.

Tai Chi

Dec. 4, 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. 3, 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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The Secret Ingredient in Student Success in Latina/o Communities

Dec. 3, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Latinx population is on the rise and census data projects that by 2060, 1 in 3 of U.S. residents will be Latinx. Although the population is on the rise, Latinx student success still lags behind other racial groups. While statistics on Latinx educational success may seem hopeless, there are things educators can do to support Latinx students. Dr. Jennifer Matos from Mt. Holyoke College and Dr. Edelina Burciaga from the University of Colorado Denver discuss what educators can do to support Latinx students and their families to nurture students and bolster student success.

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Holiday Vespers — A Venerable College Tradition

Dec. 3, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dec. 3, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Start your holiday season on a high note at this cherished campus tradition, featuring choral works from many cultures, plus holiday jazz selections—a treat for the soul and the senses.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Dec. 3, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Catholic Mass

Dec. 3, 2017 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Abbey Memorial Chapel

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

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Kavita Saraswathi Datla, 1975-2017

Dec. 2, 2017 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Mount Holyoke's History Department and Office of the Dean of Faculty will host "A Celebration of the Life and Work of Kavita Saraswathi Datla, 1975-2017" this coming Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., in Dwight 101, located on the north end of Mount Holyoke's campus (Church Street).

After a brief opening, Professors Amrita Basu, Barbara Metcalf, Manan Ahmed, David Lelyveld, and Joan Cocks will discuss Kavita's scholarship, followed by a program of tributes in word and song. A reception will follow in the Stimson Room in the Williston Library from 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Parking: Visitors attending an event on campus on Saturday/Sunday may park in faculty/staff spaces.

A map of the Mount Holyoke Campus, indicating Dwight Hall and campus parking, can be found at https://map.mtholyoke.edu/#ll=42.258,-72.575&place=dwight&options=parking.

Euridice Baroque Ensemble

Dec. 1, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst

Soloists:  Emma Johnson, ‘cello, and Victoria Suchodolski, harpsichord. Concerti by Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Geminiani and Telemann.  Directed by Robert Eisenstein.  Free and open to the public.

Euridice Baroque Ensemble

Dec. 1, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bezanson Recital Hall — UMass

Soloists:  Emma Johnson, ‘cello, and Victoria Suchodolski, harpsichord Concerti by Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Geminiani and Telemann.  Directed by Robert Eisenstein.  Free and open to the public.

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

Dec. 1, 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.

Seascapes — Music for Flutes

Dec. 1, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

The Flute Choir explores the elements in music featuring seascapes, Fire and Ice, plus a Bach Brandenburg Concerto and Schickele's Monochrome. A reception to follow in the Warbeke Room.  Alison Hale directs. Free and open to the public.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Dec. 1, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

Dec. 1, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eliot House

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

What Are Grades For?

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

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amy Grillo and Elizabeth Markovits

Grades are so much a part of our academic culture that we often don’t ask ourselves what purposes they serve. Are we using them to compare students’ achievements against each other, or are we using them to measure students’ progress towards specific criteria? How do grades affect student motivation and learning? What does research say about the uses and usefulness of grades? Come share your thoughts, experiences and questions about the role of grades in teaching and learning.

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

Dec. 1, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eliot House

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia

Nov. 30, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New York Room

Anne Garrels, author of Putin Country: A journey into the real Russia and long-time foreign correspondent for NPR, will discuss her experiences and perceptions as a journalist covering the region of Moscow and Chelyabinsk.

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SHRI Puja & Discussion

Nov. 30, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eliot House

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

"An Aesthetics of Kin and the Rights of the Child in Minor U.S. Literatures"

Nov. 30, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building, UMass Amherst

2017 Distinguished Lecture
Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies

Crystal Parikh
Associate Professor of English and Social and Cultural Analysis
New York University

Sponsored by Five Colleges Inc., Amherst American Studies Program, Mount Holyoke English Department, Smith English Department, Smith American Studies Program, UMass English Department, and UMass Social Thought and Political Economy Program

Five-College Collegium

Nov. 29, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Grace Church, Amherst, Ma

The Munich Connection:  Music of Ludwig Senfl and Orlando Lassus for voices and Renaissance winds.  Directed by Robert Eisenstein.  Free and open to the public.

Interfaith Dialogue

Nov. 29, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
South Rocky Dining Hall

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

Nov. 29, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

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

Interfaith Lunch: Finding Our Way Back to Being

Nov. 29, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Professor Mara Benjamin is our guest for this week's Interfaith Lunch. 

We all know the feeling of being overworked, distracted, and busy to the point of distress.  Even our worthiest pursuits — activism, exploration and discovery — can take their toll. How can we cultivate a practice of removing ourselves from the work of doing, such that we can simply be?

Dessert & Discussion

Nov. 28, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
North Mandelle Common Room

Join these Communities for Desserts & Discussion about gender pronouns in the Romance Languages.

Sponsored by Mary Woolley, French, Italian, and Spanish Living Learning Communities.

ARABIQA

Nov. 28, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

Egyptian American musician, dancer and educator, Karim Nagi delivers this dynamic concert and demonstration.  He performs on various traditional Arabic percussion and melodic instruments, while including the audience to participate from their seats.  Additionally, he demonstrates various styles of folkloric dance from around the Arab world.

A Middle Eastern dinner will be served after the event.

This event is co-sponsored by MHC Asian Studies Program, MHC President's Office, MHC Dean of Students, MHC Multicultural Community and College Life Committee, MHC Dance Dept., MHC Theatre Dept., MHC Religion Dept., and the Five College Arabic Language Initiative.

Unexpected ordered phases in active matter

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

Michael Hagan, Associate Professor of Physics and chair of the Biological Physics program at Brandeis, will show that order emerges from this chaos, in the form of heretofore unknown broken-symmetry phases in which the topological defects themselves undergo orientational ordering.

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Tricking Oneself: The Cultivation of Surprise

Nov. 27, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight 101

In this talk, Professor Marilyn Strathern explores how to cultivate an openness to surprise. How do we keep from projecting our ideas about what people in out-of-the-way places are doing, thinking, and feeling? Will we even recognize their legal systems, or scientific experiments, or visual communication, in such places? What can we assume about how people manage their natural environments, treat their animals, centuries ago and in relation to development and climate change pressures, today?

Tai Chi

Nov. 27, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Torrey Hall

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

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

Nov. 26, 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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Catholic Mass

Nov. 26, 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. 

Tai Chi

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

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

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

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

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

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Six Best Practices for Inclusive Teaching for Novice Teachers

Nov. 19, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

Dr. Gwen Bass focuses on strategies teachers can use to engage and challenge all learners. Participants also collaborated in the session to share challenges and interventions for improving student engagement.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

Nov. 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Catholic Mass

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

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

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

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

What is Intergroup Dialogue?

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

 

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

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

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

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

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

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

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

Global-Local POSTPONED

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

Talking About Teaching Lunch

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

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

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

SHRI Puja & Discussion

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

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

Interweaving Themes in Physics and Art

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

Spencer Smith, Assistant Professor of Physics, Mount Holyoke College

Interfaith Dialogue

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

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

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

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

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Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

Interfaith Lunch: Engaging with the "Other"

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

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

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Andrea Lawlor Reading

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

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

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Divinity and Theological Seminary Graduate School Panel

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

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

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Physics Career Panel

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

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

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

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Tai Chi

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

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

"Telling Our Own Stories"

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

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Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

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

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

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

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

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

Catholic Mass

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

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

MHC Faculty Dance Concert

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

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

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Colum McCann Reading

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

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

 

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

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

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

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

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Learners Shabbat

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

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

Study Abroad in Spain and Latin America

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

Learn about:

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

For Students from all majors.

Refreshments will be served.

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

Muslima Conversation

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

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

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Forum

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

Meet with representatives from ABA-approved law schools.

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

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

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

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

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

SHRI Puja & Discussion

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

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

Chemistry Department Seminars - Fall 2017

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

Speaker information will be posted internally for these seminars.

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"Poe, Collingwood and the Art/Craft Distinction"

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

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

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Howard U grad school and Harvard REU Recruitment Event

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

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

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A Taste of 'Romance' and Desserts

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

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

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

Interfaith Dialogue

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

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

October Revolution Centennial Commemoration

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

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

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

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

Geography Department Annual Speaker: Dylan Shane Connor

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

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

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

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

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Tai Chi

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

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

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

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

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

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Rescinding Deferred Action for Childhool Arrivals (DACA): Impacts & Strategies for Educators

Nov. 5, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

An interactive presentation which will provide a short overview of the DACA program, who is affected, why, and how. Strategies for educators, focusing on providing safe learning and nurturing spaces for all our children, and specific resources for community members will be shared. This session will also include opportunities for participants to engage with the presenters.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

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

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

Catholic Mass

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

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

Personal Statement Workshop

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

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

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SpiritualiTEA

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

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

A Curious Man: The Life and Work of Jay Leyda

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

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

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

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

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

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

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

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Challah Braid & Bake

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

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

Muslima Conversation

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

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

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Leyda and His Musical World

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

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

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Health Professions Application Workshop

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

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

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SHRI Puja & Discussion

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

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

International Dinner

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

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

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

Nov. 2, 2017 4:30 pm
Dwight 101

Pruitt Fund Public Lecture

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

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

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Faculty Workshop with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum- REGISTRATION FULL

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

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

Jay Rogoff

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

Jay Rogoff, Open Class Lecture

Crazy Wise Film Screening

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

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

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All Saints Day Catholic Mass

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

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

Interfaith Dialogue

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

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

History Department Tea

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

Are you interested in History? 

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara Yen Sun Prize First Round Application

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

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

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Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

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

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

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

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

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

Samhain Ritual

Oct. 29, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

Catholic Mass

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

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

MHSO Monsters Ball – Go Planetary & Interstellar!

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

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

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

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

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

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

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Vision Board Workshop

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

What is a Vision Board?

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

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

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

Muslima Conversation

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

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

Topological Data Analysis of Biological Aggregation Models

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

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

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Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

LYNK on the Road - NYC

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

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

Crossings & Rasanblaj: Performing Anthropological Interventions

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

Free and Open to the Public

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Study Abroad in Russia!

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

Explore study abroad opportunities in Russia!

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Dressed for Success with Banana Republic

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

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

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

Duke University School of Medicine info Session

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

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

Studying and Interning in China Information Session

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

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

Refreshments served

2017 John Lax Memorial Lecture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Interfaith Dialogue

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

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Lynk UAF Orientation

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

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

Classics & Italian Fall Semester Pizza Dinner

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

Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

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

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

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

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Philosophy Department Tea

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

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

Interfaith Lunch: Stories of CommUNITY with Onawumi Jean Moss

Oct. 25, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

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

German Studies Meet & Greet

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

Join us at the German Studies fall Meet and Greet!

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Tea for Majors & Prospective Students

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

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

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SPS Summer Research Poster Session

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

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

Sally Smith Schneider, Ph.D.

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

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

 

 

William Lamson, Visiting Artist

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

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

Tai Chi

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

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

Two-Spirit Mental Health

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

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

Religion and Jewish Studies Department Tea

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

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

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

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

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

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

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

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

Performance of Frankenstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Tea & Pastries

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

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

International Catholic Mass

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

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

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

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

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

Family & Friends Weekend Observatory Open House

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

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

Family & Friends Weekend Tea Social

Oct. 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Eliot House

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

Family & Friends Jazz — Ella's Swella!

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

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

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Pelmeni Fest

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

Come eat pelmeni with the MHC Russian & Eurasian department!

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Community Shabbat Service & Dinner

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

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

La Noche de Cocinar

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

Mandelle Hall Spanish Floor Presents: La Noche de Cocinar .

Cook Classic Spanish Dishes with Professor Antonio Illescas.

Unitarian Universalist Prayers for World Peace

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

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

Muslima Conversation: Muslims at Mount Holyoke

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

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

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

LEAP Symposium

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

Learning from Application

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

1st-year students - Health Professions

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

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

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Diwali Puja

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

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

Neuroscience and Behavior Fall Social

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Interfaith Dialogue

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

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

Study Abroad in Japan Information Session

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

Study Abroad in Japan Information Session

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

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

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

 

Interfaith Lunch: Stories of Immigrants and Refugees

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

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

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

Europe and the End of the West?

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

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled.

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

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

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

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

 

Tai Chi

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

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

Applying to Law School, featuring the Indiana Maurer Law School

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

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

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Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

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

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

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Culturally Responsive Teaching

Oct. 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Online

Dr. Sonia Nieto talks about the evolution of culturally responsive education, what educators need to know to implement it effectively,  and discusses examples of what it might look like regardless of what kind of a classroom you might be working in.

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

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

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

Catholic Mass

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

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

Faculty Baroque Fall Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

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

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

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

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

3D Shadows: Casting light on the fourth dimension

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

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

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Muslima Conversation

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

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

Design of hinged 3D auxetic mechanisms

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

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

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

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

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amber Douglas

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

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

SHRI Puja & Discussion

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

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

Pizza in the Hut

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

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

Interfaith Dialogue

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

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

Interfaith Lunch: Contact & Conversation with Darryl Aiken

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

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

MCAT Webinar

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

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

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Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

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

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

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

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Muslima Conversation

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

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

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Info Session

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

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

SHRI Puja & Discussion

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

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

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

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

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

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2017 Hortense Parker Celebration: Collective Concern, Collective Power

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

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

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Interfaith Dialogue

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

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Mindfulness Meditation

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

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

Decorating the Sukkah

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

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Interfaith Lunch: Faith Engagement & Social Justice

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

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

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

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

Katherine Fitzgerald Public Lecture

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

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Physics Graduate School Panel

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

Mount Holyoke physics alumnae share advice about graduate school.

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Narcan Training

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

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

Tai Chi

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

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

French Social

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

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

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

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

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

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

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

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

Catholic Mass

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

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

Yom Kippur: Break Fast

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

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

Yom Kippur: Yizkor and Neilah Services

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

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

Yom Kippur: Jonah Reading

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

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

Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre

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

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

Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Residency

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited spots available. RSVP via marlateyoliaMHC.eventbrite.com 

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

Study Abroad Info Session

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

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

First Professional Resume Workshop

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

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

First Year Resume Workshop

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

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

Muslima Conversation

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

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

Jumma Lunch with Marla Teyolia

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

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

Free and open to the entire campus community.

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

Five College German Studies Event Calendar

Sep. 29, 2017 10:28 am

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

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

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

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

Open to the entire campus community!

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

SHRI Puja & Discussion

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

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

Claudia Rankine: Student Leadership Seminar

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

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

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Homecoming at the Cultural Centers!

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

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Claudie Rankine: Student Master Class

Sep. 28, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

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Interfaith Dialogue

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

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Oppression to Liberation through Mindfulness

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

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

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

Fall Recruiting 101: What You Need to Know NOW

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

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

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

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

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

What birds have taught us about structural color

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

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

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Tai Chi

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

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

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

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

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

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

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

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

Catholic Mass

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

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

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

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

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

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

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

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

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

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service. 

Muslima Conversation

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

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

Nanoscale Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Nitroxide Spin Labeling

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

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

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Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Shaughnessy Naughton: The Science of Creating a Political Movement

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

From the Chemistry Lab to Public Policy

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

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SHRI Puja & Discussion

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

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

Shaughnessy Naughton: Student Leadership Seminar

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

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

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Mock Interviews with MHC Alumnae and Staff

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

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

Rosh Hashanah

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

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

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Interfaith Dialogue

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

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

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

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

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

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Alan Betts: “The Climate Challenge Deepens”

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

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

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The phase transition in thin films and single crystals probed optically

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

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

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DACA and the State of Immigration Policy

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

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

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Tai Chi

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

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

Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

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

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

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

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

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

Catholic Mass

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

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

Unitarian Universalist Water Communion Ingathering

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

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

Annual Eid Celebration

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

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

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Kabbalat Shabbat

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

The Jewish Student Union welcomes everyone for Shabbat service.

Latinx Heritage Month Welcome Dinner

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

Welcome Latinx Heritage Month with MEChA and La Unidad!

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Muslima Conversation

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

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

Integrating Students into your Research

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

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amy Camp & Andy Reiter

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

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch followed by Jumma prayer. 

Alumnae Advisor for the Day: Brenda Hernandez '04

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

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

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Exploring Careers in the Health Professions

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

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

SHRI Social

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

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

Interfaith Dialogue

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

Weekly dinner and dialogue across lines of faith. 

Interfaith Lunch

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

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

Callbacks for "Frankenstein" and "Bull"

Sep. 12, 2017 6:00 pm – 9:09 pm

International Student Work Authorization Orientation

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

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

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

Analytical tools for surface characterization at the nano scale

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

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

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Monteverde, Costa Rica Program

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

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

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#defendDACA

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

DACA  

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Information Session & Community Meeting

Pizza and Beverages will be served.

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Tai Chi

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

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

Humanistic Cosmopolitanism

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

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

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Nighttime Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation

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

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

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Pagan/Wiccan Tea Time

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

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

Catholic Mass

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

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

Welcome Catholic BBQ

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

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

JSU Welcome Bagel Brunch

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

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

FCDD Faculty Audition

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

Callbacks: Frankenstein and Bull in a China Shop

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

JSU Community Shabbat and Dinner

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

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

Advanced Placement Audition

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

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

My Journey Begins: Senior CDC Orientation & Recruiting Kickoff

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

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

Unitarian Universalist Community Meeting

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

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

Muslima Conversation

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

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

Jumma Halal Lunch & Prayer

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

Join us for halal lunch, followed by Jumma prayer. 

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

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

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

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

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

Dance Department Information Meeting

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

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

Common Read Speaker: Claudia Rankine

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

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

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

Sign Up for Fall Semester Auditions!

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

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

Returner Move In

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

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New Students' Kabbalat Shabbat

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

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

Solar Eclipse

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

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

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Beautiful Physics

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

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

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Summit House Sunset Concert Series

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

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

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

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

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

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Department at Home

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

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

Commencement Concert

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

Department At-Home

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

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

Join the Music Department for the 2017 Commencement Concert

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

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

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Western Mass Drupal Users Group Monthly Meeting

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

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

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

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My Journey Begins Coffee Hour with the CDC

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

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

Teaching & Scholarship Renewal Workshops 2017

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

Keynote Speaker: James Lang, author of Small Teaching

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

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Fifth Exposure Symposium

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

Blackstick Review Launch Party & Reading

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

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

Voces Feminae Presents Kol Isha: A Concert of Jewish Music

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

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

English Department Ice Cream Social

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

Join us to celebrate the end of the semester!

Choral Forces Spring Concert

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

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

Internship & Research Orientation and Celebration

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

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

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

MHC Spring Jazz Concert -- "Toon UP!"

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

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

Pangy Day 2017!

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

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

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History Department Farewell to Seniors, Spring 2017

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

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

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

KlezMova Orchestra Spring Concert and Dance

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

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

West African Music Ensemble Spring Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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Euridice Baroque Ensemble

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

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

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

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

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

Critical Social Thought Senior Capstone Symposium

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

Please join us for senior presentations. 

Theatre end-of-year picnic

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

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

MHC Student Dance Concert

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

Global Fest

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

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

Senator Elizabeth Warren to speak at MHC

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

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

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Beyond the Doors

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

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

Language Living Learning Communities Celebration

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

Celebrate Language Learning Communities!

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

There will be food, raffles, and lawn games!

Everyone welcome!

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Alumnae Career Change Weekend

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

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

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

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

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Noches De Cine

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

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

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Gerrymandering: Mathematics & Fairness in Theory & Practice

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

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

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MERC Education Fair

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

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

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

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

The Five College Collegium Presents Music for Voices, Winds, and Strings

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

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

 

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

Apr. 19, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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English Department Faculty Panel

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

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

Leadership & Service Awards: Celebration of Excellence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MHC Flute Choir — Silver Enchantment

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

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

Five College Anthropology Conference

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

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

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Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra - Musical Transformations

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

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

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TGNC Hike

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

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

To RSVP email, oschwart@mtholyoke.edu

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

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

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

"Implications of Pre-Cretaceous Marbles Along the Sur Fault Zone, California, USA"

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

Earth Adventures Lecture Series

Join us for pizza and a presentation by one of our own students. Erica Watts will be presenting her study of calcite crystallographic preferred orientations. We hope to see you there!

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

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

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

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

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

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

West African Pop Band Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Info Session

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

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

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Women in Entrepreneurship at UMass

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

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

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

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Guest Artist Eric Trudel, Pianist

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

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

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Cabaret

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

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

MHC Senior Dance Concert

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

Writer, feminist, activist Lindy West to speak at MHC

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

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

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

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

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

Faculty Baroque Ensemble -- April in Paris

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

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

Mount Holyoke Symphony 6th Annual Concerto Competition

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

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

Program:

Chaminade - Concertino
       performed by Hannah Pozzebon, flute

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

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

Duration of event: 45 minutes only

Third Annual Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium

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

Living Waters, Animate Lands

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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

Symposium Schedule

2017 African Cinema Symposium and Festival

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

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

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Weapons of Math Destruction

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

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

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

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

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Glee Club and Chamber Singers present Journeys

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

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

MHC Glee Club and Chamber Singers -- Journeys

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

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

Quantum Coherence: Superposition Lifetimes in Spin Qubits

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

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

Earth Adventures Lecture

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

Alumnae Chats: Health Careers

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

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

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Object-Based Learning

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

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Ellen Alvord & Aaron Miller

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

No Más Bebés

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

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

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

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The Future of Public Education: A Discussion with Ruthanne Buck

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

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

Please contact mallen@mtholyoke.edu for more details.

Symmetry in Physics

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

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

Neuroscience and Behavior Professor Lunch with Majors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Egypt Today: Revolution & Counter-Revolution

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

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

Bologna Consortial Studies Program

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

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

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

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

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

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MHC Chorale Performs at Providence Place

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

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

The Thomas Bergeron Quartet

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

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

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

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

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

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Five College 7th Japanese Speech Contest

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

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

Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Contest

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

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

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The 2017 Women of Color Traiblazers Leadership Conference

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

"Empowering Voices: Breaking Boundaries, Making Change"

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

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First-Year Summer: Tackling Your To-Do List

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

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

Earth Adventures Lecture Series

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

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

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

Women in Sports Media Symposium

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

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

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

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

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Lynk on the Road - Finance Trek

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

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

"A Tale of Two Wolves" - Photographer Pete Muller

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

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

Candice Price: Young, Black and Mathematically Gifted

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

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

Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Towards Quantum Materials with New Magnetic Functionalities

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

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

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

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

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

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ADAP Logo Design Contest Submission Form

Mar. 26, 2017 3:24 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blini Bash (Russian Winter Carnival)

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

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

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2017 Power of Narrative Conference

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

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

Advancing Chemistry Through Diversity

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

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

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Earth Adventures Series

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

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

Student Employment Job Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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2017 Nation Student Journalism Conference

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

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

Noches De Cine

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

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

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

Breaking Barriers: Women In Construction

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

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

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

Advising Week Pizza Party!

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

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

The Secret History of Soviet Churches with Dr. Victoria Donovan

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

How Stalin learned to stop worrying and love Orthodox architecture

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

Environmental Studies Department Tea

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

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

Pulling proteins on a computer

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

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

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Africana Studies Program Tea

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

Are you interested in Africana Studies?

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

Classics, Ancient Studies, and Medieval Studies Tea

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

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

Religion Department Social

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


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

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

Introverts in the Classroom

Mar. 22, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Heather Pon-Barry & Kyle Broaders

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

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

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

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

Asian Studies Spring Tea

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

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

German Studies Meet & Greet

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

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

Revolutionary Vietnamese Women and Global Solidarity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Education Career Fair

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

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

Earth Adventures Lecture

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

Please join the Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies Departments for a talk. Leah Bournival will present on "A Dendrochronological Record of Twentieth Century Water Levels in Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada"

Free Pizza. Open to the public.