Colum McCann Reading
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Curious Man: The Life and Work of Jay Leyda
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.
Tanzina Vega: “The Media and Race: Why It Matters”
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.
Robert K. Musil: “The Legacy of Rachel Carson: Empathy and Environmental Justice”
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.
Robert Musil: “Is Anybody Listening? Lessons from a Life in Advocacy”
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.
Claudia Rankine: Student Leadership Seminar
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.
Claudie Rankine: Student Master Class
Shaughnessy Naughton: Student Leadership Seminar
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.
A conversation with Pete Muller and Donna Ferrato: Violence, Gender, and the Photographic Medium
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.
Weapons of Math Destruction
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 email@example.com.
2017 African Cinema Symposium and Festival
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.
Staceyann Chin- Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference
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.
The 2017 Women of Color Traiblazers Leadership Conference
"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.
"A Tale of Two Wolves" - Photographer Pete Muller
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.
Roxane Gay: Flashpoint!
Public Lecture - Doors open at 6:30 pm
Roxane Gay, best-selling author and pundit, will examine social critique and innovative reasoning on race, gender, and identity at a public lecture "Flashpoint!" on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00pm at Gamble Auditorium. This event is part of the Imagination series.
Featured Leadership Workshop
Roxane Gay will lead a writer’s workshop for the MHC community and invited guests on Friday, February 17, Morrison Room, Willits Hallowell Conference Center, 11:30am - 3:30pm. Student preregistration required by February 9.
MHConnect Internship Fair
Learn more about Lynk UAF eligible MHConnect internship and research opportunities in the US and around the globe. MHConnect positions are high-quality, opportunities where Mount Holyoke students have access to a special application pathway and benefit from the close relationship that the college has cultivated with the organization.
Our Own Collision Space
Meet with friends, fellow students, and faculty to discuss anything of interest related to innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, arts management, social impact enterprise, CGI-U, Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Institute, Mount Holyoke Innovation Impact Competition, creating solutions to global challenges, Draper Competition for Undergraduate Women, courses, Women of Business, business and finance.... and other topics of interest. Informal, social, a place to build community....cookies and other refreshment will be provided.
Changing World Views
The first American journalist to wear a hijab, Noor Tagouri will share her quest for equality while inspiring others to reach their own potential at a public lecture "Changing World Views". Tagouri uses her role as a journalist and social media influencer to reach audiences to pursue their true passion, staying true to their identity, and empowering and embracing their differences. The event is free and open to the public. This event is part of the Imagination series.
Student Leadership Seminar "Persistence To Succeed"
An informal gathering with intrepid journalist Noor Tagouri to discuss what it takes to follow and live your dreams in life or career. Thursday, November 3, 4:30 PM, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center. Pre-registration
Bodies of Knowledge
Katherine Fitzgerald Public Lecture
Performance Artist, Choreographer, and TedX speaker Natalia Duong will present a public lecture "Bodies of Knowledge" on Thursday, October 20, at 7:00 PM in Gamble Auditorium. Duong will examine the power of movement to evoke compassion, empathy, and communication. The event is free and open to the public and is part of the Imagination series.
Experiential Movement/Expression Workshop (limited to 20 students)
Natalia Duong will give a hands-on workshop, Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:15–5:30pm, Studio 2, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, to demonstrate the power of movement to connect and relate. Preregister now. This workshop is open to all students. No prior experience is necessary.
Social Entrepreneurship Summit & Masterclass: present your ideas
This is a unique opportunity for students to present their own social enterprise ideas and initiatives and get feedback. Rick Feldman will serve as moderator/facilitator. Both of our truly inspiring guests have remarkable backgrounds in social enterprise and social action. Meet with them in a supportive environment, engage in conversation with them and your peers, and learn together about change through social impact projects and action.
Co-sponsored by the Entrepreneurship, Organizations, and Society Program, the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, and the Weissman Center for Leadership
Beyond the Win: Leadership for Life
The Weissman Center will launch its 2016-17 “Imagination” series with Abby Wambach, legendary U.S. soccer player and team captain, World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.
This event is open to the Mount Holyoke community with current I.D. Event begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Wheelchair accessible, listening device access, and closed caption. Co-sponsored by the Department of Athletics, this event is part of the Imagination series.
More information is available for Mount Holyoke Faculty and Staff.
Navigating Internships and Experiential Learning: An Introduction for Sophomores and Juniors
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! Register in LyonNet.
Fourth Exposure Symposium: The Dark Room: Race and Visual Culture Studies Symposium
Featuring keynote Speakers Professor of English Lisa Lowe & artist Toyin Ojih Odutola and members of the Dark Room: Race and Visual Studies Seminar, including Professors Patricia A. Banks, Kimberly Juanita Brown, Iyko Day, and Kia M. Q. Hall from the Five Colleges Women's Studies Research Center, Aneeka Henderson from Amherst College.
Sponsored by The Africana Studies Program, Art History Department, English Department, History Department, The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, The Weissman Center for Leadership and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hortense Parker Celebration: Celebrating Diversity, Cultivating Inclusion
Honor the first known student of color to graduate from Mount Holyoke College through a celebration of reflective words and performing arts from students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members. Featuring keynote speaker Zowie Banteah, founder of the Zowie Banteah Cultural Center for Indigenous Communities. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by SGA Students of Color Committee, Office of Advancement, Weissman Center, and Cultural Centers.
Inclusivity and Indie Authors: A talk by Zetta Elliot
Zetta Elliot, author of more than 20 books for children, teens, and adults, speaks on the case for Community-Based Publishing.
Zetta Elliott, a member of the Africana Studies Program faculty of Mount Holyoke College from 2006-2009. Reception immediately following the talk.
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Author Jhumpa Lahiri presents In altre parole/ In Other Words
Pulitzer prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri's intense desire to learn Italian inspired a bold decision. Seeking true immersion, she moved to Rome in 2012 with her Family. Her non-fiction debut, In altre parole, is a provocative exploration of the power of language to transform—and reinvent—one's voice and sense of self. Free and open to the public. Organized by the Italian Program of the Department of Classics and Italian with the generous contribution from: The Office of The President, The Dean of the College, The Valentine Giamatti Fund, The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, The Weissman Center for Leadership
A shared language: Memoir, Feminism and Queer Cuentos
Daisy Hernández is the author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir and coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. She has written for the Atlantic, ColorLines, the New York Times, and NPR's All Things Considered and CodeSwitch, and her essays have been published in the Bellingham Review, Dogwood, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, and Hunger Mountain. She teaches creative writing at Miami University in Ohio.
Presented by the Weissman Center for Leadership & the Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse Nexus, Co-sponsored by Familia, Femmepowered, OUTreach & English at MHC
Indian Classical Vocal Music
Global Connections Conference: Traversing Culture and Disciplines
An introduction to the world of social entrepreneurship and international institutions. Sponsored by McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, Weissman Center for Leadership, Career Development Center and the International Relations Department.
Leading Woman in the Arts: Patrizia von Brandenstein
“Translations: From Word to Image to Screen”
Interrupting (Gendered) Group Dynamics
One hour discussion for Women in STEM with light reception to follow.
Leading Woman in the Arts: Carrie Mae Weems
“Art and Humanity”
Free and Open to the Public. ♿ [hearing device access, closed captioned]