Willis Wood Lecture: Law, Ethics, and the Politics of Islamic Studies

Wed, Apr 12 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Fayerweather Hall, Prunye

At this year's Willis Wood Lecture, Marion Holmes Katz will discuss Law, Ethics and the Politics of Islamic Studies.

Katz received a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She has taught at Franklin and Marshall College and Mount Holyoke College, and is currently a Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. Her research revolves around issues of Islamic law, gender, and ritual. Her publications include Body of Text: The Emergence of the Sunni Law of Ritual Purity (SUNY Press, 2002) and The Birth of the Prophet Muhammad: Devotional Piety in Sunni Islam (Routledge, 2007), Prayer in Islamic Thought and Practice (Cambridge, 2013) and Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice (Columbia University Press, 2014).

This event is free and open to the public and is generously sponsored by the Willis D. Wood Fund and the Amherst College Religion Department.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Media, Policy, and the Middle East

Mon, Apr 3 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Integrative Learning Center, Hub 3rd Floor
The panel features Sut Jhally (UMass), Vijay Prashad (Trinity College), Matt Sienkiewicz (Boston College), and myself [Katty Alhayek, UMass].
Panelists will discuss their recent work and offer insights into the present and future of media and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. It will be on the 3rd floor of the Integrative Learning Center in the Communication Department @UMass at 3pm and a light reception will follow.
Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Five College First Generation Conference

Fri, Apr 7 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center

The Second Five College First Generation Conference will take place on Friday, April 7th from 12 to 4 pm at Smith College. The conference will provide a forum for students, faculty, administrators, and staff to talk about how to work together to support first generation students success. Workshops will provide a forum to explore the first generation identity, provide tools to effect change on campus, and think about effective support for first generation students.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Free online registration.
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The Origins and Development of ICP-MASS Spectrometry: A 20 Year Research Project in Instrumentation

Wed, Apr 12 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Adele Simmons Hall, Ruth Hammen Auditorium

85th Five College Chemistry Lecture Series April 12-13, 2017.

Sponsored by Chemistry Departments of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, University of Massachusetts and Five College Consortium.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Mass Spectrometry from Atoms to Metabolites: Fundamentals and Applications of ICP-MS and Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization

Thu, Apr 13 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Lederle Graduate Research Center (LGRC) Room 1634

Sponsored by Chemistry Departments of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, University of Massachusetts and Five College Consortium.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Structural Studies of Biomolecules by Mass Spectrometry and Ion Mobility

Thu, Apr 13 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Ford Hall Room 240

Sponsored by Chemistry Departments of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, University of Massachusetts and Five College Consortium.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Site Seeing: Aeriality and Objectivity in the Archaeology of Coastal Peru

Mon, Apr 3 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Seelye Hall Room 201

Parker VanValkenburgh from Brown University will be giving a public lecture on Monday, 4/3 @ 5pm— Site Seeing: Aeriality and Objectivity in the Archaeology of Coastal Peru. His work is primarily focused on the Inca and colonial periods, integrating historical sources, archaeological fieldwork, and perspectives from science & technology studies to think critically about “seeing sites from above”. I hope you can join us!

Campus: 
Smith College
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Elizabeth Mazzocco Memorial Lecture (Roundtable)

Wed, Apr 12 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Room E470, South College

The Future of Language Study: A Five College Conversation
A roundtable discussion moderated by Dennis Looney

Dennis Looney is adjunct professor of Italian at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 2016, he has served as director of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) within the Modern Languages Association (MLA). As director of ADFL, Dr. Looney coordinates the ADFL-MLA Consultancy Service, instituted to advise language departments such issues as curriculum design, faculty governance and strategic planning.

ELIZABETH MAZZOCCO was director of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages and professor of Italian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1990 until her death in 2014. She was a specialist of language teaching methodology and a scholar of the Italian Renaissance.

Sponsored by Five Colleges, in collaboration with the UMass Italian Studies Program.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Elizabeth Mazzocco Memorial Lecture

Thu, Apr 13 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Room E470, South College

Lecture by Dennis Looney

Dennis Looney is adjunct professor of Italian at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 2016, he has served as director of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) within the Modern Languages Association (MLA). As director of ADFL, Dr. Looney coordinates the ADFL-MLA Consultancy Service, instituted to advise language departments such issues as curriculum design, faculty governance and strategic planning.

ELIZABETH MAZZOCCO was director of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages and professor of Italian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1990 until her death in 2014. She was a specialist of language teaching methodology and a scholar of the Italian Renaissance.

Sponsored by Five Colleges, in collaboration with the UMass Italian Studies Program.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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"Architecture and Race," with Mabel O. Wilson (Architecture, Columbia University)

Thu, Mar 30 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
R.W. Kern Center 202

Sponsored by the Questioning Aesthetics Symposium: Black Aesthetics, organized by Michael Kelly and Monique Roelofs

For suggested readings in preparation for the workshop, please see under the link to Mabel O. Wilson at
blackaesthetics.hampshire.edu and transaestheticsfoundation.org

contacts: Monique Roelofs

For practical information please contact Tripp Johnson

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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wgjHA@hampshire.edu
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