Mushaira

Sat, Apr 22 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

Kuch Karo presents Mushaira 2017, a delightful evening of soulful poetry, mouth watering South Asian delicacies and warm community and conversation. Free. Open to MHC and Five College students.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Free and open to Five College students.

2017 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Sat, Apr 1 2017 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Location: 
Chapin Hall

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 SGA Students of Color Committee prides itself in creating spaces where students can continue to question, challenge and cultivate their minds in order to advance personal growth, commitment, and social advocacy for historically underrepresented communities. In addition, we strive to encourage open dialogues and raise consciousness about issues and intersections prevalent in modern day society regarding race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and many more identities. This year, we would like to continue this tradition and open the Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference to the Five-College Community, but especially self- identifying women of color across the Five Colleges alongside faculty and staff, the Pioneer Valley Community, and beyond.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Free to Mount Holyoke students, $10 to Five College Students.

Rapaport Lecture in Contemporary Art: Rachel Rose

Thu, Apr 13 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Fayerweather Hall Room 115

The 2017 Rapaport Lecture will be given by American artist Rachel Rose who creates nuanced video installations. Sponsored by the Department of Art and the History of Art and supported by the Rapaport Lectureship in Contemporary Art Fund, the lecture will be held in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115), Fayerweather Hall. All are welcome to attend!

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Gender and Body-Talk: A Philosophical Debate from Classical India

Thu, Apr 13 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Chapin Hall Room 201

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad is a professor of comparative religion and philosophy in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, and associate dean for research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of over 45 papers and six books, and his research focuses on Indian and comparative epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of religion; religion and politics, especially foreign policy; South Asian religious identities in contemporary Britain; and the conceptual sources of modern Hindu life and beliefs.


This event is free and open to the public. It is generously sponsored by the Hamilton Fund and the Amherst College Religion Department.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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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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Free and open to the public.
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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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Free and open to the public.

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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Free and open to the public.
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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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Free and open to the public.

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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