The Smith College Department of Theatre presents studio productions of The Universal Language, a short one-act by David Ives, directed by Cathy Kennedy ‘20, and I Sing Earth Pt.1: Elephant's Tears, a play with music about the environment and our place in it by the Choreopoem Acting Class directed by Andrea Hairston and Pan Morigan.
Jiayan Sun performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23, paired with an exploration of Romeo and Juliet themes in Prokofiev’s Suite No.2 and in Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Jonathan Hirsh conducts.
A girl named Rosalind is in love with a boy named Orlando, which is convenient because they’ve been banished to the same forest. Orlando is in love with Rosalind. Orlando is also very attracted to a boy named Ganymede. And what does it mean to be a girl or a boy anyway? Or to play one? Come to the Forest of Arden, and find answers for all your questions. Or questions for all your answers. Seating is general admission on risers on the stage. Fully accessible.
The annual Data Science Research Symposium brings together data science researchers across industry and academia to showcase research collaborations, encourage technical exchange and professional networking, and facilitate new efforts to tackle emerging challenges.
The morning plenary session will feature a keynote speaker, followed by short "lightning" talks by academic and industry researchers on a wide array of topics.
After an informal networking lunch, the afternoon "deep dive" sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about industry-relevant research areas.
The afternoon also features an Industry Meet and Greet session where company representatives can meet and talk with data science students about potential job and internship opportunities.
The Department of Music and Dance presents the Marimba Bands and Ensembles under the direction of Thomas Hannum.
A variety of music arranged by students & alumni to be performed by the Marimba Bands & Ensembles. Arrangements include music by Debussy, Schumann & Offenbach plus contemporary & pop classics by Stevie Wonder, Philip Glass, Billy Joel, Jason Mraz & others. Selections also include For Good from the musical Wicked featuring vocalists Anna Hartmann & Cecily Mills and Game of Tones, paying tribute to the popular series Game of Thrones.
With guest vocalists Laura Francis & Allison Silletti, soprano; Crystal Curran & Isabelle Solem, alto; Kevin Hanley & Nathaniel Smith, tenor; Kurt Lindburg & Aaron Roesselet, bass; Eric Weloth, vocals; James Campbell, saxophone; James Minnix & Nick Petrillo, trumpet.
Sonia Nieto has devoted her professional life to questions of diversity, equity, and social justice in education. Elected as a member of the National Academy of Education in 2015, she is Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, College of Education, UMass Amherst. The first edition of her first book Affirming Diversity (1992), now in its 8th edition (editions 5-8 with co-author Patty Bode), was selected by the Museum of Education’s Readers Guide as one of the 100 books to help define the field of education in the 20th century. She is the author, editor, or co-author of 12 books including Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds (2013), as well as a memoir, Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education (2015) and most recently, a co-authored book with her daughter Alicia López, Teaching, A Life’s Work: A Mother-Daughter Dialogue (2019). The recipient of many awards for her scholarship, advocacy, and activism, she has also been awarded nine honorary doctorates.
The Department of Music and Dance presents a string chamber music concert under the coordination of string faculty member Elizabeth Chang.
The Dance Department at Mount Holyoke College ends its performance season with the Annual Student Dance Concert featuring 16 student choreographers, in collaboration with the intermediate composition class.
The Jazz Ensembles celebrate their 20th birthday (and Pangy Day) with a concert featuring great tunes from the past 20 years, including music by Alan Baylock, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Elvis Costello, Weather Report and more. Mark Gionfriddo directs.
Free and open to the public.
Come celebrate the end of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2019 with a three-day film festival April 24-26, 6–8pm in Hooker Auditorium.
The films will explore the many different identities, histories and experiences that make up the Asian Pacific Islander community. The keynote speaker of the festival will be Teresa Lu, a writer-director based in Brooklyn, NY.
Sponsored by Mount Holyoke College Cultural Centers | Asian Center for Empowerment and McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.