Two of the oldest a cappella groups at UMass, The Doo Wop Shop and The Vocal Suspects, come together to spread love and joy to everyone they possibly can! With sets packed with romantic tunes - both classic and contemporary - this concert is sure to get anyone, single or taken, really feeling the love. So clear your schedule for Saturday night, 2/17, come to Mahar Auditorium, and let us be your valentine!
A musical program organized by violinist and Art and Community Engagement Intern, Relyn Myrthil ’19, with composer David W. Sanford, Elizabeth T. Kennan Professor of Music, Mount Holyoke College.
2018 Jewish Film Festival
Women are often shown as passive in art--they are not shown as actors but rather, as things to be acted upon. Visitors on this tour, led by Simi Esan ’18, Student Guide, will explore the gazes of these supposedly passive figures, and look past their outward depictions. How do materials contribute to our conceptions of the person’s power, standing, and class? What effect does the gender of the artist have on the depictions of the subject? We will consider these questions, and more, as we investigate what the gaze can contain.
Join us for a discussion of Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary (Duke University Press) by Pooja Rangan (Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies, Amherst College).
Endangered life is often used to justify humanitarian media intervention, but what if suffering humanity is both the fuel and outcome of such media representations? Pooja Rangan argues that this vicious circle is the result of immediation, a prevailing documentary ethos that seeks to render human suffering urgent and immediate at all costs. Rangan interrogates this ethos in films seeking to “give a voice to the voiceless,” an established method of validating the humanity of marginalized subjects, including children, refugees, autistics, and animals.
Discussants: Jennifer Bajorek (Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Hampshire College), Amy Cox Hall (Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Amherst College), Jina Kim (Mount Holyoke Fellow/Visiting Lecturer in Critical Social Thought and Assistant Professor of English and the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College) and Bernadine Mellis (Five College Senior Lecturer in Film & Video Production)
Lynne Isbell, professor and chair, Department of Anthropology, University of California Davis, will speak on "Snakes and Primate Origins." Refreshments served at 4:00 pm. Free and open to the public.
This tour, led by Molly Libbey ’18, Student Guide, will explore depictions of the female form, considering what elements of a woman’s life are represented in the museum space, how these pieces work to create a “female legacy,” and what important elements are left out. We will think together about the artistic decisions made by the artists, exploring how they inform and challenge larger societal understandings of youth and femininity.
The program includes Ragtime Songs by Ives, Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson by Copland, and Stravinsky's "Jeu Des Cartes."
Come to a concert showcasing Irish traditional music, dance, and song. Including folk band Calluna and the Wailing Banshees. Irish snacks served. $5 suggested donation from community members.
Join AWA in listening to talks by animal advocates of color, including Dr. A. Breeze Harper, Kevin Tillman, and Sarah K. Woodcock.