Five College Consortium

Spring 2015

Marisa Parham sitting on a couch<< Digital strategies enrich humanities research

It’s no lucky accident that Marisa Parham was chosen to head the Five College Digital Humanities Project, an Andrew Mellon Foundation-funded, multiple-year effort to introduce digital tools and mindsets to humanities research in the consortium. Read more . . .

Humans of Five Colleges

Five College student photographer Francis Phan has been traveling to each of the campuses to capture events and happenings this year. Read more . . .

Post-bacs fill key staffing niches

Five College post-baccalaureate fellows—“post-bacs,” for short—are supporting projects in two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–funded initiatives: Digital Humanities and Blended Learning. Read more . . .

PROFILE: Mohsen Jalali, language mentor

“When I came here, it was the first time I had taught Persian, though I had experience teaching English,” says Mohsen Jalali, a mentor with the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages. “I was worried it would be boring, but when I started teaching, I found it fascinating because it’s about rethinking your own language." Read more . . .

Enrollment numbers at the language centerEnrollments surge at the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages >>

There were 284 total student enrollments in 38 languages for 2014–15—the most enrollments and languages ever in an academic year. Read more . . .

Taking note

Museums10, African Studies and Partnership Programs are all celebrating big anniversaries this year. Read more . . .

Teaching future teachers

Sarah Frenetic educates future educators. The Mount Holyoke-based Five College Teacher Licensure Coordinator helps students from Amherst, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke become licensed to teach in Massachusetts classrooms. Read more . . .

Bridging students open Skinner’s “Cabinet of Curiosities”

“Our task was to delve into the mind of Joseph Allen Skinner, the founder of the Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke. We wanted to discover the man behind the collection and find out why and how he came to possess such a diverse collection of cultural artifacts." Read more . . .

Profile: Rebecca Konijnenberg AC '16

As a sophomore at Amherst College, international student Rebecca Konijnenberg was looking into internship possibilities when she discovered the Five College Coastal & Marine Sciences NOAA Summer Internship Program. Read more . . .

Students performing at WORD festival

Peterson Prize celebrates student endeavors

Investigating rural Peru’s medical system. Studying black holes through a telescope in Mexico. Creating a library for remote schools in Kenya. These projects are a sampling of those accomplished or planned by this year’s nominees for the Lorna Peterson Prize. Read more . . .

Student symposia, performances and exhibitions for 2014–15 >>

This year students from all five campuses came together in a wide variety of symposia, exhibitions and performances, celebrating their own work and learning from one another. Read more . . .

Collaborations

Editor: Kevin Kennedy
Writer: Taliesin Nyala HC ’10
Photographer: Francis Phan UM ’18
Additional photography: Ben Barnhart