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 . . .
Five College student photographer Francis Phan has been traveling to each of the campuses to capture events and happenings this year. Read more . . .
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 . . .
“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 . . .
There were 284 total student enrollments in 38 languages for 2014–15—the most enrollments and languages ever in an academic year. Read more . . .
Museums10, African Studies and Partnership Programs are all celebrating big anniversaries this year. Read more . . .
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 . . .
“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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .