Five College institutes help K-12 teachers develop diverse classroom curricula

The Five College Schools Partnership is celebrating its 30th anniversary by organizing two national institutes, one exploring Native Americans of the region and the other focused on the value of global children’s picture books as teaching tools. Both institutes are aimed at helping K-12 teachers develop tools to make them more effective in the classroom.

Nonagenarian language instructor honored by former students

Six people holding a giant check for $2,500.

Charles Mark, a longtime supporter of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, was honored recently at the Center by high school students he taught more than 50 years ago in Amityville, New York. Here they present him with a $2,500 check for language center scholarships in his name. From left: Five College Executive Director Neal Abraham, Language Center Director Amy Wordelman, Robert Silz, Charles Mark, Bruce Chattman and Lou Paris. 

Charles Mark survived Nazi labor camp, fled Communist Czechoslovakia

Celebrating original research in undergraduate student work

Students from each of the colleges will be presenting their original research at several symposia and conferences this spring. Below is a list of the upcoming events that will feature student work and honor their achievements.

Ethnomusicology Certificate Celebration

Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m.

Amherst College, Arms Music Center, Room 7

Keynote: Martin Daughtry, associate professor of music at NYU

Students from Five Colleges to compete in unique data-analysis event

Students from the Five Colleges will compete to see who can best analyze big data and attract the interest of employers at the 2015 ASA DataFest competition—a unique collaboration between academe, students and industry that will be held March 27–29, 2015 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. DataFest is an annual competition in which teams of up to five undergraduate students work to reveal insights from a large and rich data set.

Five College Jazz Festival to celebrate the jazz continuum

Saturday March 7, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hampshire College Music and Dance Building Recital Hall; free admission

With a selection of student ensembles as varied as the campuses they represent, the 2015 Five College Jazz Festival will have something for all jazz fans. From big bands to small combos, vocal ensembles to improvising orchestras, these groups will feature the interpretive and improvisational skills of our students, under the dynamic direction of the Five College Jazz faculty.  

Student success expert to discuss value of public health education in the liberal arts

Thursday, March 5, 8 p.m. in Room 917 of the UMass Campus Center

On Thursday, March 5, Susan Albertine of the Association of American Colleges and Universities will present “Should Liberal Education Embrace Global/Public Health? And If So, How?”

Presented by the Five College Culture, Health and Science Program, Dr. Albertine’s lecture will make the case for the value that liberal education can bring to learning for global health.

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