The Five College community was deeply saddened to learn of the death on September 24th of Elizabeth Mazzocco, Five College professor of Italian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and longtime director of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages. Dr. Mazzocco began her consortium career in 1989 as a visiting assistant professor of Italian at Mount Holyoke College. The following year she became a visiting assistant professor of Italian at UMass and director of the then-Five College Foreign Language Resource Center. A memorial service for Dr.
This fall, Museums10 is featuring a range of exhibitions and public events to warm the chilly days and nights. Works by world-renowned artists will be on display throughout the autumn months. The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum is showing an exhibition of Henri Matisse drawings curated by the award-winning artist Ellsworth Kelly, as well as plant lithographs by Kelly to accompany the exhibition.
Friday, September 26, 4:30-6pm, Frost Library Archives, Amherst College
September 10, 2014
The Five College Consortium will soon begin construction of a 2.5-million-volume library annex that will provide shelving to supplement the capacities of the on-campus libraries.
According to Five College Executive Director Neal Abraham, the creation of an annex is the latest of many joint efforts of the libraries of the consortium.
July 16, 2014
Consortium to host music, puppet theater and dance in partnership with the Asian Arts & Culture Program at UMass Amherst’s Fine Arts Center
July 21, 2014
The Five College Center for East Asian Studies, in collaboration with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, held a summer institute for K-12 teachers July 14-18, 2014. During the week, participants traveled to Historic Deerfield to learn more about tea, silk and trade between the U.S. and China in early America. Faith Deering led a workshop on silkworms, giving teachers the chance to learn more about these incredible caterpillars and how we get silk from them.
History buffs and educators alike are invited to attend a lecture on the connections between the United States and China in early America. Caroline Frank from Brown University will discuss “Rebellion, Sovereignty, and an East Indies Trade for the United States of America” on July 14 at 7 pm in Smith College’s Neilson Browsing Room.
Free and open to the public, this talk is the keynote address for an educator institute, Ties That Bind: Connecting New England and East Asia, hosted by the Five College Center for East Asian Studies July 14-18 at Smith.
Four dancers from the Five College consortium were awarded the 2014-15 Virginia J. Wagner Scholarships. This need-based award is given annually to students for their valuable contributions to Five College Dance Department’s (FCDD) programs and productions. This year’s recipients are Smith College first year Victoria Gonzalez, Amherst College first year Loren Horn, Hampshire College junior Miriam King and Mount Holyoke College junior Lila Reid.
University of Massachusetts Amherst student and performer Liana Gineitis has been awarded the fourth annual Five College Lorna M. Peterson Prize in recognition of her talent, hard work and collaborative spirit in the Five College Opera, Street Scene.