Five College Consortium

Student innovations shine at Digital Humanities showcase

Imagine using computer mapping, virtual floor plans and 3D renderings to document building a house out of salvaged material. Or creating a program that can sift through thousands of proverbs and learn to compose its own. All of this and much more is happening within the Five College Digital Humanities (5CollDH) program. Students from each of the five campuses will present their work on these and other projects at the first-ever Digital Humanities Student Symposium Friday, April 18 from 2 to 6 pm at Smith College’s Seelye 201.

Five College Multicultural Theater presents the WORD! Festival of staged student readings

WORD!, an annual presentation of student-written scripts dealing with issues of race and diversity, will be presented Thursday, April 17 at 8 pm at the Curtain Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event is free and open to the public.

Five College symposia celebrate undergraduate student work

This spring, there are several opportunities to hear from Five College students about their original research and to celebrate their accomplishments. Below is a list of the upcoming events that will feature student work and honor their achievements.

Five College Undergraduate Anthropology Conference
Saturday, April 12 at 9 am
Chapin Hall at Amherst College

Summer language program connects western Massachusetts to the world

For students young and old, learning another language opens up possibilities that could not be achieved otherwise—navigating in other cultures with confidence, preparing for advanced language study, or simply being able to talk with ease in a family member’s native tongue.

Exploring human rights in fiction at Five College Jackie Pritzen lecture

April 3, 4:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College’s Events Hall East at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professor of English Stephen Clingman has spent much of his career at the intersection of literature and human rights. In the upcoming Five College Jackie Pritzen Lecture, he will discuss that intersection, and how human rights enter into the core of literary investigation.

Five College Women’s Studies Research Center announces upcoming events

The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center is hosting a variety of talks and presentations in coming weeks on topics ranging from lesbians in contemporary cinema to the meaning and value of family photos. Unless otherwise noted, all of the following events take place at the offices of the Women’s Studies Research Center on 83 College Street in South Hadley, on the Mount Holyoke College. They are free, open to the public and fully handicapped accessible.

Brazilian dancer and scholar visits Latin American studies program

Brazilian dancer and scholar Amélia Conrado will discuss “Afro-Bahian Dances: Values and Contradictions at the Borders of Globalization.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be March 3, at 4 p.m. in room 2601 of the W.E.B. DuBois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event will be followed by a reception at 6 p.m. in the same location.

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