Five College Language Center Director Elizabeth Mazzocco remembered at memorial service

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.

Fine art and world-class exhibitions on display this fall at Museums10

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.

Five Colleges announces plans to build shared library annex

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.

Scholar to discuss early U.S.-China trade

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.