Five College New Music Festival, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Fine Arts Center, September 6–8; Free Admission
The Town of Amherst has been identified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to be at “high” risk for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a rare viral infection that is dangerous and often fatal to humans and spread by mosquitoes that are most active from dusk to dawn.
While there have been no human cases reported in the state for EEE this year, two horses in neighboring Belchertown have died from the disease during the past week and mosquitoes caught in Amherst have tested positive for the virus.
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), a voluntary membership organization of leading government, academic, and private sector organizations with digital stewardship responsibilities, has announced the release of its 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship.
Just about the only time Native Americans of New England are mentioned in K-12 classrooms, it’s as part of the Thanksgiving story, according to Alice Nash; they are considered centuries-old artifacts with little relevance to American culture today. "Even Native American communities in other parts of the country don't realize there are Native American communities in New England,” Nash says. “They are still here and they are still vital."
Maria Cartagena, a Holyoke resident and Five College’s community partnerships coordinator, has been named the 2013 Latino Scholarship Association's Carlos Vega Community Champion. The award, named for a longtime community activist, recognizes local residents for their leadership and service to the community.
Five College Ethnomusicology Symposium celebrates student work and presents “Listening like a Dancer,” a keynote address by Brown University’s Kiri Miller.
From East Los Angeles musical histories to the pedagogy of India’s classical music, the projects of this year’s Five College ethnomusicology certificate recipients engage with a diverse array of musical subjects across disciplines and the globe. The six graduating students will be honored in a celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Amherst College Alumni House on Churchill Street in downtown Amherst.
WORD!, an annual presentation of student-written scripts dealing with issues of race and diversity, will be presented on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. at Smith College’s Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
Two Smith College seniors have developed a way for students to be even more “in sync.” In5ync (pronounced the same way) is a social event calendar, community message board, and still more for Five-College students. The website, www.in5ync.com, enables students to centralize their search for interesting events and activities on either side of the Connecticut.
April 2, 5 p.m. at Hampshire College’s Franklin Patterson Hall
Understanding the physics of teleportation—without using math—will be one topic explored by Hampshire College physicist Herb Bernstein, a Five College 40th Anniversary Professor who will be delivering this year’s Five College Jackie Pritzen Lecture.
Mediating Public Spheres: Genealogies of Feminist Knowledge in the Digital Age Taking place April 4–6 at multiple area locations
The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center is celebrating its 21st anniversary with a symposium. Mediating Public Spheres: Genealogies of Feminist Knowledge in the Digital Age will offer conversations around feminist knowledge in the digital age through a series of keynote addresses, panels and seminars.