Five College’s Maria Cartagena receives Holyoke community leadership award

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 presents student work and keynote address

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.

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 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.

New social event calendar for Five College students introduced

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,, enables students to centralize their search for interesting events and activities on either side of the Connecticut.

Physicist Herb Bernstein to talk teleportation in Five College Jackie Pritzen lecture

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.

Five College Women’s Studies Research Center celebrates its 21st anniversary with a symposium

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.

Five College Jazz Festival to feature quality, quantity and variety

Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.—4 p.m., Smith College Campus Center Carroll Room

The 2013 Five College Jazz Festival will feature 11 bands playing styles ranging from vocal jazz to improvisational orchestra to chamber jazz. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 9, in the Carroll Room of the Smith College Campus Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

Columbia University media innovator to speak at Smith College

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Columbia University Professor of Journalism and media innovator Mark Hansen will soon speak at Smith College about the need to aggregate the data practices from science, the humanities, art and design under a single umbrella: data science.

The lecture, titled “Information Performance,” will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, in Ford Hall on the Smith campus, in celebration of 2013 as the International Year of Statistics.  It is free and open to the public.

Unique Five College Class Puts Student Work on Display

From December 11th to December 14th, Five College student talent will be on display at the Herter Art Gallery in Herter Hall at The University of Massachusetts.

This exhibit, entitled “Means to Ends” will display the work of 10 students in the 2012 Five College Advanced Studio Seminar, a long-running course made up of top art students from each Five College campus. This year, the students worked with UMass faculty emeritus Hanlyn Davies.