Five College Consortium

Renowned arts educator to discuss role of museums in creating social change

May 16 keynote address at Museums10 Summit open to the public

Renowned arts educator Patty Bode will discuss the ways museums can engage with their communities and broaden their audiences in the 21st century, in a keynote address at the fourth annual summit of Valley-based collaborative Museums10 on Monday, May 16. 

UC Berkeley musicologist to give first annual Elizabeth Mazzocco Memorial Lecture

April 19, 5 p.m.

Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building, UMass Amherst

Free and open to the public

For the first annual Elizabeth Mazzocco Memorial Lecture, Dr. Anthony Newcomb, Emeritus Professor of Music and Italian Studies at the University of California Berkeley, will present on Luzzasco Luzzaschi's Libro terzo di madrigali a cinque voci (Ferrara, 1582): A Mini-canzoniere d'Amore for Duke Alfonso d'Este's new Bride.

Five Colleges to pursue construction of Library Annex in Hatfield

Five Colleges, Incorporated announced today that it is pursuing siting its Library Annex at a location in Hatfield, Massachusetts. It has ended its efforts to gain approval of building the Annex on a site on North Maple Street in Hadley. 

“Although we are confident of our legal right to build on the Hadley site under the Dover Amendment, we have decided that in order to meet our needs for a completed Annex it would be best to devote our efforts at a different site,” said Neal Abraham, consortium executive director. 

Road construction forces changes to Five College bus schedules

Weight restrictions during construction on the Fort River bridge on Route 47 has forced PVTA buses running among Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Smith colleges to take longer routes, which has meant changes in scheduled arrival and departure times and the elimination of some runs.

Annual Pritzen Lecture to focus on war in the age of climate change

People around the world are suffering from a proliferation of violent conflicts and social upheavals, and a massive tide of refugees is seeking to escape the violence. At the same time, there is increasing evidence of the impact of climate change on human societies, in the form of droughts, floods, forest fires and coastal erosion.

National authority on creative campuses to discuss necessity of the arts in American society

Steven Tepper at Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Fine Arts Center, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
A national authority on the value of the arts in American society is bringing his message to the area.
Steven J. Tepper will deliver the lecture “From the Margins to the Center: How Arts and Design Can Transform Universities and Advance Public Life” on October 2, with a question-and-answer session afterwards. This event is free and open to the public.

New express service begins between Mount Holyoke and Smith

Beginning this fall, Five Colleges will offer a new express shuttle service between Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges. The consortium has contracted with Seemo Shuttle to run 11-passenger vans regularly Monday through Friday through the 2015–2016 academic year. The times of the shuttle runs will be slightly different than past years, so prospective passengers should consult a schedule for details.