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. 

Five College Early Music Program to hold auditions in September

Auditions on all five campuses, September 8–11, 2015, open to the public

The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty, and community members interested in auditioning to sing or play in one or more ensembles, including the Collegium Choir, Baroque Orchestra and Voces Feminae as well as chamber music, medieval and Renaissance ensembles.

Five College institutes help K-12 teachers develop diverse classroom curricula

The Five College Schools Partnership is celebrating its 30th anniversary by organizing two national institutes, one exploring Native Americans of the region and the other focused on the value of global children’s picture books as teaching tools. Both institutes are aimed at helping K-12 teachers develop tools to make them more effective in the classroom.