Five College Consortium

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.

Four students awarded second annual dance scholarship

Four dancers from the Five College consortium were awarded the 2014-15 Virginia J. Wagner Scholarships. This need-based award is given annually to students for their valuable contributions to Five College Dance Department’s (FCDD) programs and productions. This year’s recipients are Smith College first year Victoria Gonzalez, Amherst College first year Loren Horn, Hampshire College junior Miriam King and Mount Holyoke College junior Lila Reid.

Student innovations shine at Digital Humanities showcase

Imagine using computer mapping, virtual floor plans and 3D renderings to document building a house out of salvaged material. Or creating a program that can sift through thousands of proverbs and learn to compose its own. All of this and much more is happening within the Five College Digital Humanities (5CollDH) program. Students from each of the five campuses will present their work on these and other projects at the first-ever Digital Humanities Student Symposium Friday, April 18 from 2 to 6 pm at Smith College’s Seelye 201.

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 Thursday, April 17 at 8 pm at the Curtain Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event is free and open to the public.

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