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.
University of Massachusetts Amherst student and performer Liana Gineitis has been awarded the fourth annual Five College Lorna M. Peterson Prize in recognition of her talent, hard work and collaborative spirit in the Five College Opera, Street Scene.
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.
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.
This spring, there are several opportunities to hear from Five College students about their original research and to celebrate their accomplishments. Below is a list of the upcoming events that will feature student work and honor their achievements.
Five College Undergraduate Anthropology Conference
Saturday, April 12 at 9 am
Chapin Hall at Amherst College
Naturalist and Five College gardener John Bator will share images, insights and songs about the Mount Tom Range and surrounding Connecticut River Valley Wednesday, April 2, at 4 pm at Amherst College’s Alumni House. A reception will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.
For students young and old, learning another language opens up possibilities that could not be achieved otherwise—navigating in other cultures with confidence, preparing for advanced language study, or simply being able to talk with ease in a family member’s native tongue.
April 3, 4:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College’s Events Hall East at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professor of English Stephen Clingman has spent much of his career at the intersection of literature and human rights. In the upcoming Five College Jackie Pritzen Lecture, he will discuss that intersection, and how human rights enter into the core of literary investigation.
Student artists from the five campuses, joined together in the fall semester by a Five College Advanced Studio Seminar, are reuniting to display new works of art in a show called "FIVE TWO" March 9–23 in Mount Holyoke College’s Blanchard Student Gallery.
The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center is hosting a variety of talks and presentations in coming weeks on topics ranging from lesbians in contemporary cinema to the meaning and value of family photos. Unless otherwise noted, all of the following events take place at the offices of the Women’s Studies Research Center on 83 College Street in South Hadley, on the Mount Holyoke College. They are free, open to the public and fully handicapped accessible.