Five Colleges signs purchase and sale agreement for Library Annex land

The Five College Consortium has signed an agreement to purchase 46 acres of land in Hadley, Massachusetts as the site for a 2.5-million-volume Library Annex that will provide shelving to supplement the capacities of the collaboration’s on-campus libraries.

Choral Festival features world premiere, new take on Emerson poem

A favorite cultural event of the area returns this month when the Five College Choral Festival takes the stage at Smith College for the first time since 2012. The Festival brings together more than 375 choir members from the five campuses who, after performing in their campus groups, will take part in the world premiere of a new composition by award-winning Amherst College composer Eric Sawyer.

Art, celebrations and so much more at Museums10 this spring

The members of Museums10 will host a diverse range of exhibits and events this spring, from innovative art exhibitions to family-friendly happenings.

The Emily Dickinson Museum this year celebrates the restoration of the poet’s bedroom, where she wrote most of her nearly 1,800 poems. Also in Amherst, the Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College offers student docent guided tours for families February 17-20, featuring scavenger hunts and a chance to explore its collection of more than 1,700 specimens.

Five College Language Center Director Elizabeth Mazzocco remembered at memorial service

The Five College community was deeply saddened to learn of the death on September 24th of  Elizabeth Mazzocco, Five College professor of Italian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and longtime director of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages. Dr. Mazzocco began her consortium career in 1989 as a visiting assistant professor of Italian at Mount Holyoke College. The following year she became a visiting assistant professor of Italian at UMass and director of the then-Five College Foreign Language Resource Center. A memorial service for Dr.

Fine art and world-class exhibitions on display this fall at Museums10

This fall, Museums10 is featuring a range of exhibitions and public events to warm the chilly days and nights. Works by world-renowned artists will be on display throughout the autumn months. The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum is showing an exhibition of Henri Matisse drawings curated by the award-winning artist Ellsworth Kelly, as well as plant lithographs by Kelly to accompany the exhibition.

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.