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Calendar of Events Leading Up to Inauguration

Educating for Change: Critical Thinking in a Critical Time

Monday, February 6
Josh Goldman 81F, CEO and founder of Australis Aquaculture
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 7
"Science and Art in a Post-Singularity Age”
Hod Lipson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and computing and information science, Cornell University
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 9
George Bonanno 83S, professor of clinical psychology, Columbia University, and author of The Other Side of Sadness
School of Cognitive Science Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 21
“Rethinking the Human Prospect”
Ken Burns 71F, award-winning director, producer, and documentary filmmaker; Christopher Benfey, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English and acting dean of faculty, Mount Holyoke College; and Eve Blau, adjunct professor of the history of urban form, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 3
M is for Mobilize
is an annual student-produced, day-long summit including panels, workshops, incubation sessions, and networking events that will mobilize a compassionate and supportive Hampshire and Five College community around social action ventures. Attendees will leave this critical dialogue empowered with tangible skills and connections to re-imagine enterprise.
Franklin Patterson Hall, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7
Edward Humes 75F, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, including, most recently, Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 8
Fourteenth Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture: “Egypt: Anatomy of a Revolution"
Paul Amar, associate professor in the global and international studies program, University of California at Santa Barbara; Mozn Hassan, director of Cairo's Nazra for Feminist Studies and a leader of the democracy movement in Egypt; and Kholoud Saber, director of the Egyptian Institute for Academic Freedom
Robert Crown Center, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13
Lester J. Mazor Memorial Lecture Series
Alum Caren Kaplan 73F, professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis, will give a talk entitled “Everyday Militarization.” This lecture series is made possible by the generous funding of the Lester J. Mazor Endowment at Hampshire College.
Main Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH), 5:30 p.m.
Reception to follow in the FPH lobby.

Connecting Arts to Social Change
How do people working with creative forms actually change hearts and minds, and even the daily practices of living? This event features working artists from outside Hampshire, from the faculty of Hampshire, and from Hampshire alums, whose media include film, sculpture, poetry, and theatre. Panelists include Hampshire parent David Budbill, Hampshire alum Adelind Horan 09S, Professor of Literature and Gender Studies Jill Lewis, alum Kamil Peters 07F, and Professor of Poetry Aracelis Girmay.
Emily Dickinson Hall, Main Stage, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3
The Double Trouble Tour Performances to rock your heart and mind by alum Collin Clay Chace 92F and his co-conspirator Seth Lepore, in a night of entertaining and provocative one-man shows: Chace’s wicked “one-man/multiple personality”/mental health Rock N Wrestle Roadshow, and Lepore’s wild exploration of the self-help happiness industry SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidociou. Co-sponsored by the Theatre Program; the Wellness Center; the School of Interdisciplinary Arts; the dean of students office; alumni and family relations; arts and social action; Dakin House interns; and the office of the President.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4
Massachusetts School Sustainability Coordinators Roundtable, Spring Student Convocation on Students Working with Sustainability Coordinators
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Transforming Boston's Vacant Lots into Sustainable Urban Farms
Lecture by Margaret Connors 77F, co-founder of City Growers in Boston.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 5
FEMINIST: Stories form the Women’s Liberation Movement. So what was it like BEFORE the women's movement? Alum filmmaker Jennifer Lee 81F flies in from California to present her new documentary about the 60s and 70s mobilizations of feminist activists, the challenges they posed, and the changes they enabled for the world WE live in today. Co-sponsored by feminist studies; the dean of students office; alumni relations; Film, Photography, and Video Program; Center for Feminisms; and the office of the President.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 7: 30 p.m.

Friday, April 13-Sunday, April 15
Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference
“From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom”

Monday, April 16
Eric N. Schocket Memorial Lecture
“Democracy, Occupy, and Debt-financed Education”
Andrew Ross, professor of cultural and social analysis, New York University
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 4 p.m.

The Evidence of Silence Broken
One-person show and discussion: Zell Miller III, hip-hop artist
Red Barn, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18
Annual Five College Chemistry Lecture
“Understanding and Improving Platinum Anticancer Drugs”
Professor Stephen J. Lippard, Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Adele Simmons Hall Auditorium, 4-6 p.m.


Thursday, April 19-Sunday, April 22
“Riverscaping” Symposium
A Five College International Conference of the Art, Science, and Culture of Rivers, featuring guest lecturer Christo. The symposium includes lectures; exhibits; readings and musical performances; and designing and building competitions at several locations. For detailed information, go to Riverscaping.

Saturday, April 21
Spring Jam

Sunday, April 22

Earth Day Renewable Energy Teach-In
As the finale to the Five College Energy Series, Hampshire is hosting the Renewable Energy Teach-In. Speakers include Jonathan Lash, Hampshire College President; Alexi Arango, Mount Holyoke College professor of physics; Helen Scharber, Hampshire College professor of economics; and Craig Altemose, director of the Better Future Project.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25
The Race for What's Left
A presentation and book signing to celebrate the release of Professor of Peace and World Security Studies Michael Klare's latest book, The Race for What's Left, about the global assault on the world's last resource reserves.
Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall, 7-8 p.m., with a reception in the faculty lounge from 8-9 p.m.

 

Thursday, April 26
Carbon Nation
A film screening followed by a panel discussion with film producer and activist investor, Artemis Joukowsky 81F; Tom Stoner 78F, entrepreneur and green energy pioneer; and Kert Davis, Research Director of Greenpeace.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, 7-9 p.m.

The Joy Experiments
A scientist who might be her subject. A woman who might be a moth. A lover. Meet these characters in The Joy Experiments, a play about loss, love, and transformation. Learn fun facts about Saturniidae moths and mouthlessness, about supposed to's and their aftermath. Attempt to perform what bell hooks terms "the emotional alchemy of grief." This show is based on poems by Katie Frank, 08F, adapted into a play by Katie Frank and Esme Rodriquez Vaandrager, 06F. Conceived, produced, and performed by Katie Frank. Directed and choreographed by E.R. Vaandrager. Reservations are highly suggested, and can be made by sending an email to thejoyexperiments@gmail.com. A $3.00 donation is welcome at the door.
Cole Science Center, Room 333 at 8 p.m.

Friday, April 27
Inauguration ceremony
Library Lawn, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Receptions in the Robert Crown Center and under the Solar Canopy will feature student work and performances

The Joy Experiments
A scientist who might be her subject. A woman who might be a moth. A lover. Meet these characters in The Joy Experiments, a play about loss, love, and transformation. Learn fun facts about Saturniidae moths and mouthlessness, about supposed to's and their aftermath. Attempt to perform what bell hooks terms, "the emotional alchemy of grief." This show is based on poems by Katie Frank, 08F, adapted into a play by Katie Frank and Esme Rodriquez Vaandrager, 06F. Conceived, produced, and performed by Katie Frank. Directed and choreographed by E.R. Vaandrager. Reservations are highly suggested, and can be made by sending an email to thejoyexperiments@gmail.com. A $3.00 donation is welcome at the door.
Cole Science Center, Room 333 at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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