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ken burns Filmmaker Ken Burns to Teach at Hampshire's New Creative Media Institute
Celebrated filmmakers Ken Burns 71F, Brett Morgen 87F, and Erica Huggins 83F are among Hampshire College alumni who will join a broad range of guest artists during a four-week Creative Media Institute this summer.
Laverne Cox to Speak at May 17 Commencement Laverne Cox to Speak at May 17 Commencement
The graduating class at Hampshire College has selected actress, writer, producer, and transgender advocate Laverne Cox to speak at commencement on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
lee spector Professors’ Paper Explores Dynamics of Wolf Pack Behavior
A paper published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, sheds light on the effectiveness of cooperation in wolf pack hunting.

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Upcoming Events
April 15: Eric N. Schocket Memorial Lecture on Class and Culture April 15: Eric N. Schocket Memorial Lecture on Class and Culture
Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak will deliver the seventh annual Schocket Lecture on Tuesday, April 15, at 5 p.m. in Franklin Patterson’s Main Lecture Hall.
April 23: Lester J. Mazor Memorial Lecture April 23: Lester J. Mazor Memorial Lecture
The annual Lester J. Mazor Memorial Lecture will be held on April 23 at 4:15 p.m. in Franklin Patterson Hall (in the Main Lecture Hall) at Hampshire College. Melissa Hoffer 84F and Marcy Wheeler will participate on a panel entitled “Secrecy and Surveillance in the Global War on Terror.”
April 23: Earth Week Event at Hampshire College April 23: Earth Week Event at Hampshire College
Hampshire College invites the public to Climate Change and Human Survival, a panel discussion with President Jonathan Lash, Professor of Development Studies Betsy Hartmann, and Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies Michael Klare.
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Faculty News and Notes
Professor Sara Greenberger Rafferty Professor's Work is More than Meets the Eye
Professor Sara Greenberger Rafferty is #6 on Artspace's "10 Artworks That Are Guaranteed to Fool Your Eye."
Michael Klare Professor to Speak on Earth Day at Williams College
Michael Klare is speaking at Williams College for Earth Day on April 22. Klare will speak at Williams College about the risks of being a fossil fuel-dependent society.
Researching Better Ways to Teach 21st Century Science Researching Better Ways to Teach 21st Century Science
Professor Tim Zimmerman is using a $409,000 National Science Foundation grant to research ways to better teach 21st century scientific practices.
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Alumni News
decorative Entomologist Anna Holden 96F's Research in National Geographic
Hampshire alum and entomologist Anna Holden 96F's research featured in the article "Tar Pits Bees Connect California’s Past to Present" in National Geographic.
Leah Hager Cohen Alum Leah Hager Cohen 85F on No Book but the World
Leah Hager Cohen 85F is interviewed in Bustle about her fifth novel, No Book but the World.
Gordon Hall 01F Organizing Whitney Biennial Artist Lectures Gordon Hall 01F Organizing Whitney Biennial Artist Lectures
Gordon Hall 01F, as the Center for Experimental Lectures, an artist project Hall founded in 2011, is organizing artist lectures in conjunction with the Whitney Biennial, a prestigious exhibition widely regarded as a trend-setting in the contemporary art world.
decorative Alum Starts Local Mandolin Orchestra
Hampshire College alum Adam Sweet 80F is the founder of the South Hadley Mandolin Orchestra.
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Campus News
Creativity Center Awards Ten Project Grants to Students Creativity Center Awards Ten Project Grants to Students
The Creativity Center at Hampshire College has awarded grants to ten student projects in two categories: innovation and experimentation, and collaboration.
Hampshire Students' Scripts in WORD! Festival of Staged Student Readings Hampshire Students' Scripts in WORD! Festival of Staged Student Readings
Scripts by two Hampshire College students — Hao Bai’s Another World and Andrew Figueroa’s The Mixed-Race Mixtape — will be presented at WORD! on Thursday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in the Curtain Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Best Use of External Data for Hampshire Team at Five College Datafest Best Use of External Data for Hampshire Team at Five College Datafest
Justin Baldwin 08F, Elaine Wang 13F, Adam Blaustein Rejto 13F, and Grusha Prasad 13F won the Best Use of External Data award at the inaugural Five College Datafest, held on March 28, 2014.
OPRA's Karen Warren Selected to Give 2014 Kurt Hahn Address OPRA's Karen Warren Selected to Give 2014 Kurt Hahn Address
Hampshire College Outdoor Programs and Recreational Athletics (OPRA) instructor Karen Warren will give the 2014 Kurt Hahn Address at the 42nd Annual International Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Conference in October.
decorative Intentionally Designed Endowment: Aligning Your Investment Portfolio with your Environmental, Social, and Governance Goals
Hampshire College and Second Nature organized and hosted a conference on intentionally designed endowments, held April 3-4 in Cambridge, MA.
Maggie Hart Division III Spotlight
All Hampshire students complete advanced academic work on an independent project during their final year in college. View just a few of the outstanding Division III projects completed by the 2013 graduating class.
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