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Theatre Students Travel to NYC to See Alum Lupita Nyong'o in Eclipsed
Theatre students and faculty recently traveled to NYC to see alumna and Academy-Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o perform off-Broadway in Eclipsed, which is set to have its Broadway debut in February.
Alum Lisa Trivedi to Give Lecture in Honor of Professor's Retirement
Lisa Trivedi 86F to give lecture in honor of Prof. Susan Tracy's retirement.
Annual Pritzen Lecture to Focus on War in the Age of Climate Change
Author and Five College professor Michael Klare will address the trends facing the global community in his lecture, “World on Edge: War and Peace in the Climate Change Era,” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Hampshire College.
Hampshire College Amends Investment Policy to Exclude Prison Industry
Hampshire College amended the language of its institutional investment policy this month to include a list of specific examples of industries not favored for investing.
Ken Burns Selected as 2016 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal
Hampshire alum and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns was recently announced as the 2016 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal.
Dean of Enrollment Writes for Education Week on Failures of Standardized Testing
Hampshire's Dean of Enrollment and Retention Meredith Twombly writes for Education Week on why standardized test scores do not predict student success.
Hampshire President Jonathan Lash Writes for Huffington Post on 'Carbon and Values'
Lash writes for the Huffington Post on why students must be the leaders in solving our energy crisis, and how we have the power to make change where we live and work.
Alum and Musician Daniel Lopatin Interviewed in Vanity Fair
Hampshire College alum Daniel Lopatin, known as Oneohtrix Point Never, is interviewed in the October issue of Vanity Fair.
Alum Robin Coste Lewis Wins National Book Award for Poetry
Hampshire alum and former faculty member Robin Coste Lewis has won the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry.
Jonathan Lash on How Students Must Lead Massive Changes in Energy Policy
Jonathan Lash writes for the Huffington Post on why students must be the leaders in solving our energy crisis.
Experimental Pinhole Photo Exhibit by Hampshire Alum to Debut at Campus Gallery
An exhibition of pinhole photographs captured by Hampshire College alum Kate P. Freedberg opens in the Leo Model Gallery on November 18.
Hampshire Student Nirman Dave Presenting at STUDENTx Showcase on November 19
First-year Hampshire student Nirman Dave will be a presenter at the upcoming STUDENTx Showcase.
Award-Winning Author Claudia Rankine to Deliver Race Matters Lecture at Hampshire
Author and poet Claudia Rankine will speak at Hampshire's Race Matters Lecture Series on Tuesday, November 17.
Prof. kara lynch's Work Part of "FAVT: Future Africa Visions in Time" Exhibit
Lynch's work is currently on display at the German Center for Contemporary African Art.
Acclaimed Comics Journalist Featured as Hampshire Writer in Residence
Award-winning comics journalist Joe Sacco is a writer in residence this fall at Hampshire College.
Hampshire Art Professor Nominated for "World's Largest Children's Literature Award"
Prof. Andrea Dezsö was recently nominated for the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA), which describes itself as the “world’s largest children’s literature award.”
Interview with Asian Religions Prof. Rafal Stepien
New faculty member Rafal Stepien, assistant professor of Asian religions, is interviewed on everything from Buddhist literary theory to poetry.
Hampshire Prof. Kay Ann Johnson on End of China's One-Child Policy
Professor Johnson, professor of Asian studies and politics and director of the Hampshire College China Exchange Program, is interviewed in the Boston Globe regarding China's recent policy shift.
Hampshire College Offers Scholarship to Attend Vermont Law School
Hampshire offers an annual scholarship for a student or an alum to earn a master’s degree and/or JD from Vermont Law School (VLS).
Klare Writes for Huffington Post on 'Climate Tipping Points'
Prof. Klare writes on the recent ICPP reports on how close we are to irreversible damage caused by climate change.
It's On You: Symposium Shows What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur
The recent "Entrepreneurship the Hampshire Way" symposium sparked conversations and highlighted alumni and student work.
Hampshire Plans to be the First U.S. Residential College Supplying 100 Percent of Electricity from On-Site Solar
Large-scale solar project to power Hampshire College begins important impact study.
Professor Monique Roelofs Awarded a 2015 Curriculum Diversification Grant
Professor Roelofs has been awarded a Curriculum Diversification Grant by the American Society of Aesthetics.
Hampshire Professors Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein Collaborate on 'How Dogs Work'
Coppinger and Feinstein’s new book examines dog behavior from evolutionary and cognitive science perspectives.
Photos from Hampshire College Family and Friends Weekend, Oct. 23-25
Family and Friends Weekend is a weekend of lectures, readings, workshops, exhibitions, and other events that showcase the work of students, faculty, and alums.
Film Professor Abraham Ravett on the Unlikely Meeting Behind his Newest Documentary
The Amherst Bulletin reports on Abraham Ravett's newest documentary, Holding Hands with Ilsa, and the unlikely meeting that changed the film's trajectory.
Mimi Alkattan: Researching Sustainable Water-Treatment Alternatives
For her Division III, Mimi Alkattan performed research around drinking-water resources in developed and developing countries.
Hampshire Alum Poet, a National Book Award Finalist, Returned to Campus for Reading
Robin Coste Lewis is a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry.
Karen Marshall's Exhibit 'Between Girls: A Passage to Womanhood 1985-2015' on View at Hampshire
Hampshire alum Karen Marshall's 30-year photographic meditation on friendship on view at Hampshire College.
Hampshire's Tribute to Mathematics Professor Garners International Recognition
Professor David Kelly insisted he didn't want a retirement party, but he's getting a virtual party instead as his retirement story has now been shared by hundreds of media outlets.
Chiara Forrester: 'Anything by Itself, Hitched to Everything Else in the Universe'
Division III student Chiara Forrester immersed herself in ecology research to study the symbiotic relationship between grasses and fungi.
Wetlands Boxes as Water Filters
Science lab demonstrates wastewater system of campus’s new Kern Center living building.
Hampshire Alum's Music Documentary Embraced on Global Festival Circuit
As part of the ongoing promotional tour for his newest documentary Danny Says, Hampshire alum Brendan Toller will hold a special screening at Amherst Cinema.
Jake Schievink on Power, Desire, and the 'Actualized Computer'
Schievink used the form of robotic metal sculpture to explore our relationship with digital technology.
Getting Off the Grid Through the R.W. Kern Center Solar Challenge Initiative
The Tern Foundation and an anonymous donor set a matching challenge to fund the solar array for Hampshire’s new living building.
Hampshire College Cuba Exchange Program Marks 15th Anniversary with Eqbal Ahmad Lecture, Colloquium
Two days of events explore U.S.-Cuba relations and celebrate two retiring faculty members key to Hampshire's longstanding ties with the Cuban cultural community.
Family and Friends Weekend to Feature Alumni Artists
Hampshire College’s annual Family and Friends weekend will take place October 23–25, 2015.
Dick Cantwell 74F Profiled on the 'Soul of Seattle Beer'
Hampshire Alum Dick Cantwell 74F, cofounder of Elysian Brewing, was the sole nay vote in Elysian Brewing’s recent sale to Anheuser-Busch. Seattle Met profiles Cantwell on his crusade to "save the soul of Seattle beer."
Yasmine el Baggari and her Start-up Voyaj are Featured in Forbes
Hampshire College student Yasmine el Baggari and her start-up Voyaj, an online platform that connects travelers to hosts around the world, are featured in Forbes.
Slow Down and Enjoy the 17mph Ride: A Hampshire-style Tribute for Professor Kelly
Hampshire College pays tribute to Mathematics Professor David Kelly’s fascination with the number 17.
'Movement as an Intervention' with Miriam King
At Hampshire, Miriam King combined her two passions, neuroscience and dance, to study movement interventions for people with neurodegenerative diseases.
Become a Wool Person, Sing with the Crazy Pitches: Student Groups Represent at Hampfest
Hampfest is Hampshire College's student activities fair, held at the beginning of each semester.
Hampshire Students Launch Hands-on Lessons in Building Systems
A living laboratory springs to life six months before the R.W. Kern Center's opening.
Prof. Omar Dahi's Research on the Transformation of Syrian Society
Research by Economics Professor Omar Dahi and Yasser Munif, a sociologist at Emerson College, focuses on how Syrians are adapting to the transformation of their society.
Hampshire College Position Statement: U.S. Dept. of Education "College Scorecard"
Government College Scorecard not an accurate picture of the value of our education.
Exhibition on the 'Young Lords' Curated by Prof. Wilson Valentín-Escobar
"¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York," is curated by Hampshire Prof. Wilson Valentín-Escobar at the Loisaida Inc. as part of a three part series focusing on the Puerto Rican nationalist group the Young Lords.
Results of Removing Standardized Test Scores from College Admissions
One year after Hampshire's decision to stop accepting SAT/ACT scores in admissions, we are seeing remarkable results.
Hampshire College to be Honored with Legacy Award
Hampshire College will be honored with a Legacy Award by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of decades of stewardship within the community.
September 18: Hampfest Student Group Fair
Hampfest brings together nearly 100 student groups, showcasing the many activities in which students can participate.
Hampshire College is Sixth on Forbes' List of Most Entrepreneurial Colleges
More than a quarter of Hampshire graduates start their own enterprises: social ventures, investment firms, advocacy organizations, or creative mashups of those and more.
Chief Diversity Officer to Serve as the Chair of the Board for Lighthouse Holyoke
"Lighthouse, offering individual education for teens, is something much needed in our community. For too long we've underserved too many of our students."
James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time, and This Time
Thirty years after he taught at Hampshire, his work animates the common reading, tutorial discussions, and a community lecture.
Salman Hameed: Producing Science for Muslim Societies
"How do you make sense of the world in the light of modern science?" he asks. For starters, don’t be bound by tradition.
Donations to Hampshire Set Records for a Second Year
“These gifts reflect the power of Hampshire’s mission and the commitment of our community to invest in educating for change,” says President Lash.
Experimenting at Hampshire Summer Academic Programs
Summer academic programs provide students with a distillation of Hampshire’s rigorous, hands-on educational approach in weeks-long immersive experiences.
Preventing HIV: Teaching Thai Teens to Invest in Themselves
On a field-study in Thailand, Human Biology Professor Megan Dobro and her students work with Thai teens to empower them around critical sexual health issues.
Collaboration and Cooperation Drive Innovative Kern Center Construction
Hampshire's Kern Center aims to place the College at the center of the national discussion around the confluence of design and energy and water conservation.
Facilities and Grounds Projects Bring New Look to Campus
From the Cole Science Center to the Merrill quadrangle, a variety of facilities and grounds projects are under way this summer to bring important upgrades to academic and social life across campus.
Exhibition Opening, Hampshire College, Friday, July 10
For their capstone projects, students of Hampshire's Institute for Curatorial Practice produced digital exhibitions for the web and the Projection Gallery at Hampshire College.
NNAF Names Vanguard Award for Marlene Gerber Fried
The honor will recognize those who exemplify the Hampshire College philosophy professor’s “bold stance and brave leadership in abortion funding and advocacy.”
Hampshire College at 45: The Making of an Anniversary
“Each year at Hampshire was so different, a year-long adventure. You never knew what to expect,” says Suyeon Min 11F. “This weekend reminded me of that.”
Cassidy Rappaport 12F Wins Charley Richardson Award
After classmates establish a prize to remember the union activist and educator, its first recipient will deepen her work in refugee resettlement in Chicago.
Hampshire College's Enduring Experiment With Education
Jonathan Lash is interviewed on Northeast Public Radio about Hampshire's continuing role as a leader in transforming higher education through its academic model.
Hampshire Protects 46 Acres on the Mount Holyoke Range
Western Massachusetts’ landscapes are a treasured resource. A partnership with local and state organizations will conserve vistas and habitats for future generations.
Al-Mutanabbi Street Exhibition in the Hampshire College Art Gallery
The Hampshire College Art Gallery will host Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, a traveling exhibition created in response to the 2007 bombing of Al Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad.
Alum Josh Goldman and the Piscivore's Dilemma
Josh Goldman, CEO of Australis Aquaculture, is featured in "The Piscivore's Dilemma," an article on how to ethically and sustainability consume fish, in the May issue of Outside magazine.
SuperDense Quantum Teleportation Success
Theoretical physicist Herbert J. Bernstein is a member of the research team publishing the first report of successful SuperDense quantum teleportation.
For Amber Bonarrigo, Ice Meets Math in Svalbard
"I'm a tinkerer at heart. To understand climate change I need to understand how the Earth works."
Margo Dalal: Redevelopment and Entrepreneurship in Detroit
"The contrast between a surreal cityscape and progressive businesses made a big impact on me."
Andrew Figueroa's "Mixed-Race Mixtape"
Andrew Figueroa 10F is the primary writer and performer of Mixed-Race Mixtape, a piece he first performed as part of his Div III project.
Photos and Video from the 2015 Commencement Ceremony
View photos and video from Hampshire College's 2015 commencement ceremony.
Video of Sonya Renee Taylor Delivering Commencement Keynote Address
Poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor, founder and radical executive officer of The Body is Not An Apology, delivered the 2015 commencement keynote address.
Interpreting the Wake
A contingent of Hampshire alums, students, and other contributors debut an audio version of Finnegans Wake, which they collaboratively read and set to music.
View Photos from the 2015 Commencement Ceremony
Hampshire College's commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Four Receive Earl Ubell Grants
The grant program, established by Michael C. Ubell 70F, honors the memory of his father, whose career influenced generations of science writers.
Luna Goldberg Receives Fulbright Award
Along with her 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship, this is the second prominent honor for academic excellence and leadership for Goldberg.
2015 Staff Excellence Awards
Joan Barrett and Debora Nelson received the 2015 Carol and Blair Brown Staff Excellence Awards.
Deborah Gorlin Wins Sarton Poetry Prize
Writing is about “the joy of difficulty in the act of writing itself. In the end, there will be a poem, and it will be a discovery and a surprise.”
Two Hampshire Students Awarded 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowships
Hampshire College students Luna Goldberg and Sophia Philip are among 43 American recipients of 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowships.
Hampshire Highlighted in AASHE's 2014 Sustainability Review
Hampshire is one of 11 institutions worldwide to receive the mention, which highlighted the College's ambitious 100% local food challenge initiative.
Professors Barskova, Bernstein Win 2015 Gruber Awards
The awards recognize best practices in teaching and advising at the College and were established in 2011 by Hampshire alum David Gruber 72F.
Poetry Professor Aracelis Girmay Wins 2015 Whiting Award
The beauty of these poems is always married to a deep, implacable pang. Their consolation is always rooted in the unifying force of remembered loss.
Abby Grace Drake's "Significant" Discovery About Dog Evolution
In a "blockbuster" of a research paper, Drake theorizes that wolves essentially domesticated themselves at the perimeter of human developments.
Hampshire Honored with Civic Engagement Award
Hampshire cited as "a shining example" of a college incorporating initiatives that teach self-awareness, community engagement, and lifelong leadership skills.
No to SATs/ACTs: Not Even Optional at Hampshire College
Academic records, history of civic engagement, recommendation letters, and students’ ability to represent themselves in essays trump anything the tests could tell us.
Educating for Change News Feed
Top 17 Sensational 17 Stats by Hampshire Mathematics Professor David Kelly
1. The ancient Greeks knew how to construct squares, equilateral triangles, and regular pentagons with straightedges and compasses; in 1796 Carl Friedrich Gauss proved that the euclidean tools suff...
Results of Removing Standardized Test Scores from College Admissions
You won’t find our college in the U.S. News & Word Report “Best Colleges” rankings released this month. Last year Hampshire College decided not to accept SAT/ACT test scores from high school ap...
Hampshire College Competing in the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge
Hampshire College is competing in the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, involving 60 schools from 31 states.
Sustainable Building Practices: The Kern Center Takes Shape
The Kern Center is quickly taking shape as the most visible symbol of the College's commitment to sustainable building practices, placing Hampshire at the center of the national discussion around t...
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