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  February 28, 2011
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Strangers No More
ACADEMY AWARD: Congratulations to Hampshire alums Karen Goodman 72F and Kirk Simon 72F, whose film Strangers No More was honored last night with the Academy Award in the Best Documentary Short Subject category. A third Hampshire alum was also involved in making the film; Buddy Squires 74S was cinematographer. It follows the lives of several students at the Bialik-Rogozin School in Tel Aviv, Israel, where children from 48 different countries and widely diverse backgrounds learn together. This was the fourth Oscar nomination for Simon and Goodman, who have also garnered three Emmys and the DuPont-Columbia Award for Independent Programming.

HAMPSHIRE'S FUTURE: As part of Hampshire's strategic planning process, Jay Vogt 72F (shown below) facilitated visioning forums on campus in early February. Video

Marian Schmidt
RESEARCH EXCELLENCE: Division III student Marian Schmidt 07F (shown right) received the American Society for Microbiology's 2011 Raymond W. Sarber Award, an honor presented annually to only one undergraduate and one graduate candidate who show research excellence and potential. Schmidt is completing a Div III project on magnetotactic bacteria.

CUBA PROGRAM FEATURED: Did you know that Hampshire has a study abroad program in Cuba? The Chronicle of Higher Education recently featured it, interviewing politics professor Carol L. Bengelsdorf.

JEAN VALENTINE READING: Hampshire hosts National Book Award-winning poet Jean Valentine on March 7. She will read at the Yiddish Book Center at 8 p.m., followed by a book-signing event. Read more >>

Strategic Planning Forum

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