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  September 30, 2011
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Hampshire Orientation 2011
HAMPSHIRE'S NEWEST STUDENTS: The arrival of 427 "seekers of knowledge" and "agents of change" on campus kicked off the start of an exciting new academic year. The entering class of fall 2011 has the largest number of international students (32) of any incoming class in Hampshire College history. Our newest students have come to us from 37 states and 22 countries. More >>

CONVOCATION: Photographs and speeches from Convocation, including video of the keynote by Hampshire graduate Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser 81F, are available on the College's website. More >>

EXCELLENCE IN ACTION: A Sampler of Recent Faculty Projects

Constance Valis Hill, Tap Dancing America
The Society of Dance History Scholars chose Professor Constance Valis Hill's Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History as the year's most distinguished book of dance scholarship. More >>

Hampshire has one of the first farms to be integrated into the academic program of a liberal arts college. Professor Emeritus Ray Coppinger recently spoke with WAMC Northeast Public Radio about the history of our Farm Center and its inclusion in the book Fields of Learning. Listen >>

Cultural studies professor Viveca Greene talked with WFCR New England Public Radio about the anthology she co-edited, A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post 9-11 America. Listen >>

A Four College Biomathematics Consortium (4CBC) will support joint investigations by faculty and students at Hampshire, Smith, Amherst, and Mount Holyoke Colleges. Hampshire's faculty investigators for this $1 million National Science Foundation grant-funded project are computer science professor Lee Spector and mathematics professor Sarah Hews. More >>

The Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh awarded an Undergraduate Research Program Grant to Professor Dula Amarasiriwardena. This is the second time that Professor Amarasiriwardena has received the award, which is given to a chemistry professor who involves students in conducting research. More >>

Film and photography professor Jacqueline Hayden is project director of the Havana Archive Project, which has been awarded a grant from the Graham Foundation. More >>

Timothy D Wilson, Redirect

October 6: Social psychologist and Hampshire graduate Timothy D. Wilson 72F, author of Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change, speaks at 5:30 p.m. in FPH. More >>

October 14-16: Lectures. Readings. Workshops. Exhibitions. Family, Alumni, and Friends Weekend offers a variety of showcases for the work of Hampshire students, faculty, and alums. More >>

October 15: Coinciding with Family, Alumni, and Friends Weekend this year is the first TEDxHampshireCollege. Alums Chuck Collins 79F and Jay Vogt 72F are among scheduled speakers. More >>

October 30: The life and artistry of photographer and professor Jerome Liebling will be celebrated with a memorial service at 1 p.m. in the Robert Crown Center, followed by a reception in the Liebling Center. Professor Emeritus Liebling founded Hampshire's renowned film, photo, and video program. More >>

Friends, Alumni, and Friends 2011

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