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Schedule of Events

Educating for Change: Critical Thinking in a Critical Time

Friday, April 27, 2012  
1 p.m. Tickets available for pick up at the ticket table on campus
2 p.m. Doors open
3:30-5:30 p.m. Inauguration Ceremony
5:30-7:30 p.m. Community receptions in the Robert Crown Center, Harold Johnson Library, and under the Solar Canopy will feature student art and performances
Saturday, April 28, 2012  

10:30 a.m.-

12:30 p.m.

Presentations of Student and Alumni Work
  • reHamping: Learn how students are re-envisioning campus spaces 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in ASH Auditorium
  • upCYCLE: View a short video about upcycling and a tour of the get upCYCLED bus shelter
  • Ruben's Tube: Experience this invention's display of sound waves as flame
  • Mobile waste-oil powered glass furnace: Watch a demonstration of the furnace in action
  • Gynecological exam table, Learn how this multi-year collaborative project focuses on improving Central American women's access to reproductive healthcare
  • Rocket Stoves: See how these efficient low-tech stoves work
  • Solar Charging Station
  • Women Fabrication Class projects
  • Projects from the Social Venture Fund recipients

Location: Solar Canopy, Jerome Liebling Center, and in the courtyard between Liebling and Adele Simmons Hall

11:30 a.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 A $3.00 donation is welcome at the door.
Location: Cole Science Center, Room 333
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break
The dining commons will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bridge Café, the bookstore on campus, and Atkins at Rt. 116/Bay Road are also easily accessible options.

1:30 p.m. Tree-planting ceremony: In addition to President Lash planting a tree to mark this special occasion, groups of volunteers will be led by Hampshire staff and faculty to numerous locations on campus to plant additional trees. If you are unable to join us,  plant a tree where you are in celebration of Arbor Day.
Location: Circle at the center of campus
2 p.m. Kite Fly: Occupy the air! Hampshire College's second "annual" kite fly. Fill the air above Hampshire with beautiful kites. BYOK or fly one of ours. Lift off at 2 p.m.! Refreshments!
Location: Main Entrance Lawn


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