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Schedule of Events

Student in front of art exhibit

Virtual Commencement Ceremony 2020

Saturday, May 16 at 10:45 a.m.

Join us for a virtual celebration of our 2020 graduates!

>>Watch live on YouTube

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Division III Showcase via Zoom

Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15

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Schedule Subject To Change

Thursday, May 14: 12:55–4:45 p.m.

12:55–1 p.m. Welcome from Christoph Cox

Incoming Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty & Professor of Philosophy

1–1:30 p.m. Margo Kinney-Petrucha

The Final Boss

Mixed media comedy

1:30–2 p.m. Elizabeth Green

Dreamstate: what are movies really selling?

Film-theory, analytical, documentary

2–2:30 p.m. Maia Samuel Doerner

Aboard the X-9: Interactive Immersive Theatre

Interactive immersive theatre

15 Minute Break

2:45–3:15 p.m. Bela Haye

High Tide Living Archive

Collaborative online gallery

3:15–3:45 p.m. Isaac Aronow

Quite Not Right

Guantanamo, grief, gathering

3:45–4:15 p.m. Alexander Chirico

The manifestations of decolonial thought in current beekeeping practices in the town of Kinchil, Yucatán and in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo: Beekeeping as a decolonizing way of life

Ethnography, decolonial, imaginative

4:15–4:45 p.m. Liam Malone

Entrepreneurship in Indoor Agriculture

Entrepreneurship, hydroponics, sustainability

Friday, May 15: 12:25–4:45 p.m.


12:25–12:30 p.m. Welcome from Eva Rueschmann

Outgoing Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty & Professor of Cultural Studies


12:30–1 p.m. Raini Helmstadter

Future Climate Change in New Mexico: Climate division-scale RCM projections guided by impact-oriented pedagogy

Climate science, philosophy, climate change

1–1:30 p.m. Colleen Fox

Passing Through The Pews

Travel, religion, memoir

1:30–2 p.m. Lexx Cespedes

Why Is Mom Striking?: Stories of Struggle and Solidarity as told by Union Families

Labor, child literature, history

Note: There is an optional interactive activity at the end of this presentation. Attendees are encouraged to draw with whatever available supplies they have when prompted by the presenter.

2–2:30 p.m. Elaine Robinson

Molecular Characterization of Pluripotent Stem Cells: When Science is Personal

Stem cell differentiation

15 Minute Break

2:45–3:15 p.m. Anwyn Gatesy-Davis

Breed Differences in Dogs' Ability to Follow Human Pointing Cues

Canine, cognition, behavior

3:15–3:45 p.m. Julia Hahn

We Keep Going: Exploring Our Perception and Recognition of Hardship and Resilience

Compassion, resilience, personal development, introspection

3:45–4:15 p.m. Rejjia Camphor

The Chaos of Origins: An Complex Art Anthology

Complex, art, anthology

4:15–4:45 p.m. Gregg Bellón

Maldita Circunstancia

Cubanidad, Intermedia, Performance

Commencement During Hampshire's 50th Anniversary Festivities - Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 11 a.m.

To ensure we can safely and properly honor our 2020 graduates in person, Hampshire will reschedule Commencement to take place on campus on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. to coincide with our 50th Anniversary festivities the weekend of October 16-18. 

We are also hosting Div III Showcases virtually and/or on campus in the fall.

Please note that the schedule for Commencement activities in October is still being confirmed.

*Please note that all events are tentative and subject to change.


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