December 5, 2016

Invention and innovation: a symphony of sound and color

For many of my early years, I thought everyone experienced the world as I did. When I encounter certain stimulus, such as hearing the musical note A, it involuntarily elicits another seemingly unrelated sensation, such as seeing the color red. It wasn’t until I read about synesthesia in V. S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee’s book The Phantom of the Brain that I had a serious “Aha!” moment.

November 21, 2016

Two lenses, one worldview

“That’s so interesting!”

I smile politely as yet another person reacts to finding out that I am a biology and film studies double major. I’ve always struggled with responding to that statement. It definitely is interesting—that’s why I’m studying the two! But for me, these two disciplines, which seem galaxies apart for some, simply use two different lenses to understand the world: one through a microscope, the other through a camera.  

October 14, 2016

Advancing stellar research

Mount Holyoke College chair of astronomy Darby Dyars mission? Include her students in exploring Mars and planetary science. Offer experiences—as undergrads—that prepare them to further their scientific studies. And give them the confidence to launch exciting careers.

September 8, 2016

Mount Holyoke faculty: accomplished, engaged, approachable

Mount Holyoke’s 200+ faculty are making news, busting boundaries, researching, creating, and leading for change—and inspiring their students to do the same.

June 28, 2016

Arts at Mount Holyoke College

Do you live to create? Do you create to live?
Do you live to imagine? Do you imagine to live?
Do you live to express? Do you express to live?

The arts at Mount Holyoke College open students to a greater sense of possibility—and to the power and wonder of their own voices and visions.

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