- Sep 18 EnviroThursday - "Helping Forests Adapt to a Changing Climate"
- Sep 18 Visualities of Memory Symposium: Film "The Act of Killing"
- Sep 19 Visualities of Memory Symposium: Poster sessions and roundtable presentations/discussions
- Sep 26 Admissions Fall Sampler
- Sep 26 Inventory: New Paintings by Lisa Bergh and Andrew Nordin Opening Reception
- Oct 5 Chopin Society presents pianist Lukáš Vondráček
- Oct 9 International Roundtable
- Oct 10 Family Fest Weekend
- Oct 10 International Roundtable
- Oct 18 International Archaeology Day: "'Monuments Men (and Women):' Cultural Property in Conflict Today"
Michelle Lee ’14 (Boca Raton, Fla.), a Hispanic Studies and Art History major, has won a spot in the competitive Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) summer workshop internship program.
The intensive month-long program, held at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., is designed to help increase diversity in education by preparing undergraduates of color for graduate school. Lee and her 25 peers will study educational theory, learn how to facilitate classroom discussion, attend GRE prep sessions, and work with experienced college faculty members.
Later IRT staff will help Lee form a statement of purpose for grad school applications and will cover the fees for her to apply to 10 programs in their consortium.
Lee, who is especially interested in studying Asian American art history, hopes to someday teach at a small college. She has been inspired, she says, by art history professors Joanna Inglot and Kari Shepherdson-Scott “for always challenging me while also having a lot of patience,” and Hispanic studies professor Molly Olsen, who has “changed the way I engage with the Spanish language, culture, and texts.”
Although it was at times a struggle to stay with her Hispanic Studies major, says Lee, “it has been an incredibly rewarding experience,” and she loves being able to “speak and express myself in ways I couldn’t before in English or Cantonese, and to make connections with people through language.”