mcla http://wamc.org en BMC Satellite Emergency Facility To Open Monday http://wamc.org/post/bmc-satellite-emergency-facility-open-monday <p><a href="http://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/bmc" target="_blank">Berkshire Medical Center </a>will open a satellite emergency facility at the former North Adams Regional Hospital at noon Monday. <a href="http://wamc.org/post/north-adams-regional-hospital-closing" target="_blank">NARH has been closed since March 28<sup>th</sup>.</a></p><p>The center will treat critical and noncritical emergent needs and offer diagnostic imaging, CT scanning, X-Ray and some lab testing — &nbsp;&nbsp;but no inpatient or surgical services will be provided.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:39:36 +0000 Jim Levulis 90627 at http://wamc.org BMC Satellite Emergency Facility To Open Monday U.S. Congressman Neal Tours Berkshire Campuses http://wamc.org/post/us-congressman-neal-tours-berkshire-campuses <p><a href="http://neal.house.gov/" target="_blank">U.S. Congressman Richard Neal</a> was on the campus of <a href="https://www.mcla.edu/" target="_blank">Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts</a> in North Adams Friday. As he often does during district visits, the Democrat taught a government class, spoke to students interested in travel and toured the college’s science center, <a href="http://wamc.org/post/mcla-boasts-new-science-center-first-day-classes" target="_blank">which opened last fall</a>. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:16:13 +0000 Jim Levulis 83441 at http://wamc.org U.S. Congressman Neal Tours Berkshire Campuses Corwin Urges Younger Generations to Experience Nature http://wamc.org/post/corwin-urges-younger-generations-experience-nature <p>Conservationist and television host Jeff Corwin spoke to a packed audience at <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/" target="_blank">Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts</a> Wednesday night.</p><p>Best known for his crazy and daring antics in the wild, Jeff Corwin gave his audience at MCLA an inside look at what inspired him to work with animals and the environment. Corwin recalled the day he became a naturalist. He was a kid rolling over a log when he found a snake that bit him on the arm. Ben Lamb is a 2007 MCLA graduate who majored in biology and environmental studies.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:35:19 +0000 Jim Levulis 75761 at http://wamc.org Corwin Urges Younger Generations to Experience Nature Gov. Patrick Announces Manufacturing Investments in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/gov-patrick-announces-manufacturing-investments-berkshires <p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick</a> held a cabinet meeting and made stops in the western part of the state today.</p><p>Tim Bizony is a letter press operator and one of the workers Governor Patrick spoke with at the <a href="http://www.crane.com/" target="_blank">Crane &amp; Company</a> Stationary site in North Adams.</p><p>&ldquo;He was genuinely interested in what I do,&rdquo; Bizony said. &ldquo;He was fascinated by the machine. He asked a lot of questions and I was glad I was able to answer them for him.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:36:45 +0000 Jim Levulis 74963 at http://wamc.org Gov. Patrick Announces Manufacturing Investments in Berkshires MCLA Center for Science and Innovation http://wamc.org/post/mcla-center-science-and-innovation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mcla.edu/">The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts</a> is boasting a brand new science center, the <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/centerforscienceandinnovation/">MCLA Center for Science and Innovation</a>, on its campus in North Adams. The four-story, 65,000 square foot building cost more than $30 million, taking just about a year to build. The center will be the home of the chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, and environmental studies departments.</p><p>A grand opening celebration will take place early next month. In the meantime, we celebrate today with the woman behind this project for the last several years - Mary Grant, the 11th president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the first alumna of the College to serve as its president.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73946 at http://wamc.org MCLA Center for Science and Innovation MCLA Boasts New Science Center on First Day of Classes http://wamc.org/post/mcla-boasts-new-science-center-first-day-classes <p>With college students across the country back on campus, those at a western Massachusetts school are heading into brand new classrooms.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:02:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 72833 at http://wamc.org MCLA Boasts New Science Center on First Day of Classes Sciences the Focus for Upcoming 3rd Thursday http://wamc.org/post/sciences-focus-upcoming-3rd-thursday <p>Pittsfield’s upcoming <a href="http://discoverpittsfield.com/3rdthursdays/" target="_blank">3<sup>rd</sup> Thursday</a> will showcase the best of Berkshire County’s science and technology initiatives.</p><p>“There’s going to be robots, rockets, rocket launchers, an air cannon, and one of my personal favorites, the Mentos and soda-pop experiment," said the city’s <a href="http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/city_hall/arts_and_culture/staff.php" target="_blank">Cultural Development Director Megan Whilden</a>.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:53:41 +0000 Jim Levulis 71430 at http://wamc.org Sciences the Focus for Upcoming 3rd Thursday 2013 Solid Sound Festival - DownStreet Art http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-downstreet-art <p></p><p><a href="http://www.downstreetart.org/">Downstreet Art</a> kicked of their 6th season last night with a celebration in downtown North Adams, MA.</p><p>Presented by <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/">Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’</a> and <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/Community/bcrc/">Berkshire Cultural Resource Center</a>, DownStreet Art provides North Adams with a summer of creative events. The public arts festival will run through Oct. 31.</p><p>This summer’s events, which are free and open to the public, will include gallery openings, a dance party on Main Street, a wandering light show, a community reading of Frederick Douglas’s famous Fourth of July address, new murals in the downtown, and musical performances.</p><p>We are joined by Leslie Ferrin, Director <a href="http://www.ferrincontemporary.com/">Ferrin Contemporary</a> and on the DownStreet Art Curatorial Committee; Melanie Mowinski, Artist, <a href="http://www.letterpressasapublicartproject.wordpress.com/">Founder Press Gallery</a>, Art Professor MCLA; and Jonathan Secor, Director MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, which runs DownStreet Art.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67426 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - DownStreet Art "All Clear" Following Bomb Threat At North Adams College http://wamc.org/post/all-clear-following-bomb-threat-north-adams-college <p>Students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts were evacuated briefly Thursday evening following reports of a bomb threat made against the campus.</p><p>Campus officials sent an email message around 5 p.m. asking students to evacuate campus immediately and proceed to the North Adams Armory on nearby Ashland Street.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:03:39 +0000 63144 at http://wamc.org "All Clear" Following Bomb Threat At North Adams College Irshad Manji at MCLA Public Policy Lecture Series http://wamc.org/post/irshad-manji-mcla-public-policy-lecture-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.irshadmanji.com/">Irshad Manji</a> is Director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University and she will be speaking at the <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/notablespeakers/publicpolicylecture/">Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts</a> in North Adams Thursday night at 7PM.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59314 at http://wamc.org Irshad Manji at MCLA Public Policy Lecture Series