Amherst Magazine

Amherst Magazine

Spring 2015


Amherst Magazine: Spring 2015Edit

Deann Fei in front of glass door
Deanna Fei '99 with daughter Mila

The Toddler Behind the Talking Point
by Naomi Shulman
A year ago AOL’s CEO blamed “distressed babies” for its benefits cuts. Deanna Fei ’99 is the mother of one of those kids.

illustration of English text going through device and coming out in French

Interpreting Terras Irradient
Amherst has trained a large and influential cast of translators. A professor and two students went deep into the archives to find out why.


View of "Morning on the Seine, Giverny" in gallery at the Mead.

College Row
A Monet reunites with its peers

Landscape photo of Greenland

Amherst Creates
PHOTOGRAPHY An astronomer turns his gaze to earthly scenes around him


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Listen to Saul Grullon '15's Valley Voices story.

See more of Professor George Greenstein's photos

For his senior thesis in theater and dance, Bryce Monroe '15 wrote and starred in a one-man play inspired by Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.

Two students, David Beron Echavarria '15 and Richard Altieri '15, won Watson Fellowships to
explore two basic products of human life: laughter and garbage. They’ll spend 2015–16 learning
about, respectively, international waste management and world styles of standup comedy.

Listen to audio interviews with authors Alexander Lobrano ’77, Ron Lieber ’93, Professor Austin Sarat and other alumni and faculty members. These interviews are part of the Amherst Reads book club.

Well Mixed, the new Amherst guest blog, features many alumni. 

Photo sets: Explore the recent Sheila Pepe exhibition at the Eli Marsh Gallery. Plus: see sports photos and scenic views of campus. Check back in late May and early June for commencement and reunion photos.

Has the magazine ever written about your favorite alum? Find out by browsing digitized indices to the Amherst Graduates’ Quarterly, Amherst Alumni News and Amherst magazine.

Amherst Reads is an online book club. Read exclusive interviews, book excerpts, online discussions and more.

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