ArtDaily: Mead Art Museum Publishes Book on Development of the Mead Collection for Amazon.com's Kindle e-Reader

The online art newspaper covered the Mead’s latest project in a brief item on its website.

AskPhilosophers.org AskPhil App

The launch of the AskPhilosophers.org application for mobile devices prompted coverage by The New York Times as well as the paper’s Opinionator blog, 3 Quarks Daily and Boston Globe, among other outlets.

Ilan Stavans on Dictator Novels

In a piece for the Chronicle Review and a segment for the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Ilan Stavans discusses why writers of former Spanish colonies haven’t turned today’s left-wing strongmen—such as Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez—into “novelistic ogres.”

Tibetan Thangkas at the Mead Art Museum

The Mead Art Museum’s conservation of several thankgas, cloth paintings depicting Buddhist deities and saints, were the focus of several articles in the Daily Hampshire Gazette newspaper (registration required).

Record Herald: Waynesboro man, Christian Desrosiers, is recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and will head to Indonesia in August

Christian Desrosiers ’10 and his Fulbright Fellowship were the focus of this feature in the newspaper of Waynesboro, Pa.

Research by Katharine R.E. Sims

Economics professor Katharine Sims’ studies of conservation areas in Costa Rica and Thailand attracted the attention of ScienceBlog, United Press International and ScienceDaily, among others.

Commencement 2010

The graduation of the members of the Class of 2010 and the speeches of Amherst President Anthony W. Marx and senior Maryam Khan were the focus of pieces in the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Springfield Republican.

Lord Jeffery Inn Renovations Begin

Local news outlets took interest when the Lord Jeffery Inn project began again at the end of May 2010. WWLP-TV, the Springfield-area NBC News affiliate; Daily Hampshire Gazette; and the Republican all ran stories about the renovations.

Wall Street Journal: History Majors Despairing? Hardly.

Allyson Moore discussed the value of a liberal arts education in the current job market in a posting for the venerable paper’s new Hire Education blog. Other recent postings discussed how to stay motivated and avoid burnout and the importance of networking.

Big names at the podium: Boston Globe

Amherst President Anthony W. Marx was quoted about his own duty to speak at commencement in this story about colleges and universities clamoring for marquee speakers during graduation ceremonies.

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