With Lectures, Books and Samovars, Center for Russian Culture Aims to keep U.S., Russia Ties Strong
Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 1:29 PM
Whether it’s a lecture by an Amherst alumnus who’s a top authority on Russia or a reading of poems by leading Russian poets, the Center for Russian Culture at Amherst College has stuck to its mission despite sometimes chilly official relations between Russian and the United States.
“Our philosophy is to promote better understanding and establish more informed relations between the two countries,” said Stanley Rabinowitz, professor of Russian at Amherst and director of the Center.
That tradition continued on a recent Monday, with a lecture by Andrew Kuchins ’81, Director and Senior Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in Washington, D.C.
The Promise of Participation: "Civicness" Can Be Stimulated in Unlikely Areas, Prof and Alum's Book Argues
Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 11:58 AM
March 6, 2014
A rape roils India, and two Amherst experts weigh in
Submitted on Thursday, 4/24/2014, at 3:33 PM
January 18, 2013
Interview by Caroline Hanna
“Botched executions” common throughout U.S. history, says new book by Sarat, students
Submitted on Wednesday, 3/5/2014, at 4:41 PM
Biologist, students use hummingbirds, flowers to unwrap evolution’s mysteries
Submitted on Thursday, 3/6/2014, at 11:07 AM
By Peter Rooney
In a jungle-like enclosure the size of a basketball court on one of the Caribbean’s most ecologically diverse islands, Ethan Temeles, Amherst College's Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology, has devised an audacious experiment he hopes will help answer one of evolution’s most vexing questions once and for all.
Amherst College Physicists Create Synthetic Magnetic Particle
January 29, 2014
Physics Professor David Hall and Postdoctoral Associate Michael Ray.
Editor's note: High-resolution photos are available upon request.
AMHERST, Mass.—Nearly 85 years after pioneering theoretical physicist Paul Dirac predicted the possibility of their existence, an international collaboration led by Amherst College Physics Professor David S. Hall ’91 and Aalto University (Finland) Academy Research Fellow Mikko Möttönen has created, identified and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles in Hall’s laboratory on the Amherst campus.
Five Faculty Members Awarded Tenure
Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 11:57 AM
February 12, 2014
At its regular winter meeting in January, the Amherst College Board of Trustees voted to approve the recommendations of President Martin and the Committee of Six that each of these five faculty members be awarded tenure at the rank of associate professor, beginning July 1.
Professor Catherine Ciepiela Publishes Anthology of Contemporary Russian Women Poets
Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 4:13 PM
when trees write если деревья пишут,
it’s to the white flowers то белым цветам,
that walked the garden что ходили по саду.
when birds do если птицы,
it’s of what can’t be sung о том, чего спеть нельзя.
lumps do not speak, комья не говорят,
in flowerpots по цветочным горшкам
they have buried silence. зарыли молчание.
—Anna Glazova —Анна Глазова