Category: President's Speeches
At Homecoming 2010, President Anthony W. Marx spoke with alumni, families and friends in Johnson Chapel. He was introduced by Jide Zeitlin ’85, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Watch video.
President Marx unveils a portrait of Professor Henry Steele Commager, 20th century historian, public intellectual, and engaged citizen. It was painted by Robert Sweeney, Professor of Art at Amherst College, and is a 50th Reunion gift of the Class of 1962. Watch video.
President Anthony W. Marx discusses plans for a new science center, diversity at Amherst, the presidential transition process and other topics in his conversation with parents and families. Watch video.
Category: Colloquia and Public Speakers
In this Copeland Colloquium, Roger King discusses the unintended consequences of the international development era, the fictions of official versions and the role of fiction in discovering truth. Hear audio.
Eric Treene ’88, special counsel for religious discrimination in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, discusses religious tolerance in the U.S. and argues that despite serious challenges, we can preserve our unique tradition of religious freedom. Hear audio.
Category: Authors and Books
Andrew Hacker ’51, author of Higher Education?, talks with Andrew Hacker ’51 and fellow Amherst alum and Columbia University professor David Helfand ’72 about the realities and failures of today’s colleges and universities.
Category: Academic Lectures and Discussions
While Marcel Proust unleashed a flood of memories with one taste of a madeleine, Deborah B. Gewertz, Professor of Anthropology, explores the memories evoked by Ramen noodles in NPR listeners, Amherst students and (in stark contrast) Japanese and Papua New Guineans in this Family Weekend talk.