Category: Academic Lectures and Discussions
Join alumni and friends for this Telephone Lecture by Richard Goldsby, the Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology at Amherst College. Hear audio.
Thirteen years in the making and covering more than 400 years of writings by 201 writers, Amherst professor Ilan Stavans’ Norton Anthology of Latino Literature is an audacious effort to ensure that Latino voices become an integral part of our collective culture. Hear interview excerpt.
Biology professor David Ratner and several of his students examine how Dictyostelium discoideum—a cellular slime mold—behaves. The bigger goal is to explore gene expression and protein degradation. Watch video.
Category: Authors and Books
According to David Kirkpatrick ’75, Facebook is “a global phenomenon of a type we’ve almost never seen before,” with over 500 million users worldwide and more signing up every day. Kirkpatrick discusses the “Facebook effect” with classmate and journalist Jim Kennedy ’75.
“Amateurs wait for the muse to arrive; the rest of us just get to work.” Scott Turow ’70 and Harlan Coben ’84 compare notes on titles, the best times of day to write and the motivational power of artificial deadlines. Hear interview.
Category: President's Speeches
Category: Colloquia and Public Speakers
A Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Varmus discusses what the lives of Romantic Age astronomers William and Caroline Herschel tell us about science: what it is, who does it, who pays for it, what it offers to society and how it is related to the arts and humanities. Watch video.
Category: Virtual Tours
Category: Faculty Interviews and Activities
Model Nazi, history professor Catherine Epstein’s new biography about Arthur Greiser, sheds light on a relatively unknown yet influential figure in Nazi Germany—the man who initiated the first mass gassing of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe. Listen to an interview with Professor Epstein.