Category: Academic Lectures and Discussions
Justin Kimball, Associate Professor of Art & the History of Art, showed and discussed photos from his book Pieces of String. Justin had traveled with his brother Doug, an auctioneer, to the homes of people who had died, photographing furniture, clothing, religious items and other possessions. Watch an audio-slideshow of his lecture.
Category: Community Events
Biddy Martin and Gina Maisto Smith—a nationally recognized expert on sexual misconduct—discuss sexual respect and answer questions submitted by members of the college community. Watch video.
Category: Authors and Books
Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Aries discusses her new book, Speaking of Race and Class: The Student Experience at an Elite College, in this interview with Director of Public Affairs Peter Rooney. Hear audio.
Rosenstrach discusses her book Dinner, “about a real family having dinner together every night,” in this interview with Molly Lyons ’97. Hear audio.
“It is a strange world, and every part of the past that you happen to jump into is radically different from the times that we inhabit now. ... [E]ven as you acknowledge the radical difference of the past, you can sometimes see things that are coming into being that are recognizable...” Hear audio.
Category: Colloquia and Public Speakers
David Nevins ’88, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks, Inc. and producer of movies and television series, discussed the influences of an Amherst education on his career as an award-winning creative force in one of the world’s most exciting and influential industries. Watch video.
Category: President's Speeches
On Monday, September 3, 2012, President Biddy Martin addressed the Class of 2016.