Category: President's Speeches
On Monday, September 3, 2012, President Biddy Martin addressed the Class of 2016.
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: Authors and Books
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: Commencement Speeches
Dean of the Faculty Gregory Call opened the ceremony. President Biddy Martin presented awards. Lawrence Douglas, professor of law, jurisprudence and social Thought, spoke, as did two seniors selected by the Class of 2012: Shanika Audige ’12 and Spencer Colin Montgomery Russell ’12. Hear audio.
Category: Student Interviews and Activities
At Amherst, summer break means continuing study as well as summer employment and internships. Many students maintain their Amherst connection throughout the vacation: some with campus jobs, and some through career opportunities provided by alumni.
Category: Academic Lectures and Discussions
Clarence King, geologist and leading intellect of his day, concluded a “catastrophist’s” model of the earth—and the very nature of creation—through his observations of the geology of Shoshone Falls in the 1860s. Hear audio.