24 hours ago

A crowd begins to gather as internationally known Irish pianist Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin improvises and jams with fellow musicians during lunch at the Valentine Dining Hall, in advance of tonight's 8pm performance at Buckley Recital Hall, in the Arms Music Center. The Valentine Dining Hall will be celebrating the event through dinner service of traditional food
24 hours ago

Amherst College student Jamie Sandel '17 (middle left), "The Mother Pluckers" (top left) and @tuftsuniversity student Conor Hearn '17 (top middle), who took a bus from Boston for the opportunity, jam with internationally known Irish pianist Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (top right) during lunch at the Valentine Dining Hall, in advance of tonight's 8pm performance at Buckley Recital Hall, in the Arms Music Center. The Valentine Dining Hall will be celebrating the event through dinner service of traditional food
Yesterday at 1:47 pm

It's not everyday that an internationally known musician from Ireland drops by Val for a session of improvised music, like Irish pianist Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin did this afternoon, in advance of tonight's 8pm performance at Buckley Recital Hall, in the Arms Music Center. The Valentine Dining Hall will be celebrating the event through dinner service of traditional food
Thursday at 5:29 pm
Children's Surprising Expectations about Pointing and Pointers

Professor Carrie Palmquist
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Friday, November 21, 2014

Many cognitive developmentalists believe that humans are uniquely adapted to teach and learn from others. One way we go about doing this is by paying close attention to the information that others provide us. Interestingly, even very young children are sensitive to certain cues that humans use to indicate that they are sharing important information (e.g., child-directed speech, pointing, eye contact, etc.). This talk will focus specifically on children's sensitivity to one cue in particular: pointing, and how this gesture affects children's learning and interactions with others.
Wednesday at 7:39 pm

Amherst College students raise their glasses during an impromptu toast to Valentine Dining Hall staff members for all they do to contribute to the student experience
Wednesday at 7:36 pm

Amherst College senior Ricky Altieri recognizes Valentine Dining Hall staff member Hong Ju, not only as one who was an ever-present fixture at Val during his years here, but also as one who contributed to his education and ambition to learn Chinese. It wasn't just Ju, however, as Altieri led students in a toast (with sparkling apple cider) to all those at Val who were, are and will be part of the student experience
Wednesday at 3:34 pm
Expanding Amherst’s Scholarly Impact: Establishing the Amherst College Press

Mark Edington
Director of the Amherst College Press

Friday, January 30, 2015

Why should Amherst College launch a new scholarly press? Does a liberal arts college have any business entering a field typically the domain of large research universities? What change might come in the world of scholarship by committing ourselves to this mission — and how can it expand the impact of the college in the years ahead? Mark Edington, the director of the newly launched Amherst College Press, will offer a presentation addressing these questions and the future of the Press.
Wednesday at 1:23 pm

The south-facing tree outside Bassett Planetarium is always a seasonal indicator, this time of year
Wednesday at 1:20 pm

After a long winter, trees and plants are beginning to show signs of spring growth, like this one outside of College Hall
Tuesday at 9:32 pm

Gutters around the Hooked on Aquaponics (HoA) greenhouse are cleaned prior to the sealing of roof panels, as work continues on the translucent structure that is visible outside the garden level of the Valentine Dining Hall. The greenhouse will eventually be home to a closed-system wherein fish and plants live symbiotically through a combination of methods used in both aquaculture and hydroponics
April 17 at 11:23 am
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