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.
An impromptu toast to Valentine Dining Hall staff during last night's dinner service - #gratitude
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.
In the New Yorker, Dan Chiasson '93 on James Merrill '47
James Merrill’s Supernatural Epic
A trust fund, a Ouija board, and an unprecedented poem.
City Streets: Tonight, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., on the Valentine Quad
Flags that display the international diversity of Amherst College students are positioned on the side of Fayerweather Hall in advance of tonight's City Streets celebration on the Valentine Quad.