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Already an accomplished speaker, researcher and teacher of languages, Terrence Cullen 13 is one of only 40 U.S. scholars to receive a Gates Cambridge Scholarship this year.
The Promise of Participation: "Civicness" Can Be Stimulated in Unlikely Areas, Prof and Alum's Book Argues
Can civic engagement affect behavior in other areas? Can such involvement benefit other aspects of society? And can the state fuel participation in developing countries, where getting citizens to getting citizens to take part in such activities can be particularly difficult? After spending years gathering and examining data in poor communities in Latin America, Javier Corrales and Daniel Altschuler 04 have some answers to these questions.
The image on the books cover is luridan electric chair dripping with bloodand the title is just as provocative: Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and Americas Death Penalty...
In a jungle-like enclosure the size of a basketball court on one of the Caribbeans most ecologically diverse islands, Amherst College Biology professor Ethan Temeles has devised an audacious experiment he hopes will help answer one of evolutions most vexing questions once and for all.
Last month, following the recommendation of the Amherst College Committee of Six, the Board of Trustees voted to promote each of these five faculty members to the position of associate professor with tenure.
Christopher Finch 14, Amherst Colleges latest recipient of a Churchill Foundation Scholarship, intends to apply science to benefit a hungry planet, much in the way he conducted research to help fellow hockey players avoid injury.
Students, staff, faculty and their families recently enjoyed a Winter Carnival, with fire dancing by Pyro Productions, tray sliding, glow necklaces, hayrides and a huge bonfire! S'mores, cookies, warm donuts, kolaches, chili, apple crisp, hot chocolate and hot cider were served by Valentine Dining Services.
Nearly 85 years after pioneering theoretical physicist Paul Dirac predicted the possibility of their existence, an international collaboration led by Amherst College Physics Professor David S. Hall 91 and Aalto University (Finland) Academy Research Fellow Mikko Möttönen has created, identified and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles in Halls laboratory on the Amherst campus.
President Biddy Martin announced today that Catherine Epstein, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History at Amherst College, has been selected to be the colleges new Dean of the Faculty, effective July 1.
Interterm at Amherst is a three-week period in January when students are given the opportunity to take informal noncredit courses, work on senior theses, attend college athletic events and attend classes at the other college campuses around Amherst.