September 29, 2022

50 Years and Still Growing

Featuring alumni who led La Causa and those who helped launch the Latinx and Latin American Studies Program, a daylong conference celebrated the past, present and future of Latinx activism at Amherst.


"The Instrument Is a Mirror"

… But don’t be scared you’ll break it, said acclaimed composer and performer Jason Moran in a jazz piano master class in Buckley Recital Hall. Moran spent five days at Amherst as the first of four Presidential Scholars invited for the 2022–23 academic year.


STEMpunks: The 2022 Summer Research Experience

SURF’s up! From blue carbon in the Florida mangroves to the formation of faraway galaxies, students share what they found during their Summer Science Undergraduate Research Fellowships.


Celebrating Faculty Achievements

Fellowships, grants, paper publications and more: read about what Amherst professors have accomplished in recent months.


Emmett Knowlton ’15 Wins Writer’s Digest (Very) Short Story Competition

Knowlton is the Grand Prize winner of the 22nd annual contest, which rewards excellence in fiction of 1,500 words or fewer. Read his haunting story, “Bluebird,” about a young boy who finds and buries a dead bird in his family’s yard.


Get Ready for Homecoming 2022

Return to Amherst Oct. 28–30 for receptions, lectures and athletics; to honor connections past and present and to commemorate the inauguration of Michael A. Elliott '92 as 20th president of Amherst College. View the schedule and register for Homecoming now!

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