Amherst College e-News October 14, 2016

Carrie Palmquist Let Kids Lose — Though you may think it builds self-confidence to let your preschooler win at Go Fish, you could actually be doing your child a disservice, says a new study by an Amherst professor and student researcher.

nobel prize Where Nobel Winners Get Their Start — If you want to figure out where the next Nobel laureate will come from, look to small liberal arts colleges, notes an article in Nature.

students on quad during orientation Sharing Joys, Challenges of First Year in College — "Understanding and thinking critically about the personal lens in which you view the world is critical to developing academically," says one student who participated in a rapidly expanding program for first-year seminar students.

Julia Ioffe When the Election Cycle Is a Long, Bad Dream — Five journalists stepped off the campaign trail to share their insights into the presidential race with the Amherst community.

Lord Jeff Resources for the Study of Lord Jeffery Amherst — Frost Library's Archives & Special Collections has created an online guide for researchers interested in the complex history of Jeffery Amherst and the Anglo-American colonies during the French and Indian War (the Seven Years' War) and the Anglo-Indian War of 1763 (Pontiac's Rebellion).

women's crew team members Eras of Triumph: A 40-Year Celebration of Women's Athletics — The Friends of Amherst Athletics invite alumni to join former classmates, teammates and coaches during Homecoming weekend in marking milestones and sharing memories made along a remarkable and continuing journey.

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