Amherst Art Historian Leading the Rediscovery of Late Western Artist’s Work

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Carol Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, and an exhibition she curated on Charles Deas were featured in stories in the New York Times, Denver Post and Longmont Times-Call and on Colorado Public Radio.

 

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Wall Street Journal Reviews Political Science Professor’s New Book

 

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“Judges could benefit from [Hadley] Arkes’ subtle and meticulous arguments if only by incorporating a few of his ideas into their own broad views—not least the principle of prudence that he defends throughout Constitutional Illusions & Anchoring Truths,” wrote a Journal contributor of the Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions’ latest scholarly work.

 

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Disease Likely Not a Common Cause of Species Extinction, Amherst Study Finds

 

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Contrary to the widespread belief that endangered species are unhealthy, biology professor Michael Hood has discovered that such plants and animals actually harbor a lower number and diversity of disease-causing parasites than their non-threatened relatives.

 

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’61 Alum to New Students: “Be a Generalist for a Couple of Years”

 

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In the annual DeMott Lecture on Aug. 30, Harold Varmus, the Nobel Prize-winning director of the National Cancer Institute who majored in English at Amherst, discussed his views on science and spoke briefly about his own experiences at college. Watch a video of his talk, learn more about Amherst’s newest undergraduates and read some other sage advice from alumni and members of the college community.

 

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Young Alumni Create Investment Software, New Hedge Fund

 

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Alexander Fleiss ’05, Jeremy Newton ’07 and Jonathan Sturges ’05 are three of the four officers of three-year-old Rebellion Research, a New York hedge fund they founded that has been using a “machine-learning program” to invest in stocks. Stories about the firm and its principals have appeared recently in The Wall Street Journal and the Kalamazoo Gazette.

 

 

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In the Lab

 

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Not all students went away this summer; a few stayed on campus, helping professors with their research and launching projects of their own. Watch biology professor David Ratner, Benjamin Garmezy ’11 and Elizabeth “Molly” Scott ’13 discuss the altruistic nature of slime mold and the benefits of spending the warmer months at Amherst.

 

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2010-11 Copeland Fellows Announced

 

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A documentarian, a novelist, the former director of Islamabad’s Sustainable Development Policy Institute and an ’04 Amherst alumnus make up this year’s Copeland Colloquium. The theme is “International Development: Successes, Failures and Future Directions.”

 

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Amherst Art Historian Leading the Rediscovery of Late Western Artist’s Work

Carol Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, and an exhibition she curated on Charles Deas were featured in stories in the New York Times, Denver Post and Longmont Times-Call and on Colorado Public Radio.

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