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Stats Guru Nate Silver, Commentator David Brooks Among Seven to Be Honored at Commencement

graduating studentsOther honorees include an Olympic gold-medal-winning swimmer, a tech entrepreneur, a contemporary artist, a transportation expert and a former chair of Amherst's Board of Trustees. They will all receive honorary degrees during the college's 193rd Commencement exercises on May 25.

e-News April 17, 2014

Seniors Win Fellowships to Study Sanskrit Epic Poem, Hydroelectric Dams

Gus Greenstein '14 and Meghna Sridhar '14Gus Greenstein '14 and Meghna Sridhar '14 were awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships for independent study and travel for self-designed projects during the 2014-15 academic year.

e-News April 17, 2014

Leveraging Success of "Moneyball" Alumni, Amherst Launches Sports Analytics Initiative

Justin SerponeMen's soccer coach Justin Serpone is on a mission to introduce students to the analytical side of athletics and continue building a pipeline from the college to the business side of sports. He recently held the inaugural Amherst Sports Analytics Forum, featuring guests such as Smith College mathematics professor and former Mets statistician Ben Baumer and several Amherst students, who discussed current sports analytics projects.

e-News April 17, 2014

Music Tutors Hit High Notes in Local Schools

amherst music tutorSince 2011, more than 40 Amherst students have served as music mentors in Amherst Regional Public Schools, providing guidance for children who want to learn about wind, brass, percussion and string instruments, as well as vocal performance.

e-News April 17, 2014

'14 Entrepreneur's Company Named a "Cool College Startup"

Bryson AlefScholly, a business based around a smartphone app created by Bryson Alef '14, was #12 on Inc. Magazine's "Coolest College Startups" list for 2014. Amherst featured the app, which helps students find scholarships for college, last summer.

e-News April 17, 2014

'91 Scientist's Research Sheds New Light on Alzheimer's Disease

 Michael GreiciusA recent study by Michael Greicius, a physician and head of the Stanford Center for Memory Disorders, found that a particular gene associated with Alzheimer's appears especially dangerous to women, National Public Radio reported.A recent study by Michael Greicius, a physician and head of the Stanford Center for Memory Disorders, found that a particular gene associated with Alzheimer's appears especially dangerous to women, National Public Radio reported.

e-News April 17, 2014

April 24 Virtual Lecture: "What's Become of Privacy? Old Values, New Realities"

Austin saratJoin Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and associate dean of the faculty, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. EDT as he considers what we mean when we talk about privacy and what values privacy denotes. The lecture, which is part of the Amherst Today program, is being live-streamed and will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the broadcast. (Find past virtual lecture recordings in our audio archive.)

e-News April 17, 2014