Organization for Theoretical Physicists Finds Home at Amherst

July 7, 2009 e-News

 

The Anacapa Society, a group promoting research in theoretical and computational physics at primarily undergraduate institutions, signed a letter of understanding with the college on June 2 that established the Amherst campus as its official residence.

 

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Trustee's Role in Tobacco Reform Spotlighted

June 23, 2009 e-News

 

The crucial work of David Kessler ’73, M.D., author and former head of the Food and Drug Administration, in paving the way for a landmark piece of anti-smoking legislation was featured in stories in several national media outlets recently, including The New York Times, National Public Radio and CBS News.

 

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Bloomberg News Highlights Amherst Grads' Public Service

June 23, 2009 e-News

The story profiles Amherst College at length and quotes or mentions several graduating students and alums,  including John Abele '59, Colin Diver '65, Scott Turow '70, and Joseph Stiglitz '64. The article reports that recent graduates are increasingly seeking public service work with programs such as Teach for America.

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LJST Prof: Closing of Gitmo a "Very Important Symbolic Step"

June 23, 2009 e-News

 

Amherst’s Nasser Hussain, an expert on habeas corpus and the use of emergency powers, discussed his research, the new administration’s policy on GuantánamoBay and the treatment of detainees in the latest installment of Who Knows.

 

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Alumni Nab Fellowships for Social Entrepreneurship Efforts

June 23, 2009 e-News

 

Eric Glustrom ’07 —founder of Educate!, which offers  education, leadership and mentoring opportunities to students in Uganda—and Adam Stofsky ’98 —executive director of the New Media Advocacy Project, which helps defenders of human rights and social justice integrate new media into their advocacy and legal strategies—both received two-year fellowships providing them with seed funding and technical support from nonprofit Echoing Green to “turn their innovative ideas into sustainable social change organizations.” Glustrom was also recognized by community service group DoSomething.org with an award for his work, and featured on the Web sites of Fast Company and Entrepreneur magazines.

 

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Alum's Sikh-Managed Security Firm Featured on NPR

June 13, 2009 e-News

Weekend Edition Saturday aired a segment on Akal Security—a company that guards immigration detention centers, NASA facilities, federal buildings in Washington, D.C., and embassies under construction from Ecuador to Iraq—and spoke at length to firm President Daya Singh Khalsa, formerly Daniel Cohn ’73.

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