Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation Elected Trustee

June 11, 2009 e-News

 

Sarah Bloom Raskin ’83 will fill a vacancy left on the college’s board by outgoing member Jonathan I. Landman ’74. Her six-year term starts July 1.

 

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Biology Profs Awarded $400K National Science Foundation Grant

June 11, 2009 e-News

Jill S. Miller and Rachel A. Levin will use the NSF funding to investigate the evolutionary relationships among the different species and populations of Lycium, a flowering plant that is a close relative of the tomato, eggplant and pepper.

 

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Flowers on the Water

June 11, 2009 e-News

 

The USS Grunion’s official designation was “overdue, presumed lost” for more than 60 years—until the captain’s son John Abele ’59 and his brothers decided to find the submarine. The latest issue of Amherst magazine tells the Abeles’ extraordinary story.

 

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'87 Alumna, Bacteria Study on All Things Considered

June 11, 2009 e-News

The National Public Radio program interviewed and featured the work of Julie Segre, a senior investigator at the National Human Genome Institute, whose research on the “bacterial wildlife” found in 20 different spots of the human body was published in the current issue of Science magazine.

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In Their Own Words

June 11, 2009 e-News

 

Catch up with several Amherst students and alumni talking about their work, their ideas and the things they loved about their college experiences on the campaign Web site. Think you know someone living a life of consequence? Tell us about that person!

 

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Marx to Grads: "You are the Real Return on Our Endowment"

May 26, 2009 e-News

 

In his traditional Commencement address May 24, Amherst President Anthony W. Marx urged the college’s graduates to “step into the forest ahead, toward rewards you had not even known you would seek” because “what we do is invest in you, in your possibilities.” To read more about Marx’s speech and the address of senior speaker Marshall Nannes, view photos or listen to audio, check out the AmherstWeb site.

 

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