A New York Times Rave for Amherst Prof’s Play, ’01 Alum’s Performance

November 24, 2009 e-News

e-News 10/24: Marina Libel '01

A reviewer wrote glowingly of She Turned on the Light, a one-woman production written by Wendy Woodson of the college’s Theater and Dance Department and performed by Marina Libel ’01. Also involved in the play are Amherst’s Suzanne Dougan, set and costume creator, and Kathy Couch ’95, lighting designer.

 

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The Last Nazi War Crimes Trial

November 24, 2009 e-News

e-News 10/24: Lawrence Douglas

On assignment for Harper’s Magazine, Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought Professor Lawrence Douglas is planning to travel to Munich, Germany, in late November for what could be the last major trial involving alleged Nazi perpetrators from World War II.

 

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Lessons from LangBot

November 24, 2009 e-News

e-News 10/24: Langbot

An IT staffer and two faculty colleagues are hoping that a new tutor will be able to provide answers to many of the questions that learners of Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese may have. One caveat: The tutor isn’t a carbon-based form of intelligence—it’s a silicon-based one.

 

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Climate Change Increases Risk of Plant Invasion, Says Copeland Fellow

November 24, 2009 e-News

e-News 10/24: Bethany Bradley

Research by Bethany Bradley found that three invasive plant species—kudzu, privet and cogongrass—are likely to continue their destructive march from the southeastern U.S. to the north if climate change proceeds at its current rate.

 

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Family Albums

November 11, 2009 e-News

Flickr Family Weekend

Photos from this year’s Family Weekend are now online at the college’s Flickr site. Stay tuned to the Amherst.edu homepage for links to videos and audio of Family Weekend events!

 

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LJST Professor Recognized for Work Studying the Death Penalty

November 11, 2009 e-News

e-News 11/10: Austin Sarat

Austin Sarat was honored with the Hugo A. Bedau Award from Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty and the RappaportCenter for Law and Public Service at an awards ceremony in Boston on Oct. 28. Interested in learning more about his work on capital punishment? Participate in the first of the college’s new Amherst Telephone Lecture Series, featuring Sarat on Nov. 19 at noon EST. Register for the event online  or listen to the audio on the Amherst Web site after the lecture.

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Advocating for Action

November 11, 2009 e-News

e-News 11/10: Harris Wofford

Harris Wofford, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and avid supporter of community service, spoke to students on Nov. 5 about volunteerism, politics and bipartisan reform as part of Community Action Day. Listen to audio of the student-coordinated event.

 

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’69 Alum Profiled in Wall Street Journal

November 11, 2009 e-News

e-News 11/10: Dr. F. Sessions Cole '69

Dr. F. Sessions Cole’s famed newborn intensive care unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital was hailed in a lengthy article as “one of the biggest, busiest and most technically advanced in the country” and “in the forefront of ‘family-centered care.’”

 

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