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Sophomore Wins Prize in Nation Writing Contest

November 11, 2009 e-News

e-News 11/10: Ophelia Hu '12

In response to a call for first-person essays describing how the recession is affecting young people today, Ophelia Hu ’12 recounted her activities canvassing for the poverty organization Save the Children, in a piece titled “Save the Children, in Zimbabwe and at Home.”  The essay earned Hu a finalist nod from the magazine’s editors.


Physics Faculty Member Awarded $360K to Study “Symmetries of Nature”

November 11, 2009 e-News

e-News 11/10: Larry Hunter

Professor Larry Hunter’s findings may one day have profound implications on particle theory and could overturn two long-held scientific beliefs about the physical world.



Amherst Announces Historic $100 Million, $25 Million Gifts

November 11, 2009 e-News

e-News 11/10: 2 gifts

The two donations, from separate anonymous alumni, will support the college’s efforts to provide the finest possible undergraduate education and access to it. The gifts are the largest in the history of Amherst and generated coverage in the Associated Press and other media outlets across the country.


American Studies Prof Wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Studies of the Olympics

October 27, 2009 e-News

e-News 10/27: Alan Guttman

Allen Guttmann, professor of English and American studies, received the honor at a special two-day meeting of the International Society of Olympic Historians in Cologne, Germany, in August.



LJST Faculty Member Interviewed on Public Radio International

October 27, 2009 e-News

e-News 10/27: Lawrence Douglas

Professor Lawrence Douglas spoke with PRI’s The World about the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and the challenges of an international court.




Introducing Mike, Sara and Yin

October 27, 2009 e-News

e-News 10/27: Mike Sara Yin

This fall, three of the college’s tour guides have volunteered to share their knowledge and perspectives through blogs on the admission Web site. Learn more about each of them and catch up on what life is really like as an Amherst student.




Amherst’s Biggest Fan

October 27, 2009 e-News

e-News 10/27: biggest fan

Wondering who, exactly, is the college’s most ardent supporter? Look no further than 95-year-old Jake Yamins ’36.




College Song Sing-Along

October 27, 2009 e-News

e-News 10/27: singalong

Don’t remember the words to all the college songs? Afraid you’ll get caught faking the lyrics next Homecoming? Have no fear - we can help! Tag along to South Dormitory with the Amherst College Glee Club as they teach first-years about pluck, spirit and calico balls.




Julie on Julie and Julia

October 27, 2009 e-News

e-News 10/27: Julie Powell '95

Dan Saltzstein and Julie Powell—both members of Amherst’s Class of ’95—dish on a number of topics, including the latter’s new film, the dos and don’ts of cooking in a dorm, the universal struggle to find a meaningful career after college and the evolution of the blog.



’91 Alum Named “Teacher of the Future” by National Teacher Organization

October 27, 2009 e-News

Wendy Eiteljorg '91

One of just 25 educators across the country recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools, Wendy Eiteljorg will help develop and lead a new online community for independent-school teachers focused on innovation.





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