A Conversation with President Biddy Martin

May 28, 2016

(Length 1:13:26) President Biddy Martin’s remarks, preceded by the annual meeting of the Society of the Alumni, presided over by Annette Sanderson '82, Chair of the Executive Committee.

Living and Degenerative Disease

May 25, 2016

(Length 55:52) Introduction by Peter Sawyer ’66; panelists Aaron Latham ’66, Evan Maurer ’66, John Vine ’66 and Bruce Leopold ’66, moderated by Aaron’s wife, Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes. Presented by the Class of 1966.

Whither Divisions by Race, Ethnicity and Gender Going Forward (Including at the College)?

May 26, 2016

(Length 56:54) Sam Jackson ’66, moderated a panel featuring Ted Rosengarten ’66, Larry Mead ’66, Paul Dimond ’66 and Catherine Epstein, Dean of the Faculty. Presented by the Class of 1966.

The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial

May 26, 2016

(Length 1:07:54) Lawrence Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, led a discussion of his new book, named a New York Times Editor’s Pick and described by The Wall Street Journal as “masterful.”

Emily Dickinson’s Shakespeare

May 26, 2016

(Length 59:00) Páraic Finnerty, Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Portsmouth, England, clarified the essential role that Shakespeare had in Emily Dickinson’s life.

Sustainability at Amherst

May 27, 2016

(Length 1:02:53) Laura Draucker, Director of Sustainability, and Jim Brassord, Chief of Campus Operations, reviewed sustainability programs on campus and how this work connects with students and scholarship.

Those Who Teach and Those Who Learn: A Conversation with the Dean of the Faculty

May 27, 2016

(Length 56:53) Catherine Epstein, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of History discussed the ways in which the College is shaping the next generation of faculty and the ongoing comprehensive review of the curriculum.

An Amherst Family's Experience with Grassroots Earthquake Relief

May 27, 2016

(Length 59:00) Keith Leslie ’76 discussed the Nepal Villagers' Earthquake Fund, a grassroots organization developed in response to the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Presented by the Class of 1976.

Joint Operations: From the Operating Room to the Battlefield, Life of a Citizen-Sailor

May 27, 2016

(Length 1:00:36) Dr. James Bates ’86, aka Capt. Bates, serving in the United States Navy Reserve for 29 years, provided insight into “special” operations, to restore individual mobility and to preserve world peace and order. Presented by the Class of 1986.