President Biddy Martin

May 31, 2018

President Biddy Martin and the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Alumni and the Alumni 2018. (Length: 1:07:33)

Scenes and Stories in Music and Words: Songs by Composers Scott Wheeler ’73 and Paul Salerni ’73

May 31, 2018

Among the texts set to music are poems by David Ferry ’46 and Richard Wilbur ’42, P’73, G’14, as well as settings of old Italian lyrics. Featured performers: Jessica Bowers, Oren Fader, Gregory Hayes ’73, Paul Salerni and Scott Wheeler.

Arts and Creativity: From Amherst to a Career

May 31, 2018

A multi-class panel spanning 30 years shared stories from the worlds of dance, drawing, photography, curating and selling fine art, reflecting on whether and how their college experience set them on their professional journeys.

Winning by Losing, Starting by Quitting

May 31, 2018

How do you get up the guts to ditch a great job and leave a promising career behind? Rufina Garay ’93, Craig Johnson ’93, Jenny Rosenstrach ’93 and Christine Bader ’93 explain how do navigate radical career changes gracefully.

Baseball (and Amherst) Between Japan and the U.S.

May 31, 2018

Baseball has been the national pastime of both the U.S. and Japan since the late 19th century, but the game has developed differently in the two countries. As a cultural anthropologist who studies sport and society, Bill Kelly ’68 reflects on baseball’s place in the two countries.

Richard Wilbur: A Celebration of His Life and Work

May 31, 2018

Moderator David Sofield led a panel discussion in remembrance of former U.S. Poet Laureate and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur ’42, P’73, G’14. Panelists included Mary P’82, Robert Bagg ’57, P’82, William Pritchard ’53, and Ralph Hammann.

Amherst in War: The Stories of Four Generations

May 31, 2018

The Class of 1978 hosted a panel on the Amherst experience of war as lived by four generations of Amherst soldiers: Jim Hamilton ’78, Bob Brock ’68, P’00 and Paul Rieckhoff ’98.

Freedom, Property and the State: A Neglected Alternative

May 31, 2018

Achieving equality necessitates violating freedom, and a free society will be profoundly unequal. Rafeeq Hasan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, attempts to reconcile this conflict, drawing on the views of Immanuel Kant and, somewhat unexpectedly, F.A. Hayek.

The Meanings of Mobility: Leah Schmalzbauer

May 31, 2018

In The Meanings of Mobility: Family, Undocumented Immigration and the Rise of the New Latino Elite, Leah Schmalzbauer explored how Latino youth at Amherst are experiencing individual educational mobility as members of socially marginalized families and communities.