International Photo Contest entry A Small Window to the World

by Rachael Hanley

Amanda Wright, Amherst’s education abroad coordinator, has a favorite among the 234 entries for the College’s 2016 international photo contest, but it’s not the most stunning. 

Nobel Prize When 0.00019 is a Very High Number

by Emily Gold Boutilier

Amherst has 0.00019 Nobel laureates per capita. That may not sound like many, but according to a recent article in Nature, it places the College among the top Nobel-producing undergraduate institutions in the world.

Wilson Admission Center, Amherst College Promoting Social Mobility

by Bill Sweet

Amherst is among 30 colleges and universities forming a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of talented low- and moderate-income students who earn bachelor’s degrees.

Edward Melillo Q&A with Edward "Ted" Melillo

Edward "Ted" Melillo, associate professor of history and environmental studies, explores the past, present and future of beneficial relations between humans and insects.

 

Dickinson manuscript A Poet's Words, Reunited

by Rachael Hanley

At the opening of the Morgan Library & Museum’s new exhibit, I’m Nobody! Who Are You? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson, Mike Kelly, head of Archives and Special Collections at Amherst, had a surprising announcement: the College had just acquired two previously unknown Dickinson items.

Mascot Committee Winnows Mascot Options

by Emily Gold Boutilier

This fall alumni, students, faculty and staff submitted 2,046 ideas for a new Amherst mascot. The nominations came from 1,590 people, and 588 of the ideas were unique. Now the Mascot Committee—a group composed primarily of students and alumni—has winnowed the list to 30 semifinalists.

Gerald Fink ’62 Treating Cancer, Teaching Students

by Bill Sweet

The acting director of the National Cancer Institute, a former CEO of a health plan and other alumni met on campus in January to share their experiences with students and discuss the latest cancer treatments and technologies.

Lord Jeff A Resource for Studying Lord Jeff

by Emily Gold Boutilier

A new Frost Library online resource offers access to a vast array of material on Lord Jeffery Amherst, including original letters in the College archives, paintings and maps in the College collection and elsewhere, works of historical scholarship, Mike Kelly’s history of Lord Jeff in College lore, and contributions from alumni such as Gordon Hall ’52 and Don MacNaughton ’65.

Food writers From Velveeta to Velouté

by Rachael Hanley

If there was a revelation among the five food professionals who spoke during Family Weekend, it was this: none had come from an exalted culinary background.

Studios Christine Expert Advice: The World's Best Movie Theaters

by Amelie Hastie

In an era of digital streaming on any device—and already four decades since the introduction of the VCR and the home theater—I still love going to the movie theater.