Amherst College is establishing an Office of Environmental Sustainability and will be launching a national search for the office’s first director, marking a major milestone in the college’s longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability.
The annual international spring festival, City Streets, was held on Amherst’s Valentine Quadrangle on Monday evening, April 21.
Two Amherst juniors intent on conducting biomedical research to fight fatal diseases are among the outstanding science students being honored this year by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. A third junior, fired with a passion to battle economic inequality and the political ambition to carry this out, is being honored by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
This video was created to help normalize the reality that we all struggle at times, and to emphasize the importance of reaching out for support.
In the basement of Amherst Colleges Alumni Gymnasium, mens soccer coach Justin Serpone is on a mission to introduce students to the analytical side of college athletics, and continue building a pipeline from Amherst College to the business side of sports.
Since 2011, more than 40 Amherst College students have served as music mentors in Amherst Regional Public Schools, providing guidance for children who want to learn about wind, brass, percussion and string instruments, as well as vocal performance. The program is the brainchild of Amherst Music Professor David Schneider and has been supported by the colleges Center for Community Engagement.
Amherst College seniors Gus Greenstein and Meghna Sridhar have been awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships for the 201415 academic year. The awards fund independent study and travel for self-designed projects.
Remember your first cell phone? You loved it. But when a friend got an iPhone your old flip phone lost its charm. You bought a new phone, and the cycle repeated. This is one example Catherine Sanderson, the James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology, uses to describe why belongings dont make people happy.
Amherst College mourns the loss of Marian Matheson, Director of Institutional Research and Planning, who passed away after a brief, courageous struggle with illness.
Whether its a lecture by an Amherst alumnus whos a top authority on Russia or a reading of poems by leading Russian poets, the Center for Russian Culture at Amherst College has stuck to its mission despite sometimes chilly official relations between Russian and the United States.
In Patricia OHaras popular new introductory chemistry course, the periodic table of elements includes nitrogen, mozzarella and prosciutto. Molecular Gastronomy and Food Science: From Test Tubes to Taste Buds looks like a cross between a cooking class and a science laband thats the point, said OHara, the Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry.
The seventh-ranked Amherst mens basketball team returns to the Salem Civic Center on Friday, Mar. 21 for the NCAA Division III championship weekend.
ABQ is short for Ask Big Questions, a program brought to campus by Provost Peter Uvin to encourage meaningful conversation among diverse members of the college community.
Already an accomplished speaker, researcher and teacher of languages, Terrence Cullen 13 is one of only 40 U.S. scholars to receive a Gates Cambridge Scholarship this year.
Can civic engagement affect behavior in other areas? Can such involvement benefit other aspects of society? And can the state fuel participation in developing countries, where getting citizens to getting citizens to take part in such activities can be particularly difficult? After spending years gathering and examining data in poor communities in Latin America, Javier Corrales and Daniel Altschuler 04 have some answers to these questions.
Convocation will be held on Monday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. Regalia is required for all faculty who wish to process. If you would like to rent regalia, please contact Paula Mieczkowski (email@example.com or 413-542-8269). Rental orders must be submitted by July 11.
The Counseling Center (Scott House, 14 Hitchcock Road) is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the summer months. We are offering walk-in hours for Amherst College students on weekdays between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. To schedule a regular appointment, please call the office assistant for available times. Counseling Center offices located in Keefe Campus Center are closed for the summer. Enrolled Amherst College students in need of emergency mental health consultations on evenings, weekends or holidays should contact Amherst College campus police at 413-542-2291 to be directed to the Counseling Center's counselor on call.
UMass Health Services is open for appointments and walk-ins for Amherst College students during the summer from Monday through Friday. Please visit http://www.umass.edu/uhs/for hours of operation. If you need medical treatment during the summer weekends, these services may be obtained at AEIOU Amherst (Cooley Dickinson Hospital's walk-in care facility) at 170 University Drive (call 413-461-3530). Please visit http://aeiouhc.com/ for hours of operation. Those with medical emergencies should proceed directly to Cooley Dickinson Hospital (30 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01061-5001, 413-582-2000). Please visit http://www.cooley-dickinson.org/main/home.aspx for hours of operation. The Health Center staff wishes you a happy summer break.