Machine as Memory

Submitted on Thursday, 10/19/2017, at 11:59 AM

Davina Pardo ’99 filmed one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors for a documentary short and accompanying essay on The New York Times website. 

Mead Brings Photography to the Forefront

Submitted on Monday, 9/25/2017, at 12:40 PM

A new and exciting exhibition at the Mead Art Museum is “stretching the traditional boundaries” of photography, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

’18 Football Player Wins National Award for Community Service

Submitted on Monday, 9/25/2017, at 12:38 PM

The Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) named Reece Foy ’18 a member of the Good Works Team®. Foy is the fifth Amherst player to receive the prestigious award, which recognizes students whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in football. Other winners include Mike Proman '03, Justin Roemer '06, Chris Tamasi ’15 and Paul Whiting ’04.

Three Alumni Join Experiment in U.S.-China Relations

Submitted on Tuesday, 8/29/2017, at 4:34 PM

CNBC went to China to follow the first cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, three of whom are Amherst alumni: Carlos Gonzalez Sierra '14 (whom the network profiled), Richard Altieri '15 and Servet Bayimli '16. Altieri gave a speech at the scholars' commencement.

Plan Now for the Next Solar Eclipse

Submitted on Tuesday, 8/29/2017, at 4:34 PM

"The eclipse that's happening in 2024 is going to be more significant in this region," Fred Venne, director of Amherst's Basset Planetarium, told New England Public Radio. "We'll be looking in the Amherst, Northampton, southern Vermont, northern Connecticut area at about close to 94, 95 percent coverage of the sun." 

A '95 Runner's Goal: Gold

Submitted on Tuesday, 8/29/2017, at 4:31 PM

Runner's World interviewed Rhea Parandelis Johnson '95, a former Amherst runner, now a psychiatrist, who competed as part of a relay race in the USA Track & Field Masters Outdoor Championships this summer.

Faculty Member Lauded for Her Contributions to the Digital Humanities Field

Submitted on Tuesday, 8/22/2017, at 11:10 AM

Inside Higher Ed named Professor Marisa Parham a rising star for her work "to lower barriers to both the digital humanities and black studies, which she synthesizes in her work with the 'black digital' — an understanding of digital as a figuration for the African-American experience."

Pritchard on Thoreau

Submitted on Tuesday, 8/22/2017, at 11:06 AM

In The Boston Globe, Professor Emeritus William H. Pritchard '53 reviews a new Henry David Thoreau biography. Pritchard will teach "Great English Writers" at Amherst this fall.