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.

The Oldest Trick in His Book

Submitted on Tuesday, 8/22/2017, at 11:05 AM

Teller '69 (of magician duo Penn & Teller) explains on This American Life how hedeveloped a routine that, in the words of the show, is among his "most beautiful and puzzling." 

Meeting Unmet Needs

Submitted on Tuesday, 8/22/2017, at 11:04 AM

Amherst's Wade Fellow, Anthony Jack '07, was an undergraduate when he brought to the College's attention some hidden costs that burden low-income students. OnBoston Public Radio, President Biddy Martin and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katie Fretwell '83 explain how Amherst now provides aid for bedding, winter coats, medical bills and other needs. 

When Patients Don't Get Better

Submitted on Tuesday, 8/22/2017, at 11:03 AM

"There are some people we can't fix, no matter what lab tests or imaging or drugs we order," writes third-year internal medicine resident Benjamin Gold '11 in a Houston Chronicle article on palliative care

Ancient Fossils for a Digital Age

Submitted on Tuesday, 8/22/2017, at 11:02 AM

A new website offers an interactive way to explore Pioneer Valley history and paleontology, including videos that explain why Amherst's third president, Edward Hitchcock, was convinced dinosaur tracks were made by birds. 

A 90-Year-Old's Record-Setting Firm

Submitted on Tuesday, 8/22/2017, at 11:01 AM

"I'd hate to wake up and wonder what I'm going to do with my day," Jim Pierson '50 told his local newspaper about the prospect of retiring. He heads the longest-running business in East Orange, N.J. 

A Permanent Home for JFK's Amherst Quote

Submitted on Wednesday, 7/5/2017, at 4:02 PM

In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' new River Pavilion (slated to open in 2018) will feature a line from the president's 1963 Amherst speech.

Two '93s Make List of Best Home Cooks

Submitted on Wednesday, 7/5/2017, at 4:00 PM

An Epicurious article on "The 100 Best Home Cooks of All Time" includes cookbook authors Ted Lee '93 (with brother Matt) and Jenny Rosenstrach '93, as well as Betty Rosbottom, who is married to Professor Ronald C. Rosbottom.