Taking Wing: Learning Turbine Flight

Feb. 5, 2016

Turbine Flight Class

Whether with an eye towards an eventual career in flight, or simply out of curiosity about airline travel, 10 Amherst students spent part of their interterm taking the controls of a virtual Boeing 737.

Bigger and Better Questions: The Career Center's Innovation Trek

February 3, 2016
Emmanuel Osunlana '18

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Just Write: The Amherst College Winter Creative Writing Residency

Submitted on Friday, 1/29/2016, at 11:47 AM

Jan 27, 2016

by Bill Sweet

One might think that after a semester of writing papers for courses, grappling with that blank computer screen might be the last thing an Amherst College student would want to do.

But for one group of students, the Interterm provided an opportunity to take the writing experience to a new level. Participants in the Amherst College Winter Creative Writing Residency spent eight mornings in Frost Library with only one goal in mind: keep writing.

Not Your Typical College Orchestra

Criminals or Enemies of the State?

Submitted on Tuesday, 12/8/2015, at 3:20 PM

Should suspected terrorists be treated like criminals or like enemy combatants? It’s a dilemma that has occupied legal minds since the invocation of the “war on terror,” and it’s the subject of a yearlong lecture series at Amherst College.

The “Criminals and Enemies” seminar series examines the changing distinction between criminal and enemy, which is often limited to policy decisions involving the jurisdiction of the courts prosecuting terrorists.

Video: Mead exhibit and accompanying catalogue celebrate 20th-century American artist Josef Albers

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On view at the Mead Art Museum through Jan. 3, Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries celebrates the juncture of art and science in the work of 20th-century American artist, teacher and color practitioner Josef Albers. Watch the video to see footage from the exhibit and peek inside pages of the accompanying catalogue, available now from Amherst College Press.

Amherst’s Literary Journal Celebrates 10th Issue and 5th Anniversary

The Common transports readers to unknown and inaccessible parts of the world—real and imagined.

The Common, Cover of Issue 10
The Common Issue 10 is now available for purchase.

If you love a good story—one with the power to transport you to a world other than your own—chances are you’ll love the newest issue of Amherst’s award-winning literary journal, The Common

With stories, essays and poems by 34 authors from countries around the world (China, France, Lebanon, Nigeria and South Africa, to name a few), Issue 10 takes us to the front row of a Lady Gaga concert, on a hitchhiking journey around Hungary and 1,000 years into the future.

Theater and Dance Presents Bittersweet Chekhov Comedy

Kirby Theater transforms into pre-revolutionary Russia for 8 p.m. performances ThursdaySaturday and a Sunday matinee.

October 28, 2015
By Rachel Rogol

The Cherry Orchard
In Amherst's production of The Cherry Orchard, acting and
design work by students and faculty takes center stage.

In the early morning hours of a crisp spring day, at the turn of the 20th century, sunlight creeps across the branches of blossoming cherry trees in the orchard of the Ranevskaya family’s estate.

So begins Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, a four-act play about one family’s effort to save their home and celebrated orchard, presented by Amherst’s Theater and Dance department Thursday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 1.

WAMH Goes 24/7 With NEPR Partnership

Submitted on Friday, 10/16/2015, at 2:26 PM

Bob Neel '16 at the WAMH studio

Music at Amherst Series Kicks Off with Sold Out Performance, Performer Interview

October 1, 2015

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Saxophonist Archie Shepp in conversation with Assistant Professor of Music Jason Robinson

Playing to a sold-out Buckley Recital Hall on opening night of the Music at Amherst 2015–16 series, revered saxophonist Archie Shepp and Moroccan musical group The Dar Gnawa of Tangier presented an exciting fusion of musical ideas from as far as Morocco and Paris, and as near as Louisiana and New York City (photos below).

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