Mead Art Museum Receives $500,000 Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

January 28, 2009     
Elizabeth Barker
Director and Chief Curator, Mead Art Museum

AMHERST, Mass.—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum a $500,000 grant, to be used over three years, to strengthen the academic role of the museum’s collections and programs.

Yale School of Management’s Allyson Moore Named Amherst College’s New Career Center Director

January 23, 2009                   

AMHERST, Mass. – Allyson Moore, former director of the Career Development Office at Yale University’s School of Management, has been named Director of the Career Center and Associate Dean of Students at Amherst College. Moore started her new position this month.

British Girls with Body Misperceptions More Likely To Experience Symptoms of Bulimia than American Peers, Amherst College Researcher Finds

January 21, 2008           

AMHERST, Mass. – Both American and British girls develop a host of unhealthy misperceptions about their bodies as early as their adolescent years, but young women from England who believe their figures are not ideal are more likely to experience symptoms of bulimia, new research by Amherst College psychology professor Catherine Sanderson and collaborators from the London School of Economics (including Amherst Class of 2000 graduate Jenny Mutterperl Wallier) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found.

Education Experts Jay Greene and Jennifer Hochschild to Discuss the Needs of Public Schools at Amherst College Jan. 21

January 12, 2008                   

AMHERST, Mass.—Jay P. Greene, endowed chair and head of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, and Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will participate in a discussion titled “What Do Our Public Schools Need?” at a forum at Amherst College Wednesday, January 21.

Amherst College Senior Kyle Boatwright to Present Music Composition Thesis God Is Dead Jan. 31

January 16, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.—The musical God Is Dead, a senior thesis in music composition by Kyle Boatwright ’09, will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.