Two Museums, Library at Amherst College Unveil Darwin Displays

November 20, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.—Charles Darwin and the publication of his revolutionary book On the Origin of Species 150years ago are being commemorated at AmherstCollege through special exhibits and displays at the Museum of Natural History, the MeadArt Museum and the Frost Library.

The Last Nazi War Crimes Trial

November 19, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — On assignment for Harper’s Magazine, an Amherst College professor with expertise in international war crimes is planning to travel to Munich, Germany in late November for what could be the last major World War II trial involving alleged Nazi perpetrators.

Amherst College Announces Historic Gifts

November 3, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. – Two graduates of Amherst College have pledged separate gifts of $100 million and $25 million to their alma mater, it was announced Tuesday. The two gifts are the largest in the history of Amherst College, and the $100 million pledge is believed to be the largest unrestricted cash gift ever to a liberal arts college.

Lessons from LangBot

November 20, 2009

A member of the college’s information technology department and two faculty colleagues are hoping that a new tutor will be able to provide answers to many of the questions that learners of Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese may have.

Study Finds Climate Change Increases Risk of Plant Invasion in Eastern United States

AMHERST, Mass.—If present climate trends continue, three invasive plant species—kudzu, privet and cogongrass—are likely to continue their destructive march north, according to new computer modeling results predicting that climate change will greatly expand the range of all three species.

Amherst College Trustees Green-Light Lord Jeffery Inn Renovation Project

November 16, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College trustees have authorized resumption of the Lord Jeffery Inn project that will involve renovation of the historic inn’s 49 rooms and add event space and an expanded restaurant. 

Amherst College Physics Prof Larry Hunter Receives Three-Year, $360K NSF Grant to Test the “Symmetries of Nature”

November 3, 2009                                             

AMHERST, Mass. – Larry Hunter, professor of physics at AmherstCollege, has received a three-year, $359,733 grant from the National Science Foundation to test for violations of two major physical theories: Local Lorentz Invariance (LLI) and time-reversal invariance. The findings of his experiments may one day have profound implications on particle theory and could drastically change scientists’ thinking about what Hunter describes as “the fundamental underlying symmetries of nature.”

Prolific Bird Book Collector to Speak about Hobby at Amherst College Nov. 6

November 2, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. –Richard Soffer, a member of Amherst College’s Class of 1954, will give a lecture titled “Collecting Ornithological Books - A Personal Odyssey,” at 4 p.m. Friday, November 6, in Cole Assembly Room of the college’s Converse Hall.

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble to Perform with Guest Soloist Jason Robinson Nov. 6

September 24, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble will perform with visiting professor and saxophonist Jason Robinson in the group’s annual Family Weekend concert on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra’s Family Weekend Concert Set for Nov. 7

September 23, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present a concert titled “Bohemian Rhapsodies” during AmherstCollege’s Family Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the ArmsMusicCenter at AmherstCollege.




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