Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum Launches Project to Conserve Rare Tibetan Art Pieces

January 8, 2010                                 

AMHERST, Mass.—The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has embarked on an ambitious project to conserve six Tibetan tangkas, or cloth paintings of Buddhist deities mounted on silk scrolls.

Physics Department Lands NSF Grant to Buy New Electron-Beam Evaporation System

January 20, 2010
Peter Rooney
Director of Public Affairs

AMHERST, Mass.—The Physics Department at AmherstCollege will be the beneficiary of federal stimulus money, thanks to a $350,000 National Science Foundation grant received by Professors Jonathan Friedman, David Hall and Larry Hunter and UMass physicist Mark Tuominen. 

Another Reason to Clear the Air: Better School Attendance

January 12, 2010                               

AMHERST, Mass.—High levels of air pollution—even levels considered acceptable by federal standards—markedly increase school absences, according to a new study by AmherstCollege economics professor Steven Rivkin, his former student E. Megan Kahn Shaw ’04 and a team of researchers.

Amherst College to Present Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd Jan. 28 to 30

December 21, 2009
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. — The Amherst College Department of Music presents Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street as its 2010 annual musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. 



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