Buck Self-Interest and Advocate for the Common Good, Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx Tells Class of ’10


May 23, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. — Describing the members of the Class of 2010 as “a stalwart, smart crew of great hearts, great minds,” Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx today encouraged the school’s graduates to advocate in their lives and careers for the common good.

Philosophy question? There’s an app for that

May 18, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. — The world’s leading online resource for questions about the meaning of life, ethics and other existential matters has now launched an app for mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android phones.

A Record 12 Amherst Seniors or Recent Graduates Win Fulbright Fellowships

May 17, 2010; updated June 9, 2010

With the last-minute acceptance of another Amherst applicant, a record 12 seniors and recent graduates are among 1,500 U.S. citizens who have won J. William Fulbright Fellowships to study and teach abroad during the 2010-11 academic year. Previously the largest number of winners for the college was 10 during the 2008-09.

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, Combos Announce Spring Performances and 2010 Robin McBride ’59 Commission

April 13, 2010                                  
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—AmherstCollege’s jazz groups, the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos, have announced their final performances for the semester.

Amherst College New Music Ensemble to Present Tribute Concert Honoring Samuel Barber May 6

April 13, 2010                                 
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College New Music Ensemble will present a tribute concert marking the birthday of American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981) on Thursday, May 6, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Third Amherst Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication Slated for May 8

April 22, 2010                                               

AMHERST, Mass. – AmherstCollege and the PioneerValley chapter of Habitat for Humanity will together celebrate the completion of a third home in Amherst with a day of events on Saturday, May 8.

Moments of Grace: Ballet Meets Art at the Mead May 30

May 3, 2010  
Contact: Bettina Jungen
Curator of Russian Art

AMHERST, Mass.—On Sunday, May 30, at 2 p.m., the MeadArt Museum will host performances of four dance pieces by students of the East Street Ballet in Hadley.