Something’s in the Air

June 2010

Chemistry professor Karena McKinney hopes that we will all one day breathe a little easier now that she has gotten the green light to purchase a rare, high-tech piece of machinery for her research on air pollutants.

Professor Jonathan Friedman Receives Grant for Research of Quantum Mechanical Effects in Single-Molecule Nanomagnets and Superconducting Devices

June 2010

In the Merrill Science Center lab of Associate Professor of Physics Jonathan Friedman, you’ll find magnets consisting of only one molecule each and student researchers who custom-build much of their own equipment. With the support of a recent grant from the National Science Foundation, this summer the professor and his students are continuing their cutting-edge research of quantum mechanical effects in single-molecule nanomagnets and superconducting devices.

Five College Faculty to Perform Works by Spratlan, Sawyer, Schumann and Stravinsky at Amherst College June 11

May 26, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. –Music faculty of the Five Colleges will gather at Amherst College to perform new works by Amherst College music professors Lew Spratlan (emeritus) and Eric Sawyer, and classics by Igor Stravinsky and Robert Schumann on Friday, June 11, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center.

Mead Art Museum Publishes Book on Development of the Mead Collection for’s Kindle e-Reader

June 4, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.— The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has published its first e-book, The Development of the Art Collection of Amherst College, 1871-1971 (Kindle Edition), for the Kindle e-reader.