Amherst College Appoints Special Oversight Committee on Sexual Misconduct

Submitted on Tuesday, 10/30/2012, at 4:18 PM

October 30, 2012

Peter Rooney
Director of Public Affairs
413/207-4309 (mobile)

AMHERST, Mass. -- Amherst College President Biddy Martin has announced the formation of a new Special Oversight Committee on Sexual Misconduct charged with making recommendations for improvement in the College’s efforts to prevent and address asexual assault on campus.

Hurricane Sandy Information and Updates

Submitted on Monday, 10/29/2012, at 10:23 PM

Tuesday, October 30 

Amherst College will resume operations on Tuesday, Oct. 30. All personnel are to report to work, and classes will resume as scheduled unless weather worsens overnight. Updates will be provided through the emergency line 413-542-SNOW (7669) and this page.

Monday, October 29

Amherst College will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29 because of the approach of Hurricane Sandy. No classes will be held. Essential personnel are to report to work. Students should have breakfast at Valentine this morning, where food will be available to bring back to their dorm rooms. The wind is expected to intensify, with the potential for gusts, blowing debris and falling limbs. Students are requested to remain indoors unless absolutely necessary. Those who must walk on campus should take precaution and follow safer routes without tree cover.

Updates will be provided through the emergency line 413-542-SNOW (7669), the Human Resources website and this page.

NYU Professor David Chalmers to Discuss “An Argument for Panpsychism” at Amherst College Oct. 23

Submitted on Thursday, 10/18/2012, at 3:48 PM

October 17, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. — On Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, David Chalmers, visiting professor of philosophy at New York University, will present the eighth annual Amherst Lecture in Philosophy. Both his talk, titled “An Argument for Panpsychism,” and a reception following it are free and open to the public.

Reinventing Tokyo: Ambitious Exhibition at Amherst’s Mead Art Museum Chronicles Tokyo’s Many Transformations

Submitted on Tuesday, 10/9/2012, at 5:04 PM

October 4, 2012

By Peter Rooney

Night in Shinjuku (Shinjuku yakei), from the series Fifteen Scenes of Last Tokyo in Original Woodcut (Tokyo kaiko zue), by Maekawa Senpan (1888–1960), is one of the images featured in the Mead Art Museum's exhibition Reinventing Tokyo: Japan’s Largest City in the Artistic Imagination.

AMHERST, Mass.—Reinventing Tokyo: Japan’s Largest City in the Artistic Imagination, on view through December, is the most ambitious exhibition in the history of Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum. It is the first exhibition in the United States, and perhaps the Western Hemisphere, to artistically examine Tokyo and its various transformations—by fire in the 19th century, the catastrophic earthquake of 1923, the firebombing in World War II and modern industrialization and development—over the past 145 years.

Amherst President Biddy Martin Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Submitted on Monday, 10/8/2012, at 5:22 PM

This weekend, Amherst College President Biddy Martin—joining a diverse group of academics, politicians and international celebrities—was inducted into one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

U of Michigan Historian to Discuss Re-Enslavement and the Haitian Revolution at Amherst College Oct. 4

Submitted on Thursday, 9/27/2012, at 10:27 AM

September 27, 2012                                      

AMHERST, Mass. – Rebecca J. Scott, the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, will deliver Amherst College’s annual Hugh Hawkins lecture, titled “’She Had Always Enjoyed Her Freedom’: Re-Enslavement and the Law in the Era of the Haitian Revolution,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Renowned New York Times Math Blogger Steven Strogatz to Speak at Amherst College Oct. 4

Submitted on Friday, 9/21/2012, at 12:01 PM

September 21, 2012                                      

AMHERST, Mass. – Steven Strogatz, Cornell University mathematics professor and New York Times math blogger, will give a talk titled “Bringing Math to the Masses” in the Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m.