NIH Grant for Graf to Continue Brain Circuitry Research

Submitted on Monday, 7/14/2014, at 11:36 AM

Here’s a humbling notion: the nervous system of a fruit fly larva and that of a human are remarkably similar.

Ethan Graf, assistant professor of biology at Amherst College, calls this similarity “evolutionary conservation,” and he’s been making full use of it since 2005. That’s when he first began studying the synapses, or connections, between neurons in the brain and nervous system of Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly.

Dean of Students, Director of Counseling Center Named

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/1/2014, at 4:25 PM

June 17, 2014

Following extensive national searches, Amherst College has made two key appointments in the Division of Student Affairs.

Top 14 Amherst College News Stories of 2013–2014

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/1/2014, at 4:25 PM

Now that the academic year is done, let’s take a look back at some of the most clicked, tweeted, liked and shared bits of Amherst-related news. Here, in approximately chronological order, are the year’s highlights:

Record-Setting Number of Alumni Return for Reunion 2014

Submitted on Thursday, 6/12/2014, at 9:20 AM

June 1, 2014

Alumni (and their family members) listen as Amherst's Aaron Hayden gives a Reunion 2014 talk



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