President's Tour Builds Bridges To Asia

September 26, 2014


Amherst CFO Kevin Weinman, President Biddy Martin, Zhanyuan Du, vice minister at China's Ministry of Education, and his staff

Wei Sun Christianson was the first woman from mainland China to enroll at Amherst. She graduated in 1985, only 10years after the College began admitting women. She went on to forge a successful career in business in China. She is now managing director and China CEO of Morgan Stanley, and oversees all aspects of the firm’s China business. 

Journalist Bob Woodward Questions Obama’s Leadership at Campus Event

September 10, 2014


Bob Woodward at the podium in Johnson Chapel.

While Barack Obama may have “the armor of a good heart” and high hopes for the future of the country, the president has still not found a way to engage Congress productively, said Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward to a crowd of nearly 600 Amherst College students, faculty, staff and area residents during a presentation at Johnson Chapel on Sept. 9.

Translation’s growing importance to be focus of Copeland Colloquium at Amherst College

Submitted on Wednesday, 9/3/2014, at 3:45 PM

The role that translation plays in the advancement of knowledge, culture and the liberal arts won't be lost on the campus community this academic year.

That’s because faculty organizers at Amherst College have selected translation as the theme for the college’s Copeland Colloquium, titled "Words in Transit: The Cultures of Translation."