Sunset view of Johnson Chapel. Photo by Maria Stenzel.
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In honor of his long service and impact at the College, Amherst has established of the Stanley Rabinowitz Distinguished Teaching Professorship, to help outstanding professors to continue teaching even as they shift toward retirement.
Much like Rabinowitz himself, the professorship that bears his name is one of a kind.
Amherst Alumni in the Field: Chris Lehane '90
Chris Lehane '90, head of global policy and communications for Airbnb, believes that technology platforms have an enormous responsibility for their impact in ...
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RT @amherstarts: The @AmherstCollege Choral Society helped raise nearly $1,500 in donations toward the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund last Friday...
Congratulations to Itai Muzhingi ’18 for being named a 2019 Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholar! Itai hopes to bring the benefits of advanced health research to his home country.
“My vision is to improve healthcare delivery through setting up collaborations with other scientists worldwide and educating the next generation of physician-scientists in Zimbabwe,” he wrote in his application.
Congratulations to all our E graduates!
Students graduating in the fall of the 2018-19 school year, the 2019Es, had a celebratory dinner at Lewis Sebring Dining Commons on Dec. 14, 2018. For some, the dinner was a precursor to the Commencement events, for others, the dinner was the culmination of their years at Amherst College.
Find more photos: https://amhrst.is/Dinner2019E
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Congratulations to all of our E graduates, including those celebrating tonight! We're so #AmherstProud of you. amhrst.is/2019EDinner
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Our #FridayFeature is Critters of Amherst! Run by an Amherst student (who requested anonymity as that's "part of the fun"), Critters began as #squirreloftheday and morphed into its updated format to distinguish itself from similar squirrel-spotting accounts.
"We're inspired by the effects of human-critter interactions here," they wrote. "We've seen squirrels eating pizza, squirrels attempting to eat plastic, squirrels begging humans for food through a window, squirrels and other critters eating out of dumpsters and trash cans, and squirrels throwing hazelnuts at humans."
So far, the wildlife around campus that they've spotted includes rabbits, bald eagles, woodpeckers, owls, chipmunks, mice, groundhogs, foxes and snakes. They added, "Our dream is to get one high-quality photo of the Amherst skunk (and/or it's family)."
"I’m ecstatic that the HPV vaccine has affected the health of the world," says Doug Lowy '64, the man who helped pioneer it. "But researchers can’t dwell in the past. If you stand still, you’re going backwards.”
Read more about Lowy and his work at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in this Amherst Magazine cover story.
New holiday decorations in the Science Center? Not so, says Professor Caroline Goutte, who snapped this photo. It's actually a drawing by honors student David Brinkley’19 of one of the microscopic soil worms he works with in Goutte's biology lab.
In a recent class on reproductive health and race, Simone Brown ’19 shared the story of being born prematurely, at 4 pounds 9 ounces.
“I remember my mom telling stories about how the doctor was not interested in keeping me alive and in the NICU, because my mom couldn’t pay for it,” she said. “A couple of years ago, I introduced myself to that doctor to say, ‘I’m still small, but I’m here.’”
Amatya Sen, an economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory, joined Ilan Stavans, professor of Spanish and host of NEPR's In Contrast, for a Point/Counterpoint discussion recently.
Watch the full video or read the transcript: amhrst.is/AmartyaSen
Professor Kate Follette is among the researchers whose new astronomy data is changing the fundamental understanding of how our solar system came to be.
“We see all kinds of structure in these disks, even at very young ages,” Follette tells Nature. “Even younger than we classically thought planets should form.”
Amartya Sen: "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint with Ilan Stavans"
October 6, 2018, Amherst College. The "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint" conversation series features Amherst College professor, and host of ...
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“Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint with Ilan Stavans”
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On two consecutive nights, La Causa hosted the 21st year of Voices, a spoken-word concert and poetry slam competition for Amherst College students. The theme for this year's event: Land is Life.
La Causa is a cultural, political and service organization for Amherst students interested in Latino issues and cultural awareness. Photos by Nishant Carr '21.
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#AmherstProud to hear the voice of Maria Aybar '20E talking about her experience as a transfer student in this NPR piece about how top colleges are diversifying their campuses.
"I’m energized by teaching students here," says Professor Amrita Basu in this wide-ranging Q&A.
"I find them savvy and attuned to what’s taking place in the world," she says. "Compared to the time I started teaching here, they have more of a global perspective and more understanding of racial and gender inequality. They’re also able to intertwine analytical concerns with personal issues."
Dancing And Stepping at Amherst College, November 30, 2018. Photo by Matai Curzon.
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Congratulations to Mohamed Ramy ’18, Amherst's latest Schwarzman Scholar!
Ramy is currently in his native Egypt, conducting a yearlong project as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, exploring how refugees create a sense of community after being displaced far from home.
Guess who was on campus recently giving the diving boards a spin! (Hints: He's an Olympian and his dad is Coach Hixon.) #FridayFeature
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In theme houses across campus, Amherst students do.
But these dorms are about a lot more than just language.
"What it means to me is that I get to go home to people who somewhat grasp what my experience is like,” says Esteban Uceda Arias-Stella ’19 of living in the newest theme house, the Sylvia Rivera Community. “Part of building community is recognizing which experiences you might have in common. So intentional spaces make that a lot easier.”
In honor of The Common issue on Puerto Rico, students had a chance to talk to some of the authors: about loneliness as a theme, the challenges of writing for multiple audiences and “disaster capitalism”—the economic exploitation of the island in the wake of Hurricane María.
Science Center Celebration: Amherst College
Remarks by Biddy Martin, President of Amherst College, during a celebration on October 20, 2018, of Amherst's new Science Center. [Transcript: ...
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Catherine Epstein, Dean of the Faculty, meets with parents - Family Weekend 2018
Dean Epstein addressed transformations and innovations occurring on campus in support of academic excellence and residential life.