"[We decided] to say yes to everything that sounded promising, and see what worked," says Professor Martha Umphrey, founding director of CHI - The Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College.
Now Professor Umphrey is gearing up for her new role: President of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities
We're excited and #AmherstProud to welcome students like Marissa Guzzo, winner of the Terry Bryant Scholarship, and Kenny Chen, a Gates Scholarship recipient, to campus this fall!
Read more about Marissa: amhrst.is/MarissaGuzzo
Read more about Kenny: amhrst.is/KennyChen
Is this a toy or a piece of demonstration apparatus? What is it and what does it do?
#AmherstScience is a weekly contest featuring an object from the College’s historical collection. Be the first to correctly identify the apparatus and you could win a prize. Answers will be posted each Monday at Science at Amherst College.
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Students were out banding birds for the first time today. Professor Ethan Clotfelter, who caught this shot, notes that the banding is part of ongoing research on tree swallow ecology in the Wildlife Sanctuary.
We're excited to welcome Matthew L. McGann as our new Dean of Amherst College Admission and Financial Aid! McGann has been Director of Admissions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 2012.
He succeeds Katharine Fretwell ‘81, who has been at Amherst for nearly 30 years and is retiring at the end of this month.
Huge congratulations to all employee award recipients this year!
As one nomination read: "Even without a classroom, Eric is a teacher. His example shows us how to make people feel important and how to create caring communities."
Did you know that Folger Shakespeare Library is the nation's leading institution in paleography, the art of deciphering English Secretary Handwriting? The library is now teaching a new generation how to read old diaries, letters, wills, account books and other handwritten treasures.
This early example of a feedback mechanism was created to control the speed of a steam engine.
#AmherstScience is a weekly contest featuring an object from the College’s historical collection. Be the first to name the apparatus and you could win a prize. Answers will be posted each Monday at Science at Amherst College.
Interview with Art Collector John Wieland ’58
John Wieland, Amherst College class of 1958, discusses his unique art collection on view at the Mead Art Museum Feb. 8–July 1, 2018. HOUSE: Selections from ...
May 30 at 9:44 am
Ilan Stavens reads from his new book : The Wall
In the age of fake news, Ilan Stavans went to the U.S.-Mexico border to explore the juncture of aborted dreams and exacerbated realities. He traversed several ...
May 30 at 9:44 am
The Meanings of Mobility - Leah Schmalzbauer
The Meanings of Mobility: Family, Undocumented Immigration and the Rise of the New Latino Elite In the current landscape of higher education, opportunities for ...
May 30 at 9:44 am
Rafeeq Hasan Freedom, Property and the State: A Neglected Alternative
American society (and political philosophy) is conflicted about the role the state ought to play in the economy. Egalitarians think that current levels of economic ...
May 30 at 9:43 am
President Biddy Martin and the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Alumni and the Alumni 2018
Brothers Mike Adams '75 and Neale Adams '63 biked to Amherst College from Canada for this year's Reunion. Their grandfather (1883) and father (1930) also attended Amherst.
REUNION 2018 #amherstcollege
ONE LAST LOOK!
🎥 Santiago Vargas Garcia ‘20
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Four dedicated seniors—Julia Crerend, Dakota Foster, Kelly Karczewski and Rowena Schenck—spent Commencement Sunday competing with the women's lacrosse team at the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals. On Monday, they graduated in a private ceremony with President Biddy Martin.
Photos by Takudzwa Tapfuma '17.
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May 24 at 12:00 pm
One of our favorite Commencement moments was captured in all of its hats-off glory by Santiago Vargas Garcia '20.
May 23 at 4:26 pm
Rebecca Segal ’18, Amherst’s first Army ROTC student in two decades, receives her commission in a ceremony at Johnson Chapel. #AmherstProud
“Rebecca is not only the first, but she’s also a shining example of what’s possible,” said President Biddy Martin. “What she has done in her short time at Amherst is nothing short of incredible.”