Thanks to the Green Revolving Fund, 32 science refrigerators and freezers are being updated to energy efficient models—a move expected to save approximately 51,300 kilowatt hours each year in electricity.
Amherst College: Moving Refrigerators into the New Science Center
Thirteen of the new refrigerators arrived at the Science Center's loading docks this week and were uncrated to move into their new home. Learn more: ...
The relationship between President John F. Kennedy and poet and Amherst professor Robert Frost is the focus of "JFK: The Last Speech," which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on WGBH.
Frost, who died in 1963, read a poem at Kennedy’s inauguration and served as a cultural emissary to Russia. In honor of the poet, and weeks before his assassination, JFK delivered a speech to dedicate the Robert Frost Library at Amherst. The documentary highlights that final speech, the complicated relationship between Frost and Kennedy, and how the presidents’ words influenced the lives of the students of Amherst’s Class of ’64.
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Thursday at 5:17 pm
Tonight @wgbh will air "JFK: The Last Speech," the story of the relationship between President John F. Kennedy and... https://t.co/ZOqviOoPku
Did you know that our feature article on students interviewing Puerto Ricans in Holyoke, Mass.—and then traveling to the island—is also available in Spanish? Find the translated version (and the English original) here.
Can a robot play soccer? It can if it's Eugene, created this summer by six Amherst students under the direction of Professor Ashley Carter. The effort, which involved assembling subsystems to collect, move and shoot a ball, was geared toward honing technical and project management skills and fostering teamwork across disciplines.
“Entrepreneurship is the fundamental building block of improving people’s lives and improving the lives of society,” says Matt Glickman ’87. It's about “not seeing problems as problems, but as obstacles that you can surmount.”
Last week, students in the College's summer research program got an early peek at the cutting-edge laboratories and classrooms in the new Science Center, which will open this fall. What are you looking forward to most about the new Science Center? amhrst.is/NewScienceCenter
Book & Plow Farm is abuzz this summer! Thanks to HR's Kate Wesolowski for these great shots of the two new bee hives at the farm.
Maida Ives, Manager of Farm Education and Operations, notes that the hives are an initiative of the Amherst Apiary Club, a collaboration between students interested in beekeeping, Book and Plow, Student Activities and Brian Holley, Amherst's Chief Information Security Officer (and resident expert beekeeper). Bees came from Warm Colors Apiary, which also supplies honey to Amherst College Dining.
Ives organizes trips to the hives on Mondays—but only if it's sunny.
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August 2 at 9:53 am
Last spring, more than 100 students enrolled in Professor Marisa Parham’s incredibly popular course on videogames, which explores the complexities of the “digital humanities."
We will be conducting a test of the outdoor speakers, part of the AC Alert system, at 2:30 p.m. today. If you are on or near campus at that time, you'll hear five tones followed by the message “AC Alert This is a test of AC Alert. This is only a test.”
We'll also be sending out AC Alert text messages, emails, and automatic calls to remind people about the test.
July 31 at 10:55 am
the digital vaivén: A Digital Humanities thesis by Irisdelia Garcia '18
In this video, Irisdelia Garcia '18, who has taken “Videogames and the Boundaries of Narrative” and several other courses taught by Professor Marisa Parham, ...
Amherst College: Science Center Construction Time Lapse
Check out the construction of the new Science Center at Amherst College, captured on our webcam, from the very beginning. The building officially opens in fall ...
July 27 at 2:00 pm
You can't nail the mezuzah to the door—and other lessons Jeffrey Hoffman '66 learned as the first Jewish man in space. Watch his recent talk at the Center for Jewish History about his career as an astronaut.
To celebrate the start of the year for these four new students, alumni from the Amherst Association of Hawaii hosted a summer send-off. How are you getting ready for the new year? #Amherst2022 #GoMammoths
July 24 at 3:58 pm
With a 2,600-volume collection of Native American works (published from 1772 to today), Amherst's Archives and Special Collections is establishing itself as a must-visit research stop for serious scholars of Native history, culture and tradition.
Today is #MandelaDay in South Africa, a national celebration of the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela. To mark the moment, we spoke with Sean Redding, the Zephaniah Swift Moore Professor of History, about Mandela's history and legacy.
In this personal essay—also available in Chinese, French, Korean and Urdu—Amherst Counseling Center therapist Min Cheng talks about her struggle with bilingualism and biculturalism. What has been your experience learning about other languages or cultures?
As a small boy, Gardner Fairfield Watts ’35 woke up to the sound of shouts and fireworks as people celebrated the end of WWI. When he was a young man, Amelia Earhart once waved at him from her car. He saw Lou Gehrig hit back-to-back home runs. At Amherst, he went to a poetry reading by Gertrude Stein. In Germany in 1934, he got detained by the Nazis.
Read more about the fascinating life of Amherst's oldest living alumnus.
Nathaniel Johnson ‘20 (Biochemistry and Biophysics), who is on a scientific research voyage to the remote Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean with Sea Education Association / SEA Semester, writes from the ship that he's got his sea legs and has "been able to sink into a consistent schedule of scientific deployments."
What discoveries are you working on this summer?
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