Congratulations to seniors Steven Goldberg, Connor Brown and Xavier Reed for their recent prizes at the 2016 Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative Awards!
Connor and Xavier's Meetum app won in the Best Exhibitors contest, while Steven's DineToday platform, for optimizing restaurant reservations, placed third in the business pitch contest.
Tonight Sarah Jordan '16 and Meghan McDonough '16 will screen their senior thesis films, "Recognition," an exploration of the personal side of face blindness, and "Connected," which uses the stories of two young artists explore how we relate to other people through art.
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"If you want to fight terrorists, look at what they hate the most," Stavros Lambrinidis ’84, the European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights, told students and faculty recently. Watch the video of his full talk.
A graphic novel by Tess Banta ’16, a documentary film by Sarah Jordan ’16 and portraits of place by Zoe Vayer ’16 are all featured in this year's Studio Honors Exhibition.
The exhibition opens with a reception today, April 26, at 4:30 p.m. in Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall, and remains on view through Sunday, May 22.
Amherst student models and designers celebrated Earth Day at the second annual Trash to Fashion Show last week. Prizes were awarded for crowd favorite, best overall, and best creative use of post-consumer materials. Photo by Janna Joassainte '17
Amherst student models and designers celebrated Earth Day with the second annual Trash to Fashion Show on Thursday. The event combined fun with creative recycling; designers were required to use at least 75 percent post-consumer materials in their work. Prizes were awarded for crowd favorite, best overall, and best creative use of materials.
City Streets, a spring celebration for the Amherst College community, included themed tents (with cuisine from 10 countries), as well as fire dancers, horse-drawn hayrides, balloon artists, music, a giant slide, giant Connect-4, glow sticks, and an international flag display.
Amherst College will honor six amazing leaders during the 195th Commencement exercises on May 22, including a best-selling author, a renowned sociologist, the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and an Ebola response manager for the Centers For Disease Control (CDC).
Congratulations to Lauren Carter '17! The Five College Multicultural Theater announced today that Carter is one of three playwrights whose work will be featured at the annual Word! Festival at Mount Holyoke College on April 20.
Carter's "Chronicles of an Angry Black Woman" was also awarded a $100 prize from the Five College James Baldwin Memorial Fund.
"I don't believe that I can know what anybody is thinking," Anna Deavere Smith told the audience in Buckley Recital Hall during her performance on Wednesday. "All I can do is try to sing the song they're singing." Photo by Shana Sureck Photography
He studied mathematics, the law, and business during his long career, but for Bob Ellis ’43, one passion he never thought he’d experience again was flying. Then, on Wednesday, the 95-year-old former navy airman found himself once again in the cockpit.
The work that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 has been honored yet again! The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced this week that Profs. Spratlan and Maraniss had won the Charles Ives Opera Prize for their work “Life Is a Dream.” The piece was praised for the way it "shines with independence."
H/t Werner Josten Performing Arts Library, Smith College for the news. Congratulations also to fellow composer Kate Soper of Smith College for her award!
The fourth annual Amherst Explorations, held in early April, celebrated rare and historical source materials and the student research they inspired.
As Dean of Students Catherine Epstein noted, the showcase was the epitome of "what we hope to instill in our students." "It’s about thinking broadly and deeply and making connections that would not otherwise be made," she said.
Idan Cohen's, I Capuleti e i Montecci (The Capulets and the Montagues)
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Amherst College Giving Day 2016
Today is Giving Day - a 36-hour challenge where 750 new donors unlock $75000 for current students and faculty at Amherst. Make your gift ...
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Amherst College Library
Bryn Geffert, Librarian of the College, introduces the Library and talks about the importance of formulating questions. https://www.amherst.edu/library.
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Amherst College Interterm 2016 - Machine Shop
Sponsored by the Department of Physics & Astronomy, “Intro to Machine Shop” is a three-week interterm class offered at Amherst College and facilitated by Jim ...