Yvonne Green ’17 is 2016 Beinecke Scholar

Submitted on Monday, 5/9/2016, at 10:09 AM

Yvonne Green

Yvonne Green ’17, Amherst’s 2016 Beinecke Scholar, plans to use the scholarship to pursue her goal of becoming a history professor.

The Albuquerque, New Mexico, native is among 20 college juniors receiving the scholarship.


Our Stories: The Humans of Amherst College

Submitted on Monday, 9/28/2015, at 12:25 PM

Humans of New York, the slice-of-life photoblog that has inspired a number of homages and parodies, has a counterpart at Amherst with its own campus-based spin.

Amherst is a small, tightly knit community, but sometimes students get so focused on their studies that they can lose sight of their peers, said Eugene Lee '16, the current caretaker of Humans of Amherst College, a photoblog accessible through Tumblr and Facebook.


Gone in 100 Seconds: A Historic Look at Pluto

Field Telescope in New Zealand

by William Sweet

This summer three Amherst students traveled to the other end of the world to glimpse the other end of the solar system.

Carolina Carriazo '18, Jason Mackie '17 and Aaron Resnick '16, on an internship with the Southwest Research Institute, trekked to New Zealand and Australia to spend 100 seconds watching Pluto block a distant star, affording once-in-a-lifetime views of the dwarf planet’s atmosphere.


Scholars Around the Globe: the 2015 Fulbrights, Carnegie and Gates

Submitted on Friday, 6/19/2015, at 2:26 PM

This year, ten graduates of the Amherst College Class of 2015, and two graduates from 2014, will travel abroad to teach English or conduct research projects through Fulbright Fellowships. Two students have been named alternates, meaning they may yet receive Fulbright offers.

In addition, two Amherst graduates have been selected as Junior Fellows with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and one has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.


Future Food: Students are “Hooked on Aquaponics”

Submitted on Tuesday, 5/12/2015, at 9:15 AM

Plans for the greenhouse by Bill Sweet

Right outside of Amherst College’s dining hall, a new student club is exploring what just might be the future of food.

This spring, the Hooked on Aquaponics club has been constructing a greenhouse outside of Valentine Dining Hall. Their ultimate goal is to have a self-sustaining, soil-free aquaponics operation raising fish and plants.


Senior Thesis Performance Highlights Racial Injustices

Bryce Monroe '15
Bryce Monroe '15 rehearses his senior thesis performance The Lower Frequecies.
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“This is me telling a story based on my experience as a young black man in America,” says Bryce Monroe '15 of his senior thesis performance in theater and dance. Titled The Lower Frequencies and inspired by Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man, Monroe's one-man play aims to shed light on the realities of racism in America through a series of powerful, witty and tragic vignettes.


"Murdering" Ahmet Mithat: Translating A Turkish Classic

Submitted on Wednesday, 4/1/2015, at 4:05 PM

by Bill Sweet

Long a fan of the great European novels of the 19th century, Melih Levi ’15 has a treat in store for his fellow bookworms: the first English translation of an 1875 novel from his native Turkey.

Syracuse University Press has confirmed that it will be publishing an English translation of Ahmet Mithat Efendi’s 1875 novel Felâtun Bey and Râkım Efendi. Melih Levi and Monica M. Ringer, associate professor of history and Asian languages and civilizations, are co-translators. According to Ringer this will be the first published translation of the book in any European language.


The Next Generation of Art Historians: Amherst Students Present Research at Regional Event

March 31, 2015
By Madeline Ruoff '18

Law, Morales, Johnson
Maggie Law '15, Pablo Sebastián Morales '16 and Rachel Johnson '15

Three emerging art historians at Amherst College have been recognized for their research. Maggie Law '15, Pablo Sebastián Morales '16 and Rachel Johnson '15 gave presentations on 17th-century European art at "Baroque Brilliance," a series of two inaugural student symposia held at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn., and moderated by art history scholars from Manhattanville College and Columbia University. According to the museum's press release, Law, Morales and Johnson were three of only eight student speakers from prestigious art history programs selected to present.