Family Weekend 2016

Family Weekend 2016

For three days in October, family members gathered at Amherst College to learn, play, eat, explore, and reconnect. 

A Conversation with President Biddy Martin

October 29, 2016

At Family Weekend 2016, President Martin addressed the transformations, connections and innovations occurring on campus in support of academic excellence and residential life.

Amherst 101: The International Student Experience

October 28, 2016

At Family Weekend 2016, a panel shared insights into the international student’s life on campus.

In and Out of the Kitchen: Rewarding Careers in the Food World

October 29, 2016

Family Weekend: Five food professionals discuss their work, why they love it, and how it is a “liberal art."

Fishing for Answers: Using Optogenetics and Zebrafish to Learn About the Startle Response

October 29, 2016

Josef Trapani, Assistant Professor of Biology, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health for his research on auditory systems.