Traveling Exhibition at Beneski Museum Shows Effects of Climate Change on Alaskan Arctic

February 11, 2015
By Rachel Rogol

Then & Now images
Top: McCall Glacier, 1973, photographed by Dennis Trabant; Bottom: McCall Glacier, 2007, photographed by Ken Tape

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape—a traveling exhibition from the University of Alaska Museum of the North—speaks volumes about glacial retreat and the consequences of climate change in the Alaskan Arctic.

On view at Amherst College’s Beneski Museum of Natural History through April 19, 2015, Then & Now features photographs and media presentations that illustrate the startling effects of climate change, provide context about the Arctic ecosystem and illuminate the behind-the-photo stories of the consequences of climate change for Arctic indigenous peoples.

Three Alumni Join Board of Trustees

By Angelina Gomez ’14

The three newest members of the Amherst Board of Trustees are Rafael Campo ’87, Ted Beneski ’78 and Arthur Koenig ’66. The alumni body elected Campo; Beneski and Koenig were appointed by the board.

Ted W. Beneski '78

Ted Beneski '78 was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Insight Equity Holdings LLC.

Insight Equity currently manages two buyout equity funds and a mezzanine debt fund. Insight’s total capital under management is approximately $800M. Its institutional investors consist primarily of academic endowments, foundations, state investment funds and pooled funds.

Beneski is currently chairman of the board at the following Insight Equity portfolio companies: Direct Fuels, Vision-Ease Lens, Hirschfeld Industries, Aviation Investment Holdings, Atwood Mobile Products, Superior Silica Sands, Meadow Valley, Berry Family Nurseries, Versatile Processing Group, A.P. Plasman and Flanders Corporation.

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Ted Beneski ’78, P’08 (fifth from right), his wife, Laurie (sixth from right), and their families celebrated the dedication of the Beneski Earth Sciences Building and Beneski Museum of Natural History on