In the Chemist's Kitchen: Teaching Science with Food
Submitted on Wednesday, 3/26/2014, at 5:09 PM
Dean of New Students Pat O'Hara Talks About What's New for Orientation 2013
Submitted on Thursday, 9/12/2013, at 4:21 PM
“We are ready for you. We have worked for one year on this year’s Orientation. The anticipation on campus is palpable.”
This is a recent message for incoming students from Patricia O’Hara, on her Countdown to Orientation blog. In addition to being the Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry, O’Hara is starting her fourth year as Amherst’s Dean of New Students. She chairs the Orientation Committee and coordinates Orientation activities. And she has the names and photos of the Class of 2017 displayed on rotation in an electronic picture frame in her office in Converse Hall, to help her get to know them before they arrive.
Submitted on Wednesday, 8/8/2012, at 11:28 AM
July 26, 2012
A visitor to 105 Converse Hall this July might think Torin Moore is no fan of filing paperwork. But there’s an order to the hundreds of documents strewn about his yellow office. The papers are first-year housing questionnaires that members of the Class of 2016 have faithfully completed; they are stacked in potential—and often changing—two-person roommate combinations.