Students Encounter Nature around Amherst

Submitted on Wednesday, 10/30/2013, at 9:47 AM

Learn It Through the Grapevine

Submitted on Thursday, 2/28/2013, at 12:38 PM

Article by Katherine Duke ’05
Photos by Rob Mattson

Plum. Vanilla. Licorice. Leather. Oak. Old Band-Aid.

These were just a few of the scents that students were challenged to identify at a recent meeting of their seminar on “Wine, History and the Environment.” Working in small groups, the students moved around the Environmental Geology Lab of the Beneski Earth Sciences building and took turns sniffing small vials of the chemical compounds that create these aromas in wine, trying to locate each smell on an aroma wheel. Later, they sipped water subtly flavored with other compounds—as well as some actual 2009 Malbec from Argentina—and attempted to describe the tastes.   

Amherst College to Host Screening, Director’s Discussion of Mexican Film Revolución on April 28

April 25, 2011                                                                   

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, April 28, at 4 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College will host a screening of the new Mexican film Revolución and panel discussion about it with two of the film’s directors, Mariana Chenillo and Amat Escalante, and Amherst faculty members Rick Lopez, associate professor of history, and Javier Corrales, professor of political science.

Prof Rick López to Discuss the Crafting of Mexico’s National Identity at the Mead Art Museum Nov. 17

November 2, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.— On Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 p.m., Rick López, associate professor of history and chair of the Mexican Studies Committee of the Conference of Latin American Studies at Amherst College, will discuss his newly released book, Crafting Mexico: Intellectuals, Artisans, and the State After the Revolution at the school’s Mead Art Museum. A book signing and reception will follow.

Amherst College’s Frost Library to Host Fall Book Party for Faculty Authors on Oct. 28

October 21, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in the first-floor Periodicals Area, Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a fall book party recognizing new works by Amherst faculty in the humanities.

Professional and Biographical Information

Degrees

Ph.D., Yale University (2001)
M.A., Yale University (1998)
A.B., Amherst College (1993)

Selected Publications

Books

Crafting Mexico: Intellectuals, Artisans, and the State After the Revolution (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010).

Co-edited with Beatriz Canabal, Aline Hemond, et al, Moviendo Montañas: Transformando la Geografía del Poder en el Sur de México (Chilpancingo, Guerrero: Colegio de Guerrero, 2003).

IMDiversity.com: Rick Lopez '93 and Ilan Stavans on Latinos in College

Submitted by Paul S. Statt