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In the Chemist's Kitchen: Teaching Science with Food

Submitted on Wednesday, 3/26/2014, at 5:09 PM

by William Sweet

In Patricia O’Hara’s popular new introductory chemistry course, the periodic table of elements includes nitrogen, mozzarella and prosciutto.

“Molecular Gastronomy and Food Science: From Test Tubes to Taste Buds” looks like a cross between a cooking class and a science lab—and that’s the point, said O’Hara, the Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry.

Amherst College Graduate Amy Rosenzweig Receives MacArthur “Genius Award”

Amy Rosenzweig, a 1988 graduate of Amherst College, has received one of this year's 24 "genius awards" given by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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