Singh Organizes, and Morales ’14 Presents at, First Liberal Arts Colleges Development Economics Conference

Prakarsh Singh, assistant professor of economics, served as the main organizer for the inaugural Liberal Arts Colleges Development Economics Conference (LAC-DEV). Held on the Amherst College campus on Oct. 4 and 5, LAC-DEV was the first conference in the U.S. designed specifically to bring together development economists based at top liberal arts colleges.

Lester Hu ’13 Presents Research at American Musicological Society Meeting

By Katherine Duke ’05

While still a junior here at Amherst, Zhuqing “Lester” Hu ’13 recently earned an honor that’s usually reserved for advanced graduate students and professors: He was invited to present an original research paper at the spring meeting of the New England chapter of the 3,600-member American Musicological Society (AMS-NE). The meeting took place on April 14 at Mount Holyoke College. Hu’s paper, titled “Towards Modal Coherence: ‘Modal Chromaticism’ in Gesualdo’s Two ‘O vos omnes’ Settings,” analyzes a pair of works by a mysterious and eccentric figure in Late Renaissance music.