2014-2015 News

Be sure to check out the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble perform at the 2015 McBride '59 Commission Concert on February 21st at 8 pm! This year's featured composer, JC Sanford, will give a lecture on his piece "Trash Me Hamster," at 1:00pm on Friday, February 20th and perform with his Quartet following the ACJE performance. 

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy Search

Submitted by Siddheshwar S. Salvi on Tuesday, 8/25/2009, at 12:56 PM

First Meeting of the Semester - Times TBA.


The New York Times

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Your Weekend Briefing

27 min 28 sec ago
Catch up on the top stories and get a head start on what’s to come.

Chinese Textile Mills Are Now Hiring in Places Where Cotton Was King

27 min 53 sec ago
Chinese textile manufacturers drawn by cheap cotton, falling labor costs and government incentives are helping revive depressed mill towns in the American South.

Malaysia Says Indian Ocean Airplane Debris Is Part of a Boeing 777

41 min 44 sec ago
Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year.

Copwatch v. Cops: After Freddie Gray

56 min 54 sec ago
In a year of violent police encounters, a 25-year-old movement to document law enforcement has new urgency. This is the story of Copwatch as told by Michael Brown’s neighbor and Freddie Gray’s friend.

2 Soldiers Dead, 24 Wounded in Suicide Attack in Turkey

2 hours 11 min ago
Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.


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Traveling crew attracts intrigue, collects stories as they document all of Susquehanna River

6 hours 19 min ago

Along the way, they've taken in the sights of cities and towns connected by the Susquehanna from a unique vantage point.

Break from rainfall continues for midstate on Sunday

Saturday, 8/1/2015, at 11:02 PM

The weather will continue a break from rain for the region for another day. Harrisburg received 176 percent of its normal rainfall since June 1.

Disoriented woman found in creek near York College released from hospital

Saturday, 8/1/2015, at 9:56 PM
A 19-year-old York resident who was found unresponsive in Tyler Run Creek near York College Friday has been released from the hospital, according to Spring Garden Township Police.

Camp Hill residents speak up, win delay in West Nile mosquito spraying

Saturday, 8/1/2015, at 9:35 PM
The county will hold an educational meeting.

Pa. firefighters head to California to battle wildfire emergency

Saturday, 8/1/2015, at 10:19 PM

California is mourning an out-of-state firefighter trapped and killed by wildfire this week.


Boston Globe: Students Switching Activism to Boardroom

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Annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk Set For May 13

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Dickinson Homestead in Amherst will sponsor the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk on Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. The walk honors the memory of the poet Emily Dickinson, who died on May 15, 1886. The event is free and open to the public.