Deborah Omasta-Mokrzecki Recognized by Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation for Work with Disabled Adults

Historian Simon Schama on "Abolition of the Slave Trade"

April 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Historian Simon Schama will give a talk titled “Righteous Uproar or Deafening Silence: Remembering the Abolition of the Slave Trade in America and Britain,” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund at Amherst, Schama’s talk is free and open to the public.

Amherst College Senior Hilary Palevsky Awarded Watson Fellowship

May 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Hilary Palevsky, a senior at Amherst College, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and will travel next year to Iceland, Denmark, the U.K. and Canada to study cod populations in North Atlantic cod fisheries. A graduate of Quaker Valley High School in Leetsdale, Pa., Palevsky is the daughter of Dr. Paul M. Palevsky and Dr. Sharon R. Roseman of Sewickley, Pa.

Amherst College Senior Nick Michlewicz Awarded Watson Fellowship

May 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Nick Michlewicz, a senior history and political science major at Amherst College, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to travel next year to England, Spain, Poland, Croatia, France and Turkey to study violence among European soccer fans. A graduate of Hunter College High School in New York, N.Y., Michlewicz is currently a resident of Jackson Heights, N.Y. He is the son of Witold and Grazyna Michlewicz.

Colin Godwin To Study Medicine at Cambridge on Churchill Scholarship

May 4, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Colin Godwin, a senior biology major at Amherst College, has been awarded a Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship to study cancer biology with Dr. Ashok Venkitaraman next year at Cambridge University, England. A graduate of the Lakeside School in Seattle, Wash., Godwin is the son of David J. Godwin and Ginger Reeves of Mercer Island, Wash.

Kipp Weiskopf To Study Cancer Genetics at Cambridge on Churchill Scholarship

May 4, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Kipp Weiskopf, a senior biology major at Amherst College, has been awarded a Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship to study the genetics of cancer with Dr. David Glover next year at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England. A graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Mass., Weiskopf is the son of Sande and Robert Weiskopf of Sudbury, Mass.

Amherst College Junior Victoria Sehgal Elected Truman Scholar

Amherst College Senior Adeline Oka To Teach in Spain on Fulbright Grant

May 3, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Adeline Oka, a senior at Amherst College, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to teach English at the secondary school level in Spain. Oka is the daughter of David and Lingga Oka of Granada Hills, Calif. Oka wrote in her Fulbright proposal that at age 10 her “first teaching job was to teach English as a Second Language to a college student. My student’s name was David Oka, although I generally called him Dad.”

Amherst College Graduate Catherine Macdonald Awarded Watson Fellowship

May 3, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Catherine Macdonald, a recent graduate of Amherst College, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and will travel next year to South Africa, Australia and the Bahamas to study human-shark interaction and shoreline communities. A graduate of Highland Park High School in Highland Park, N.J., Macdonald is the daughter of James R. Macdonald IV.

Amherst College Graduate Greg Hedin To Study in Germany on Fulbright Grant

May 3, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Greg Hedin, a recent graduate of Amherst College, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to study early German Romanticism at the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen in Germany. Hedin is the son of Greg and Mary Hedin of Urbana, Ill., and a graduate of St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph, Ill. He plans to enroll later in a Ph.D. program in German literature.

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