Nature Episode to Feature Professor Ethan Temeles’ Hummingbird Research

December 22, 2009Ethan Temeles

Tiny birds will be the big stars of an episode of Nature airing Jan. 10 on PBS. The episode will feature the hummingbird research of Ethan J. Temeles, professor of biology at Amherst College.

The show, titled “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air,” will feature Temeles’ research on the purple-throated carib hummingbird on the island nation of Dominica. The film is spectacular for its high-speed cinematography: viewers can literally see hummingbirds trying to kick each other as they squabble over food and get birds’-eye views of them feeding from flowers.

Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman

PBS "Fetchers" Come to Campus

The PBS children’s series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman came to campus recently to film a segment for the show’s upcoming fifth season. Dressed as detectives, two contestants on the program (which is part reality show, part game show, part spoof), arrived at the Amherst Museum of Natural History with a six-person crew on a drizzly weekend morning in June.

Boston Globe: Ilan Stavans Leaving PBS

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The conversation starterBoston Globe, May 1 From a story about "Maria Hinajosa: One-on-One" on PBS:

Harlan Fiske Stone (Class of 1894) Discussed on NPR

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In a story on a new PBS documentary series, The Supreme Court, NPR interviewed The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America author Jeffrey Rosen. Rosen talked at length about former Attorney General and Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone '94 during the interview.