Four more '08 Grads Accept Awards to Study or Teach Abroad

September 10, 2008 e-News

Sarah Craver, Robyn Pront and Erika Sams received French Government Teaching Assistantships, while Amanda Gibson was awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship

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It's Easy Being Green

September 10, 2008 e-News

When Amherst students returned to campus last week, they may have noticed some recently installed solar panels on Mayo-Smith, one of the college’s most visible residence halls. But the panels aren’t Amherst’s only new initiative focused on sustainability.

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Physics Prof Talks Accelerators, Black Holes and Dragons

September 10, 2008 e-News

Samuel Masinter ’04 sat down with Kannan Jagannathan, the Bruce B. Benson ’43 Professor of Physics, to discuss Switzerland’s controversial Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile long underground particle accelerator, and the fundamental quest of science, among other issues.

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A Class Like No Other

September 10, 2008 e-news

The Amherst men's basketball program has consistently produced student-athletes that have moved on to play at the professional level, but all five members of one graduating class signing professional contracts in the same summer? That's unheard of.

 

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Life with Neavey

September 10, 2008 e-News

When Keith Millner ’92 married Kelly McCord, he also became a parent—to a school-aged girl who challenged his views about purpose, ambition and what it means to be human. Read more about his experiences in the Summer 2008 issue of Amherstmagazine.

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Govenor of Wyoming to New Students: "Don't be Afraid to Try"

August 27, 2008 e-News

David Freudenthal ’73 shared this advice and other words of encouragement about college, public service and life on Monday, Aug. 25, in the annual DeMott Lecture for first-years. The Johnson Chapel talk helped kick off a week of orientation activities for the Class of 2012.

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Studies of Physics Faculty Member Dubbed a Milestone by Nature

August 27, 2008 e-News

Jonathan Friedman’s research on mesoscopic spin systems was honored in the prestigious academic journal’s “Milestones in Spin” supplement, which highlighted the most influential discoveries in the field since 1896.

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Boston Globe Article Quotes Director of Financial Aid

August 27, 2008 e-News

In a story about colleges across the country seeing a surge in students applying for financial aid, Joe Paul Case discussed his thoughts on the spike at Amherst in particular: “We have made it a priority to reach out to students who are bright but don’t have the resources,” he explained.

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Welcoming Those Not So Far From Home

August 27, 2008 e-News

Campus Buzz correspondent Katherine Duke ’05 reports on a welcome reception for area first-years attended by local alumni, college staffers and at least one possible member of the Class of 2030.

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Fowler on Flowers

August 27, 2008 e-News

Marjan Hajibandeh ’09E recently spoke with Marie Fowler, registration assistant, about her passion for gardening and even got a few tips for green-thumb hopefuls.

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