Russian Prof Translates and Edits Book of Essays on Russian Ballet

November 18, 2008 e-News

Stanley Rabinowitz’s Ballet’s Magic Kingdom: Selected Writings on Dance in Russia, 1911-1925 marks the first time renowned Russian critic Akim Volynsky’s provocative and influential writings on dance have appeared in English.

Valerie Jarrett P'07 On NBC's Meet the Press

November 18, 2008 e-News

Jarrett—an Amherst honorary degree recipient, co-chair of the Obama transition team and newly minted senior adviser and assistant to the president for intergovernmental relations and public liaison—spoke with Meet the Press host Tom Brokaw about the period before her boss takes office, her role going forward and possible Cabinet appointees, among other issues. 

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Lauren Groff '01 Dishes About Monsters in Miami Herald Q&A

November 18, 2008 e-News

Groff, who will be the featured author for Amherst Reads in December, answered questions about her book The Monsters of Templeton and her childhood in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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My Space: Third Floor, Morris Pratt

November 18, 2008 e-News

There’s not much of the American Southwest in Morris Pratt Dormitory, but the room of Meaghan Stern ’09 has brought a bit of Albuquerque to New England. Stern, a double-major in Spanish and American studies, shows off her Amherst space in our latest Web feature.

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Bonfire and the Humanities

November 18, 2008 e-News

Missed Homecoming or Family Weekend? Couldn’t catch all the talks you wanted to attend? We’ve got you covered. View photos and/or videos from Homecoming and Family Weekend.

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Amherst Kicks Off Lives of Consequence Comprehensive Campaign

November 4, 2008 e-News

The $425 million initiative—which officially launched during Family Weekend, Oct. 24 to 26—will support financial aid, teaching and student learning, research and service experiences, among other priorities.

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Civic-Minded Junior Featured on CNN.com

November 4, 2008 e-News

In a segment for the news organization’s “Young People Who Rock” feature, Amanda Bass ’10 discussed her experiences volunteering as a regional field director for the Georgia Campaign for Change.

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Sociology Prof Talks Race, Politics, Presidential Campaign

November 4, 2008 e-News

Carleen Basler speaks about her “Race and Politics in the United States” course and how she and her undergraduates deconstruct such sensitive issues, in the latest installment of Who Knows.

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