Three New Albums, Three Directions

Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson has been productive recently. The Amherst music professor managed to find time in between teaching, writing, composing and performing to create three very dissimilar musical albums representing about a year’s worth of artistic energy.



“A Bouquet of Flowers of Evil”

Natasha Staller

Just in time for Halloween, Katherine Duke ’05 spoke with art history professor Natasha Staller about her course “Witches, Vampires and Other Monsters,” about how monsters have crept into all kinds of disciplines and about why Sharon Stone is more terrifying than Nosferatu.




Does Europe Still Matter?

Joseph Eastman

Ronald Tiersky, the Joseph B. Eastman 1904 Professor of Political Science, explores this question in a new book published this fall. The answer, he said in a recent interview, is that the continent matters a great deal, even if its influence is “pressed from all directions.”



A Different Road to Amherst

Jeff Katz '11

Outside linebacker Jeff Katz ’11 is one of the best defensive players in the NESCAC. His path to Amherst is different from anything the football team has ever seen. Watch Katz and the rest of the Amherst football team take on Williams College during Homecoming this weekend.



Amherst Travel Opportunities



Homecoming at Amherst: A Winning Tradition



Conversations with the Presidential Search Committee



Ending “Informational Asymmetries”



Alumnae, Theater and Dance Faculty Member Win Prestigious Dance Award



Yanira Castro ’94, Kathy Couch ’95 and Theater and Dance professor Suzanne Dougan were honored with a New York Dance and Performance award (informally known as a Bessie Award) for their dance work Dark Horse/Black Forest.


e-News October 27, 2010


What Can TV Teach Us?



Plenty, it turns out. “Knowing Television,” a course in the new Film and Media Studies Program that’s taught by Amelie Hastie, is a thought-provoking blend of theory and practice. Influential television writer and producer Henry Bromell ’70 visited a recent class and offered his take on TV’s past, present and future.