Racking up the Awards

May 26, 2009 e-News

 

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Men's and Women's Tennis Teams Fall in National Finals

May 26, 2009 e-News

 

Despite suffering heartbreaking losses at the NCAA Division III Championships, both squads wrapped up their seasons with impressive records and stellar performances by individual players. Find out how Amherst’s golf, track, lacrosse and other teams fared this spring at the athletics Web site.

 

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Member of the Class of 1935 Profiled in Journal News

May 26, 2009 e-News

The newspaper of the lower HudsonValley in New York ran a story on Gardner Watts and his youthful lifestyle that began by calling him “a walking, talking testament to the benefits of an outdoor life combined with an inquisitive, active mind.”

 

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Hall-of-Fame-Bound, Finally

May 26, 2009 e-News

 

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Front-Row Seat to History

May 26, 2009 e-News

After receiving a coveted invitation from the NASA Museum Alliance to attend the May 11 launch of the space shuttle Atlantis with media credentials, Steve Sauter, director of the Bassett Planetarium and Amherst’s resident space expert, blogged about his experiences watching the blast-off from the press site.

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Remembering William E. Kennick

May 13, 2009 e-News

The G. Henry Whitcomb Professor of Philosophy (emeritus) passed away at his home in Amherst on April 12. Post your notes, stories and/or remembrances of Kennick, who taught at the college from 1956 to 1999.

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Register Now for Rocky Mountain Alumni College July 29 to Aug. 5

May 13, 2009

 

Join Amherst geology professor Peter Crowley and Philip Robertson, professor emeritus of plant biology at Southern Illinois University, in Red Lodge, Mont., for a weeklong study of the history, geology, ecology and botany of Big Sky Country. In addition to enjoying the spectacular scenery, participants will be able to explore the area through field trips, hiking, rafting and more. To sign up, visit the travel opportunities section of the alumni Web site.

 

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Campus Time Capsule

April 14, 2009 e-News

Since 1851, the college's Library’s Archives and Special Collections has amassed the physical history of Amherst in a collection split between vaults, shelves and an off-site bunker. Public Affairs’ Samuel Masinter ’04 spoke with Peter Nelson, assistant archivist, about the history of the history-keepers and the treasures they keep, including the most famous lock of hair at Amherst.

 

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History of the Home

 

April 14, 2009 e-News

American studies and history professor Kevin Sweeney discusses “The Material Culture of American Homes,” his course that has him and his students traveling throughout New England—and back in time—to explore the American home and its influence on society and culture.

 

Asian Languages Professor Receives $150K Grant

April 14, 2009 e-News

Wako Tawa will use the A.V. Davis Foundations' funding to strengthen the teaching of “category four” languages (tongues that are particularly difficult for native English speakers to master), especially at the secondary level.

 

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