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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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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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.