The Tunes in Your Head

March 2, 2009 e-News

Psychology Professor Matthew Schulkind sat down with Director of Public Affairs Peter Rooney to talk about his research into how the brain remembers music, why we identify tunes so easily and whether we remember as many tunes as we think we do.

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The Other Side of the Mailbox

March 2, 2009 e-News

Letters aren’t the only items that pass through the college post office. Books, tires, kayaks and other surprising items have all found their way to the back rooms of Keefe Campus Center’s most-visited corner. Amherst Postmaster Donald Kells sheds some light on the college’s nerve center in the latest Nooks and Crannies feature.

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Amherst's Former Historic Buildings Focus of Globe Article

March 2, 2009 e-News

The piece tells the stories of the college’s Potwine and the Tuttle Farm houses, which both recently found new homes (and, soon, new owners) in downtown Amherst.

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Hockey Teams Crush the Competition in Post-Season Play

March 2, 2009 e-News

Both the men’s and women’s hockey squads notched wins in NESCAC quarterfinals competition this weekend, while their basketball counterparts went down swinging in NESCAC title games.  

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Want to Post a Photo to the Amherst College Flickr Group?

March 2, 2009 e-News

This online community is open to all Flickr members who want to share Amherst photos and videos with others. Each week, a photo from the group will be featured on the alumni homepage.

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The Story of a Name

January 22, 2009 e-News

In an audio recording and essay for the Amherst Story Project, Elias Aba Milki ’10 explains the origins of his name and what he wants his life’s legacy to be.

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Amherst, Live and in Color

January 6, 2009 e-News

Watch the snow fall on campus this winter by the warming glow of your own computer, thanks to the college’s AmhCams. Prefer seeing Amherst in different weather? Browse the photos on our Flickr page.

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Take Ten Minutes with Thomas Cole

January 6, 2009 e-News

Join Suzannah Luft ’08 for one of the Mead Art Museum’s installments of “Ten Minutes with a Masterpiece,” a series of student-led, lunchtime talks on the Mead’s collection. Other gallery talks and audio tours are available through iTunes and the museum’s Web site.

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Amherst Reads' January Pick: The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein '88

January 6, 2009 e-News

Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, this month’s book club selection is a re-imagining of the life of Pan Yuliang, one of the most talented—and provocative—Chinese artists of the 20th century, and her transformation from prostitute to post-impressionist. Weigh in with your thoughts and observations online.

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The Art in Listening

January 6, 2009 e-News

When Bessie Young ’11 registered for the college’s Collaborative Art course this past fall, she figured it would enable her to explore an interest of hers: how art affects communities. She had no clue how the class would affect her.

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