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Amherst Glee Club Celebrates Sesquicentennial

 
Amherst College Glee Club, circa 1880


Founded by students in the spring of 1865, the Amherst College Glee Club is now celebrating its 150th anniversary.

Amherst Explorations Celebrates Research and Creativity

Submitted on Wednesday, 4/22/2015, at 12:59 PM

Even as students enter the time of year where they are practically living in Frost Library, they recently gathered there to share and discuss their theses and other projects at the third annual Amherst Explorations

Amherst Celebrates Spring with City Streets Festival

Submitted on Wednesday, 4/22/2015, at 11:57 AM

Browse a Flickr gallery of photos from the City Streets festival.

The evening of Sunday, April 19, provided beautiful weather for the City Streets festival on the Valentine Quad. Amherst College students, faculty, staff and families gathered to play games and watch fire dancers. Snacks from around the world, music in various languages, and the dozens of national flags displayed on Fayerweather Hall gave this annual street fair some international flair.

Welcome, Class of 2019

Submitted on Wednesday, 4/1/2015, at 3:50 PM

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See the Dramatic Effects of Climate Change in the Alaskan Arctic 100 Years Ago vs. Today

February 11, 2015
By Rachel Rogol


Top: Okpilak Glacier, 1907. Photo by Ernest Leffingwell.
Bottom: Okpilak Glacier, 2007. Photo by Matt Nolan.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape—a traveling exhibition from the University of Alaska Museum of the North—speaks volumes about glacial retreat and the consequences of climate change in the Alaskan Arctic.

On view at Amherst College’s Beneski Museum of Natural History through April 19, 2015, Then & Now features photographs and media presentations that illustrate the startling effects of climate change, provide context about the Arctic ecosystem and illuminate the behind-the-photo stories of the consequences of climate change for Arctic indigenous peoples.

Acclaimed Author Reimagines Dickinson Love Affair in New Historical Novel


March 3, 2015
By Rachel Rogol

Even if you’ve never heard his name, chances are you’re familiar with William Nicholson’s work. An award-winning screenwriter whose film credits include Shadowlands, Gladiator, Elizabeth: the Golden Age and Les Misérables, among others, Nicholson is also an acclaimed author who writes both for adults and younger readers.

His most recent project is Amherst, a historical novel that intersperses a fictional modern-day love story with the historically accurate love affair between Austin Dickinson (brother of Emily Dickinson and Amherst College Treasurer from 1873 until his death in 1895) and his mistress Mabel Loomis Todd (wife of David Todd, Class of 1875, who served the college as Instructor in Astronomy and Director of the Observatory). Both the Dickinson and Todd families were intimately involved in the life of Amherst College from its very beginning.

Nicholson's new novel recreates Austin and Mabel's scandalous affair from numerous letters between the two and cites snippets of Emily Dickinson's poems throughout. "It's in some ways my love letter to the poet Emily Dickinson, who I first encountered over forty years ago," Nicholson wrote on his blog. "Her poems shock and thrill me as much today as they did then."

Visiting Artist Sheila Pepe Creates Social Sculpture in Eli Marsh Gallery

 

February 17, 2015
By Rachel Rogol

Sheila Pepe: From Space to Place, Eli Marsh Gallery, 2015.

“Please don't touch the artwork” is not something you’ll hear when visiting the newest installation in Amherst’s Eli Marsh Gallery.

World-renowned contemporary artist Sheila Pepe—best known for her large-scale and site-specific works of knitting and crocheting—has created a remarkable installation that combines her hand-crocheted materials with artworks by Amherst faculty. The result is an intimate setting that welcomes visitors inside… to sit, to contemplate and, most interestingly, to participate.

15 Things to Do at Amherst in 2015

By William Harvey ’18

The Amherst campus from above (© 2015 AboveSummit)

This year, make it your goal to do the unexpected and break the habits of your everyday life. Whether you’re visiting Amherst for the first time or hoping to find something new on campus, here are 15 things you should do in 2015 at Amherst.

Drama in the Bunker, and Romantic Comedy, Too

Submitted on Monday, 2/9/2015, at 1:34 PM

click for a peek inside the Samuel French collection

by Bill Sweet

In an underground storage facility that is about as far a cry as you can get from the excitement and glamour of live theater, a huge and largely undiscovered treasure trove of history of the American stage has been growing steadily over the past half-century.

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Amherst College e-News 4/29/2015

"Amherst Explorations" Event Celebrates Research and Creativity — Even as students enter the time of year where they are practically living in Frost Library, a group of them recently gathered there to share what they have been working on in the lab, classroom and community.

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View the e-News Archive for past announcements

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Family Weekend 2015: November 6 - 8, 2015

Alumni Technology Forum

Welcome to Our New Home!

I want to welcome long-time members of this forum to our new site (and tools!) and, hopefully, greet new members who have come to the new Amherst College site to see what is going on.

For those of you whom I have not met (in person or in the ether), I am Peter Schilling, the director of IT at Amherst.

Amherst College Graduates 409

May 28, 2007
Director of Media Relations
413/542-8417

AMHERST, Mass, May 28.—Under warm blue skies, Amherst College celebrated its 186th Commencement Exercises today. The college granted bachelor of arts degrees to 409 members of the Class of 2007 at Commencement Exercises at 10 a.m. in the Main Quadrangle.

German Alumni News


Dear German Department Alums,

Please let us know how you are and what you are up to. If you have a minute to spare, drop a line, and an up-to-date photo if you have one, to our Academic Department Coordinator. With your permission, she will add your message to other alumni submissions on this site.

Our warmest greetings to all of you,
The German Department faculty.


August 31, 2014: Fundraiser for scholarship fund honoring the memory of German Studies major Rob Cooke '06

Welcome Black Alumni


Black Alumni Listserv

If you would like to correspond with other Amherst College Black Alumni, you can join the BlackAlumni Listserv.

Latino/a Alumni Weekend

La Causa, the College's Latino/a cultural group, invited alumni, students, faculty and staff with interests in the Latino/a community for conversation, presentations, networking and fun to participate in Latino/a Alumni Weekend 2014. The weekend took place Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3, 2014.

After Amherst

The First Five Years After College

What happens in those years?

Record-Setting Number of Alumni Return for Reunion 2014

Submitted on Thursday, 6/12/2014, at 9:20 AM

June 1, 2014

Alumni (and their family members) listen as Amherst's Aaron Hayden gives a Reunion 2014 talk

Christina Ramos, Associate Director for Alumni and Employer Engagement

Christina Ramos, Associate Director for Alumni and Employer Engagement

Classes

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Class of 1963: Amherst College's First Class Web Pages!


Welcome to the Class of 1963

The Amherst adventure continues. More than 50 Years ago, 250 classmates spent four years of their lives together in close proximity. Now the Internet makes possible a new connection with each other. These web pages are dedicated to encouraging that connection.

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WELCOME CLASS OF 2007!

We are saddened by the loss of our classmate Joseph Chow '07 on 9/22/09. Please visit his In Memory page to post recollections. 

Welcome to our class webpage.  This page serves as an avenue to communicate with fellow alumni, as well as post updates on life after graduation.

Class of 2006 (3)

Reunion 2011

Submitted by Francis P. Brown on Monday, 5/30/2011, at 10:41 AM

Thank you for making our Five-Year Reunion a HUGE success!

If you haven't already, please join the Amherst College Class of 2006 Facebook Group. It's a great way to keep in touch with your classmates

And please make a donation to the Amherst College Annual Fund.

Thanks again to all of the volunteers who made Reunion possible, and to so many of you for attending!

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See Who is Coming to Reunion!

Submitted by Francis P. Brown on Tuesday, 5/24/2011, at 8:02 AM

As of May 23, 2011:

Reunion 2011 - Class of 2006 Schedule

Submitted by Francis P. Brown on Friday, 5/20/2011, at 1:15 PM

Friday May 27

4:00pm - Buildings of Consequence: Tour of the New Campus
Check out the new and renovated buildings on campus with a tour led by Jim Brassord, director of facilities and associate treasurer for campus services. Learn more about the college’s future plans and reclaim that prospective student feeling. Sign-up required. Meet at the steps to Frost Library.

7:00pm - Dinner, featuring Wings over Amherst and Antonio’s Pizza
5th Reunion Tent

9:00pm - Music and Dancing
5th Reunion Tent

Saturday May 28

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Class of 2005 Reunion

May 27 - 31, 2015


Register Now!

Welcome to the Class of 2005 Website!

Welcome, Alumni, to your class website! In addition to the content available through the links on the left hand menu, below is an overview of other features available to you on the Amherst Website.

Class of 2004 (1)

Welcome -- Class of 2004

Welcome, Alumni, to your class website! In addition to the content available through the links on the left hand menu, below is an overview of other features available to you on the Amherst Website.My Amherst

Class of 2003 (1)

Thank You for a Great 10th Reunion!!

Class of 2002 (1)

Time for an update

Submitted by David R. Choffnes
Hi folks, This is Dave Choffnes, your new Class Web Editor. I'm tasked with maintaining this site and generally making it a better way for us to stay informed and connected as a class. I'll be bringing the site up to date in the next few weeks, but I need your help. If you have anything you want added to this site, e-mail me at drchoffnes@gmail.com. In the meantime, enjoy this welcome from our class president, Rebecca Binder. Dear Classmates:
Class of 2001 (1)

Welcome to the Online Home of the Class of 2001!

Thank You!

Thank you for being part of the Amherst community.  Who knew, arriving at Amherst, what a profound effect this place would have on our lives?  Was it the faculty, the students, the campus, or the food at Val?

This year, more than 63% of our class (281 classmates) connected with Amherst and with one another by:

Class of 2000 (3)

Class of 2000 Reunion

May 27 - 31, 2015


Register Now!

Class of 2000

Welcome, Alumni, to your class website! In addition to the content available through the links on the left hand menu, below is an overview of other features available to you on the Amherst Website.

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Schedule of Events for 10th Class Reunion

Submitted by Arthur F. Moffa on Friday, 5/28/2010, at 1:01 PM

2000
10th-Year Reunion
May 26-30, 2010

Class of 2000 Headquarters &endash; Seligman
Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, May 26

2 p.m.- 9 p.m. Alumni House Reception Center Open

Stop by for registration, schedules of class activities, messages, information on the Amherst area and light refreshments.
Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street, (413) 542-2065

5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Dinner

Valentine Hall (Adults - $6, Children [12 and under] - $3)

Class of 1999 (1)

Class of 1999

Welcome, Alumni, to your class website! In addition to the content available through the links on the left hand menu, below is an overview of other features available to you on the Amherst Website.My Amherst

Class of 1998 (1)

Welcome to the Class of 1998 website

Welcome, Alumni, to your class website! In addition to the content available through the links on the left hand menu, below is an overview of other features available to you on the Amherst Website.

Web Tech

Alumni Technology Forum (10)

Launch of the new Portal Page

Submitted by Ellie Swain Ballard

This message was also sent to the Alumni Tech Forum listserv:

As we announced a few weeks ago, the College is rolling out a new portal page.

As of January 24, that new portal ("My Portal" after you log in) is live. We encourage you to log on, try it out and send us your feedback.

Focus Group to Help Guide Amherst College Web Site Redesign

As you know, the College's Internet Strategy Group has begun work on a redesign of the graphics, navigation, and general look and feel of the College web site.
 
To insure we hear from all interested parties, we would like your feedback on the various options we will be considering, including:
 
1) Possible site navigation and organization options
 
2) Nomenclature, organization, and related options
 
3) Options for colors, color combinations, styles, designs, imagery, and related visual effects.
 

Improving Amherst Online

Submitted by Ellie Swain Ballard on Wednesday, 12/3/2008, at 10:31 AM

Dear Alumni-Tech members,

Amherst Administrator's 'IT Index' Highlights Trends in Student Technology Use

Submitted by Ellie Swain Ballard on Thursday, 9/25/2008, at 2:43 PM

This article, highlighting the 'IT Index' that Director of IT, Peter Schilling maintains, was featured in the September 24 Chronicle of Higher Education.

http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=3341&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

The information presented in the 'IT Index' is available here:

http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/it-index

My Amherst Web Service to Launch Sept. 17

Submitted by Ellie Swain Ballard on Wednesday, 9/17/2008, at 2:17 PM

Dear Alumni Tech Forum,

On Wednesday, September 17, the college will role out a new Web service for all members of the Amherst College community: "My Amherst"

Now you can find your profile, personal website, RSS reader, college announcements, the Campus Intranet and a host of Web resources in one place: "My Amherst." In the future, more of the "My Amherst" features will be customizable.

The New Design is Live!

Submitted by Ellie Swain Ballard on Wednesday, 8/20/2008, at 2:47 PM
Dear Alumni,
 
Yesterday, we successfully upgraded our website to the new visual design and the newest version on Drupal 6. Minor bugs aside, it has been a smooth transition. I invite you all to visit the new site (www.amherst.edu), log in and explore. If you maintain any content on the site (whether for a class, association or personal

Getting Ready to Launch the New Redesign

Submitted by Ellie Swain Ballard
Dear Alumni,

New Design, Graphics, and Navigation for the Amherst College Web Site

Submitted by Ellie Swain Ballard
Over the course of the last six months, a group of faculty, staff, and students have worked together to consider and recommend a new graphical treatment for the Amherst College web site.

The Survey is open

Submitted by Ellie Swain Ballard
Dear alumni,  The Website Redesign Committee has opened the survey on the visual design treatment of the site and we invite you take a few minutes to send us your thoughts. The survey will be open until April 25 at 5pm. 

Community Redesign Meeting April 18 at 12:30pm

Submitted by Ellie Swain Ballard
The Website Redesign Committee will be holding the next open community meeting on April 18, at 12:30pm in Fayerweather 115. This meeting will focus on options for visual designs, including layout, styles, imagery, colors, and related visual effects. During this meeting we will review design mockups. We look forward to your feedback!You can now review the survey results and notes from the last community meeting and survey on site organization here
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