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On view at the Mead Art Museum through Jan. 3, Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries celebrates the juncture of art and science in the work of 20th-century American artist, teacher and color practitioner Josef Albers. Watch the video to see footage from the exhibit and peek inside pages of the accompanying catalogue, available now from Amherst College Press.
The Common Issue 10 is now available for purchase.
If you love a good story—one with the power to transport you to a world other than your own—chances are you’ll love the newest issue of Amherst’s award-winning literary journal, The Common.
With stories, essays and poems by 34 authors from countries around the world (China, France, Lebanon, Nigeria and South Africa, to name a few), Issue 10 takes us to the front row of a Lady Gaga concert, on a hitchhiking journey around Hungary and 1,000 years into the future.
October 28, 2015By Rachel Rogol
In Amherst's production of The Cherry Orchard, acting and design work by students and faculty takes center stage.
In the early morning hours of a crisp spring day, at the turn of the 20th century, sunlight creeps across the branches of blossoming cherry trees in the orchard of the Ranevskaya family’s estate.
So begins Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, a four-act play about one family’s effort to save their home and celebrated orchard, presented by Amherst’s Theater and Dance department Thursday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 1.
Amherst College radio station WAMH 89.3FM recently added New England Public Radio's NEPR News Network to its eclectic mix of news and music, thanks to a recent partnership inked with the public radio network.
October 1, 2015
Playing to a sold-out Buckley Recital Hall on opening night of the Music at Amherst 2015–16 series, revered saxophonist Archie Shepp and Moroccan musical group The Dar Gnawa of Tangier presented an exciting fusion of musical ideas from as far as Morocco and Paris, and as near as Louisiana and New York City (photos below).
September 21, 2015
Racial injustice. Social inequality. Black stereotypes. White privilege. These and other issues are at the heart of The Lower Frequencies, an original play written and performed by Amherst graduate Bryce Monroe '15 that is as captivating as its subject matter is difficult.
The show debuted at Amherst in April 2015, riveting students with its powerful and timely commentary on what it means to be a black man in America, and is back by popular demand for three nights only, Thursday, Sept. 24–Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in The Powerhouse.
September 7, 2015By Rachel Rogol
In the earliest years of the 17th century, Shakespeare wrote a little-known play called Pericles, Prince of Tyre. This Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 9–12, Amherst’s Holden Experimental Theater transforms into Pericles’ world, complete with shipwrecks, assassins, pirates, romance and the heartbreaking story of a family torn apart.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre kicks off Amherst’s Theater and Dance 2015–16 season. Even if you’ve seen a production of Pericles before, chances are you haven’t seen it like this.
How much do you know about Amherst College? Would you go so far as to call yourself an Amherst historian? A novice? Or something in between?
Find out how much you really know by clicking through this Q&A slideshow, which features 10 public sculptures scattered across campus and the stories of how they came to Amherst.
Keep track of how many questions you get right as you click through, and log in to leave a comment and let us your score.
By Elaine Jeon ’17
The newest season of Game of Thrones has ended, and you’ve already binge-watched all of Orange is the New Black. And you can’t keep frequenting restaurants in town or your credit card will surely explode. Whether you’re a student, professor, staff member, alum or visitor, here are five free things to do on the Amherst College campus to keep you busy and financially solvent this summer.
by Bill Sweet
Hugh Price '63, a nonresident Senior Fellow for the Brookings Institution and former president of the National Urban League (1994-2003), recently donated numerous records from his multiple careers to the College's Archives and Special Collections at Frost Library.
Mascot Poll Now Open — This week the faculty held an unofficial straw vote on the question of the College mascot, and the Association of Amherst Students conducted an online poll of students. In light of these developments, the Alumni Executive Committee is offering a poll of alumni.
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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.
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
If you would like to correspond with other Amherst College Black Alumni, you can join the BlackAlumni Listserv.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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!
As of May 23, 2011:
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 Pizza5th Reunion Tent
9:00pm - Music and Dancing5th Reunion Tent
Saturday May 28
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.
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
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:
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
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