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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.
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
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.
February 11, 2015By 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.
March 3, 2015By 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."
February 17, 2015By 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.
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.
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.
"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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Family Weekend 2015: November 6 - 8, 2015
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.
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.
What happens in those years?
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
5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Valentine Hall (Adults - $6, Children [12 and under] - $3)
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.
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.
Dear Alumni-Tech members,
This article, highlighting the 'IT Index' that Director of IT, Peter Schilling maintains, was featured in the September 24 Chronicle of Higher Education.
The information presented in the 'IT Index' is available here:
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.
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