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Let Your Kids Lose

When children are falsely successful at games and other challenges, it can lead them to ignore important information in and about the world around them, according to a new study by an Amherst College professor.
6-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Alumnus Prince Albert Grimaldi of Monaco Establishes a Green Revolving Fund for Amherst College

Grimaldi’s gift—the single largest donation ever recorded for any similar fund—will help pave the way for innovative energy conservation efforts and other sustainability initiatives at his alma mater.
24-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Improving Diversity and College Access for Low-Income Native American Students Amherst Hosts College Horizons Summit

Making good on a pledge to even further expand on its commitment to student diversity, Amherst College recently hosted a group of Native American high school students for a weeklong summit intent on helping students get to college.
22-Jul-2016 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Expert Supreme Court Discussion, 3/17: When to Fill a Vacancy, and Does It Matter?

Four Amherst College Supreme Court experts--including two former clerks to justices--will discuss the filling of Antonin Scalia’s seat
15-Mar-2016 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Amherst College LitFest 2016 to Feature Authors Michael Chabon, Lauren Groff and Other Acclaimed Writers March 3 to 6

In addition to featuring hailed authors and editors, Amherst College LitFest 2016 will celebrate the National Book Award on Campus program—a partnership between the National Book Foundation, Amherst and The Common literary magazine—and a new...
17-Feb-2016 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physics Professor David Hall and Team First to Tie Knots in Quantum Matter

Physicists have long predicted the possibility of tying knots in quantum fields. But no one has been able to make or observe a three-dimensional quantum knot, until now. In a breakthrough discovery explored in a paper published in Nature...
27-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Amherst College Professor David Hall and Team Observe Quantum-Mechanical Monopoles

Amherst College professor David S. Hall and a team of collaborators have experimentally identified a pointlike monopole in a quantum field for the first time. The discovery gives scientists insight into the monopole magnet, an elementary particle...
30-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Amherst College Astronomy Professor Detects Record-Breaking Black Hole Outburst

Last September, after years of watching, a team of scientists led by Amherst College astronomy professor Daryl Haggard observed and recorded the largest-ever flare in X-rays from a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
5-Jan-2015 5:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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