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170 Works of Contemporary Art Given to Mead Art Museum

The anonymous gift includes works by Mark Bradford, Karen Kilimnik, Mona Hatoum, Christian Marclay, Laura Owens, Aaron Young, and more
8-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Protect the land and jobs will grow, new study finds

In a first-of-its-kind analysis, Amherst College economics professor Katharine Sims and colleagues found that when land protection in New England increased, employment rates also rose modestly over the next five-year period even when controlling for...
4-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Litfest 2019, the College’s Fourth Annual Literary Festival, Brought a Collection of Acclaimed Writers to Campus

LitFest attendees gathered in Johnson Chapel on Friday, March 1, to hear from Jennifer Egan, winner of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad. Professor Martha Umphrey, director of Amherst’s Center for Humanistic Inquiry,...
21-Mar-2019 2:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Jennifer Egan to Headline Amherst College Litfest 2019, February 27–March 2

Amherst College will host LitFest 2019 celebrating fiction, nonfiction, poetry and spoken-word performance on Feb. 27-March 2. The festival will feature readings, conversations and book signings with writers Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Kolbert, Charles...
20-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Stories Since the Storm

The latest issue of The Common presents writing from and about Puerto Rico, a year after Hurricane María.
30-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sciences on the Move

The breakables were carefully wrapped. Boxes were packed and labeled. The movers were called.
12-Sep-2018 3:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Surprise Environmental Return on Investment: Study Finds Paying Communities to Conserve Supports Social Relationships

Research by economists at Amherst College and Oregon State University is the first to study the social capital impacts of a national-scale, globally relevant forest conservation incentives program.
15-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“One of the Most Rewarding Experiences in My Life”

After learning how to incorporate documentary filmmaking into his teaching, Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez worked with students in his “Puerto Rico: Diaspora Nation” course to conduct oral histories of Puerto Ricans in nearby Holyoke, Mass.
7-Jun-2018 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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