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
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
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
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
Amherst, Bowdoin, Hampshire, Smith and Williams colleges have formed a partnership that will allow them to offset 46,000 megawatt hours per year of their collective electrical needs—enough to power 5,000 New England homes—with electricity...
19-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
it’s not spiders or heights or open spaces. For most people, one of their biggest fears is the prospect of speaking in public. The fear is so deeply rooted that, when surveyed, people will even say they fear public speaking more than death.
18-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
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