Joanna Ballantine 87F Named Regional Director for Trustees of Reservations
Joanna Ballantine 87F has been named the new regional director for Trustees of Reservations, the oldest statewide land conservation organization in the United States.
Tobin Porter-Brown 05F Helps Grow a New Farm
“My dream has always been to start a farm at an educational institution,” says Tobin Porter-Brown 05F. "I figured I was going to have to move far away, and that it was going to take a long time.”
“MissBroadwayDork” Alex Heinen 02F
“I started out just posting videos, trying to challenge myself to sing in front of people,” says Alex Heinen 02F.
'Distinct Paths, Same Destination'
Alum and choreographer Yasuko Yokoshi 83F is featured in the New York Times for her reimagining of "a Kabuki dance classic through a story that mirrors the tale of Giselle."
ParaNorman Set Dresser Duncan Gillis 94F: ParaNorman, the stop-action movie from Laika Entertainment, about a misunderstood boy who can see ghosts, was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at this year’s Oscars. The movie’s credits include Hampshire alum Duncan Gillis 94F.
Tanja Hollander and the Art of Friendship: On New Year’s Eve 2010, while composing a handwritten letter to a friend in Afghanistan and writing on Facebook to a friend in Jakarta (Sandeep Ray 88F), Tanja Hollander 90F started thinking seriously about the many forms friendship can take.
Unfinished Tom Joslin Film Completed at Hampshire College: Architecture of Mountains, an unfinished film by Tom Joslin, has been completed by Professor Abraham Ravett and two Hampshire alums, Sam Shapiro 07F and Ben Balcom 04F.
Alum Featured as Cover Story on The Wire: Daniel Lopatin 00F--aka Oneohtrix Point Never--is featured as the cover story for February's issue of music magazine The Wire.
Pale Cowboy: “Hampshire was a launching point”: The band Pale Cowboy features alums Karl Helander 09S (guitar/vocals), Phoebe Berkel 07F (vocals, percussion and keyboards), and Maxwell Wareham 09S (lead guitar/vocals).
Guitar Zero Listed as One of Best Music Books of 2012: Guitar Zero by neuroscientist and alum Gary Marcus 86F is #2 on the "Best Music Books of 2012" list by Brain Pickings.
Brendan Toller 04F Tells a Secret History of Rock and Roll: Brendan Toller 04F uses interviews cut from his Division III film to launch his newest project, a documentary about legendary rock and roll figure Danny Fields.
CommunicateHealth Cofounder Xanthi Scrimgeour 85F
“If nine out of ten people don’t understand something,” reasons Xanthi Scrimgeour 85F, “it says a lot more about who is designing the information than it does about the people struggling to read it.”
Hampshire Grads Launch Web Show
Elizabeth Ellis 08F found inspiration in a moment of consternation.
Hampshire Alums’ Boardgame Offers a Cooperative Alternative
Andrew Stachiw 06F and Brian Van Slyke 06F, co-creators of Co-opoly, are interviewed about their game and their non-profit cooperative Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA).
The Central Park Five, a film by Ken Burns 71F, won the 2012 New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary).
Gary Hirshberg 72F Interviewed by Bill Maher about GMOs
Gary Hirshberg 72F, cofounder and chairman of Stonyfield Farm, was interviewed by Bill Maher about his support of California Proposition 37. The ballot initiative would require the labeling of genetically engineered food.
Richard Barber 71F and The Whole Gritty City
The Whole Gritty City, a film by Richard Barber 71F, is nearing completion. The The film follows three New Orleans marching bands as they prepare for the two weeks of Mardi Gras parades and explores the critical role the bands play in their communities.
On Sunday, November 18, R.E.H. Gordon 01F will launch “The Experimental Lecture Series” at the Museum of Modern Art PS1 in New York City. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m.
Mona Weiss 01F represented her company, Eco Nuts, on ABC’s Shark Tank, a reality television show where entrepreneurs pitch their product to a panel of celebrity investors. The show featuring Weiss aired on October 19.
Hampshire Alum Helps Battle Cervical Cancer in El Salvador: Dr. Miriam Cremer 87F is the founder of Basic Health International, featured in the New York Times for its work screening women in El Salvador for cervical cancer. Hampshire students and faculty frequently collaborate with Dr. Cremer and Basic Health International.
Yasuko Yokoshi 83F has been invited to be the first artist of the new Resident Commissioned Artist program at New York Live Arts. The program is by-invitation only and offers a salary, health benefits, two years of residency time and a commission of a new work to premiere at New York Live Arts. Read more >>
How inequality is wrecking the world: Hampshire College alum Chuck Collins 79F is interviewed about his new book, 99 to 1--How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It.
Alum's film highlights family's political history: Sascha Rice 91F, granddaughter of influential California governor Pat Brown, tells the story of his impact on the state and his family in her award-winning documentary film California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown.
Ken Burns 71F on his formula for a great story: Hampshire College alum and award-winning documentarian Ken Burns 71F is the topic of a new documentary focusing on his work, the craft of storytelling, and his personal journey as a storyteller.
2012 Thoenes Awards Support Film, Photography, and Oral Histories: Leticia Contreras 08F and Akil Hugh Gibbons 08F were recently awarded funding for their Division III (senior) projects through the Sander Thoenes Award.
On June 19, 2012, alum Maud Daudon 73F was appointed as president and CEO of Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Read more>>
Read an interview with Roger Sherman 73S, co-founder of Florentine Films, on making better home movies.
California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown, a film by Sascha Rice 91F, premiered on PBS on May 21. Visit the website for future airdates.
May 16, 2012 marked Alex Torpey 05F's one-year anniversary as Village President of South Orange, New Jersey. Watch a video of his reflections by visiting his blog.
Visual Effects Wizard Gregory Butler 89F: “I couldn’t sleep the night before,” Gregory Butler 89F says of the day his Oscar nomination was announced.
Gary Hirshberg 72 Introduces Al Gore Gary Hirshberg 72F is the co-founder and chair of Stonyfield Farm. He delivered remarks and introduced the Honorable Al Gore during the inauguration of Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash.
Hampshire Alums’ Film Wins Top Animation Award: Hampshire College graduates Evan Viera 02F and Chris Bishop 00F spent more than three years developing and creating their 11-minute animated film Caldera.
Fiona Otway 96F is the editor of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Hell and Back Again. The film premieres on PBS nationally on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 at 10 p.m. (check local listings). Read more >>
Bully, a new documentary by filmmaker Lee Hirsch 91S, looks into the lives, and the tragic consequences, of bullying. Read a Huffington Post interview with Lee Hirsch about the project.
Hampshire alum Peter Moskowitz 06F writes for the New York Times about
Hampshire Alum Karinne Keithley 92F Wins BESSIE Award A 2011 New York Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding Production was awarded to Montgomery Park, or Opulence by Karinne Keithley 92F.
Journalist and alum Seth Freed Wessler was awarded a 2012 Hillman Prize for his “Shattered Families” investigation, which examined deportation and child welfare.
Alumni Profile: Environmentalist and Entrepreneur David Starr When David Starr 75F enrolled in Hampshire College to study journalism, he could not have anticipated the unusual path that he would tread as a serial entrepreneur.
Will Reiser 99S won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay on Saturday, February 25. Pariah, executive produced by Joey Carey 02F, won the night's John Cassavetes Award.
Ben Einstein 05F Featured in Boston Globe Alum Ben Einstein 05F creates Bolt, a new accelerator program for start-ups designing physical products.
Hampshire Grad Jonathan Wright Builds ‘Green Home of the Year' Since graduating from Hampshire College, Jonathan Wright 70F has dedicated his career to environmentally sustainable building.
Pianist Danny Holt 99F talks with EncinoPatch about his educational background and becoming a professional musican.
Alumni Profile: Film Composer Christopher Young 73F. Christopher Young 73F points to a fateful moment on Boylston Street in Boston that shaped his career.
Alum Greg Butler 89F recently won a 2012 Orange British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) in the Special Visual Effects category for his work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Hampshire College graduates Ben Barson 06F and Quincy Saul 06F are paying tribute to a forgotten jazz great. Learn more >>
Alumni Profile: Yiddish Theater Scholar Debra Caplan 03F: Debra Caplan 03F is a perfect example of how Hampshire grads carve out space for themselves in the world of academia.
Alumni Profile: Christopher Westhoff 01F and Mad River Theater. When Christopher Westhoff 01F enrolled in Hampshire College, he was “looking for something different.” What he found was a passion for the arts that he has carried ever since.
Alumni Profile: Roberta Uno Embarks on ‘Rigorous Exploration’: The tables have turned for Roberta Uno 75F.
Sarah Dahlia Miran Nadav 94F has an article featured in The European Magazine. Read more >>
Hell and Back Again, edited by alum Fiona Otway 96F, received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary.
Alum on Democracy Now. Seth Wessler 03F talks with Democracy Now about children of detained, deported immigrant parents.
Alum Brings Thai Labor Leader to Hampshire. “I’m delighted--" Cyd Melcher 79F began, then stopped. “I always say ‘I’m delighted to be here,’” she said, “but I’m really delighted to be here.”
50/50, written by Will Reiser 99S, won the National Board of Review award for Best Original Screenplay, and has been nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature and a nomination for Reiser for Best First Screenplay. Read more >>
Hampshire alum and experimental musician Daniel Lopatin 00F is featured in the New Yorker article "Time Indefinite."
Women Who Rock, a film by Susan Wittenberg 70F and Carol Stein 73F, aired Friday 11/18 on PBS.
Kim Lee Ripley 90F, infant co-teacher at the Hampshire College Early Learning Center, was recently selected to present at the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference in Orlando, Florida.
Elected Official, 24, Hopes to Interest Peers in Politics. Alex Torpey 05F, village president of South Orange, New Jersey, is featured in the New York Times.
Leah Hager Cohen 85F's novel The Grief of Others and Gabrielle Hamilton 83F's Blood, Bones, and Butter are both on the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011.
Sarah Newhouse 77F stars in The River Was Whiskey, written by Will Fancher and presented at the Boston Playwright's Theatre. Read more >>
Joseph Laycock 98F writes about Occupy Wall Street for The Religious Left. Read more >>
"[hyphen] American," a show of photographic portraits by Keliy Anderson-Staley 96F, is at Light Work in Syracuse, NY through October 14. The show will go up again at the Palitz Gallery at the Lubin House in New York City from December 14-February 14. For more information on Anderson-Staley's work, visit her website.
Shepley Metcalf 72F performed on November 5 at the Acton Jazz Cafe in Acton, MA. Read more>>
Jeff Sharlet 90F Forms Occupy Writers. Jeff Sharlet 90F explains the origins of the growing Occupy Writers movement in "The Zuccotti Literatti: Slumbering Prolixariat Awakes," in the New York Observer.
Will Reiser 99S on NPR's Fresh Air to discuss his new film 50/50.
Science Nation, the online magazine of the National Science Foundation, ran a profile of Nathaniel Weston 93F, a marine scientist at Villanova University.
Alum's Novel Featured in New York Times The fourth and most recent novel by alum Leah Hager Cohen 85F is featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review.
James Ayres 88F, currently executive director of the Center for New Americans, based in Northampton, was named to the top position with the United Way of Hampshire County.
Lupita Nyong'o 03F was interviewed about her role as co-director and actor in the MTV show Shuga.
Ex-firefighter Ned Parker 95F was ordained a Baptist minister and profiled in The Seattle Times.
Mikael Kennedy 97F's photo show "Pieces of the Moon" was shown at the Catalog gallery in Vancouver from June 30 until July 17.
David Teeple 76F has been selected to create a new work of public art to decorate the railroad trestle in downtown Northampton, MA.
The front page of the September 18 New York Times Book Review called Leah Hager Cohen 85F “one of our foremost chroniclers of the mundane complexities, nuanced tragedies and unexpected tendernesses of human connection.”
Hampshire College welcomes Kim Saal 70F to its board of trustees as the elected alumni trustee.
Rhys Ernst 01S was recently named the HBO Point Foundation Scholar, a national scholarship given out for LGBT activism and filmmaking.
Chuck Collins 79F Works to Close the Wealth Gap. Recently, Warren Buffett made headlines when he publicly demanded that the United States “stop coddling” billionaires like him, and called for higher tax rates for “the mega rich.”
Deanna Snow 07F is featured in the Society for Arts in Healthcare May newsletter.
Gary Hirshberg 72F was recently appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade and Policy Negotiations. Read more>>
S. Bear Bergman 92F's debut anthology Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, coedited with Kate Bornstein, swept the table in LGBT literature this season.by winning both the Publishing Triangle Award for LGBT Nonfiction and the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Anthology. Read more >>
Nichole Canuso 91F has been awarded a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Award for the creation of a forthcoming production, The Garden. Read more>>
Chris Hill 80F has discovered the most promiscuous bird in the world. Read more>>
Ken Burns 73F was elected to the American Philosophical Society.
Hampshire alum and acclaimed cinematographer Buddy Squires 74S was recently honored with the first Golden Lens Award for cinematography at the 360 | 365 film festival.
Alex Torpey 05F, May 2009 graduate of Hampshire College and former Hampshire College Community Council chair, was elected village president (mayor) of South Orange, NJ, on May 11.
Trans-Asia Photography Review features an online exhibition curated by Hampshire alum Jamie Maxtone-Graham 80S. Online Exhibition Curated by Hampshire Alum >>
Andrea Davis-Cetina 01F, owner and operator of Quarter Acre Farms, is the new market manager for The Tuesday Farmer's Market in Sonoma Valley, CA. Read more >>
Shepley Metcalf 72F will be performing in Cambridge on May 21 and in San Francisco on June 21. Read more >>
Derry Noyes 70F has designed a new postage stamp featuring Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington.
Meagan Curtis 99F, assistant professor of psychology at Purchase College, points out similarities in how emotion is conveyed through music and speech in WAMC's Academic Minute. Listen now >>
Erik Benau 03F will publish his Div III work, "Semantic processing in 10 year olds and adults: Incongruity and the N400," in the forthcoming June issue of the Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.
Ken Burns 73F has a piece in the Opinionator section of The New York Times. Read it here >>
Rhys Ernst 01S was chosen for a prestigious national scholarship from the Point Foundation, becoming their HBO Point Scholar for his achievements in filmmaking and transgender activism.
Jeffrey Hollender 74S, co-founder of Seventh Generation, publishes Planet Home. Read review in the Washington Post >>
David Callahan 83F has op-ed, "Bring Donors Out of the Shadows," in The New York Times. Read op-ed >>
Assistant Dean of Students Josiah Litant 00F is quoted in a Diverse Magazine article about student affairs.
The Denice O'Neill 85F Scholarship was profiled by The New York Daily News. Read more >>
The Times of Harvey Milk, the 1984 film by Rob Epstein 73F, has been released on special edition DVD and Blu-Ray by The Criterion Collection.
Garrin Benfield 91F releases his new album The Wave Organ Song on May 17. CD release show will follow in New Jersey, New York, California, and Oregon. Read more >>
A composition by Laura Koplewitz 73F was recently performed at Carnegie Hall.
Sarah Carlisle 05F was recently crowned Miss Boston. Read more >>
Gideon Bok 89S was featured in the art current section of Midcoast Maine's The Free Press.
Scrambled, a documentary by Randi Cecchine 90F, attempts to unravel the physical and emotional realities of living with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Read more >>