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decorative Entomologist Anna Holden 96F's Research in National Geographic
Hampshire alum and entomologist Anna Holden 96F's research featured in the article "Tar Pits Bees Connect California’s Past to Present" in National Geographic.
Leah Hager Cohen Alum Leah Hager Cohen 85F on No Book but the World
Leah Hager Cohen 85F is interviewed in Bustle about her fifth novel, No Book but the World.
decorative Alum Starts Local Mandolin Orchestra
Hampshire College alum Adam Sweet 80F is the founder of the South Hadley Mandolin Orchestra.
decorative Rae Griffiths 88F Uses Animals to Advance Children's Learning
Rae Griffiths 88F is the owner and primary educator of Teaching Creatures. Griffiths gives presentations with a variety of reptiles and mammals she raises to help young people learn more about the natural world.
Work by Rhys Ernst 01S Featured in Whitney Biennial Work by Rhys Ernst 01S Featured in Whitney Biennial
Work by Rhys Ernst 01S is featured in the Whitney Biennial, the prestigious survey exhibition that runs from March 7 to May 25 at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s building at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street in New York City.
Ben Fiske Hampshire Grad Worked on Frozen’s Academy Award-winning Animation
From an early age, Benjamin Fiske 02F knew he wanted to be an animator. Movies like Toy Story and TV shows like ReBoot introduced him to a world of 3D animation, which he became eager to learn about.
Christina Salway Hampshire Alumna Christina Salway 00F on NBC’s American Dream Builders
Hampshire alumna Christina Salway 00F, creator and owner of ElevenTwoEleven Design, an interior design company based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, will be a contestant in the upcoming NBC reality competition American Dream Builders, hosted by Nate Berkus.
To Have and To Owe Friends Since Day One, Alums Collaborate on Exhibition “To Have and To Owe”
Leigh Claire La Berge 94F and Laurel Ptak 94F met on their first day at Hampshire College and have remained friends since.
decorative "Aamina Sheikh all set for a global showbiz journey"
Hampshire alumna Aamina Sheikh 99F is currently rated as the most talked about star in Pakistan.
The Whole Gritty City CBS to Air Richard Barber 71F's The Whole Gritty City
Richard Barber 71F's film, The Whole Gritty City, will air on CBS on Saturday, February 15. The Whole Gritty City follows young student marching bands as they prepare for coveted spots in the New Orleans parade.
Alum Lupita Nyong'o 03F Interviewed in "The Backstory" Congratulations, Lupita Nyong'o 03F on your Academy Award Nomination
Congratulations to Lupita Nyong'o 03F for her recent Academy Award nomination. Nyong'o is nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave.
Jon Kitzen Hampshire Alum Co-produces Academy Award Nominee The Lady in Number 6
In the process of filmmaking, Hampshire College alum Jon Kitzen 86F says, “You never know what you’re going to get.”
Alumni profile: RJ Sakai 08F Alumni profile: RJ Sakai 08F
RJ Sakai 08F grew up surrounded by design and photography, and developed an interest in their effect on social issues.
Hampshire Alumni Authors Write in Support of Russian LGBT Community Hampshire Alumni Authors Write in Support of Russian LGBT Community
Through his new book, Gay Propaganda: Russian Love Stories, writer and political campaigner Joseph Huff-Hannon 97F decided to "create a document that mostly doesn't exist."
Jeff Sharlet 'Inside the Iron Closet: What It's Like to Be Gay in Putin's Russia'
Author Jeff Sharlet 90F writes for GQ on resistance to Russia's new anti-LGBTQ laws and the men who enforce them.
camera Will Sands 99F's Photos from Kiev Featured in Esquire
Alum William Sands 99F documents the unrest in Kiev for Esquire magazine.
decorative Keliy Anderson-Staley's Portraits on Exhibit at Morris Museum of Art
A solo exhibtion by Keliy Anderson-Staley, [Hyphen]-Americans:Portraits by Keliy Anderson-Staley, is currently on view at the Morris Museum of Art.
Stargazing with Samuel Singer 00F Stargazing with Samuel Singer 00F
Samuel Singer 00F is launching Wyoming Stargazing, a nonprofit organization providing free public stargazing events, private stargazing events, and astronomy lectures.
decorative Brett Martin on the Virtual Memories Show
Virtual Memories Show hosts a conversation with Brett Martin 89F, author of Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
decorative Herbalist Sandra Lory 96F on Food and Health Justice
Sandra Lory 96F discusses the relationships between food and health justice and finding her calling in the practice of herbalism.
Winter 2013: Alumni News

Two Alums Nominated for Golden Globes
Alums Liev Schreiber 85F and Lupita Nyong'o 03F have both received Golden Globe nominations. Schreiber is nominated for best actor in a television drama for his role on Ray Donovan, and Nyong’o is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave.

“A Welcoming Community”: Susan Wittenberg’s Nashville 2.0
Susan Wittenberg Aspiring musicians, take note: Nashville, known around the world as “music city,” is the place where country, rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B, gospel, and blues artists go to launch their careers, according to Susan Wittenberg 70F.

Alum's Documentary My Child Focuses Lens on Parents of LGBT Individuals
Can Candan 87F's feature documentary My Child follows a group of parents of LGBT individuals in Turkey as they share their stories and experiences. The documentary is currently screening in Turkey and at film festivals throughout the world.

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