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ken burns

Ken Burns and Panelists "On the Public Intellectual," Hampshire College, this Sunday, June 21, 4-6 P.M.

Franklin Patterson Hall Main Lecture Hall. This special event is free and open to the public.

45th anniversary

The Making of 45 Years at a College: Hampshire's Anniversary Weekend

When Lani Blechman 04F asked the crowd at the panel "Making Waves: Social Justice at 45" to shout out the names of alums who were bringing change to the world, she did something very Hampshire.

Cassidy Rappaport

"Getting out and making change happen" through the Charley Richardson Award

Cassidy Rappaport 12F, a third-year student whose work focuses on anthropology, law, and migration, was chosen as the first recipient of the Charley Richardson Award.

Student Project

Alum Josh Goldman and the Piscivore's Dilemma

Josh Goldman, CEO of Australis Aquaculture, is featured in "The Piscivore's Dilemma," an article on how to ethically and sustainability consume fish, in the May issue of Outside magazine.

Waywords and Meansigns

Interpreting the Wake

Through the “Waywords and Meansigns” project, a contingent of Hampshire alums and students along with a variety of other contributors are debuting an audio version of James Joyce’s final work, Finnegans Wake, which they collaboratively read and set to music.

Student Work Honored at Five College Film Festival

Brett Morgen's Newest Documentary Featured in the New York Times

Filmmaker and Hampshire alum Brett Morgen’s new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck was recently featured in the New York Times.

Stephen Petronio

Choreographer Stephen Petronio 74F Named 2015 Doris Duke Artist

Hampshire College alum and choreographer Stephen Petronio 74F has been named as a 2015 Doris Duke Artist. Petronio and the other awardees will each receive $275,000 in funding as an investment in and celebration of their ongoing contributions to the fields of contemporary dance, theatre, and jazz. 

Howard Wein

Hospitality Developer and Operator Howard Wein 93F Inteviewed on WRSI

Hampshire College and Cornell University School of Hotel Administration graduate Howard Wein 93F is interviewed on WRSI about his jet-setting journey from chef for the Beastie Boys to becoming a renowned hospitality developer and operator, and his return to the valley to complete his “dream project,” his restaurant the Alvah Stone in Montague, MA.

Listen to the interview »

Student Work Honored at Five College Film Festival

April 6: Rhys Ernst and Faith Soloway from Transparent's Creative Team

Hampshire College will host filmmaker and artist Rhys Ernst and writer and musician Faith Soloway on Monday, April 6. Ernst and Soloway are part of the creative team for Amazon’s groundbreaking series Transparent, winner of 2015 Golden Globes for best comedy series and best actor (Jeffrey Tambor).

Justin Baldwin

Research Begun in Div III Featured on Journal Cover

Justin Baldwin 08F’s research expanding on his Division III (senior) project was recently featured on the cover of acclaimed ecology journal Oecologia. “This is a huge boost,” Baldwin says.


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