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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.

States of Grace

Helen Cohen's New Film Chronicles Physician's Recovery after Devastating Injury

As Hampshire College alum Helen Cohen 77S began to show her new documentary at theaters and film festivals around the country, she considered how audiences would react to the emotional subject matter.

Abby Grace Drake

Abby Grace Drake's "Significant" Discovery About Dog Evolution

When Abby Grace Drake 93F sees dogs, she doesn’t just see “man’s best friend.” Dogs are “an amazing system to study for evolutionary biology,” Drake says, pointing to their relatively quick evolution as a species and their coexistence with their ancestor, the wolf.

Pollan Family Table

Dana Pollan's Family Cookbook Encourages Healthy Eating

Hampshire College alumna Dana Pollan 80F and her family have always loved cooking and sharing recipes with each other. She and her two sisters—Lori and Tracy—are busy mothers with children to feed, and sometimes get stuck trying to come up with new ideas for dinners.


Jeff Sharlet 90F Wins National Magazine Award

Hampshire alum Jeff Sharlet 90F recently received the National Magazine Award for his reporting for GQ on the challenges that the LGBTQ community faces in Putin's Russia.


Dana Pollan 80F and The Pollan Family Table

The Pollan Family Table, a cookbook coauthored by alumna Dana Pollan 80F, her sisters Lori and Tracy, and her mother Corky, was recently featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Eula Biss

Feb. 16: Writer and Poet Eula Biss 95F

Award-winning writer Eula Biss will read from her new book, On Immunity: An Inoculation, on Monday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Gallery of the Harold F. Johnson Library.


Matt Lorenz 00F Makes New Sounds Out of Old Objects

Matt Lorenz 00F, the architect and sole member of The Suitcase Junket, sings, strums and plays up to four instruments with his feet, creating a sound that is not easily forgotten. 

animation still from Ink

Hampshire Alum Evan Viera Animates Coldplay's Interactive Video "Ink"

Coldplay’s new interactive video features the animation work of Hampshire College alum Evan Viera 02F.


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