Earlier this week, super-storm Sandy slammed into the east coast, causing strong winds, flooding and snow, leaving behind in its wake many fatalities, billions of dollars of damages and millions of people without power.

Psychology Professor Julia McQuade hails from Wellesley MA, outside of Boston, and lived there her entire life. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bates College in Maine. She then lived two years in Somerville, Mass. where she worked as a research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital studying clinical psychology. Following this, she completed her Ph.D. at the Univ. of Vermont. She then spent the last year completing her post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts’s General Hospital.

Q: How did begin studying psychology and what made you decide to pursue it?

For over a hundred years the only known image of Emily Dickinson has been a daguerreotype taken of the famously reclusive poet when she was just 16, long before she had penned any of her famous works. Now, a new image has come to light, and it may soon be able to fill in the gaps in Dickinson’s mysterious persona.

Many students have noticed the new iPads installed in the Athletics Center, the Campus Center, Converse Hall, Facilities and Val, but few of them understand that it is part of a broader effort to connect students to the campus through more accessible technology.

After another year with a record number of applications, the Class of 2016 arrived on campus on a clear summer day, with smiles in anticipation of their bright futures.

Overachiever doesn’t even begin to describe Caroline Stedman. It would seem that the All American, NESCAC Player of the Year, 2012 WBCA National Player of the Year winner for basketball wouldn’t have time for anything but making baskets. Instead, during her four years at Amherst, she found time for other activities. An Economics and Spanish double major, Stedman worked as a research assistant and was heavily involved in the Center for Community Engagement.

Keri Lambert ’13 was recently named to the Beinecke Scholarship Program.

The program strives to provide substantial scholarships for promising student’s graduate education. The program rewards each winner $4,000 immediately before they enter graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.
Lambert plans to use the scholarship to study environmental history at the graduate level.

“I am mostly interested in environmental history in Africa, especially West Africa,” Lambert said.