Hampshire College professor Chris Perry is in Los Angeles where he will be honored tomorrow at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual technical awards presentation. Perry, and three former colleagues, will receive a Technical Achievement Award for developing a software application for computer graphics animation. The technology has been used in more than 100 feature films including Life of Pi and Golden Compass – Oscar winners for Best Visual Effects. Perry spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.
Several events were held in Amherst Massachusetts over the weekend to mark the inauguration of Jonathan Lash as the sixth president of Hampshire College. The highlight was a formal inauguration ceremony featuring a keynote address by former Vice President Al Gore. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Gore spoke forcefully on his signature issue, global warming, saying policies and practices must change and critics who deny the scientific evidence must be refuted.
Jonathan Lash will be inaugurated this Friday as the sixth president of Hampshire College. Lash was an environmental attorney, and a former Vermont State Secretary of Natural Resources. Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver a speech at the inauguration. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Lash.
An international conference hosted by the Five College educational consortium is taking place this weekend in western Massachusetts. It is the wrap up to an 18 month project, known as riverscaping. The idea was to identify new ways for people to interact with the Connecticut River. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with one of the project’s leaders, Thom Long, a professor of architecture at Hampshire College.