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Amherst College Wins $500K Mellon Grant to Support Humanities Students and Diversity in Higher Ed

The grant will be used to attract and prepare Amherst students from underrepresented groups for graduate study and academic positions in the humanities, and contribute to the Mellon Foundation’s mission to diversify the faculty ranks of American...
16-Feb-2018 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Queen of Arts


Was King Henry IV of France a feminist? Probably not. But new research by Professor Nicola Courtright aims to show how the art and architecture of his royal residences
4-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Amherst Offers Visiting Program for Students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands


Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katharine Fretwell ’81 has spent her morning discussing Early Decision applications—it’s a busy time of year for her staff—but another type of candidate is weighing heavily on her mind: students from...
16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Amherst College’s Folger Shakespeare Library Awarded $1.5M Grant for Collaborative Research Project


Amherst College’s Folger Shakespeare Library has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a collaborative research project, Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures.
15-Aug-2017 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Amherst President Asserts Commitment to Climate Goals


Biddy Martin is among more than 1,200 leaders to sign a new statement about the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
12-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Professor’s Career in Research and Outreach Earns $500,000 Grant


In awarding her the grant, the National Science Foundation noted that Ashley Carter's work was notable both for its investigation of DNA folding and for her efforts to recruit women into STEM fields.
6-Apr-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Let Your Kids Lose

When children are falsely successful at games and other challenges, it can lead them to ignore important information in and about the world around them, according to a new study by an Amherst College professor.
6-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Alumnus Prince Albert Grimaldi of Monaco Establishes a Green Revolving Fund for Amherst College

Grimaldi’s gift—the single largest donation ever recorded for any similar fund—will help pave the way for innovative energy conservation efforts and other sustainability initiatives at his alma mater.
24-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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