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Five Leading Liberal Arts Colleges Partner to Create New Solar Energy Facility in Maine

Amherst, Bowdoin, Hampshire, Smith and Williams colleges have formed a partnership that will allow them to offset 46,000 megawatt hours per year of their collective electrical needs—enough to power 5,000 New England homes—with electricity...
19-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Thesis Quicker Than a Boiled Egg

it’s not spiders or heights or open spaces. For most people, one of their biggest fears is the prospect of speaking in public. The fear is so deeply rooted that, when surveyed, people will even say they fear public speaking more than death.
18-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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