Surprise Environmental Return on Investment: Study Finds Paying Communities to Conserve Supports Social Relationships
Research by economists at Amherst College and Oregon State University is the first to study the social capital impacts of a national-scale, globally relevant forest conservation incentives program.
15-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
After learning how to incorporate documentary filmmaking into his teaching, Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez worked with students in his “Puerto Rico: Diaspora Nation” course to conduct oral histories of Puerto Ricans in nearby Holyoke, Mass.
7-Jun-2018 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites
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
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
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
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
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 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
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