Responding to a statement from the Board of Trustees, which acknowledged the grave threat of climate change, the College reported on its strategy and progress in achieving a carbon-neutral footprint on campus.
The Schwarzman Scholarship, in part inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, is designed forge links between the future leaders of China and the West. Amherst alums are involved to effect global change in foster care, education, and governmental accountability.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded Andrew Carnegie Fellowships to law, jurisprudence and social thought professor Lawrence Douglas and economics professor Katharine Sims. The awards enable them to pursue two years of research and writing.
Brian Beaty ’17, Andrew Orozco ’17, Olivia Truax ’16, Anna Berglund ’16 and a colleague from Pomona College created their own special topics course titled “COP21 and Climate Politics.” The class resulted in extensive research on climate policy and a trip to Paris for the biggest U.N. climate summit of the last 20 years.
Postal culture in Europe, 1500-1800, by French professor Jay Caplan, provides the first historical and cultural analysis of the practical conditions of letter-exchange in Europe at the dawn of the modern age.
Political science and sexuality, women’s and gender studies professor Amrita Basu’s Violent Conjunctures in Democratic India examines when and why Hindu Nationalists have engaged in discrimination and violence against minorities in contemporary India.
Music Professor Jeffers Engelhardt co-edited a work with Philip V. Bohlman titled Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual, which explores the ways sacred music affects cultural, political, and religious transitions in the contemporary world.