Amherst College notes the passing of Edward S. Belt, the Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor in Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus, in March 2019. Belt came to the College in July 1966 as an assistant professor in geology. He became an associate professor in 1970 and a full professor in 1978. In 1995, he took on directorship of the Pratt Museum of Natural History. He remained in that position until his retirement in 2002.
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