Amherst, Community Celebrate Completion of Habitat for Humanity Initiative

Submitted on Wednesday, 5/1/2013, at 5:59 PM

Watch a slideshow with photographs from the Amherst-Habitat Initiative celebration.

By William Sweet

For Amherst College, the recent completion a five-year Habitat For Humanity construction project on Stanley Street means a job well done. For Ashlee Cancio-Bello, it means coming home, and a little something more.

“Habitat is like love in action,” said Cancio-Bello, who now lives in one of the houses that the college helped make a reality.

Amherst Aboard NSF-Funded Biomathematics Consortium

September 8, 2011

By William Sweet

Three young professors at Amherst are getting an unusual opportunity to expose students to biomathematics, an innovative blend of math and the natural sciences. At a time when advances in science and medicine are becoming increasingly complex, researchers cannot afford to be isolated from one another in their respective departments, they say.

Whither the EU? Tiersky Edits Fourth Edition of Europe Today

Submitted on Friday, 10/14/2011, at 11:42 AM

By William Sweet

With concerns rampant over the collapsing value of the euro, a lauded resource for understanding the European Union has just received a timely update from its coeditor Ronald Tiersky, the Joseph B. Eastman ’04 Professor of Political Science.

New Visiting Professor Provides Economic Insights on Deadline

Submitted on Friday, 10/14/2011, at 11:41 AM

By William Sweet

Brian A. Bethune, who joined the Amherst faculty as a visiting assistant professor of economics this fall, may not yet be a familiar figure at the college, but his name appears time and again in leading financial news sources. Bethune was most recently the director and lead economist at IHS Global Insight in Lexington, Mass., and is a longtime consultant specializing in global macroeconomics and forecasting, monetary and fiscal policies, credit markets and business and industry cycles.

Princeton Professor Returns to Amherst College for 2011 Hawkins Lecture

Submitted on Monday, 8/29/2011, at 3:36 PM

AMHERST, Mass. — Martha A. Sandweiss, Ph.D., former director of the Mead Art Museum and former professor of history and American studies at Amherst College, returns on Thursday, Sept. 15, to deliver the 2011 Hugh Hawkins Lecture, “Unpacking a Photograph: Small Stories, Big Ideas and Tales of Race and Violence from the American West.” The lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (115 Fayerweather Hall) at Amherst College.