Playwright and Actor Anna Deavere Smith to Speak on Campus on April 13

March 22, 2016

Anna Deavere Smith Amherst College will welcome acclaimed playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith for a program titled “Snapshots: Portraits of a World in Transition” at Buckley Recital Hall on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Amherst Same-Sex Marriage Expert: Equality ”Inevitable” in Next Few Years

October 17, 2014

By Madeline Ruoff ’18


Amherst Professor Martha Umphrey

The Supreme Court’s decision to let stand appeals court decisions regarding same-sex marriage this October has catalyzed the removal of gay marriage bans across the nation. Amherst professor Martha Umphrey, an expert on the legal issues around gay marriage, gives her analysis on what this means for the future of marriage equality in the United States.

Is DOMA Dead? An Amherst Expert Weighs in on the Future of Same-Sex Marriage

July 25, 2013

Professor Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought Professor Martha Umphrey

On June 26 of this year, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made landmark decisions in two cases related to same-sex marriage: United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Gays in the Military

Martha Umphrey, Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

On March 9, 2010, Professor Martha Umphrey led a discussion in Converse Hall about the controversies surrounding the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prohibits openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the armed forces.

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