A rape roils India, and two Amherst experts weigh in

Half a Century of Women Teaching at Amherst: Gender Matters

Symposium Schedule for Saturday, October 1, 2011

8:30-9:00 a.m.      Breakfast. Lobby of Converse Hall.

9:00-9:10 a.m.       Welcome and memorial minute.  Buffy Aries (Psychology) and Pat O’Hara (Chemistry).

9:10-9:15 a.m.        Brief history of the arrival of the pioneer women. Jane Taubman (Russian)

9:15-10:30 a.m.    Round table discussion: The Early Years  

Documentary Focusing on India Farmer Suicides Has Amherst Connection

Amherst, Mass.—A political science and women’s and gender studies professor at Amherst College says she hopes a movie her mother produced about a wave of suicides by farmers in the Punjab region of India will shed light on the vexing challenges that farmers and their families face globally and locally, while also raising funds for the affected families.