A rape roils India, and two Amherst experts weigh in

1984 Report on Conditions for Faculty Women

Report submitted October 1984 by Amrita Basu, Frederick Griffiths, Stephanie Sandler, David Sofield (chair) and Marguerite Waller, members of the Ad Hoc Committee selected by the Committee of Six and assigned to answer nine specific questions 1n November 1983.

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  

Amherst College’s Frost Library to Host Spring Book Party for Faculty Authors on Feb. 17

January 28, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Feb. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the first-floor periodicals area, Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a spring book party recognizing new works by Amherst faculty in the social sciences.

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.