Prizes and Awards

The geology department awards a number of prizes and awards to students each year. Some of these prizes are named after former geology faculty, including the Belt-Brophy and Foose prizes. Other prizes are named after deceased students, including the Blodgett, Clarke, and Quinn prizes. The Belt-Brophy prize, formerly the Stearns prize, is given to that student at the end of the junior year who, in the judgement of the Department of Geology, has shown the greatest promise for success as a geologist. The prize is given in honor of Professors Edward S.

Amherst College Graduates 409

May 28, 2007
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AMHERST, Mass, May 28.—Under warm blue skies, Amherst College celebrated its 186th Commencement Exercises today. The college granted bachelor of arts degrees to 409 members of the Class of 2007 at Commencement Exercises at 10 a.m. in the Main Quadrangle.

Prizes and Awards

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Prizes and Awards

Music Library
The Sylvia and Irving Lerner Piano Prize Is awarded to that student who has demonstrated the greatest skill and musicianship as a pianist.

Prizes

Alfred F. Havighurst Prize in History

The Alfred F. Havighurst Prize in History, established in June, 1970, and intended for the purchase of books, is awarded to that student, a major in the Department of History, who in the opinion of the faculty in History, has, in his or her four years at Amherst College, best fulfilled the standards of excellence and humane scholarship exemplified by Alfred F. Havighurst during the many years of his teaching career at Amherst College.

The Doshisha Asian Studies Prize

The Doshisha Asian Studies prize from the income of a gift from Amherst House, Doshisha University, is awarded for the best undergraduate honors thesis pertaining to Asia. Recommendations are made by the Asian Languages and Civilizations Faculty for work that exemplifies an understanding of Asian culture in a liberal arts context.

Past Winners

2012-13
Bobbi Mason - Remembering, Rebuilding, Redefining Hiroshima: The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Alice Wang - Ai Weiwei: The Politics of Art in Postmodernity

Into the Dunk Tank

By William Sweet

On a hot spring afternoon, Amherst employees gathered on Valentine Quad to eat lunch, inaugurate a new awards program—and send their bosses into a dunk tank.

2012 Senior Assembly Prizes and Awards

The following awards were presented to members of the Class of 2012 at Senior Assembly.

Scholarship and Citizenship

The Addison Brown Scholarship
From a fund established by Addison Brown of the Class of 1852, the scholarship is awarded to that senior who, being already on the scholarship list, shall have attained the highest standing in the studies of the first-year, sophomore and junior years.

Jiaqi Ji ’12

Amherst College Professor William Taubman Receives Literary Award

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Amherst College English Professor Judith Frank Receives Lambda Literary Award

June 3, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Judith Frank, author and professor of English at Amherst College, has received a Lambda Literary Award for her novel Crybaby Butch (2004). The awards were presented last night in New York City at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York.

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