Professor and Author Heather Williams to Speak at Amherst College Nov. 30
November 2, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Heather Williams will speak on “Teaching as a Political Act: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Cole Assembly Room (Red Room) in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the President's Initiative Fund on Education and Social Justice, this event is free and open to the public.
Literary Critic James Wood To Speak at Amherst College Nov. 30
November 11, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Critic James Wood will speak on “Saul Bellow and Herzog” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Cole Assembly Room (Red Room) in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Department of English in conjunction with the class “Novels, Plays, Poems,” this event is free and open to the public.
Amherst College Biology Professor Dominic L. Poccia Appointed Associate Editor of Journal of Experimental Zoology
December 2, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Dominic L. Poccia, the Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professor of Biology at Amherst College, has been appointed associate editor for reproductive biology for the Journal of Experimental Zoology, beginning in 2006.
Amherst Story Project Preserves Diverse Experiences of Student Body
December 15, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—When Raul Altreche lost his mother to AIDS as a young boy, his whole life changed. That moment set him on a path that would eventually lead to Amherst. Today, with tragedy behind him, Raul has a difficult story to tell, but he feels compelled to tell it in this year’s release of the Amherst Story Project.
Amherst College Physicists, Led by Professor Larry Hunter, To Publish in Physical Review Letters
December 12, 2005 Director of Media Relations (413) 542-8417
AMHERST, Mass.—Larry Hunter, the Stone Professor of Natural Science (Physics) at Amherst College, recently had an article on “Measurement of the Electron Dipole Moment Using GdIG” accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters, the journal of the American Physical Society, on Dec. 16.
Amherst College English Professor Allen Guttmann Receives Honorary Degree in Belgium
November 2, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Amherst College's Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies Allen Guttmann received an honorary doctorate from the Universiteit Leuven, known to French speakers as l'Université de Louvain. This Flemish university, founded in 1425, is one of the oldest in Europe.