Compiled by Katherine Duke ’05
In 1962, Amherst hired Rose Olver, now the L. Stanton Williams '41 Professor of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies, as its first female tenure-track professor. On Oct. 1 of this year, nearing the 50th anniversary of Olver’s arrival and facing the impending retirement and replacement of a large proportion of the faculty, the college held a symposium titled “Half a Century of Women Teaching at Amherst: Gender Matters.” More than 150 people packed the Cole Assembly Room, including current professors, students, alumnae and 60 percent of the women who taught at Amherst between 1962 and 1983.
Click on any image below for larger views of the 2010 Bioscience Symposium.
Amherst College hosts a number of special colloquia and seminars that enhance the intellectual life of the college. Some involve invited participants, and many offer programming that is open to the wider college community and the public.
Faculty-Led Seminars | First-Year Seminars | For the College and Wider Community | Courses Taught as General Colloquia