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Gender Matters

Submitted on Thursday, 10/20/2011, at 8:58 AM

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.

Colloquia and Seminars

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.

“Queens, Queens, Queens & Empresses” Symposium, Part of “Josephine” Exhibition at Mead Art Museum, at Amherst College Oct. 29

October 17, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

“The Ethics of War and the Ethics of Peace” at Amherst College April 20

March 31, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Symposia in Honor of Benjamin DeMott at Amherst College June 1 and 2

May 5, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417