Lit Course Spawns Collaborations, Partnerships

Submitted on Monday, 2/23/2015, at 10:43 AM

February 23, 2015

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Missy Roser ’94, head of research and instruction at Frost Library, and
Rhonda Cobham-Sander, professor of Black studies and English

Thanks to the digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), an entire collection on Panama and the Panama Canal is available online. For Rhonda Cobham-Sander, professor of Black studies and English at Amherst, the collection inspired a collaborative course—and promises a long-term international partnership.

Several years ago, Leah Rosenberg, associate professor of English at the University of Florida and fellow scholar of early Caribbean literature, introduced Cobham-Sander to dLOC, and Cobham-Sander was impressed: “They can digitize materials that were published long ago, or published in very small editions—the kinds of things that, when we were doing research as graduate students, we had to look long and hard to find.” Housed at the university, dLOC digitizes materials from libraries and archives across the Caribbean.

Growing Our Community: Growing Ourselves

By Rhonda Cobham-Sander

[  ]* indicates material omitted from the public version of this presentation, delivered on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Day of Dialogue Generates Ideas for Change

November 7, 2012

Sex- and relationship education that takes place throughout the year, not just at orientation. Explicit, step-by-step instructions on how to report a rape. Greater transparency about the frequency of sexual assault. More campus-wide events.

Giving, Under the Microscope

Giving, Under the Microscope

December 21, 2010

These days, as the national jobless rate continues to hover around 9 percent, it is clear that many in the country could use a helping hand.

But what does it really mean to give and, for that matter, to receive? Even more simply, what is a gift? Who gets to give?

Amherst College Will Open New Center for Community Engagement Sept. 8

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
September 4, 2007Contact: EmanuelCostachePublic Affairs Intern413/542-2321Stacey SchmeidelDirector of Public Affairs 413/542-2321