News & Events


  • Paul E. Olsen: Visiting Scientist at Amherst College and Storke Professor of Earth Environmental Sciences, Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will give a talk on “Feathered dinosaurs of the Chinese Mesozoic: Extraordinary preservation or extraordinary effort?” on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 PM in Paino Lecture Hall, Room 107 in Beneski Earth Science Building

News from the Department of Political Science Fall 2017

Professor Kerry Ratigan has an article forthcoming in World Development (October issue) entitled, Disaggregating the Developing Welfare State:  Provincial Social Policy Regimes in China,  She has also been awarded a research grant from the Chian Ching-ku Foundation for a survey of popular attitudes towards social policy in China.  The survey will be conducted in the fall of 2017.


President Marx and Students Interviewed on NPR

Submitted by Samuel A. Masinter
President Marx, along with several students, was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered. The story, titled "Colleges Face the Challenge of the Class Divide," and an audio recording of the broadcast are available on NPR's Website.

Harlan Fiske Stone (Class of 1894) Discussed on NPR

Submitted by Samuel A. Masinter
In a story on a new PBS documentary series, The Supreme Court, NPR interviewed The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America author Jeffrey Rosen. Rosen talked at length about former Attorney General and Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone '94 during the interview.

Manners: Do You Mind?

Submitted by Katherine D. Duke

Welcome to Campus Buzz! This is the newest place to read, see and hear what some of us at Amherst are up to. As Green Dean at the Office of Public Affairs, I’m pleased to bring you the inaugural bit of buzz.

My job on Sunday, Jan. 21, was to have dinner. Actually, it was to learn to partake of a meal the proper way by joining more than 60 students and alumni for Amherst’s first Gracious Dining seminar.