G. Armour Craig,Professor of English Emeritus and Former Acting President, Dies at 87

January 30, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—G. Armour Craig, a former professor of English and acting president of Amherst College, died Tuesday, January 29, after a long illness, in Hanover, N.H., where he had retired. He was 87 years old. Craig was born in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended the Hawken School. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst in 1937, Craig received M.A. (1938) and Ph.D. (1947) degrees in English from Harvard University.

Writer John D’Agata To Read at Amherst College Feb. 18

January 23, 2002Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—John D’Agata, described by Annie Dillard as “a young writer of rare intelligence and artistry,” will read from his book, Halls of Fame, at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, in Porter Lounge in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, is free and open to the public.

Siona Benjamin To Present “Spicy Girl” at Amherst College Feb. 13

January 31, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Siona Benjamin, a Jewish artist from Bombay, India, will present a mixed-media performance called “Spicy Girl—Finding Home and the Dilemma of Belonging” in Room 115 of Fayerweather Hall at Amherst College, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Amherst and Smith Hillel and is free and open to the public.

Writers Greg Williamson and Philip Stephens To Read at Amherst College Feb. 11

January 31, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass—Two acclaimed poets, Greg Williamson and Philip Stephens, will read from their work at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, in Porter Lounge in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, is free and open to the public.

Amherst College To Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.in February

Amherst Biology Professor Goutte Receives National Science Foundation Grant

January 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-- The National Science Foundation has awarded Amherst College with a grant of $140,001 to support of the work of Caroline E. Goutte, an assistant professor of biology. Her project is called “ RUI: The Role of APH-1 and APH-2 in Notch-Mediated Cell Interactions in C. Elegans.”

Amherst Physicist David Hall Receives Cottrell College Science Award

January 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Research Corporation has presented Amherst College with a Cottrell College Science Award worth $39,786 in support of assistant physics professor David S. Hall’s “Tunable interaction in a 87Rb Bose-Einstein condensate” project.

Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants $100,000 to Amherst College

January 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Gladys Brooks Foundation has made a grant to Amherst College of $100,000 to support the college library’s Gladys Brooks Foundation Fund for acquisitions.

Amherst College Receives Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant

January 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College has received $175,000 for undergraduate science education from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nation’s largest private supporter of science education from elementary school through postdoctoral studies. The funds are the second installment of a total grant of $700,000.

Emily Dickinson Museum To Sponsor “Kinsmen of the Shelf” Reading Group

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