Susannah Grant '84

Black-and-white closeup of Susannah Grant '84 Susannah Grant ’84 joined the Board of Trustees in 2015, with a term beginning July 1. She is a screenwriter, director and producer. She received Academy Award, Writers Guild and BAFTA nominations for best original screenplay for Erin Brockovich (2000). She wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for Pocahontas, Ever After, 28 Days, In Her Shoes, Charlotte’s Web (based on the book by E.B. White) and The Soloist. In 2007 she wrote and directed Catch and Release.

From 1995 to 1998, Grant was a writer-producer-director on the popular television series Party of Five, which received a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama. In 2011 she created and executive-produced A Gifted Man for CBS. Grant is currently producing Confirmation, a movie for HBO about the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings. She also co-wrote The 5th Wave, which will be released in 2016.

Mead Art Museum Receives $148,000 Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to Fund Collection Digitization Project

Submitted on Monday, 8/15/2011, at 4:38 PM
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Photographer David Dashiell arranges a print for digitization at the Mead Art Museum.

AMHERST, Mass. — The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has received a $148,256 Museums for America Program Grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create digital images of more than 10,000 objects in its collection, including prints, drawings, photographs, sculpture, furniture, ceramics and silver.

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Professor Jonathan Friedman Receives Grant for Research of Quantum Mechanical Effects in Single-Molecule Nanomagnets and Superconducting Devices

June 2010

In the Merrill Science Center lab of Associate Professor of Physics Jonathan Friedman, you’ll find magnets consisting of only one molecule each and student researchers who custom-build much of their own equipment. With the support of a recent grant from the National Science Foundation, this summer the professor and his students are continuing their cutting-edge research of quantum mechanical effects in single-molecule nanomagnets and superconducting devices.

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The Republican: Science funding goes to Western Mass. colleges

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
A $1.3 million grant the college received from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute was mentioned in this article in the Springfield, Mass.-area newspaper.
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Amherst College Receives Grant for Postdoctoral Fellowships

October 4, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have approved a grant of $500,000 to Amherst College in support of five postdoctoral fellowships for scholar-teachers setting out in their academic careers. Mellon Fellows, scholars just leaving graduate school, come to Amherst to teach and research for two years.