Disease Likely Not a Common Cause of Species Extinction, New Amherst Study Finds

August 25, 2010

Challenging the widespread belief that rare and endangered plants and animals are unhealthy, a new study has found they in fact harbor a lower number and diversity of disease-causing parasites than non-threatened, close relatives of the same family, according to Amherst College biology professor Michael Hood and his research team.

Four More Amherst College Students Receive Awards for Study and Teaching Abroad

September 3, 2008    

AMHERST, Mass. — Four more members of Amherst College’s Class of 2008 have received prestigious awards for study and teaching abroad during the 2008-09 academic year. Sarah Craver ’08, Robyn Pront ’08 and Erika Sams ’08 were awarded French Government Teaching Assistantships, while Amanda Gibson ’08 received a J. William Fulbright Fellowship.