Amherst College Senior Nicholas Soltman Named Junior Fellow of American Academy of Political and Social Science

December 28, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417
AMHERST, Mass.—The American Academy of Political and Social Science has named Nicholas C. Soltman, a senior anthropology major at Amherst College, a 2006 Junior Fellow of the academy. A resident of Tarzana, Calif., Soltman is the son of Harriet Cooper (New York, NY) and Neil Soltman (Philadelphia, PA). Soltman will now submit a paper submission for the undergraduate research award.

Amherst Professor Deborah Gewertz Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Research on Fats

September 16, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College, and her colleague Frederick Errington from Trinity College (Hartford), have received a grant of $99,961 from the National Science Foundation to support their research on the burgeoning trade in fatty meats-and the growth in obesity-in the developing world.

Amherst College Anthropologist Deborah Gewertz To Give Foster Lecture at Southern Methodist University

March 30, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College, will give the 8th annual George and Mary Foster Lecture in Cultural Anthropology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Monday, April 9. Gewertz will discuss “Excusing the Haves and Blaming the Have-Nots in Jared Diamond’s Histories.”