Salman Hameed, associate professor of integrated science and humanities, was awarded additional funding of $165,398 from the Templeton Religion Trust for a grant the trust initially awarded in 2015. Through the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS), he is developing a framework to analyze Islam and science videos that are available online, particularly studying the individuals who are engaged in the online Islam and science discourse as producers of videos and participants who comment on the videos. The grant project is entitled Analyzing the Discourse and Participants in Islam and Science Videos Online.
A Div III student in the Film, Video, and Photography Program received an Undergraduate Film Scholarship from the Princess Grace Foundation for his film project. The program also received $500 for general operating expenses as part of the grant. Read more about the student’s Div III project here.
Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) was awarded grants for general operating support from the Ford Foundation ($200,000) and the Huber Foundation ($50,000).
Hampshire received a $20,000 grant from the Tern Foundation to help establish the Jonathan Lash Endowed Chair in Environmental Education and Sustainability, a faculty position that will honor President Lash's legacy of service to the environmental movement and his dedication to Hampshire after he retires.
Hampshire's Art Gallery received a $1,000 grant from the Amherst Cultural Council for the public exhibition The Plasmodium Symposium, which will run from January 29, 2018-March 10, 2018. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.