Guttmann To Receive Olympic Award for Sports Studies

November 3, 2000
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AMHERST, Mass. - Allen Guttmann, the Emily C. Jordan Folger professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College, has been awarded the first annual Sport Science Award of the IOC President, given by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Council of Sport Studies and the Physical Education (ICSSPE).

College Appoints Katherine Chia to the Board of Trustees

November 29, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Katherine Kai-Sun Chia of New York City has joined the Board of Trustees of Amherst College as a Term Trustee.

Ford Foundation Grant Supports History of African-American Religion

November 29, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Ford Foundation has approved a grant of $360,000 to a group of scholars, headquartered at Amherst College, working on a documentary history of African-American religion.

Open House at the Emily Dickinson Homestead

November 17, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Homestead will host its annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m., in honor of Emily Dickinson’s birthday (Dec. 10, 1830.) The event is free and open to the public.

Opera Performed by Professionals, Produced by Students

November 16, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College students in a class called “Making Opera,” will do just that when they stage Mozart’s “La Finta Giardiniera” with a cast of professional singers on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The performance, in Italian with English supertitles, is free and open to the public; early arrival is recommended.

Christmas Vespers Service December 3

November 10, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The annual Christmas Vespers service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. The “Festival of Lessons and Carols” is sponsored by the Amherst College Christian Fellowship, the Newman Club and the Interfaith Support Group. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Gryphon Trio Presents Music at Amherst

November 10, 2000 Concert Manager 413/542-2195 AMHERST, Mass.— The Gryphon Trio will present the third concert in the 2000-01 Music at Amherst Series on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The program includes piano trios by Haydn and Mendelssohn, in addition to a work that was written for the Gryphon Trio by Kelly-Marie Murphy, a contemporary composer.

Journalist Christopher Hitchens To Speak

November 10, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass—Journalist Christopher Hitchens will speak on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College, on the topic of “Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere.” His talk is free and open to the public.

Poet Billy Collins To Speak

November 10, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Billy Collins will read and discuss poetry in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College on Friday, Dec. 1, at 4:00 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public.
 

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