Amherst College to Celebrate Donation of Jerry Cohen ’63 Papers with Events Oct. 6 and 7

September 26, 2008   

AMHERST, Mass.—On Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 6 and 7, Amherst College will celebrate the donation of the papers of labor lawyer and social activist Jerry Cohen ’63 with a series of events on campus.

Faultlines Jazz Festival Presents Marty Ehrlich and Jason Robinson Oct. 7

September 18, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—The yearlong Amherst College music festival, Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st  Century, will continue on Tuesday, Oct. 7, with a free concert featuring woodwind multi-instrumentalist Marty Ehrlich and saxophonist Jason Robinson at 8:30 p.m. in the Mead Art Museum. The pair will be performing together for the first time.

Author William Jay Smith to Read His Work at Amherst College Oct. 8

September 19, 2008                                              
                                   
AMHERST, Mass. — Author William Jay Smith will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.

Amherst College Faultlines Festival to Feature Lecture and Concert by Koto Player Miya Masaoka on Oct. 15

September 19, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


The yearlong Amherst College Music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century will continue on Wednesday, Oct. 15, with a concert and lecture by critically acclaimed New York-based composer and koto performer Miya Masaoka. Masaoka’s lecture, titled “Laser Strings, Insects and Bodies,” will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College, while the concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Center. The latter will include improvisations and compositions for solo koto, as well as Masaoka’s signature laser/electro-acoustic processing of the instrument. Both events are free and open to the public.

Amherst College and Town Libraries Marking 250th Anniversary of Noah Webster’s Birth with Special Exhibits

September 17, 2008               

AMHERST, Mass.—The Archives and Special Collections Department of the Robert Frost Library at Amherst College and the Jones Library in the town of Amherst are together celebrating the life and accomplishments of Noah Webster, one of the founders of the college and a 10-year resident of the area, with exhibits on display through January and a birthday reception at Frost’s Archives and Special Collections Department on Thursday, Oct. 16. The exhibits—which commemorate the 250th anniversary of Webster’s birth on Oct. 16, 1758—represent the first time the Frost and Jones libraries have collaborated on a project. Both the exhibits and the reception are free and open to the public.

Biographer to Discuss Connections Between Emily Dickinson and Nathaniel Hawthorne at Amherst Women’s Club Oct. 16

October 9, 2008
Contact: Donna M. Abelli
Development and Marketing Manager   
413/542-5084


AMHERST, Mass—Award-winning biographer Brenda Wineapple will explore the connections between poet Emily Dickinson and writer Nathaniel Hawthorne in a talk titled “He Lived the Life of Ambush: Hawthorne, Dickinson and Beyond” at the Amherst Woman’s Club on Triangle Street in Amherst, on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Lecture on Contemporary Artist Jonathan Meese Opens Mead Art Museum Exhibition Oct. 19

October 3, 2008
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web, and Marketing Manager
Mead Art Museum
(413) 542-2551  
kmcardinal@amherst.edu


AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum will sponsor a lecture titled “Ahoi de Angst: Meese, Myth and Culture” by contemporary art scholar Kim Conaty on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium on the school’s campus.

Author Steven Haven to Read His Work at Amherst College Oct. 22

October 2, 2008                   

AMHERST, Mass. — Author Steven Haven  will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Head of Search for Common Ground-USA to Discuss Improving U.S.-Muslim Relations at Amherst College Oct. 23

October 9, 2008               
   
AMHERST, Mass.—Rob Fersh, executive director of Search for Common Ground (SFCG)-USA and co-director of the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, will deliver a lecture titled “Building a National Consensus to Improve U.S.-Muslim Relations” at Amherst College’s Cole Assembly Room at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra to Hold Annual Family Weekend Concert Oct. 24

October 17, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual Family Weekend concert on Friday, Oct. 24, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

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