Amherst College Museum of Natural History to Remain Open During Thanksgiving Break

November 25, 2008

AMHERST, Mass.—In response to increased interest and enormous positive feedback from the public, the Amherst College Museum of Natural History will remain open for visitors for the second straight year during the college’s Thanksgiving vacation from Friday, Nov. 28, to Sunday, Nov. 30. It will be open each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Amherst College Professor Stanley J. Rabinowitz Translates and Edits Selection of Writings on Russian Ballet

November 12, 2008
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern
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AMHERST, Mass.—Stanley J. Rabinowitz, Henry Steele Commager Professor and Professor of Russian at Amherst College, is the translator and editor of a new selection of Russian critic Akim Volynsky’s essays on Russian ballet, titled Ballet’s Magic Kingdom: Selected Writings on Dance in Russia, 1911-1925 ($35, Yale UP, 2008).

Duo from Siberia’s Republic of Sakha to Perform Traditional Spiritual Folk Music at Amherst College Nov. 2

October 16, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
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AMHERST, Mass.— Siberian folk music performers German and Klavdia Khatylaev will perform on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Author Yvette Christiansë to Read from her Work at Amherst Books Nov. 5

October 10, 2008                   

AMHERST, Mass.—South African novelist, poet and scholar Yvette Christiansë will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.

Amherst College Choral Society Homecoming Weekend Concert Nov. 7

October 16, 2008               
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern
413/542-2321


AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Choral Society will present its annual Homecoming Weekend Concert on Friday, Nov. 7, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra to Present 90th Birthday Tribute to Leonard Bernstein Nov. 8

October 29, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
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AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present a 90th Birthday Tribute to Leonard Bernstein during its Homecoming Weekend Concert on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble to Perform Homecoming Weekend Concert Nov. 8

October 28, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble will present its annual Homecoming Weekend Concert on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Steven Pinker to Speak on Language and Human Nature at Amherst College Nov. 10

October 29, 2008

AMHERST, Mass.—Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, will discuss “Language as a Window into Human Nature” on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall. Sponsored by Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund, the talk is free and open to the public.

Obama Advisor Dennis Ross to Explore the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East at Amherst College Nov. 11

October 31, 2008

AMHERST, Mass. – Dennis Ross, Middle East policy advisor to the Barack Obama presidential campaign and former U.S. ambassador to the Middle East, will deliver a lecture titled “Prospects for Peace: The Middle East in 2009 and Beyond” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

Faultlines Festival to Host Talk on Jazz, Experimentalism and Improv at Amherst College Nov. 12

October 27, 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 Wednesday, Nov. 12, with a lecture by George E. Lewis titled “Mobilitas Animi: Towards New Ethnographies of Improvisation.”

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