Amherst College Student Body Votes to Donate $70K of Student Funding to Alma Mater

March 12, 2009           
Contact: Peter Rooney
Director of Public Affairs
413/542-2321


AMHERST, MA – Students at Amherst College have voted overwhelmingly to donate $70,000 to help the college deal with its budget woes.

Amherst College Library Names T. Michael Kelly Head of Archives and Special Collections

March 6, 2009               
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern
413/542-2321


AMHERST, Mass.—T. Michael Kelly, associate curator of the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University, has been named head of Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College’s Frost Library. His appointment is effective April 1.

Amherst College Senior Calista McRae Awarded Watson Fellowship

March 25, 2008

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AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College senior Calista McRae, an English major from East Brookfield, Mass., is one of just 40 students across the United States to have received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year. McRae will use the award—which comes with a $28,000 stipend—to study abandoned buildings in Germany, Bangladesh, India, the Czech Republic, Australia, the Ukraine and Belarus.

Icons in Sound: Music of Arvo Pärt at the Mead Art Museum March 1

February 17, 2009     
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551


AMHERST, Mass.— On Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m., faculty, students and friends of the Amherst College Department of Music will perform an all-Pärt program at the Mead Art Museum, surrounded by an exhibition of icons from the Russian Orthodox and other Eastern Christian traditions.

Distinguished Philosopher Timothy Williamson to Lecture at Amherst College March 5

February 23, 2009                
             
AMHERST, Mass.—Timothy Williamson, the Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford University, will give a talk titled “Probability and Danger” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in the  Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College.

Poet Ilya Kaminsky to Read from His Work at Amherst College March 5

February 5, 2009           

AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Ilya Kaminsky will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Center for Russian Culture, on the second floor of Webster Center on the campus of Amherst College.

Amherst College Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra Team Up to Present Carmina Burana on March 7

February 17, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manger
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Department of Music will present Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Music at Amherst Concert Series Closes 2008-09 Season with Performance by Pianist Boris Berman March 8

February 18, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and production manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—The Music at Amherst Series will close its 2008-09 season with the acclaimed pianist Boris Berman on Sunday, March 8, at 4 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Mead Art Museum Opens New Hendrick Goltzius Exhibition March 10

March 6, 2009     
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551


AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, March 10, Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum will open a new exhibition titled Hendrick Goltzius’s Life of the Virgin: Surpassing Tradition.

Amherst College Faultlines Festival Concert March 10 to Feature Saxophonist Bruce Diehl and Guitarist Adam Larrabee

February 17, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551
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 continues at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, with a concert saxophonist Bruce Diehl and guitarist Adam Larrabee in the 17th-century Rotherwas Room of the Mead Art Museum.

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