Amherst College Professor Wako Tawa Awarded $150,000 Grant to Support Category Four Language Instruction

April 2, 2009                              
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern
413/542-2321


AMHERST, Mass.—Wako Tawa, professor of Asian languages and civilizations at Amherst College, has been awarded a grant of $150,000 from the secondary education program of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to support her efforts to strengthen the teaching of “category four” languages, especially at the secondary level.

Emily Dickinson Museum’s Emily Dickinson’s Poetry 101 Program for New Poetry Lovers and the Curious

April 20, 2009
Contact: Donna Abelli
Development and Marketing Manager
413/542-5084


Amherst, Mass. – Wondered what all the fuss is about with Emily Dickinson’s poetry? Want to know more about her life and work but aren’t sure where to begin? Then Emily Dickinson’s Poetry 101 is for you.

MIT Philosopher Richard Holton to Lecture at Amherst College April 2

March 12, 2009                
               
AMHERST, Mass.—Richard Holton, professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk titled “Willing, Wanting, Waiting” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Faultlines Festival to Host Multi-Site, Networked Concert featuring performers at Amherst College, Stanford University and the University of California, Irvine on April 3

March 5, 2009
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 host a multi-site, networked concert on Friday, April 3, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall featuring saxophonist Adnan Marquez playing from Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Acoustics and Music (CCRMA) in Palo Alto, Calif.; trombonist Michael Dessen performing at the University of California, Irvine’s Realtime Experimental Audio Laboratory (REALab), in Irvine, Calif.; and saxophonist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jason Robinson.

Emily Dickinson Museum’s Spring 2009 Schedule Showcases Poet’s Influence Through Lectures, Concert, Ballet and More

March 26, 2009
Contact: Donna M. Abelli
Development and Marketing Manager
(413) 542-5084


AMHERST, MASS—During this time of tremendous change and uncertainty, Americans are looking for a sense of place, stability and serenity. And what better a place to find such calm than at the Emily Dickinson Museum during April, National Poetry Month?

Amherst College Senior’s Thesis in Music Composition to Address Coming of Age in Post-9/11 America April 4

March 20, 2009
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College Senior Scott Smith will present his senior thesis in music composition on Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Students to Perform Semiannual Concert of World Music and Dance April 5

March 20, 2009
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—The semiannual Student World Music and Dance Concert will be held on Sunday, April 5, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Susan Anderson to Speak on Dutch Prints at Mead Art Museum April 7

March 24, 2009    
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551


AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m., Susan Anderson, interim Andrew W. Mellon coordinator of college programs at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, will deliver a gallery talk related to an exhibition currently on view at the Mead, Hendrick Goltzius’s Life of the Virgin: Surpassing Tradition.

Russian Art Specialist to Discuss the Rising Market for Russian Paintings at the Mead Art Museum April 10

March 23, 2009    
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551


AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m. in the Mead Art Museum, Scott Niichel ’06 will speak about his experiences as a Russian art specialist at Sotheby’s, New York, and the current market for Russian art.

Alexandra Lee ’09 to Hold Senior Flute Recital on April 10

March 31, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College senior Alexandra Lee will present a senior recital on the flute on Friday, April 10, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center on the college campus.

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