Amherst College Senior Clare Howard Awarded 2010 Gates Cambridge Scholarship

February 16, 2010                 

AMHERST, Mass. — Clare Howard of Newton, Mass., a member of Amherst College’s Class of 2010, has been awarded a 2010 Cambridge Gates Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.

Learning by Listening

February 9, 2010

This past month, economics major Sid Salvi ’12E collaborated with local nonprofit Arise for Social Justice, residents of East Springfield and two other college students to ascertain what impact a proposed biomass plant might have on the community.

Amherst College Students Challenge Williams Counterparts to Weeklong Haiti Fundraising Competition; Results to Be Announced Feb. 12

February 4, 2010                                           

AMHERST, Mass.—In an altruistic spin on a nearly 200-year-old rivalry, students at Amherst College are challenging fellow undergraduates at Williams College to a friendly competition to see who can collect the most money in support of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

NY Times Columnist David Leonhardt to Discuss the Economy at Amherst College Feb. 3

January 14, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. –David Leonhardt, an economics columnist with The New York Times, will give a lecture titled “How Do We Grow From Here: The American Economy After the Great Recession,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall.

Mead Art Museum to Host Gallery Talks on Painting and Literature Feb. 4, 18; March 4, 25; April 8, 22

January 27, 2010
Contact: Pamela Russell
Coordinator of College Programs
413/542 8229

AMHERST, Mass. —The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host a series of afternoon gallery talks by six Amherst College professors—all experts in fields other than art history—focused on the theme of “Reading the Picture: Exploring Connections Between Painting and Literature” on the Thursday afternoons of Feb. 4 and 18, March 4 and 25 and April 8 and 22.

Amherst College Faultlines Festival to Feature Performance, Talk by Saxophonist Matana Roberts Feb. 4

January 8, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century, the yearlong Amherst College music festival, kicks off its spring schedule with a mini-residency by New York saxophonist Matana Roberts.

The Wet Ink Ensemble to Perform at Amherst College’s Buckley Recital Hall Feb. 10

February 3, 2010
Contact: Eric Wubbels
Valentine Visiting Professor
413/542-5316
ekwubbels01@amherst.edu

AMHERST, Mass.— On Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m., New York-based new music collective The Wet Ink Ensemble will present an evening of virtuosic and enveloping works for ensemble and electronics in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Author of Book on U.S. Economy, Three Amherst College Alumni in Finance to Discuss the Financial Crisis Feb. 11

January 22, 2010                                                      

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall, the school will host a panel discussion on the causes, consequences and lessons of the financial crisis with three prominent alumni in finance, as well as Robert Pozen, chairman of MFS Investment Management and author of Too Big to Save? How to Fix the U.S. Financial System.

South African Singer-Songwriter Vusi Mahlasela to Perform at Amherst College Feb. 12

February 1, 2010                                                       

AMHERST, Mass.—South African singer-songwriter and poet-activist Vusi Mahlasela will perform at Buckley Recital Hall in Amherst College’s Arms Music Center at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. 

Senior Music Major’s Original Choral Suite to be Performed at Amherst College Feb. 13

January 20, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music will present “Sing to the Hours: the Maryhill Canticles,” a senior composition thesis by Joseph Smeall ’10 on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Rotherwas Gallery of the MeadArt Museum.

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