Folger Shakespeare Library Names New Director

April 27, 2011

Washington, D.C.—Michael Witmore, a scholar of Shakespeare and early modern literature as well as a pioneer in the digital analysis of Shakespeare’s texts, has been named director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the sixth in the library’s 79-year history.

Winner of Mead Art Museum Contest Installs Artwork in Stearns Steeple

Jutting up into the sky in front of the Mead Art Museum, Stearns Steeple has long been one of the most impressive and distinctive features of the Amherst campus. We’ve all seen its stone exterior and heard its bells, but would you care to guess what else is now inside of it?

Senior Christopher Spaide Wins Keasbey Scholarship to Oxford

April 12, 2011

Christopher Spaide ’11 has received a prestigious scholarship from the Keasbey Memorial Foundation to support two years of graduate study at Oxford University in England.

Amherst College Wins Paul E. Tsongas Award for Campus Preservation and Stewardship

April 6, 2011

For demonstrating good stewardship in the recent renovations of many of its residential buildings, Amherst College is one of 19 educational institutions in the state soon to be honored with a 2011 Paul E. Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts (PM), a nonprofit organization “dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic and cultural heritage.”

ESPN Analyst and Former New York Mets Manager Bobby Valentine to Participate in Discussion of Baseball in Japan at Amherst College April 6

March 23, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, April 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Amherst College’s Stirn Auditorium, ESPN baseball analyst Bobby Valentine, former manager of the New York Mets and Chiba Lotte Marines; William Kelly ’68, professor of anthropology and Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies at Yale University; and Frank Ramppen, former bench coach of the Chiba Lotte Marines, will discuss baseball in Japan.

Amherst College’s Paul Sorrentino and Tim Jones to Discuss New Book and “Multiethnic Fellowship” at Frost Library April 12

March 22, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the first-floor periodicals area, Amherst College’s Frost Library will host  a celebration of the publication of A Transforming Vision: Multiethnic fellowship in college and in the Church (Doorlight Publications, 2011), a new book edited by Amherst College Director of Religious Life Paul Sorrentino.

International Businesswoman Sung-Joo Kim to Speak about Corporate Social Responsibility at Amherst College April 25

April 4, 2011                                                                      

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AMHERST, Mass.—International business woman Sung-Joo Kim, a member of Amherst College’s Class of 1981, will discuss her work and corporate social responsibility in a lecture titled “From Amherst with Love… Taking Over the World One Handbag at a Time” at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in Amherst College’s Johnson Chapel.

Professor of Russian to Speak about the “Secret Lives of the Stalinist Stage” at Amherst College April 27

April 6, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — Boris Wolfson, assistant professor of Russian, will deliver the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture on Wednesday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Amherst College’s Alumni House.

Amherst College to Host Screening, Director’s Discussion of Mexican Film Revolución on April 28

April 25, 2011                                                                   

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, April 28, at 4 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College will host a screening of the new Mexican film Revolución and panel discussion about it with two of the film’s directors, Mariana Chenillo and Amat Escalante, and Amherst faculty members Rick Lopez, associate professor of history, and Javier Corrales, professor of political science.

University of Pittsburgh Professor John McDowell to Discuss “Intention in Action” at Amherst College April 28

April 7, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — On Thursday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall, University of Pittsburgh philosophy professor John McDowell will participate in the sixth Amherst Lecture in Philosophy. His talk, titled “Intention in Action,” and a reception following it are both free and open to the public.

 

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