Snow and Power Emergency Notification
Submitted on Saturday, 11/5/2011, at 8:12 AM
8:10 a.m. Saturday, November 5
Power has been restored to all remaining campus buildings, including Humphries dorm, Pontypool, Woodside Children's Center, the Observatory and faculty housing.
9:15 a.m., Friday, November 4
Western Massachusetts Electric has restored power to Tyler, Plimpton and Marsh residence halls. The company also reports that the remaining off-line buildings of Humphries residence hall, Pontypool, Woodside Children’s Center, Wilder Observatory and the press box at Pratt Field are first on their list of priorities for the day.
Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer to Speak on “The Witch Craze in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe” at Amherst College Nov. 7
Submitted on Friday, 10/14/2011, at 11:35 AM
AMHERST, Mass. — Teofilo F. Ruiz, professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, will give a public lecture on “The Witch Craze in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe” at Amherst College on Nov. 7.
The lecture will take place in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115 of the Fayerweather building) at 7 p.m. A public reception will follow.
Stavans Co-Authors New Book on Hispanic Identity
Submitted on Wednesday, 10/12/2011, at 2:30 PM
By William Sweet
Ilan Stavans, Amherst’s Lewis-Sebring professor in Latin American and Latino Culture, grew up Jewish in Mexico, but it took moving to New York in the mid-1980s for him to identify as a Mexican and, by extension, a Hispanic. He acknowledges that some people might bristle at the notion of a Yiddish-speaking grandson of Eastern European Jews asserting his hispanidad—his Hispanic identity.
“How to Destroy Probabilities, Predictability and Lives by Trying to Make Things Safer,” a Lecture at Amherst College, Oct. 27
Submitted on Friday, 10/7/2011, at 3:48 PM
AMHERST, Mass. — Adam Elga, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Princeton University, will visit Amherst College on Oct. 27 to deliver a lecture on the risks of safe thinking.
The lecture, the second of five in the 2011-2012 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on Rationality and Religious Belief, will take place in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115 of the Fayerweather building) at 4:30 p.m.
UC Berkeley Prof. Lectures on Religion and Evidence at Amherst College Nov. 3
Submitted on Friday, 10/7/2011, at 3:43 PM
AMHERST, Mass. — Lara Buchak, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver a lecture on “Faith, Belief and Evidence” at Amherst College on Thursday, Nov. 3.
The lecture, the third of five in the 2011-2012 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on Rationality and Religious Belief, will take place in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115 of the Fayerweather building) at 4:30 p.m.
The Dhyani Buddhas Exhibit Opens Oct. 14 at Amherst College’s Frost Library
Submitted on Wednesday, 10/5/2011, at 3:31 PM
AMHERST, Mass. — In conjunction with a yearlong exhibit of Buddhist scroll paintings at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, the Frost Library will exhibit The Dhyani Buddhas, a series of paintings by New Salem artist Joan Bredin-Price.
Bredin-Price will give a talk at the opening reception on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in the periodicals area of Frost Library. The exhibit will be on display in the Frost Library mezzanine through January 2012.
Frost Library Fellow to Lecture on U.S.-Native American Relations, Oct. 14 and 16
Submitted on Wednesday, 10/5/2011, at 3:19 PM
AMHERST, Mass. — Frederick Hoxie, Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois and this year’s Frost Library Fellow at Amherst College, will deliver two public lectures this month on the relationship between Native Americans and the United States.
Visiting Tibetan Buddhist Monks to Create Sand Mandala at Amherst’s Frost Library Oct. 13–16
Submitted on Tuesday, 10/4/2011, at 10:24 AM
AMHERST, Mass. — In conjunction with the exhibition Picturing Enlightenment: Thangka in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, monks from the Tibetan Buddhist Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, N.Y., will create a sand mandala in the college’s Frost Library.
A ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 13, at approximately 10 a.m. will mark the start of the four-day project, which is being co-sponsored by the college’s departments of Religion and Asian Languages and Civilizations.