Amherst President Biddy Martin Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College President Biddy Martin has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the organization has announced.

Amherst, Middlebury Jazz Groups to Mark "First Time" for the Second Time

Submitted on Wednesday, 4/18/2012, at 4:20 PM

April 18, 2012

July 6, 1961: Jazz aficionados may recognize that date as the day the Count Basie and Duke Ellington orchestras met in New York to make the historic recording of First Time! The Count Meets the Duke. It was a rare joint recording involving two renowned musical entities and, to this day, remains one of just a few collaborative band albums ever produced.

A New Blend: Frost Library Opens Café

Submitted on Friday, 4/13/2012, at 2:42 PM

April 13, 2013

By Adam Gerchick ’13

The line snaked from the northwest corner of Frost Library’s first floor almost to the main entrance, the Amherst students, faculty and staff watching as those ahead of them reached the counter, collected what they’d come for and excitedly left the building for their 2 p.m. classes.

CNN Host, Hit Songwriter and Narrative Nonfiction Author Among Eight to Be Honored at Amherst College Commencement May 20

** Editor's Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Christiane Amanpour will be unable to speak on Saturday and Jim Steinman has had to cancel his visit. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. **

April 10, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour, former UMass professor and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Sheila Bair, playwright and gay-rights activist Martin Duberman, Iran hostage crisis negotiator Ulric Haynes Jr. ’52, chemist David K. Lewis ’64, New York Public Library President and former Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx, acclaimed narrative nonfiction writer John McPhee and hit songwriter Jim Steinman ’69 will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 191st Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 20, at 10 a.m. on the school’s main quad.

Boston Businessman George W. Carmany III ’62 to Receive Amherst College’s Medal for Eminent Service at Commencement May 20

Submitted on Tuesday, 4/10/2012, at 3:40 PM

April 3, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—Businessman George W. Carmany III, a member of Amherst College’s Class of 1962, will receive the school’s Medal for Eminent Service during its commencement exercises on Sunday, May 20. The award is presented to a member of the Amherst community who has demonstrated exceptional devotion to the college.

Amherst College Honors Lipton Family for their Generosity

Submitted on Wednesday, 4/11/2012, at 12:02 PM

April 11, 2012
For immediate release

Contact: Kristen Spargo
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Amherst College Honors Lipton Family for their Generosity

AMHERST, Mass. — Amherst College will recognize the Lipton family for a multigenerational gift by renaming a 94-year-old dormitory and former fraternity house. A May 18 dedication ceremony will make the official transformation from “Hamilton House” (formerly Chi Phi) to “Lipton House.”

Class of ’54 Honors Amherst Alumni Teachers with "Commitment to Teaching" Fellowships

Submitted on Thursday, 4/12/2012, at 1:32 PM

April 10, 2012

Five Amherst alumni who are working as teachers will be on campus this Thursday, April 12, to be honored at a luncheon and then take part in a panel discussion entitled "Inspiring Our Future: Teaching as Life’s Work," from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Common Room of Charles Pratt Dormitory.

Interfaith Activist Eboo Patel to Speak at Amherst College April 3

Submitted on Thursday, 3/22/2012, at 12:03 PM

March 16, 2012                                                                    

AMHERST, Mass.—Eboo Patel, the founder of a national movement promoting interfaith religious cooperation, will discuss “Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis” on Tuesday, April 3, at 4 p.m. in the Friedmann Room of Amherst College’s Keefe Campus Center.

War Crimes Expert Predrag Dojcinovic to Speak at Amherst College April 10

Submitted on Monday, 4/2/2012, at 11:55 AM

April 2, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—War crimes expert Predrag Dojcinovic, of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), will discuss “History and Politics in Evidence: The Shifting Status of Grand Narratives in War Crimes Trials and the International Law” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Princeton Philosopher Frank Jackson to Discuss “Perception, Representation, Language” at Amherst College April 11

Submitted on Thursday, 3/22/2012, at 12:06 PM

AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, April 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall, Frank Jackson, visiting professor of philosophy at Princeton University, will present the seventh annual Amherst Lecture in Philosophy. His talk, titled “Perception, Representation, Language,” and a reception following it are both free and open to the public.

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