Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum Launches New Episodes of Museum Audio Tours

February 18, 2009     
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum

AMHERST, Mass.— Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum has launched a series of new episodes of its Museum Audio Tours podcast. Recorded by students in the museum’s volunteer docent program, the episodes explore works of art that are currently on display.

Students Learn to LEAD at Campus Conference

Feb. 4, 2009

By Kim Misrahi ’09

“The role of being a leader is not a right, it is a privilege,” speaker and leadership trainer Ed Gerety told a crowd of Amherst students in a keynote speech at the college’s Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) Conference on Sunday, Jan. 25.

Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat Edits New Book on Wrongful Convictions

February 5, 2009   

AMHERST, Mass. — Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and expert on law, has edited a collection of essays about wrongful convictions in the United States.

Amherst College Prof Martha Sandweiss Publishes Passing Strange, the Tale of a 19th-Century Man Who Crossed the Color Line

February 2, 2009               

AMHERST, Mass.—Martha Sandweiss, professor of American studies and history at Amherst College, has just published Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line ($27.95, The Penguin Press, 2009), the extraordinary story of Clarence King, a 19th-century white explorer, geologist and writer who, for 13 years, lived a double life as a black Pullman porter and steel worker named James Todd.

Amherst College Faultlines Festival Announces Spring Lineup; Kickoff to Feature Workshops by Acclaimed Pianists Curtis Clark and Connie Crothers

January 29, 2009
For immediate release

Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—The yearlong Amherst College music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century has unveiled its Spring 2009 schedule. 

Former N.J. Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and Environmentalist Bill McKibben to Discuss “Containing Carbon: Markets, Morals and Mobilization” at Amherst College Feb. 4

January 14, 2008   

AMHERST, Mass.—Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Bill McKibben, environmentalist and writer, will participate in a discussion titled “Containing Carbon: Markets, Morals and Mobilization” at a forum at Amherst College on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Museum Forum, an Open Discussion about Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, Slated for Feb. 4

January 28, 2009     
For Immediate Release                    

Elizabeth Barker
Director and Chief Curator, Mead Art Museum

AMHERST, Mass. — Art-loving residents of the Pioneer Valley, in addition to Amherst College faculty, students and staff, are invited to attend the second Museum Forum of the 2008-2009 academic year on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4:30 p.m. at the Mead Art Museum on the college’s campus.

Frost Library to Host Book Launch of Amherst Professor Marni Sandweiss’ Passing Strange Feb. 5

January 29, 2008  

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a book launch of Professor of American Studies and History Marni Sandweiss’ new book, Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line ($27.95, The Penguin Press, 2009), in the periodicals area on the main floor of the building at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5.

Poet Craig Arnold to Read His Work at Amherst College Feb. 5

January 16, 2009                   

AMHERST, Mass. — Poet Craig Arnold will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Former Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy to Speak at Amherst College’s Martin Luther King Day Multifaith Service Feb. 6

January 14, 2008   

Listen to an audio recording of Rev. Fauntroy's address below.

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AMHERST, Mass.—Veteran civil rights activist the Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and former U.S. Congressman, will lead the annual multifaith service in celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include music performed by Amherst students, readings from Dr. King’s writings and an address by Fauntroy, a good friend and confidante of Dr. King himself before his assassination.




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