Orion String Quartet to Perform at Amherst College Feb. 7

January 29, 2009
For immediate release

Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—The Music at Amherst Series will open the second half of its 2008-09 season with the acclaimed Orion String Quartet on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Emily Dickinson Museum Begins Hedge Restoration Project Early February; Public Information Meeting about Initiative Slated for Feb. 7

Feb. 4, 2009
Contact: Jane H. Wald
Executive Director

AMHERST, Mass—In its continuing efforts to maintain the most historically accurate landmark possible, the Emily Dickinson Museum will replace its hemlock hedge and reconstruct the fences, gates and gateposts spanning the southern border of the Dickinson property starting the week of Feb. 9.

Amherst College Religion Department to Host Four-Part Lecture Series on “Paul, Judaism and the Roman Empire” Feb. 10, 24 and March 10, 24

February 5, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College’s Department of Religion and Willis D. Wood Fund will host and sponsor a lecture series titled “Paul, Judaism, and the Roman Empire” at 8 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall’s Pruyne Lecture Hall on the Tuesday evenings of Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10 and March 24.

Prominent Economist Ron Ferguson to Discuss Education and Economics at Amherst College Feb. 11

February 5, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. – Ron Ferguson, lecturer in public policy at Harvard University and economist and senior research associate at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, will give a talk titled “Toward Excellence with Equity: Helping ALL Children Reach their Full Potential” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Amherst College’s Alumni House.

Psychiatric Resident to Discuss the Science Behind the “Weakness of Will” at Amherst College Feb. 12

January 26, 2009               

AMHERST, Mass.—Chandra Sekhar Sripada, a research psychiatric resident at the University of Michigan, will give a talk titled “Self, Control Thyself: Weakness of Will and the Failure of Resistance” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Greek Musician and Painter Nektarios Antoniou to Give Concert, Lecture at Amherst College Feb.13

Feb. 2, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – Musician and icon painter Nektarios S. Antoniou and his group Schola Cantorum will perform a concert of Byzantine chant, psalmody and Greek popular song at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Nektarios Antoniou to Speak on Icon Paintings at the Mead Art Museum Feb. 13

February 6, 2009     

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m., conductor and icon collector Nektarios Antoniou will deliver a presentation titled “ICONS ‘R’ US: Aesthetics of Representation and Liturgical Icons” in the William Green Study Room of the Mead Art Museum.

Amherst College’s Wilder Observatory and Bassett Planetarium to Unveil Two Mural-Sized Images of the Spiral Galaxy Messier 101 Feb. 15

February 5, 2009     
Contact: Steve Sauter
Director of the Bassett Planetarium

AMHERST, Mass.—Witness a special event on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. at Amherst College’s Wilder Observatory on Snell Street in Amherst when two new mural-sized images taken by NASA’s Great Observatories—the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory—will be unveiled to the public.