Amherst College Student Body Votes to Donate $70K of Student Funding to Alma Mater

March 12, 2009           
Contact: Peter Rooney
Director of Public Affairs
413/542-2321


AMHERST, MA – Students at Amherst College have voted overwhelmingly to donate $70,000 to help the college deal with its budget woes.

Amherst College Library Names T. Michael Kelly Head of Archives and Special Collections

March 6, 2009               
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern
413/542-2321


AMHERST, Mass.—T. Michael Kelly, associate curator of the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University, has been named head of Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College’s Frost Library. His appointment is effective April 1.

Amherst College Senior Calista McRae Awarded Watson Fellowship

March 25, 2008

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AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College senior Calista McRae, an English major from East Brookfield, Mass., is one of just 40 students across the United States to have received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year. McRae will use the award—which comes with a $28,000 stipend—to study abandoned buildings in Germany, Bangladesh, India, the Czech Republic, Australia, the Ukraine and Belarus.

Icons in Sound: Music of Arvo Pärt at the Mead Art Museum March 1

February 17, 2009     
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551


AMHERST, Mass.— On Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m., faculty, students and friends of the Amherst College Department of Music will perform an all-Pärt program at the Mead Art Museum, surrounded by an exhibition of icons from the Russian Orthodox and other Eastern Christian traditions.

Distinguished Philosopher Timothy Williamson to Lecture at Amherst College March 5

February 23, 2009                
             
AMHERST, Mass.—Timothy Williamson, the Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford University, will give a talk titled “Probability and Danger” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in the  Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College.

Amherst College Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra Team Up to Present Carmina Burana on March 7

February 17, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manger
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Department of Music will present Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Music at Amherst Concert Series Closes 2008-09 Season with Performance by Pianist Boris Berman March 8

February 18, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and production manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—The Music at Amherst Series will close its 2008-09 season with the acclaimed pianist Boris Berman on Sunday, March 8, at 4 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst College Faultlines Festival Concert March 10 to Feature Saxophonist Bruce Diehl and Guitarist Adam Larrabee

February 17, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.— The yearlong Amherst College Music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century continues at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, with a concert saxophonist Bruce Diehl and guitarist Adam Larrabee in the 17th-century Rotherwas Room of the Mead Art Museum.

Nathalie Miebach and Elaine Rombola to Present Tuning in—Musical Variations on Weather March 10 at the Mead Art Museum

March 3, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551


AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, March 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Mead Art Museum, Nathalie Miebach, artist in residence in Amherst College’s Department of Art and the History of Art, and pianist Elaine Rombola will present the collaborative piece Tuning in – Musical Variations on Weather, Miebach’s translation of weather data into woven sculptural forms and music.

Author Emily Barton to Hold Reading at Amherst Books March 25

March 3, 2009                   

AMHERST, Mass. — Author Emily Barton will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street, Amherst, Mass.). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.

Faultlines Jazz Festival to Host a Roundtable Discussion of the Music of Violinist Leroy Jenkins March 25

March 3, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.— The yearlong Amherst College Music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century will continue on Wednesday, March 25, with a roundtable discussion of the innovative late violinist Leroy Jenkins at 6 p.m. in Room 7 of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Immaculée Ilibagiza, Survivor of the Rwandan Genocide, to Speak at Amherst College March 25

March 5, 2009

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AMHERST, Mass. – Immaculée Ilibagiza, author and world-renowned survivor of the Rwandan genocide, will give a talk titled “Faith, Hope and Forgiveness: The Story of a Survivor of the Rwanda Genocide” on Wednesday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in Amherst College’s Johnson Chapel.