Saving the Turtles

September 24, 2009

Spotting the brownish-gray and orange shell of the wood turtle in hay fields or along the banks of rivers in Western Massachusetts these days has become an increasingly rare occurrence.

But not if AmherstCollege can help it.

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Amherst College Physics Professor David S. Hall Awarded Three-Year, $469K NSF Grant

September 17, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. – David S. Hall, associate professor of physics at Amherst College, has received a three-year, $469,086 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award will support Hall’s studies of gases cooled to a billionth of a degree above absolute zero—the lowest possible temperature in the universe—and will allow him to build on work done by legendary physicists Satyendra Nath Bose and Albert Einstein in the 1920s.

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Memorial Art Display for Renowned Artist Michael Mazur ’57 at the Mead Art Museum Sept. 4 to 6

September 1, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551


AMHERST, Mass.—From Friday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Sept. 6, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present a special display of art by Michael Mazur, a member of the school’s Class of 1957, in the museum’s Study Room.

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Poets Honor Moore, Joan Larkin to Read from Poems From the Women’s Movement at Amherst College Sept. 16

August 27, 2009
Ellen Miller-Mack
ellenmiller-mack@comcast.net


AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall, Amherst College will host a celebration of and reading from the anthology Poems From the Women’s Movement, edited by Honor Moore and published by Library of America, now in its second printing.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Richard Wilbur ’42 to Read from His Work at Amherst College Sept. 17

Sept. 2, 2009                   

AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Richard Wilbur, member of Amherst College’s Class of 1942, will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

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Amherst College’s Frost Library to Host Book Launch of Emeritus Physics Prof’s New Book Sept. 18

September 10, 2009                   

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a book launch of emeritus physics professor Robert Romer’s Slavery in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts ($22.50, Levellers Press, 2009) in the Friendly Periodicals room on the main floor of the building at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18.

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2009-10 Music at Amherst Chamber Series Launches Sept. 18 to 20 with Bartók Celebration Featuring the Borromeo String Quartet

August 26, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass. – The Music at Amherst Chamber Series will open its 2009-10 season with a weekend-long celebration of the string quartets of Béla Bartók from Friday, Sept. 18, to Sunday, Sept. 20.

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Amherst College Faultlines Music Festival Begins with Workshop By Acclaimed Saxophonist and Multi-Instrumentalist Sept. 24

Sept. 2, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195



AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Department of Music will kick off the second year of its festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century with a performance workshop led by legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker and American multi-instrumentalist Ned Rothenberg from 2 to 3:20 p.m. in Room 7 of the school’s Arms Music Center on Thursday, Sept. 24.

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University of Chicago Professor to Deliver Amherst College’s Hugh Hawkins Lecture Sept. 24

August 27, 2009                            
 
AMHERST, Mass.—Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College at the University of Chicago, will deliver Amherst College’s annual Hugh Hawkins lecture, titled “Between Globalization and Global Warming: The Long and the Short of Human History,” on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

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Korean Pianist and Teacher Chonghyo Shin to Give Recital at Amherst College on Sept. 25

Sept. 2, 2009    
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music will present a recital by pianist Chonghyo Shin on Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center.

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