Amherst College Symposium to Commemorate Fall of Berlin Wall

October 7, 2009

A three-day symposium sponsored by the German government and held at Amherst College Oct. 14-16 will feature lectures, personal reminiscences and photographic and historical exhibits, as well as a free buffet lunch of German food, all to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans Publishes Anthology of Immigrant Writing

October 6, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor, is the editor of Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing (Library of America, 2009, $40). The book is an anthology of writings about the thrills and challenges of immigrating to America, from colonial times to the present. Author Maxine Hong Kingston has said of the book, “[These] stories are our treasured legacy.”

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Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans to Lead Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s Latino-American Advisory Commission on Education

October 6, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor, is now in charge of a subcommittee of Massachusetts’ Latino-American Advisory Commission. The subcommittee’s mandate is to produce a thorough report on the state of education of Latinos in the Commonwealth.

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Video: Amherst College Symposium Commemorates Fall of Berlin Wall

A three-day symposium sponsored by the German government and held at Amherst College Oct. 14-16 featured lectures, personal reminiscences and photographic and historical exhibits to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Watch videos of the three lectures below. Read more about the event in the college news release.

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Philosopher to Discuss “Testimony as a Social Foundation of Knowledge” at Amherst College Oct. 1

September 21, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.–Robert Audi, the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, will give a talk titled “Testimony as a Social Foundation of Knowledge” on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

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Mead Curator Reveals Painting in Museum’s Collection as Allegory Against ‘Slave Power’ on Oct. 1

September 21, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, MeadArt Museum
413/542-2551

AMHERST, Mass.– Randall Griffey, curator of American Art at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, has found much more than meets the eye in William Rimmer’s Massacre of the Innocents (ca. 1858), a key painting in the Mead’s collection and currently on view in the museum.

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Czech Icon Iva Bittová to Perform with Bassist George Mraz at Amherst College Oct. 2

September 8, 2009    
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The Music at Amherst Parallels Series will open its 2009-2010 season on Friday, Oct. 2, with a concert by Czech violinist and vocalist Iva Bittová at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

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Amherst Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off Fall Season Oct. 3 with Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff

September 8, 2009
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present its season-opening concert on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The event will celebrate and welcome the school’s Class of 2013.

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