Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans Publishes A Critic’s Journey

December 11, 2009
Contact: Peter Rooney, Director of Public Affairs, AmherstCollege

AMHERST, Mass. — Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at AmherstCollege and FiveCollege 40th Anniversary Professor, has published A Critic’s Journey (University of Michigan Press, 2009, $60 hardcover, $24.95 paperback).

West Point’s Bryn Geffert Named Amherst College’s New Librarian

December 3, 2009                                                                

AMHERST, Mass. – Bryn Geffert, library director and associate professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has been named AmherstCollege’s new librarian of the college. He will start work at Amherst on Jan. 21, 2010.

Studying the Past, Present and the Future of the Earth

December 11, 2009

by Gregory Campeau ’11

Wednesday afternoons, the second-floor seminar room in the McGuire Life Sciences building, whose large windows look out on the brilliant HolyokeRange, becomes a hub of discussion about the past, present and future of the Earth around us.

Amherst College Professor Deborah Gewertz Publishes New Book on “Cheap Meat”

December 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb Professor of Anthropology at AmherstCollege, and Frederick Errington, a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at TrinityCollege in Hartford, Conn., are the authors of Cheap Meat:  Flap Food Nations in the Pacific Islands (University of California Press, 2009, $55 hardcover/$21.95 paperback).

Curatorial Fellow to Speak on the Influence of Darwin on the Art of Degas at Mead Art Museum Dec. 3

November 23, 2009   
Contact: Katrina Greene
Andrew W. Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, December 3, at 4:30 p.m. at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, Katrina Greene, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow, will present a short talk on a print by Edgar Degas that was inspired by the work of Charles Darwin.

Acclaimed Pianist Lydia Artymiw to Perform at Amherst College Dec. 4

November 9, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.— The Music at Amherst Chamber Series continues its 2009-10 season with pianist Lydia Artymiw on Friday, December 4, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the ArmsMusicCenter at AmherstCollege.

Amherst College to Mark the Holiday Season with Annual Vespers Service Dec. 6

November 3, 2009    

AMHERST, Mass.—AmherstCollege will celebrate the 2009 holiday season in the annual Christmas Vespers service on Sunday, December 6, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. The “Festival of Lessons and Carols,” as it is called, is sponsored by the school’s Office of Religious Life and the Amherst College Choral Society.

Amherst College Student Chamber Musicians to Perform Concert Dec. 7

November 9, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—Student chamber musicians studying with music professor Jenny Kallick will present a concert titled Music for Celebration on Monday, December 7, at 5 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the ArmsMusicCenter at AmherstCollege.

Students Present Documentary Musical Ethnographies of Pioneer Valley Soundscapes on Dec. 10

November 17, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—Students in the Pioneer Valley Soundscapes course taught by AmherstCollege music professor Jeffers Engelhardt will present their documentary musical ethnographies on Thursday, December 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall in Fayerweather Hall.

Curator to Give Talk on Russian Costume Design at Mead Art Museum Dec. 10

November 25, 2009
Contact: Bettina Jungen
Curator of Russian Art

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, December 10, at 4.30 p.m. at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, Bettina Jungen, the Thomas P. Whitney Class of 1937 Curator of Russian Art, will present a talk on the Mead’s current exhibition titled “The Silver Age Endured: Russian Costume Design at the Mead Art Museum.”

Amherst College Artists, Students to Open Non-Monetary Exchange Banks at Senior Center and on Campus Dec. 11

December 4, 2009
For immediate release

Contacts: Rick Lowe, 713.398.0779
Wendy Ewald, 845.546.1643

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, December 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Keefe Center on the Amherst College campus and 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bangs Senior Center in the town of Amherst, Amherst College visiting artists and undergraduates, high school students from Get Up Get Down and the senior center will host an opening reception for exchange/value, a project of the 2009 Collaborative Art Class at Amherst College led by visiting artists Wendy Ewald and Rick Lowe, known internationally for their collaborative projects with communities.