Amherst College Police Officer Nathan Jackman Honored by Law Enforcement Association

December 22, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College Campus Police Officer and Greenfield resident Nathan Jackman has received a special recognition award from the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA).

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.

Amherst College Professor Hilary Moss Publishes Book on Educating Blacks in U.S. Before the Civil War

December 17, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — Hilary J. Moss, assistant professor of history and black studies at AmherstCollege, has published Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America (University of Chicago Press, 2009, $37.50).

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.