At Long Last, a Latino Literature Anthology Debuts

September 9, 2010

At least thirteen years in the making, and covering more than 400 years of writings by 201 writers, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, set for release on Sept. 13, is being hailed as a powerful contribution to American literary culture by authorities such as Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and author Barbara Kingsolver.

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Physics Professor Pioneers New Method to Image Vortices in Ultracold Gases

September 3, 2010

Physics professor David Hall and his group of undergraduate researchers have invented a new technique for examining the behavior of rotating matter at the coldest temperatures in the universe.

The method—which involves an apparatus that refrigerates atoms to billionths of a degree above absolute zero—enabled them to create the first-ever movies of vortex motion in individual Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs). And they developed the technique in Hall’s very own campus laboratory.

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2010-11 Music at Amherst Chamber Series and Parallels Series Announced; Featuring Classical, Jazz, New Music and World Music, Subscriptions Available Now

August 30, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music announces the 2010-11 seasons of the Music at Amherst Chamber Series and the Music at Amherst Parallels Series. Subscriptions are available now through the Amherst College Concert Office.

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Nobel Laureate William Phillips to Discuss “Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe” on Sept. 9 at Amherst College

September 1, 2010                                        

AMHERST, Mass. – Nobel Laureate William Phillips, a renowned physicist and fellow at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), will deliver a lecture titled “Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe” on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1 of the Merrill Science Center at Amherst College.

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Amherst College Instructors to Jazz Up the New School Year on Sept. 11

August 30, 2010
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – AmherstCollege jazz faculty and instructors will perform for first-year and returning Amherst students and the community in a concert on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the ArmsMusicCenter at AmherstCollege.

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Mead Art Museum at Amherst College to Host “What’s Cooking at the Mead?” Gallery Talk Series

September 1, 2010
Contact: Pamela Russell
Coordinator of College Programs
413/542-8229

AMHERST, Mass.—Starting Sunday, Sept. 12, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host “What’s Cooking at the Mead,” a series of six gallery talks featuring museum curators and educators in dialogue with local restaurateurs about the themes of food and dining in art.

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The Decimation of Richard Fink, Performance Art Tribute to Local Man, to Take Place at Amherst College Sept. 18

September 7, 2010                                         

AMHERST, Mass. – On Saturday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. in Kirby Theater at Amherst College, 14 sculpted busts of Richard Fink, the George H. Corey Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, will be ceremonially destroyed. Admission is free.

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Amherst Symphony Orchestra to Perform Concert of Beethoven, Mahler to Welcome the Class of 2014

August 31, 2010
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present its season-opening concert on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the ArmsMusicCenter at AmherstCollege.

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