Three New Albums, Three Entirely Different Directions

October 28, 2010

It’s not likely that you’ll ever find music professor Jason Robinson just sitting around.

Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx to step down June 30, 2011, to head New York Public Library

October 6, 2010

Peter Rooney
Director of Public Affairs
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AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx announced today that he will resign on June 30, 2011, after eight years as head of the college, to become president of the New York Public Library.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center Fall Reading Series Announced

September 20, 2010

AMHERST, Mass—What follows are the dates, times and participants in the Amherst College Writing Center2010 Fall  Reading Series.

Friederike Plafki's SOLO and TRIO Dances to Be Performed at the Mead Art Museum Oct. 5

September 29, 2010
Heidi Gilpin, Associate Professor of German

AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host SOLO and TRIO dance performances choreographed by the award-winning, Berlin-based Friederike Plafki.

Grammy-Award Winning Pacifica Quartet to Kick Off 2010-11 Music at Amherst Chamber Series on Oct. 6

September 17, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager


AMHERST, Mass. – The 2010-2011 Music at Amherst Chamber Series begins on Wednesday, Oct. 6, with works by Schumann, Shostakovich and Beethoven performed by the Pacifica Quartet.

Jazz at Schwemm’s Fall Semester Performances Set for Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

September 30, 2010
Contact:  Bruce Diehl
Director of Jazz Performance Program, Amherst College

AMHERST, Mass. – The line-up for the fall semester’s Jazz@Schwemm’s performance series has been posted. Performances given by students and local professionals will fall on four consecutive Thursday evenings beginning on Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. at the Schwemm’s Backroom Coffeehouse, which is located in the Keefe Campus Center on the Amherst College campus.

NYU Philosopher Sharon Street to Discuss “Evolution and Reasons for Belief” at Amherst College Oct. 14

September 23, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. — On Thursday, Oct. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, Sharon Street, New York University philosophy professor and member of Amherst’s Class of 1995, will discuss “Evolution and Reasons for Belief.”

Mead Art Museum Opens Exhibition of Unofficial Russian Art of the 1960s and ’70s

September 24, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Mead Art Museum opened a new exhibition, Beyond Ideology: Russian Art of the 1960s and 1970s from the Collection of Thomas P. Whitney, Class of 1937.

Mad About You Writer to Discuss Career and Craft at Amherst College Oct. 15

October 1, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. — On Friday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall, television writer and screenwriter Victor Levin, a member of Amherst’s Class of 1983 and the 2010 Robert Frost Library Fellow, will give a lecture titled “Hollywood from an Amherst Perspective.”

NPR Host and Pianist Christopher O’Riley to Play Radiohead, R.E.M. at Amherst College Oct. 22

September 24, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2010-2011 Music at Amherst Parallels Series kicks off with a concert by National Public Radio host and pianist Christopher O’Riley on Friday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.




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