Does Europe Still Matter?

November 3, 2010

Does Europe still matter in the 21st-century geopolitical and geostrategic world order? Or rather, where and how much does Europe matter in a globalized international system in which communism has collapsed, the United States is still a critical world player and new great powers—such as China, first and foremost—are rising in the global East?

History Comes Alive in New Collaboration Between Mead Art Museum of Amherst College and American Antiquarian Society

November 11, 2010
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum

AMHERST, Mass.—The Mead Art Museum of Amherst College has announced an exciting collections-sharing initiative with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester, Mass., one of the nation’s premier collections of American historical documents.

Temporary Installation at the Mead Art Museum Nov. 4 to 14 to Feature Famous Feejee Mermaid

November 4, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—From Thursday, Nov. 4 thru Sunday, Nov. 14, the Mead Art Museum will present a temporary exhibition featuring the very same Feejee Mermaid that debuted on Nov. 2 on the Travel Channel’s new series, Mysteries at the Museum.

Pianist Christopher Taylor to Perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Unique Dual-Manual Steinway Nov. 6

September 29, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2010-2011 Music at Amherst Chamber Series continues with a residency and concert with pianist Christopher Taylor Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6.

Evening Meditation Sessions to Resume at the Mead Art Museum on Nov. 10

October 26, 2010
Contact: Pamela Russell
Coordinator of College Programs

AMHERST, Mass.—For the second year, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will hold a series of evening meditation sessions, free and open to the public, in the museum’s galleries at 7:30 p.m. on the Wednesday evenings of Nov. 10 and Dec. 8, 2010, and Jan. 26, Feb. 16 and March 9, 2011.

University of Rochester Philosopher to Discuss Morality at Amherst College Nov.11

October 28, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. — On Thursday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, University of Rochester philosophy professor William FitzPatrick will give a talk titled “What Do Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology Have to Teach Us About Morality?”

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Choral Society to Perform During Homecoming Weekend Nov. 12 and 13

September 29, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music announces the fall 2010 Homecoming Weekend concert schedule. The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12; the Amherst Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 and the Amherst College Choral Society will perform at 9 pm on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Prof Rick López to Discuss the Crafting of Mexico’s National Identity at the Mead Art Museum Nov. 17

November 2, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.— On Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 p.m., Rick López, associate professor of history and chair of the Mexican Studies Committee of the Conference of Latin American Studies at Amherst College, will discuss his newly released book, Crafting Mexico: Intellectuals, Artisans, and the State After the Revolution at the school’s Mead Art Museum. A book signing and reception will follow.

Mead/Fine Arts Summer Fellows in History of Art and the Practice of Art to Make Presentations Nov. 18

October 26, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., the Mead Art Museum, together with Amherst College’s Center for Community Engagement and the Department of Art and the History of Art, will present the four 2010 recipients of the Summer Fellowship in History of Art and the Practice of Art: Julia Massey ’12,  Laila Milevski ’11, Zoe Pagonis ’11 and Angela Pratt ’11.

Acclaimed Foreign Policy Commentator/Journalist Mark Danner to Speak at Amherst College Nov. 30

Mark Danner, Terror, Torture, Obama and Us: Trapped in a Forever War?Play audio below, or download the MP3

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November 10, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—Mark Danner, an acclaimed commentator on politics and foreign policy, will speak on “Terror, Torture, Obama and Us: Trapped in a Forever War?” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.