’09 Alumna Awarded 2011 Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Tovah Ackerman, a member of Amherst’s Class of 2009, has been awarded a 2011 Gates Cambridge Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England. In the program’s 11 years, Ackerman is the third student from Amherst to be awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Veteran Civil Rights Activist/Martin Luther King Jr. Confidante Billy Kyles to Speak at Amherst College’s MLK Day Multifaith Service Feb. 8

January 24, 2011
For immediate release
Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, a veteran civil rights activist and close confidante of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will lead the annual multifaith service in celebration of the life and works of Dr. King starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College.

Free Lectures at the Mead Art Museum Feb. 10 to Address the Spiritual Concepts and Scientific Conservation of Russian Icons

January 18, 2010
Contact: Bettina Jungen
Thomas P. Whitney ’37 Curator of Russian Art

AMHERST, Mass.— On Thursday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. in the Mead Art Museum’s William Green Study Room, Yury Bobrov, head of the Painting and Icon Conservation Department at the Repin Art Institute in St. Petersburg, will offer two hour-long lectures about Russian icons.

Estonian Bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann to Perform Solo Concert, “No Limits,” with Broad-Ranging Repertoire on Feb. 11

January 7, 2011
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2010-2011 Music at Amherst Parallels Series continues with a concert by Estonian-born bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann on Friday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.