Amherst College to Host Ceremony for Newly Dedicated Beneski Earth Sciences Building and Beneski Museum of Natural History April 1

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March 24, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, April 1—five years after the building officially opened—Amherst College will host a dedication and naming ceremony for the Beneski Earth Sciences Building and Beneski Museum of Natural History, which house the college’s geology department and natural history museum.

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Encouraging Tech-Loving Students to “Unplug”

March 28, 2011

Assistant Dean of Students Debra Krumholz, a career adviser and work-life balance consultant, has been helping ambitious Amherst students find jobs for six years now, so she’s accustomed to seeing undergraduates with busy academic and personal calendars rush over to her office for a meeting and collapse into a chair, exhausted after a day of classes and meetings.

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Ashby Resident and Amherst College Police Chief John Carter Elected Director-at-Large of IACLEA

March 11, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—Ashby resident John Carter, chief of police at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., has been elected director-at-large for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Carter will serve a term of three years starting this June.

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Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx Named to New Liberal Arts Commission

March 10, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx has agreed to be a part of a national American Academy of Arts and Sciences commission aimed at bolstering teaching and research in the liberal arts.

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Orgasm Inc. Filmmaker Liz Canner to Show her Film and Speak at Amherst College March 1

February 25, 2010

On Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m., Amherst College’s Keefe Campus Center Theater will present the documentary Orgasm Inc.: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure and a discussion with the film’s producer, Liz Canner, immediately after the showing.

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Amherst College to celebrate poet Richard Wilbur’s 90th birthday with readings by students and faculty

February 16, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—In celebration of his 90th birthday, Richard Wilbur, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate who holds the same teaching position at Amherst College that Robert Frost once did, will be honored with a reading of his poems and translations on Wednesday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m., at Converse Hall’s Cole Assembly Room (his actual birthday is on March 1).

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