Howard Gardner, Theorist of Multiple Intelligences, To Speak at Amherst College March 29

March 14, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.— Howard Gardner, MacArthur Fellow and the author of Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons, will speak on “What Does College Have to Do With Meaningful Work in a Meaningful Life?” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund, Gardner’s talk is free and open to the public.

Boston Sunday Globe: 'Give me back my legions!' by Cullen Murphy '74

Submitted by Paul S. Statt

Boston Globe: Cullen Murphy '74 on Rome and America

Submitted by Paul S. Statt
The Boston Globe, May 19
We're not surprised when people aspire to the top job, and even admire them for getting there. But giving up that job, willingly -- that's a little unusual.Yet that is what Cullen Murphy did. After 17 years as managing editor of the venerable Atlantic Monthly, he took over the duties of editor in chief in 2002.

Martha Merrill Umphrey

Lives in the Law
Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey Lives in the Law

Nassar Hussain

The Jurisprudence of Emergency
Nasser Hussain The Jurisprudence of Emergency Explores the intricate and delicate relationship between the concepts of a rule of law and emergency.

Lawrence Douglas


Lars Arffsen (Lawrence Douglas)

The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo
(St. Martin's Press, 2011, 208 pages)

Arguably the funniest novel to emerge from Northern Europe since the Black Death

Book: Law's Madness

Submitted by Paul D. Chapin

Book Group Books

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  1. Coyote, Catherine Reid
  2. Persepolis I and 2, Marjane Satrapi
  3. StoryTeller's Daughter, Saira Shah and Beneath the Veil (video)
  4. The Three Guineas, Virginia Woolf and Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag
  5. The line of beauty, Alan Hollinghurst
  6. The Human Stain, Philip Roth. Extra credit: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man, Henry Louis Gates on Anatole Broyard
  7. The Known World, Edward P.