Events Overview February through June, 2013


Fill-a-Truck Drive. Form friendly competition among teams, join a ‘tabling’ group, or donate individually. We will be happy to accept non-perishable food items and school supplies. Drop-off sites include: Alumni Gym, Barrett Hall, Cadigan Center, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse, Fayerweather, Frost Library, Merrill Science, Ponty Pool, Pratt, Seelye Mudd and Smith House.

Some Off-Campus Events and Invitations

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A number of events around the Diocese of Springfield, MA:

The Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT offers special events and a full roster of spiritual resources. Visit

(past event) At Newman UMass: Papal Biographer, Author George Weigel, 7 pm. 10/22.

The Newman Student Association at UMass writes: "As part of our yearlong celebration of the Newman Center’s 50th anniversary, we will be holding a lecture series featuring a number of different speakers. Our first lecture in the Lumen Christi Lecture Series will be Evangelical Catholicism: The Church at the Dawn of a New Era, presented by papal biographer and author George Weigel.

(past event) 10/2 Lecture: The Second Vatican Council's Fiftieth Anniversary

Where: Alumnae Library Theater, Elms College, Chicopee, MA

When: 7:30 pm. Tuesday, October 7, 2012.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Gandhi and His Religious Roots, 7:30 on March 27, Fayerweather 113

Submitted by Ajayi K. Lawrence

Amherst College Professor Lawrence A. Babb

Charles Butterworth, "Islamic Political Philosophy"

Charles Butterworth, professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, gave a talk titled "Islamic Political Philosophy and its Significance Today" on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Babbott Room. Butterworth specializes in medieval Arabic and Islamic political philosophy.

Andrew J. Bacevich, "U.S. Options in Iraq"

On Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, AndrewJ. Bacevich, professor of international relations at Boston University, spoke on the current situation in Iraq and the current policies available to the United States to contain our generation's greatest geopolitical crisis. His topics included the Bush administration's "surge," legislation in Congress for a timetable of withdrawal and the partition of Iraq into semi-autonomous Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish states.

Simon Schama, "Righteous Uproar or Deafening Silence," April 25, 2007

Simon Schama
Simon Schama speaks in Pruyne Lecture Hall at Amherst College on Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

Historian Simon Schama gave a talk titled “Righteous Uproar or Deafening Silence: Remembering the

Strobe Talbott, "A Consequential Aberration: George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy—and Beyond," April 19, 2007

Strobe Talbott
Strobe Talbott speaks in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, at Amherst College on Thursday, April 19, 2007.
Strobe Talbott, the John J.

Heidi Brayman Hackel, "Dumb Eloquence: Chirology on the Shakespearean Stage," April 17, 2007

Renaissance scholar Heidi Brayman Hackel of Oregon State University spoke on “Dumb Eloquence: Chirology on the Shakespearean Stage” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the English Department at Amherst College and the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund, the event was free and open to the public.