Harold Varmus '61, "The Future of Science in the 21st Century," April 16, 2007

Harold Varmus '61
Harold Varmus '61 speaks in Pruyne Lecture Hall at Amherst College on Monday, April 16, 2007.

Richard Carmona, “Parting Words from a Surgeon General: Addressing Public Health Concerns,” April 1, 2007

Vice Admiral Richard Carmona, recently retired Surgeon General of the United States, delivered a lecture titled “Parting Words from a Surgeon General: Addressing Public Health Concerns” at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Carmona spoke on his role as Surgeon General in eliminating health disparities and increasing health literacy in underserved communities. Sponsored by the Schwemm Lecture Fund, the Association of Amherst Students, the Office of the President, the Martin Luther, Jr.

Rigoberta Menchú Tum, "Healing Communities Torn by Racism and Violence," March 29, 2007

Rigoberta Menchu Tum
Rigoberta Menchú Tum speaks in Johnson Chapel on Thursday, March 29, 2007.

Howard Gardner, "What Does College Have to Do With Meaningful Work in a Meaningful Life?," March 29, 2007

Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner speaks in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall on Thursday, March 29, 2007.

Howard Gardner, MacArthur Fellow and the author of Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons, spoke on “What Does Co

Benjamin Justice, "Education and the American Empire: Rethinking Schooling as 'Cultural Imperialism'," March 14, 2007

Benjamin Justice, professor of education at Rutgers University, gave a lecture entitled "Education and the American Empire: Rethinking Schooling as 'Cultural Imperialism'" on Wednesday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Babbott Room of the Octagon. This event was sponsored by the President's Initiative Fund on Education and Social Justice, the History Department and the Black Studies Department.

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, "Environment, Development and Democracy," March 5, 2007

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso speaks to a full Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College on Monday, March 5, 2007.

Former Brazilian

Wendy Kopp, “One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned Along the Way," Dec. 4, 2006

Wendy Kopp
Wendy Kopp speaks in Cole Assembly Room on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.

Dr. Paula Rauch '77, "Life as a Child Psychiatrist: Helping Children Cope with Serious Illness in the Family," November 8, 2006

Dr. Paula Rauch '77, trustee of the college and director of child psychiatry consultation services at Massachusetts General Hospital, spoke on "Life as a Child Psychiatrist: Helping Children Cope with Serious Illness in the Family" on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room.

Victor Davis Hanson, “The Western Way of War,” October 13, 2006

Classicist and military historian Victor Davis Hanson gave a talk titled “The Western Way of War” at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The third lecture in the series sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding at Amherst, Hanson’s talk was free and open to the public.

Nicholas Kristof, "First Genocide of the 21st Century: The Crisis Facing Women in Darfur," October 3, 2006

Nicholas Kristof
Nicholas Kristof Speaks in Johnson Chapel on Tuesday, October 3, 2006.

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