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.

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.

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.