Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp to Speak at Amherst College on Dec. 4

November 15, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Wendy Kopp, founder and president of the national teacher corps Teach for America, will give a talk titled “One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned Along the Way” in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Andrew Bacevich and Ronald Steel To Discuss Contemporary Issues of American Empire Jan. 21 at Amherst College

January 11, 2007 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Historians Andrew Bacevich and Ronald Steel will discuss “Contemporary Issues of American Empire” at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The discussion will be moderated by Cullen Murphy ’74, editor-at-large for Vanity Fair. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Carol Solomon Kiefer to Speak on "Through British Eyes: British Art at the Mead Art Museum" at Amherst College Feb. 23

February 5, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.— Carol Solomon Kiefer, curator of European art at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, will give a gallery talk about the exhibit “Through British Eyes: British Art at the Mead” at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in the Fairchild Gallery at the museum. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso at Amherst College March 5

February 12, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso will present a lecture on “Environment, Development and Democracy: Challenges for Brazil,” at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in the Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lecture Fund and the Office of the President at Amherst College, the talk and panel are free and open to the public.