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Evaluation - Art at the Heart of the College

We’re so glad you could join us for Amherst Today: Art at the Heart of the College. We hope to offer many more such programs, and we would appreciate your help in making them as good as they can be. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below. Specific comments would be very much appreciated.

Please rate each of the following from 1 to 5, with 1 being excellent and 5 being poor.

Communication before the program: *
The chosen topic - Art at the Heart of the College: *
The required readings: *
The suggested readings: *
Open classes on Thursday: *
Keynote address: Library, Laboratory, Sanctuary, Stage: New Roles for the 21st Century College Art Museum: *
The Mead in Action Across the Curriculum: Notes and Anecdotes from the Study Room: *
Open Conversation with the Mead's Curatorial Team: *
Reception at the Mead Art Museum Friday evening: *
Dinner in Lewis Sebring Thursday evening: *
I Love the Mead student comments: *
Art After Dark: *
All Things Old are New Again: Presentations by Faculty: *
Faculty members, in order of comments, were Tekla Harms, professor of geology and director of the Beneski Museum of Natural History; Kim Townsend, Class of 1959 professor of English, emeritus; Victoria Maillo, lecturer of Spanish; and Robert T. Hayashi, professor of English and American Studies.
Reinventing Tokyo: Japan's Largest City in the Artistic Imagination: *
Break out session with Lizzie Barker, director of the Mead Art Museum: *
Break out session with Pamela Russell, head of education and Andrew W. Mellon curator of academic programs: *
Break out session with Randall Griffey, head of curatorial affairs and curator of American art: *
Break out session with Bettina Jungen, Thomas P. Whitney '37 curator of Russian art: *
Meals at Valentine (Thursday lunch, Friday breakfast and/or Friday lunch): *
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Poet Richard Dan Chiasson ’93 read selections from his work and that of the late James Merrill ’47.

Poet David Sofield, the Samuel Williston Professor of English, read selections from his work and that of the late James Merrill ’47.

Poet David Ferry ’46 read selections from his work and that of the late James Merrill ’47.

Poet Richard Wilbur ’42 read selections from his work and that of the late James Merrill ’47.

The Remarkable Rapprochement Between the United States and Brazil Since 2007

Was it Predictable? Is it Sustainable? Does it Matter?

Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science

Memory Sustains Life

I have always had a good memory.  I enjoy using it, testing it, and strengthening it.  This may be as rarefied a pastime as dominoes.  The mind has so many other places it must be.  The present is so demanding and the future poses so much threat.  Memory may be excess baggage, but I hold on to it as best I can.