Bernard Harcourt To Speak at Amherst College on “Miscarriages of Justice” April 16

April 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Bernard E. Harcourt, the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology and the director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago, will give a talk titled “Flipping a Coin, Throwing the Dice: Miscarriages of Justice and the Sentencing Lottery” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Croxton Lectureship, Harcourt’s talk will be free and open to the public.

Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus ’61 To Speak at Amherst College April 16

March 30, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.— Harold Varmus ’61, an American virologist and recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the origins of cancer, will speak on the future of science in the 21st century at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund at Amherst, Varmus’s talk is free and open to the public.

Symposium on Transatlantic Visions at Amherst College April 27-29

April 19, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The third annual Symposium on Transatlantic Visions will take place in the Alumni House at Amherst College on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27, 28 and 29. Titled “Luso-Hispanic Voices: Nation, Language and Identity,” the symposium will feature three keynote addresses that will be free and open to the public.

Anthropologist Wade Davis Speaks at Amherst College April 18

March 30, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Diplomat and Political Scientist Strobe Talbott To Speak at Amherst College April 19

Lazerowitz Lecturer Laure Katsaros To Speak April 19 at Amherst College on Bachelors and Prostitutes in 19th-Century France

March 16, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Laure Katsaros, assistant professor of French at Amherst College, will give the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Katsaros will speak about “Men of Leisure, Women of Pleasure: Bachelors and Prostitutes in 19th-Century France.” The talk is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.

“Life is Art/Art is Life”: Amherst College Artists in Residence Discuss Working with Communities March 29 and April 19

Historian Simon Schama on "Abolition of the Slave Trade"

April 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Historian Simon Schama will give a talk titled “Righteous Uproar or Deafening Silence: Remembering the Abolition of the Slave Trade in America and Britain,” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund at Amherst, Schama’s talk is free and open to the public.

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