Amherst College to Host Conference on the Future of the Humanities March 2-3

Submitted on Tuesday, 2/21/2012, at 2:51 PM

February 21, 2012                                                                           

AMHERST, Mass. – On Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, Amherst College will host a conference titled “The Future of the Humanities and the Problem of Instrumental Reason” at the school’s Alumni House.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Franz Wright to Read from His Work at Amherst College March 23

March 10, 2010                                                         

AMHERST, Mass.—The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, in AmherstCollege’s Alumni House.

Amherst College Prof Hilary Moss to Discuss Race and Education in Pre-Civil War Boston April 30

April 15, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.—Hilary Moss, assistant professor of black studies and history at Amherst College, will deliver the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture on Thursday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Amherst College’s Alumni House.

Prominent Economist Ron Ferguson to Discuss Education and Economics at Amherst College Feb. 11

February 5, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. – Ron Ferguson, lecturer in public policy at Harvard University and economist and senior research associate at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, will give a talk titled “Toward Excellence with Equity: Helping ALL Children Reach their Full Potential” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Amherst College’s Alumni House.

Close to Home

By Katherine Duke ’05

One of the many reasons I chose to attend Amherst College was that it was far away. Or, far enough away.  My parents could do the three-hour drive fairly easily when I wanted them to—but only when I wanted them to. The other serious contender, Vassar, was only an hour from my hometown. I cringed when I realized it got the same radio stations. I have nothing against my family or my high school, but I wanted my college experience to feel separate from them. So Amherst it was.

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Lazerowitz Lecturer Jeffrey Ferguson To Speak on “Satire in the Bedroom” at Amherst College April 23

April 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Jeffrey Brown Ferguson, assistant professor of black studies and American studies at Amherst College, will give the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture, on “Satire in the Bedroom: George Schuyler’s Racial Transgressions,” on Tuesday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni House at Amherst College. The talk, and a reception immediately following, are free and open to the public.

Refugees International President Kenneth Bacon '66 To Speak at Amherst College Feb. 19

February 12, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Kenneth Bacon, the president of Refugees International, will give a talk about "It's Your World" in the Alumni House at Amherst College on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. His talk, sponsored by the Amherst College Career Center and the Foreign Policy Forum, is free and open to the public.