Niko Kolodny To Speak on "Why Be Rational?" at Amherst College Nov. 3

October 13, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Niko Kolodny, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, will lecture on the question "Why Be Rational?" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Organized by the Amherst College Department of Philosophy and funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, Kolodny's talk is free and open to the public.

Writer Richard Todd To Read at Amherst College Nov. 14

November 9, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Richard Todd will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center and the Scott Turow Fund, this reading and a reception to follow are free and open to the public.

Writer Sarah Schulman to Lecture and Read at Amherst College Nov. 10

November 2, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Playwright and novelist Sarah Schulman will speak on “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Following her talk, she will also give a fiction reading at 7 p.m. in Studio 3 of Webster Hall. Sponsored by the Amherst College Writing Center, these events are free and open to the public.

Scholar of Slave Literature Joan Dayan To Speak at Amherst College Nov. 30

November 16, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Colin (Joan) Dayan, Warren Penn Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, will lecture on “Legal Terror” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Office of the President, this talk is free and open to the public.

Nobel Laureate Anthony Leggett To Speak at Amherst College Dec. 1

November 29, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Art Historian Jean Sorabella To Speak on “The Barberini Faun” at Amherst College Dec. 5

November 22, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Jean Sorabella, professor of art and art history at Adelphi University, will give a lecture titled “The Barberini Faun and Hellenistic Royal Fantasy” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the classics department at Amherst College, this talk and a reception to follow are free and open to the public.

Despina Kakoudaki To Speak on Robots and Humans at Amherst College Feb. 20

Writer and Activist Todd Gitlin To Speak at Amherst College March 6

February 13, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Painter Thomas Nozkowski To Present Rapaport Lecture at Amherst College March 15

February 21, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Painter Thomas Nozkowski will give the annual Rapaport Lecture in Contemporary Art at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. This talk is free and open to the public.

Philosopher Alan Soble To Talk About Sex at Amherst College March 31

March 3, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

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