Domhnall Mitchell To Talk on Dickinson Manuscripts at Amherst College April 19

March 29, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Domhnall Mitchell, a Dickinson scholar and Copeland Fellow at Amherst College, will give a lecture called “Getting Nearer, Knowing Less: Reading Emily Dickinson’s Manuscripts” on April 19, at 4 p.m. in Porter Lounge at Converse Hall at Amherst College. The talk, part of “Dickinson Alive” week, is free and open to the public.

Surbahar Presents Indian Music in Concert at Amherst College April 15

March 29, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—A concert of classical Indian music by the ensemble Surbahar, featuring the rarely-heard surbahar, an instrument like a bass sitar, will take place in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College’s Arms Music Building on Monday, April 15 at 8 p.m. Shubha Sankaran will play the surbahar, accompanied by Khansahib Brian Q. Silver on sitar, and Mohan Shyam Sharma on pakhawaj and frame drum. The performance is free and open to the public.

Schola Cantorum from Westminster Choir College at Amherst College April 16

March 29, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Heather J. Buchanan will conduct Westminster Schola Cantorum from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in a concert on Tuesday, April 16, at 12:00 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public. For information contact Greg Brown at 413/542-8208.

Professors Alexander George and Daniel Velleman Are Authors of New Book About the Philosophy of Mathematics

March 11, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Alexander George, professor of philosophy, and Daniel Velleman, professor of mathematics at Amherst College, are the authors of Philosophies of Mathematics ($64.95 hardcover, $29.95 paperback, Blackwell Publishers, 2002).

College Names New Sports Information Director

Amherst, MA - Kevin Graber, currently the sports information director at the University of West Alabama, has been named the sports information director at Amherst College. His appointment is effective August 1.

Naturalist's Tour at Dickinson Homestead

AMHERST, Mass. - Naturalists David Spector and Edward Davis will lead tours through the landscape at the Emily Dickinson Homestead, birthplace and home of the poet Emily Dickinson, and the Evergreens, her brother's home, on Main Street in Amherst on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Frank Receives Literary Grant

AMHERST, Mass. - Judith Frank, associate professor of English at Amherst College, has received the Astraea Foundation's Emerging Lesbian Writers' Fund fiction grant for the year 2000. Judith Frank, who has taught at Amherst since 1988 and been director of the Creative Writing Program, will use the $10,000 grant to help fund a one-year sabbatical, during which she hopes to complete her first novel, Crybaby Butch.

Cadigan Center for Religious Life is Dedicated

October 28, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - On Saturday, Oct. 28, Amherst College dedicated the Cadigan Center for Religious Life to the Rt. Reverend George L. Cadigan of Topsham, Maine, who was the minister at the college from 1977 until 1984. Cadigan, Amherst College President Tom Gerety, and John Pemberton III, Amherst's Stanley Warfield Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus, all spoke at the dedication.

Muze Jazz Ensemble Sets Concert at Amherst College

March 31, 2000
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AMHERST, Mass.—The Muze Jazz Ensemble will perform a program of standards and originals on Friday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public.

The members of the Muze Jazz Ensemble are pianist Michelle Feldheim, who teaches jazz piano at Amherst College, Daniel Klimoski on reeds, bassist Vim Auer, percussionist Jeff Nissenbaum, and vocalist Stuart Getz.

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King’s Daughter to Speak at Amherst College

January 20, 2000
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AMHERST, Mass.—The Rev. Bernice A. King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and assistant pastor at Greater Rising Star Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., will speak at Amherst College in Johnson Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 3 p. m. She will be the principal speaker in celebration honoring the memory of her father. The event is open to the public at no charge, and no tickets are required.

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