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Be sure to check out the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble perform at the 2015 McBride '59 Commission Concert on February 21st at 8 pm! This year's featured composer, JC Sanford, will give a lecture on his piece "Trash Me Hamster," at 1:00pm on Friday, February 20th and perform with his Quartet following the ACJE performance. 

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy Search

Submitted by Siddheshwar S. Salvi on Tuesday, 8/25/2009, at 12:56 PM

First Meeting of the Semester - Times TBA.


The New York Times

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New York Today: Enforcing a Ban

47 min 36 sec ago
Friday: The shark fin ban, sunny skies and Henry James’s dislikes.

In Stieg Larsson’s Head, but Anxious to Be His Own Man

1 hour 2 min ago
David Lagercrantz, the author of the new sequel to the “Millennium” trilogy, talks about living up to a legacy while also creating something distinctive.

A City Rises in Queens for the U.S. Open

1 hour 45 min ago
A miniature metropolis quickly takes shape in Flushing Meadows every August. With a stadium under construction this year, “quickly" became an understatement.

Regenerative Medicine Researcher Cleared of Scientific Misconduct Charges

1 hour 50 min ago
The allegations, brought by colleagues, related to three patients on whom Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, a surgeon, had performed experimental operations.

At Least 150 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks Off Libya

2 hours 18 min ago
If confirmed, the death toll would be among the highest this summer for those trying to reach Europe from North Africa.


Harrisburg Patriot-News

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Harrisburg police charge man in connection with attack of mail carrier

24 min 41 sec ago

The criminal charge of simple assault against Todd K. Johnson comes exactly two weeks after postal inspectors announced a $50,000 reward for information in the case. But police said they solved the case through interviews and good police work.

Man in custody following nine-hour standoff: Police

32 min 37 sec ago
A trooper was called to the 300 block of Shepard Street in Union Township just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday after receiving a call about a domestic dispute involving Matthew Sutton, 35, and a woman, police said.

Friends of Harrisburg homicide victim Richard McQuown channel grief into Kayak Run

1 hour 15 min ago

Richard McQuown, 41, was found mortally wounded Nov. 1 under the Walnut Street bridge. Harrisburg police confirmed Friday that the case remained stalled. Friends are planning a kayak fundraiser for noon Saturday along the Yellow Breeches Creek.

Camp Hill man arrested on nearly a dozen counts of child pornography, police say

1 hour 26 min ago

The investigation was a joint effort that pulled in investigators with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, New York City Police Department and U.S. Custom Immigrations Enforcement, among others.

West Shore offering free buses to the Little League World Series for students, families

26 min 35 sec ago

Those interested can sign up until noon today at the Crossroads Middle School office at 717-932-1295. Seats will be first come, first serve. All students must be accompanied by an adult.


Boston Globe: Students Switching Activism to Boardroom

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Annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk Set For May 13

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Dickinson Homestead in Amherst will sponsor the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk on Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. The walk honors the memory of the poet Emily Dickinson, who died on May 15, 1886. The event is free and open to the public.