Biologist Ewald Proposes a New Theory of Disease in Plague Time

December 15, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Paul Ewald, Domenic J. Paino ’55 Professor in Global Environmental Studies (Biology) at Amherst College, has recently written Plague Time: How Stealth Infections Cause Cancers, Heart Disease, and Other Deadly Ailments ($25, 282 pp., Free Press). Ewald argues that heart disease, cancer and other chronic “modern plagues” are as much the result of viruses and bacteria as of genetics and lifestyle.

Amherst College Senior Jordan Krall Named Rhodes Scholar

December 10, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 EDITOR'S NOTE: Krall is available for interviews, as are faculty members and coaches who have worked closely with Krall. Call the Public Affairs Office (413/542-2321).

Pitkin Honored By the American Anthropological Association

December 7, 2000Director of Media Relations

Los Angeles Piano Quartet Opens Music at Amherst Series

September 20, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Los Angeles Piano Quartet will open the 2000-01 Music at Amherst Series on Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The program includes piano quartets by Beethoven and Brahms, and John Harbison’s “November 19, 1828: Hallucination in Four Episodes,” a 1988 meditation on the death and life of Franz Schubert.

Peterson Compares Russian and African-American Soul

September 20, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Dale Peterson, professor of English and Russian at Amherst College, has just published Up from Bondage: The Literatures of Russian and African American Soul ($18.95 paper, 240 pp., Duke University Press, Durham), the first study to consider the evolution of Russian and African-American cultural nationalism in literature.

Pritchard Publishes Study Of Updike

September 8, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English at Amherst College, has just published Updike: America’s Man of Letters ($27, 332 pp., Steerforth Press, South Royalton, Vermont), the first comprehensive critical look at the work, career and literary reputation of one of America’s most influential men of letters.

Tiersky Publishes New Mitterrand Biography

Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Ronald Tiersky, Joseph R. Eastman ’04 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, has just published François Mitterrand: The Last French President ($29.95, 438 pp., St. Martin’s Press, NY 2000), a multi-faceted study of this controversial French president (1981-1995), whom Tiersky knew personally and often interviewed.

“The Rise and Fall of Lake Hitchcock” Returns

September 5, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations

Philosopher Colin McGinn To Speak

September 22, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations

Novelist Claire Messud and Poet Daniel Hall To Read

Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass—The Amherst College Creative Writing Center kicks off its annual reading series with a joint reading by Claire Messud and Daniel Hall on Monday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Babbott Room of the Octagon at Amherst College. The event is free and open to the public.

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