Dickinson Homestead Opens for the Season March 2

February 15, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— The Dickinson Homestead, home of the poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), at 280 Main St. in Amherst, Mass., will open for its 2002 season on Saturday, March 2. The Homestead—the birthplace and home of the poet for 40 years—is open for guided tours from March through mid-December.

Amherst College Choral Society To Perform Concert of American Music March 3

Februray 18, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Choral Society, directed by Mallorie Chernin (Greg Brown ’98, acting director), and the Amherst College Orchestra, directed by Mark Lane Swanson, will present a concert of American music on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall.

Gary Orfield and Juliet Garcia To Speak on Affirmative Action March 3 and March 5

February 21, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Two prominent scholars will speak on affirmative action as part of a national round table being held in Amherst from Sunday, March 3, through Tuesday, March 5. Both talks are open to the public at no charge. Gary Orfield, director of the Harvard Project on School Desegregation and co-director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project, will lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College.

Ezekiel J. Emanuel ’79 To Speak on “Ethics of International Research” at Amherst College Feb. 22

February 15, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Amherst College Class of 1979, a physician and leading medical ethicist, will talk about the “Ethics of International Research” on Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College. Emanuel’s talk, the annual Everett H. Pryde Lecture, will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served before the talk.

Baritone Joseph Kaiser To Sing at Amherst College Feb. 24

Novelist Judith Frank To Read at Amherst College Feb. 25

February 7, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass -- Judith Frank, author and associate professor of English at Amherst College, will read from her novel, Crybaby Butch, at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Amherst College Amherst Creative Writing Center, is free and open to the public.

Amherst College Alumnus and Trustee Colin Diver Named President of Reed College

February 10, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Colin Diver, Amherst College Class of 1965 and a member of the Amherst College board of trustees since 1998, was elected the fourteenth president of Reed College Feb. 9. He will assume his responsibilities on July 1. Diver is the Charles A. Heimbold, Jr., Professor of Law and Economics and former dean at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

David Blight Receives Lincoln Book Prize for Race and Reunion

February 12, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—David W. Blight, the Class of 1959 Professor of History and Black Studies at Amherst College, has received the Lincoln Prize given by the Lincoln & Soldiers’ Institute at Gettysburg College for Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory ($29.95, 512 pp., Harvard University Press, Cambridge 2001). The prize is given annually to the best work on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

Political Science Professor Dumm Edits Special Issue of Theory and Event Devoted to September 11

John Dominic Crossan To Speak on Historical Jesus at Amherst College Feb. 21

January 31, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The distinguished New Testament scholar John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University, will present a lecture titled “Method and Meaning in Historical Jesus Research,” on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Crossan is the first lecturer in the college’s spring lecture series, “Rethinking Jesus: His Intellectual, Spiritual and Material World.”

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