Amherst College Orchestra To Present Pops Program April 9

April 5, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Orchestra, directed by Mark Lane Swanson, will perform a two-act program of popular music on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public.

Parables Conference to Be Held at Amherst College April 8 and 9

April 1, 2005Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Parables of Jesus Conference will be held Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, in Stirn Auditorium, near the Mead Art Museum, at Amherst College. The conference, sponsored by the Amherst College religion department and the Willis D. Wood Fund, will feature six well-known scholars of parables, who will do close readings of several parables and facilitate audience discussion.

Poet Piotr Sommer To Read in Amherst College Series April 7

March 29, 2005Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Piotr Sommer will read from his poetry and translations on Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 pm, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Psychologist Daniel Gilbert To Speak on “How to Be a Proper Coward ” at Amherst College April 14

March 31, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology at Harvard University, will speak on “How to Be a Proper Coward” on Thursday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Gilbert's talk, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Amherst College and the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, is the third in a series on “Well-Being.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Maria Heim To Give Lazerowitz Lecture at Amherst College April 14

March 17, 2005Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Maria Heim, assistant professor of religion at Amherst College, will give the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture, on Buddhist Ideals of Happiness on Thursday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni House at Amherst College. The talk is free and open to the public, as is a reception immediately following.

Educational Reformer Theodore Sizer To Speak on “What Shall We Do with the American High School?” at Amherst College April 13

April 5, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Nationally prominent educational reformer Theodore Sizer, founder and chair emeritus of the Coalition of Essential Schools, will address the topic “What Shall We Do with the American High School?” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by Amherst TEACH, Sizer's lecture is free and open to the public.

Writer Catherine Newman To Read at Amherst College April 12

March 17, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Author Catherine Newman will read from her work on Tuesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. at Amherst Books (8 Main St.). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Writer and Activist Marilyn Krysl to Read April 18 at Amherst Books

April 1, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Poet, essayist, short story writer and peace activist Marilyn Krysl will give a reading on Monday, April 18, at 8 p.m. at Amherst Books (8 Main St., Amherst, Mass.) Sponsored by the Eastman Fund and the Language and Literature Fund of the Department of English at Amherst College, this event is free and open to the public.

Hadassah Lieberman to Speak at Holocaust Remembrance Program at Amherst College April 17

April 15, 2005Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Second Annual Holocaust Remembrance Program will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. The featured speaker will be Hadassah Lieberman. A daughter of Holocaust survivors and wife of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), Lieberman has dedicated much of her life to promoting an international understanding of women's health issues, assisting nonprofit organizations and improving educational standards.

Amherst College Men's Glee Club Senior Concert Apr. 16

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