Earliest Fossils are of Sponge-Like Animals: New Research by Amherst College Geologist Whitey Hagadorn Featured in Science Magaz

October 13, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Amherst College Music Professor David Schneider is Author of New Book on Béla Bartók

October 26, 2006Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Emily Dickinson Museum Celebrates the Poet’s Birthday Dec. 9

December 1, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— The Emily Dickinson Museum will host its annual Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, to celebrate the anniversary of Emily Dickinson’s birth (Dec. 10, 1830). Continuing a beloved tradition, the first 176 guests to the museum will receive a rose offered by an anonymous donor in honor of the poet. The event is free and open to the public.

Russian Folk Songs in Memory of Yulya Zapolskaya at Amherst Center for Russian Culture Dec. 10

November 30, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— The Amherst Center for Russian Culture will present: “Yulya’s Song: The Love, Life and Art of a Russian-American Singer and Songwriter” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Center for Russian Culture in Webster Hall at Amherst College.

Poet Peter Covino '85 to Read at Amherst College Dec. 7

November 30, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Peter Covino, a 1985 graduate of Amherst College and author of two collections of poems, will read at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Stephen Nissenbaum To Speak on “Christmas With the Dickinsons” at Amherst College Dec. 7

November 30, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens will present a lecture by historian and author Stephen Nissenbaum on “Christmas with the Dickinsons: Bedpost Stockings and Laurel Wreaths” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Amherst College Alumni House on Spring Street. The talk is free and open to the public.

Abdulaziz Sachedina To Discuss the Origins of Shiism at Amherst College Dec. 7

November 30, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Discussion of "Should The New York Times be Prosecuted under the Espionage Statutes?" at Amherst College Dec. 6

Writer Janwillem van de Wetering To Speak at Amherst College Dec. 5

December 1, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Mystery novelist and Zen enthusiast Janwillem van de Wetering will discuss his first book, The Empty Mirror: Experiences in a Japanese Zen Monastery, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Religion Department, the event is free and open to the public.

Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp to Speak at Amherst College on Dec. 4

November 15, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Wendy Kopp, founder and president of the national teacher corps Teach for America, will give a talk titled “One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned Along the Way” in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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