Political Journalist Joe Klein To Speak at Amherst College March 1

February 19, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Political journalist Joe Klein will speak about “War in Iraq and the U.S. Presidential Election” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson 1882-1943 Lectureship Fund, Klein’s talk is free and open to the public.

Concert of “Musical Orientalism” Art Songs at Amherst College March 14

Guatemalan Indian Activist Rigoberta Menchú to Speak at Amherst College March 29

March 2, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan Indian leader and 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate, will give a talk on “Healing Communities Torn by Racism and Violence” at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by Amherst’s Mayo-Smith-Read Trans-Disciplinary Fund.

Howard Gardner, Theorist of Multiple Intelligences, To Speak at Amherst College March 29

March 14, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.— Howard Gardner, MacArthur Fellow and the author of Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons, will speak on “What Does College Have to Do With Meaningful Work in a Meaningful Life?” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund, Gardner’s talk is free and open to the public.

Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona To Speak on Public Health April 1 at Amherst College

Dramatic Opera "Our American Cousin" Will Have World Premiere at Amherst College on March 31

Amherst College Anthropologist Deborah Gewertz To Give Foster Lecture at Southern Methodist University

March 30, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College, will give the 8th annual George and Mary Foster Lecture in Cultural Anthropology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Monday, April 9. Gewertz will discuss “Excusing the Haves and Blaming the Have-Nots in Jared Diamond’s Histories.”

Bolivian Novelist Juan de Recacoechea and Translator Adrian Althoff ’04 To Read at Amherst College April 9

March 30, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Adrian Althoff, a 2004 graduate of Amherst College, will join Bolivian novelist Juan de Recacoechea for a reading from Althoff’s new English translation of American Visa at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Spanish department at Amherst, the reading is free and open to the public.

Writer Alicia Alarcón To Speak at Amherst College April 11

March 28, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Author and broadcast correspondent Alicia Alarcón will give a talk titled “I Write for Changes” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Spanish Department and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World, the lecture will be in English and is free and open to the public.

Sculptor and Photographer Petah Coyne To Speak at Amherst College April 12

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