Composer and Music Theorist Dmitri Tymoczko To Speak on "Composition as Applied Philiosophy" at Amherst College April 12

March 16, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Dmitri Tymoczko, a composer and music theorist, will give a talk on “Composition as Applied Philosophy” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Organized by the Amherst College Department of Philosophy and funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, Tymoczko’s talk is free and open to the public.

Literary Magazine n+1 College Tour Comes to Amherst College April 13

March 28, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The editors of the award-winning new literary journal n+1 will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Paino Lecture Hall in the Earth Science and Natural History Building at Amherst College. Sponsored by the English Department at Amherst College, the event will be free and open to the public.

Bernard Harcourt To Speak at Amherst College on “Miscarriages of Justice” April 16

April 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Bernard E. Harcourt, the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology and the director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago, will give a talk titled “Flipping a Coin, Throwing the Dice: Miscarriages of Justice and the Sentencing Lottery” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Croxton Lectureship, Harcourt’s talk will be free and open to the public.

Poet Daniel Hall To Read at Amherst College April 16

April 10, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Daniel Hall, a writer-in-residence at Amherst College and the author of a new collection, Under Sleep (2007), will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, Hall’s reading is free and open to the public.

Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus ’61 To Speak at Amherst College April 16

March 30, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.— Harold Varmus ’61, an American virologist and recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the origins of cancer, will speak on the future of science in the 21st century at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund at Amherst, Varmus’s talk is free and open to the public.

“A little Madness in the Spring” Turns Emily Dickinson Museum Upside Down April 28 & 29; Dickinson Museum Goes to the Dogs

April 4, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum’s celebration of National Poetry Month, appropriately named after Dickinson’s poem “A little Madness in the Spring,” takes over Amherst on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, with a range of lectures, programs and outdoor events that will inspire even the most canine of poetry fans.

Amherst College Glee Club Presents Annual Senior Concert April 28

April 19, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Men's Glee Club will present its annual Senior Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building on the Amherst College campus. The Glee Club is directed by Mallorie Chernin; Katie Vogele, a 2006 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, is assistant director. The concert is free and open to the public.

Symposium on Transatlantic Visions at Amherst College April 27-29

April 19, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The third annual Symposium on Transatlantic Visions will take place in the Alumni House at Amherst College on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27, 28 and 29. Titled “Luso-Hispanic Voices: Nation, Language and Identity,” the symposium will feature three keynote addresses that will be free and open to the public.

Poet John Hennessy To Read at Amherst Books April 26

April 19, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—John Hennessy, a poet “without an ounce of pretension—about either his working-class roots or the deftly turned poetry he makes of it,” according to Mary Jo Salter, will read from his new collection, Bridge and Tunnel (2007), at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street, Amherst, Mass.). Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, Hennessy’s reading is free and open to the public.

Amherst College Women’s Chorus and Concert Choir Present Annual Spring Concerts May 4 and May 5

April 17, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Women’s Chorus will present its annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building on the Amherst College campus. The Amherst College Concert Choir will present a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in Buckley Recital Hall. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

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