World-Renowned Investor and Philanthropist George Soros Speaks at Amherst College

AMHERST, Mass.—World-renowned investor, writer and philanthropist George Soros discussed “My Philanthropy” in a lecture titled “A Conversation with George Soros” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in Amherst College’s Johnson Chapel. Watch video below or download an MP3 of the talk.

Veteran Civil Rights Activist/Martin Luther King Jr. Confidante Billy Kyles to Speak at Amherst College’s MLK Day Multifaith Service Feb. 8

January 24, 2011
For immediate release
Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, a veteran civil rights activist and close confidante of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will lead the annual multifaith service in celebration of the life and works of Dr. King starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College.

Amherst College to Mark the Holiday Season with Annual Vespers Services Dec. 5

November 17, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College will celebrate the 2010 holiday season in its annual Christmas Vespers services on Sunday, Dec. 5.

My Chapel

By William H. Pritchard ’53

Little Worlds

Photographs and text by Samuel Masinter '04

The world is a mist. And then the world is
minute and vast and clear. The tide
is higher or lower. He couldn’t tell you which.
His beak is focussed; he is pre­occcupied,
looking for something, something, something.

—Elizabeth Bishop, “The Sandpiper”

Two Views of Johnson Chapel


In a couple of weeks, after they unpack and choose courses, the newest Amherst students will officially gather for the first time as the Class of 2014.

Immaculée Ilibagiza, Survivor of the Rwandan Genocide, to Speak at Amherst College March 25

March 5, 2009

Listen to the audio recording of this event, or download it here

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AMHERST, Mass. – Immaculée Ilibagiza, author and world-renowned survivor of the Rwandan genocide, will give a talk titled “Faith, Hope and Forgiveness: The Story of a Survivor of the Rwanda Genocide” on Wednesday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in Amherst College’s Johnson Chapel.