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September 23, 2008 e-News

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Amherst Remembers David Foster Wallce '85

September 23, 2008 e-News

Wallace, a towering figure in modern literature, died Friday, Sept. 12, in Claremont, Calif. While a memorial service is being planned by one of the author’s former professors, Dale Peterson, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Russian, for 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Chapel on Monday, Oct. 20 (more details will follow as they are finalized), the college continues to mourn his passing and invites notes and remembrances

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Psychology Prof's Research on Race and Class Making Headlines

September 23, 2008 e-News

Elizabeth Aries authored a column and responded to questions about studies discussed in her new book, Race and Class Matters at an Elite College, in articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education and online publication Inside Higher Ed, respectively.

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Spanish Faculty Member Pens Book on the Revival of Hebrew

September 23, 2008 e-News

Resurrecting Hebrew by Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor, tells the story of how Hebrew was rescued from extinction to become the living language of a modern nation.

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Travel & Leisure: Mead Art Museum One of the Region's Best

September 23, 2008 e-News

In an article spotlighting “the Berkshires’ most revered art museums,” a writer for the popular consumer magazine called the Amherst institution “a compact bastion of American treasures.”

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Composer Scott Wheeler '73 Featured in Boston Globe

September 23, 2008 e-News

A reporter with the newspaper discussed the upcoming premier of Wheeler’s new opera, The Gold Standard, in addition to his career and work, which was described as “freshly innovative music that nevertheless addresses itself to a wide audience.”

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The Infiltrator

September 23, 2008 e-News

Campus Buzz correspondent Marjan Hajibandeh ’09E never had an orientation to call her own. So she found one to crash

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Office Space: 312 Earth Sciences and Museum of Natural History

September 23, 2008 e-News

Whitey Hagadorn, assistant professor of geology, has turned his campus home into everything from a teaching space to a fully-stocked geological expedition launch point.

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Amherst Reads October Pick: The Thing Itself by Dick Todd '62

September 23, 2008 e-News

Starting Oct. 1, participants in the college’s online book club will be able join a discussion or read a review of Todd’s new book, as well as listen to a conversation between the author and Catherine Newman ’90. Can’t wait until the end of the month to get your Amherst Reads fix? Check out the chatter about September’s selection, Are We Rome? by Cullen Murphy ’74.

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Amherst President Explains the Endowment to Congress

September 10, 2008 e-News

At a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8, Anthony W. Marx summarized the college’s efforts to ensure access and enhance affordability and argued that an endowment spend rate requirement would not achieve much social benefit.

 

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