Former Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy to Speak at Amherst College’s Martin Luther King Day Multifaith Service Feb. 6

January 14, 2008   

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AMHERST, Mass.—Veteran civil rights activist the Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and former U.S. Congressman, will lead the annual multifaith service in celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include music performed by Amherst students, readings from Dr. King’s writings and an address by Fauntroy, a good friend and confidante of Dr. King himself before his assassination.

Work of Amherst College Physics Professor Jonathan Friedman Named a Milestone by Nature Magazine

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

August 19, 2008
Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations
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AMHERST, Mass. – Nature, one of the world’s leading academic journals, has recognized the 1996 research of Amherst College physics professor Jonathan Friedman as a major scientific development in spin physics. Friedman’s work exploring mesoscopic spin systems was noted in the publication’s “Milestones in Spin” supplement, highlighting the most influential discoveries in the field since 1896.