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Dr. Karin Matchett Will Speak March 31 on the History of Mexico's Green Revolution
Karin Matchett of the University of Minnesota will give a lecture on "Cultivating Agricultural Modernity: The History of Mexico's Green Revolution" on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. Matchett will discuss her research on the environment and corn breeding in modern Mexico prior to the Green Revolution of the 1960s. She will discuss how modernizers sought to use science to "improve" corn by interbreeding various local peasants' varieties. These scientific efforts did not meet the expectations of either the modernizers or the peasants, nor did they reap many benefits for the Mexican nation. Matchett will consider how these efforts proceeded, and why they failed to meet expectations. Her talk is sponsored by the Environmental History of Latin America Lecture Series, part of the Interdisciplinary Study of Latin American Environmental History Curricular Project supported by the President's Initiative Fund (PIF). For more information visit http://www.amherst.edu/~ralopez.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~ralopez

Carol Meyers Will Present Slide Presentation on "The Religious Culture of Israelite Women" March 31
Carol Meyers, Mary Grace Wilson Professor in the Department of Religion at Duke University, will present a slide lecture on “Hidden Power: The Religious Culture of Israelite Women” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in 101 Chapin Hall. Professor Meyers is a specialist in biblical studies and archaeology and has a strong scholarly interest in the everyday life of women in biblical times. Her archaeological work includes excavations in Gezer, Khirbet Shema’, Meiron, Gush Halav, Nabratein and Sepphoris. Her most recent published work is a reference work, "Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of the Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament," the most comprehensive study ever made of women in Jewish and Christian scriptures. The lecture is sponsored by the Religion Department and the Willis D. Wood Fund and is free and open to the public.

Ruth W. Messinger To Speak at Amherst College March 31
Ruth W. Messinger, former Manhattan borough president, president and executive director of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and professor of urban policy and politics at Hunter College, will speak on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Schwemm Fund, the talk, “Ruth Messinger Bears Witness: How Do We Respond?,” will provide a firsthand account of the ongoing genocide in Sudan. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/messinger04.html

Juniors! Be a Peer Career Advisor Next Year! Apply By March 31.
Do you like helping other students? Do you like working in a busy office where students like to hang out? If so, then consider being a Peer Career Advisor for the 2005-06 academic year. The job description and application instructions can be found in Experience: http://amherst.erecruiting.com/er/security/login.jsp Apply by March 31. Be one of the first students to work in our excellent new space. Questions? Call us at x2265, or stop by - First Floor, College Hall.

Polly Apfelbaum Is 2004-05 Rapaport Lecturer in Contemporary Art
The Department of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the 2004-05 Rapaport Lectureship in Contemporary Art. Artist Polly Apfelbaum will give a lecture titled “Wallflowers to Floor Flowers” on Thursday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (115 Fayerweather), Amherst College. Polly Apfelbaum creates what she calls "fallen paintings," hybrid works of rare beauty that exist in a contentious, ambivalent space between painting, sculpture and installation. Sponsored by the Rapaport Lectureship in Contemporary Art and the Department of Fine Arts, her lecture is free and open to the public.

Wretched Writing Contest Winners
The contest is over, and the worst have prevailed. If you have not yet done so, check out the winners of the Wretched Writing Contest on the Writing Center Website and marvel at their sheer awfulness. (And, while you're on the site, go ahead and make an appointment to get that pesky paper read).
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~writing/wretched

Reminder to Students Regarding Online Survey
All students are asked to respond to the online survey that they received by e-mail this week. The information gathered in the survey will be used in the academic planning process currently underway at the college. This survey provides an important opportunity for students to lend their voices to that planning process by offering feedback about academic and extracurricular experiences at Amherst. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by clicking the link in the e-mail you received from President Marx. As an incentive to encourage participation, the college will make charitable donations to four local agencies (Habitat for Humanity, the Amherst Survival Center, Not Bread Alone and A Better Chance) in the names of all students who complete the survey. If more than 75 percent of a class completes the survey, an extra $500 will be donated in the name of the class. And if 75 percent of all classes respond, an extra $1,000 will be donated. If 75 percent of every class responds, the college will donate an even $5,000. Questions? Contact Marian Matheson, Director of Institutional Research, at surveys@amherst.edu or ext. 5187.

Activities of the Committee on Academic Priorities (CAP)
On January 6 the committee members met with the Trustees and with other college committees to be briefed about facilities needs. At a retreat on January 20 and 21 they reviewed their charge and planned the first weeks of their inquiry, which will address admissions, financial aid and academic support for students. After February 15 they will review the planning documents from academic departments and programs. The CAP wants to have an open process and is now soliciting comments from all members of the Amherst community. There is no cut-off date. Suggestions received by March 11 will be of particular help to the early stages of the committee’s inquiries. To make a suggestion or share your thoughts about Amherst, please send an e-mail to cap@amherst.edu or a letter to AC #2218.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~cap

Deadline for 19th-Century English Novel Prize Extended to April 1
The English Department announces that the deadline for submissions for the 19th-Century English Novel Prize has been extended to April 1.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~english/prizes/prizes.htm

NYC Not-for-Profit Fair at Columbia - April 1
The Career Center will be providing bus service to NYC for the fantastic NFP Fair at Columbia. For a list of the approximately 60 organizations attending the fair, go to: http://www.cce.columbia.edu/events/inde x.php. Sign up for the bus in the Career Center. We are asking a refundable $10 deposit to hold your seat. If you show up, you get your $10 back! If this poses a hardship, please see us.

April 1: Friday Series--Work Life of Two Alumni in Boston
Students: We put together a behind the scenes look at the Boston work life of two Amherst alumni. One alum works in consulting as a senior manager, and one is involved with investments as a vice president. Both alumni want and are willing to give you a verbal work tour. Come with your questions, and be ready for a darn good discussion. The Career Center Friday Series will take place Friday, April 1, at 2 p.m. in the Career Center (First Floor, College Hall), featuring Seth Mirick ' 97, senior manager at Sapient (Technology) and Sam Bartlett '96, vice president at Charlesbank Capital Partners (Finance/Private Equity).

Colloquium for the American Founding April 2
On Saturday, April 2, at 9:30 a.m. in the Babbott Room of the Octagon, John Finnis of Oxford University will give a lecture titled "On Theology and Reason: Speaking Truth about Divine and Human Things in a Pluralist Society." At 10:30 a.m. in the same location, Michael Pakaluk, professor of philosophy at Clark University, will give at talk titled "Reflections on a Fallacy Well-Travelled: Religious Conviction and the Screening of Truth." At 2 p.m. Carol Swain of Princeton University will lecture on "The Global Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement" in Lewis-Sebring Dining Hall. At 3 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring, Judge John Sprizzo of the Second Federal Circuit (New York) and of Pete Fleming, Esq., will offer "Memoirs of the Law."


"Three Days in Hell," a new two-act comedy written by Jonathan Wemettte '05 and directed by Michael Birtwistle, will be performed March 31-April 2 at 8 p.m. in Kirby Theater at Amherst College. Tickets: Free, reservations recommended. Box office 542-2277. "...He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell. On the third day, he rose again..." (The Apostles' Creed). In between, he crashed at Satan's place, got help from two crucified thieves named Barnabas and Tryphon, ruined the devil's dinner date with Karen and saved the souls of all the righteous who had died before him. "Three Days in Hell," a new two-act play written by Amherst senior Jonathan Wemette, is a rousing and thought- provoking comedy owing more stylistically to Neil Simon and Kaufman & Hart than to Dante or Milton. Audiences will not be surprised to learn that the playwright, three of the actors, and even the costume designer are all active members of Amherst's comedic improv group, "Mr. Gad's House of Improv." The show is Wemette's senior project, and his first fully-produced original play, although he has been seen onstage at Amherst as J.B. Bigley in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and Oronte in "The Misanthrope."

Prof. Patrícia de Santana Pinho Is Author of Book on Identity in Bahia
Patrícia de Santana Pinho, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Black Studies at Amherst College, is the author of "Reinvenções da África na Bahia" (R$42, Editora Annablume, São Paulo, 2004), a new book that examines black identities in the Brazilian state of Bahia, considered the most African part of the country.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/pinho04.html

Amherst College Professors are Editors of "Law on the Screen"
Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science; Lawrence Douglas, associate professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought; and Martha Merrill Umphrey, associate professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought at Amherst College are the editors of "Law on the Screen" ($50, 288 pp., Stanford University Press, Palo Alto 2005), a collection of essays that explore the connections between law and film, examining film for its jurisprudential content.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/sarat604.html

News of May-lee Chai
Visiting writer May-lee Chai’s story, “Saving Sourdi,” originally published in ZYZZVA in Winter 2002, will be reprinted in the forthcoming seventh edition of "The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing," edited by Michael Meyer. "The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature" is a teaching anthology of 43 stories, 343 poems and 14 plays.

Jones Prize for Seniors and Es -- Deadline April 4
Each year, the Black Studies Department awards the Edward Jones Prize in honor of the first black alumnus of Amherst College. Competition for the prize is open to any graduating Amherst College senior (or E) who has written an honors thesis that addresses a present or future issue of concern to black people in Africa and the Diaspora. Submissions for the Jones Prize will be accepted by the Black Studies Department from all other Amherst College academic departments. In order to be considered, one unbound copy of a student's thesis must be received in the Black Studies Department Office at 108 Cooper House no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, April 4. The Jones Prize will be awarded at Senior Assembly.

Scholar of Hinduism and Mythology Wendy Doniger To Speak April 4
Wendy Doniger, a scholar of Hinduism and mythology, will speak on “The Man Who Would Not Sleep With His Wife Until She Bore Him a Son” on Monday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Doniger is a visiting Phi Beta Kappa scholar at Amherst, and her talk, sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the Lurcy Fund and the Departments of Religion and Anthropology and Sociology at Amherst, is free and open to the public. A reception and booksigning will follow.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/doniger04.html

Lurcy Lecture April 4
The Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought has invited Professor Patricia Tuitt, School of Law, Birkbeck College to give a talk on Monday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Clark 100. Her talk is titled “On Riots and Other Incidences: A Footnote to the Force of Law.” Copies of Tuitt's paper will be available prior to the lecture. To obtain a copy, contact Karen Underwood at 413/542-2380 or klunderwood@amherst.edu.This event is sponsored by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Fund. All members of the Five College Community are invited to attend.

Williams-Mystic Information Table April 5
Tuesday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center, join the adventure: explore the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Learn to sail a tall ship. Do your own original research in the humanities and sciences. Live on the coast at the world's largest maritime museum. Explore marine biology, environmental policy, maritime history and literature of the sea. All majors and classes welcome! No experience necessary, just a desire to try something new! Now accepting applications for Fall 2005 and Spring 2006. New England. The Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf of Mexico. The Pacific Coast. Explore the world. Explore the ocean.
For more information: www.williamsmystic.org

April 5 Encore Session on Taking Care of Your PC
Due to popular demand, IT and HR will repeat "Taking Care of Your PC" for faculty and staff in the Center for Professional Development on Tuesday, April 5 at 2 p.m. Whether you use a Windows computer in your office or at home, a little know-how and a bit of maintenance can help you get a lot more out of it. Learn the absolutely vital things you need to know to keep your computer going strong. We'll talk about how to remove and avoid viruses, spyware and spam, as well as other ways to make sure your PC is running at its best. For more information or to sign up, please call Human Resources at x2372.

“In Equal Measure”: The Frost-Lankes Connection
The Amherst College Archives and Special Collections has opened an exhibition that explores the collaborative works of the poet Robert Frost and artist J.J. Lankes. The exhibition, which runs until May 13, features the history of Frost’s 1935 Christmas poem, “Neither Out Far Nor In Deep,” which was illustrated with a woodcut by Lankes. Early versions of the poem and trial proofs of the illustrations are on display, along with many other instances of the collaboration between artist and poet.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/lankes04.html

Amherst College To Honor Richard Wilbur’s Collected Poems April 6
To honor the publication of his Collected Poems, a tribute to poet Richard Wilbur, a 1942 Amherst graduate, will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Readings and discussions by poets, teachers and students will culminate in a performance by Richard Wilbur himself. Free and open to the public, the event will be followed by a reception.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/wilbur04.html

Fellowship and Scholarship Workshop for Juniors and Sophomores To Be Held April 6
Internal deadlines for fellowships and scholarships fall early in September. A workshop for juniors and interested sophomores will be held in Porter Lounge on Wednesday, April 6, beginning at 4 p.m. Learn how to start preparing for these early deadlines now and over the summer. Information will be available for the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Watson, Luce, St. Andrew's, Mitchell, Truman and Goldwater scholarships. Some of this year's winning fellows and scholars will be at the workshop to talk about their experience with the application process. For more information contact Denise Gagnon in the Office of Fellowships, Room 213 Converse Hall, dmgagnon@amherst.edu, ext. 2546.

Morten Bergsmo Presents April 6 LJST Lecture on "Challenges to International Justice"
Morten Bergsmo, a former prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and currently the Senior Legal Advisor and Chief of the Legal Advisory Section in the Office of the Prosecution of the International Criminal Court, will give a talk on Wednesday, April 6, at 4:30 in Fayerweather 115. He'll be speaking on "Between Legitimacy and Efficiency: Challenges to International Justice." The event is sponsored by the Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.

Farida Shaheed Will Speak April 6 on Women's Rights Activists in Muslim Contexts
Farida Shaheed will lecture on Women's Rights Activists in Muslim Contexts: Being the Other in State and Society" Wednesday, April 6, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni House at Amherst College. A sociologist by training and activist by choice, Farida Shaheed is senior coordinator of Shirkat Gah, Women’s Resource Centre in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a founding member of the Women’s Action Forum that led women’s resistance to more than a decade of martial law in Pakistan (1977-88) and is a coordinator of Women Living Under Muslim Laws, the international network for information, solidarity and support. Sponsored by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst, the Department of Politics at Mount Holyoke College and Five College Women's Studies Research Center. Free and open to the public!

Spanish Dept Movie Series: Y Tu Mama Tambien April 6
Come to the Keefe Campus Center Theater from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, to see "Y Tu Mama Tambien"("And Your Mother, Also,", directed by Alfonso Cuarón, 2001;105 min. Two teens set off on a wild, cross-country trip with seductive, 28- year-old Luisa. Luisa schools them in the finer points of passion, but will their mutual desire for her destroy their friendship forever? Adult situations.

Am I Making a Difference? ... It's Not That Simple
All students are invited to the first workshop of the Exploring Social Change Series brought to you by the Community Outreach Program. Join us for this workshop on community work, activism and social change. The event will take place Wednesday, April 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons. Think about the big picture. Inspire yourself and others. Reflect on your own experience. Learn new skills! Sugar Jones cookies, coffee and tea will be served!

Stray: The Construction of Masculinity in Japanese Animation
Professor Susan Napier will give a talk on Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Fayerweather 113 on the Amherst College Campus. Susan Napier is Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She has published and lectured widely on Japanese literature and animation. This talk is made possible by the generous support of the Eastman Fund of Amherst College. For information contact: Patrick Caddeau, 542-7928 or pwcaddeau@amherst.edu.

German Film Series: Nachtgestalten (Night Shapes)
On Thursday, April 7, the film "Nachtgestalten" ("Night Shapes," directed by Andreas Dresen, 1999, 104 min.) will be shown at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. The seedy underbelly of present-day Berlin is explored in this gritty and sardonic drama about people stranded in the big city during the chaos caused by the Pope's visit. Adult situations. In German, with English subtitles. Admission is free.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_activities.html

Who Knows... Who Cares? April 7 Discussion on Questioning Sexual Orientation
Do you feel pressure to define your sexual orientation? Do you feel alienated by people who try to label you? Do you feel like you just don't know? Come to an informal discussion facilitated by Debra Edelman, Ph.D., and Nina Wurgaft, M.A., from the Amherst College Counseling Center on Thursday, April 7, from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Bruss Room (first floor of Johnson Chapel). Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required; just show up! For more information, please call ext. 2354 or e-mail counsctr@amherst.edu.

April 7 -- Making Social Change Happen: The Nuts and Bolts of Community Organizing
The Community Outreach Office presents Making Social Change Happen: The Nuts and Bolts of Community Organizing. This short training is designed to provide students with inspiration and practical tools to make social change happen! The event will include a special keynote speaker from MassPIRG and a panel of accomplished students with past experience related to areas of organizing. The event will take placeThursday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Front Room.

PAWSS Sets April 7 Lecture on Iran's Nuclear Challenge
The Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies(PAWSS) presents a lecture by Joe Cirincione on "Iran's Nuclear Challenge: How Should the U.S. Respond?" Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in th Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall. Cirincione is a senior associate and director for non-proliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. and the author of "Deadly Arsenals: The Threat from Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons" (Carnegie Endowment, 2005, second edition). He teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service and appears frequently in the media, including on CNN, NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS. This event is free, open to the public public and wheelchair accessible. For more information, please contact Rebecca Raw at PAWSS (559-5367) or go to www.pawss.hampshire.edu.
For more information: www.pawss.hampshire.edu

Mead Art Museum Participates in Spring Gala Gallery Walk April 7
Amherst's First Thursday Gallery Walk celebrates the arrival of spring by offering a Spring Gala on Thursday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Along with fine art, there will be surprises and treats all along the route. Among the highlights are an art hunt, music, performances, prizes and extra delectable receptions. This month's walk will also include a free van to escort patrons to the participating Amherst galleries and museums. The Mead Art Museum will present a wine & cheese reception with music featuring Amherst College students Matt Stevenson '05 and Andy Taylor '05. In addition to the Mead, articipating galleries include the Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library, the Fiber Art Foundation, Gallery A3, the Nacul Center and the University Gallery at UMass. GThe event is free; all are invited to join!

Poet Piotr Sommer To Read in Amherst College Series April 7
Piotr Sommer will read from his poetry and translations on Thursday, April 7, at 8 p.m. at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/sommer04.html

Mellon Project Lunch on the Evaluation of Teaching, April 8
Faculty members are invited to a lunchtime conversation about the evaluation of teaching, to be held in the Mullins and Faerber rooms of Lewis- Sebring Dining Commons from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8. We shall share our experience and views of the various ways that teaching is evaluated and mentored: by departments for assistant professors, by individual teachers for themselves, and among teaching teams. Some questions: How are the criteria for effective teaching determined and communicated? How do new colleagues learn to interpret feedback from students? How can course objectives be made clear so as to elicit fair and constructive evaluation by students? In departments, can or should senior colleagues make the process more reciprocal? What supports for pedagogy should the college provide?

Chemistry Spring 2005 Seminars Continue April 8
The Chemistry Department will host a seminar by Professor Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, of Syracuse University, on Friday, April 8, at 3:15 p.m. in Merrill 4. The title of Professor de Bettencourt-Dias' presentation is "Lanthanide Complexes for Luminescence Applications". Refreshments at 3 p.m.

Intramural Sign-Up -- Deadline Friday, April 8
Don't forget to hand in (to Duncan Webb, AC #2230) your sign-up sheet for Intramural Softball and Tennis. Sheets are due TOMORROW(Friday, April 8th)!

Baseball Games -- Ballboys and Ballgirls Needed
Positions pay $7 per hour. Ballboys and ballgirls needed for baseball games this weekend -- Friday, April 8, 3 p.m.; Saturday, April 9 (two games), beginning at 1 p.m. Collect foul balls hit out of the field of play during Amherst baseball games and return them. Interested? Contact trandolph@amherst.edu, ext. 2284.

Parables Conference to Be Held at Amherst College April 8 and 9
The Parables of Jesus Conference will be held Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, in Stirn Auditorium, near the Mead Art Museum, at Amherst College. The conference, sponsored by the Amherst College religion department and the Willis D. Wood Fund, will feature six well-known scholars of parables, who will do close readings of several parables and facilitate audience discussion.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/parables04.html

"Given Name," Isaiah Tannenbaum's Senior Project, Will Be Performed April 7-9
"Given Name," an original musical by Isaiah Tanenbaum ’05 with musical direction by Emily Frey ’04. Performances April 7-9, 8 p.m., Kirby Theater at Amherst College, as a semi-staged reading with pit band. Tickets: Free, reservations recommended. Box Office: 413/542-2277. Brad has issues. His family is recovering from a messy divorce. He just got dumped. Even his best friend Amy walks all over him. And if he doesn’t ace Professor Wellington’s deadly dull history course, he’ll flunk out of James K. Polk University. But Brad has a secret weapon: Sean, his Machiavellian alter-ego. Yet the more Brad invokes Sean, the more Sean tightens his grip on Brad. When Brad falls for Heather, the prettiest (and most taken) girl in school, the stage is set for an epic conflict, with Brad’s very soul at stake.

In Memoriam: Jane Davin
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Jane Davin, who died Friday, April 1. Jane Davin was the wife of retired boiler plant supervisor James Davin.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/davin.html

Adrienne Lei '05 Will Speak on
The art exhibition "Purple Sand & Cinnabar: Variations on the Yixing Teapot" will open at the Mead Art Museum with a gallery talk by student curator Adrienne Lei ‘05 on Saturday, April 9, at 3 p.m. The talk will be followed by a reception with Taiwanese bubble tea made by members of the Asian Culture House. Purple Sand & Cinnabar celebrates the unique Yixing ceramic tradition from China, its evolution and its diffusion abroad. The teapot originated in Yixing some 500 years ago, and Yixing teapots are still regarded as the world’s best tea-brewing vessels. At the same time, Yixing wares are admired for their incredible beauty, providing inspiration for Chinese scholars, European potters of the 18th century and even a number of contemporary ceramic artists.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead/exhibitions/

Culture and Politics Conference April 8 and 9
Friday, April 8: 3:-3:30 p.m. - Welcome and introduction by Austin Sarat, Political Science and LJST. From 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Brent Edwards of Rutgers University will speak on "Institutionalizing Diaspora." On Saturday, April 9, from 9 to 10:15 a.m., David Goldberg of the University of California at Irvine will give a talk titled "Race to Culture." From 10:45 to noon, Avital Ronell of New York University will talk about "The Creation of a center for Research in Trauma & Violence at NYU." From 2 to 3:15 p.m., Katherine Franke of Columbia University Law School will lecture on "Law and Culture from Inside a Law School." From 3:45 to 5 p.m., John Mowitt of the University of Minnesota will give a talk titled "Can the Subaltern Study?" A wrap-up session will take place from 5 to 5:30 p.m. All events will take place in the Alumni House.

Educational Reformer Theodore Sizer To Speak April 13
Nationally prominent educational reformer Theodore Sizer, founder and chair emeritus of the Coalition of Essential Schools, will address the topic “What Shall We Do with the American High School?” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by Amherst TEACH, Sizer’s lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/sizer04.html

2005 Five College, Undergraduate, Anthropology Conference Will Be Held April 9
The Department of Anthropology-Sociology is pleased to announce that on Saturday, April 9, seven Amherst students will present their research at this year’s Five College, Undergraduate, Anthropology Conference at Hampshire College (Franklin Patterson Hall). Jennifer Brown ’05 will present on "The Reaction of Black Communities to Mexican Immigration"; Andrew Bruns ’07 will present on :An American Controversy: Evolution v. Creationism"; Crystal Fogg ’05 will present on "The Interaction of Sex Roles and Women’s Educational Choices in Japan"; Callie Fogler ’07 and Emily Silberstein '06 will present on "Mothers' Activism around the Juarez and Chihuahua Murders"; Sarah Sorscher ’05 will present on "Animal Tracking and Wilderness Awareness in Contemporary New England"; and Rebecca Stein '05 will present on "Anthropology’s Involvement in War: Past, Present, and Future(?)."

Chang-Rae Lee Will Read Saturday Evening
The 2005 APA Alumni and Student weekend, scheduled for April 8-10, has been postponed. The following events will still take place this weekend: Friday, April 8, 8 p.m., Isshin Taiko - local Japanese drumming (Valentine Hall). Saturday, April 9, 3 p.m. Purple Sand & Cinnabar: Variations on the Yixing Teapot; Adrienne Lei ’05 will speak about this exhibit, organized in conjunction with her senior thesis (Mead Art Museum). Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Chang-rae Lee Reading (Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall).

Amherst College Orchestra To Present Pops Program April 9
The Amherst College Orchestra, directed by Mark Lane Swanson, will perform a two-act program of popular music on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/pops04.html

Student Survey Responses So Far - Junior Class is Behind!
Thanks to those students who have already responded to the online survey we e-mailed you about earlier this week. Class by class standings are as follows: 33% first-years, 26% sophomores, 25% juniors and 27% seniors. Every class that achieves a 75% response rate will earn a bonus $500 for charity, plus $1 per response. If all four classes go over 75%, an additional $1,000 will go to the local charities. As of noon Thursday, March 31, students have raised $490 for local charities by responding to the on-line survey. There is still $4,500 that can be raised if more students respond to the survey. If you lost the message from President Marx inviting you to participate, please send an e-mail to Marian Matheson at surveys@amherst.edu.

Win an ipod - Come to the new Career Center
The Career Center is open in its new location - First Floor College Hall. Come check us out and enter our raffle for a full-sized ipod. This is a brand new space, designed for students, with free coffee, lounge chairs, cafe tables, computers to use, and of course our always helpful resources and advisors. Come check us out - you can't enter the raffle unless you come in, and you can't win unless you enter!

April 18 Biology Lecture at Amherst College
Professor Paul D. Roepe, of the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Program in Tumor Biology at the Lombardi Cancer Center of Georgetown University, will present "Recent progress on the mechanism of antimalarial drug resistance" on Monday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

English Department Prizes; Submissions Accepted Until April 11
Submissions for English Department prizes will be accepted in the Department office, Johnson Chapel 1, until April 11, 2005.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~english/prizes/prizes.htm

April 11 -- Building Alternatives to Globalization in Latin America
Prof. David Barkin, Professor of Economics at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco (Mexico)will lecture Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Room (Room 115), Fayerweather Hall. Barkin will discuss recent initiatives designed to encourage ecologically sustainable rural economic development in Latin America. His talk will highlight how models for "sustainable regional resource management" have encouraged communities to use their inherited knowledge to improve their production capacities, while at the same time effectively manage the local ecosystem and improve their political capacity for self-government. His talk is sponsored by the Environmental History of Latin America Lecture Series, supported by the PIF.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~ralopez

Five College Relay for Life Comes to Amherst College April 15-16
Want to join the fight against cancer? It’s not too late to get involved with the Five College Relay for Life, which will be held at Pratt Field from 6:30 p.m. April 15 to 12:30 p.m. April 16. Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and patient services of the American Cancer Society. Teams of 8-15 people take turns walking around the track during the event. Entertainment, free food and camaraderie abound. It’s sure to be a great time for an excellent cause. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. If you’d like to find out more about Relay or how you could start or join a team, please contact Amy Miller amiller08@amherst.edu or Katie Roza kroza08@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.acsevents.org/relay/MAfivecollege

Expanded Wireless Network Coverage in Residence Halls
The Information Technology (IT) department is pleased to announce that wireless networking will be available in all Amherst College residence halls beginning September 2005. Please read the full annnoucement on the IT Website for additional information.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/it/news/20050401wireless.html

Prof. Margaret Hunt Will Deliver Pritzen Lecture April 12
Five Colleges has announced that Margaret Hunt, professor of history and women's and gender studies at Amherst College, will deliver this year's Jackie M. Pritzen Lecture. Hunt will speak on "Women, Islam and the Law in Global Historical Perspective" on Tuesday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall. The event is open to the public at no charge.
For more information: calendar.fivecolleges.edu/FiveCol/calendrome.cgi?span=event&ID=267882&state_values=

Writer Catherine Newman To Read at Amherst College April 12
Author Catherine Newman will read from her work on Tuesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. at Amherst Books (8 Main St.). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Of her memoir, "Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family," Chris Bohjalian writes, “Catherine Newman captures poignantly, powerfully and honestly that wondrous roller- coaster called parenting. Pure and simple, this book is a laugh-out-loud gem.”
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/newman04.html

Iraq Vet Paul Rieckhoff (Class of '98) Will Lecture April 12
On Tuesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Johnson Chapel, Paul Rieckhoff, an Amherst alumnus, and two other Iraq War veterans will lecture on the harsh human realities of the Iraq War. The primary sponsor of the event is a non- partisan student organization called Project Survival, whose mission is to raise money and gather supplies for 219 troops in Iraq. The event is free and open to public, but voluntary donations are requested. Other sponsors are the Association of Amherst Students, the President's Office, the Dean of Faculty, the Community Outreach Office and Assistant Dean of Student Activities.

Fine Arts "Open Studio" Tuesday, April 12
Please join faculty and students in the studio classes for a Fine Arts Open Studio Celebration Tuesday, April 12, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall, first floor.Participating Studios include: Drawing - Room 101, Painting - Room 201, Printmaking - Room 205, Photography - Room 017, Sculpture - Room 001. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to see works in progress in the studios currently being taught. Any student - not just majors! - interested in classes for the coming semester or beyond is cordially invited to stop by, so please bring friends! Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/opnstudio05S-pst.htm

Publish Your Personal Homepage on Amherst.edu
Students, faculty, staff -- If you have a personal homepage, please consider adding your link to the college's "People" pages. Just send your URL to wwjarnagin@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/people/

Amherst College Professors are Editors of "Law on the Screen"
Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science; Lawrence Douglas, associate professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought; and Martha Merrill Umphrey, associate professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought at Amherst College are the editors of "Law on the Screen" ($50, 288 pp., Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, 2005), a collection of essays that explore the connections between law and film, examining film for its jurisprudential content.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/sarat604.html

Fraud, Spam and Internet Scams
Learn how to identify and avoid fraud and identity theft over the Internet at "Watch What You Click" (http://www.amherst.edu/it/badthings/), a new consumer-information resource brought to you by the IT department and Campus Police.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/it/badthings/

April 13 Workshop: Am I Making a Difference?: It’s Not That Simple
Wednesday, April 13, 7-8 p.m., Lewis-Sebring. This is the first workshop in the Exploring Social Change Series sponsored by the Community Outreach Office. Think about the big picture, inspire yourself and others, reflect on your own experience, and learn new skills. Free journals to all participants. Coffee, tea and Sugar Jones cookies will be served.

Educational Reformer Ted Sizer Will Speak Wednesday, April 13
A public lecture by Ted Sizer -- leader in education reform, former dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and founder and chair emeritus of the Coalition of Essential Schools, will be held Wednesday, April 13, at 8 pm. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115). Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Amherst TEACH.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/sizer04.html

April 13 Rethink Presentation on North Korea by Janet Ha '07
Come to the Cole Assembly Room (aka Red Room) in Converse Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, to attend a timely presentation on North Korea. The event is sponsored by Rethink and North Korea Awareness Week Group. This presentation will give an overview of the situation in North Korea from its history to the current humanitarian and nuclear crises. It will also discuss the political questions surrounding North Korea. The presentation will be followed by a discussion open to the audience.

April 13 Open Mic Nite @ Schwemm's Hosted by Jay Hansen
Stressed out because you didn't get the room in King that you wanted? RELAX, and chill out to the smooth tunes of Jay Hansen at Wed. Night Open Mic! Stop by during Room Draw for an evening of good music and great student performances. Show begins at 9 p.m. (not 8 p.m.) in Schwemm's. All performers of any kind are welcome to step up to the mic and play (or sing, or read poetry, or do stand-up, etc.). Sponsored by ACPB. P.S. This is the LAST open mic night of the semester...that means your last chance to show your stuff on stage!

Maria Heim To Give Lazerowitz Lecture April 14
Maria Heim, assistant professor of religion at Amherst College, will give the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture, on “Buddhist Ideals of Happiness,” on Thursday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni House at Amherst College. The talk is free and open to the public, as is a reception immediately following.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/heim04.html

Psychologist Daniel Gilbert To Speak April 14 on “How to Be a Proper Coward”
Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology at Harvard University, will speak on “How to Be a Proper Coward” on Thursday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Gilbert’s talk, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Amherst College and the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, is the third in a series on “Well-Being.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/gilbert04.html

April 14 Event: What Do College Students Think about Religious Pluralism?
Thursday, April 14, 5 p.m., Chapin 101. The Rev. Paul Sorrentino, coordinator for religious life, has recently completed a doctor of ministry degree at Princeton Theological Seminary, where his studies focused on religious pluralism. Paul will discuss his research findings, which were based on interviews with 15 student focus groups at Amherst College. Among the topics to be discussed are what students feel is most important to them about their own faith, how they viewed interactions with people of other faiths and what they want from religious life staff. A reception will follow the lecture. Sponsored by the Multifaith Council and Religious Life.

"Love," Russell Lee's Senior Project, Will Be Performed April 14-16
"Love," written and performed by Russell Lee '05, will be performed Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16, at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater at Amherst College. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended. For reservations, call the box office at 413/ 542-2277. Amherst College senior Russell Lee has written, choreographed, and will perform in five pieces surrounding the concept of "Love." Surely the language of love is universal, and there is no one true definition of such a meaningful word. Russell's performance expresses his own understanding of love through text, song and dance. Pieces are titled "Love For Myself," "Love For a Friend," "Love for Yourself," and "Love for.....Love." These pieces range from a comical duet to a dramatic monologue about race, to a sensual dance with an inanimate object. Looking for Love? You've found it.

Diversity in Advertising - An April 14 Presentation by Mark Robinson'78
Join us Thursday, April 14, as Amherst alum Mark Robinson’78 discusses Diversity in Advertising, and Careers in Advertising. Robinson is founder of S/R Communications Alliance, the first 100% minority-owned network of 12 multicultural marketing companies, with combined billings of $225 million, including the nation’s largest independent Hispanic ad agency and largest independent Asian ad agency. Robinson will speak at 7 p.m. in the Career Center. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Career Center, the Charles Drew House and the Advertising Education Foundation. For a more extensive bio on Mr. Robinson, please contact Carol at crsharick@amherst.edu.

Houston Prize for Seniors and Es -- Deadline April 15
The Charles Hamilton Houston Prize is an annual monetary gift awarded to an Amherst graduating senior (or E) who best personifies a commitment to realizing his or her humane ideals, much in the way that Charles Houston '15 devoted his life to the struggle for equal protection under the law for African Americans in the United States. Candidates must write an essay of no more than 10 pages on the question: "In What Area of Social Involvement Do You Feel That You Can Best Effect Your Humanitarian Ideals?" Candidates must also submit a list of activities and/or work experience that illustrates their commitment to this ideal. Essays should be submitted to the President's Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2005.

Moseley Prize Competition -- Deadline April 15
A first and second prize will be awarded for essays by seniors dealing in a scholarly manner with religion. The approach may be historical, literary, philosophical or scientific, but the focus of the essay should be on religious subject matter or on patterns of religious thought, sensibility and conduct. Though the prizes are most often awarded to honors theses, relevant term papers and substantial essays written specifically for this competition will also be considered. Entries must be submitted no later than Friday, April 15, to the Religion Department Office. Interested students are invited to consult Professor Doran, chairman of the Moseley Committee, for further information regarding the terms of this competition.

German Department Writing Prize -- Deadline April 15
The German Department will award the Consulate General Prize for Academic Achievement for the best paper written as a part of the work in any German Department course 2004-05. Students are invited to submit their original papers with faculty comments to the Department Office, Barrett 1, by Friday, April 15. Please indicate your class and AC Box # on all entries.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_awards.html

Preregistration for Fall 2005 Is April 11-15
Between Monday, April 11, and Friday, April 15, all students who plan to enroll in the 2005 fall semester will be expected to preregister. The Registrar's Office will have all packets of information in student post boxes on Thursday, April 7. The packets will include information about the new searchable Online Catalog, which replaces four different paper documents. The Committee on Educational Policy has asked that students and faculty be made aware of the following statement: "We encourage students and faculty to avoid the crush of the last days of preregistration week. We ask faculty to post a sign-up sheet, listing times they are available to meet with advisees. We encourage students to think about their next semester schedule as soon as possible so that they can meet with their advisors before the final day." -- Committee on Educational Policy, May 5, 1982.

Alumni Fellow Position Opening, Office of Alumni and Parent Programs
The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs seeks a recent Amherst graduate to serve in the position of Alumni Fellow. Reporting to the director of alumni and parent programs, this is a one-year position with the option to renew for one additional year. If you would like to learn more about the position, please contact the current fellow, Veronica Nunn ’04, at vtnunn@amherst.edu or ext. 8226. To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé and the names of three references to Raldy Laguilles ’97 (jslaguilles@amherst.edu) in the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs, AC #2220, by April 15, 2005.

Welford Taylor To Speak April 15 on “In Equal Measure”: The Frost-Lankes Connection
An exhibition that explores the collaborative works of the poet Robert Frost and artist J.J. Lankes will be on display at the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections until May 13. It features the history of Frost’s 1935 Christmas poem, “Neither Out Far Nor In Deep,” which was illustrated with a woodcut by Lankes. Welford D. Taylor, the author of "Robert Frost and J.J. Lankes: Riders on Pegasus" (1996) and a collector who provided many books, manuscripts, prints, paintings and tools of Frost and Lankes for the exhibition, will give a free public talk on Friday, April 15, at 4 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (115 Fayerweather). A reception will follow the talk in the Archives and Special Collections, Robert Frost Library.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/lankes04.html

CANCELLED: Congressman Barney Frank To Speak at Amherst College April 16
The 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, address by Congressman Barney Frank (Dem., Mass.) has been scheduled due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict.

New Online Catalog
For this pre-registration period we have released the new Amherst College Online Catalog, designed to incorporate data previously found in various printed registration documents and others documents on the Web. All the data and more are available at one stop on the Web. The new Online Catalog is dynamic, incorporating changes including times, additions, drops as the Registrar's Office learns of them. The Online Catalog is conveniently searchable -- by department, by instructor, by time or by key words. Course description, time, instructor, limits, prerequisites, etc. will all appear on one screen. All the offerings of a given department or all the courses of a given instructor can be brought into one view. You and your advisor can build a schedule selecting one course at a time. A grid will display the times of each course as the program is completed. A click on any time on the hour grid will display all courses taught at that day and time. Then the schedule may be saved, printed or e-mailed.
For more information: catalog.amherst.edu

"Días de la Gracia," a New Play by Kate Stayman-London '05, To Be Read April 16
"Días de la Gracia" ("Days of Grace") is a new play by Kate Stayman-London '05 that explores the relationship between religion, politics and sexuality. There will be a staged reading of the play on Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Fayerweather 115. The play follows the stories of Carlo and Lareina, a young gay man and lesbian living in Buenos Aires in the 1990s. Although they face horrendous circumstances because of their sexual identities, they nonetheless find faith in some very unusual ways, including conversations with Eve and The Virgin Mary. Part comedy, part tragedy and entirely optimistic, "Días de la Gracia" is a play about family, hope, love and salvation. The reading is free and open to the public; a reception will follow.

Five College Relay for Life at Pratt Field this Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16
The Five College Relay for Life is coming to Amherst College this Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16. Even if you are not part of a team, stop by Pratt Field sometime between 6:30 p.m. April 15 and 12:30 p.m. April 16 for food, entertainment and camaraderie. At 9 p.m. Friday there will be a special luminaria ceremony honoring our loved ones who have been victims of cancer. If you'd like to help out, volunteers are needed for Saturday. Please e-mail amiller08@amherst.edu for details.
For more information: www.acsevents.org/relay/MAfivecollege

April 17 -- Second Annual Holocaust Remembrance Program Featuring Hadassah Lieberman
The Second Annual Holocaust Remembrance Program will take place on Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. The program will feature Mrs. Hadassah Lieberman, wife of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.). The program will include a Q&A session and will be followed by a reception. This program is sponsored by the Holocaust Remembrance Program Committee, Amherst College Hillel, AAS, Campus Center/Student Activities, Interdepartmental Student Fund, Office of the President, English Department, European Studies, German Department, Women and Gender Studies Department, Political Science Department, Joe and Marilyn Kushick, Amherst College Democrats, Amherst College Republicans, Amherst Christian Fellowship, Noor, Newman Club.

Amherst College Men’s Glee Club Senior Concert April 16
The Amherst College Men’s Glee Club will present its annual senior concert on Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The performance, conducted by Mallorie Chernin, the director of the choral music program at Amherst, will be free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested. Please call 413/542-2195. Chad Mills '04 is assistant director.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/gleeclub04.html

Hermenia T. Gardner Bi-Semester Worship Service Will Be Held April 17
The final Bi-Semester Service for this academic year will be on Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m. in Chapin Chapel. The speaker will be the Reverend Frederick J. Streets, chaplain of Yale University and senior pastor of the Church of Christ in Yale (UCC). This is Senior Sunday, and all seniors who have been active in Bi-Semester or have been in the Gospel Choir will be honored. As always, everyone is welcome to come to the service and to the reception that immediately follows. Sponsors are the Bi- Semester Committee and the Religious Advisors.

Baseball Foul Ball Retreiver Needed
Amherst Varsity Baseball team is seeking one or two workers to retreive balls hit out of the field of play during home games on Sunday, May 17, for two games beginning at noon. Pay rate is $6.75/hour. Contact Tom Randolph, ext. 2284, trandolph@amherst.edu

Seniors -- LAST DAY to Nominate Commencement Speakers and Honorary Class Members
Seniors: Today (Monday, April 18) is the last day to nominate Student Commencement Speakers and Honorary Class Members. Please be sure to fill out a ballot at Valentine during lunch (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) or dinner (4:30 to 7:30 p.m.) Students receiving the greatest number of votes for Student Commencement Speaker will compete for final votes at the Senior Speakoff next week. Honorary Class Members are faculty, staff and others who you'd like to recognize during Commencement Weekend. The Student Commencement Speaker and Honorary Class Members are an important part of your Commencement Weekend. Please help influence this important choice.

Stonewall Prize -- Deadline April 18
The Stonewall Committee invites student submissions for the 2005 Stonewall Prize. This prize is awarded annually to the Amherst College student whose work offers substantial and exceptional commentary on some facet of queer, lesbian, bisexual, gay or trans-sexual experience. Submissions may take a number of forms: prose, poetry, fiction, drama, videos, films, art projects, photography, performance art. They may be created as part of a classroom assignment or Honors project, or they may be original for this competition. All submissions are due no later than April 18 and are to be mailed to the Stonewall Prize Committee, AC #2208.

Writer and Activist Marilyn Krysl to Read April 18 at Amherst Books
Poet, essayist, short story writer and peace activist Marilyn Krysl will give a reading on Monday, April 18, at 8 p.m. at Amherst Books (8 Main St., Amherst, Mass.). Sponsored by the Eastman Fund and the Language and Literature Fund of the Department of English at Amherst College, this event is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/krysl04.html

Kawamura Noh Theater Lecture and Demonstration April 18
On Monday, April 18, at 4 p.m., members of the acclaimed Kawamura Noh Theater from Kyoto, Japan, will give an hour-long lecture and demonstration of this ancient art form. The event will take place in the Frontroom of the Keefe Campus Center. A brief reception will follow in Lewis-Sebring.

April 18 Biology Seminar Cancelled
Prof. Paul Roepe, scheduled to speak Monday, April 18, on "Recent progress on the mechanism of antimalarial drug resistance," has had to cancel due to an unexpected scheduling conflict. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Discussion on Paperless Communications
Thank you all for attending the meeting. We hope that you've found it to be informative.

April 19 Open Meeting to Review Route 116 Crosswalk Project
Faculty, staff and students are invited to an open meeting on Tuesday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall to review the proposed design for the project to enhance pedestrian safety on Route 116. Similar to the work done on Route 9 last summer, this project will strive to reduce vehicle speed and create safe crosswalks for pedestrians. The project, which is planned to be implemented this summer, will be described for the campus community by Jim Brassord, director of facilities. Questions and comments will be welcomed.

April 19 Screening and Discussion of Shadows and Whispers
"Shadows and Whispers" is an underground documentary depicting the lives of North Korean refugees. This event will be moderated by Professor Massey from Smith College. Food from China Dynasty will be provided. Details: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, Fayerweather 115. “This is a story of courage and survival. There are moments of fleeting happiness. With food and song, those living like hunted animals again become human. There’s even a joke at Kim Jong-il’s expense. They sing of their wish for unification – of their country and families. With the recent rapprochement between North and South, perhaps their terrible suffering may one day end. This film touches the very core of what it is to be human in one of the harshest corners of the planet.”
For more information: www.journeyman.tv/?lid=8988

Winner of 19th-Century English Novel Prize
The English Department is pleased to announce that Laura A. Schuyler ’05 is the winner of the 19th-Century English Novel Prize. This is an annual prize for the best student essay on the 19th-century English novel. The prize is intended to encourage students to read and write about 19th-century English novels intelligently, critically and with a heightened sense of pleasure. The prize competition for 2005-06 will be announced in September; the deadline for the submission of essays will be February 15, 2006.

Workers Needed for Jack Leaman Women's Intercollegiate Golf Championship
Looking to hire two workers for computerized golf scoring for our upcoming intercollegiate golf tournament. Hours of work: Saturday, April 23 - 1:30 p.m.-7-ish p.m. at Hickory Ridge Golf Club (South Amherst. Sunday, April 24 - 11 a.m. -2:30-ish p.m. at The Orchards Golf Club (South Hadley). Tournament hosted by Amherst College Women's Golf Team; Michelle Morgan, Tournament Director and contact (ext. 5772, mcmorgan@amherst.edu).

100 Students Needed to Raise $1,000
If another 100 students in each class respond to the online survey, then an additional $4,000 will go to four local charities. So far the response has been strong, but we need about 100 additional responses per class. If you have not yet completed the survey in response to the message from President Marx, please know there is still time to do so! Please take 20 minutes to respond - you'll be helping your school and raising money for charity. Class-by-class standings: First-year students: 52%; Sophomore: 45%; Junior: 45%; Senior: 44%.

Fine Arts Prizes Announcement
1. The Athanasios Demetrios Skouras Prize is awarded to an Amherst student who, in the opinion of the Department of Fine Arts, has created an outstanding work of art or architecture during the year. 2. The Hasse Prize is awarded to an Amherst student for the best submitted work of art using the human figure as a theme. 3. The Anna Baker Heap Prize, established by Arnold N. Heap of the Class of 1873, shall be given annually to that member of the senior class who shall write the best essay or dissertation on the subject of “Art.” Please see our Website for more details.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/Prizes05S.htm

Stray: The Construction of Masculinity in Japanese Animation
Professor Susan Napier will give a talk on Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Fayerweather 115 on the Amherst College campus. Susan Napier is Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She has published and lectured widely on Japanese literature and animation. This talk is made possible by the generous support of the Eastman Fund of Amherst College. For information, contact Patrick Caddeau at 542-7928 or pwcaddeau@amherst.edu.

Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble To Present Performances While in Residence
A living library of traditional Russian music, the Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble will be in residence at Amherst College from April 18 to 21, working with students and presenting free public performances in Buckley Recital Hall at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 and at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/pokrovsky04.html

Walker Prize Exam in Mathematics To Be Held April 20
The Walker Prize Examination in Mathematics will be held on Wednesday, April 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Seeley Mudd 206. The Walker Prize Examination is open to freshmen and sophomores, and there are two prizes in each category (approximately $1,030 first prize and $760 second prize). The examination is designed to emphasize mathematical ingenuity rather than possession of specific background material. No mathematics beyond that covered in Mathematics 11-12 will be assumed.

Junior Symposium Wednesday, April 20, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Frontroom Campus Center
An event designed exclusively for juniors, to give you a jumpstart on preparing for a busy senior year! Listen and dine as a panel of current seniors and recent alums discuss their experiences regarding fellowships, job searches, graduate school and the processes involved. Learn from those who have gone before you, and hear what they wish they had known going in to their senior year. Dinner from Pinnochio’s! RSVP by Monday, April 18 in the Career Center, in Experience via the calendar, or by phone at ext. 2265.

April 20 Presentation and Q&A Session by Adrian Hong, Founder of Liberation in N. Korea
Adrian Hong will give a presentation on the humanitarian crisis in North Korea, what the U.S. is doing, what needs to be done, how students can help and the founding of Liberation in North Korea (LiNK). The event will feature a Q&A session. Food from Amherst Chinese will be provided. Details: 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, Red Room (Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall).
For more information: www.linkglobal.org

Professors Douglas, Redding and Reeves To Speak on Darfur on April 20
"A Professor Panel on the Crisis in Darfur: History, Legality, and What We Can Do." On Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in Fayerweather 117, world- renowned Darfur expert Eric Reeves of Smith College and Amherst professors Lawrence Douglas and Sean Redding will talk about the history of the Darfur conflict, the legality of genocide, the status of the situation and how we can help. The panel will be followed by questions and discussion.

CANCELLED - April 20 Faculty Colloquium Presentation
Professor Marisa Parham's presentation titled "Forgetting" for Thursday, April 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Porter Lounge has been cancelled.

Spanish Film Series Presents Cidade de Deus
On Wednesday, April 20, the film "Cidade de Deus" ("City of God," Fernando Meirelles, 2002; 130 min.) will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Theater. The film portrays the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's City of God, where combat photographers and police rarely go. It presents the true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out. Adult situations. In Portuguese, with English subtitles. Admission is free.

Undergraduate Connecticut Valley Mathematics Colloquium April 21
On Thursday, April 21, Fernando Gouvea of Colby College will give a mathematics talk titled "Was Cantor Surprised?" as part of the Undergraduate Connecticut Valley Colloquium series. There will be a pizza dinner preceding the talk at 6 PM in SMudd 208; RSVP to Professor Benedetto at rlb@cs.amherst.edu if you want pizza. The talk itself will be at 7 p.m. in SMudd 206. Abstract: An often-told story says that Georg Cantor was so surprised at one of his theorems that he wrote to a friend that "I see it, but I don't believe it." In this talk, we take a look at the correspondence to see what the result was and to see whether "surprise" is really what was going on.
For more information: www.cs.amherst.edu/events/

German Film Series: Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht
On Thursday, April 21, the film "Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht" ("If it doesn’t fit, make it fit", directed by Peter Thorwarth, 201, 97 min.) will be shown at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. Offbeat comedy about a young architecture student who discovers that the building project he has been assigned to turns out to be more than he bargained for. In German, with English subtitles. Admission is free.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_activities.html

Portraits of Action April 21
The Community Outreach Office cordially invites you to attend an event celebrating the service, activism, and social change work of Amherst College students during the 2004-05 year. The event will feature door prizes, student speakers, a gourmet dessert buffet and a slideshow of students in action. Student Community Involvement Recognition Awards will be presented, and there will be free gifts for the first 200 guests. Join us for Portraits of Action: A Community Involvement Celebration, Thursday, April 21, 6:30—8:00 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons. For more information please contact the Community Outreach Office at (413) 542-5140.

Darfur Survivor Mohamed Yahya To Speak at Amherst College April 21
Mohamed Yahya, a refugee from the Darfur region of Sudan and chairman of the Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy, will give a talk titled “Death and Indifference in Darfur: A Survivor Speaks” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College. Sponsored by Humanity in Action (http://humanityinaction.org/index.aspx), the Amherst College Democrats and the Office of the President at Amherst College, the event is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/darfur04.html

Battle of the Bands - Thursday 8 p.m. in the Front Room - Sponsored by Educate!
Educate! is hosting Battle of the Bands on Thursday, April 21, at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Front Room. Bands from UMASS and Amherst, including the Blue Nomads and Fragglerock, will be playing to win the grand prize. Tickets are $4; come andv ote at the show for your favorite band.

Showing of Shadows and Whispers
"Shadows and Whispers," an award- winning documentary depicting the lives of North Korean refugees, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Red Room. It is co-sponsored by ACH, ASA, Dean Lee, Dean Haynes, History Dept. and President Marx.
For more information: www.journeyman.tv/?lid=8988

Stressed Students To Enjoy a Dog Day April 23
The Class of ’06 at Amherst College has scheduled a “Dog Day” for students, faculty and staff—and their four-legged companions—from 12 noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, on the Valentine Quadrangle at Amherst College. The rain date is Saturday, April 30.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/cobbs04.html

Dance On Camera Festival April 18-21
The Dance on Camera Festival will take place April 18-21 in Holden Theater at Amherst College. On Monday, April 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. the festival will screen new dance videos and films from the New York Dance on Camera Festival. On Thursday, April 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., new dance videos from Europe, curated by Liz Young, will be shown. The event is sponsored by Amherst College Theater and Dance Department, the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Film/Video at Amherst and the Dance Departments of Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges.

The Annual Spring Art Parade April 23
Spring is in the air. Beautiful weather and festive spirits can only mean one thing ... It's time for the ART PARADE! Don't you love parades? Want to bring fun, performing arts and music to the college campus all in one event? Then be a part of this spring's Annual Art Parade. Any and all kinds of involvement are welcome. From instruments to arts and crafts, to simply being there. Be a part of the fanfare, and put your talents to our panoply of pomp and procession. The parade will take place on the Amherst College campus on Saturday, April 23. We will be gathering on the freshman quad between 4 and 5pm, marching around campus starting at 5. Bring your whole family to blow bubbles, bang on drums, and celebrate! To get involved, please send an email to marsh@amherst.edu. Come get your parade on!
For more information: marsh@amherst.edu

Chemistry Department Spring 2005 Seminars Continue April 22
Walton Caldwell, Ph.D. from Princeton Chromatography, Inc. will give a seminar on Chromatographic Methods on Friday, April 22, at 3 p.m. in Merrill Lecture Room 4. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry.

Emily Dickinson Museum to Celebrate National Poetry Month April 22 and 23
The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens will sponsor the second annual “A little Madness in the Spring” event in honor of National Poetry Month on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23. In addition to an extended tour schedule for the two days of festivities, the Museum will offer activities for children, lectures, a concert, a café and a hike on the newly named Emily Dickinson Trail at Amherst’s Groff Park. Many events are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/madness04.html

Sing We and Chant It: The Amherst College Madrigals Spring Concert April 22
Come hear a delightful (free!) concert of early music and other enjoyable repertoire, brought to you by the Amherst College Madrigals! All are welcome to join us in the Octagon at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 22. No admission will be charged, and we will even be sponsoring a reception following the performance! Selections include "Sing We and Chant It" (of course), "April is in My Mistress' Face" and "The Queen to Me a Royal Pain Doth Give" by P.D.Q. Bach, along with several other English, French, Italian, Latin and Spanish pieces. For more information, contact one of our co-directors: Katherine Willis, Jay Buchman, and Andrea Kahn.

Amherst Idol 2005 Will Be Held April 22
Amherst Idol returns on Friday, April 22, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight in the Keefe Campus Center Frontroom. Amherst Idol is an event started last year to promote overall fabulousness and stardom on the Amherst campus. Last year's program enjoyed an attendance rate of 200 students, two faculty members and one root beer keg. Twelve competitors battle it out for bragging rights and a chance at prizes like a DVD player or lunch for two at Lewis-Sebring. The winners are decided by how loud you cheer for your favorite idol, and three judges from the community will offer their insights on the contestants' style, moves and crooning ability. Students interested in competing should email amherstidol@gmail.com. **Amherst Idol 2005 is a substance-free event.**

Little Three Track Meet Helpers Wanted; Work Saturday, April 23
Amherst will be hosting the Little Three Track meet on Saturday, April 23, at noontime. We are in need of 10 people who will perform varying tasks - moving hurdles, measuring marks, raking pits etc....Assignments will be given on meet day, and people need to report to the track pressbox at 11:45. Hours will be will be for 3-4 hours and the pay is $6.75. Please e-mail the track coach at elnedeau@amherst.edu or call 8117 if you are interested. Thank you.

April 23 Benefit Concert for North Korean Refugees
This benefit concert will feature talented Amherst performers (a capella, jazz ensembles, musicians, singers, dancers, spoken word poets, etc.). Snacks and desserts will be served, in addition to food from local restaurants. There will also be a slide show presentation on North Korea. Tickets sold in advance ($5 for students; $6 for general admission). Details: 8-10 p.m., Saturday, April 23, Johnson Chapel.

April 22: Teaching in Public Education Today, Alumni Fellows Panel
Join us as the Class of '54 Commitment to Teaching Fellowship awardees tell us their stories. We'll hear about the experiences of Jeremy Glazer'94, a high school teacher in both Miami and Philadelphia; Jordan Hayslip'94, a high school teacher and coach in Watts in L.A.; Michael Horne'02, a kindergarten teacher in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn; Stacey Kennard'03, a middle school math teacher in Queens; Min Kim'02, charter school Principal in South Bronx; and Amber YOung'01, Elementary Resource Teacher in Compton, Calif. Come be inspired! Friday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather 115). Refreshments to follow.

April 22: Colonel Ann Wright: An Ex-Insider Looks at Iraq and U.S. Foreign Policy
Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. After a career as a highly decorated Army Airborne officer, Mary Ann Wright joined the Foreign Service in 1987, serving as Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Afghanistan. She received the State Department's Award for Heroism during the evacuation of 2,500 persons from the civil war in Sierra Leone, the largest evacuation since the evacuation of Saigon in 1974. She helped to lead the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul after the defeat of the Taliban. She resigned her post as a Deputy Chief of Mission in March 2003, in protest of U.S. policies towards Iraq and the Middle East. She is one of only a few women to be such a high-ranking officer and diplomat. Make sure to come!

Club Photos for the OLIO on April 22 and 25 in Fayerweather 117
Club pictures for the Olio are Friday, April 22, and Monday, April 25, in Fayerweather 117. Please check the time of your club photo and inform all members of your club of your arranged time. If there is a conflict with your scheduled time, please contact jflesser@amherst.edu. Please show up 5 to 10 minutes early for your picture. Please check the link for your scheduled time
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~jflesser/Club%20Pictures%20schedule.pdf

Stressed Students To Enjoy a “Dog Day” at Amherst College April 23
The Class of ’06 at Amherst College has scheduled a “Dog Day” for students, faculty and staff—and their four-legged companions—from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, on the Valentine Quadrangle at Amherst College. Students at Amherst College are not permitted to keep dogs; many employees of the college do. The rain date is Saturday, April 30.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/cobbs04.html

Financial Aid Renewal for 2005-06; Deadline April 25
Applications for renewal of financial aid for 2005-06 are now being received. Any student may apply for financial aid regardless of whether he or she now receives assistance. The application deadline is April 25. Information about applying is posted on the Office of Financial Aid Website at http://www.amherst.edu/~finaid/renewal/. If you have questions about financial aid at Amherst or the procedure for applying, contact the Office of Financial Aid, 202 Converse Hall -- ext. 2781 from on campus or 413/ 542-2296 from off campus.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finaid/renewal/

April 25 Lecture on "Medieval Spies"
Aude Cirier, Copeland Fellow, will lecture Monday, April 25, at 4 p.m. in Fayerweather 113 on "Medieval Spies."

H.L. Seneviratne Will Lecture April 25
H.L. Seneviratne, professor of anthropology at the University of Virginia, will speak on “The Progress of Political Pilgrims in Buddhist Sri Lanka” on Monday, April 25, at 4 p.m. in the Frontroom of the Keefe Campus Center, Amherst College. Seneviratne’s research interests were fashioned in his early life in Sri Lanka during the radical social change when Sri Lanka was groping for an identity and economic security after its recent emergence from British colonial domination. His present work represents a critical examination of these themes and social processes. Seneviratne is the author of "The Work of Kings" (1999), which describes the turbulent modern history and sociology of the Sri Lankan Buddhist monkhood and its effects upon contemporary society. The lecture is sponsored by the Religion Department and the Hamilton Fund and is free and open to the public.

Pick Readership and Biology Department Seminar April 25
The Thomas F. Pick Readership in Environmental Studies and the Department of Biology will host James T. Carlton, Ph.D., Director, Professor of Marine Science, Williams College, presenting "Bioinvasions in the Sea: The Weaving of History, Environmental Science, and Policy" on Monday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4. Refreshments beginning at 3 p.m. in Life Sciences Building, third floor lounge area.

Summer housing applications due April 25
Interested in living on campus this summer? All students employed by an Amherst College department are eligible to apply for summer housing. All applications are due Monday, 25. Applications are available in the Residential Life Office, Converse 106.

Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome Lecture on April 29
Charles Drew House and the BSU invite you to hear one of the most dynamic and empowering speakers on culture, race relations, human sexuality and social issues such as male youth violence. The lecture, "Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Enduring Legacy of Injury and Healing," will take place on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Red Room of Converse Hall. Reception will follow. Dr. Leary has done ground breaking research on "Post- traumatic Slave Syndrome," a social theory that explores the way that, in addition to continued inequality and racism, the damaging determinants to which the victims of American chattel slavery were subjected continue to reap considerable traumatic impact on present day black Americans. Leary's research also shows the effects of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome on the culture of white America.

Buddhism and Science Will Be Explored April 27
The theme of Buddhism and science will be explored through two events with Geshe Thubten Jinpa, Ph.D., Tibetan scholar and the Dalai Lama's principal English translator. A panel discussion will be held Wednesday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in Merrill 4, with area experts: Jay Garfield (philosophy, Smith), Maria Heim (religion, Amherst), Rajesh Kasturirangan (cognitive science, Amherst) and Arthur Zajonc (physics, Amherst). On the same evening, at 7:30 p.m., a lecture will be held by Geshe Thupten Jinpa on the topic "The Life and Education of a Tibetan Monk: Between Buddhism and the West." The talk will outline his remarkable life as a monk in India, at Cambridge University and as a scholar in Canada. The events are sponsored by the Mayo-Smith-Read Trans-Disciplinary Fund.

"How Does Law Know?" Lecture April 27
The Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought has invited Professor Barbara Shapiro, of the Rhetoric Department at the University of California at Berkeley, to give a talk at Amherst College on Wednesday, April 27, at 4:30 in Clark 100. Her talk is entitled “'Fact' and Proof of Fact in Anglo-American Law C. 1500-1850.” Copies of Shapiro’s paper will be available prior to the lecture. To obtain a copy, contact Karen Underwood at 542-2380 or klunderwood@amherst.edu. This event is part of a series of seminars on "How Does Law Know?" which is being sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Forum Fund. All members of the Five College community are invited to attend.

Seniors in Transition: Preparing Yourself for the 'Real' World
Tuesday, April 26, 7 – 8 p.m., “Seniors in Transition – Preparing Yourself for the 'Real' World," Workshop room, Career Center, College Hall. Join Deb Edelman (from the Counseling Center) and Debra Krumholz (from the Career Center) for a discussion about strategies to help ease the difficult transition that seniors are facing. Whether or not you know what you’ll be doing after graduation, you might have questions about moving and adjusting to a new job, apartment hunting, money management and how to best cope with your anxieties about the upcoming changes. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Debra Krumholz at 542-2265 or dkrumholz@amherst.edu.

Spanish Film Series Presents Valentin on April 27
On Wednesday, April 27, the film "Valentin" (Alejandro Agrestim 2002; 86 min.) will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Theater. The film portrays an eight-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, surrounded by problems in his family that he finds only himself capable of solving. In Spanish, with English subtitles. Admission is free.

Senior Thesis Talks April 28
Students Meltem Duran, Tarun Menon and Nathaniel Reden will present their thesis talks Thursday, April 28 at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3. Tea and munchies will be served before the talks, at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics

Poet Tess Taylor To Read at Amherst College April 28
Poet Tess Taylor will read from her work on Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in Fayerweather 117 at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/taylor04.html

Casino Opening in Fayerweather Thursday, April 28
Come to an opening reception for Rich Dosik's senior thesis in Fine Arts. The work, entitled Infinity, is a 54-story mega-resort/casino in Las Vegas. The exhibition opens Tuesday, April 26, with the grand opening on Thursday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Eli Marsh Gallery in Fayerweather. Refreshments will be served.

Philosopher Peter Railton To Speak on “Well-Being and Happiness” on April 28
Peter Railton, the John Stephenson Perrin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, will speak on “Well-Being and Happiness” on Thursday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115)at Amherst College. Railton’s talk, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Amherst College and the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, is the final lecture in a series on “Well-Being.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/railton04.html

Hunger Auction on April 28
On Thursday, April 28, come to the Hunger Auction and bid on fantastic opportunities like a date with a nice Jewish boy, gift certificates to local restaraunts, dance lessons by DASAC, a cadre of willing (Christian) freshmen from ACF to clean any dorm room on campus, a dining hall serenade by an a capella group or even the famous Dean Lieber’s signature on an Amherst sweatshirt...and so much more! Bring cash! There will be free food and great entertainment provided by our auctioneer, President-Elect Mike Simmons. Proceeds go towards the Five- College Soup Kitchen. If you would like to donate anything, (a special skill, unneeded dorm furniture, a date?) please e-mail espietri@amherst.edu. Professors, we'd love to have you...

Cap and Gown Distribution April 25 and 26
Attention, seniors! Caps and gowns will be distributed on Mon., April 25, and Tues., April 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Porter Lounge, Converse Hall. These are the only dates that the regalia will be distributed. Caps and gowns must be worn for Senior Assembly on Friday, May 6.

Three Amherst College Faculty Members Are 2005 Guggenheim Fellows
Three members of the faculty at Amherst College are on this year’s list of Guggenheim Fellows. David Gloman, a visiting lecturer in art, received a grant for his painting; Maria Heim, an assistant professor of religion, to study Buddhist theories of moral intention; and Natasha Staller, associate professor of fine arts, to research Goya’s black paintings and the culture of the monstrous in Spain. They are among the184 artists, scholars and scientists awarded 2005 Fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/guggenheim04.html

Nona Monahin Is Named Guest Artist at Washington & Lee
Nona Monahin, Reserve & Microform Specialist at the Robert Frost Library, will be a guest artist at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virg. Monahin, a specialist in early dance, will be working with undergraduate actors to recreate two dances for a production of John Fletcher's The Woman's Prize Or The Tamer Tamed. In addition to helping the director and actors stage the dance sequences, she will teach a master class in late 16th and early 17th-century dance.

Jide Zeitlin, Partner at Goldman Sachs, Elected Chair of Amherst College Board of Trustees
Jide Zeitlin, 41, a partner at Goldman Sachs, has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees at Amherst College. Zeitlin succeeds current chair Amos B. Hostetter Jr., 68, who has led the board since 1998 and whose term ends June 30, 2005.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/zeitlin04.html

Mathematica Users Group April 29
The next Mathematica Users Group meeting will be Friday, April 29, from 2 to 3 p.m., in Webster 102. Mathematica, a powerful mathematics software package,allows both symbolic and numeric calculations and their visual representation. Both new and experienced users are encouraged to attend, whether faculty, staff or students. We will discuss the recently released Mathematica 5.1, which has a number of useful new features, such as the Sow[] and Reap[] protocol for efficiently building lists. We will also demonstrate GUIKit, a new add-on package that lets you easily create simple graphical user interfaces for Mathematica. This event is sponsored by Curricular Computing Services. For more information, contact Andy Anderson, aanderson@amherst.edu, 542-2255.

Educate Local Children About the Environment!
Massachusetts currently has the second worst water quality in the United States. Help educate youngsters about the environment in Holyoke on Friday, April 29, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. No prior knowledge is necessary, just enthusiasm! If you're interested, please contact ryoshioka@amherst.edu or pnguyen08@amherst.edu.

Sing We and Chant It: The Amherst College Madrigals Spring Concert April 22
The Amherst College Madrigals will present a concert of early music and other songs at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 22, in The Octagon at Amherst College. The concert and a reception following the performance are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/madrigals04.html

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Margaret Cho Tickets On Sale April 25-29
ACPB kicks off Spring Weekend 2005 with Margaret Cho: The Assassin Tour on Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Tickets are available online at www.amherst.edu/~campuscenter/events. Tickts will also be on sale in Valentine M-Th from 5 to 7 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2 p.m. $8 AC students, $15 w/ 5-College ID, $25 General Admission. Sponsored by the Amherst College Program Board with support from ASA.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~campuscenter/events

Joy DeGruy-Leary to Speak on April 29
Joy DeGruy-Leary, professor at Portland State University, will give a talk titled “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: The Residual Impact of Trauma on African Descendants in the Americas” at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29, in the Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Charles Drew House, the Black Student Union, the Association of Amherst Students, the Interdepartmental Fund, the Theme House Fund, the Office of the President and the Campus Center, the event and a reception to follow are free and open to the pulic.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/04/leary04.html

 
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