Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Thu, May 7, 2015

Calvin & Hobbes - waiting for inspiration

Amherst Write-In!

Merrill Science Center, Library Classrooms

On the first day of reading period, get started writing your term papers at the Amherst Write-In! There’s no need to toil away in isolation when everyone has papers to write. Enjoy free coffee and snacks, consult with writing associates and librarians, and see how many pages you can produce in the company of fellow writers. The official event time is 10 a.m.-6 p.m., but the space will be available until midnight for night-owl writers. If you are planning to drop in to write with us, please check in on the Write-In's Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/438895959624417/
Sponsored by the Writing Center.

Dog Days

Enjoy a meet and greet with faculty, staff and their pets!

"Nature, Pleasure, Myth" exhibition image of a variety of animals and Japanese warriors against a pink background

"Brand New Beasts": A Closer Look Gallery Talk

Join Bradley Bailey, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Postdoctoral Curatorial Teaching Fellow in Japanese Prints, for an insider’s view of "Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan."

Refreshments will be served.

Piece of film, showing a negative image of five people

FAMS Thesis Film Screening

Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

Milagroso Azul (Miracle Blue), by Joyzel Acevedo
With the death of the matriarch that held them together, a small Cuban immigrant family finds themselves dealing with loss in more ways than one. Run time: 27 minutes.

In Future Dreams, by Ashley Blasczyk
A former military police officer reflects on his conversion to Islam and attempts to reconcile his love for music with the memory of hearing it used as a weapon while stationed at Guantánamo Bay. Run time: 30 minutes.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Pride Alliance Weekly Meeting

Please join us weekly for our Pride Alliance Meeting at 8:00 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center. We host weekly discussions, guest speakers, workshops and events, and the GAP (Gay Amherst Party). All are welcome and there is always food!

Fri, May 8, 2015

feel good friday

Feel Good Friday: free chair massage, yummy snacks and giveaways!

To help you de-stress, we will be offering: free chair massage, a biofeedback station, self-care kits, play-doh, a fire pit to burn your stresses and roast marshmallows, popcorn, popsicles and cupcakes. Rain location McCaffrey Room. Feel Good Friday is sponsored by Mental Health Education, the Wellness Team, the SHEs and the Wellness Theme House.

MUSIC 372 Performance

Professor Sawyer's MUSIC 372 students present their work in a year-end concert.

New Faculty Social Hour

An occasion to come together and meet other new colleagues across departments. We meet on the second Friday of every month from 4-5:30 p.m. for conversation. Most meetings will happen in the McCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center. We have child care services for those that need to pick up their little ones before stopping over.

Reminder emails with updated locations are sent to appropriate colleagues each month.

Third Annual Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a ceremony to recognize and honor the accomplishments of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, their allies and their families as they graduate from Amherst College. You are invited to celebrate with the graduating students and honor all that they have achieved.

This year will be honoring 19 Amherst College graduates and our keynote speaker will be Professor Khary Polk.

Reception to immediately follow ceremony - hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served

Route 9 Spring Show

Come out to hear the musical styling's of Route 9! One of Amherst's all-male A Capella groups, Route 9 will be performing songs and skits honoring their seniors! The show is in Merrill Lecture Hall 1, Friday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are being sold in Valentine Dining Hall for $3, and for $5 at the door!

Sat, May 9, 2015

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

Sun, May 10, 2015

Called

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

All are welcome in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. Missalettes are provided to help us pray and lift up our voices in song.

Study Hours at the Cadigan Center for Religious Life

Papers and exams coming up? Tired of studying in the same old spaces? Need a late-night study area? Come to the Cadigan Center for quiet and coffee! We'll even have snacks and coffee available. Bring your friends. Study hours are from 8 p.m. Sunday, May 10 through 5 p.m. Friday, May 15. 24/7 through finals. All rooms are available for quiet or small-group studying. Please note that the Cadigan Center will be closed on Thursday, May 14 from 6 - 8 p.m. due to a previously scheduled meeting.

Mon, May 11, 2015

Math and Stat Table

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Room B

Join students and faculty interested in statistics, pure mathematics or applied mathematics, for interesting, relaxing conversations and lunch each Monday between noon and 1:30 p.m. in Terrace Room B, Valentine Hall. Pick up your lunch in Val and come on down to Terrace Room B for whatever lunch interval you have. We’ll be glad to see you, and we’ll count on seeing you there!

Thu, May 14, 2015

The Common in the City: MUMBAI

The Common in the City: MUMBAI

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

May 14, 2015
7–9 p.m.
VIP reception begins at 6 p.m.

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
New York University
20 Cooper Square
New York City

The Common will host its 4th annual benefit celebrating Mumbai in New York City.

Join us for a unique postcard auction*, cocktails/canapes, and music inspired by a night in India.

Featuring Suketu Mehta in conversation with Parul Sehgal.

Suketu Mehta is the New York-based author of "Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found," which won the Kiriyama Prize and the Hutch Crossword Award, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award.

Parul Sehgal is an editor at the New York Times Book Review. She is the recipient of the Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle, and her work appears in the New York Times, Slate, Bookforum, Tin House, The Literary Review, among other publications. She is currently teaching at Columbia University.

See link below for ticket details.

*Bidding for auction items opens May 1. See link below for details.

Sat, May 16, 2015

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

Thu, May 21, 2015

working on wellness

Working on Wellness: a staff and faculty drop-in wellness practice group

Valentine Dining Hall, terrace room

The mission of the Working on Wellness (WOW) group is to promote staff and faculty well-being by trying out a range of wellness practices and providing peer support and encouragement. WOW has monthly drop-in meetings open to all Amherst faculty and staff on the third Thursday of the month. At each meeting the group will select a wellness practice to focus on in the upcoming month and discuss how practice from the previous month went.

Sat, May 23, 2015

Rev Warren J Savage preaching

Catholic Commencement Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Join the Catholic community in the celebration of the Mass. Everyone is welcome. Missalettes are provided. Our celebrant is the well-known Mission, Retreat, and Revival preacher Rev. Warren J. Savage, Everyone is welcome. Missalettes are provided. A regular celebrant at Amherst College, Fr. Savage is a Lecturer from the Religious Studies Department at Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, MA, Diocesan Permanent Diaconate Formation Program Instructor, Westfield State University Catholic chaplain, and Member of Spiritual Directors International, Academy of Homiletics, and The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality.

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

"Concert Tonight" sign outside Arms Music Center

Choral Society Commencement Concert

The Amherst College Department of Music presents the Amherst College Choral Society’s annual Commencement Concert on Saturday, May 23, at 9:15 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center.Tickets are required, and seating is by general admission.

The four groups that make up the Choral Society present music from their spring concerts as well as traditional college songs. The Choral Society includes the Women’s Chorus, the Men’s Glee Club and the Concert Choir, directed by Mallorie Chernin and Jordan Hugh Sam ’14, assistant director, and the Madrigal Singers, directed by Alexandra Burkot ’15 and Asa Goodwillie ’16.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under. Five College student tickets are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door, beginning at 8:15 p.m; during Commencement registration in the Alumni House; or in advance, by contacting Ms. Chernin at mchernin@amherst.edu or 413/542-2484.

Ongoing Events

Russian painting by Esker

КИНЕТИЧЕСКИЕ РИТМЫ: The Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism

Webster Hall, Amherst Center for Russian Culture

In 2014, the Mead Art Museum oversaw the installation of art in the Russian Center Art Gallery, a newly refurbished space in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, located in Webster Hall. The exhibition on view, КИНЕТИЧЕСКИЕ РИТМЫ: The Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism, brings together works from the Thomas P. Whitney ’37 collection that reflect the dynamic spirit of the artistic milieu of the first three decades of the twentieth century. Visit the link below for additional information about the works on view.

The Russian Center Art Gallery is located in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, on the second floor of Webster Hall. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Nature, Pleasure, Myth exhibition image

Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan

This special exhibition explores the appearance of animals throughout different genres of Japanese woodblock prints, textiles and fashionable objects. From Japanese folklore to kabuki performances, from the embroidered robes of courtesans to fascinating “secret calendars,” animals—domestic, wild and fantastical—offer a view into the “floating world” of Japan. On view at the Mead Art Museum February 7–June 28.

Open
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 9 a.m.–midnight
Fri: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fifty Years of Showa Japan image

Fifty Years of Shōwa Japan: The Photography of Kageyama Kōyō

The photographs of Kageyama Kōyō (1907–1981) document the changing urban landscape of Tokyo during the Shōwa imperial period (1926–1989). Kageyama captured scenes of the city as it rebuilt after the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923, underwent militarization in the 1930s, endured the years of World War II and its aftermath, and as it developed into a global metropolis. On view at the Mead Art Museum February 7–June 28.

Open
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 9 a.m.–midnight
Fri: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Gods, Kings, and Lovers

Gods, Kings, and Lovers: Paintings from Courtly India

Drawn entirely from the Mead’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores the essential role of painting in the lives of India’s elites, looking especially at the convergence of human and divine in nine exquisite works created for Muslim and Hindu patrons between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. On view at the Mead Art Museum February 14–July 5.

Open
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 9 a.m.–midnight
Fri: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Studio Honors Exhibition

This annual exhibition in the Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall, is the culmination of a year-long project by the senior studio honors majors in the Department of Art and the History of Art. In addition to regular gallery hours Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the gallery will be open commencement weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the Public.

Reception on Thursday, 04/23 at 4:30 p.m. at the Gallery

https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/art/acalendar/honors-15s