Event Calendar

Today - Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Informational Interviews

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will host informational interviews to discuss full-time career and internship opportunities with the Agency. The session will also explain the application and security clearance process. Juniors and Seniors are invited to sign up for a slot on QUEST. All are welcome, but must be a US citizen to apply.

Pride & Allies Week

Tabling - Pride & Allies Week

Learn about the LGBTQIAP (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and pansexual) community and pick up your I SUPPORT LOVE t-shirt.

QTPOC, QRC

Queer & Transgender People of Color Luncheon

Come to the Amherst College Queer Resource Center for a closed QTPOC (Queer and Transgender People of Color luncheon. Join us for an hour of food, discussion and community building.

QTPOC Luncheon

QTPOC Luncheon - Pride & Allies Week

Building community and connection for Queer/Trans People of Color (This is a closed space)

Performance Studio Concert, Rm 3

Amherst College students perform a short, mixed concert in ARMS, room 3.

French Film Screening: "Intouchables"

Newport House, Common room

This 2011 comedy-drama is one of the most successful French movies in recent years. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street smart ex-con caretaker. This film depicts, with a lot of humor, an unlikely camaraderie between two individuals who, on the surface, seem to have nothing in common.

Pride & Allies Week

ACSU Training - Pride & Allies Week

Join the African and Caribbean Student Union for a Queer/Trans 101 training. Open to all.

Tomorrow - Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Pride and Allies Week: I Support Love Shirts!

As part of Pride and Allies week, we will be tabling in Keefe from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us for the last day to get an 'I Support Love' shirt!

Russian Table - Fridays from 12:00 - 1:30, Spring 2015

Join us for Russian conversation and cameraderie each week of the semester (except for Spring Break) on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine.

Pride and Allies Week: {W}Holy Queer

Come learn about the intersections of faith and sexuality. {W}Holy Queer at 3 p.m. in the QRC. Open to those of any faith!

Image from "Eichmann's Ende" of a man seated and frowning, wearing a jacket, tie and glasses

German Film Series: "Eichmann's Ende"

Two screenings, at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Eichmann’s Fate (Raymond Ley 2010; 89 minutes)

See this stunning docu-drama, based on real historical events, chronicling the series of bizarre coincidences that made it possible to take Adolf Eichmann, the notorious mastermind of genocide, to court. In early 1960s Buenos Aires, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor falls in love with a young German-- who turns out to be the son of Eichmann, comfortably living in Argentina under an assumed identity. Screenings are co-sponsored by the Amherst College Office of the Jewish Religious Advisor and shown in conjunction with the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.

"Words in Transit" poster

NEPR Oral History Presentation

New England Public Radio and Amherst College’s Copeland Colloquium have collected the personal stories of nearly 30 people from around the world who have made their new home in western New England through an extensive oral history project, "Words in Transit: Bhutan to Springfield, Romania to Hartford, Palestine to Amherst." Traversing continents and cultures, the project illuminates the many pathways leading to our small corner of the globe, and explores the shared experience among those seeking a new life in a foreign land.

"Words in Transit: Bhutan to Springfield, Romania to Hartford, Palestine to Amherst" includes first-person narrative recordings and accompanying photo essay by Basecamp Photo, an interactive map showing where each immigrant’s journey began, and resources for new immigrants in western New England. It will launch online on April 23.

Join us on Thursday, April 23, 4:30 p.m. for our launch event at Amherst College. Hear from refugees, immigrants and dreamers who participated in the project, along with NEPR producers Tema Silk and Cathleen O’Keefe, and Amherst College intern Rama Hagos. A reception will follow.

Space is limited; please follow this link to reserve a space:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/words-in-transit-bhutan-to-springfield-roma...

Physics/Astronomy Senior Thesis Talks

- Andrei Horia Gheorghe: “Topological Excitations in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates”

- Sarah Vickery: “Topological Defects in Pseudospinor Bose-Einstein Condensates”

Reception for Seniors/Juniors in Political Science doing a Thesis

The Political Science Department will be hosting a reception for their Senior and Junior students who are writing/or will be writing a thesis.

Iron Chef - Valentine

The “Iron Chef – Valentine” competition is on April 23 at 5 p.m. in the Upper Terrace. Gather a team of 4 people and sign up to test your culinary skills with a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams! Entry forms are available in the Dining Services office - Deadline is Friday, April 10!

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 Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., as well as Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.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.

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

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

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

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

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