Event Calendar

Today - Sun, Mar 1, 2015

The Hermenia T. Gardner Bi-Semester African-American Worship Service

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Bi-Semester is a Christian service rooted in the African-American worship tradition. The first service of the spring semester will take place on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 1 pm in Chapin Chapel.

Bi-Semester features great music from Amherst College Gospel Choir. Gospel Choir has been ministering in the Amherst Community for more than 30 years. Additionally, this year, we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Bi-Semester.

Pastor Timothy Jones ’05E, former advisor to the Bi-Semester Worship Series and current Bi-Semester Fellow, will be the guest preacher. Pastor Tim serves as the pastor of Community Baptist Church in New Haven, CT.

A delicious soul food dinner will follow the service. All are welcome to attend!

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Five College Transgender Support & Social Group

Are you transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, gender-fluid, questioning or gender non-conforming? Come join us in a positive, inclusive, safe and brave space for trans individuals and those in the process of discovering their gender identities. This group is a closed space to all trans-identifying five college undergraduate and graduate students. Supportive loved ones are welcome.

Cover of "Lisette's List" by Susan Vreeland

Mead Reads

Join an informal discussion of "Lisette’s List," by Susan Vreeland (2014), a novel set in southern France, touching on the lives of Paul Cézanne and Marc Chagall. Refreshments will be served.

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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.

Tomorrow - Mon, Mar 2, 2015

German Table

German Table

The German language table provides a wonderful opportunity for developing language skills over lunch. Enjoy chatting informally with other students who have returned from abroad, with the German language assistants, German faculty members and other native speakers.

Join us on the Mezzanine of Valentine Dining Hall every Monday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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!

Engagement Advisors Drop-In Hours

Interested in getting involved with community projects or organizations? Don't know where to start? Engagement Advisors (EAs) are students who know the ropes of engagement at Amherst and are available to advise students who may be newer to engagement. EAs will hold drop-in hours in Keefe Atrium Mon-Wed 4-5 p.m. if you wish to discuss how to get involved with community organizations and projects.

Illustration of a man's torso with the digestive system visible in red

Biology Seminar: Adam J. Bass '97, M.D.: "Learning from the Genome to Improve Cancer Therapy"

Merrill Science Center, Lecture Room 4

Dr. Adam J. Bass ‘97 is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His talk is entitled "Learning from the Genome to Improve Cancer Therapy."

The Bass Lab "bring[s] together expertise in modern genomics, experimental/functional biology and clinical medicine. [Their] overarching goal is to leverage the study the cancer genome to elucidate key biological processes and therapeutic vulnerabilities in carcinomas arising in the GI tract (especially stomach, esophageal carcinomas)."

French Table

French Table will meet on Mondays, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Hall. French speakers of all levels are encouraged to attend.

Tue, Mar 3, 2015

Quaker Voluntary Service Information Table

The Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) is a faith-based service year in Atlanta (GA), Portland (OR), Philadelphia (PA), or Boston (MA). Each location takes 6-8 young adults excited about social justice and interested in living in community, and places them in full-time professional roles at nonprofits. Participants are engaged in considering how their faith and spirituality informs their social justice work, and how to stay grounded through the challenges that often come with this vocation. The QVS provides workshops, training, and support to participants, with the help of local Quakers in each of the cities. QVS is open to persons from all traditions.

Quaker Voluntary Service Information Session/Coffee Chat

Keefe Campus Center, McCaffrey Room

The Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) is a faith-based service year in Atlanta (GA), Portland (OR), Philadelphia (PA), or Boston (MA). Each location takes 6-8 young adults excited about social justice and interested in living in community, and places them in full-time professional roles at nonprofits. Participants are engaged in considering how their faith and spirituality informs their social justice work, and how to stay grounded through the challenges that often come with this vocation. The QVS provides workshops, training, and support to participants, with the help of local Quakers in each of the cities. QVS is open to persons from all traditions.

Physics/Astronomy Seminar

Dr. Paul J. Green of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will speak on "From Oxymoronic to Ubiquitous: Rejuvenation of the Dwarf Carbon Stars"

Fresh Air Fund Information Session--Summer Opportunities

Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer programs to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities. Every summer, over 3,000 children visit our five sleep-away camps 65 miles north of NYC to get a break from city life and learn about the outdoors, make new friends and unlock their limitless potential. We are looking for dedicated and motivated individuals who want to have a fun, but challenging summer, while making a difference in the lives of New York City’s youth. Over 400 staff members from around the world will join us this summer as general counselors, lifeguards, program specialists/instructors, farm and ropes course staff and camp nurses. All of our positions are paid and include room and board during the summer. For more information about working as a counselor and to apply online, please visit our website at: www.freshair.org/camp

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeeklatsch

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m., the German house hosts Kaffeeklatsch, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshment. Everyone in the campus community is welcome to come, whether they speak German or not. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in German language and culture.

Come join us for Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays at Porter House!

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LGBTea

Join us every Tuesday for LGBTea at 10 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center. Stop by for that daily grind and take a break from studying. Coffee, tea and a fabulous community ia always available.

Wed, Mar 4, 2015

Study Abroad with CIEE

Come meet with a representative from CIEE to learn about an array of study abroad programs offered around the world!

Emily Dickinson's Homestead in springtime

Emily Dickinson Museum 2015 Opening

The Emily Dickinson Museum opens for 2015 on Wednesday, March 4. The Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

Ongoing Events

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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.

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.

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.

Green Games Begin

The Second Annual Green Games are running in the First-Year dormitories!