Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Mar 6, 2015

Basic CMS Training Friday March 6th in Webster 102

Learn how to set up a webpage within the Amherst webpage. This class will show you how to create a basic article, insert pictures, create links and other things contained within a webpage.

Amherst Careers in Finance - Food for Thought: Ji-Yeun Lee '88

Ji-Yeun Lee ’88 had worked for Morgan Stanley since her graduation from Amherst, serving most recently as COO and Managing Director of Global Mergers and Acquisitions from 2004 to 2013. Lee has since partnered with her former Morgan Stanley colleague, Paul Taubman, to found PJT Partners. PJT Partners is now in the process of acquiring Blackstone’s financial and strategic advisory business. “PJT Partners is a next generation financial advisory firm. Our team of elite practitioners provides expertise and innovative advice to clients across industries on transformative strategic events including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate reorganizations as well as defense, capital structure and capital-raising.” Ms. Lee lives in New York City with her husband and three children.

RSVP required, limited space available. Email careers@amherst.edu to reserve a space.

Spanish Table

The Spanish Department invites the Amherst community to improve their language skills and have a wonderful time with us at lunch.
This is a great opportunity to chat with the TA's, faculty members and native speakers, practice your Spanish or even ask questions about cultural things like study abroad!
Join us on the Mezzanine of Valentine Dining Hall every Friday from noon to 2 p.m.


The Savvy Reader: Managing an Unmanageable Reading Load

The reading load for many classes can sometimes seem overwhelming and unmanageable. This workshop will help you take control over your reading and stay on top of it, rather than drowning in it or avoiding it altogether. In addition to being introduced to approaches to large reading loads and long texts, you will have the opportunity to practice strategies for reading more effectively and, when necessary, more efficiently. Please bring a course syllabus, a set of readings for that class, and, if applicable, a non-fiction book you need to read. Taught by Kristen Brookes, senior writing associate.

Internship Funding Workshop

Students seeking information about applying for college funding for unpaid summer internships are encouraged to attend this Internship Funding Workshop. You'll learn about the various different funding options/sources, as well as the Pioneer Valley Citizens Summer (PVCS) program. Additionally, you will learn about the application process and how to use the Go! system to submit your applications. More information on funding can be found here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/223915

Power Nap

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Come to Chapin Chapel for a power nap session!
The student health educators will lead guided imagery for 20-min power nap sessions.
The sessions will start at 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Sleep kits will be handed out at the event.

This event is sponsored by the student health educators, wellness team, and the Amherst College Public Health Collaborative.

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Cafe CON LECHE with Coach Justin Serpone, Athletics

Cafe con Leche is a weekly coffee hour at the Multicultural Resource Center where staff and administrator guests share a little about their lives, the work they do at Amherst College, and how diversity and multiculturalism fit into the work that they do. There is always time for question and answer.

This week's guest will be Head Soccer Coach Justin Serpone.

Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.

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Queer Talk with Dr. Darien & Dr. Deb

Please join us every Friday for Queer Talk with Dr. Deb & Dr. Darien at 3 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center. Stop by to talk with students and one of the fabulous counseling center staff about LGBTQIAP related topics. All are welcome. This event is co-sponsored by the Amherst College Counseling Center.

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WGC Coffee Hour

The Women's and Gender Center invites you to our weekly coffee hour! Come join us for coffee, snacks and conversation.

Latke-Hamantashen Debate

Latke-Hamentaschen Debate Shabbat Showdown Extravaganzapalooza

In keeping with the time-honored tradition of gladiatorial Purim-themed grudge matches, Hillel is proud to host this ultimate battle of wits between two great minds of the greater Five College Jewish culinary scene:

Defending the latke: Professor Ilan Stavans
Defending the hamantaschen: Professor David Ratner
Keeping them in line: Dean Catherine Epstein

Optional services at 5:30 p.m. outside the main room of Lewis-Sebring.
Delicious Persian-influenced catered dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Endless latkes and hamantaschen.

The cast of "Destiny" standing barefoot on a wooden floor


Webster Hall, Studio 3, G19

Written and directed by Daejione Jones '15 for her Senior Project

"Destiny" is the story of a young woman who is a cipher to the members of her community back home and at her new school. In telling her story, they reveal more about themselves and our society than they do about her.

The playwright and director, Daejione Jones, is a senior theater and dance major and a pre-med student.

Reservations are recommended; please call (413) 542-2278.

Tomorrow - Sat, Mar 7, 2015

Asian illustration of a man playing a flute while seated on a bull

Meet at the Mead

Bring your friends and family to this fun-filled event for the whole community with art-making activities and tours.

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.

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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!

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium “Contested Legal Realities" Different Approaches to the Law in Indian Country

"Contested Legal Realities": Different Approaches to the Law in Indian Country” is a 3-day symposium that focuses on non-lawyer perspectives of legal issues in Indian Country. The concept for this symposium arose from a discussion within the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies colloquium. Our aim is to build on that conversation by hosting a day of round-table panels and break-out groups involving critical thinking at the crossroads of the Connecticut River Valley. The symposium is open to students, faculty, staff, community members and the general public. Programs include a film screening of “Into America” with Angelo Baca as well as round-table panels and breakout discussions. Events will be held at the UMass Campus Center and various locations at Amherst College.

Roundtable participants include:

Maria Girouard, Penobscot Indian Nation
J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Wesleyan University
Doug Kiel, Williams College
jessie little doe baird, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Beth Piatote, University of California, Berkeley
Josh Reid, University of Massachusetts, Boston