Event Calendar

Today - Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Cider Donuts with the Office of Environmental Sustainability

Stop by for a doughnut and tell the Office of Environmental Sustainability what you would like to see happen to make Amherst more sustainable.

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.

murakami eyes

Educating the Eye: A Mini-Course in Art Appreciation

Session 1: The Building Blocks of Art
Session 2: A Journey Through Time and Space
Session 3: Choose Your Own Adventure

Join Pamela Russell, interim director and head of education, and Keely Sarr, assistant museum educator, for an exploration of the Mead's collection during three informal, seminar-like sessions. Experience the rewards of close-looking and the joy of shared insights through guided conversations. The first session will introduce the elements and vocabulary of art, providing basic tools for engaging discussions about art. In the second session, participants will be able to compare and contrast pairs of works with related themes from different eras and places. In the final session, members will have the chance to select works of art from the Mead collection and discuss topics of their own choosing. Sessions will take place in the museum galleries and in the William Green Study Room. Course materials provided.

Space is limited; preregistration by April 1 recommended. To register, please submit the registration form available below or contact Nadia Waski: nwaski@amherst.edu, 413-542-2295.

$40 for all three sessions.

Insight Meditation

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Whether you have meditated a long time or have never meditated before, come join us to relax and quiet your mind, to learn how to experience less suffering and stress in your life or to explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology. Drop-ins are welcome.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Information Session

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will host an information session to discuss full-time career and internship opportunities with the agency. The session will also explain the application and security clearance process. All are welcome, but must be a US citizen to apply.

Physics/Astronomy Senior Thesis Talks

- Julian Ricardo: “Optimizing a Polarization-Sensitive Resonance Energy Transfer Assay for Observing Microtubule Nucleation”

- Matthew Woop: “Uncovering Triggering Mechanisms in Starburst Galaxies”

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Analytical Simulation Exercise

TBA

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) invites students who are interested in a career as an intelligence analyst to participate in an analytical simulation exercise.

Juniors and Seniors who want to be considered for participation should submit a resume via QUEST by April 3. Selected students will receive confirmation by April 13 and the on-campus location will be confirmed after selection. Space is limited. U.S. citizenship is required. CIA is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

This exercise is tailored for students who want to learn how they can apply their backgrounds and problem solving skills to national security issues. During the exercise, students will play the role of CIA intelligence analysts assigned to a team. CIA intelligence analysts gather information from a wide variety of sources to develop objective, meaningful and usable intelligence assessments. During the simulation, you and your teammates will be charged with investigating a potential emerging problem (unclassified) that demands critical thinking skills and sophisticated analysis, and your team will provide a detailed and convincing report of your findings.

Walker Prize Exam for First Year students and Sophomores

The Walker Prize Examination is an annual mathematics competition for any interested first or second year students at Amherst College. The competition takes the form of a timed written exam, usually consisting of ten problems over the course of three hours. No calculators, phones, books, notes or other aids are allowed during the exam.
There are substantial monetary prizes for the top two scorers in each of the two eligible class years. That is, first year students are competing only with other first years, and sophomores are competing only with other sophomores. Ties are rare but possible.
The exam is designed to emphasize mathematical ingenuity rather than possession of specific background material. In particular, no mathematics beyond that covered in MATH 111-121 will be assumed, and many of the problems don't require content even at that level. The problems are intended to be interesting and thought-provoking. The clarity of each participant's written arguments, and not just mathematical correctness of the answers, counts heavily in the scoring.

For more information about the exam and to see old example exams, go to the Prizes and Awards page on the Mathematics and Statistics Department web site.
7-10 p.m., Seeley Mudd 206

Group of students holding a sign that reads "Mead Art Museum"

Evening at the Mead: Art & Literature

Five College students are invited to enjoy art, music and mingling at the Mead. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Feb. 17
Lunar New Year

Tuesday, March 31
Art & Literature

Tuesday, April 21
Grand Tour

Pride & Allies Week

Kink Shades of Grey - Pride & Allies Week

Learn about Kink/BDSM & Healthy Relationships with the peer advisers, student health educators and Amherst safespace kinksters.

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeeklatsch

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m., the German house hosts Kaffeeklatsch, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshment. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in German language and culture.

Come join us for Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays at Porter House!

LGBTea, QRC

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.

LGBTea

LGBTea - Pride & Allies Week

Take a break from the daily grind and stop by the QRC for a break – coffee, tea, snacks and friends.

Tomorrow - 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.

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