Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Cafe con Leche

Cafe con Leche: Suzanne Coffey at the MRC

Join us for some coffee, tea and snacks at the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) in Keefe Campus Center 112! This week's Cafe con Leche guest speaker is Suzanne Coffey, chief students affairs officer. She will talk about the work she does and how it relates to multiculturalism.

Counselors

Queer Talk with Dr. Deb & Dr. Darien

Please join Dr. Deb and Dr. Darien from the Amherst College Counseling Center every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center (basement of Morrow). We meet to discuss any topics you might have on your mind. Been thinking about dating? Not sure if you want to come out? Want to become an active ally? Queer Talk is the space for you. ALL are welcome, and we always have food!

Workshop on Applying for Internship Funding

Are the internships you are interested in unpaid? You can still apply for and accept those internships AND be able to afford it! Join us for this info session on funding resources at Amherst. There are a variety of options for internship funding, and we'll go over those, the application deadlines and how to apply.

Queer Women of Color: Coffee Hour at the Women's and Gender Center

Austin Lee '17 and Amira Lundy-Harris '16 will discuss their experience presenting on the differences between mainstream and self representation of queer women of color at the Women of Color Student Conference in Saint Paul, Minn. They will discuss their planning process, their conference successes and difficulties, as well as answer questions about their time there.

"Prophetic Pakistan"

Assistant Professor Manan Ahmed of the Department of History at Columbia College will deliver this talk.

Prophetic thought, and the Prophet, is an essential frame for the nation-state of Pakistan. Professor Ahmed takes up prophetic discourses as constitutive of a collective political behavior and an occult cosmology that allows us to understand ways within which hidden and manifest power shape everyday life. His presentation will focus on four temporalities that intersect and commingle in contemporary Pakistan from the mid-18th century to the present: the role of the Prophet in the formation of the national state discourse; the presence of the Prophet in the intimate lives and dreams of believers; the role of prophetic thought in shaping a conspiratorial worldview; and, finally, the ultimate heresy of the false Prophet. His stated intent is to make both a historiographic intervention in the scholarly work on Pakistan and a methodological one in taking seriously forms of everyday rituals and practices.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

The Common Workshops

The Common Workshop Series

Writing Center, Charles Pratt Hall

Join The Common this Friday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Writing Center for a creative writing workshop power hour! Take your pick of writing essays, poetry or fiction for an evening of creative catharsis during the slow climb to finals. Workshops will be led by The Common's Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Acker '00 and candidates from the UMass Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers, including David Pritchard. Refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in participating, RSVP to Meghan McCullough ’15 at admin@thecommononline.org.

Soirée Cabaret

Newport House, Common Room

The French House presidents and TAs would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming event, Soirée Cabaret.

We are holding a French open-mic night where French speakers can showcase their (secret) talents.

You may perform songs, dances, poems, magic tricks, music... as long as your performance includes some French!

If you are interested in doing a show, please contact the French TAs by email (lremy@amherst.edu, cdellagi@amherst.edu, oremy@amherst.edu).

Even if you do not wish to perform, we invite you to come enjoy the French spectacles, fine drinks and desserts with fellow French students and professors.

The Soirée Cabaret will be held in the Newport House common room on Friday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. We hope to see you there!

A très vite!

Chamber Series: Ying Quartet

Buckley Recital Hall

The Ying Quartet occupies a prominent position among today’s classical chamber-music ensembles. Bringing inspired communication and fearless imagination to their work, the group has brought its consistently exceptional performances of traditional and contemporary works to some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, as well as the White House, schools and workplaces during its 20 years together.

The Ying’s performance at Amherst will highlight their versatility as they feature works by Barber, Randall Thompson, Billy Childs and Beethoven.

“... as close to the ideal as possible, delivering chamber music of astonishing, refreshing exaltation and exhilaration.” --Los Angeles Times

Tomorrow - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day at the Mead Art Museum

The third Saturday of every month is Family Fun Day at the Mead! Join the Mead’s educators for drop-in craft activities between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and a gallery talk at 1 p.m. intended for ages 3+ that includes a picture-book reading related to artworks on view. Family Fun Day is free and open to the public.

Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Ongoing Events

Mother fox and her kit

“Landscapes and Nature” by Thomas Stratford

Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Come see the new photo exhibit at the Frost Library Mezzanine Gallery by Amherst College staffer Thomas Stratford, featuring campus landscapes, local nature and portrait-quality images of wildlife. The exhibit is free and open to the public through June 2014.