Event Calendar

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fri, Mar 1, 2013

Digital Humanities Colloquium

This event is free and open to the public.

11 a.m. Panel discussion: "What Happens (or Should Happen) at the Intersection of Humanities and Technology?"
Jon Berndt Olsen (History, UMass Amherst)
Caro Pinto (School of Critical Social Inquiry and Technologies Librarian,
Hampshire College)
Karen Remmler (German Studies/Gender Studies, Mount Holyoke College, and
Director of the Five College Women's Studies Research Center)

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Panel Discussion: "Student Perspectives and Knowledge"
RSVP to mmuir@fivecolleges.edu if attending lunch.

1:30 p.m. Talk: "2000-Year-Old Walls and 21st-Century Technology: Pompeii and the iPad"
Eric Poehler (Classics, UMass Amherst)

3 to 4:30 p.m. Presentation: "Digital Technologies, New Ways of Learning and Knowing: Five College Projects Currently Under Way"

French Table

French Table will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Fridays on the Mezzanine in Val. French speakers of all levels are welcome to attend.

Not-for-Profit Fair: Public Service, Education and International Careers

Want to make a difference and a living? This fair brings opportunities for meaningful work right to your doorstep! Come meet employers offering summer internships, full-time and part-time jobs, and opportunities for service or volunteering abroad. Stick around until 2:30 p.m. after the fair to join us for a panel of Amherst alumni working within the not-for-profit sector. Please visit https://www.amherst.edu/mm/153439 for more information and a list of participating employers. This fair is for all students from the Five Colleges.

Spanish Table

Valentine Dining Hall, Mezzanine Gallery

Spanish Table will meet from noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays, beginning Jan. 25. Spanish speakers of all levels are welcome to attend.

Japanese Language Table

Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Room A

The Japanese Language Table will meet this semester on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m.(for first-year language students), Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. and Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. starting on Friday, Feb. 1. Meetings will take place downstairs in Valentine in Terrace Room A on Mondays and Fridays, and in the South Conference Room on Wednesdays.

Russian Table

Join us on Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine level of Valentine for lunch and Russian conversation with faculty and friends.

"Doing Well by Doing Good Lunch Series" with Sohil Sheth '08

Looking for inspiration? Join the Career Center for our "Doing Well by Doing Good" lunch series, where you have the opportunity to meet alumni making a difference (and a living). Soup and bread will be provided by Panera.

Sohil Sheth ‘08
Consultant, Vera Solutions

Sohil worked for an investment management firm in New York for two years before quitting to join SKIP (Supporting Kids in Peru), a nonprofit organization providing holistic support to children and their families in an impoverished district located on the outskirts of Trujillo, Peru. Working with a diverse team of teachers, social workers, psychologists and economic development analysts, he developed a desire to strengthen the impact of socially beneficial organizations. At Vera Solutions, Sohil joined a team that harnesses technology to improve the monitoring, evaluation, and management systems of organizations working for social change. Vera helps social-impact organizations become more effective by bringing their data to life and feeding it back to all levels of the organization. Vera Solutions is a registered B Corporation and a winner of the 2012 Echoing Green Fellowship.

Space is limited to 15 students. Email Laura Litwiller at llitwiller@amherst.edu to register.

Steps to Study Abroad

Learn the basics for planning to study abroad. This session (offered every Friday afternoon) is required for new study-abroad applicants prior to meeting with Dean Behrens to plan your program.

"Art and the Community"

Converse Hall, Cole Assembly

Internationally renowned artists of theater, dance, music and visual art will come to Amherst for a weekend of discussion and workshops. Meet and see presentations by Ping Chong, Amie Dowling, George Mathew and Eric Gottesman in which they share discoveries they've made in their work with alternative and marginalized communities around the globe.

About the guests:

Ping Chong, known for his innovative multidisciplinary works that explore the intersections of history, race, art and technology in the modern world, will speak about "Undesirable Elements," an ongoing series of community-specific, interview-based theater works that examine issues of culture and identity of individuals who are outsiders within their mainstream community.

Amie Dowling, associate professor in dance and social justice at the University of San Francisco and artist-in-residence at the San Francisco Jails, will talk about her collaborations with incarcerated individuals on the creation of original dance/theater pieces; a most recent project is the dance film "Well Contested Sites," filmed on Alcatraz Island.

Eric Gottesman, photographic artist and organizer, will speak about a new multimedia project he is working on in Ethiopia (in collaboration with actors, writers and filmmakers) based on the life and fiction of assassinated political journalist Baalu Girma.

Singaporean-born Indian conductor George Mathew, founder and artistic director of Music for Life International and Ubuntu-Shruti, will speak about his work as a conductor in the classical music world bringing symphonic music to focus on global humanitarian issues and crises at the beginning of the 21st century.

These events are sponsored by the Copeland Colloquium at Amherst College, a yearlong initiative exploring "Art in Place/the Place of Art."

Movie Screening: "The Story of Stuff"

We will be showing "The Story of Stuff" and "The Story of Change". A full spread of food and tantalizing discussion will follow!