Event Calendar

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Being a Man at Amherst

Keefe Campus Center, Women's & Gender Center

Not a therapy group… Not a political initiative… Not a seminar.

An opportunity for men to talk openly, privately and without judgment with one another about our experiences as men.

Love… Sex… Relationships… Friends… Families… Women… War… Athletics… Politics… Power… Sexual Politics… Fraternities… Careers… Music… Alcohol… Sadness… Laughter… The Meaning of Life…

Everything’s on the table.

Bring ideas, concerns, interests and passions to share. All affiliations and non-affiliations are welcome.

The discussions will be facilitated by Dr. McFadden and Dr. Phillips of the Counseling Center.

They are co-sponsored by the Counseling Center and the Women's & Gender Center.

Fall Book Party

Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room

Please join us as we celebrate the publication of two books written by members of the Amherst College community on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. in Frost Library’s Friendly Reading Room.

Lisa Stoffer (director of foundation and corporate relations) and Michael Lesy (professor of literary journalism at Hampshire College) will discuss their book, "Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900-1910." "Repast" takes readers on a culinary tour of early-20th-century restaurants and dining. The innovations introduced at the time transformed the act of eating in public in ways that persist to this day.

Professor Deborah Gewertz (G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology) will discuss "The Noodle Narratives: The Global Rise of an Industrial Food into the Twenty-First Century." "The Noodle Narratives" examines the history, manufacturing, marketing and consumption of instant noodles. By focusing on three specific markets, the book reveals various ways in which these noodles enable diverse populations to manage their lives.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Insight Meditation Group

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Whether you have meditated a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax and quiet your mind, to learn how to experience less suffering and stress in your life, to explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or to talk about what it means to awaken in this life and to live from compassion and awareness.

Performance Studio Concert

This is the first of this year's mixed Music Department recitals in which each student or group plays for not more than 10 minutes. It is organized by Professor Schneider.

Opportunities in Public Health and Biostatistics

Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room

The Public Health Collaborative is excited to announce our upcoming event, Opportunities in Public Health and Biostatistics: Dinner and Discussion with Nicholas Horton (Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics). Professor Horton is a biostatistician who has collaborated with investigators in Boston; St. Petersburg, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden; Auckland, New Zealand; and Newcastle, Australia.

Professor Horton will speak about his experiences from the Harvard School of Public Health, his work in psychiatric epidemiology and substance abuse research, and much more! Students will have the opportunity to receive advice from Professor Horton and to learn about the wide array of opportunities that exist at the intersection of public health and math, particularly biostatistics.

The dinner will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Small Conference Room of Val. Space is limited, so please send your RSVP to acpublichealth@gmail.com no later than Friday, Nov. 15!

Auditions for "Anna K," directed by Peter Lobdell

Webster Hall, 122 (Studio 2)

Auditions for "Anna K" will take place on Nov. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. in Studio 2 of Webster. The audition will consist of games, improvisations and readings from the text. Each audition time will engage five actors. Sign-up sheet and perusal script will be available outside of Webster G27.

German Kaffeeklatsch

Porter House

Come join us for Kaffee and much more, every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. at Porter House.

Göttingen Abend: Junior Year Abroad in Germany

Porter House

Join us for an informational meeting to find out more about the Amherst College Junior Year Abroad Program at the University of Göttingen. Our two teaching assistants from Göttingen, as well as former exchange students, will be there to answer questions and share their experiences. We will also show a short movie about the town and university and explain how the program works.

Ongoing Events

Mead Art Museum Special Exhibition

Celebrate the recent growth of Amherst College's art collection with more than 100 objects (most on view for the first time EVER at the Mead!), including an ancient Roman sea creature sarcophagus; prints by Dürer, Delacroix and Hopper; contemporary art by Will Barnet, Vik Munez and Michael Huey; and much, much more.