Upcoming Virtual Programs

Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi

Rogue Planets or Failed Stars? New Discoveries by the James Webb Space Telescope

Wednesday, May 1
7 - 8 p.m. ET | Zoom Webinar

Join us for Rogue Planets or Failed Stars?, a live, virtual event presented by Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi Ph.D. 
 

Point/Counterpoint Series: The People’s Tongue

Various Dates | Various Times
Join us for Point/Counterpoint Series: The People's Tongue, featuring John McWhorter, John Morse, Dan Brown ’06, Ilya Kaminsky and Ruth Ozeki, and moderated by Ilan Stavans.

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Who, What, How? The Center for Restorative Practices at Amherst College

Hosted by the Center for Restorative Practices

Thursday, April 25
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Zoom 

In 2021 Amherst College officially launched the new Center for Restorative Practices. What is/are Restorative Practices? How does this relate to Restorative Justice? What does this mean for Amherst College? How can I be involved? Come to an experiential presentation and training that explores these questions. All students, staff, faculty, alumni and off-campus participants are welcome! Advance registration required.

Past Virtual Programs

The Russia-Ukraine War: An Assessment

More than 400 alumni and friends joined us for The Russia-Ukraine War: An Assessment, a virtual event presented by Betsy McKay ’83 and Prof. Sergey Glebov, and moderated by Michael Kunichika on March 12. 

What Started in the Flow Tank Beneath Pratt Gym: Lessons from Corals and Jellyfish

Juli Berwald Ph.D. '89 was joined by an in-person audience for What Started in the Flow Tank Beneath Pratt Gym: Lessons from Corals and Jellyfish,  presented by the Office of Sustainability.

Training for Challenges You Didn’t Dream Of

Alumni and friends joined to hear from Dr. Herman Williams about his experiences in Training for Challenges You Didn’t Dream Of, a live, virtual event presented on February 13, 2024.

Town Hall with President Michael A. Elliott ’92

President Michael A. Elliott ’92 shared his priorities for the upcoming year and answered questions from the Amherst community in this virtual town hall hosted by Chair of the Board Andrew J. Nussbaum '85.

EmpowerHER: Career Insights from Eight Women Leaders

EmpowerHER: Career Insights from Eight Women Leaders

Alumni students and alumni joined eight women leaders in a riveting panel discussion about the real world of work, moderated by Patricia Spencer Favreau ’88, P’24 on November 30.

One Meter Long, 40 Kilos, Sharp Teeth, and Feathers: The New Massachusetts State Dinosaur

Alumni and friends enjoyed a virtual night at the museum during One Meter Long, 40 Kilos, Sharp Teeth, and Feathers: The New Massachusetts State Dinosaur, presented by Fred Venne, museum educator at Beneski Museum of Natural History on November 15.

The Implications of Generative AI

Several hundred members of the Amherst community joined us for The Implications of Generative AI, a live, virtual event presented by Scott Alfeld, assistant professor of computer science at Amherst College on October 24.

Presidential Scholars Program Keynote Address, featuring Dr. Carol Anderson

Historian, educator, and author Dr. Carol Anderson presented the Presidential Scholars Keynote Address: Democracy Under Attack: Voting Rights and Voter Suppression on October 12, 2023.

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Tell It Slant Poetry Festival hosted by the Emily Dickinson Museum

The annual Tell It Slant Poetry Festival celebrates Emily Dickinson’s poetic legacy and the contemporary creativity she continues to inspire. Events were offered online and in-person at the Museum September 25 - October 1, 2023.

Sustainability at Amherst: The Path Forward

Wes Dripps ’92, the new Director of Sustainability, shared a look at Amherst’s sustainability efforts and path forward.