Event Calendar

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Free Fun Fridays at the Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum opens its doors free to all on Friday, Aug. 18, for Free Fun Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Fun Fridays, funded by the Highland Street Foundation, offers visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Learn more at www.EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org/events.

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Image of Students working

Dean's Retreat for Inclusive Pedagogy: Disability and Accessibility

All faculty and instructional staff are encouraged to attend the Second Annual Dean's Retreat on Inclusive Pedagogy. This year the theme is disability and accessibility.
Many students at the College have a documented disability which may qualify them for an accommodation. What are our responsibilities and rights as teachers? What are our students’ responsibilities and rights? As we’ll explore during this day-long retreat, many of the pedagogical strategies designed for accessibility enhance everyone’s learning (and teaching) experience.

Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Music Department Orientation with Pizza

Music Department Orientation with Pizza

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase performance and find out about Music Department opportunities in Arms, Room 3. 6-7:30 p.m.

Students Only
Music Department Showcase

Music Department Showcase

Experience the Amherst Music Department ensembles: Choral Society, Jazz Ensemble and Amherst Symphony Orchestra offer an introductory showcase performance. The performance is free and open to all.

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase and find out about Music Department opportunities in Arms, Room 3. 6-7:30 p.m.

Students Only

Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Opening Convocation

Convocation is the ceremony that starts the new academic year.

Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Why Choose a Non-Bulge Bracket Investment Bank?

The finance industry can seem very complex, especially distinguishing between investment banks. This is your opportunity to hear from a panel of industry experts who will be discussing the advantages of choosing a non-bulge bracket investment bank/investment advisory firm. These alumni, who represent middle market and boutique investment banks, will be talking about the pros and cons of working at smaller firms and how your career can be directly impacted. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and/or full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing investment banking at a middle market or boutique firm is right for you.

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Advantages to Careers on the Buy Side

As the finance recruiting season starts, it’s important to understand every aspect of the industry. Here’s your opportunity to hear why a career on the buy side can be an advantageous place to start. Alumni from leading buy-side investment firms will be participating in a panel discussion about the pros and cons of careers on the buy side. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and/or full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing a career on the buy-side is right for you.

Sat, Sep 9, 2017

Mock Finance Interviews

The Loeb Center invites sophomores and juniors to participate in mock interviews for the finance industry. Interviews are available for Investment Banking or Sales & Trading/Research/Markets/Buy-side positions. Log into Quest for more information and to sign up for a slot. Space is limited.

Sun, Sep 10, 2017

MBA Case: Crack the Case Interview Preparation - Level 1 & 2 Workshops

The Careers in Business and Finance program is excited to present this great learning opportunity for those who are interviewing for consulting, private equity and investment internships, and full-time positions. Cases are not just for consulting interviews anymore. They are showing up in all types of interviews. Marketing, banking, high tech, healthcare and a variety of other industries are also using cases to differentiate candidates. These workshops are the perfect way to hone your case interview skills as well as work with fellow classmates who are practicing. Log into Quest for descriptions of each workshop, costs, and how to register.

Faculty members onstage playing piano, saxophones and other instruments, behind music stands and electronic speakers

Jazz Faculty Concert

The Amherst College jazz faculty kicks off the 2017-2018 academic year in a welcome performance, which is free and open to all.

Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Cornerstone Research Information Session

Cornerstone Research is a leading financial and economic consulting firm specializing in the analysis of complex financial, economic, accounting and marketing issues that arise in the context of various kinds of litigation. Analysts are integral members of the project teams formed to tackle litigation issues across a range of industries and practice areas. The experience that analysts gain at Cornerstone Research provides them with a solid foundation for a successful career.

Please join representatives from Cornerstone Research for an information session to learn more about the firm and its analyst and summer analyst positions.

Additional information about the firm and its analyst and summer analyst positions can be found at www.cornerstone.com/careers.

Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Closeup of Peter Kimani, smiling

Fiction Reading: Peter Kimani

Peter Kimani is an award-winning journalist, poet and fiction writer. He is the author of three novels: Before the Rooster Crows, Upside Down and, most recently, Dance of the Jakaranda. Of this last, The New York Times Book Review wrote, “I have never read a novel about [Kenya] that's so funny, so perceptive, so subversive and so sly." He was one of three international poets commissioned by National Public Radio to compose a poem for Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Kimani is a founding faculty member of the Graduate School of Media and Communications at Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya, and is currently the visiting writer at Amherst College. The event will be followed by refreshments.

Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

8:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required

Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

8:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required
Closeup of Anat Cohen wearing a black blouse and holding her clarinet over her right shoulder

M@A 2017-2018 Parallels Series: Anat Cohen Quartet

8:00 pm Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

Israeli-born clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Her quartet, consisting of jazz luminaries Gary Versace (keyboard), Joe Martin (bass) and Daniel Freedman (drums), glows-- with virtuosity, charisma and the sheer joy of creation --at the world’s largest jazz festivals or New York’s smallest clubs.

“Anat does what all authentic musicians do: She tells stories from her own experiences that are so deeply felt that they are very likely to connect listeners to their own dreams, desires and longings."
--Nat Hentoff

Single tickets go on sale two weeks before the performance. Tickets and information are available online or through the Amherst College Concert Office at concerts@amherst.edu or 413-542-2195.

Tickets Required
Anat Cohen, jazz clarinet

M@A : Anat Cohen Quartet Masterclass

Come attend this masterclass taught by jazz musician Anat Cohen. Free and open to the public, no tickets required.

Single tickets for the performance that night go on sale two weeks before the performance. Tickets and information are available online (click the title of this listing to get to the URL link under "Additional Info") or through the Amherst College Concert Office at concerts@amherst.edu or 413-542-2195.

Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

3:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Kantar Retail Information Session

Kantar Retail helps leading retailers and brand manufacturers to transform purchase behavior and grow profits by providing specialist insight, research, and data analytics. The company provides innovative consultancy and retail VR services, and it constantly tracks more than 1,000 retailers and creates market leading reports. Please join representatives at this info session to learn more about Kantar Retail and its upcoming job opportunities.

Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Cantor Fitzgerald Information Session

Join representatives from Cantor Fitzgerald to learn more about the firm, which formed in 1945 as an investment bank and brokerage business, became known for its innovation in computer-based bond brokerage, the quality and success of its institutional distribution business model, and as the market’s premier dealer of government securities.

Since that time, Cantor has continued to set the pace in innovation to become a premier global financial services firm. Today, Cantor is a preeminent capital markets investment bank, recognized for its strengths in the equity and fixed income capital markets, its global distribution model, and for its expanding presence as the leading independent middle market investment bank serving the marketplace with investment banking services, prime brokerage and commercial real estate financing.

Rosh Hashanah Evening Services

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst's Jewish community. All members of the college community are welcome to our campus-style, pluralistic services led by Rabbi Bruce B. Seltzer and student rabbi Jessica Goldberg from the Hebrew College Rabbinical School. Students are welcome to come late. Join us afterwards for a festive dinner (apples and honey, sweet challah and more).

Rosh Hashanah Festive Dinner

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst’s Jewish community. Join Amherst Hillel for a festive, kosher dinner including apples and honey, sweet challah and more. Meet new friends and catch up with old friends over a traditional meal.

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst's Jewish community. All members of the college community are welcome to our campus-style, pluralistic services led by Rabbi Bruce B. Seltzer and student rabbi Jessica Goldberg from the Hebrew College Rabbinical School. Students are encouraged to come late or leave early as needed. Join us afterwards for tashlich and lunch.