Event Calendar

Today - Thu, Oct 18, 2018

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The Clothesline Project Display

On October 18 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and October 19 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.), the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect will be displaying the Five College Clothesline Project on the Valentine Quad. (Content Warning: Sexual Violence).

The Five College Clothesline Project is an opportunity to break the silence about sexual violence by providing space for people to create shirts that give voice to personal experiences. The shirts are then hung shoulder to shoulder on a clothesline for public viewing. The goals of the project are:

· To bear witness to victims and survivors of violence.
· To aid and support in the healing process of those... More »

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German Film Series: "The Journey to Kafiristan"

There will be two screenings of The Journey to Kafiristan. One will be at 4 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m.

The Journey to Kafiristan is a docudrama about two women who leave their home in Switzerland to journey together to Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1939, when Europe is on the brink of war. This movie is based on the lives of Annemarie Schwarzenbach, a socialite and writer, and Ella Maillart, an ethnologist and photographer.

This film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact mhowes@amherst.edu for more information.

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

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Russian Film Screening: ARRHYTHMIA • АРИTMИЯ

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

Join us for a showing of АРИTMИЯ (ARRHYTHMIA), directed by Boris Khlebnikov. This 2017 movie is about a dedicated paramedic's struggles to make time for his wife, who is fed up with him caring more about his patients than about her.

This movie will be shown in Russian with English subtitles, and will be screened at both 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Runtime: 116 minutes.

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Imperial Cities as Capitals of Buddhist Empires

Dorothy Wong will introduce and discuss her new book "Buddhist Pilgrim-Monks as Agents of Cultural and Artistic Transmission: The International Buddhist Art Style in East Asia, Ca. 645-770." This event is free and open to the public, and all with an interest in the Buddhist Arts of Asia are welcome to attend.

Abstract:
The period ca. 645–770 marked an extraordinary era in the development of East Asian Buddhism and Buddhist art. Increased contacts between China and regions to both its west and east facilitated exchanges and the circulation of ideas, practices and art forms, giving rise to a synthetic art style uniform in both... More »

Luhrmann Lecture

Tanya Luhrmann: How Local Theory of Mind Shapes Spiritual Experience

Tanya Marie Luhrmann is the 2018 Willis Wood Lecturer for the Amherst College Religion Department. She is the Watkins University Professor at Stanford University in the Anthropology Department. Her work focuses on the edge of experience: on voices, visions, the world of the supernatural, and the world of psychosis. She has done ethnography on the streets of Chicago with homeless and psychotic women, and worked with people who hear voices in Chennai, Accra and the South Bay. She has also done fieldwork with evangelical Christians who seek to hear God speak back, with Zoroastrians who set out to create a more mystical faith, and with people... More »

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

Mastering the Internship Interview

Internship interviews can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Join us to learn how to best prepare for interview day, to answer challenging questions and to present yourself in a professional manner.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

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An Evening of Arabic Literature and Music

7:00 pm Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

The Arabic Program at Amherst College and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) are proud to present an evening of Arabic literature and music as part of the first US IPAF book tour.

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high quality Arabic literature internationally through the translation and publication of winning and shortlisted novels in other major languages.

Featuring:
Saud Alsanousi, author of the IPAF-winning novel... More »

Understanding Transcripts and LSAT Scores on the Law School Application, Presented by Boston University School of Law

Anne Taylor, an admissions representative from the Boston University School of Law, will be on campus to speak in depth about the quantitative aspects of the law school application, including transcripts, GPA, and LSAT scores.

Boston University School of Law combines extraordinary teaching with a forward-thinking curriculum, offering over 200 courses and seminars in 18 areas of legal study, more study abroad opportunities than almost any US law school, and one of the widest selections of clinics and externships among the nation’s top 50 law schools.

Through a holistic admissions process, BU Law seeks to enroll annually a... More »

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Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff... More »

First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (Charles Pratt)

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the Charles Pratt common room from 8–8:30 p.m.

French Film Screening: "Indigènes"

8:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

This 2006 film was directed by Rachid Bouchareb. “In French North Africa in 1943 large numbers of men from France's overseas possessions have been recruited into the French First Army of the Free French Forces to fight alongside the other Allies against Nazi Germany and liberate France from occupation. The army consists of two main elements: pieds-noirs, that is people of mostly European descent, and indigènes, those of mostly African descent. The "indigènes" in turn consist of three main groups: Algerians, Moroccans (known as goumiers), and troops from Sub-Sahara Africa. The film deals with the contribution of North African soldiers to... More »

Select Equity Group Information Session

Select Equity Group manages over $20 billion across long-only and long/short equity strategies that share a fundamental investment philosophy and centralized research effort. The firm was founded on the premise that rigorous, independent research and disciplined investing will generate superior returns for clients.

The firm seeks to identify the highest quality businesses that the public markets have to offer – those with strong, predictable growth, high returns on invested capital and well-established barriers to competition. Select Equity’s investment team of over 40 professionals includes a 12-person field research division... More »

Tomorrow - Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Intro Breakfast Meetup Poster

AWIS Intro Breakfast Meet-up

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is hosting an intro breakfast meet-up catered by Lone Wolf. This informal breakfast is a great opportunity for first-years and other students taking introductory courses to converse with and get to know their professors! Feel free to drop by when you can, if you can.
This event is targeted towards first years, sophomores, and students in introductory science courses.

Students Only
Photo has the pathway to Chapin Chapel in the center.  Chapin  is visible in the distance.  Chapin is an old brick building with a white steeple.  Either side of the pathway is lined with T-shirts of different sizes and colors.  Be Strong is written in chalk on the path.

The Clothesline Project Display

On October 18 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and October 19 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.), the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect will be displaying the Five College Clothesline Project on the Valentine Quad. (Content Warning: Sexual Violence).

The Five College Clothesline Project is an opportunity to break the silence about sexual violence by providing space for people to create shirts that give voice to personal experiences. The shirts are then hung shoulder to shoulder on a clothesline for public viewing. The goals of the project are:

· To bear witness to victims and survivors of violence.
· To aid and support in the healing process of those who... More »

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Info Table

Thinking about a career in journalism? Meet Gina Boubion-Ryan from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The Journalism School at Columbia offers several master's degree programs to train aspiring journalists to succeed in today's rapidly changing media landscape. Find out about Columbia's longstanding Master of Science program, plus the latest addition to the curriculum, a three-semester M.S. degree concentrating in data journalism program for students with liberal arts backgrounds and an aptitude and interest in finding and analyzing data to tell important stories. Gina will also share insights into the... More »

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Shivangi Ladha, Self Portrait, 2017. Screenprint with masking tape. Purchase, Trinkett Clark Memorial Studetn Acquisition Fund, 2018.04

"Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages" Gallery Talk with Mila Hruba

This exhibition presents works from a variety of time periods and media to examine the ways in which women have been depicted around the globe. Join us for a gallery talk with European print specialist and study room manager Mila Hruba to learn how these portrayals of women can pigeonhole their subjects into gendered roles, and in other cases challenge social constructs. This event is free and open to all!

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during lunch? Join us at the weekly Spanish table!
The Spanish table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register! Just grab some lunch and go upstairs!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Food for Thought: Publishing Internship Lunch

Learn more about publishing internships straight from fellow students, including current and former interns from The Common, Restless Books and Copper Canyon Press. Ask questions about application materials, work experiences, and networking. Lunch from the Black Sheep is included. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot through Handshake as soon as possible!

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#AmherstChatback: Madness and Mental Health

Who has a right to be mad in the United States? How does this impact conversations on mental health while doing social justice work? Join us on Friday where we will unpack misconceptions about madness and mental health. This event is open to all students, and food will be served. #AmherstChatback is a 7-week dialogue series where we will explore, unpack and unlearn, common misconceptions about dominant beliefs and how they “show-up” in our everyday lives.

Lorna Simpson, C-ration, 1991.

Black Women in Museums

Come to the Mead to discuss how black women are represented in museums. We will be looking at works of art on view that address race, gender and sexuality. This program will take an intersectional approach, while centering the experiences and voices of black women. Facilitated by DeLyna Hadgu '21 and Team Mead with support from Amherst College Black Student Union. All Five College students are welcome to attend.

Students Only

Ongoing Events

Dave Gloman painting

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September... More »