Event Calendar

Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Tue, Sep 13, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Women in Finance Interview Workshop

The Amherst Women in Finance are invited to participate in an interview preparation workshop hosted by Barclay's Capital. Lindsay Hyde '07, an investment banker in Barclay's equity origination group, will lead the workshop and several other senior women from Barclay's will be providing their insights and expertise. The workshop will focus on techniques that help women master the finance interview and will include personalized one on one and small group sessions. Space is limited so sign up early.

Photo of Ta-Nehisi Coates

"Race in America" Talk by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates will give a talk titled “Race in America” in the LeFrak Gymnasium at Amherst College on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Coates is a National Book Award winner, a MacArthur Fellow, the author of Between the World and Me (2015) and The Beautiful Struggle (2008), and writer of new editions of the comic book series about the Black Panther superhero for Marvel Comics. He is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washington Monthly and O magazine.

Coates’ talk is free and open to the public, and members of the Amherst College community will receive priority seating. Ticketing procedures will be published at a later date.

Fri, Sep 16, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Spanish Table

Spanish Table is held every Friday, from 12 - 2 p.m., in the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all Spanish speaking levels, as well as faculty and staff, meet weekly over lunch to enjoy using the Spanish language in an informal atmosphere.

Closeup of Professor Malcolm D.E. Forbes

Chemistry Seminar with Professor Malcolm D.E. Forbes

Malcolm D. E. Forbes is a professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Professor Forbes' research interests span a wide area of physical organic chemistry. His primary focus is studying free radical structure, dynamics and reactivity using a variety of magnetic resonance techniques. Current projects include the fundamentals of ‘‘spin chemistry,’’ proton-coupled electron transfer reactions, singlet oxygen topology in heterogeneous media, drying and curing processes in thin films and coatings, and the photodegradation and chain dynamics of polymers. Malcolm has published more than 110 papers and book chapters, and has presented more than 160 invited lectures.

Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Tyshawn Sorey Trio

M@A Parallels Series Masterclass: Tyshawn Sorey, drums

Visiting artist, jazz drummer Tyshawn Sorey comes to Buckley Recital Hall preceding his M@A Performance later that day to talk with the community about his work. 12-1 p.m. Free and open to the public.

The Tyshawn Sorey Trio standing outdoors in front of a purple building, wearing dark blue shirts and jackets

Music at Amherst Parallels Series Presents: Tyshawn Sorey Trio

Newark-born multi-instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey is celebrated for his incomparable virtuosity, his effortless mastery and memorization of highly complex music, and his extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation in his work. At Amherst he is joined by pianist Cory Smythe and bassist Chris Tordini.

“Tyshawn Sorey can play the drums not only with gale-force physicality, but also a sense of scale and equipoise.” –The New York Times

Single tickets 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.

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Tue, Sep 20, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Eric Broudy Photography Reception

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Join us for a closing reception and artist's talk with Eric Broudy, whose "Sign of the Times" portraits of homeless people from the local area have been on exhibit in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery since May.

Broudy photographed and interviewed his subjects at their panhandling spots and included their own recorded words about their lives beneath the photographs themselves. “I wanted to ensure that what they had to say about themselves was not separated from their photograph,” Broudy said. “It’s far too easy to look at these people and make judgments about them without knowing the first thing about their lives. I wanted to make sure that in this exhibition what they had to say about themselves would not be separated from their visual image.”

The reception will start at 4:30 p.m. At 5 p.m., Broudy will briefly discuss his work and take questions. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

Image montage of artists JD Samson, Tem Blessed and PDF Grantee Hearing Youth Voices

"Artists with a Conscience" Artist-Activist Night

Talented social justice artists JD Samson, Tem Blessed and PDF Grantee Hearing Youth Voices will mix revolutionary beats with revolutionary ideas.

Tickets are $10 for students or $15 for general admission. They can be purchased through the official event page or at the door.

Organized by the Peace Development Fund. Sponsored by the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department at Amherst College.

Tickets Required

Fri, Sep 23, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Spanish Table

Spanish Table is held every Friday, from 12 - 2 p.m., in the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all Spanish speaking levels, as well as faculty and staff, meet weekly over lunch to enjoy using the Spanish language in an informal atmosphere.

Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Amherst Symphony Orchestra

ASO Concert: Welcome, Class of 2020!

The Amherst College Department of Music presents the Amherst Symphony Welcome Concert on Saturday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Tickets are required and may be purchased at the door; free for Amherst College and other Five College students. Seating is by general admission.

Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Tue, Sep 27, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Spanish Table

Spanish Table is held every Friday, from 12 - 2 p.m., in the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all Spanish speaking levels, as well as faculty and staff, meet weekly over lunch to enjoy using the Spanish language in an informal atmosphere.

Mon, Oct 3, 2016

Tue, Oct 4, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Fri, Oct 7, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.

Spanish Table

Spanish Table is held every Friday, from 12 - 2 p.m., in the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all Spanish speaking levels, as well as faculty and staff, meet weekly over lunch to enjoy using the Spanish language in an informal atmosphere.

Tue, Oct 11, 2016

A view from Book & Plow Farm of the Pelham Hills

The Book & Plow Constitutional

The Book & Plow Constitutional is chance to gather yourself, collect your thoughts and set an intention for your day. It starts at 6:30 a.m. in the Val lobby, where we will meet. We then greet the day and each other with a walk up to Tuttle Hill where we sit for a 20-minute meditation. At the conclusion of the meditation, we make our way back to Val for breakfast together at 7:30 a.m.

The Constitutional is a chance to connect to ourselves and each other before the day turns into emails, exams, deadlines and deliverables.

This walk-sit-walk and eat is open to anyone-- student, faculty, staff or community member. No need to RSVP. Show up just as you are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. to the Val lobby.