Event Calendar

Wed, Dec 7, 2016

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Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

This workshop will provide helpful and time saving tips, tricks and shortcuts for using Microsoft Office Excel more efficiently. The presenter will use the 2016 version of Excel and mention what is new and different in Windows and Mac versions 2016. The level of this training is beginner, but intermediate users may find it useful for learning about tricks and shortcuts that are new to them and finding out about new features that became available in versions 2013 and 2016.

You must register to attend this training workshop. Clicking "Add to Calendar" does not register you for the training, it only saves the meeting to your own calendar. Use the provided registration link in the Additional Info section of this event details to sign up.

Employee Council: December Coffee Hours

Have a coffee with a few representatives from the current Employee Council. Learn more about the council's platform for 2016-17, talk to us about your ideas and/or well wishes for Amherst staff, or just come socialize with us! The council is offering three coffee hours for December, all from 10-11 am in Frost Cafe on Thursday December 1, Wednesday, December 7 and Tuesday December 13.

French Table

The French Table will meet on Wednesdays from noon until 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Hall. French speakers of all levels are welcome to attend.

Russian Table

Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays on the mezzanine level in Valentine. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Grab & Don't Go

Grab & Don't Go

Bring your lunch to the MRC and join us for a discussion on your thoughts about policing in community.

late night study hours

WGC Late Night Study Hours!

Join us for silent study hours every Wednesday from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Women and Gender Center! There will be Glazed Donuts!

Thu, Dec 8, 2016

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Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Beginner Level - Introduction to Excel

This workshop will provide a thorough introduction to getting started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016, and is for those new to using Excel. You will learn about using Excel spreadsheets to track and analyze data.

You must register to attend this training workshop. Clicking "Add to Calendar" does not register you for the training, it only saves the meeting to your own calendar. Use the provided registration link to sign up.

Periodic Table

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Valentine Dining Hall, front room, to the left of cashier stn.

The Periodic Table will meet Thursday mornings in the front room of Valentine Dining Hall, just to the left of the cashiers. The Periodic Table is an informal meeting of chemistry faculty and students. Please note the weekly meeting time alternates from one week to the other: either 8-9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ghostbusters Film Screening

Join the Women and Gender Center to watch the 2016 supernatural action comedy horror film Ghostbusters. There will be snacks, popcorn and pizza!

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"Palestine in Context: The Prospects of Peace," a talk by Hanan Ashrawi

A distinguished Palestinian leader, Hanan Ashrawi is a legislator, activist and scholar who served as a member of the leadership committee and as an official spokesperson of the Palestinian delegation to the Middle East peace process, beginning with the Madrid Peace Conference of 1991. Making history as the first woman to hold a seat in the Palestine Liberation Organization, she was elected as a member of its executive committee in 2009.

As a civil society activist, she founded the Independent Commission for Human Rights (1994), MIFTAH, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (1998) and AMAN, the National Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (1999). She serves on the advisory and international boards of several global, regional and local organizations, and she is the recipient of numerous awards from all over the world and several academic accolades, including 11 honorary doctorates from universities in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Arab world.

The talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a Q&A with Ashrawi.

Eleventh Annual ALP Lecture with Susan Wolf to speak on "Aesthetic Responsibility"

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall, room 115

Susan Wolf, professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present the Eleventh Annual ALP (Amherst Lecture in Philosophy) on Thursday, December 8, at 5 p.m., in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. The title of her talk is "Aesthetic Responsibility."

Philosophers often suggest that the fact that we are morally responsible is an important mark of our distinctive humanity. But people are responsible for much more than the moral qualities of their actions. Artists, for example, are typically aesthetically responsible for the qualities of their artistic creations. The talk will discuss similarities and differences between aesthetic and moral responsibility and speculate on what a consideration of aesthetic responsibility tells us about both responsibility and humanity.

Reception to follow

The event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the Philosophy Department at (413) 542-5805 or djbrace@amherst.edu.

Caution: Thesis Writing in Process

Weekly Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd fl.)

Thesis writers, set yourself up to succeed this year by joining fellow students to write together regularly. Research and experience show us that most of us write more productively when we commit to a regular writing schedule and when we write among others. Find motivation and support among fellow thesis writers at the Weekly Thesis Write-in. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Writing Center and Library.

Students Only

Fri, Dec 9, 2016

Spanish Table

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

Queer Talk

Queer Talk with Dr. Darien & Dr. Deb

3:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Queer Resource Center, 2nd Floor

Join the Queer Resource Center and out queer counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Deb, for a weekly discussion about experiences and topics related to the queer/trans community at Amherst. Queer Talk is at 3 p.m. every Friday in the QRC (2nd floor of Keefe). Snacks will be served.

Zanele Mulholi artwork

About Zanele Muholi

Join Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Professor of English and Black Studies at Amherst College, in conversation with Wendy Ewald, photographer and visiting artist-in-residence at Amherst College. Followed by a reception.

E Dinner

A reception and dinner will be held in honor of this year's early graduates in the Class of 2017. Early Graduates and their guests are welcome.

Amherst College Gospel Choir Winter Concert

Please join Resurrect, the Amherst College Gospel Choir, as we culminate our successful semester with a winter concert featuring gospel artist Jonathan Nelson!

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble (ACJE) Concert

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Donations to the Food Bank of Western MA encouraged.

Sat, Dec 10, 2016

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ACTS Sabbath Service

Adventist Christians Together to Serve (ACTS) invites you to come and celebrate the Sabbath with us. Join us this Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Cadigan Center for Religious Life. Our speaker will be an ACTS alumni, Henrique Assuncao. We will be serving a delicious and healthy lunch right after the service until 3 p.m. We welcome all :)

Students Only
ASO Horn section

ASO Concert: Elgar Cello Concerto with Caroline Magee '17E and Tchaikovsky Symphony #6, the "Pathetique"

Mark Lane Swanson, Music Director
Stuart McKenzie '16, Assistant Director

Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello & Orchestra in E minor
            Caroline Magee '17E, soloist
Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 in B minor ("Pathetique")

Amherst Symphony Orchestra performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building. Tickets are sold only on the night of the concert, beginning an hour before the performance, in the lobby of Arms. General admission is $10; seniors, children and students, $5; free to Five College students.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the Web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.

Tickets Required

Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Imani Winds

M@A Chamber Series Masterclass: Imani Winds

Amherst College Students work with visiting artists from America's favorite wind ensemble on stage in Buckley. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Amherst College TransActive: Transgender Support and Social Group

Join TransActive every Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Amherst College's Queer Resource Center. This group aims to provide a space for trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming people and those questioning their gender identities to come together in a safe and brave environment.
This is a closed space for people of these identities! The group is open to the Five Colleges and all community members in the area!