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Event Calendar

November 2018

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

Onawumi Jean Moss.

"Improvisation in Storytelling: What's Going On?"

Join us for a performance by Onawumi Jean Moss in the galleries. Moss is a storyteller, narrator, keynote speaker and author. Her performances encourage pride of heritage, appreciation of cultural differences and recognition of kinship. They inspire imagination, motivation, reflection and inquiry.

This event is offered in conjunction with the first-year seminar "Thinking Through Improvisation," taught by Visiting Professor of Music Darryl Harper. Special thanks to Arts at Amherst and the Amherst College Department of Music for supporting this event.

Free and open to all!

Brown University Urban Education Master's Program Information Table

The Education Department at Brown University offers a master's level program leading to an A.M. in Urban Education Policy. The twelve-month UEP program dedicated to the study of policy analysis, planning and development in urban public education. The tightly focused academic curriculum, integrated with a nine-month internship, is designed to impart a set of core skills and competencies that are necessary for successful careers in urban education policy. The UEP program also provides a solid foundation for those anticipating advanced study in areas related to urban education policy.

Want to learn more? Stop by this information table to speak with Ann D'Abrosca, assistant director of Graduate and Special Programs for the UEP Program.

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!

Painting from Alice Thomas's "Whispers" series

Opening Reception: "Whispers" by Alice Thomas

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room

Join us for the opening reception of Whispers, an exhibition by Alice Thomas. Whispers seeks to inspire viewers to think about the list of endangered and extinct species in a new and contemporary way. Thomas painted this series to form a likeness and discussion with others about what has happened / is happening and why. Each painting is titled for the person, cohort or agency that whispered the alert most consistently to the public.

Paintings will be on exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery from Nov. 1, 2018, to Jan. 30, 2019. Meet the artist, view the exhibition and enjoy refreshments during the opening reception on Nov. 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Frost Library's Friendly Reading Room!

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Introduction to the Careers In Business and Finance Program

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore, or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business, or entrepreneurship is something you want to pursue.

The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in seven specific career areas. The Careers In Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting, or general business. We are now expanding into entrepreneurship and will be offering programming to help those considering starting their own companies, investing in start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session led by program director Stephanie Hockman will talk about the career exploration and planning workshops included in the Careers In Business and Finance Program as well as the various experiential learning opportunities and advising. As recruiting for internships and full-time positions star early in business and finance, it is never too early to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program and workshops available to help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

There are multiple opportunities to hear about the Careers In Business and Finance Program. You only need to attend one. We hope to see you at one of the following information sessions:

• Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Friday, October 26 at noon (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)
• Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

The Low Down on Going Down

Join the QRC and the SHEs for a student-led panel who will share their tricks and tips for "going down." We will discuss practicing safe and consensual sex in a body-positive, queer-positive way, and we'll provide safer sex resources. As is traditional, we will serve ice cream and refreshments!

Renting in NYC: A How-To Guide from Next Step Realty

Next Step is a leading Manhattan-based real estate brokerage firm providing a seamless, one-day apartment rental search in New York City. While their agents warmly welcome seasoned locals and newcomers alike, Next Step has come to specialize in finding first apartments for those relocating to New York City, including professionals entering the workforce and recent college graduates in particular.

Are you considering a move to New York City after graduation, but feeling overwhelmed by the idea of a big-city relocation? In this workshop, Next Step agents will demystify this process by discussing the NYC rental market, including pricing and floor-plan sizes, highlighting the steps in the NYC rental process, reviewing typical paperwork and landlord requirements, and answering attendees' questions in a dedicated Q&A.

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"God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E for his senior honors project. Set design by Sophina Flores '20, costume design by Lorelei Dietz '20, lighting design by Kathy Couch, sound design by Christianna Mariano '21 and music direction by Eli Quastler '21.

What ever became of Eve and Adam? God’s Issue follows the relationship between God and her first children from the Garden of Eden to the Gospel stories. The play seeks to undermine conventions of western Christianity by telling a story inclusive of marginalized identities. From original musical numbers, to humor, to the apocryphal character of Adam’s first wife, Lilith, God’s Issue preserves the heart of sacred stories in thought-provoking retellings.

Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended-- call (413) 542-2277.

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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
Meet the Wellness Team!

Meet the Wellness Team

Come meet the Wellness Team! We're hiring first-years and sophomores to help us promote mental health and well-being initiatives on campus. Applications are due on November 9 to Jessica Gifford at jgifford@amherst.edu

Students Only

Fri, Nov 2, 2018

Five Colleges International Relations Certificate Program Informational Meeting

Presentation and Q&A session on the International Relations Certificate. The certificate offers an opportunity for students to pursue their interest in international relations by taking classes on global politics across departments and campuses. Professors Pavel Machala, Kerry Ratigan and Ruxandra Paul will introduce the nuts and bolts of the certificate and answer student questions.

GEO Summer Fellowship Experiences Panel

GEO Summer Fellowship Experiences Panel

Come and hear the experiences of Amherst students who went to Lebanon, China, Japan and South Korea last summer under GEO fellowships! They will be sharing individual experiences studying abroad in Asia and hold a Q&A for anyone curious about studying abroad over the summer or applying for a GEO fellowship.

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Music Composition Senior Thesis: “The 9th Dimension” by Samuel Croff III '19E

The Amherst College Department of Music presents The 9th Dimension, an extraterrestrial visitation and music thesis featuring the sounds of a psyched-out, fuzzed-up electric guitar, polyphonic membranophones, synthetically altered claviers, a subspace bass guitar and a horn section abducted from Amherst College’s finest. Composed, performed and directed by Samuel Croff III '19E, this performance is free and open to the public, with seating by general admission.

For almost a year, astronomers have been tracking what initially appeared to be a comet harmlessly passing through our solar system. It was only when said comet diverted course and began approaching Earth at high speed that it was discovered to in fact be a space-faring vessel of unknown origin. Keeping the truth under wraps until now, scientists and astronomers have been working around the clock to determine as much as they can before our intergalactic guests arrive. Though much is still a mystery, they have been able to determine a few things: First, through the use of long-range scanners, strange sonic fluctuations have been detected emanating from the vessel. Initially mistaken to be a form of language, these fluctuations are now identified as instrumental vibrations, suggesting our guests are musical in nature. Second, based on their current speed and trajectory, their arrival seems set for Friday, Nov. 2. All who are interested in making first contact with this new musical species are urged to gather that Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College for what will surely be a night to remember.

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"God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E for his senior honors project. Set design by Sophina Flores '20, costume design by Lorelei Dietz '20, lighting design by Kathy Couch, sound design by Christianna Mariano '21 and music direction by Eli Quastler '21.

What ever became of Eve and Adam? God’s Issue follows the relationship between God and her first children from the Garden of Eden to the Gospel stories. The play seeks to undermine conventions of western Christianity by telling a story inclusive of marginalized identities. From original musical numbers, to humor, to the apocryphal character of Adam’s first wife, Lilith, God’s Issue preserves the heart of sacred stories in thought-provoking retellings.

Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended-- call (413) 542-2277.

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

Sat, Nov 3, 2018

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Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

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Keeping Time: Community Fall Back!

Join us for a free afternoon of time-themed fun at the Mead!

This year’s Community Day will prepare us for the end of Daylight Saving Time. Learn how farmers have responded to turning the clock back while enjoying veggies from Book and Plow Farm, and participate in a movement workshop to ask how we appreciate the present with Dante Brown, visiting assistant professor of theater and dance, and students in the course “Ensemble: Dancing in Community.”

This program is offered in conjunction with the Mead’s exhibition Timing Is Everything and in collaboration with the Arts at Amherst Initiative and Book and Plow Farm. Free and open to all!

Jennifer Losch Bartlett, Autumn, 1991.

Community Day: Fall Back at the Mead!

Join us for a free afternoon of time-themed fun at the Mead! This year’s Community Day will prepare us for the end of Daylight Saving Time. Learn how farmers have responded to turning the clock back while enjoying veggies from Book and Plow Farm. All are also invited to explore a performance by students in the course “Ensemble: Dancing in Community,” taught by Dante Brown, visiting assistant professor of theater and dance. Throughout the day, dancers will improvise movements that are inspired by works of art throughout the Mead.

This program is offered in conjunction with the Mead’s exhibition Timing Is Everything, Amherst College Theater & Dance Department, and Book and Plow Farm.

Free and open to all!

Event poster showing an illustration of a tree, a snake and three human figures in a field

"God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E for his senior honors project. Set design by Sophina Flores '20, costume design by Lorelei Dietz '20, lighting design by Kathy Couch, sound design by Christianna Mariano '21 and music direction by Eli Quastler '21.

What ever became of Eve and Adam? God’s Issue follows the relationship between God and her first children from the Garden of Eden to the Gospel stories. The play seeks to undermine conventions of western Christianity by telling a story inclusive of marginalized identities. From original musical numbers, to humor, to the apocryphal character of Adam’s first wife, Lilith, God’s Issue preserves the heart of sacred stories in thought-provoking retellings.

Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended-- call (413) 542-2277.

Sun, Nov 4, 2018

"Dickinson's Eden": A Performance by the Red Skies Music Ensemble

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Amherst Woman's Club

Join us for an autumnal concert with the Red Skies Music Ensemble. This program illuminates the confluence of Dickinson’s engagements in home music-making with her sister Vinnie, and the lifetime botanical passion that helped form her personal soundscape. The concert bridges Dickinson's musical, poetic and natural worlds. Costumed musicians share rarely performed vocal and piano music from Dickinson's own collection of sheet music, as well as selections of the popular sentimental songs. At this program, the music will be played directly from the digitized version of the sheet music in Dickinson's own music book. Readings from correspondence illuminate and animate both the music and the musical relationship between the two sisters.

Tickets are available at the door-- $10 for general admission.

Tickets Required
Pianist Gabriela Montero

M@A Chamber Series: Gabriela Montero, Piano

Pianist Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have garnered her critical acclaim and a devoted following on the world stage.

A graduate and fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Montero has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Liverpool, Rotterdam, Dresden, Oslo, Vienna Radio, and Netherlands Radio philharmonic orchestras; the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and Australian Chamber Orchestra; the Pittsburgh, Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, Toronto, Baltimore, Vienna, City of Birmingham, Barcelona, Lucerne, and Sydney symphony orchestras; the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, and the Cleveland Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, and Residentie Orkest.

“Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power . . . soulful lyricism . . . unsentimental expressivity.” –Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

Program:
Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (18 minutes)
Chick Corea: Selections from Children’s Songs (16 minutes)
Gabriela Montero: Scenes from Childhood: “Morning in Caracas,” “Wild Parrots,” “The Swing,” “Missing Home” and “My Mother’s Lullaby” (15 minutes)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 61 (29 minutes)
Gabriela Montero: Improvisations

Tickets go on sale two weeks before each performance. Evening box office opens one hour prior to concert begin. Free Amherst Student rush tickets are available on the night of the performance.

Ticket website: https://amherst.universitytickets.com

Chamber Series:
General public: $28
Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $22
Students, with valid ID: $12
Amherst Student Rush tickets on the night of the performance: FREE

Mon, Nov 5, 2018

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

Foundations of Resume Building

Did you know that on average recruitment managers spend 5 to 7 seconds analyzing a resume to determine if a candidate should be brought in for an interview? Come learn about the techniques needed to build a resume that best markets your unique skills and experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities.

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

Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Office Hours with Bear

Office Hours with Bear! (the puppy)

Canine Office Hours with Bear will be held every Tuesday for the remainder of the fall semester from 3-4 p.m. beside Frost Cafe. Bear is an assistance dog in training. Drop by to get some puppy love and help with his training. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the AC Library.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Trans Artist Panel

As a part of the Feminist Education Series and Trans Empowerment Week, join us for a panel of transgender artists. They will be discussing art as a form of labor, transgender empowerment through art and much more! Come by for an amazing talk co-sponsored by SWAGS, Art and Art History, the Queer Resource Center and the Multicultural Resource Center.

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The Common's Issue 16 Launch: "De Puerto Rico: Un año después de la tormenta" / "From Puerto Rico: One year after the storm"

Join The Common to celebrate our Fall Issue 16 Launch, featuring readings by contributors to our special portfolio of Puerto Rican writers, De Puerto Rico: Un año después de la tormenta / From Puerto Rico: One year after the storm. Writers Ana Teresa Toro, Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, María José Giménez, Willie Perdomo and María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado will read and participate in a conversation moderated by The Common's Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Acker.

The conversation will be followed by a wine reception at 8:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, so make sure to stop by!

Amherst Select Internship Program: Making Mammoth Plans

Internships? Off campus research? There are so many options out there for opportunities to pursue over the summer that will set you up for future professional success, but it is sometimes difficult to know which one to choose and how to secure it. If you’re a student ready to get started coming up with a plan to find the right summer experience for you, this is a must-attend workshop!

*This is a required workshop to join the Amherst Select Internship Program. Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible through Handshake. You can email Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to be placed on a waitlist if all spots are filled.

Wed, Nov 7, 2018

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Information Session

The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, Dana-Farber also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists, designs programs that promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations, and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries to target community members across the United States and throughout the world.

Attend this information session learn about the organization, the types of job opportunities that are available at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the benefits of working there. Amherst College alumni will be present, as well, to share insight on working there as a young professional.

Yahoo!/Oath Product Management Information Session

Oath, Yahoo!'s parent company, is home to the media, tech and communication brands that 1 billion people love and trust. Zachary Lehman-Ludwig '18 is returning to campus to offer a limited number of office hour appointments
and host an information session on his company, which is currently hiring for the following entry-level roles:
associate product manager and associate product manager intern. Attend this information session to learn more about these positions, the company culture and what day-to-day life is like for a recent alum working in tech!

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

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Food for Thought Lunch with Charles Nutter '15: A Firsthand Look at Working in Solar Energy

Charles Nutter ’15 will return to campus on Thursday, November 8, to present a Food for Thought luncheon (and offer a limited number of office hours appointments) for current students who are interested in combining interests between environmental studies, economics and clean energy. This lunch event presents an informal opportunity to hear from a recent graduate and gain advice about navigating a career path post-Amherst.

Charles graduated from Amherst in 2015 with a degree in Economics and Environmental Studies. Through the College’s Center for Community Engagement, he interned as a team leader with the Gulf of Maine Institute, an environmental youth stewardship organization that educates and performs community service all along the Gulf of Maine, from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia.

After graduation, Charles began an internship at Nexamp, a leading community solar developer in the Northeast, with funding from the Mass Clean Energy Center. Beginning as a Community Solar Sales and Marketing intern, he is now the Energy Sales manager where he leads the company’s efforts to identify and contract institutional and commercial clients to receive energy credit produced by Nexamp’s solar arrays.

Lunch will be served! Space is limited, so RSVP through Handshake to reserve your spot.

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!

Nexamp Solar Energy Information Session

Nexamp is leading the transformation to the new energy economy with proven solutions for solar energy development, ownership, and operation. The company's comprehensive capabilities span the entire solar project lifecycle—from project development, design and construction to financing and operations and maintenance. Their ability to provide integrated, best-in-class solutions makes solar energy simple and profitable for clients and partners.

Nexamp's team is among the most experienced in the industry, with expertise in every facet of power generation, marketing and investment -- and that expertise is complemented with a passion for solar energy and innovation. The company's mission is clear: to reshape the energy landscape, delivering value to clients and partners while benefiting communities and society at large. The company's rapidly growing portfolio of solar assets and established partnerships with communities, commercial and non-profit organizations, property owners, and investors are laying the groundwork for a cleaner, more secure energy future.

Want to learn more about Nexamp's mission, growth, and entry-level opportunities? Attend this information, which will be led by Amherst alum Charles Nutter '15!

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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

"Femme in Public"

What feminine part of yourself did you have to destroy in order to survive in this world? At what point does femininity become synonymous with apology? Who hurt the people who hurt you? Alok Vaid-Menon (they/them) is trying to figure it out. Join them for an evening of poetry, stand-up comedy, drag and more as they take their audience on an emotional roller coaster all the way from the personal to the political.

Alok is a gender-nonconforming performance artist, writer, educator and entertainer. Their eclectic sense of style, political comedy and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. Alok was recently the youngest recipient of the Live Works Performance Act Award, granted to 10 performance artists across the world. They have been featured on HBO, MTV, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times and more.

Seurat Group Information Session

Seurat Group is a boutique, data-driven management consulting and private equity firm with 20+ professionals specializing in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Its name comes from Georges Seurat, the pointillist painter. As with pointillism, the firm aims to integrate many points of cultural, behavioral and sales data, identifying insights to help clients and portfolio companies see the “bigger picture.”

Seurat Group consists of two core branches, consulting and capital, across which employees work fluidly (note, business analysts are being recruited to primarily support consulting at this time).
Consulting: Consulting work involves creatively integrating multiple lenses of insight to challenge conventional wisdom and provide guidance for future growth. Clients include leading Fortune 500 companies in food, beverage, personal care/beauty and other consumer products categories.
Capital: Seurat's market expertise guides private equity investments, and the firm provides its portfolio companies with the resources and strategic insight of its consultancy branch to accelerate growth. The firm invests in and advises start-up “challenger brands” who are driving significant, exciting change in the industry. In short, Seurat Group creates value for its clients through leading-edge creative thinking, providing the clarity to act and invest in the future.

Culture: The Seurat Group is a young firm with a driven, yet informal, collaborative culture. The firm strives to provide hands-on training, room for career development and opportunities to learn by working closely with senior members of the organization. The managing partners all come from strong CPG backgrounds and have 20+ combined years in the consulting arena working with large CPG firms such as General Mills, Kraft, Clorox, etc. Overall, Seurat recruiters look for team members who embody the firm's core values: drive for results, can-do attitude, collaboration and entrepreneurial passion.

Attend this information session to learn more!

Fri, Nov 9, 2018

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Robert Hayashi, Associate Professor of American Studies

The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

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Arts & Communication Field Trip Fridays: Daily Hampshire Gazette

Arts & Communication Field Trip Friday site visits are a direct connect to the people and places at the heart of the Pioneer Valley’s creative communities. This year’s trips offer you the opportunity to engage with the issues and ideas driving innovative work in the visual arts, advertising, journalism, museums/archives, publishing and community arts.

Field Trip Fridays start at 2 p.m. sharp in front of Frost Library.

November 9: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Founded in 1786, the Gazette serves more than 15,000 readers a day and is an essential daily news source for the Pioneer Valley. Brooke Hauser, the Gazette’s Editor in Chief and the former Arts & Culture editor will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the newspaper’s Northampton headquarters.

Hauser is the author of Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman, Winner of the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Nonfiction Book. A longtime journalist, she has written for Allure (where she was also a contributing editor), Glamour, Marie Claire, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Her first book, The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, won the American Library Association’s 2012 Alex Award. For several years, Hauser covered the film industry as an editor and writer-at-large at Premiere. As a reporter, Hauser has written about a wide range of subjects, including female corrections officers, Baptist preachers, Chinese beauty queens and a Vermont dairy farmer with a screenwriting career on the side. Originally from Miami, Florida, Hauser recently moved to western Massachusetts, where she lives with her family.

Seating is very limited, so R.S.V.P. quickly through Handshake to reserve your spot!

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:
December 7: Northampton Community Arts Trust
Lighting designer Kathy Couch ’95 and photographer Stephen Petegorsky ’75 describe how they used the land trust model to preserve affordable and accessible space for Northampton’s creative community.

AC After Dark Films Presents: Crazy Rich Asians

The summer's hit blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians hits the screens at Keefe Theater this weekend. Showings will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bubble tea will be provided at Friday's screening!

Students Only

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

Sat, Nov 10, 2018

Image of a bullet tearing through an apple that is held up on a metal post

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

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EXPO-losion!

It's that time of year again... EXPO-losion! Kick Homecoming Weekend off right with a cultural showcase AND charity event. All proceeds will be going toward the Distant Relatives Project, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that is committed to fighting for the world's most vulnerable communities, in both Africa and the U.S.

Doors will open at 3 p.m. at the Powerhouse, where we will eat good food, watch the illustrious ACSU Dance, amongst other performances, and wrap the whole thing up with a cultural fashion show!

Can't wait to see you all there!

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Amherst College Choral Society: Homecoming Concert

The Amherst College Choral Society presents its annual Homecoming concert on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of Arms Music Center. The performance, conducted by Dr. Arianne Abela and Assistant Conductor Ellen Mutter '18, includes music by Shawn Kirchner, Sydney Guillaume, György Ligeti, Ēriks Ešenvalds and Veljo Tormis. The concert concludes with traditional Amherst songs.

Tickets may be purchased only at the door. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12; and free to Amherst and all Five College students with ID.

Tickets Required

AC After Dark Films Presents: Crazy Rich Asians

The summer's hit blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians hits the screens at Keefe Theater this weekend. Showings will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bubble tea will be provided at Friday's screening!

Students Only

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Homecoming Concert

Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 p.m., the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble performs for Homecoming under the direction of Visiting Director of Jazz Performance Carl Clements. This performance features works by Wayne Shorter, Count Basie, Thad Jones, Mongo Santamaria, Maria Schneider, Charles Mingus, Carl Clements and Cameron Chandler.

The ACJE performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center. The concert is free and open to the public, collecting cash donations for the Amherst Survival Center.

AC After Dark Films Presents: Crazy Rich Asians

The summer's hit blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians hits the screens at Keefe Theater this weekend. Showings will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bubble tea will be provided at Friday's screening!

Students Only

Sun, Nov 11, 2018

AC After Dark Films Presents: Crazy Rich Asians

The summer's hit blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians hits the screens at Keefe Theater this weekend. Showings will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bubble tea will be provided at Friday's screening!

Students Only

Mon, Nov 12, 2018

4th Annual International Photo Contest- Finalist Voting & Reception

Join the Global Education Office for the 4th annual international photo contest- finalist voting & reception.
Light refreshments will be served.

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Office Hours with Bear

Office Hours with Bear! (the puppy)

Canine Office Hours with Bear will be held every Tuesday for the remainder of the fall semester from 3-4 p.m. beside Frost Cafe. Bear is an assistance dog in training. Drop by to get some puppy love and help with his training. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the AC Library.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

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Introduction to the Careers In Business and Finance Program

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore, or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business, or entrepreneurship is something you want to pursue.

The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in seven specific Careers In areas. The Careers In Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting, or general business. We are now expanding into entrepreneurship and will be offering programming to help those considering starting their own companies, investing in start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session led by program director Stephanie Hockman will talk about the career exploration and planning workshops included in the Careers In Business and Finance Program as well as the various experiential learning opportunities and advising. As recruiting for internships and full-time positions star early in business and finance, it is never too early to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program and workshops available to help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

There are multiple opportunities to hear about the Careers In Business and Finance Program. You only need to attend one. We hope to see you at one of the following information sessions:

• Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Friday, October 26 at noon (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)
• Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

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Food for Thought with Tim Visser '06, Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice

Join Tim Visser ’06 for dinner and a discussion about his career as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. As part of the Civil Rights Division’s Criminal Section, Tim prosecutes hate crimes, incidents of police misconduct and other cases involving the violent interference with individual’s civil rights.

Tim graduated from Harvard Law School in 2013. While in law school, he served as President of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, the nation’s oldest student-run legal services office. After Harvard, Tim spent a year clerking on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia before becoming an Associate at Covington & Burling LLP. Before joining the Civil Rights Division, Tim spent six months prosecuting domestic violence cases in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Between college and law school, Tim spent four years with Teach for America, first as a teacher in Miami and then as part of the national teams focused on recruitment, school leadership and teacher preparation.

Food will be provided at this event, R.S.V.P. through Handshake to reserve your spot.

Registration Required

Columbia's Summer Public Health Scholars Information Session

Do you want to be a part of an incredible summer internship at Columbia University? Do you have an interest in public health, medicine or dentistry? Do you want to learn more about Columbia’s Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)?

If you said yes to at least one of those questions, then I hope to see you at our information session. Let’s sip some Boba and learn more about this incredible program. This information session is facilitated by Stanley Dunwell ’20.

Wed, Nov 14, 2018

Where There Be Dragons - Study Abroad Info Table

Where There Be Dragons (Dragons) has been running cross-cultural education abroad programs since 1993. Dragons facilitates dynamic experiences around the world, including college study abroad programs in China India, Nepal and South America (Bolivia and Peru). Our approach to study abroad programming is to provide high-quality academic experiences in unconventional places. Come by our information table in the Keefe Campus Center on November 14 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to learn more about study abroad options with Dragons.

Fun fact: We go where other study abroad programs don’t. Whether trekking in the snow-capped peaks of the Andes or drinking chai along the ghats of Varanasi, we take students to places seldom visited by tourists.
We provide mentorship that support academic programming in places that are often challenging to navigate as an individual. We strive to have a 4 to 1 student to instructor ratio. Our staff attend to program safety and quality, and are also invested in establishing strong mentor relationships with students. This mentorship supports students as they make meaning out of experiences abroad and has a powerful impact on academic and personal growth.

Students Only

Title IX Basics Training

Please join Laurie Frankl, Amherst’s Title IX Coordinator, for Title IX Basics & Mandatory Reporter training. During this interactive discussion, you will learn about the work of the Title IX Office and about why the College requires all faculty, most staff and some student employees to share information about sexual misconduct concerns that affect the college community. Laurie will explain the College’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and offer tools to help you assist those who may share troubling concerns with you. Please sign up for this session on the Title IX webpage.

Registration Required
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Promoting Active Learning through Moodle: Examples from the Amherst Classroom

Please join us to learn and discuss how Amherst faculty use Moodle to promote active learning in the classroom. This lunch presentation is for faculty and instructional staff.

Professor Elizabeth Aries will share how she uses pre-class forums and quizzes in Moodle to enhance in-class discussions and gauge student understanding of key concepts. Professor Adi Gordon will share how he uses Moodle to provide transparency in course assignments and expectations, and engage students with media and Open Educational Resources.

Bring your own Moodle tips and questions as well! Kindly click below to learn more and to R.S.V.P.

TV Writers Studio Info Session: Long Island University's MFA in Writing & Producing for Television

Join William Rabkin, assistant director of the MFA program in writing and producing for television at the TV Writer’s Studio, as he shares insights about the field.

Professor William Rabkin of Long Island University’s TV Writers Studio, which grants an MFA in Writing and Producing for Television, is a thirty-year veteran writer, producer and showrunner in television. He has worked on such shows as Monk, Psych and Diagnosis Murder.

Professor Rabkin works closely with Emmy Award-winning veteran screenwriter, director, producer and showrunner Norman Steinberg to make LIU Brooklyn’s TV Writers StudioSM an environment where students experience what it is like to be a writer and producer of a TV series.

The underlying philosophy of the TV Writers Studio is that, given a well-designed curriculum, the right team of mentors, appropriate technical resources and sufficient time, a group of talented graduate student writers, working collaboratively, can develop a TV series that is broadcast worthy. It is through this process that the students will develop the full range of skills, knowledge and experience necessary to enter the profession of television writing and production.

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

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!

Survivor Support Series: Hooked on Crochet

Survivor Support Series: Hooked on Crochet

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Chapin Hall, John Pemberton III Lounge

Learn the basics of crochet and how it can be used as a method of grounding for anxiety or intrusive thoughts with the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect and instructor Kaylee Brow! Materials and light refreshments will be provided. Although this event is focused on survivors, all are welcome to attend!

Survivor Support Series: Hooked on Crochet

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Chapin Hall, John Pemberton III Lounge

Come learn the basics of crocheting and how crochet can be used as a self-soothing technique for anxious and intrusive thoughts with the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect and instructor Kaylee Brow. Materials and light refreshments will be provided.

The Art of the Cover Letter

Cover letters are an important part of the internship application process; they turn the dry facts of your resume into an engaging story that captures recruiters' attention. This workshop will teach you the elements of a great cover letter and will give you the chance to practice crafting your own. This is a hands on workshop. Attendees are asked to bring sample internship or job descriptions along with their laptops.

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

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Speak Up: Preparing for Oral Presentations

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)

Do you have an upcoming oral presentation but aren’t sure how to prepare? Would you like to engage your classmates rather than just read your paper to them? Do you wish you knew how to appear confident in front of an audience?

This hands-on workshop covers the key differences between preparing a paper and a presentation, and teaches techniques for delivering a confident, dynamic oral presentation. Plus, cookies from Black Sheep!

Led by Susan Daniels, Associate in Public Speaking. Kindly R.S.V.P. by November 13.

Students Only
Registration Required

Food Justice Panel

Join the Amherst College Food Justice Alliance for a panel on food worker justice and food policy with organizers from the Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PWVC) and Book and Plow Farm. Hear about what food justice means, ask questions and get answers. We will be giving out homemade cookies and kombucha while collecting optional donations for the PWVC.

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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 Niebla at the Powerhouse

La Niebla at the Powerhouse

La Niebla ("The Fog" in Spanish) is a Filipina Cubana musician born and raised in the Bay Area of California. She has been studying classical piano for over 16 years, and over the past five years she has found herself performing Latin jazz, hip-hop, reggaeton and R&B with various groups in the Bay Area. She has gone solo and started incorporating these many genres to create her unique sound in relation to her multicultural background. After finishing her first album with Las Dueñas in May of this year, La Niebla will release her own album within this coming year that tells her story of being of a diverse background in an ever-changing environment. Her lyricism is relatable and authentic to being a young woman of color with a raw and genuine honesty. The many sounds of La Niebla are drawn from her reality of being exposed to different cultural settings with influences that come from all across the world to around the corner of the city.

Fri, Nov 16, 2018

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Dance Master Class with Maree ReMalia

Guest Artist-in-Residence Maree ReMalia facilitates a master class in which participants are guided through explorations from the Gaga movement language and improvisational methods based in dance and theater. She then offers an experiential window into her latest project in development, A Letter Compiled From All Letters, in which the artists are investigating connection and communication in a digital age. The group engages in generative explorations and learns excerpts of choreography from the artistic team’s process. The approach is playful, inquisitive and nonjudgmental; all are welcome (ages 16+), and no previous experience is necessary.

Born in South Korea and raised in Ohio, Maree ReMalia is a choreographer, performer, educator and certified Gaga instructor. merrygogo is her platform for crafting contemporary dance works. Her choreography has been commissioned by the Gibney DoublePlus Festival in New York under the curation of Bebe Miller and has been presented at venues such as Dance Place in Washington, D.C.; Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pennsylvania; La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York; Movement Research at the Judson Church in New York; and Daegu International Dance Festival in South Korea. Recent collaborations include Hatch Arts Collective, Rickey Laurentiis and slowdanger. She has performed in the work of Gabriel Forestieri, Bebe Miller, Michael J. Morris, Ohad Naharin, Lida Winfield and Noa Zuk.

Since earning her MFA at The Ohio State University, she has traveled frequently, working with individuals across disciplines, identities and experience levels. From 2015 to 2017, she was selected as the Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer for the Middlebury College Movement Matters Residency, and in 2018 she was invited faculty at the Bates Dance Festival and Lion’s Jaw Performance + Dance Festival.

Currently based in Pittsburgh, she is faculty at Point Park University and is premiering her collaborative, evening-length work A Letter Compiled From All Letters at New Hazlett Theater June 14-15, 2019.

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Photo by Garret Jones

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Dance Showcase: "A Letter Compiled From All Letters"

7:30 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

Guest artists Maree ReMalia, David Bernabo, Lillian Cho and Gigi Gatewood will present their work-in-progress, A Letter Compiled From All Letters, a new evening-length dance work merging live performance and video projection with movement, music, text and a modular set, which began with letter-writing. Collaborators Maree ReMalia (choreographer/director), Gigi Gatewood (multimedia artist) and Lillian Cho (performer) wanted to investigate connection and communication in an era of digital media. So they asked friends and acquaintances to write them letters sharing moments of significance or how communication has changed with digitization. The answers were profound, mundane, absurd.

They are working with Pittsburgh-based artists David Bernabo, Natalia Gomez, Susan Kuo, Moriah Ella Mason and Jil Stifel to explore how this correspondence cultivates a sense of intimacy with others and the ways this type of interaction influences the choreographed work. Aspects of the letters influenced the development of improvisational scores designed to generate movement and experiments with video, music, sound, text and set design for the work. The portrayals in the live performance are abstracted and nonlinear. As the project grows, the performance migrates between almost-pedestrian and semi-virtuosic. It toys with the distance between carefully curated virtual selves and true realities.

The project premieres at New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 14–15, 2019, as part of a pilot program aimed to support artists who are shifting beyond emerging status. New Hazlett Theater will support the project with venue rental, production assistance, staffing and marketing, while ReMalia raises funds for artistic expenses.

"Special thank you to Amherst College theater and dance department. This project is supported in part by New Hazlett Theater, Opportunity Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (a state agency), The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative, The Pittsburgh Foundation Investing in Professional Artists Program, Amherst College Theater and Dance Department Guest Artist Series, Kelly Strayhorn Theater Fresh Works Residency and PearlArts Studios PearlDiving Movement Residency." --Maree ReMalia

This event is part of the Fall Guest Artist Series and is sponsored by the Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance and the Eastman Fund.

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Mon, Nov 26, 2018

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Office Hours with Bear

Office Hours with Bear! (the puppy)

Canine Office Hours with Bear will be held every Tuesday for the remainder of the fall semester from 3-4 p.m. beside Frost Cafe. Bear is an assistance dog in training. Drop by to get some puppy love and help with his training. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the AC Library.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Responding to Students in Distress Workshop

This workshop will help participants recognize signs that a student may be struggling with emotional or mental health issues. It will offer suggestions on how to respond to concerns and connect students to appropriate resources. All members of the Amherst community are welcome. In this workshop we will discuss common stressors, identify “red flags” that may indicate risk, offer suggestions on how to talk with students about a concern and provide an overview of campus resources. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Wed, Nov 28, 2018

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Information Session

Join Aileen Panitz, admissions director of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and Dino Koff, director of financial aid for Dartmouth College, for an evening presentation about Geisel's program and the general medical school admissions and financial aid processes.

Geisel's program is designed around the "complete" physician — one who excels in the basic sciences, delivers outstanding clinical care, discovers and shares new knowledge and works to improve systems of healthcare delivery. Experiential learning and clinical work is included across all four years of training, with a focus on compassionate, patient- and family-centered care that addresses the "whole" patient. Geisel strives to foster a strong, supportive community both on and off campus by making community service and health care delivery science integral parts of its curriculum, in order to prepare students for future careers across the entire spectrum of medical practice.

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Information Table

Stop by this information table to speak with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) representatives Jovanna Mason and Robert Rogers about opportunities at their organization. J-PAL was established in 2003 as a research center at the economics department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL's headquarters (J-PAL Global) and J-PAL North America (one of six regional offices) are both based at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The organization leverages research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why. They do this by conducting randomized evaluations, sharing policy lessons and building evaluation capacity. J-PAL's work spans a wide range of sectors including healthcare, housing, criminal justice, education and economic mobility.

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"More Than a Word" Film Screening

More Than a Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term "R*dskins." Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than a Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.

The film screening will take place in the Lipton Lecture Hall (E110) located in the new Science Center, followed by a reception in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (Frost Library 210).

About the Filmmakers:
John Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, Colo., and South Dakota. He graduated with his B.A. from South Dakota State and M.A. in history from the University of South Dakota. His research focus is on Native American veterans, music, cultural appropriation and mascots. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota.

Kenn Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, Colo., and currently lives in Kansas City, Mo. He received his B.A. in graphic design and New Media from Full Sail University in 2013. He is a multifaceted artist, writer, videographer and musician and often combines those abilities on his projects.

Filmmaker John Little will be in attendance at the event.

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!

Trade Informatics Info Session

Attend this information session to learn more about Trade Informatics, its culture, and what a “day in the life” looks like in its full-time and internship analyst roles. Trade Informatics is a financial services technology firm located in New York City. The firm serves institutional clients via a vertically-integrated platform of global multi-asset trading and quantitative analytics.

Recruiters are now seeking applicants for quantitative analyst full-time and summer internship roles. These entry-level roles provide excellent opportunities to gain experience in a software development environment and acquire analytical and consulting skills useful across many professions. To succeed at the firm, candidates must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding and data-driven environment.

Trade Informatics’ team members analyze the trading work flows of major financial institutions and create customized trading strategies using a variety of performance measurement tools. Analysts contribute to the development of proprietary products and should demonstrate the ability to understand and employ technical concepts. This position will offer significant individual responsibility and the opportunity to materially affect the direction of the firm.

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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

Fri, Nov 30, 2018

Gallery Talk by Galina Mardilovich

Join Galina Mardilovich, the Mead's acting curator of Russian and European art, to learn more about the "Views from the Eastern Front: Russian Modernism and the Great War" exhibition.

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Traci Roy, Lead Certified Medical Assistant

The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

AWIS Modular Origami Making

Join the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) for a fun session of modular origami making! Learn how to fold tessellations, polyhedra and more as we work together in a collaborative atmosphere. No prior experience is necessary, and we'll walk you through all the steps. By the end, we'll combine all of our individual pieces to form a larger, more complex structure. Desserts and supplies will be provided, and everyone is welcome!

Please contact Sarah Ibrahimi if you have any questions.

Music Department Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors

Music Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Listening (with Terry Jenoure)

Do you think about music? Are you interested in music but haven’t played an instrument or taken a music course? Are you an experienced performer or composer? This is the music workshop series for you! Thinking about music takes many forms. It could mean performing and composing, or developing historical and cultural research into specific forms of music or using software to make or analyze music. Sponsored by the Music Department, this series is open to all and offers the campus community different models for thinking about and doing music. Paired with the Music Department Tea Time (which takes place at 4:30 p.m. and immediately follows the workshop), the workshop series is an exciting low-pressure way of expanding your understanding of music.

Terry Jenoure (musician, visual artist, writer and educator) was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York into a Puerto Rican and Jamaican family. As a violinist, vocalist and composer, she began music studies at the age of seven and attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City. She was a protégé of major free jazz innovators within the Black Arts Movement. Terry has exhibited her artwork at the London Bienelle, as well as in Germany, Cameroon, Italy and Brussels. Her mixed-media figures are featured at the Smithsonian Museum Shop in Washington, D.C. Her first book NAVIGATORS: African American Musicians, Dancers, and Visual Artists in Academe is published by SUNY Press. Also to her credit are numerous essays addressing arts-based research, cultural identity and performance practice as well as a recently completed novel. Terry holds a master's and a doctoral degree in education, a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and was on the graduate faculty at Lesley University for 18 years. She has been a keynote speaker at international conferences and has trained community leaders in the field of arts for social change in Mexico, India, Colombia and South Africa. Terry has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For the past twenty-five years, Terry has served as the Director of Augusta Savage Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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"Soundscapes of the Connecticut River Valley: Screening and Presentation"

4:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

"Soundscapes of the Connecticut River Valley" will include screenings and presentations of work by Sam Croff and Max Nemhauser, Dean Gordon and Joaquin Townsend, Ailey Verdelle and Emely McKeown, and Bela Haye and Eli Salcedo, as well as a performance by Mariachi Mexico Antiguo. A reception will follow.

Music Department Tea Time

Music Department Tea Time

Come take a break from your busy week and enjoy tea, coffee, snacks and good company in the Arms Green Room. The music department's tea times are casual get-togethers where you hang out and chat with other musical folks from around campus. Everyone is welcome — students, faculty, staff, visitors. No affiliation with the department is required!

This event follows the "Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Listening" hosted by Terry Jenoure.

Letter Writing & Coloring Social

AC After Dark Letter Writing and Coloring Social

Write letters to loved ones, relax with coloring books and doodle in free journals provided by the wellness team. Supplies, stamps and snacks will be provided.

Students Only