Event Calendar

Friday, November 2, 2018

Fri, Nov 2, 2018

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.

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!

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.

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

Event poster featuring a photo of Paul Harris

"Asking Questions: Trusting What You're Told"

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

Paul Harris of the Harvard Graduate School of Education is interested in the early development of cognition, emotion and imagination. His most recent book discusses how children rely on their own firsthand observation or alternatively trust what other people tell them, especially when they confront a domain of knowledge in which firsthand observation is difficult.

The talk is sponsored by the Developmental Science Initiative and the Samuel B. Cummings Lectureship Fund.

Voter Engagement: A Jeffersonian Dinner Concerning Midterm Elections and Voter Turnout

Jeffersonian Dinner: Voter Engagement and Midterm Elections

With the midterms coming up, now is the perfect time to discuss the topic of voter turnout and engagement, major factors in the outcome of the election. Come to discuss the issue with the Roosevelt Institute on November 1 in the Friedmann Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in a Jeffersonian dinner style!

Free Chipotle will be provided, with your choice of chicken, steak or vegetarian burritos. We have space for 30 students who will be admitted by a random lottery. Sign up by October 26 at 5 p.m. to be considered for a place at the dinner!

Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/fl6CGYYhHbnMtDep2

Students Only
Registration Required
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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

Ongoing Events

Fill-A-Cruiser

Fill-A-Cruiser for Amherst Survival Center

until Nov 2 Chapin Hall, Look for the Cruiser Outside

Please donate non-perishable foods and/or personal care items at the ACPD cruiser parked outside Chapin Hall on October 25 & 26 / November 1 & 2 between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. If you are unable to make the dates and times listed, ACPD can accept donations at the Police Department (6 East Drive) at any time until 2:30 p.m. on November 2, 2018. All items donated will be given to Amherst Survival Center.