Event Calendar

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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!

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Russian Film Screening: "Life is Full of Fun" (ЖИЗНЬ ЗАБАВАМИ ПОЛНА)

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

Life is Full of Fun (ЖИЗНЬ ЗАБАВАМИ ПОЛНА)

directed by Petr Todorovsky • 2002 • 98 minutes

The extraordinary lives of several ordinary families who share a communal apartment in a provincial town during the early 1990s

This movie will be shown in Russian with English subtitles, and will be screened at both 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15.

"The Edge of the Petri Dish: Wizards and Prophets," by Charles C. Mann '76

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall (SCCE A011)

Charles C. Mann ’76, a local author, will give a talk on his most recent book, The Wizard and the Prophet.

In 40 years, Earth’s population will reach 10 billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups-- wizards and prophets, as Mann calls them.

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.

Japanese Language Table

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

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 Tertulia

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

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

Trivia Night at Schwemm's

Come to the pub, get some grub and work your noggin!

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.