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Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Dec 15, 2017

ACAD Study Break: Screening of The Big Sick

Join Amherst College After Dark for a screening of The Big Sick on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Food will be provided!

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

SPOILER ALERT: Winter is Coming (Game of Thrones Parody)

Come check out the Green Room's parody of Game of Thrones! All seven seasons in the length of one episode! Ticket reservations are recommended. Please email acgreenroom@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Tomorrow - Sat, Dec 16, 2017

SPOILER ALERT: Winter is Coming (Game of Thrones Parody)

Come check out the Green Room's parody of Game of Thrones. All seven seasons in the length of one episode! Ticket reservations are recommended. Email acgreenroom@gmail.com to reserve your seat!

Sun, Dec 17, 2017

OSL Study Break: Chair Massages

Join us for chair massages! This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Faculty Lunch: Learning About Opportunities Abroad

Join Dean of Faculty Catherine Epstein and Director of Education Abroad Janna Behrens for lunch to learn about new and existing opportunities at our exchange partners overseas. Doshisha University has long been an exchange partner. Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, Amherst will begin a yearlong faculty exchange with Yale-NUS College in Singapore. Come learn more details about these opportunities, as well as those on the horizon, and share your interests as new initiatives are being considered.

MCAT Study Group

Are you preparing for medical school and taking the MCAT this winter or spring? Come join other Amherst students and study with your peers on Monday evenings! Drop-in when you can. Some MCAT resources and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by the health professions office at the Loeb center for career exploration and planning.

Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Rotherwas Room, photo by Maria Stenzel

Study at the Mead!

Throughout the week, we will have lots of art activities to help you destress from finals period. We also have comfy chairs, plenty of outlets, great lighting, and extra tables to give you an inspirational place to work and study.

Closed on Mondays, but open until Midnight on school nights!

Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Queer Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center and our queer counselors, Dr. Darien & Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion about experiences and topics related to the queer/trans community at Amherst. There will be snacks, company and great conversation!

Tue, Jan 2, 2018

A topographic map with an overlaid digital elevation model and a calculation of a particular watershed.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

It’s been estimated that 80% of all data has a spatial component. Come learn how to map it and analyze it during Interterm, and you may make new discoveries!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

This course is in six parts: January 2 – 5 and 8 – 9, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon

Contact: Andy Anderson, Academic Technology Services, aanderson@amherst.edu, x2255

Wed, Jan 3, 2018

A topographic map with an overlaid digital elevation model and a calculation of a particular watershed.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

It’s been estimated that 80% of all data has a spatial component. Come learn how to map it and analyze it during Interterm, and you may make new discoveries!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

This course is in six parts: January 2 – 5 and 8 – 9, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon

Contact: Andy Anderson, Academic Technology Services, aanderson@amherst.edu, x2255

Thu, Jan 4, 2018

A topographic map with an overlaid digital elevation model and a calculation of a particular watershed.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

It’s been estimated that 80% of all data has a spatial component. Come learn how to map it and analyze it during Interterm, and you may make new discoveries!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

This course is in six parts: January 2 – 5 and 8 – 9, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon

Contact: Andy Anderson, Academic Technology Services, aanderson@amherst.edu, x2255

Fri, Jan 5, 2018

A topographic map with an overlaid digital elevation model and a calculation of a particular watershed.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

It’s been estimated that 80% of all data has a spatial component. Come learn how to map it and analyze it during Interterm, and you may make new discoveries!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

This course is in six parts: January 2 – 5 and 8 – 9, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon

Contact: Andy Anderson, Academic Technology Services, aanderson@amherst.edu, x2255

Mon, Jan 8, 2018

A topographic map with an overlaid digital elevation model and a calculation of a particular watershed.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

It’s been estimated that 80% of all data has a spatial component. Come learn how to map it and analyze it during Interterm, and you may make new discoveries!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

This course is in six parts: January 2 – 5 and 8 – 9, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon

Contact: Andy Anderson, Academic Technology Services, aanderson@amherst.edu, x2255

Tue, Jan 9, 2018

A topographic map with an overlaid digital elevation model and a calculation of a particular watershed.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

It’s been estimated that 80% of all data has a spatial component. Come learn how to map it and analyze it during Interterm, and you may make new discoveries!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

This course is in six parts: January 2 – 5 and 8 – 9, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon

Contact: Andy Anderson, Academic Technology Services, aanderson@amherst.edu, x2255

Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Speed Reading: Get 15 Days a Year of Your Life Back

Learn two simple but critical techniques to double your reading speed while maintaining comprehension. The average college student spends approximately 17 hours a week reading, 476 hours an academic year. By cutting your reading time in half, you could save 15 days a year! Email Peter McLean peter.p.mclean@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Next Gen Leadership Institute 2018

This leadership institute coordinated by CDSL and the Loeb Center is a five-day intensive program designed for first-generation and low-income students to cultivate and highlight existing social and cultural capital in their personal and professional lives.
There will be engaging workshops centered around first-gen and low-income identities, navigating classism, demystifying the arts, wealth and financial literacy education with BlackFem, Inc, but also lots of fun community building time over tasty meals and fun activities.

Apply now! The registration deadline is Friday, December 8 and space is limited.

Students Only

Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Communicating With Confidence, a Speaking Intensive for Women

This four day intensive speaking course helps students who identify as women focus on what and how they want to communicate in all aspects of their lives. Drawing on a variety of theater techniques used by experienced actors to relax, focus their message, and connect with an audience, this course will coach students in the art of confident and powerful communication. Students will be guided to uncover their unique strengths, develop an authentic and personalized speaking style, and overcome obstacles to delivering their message. Working closely together in a positive, supportive environment, students will finish the week with the presentation of an inspiring speech. Limited to 10 Amherst College Students.

Students Only

Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Communicating With Confidence, a Speaking Intensive for Women

This four day intensive speaking course helps students who identify as women focus on what and how they want to communicate in all aspects of their lives. Drawing on a variety of theater techniques used by experienced actors to relax, focus their message, and connect with an audience, this course will coach students in the art of confident and powerful communication. Students will be guided to uncover their unique strengths, develop an authentic and personalized speaking style, and overcome obstacles to delivering their message. Working closely together in a positive, supportive environment, students will finish the week with the presentation of an inspiring speech. Limited to 10 Amherst College Students.

Students Only

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Communicating With Confidence, a Speaking Intensive for Women

This four day intensive speaking course helps students who identify as women focus on what and how they want to communicate in all aspects of their lives. Drawing on a variety of theater techniques used by experienced actors to relax, focus their message, and connect with an audience, this course will coach students in the art of confident and powerful communication. Students will be guided to uncover their unique strengths, develop an authentic and personalized speaking style, and overcome obstacles to delivering their message. Working closely together in a positive, supportive environment, students will finish the week with the presentation of an inspiring speech. Limited to 10 Amherst College Students.

Students Only

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Communicating With Confidence, a Speaking Intensive for Women

This four day intensive speaking course helps students who identify as women focus on what and how they want to communicate in all aspects of their lives. Drawing on a variety of theater techniques used by experienced actors to relax, focus their message, and connect with an audience, this course will coach students in the art of confident and powerful communication. Students will be guided to uncover their unique strengths, develop an authentic and personalized speaking style, and overcome obstacles to delivering their message. Working closely together in a positive, supportive environment, students will finish the week with the presentation of an inspiring speech. Limited to 10 Amherst College Students.

Students Only

Mon, Jan 22, 2018

MCAT Study Group

Are you preparing for medical school and taking the MCAT this winter or spring? Come join other Amherst students and study with your peers on Monday evenings! Drop-in when you can. Some MCAT resources and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by the health professions office at the Loeb center for career exploration and planning.

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Information Session for Junior Physics & Astronomy Majors

Information Session for Junior Physics & Astronomy majors beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge/116 Merrill. This will be an informational meeting for all juniors where we will discuss how to go about applying to graduate school and options and procedures for honors thesis projects. Pizza will be served.

Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Ongoing Events

OSL Study Break: 24/7 Study Hours

The Powerhouse will be open to students as a 24/7 study space during the reading/finals period.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Required Pre-departure Meetings for Spring 2018 Study Abroad

Are you going abroad in Spring 2018? If so, you must attend your region or country-specific pre-departure meeting to learn about credit transfer, pre-registration, the emergency medical assistance benefit and other important pre-trip information. Learn which meeting to attend using the link below. Questions? Email Janna Behrens (jbehrens@amherst.edu) as soon as possible.

Students Only