Event Calendar

Today - Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Serving Face

Serving Face: A Makeup Tutorial & Discussion

Come to the Queer Resource Center for a discussion about makeup, the beauty industry and beauty standards! We will discuss makeup and then have a makeup tutorial and product giveaway! People of all genders are welcome.

This event is co-sponsored by the Queer Resource Center and the Women's & Gender Center.

The Multilingual Game: The Untranslated

Do you have words in a non-English language that are important to you but cannot be fully translated into English? Students of The Multilingual Game (ENGL 490) will be tabling at Keefe Campus center to collect snippets of Amherst College's untranslatable lives. Your valuable contributions will be compiled into a larger book, to celebrate multilingualism at Amherst College!

German Table

Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers.
Join us on the Mezzanine of Valentine Dining Hall every Monday from 11:45 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Math & Stats Table

Please come join us on Mondays from 12-1 p.m. in Valentine Terrace Room A (down the stairs). Come and have lunch with fellow math and stats students, majors and professors! Everyone is welcome--you don't need to be a math or stats major. We often chat about math and stats-related topics, but we also talk about lots of other things and it's a great chance to get to know each other. We hope to see you there!



3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Multicultural Resource Center

An open forum for Amherst students to talk about issues of race, ethnicity and cultural identity at Amherst and beyond. Facilitated by Dr. Darien McFadden from the Counseling Center.

Composition Seminar Concert

The Composition Seminar Concert will feature members of the Wistaria String Quartet, an octet of student voices and pianists from within the seminar playing a dozen brand-new student works. A wind trio and a colorful mixed quartet with trumpet, strings and piano will also be featured.

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"The Emerging LGBT Rights Challenge to Transitional Justice"

A talk by Pascha Bueno-Hansen, University of Delaware

Pascha Bueno-Hansen is an associate professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware. She also serves as the coordinator of the sexualities and gender studies minor and the academic coordinator of the LGBTQ+ and Racial Justice Activism Living and Learning Community. Her book, Feminist and Human Rights Struggles in Peru: Decolonizing Transitional Justice, was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2015. She has various articles and book chapters on issues including gender-based violence, sexuality, race, human rights, transitional justice and social movements, with a Latin American regional focus. Dr. Bueno-Hansen earned her doctoral degree in politics, feminist studies and Latin American and Latino studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She places her teaching and research at the service of social justice.

This talk is free and open to the public.

It is sponsored by the Lamont Fund and the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department.


Entering Asian American Identity Consciousness

Join the Asian Students Association and the Multicultural Resource Center in a community conversation about existing outside the racial binary, the term “people of color,” and identifying as Asian in America and at Amherst. The discussion will be facilitated by Assistant Director of Residential Life Tenzin Kunor, Professor Franklin Odo, and Professor Robert Hayashi.

Pizza, wings and bubble tea will be served!

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"A History of the Grandparents I Never Had": A Talk by Ivan Jablonka

5:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Ivan Jablonka’s grandparents’ lives ended long before his began: although Matès and Idesa Jablonka were his family, they were perfect strangers. Neither of them was the least bit famous, and they left little behind except their two orphaned children, a handful of letters and a passport. Persecuted as communists in Poland, as refugees in France and then as Jews under the Vichy regime, Matès and Idesa lived their short lives underground, overcome by the tragedies of the 20th century: Stalinism, the Second World War and the destruction of European Jews.

Jablonka’s challenge was, as a historian, to rigorously distance himself and yet, as family, invest himself completely in their story. Imagined oppositions collapsed-- between scholarly research and personal commitment, between established facts and the passion of the one recording them, between history and the art of storytelling.

Jablonka’s talk is adapted from his book of the same name, A History of the Grandparents I Never Had (Stanford University Press, 2016). Jablonka is a professor of contemporary history at the Université Paris-XIII-Nord and a novelist. This award-winning writer's essay "History is a Contemporary Literature" will be published by Cornell University Press in the fall of 2017.

Concert by the Voice Studio of Ann Maggs

Hear the voice students of Ann Maggs in a delightful concert of jazz, Broadway and ethnopop music on Monday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 3 of Arms Music Center.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Jazz Combo Performances

The April 24 and 26 Jazz Combo Performances will feature music produced by each ensemble, as well as music from the standard jazz repertoire.

On April 24 we will present four jazz combos: Blue, New Sextet, Jazz Warriors and Toxic Thunder

On April 26 we will present three jazz combos: Travelogue, Hejira and Mingus.

Both concerts are free and open to the public and take place in Arms Music Center Room 7.

Tomorrow - Tue, Apr 25, 2017

French Table

The French Table will meet on Tuesdays from noon until 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Hall. Come join the French language assistants for conversation over lunch. French speakers of all levels are welcome!

The World Thrice Viewed Through a Lens

Stacey Cooney, Mark Uchneat, and Ryan Willey: Artists' Talk and Reception

4:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2nd Floor

Join the Amherst College Library for a reception and talk by Amherst College staff members Stacey Cooney, Mark Uchneat and Ryan Willey, whose photographs are on exhibit at Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery. Their exhibit, The World Thrice Viewed Through A Lens, showcases their unique approaches to capturing the world through a camera. Mark favors landscapes and the beauty of the night sky, Ryan the ability of black and white photography to capture luminosity, and Stacey rust, imperfection, and impermanence. They will talk briefly about their work and answer questions from attendees. Refreshments will be provided.


5 College Multicultural Theater Certificate Info Session

Join us and learn about the 5 College Multicultural Theater certificate! A student panel will speak about their experiences and certificate administrator Professor Priscilla Page will also be present to answer questions. There'll be a rundown of requirements and the certificate's history. Pizza will be served!

Harvard Business School: HBX CORe Information Session

Prepare for life after graduation by learning the fundamentals of business from Harvard Business School. Through participation in the online HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) program, you will expand your business knowledge and enhance your resume. HBX CORe teaches you the essentials of business—business analytics, economics for managers, and financial accounting—through immersive case studies and a fully interactive online platform. HBX has reimagined Harvard Business School’s proven case method and social learning experience to help you develop real world analytical and problem solving skills. Previous business experience or coursework is not required. A credential from HBX and Harvard Business School is granted upon successful completion of CORe. The CORe credential will set your resume apart and expand your network by giving you access to the impressive and diverse CORe community.

Amherst is a collaborating college. As such, our students are granted need-based financial scholarships from HBX. The program fee for CORe is $1,950, with up to $1,550 in scholarships available for students who currently receive financial aid. HBX will work with Amherst College's financial aid team to review financial aid eligibility, with no further action required on your part. There are three summer cohorts beginning May 16, June 6, and July 6 with deadlines for applications due as early as May 3. Come hear from HBX and all that this online course has to offer to help you prepare for a career in business, consulting or finance.


German Kaffeklatsch

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. the German House hosts Kaffeeklatsch, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in German language and culture.

Come join us for Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays at Porter House!

LGBTea, coffe and tea, late night study hours

QRC LGBTea Late Night Study Hours

LGBTea is an intentional weekly program that offers a comfortable, affirming, and welcoming space for our community to come together. Join us for late night study hours, take a break if you need one, grab a cup of tea or coffee, or just hang out!!
Every Tuesday in the Queer Resource Center from 10 p.m. - midnight. All are welcome.

Wed, Apr 26, 2017

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Moodle Help: Drop-In Hours at Frost Café

To assist faculty through the end-of-semester crunch time, Academic Technology Services will offer drop-in hours for Moodle help at the Frost Library Café each Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. for the rest of the semester. Academic Technology Specialist Asha Kinney will be on hand to take questions and offer advice. Have a question but can’t stop by? Contact us any time through https://askit.amherst.edu, or check out our newly refreshed Moodle Knowledge Base here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/539682

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 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays on the mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Grab and Don't Go. Wednesday 12PM in the MRC

Grab & Don't Go

Grab your lunch and join us in the MRC every other Wednesday for a conversation on current events. Facilitated by MRC staff.

Tearing Down Walls

An open space for students to connect and discuss experiences and ramifications of the political climate on sense of safety, mental health and engagement in the college. Those of Muslim faith, refugees, immigrants, trans or non-binary identities, students of color, undocumented students, queer identity, women, and intersecting identities are encouraged to attend.

Wednesdays, starting February 8th

Facilitated by Sarah Erickson, Psy.D. (serickson@amherst.edu) and Zamir Nestelbaum, M.D. (znestelbaum@amherst.edu).

Students Only

Emotional First Aid

Come join us for a discussion with Dr. Darien McFadden about how we practice wellness and self-care as students in the current political climate. We will be centering the voices of students of color, however all students are welcome. The discussion will be followed by a workshop where we will be designing and creating our own personalized Emotional First-Aid kits. Crafting materials and resources for the kits will be provided. There'll also be hot chocolate, tea and coffee!

Chamber Music Seminar Recital

The participants in the spring Chamber Music course (Music 310) present a concert for varied ensembles featuring: Arthur Lourie's Funeral Games for Chronos (three flutes; piano; percussion), Alfred Schittke's Sonata for cello and piano, Lennox Berkeley's Trio for horn, violin, and piano, David Popper's Requiem for three cellos and piano, and selections for multiple flutes and voices