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Friday, February 14, 2020

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Hyper Education: When Good Grades, Good Schools and Good Behavior are Not Enough

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2019-20 presents a lecture titled “Hyper Education: When Good Grades, Good Schools, and Good Behavior are Not Enough” presented by Pawan Dhingra, professor of American studies.
“A recent truth in middle-class parenting is the over-scheduling of young children in extracurricular activities. Hyper-education refers to a growing trend of young children already performing well in school and yet participating in privatized, extracurricular education. After-school math learning centers and academic competitions (e.g. spelling bees) are two main types. This trend is normally associated with Asian Americans (e.g. “Tiger moms”) but is growing among whites as well. Based on ethnographic research on Asian Americans and others, I explain the motivations of this seemingly foreign practice and demonstrate that it is in line with contemporary education reforms, and as such should be expected to grow. The rise of hyper education has implications for educational inequality."
Faculty Colloquium events are sponsored by a group of faculty colleagues who meet informally with the purpose of supporting and promoting the College’s commitment to faculty research. Colleagues interested in joining this endeavor are welcome and should contact us by email: adsarat@amherst.edu or visit https://www.amherst.edu/mm/33214. Faculty, staff, and members of the administration are cordially invited to attend these presentations.

Canine Valentine's Day

Canine Valentine’s Day

Come and get some puppy love on Valentine's Day! Dog treats and human treats will be provided. There will also be a craft station to make your own Valentine. Sponsored by the Counseling Center, the Science Center, and Alumni and Parent Programs.

Men's Basketball It’s On Us Men’s Basketball Game

Join Sexual Respect Education, Amherst LEADS and the Men’s Basketball Team for the launch of the It’s On Us campaign at the game on Friday, February 14, at 7 p.m. It’s On Us is designed for colleges and universities to engage members of their community in playing their part to help end sexual violence by encouraging positive bystanders and creating a culture of respect. At the game, we invite everyone to sign the It’s On Us pledge, share how they will prevent violence and promote sexual respect and participate in our photo campaign. Information about the It’s On Us Campaign and sexual respect resources will be available before and during the game. Questions? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at lakelly@amherst.edu.