Students of Professor David Schneider perform works by Ravel, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Dvořák and Schoenfeld. Performers include Andrea Boskovic, Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse, Devin Epstein, Seoyeon Kim, Diane Lee, Marie Leou, Lucas Newman-Johnson, David Shin, Shannon Wei and Hikari Joshida.
Come learn about the department from current majors, as they present "Research in Progress" as part of a student symposium for the course "AMST 468: Research Methods in American Culture“
Refreshments will be served
The Global Education Office (GEO), partnering with the Center for International Students (CISE), is organizing an international festival celebrating the cultural diversity at Amherst on Thursday, May 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Powerhouse. This festival will include food from around the globe, as well as students sharing dances from their cultures and a fashion show inviting students to showcase their cultural dress.
This event is open to everyone!
The Global Education Office (GEO), partnering with the Center for International Students (CISE) is organizing an international festival celebrating the cultural diversity at Amherst on Friday, April 26 from 7-9 p.m. This festival will include food from across the globe, as well as students sharing dances from their cultures and a fashion show inviting students to showcase their cultural dress.
The 2019 English department creative thesis writers will read short excerpts from their projects. Treats and refreshments from Black Sheep will be served. All are welcome to attend and celebrate their work!
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EISENSTEIN'S HISTORY OF ART: AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Amherst Center for Russian Culture, Amherst College, May 3-5 2019
Friday, May 3
1:00 Symposium Welcome
Amelie Hastie, Professor, Film and Media Studies, Amherst College
1:15-3:15 Panel I
CHAIR: Shahruz Ghaemi '19
Michael Kunichika, “Eisenstein in the Valley of Man: Prehistory and
Joan Neuberger, “‘Only Art’: Michelangelo, Picasso, and Other
Aleksandra Jach, “Eisenstein as Method"
3:30-5:30 Roundtable: “Curating Eisenstein”
CHAIR: Galina Mardilovich, Curator of Russian and European Art, Mead Art
Ada Ackerman, Aleksandra Jach, Pierluca Nardoni, Marie Rebecchi, Elena Vogman
Saturday, May 4
10:00-12:00 Panel II
CHAIR: Maya Mizrahi '21
Yuri Tsivian, “Eisenstein's Visual Rhetoric on Paper and on Film”
Karla Oeler, “Eisenstein and Hogarth”
Pierluca Nardoni, “Struggling over Abstraction: Eisenstein and Malevich”
1:00-3:00 Panel III
CHAIR: Alice Jackson '21
Daria Khitrova, “Eisenstein and Dance”
Evgenii Bershtein, “‘Degenerates in Power’: Contexts for ‘Ivan the
Ada Ackerman, “Eisenstein, Rodin, and Sculpture”
3:10-3:30 Screening of “Actors of Profane History” (dir. Elena Vogman,
Clemens von Wedemeyer, 2017)
3:30-5:30 Panel IV
CHAIR: David Finn (Hampshire College, '20)
Elena Vogman, “Actors of Profane History: Reading Eisenstein with
Marie Rebecchi, “Eisenstein, Bataille, Painlevé. From Gnosticism to
Devin Fore, “Eisenstein and Eidetics”
Sunday, May 5
10:00-12:00 Participants Roundtable
All events held at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture (202 Webster Hall).
The symposium is supported by the ACRC and the Amherst College Film and Media
Chemistry Seminar with Dr. Pia Sorensen, Harvard University, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Fermented foods are ubiquitous, delicous and rooted in diverse cultures and history. Moreover, the making and enjoyment of them is deeply rooted in science, ranging from microbiology and chemistry, to biochemistry, flavor physiology, and sensory science.
This talk explores how food fermentations can be an engaging teaching tool for an integrated approach to these diverse scientific fields.
The discussion is based on the design and implementation of a course at Harvard University. The course focuses on the production, properties and characterization of the small molecules involved in food fermentations, as well as the microbial community dynamics these molecules drive. It follows an interactive, curiosity-driven format where students experience the scientific process in a creative way by designing and implementing their own research project. By making what inspires them, and eating what they make, students have an individualized experience with the process of scientific innovation.
Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes that bring student interests to the fore. Come back every week for a fresh perspective on the works on view in our galleries. Be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates on weekly topics. All programs are free and open to the public!
All are invited to the Mead for an afternoon of art and experimentation. We’ll explore questions about the universe as we delve into Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein, the Mead’s exhibition about the connection between art and science. This program is offered with support from the Arts at Amherst Initiative.
Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness - or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.
The Walk for Mental Health is being held on the first year quad, by Memorial Hill, on May 8 at 11 a.m., followed by CareFest from 12-3. The Walk is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to show support to community members who struggle with mental illness, and to raise funds to promote greater mental health and wellbeing on campus. The President’s Office will generously contribute $20 per participant in the Walk.
Join us in the Chill Zone! Check out this body-mind spa to help you ground and relax on the way toward finals. Featuring virtual reality landscape immersions, chair massage, mindful coloring, make your own silly putty and food. Sponsored by Religious and Spiritual Life, First Year Experience and the Wellness Team.
Join us to dedicate and celebrate Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall in the Science Center, named for John E. Kirkpatrick '51 and Phyllis D. Kirkpatrick. Following brief remarks in honor of the Kirkpatricks, Lawrence Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, will deliver a lecture entitled "The Last Holocaust Trial: The Wages of History and Memory."
What role should the testimony of survivors play in trials involving crimes of mass atrocity? And what happens when there are no survivors left to testify? Professor Douglas's lecture will address these questions as they arose in the case of John (Ivan) Demjanjuk, the last high-profile trial to deal with the crimes of the Holocaust.
Reception with food and drink outside the lecture hall to follow!
Take a break from studying to create self care packages for finals! We will have a variety of snacks, wellness items and activities like mug painting to participate in. Bubble tea and tea rolls will also be provided!
The Emily Dickinson Museum’s Poetry Discussion Group meets monthly, September through May, for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters. Featured facilitators offer fresh perspectives on Dickinson’s poetry each month. Past topics have included "Tropic Hints," "Emily Dickinson’s Planet," "The Color White" and "Emily Dickinson’s Varmints."
The Poetry Discussion Group meets at the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, on the second floor of Amherst College’s Frost Library. Participants should proceed directly to the library and do not need to stop at the museum. While no R.S.V.P. is required, participants are invited to email email@example.com to receive a list of poems for discussion. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Beverages and a sweet snack are provided. The fee for Museum Friends is $12/session and the general fee is $15/session.
May’s Poetry Discussion Group will be facilitated by Polina Barkskova.
Join us on May 18 for the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk! This event honors the anniversary of the poet’s death with readings of her poetry at historic sites around Amherst. This spring, the walk will explore the poet’s many local sources of inspiration, including the arts, nature, her personal relationships and her cherished books. To pay homage to Dickinson’s role in inspiring a new generation of writers, we will also read contemporary poems that have been influenced by her life and work.
The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. on the Homestead lawn and proceeds on foot through Amherst, stopping at sites significant in Dickinson’s life and concluding at the poet’s grave in West Cemetery. At the cemetery, participants are invited to read a favorite Dickinson poem or original work in memory of the poet. Please arrive promptly at 10:15 a.m. to be assigned a poem to read. Latecomers are welcome to join the tour at any stop!
Wheelchair-accessible parking is available at the Homestead, and all other vehicles are asked to park on the street or to use town parking, a short walk from the museum. For more information about accessibility on the walk, call (413) 542-2034. The Poetry Walk takes place rain or shine.
All are invited to track the movement of celestial bodies at Amherst College's Bassett Planetarium.* This program is inspired by the Mead Art Museum's exhibition Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein and offered with support from the Arts at Amherst Initiative and the Beneski Museum of Natural History. This program is limited to the first 60 guests.
*This is not an accessible building. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Amherst College Choral Society, under the direction of Arianne Abela, presents its Commencement Concert in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The concert features all of the choral ensembles performing works by Monteverdi, Lassus, Heath, Abela and Parker in preparation for their tour to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The combined choirs also join in singing traditional Amherst songs.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under. Five College student tickets are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Ellen Mutter (firstname.lastname@example.org), by visiting the Alumni House during Commencement weekend, or in the Buckley Recital Hall lobby starting at 8:15 p.m. the evening of the concert.
Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative
Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.