Event Calendar

May 2019

Wed, May 1, 2019

Event poster with a color photo of Schneider's students posing onstage with their instruments, and black-and-white photos of two composers

MUSIC 310: Professor Schneider's Class Performance

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.

Thu, May 2, 2019

Summer Experience Funding Program Pre-Departure Workshop

All students who receive or who plan to receive funding from the college to support unpaid or low-paid internship or off-campus research opportunities are required to attend a pre-departure workshop session.

During this session, students will learn more about the additional program expectations and tips for completing a successful summer opportunity.

Students who are abroad or who are unable to attend an in-person workshop should contact Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to discuss alternatives.

A music disc with the words "fashion" and "dance" are shown under the title, "International Extravaganza." On the left of the disc are the location and times, "Powerhouse" and "May 2, 6-7:30PM."

International Extravaganza

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!

Students Only

Amherst International Festival

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.

Fri, May 3, 2019

Psychology Department Thesis Poster Presentation

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Science Center, Living room and patio

On Friday, May 3 the Psychology Department will have an end-of-year celebration in two parts. First, from 2:30-3:30 senior thesis students will be presenting posters of their work in the Science Center living room. Come out to talk with them about their thesis and the thesis writing process! Then, from 3:30-4:30 we will have a reception with food and drink on the Science Center patio (just outside of the living room). Join us in celebration of the end of the semester.

Sat, May 4, 2019

Students looking at art at the Mead

Close Looks at the Mead

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!

Abstract painting

N+1 Community Day: May the Fourth Be With You

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.

Sun, May 5, 2019

Five dancers posing in the windows of a studio

Intersections Dance Company Showcase

Come to our very first outdoor showcase in the Greenway Courtyard! Expect to see some amazing dancing in a wide range of styles, including ballet, jazz and contemporary. Refreshments will be served.

Mon, May 6, 2019

Summer Experience Funding Program Pre-Departure Workshop

All students who receive or who plan to receive funding from the college to support unpaid or low-paid internship or off-campus research opportunities are required to attend a pre-departure workshop session.

During this session, students will learn more about the additional program expectations and tips for completing a successful summer opportunity.

Students who are abroad or who are unable to attend an in-person workshop should contact Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to discuss alternatives.

Sat, May 18, 2019

Emily Dickinson Homestead

Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk

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.

Sat, May 25, 2019

Amherst College Choral Society Commencement Concert

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 (emutter17@amherst.edu), 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.

Thu, May 30, 2019

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Jump-Start Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 2:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Writing Center invites faculty and staff to join us at a writing retreat designed to help you launch your summer projects. The day will include opportunities for writing, reading, project planning and reflection. Refreshments are included, including a light breakfast and full lunch.

Schedule:
8:45 a.m. - Doors open, pastry and coffee available
9 a.m. - Welcome, short goal-setting activity, distribution of writers' logs
9:15 a.m. - Writing time
12:15 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - Facilitated planning session to map out a summer writing/research agenda

This retreat is part of a series of programs to support your summer writing, including a regular write-on-site, writing accountability groups and individual writing/writing pedagogy consultations.

Registration Required

Ongoing Events

 A print depicting a 4,000x magnification of a microscope photograph

"Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte"

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

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.

Studio Honors Senior Thesis Exhibition

until May 26 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon - 4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Saturdays.
Special Hours for Commencement Weekend: Open Saturday and Sunday, May 25 an 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.