The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.
Arts & Communication Field Trip Friday site visits are a direct connect to the people and places at the heart of the Pioneer Valley’s creative communities. This year’s trips offer you the opportunity to engage with the issues and ideas driving innovative work in the visual arts, advertising, journalism, museums/archives, publishing and community arts.
Field Trip Fridays start at 2 p.m. sharp in front of Frost Library.
November 9: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Founded in 1786, the Gazette serves more than 15,000 readers a day and is an essential daily news source for the Pioneer Valley. Brooke Hauser, the Gazette’s Editor in Chief and the former Arts & Culture editor will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the newspaper’s Northampton headquarters.
Hauser is the author of Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman, Winner of the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Nonfiction Book. A longtime journalist, she has written for Allure (where she was also a contributing editor), Glamour, Marie Claire, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Her first book, The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, won the American Library Association’s 2012 Alex Award. For several years, Hauser covered the film industry as an editor and writer-at-large at Premiere. As a reporter, Hauser has written about a wide range of subjects, including female corrections officers, Baptist preachers, Chinese beauty queens and a Vermont dairy farmer with a screenwriting career on the side. Originally from Miami, Florida, Hauser recently moved to western Massachusetts, where she lives with her family.
Seating is very limited, so R.S.V.P. quickly through Handshake to reserve your spot!
UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:
December 7: Northampton Community Arts Trust
Lighting designer Kathy Couch ’95 and photographer Stephen Petegorsky ’75 describe how they used the land trust model to preserve affordable and accessible space for Northampton’s creative community.
Join us to dedicate and celebrate Lipton Lecture Hall in the new Science Center, named for Richard M. Lipton ’74, P’12 ’08, and his family. Following brief introductory remarks in honor of the Liptons, Catherine Sanderson, Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology), will deliver a lecture entitled “They Aren’t as Thin or as Happy as You Think They Are: Exploring Causes and Consequences of Misperceiving Social Norms at Amherst.”
Professor Sanderson will describe research conducted in collaboration with Amherst College students on factors that lead students to misperceive social norms, including those related to eating and exercise, reporting athletic concussions and seeking mental health treatment. She will discuss the consequences of such misperceptions, strategies for correcting them and the benefits of such approaches for improving psychological and physical well-being on college campuses.
The summer's hit blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians hits the screens at Keefe Theater this weekend. Showings will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Bubble tea will be provided at Friday's screening!
Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.