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Event Calendar

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

Two women in a room with a television, candles and religious icons covering the walls

Russian Film Screening: "Zoologie" (ЗООЛОГИЯ)

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

The Department of Russian presents Zoologie (ЗООЛОГИЯ), a 2016 film directed by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy.

Synopsis: Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She is stuck, and it seems that life has no surprises for her, until one day she grows a tail and turns her life around.

This movie is in Russian with English subtitles and will be screened at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The runtime is 91 minutes.

3MT: Three Minute Thesis logo

3MT®: Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Thesis students compete for cash prizes as they each talk about their thesis in a compelling and accessible way—in just three minutes! Support the competitors and vote for the "People's Choice" award. Winner and runner-up prizes will be awarded by external judges.

Host: Susan Daniels, associate in public speaking

Event poster featuring a headshot of Astra Taylor and two photos of the "What Is Democracy?" film poster, one of which is upside down

"What Is Democracy?": A Film Screening and Community Discussion with Director Astra Taylor

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall

Discussants:
Professor Amel Ahmed, political science, UMass Amherst
Professor Thomas Dumm, political science, Amherst College
Mie Inouye, political science, Yale Graduate School

Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer and organizer. Her work focuses on the shared human search for truth, community and freedom. Her latest book, Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone (Metropolitan, May 7), has garnered advance praise from Danielle Allen, Robin DG Kelley and Rebecca Solnit. In recognition of her work on the student debt crisis, she has been named “a new civil rights leader” among scholars and activists such as Michelle Alexander, Patrice Cullors and Bryan Stevenson (Los Angeles Times). She lives in New York City.

This event is generously supported by the Lamont Fund, the Department of Political Science and the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact mbrangan@amherst.edu.

A Scholars' Roundtable on "Paste, Stick, Glue: Constructing Collage in Russia"

With Ilya Kukulin (Brown University), Jane Sharp (Rutgers University) and Tomas Glanc (University of Zurich)

The roundtable will be moderated by Galina Mardilovich, acting curator of Russian and European art at the Mead Art Museum and curator of the exhibition.

Event poster showing an illustration of a human face in profile with the top of the head replaced with a stopwatch

Third and Final Lecture of the 2018-2019 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on the "Philosophy of Time"

Ned Markosian (University of Massachusetts Amherst) will present the third and final lecture in the 2018-2019 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on "Philosophy of Time." His lecture will be held on Thursday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall. The title of his lecture is "Three New Arguments for the Dynamic Theory of Time." All lectures are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the Department of Philosophy at (413) 542-5805.

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.