Event Calendar

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.

Davóne Tines in front of green foliage, wearing a white shirt and a black jacket with butterflies printed on it

M@A Chamber Series Presents Dover Quartet with Davóne Tines, baritone

Named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner and honored with the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to occupying a spot at the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings).
Performing works by Mozart, Barber, Shaw, and Shostakovich

“Charismatic, full-voiced” (The New York Times) bass-baritone Davóne Tines joins the Quartet for
Barber’s "Dover Beach" and Caroline Shaw’s "By and By."

Program:
Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465, "Dissonance"
Barber: Dover Beach, Op. 3
Caroline Shaw: "By and By"
Intermission
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117

Single ticket prices:
General public: $28
Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $22
Students with valid ID: $12
FREE student rush available at the box office beginning one hour before the concert.
Single tickets on sale at:
https://amherst.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1310&r=a160827c183...

Tickets Required

WAMH 89.3 PRESENTS! A VERY PUNK VALENTINE’S

Boston-based punk band SNOOZER and local punk band LANDOWNER come to Amherst for a show that is FREE and open to all Five College students! Presented by WAMH 89.3, Amherst College Radio and AAS. Come wearing your best anti-Valentine’s day garb. Eyeliner and black boots encouraged.

Students Only