Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Music Department Orientation with Pizza

Music Department Orientation with Pizza

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase performance and find out about Music Department opportunities in Arms, Room 3. 6-7:30 p.m.

Students Only
Music Department Showcase

Music Department Showcase

Experience the Amherst Music Department ensembles: Choral Society, Jazz Ensemble and Amherst Symphony Orchestra offer an introductory showcase performance. The performance is free and open to all.

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase and find out about Music Department opportunities in Arms, Room 3. 6-7:30 p.m.

Students Only

Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Photo of a previous year's convocation. President Biddy Martin addresses the gathered faculty

Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation is the first formal gathering of the first-year students, at which the president and the faculty, all in full regalia, welcome the students to the college. It is also a time for some of the recently promoted professors to be awarded honorary Amherst College degrees. The traditional ceremony involves a formal procession, musicians and performance by the college Choral Society.

This event is intended for faculty and first year students. Upperclassmen, alumni, and community members are invited to watch via livestream. Video recording and a transcript of Convocation will be made available after the event.

Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Job search image with magnifying glass

Student Employment Fair

New and returning students come join us for the annual Student Employment Fair - a place for employers and students to come together to fill their employment needs. Representatives from many departments will be available to discuss employment opportunities and provide information on their application process.

Students Only

Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Why Choose a Non-Bulge Bracket Investment Bank?

The finance industry can seem very complex, especially distinguishing between investment banks. This is your opportunity to hear from a panel of industry experts who will be discussing the advantages of choosing a non-bulge bracket investment bank/investment advisory firm. These alumni, who represent middle market and boutique investment banks, will be talking about the pros and cons of working at smaller firms and how your career can be directly impacted. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and/or full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing investment banking at a middle market or boutique firm is right for you.

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Advantages to Careers on the Buy Side

As the finance recruiting season starts, it’s important to understand every aspect of the industry. Here’s your opportunity to hear why a career on the buy side can be an advantageous place to start. Alumni from leading buy-side investment firms will be participating in a panel discussion about the pros and cons of careers on the buy side. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and/or full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing a career on the buy-side is right for you.

Fri, Sep 8, 2017

The Urgency of Teacher Racial/Ethnic Diversity in an Increasingly Diverse Society

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI)

At the very moment policy-makers call for increasing the racial/ethnic diversity of the teaching force, teachers of color continue to leave the profession at higher rates than their white colleagues. This talk will highlight research that points to the "added-value" for students of color when taught by a teacher of color. Additionally, this talk will provide guidance for researchers, policy makers and practitioners looking to recruit, support and retain teachers of color.

Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Faculty members onstage playing piano, saxophones and other instruments, behind music stands and electronic speakers

Jazz Faculty Concert

The Amherst College jazz faculty kicks off the 2017-2018 academic year in a welcome performance, which is free and open to all.

Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Putnam Investments Information Session

Join representatives from Putnam Investments to learn more about their Early Career Programs.

Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Mimi Cherono Ng'ok, Untitled, 2014.

Fall Exhibition Opening

Join us to celebrate the opening of five new exhibitions of global art and photography at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. Contemporary photographer Mimi Cherono Ng'ok, whose work will be on view, will be in attendance. All are invited for an evening of art, food, music and more!
Curatorial Remarks: 5-6 p.m. | Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m.
Free & open to all!

Guggenheim Investments Corporate Credit Info Session

Join representatives from Guggenheim Investments' Corporate Credit Team to learn more about the division and its full-time and internship opportunities.

Bain Capital Information Session

Please join representatives from Bain Capital to learn more about job opportunities.

Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Mimi Cherono Ng'ok, Untitled, 2014.

Grab and Don't Go Artist Lunch with Mimi Cherono Ng'ok

All students are invited to the MRC for an informal lunch and conversation with contemporary photographer Mimi Cherono Ng'ok. Mimi lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya, but has practiced photography all over the world.

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Black-and-white closeup of Gorbachev smiling

"Gorbachev: His Life and Times": Conversation with Professors William Taubman and Pavel Machala.

7:00 pm Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

Join the political science department as William Taubman, the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, discusses his newly released book, Gorbachev: His Life and Times, with Pavel Machala, the Charles E. Merrill 1908 Professor of Political Science. The conversation will be followed by a reception and book signing. Staff from Amherst Books will be onsite for book sales.

Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

8:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required

Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

8:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required
Closeup of Anat Cohen wearing a black blouse and holding her clarinet over her right shoulder

M@A 2017-2018 Parallels Series: Anat Cohen Quartet

8:00 pm Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

Israeli-born clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Her quartet, consisting of jazz luminaries Gary Versace (keyboard), Joe Martin (bass) and Daniel Freedman (drums), glows-- with virtuosity, charisma and the sheer joy of creation --at the world’s largest jazz festivals or New York’s smallest clubs.

“Anat does what all authentic musicians do: She tells stories from her own experiences that are so deeply felt that they are very likely to connect listeners to their own dreams, desires and longings."
--Nat Hentoff

Single tickets go on sale two weeks before the performance. Tickets and information are available online or through the Amherst College Concert Office at concerts@amherst.edu or 413-542-2195.

Tickets Required
Anat Cohen, jazz clarinet

M@A : Anat Cohen Quartet Masterclass

Come attend this masterclass taught by jazz musician Anat Cohen. Free and open to the public, no tickets required.

Single tickets for the performance that night go on sale two weeks before the performance. Tickets and information are available online (click the title of this listing to get to the URL link under "Additional Info") or through the Amherst College Concert Office at concerts@amherst.edu or 413-542-2195.

Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Two actors performing The Scarlet Professor

The Scarlet Professor

3:00 pm Smith College, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Thtr 14

The Scarlet Professor is a new opera based upon a true story of shame and scandal from 1960: a renowned English professor arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials.

Professional Premiere:
September 15-16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Young Artists Performances:
September 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.

All performances take place in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA, the same campus where the events took place.

Music by Eric Sawyer, professor of music
Libretto by Harley Erdman
Based on the book by Barry Werth

Featuring William Hite, Keith Phares, Blythe Gaissert and Sarah Pelletier
Stage Director: Ron Bashford, associate professor of theater and dance
Musical Director: Eduardo Leandro

Sponsored by the Five College Opera

Tickets Required

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

New York University School of Law Info Session

New York University School of Law is an intellectual powerhouse, with 106 faculty, 317 courses, 15 areas of study, over 30 centers, and over 80 student organizations. The Law School has long taken a leadership role in introducing changes that have redefined legal education. Most recently, NYU Law launched initiatives to assure that its graduates are practice-ready for today's world. Highlights include: NYU Law Abroad; its Washington, DC-based legislative and regulatory process clinic, and its Leadership & Financial Literacy program. Join representatives from NYU Law to learn more about its programs and admissions processes.

Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Capital Group Information Session

Join representatives from the Capital Group to learn more about its Associates Program.

"You’re full of untapped potential and The Associates Program (TAP) will help you find it. TAP is an opportunity to try different jobs, in different departments in different places around the world. Not just because it’s fun to try new things, but because it makes sense to base big decisions like what you want to do with your life on experience instead of an educated guess. Capital Group is looking for curious and passionate leaders who love a good challenge. A background in business or economics is not necessary; all concentrations are welcome."

Capital Group is among the world's most experienced and respected investment management firms. It manages more than 1.4 trillion with over 7,500 associates in offices worldwide.