Event Calendar

Today - Mon, Oct 15, 2018

German Table

German Table

Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers.

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

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Food for Thought with Alain Silk, Diabetes Diagnostic Devices Branch of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration

"What a science career looks like when med school doesn’t work out" From research to teaching to federal regulatory work, Dr. Alain Silk has followed a non-linear career path in science after his initial plan to attend medical school fell apart. Come chat with him over lunch in the new science center café, and learn about how he has made career decisions, what the day-to-day work of a scientist looks like in the FDA, and what advice he has for science students considering a range of career options. Lunch sponsored by the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot through Handshake.

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Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

Political Science Thesis Writer's Workshop: Reading for Research

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank, Level 2

The Political Science department will be co-hosting with the Library and Writing Center, a workshop for their majors writing a thesis from 5:30 - 7 p.m. The topic will be "Reading for Research."

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

U.S. Attorneys' Office Internship Information Session

The United States Attorneys’ Office in Springfield is staffed by 8 assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) who investigate and prosecute federal crimes in western Massachusetts. One AUSA also represents the federal government in civil cases.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts represents the entire state and its 6.8 million residents. Of the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the United States and its territories, the District of Massachusetts is one of the busiest, prosecuting a broad range of cases including national security, white collar crime, public corruption, cybercrime, narcotics and money laundering, organized... More »

Nancy Nowacek - Artist Talk

Artist Talk - Nancy Nowacek

Nancy Nowacek will be presenting an artist talk on Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m. in Fayerweather 303 as part of Artist-in-Residence Macon Reed's course, Installation, Site, and The Embodied Spectator. All are welcome to attend. Tea and snacks will be provided.

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An Evening with Michael Lewis

Join us for an evening with journalist and best-selling author Michael Lewis, whose forthcoming book The Fifth Risk explores the transition of government agencies from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. The talk will be moderated by Cullen Murphy '74, former chair of the Amherst College Board of Trustees and former editor-at-large of Vanity Fair.

A sharp observer of politics, finance and the evolution of American culture, Michael Lewis combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators. Lewis’ program takes a fresh, hard look at the ever-... More »

RAD Class

RAD Classes

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics, concepts and techniques. It is a comprehensive course open to folks who self-identify as trans women, cis women and/or nonbinary. It begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training.

For on campus self-defense classes, please email RAD@amherst.edu to sign up or ask questions.
There are several dates for the classes:
October 15 from 8 - 10:30 p.m.
October 17 from 8 - 10:30 p.m.
October 22 from 8 - 10:30 p.m.... More »

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First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (James)

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the James common room from 8–8:30 p.m.

Tomorrow - Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Arabic Language Table

The Arabic Language Table is a weekly conversation group for Second-Year Arabic students. The Language Table meets every Tuesday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and is open to anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the second-year level.

Urban Teachers Information Table

Urban Teachers is endeavoring to change the equation in urban education, offering high-need schools a supply of effective teachers who are ready to make a difference in students’ lives. Structural racism and inequality have kept generations of urban children from receiving the education they deserve. Urban Teachers believes that qualified, highly effective teachers who stay in the classroom can empower students through learning. Recent graduates hired by the organization develop the skills, hands-on experience and knowledge to ensure every child receives an equitable education.

Want to learn more? Stop by this information table to... More »

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Tuck Business Bridge at Dartmouth Information Table

Tuck Business Bridge, held at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is a total immersion business program designed to prepare top liberal arts and STEM undergrads for challenging careers. With a comprehensive business core curriculum, taught by the Tuck School of Business's top-ranked MBA faculty, a capstone team project, and one-on-one guidance from the Tuck's Career Development Office, The Tuck Business Bridge Program can give students the skills confidence needed to get a job and succeed-- all in just a few weeks over the summer. Stop by this information table to learn more about the program and its application processes.... More »

Mount Sinai Medical School and FlexMed Program Information Session with Eliza Hersh ’16

Join Eliza Hersh ’16 for an informal talk to learn more about her experiences as a medical student at Mount Sinai as well as their FlexMed program. Eliza is a 3rd year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, planning to pursue a career in Neurosurgery. She is a clinic director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program for victims of torture seeking asylum in the U.S. and serves as president of the Neurosurgery Interest Group. In 2016, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College with a degree in English Literature and credits FlexMed for the ability to pursue the humanities and social sciences while in college... More »

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"Everyday Humanitarianism & New Technologies: Civil Society Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Greece"

Nicholas R. Micinski will give a talk titled "Everyday Humanitarianism & New Technologies: Civil Society Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Greece." This talk is sponsored by the Eastman Fund, the Lamont Fund and the Department of Political Science at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public. Micinski is a research associate at the EU Studies Center at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

In the summer of 2015, large numbers of refugees and migrants arrived on the shores of the Aegean islands, but the Greek government and international... More »

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"Women Fleeing Gender-Based Violence: Human Rights Abuses in the Northern Triangle of Central America"

Dr. Kim Baranowski, associate director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Clinic, will give context to the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

This talk is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology; GlobeMed; the Center for Community Engagement; the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning; the Five College Program in Culture, Health and Science; the Eastman Fund; and the Lamont Fund.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. French Table is open to students, faculty, staff and anyone who is interested in having informal conversations in French. All levels are welcome! We look forward to meeting you!

FW Cook Consulting Information Session

FW Cook is a leading independent consulting firm that advises boards of directors and senior management on compensation and performance issues.

The firm’s service offerings are broad and are designed to help clients attract and retain key executives, motivate and reward them for achieving performance objectives, and align their interests with shareholders. Clients span a range of industries and stages of growth, from technology start-ups to some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world. FW Cook maintains the largest market share of board compensation committee advisory relationships across all major market indices... More »

Spelling Bee!

Register for the 4th Annual Amherst Spelling Bee! We will have Antonios and refreshments! 1st place gets a $100 Amazon gift card! The spelling bee will be held Tuesday October 16 from 7-9 p.m. in the Friedman room. To reserve a spot please email ikadish18@amherst.edu by Sunday, October 14!

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Psychology Club

We will be having our next Psychology Club meeting Tuesday, October 16 from 7-8 p.m. in D303. We hope to finalize our plans for the year, and would love to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Professors Huff (shuff@amherst.edu) or Palmquist (cpalmquist@amherst.edu).

Ongoing Events

Dave Gloman painting

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September... More »