Event Calendar

Today - Wed, Nov 14, 2018

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!

Where There Be Dragons - Study Abroad Info Table

Where There Be Dragons (Dragons) has been running cross-cultural education abroad programs since 1993. Dragons facilitates dynamic experiences around the world, including college study abroad programs in China India, Nepal and South America (Bolivia and Peru). Our approach to study abroad programming is to provide high-quality academic experiences in unconventional places. Come by our information table in the Keefe Campus Center on November 14 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to learn more about study abroad options with Dragons.

Fun fact: We go where other study abroad programs don’t. Whether trekking in the snow-capped peaks of the Andes... More »

Students Only

Title IX Basics Training

Please join Laurie Frankl, Amherst’s Title IX Coordinator, for Title IX Basics & Mandatory Reporter training. During this interactive discussion, you will learn about the work of the Title IX Office and about why the College requires all faculty, most staff and some student employees to share information about sexual misconduct concerns that affect the college community. Laurie will explain the College’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and offer tools to help you assist those who may share troubling concerns with you. Please sign up for this session on the Title IX webpage.

Registration Required

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

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Promoting Active Learning through Moodle: Examples from the Amherst Classroom

Please join us to learn and discuss how Amherst faculty use Moodle to promote active learning in the classroom. This lunch presentation is for faculty and instructional staff.

Professor Elizabeth Aries will share how she uses pre-class forums and quizzes in Moodle to enhance in-class discussions and gauge student understanding of key concepts. Professor Adi Gordon will share how he uses Moodle to provide transparency in course assignments and expectations, and engage students with media and Open Educational Resources.

Bring your own Moodle tips and questions as well! Kindly click below to learn more and to R.S.V.P.

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"Colombia: Peace Agreements and the Future of Democracy"

Mónica Pachón will discuss the complicated peace process currently going on in Colombia and how that will affect the future of democracy in the country. Pachón is the dean of political science and international relations at Rosario University, Bogotá, Colombia.

Discussants will be Sebastián Bitar, the Karl Loewenstein Fellow and visiting associate professor in political science at Amherst College, and Javier Corrales, professor of political science at Amherst College.

This event is sponsored by the Lurcy Fund, the Lamont Fund and the Department of Political Science at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public. For... More »

TV Writers Studio Info Session: Long Island University's MFA in Writing & Producing for Television

Join William Rabkin, assistant director of the MFA program in writing and producing for television at the TV Writer’s Studio, as he shares insights about the field.

Professor William Rabkin of Long Island University’s TV Writers Studio, which grants an MFA in Writing and Producing for Television, is a thirty-year veteran writer, producer and showrunner in television. He has worked on such shows as Monk, Psych and Diagnosis Murder.

Professor Rabkin works closely with Emmy Award-winning veteran screenwriter, director, producer and showrunner Norman Steinberg to make LIU Brooklyn’s TV Writers StudioSM an environment where... More »

Tomorrow - Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

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Russian Film Screening: "Life is Full of Fun" (ЖИЗНЬ ЗАБАВАМИ ПОЛНА)

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

Life is Full of Fun (ЖИЗНЬ ЗАБАВАМИ ПОЛНА)

directed by Petr Todorovsky • 2002 • 98 minutes

The extraordinary lives of several ordinary families who share a communal apartment in a provincial town during the early 1990s

This movie will be shown in Russian with English subtitles, and will be screened at both 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15.

"The Edge of the Petri Dish: Wizards and Prophets," by Charles C. Mann '76

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall (SCCE A011)

Charles C. Mann ’76, a local author, will give a talk on his most recent book, The Wizard and the Prophet.

In 40 years, Earth’s population will reach 10 billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups-- wizards and prophets, as Mann calls them.

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.

The Art of the Cover Letter

Cover letters are an important part of the internship application process; they turn the dry facts of your resume into an engaging story that captures recruiters' attention. This workshop will teach you the elements of a great cover letter and will give you the chance to practice crafting your own. This is a hands on workshop. Attendees are asked to bring sample internship or job descriptions along with their laptops.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

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Speak Up: Preparing for Oral Presentations

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)

Do you have an upcoming oral presentation but aren’t sure how to prepare? Would you like to engage your classmates rather than just read your paper to them? Do you wish you knew how to appear confident in front of an audience?

This hands-on workshop covers the key differences between preparing a paper and a presentation, and teaches techniques for delivering a confident, dynamic oral presentation. Plus, cookies from Black Sheep!

Led by Susan Daniels, Associate in Public Speaking. Kindly R.S.V.P. by November 13.

Students Only Registration Required

Food Justice Panel

Join the Amherst College Food Justice Alliance for a panel on food worker justice and food policy with organizers from the Pioneer Valley Workers Center (PWVC) and Book and Plow Farm. Hear about what food justice means, ask questions and get answers. We will be giving out homemade cookies and kombucha while collecting optional donations for the PWVC.

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Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff... More »

Trivia Night at Schwemm's

Come to the pub, get some grub and work your noggin!

Fri, Nov 16, 2018

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.

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during lunch? Join us at the weekly Spanish table!
The Spanish table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register! Just grab some lunch and go upstairs!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

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Dance Master Class with Maree ReMalia

Guest Artist-in-Residence Maree ReMalia facilitates a master class in which participants are guided through explorations from the Gaga movement language and improvisational methods based in dance and theater. She then offers an experiential window into her latest project in development, A Letter Compiled From All Letters, in which the artists are investigating connection and communication in a digital age. The group engages in generative explorations and learns excerpts of choreography from the artistic team’s process. The approach is playful, inquisitive and nonjudgmental; all are welcome (ages 16+), and no previous experience is... More »

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Dance Showcase: "A Letter Compiled From All Letters"

7:30 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

Guest artists Maree ReMalia, David Bernabo, Lillian Cho and Gigi Gatewood will present their work-in-progress, A Letter Compiled From All Letters, a new evening-length dance work merging live performance and video projection with movement, music, text and a modular set, which began with letter-writing. Collaborators Maree ReMalia (choreographer/director), Gigi Gatewood (multimedia artist) and Lillian Cho (performer) wanted to investigate connection and communication in an era of digital media. So they asked friends and acquaintances to write them letters sharing moments of significance or how communication has changed with... More »

This Friday, November 16th at 7:30, kick off break by making your own campfire s'mores! Event is contingent on weather.

AC After Dark Presents - S'mores Night!

Kick off break by making your own campfire s'mores! Event is contingent on weather.

Mon, Nov 19, 2018

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.