Event Calendar

Sun, Nov 25, 2018

Poster showing Moonlight movie poster promoting campus showing

AC After Dark Films Presents: Moonlight

2:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Films Presents: Moonlight! This film will be played at both 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free!

Poster showing Moonlight movie poster promoting campus showing

AC After Dark Films Presents: Moonlight

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Films Presents: Moonlight! This film will be played at both 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free!

Mon, Nov 26, 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.

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.

Headshot of Tiffany Oliver

Biology Monday Seminar: "Near Infrared Red Light Exposure Is Associated with Elevations in Nitric Oxide and cGMP"

Join Tiffany Oliver, Ph.D, associate professor of biology at Spelman College for a discussion titled "Near Infrared Red Light Exposure Is Associated with Elevations in Nitric Oxide and cGMP."

Research in the Oliver Lab aims to identify the biological pathways that prevent cell death upon exposure to red light and to determine how the inhibition of cell death can be prolonged. Exposure to 2.88 J/cm2 of red light (632 nm), 24 hours prior, induces resistance to cell killing in RPE cells exposed to a 1-second pulse of 2 μm laser radiation. The initiating event in the cellular response to red light involves the absorption of photons by... More »

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.

Tue, Nov 27, 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.

Coffee cup and muffin

Employee Council Coffee Hour

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the academic year and have a free coffee and muffin with representatives from the Employee Council. Come talk to us about issues that matter most to you, learn about resources, benefits and training or just come socialize with us!

For Amherst College staff only.

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.

Office Hours with Bear

Office Hours with Bear! (the puppy)

Canine Office Hours with Bear will be held every Tuesday for the remainder of the fall semester from 3-4 p.m. beside Frost Cafe. Bear is an assistance dog in training. Drop by to get some puppy love and help with his training. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the AC Library.

Sylvia Rivera Floor Launch

Join us in celebrating the establishment and launch of the Silvia Rivera Community House. Named after the transgender Latinx icon, Sylvia Rivera, this house was founded in 2017 as a space where members of the Amherst College community can engage in debate and expression that highlight the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ peoples on campus and throughout the world. This event will formally launch the house and introduce it to the wider Amherst community. This is, to our knowledge, the first residential community in a college campus to be named after a transgender woman of color in the United States. Through this event, we would like to honor... More »

Drawing of a person wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap, holding a sword and a torch, positioned behind a globe

"The Global Rise of Nativism and Illiberalism: A Conversation on the Contemporary Political Pathology"

In the contemporary political pathology, two phenomena appear currently intertwined: exclusionary nativist beliefs and electoral preferences for illiberal styles of politics. Do we witness a global return to a longing for closed ethnic communities and authoritarian rulers, promising security in an age of perceived systematic crises? Whereas the rapid rise of the populist radical right in Europe as much as in the U.S. is an evident starting point, the aim of the panel is also to open up the conversation to a larger outlook. How can we explain these global reactions upon geopolitical developments as much as the globalization of uncertainty... More »

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!

Sex Work and Labor Panel: Labor Intensive

As part of our education series "Labor Intensive," this panel will focus on sex work as a form of labor and how we frame this conversation in society. The panelists engage with sex work as researchers, activists and as people in the field. Dinner will be served!

Responding to Students in Distress Workshop

This workshop will help participants recognize signs that a student may be struggling with emotional or mental health issues. It will offer suggestions on how to respond to concerns and connect students to appropriate resources. All members of the Amherst community are welcome. In this workshop we will discuss common stressors, identify “red flags” that may indicate risk, offer suggestions on how to talk with students about a concern and provide an overview of campus resources. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Wed, Nov 28, 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!

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!

"Courtesans and Curtains: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione (1837-1899)"

The Amherst College Department of French is pleased to present a talk by special guest lecturer Heidi Brevik-Zender titled "Courtesans and Curtains: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione (1837-1899)". The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be given in English. It is sponsored by the Amherst College French department, the Eastman Fund and the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund at Amherst College.

Heidi Brevik-Zender is associate professor of French and comparative literature at the University of California, Riverside. Her research interests are in French literature and culture of the 19th century, with an emphasis... More »

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Information Session

Join Aileen Panitz, admissions director of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and Dino Koff, director of financial aid for Dartmouth College, for an evening presentation about Geisel's program and the general medical school admissions and financial aid processes.

Geisel's program is designed around the "complete" physician — one who excels in the basic sciences, delivers outstanding clinical care, discovers and shares new knowledge and works to improve systems of healthcare delivery. Experiential learning and clinical work is included across all four years of training, with a focus on compassionate, patient- and... More »

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Cartoons and Fondue

Unwind at the WGC with some chocolate fondue and an afternoon watching and debriefing gender expression in cartoons like Powerpuff Girls, Kim Possible, Avatar, Steven Universe and Teen Titans. Come by for your favorite snacks and throwback shows!