Event Calendar

Today - Mon, Dec 11, 2017

MCAT Study Group

Are you preparing for medical school and taking the MCAT this winter or spring? Come join other Amherst students and study with your peers on Monday evenings! Drop-in when you can. Some MCAT resources and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by the health professions office at the Loeb center for career exploration and planning.

French Film Screening: "Le père Noël est une ordure" (1982)

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

"Le père Noël est une ordure" (Santa Claus is a Stinker) is a cult French comedy movie, directed by Jean Marie Poiré, that French people usually watch almost every year around Christmastime. Full of absurd humor, it tells the story of two neurotics, working for a suicide hotline on the night of Christmas Eve. They get caught up in a catastrophe when a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and a transvestite visit their office. Come celebrate the end of the year with us! Snacks and drinks will be served. Join us in the French House (King Hall 2nd floor). Film will be screened in French with English subtitles. All are welcome!

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Cafecito Break

Take a break, take an espresso shot, or take a quick power nap in our Cozy Corner! Whatever you need, we'll be serving some fresh Cuban coffee this Reading Period during our Late Night Study Hours.

Best of luck!

For accessibility/accommodations contact MRC@amherst.edu or 413-542-5372

Tomorrow - Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Dog Days

Dog Days

Come and pet some doggies to de-stress before finals!

Students Only

Chinese Language Table

The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the conference room below Valentine Dining Hall. Come join us to practice your Chinese!

Being Human in STEM (HSTEM) Salon

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Join us for our salon! Enjoy refreshments and the company of Humans with a range of STEM experiences as we share progress on the projects we conducted during this 4th iteration of the HSTEM collaborative course.

Insight 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, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness--or because you are curious.
Led by Mark Hart, Buddhist advisor
mhart@amherst.edu

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Screening: Whose Streets

Join the MRC for a screening of “Whose Streets” –A documentary about the Ferguson Uprising and the moment that turned teachers, parents, artists, and musicians into freedom fighters.

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeeklatsch

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. the German House hosts Kaffeeklatsch, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in German language and culture. Come join us for Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays at Porter House!

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

2017 Team Biochemistry Open House

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm Frost Library, Friendly Periodical Room

Biochemistry Capstone Poster Presentations - please stop by for a few minutes; the poster session will be very accessible, no biochemistry or science background necessary.

Interterm College-Sponsored Travel Abroad Pre-departure Meeting

Are you traveling this interterm with college funds or as part of an Amherst-organized group, such as an athletic team or student organization? Please come learn important tips, including access to an emergency medical assistance insurance benefit you might have, to prepare for travel domestically or overseas.

Blackness and Christianity: Part II

Join Remnant for the second Blackness and Christianity talk by Jeremy Ogunba on Wednesday, December 13 from 5-6 p.m. in Chapin Chapel. Come learn about the intersectionality of faith and race, and what the church's responsibility is today. All are welcome!

QTPOC GROUP

QTPOC Affinity Group, Wednesdays 6:30PM QRC

Amherst Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Group seeks to support students, staff and faculty in the five colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. This closed QTPOC Affinity seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities, and to engage in meaningful discussion.

Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the QRC

Screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"

The Amherst College chapter of the Roosevelt Institute will be hosting a screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel” in Keefe Movie Theatre. A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Roosevelt is excited to screen this documentary and we hope to see you there. We will have pizza and refreshments!

World Music Night

Wondering what to do on the last day of class? Come to World Music Night and enjoy a memorable evening with foods, drinks, music and friendships from around the world! Sign up for a performance or just drop in, as we will also have karaoke and a DJ for casual stress-relief options!
We will be serving a variety of foods from Formosa, Fresh Side, Paradise of India, Pita Pockets and more. Come to shake off the semester with us!

For sign-ups or questions, contact yshao18@amherst.edu.

Co-sponsored by Universal Music Organization, AAS, International Student Association, Student Activities and Study Abroad Office.

OSL Study Break: Chipotle Burrito Drop

Stop by for some Chipotle Burritos! This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

OSL Study Break: 24/7 Study Hours

The Powerhouse will be open to students as a 24/7 study space during the reading/finals period.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Required Pre-departure Meetings for Spring 2018 Study Abroad

Are you going abroad in Spring 2018? If so, you must attend your region or country-specific pre-departure meeting to learn about credit transfer, pre-registration, the emergency medical assistance benefit and other important pre-trip information. Learn which meeting to attend using the link below. Questions? Email Janna Behrens (jbehrens@amherst.edu) as soon as possible.

Students Only
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Amherst Write-In

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Merrill Science Center, 300A/B (Science Library Classrooms)

There’s no need to toil away in isolation when everyone has papers to write! Spend the first day of reading period in a supportive, quiet environment to make some progress on those final projects. The Writing Center will provide snacks, coffee and drop-in writing consultations.

Students Only

Keefe Campus Center Community Hour

Stop by the Amherst College Campus Center every Thursday for a fun filled hour of community, popcorn and music! Throughout the semester we will offer various community building events in the campus center and on the Green. Make sure to stop by for bonfires, dance parties and self-care activities. All are welcome to join.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Student Affairs, the Dean of the Faculty, The Office of the President, Dining Services, Facilities and the Mail Room.

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Mead Director David E. Little "Tells It Like It Is"

Mead Director and Chief Curator David E. Little tells it like it is! Join us for a gallery talk and closing reception for the exhibition Tell It Like It Is—Or Could Be. The event is free and open to the public.

World Music Night

Wondering what to do on the last day of class? Come to World Music Night and enjoy a memorable evening with foods, drinks, music and friendships from around the world! Sign up for a performance or just drop in, as we will also have karaoke and a DJ for casual stress-relief options!
We will be serving a variety of foods from Formosa, Fresh Side, Paradise of India, Pita Pockets and more. Come to shake off the semester with us!

For sign-ups or questions, contact yshao18@amherst.edu.

Co-sponsored by Universal Music Organization, AAS, International Student Association, Student Activities and Study Abroad Office.

Wellness Hour

Come hang with the Wellness Team on Thursday's from 8-9 p.m. in Frost Cafe to play with silly putty, journal, read a children's book or color. Wellness Hour is an easy and fun way to de-stress in a casual setting.

OSL Study Break: Midnight Breakfast

Join us for midnight breakfast! This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.