Event Calendar

Today - Tue, Dec 6, 2016

Korean Language Table

Korean Language Table will meet this semester every Tuesday, from 12 - 1 p.m., in Terrace Room A on the lower level of Valentine Dining Hall. All are welcome.

American art: sculpture of a hunter kneeling and aiming a bow and arrow at a sculpture of a deer

Materiality at the Mead: Carol Clark

New discoveries and directions in art are presented in this series of gallery talks focusing on the physical materials artists use.

Get a closer look at the Mead’s larger-than-life bronze sculptures Pronghorn Antelope and Indian Hunter (1917), made by American artist Paul Manship (1885–1966), led by Carol Clark, professor emerita of art and the history of art.

Lunch will be provided.

Spiritual Autobiography with Hadley Arkes

Hadley Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science), emeritus, will speak on Tuesday, December 6 at noon in the Keefe Campus Center McCaffrey Room. In this series staff and faculty members discuss their deeply held beliefs and values. Lunch will be provided and there will be time for questions. This event is sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Negotiating your Salary – Getting What you Deserve

Negotiating your salary is a skill that will literally pay off throughout your lifetime…and it’s something that everyone should do. Yet many people don’t negotiate because they are apprehensive about it for one reason or another, and many students don’t because they’re just so grateful to have a job! Most employers expect you to negotiate. Come find out how to respectfully advocate for yourself when you negotiate your benefits package. You’ll learn how to do important industry salary comparison research and how make a reasonable, respectful request for what you want from a potential employer. Co-sponsored by the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, the Women and Gender Center and the Multicultural Resource Center.

Insight Meditation Group (Mindfulness)

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 in the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life.

Political Science Thesis Writer's Workshop

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank, Room 210

The political science department will be co-hosting a thesis writer's workshop from 5-7 p.m., with the Library and Writing Center. The topic will be "Planning and Preparing to Complete Your Draft."

"Elegy" book cover featuring images of a door, a window, wood and stones

Conversation, Reception and Book-Signing: "Elegy" by Justin Kimball

Join Professor of Art Justin Kimball and Mead Art Museum Director and Chief Curator David E. Little for a conversation about Kimball's latest book, Elegy, followed by a reception and book-signing. Free and open to the public.

Thesis Writing Informational Session for Junior Political Science Majors

Professor Kristin Bumiller, chair of the Political Science Department, will be holding an informational session for students who are Juniors and are interested in writing a Senior thesis. The session is on Tuesday, December 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clark House, room 100.

Low Down on Going Down

Come and listen to a student panel who will share their tips and tricks for "going down." We will discuss practicing safe and consensual sex in a body-positive, queer-positive way and we'll provide safer sex resources.

Refreshments and snacks will be served!

Interview Workshop

Join us to learn how to answer challenging questions and present yourself in a professional manner. As a reminder, students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements must attend an interviewing workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend!

This workshop series is facilitated by the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning.

Cover of Politics: The Media Issue

Clickbait: Senior Politico Editor Charlie Mahtesian on How New, Digital and Fake Media Changed the 2016 Landscape

Charlie Mahtesian is the senior politics editor at Politico, a position he held throughout the 2016 general election cycle. Prior to his current position at Politico, Mr. Mahtesian was a political editor for NPR’s Washington, D.C., desk, and has also worked as an editor of the Almanac of American Politics. He will discuss the current state of play for political media, as well as the role of innovative, digital and even fake media outlets in the historic 2016 presidential election. Mahtesian's event will be held this Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Friedmann Room in Keefe (second floor). This event is being hosted by the Amherst Political Union.


German Kaffeeklatsch

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. the German house hosts Kaffeeklatsch, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshment. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in German language and culture.

Come join us for Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays at Porter House!


Come take a study break in a comfortable, welcoming, affirming and warm social atmosphere! Have some tea or coffee, listen to music, watch a move or just keep studying!
LGBTea is every Tuesday from 10 p.m.-midnight at the Queer Resource Center.

Students Only

Tomorrow - Wed, Dec 7, 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 training logo

Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

This workshop will provide helpful and time saving tips, tricks and shortcuts for using Microsoft Office Excel more efficiently. The presenter will use the 2016 version of Excel and mention what is new and different in Windows and Mac versions 2016. The level of this training is beginner, but intermediate users may find it useful for learning about tricks and shortcuts that are new to them and finding out about new features that became available in versions 2013 and 2016.

You must register to attend this training workshop. Clicking "Add to Calendar" does not register you for the training, it only saves the meeting to your own calendar. Use the provided registration link in the Additional Info section of this event details to sign up.

Employee Council: December Coffee Hours

Have a coffee with a few representatives from the current Employee Council. Learn more about the council's platform for 2016-17, talk to us about your ideas and/or well wishes for Amherst staff, or just come socialize with us! The council is offering three coffee hours for December, all from 10-11 am in Frost Cafe on Thursday December 1, Wednesday, December 7 and Tuesday December 13.

French Table

The French Table will meet on Wednesdays from noon until 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Hall. French speakers of all levels are welcome to attend.

Russian Table

Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays on the mezzanine level in Valentine. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Grab & Don't Go

Grab & Don't Go

Bring your lunch to the MRC and join us for a discussion on your thoughts about policing in community.

Behind the Books

On the fence about a potential career as an academic? Come listen to some candid talk and ask away about academia. Professor Christopher Grobe from the English department will be speaking about his recent research experience and then we'll open it up for questions and dialogue. Pita Pockets will be served for lunch!

Black-and-white photo of a man sitting on the roof of an early-20th-century car, looking at a herd of bison in a field

Laura Martin Speaking at CHI Salon

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Laura Martin, Ziff Environmental Fellow at Harvard University Center for the Environment, is a historian and ecologist who studies the cultural and political dimensions of ecological management.

Please join us for conversation, tapas, wine and music!
Childcare provided!

late night study hours

WGC Late Night Study Hours!

Join us for silent study hours every Wednesday from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Women and Gender Center! There will be Glazed Donuts!

Thu, Dec 8, 2016

Ongoing Events

Between Us: A Social Practice Exhibition

Between Us: A Social Practice

until Dec 12 Fayerweather Hall, Eli Marsh Gallery, Room 103

Visiting Professor Amanda Herman has been teaching Five College students enrolled in the advanced art seminar “Make It Public: Art and Social Practice” about socially engaged art. The course has introduced students into the realm of socially engaged art, where each student has proposed and implemented a social practice project structured around their core concerns as an artist. Social practice encompasses work as diverse as utopian proposals, guerrilla architecture, project-based community practice, activism, interventions, collaborations, social sculpture, interactive media and street performance.

These projects, exhibited together in Between Us, engage with people and places near to each student, exploring themes of identity, gender, race, mental health, human perceptions, feelings, and more.