Event Calendar

Today - Thu, May 25, 2017

A crowd of people smiling and talking to one another in front of a large collage painting in a Mead Art Museum gallery

Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

Join us to celebrate the opening of our summer exhibitions, featuring Amherst alumni artists and collectors. As always, there will be delicious refreshments and a bar for those over 21 years of age. This event is free and open to the public.

The Omer Quartet dressed formally, posing with their stringed instruments

Omer Quartet Concert

8:00 pm Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

Join us for a free concert, performed by the Omer Quartet in residence at the New England Conservatory of Music. The performance will feature music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy and the world premiere of Quartet No. 4, by contemporary Dutch composer Rocco Havelaar. This piece was commissioned by Dr. William Weary '64 with support from the Office of Advancement.

This concert is in conjunction with Mead exhibition Collector's Journey: Highlights from the Print Collection of Dr. William Weary.

This event is free and open to the public.

Tomorrow - Fri, May 26, 2017

Michael Mazur, Self-Portrait, 1986

Gallery Talk on Artist Michael Mazur ’57

Join us for a gallery talk with Betsey Garand, Senior Resident Artist at Amherst College, and Gail Mazur, poet and wife of the late Michael Mazur ’57. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Perspectives on Michael Mazur. It is free and open to the public.

Retirement Reception for Dan Velleman

Please join the Mathematics and Statistics Department in celebrating the career of Prof Daniel Velleman, who is retiring after 34 years of teaching mathematics at Amherst College.

Author photo and book cover

Author Talk: Matthew MacWilliams, "The Rise of Trump: America's Authoritarian Spring"

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Frost Library, Friendly Periodicals Reading Room

Matthew MacWilliams will discuss his new book, The Rise of Trump: America's Authoritarian Spring (Amherst College Press, 2016). MacWilliams’s work has been cited by The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and NPR. This book is the first in the new "Public Works" series published by the Amherst College Press. The talk is sponsored by the Amherst College Library thanks to the support of patrons and donors. A reception will follow. All are welcome.

Sat, May 27, 2017

Gallery at the Mead

Amherst Alumni in the Arts Mixer

All Amherst alumni who work in the arts or are passionate about arts and culture are invited to join us for a cocktail party and reception at the Mead Art Museum.

Come check out our newly opened summer exhibitions and connect with old and new friends and professors over art, wine and fine snacks.

This event is free and is supported by Advancement, Art History, Architectural Studies and European Studies.

Sun, May 28, 2017

Yoga at the Mead!

Yoga at the Mead!

Before leaving Reunion Weekend, stop by the Mead for a relaxing yoga session and the chance to see art from a different perspective. We'll have mats available, but please bring your own if possible. All experience levels welcome!

This event is generously sponsored by the Class of 2002.

Tue, Jun 6, 2017

View from the Patio at Woolman Hill Retreat Center

June Jump-Start Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 5:30 pm Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center

This one-day, off-campus retreat will offer faculty the opportunity to dive into a new project or revive a dormant one. We’ll travel to idyllic Woolman Hill in nearby Deerfield for a break from distractions and a peaceful environment to think, plan, read, write and reflect. At 9 a.m., participants will gather together to set, share and discuss individual goals both for the day and for the summer. The remainder of the morning will be writing time. We’ll break for a catered lunch, then continue writing. At the end of the day, we’ll share wine and cheese while reflecting on the day’s progress and the intentions for the summer. Please register by May 31.

Wed, Jun 14, 2017

ninja writing

Productive Habits for Big Writing Projects

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Merrill Science Center, 300B (Keefe Science Library)

If you are getting started on a long-term writing project such as an honors thesis, you may have good intentions about setting deadlines and staying motivated, but you may also recognize that you've never done this before. Learn practices that will help you start and complete a project you can be proud of while avoiding agony and despair. This workshop will introduce you to strategies for establishing good habits early, for writing more in less time, for addressing procrastination and writer’s block, as well as for restoring creativity and finding joy in your work. Participants should bring their calendars. Taught by Jessica Kem, associate director, Writing Center and Blake Doherty, research, instruction, and outreach librarian.

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Thu, Jul 6, 2017

Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Writer's Retreat

July Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

Dedicate five consecutive mornings to your writing at this structured writing retreat for faculty and staff. We will begin each morning with goal-setting and a short, structured writing activity, and we will close each session with a self-assessment of those writing goals. In between, you will have three uninterrupted hours in which to write. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please register by July 5.

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Writer's Retreat

July Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

Dedicate five consecutive mornings to your writing at this structured writing retreat for faculty and staff. We will begin each morning with goal-setting and a short, structured writing activity, and we will close each session with a self-assessment of those writing goals. In between, you will have three uninterrupted hours in which to write. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please register by July 5.

Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Writer's Retreat

July Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

Dedicate five consecutive mornings to your writing at this structured writing retreat for faculty and staff. We will begin each morning with goal-setting and a short, structured writing activity, and we will close each session with a self-assessment of those writing goals. In between, you will have three uninterrupted hours in which to write. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please register by July 5.

ninja writing

More than Word: Scrivener and other alternative writing apps

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Frost Library, Barker Room, A Level

Expand your writing toolkit! This workshop will offer an overview of a few alternatives to Word, apps meant to help you write more productively, creatively, and flexibly. Following this overview, we will look in more depth at Scrivener, writing software that facilitates writing in small pieces, rearranging blocks of text, and integrating the research and writing processes. Scrivener can help you write more often, revise and reorganize more easily, and manage your project with more agility and efficiency. Recommended especially for thesis writers, but open to all students, staff and faculty. Taught by Jessica Kem, associate director of the Writing Center.

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Writer's Retreat

July Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

Dedicate five consecutive mornings to your writing at this structured writing retreat for faculty and staff. We will begin each morning with goal-setting and a short, structured writing activity, and we will close each session with a self-assessment of those writing goals. In between, you will have three uninterrupted hours in which to write. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please register by July 5.

Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Writer's Retreat

July Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

Dedicate five consecutive mornings to your writing at this structured writing retreat for faculty and staff. We will begin each morning with goal-setting and a short, structured writing activity, and we will close each session with a self-assessment of those writing goals. In between, you will have three uninterrupted hours in which to write. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please register by July 5.

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Thu, Aug 3, 2017

Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Opening Convocation

Convocation is the ceremony that starts the new academic year.

Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Why Choose a Non-Bulge Bracket Investment Bank?

The finance industry can seem very complex, especially distinguishing between investment banks. This is your opportunity to hear from a panel of industry experts who will be discussing the advantages of choosing a non-bulge bracket investment bank/investment advisory firm. These alumni, who represent middle market and boutique investment banks, will be talking about the pros and cons of working at smaller firms and how your career can be directly impacted. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and/or full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing investment banking at a middle market or boutique firm is right for you.