Event Calendar

Today - Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Event poster featuring one photographer by each of the three staff members

Stacey Cooney, Mark Uchneat and Ryan Willey: Artists' Talk and Reception

4:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2nd Floor

Join the Amherst College Library for a reception and talk by Amherst College staff members Stacey Cooney, Mark Uchneat and Ryan Willey, whose photographs are on exhibit at Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery. Their exhibit, The World Thrice Viewed Through a Lens, showcases their unique approaches to capturing the world through a camera. Mark favors landscapes and the beauty of the night sky; Ryan the ability of black-and-white photography to capture luminosity; and Stacey rust, imperfection and impermanence. They will talk briefly about their work and answer questions from attendees. Refreshments will be provided.

Panel Discussion on Should Conservatives Have a Greater Voice Here?

Panel Discussion on "Should Conservatives Have a Greater Voice Here?"

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall, room 115

A panel discussion on dissent and free speech at Amherst College.
Panelists are Kristin Bumiller, professor of political science, Francis G. Couvares ,professor of history and American studies, and Nishi Shah professor of philosophy, and moderated by Martha M. Umphrey, professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College


5 College Multicultural Theater Certificate Info Session

Join us and learn about the 5 College Multicultural Theater certificate! A student panel will speak about their experiences and certificate administrator Professor Priscilla Page will also be present to answer questions. There'll be a rundown of requirements and the certificate's history. Pizza will be served!

Disability on Campus: All or None?

Join us for a talk by Lorraine Wolf titled "Disability on Campus: All or None?"

Colleges thrive on the conviction that a degree is the key to success. But our campuses reflect society's uneasy relationship to people with disabilities. Despite legal protection, barriers exist which prevent many students with disabilities from reaping the benefits of higher education. Messy, sometimes contentious, and always effortful commitment to removing attitudinal barriers across all levels on campus is necessary to promote access. Campuses need to learn to work together to achieve this goal.

Harvard Business School: HBX CORe Information Session

Prepare for life after graduation by learning the fundamentals of business from Harvard Business School. Through participation in the online HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) program, you will expand your business knowledge and enhance your resume. HBX CORe teaches you the essentials of business—business analytics, economics for managers, and financial accounting—through immersive case studies and a fully interactive online platform. HBX has reimagined Harvard Business School’s proven case method and social learning experience to help you develop real world analytical and problem solving skills. Previous business experience or coursework is not required. A credential from HBX and Harvard Business School is granted upon successful completion of CORe. The CORe credential will set your resume apart and expand your network by giving you access to the impressive and diverse CORe community.

Amherst is a collaborating college. As such, our students are granted need-based financial scholarships from HBX. The program fee for CORe is $1,950, with up to $1,550 in scholarships available for students who currently receive financial aid. HBX will work with Amherst College's financial aid team to review financial aid eligibility, with no further action required on your part. There are three summer cohorts beginning May 16, June 6, and July 6 with deadlines for applications due as early as May 3. Come hear from HBX and all that this online course has to offer to help you prepare for a career in business, consulting or finance.


German Kaffeklatsch

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!

LGBTea, coffe and tea, late night study hours

QRC LGBTea Late Night Study Hours

LGBTea is an intentional weekly program that offers a comfortable, affirming, and welcoming space for our community to come together. Join us for late night study hours, take a break if you need one, grab a cup of tea or coffee, or just hang out!!
Every Tuesday in the Queer Resource Center from 10 p.m. - midnight. All are welcome.

Tomorrow - Wed, Apr 26, 2017

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Moodle Help: Drop-In Hours at Frost Café

To assist faculty through the end-of-semester crunch time, Academic Technology Services will offer drop-in hours for Moodle help at the Frost Library Café each Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. for the rest of the semester. Academic Technology Specialist Asha Kinney will be on hand to take questions and offer advice. Have a question but can’t stop by? Contact us any time through https://askit.amherst.edu, or check out our newly refreshed Moodle Knowledge Base here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/539682

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 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays on the mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Grab and Don't Go. Wednesday 12PM in the MRC

Grab & Don't Go

Grab your lunch and join us in the MRC every other Wednesday for a conversation on current events. Facilitated by MRC staff.

Tearing Down Walls

An open space for students to connect and discuss experiences and ramifications of the political climate on sense of safety, mental health and engagement in the college. Those of Muslim faith, refugees, immigrants, trans or non-binary identities, students of color, undocumented students, queer identity, women, and intersecting identities are encouraged to attend.

Wednesdays, starting February 8th

Facilitated by Sarah Erickson, Psy.D. (serickson@amherst.edu) and Zamir Nestelbaum, M.D. (znestelbaum@amherst.edu).

Students Only

Emotional First Aid

Come join us for a discussion with Dr. Darien McFadden about how we practice wellness and self-care as students in the current political climate. We will be centering the voices of students of color, however all students are welcome. The discussion will be followed by a workshop where we will be designing and creating our own personalized Emotional First-Aid kits. Crafting materials and resources for the kits will be provided. There'll also be hot chocolate, tea and coffee!

Chamber Music Seminar Recital: Chamber Music Games!

The participants in the spring Chamber Music course (Music 310) present a concert for varied ensembles featuring: Arthur Lourie's Funeral Games for Chronos (three flutes; piano; percussion), Alfred Schittke's Sonata for cello and piano, Lennox Berkeley's Trio for horn, violin, and piano, David Popper's Requiem for three cellos and piano, and selections for multiple flutes and voices.

Chamber Music Games!
A Concert by Participants in Music 310: Chamber Music Seminar
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:30pm
Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, Amherst College
With Music by Lennox Berkeley, Arthur Lourié, Felix Mendelssohn, David Popper, Alfred Schnittke,
Georg Philipp Telemann, and more.

Audrey Cheng 20, flute and piano; Katherine Chen 19, violin; Jean Choi 18, cello; Alexandra Conza 19, flute and voice; Alura Chung-Mehdi 18, cello; Joshua Ferrer 18, cello; Benjamin Fiedler 17, piano; Emily Rockwell 20, flute and voice; Faith Wen 20, piano; Patrick Williams 18, horn

Faculty Coaches:
Alison Hale; Jean Jeffries; John McDonald; Wayne Smith
With special Thanks to Klara Moricz and Mark Swanson

Closeup of an open-mouthed Vitaly Komar wearing round eyeglasses and sticking his head through a hole in a colorfully painted board

A Conversation with Artist Vitaly Komar

Join Russian-born conceptual artist Vitaly Komar for a conversation about Russian art and culture in the United States since the 1970s and his experience as a Russian émigré artist. Polina Barskova, associate professor of Russian literature at Hampshire College, will facilitate his talk and Q&A.

This talk is free and open to the public.

Mermaids and Massages: Self-Care for Survivors of Trauma and Activists

Mermaids and Massages: Self-Care for Activists and Survivors of Trauma

Join the WGC and Sexual Respect Education for a self-care event centering survivors and students working to create change. Stop by for a chair massage, or to make your own stress-relieving mermaid goo or sugar scrub for your hands. This is sure to be a fun, community building event to help de-stress and prepare for finals.

This program is co-sponsored by Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies and the English Department.

A Moment Elsewhere, Vol. II by Book Reading by Noah J. Morton,

Noah Morton describes his writing: "I studied abroad to Varanasi, India in Fall 2015 and India, Brazil and South Africa in the Spring 2016. Learning through apprenticeships and researching cremations in each city, I enjoyed learning through conversation. In the 2016 summer, I interned at a foundation in Athens and had conversations with people about people's lived experiences. In Fall 2016, I received funding to do a focus ethnography on education in Varanasi over winter break. In Spring 2017, I traveled to Grasmere, UK with a class during spring break to do archival research on The Wordsworths. A Moment Elsewhere is the writings from the travels."

Catered by Black Sheep

Eyes on the PRize Documentary Series. Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM until May 6th

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years Documentary Series

Join the MRC and Drew House for a semester-long viewing of the moving Civil Rights documentary "Eyes on the Prize"! This documentary tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the perspectives of the ordinary people whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, whose reverberations continue to be felt today.

Introduction to Endowment Management as an Investment Style: Workshop #4 in the Finance & Investing Literacy Series

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Careers in Business and Finance Program hosts the fourth workshop in the 2017 Finance & Investing Literacy workshop series. Please join Mauricia Geissler, Chief Investment Officer of the Amherst College endowment as she provides an overview of endowments, their investing strategy and management. This is a great way to not only understand how Amherst College’s endowment helps fund the college, but also learn one of the main types of investing by institutional investors. You will gain insights into asset allocation, measuring progress and how the team analyzes and creates the portfolio of investments. Log into Quest for details and to R.S.V.P.

Jazz Combos

The April 24 and 26 Jazz Combo Performances will feature music produced by each ensemble, as well as music from the standard jazz repertoire.
On April 24 we will present four jazz combos: Blue, New Sextet, Jazz Warriors and Toxic Thunder
On April 26 we will present three jazz combos: Travelogue, Hejira and Mingus.

Both concerts are free and open to the public and take place in Arms Music Center Room 7.

HeArtbeat Coffeehouse

HeArtbeat Coffeehouse

Come to Amherst Christian Fellowship's semesterly HeArtbeat Coffeehouse! Join us for a night of amazing and God-glorifying performances, from singing and dancing to spoken word. Admission and refreshments (provided by Freedom Cafe) are free!

Freedom Cafe donates its profits to fight human trafficking; learn more about them at http://www.endtrade.org/

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Korean Language Table

Korean Language Table will meet this semester on Thursdays, from 1 - 2 p.m., in Terrace Room A (lower level of Valentine Dining Hall). All are welcome!

American Studies Research Colloquium

American Studies Research Colloquium will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall, Beneski Earth Sciences Building. Undergraduate feature presentations will include: "Deja Vu: The Rise of Trump and the Know Nothings", "From Amateur to Professional: American Track and Field", "Sex Ed for Special Ed: Health Curricula to the Disability Community", "Postcolonial Asian Identities and Expressions", and more.
Open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Student Receiving Award From President Martin In Cole Assembly Room

College Meeting

College Meeting is the annual awards ceremony for undergraduates of Amherst College and recognizes the outstanding work of first-years, sophomores and juniors throughout the year. Prizes are awarded in 14 areas of study, as well as for notable scholarship and citizenship. The majority of awards are named in honor of notable alumni and faculty, whose enduring legacies still shape the College today.

President Biddy Martin and Dean Catherine Epstein will be hosting this celebration. All are welcome, and regalia is not required.

College Meeting begins at 5 p.m., with a president's reception immediately following the event in the foyer of Converse Hall. This event is free and open to the public.