Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Macquarie Bank Coffee Chats with Katharine Rudzitis '15

Frost Library, Frost Cafe

Sophomores and juniors are invited to sign up for an informal informational interview in Frost Café with Katharine Rudzitis ’15 to learn about Macquarie work culture, the internship process, or anything that would be helpful. Katharine works in the in the Commodities & Financial Markets division, and can also speak about that, MacCap (investment banking arm), the risk group or any other divisions.

Sign up for a slot in Quest!

Spanish Table

Spanish Table meets on Fridays from 12-2:00 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall. Faculty, College Staff and students are welcome to join Spanish speakers of all levels for lunch and interesting Spanish conversation.

Food for Thought with Niko Pfund '87

Join Niko Pfund '87, publisher and president of Oxford University Press, for lunch and a discussion about working in publishing. If you are interested in a publishing career, come hear Niko's career story and his advice for students seeking to enter the field.

Lunch from The Works Bakery Café will be provided. Space is limited, RSVP through the Events Calendar in Quest before February 11.


This event satisfies an APEX milestone.

Andrew Dole

Spiritual Autobiography with Professor Andrew Dole

Andrew Dole, associate professor of religion, will speak on Friday February 12 at 12:00 pm in the Keefe Campus Center McCaffrey Room as the first speaker in a new series. Faculty members will speak about their deeply held beliefs and values. Lunch will be provided and there will be time for questions. Future speakers this semester will be: Jyl Gentzler (April 1); Frank Couvares (April 15) and Ilan Stavans (May 6). All will be at the same time and location. The series is sponsored by the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life. 

Book Binding

Making Books

Octagon, Babbott Room

Once you’ve learned some basic techniques, you can make your own unique hand-bound books. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn basic terminology and practices for book-binding and then will make 1-2 books. What you put inside it is up to you! Write your secrets inside, draw endless portraits of your beautiful cat or write a love poem and sneak it into someone else’s hands. Book-binding beginners are welcome, as are those with experience. Materials will be provided, but participants may bring in papers, fabrics, ribbons, or other materials they would like to use. Taught by Michele Barale, co-director of the Writing Center, and Jessica Kem, senior writing associate. Pre-registration is required (see below).

Queer Talk Poster

Queer Talk with Dr. Darien and Dr. Deb

Stop by for this weekly event every Friday from 3-4 p.m. at the Queer Resource Center to talk with students and our fabulous counseling center staff about LGBTQIAP (Lesbian,
 Gay, Bisexual, 
Transgender, Queer
, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual) related topics. All are welcome.

Ilya Kukulin speaks on "The Case of Svetlana Alexievich"

Webster Hall, 202 (Center for Russian Culture)

Ilya Kukulin, professor at the National Research University of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, will speak at the Amherst College Center for Russian Culture about the career of Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarusian investigative journalist who recently won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Kukulin's most recent book was awarded the Andrei Bely prize last year, the oldest independent literary prize awarded in Russia.

Physics/Astronomy Seminar

Merrill Science Center, Lecture Room 3

Dr. Rachel Bezanson of the University of Arizona and Steward Observatory will speak on "The Surprisingly Complex Lives of Massive Galaxies: Cannibalism, Growth and Evolution through Cosmic Time"

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Men's Basketball vs. Middlebury College

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Women's Ice Hockey vs. Hamilton College

WGC Film series: Belle Poster

WGC Film Series: Belle

Friday, February 12, 7-9 p.m. at WGC

Celebrate Black History Month with the first screening of WGC films by and about women.
"Belle" is a fictionalized account about Dido Belle, a mixed-race woman born in the West Indies, whose involvement in the infamous Zong case catalyzes the abolitionist movement in Britain.
Directed by British-Ghanaian Amma Asante, and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Belle. 

Food will be served and a brief discussion will follow.

Contact ateyie16@amherst.edu for more information.

Public Health Collaborative Meeting

Keefe Campus Center, McCaffrey Room

Stop by the Public Health Collaborative's interest meeting on Friday, February 12, from 7-8 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room to learn how Amherst students and faculty are working together to promote public health both on campus and in the Pioneer Valley, and how to get involved with the health center opening in downtown Amherst. The meeting will conclude with a discussion on the Zika virus. Pizza will be provided.

Tomorrow - Sat, Feb 13, 2016

ACTS Sabbath Service

Seventh Day Adventist student-led worship service with students from the Five Colleges.

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Men's Basketball vs. Hamilton College

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Women's Ice Hockey vs. Hamilton College

Sabrinas' Valentine's Day Concert

Sabrinas' Valentine's Day Concert

Come join us to celebrate love with acapella music! Saturday night at 6:30 in Morris Pratt Ballroom. Admission is free and snacks and drinks will be served. Hope to see you there!

Celebration the Lunar New Year with ISA

Garman House, Common Room

The International Students Association will be providing Asian food from Oriental Flavor and Mom's House with Saturday, at 7 p.m., in the Garman Common Room. Come by to say hello and sample some delicious Asian snacks! 

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Men's Ice Hockey vs. Tufts University

ACFter Dark

Keefe Campus Center, Friedmann Room

Come join Amherst Christian Fellowship on the eve of Valentine's Day for a special AC After Dark event! There will be a candy buffet, card-making stations, and (of course) plenty of snacks and food. All are welcome!  

When: Saturday, Feb 13

Time: 8-10 p.m.

Where: Friedmann Room

Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Know your Bae?

Keefe Campus Center, Friedmann Room

Happy Valentine's Day! Want to celebrate the holiday without spending a ton of money? Want to celebrate without feeling cheesy? Want to win prizes? 

Come to the Friedmann Room and bring your best friend, roommate or significant other! Compete against other pairs to see who knows their Bae best. There will be a grand prize for the winners of the day! Hosted by Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect. 

TransActive Poster

Five College TransActive Meeting

Come to the Queer Resource Center every Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. for an inclusive, safe and brave space for trans individuals and those in the process of discovering their gender identities. Open to students and community members of the Five Colleges.

Ongoing Events

Beyond Amherst: Recent Work of Five Alumni

Welcome five of our alumni: Sierra Cobb '08, Evan Nabrit '06, Shane Neufeld '04, Eleanor Ray '09 and Emilie Selden '06 to the Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather, for an exhibition of their work opening Monday, February 8. These artists, all majors in the practice of art while at Amherst, will give a panel discussion on Thursday, February 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather. A reception follows in the hall, outside the gallery. The exhibition closes Friday, March 11.

Gallery hours:10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon - 4 p.m. Sundays