On Sunday, April 23, at 1 p.m., the Chorus presents the spring concert, a delightful array of music for treble voices. The repertoire includes songs by Irish composer Fergus O’Farrell, Robert Schumann, Kraja and Ralph Vaughan Williams. A light complimentary brunch is served at noon on the lower level of Arms Music Center. The concert ends with the traditional “Senior Song” and the passing of the chalice. The concert is free.
For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, please visit us on the web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events. For further information please contact Alisa Pearson, manager of concert programming, production and publicity, at 413/542-2195.
Join TransActive every Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Amherst College's Queer Resource Center. This group aims to provide a space for trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming people and those questioning their gender identities to come together in a safe and brave environment.
This is a closed space for people of these identities! The group is open to the Five Colleges and all community members in the area!
This film is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – three brilliant Black women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
Feya Faku, trumpet
John Kordalewski, piano
Carlos Pino, bass
Kesivan Naidoo, drums
Trumpeter Feya Faku is considered one of the leading jazz musicians in South Africa today. His career has included work with South African musical legends such as Barney Rachabane, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Bheki Mseleku, and Abdullah Ibrahim, as well as the current younger generation of musicians. His original compositions are representative of how South African jazz has evolved since the end of apartheid, while still retaining its traditional core. Joining him will be drummer Kesivan Naidoo, considered one of South Africa's top jazz drummers before his 2015 move to the US, pianist John Kordalewski, leader of Boston's Makanda Project whose recent work includes arrangements of compositions by South African pianist Ndikho Xaba, and the exciting Colombian bass player Carlos Pino.
Come join the Reproductive Justice Alliance for a necklace making event! We will be making necklaces with the symbol for reproductive justice in order to raise awareness about the fight for reproductive freedom. Come for the crafts and food, and to learn more about how you can get involved with reproductive justice activism on campus and in the community.
Come to the Queer Resource Center for a discussion about makeup, the beauty industry and beauty standards! We will discuss makeup and then have a makeup tutorial and product giveaway! People of all genders are welcome.
This event is co-sponsored by the Queer Resource Center and the Women's & Gender Center.
Do you have words in a non-English language that are important to you but cannot be fully translated into English? Students of The Multilingual Game (ENGL 490) will be tabling at Keefe Campus center to collect snippets of Amherst College's untranslatable lives. Your valuable contributions will be compiled into a larger book, to celebrate multilingualism at Amherst College!
Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers.
Join us on the Mezzanine of Valentine Dining Hall every Monday from 11:45 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Please come join us on Mondays from 12-1 p.m. in Valentine Terrace Room A (down the stairs). Come and have lunch with fellow math and stats students, majors and professors! Everyone is welcome--you don't need to be a math or stats major. We often chat about math and stats-related topics, but we also talk about lots of other things and it's a great chance to get to know each other. We hope to see you there!
The Composition Seminar Concert will feature members of the Wistaria String Quartet, an octet of student voices and pianists from within the seminar playing a dozen brand-new student works. A wind trio and a colorful mixed quartet with trumpet, strings and piano will also be featured.
A talk by Pascha Bueno-Hansen, University of Delaware
Pascha Bueno-Hansen is an associate professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware. She also serves as the coordinator of the sexualities and gender studies minor and the academic coordinator of the LGBTQ+ and Racial Justice Activism Living and Learning Community. Her book, Feminist and Human Rights Struggles in Peru: Decolonizing Transitional Justice, was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2015. She has various articles and book chapters on issues including gender-based violence, sexuality, race, human rights, transitional justice and social movements, with a Latin American regional focus. Dr. Bueno-Hansen earned her doctoral degree in politics, feminist studies and Latin American and Latino studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She places her teaching and research at the service of social justice.
This talk is free and open to the public.
It is sponsored by the Lamont Fund and the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department.
Join the Asian Students Association and the Multicultural Resource Center in a community conversation about existing outside the racial binary, the term “people of color,” and identifying as Asian in America and at Amherst. The discussion will be facilitated by Assistant Director of Residential Life Tenzin Kunor, Professor Franklin Odo, and Professor Robert Hayashi.
Pizza, wings and bubble tea will be served!
Ivan Jablonka’s grandparents’ lives ended long before his began: although Matès and Idesa Jablonka were his family, they were perfect strangers. Neither of them was the least bit famous, and they left little behind except their two orphaned children, a handful of letters and a passport. Persecuted as communists in Poland, as refugees in France and then as Jews under the Vichy regime, Matès and Idesa lived their short lives underground, overcome by the tragedies of the 20th century: Stalinism, the Second World War and the destruction of European Jews.
Jablonka’s challenge was, as a historian, to rigorously distance himself and yet, as family, invest himself completely in their story. Imagined oppositions collapsed-- between scholarly research and personal commitment, between established facts and the passion of the one recording them, between history and the art of storytelling.
Jablonka’s talk is adapted from his book of the same name, A History of the Grandparents I Never Had (Stanford University Press, 2016). Jablonka is a professor of contemporary history at the Université Paris-XIII-Nord and a novelist. This award-winning writer's essay "History is a Contemporary Literature" will be published by Cornell University Press in the fall of 2017.
Hear the voice students of Ann Maggs in a delightful concert of jazz, Broadway and ethnopop music on Monday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 3 of Arms Music Center.
The concert is free and open to the public.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.