Event Calendar

Today - Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Amherst Art Walk with poet Karen Skolfield

Dickinson Homestead, Parlor Room

Karen Skolfield will be the featured poet at the Emily Dickinson Museum during the September 3 Amherst Art Walk. The reading starts at 6:45 p.m. in the Homestead parlor. "Twilight Highlight" tours of the Homestead will also be offered from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Tours cost $5 (free for Museum members), and start roughly every 15 minutes.

Three colorful artifacts from the "Styled in Stone" installation

A "Closer Look" Gallery Talk

Learn about the cultural meanings associated with the attractive rocks and minerals featured in the installation Styled in Stone with Nadia Waski, a University of Massachusetts Boston graduate student in historical archaeology and organizer of the installation. The talk is free and open to the public.

Sat, Sep 5, 2015

Queer Resource Center Open House!

The Queer Resource Center happily invites everyone to our Fall Open House event! New students, stop by to check out the amazing space and the folks who work here. Returning students, come by to catch up and have a great time! We look forward to seeing many faces before semester classes begins!
(Snacks and drinks will be provided)

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Multicultural Resource Center Open House

Visit the center and learn about multicultural programs at Amherst. Browse our library, enjoy snacks out on the patio and meet Chief Diversity Officer Mariana Cruz. All students are welcome!

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Women's and Gender Center Open House

Come learn about that the Women's and Gender Center has to offer! Chief Diversity Officer Mariana Cruz will be there to talk about the center's mission and programming for the year and to answer your questions.

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Music Department Orientation Meeting with Pizza

Come meet the Music Department and find out about the major, lessons, practice rooms, ensembles, job opportunities, Music at Amherst concert series and more...

Music Department Orientation Meeting for Freshmen and Transfer Students, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Room 3, Music Center

AC Music Department ensembles on stage with a pianist and conductor Mallorie Chernin

Music Department Showcase

Experience the Amherst Music Department ensembles: Choral Society, Jazz and Amherst Symphony Orchestra offer an introductory showcase performance. The showcase is free and open to the public.

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October, with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the Astronomy Association and Tom Whitney (tom@astronomyassociation.org).

Sun, Sep 6, 2015

Roman Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

“Light of the World”. Our celebrant on this 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time is Rev. Bruce Teague, former Amherst College Catholic Chaplain. Students and staff choir members, lectors, and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist prepare for Mass from around 4-4:30 p.m. Missalettes are provided and all are welcome!

Mon, Sep 7, 2015

Opening Convocation

Convocation is the opening ceremony for the academic year. Faculty process in full regalia and President Martin welcomes all of the new Amherst College students to campus. Newly tenured professors receive honorary Amherst College diplomas and hoods.

Tue, Sep 8, 2015

Amherst College Career Center Open House

All Students, Faculty & Staff are invited

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
3–5 p.m.

College Hall First Floor, 155 S. Pleasant Street

Come meet the team and find out about or new Careers In programs, Pathways Alumni-Student Mentoring, career exploration, resumes, interview techniques, job & internship searching, grad/professional school advising and much more!

For more information: email Careers@amherst.edu

Postponed: National Fellowships and Scholarships Information Sessions

Converse Hall, Cole Assembly

NOTE: This event has changed date, and will now take place on Wednesday, September 9. The location and time will remain the same. Click here for more information.

Learn about national fellowships and scholarships for study, teaching, research or travel for the year after you graduate. Come to one of two meetings which will focus on those available to seniors. Denise Gagnon, Director of Fellowship Advising, will be discussing the different fellowships, the application process, upcoming deadlines, letters of recommendation, and effective project proposals and personal statements. She will offer an overview of all fellowships we administer in this office at both sessions but will go into more detail about the Watson and Fulbright Fellowships at the first meeting and the Luce, Churchill, Carnegie, Amherst-Doshisha and Gates Cambridge fellowships at the second. Juniors are invited to attend as it’s not too soon to become acquainted with these opportunities.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 – 7:00 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall
Thursday, Sept. 10 – 4:30 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall

Wed, Sep 9, 2015

National Fellowships and Scholarships Information Sessions

Converse Hall, Cole Assembly

Learn about national fellowships and scholarships for study, teaching, research or travel for the year after you graduate. Come to one of two meetings which will focus on those available to seniors. Denise Gagnon, Director of Fellowship Advising, will be discussing the different fellowships, the application process, upcoming deadlines, letters of recommendation, and effective project proposals and personal statements. She will offer an overview of all fellowships we administer in this office at both sessions but will go into more detail about the Watson and Fulbright Fellowships at the first meeting and the Luce, Churchill, Carnegie, Amherst-Doshisha and Gates Cambridge fellowships at the second. Juniors are invited to attend as it’s not too soon to become acquainted with these opportunities.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 – 7:00 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall
Thursday, Sept. 10 – 4:30 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall

White line drawing of a ship against a background of multicolored paint

"Pericles, Prince of Tyre"

North Carolina Stage Company brings Shakespeare’s Pericles to Amherst's Holden Theater for one weekend only. Pericles is an epic story of one man’s quest to solve a riddle — a quest that takes him on a high-seas odyssey, complete with shipwrecks, assassins, pirates, romance and the heartbreaking story of a family torn apart. The production is the creation of director Ron Bashford and the NC Stage cast, who worked together to create an imaginative, five-actor version that the Asheville Citizen-Times called “a spectacular experience of cutting-edge theater.”

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Thu, Sep 10, 2015

National Fellowships and Scholarships Information Sessions

Converse Hall, Cole Assembly

Learn about national fellowships and scholarships for study, teaching, research or travel for the year after you graduate. Come to one of two meetings which will focus on those available to seniors. Denise Gagnon, Director of Fellowship Advising, will be discussing the different fellowships, the application process, upcoming deadlines, letters of recommendation and effective project proposals and personal statements. She will offer an overview of all fellowships we administer in this office at both sessions but will go into more detail about the Watson and Fulbright Fellowships at the first meeting and the Luce, Churchill, Carnegie, Amherst-Doshisha and Gates Cambridge fellowships at the second. Juniors are invited to attend as it’s not too soon to become acquainted with these opportunities.
Tuesday, Sept. 8 – 7:00 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall
Thursday, Sept. 10 – 4:30 p.m. – Cole Assembly, Converse Hall

Albers image of a red square, inside an orangish square, inside a brownish square

Panel Discussion: "Josef Albers, Vision and Science"

Mead Art Museum, Stirn Auditorium

A discussion offering insights into the visual theory and neuroscience underlying the work of artist Josef Albers, with Susan Barry, professor of biological sciences at Mount Holyoke College; Jeffrey Saletnik, assistant professor of art history at Indiana University Bloomington; and Vanja Malloy, curator of American art at the Mead Art Museum.

The discussion is free, open to the public and held in conjunction with the exhibition Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries.

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Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of the Mead exhibitions Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries and By the Light of the Silvery Moon: After Dark in Painting and Print with brief curatorial gallery talks and light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

White line drawing of a ship against a background of multicolored paint

"Pericles, Prince of Tyre"

North Carolina Stage Company brings Shakespeare’s Pericles to Amherst's Holden Theater for one weekend only. Pericles is an epic story of one man’s quest to solve a riddle — a quest that takes him on a high-seas odyssey, complete with shipwrecks, assassins, pirates, romance and the heartbreaking story of a family torn apart. The production is the creation of director Ron Bashford and the NC Stage cast, who worked together to create an imaginative, five-actor version that the Asheville Citizen-Times called “a spectacular experience of cutting-edge theater.”

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Fri, Sep 11, 2015

Team Mead

Team Mead Kickoff Meeting

Mead Art Museum, Rotherwas Room

Love art, history or community outreach? Join Team Mead to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Mead Art Museum and meet fellow museum lovers from throughout the Five Colleges! Open to Five College students. Refreshments served.

2015 summer science research poster session

2015 Annual Summer Science Research Poster Session

The 2015 summer science research student fellows will present their research findings in a poster session in the Powerhouse from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 11. Stop by to discuss their research! Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

New Faculty Social Hour

An occasion to come together and meet other new colleagues across departments. We meet on the second Friday of every month from 4-5:30 p.m. for conversation. Most meetings will happen in the McCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center. We have child care services for those that need to pick up their little ones before stopping over.

Reminder emails with updated locations are sent to appropriate colleagues each month.

Harvard Law School Information Session

Interested in Harvard Law School? Come to an information session and learn about the admissions process.

Taking Advantage of Recruiting through Diversity Programs

Investment banks are increasing their diversity recruiting efforts, and many have specialized programs that focus their recruiting efforts on women and students of color.

Join two Amherst College graduates and hear how they utilized diversity programs during the recruiting process, what to do/not do, why you should focus your time on these programs, and how investment banks are focusing on diversity hiring.

If you are a woman or student of color and interested in pursuing an opportunity with an investment bank, we encourage you to attend and get an inside perspective as we launch into the recruiting season.

White line drawing of a ship against a background of multicolored paint

"Pericles, Prince of Tyre"

North Carolina Stage Company brings Shakespeare’s Pericles to Amherst's Holden Theater for one weekend only. Pericles is an epic story of one man’s quest to solve a riddle — a quest that takes him on a high-seas odyssey, complete with shipwrecks, assassins, pirates, romance and the heartbreaking story of a family torn apart. The production is the creation of director Ron Bashford and the NC Stage cast, who worked together to create an imaginative, five-actor version that the Asheville Citizen-Times called “a spectacular experience of cutting-edge theater.”

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Sat, Sep 12, 2015

Pericles boat image

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

North Carolina Stage Company brings Shakespeare’s Pericles to Amherst's Holden Theater for one weekend only. Pericles is an epic story of one man’s quest to solve a riddle — a quest that takes him on a high-seas odyssey, complete with shipwrecks, assassins, pirates, romance, and the heart-breaking story of a family torn apart. The production is the creation of director Ron Bashford and the NC Stage cast, who worked together to create an imaginative, five-actor version that the Asheville Citizen-Times called “a spectacular experience of cutting edge theater.” Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended by calling 413-542-2277. Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.