Event Calendar

Today - 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 4:30 p.m.
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/

Tomorrow - 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

The American Studies Research Colloquium will be held on Thursday, April 27, 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.

The colloquium is 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.

Event flyer featuring an illustration of bullets flying out of a man's open mouth

Philosopher Ishani Maitra: "The Authority of Hate Speech"

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

Ishani Maitra, from the University of Michigan, will present the fourth and final lecture in the 2016-2017 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on "Speech and Harm." Her lecture, titled "The Authority of Hate Speech," will be presented in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) on Thursday, April 27, at 5 p.m. The event is handicapped-accessible, free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the philosophy department at (413) 542-5805 or Dee Brace at djbrace@amherst.edu.

Goldman Sachs Information Session

Please join Amherst alumni from various divisions of Goldman Sachs. They will be on campus to talk about the firm, the 2018 summer internship opportunities, and how to best prepare for the summer/fall recruiting season. This is open to all first year students and sophomores interested in learning more about Goldman Sachs.

The Power of Personal Branding: How to Stand Out in the Recruiting and Networking Process

In a hyper-competitive job market, the key to landing the right internship or full-time job starts with knowing your brand and how to stand apart from others during networking and recruiting. Luke Belcastro ’93 has spent the majority of his career raising institutional capital for public companies and private equity fund managers. In this role, he helps companies market their brand and define their competitive differentiation. This process allows sophisticated investors to more readily assess a company’s value relative to other opportunities in the market. Luke will be presenting his tips and perspectives on how you can create, develop, and enhance your personal brand. His perspectives will help you differentiate yourself and showcase your value-add to potential employers. Log into Quest for Luke Belcastro's bio and to RSVP

Russian Tea

Every Thursday at 9 p.m. the Russian House hosts Russian Tea, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshment. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in Russian language and culture.
Come join us for Russian Tea Thursdays at Porter House! Russian language skills not required.

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during your lunch break? Join us at the weekly Spanish Table!

The Spanish Table is a friendly way to practice and improve your Spanish language, as well as an informal and fun opportunity to meet people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2:00 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register, just grab some lunch, go upstairs, and join us for however long you like!