Event Calendar

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wed, Apr 10, 2013

New Exhibits at Beyond Words Gallery

until May 24 Frost Library, Beyond Words Gallery

Come to the second floor of Frost Library to view the student exhibits on display at Beyond Words Gallery!

Anzia Rae Mayer '13 presents two styles of ancient Chinese calligraphy dating as far back as 1000 BC and as recently as 200 BC, including China's first standardized written script. Eirene Wang '13 exhibits the best strips from The Amherst Student's only syndicated strip, "The Hamster Student," as well as other pieces from her first comic book compilation. And Sebastian Herrera '14 portrays absurd or fantastic situations in 35mm color film.

Interested in displaying your student work next year? Contact Amy Johnson at ahjohnson@amherst.edu.

Info Table: SIT Study Abroad

A pioneer in experiential, field-based study abroad, SIT offers semester, summer and academic-year programs for undergraduate students in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. Meet with SIT representative Wanda Dutton to learn more about study-abroad opportunities on Wednesday, April 10, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center.

Flamenco Dance Classes

No previous knowledge about dancing is required. All classes are independent, so don't worry if you missed the first one!

FOUR SESSIONS: Tuesday, April 9, to Friday, April 12, 3-4 p.m.

"Focusing on the System: A Somewhat Different Career in Medicine"

Aaron Carroll, MD, MS '94 will be giving a talk on "Focusing on the System: A Somewhat Different Career in Medicine". Dr. Carroll is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Dean for Research Mentoring, and Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana School of Medicine.

Screening and Film Presentation by Freya Klier

East German human rights activist and filmmaker Freya Klier will present her film, "We want to be free! East Germans Rise Up, 1953".

Fourth and Final Lecture in the 2012-2013 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on “Climate, Nature and the Frontiers of Ethics”

John Broome from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, will present the fourth and final lecture of the 2012-2013 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on Environmental Philosophy. His talk is titled "The Public and Private Ethics of Climate Change." The talk will take place on Wednesday, April 10, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Dee Brace at 413-542-5805.

Chess Club Practice

Come enjoy a game or two while you have dinner! Open to anyone interested!

Writing & Producing for TV with Emmy Award Winner Norman Steinberg

Norman Steinberg’s work has been recognized with an Emmy Award, a Writer’s Guild Award and a British Academy Award nomination. Steinberg has penned screenplays for numerous films, including “Blazing Saddles,” “My Favorite Year” and “Johnny Dangerously.” In the television arena, he has served as writer, creator showrunner and executive producer, leaving his mark on such programs as “Cosby,” “When Things Were Rotten,” “Doctor, Doctor,” Showtime’s “Paradise” and the upcoming series “Chemistry.”

He previously taught at the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and at the American Film Institute (AFI). A graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Steinberg also was a practicing attorney, specializing in entertainment and copyright law.

He will be sharing information about his experiences and the TV Writer's Studio (M.F.A.) program at Long Island University: Brooklyn.

Spanish Film Festival: "The Death of Pinochet"

On Dec. 10, 2006, Gen. Pinochet died in Santiago’s Military Hospital. For 24 hours, his death reawakened the political divisions that marked Chile’s recent history with dictatorship, death and violence. In "The Death of Pinochet," Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff use original footage and the testimonies of four characters who lived through that day to relate the end of a key chapter in Chile’s history. A work that balances tragedy and comedy, it is a surprising portrait of Chilean society. In observing and giving voice to a group of Chilean people on a very special day in that country’s history, Perut and Osnovikoff show the same provocative spirit that they demonstrated in their previous film, "Noticias" ("News"). By the time of his death, Pinochet had not held power in Chile for several years. However, this fascinating documentary shows that although Pinochet may now be gone, he has certainly not been forgotten.

"Great Careers in Advertising and Marketing"

Elliott Easterling '93 will present the career landscape in the marketing and advertising industry. He will talk about options for working at tech startups, big brands and advertising agencies. He will also present the range of jobs and roles that are available to students interested in this field and lay out strategies for landing jobs and internships.

One of the myths that Elliott wants to dispel is that there is no role for scientists in marketing. Elliott works in an area of marketing that leverages both creative and quantitative minds. Math, bio, chem and physics majors are welcome to attend!

Elliott is a 15-year digital marketing veteran who runs two businesses: a digital advertising agency, Red Bricks Media (RBM), and a Web incubator, Folsom Media.

In 2003, Elliott launched RBM and has been instructive in leading its fast-paced growth and regional expansion, servicing the needs of some of the world’s biggest brands. Elliott’s relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence has produced a sequence of new service lines that have consistently set the pace for the digital advertising industry. Prior to his current roles, Elliott was VP of sales and account management at Digital Impact (now Acxiom Digital) and oversaw 60 percent of the company’s accounts. Armed with a B.A. from Amherst College and a master’s degree in international technology management from UC San Diego, Elliott’s abiding interests include fluency in two languages, an appreciation for painting and photography and extensive world travel.

Wednesday Rosary Prayer & Spiritual Fellowship

Newman Club members lead a Rosary Prayer in the peaceful, candle-lit chapel. Guides, rosaries and personal instruction is offered. We close with personal prayers of petition to our loving God. All are welcome to come for silent participation or to pray aloud. Join us on Wednesdays of weeks when classes are in session.

Ongoing Events

Campus Challenge Fill-A-Truck Food & Educational Supply Drive

Form a friendly competition among teams, join a "tabling" group, or donate individually. We will be happy to accept nonperishable food items and school supplies. Drop-off sites include Barrett Hall, the Cadigan Center, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse, Fayerweather, Frost Library, Merrill Science Center, Pontypool, Pratt, Seelye Mudd and Smith House.

Be counted! Register your donation to Campus Challenge-sponsored drives or to ANY organization addressing poverty and/or educational opportunity. Complete a participation form online at http://www.amherst.edu/go/campuschallenge. The form may be submitted anonymously. Bonus: every participation form is entered into a drawing for $200 to be made at the end of April. Even though our major drives this year were scheduled for spring, we made significant progress in the fall. We can reach our goals for the year. The Campus Challenge Committee invites you to join them in making positive expressions of ways that Amherst staff, faculty and students relate with neighbors.

Finding Place

A multimedia exhibit exploring the realm of physical space and place, featuring local artists from around the Pioneer Valley. There will be a gallery talk on Thursday April 4th at 4:30.

“Art in Place / the Place of Art” is a one-year interdisciplinary arts series at Amherst College which explores the myriad relationships that the arts have with place, and how artistic practice helps to shape our senses of place, identity, communities, cultures, institutions, and conversations. It is organized by faculty from the Departments of Art & the History of Art, Music, and Theater & Dance, as well as the Mead Art Museum and the Frost Library. Support has been provided by the Copeland Colloquium, the Amherst Arts Series Fund, and the Dean of the Faculty.

Junior Jumpstart Series: Three Topics, Three Events!

Juniors, are you interested in getting a job, attending graduate or professional school or taking part in a fellowship program after you graduate? Do you want to know what you should be doing this spring and summer to set yourself up for success during senior year? These are workshops you don't want to miss!

1. "Kickstarting Your Job Search" | Career Center | Tuesday, April 2, 5 p.m.
Don't wait for senior year to get on track with your job search. Join Dean Ursula Olender and get a head start on researching and evaluating employment opportunities. Learn about hiring timelines, on-campus recruiting, networking with alumni and what you can do this summer to make your job search effective.

2. "Applying to Graduate School" | Career Center | Monday, April 8, 4 p.m.
Join Dean Debra Krumholz as she discusses decision-making, the application process and timelines and how you can start thinking about IF you want to go, WHEN you want to go and WHERE you want to go.

3. "The National Fellowships Application and the Fellowships Experience" | Cole Assembly Room (Converse Hall) | Tuesday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m.

April 9: Join Denise Gagnon, director of fellowships; Tony Claudino, director of Fulbright Student Program outreach; and panel members Evan Braun '10 (Fulbright Scholar 2010), Lindsay Stern '13 and Keri Lambert '13 (Watson Fellows 2013-14), who will provide information about the Fulbright and Watson experience and application process.

April 11: Join Gagnon, Jordan Krall '01 (Rhodes Scholar 2001-02) and Clare Howard '10 (Gates Scholar 2010-11 and Fulbright Scholar 2011-12) who will discuss the fellowship experience and provide information about the application process for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates and Luce Scholarships. Gagnon will give an overview of the fellowship opportunities available through the Office of Fellowships. David Schneider, professor of music, will offer guidance and advice about how to ask for and receive strong letters of recommendation from faculty.