Event Calendar

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wed, Feb 19, 2014

Exhibition: "A Journey into the U.S. Death Penalty Through Photos and Stories"

until Feb 28 Frost Library, Beyond Words Gallery

The Death Penalty Photography Documentary Project is a multi-decade product of exploring capital punishment through the photographer’s lens. The exhibition will be on display in the Beyond Words Gallery of Frost Library (second floor).

Study-Abroad Open Hours

Study-Abroad Advising Open Hours

Are you considering study abroad for a semester or full year? Do you have questions about your options and how to make it happen? Stop by open hours in Schwemm's every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Table: Study Abroad in Europe, Africa, Asia and More with Arcadia University

Study abroad with Arcadia! Amherst approves many of the study-abroad programs offered through Arcadia's College of Global Studies. You can study in Italy, Spain, the UK, Australia and New Zealand and many more destinations. Programs vary in style; some are language-intensive, and some offer direct enrollment at foreign universities. Come speak with Wendy Lombardo between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center to learn about your options. More information is online at http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/.

Grab-n-Go Lunch Wednesday Conversations at the Multicultural Resource Center

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Multicultural Resource Center

Come join us Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the MRC for some stimulating lunch conversations!

Feb. 5: "Colorism in Black and Brown Communities"
Feb. 12: "Avoiding Activist Burnout"
Feb. 19: "Envisioning a Multicultural Amherst: Your Ideas and Input"
Feb. 26: "Reflecting on Black History Month"

“Polluted Natures: Rethinking the Early Modern City Through Science and Rhetoric”

Chad Leahy is a visiting assistant professor of Spanish at Villanova University. He received his Ph.D. and A.M. in Hispanic studies from Brown University. The topic of his 2013 Ph.D. dissertation is “Translatio Hierosolymae: The Rhetoric of Jerusalem in Early Modern Spain.” Chad holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Boston University in Spanish and in music education. He is the author of five articles and has edited a journal volume. He is currently working on an annotated scholarly edition.

Info Session: Study Abroad in Spain for Beginners and Intermediate Speakers

Do you have zero to three college semesters of Spanish and want to study abroad in Spain? Amherst approves the Syracuse University (SU) Madrid program for students who have little to no previous experience with the language. Take intensive Spanish and the rest of your courses in English while exploring Madrid and the region. Michael Messina from SU Abroad will be speaking with students about how this program is a great step into proficiency in the language, and about all the offerings it has for you to make the most of your semester abroad.

"Same Folks, Different Strokes: Class, Culture and the 'New' Diversity at Elite Colleges and Universities" (NOTE CHANGE OF TIME)

Anthony Abraham Jack '07 is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Harvard University. He is the recipient of Ford Predoctoral and NSF fellowships and is an associate doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School. Jack is interested in race, culture, education and urban poverty. More specifically, he researches present-day experiences of lower-income college students at elite colleges in the context of expanding class-based affirmative-action measures. He is also interested in how African Americans respond to racism and discrimination in their daily lives. In this lecture, Jack will discuss elements of a forthcoming paper.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, the Women's & Gender Center, the Queer Resource Center and the Multicultural Resource Center.

"A Journey into the U.S. Death Penalty Through Photos and Stories"

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room

Photojournalist and longtime death-penalty abolition activist Scott Langley will present an hour-by-hour walk-through of what happens on an execution night, taking the viewer from the prison deathwatch cell into the actual lethal-injection chamber. The presentation also includes original photos from execution vigils (both for and against the death penalty), marches, rallies, portraits of exonerated death row prisoners, candid emotional and prayerful moments, and even celebrities who are outspoken on the issue.

In the presentation, each image is accompanied by a story and also background information about the issue the photo represents. This provides the audience with facts and current information about the death penalty in the United States, combining art, journalism and education into one powerful project.

Refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by Amnesty International and AAS.

Ongoing Events

Carol Keller: "One Day Something Came to the Window"

Carol Keller, who teaches sculpture and drawing in the Department of Art and the History of Art, exhibits in the Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall, Jan. 30 to Feb. 21.

Visit https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/art/EliMarsh/carol-kell....

Mother fox and her kit

“Landscapes and Nature” by Thomas Stratford

until Jun 7 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Come see the new photo exhibit at the Frost Library Mezzanine Gallery by Amherst College staffer Thomas Stratford, featuring campus landscapes, local nature and portrait-quality images of wildlife. The exhibit is free and open to the public through June 2014.