Event Calendar

Monday, October 2, 2017

Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Open Staff Meeting

President Biddy Martin invites you to an open staff meeting to welcome new staff, celebrate recent accomplishments and update you on College-wide priorities as well as on key projects ahead within each division. President Martin and senior staff will also be glad to take your questions. Please join us.

Northeastern University Accelerated Nursing Program Info Table

Meet with a representative from Northeastern University's Bouvé College of Health Sciences to find out more about its Accelerated Nursing Programs.

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

German Table

German Table

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 p.m.

Chinese Language Table

The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the conference room below Valentine Dining Hall. Come join us to practice your Chinese!

Math & Stats Table

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!

New Study Space on Campus

Study in the SWAGS Common Room

The Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department is opening its common room as a study space for students every Monday afternoon during the fall semester. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Join us every Monday, except for October 9, which is mid-semester break, and November 20, which is Thanksgiving break.

Students Only
Example of a postcard created at a previous workshop

Traveling Postcards Healing Workshop

Sexual Respect Education and the Women's and Gender Center present Traveling Postcards. Join us to create cards that convey wisdom and resiliency. No artistic experience or talent required. Our postcards will then be shared with another college or university. We will receive cards from another campus, to create a web of healing across the country. Please join us for one of these workshops as we heal, connect and empower through art.

Traveling Postcards will occur at both 4 p.m and 7 p.m.

For accessibility/accommodations please contact wgc@amherst.edu. This event centers survivors, but all are welcome. This event is part of Sexual Respect Education's #SurvivorSupport Series

First Year Loeb Seminar: Finding Your Foundation

First year students, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is part of your journey here at Amherst, from start to finish. We expect you to start your journey this fall through this fun and interactive workshop. You can get to know other first year students, identify your skills, understand how your values, culture and family influence your thinking about work and careers and also prepare for meaningful summer experiences such as internships, research, summer jobs, studying abroad, volunteering and more. R.S.V.P. required. Don’t miss out!

Virtual Informational Interview with Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering and innovation expertise. Empowering you to change the world – this is the mission at Booz Allen. Join alumni Emily Bai '16, Nevon Song '17E, and Robert Neel '16 for this virtual session to learn more about the firm and the recruiting process. They are excited to answer your questions about joining the Booz Allen team as a young professional.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Panel

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Panel

The International Students Association along with the South Asian Students Association is organizing a panel discussion on the Rohingya crisis taking place in Myanmar, Bangladesh and India right now. Professors Uditi Sen and Sue Darlington from Hampshire College and Professor Nusrat Chowdhury from Amherst College will be presenting various perspectives on the tragedy taking place right now. We will attempt to explain what is happening, and explore the various problems preventing the amelioration of the situation. Snacks will be provided.

Creative Writing Group: First Meeting

The creative writing group will gather five times over fall semester (October 2, 16, 30; Nov 13, 27) to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing, in a friendly, supportive way. No homework—just show up to write and share—or bring creative writing you are already working on. Limited to ten students--reserve your spot below! Led by writing associate Roy Andrews.

Students Only

Columbia Law School Information Session

Meet with Columbia Law School's Director of Admissions, Jeb Butler, to learn more about Columbia Law School's programs and application processes.

Example of a postcard created at a previous workshop

Traveling Postcards Healing Workshop

Sexual Respect Education and the Women's and Gender Center present Traveling Postcards. Join us to create cards that convey wisdom and resiliency. No artistic experience or talent required. Our postcards will then be shared with another college or university. We will receive cards from another campus, to create a web of healing across the country. Please join us for one of these workshops as we heal, connect and empower through art.

Traveling Postcards will occur at both 4 p.m and 7 p.m.

For accessibility/accommodations please contact wgc@amherst.edu. This event centers survivors, but all are welcome. This event is part of Sexual Respect Education's #SurvivorSupport Series

Black-and-white closeup of Jess Row

Fiction Reading: Jess Row

8:00 pm Amherst Books, 8 Main Street

Jess Row is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Your Face in Mine, which the Los Angeles Times called “flat-out brilliant” and Vanity Fair called “a provocative and exhilaratingly bold examination of race in America.” He also wrote the story collections The Train to Lo Wu and Nobody Ever Gets Lost. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Granta, The Best American Short Stories and many other venues; he regularly writes essays and criticism for The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum and The New Republic. Row is working on a collection of essays about race and the American imagination, White Flights, to be published by Graywolf in 2019. The event will be followed by refreshments.

French Film Screening: "L'Esquive" (2004)

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

This romantic coming-of-age film, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, takes place in a poor neighborhood outside Paris. A whole class decides, along with their French literature teacher, to stage a theater play by Marivaux, Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard (The Game of Love and Chance). For the main character, shy 15-year-old Abdelkrim, the play is an opportunity to seduce his schoolmate Lydia, who has captured his heart. The play becomes a chance for this group of students to try something new, to break out of their day-to-day lives, to make this production their own and to find the words to express their own feelings of being outcasts.

This film will be screened in French with English subtitles, and refreshments will be served!

Ongoing Events

"Our" Story Exhibit: 400 Years of Wampanoag History

“Our” Story is an interactive, multimedia exhibit that frames the 1620 Pilgrim arrival in Plymouth within a long history of Wampanoag adaptation and innovation. The exhibit's content ranges from videos by award-winning Mashpee journalist, author and filmmaker Paula Peters, to art by Mashpee artist, writer and activist Robert Peters and his son, Robert Peters Jr.

Each year, a new theme is added to the traveling exhibit; the first installation debuted in 2014 with “Captured 1614” providing a critical back story to colonization and the roots of the American holiday of Thanksgiving. “The Messenger Runner” added new context regarding the Wampanoag tribe’s communication traditions. The newest panel “The Great Dying” depicts the catastrophic effects of a plague that devastated the Wampanoag nation between 1616 and 1619.