Event Calendar

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fri, Oct 27, 2017

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!

Spanish Table

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

The Spanish Table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 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 and go upstairs!

Five College International Relations Certificate Program Informational Meeting

Please join us for an information session regarding the Five College International Relations Certificate. The certificate offers an opportunity for students to pursue their interest in international relations as a complement to their majors by taking classes on global politics across departments and campuses. During the information session, Professors Pavel Machala, Eleonora Mattiacci and Ruxandra Paul will introduce the nuts and bolts of the certificate and answer students questions.

Korean Language Table

The Korean Language Table will meet this semester on Fridays, from noon - 1 p.m., in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Dining Hall. All are welcome!

"Hello, Girl" LiveRamp Lunch Information Session

In partnership with Hello, Girl, please join representatives, including Amherst alum Jeanne Lee '16, to learn more about LiveRamp and its entry-level opportunities during this lunch hour session. LiveRamp offers brands and companies identity resolution that is integrated throughout the digital ecosystem, providing the foundation for true omnichannel marketing. Its services transform the technology platforms used by clients into people-based marketing channels that improve the relevancy of marketing and ultimately allow consumers to better connect with the brands and products they love.

Caution: thesis writing in progress

Thesis Table at Val

Friday Thesis Table at Val is a new weekly event for thesis writers to discuss various facets of the thesis experience. Your hosts will provide discussion prompts, and all thesis writers are welcome to join—to listen, to ask questions, to share advice, to commiserate. Upstairs in Val, every Friday starting October 27, 12-1 p.m. Look for the reserved table!

Sponsored by the Writing Center and the Library.

Students Only

Five College International Relations Certificate Info Session

What is the Five College International Relations Certificate? During this information session, Professors Pavel Machala and Eleonora Mattiacci will introduce the nuts and bolts of this certificate and answer students questions.

Reproductive Justice Week Zine Workshop

Join the us in the WGC for a reproductive justice art project to close out the week! We will be making zines about reproductive justice, centering the Repeal Hyde Art Project. The Hyde Amendment blocks use of federal funds for abortions, making it even harder for those folks who need it to receive an abortion. During this zine making event we will be using art to create dialogue and awareness surrounding the Hyde Amendment and abortion. For more information, contact wgc@amherst.edu

AWIS Lunch Series w/ Biology and Physics Departments

Do you like building great relationships with your professors? Do you like food?? If you answered yes to either of these, you’re in luck. AWIS Lunch Series is back! Come meet faculty members from the Biology and Physics Departments over a light, informal lunch. Converse with your professors and fellow STEM students, and enjoy some delicious sandwiches.

Catered by Black Sheep.

Queer Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center and our queer counselors, Dr. Darien & Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion about experiences and topics related to the queer/trans community at Amherst. There will be snacks, company and great conversation!

Decolonization in Comparative Context

What is decolonization? What are its origins and its connection to the histories and memories of a given geographical space? What legacies does decolonial thinking pass on to contemporary thought? And what can we learn about decolonization from comparative contexts?
Friday, October 27, from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, October 28, from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

R.A.D. At Amherst

R.A.D. is an internationally recognized self-defense program designed to develop and enhance your options for staying safe. This class is open to women, non-binary, transgender and gender non-conforming participants. All physical ability and skill levels are welcome. No prior experience is required. R.A.D. grads are always encouraged to come back! Sign up at rad@amherst.edu.

Heaven Night

Heaven Night

Amherst Christian Fellowship (ACF) invites you to Heaven Night! We believe that God created and loves all people, and He isn't limited to any one culture, language or ethnicity. At Heaven Night, we will celebrate and participate in various valuable expressions of worship featuring Terras Irradient, Remnant Worship, Resurrect Gospel Choir and ACF. We invite you to join us, see how people all over the world worship God and share your voice. All are welcome.

Ongoing Events

Mammoth in library space

Mammoths in (library) space: A library orientation

Never been in a six floor library before? Need to find books “on reserve” but not sure where to go? Looking to learn more about the library’s spaces, resources and services? Stop by Frost Library anytime this month and explore library space: take the self-directed Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour! To begin the tour, go to the welcome station across from Frost's circulation desk (look for the poster with balloons) and pick up a library orientation sticker card.

Complete the tour and receive a gift card to Frost Cafe plus a chance to win our grand prize: a unique space mammoth t-shirt or tote and a gift card to Antonio’s Pizza!

Open Access Logo

Open Access Week events at the Amherst College Library

Open Access Week (October 23 - 27) is an international initiative on the part of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) to advocate for, and increase awareness of Open Access— the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole, and serves to help counter growing inequality in access to scholarly materials across institutions and nations.

This year, the eighth year for Open Access Week, will feature two events at the Amherst College Library:

— Monday, October 23, 4-5 p.m., Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2d Floor, Frost Library: The Library will be a viewing site for participating in a webinar on Open Access Monograph Publishing, sponsored by Lever Press. Representatives of a number of scholarly publishers moving into, or fully committing to open access publishing models will speak about trends they see shaping the future of scholarly publishing and its advance toward sustainability. Participants include Erich Van Rijn, University of California Press (and director of UC’s Luminos open access imprint); Lara Manville, director of the University of Ottawa Press; Charles Watkinson, speaking for both Lever Press and Knowledge Unlatched; and Wendy Pratt Lougee, speaking on the AAU / ARL / AAUP Open Access Monograph Publishing Initiative. Participants at the viewing site will be able to pose questions to the moderator.

— Wednesday, October 25, 4:30-6 p.m.: Nick Lindsay, director of Open Access and director of Journals Publishing, MIT Press, will speak in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry’s Wednesday Salon Series on “Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Discourse.” Nick is the first appointee to this position in the MIT Press, one of the nation’s premier scholarly publishers. He’ll speak on MIT Press’s increasing investment in open access models for journal and monograph publishing, and look toward how scholarly communication will evolve in the coming years. A wine and cheese reception will follow.