Event Calendar

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Two women of color walking on pathway

Women of Color Forum

9:30 am - 2:15 pm Greenway A Event Space

An annual event organized by students and staff, the Women of Color Forum brings a select group of Amherst alumnae and current students together to explore topics that affirm and examine the lives, work and experiences of women of color in the world. This year’s program will focus on what it means to be/identify as a woman of color and how we build a coalition as a collective group. A keynote with speaker Veronica Jordan ’85 P’20 and small group discussions between alumnae and students will be featured.

Visit https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/connect/networks/women-of-color-forum for more information and to RSVP.

The Women of Color Forum is brought to you by the office of Student Affairs, the Multicultural Resource Center, the Women's and Gender Center, and the office of Alumni and Parent Programs.

Questions about the Women of Color Forum? Contact Alumni and Parent Programs at alumni@amherst.edu or 413-542-2313.

Closeup of Angela Hewitt, smiling

M@A Masterclass: Angela Hewitt, piano

M@A Masterclass: Angela Hewitt, piano. FREE and open to the public. Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. No reservations required.

Yuji Sato, student of Gilles Vonsattel: J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor from Book 1 of The Well-Tempered Clavier

Audrey Cheng, student of Gilles Vonsattel: Claude Debussy, Reflets dans l’eau

Amber Liu, student of Chonghyo Shin: Haydn Sonata in E flat Major Hob XVI:52 No. 62, movement 1

Fancy book

Leisure Reading Afternoons

Join the Office of Residential Life in an afternoon of leisure reading in Stearns common room every Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Bring a book, a cozy blanket/stuffed animal and reading material. It can be in any form and from any genre. Come make new friends who love to read, de-stress, maybe accomplish your new year reading resolutions and gain all the benefits that come with reading. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided.

Peer Gynt trolls: colorful, cartoonish figures with the heads of a pig, Richard Nixon, Donald Trump and others

"Peer Gynt"

The Department of Theater and Dance is proud to present a contemporary adaptation of Peer Gynt, an early play by the renowned Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It is directed by Assistant Professor Yagil Eliraz and written by Eliraz, Joshua Wren '14 and the company.

This play is a phantasmagorical journey that spans over the lifetime of Peer, a young, dreamy and ambitious man who sets out on a quest to find his true self. From the mountains of Norway to the desert of Egypt, from encountering trolls, to riding a moose, to sailing across the ocean, the audience accompanies Peer on his adventurous journey. Peer wants to fulfill himself, find his self and define who he really is while remaining loyal only to his desires and goals. Peer is the personification of our age—one in which individualism often comes at the expense of solidarity, camaraderie and social consciousness. By joining his journey around the world, we ask ourselves, What is the cost of the obsessive search after our true Self?

Tickets are free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277.

Poster with text "A Night at the Museum" with dinosaur bones illuminated by a flashlight

CAB Fall Formal: A Night at the Museum

Campus Activities Board is back with our annual Fall Formal! This year's theme is "A Night at the Museum" and is being held in the Beneski Museum on November 11 from 9-11 p.m. We'll have music from the Buckley Boys, our very own student string quartet, and champagne and cider for 21+.

Students Only

Ongoing Events

Rotherwas Room, photo by Maria Stenzel

Study at the Mead!

Throughout the week, we will have lots of art activities to help you destress from finals period. We also have comfy chairs, plenty of outlets, great lighting, and extra tables to give you an inspirational place to work and study.

Closed on Mondays, but open until Midnight on school nights!