Event Calendar

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Pathways Alumni-Student Mentoring Feedback Table

Stop by and take a 1-minute survey to give the Loeb Center your feedback on the Amherst Pathways Alumni-Student Mentoring program. If you've never done Pathways, we want to hear from you too! We'd like to know why you haven't participated. All feedback is welcome and critical to making this a program worth your while.

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

Introduction to the Careers In Business and Finance Program

What is the Careers In Business and Finance Program?

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting or general business? If so, now is your opportunity to learn, explore and decide if it’s something you want to pursue.

The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in seven specific areas. The Careers In Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting or general business.

The information session led by Program Director Stephanie Hockman, will talk about the career exploration and planning workshops included in the Careers In Business and Finance Program. This is your opportunity to hear more about the program and workshops available to help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting or general business.

There are multiple opportunities to hear about the Careers In Business and Finance Program. You only need to attend one. We hope to see you at one of the following information sessions:

• Wednesday, October 25, 8 p.m. – Pruyne Lecture Hall
• Friday, November 3, noon – Loeb Center Events Room
• Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. – Fayerweather 113
• Monday, November 13, 4 p.m. – Loeb Center Events Room

Event poster featuring a photo by Kalab Begna '19 of a lush jungle of trees

Third Annual International Photo Contest Reception

Come to the reception that kicks off the international education week! We will showcase the top five photographs in each category and you will get to vote, both at the reception and the entire week as well. Come join us from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Frost Library Reading Room. There will be snacks.

Red, white and blue event poster featuring a photo of Vladeck

"What Is a Constitutional Crisis (and Are We in One)?"

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

The Department of Political Science at Amherst College presents: "What Is a Constitutional Crisis (and Are We in One)?"

This event is free and open to the public.

Stephen Vladeck '01 will give a talk about how the first 10 months of the Trump presidency have not only raised a litany of novel and important legal and constitutional questions about presidential power, presidential privileges and immunities, the separation of powers, and individual rights, but have also rekindled a deeper inquiry into the difference between political and legal crises. Are current events just another byproduct of the contemporary age of American politics, or is there something qualitatively different about the issues we’re debating today-- and the role that the various institutions of American government have been and are playing in shaping and settling those debates? When does a system like ours reach a point of “constitutional crisis” that might justify resorting to extreme measures-- and are we there now?

Steve Vladeck ’01 (@steve_vladeck) is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law. His teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law and national security law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, Vladeck is a prolific, widely cited and award-winning scholar, is CNN’s Supreme Court analyst, and is co-author of the leading law school casebooks in national security law and counterterrorism law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a senior editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of National Security Law and Policy, co-editor in-chief of the Just Security blog, a senior contributor to the Lawfare blog and co-host of the popular National Security Law Podcast. A 2004 graduate of Yale Law School, Vladeck clerked after law school for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He earned a B.A. from Amherst College summa cum laude with highest distinction in history and mathematics, and wrote his senior thesis on “Leipzig's Shadow: The War Crimes Trials of the First World War and Their Implications from Nuremberg to the Present.”

This event is sponsored by the Lamont Fund and the Political Science Department of Amherst College.

Trans Empowerment Week: Trans and Nonbinary Panel

Join the Queer Resource Center and the Women's and Gender Center for a panel on trans, nonbinary and other gender nonconforming identities. We will explore what it means to hold these identities, how to navigate campus and the greater world and the ways gender identities intersect with other identities and aspects of life. For more information, contact wgc@amherst.edu.

Liberty in North Korea: Documentary Screening

Join Liberty in North Korea on November 13, 2017 at Stirn Auditorium at 7 p.m. for our screening of "Danny from North Korea" - a short documentary covering Danny's life starting from the challenges he faced in North Korea to his bold escape to China and resettlement in the U.S. Movie snacks will be provided!

Vievee Francis seated in front of a bookshelf and window, holding a notepad and pen

Poetry Reading: Vievee Francis

8:00 pm Amherst Books, 8 Main Street

As Sebastian Matthews writes, “The poems in Vievee Francis’ Forest Primeval are fearless, full-throated, whip-smart and can come at you from just about any angle.” Francis is the author of two other books of poetry: Blue-Tail Fly and Horse in the Dark, which won the Cave Canem Northwestern University Poetry Prize for a second collection. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, textbooks and anthologies, including Poetry, Best American Poetry and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She serves as an associate editor of Callaloo and an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College. The event will be followed by refreshments.

French Film Screening: "Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre" (2002)

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

This fantasy/adventure film, directed by Alain Chabat, is one of the most successful French movies of the last 20 years. Astérix and Obélix, two famous Gaul comic book characters, are brought to life in this film by Gérard Depardieu and Christian Clavier. The plot of the film centers around a bet that Cleopatra has made with Julius Caesar. In order to win the bet and defend the greatness of her people, the queen of Egypt asks her architect to build a gigantic palace for Julius Caesar and take no longer than 3 months to do so. The poor man has no choice but to count on the magic and especially the powers of three Gaul friends: Astérix, Obélix and Panoramix. But things are not so easy. Jealousy, schemes, manipulations and even the army come into play and become major obstacles to the fulfillment of this important, seemingly impossible project.

This film will be screened in French with English subtitles. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!