Event Calendar

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tue, Nov 28, 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!


Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly on Tuesdays from 4 - 5 p.m. for office hours at Frost Library. In nice weather, this will be held on the lawn in front of Frost. In poor weather, it will be beside Frost Cafe. This event is co-sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Amherst College Library.

"From Managing the Cloud to the Cloud Managing You" - Computer Science Talk by Timothy Zhu of Penn State University

Timothy Zhu of Penn State University will discuss "From Managing the Cloud to the Cloud Managing You."

Abstract: Cloud providers invest billions of dollars each year in building cloud infrastructures. How then should we effectively manage all these resources to optimize cost, performance, reliability, etc? What can the user do to manage the cloud? What can the provider do to manage your application? In this talk, we’ll explore various research problems in cloud computing resource management and new research opportunities at PennState in my research group for those considering grad school. I’ll also discuss my grad school experiences and provide advice on applying to grad school.

Bio: Timothy Zhu is an assistant professor in computer science and engineering at PennState. He received both his B.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, where his research was in the broad area of resource management in clouds. He will continue this work at PennState by building a research group focused on this area. Prior to starting his Ph.D., Timothy worked on graphics device driver development at NVIDIA, a visual computing technology company. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program fellowship and a EuroSys best student paper award for TetriSched.

Insight Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness--or because you are curious.
Led by Mark Hart, Buddhist advisor

F Word: Dominique Hill

The Women's and Gender Center is proud to present Professor Dominique Hill as the next speaker for "The F Word: No Apologies," a series in which notable feminists on campus share their stories of growth, success and their feminist journey unapologetically. She is a scholar-artist, transgressor, body-lyricist, cultural worker and Black girl hype woman.

Dr. Dominique Hill is a citizen of the world committed to social justice and artistic practices that celebrate difference, employ bodies as pedagogical tools and generate collective action.

A personification of transgression, she dedicates her life’s work and scholarship to questioning and dismantling barriers. Performance, dance, movement and poetry serve as technologies for her. She uses these technologies as tools to activate bodies, incite physical, emotional, and mental investment and foster healing. With a Ph.D. in educational policy and concentration in gender and cultural issues in education, her work situates the body as a pivotal vessel for research, teaching/learning processes, and generating collective action. Her scholarship emerges from her life work, which is dedicated to documenting and reimagining Black life with a focus on Black girls and women. Transgressing disciplinary boundaries, Dr. Hill is committed to creating scholarship, art and learning spaces that are embodied, communal and socially just.

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!


German Kaffeeklatsch

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. the German House hosts Kaffeeklatsch, an informal gathering for conversation and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to meet others interested in German language and culture. Come join us for Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays at Porter House!