Event Calendar

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture, come and join the French table on the Mezzanine in Valentine Hall on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The French table is open to students, faculty, staff and anyone who is interested in having informal conversations in French. All levels are welcome! We look forward to meeting you!

Careers In Health Professions: John Dorsey, Project Horseshoe Farm

Join us for a Careers In Health Professions lunch with Dr. John Dorsey, Executive Director of Project Horseshoe Farm. Project Horseshoe Farm has a three-part mission of service, community and leadership development. Horseshoe farm runs a variety of programs, including an enhanced independent living housing program for women 50 years old and older diagnosed with a mental disorder, daytime adult programs and outreach activities for elderly and mentally disabled members of the local community and tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programs to more than 60 local children each week. Horseshoe Farm offers a one year “Horseshoe Farm Fellowship” program as a gap year opportunity that aims to help prepare students for discerning and effective community based service leadership in the rapidly evolving healthcare and education systems they will likely face. Lunch will be served at this event but space is limited; R.S.V.P. in Quest.

Keefe Campus Center Community Hour

Stop by the Amherst College Campus Center every Thursday for a fun filled hour of community, popcorn and music! Throughout the semester we will offer various community building events in the campus center and on the Green. Make sure to stop by for bonfires, dance parties and self-care activities. All are welcome to join.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Student Affairs, the Dean of the Faculty, The Office of the President, Dining Services, Facilities and the Mail Room.

Amherst College Fellowships Information Session

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Center for International Student Engagem

Join us Thursday, November 30 in the Center for International Student Engagement at 3 p.m. to learn about institutional fellowships. Carter McClintock, fellowships coordinator, will explain the resources and support available and provide guidance on applying for fellowship funding. These fellowships primarily fund graduate education and are open to all Amherst College seniors and alums within six years of graduation.

Please contact Carter with any questions you have about the event.

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German Film Series: "Alles auf Zucker!" ("Go for Zucker!")

There will be two screenings of Go for Zucker!: the first will be at at 4 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m. This award-winning satirical comedy about German-Jewish identity after reunification focuses on two brothers who grew up on different sides of the Iron Curtain and have to reconcile and reaffirm their Jewish identity to claim their mother’s inheritance. Easier said than done for Jackie Zucker (Henry Hübchen), who has been living his whole life in atheist East Germany. This film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact mhowes@amherst.edu for more information.

Economics Thesis Presentations

Seniors in the economics honors seminar have been working hard to develop their thesis projects that they will present to faculty and fellow students on Thursday, November 30 at 4 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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"Ressentiment, Power and Values": Talk by Bernard Reginster

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

Bernard Reginster of Brown University will present a talk on "Ressentiment, Power and Values." The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund. This event is handicapped-accessible. For further information, please contact Dee Brace in the Department of Philosophy.

CISE Late Night Study Hours

The Center for International Student Engagement (CISE) is holding late night study hours each Thursday, from 7-10 p.m. Join us for snacks, camaraderie, and a collective attempt to chip away at all of the work we have to do! For more information, contact internationalstudents@amherst.edu

Home is Where the Art Is

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm Mead Art Museum, Study Room and Gallery

Join the Mead Art Museum educators to learn how to view art in a new way - from prints to paintings to pieces of sculpture! Gain visual acuity and learn how to look at art and architecture in a new place with new eyes. This event is for students who have been abroad or are considering it. Tips on how to find cultural activities and museums while traveling will be shared. Refreshments will be served!

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Psychology Majors, Thinking About What You'll Do This Summer?

Come to the psychology department's student panel on summer experiences in psychology, hosted by the psychology student-faculty committee. We will hear from current students about their past summer experiences, how they found them, how they applied and how it went. Refreshments will be served.

World AIDS Day Keynote: Che Gossett

7:00 pm Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

The Queer Resource Center presents Che Gossett, our World AIDS Day keynote speaker. They will be speaking about AIDS activism, Black radicalism and queer and trans resistance.

Dr. David Levenson '72: "Humanism and the Practice of Medicine"

The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness program invites you to a talk by Dr. David J. Levenson '72 about his experience as a physician and his advocacy for kidney patients. Levenson received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1976. After his training in internal medicine and nephrology at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, he has been committed to teaching medical students, physicians and nurses, and to the development of improved pathways for patient care and patient safety in dialysis. He currently practices at Partners in Nephrology and Endocrinology in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Internship Interviewing Workshop

Join us to learn how to answer challenging questions and present yourself in a professional manner. As a reminder, students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements must attend an interviewing workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend!

The internship interview workshop schedule is as follows:
Thursday, October 26 at 5 p.m. in Paino
Thursday, November 2 at 8 p.m. in Pruyne
Tuesday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Paino
Thursday, November 30 at 8 p.m. in Pruyne
Wednesday, December 6 at 8 p.m. in Pruyne

Caution: Thesis Writing in Progress

Weekly Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd flr)

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

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La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room (1st Floor)

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about Hispanic culture? Please come join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies! La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8 - 9 p.m. in the Common Room of Newport House. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Wellness Hour

Come hang with the Wellness Team on Thursday's from 8-9 p.m. in Frost Cafe to play with silly putty, journal, read a children's book or color. Wellness Hour is an easy and fun way to de-stress in a casual setting.

3rd Annual Amherst Intramurals Spelling Bee

Show off your spelling skills at the 3rd annual Amherst Intramurals Spelling Bee! Prizes will be awarded to top finishers. Join us on November 30 in the Friedmann Room at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided!

Email ehorwitz17@amherst.edu to sign up.

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