Event Calendar

December 2017

Fri, Dec 1, 2017

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Amherst Mammoth Shirt Distribution

8:30 am - 4:30 pm 79 South Pleasant Street, Suite 200

All Amherst College faculty and staff are invited to visit the Office of Human Resources to pick up an Amherst Mammoth shirt. There will be doughnuts, apple cider and the opportunity to spend time with colleagues across campus and human resources representatives.

You will receive a postcard through campus mail to exchange for your Amherst Mammoth shirt. Please be sure to bring the postcard to receive a shirt. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kate Wesolowski.

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Faculty Colloquium Series: "Under Pressure: The Hand Pulled Print" presented by Betsey Garand, December 1

On Friday, December 1, from noon to 1 p.m., the Faculty Colloquium Series for 2017-18 is sponsoring "Under Pressure: The Hand Pulled Print" presented by Betsey Garand, senior resident artist, with the department of Art and the History of Art. This event will take place in the Mullins and Faerber rooms, Lewis-Sebring Commons.

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!

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!

Grrrls Meet World

Going abroad is a great opportunity to take chances and explore the world. However, how does your gender influence these opportunities and exploration? What does it mean to be a woman abroad? How can my identity maximize my experience? Please join the Study Abroad Office and the Women's and Gender Center at the “Grrrls Meet World” lunch panel. Come participate in great conversation and hear about women's first-hand experiences while they were abroad. Lunch will be provided!

Sleep Pillows with the SHEs and Wellness Team!

Come by the McCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center on Friday, December 1 from 1-2 p.m. to make a sleep pillow and learn about improving sleep with the Student Health Educators and Wellness Team!

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!

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Meet and Greet with Tony Jack '07 and 2017 Wade Fellowship Symposium Panelists

Join us in the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) on December 1 for Open Hours with Tony Jack. Tony Jack '07 is currently a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Jack focuses his work on what influences undergraduates' sense of belonging at elite colleges and their acquisition of cultural and social capital. Tony Jack's research also centers lower-income college students as well as biographical profiles of his experiences of being a first-generation college student.

Following Open Hours, there will be a Meet and Greet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the MRC with Tracy Jarrett '11 (Vice News), Patrice Peck '09 (Buzzfeed), and Lonnie Isabel '74 (Columbia School of Journalism).

For accessibility/accommodations please contact MRC@amherst.edu or 413-542-5372

Film Screening and Discussion of "Sobytie" ("The Event")

The symposium "The End of the Cold War and the Challenges of the (Post-)Soviet World: Symposium in Honor of Professor William Taubman" will be opened with a screening of Sobytie (The Event), by Sergei Loznitsa, introduced and discussed by Mikhail Iampolskii of New York University. Before the film, Catherine Epstein, dean of the faculty, will offer her introductory remarks. This event is free and open to the public.

Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary, The Event (Sobytie), investigates a world-changing episode in history that’ll soon celebrate its 25th anniversary: the failed 1991 coup d’etat that would finally lead to the dissolution of the USSR. Exclusively using black-and-white archive footage from the Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio, which was shot over the course of those few days of grand confusion, the film manages to illustrate the hopes, fears and anger of a people living through the last days and hours of the USSR while also suggesting something about the cyclical nature of history in general and Russian history in particular.

Wade Symposium: Race, Politics and the Media

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Greenway A, Event Space

Join us for a panel discussion on recent events related to race, politics and the media, moderated by Wade Fellow Anthony Jack ’07, assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Featured Panelists include: Tracy Jarrett ’11 (Vice Media), Patrice Peck ’09 (Buzzfeed), Lonnie Isabel ’74 (Columbia Journalism School).

Refreshments will be provided. This discussion is open to everyone, and is supported by the Harold Wade, Jr. ’68 Memorial Fund, established by Wade’s classmates to assist undergraduates in determining their career plans by engaging black alumni in career mentoring and other issues relevant to the black community on campus, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning.

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The Music of Claude Debussy Performed by Amherst College Student Chamber Musicians

Join us for performances of the music of Claude Debussy by Amherst College student chamber musicians with opening remarks by Mark Swanson. This concert is offered in conjunction with the exhibition From the Picturesque to the Modern Vision: Landscape Painting in Europe Across the Centuries.

No tickets are required. The concert is free and open to all!

Marsh Coffee Haus V: The Home Stretch

The Marsh house of arts presents the fifth and final edition of Coffee Haus of the semester. Perform at this open mic, or just come by to support student arts in the form of music, song, poetry, dance, improv, literature and many many others.

Email marshcoffeehaus@gmail.com to sign up for a 5-minute slot and present your art (in whichever form it comes). Come and share your talent! This event is free and open to the public.

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International Movie Night: Beat the Drum

9:30 pm on Dec 1, to 12:00 am on Dec 2 Center for International Student Engagemenet

Join the offices of Residential Life and Center for International Student Engagement in our third installation of the International Movie Series, a special edition for AIDS day. We will be watching Beat the Drum from South Africa on Friday, December 1 at 9:30 p.m. in the Center for International Student Engagement. The goal of this series of events is to show movies from different countries in celebration of our Amherst global community and appreciation of various art forms. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Sat, Dec 2, 2017

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"The End of the Cold War and the Challenges of the (Post-)Soviet World": Symposium in Honor of Professor William Taubman

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Webster Hall, Center for Russian Culture

Join us for "The End of the Cold War and the Challenges of the (Post-)Soviet World," a symposium in honor of Amherst College Professor William Taubman. The schedule will be as follows:

9 a.m. Welcome remarks will be given by Catherine Ciepiela, director of the Center for Russian Culture at Amherst College.

9:30 a.m. Session I
Serhii Plokhy of Harvard University will discuss "After the Fall: The Disintegration of the USSR and the Search for Russian Borders."
Mary Sarotte of Harvard University will discuss "The Origins of Post-Cold War NATO Expansion and the Consequences for Western Relations with Russia."

10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. Session II
Samuel Charap of RAND Corporation will discuss "Russia and Its Post-Soviet Neighbors."
Vladislav Zubok of the London School of Economics will discuss "China’s Success and Gorbachev’s Failure: The End of Communism in Comparative Perspective."

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Session III
William Taubman and Melvyn Leffler of the University of Virginia will discuss "Reflection on the End of the Cold War" in a session facilitated by Vanessa Walker of Amherst College.

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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.

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Performance Thesis: Joshua Ferrer '18E, Cello: “Faith and Disillusionment”

The Amherst College Department of Music presents an honors thesis in cello performance, “Faith and Disillusionment,” by Joshua Ferrer '18E. The recital takes place on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

When composers become disillusioned with the world they live in, they turn to music as an outlet. Whether through personal tragedy, political fallout or systematized evil, these individuals are forced to question their core life assumptions. They respond in diverse ways—searching for new love, sinking into depression or turning to deeply held religious convictions. In this thesis, Ferrer explores the compositions these artists create as testaments to their personal struggles and journeys.

The concert is anchored by two monumental works written from places of darkness: Bach’s Suite No. 5 in C minor and Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano. In between, an alternative path is explored: Messiaen’s testament to his faith in G-d, written during his imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp.

Program:
Bach - Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Messiaen - “Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus” from Quartet for the End of Time
Chung-Mehdi - Piece for Solo Cello (Premiere)
Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40

The recital will last for 75 minutes (including intermission), followed by a reception. Phuong-Nghi Pham ’18 joins on the piano for the Messiaen and Shostakovich.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Sun, Dec 3, 2017

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Choral Society Vespers

The annual Amherst College Christmas Vespers is held on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. The Festival of Lessons and Carols is FREE (no tickets are required).

Mallorie Chernin directs the Amherst College Choral Society, assisted by Rebecca Ruescher ’17. They are joined by the Amherst College Madrigal Singers, directed by Anna Makar-Limanov ’20 and Ellen Mutter ’18. Other musicians include timpanist Kyoko Sano (Hampshire College), organist James Maes and trumpeters Brooks Holmes and Samuel Rosenblum ’16.

The congregation joins in the singing of traditional carols and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel’s Messiah. The lessons for this traditional “Festival of Lessons and Carols” are read by faculty, staff, students and children of faculty and staff. The event is free; no tickets are required. Donations may be made to the Amherst Survival Center.

French House Crêpes Party

8:30 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

Come enjoy delicious homemade crêpes with your French language assistants and French house residents. French speakers of all levels are warmly welcome! Hope to see you there!

Mon, Dec 4, 2017

GlobeMed Instead Of: Coffee and Donuts

Instead of falling asleep in class, come get Dunkin Donuts and coffee supplied by GlobeMed. Suggested Donation: $3. All proceeds go to Heart and Sole Africa, a non-profit in Rwanda dedicated to fighting podoconiosis. http://heartandsoleafrica.org/

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

Hiring for Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Greenway Dorm A , Event Space

The office of human resources and the office of inclusive leadership are teaming up to offer this two-hour session on hiring for diversity and inclusion. Learn best practices for achieving a diverse candidate pool and an inclusive search process. This workshop is intended for any member of the Amherst community who will be serving on a staff search committee or will be asked to be a part of a staff hiring process in the upcoming year. To register, click the link below.

Film & Media Studies Roundtable Discussion of Internships

The Film & Media Studies (FAMS) program at Amherst College is pleased to present a roundtable discussion of internships in the field of film and television.

Are you interested in working in the fields of film and television production? Or maybe you just want to learn more about the possibilities? Come to our roundtable to learn more about the experience and the application process for internships in film and television to help jumpstart your work after college.

Panelists will include current students who have recently held internships (at Showtime, Saturday Night Live, and ABC/Disney), as well as Professors Guilford and Hastie from the FAMS program. We will talk broadly about various options in the television industry, as well as various arenas in film production, programming and distribution.

We welcome anyone else who has held an internship in these fields to attend and to talk about your experiences with other students. Let's help each other navigate these fields and change the world of TV and film!

A reception will follow the roundtable discussion, with savory and sweet treats for all.

Students Only

MCAT Study Group

Are you preparing for medical school and taking the MCAT this winter or spring? Come join other Amherst students and study with your peers on Monday evenings! Drop-in when you can. Some MCAT resources and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by the health professions office at the Loeb center for career exploration and planning.

Tue, Dec 5, 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!

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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.

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Film Screening: "The Duelist" (Дуэлянт)

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

In 1860s St. Petersburg, a retired army officer returns from a long exile and seeks revenge for the wrongs he has suffered while making a living as a stand-in for dueling aristocrats. "The Duelist" was directed by Aleksei Mizgirev and released in 2016.

This movie is 110 minutes long and will be screened at both 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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
mhart@amherst.edu

Political Science Thesis Writer's Workshop

The political science department and library and writing center will be co-hosting a workshop for political science majors writing a thesis. The topic will be "Planning and Preparing to Complete Your Draft."

Informational Thesis Writing Meeting for Political Science Junior Year Majors

Professor Thomas Dumm, chair of the political science department, will be holding an informational session for junior year majors in the department who are interested in writing a thesis.

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Silly Putty, Stress Balls and Spaghetti!

Join first-year experience, the counseling center and the mental health promotion team to check-in about how you're handling the end of the semester, and try out 3 fun stress-reducing activities. There will be food from Crazy Noodles! This event is worth 20 points, and is FYE's last event of the semester.

Poster Reads: Unpacking Whiteness from 7 to 8 PM in the Multicultural Resource Center on December 5 2017. Description of the event reads: Join the MRC in a frank conversation about what it means to hold whiteness, how it can affect one's perception of the world around them, and how one can use the privilege of whiteness to uplift those oppressed by racism.

Unpacking Whiteness

Join the MRC in a frank conversation about what it means to hold whiteness, how it can affect one's perception of the world around them, and how one can use the privilege of whiteness to uplift those oppressed by racism.

Note: this conversation is open to all members of the community, but we intend for this to be a space where white and white-passing people can show up and do the work to explore their own identity, and think about ways in which they can support the people around them who don't hold the same (perceived) racial privileges.

For accessibility/accommodations contact mrc@amherst.edu or 413-642-5372.

"Feathered Dinosaurs of the Chinese Mesozoic: Extraordinary Preservation or Extraordinary Effort?"

The Geology Department Presents Paul Olsen, visiting scholar at Amherst College and Storke Professor of Earth Environmental Sciences at Columbia University and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He will give a talk on “Feathered Dinosaurs of the Chinese Mesozoic: Extraordinary Preservation or Extraordinary Effort?” on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall (Room 107) in the Beneski Earth Science Building.

Kaffeeklatsch

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!

LGBTea: Study Abroad Send-Off!

Join the Queer Resource Center and the Study Abroad Office for a social study abroad send-off! Whether you are going abroad in the Spring, have already studied abroad, or are considering doing so in the future, come by to engage with fabulous folks over ice cream sundaes!

Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

GlobeMed's Ugly Holiday Sweater Sale

Swing by GlobeMed's Ugly Holiday Sweater Sale for all your end-of-the-year needs. All proceeds from this sale will go to Heart and Sole Africa, a non-profit in Rwanda dedicated to fighting podoconiosis.

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Gallery Talk with Alla Rosenfeld, Curator of Russian and European Art

Take a break from your day to learn about the history of European landscape painting with Alla Rosenfeld, Curator of Russian and European Art at the Mead Art Museum. This talk is conjunction with the exhibition From the Picturesque to the Modern Vision: Landscape Painting in Europe Across the Centuries.

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

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Book and Plow Winter Share

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Book and Plow Farm

Check out our winter share cooler clean-out. A great deal on vegetables--$25 dollars for a full box!

Crafternoons

Come join us in the WGC for Crafternoons. One Wednesday each month will be dedicated to an afternoon of feminist crafting headed by Ashley Maitland, assistant director of residential life.
Ashley started working at Amherst College in August 2016. Before coming to Amherst College, she received her Masters of Education in Student Affairs with a certificate in Social Justice Education from Iowa State University. Before graduate school, she attended college at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Ashley is passionate about and finds joy in feminism, social justice, crafts, dogs and yummy food! Ashley believes that new generations of young folks continue to make the world a better and more equitable place!

December 6: Mini Felt Treats

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CHI Salon: Emily Dickinson's Birthday Party

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Center for Humanistic Inquiry is hosting its third annual Emily Dickinson Birthday Party! Please join us for an evening of celebration. There will be period music, poetry readings, tapas, wine and CAKE!

Photo by Titus Frelinghuysen of "Mycenaean quadruped from the ash altar of Zeus"

"Recent Discoveries at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mount Lykaion, Arcadia"

David Gilman Romano, University of Arizona will discuss how important new discoveries continued to be made at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion in Arcadia during the 2017 summer season. Known as the ‘birthplace of Zeus’ by ancient authors, the mountain top sanctuary served as a primitive ash altar for burnt animal sacrifices to Zeus, and the lower mountain meadow hosted famous athletic festivals. Since 2004 a Greek-American team has been working at the sanctuary and the results have been very informative and rewarding.

"The Social Determinants of the Racial Disparity in Adverse Birth Outcomes: Zip Code Eclipses Genetic Code"

The Health Professions team and the Public Health Collaborative are thrilled to welcome Dr. James Collins for his talk: "The Social Determinants of the Racial Disparity in Adverse Birth Outcomes: Zip Code Eclipses Genetic Code." We hope you will join us in learning about this incredibly important work. El Comalito catering will be provided at the event.

QTPOC GROUP

QTPOC Affinity Group, Wednesdays 6:30PM QRC

Amherst Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Group seeks to support students, staff and faculty in the five colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. This closed QTPOC Affinity seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities, and to engage in meaningful discussion.

Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the QRC

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

Thu, Dec 7, 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!

Young Farmer Conference Livestream with Book and Plow

Book and Plow Farm would like to host you to watch the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture's 10th annual Young Farmers Conference. More than 300 farmers, chefs, scientists and activists from across the country will gather and we get to watch the livestream in the conference room upstairs from Campus Police. Come for any of the following workshops. Some snacks provided.

Thursday: 12:45-1:15pm:Agroequity/1:30-3:00pm:Climate Change Adaptation/3:15-4:45pm: Changing the Way a Generation Thinks About Food

Friday: 9:00-10:00am: Women on the Verge/10:15-11:45am: Appropriate Tools and Technology for Market Gardeners/1:15-2:45pm: Cover Cropping

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.

"What the Clean Power Plan Would Have Done": Talk by John Larsen

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

The Office of Environmental Sustainability and the Department of Environmental Studies will host John Larsen, director at the Rhodium Group and leader of the firm's U.S. power sector work. Mr. Larsen will review U.S. climate policy progress and pitfalls over the past decade and will provide commentary and analysis on what the future holds for U.S. climate action in the absence of federal leadership.

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Emily Dickinson Open Mic, Reading and Art Exhibition with Will Dowd and Robert Masla

The Emily Dickinson Museum participates in Amherst Arts Night Plus on first Thursdays each month. Each month enjoy a pop-up art exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. Open mic signups are from 5 to 6 p.m., with the open mic beginning at 6 p.m. and a featured reader to follow. Free and open to all!

Featured artist: Robert Masla
Artist Robert Masla will offer a demonstration of watercolor on Fredrix watercolor canvas from 5 to 6 p.m. on Arts Night, in addition to displaying an exhibition of his paintings.

Featured reader: Will Dowd
Will Dowd is a writer and artist from the Boston area. He earned a B.A. from Boston College, as a Presidential Scholar; an M.S. from MIT, as a John Lyons Fellow; and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. His writing and art have appeared in numerous places, including The Rialto, Post Road Magazine and NPR.org. His collection of essays, Areas of Fog, was just released in November 2017 from Etruscan Press.

Learn more at www.EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org/events.

Baewatch: polyamory, open relationships, and non-monogamy. Thursday December 7 5:30PM-6:30PM

Baewatch: Polyamory, Open Relationships and Non-monogamy

In the second installment of the BaeWatch Series, join the Multicultural Resource Center, the Queer Resource Center and the Women's and Gender Center in exploring different types of relationships such as polyamorous, open-relationships and other forms of non-monogamy. How do you handle these relationships? How do you talk to your partner about being non-monogamous? How do you know if non-monogamy is for you? We facilitate a discussion over dinner.

For accessibility information and accommodations, contact wgc@amherst.edu or
413-542-5667.

Internship Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Join us to learn how to write a resume and cover letter that will set you apart from the crowd! As a reminder, students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements must attend a resume and cover letter workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend.

The resume and cover letter workshop schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, October 25 at 5 p.m. in Paino
Wednesday, November 1 at 6 p.m. in Paino
Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. in Pruyne
Wednesday, November 29 at 8 p.m. in Pruyne
Thursday, December 7 at 6 p.m. in Paino

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

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.

Students Only

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.

Fri, Dec 8, 2017

Women of Color Luncheon

Join us in the WGC for food, community and relaxation before finals! We will be making lavender aromatherapy eye pillows, and lunch will be served. This is a closed space for self-identifying women of color. For more information, contact wgc@amherst.edu.

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!

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!

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Life Stories Lunch with Deb Potee, Clinical Case Manager, "Seeing Thestrals"

The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster empathy and community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and learning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. This event is sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

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!

Craftivist and Feminist Education Series: Tote Bag Screen Printing

Come join us in the WGC for a collaborative event with Feminist Education Series and Craftavist. We will be making tote bags with Jamezie! Originally from Philadelphia, Jamezie (they/them) is a transgender artist currently maintaining a studio in Boston. They are a recent graduate of The New England School of Art & Design where they concentrated in sculpture, performance, printmaking and philosophy. Their work has been exhibited in several venues and pop-up shows in the Boston area including “Blue”, an upcoming exhibition with the Cambridge Artist Association, and internationally in “TRANSEND.T: A Queer Themed Screen Exhibition” in Porto, Portugal and “Millionaires Can Be Trans*//You Are So Brave*” in Berlin, Germany.

Jamezie is one of the recipients of The International Sculpture Center’s 2015 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, and participated in residency with The Icelandic Printmakers Association in Reykjavik, Iceland. Their work and writing on gender was recently published in the magazine INSP 14.

They frequently collaborated with community collectives to organize and teach accessible art making workshops that encourage radical minded action for events including The Boston Anarchist Bookfair, Boston Zine Fest, and The Theater Offensive. In their free time Jamezie rides bikes, does witchcraft, writes zines about mental health, radical sobriety and gender issues, wears cute dresses.

For more information, contact wgc@amherst.edu.

Image Reads: Please join the MRC and the Study Abroad Office for some hot chocolate, cookies, and community in the MRC as we wish students safe travels and fun times abroad. December 8th at 5PM in the MRC.

MRC and Study Abroad Send-Off

Please join the MRC and the Study Abroad Office for some hot chocolate, cookies and community in the MRC as we wish students safe travels and fun times abroad.

For accessibility/accommodations please contact the Multicultural Resource Center at (413) 542-5372 or email mrc@amherst.edu

Victory!

Victory!

Join us as we claim victory over this semester, this year, and our lives. Come to enjoy captivating singing and a powerful Word brought to us by Pastor Jimmy Terry of Trust Ministries. Everyone is invited to this event put on by Remnant Black Campus Ministry and Resurrect Gospel Choir.

Asian Affinity Night

Asian Students Association, South Asian Students Association, Korean Students Association, and Campus Activities Board present Multicultural Eating Night with Asian Affinity groups on campus! There will be food as well as fun dancing and your favorite Asian, Korean and South Asian music!

Students Only
Four Performance Project students standing in a row in front of a brick wall

New Works in Performance

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance presents New Works in Performance, an evening of original works created by Amherst and Five College students.

Performance Project will feature new works created in the "Performance Studio" course in collaboration with "Lighting Design" and "Costume Design," created by Cara Board of Mount Holyoke College and Marina Dumont, Matthew Holliday '19 and MacKenzie Kugel '19 of Amherst College.

The Lens is a world premiere, created by the newly founded Amherst College Dance Ensemble and Visiting Artist Danté Brown, that depicts the aftermath of revolting community. In this collaborative process, we question how identity through performance can become an applicable commodity. Through investigating popular culture and the notion of disidentification, we build a community on stage where individuals are constantly shifting, trying to locate one’s power amidst this idealistic society.

Tickets are free and available to the public. For ticket reservations, please call our box office at (413) 542-2277.

Rob Croll '16 playing jazz guitar on stage with the ACJE

ACJE, the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble: Winter Concert

The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Building. The concert is free and open to the public. Please bring your cash donations to the Amherst Survival Center.

Movie cover for Cidade de Deus

International Movie Night

9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Drew House, Main Common Room

Join the offices of Residential Life and Center for International Student Engagement in our final installation of our movie series. We will be watching a masterpiece from Brazil, Cidade de Deus, in the Drew House common room at 9:30 p.m.

Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Emily Dickinson birthday celebration cakes

Emily Dickinson 187th Birthday Celebration and Open House

You and your family are cordially invited to celebrate Emily Dickinson's 187th birthday at her home - the Emily Dickinson Museum! On December 9 join us from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate with a festive open house! Tour the Homestead and The Evergreens at your leisure for free, enjoy the Holiday decorations and traditional music, decorate an ornament with a special birthday message and hang it on the tree at The Evergreens or take it home; and, of course, enjoy coconut cake made from the poet’s own recipe. All are welcome and no fee or reservations are required. Learn more at www.EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org/birthday17

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.

West African Dance Class

West African Dance Class

This West African Dance Seminar is open for anyone of any skill level to attend! It's a great way to de-stress before finals and it's really fun and energizing. It will be led by 5-college instructor Marilyn Sylla along with live drummers, Jericho Sylla and Samuel Croff. Make sure to come in comfortable clothing!

Musicians' heads and shoulders peeking up through the lines of a musical staff

M@A Masterclass: Tallis Scholars Director Peter Phillips

Mr. Phillips works with Amherst's own a cappella singers. Free and open to the public.

ASO members playing French horns in front of music stands on the Buckley Recital Hall stage

ASO: Amherst Symphony Orchestra Performance (NEW TIME-- 7 p.m.)

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra presents the fourth concert of its yearlong survey of American music with works by the early iconoclast Charles Ives as well as the modern minimalist master John Adams.

Charles Ives (1874-1954) was a Connecticut insurance executive-cum-composer who forged a radical new American musical language which thumbed its nose at European tradition. Ives celebrated the American spirit and identity by mashing vernacular marches, folk/parlor songs and fiddle tunes into patriotic and humorous collages. The ASO performs Ives' "Country Band March," Variations on "America" and "The Unanswered Question."

John Adams (1947- ), America's most renowned current composer for the traditional concert hall, is in many ways a latter-day Ives: his music embraces all styles and speaks directly of the American experience. The ASO performs "The Chairman Dances" from his opera Nixon in China as well as his setting of Walt Whitman's Civil War poem "The Wound Dresser."

Full details of the orchestra's season are available at www.amherstsymphonyorchestra.com.

Tickets may be purchased only at the door. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12; and free to Amherst and all Five College students with ID. Amherst Symphony Orchestra performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.

Tickets Required
Four Performance Project students standing in a row in front of a brick wall

New Works in Performance

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance presents New Works in Performance, an evening of original works created by Amherst and Five College students.

Performance Project will feature new works created in the "Performance Studio" course in collaboration with "Lighting Design" and "Costume Design," created by Cara Board of Mount Holyoke College and Marina Dumont, Matthew Holliday '19 and MacKenzie Kugel '19 of Amherst College.

The Lens is a world premiere, created by the newly founded Amherst College Dance Ensemble and Visiting Artist Danté Brown, that depicts the aftermath of revolting community. In this collaborative process, we question how identity through performance can become an applicable commodity. Through investigating popular culture and the notion of disidentification, we build a community on stage where individuals are constantly shifting, trying to locate one’s power amidst this idealistic society.

Tickets are free and available to the public. For ticket reservations, please call our box office at (413) 542-2277.

Jearns Formal

Jearns Formal

Come dance your hearts out at Jearns Formal. There will be great food, awesome music, a cool raffle and hopefully some stunning dance moves.

Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Faces of 11 Tallis Scholar musicians, arranged in a rectangle around the words "The Tallis Scholars"

M@A Chamber Series: The Tallis Scholars

The program commemorates the 500th year of Isaac’s death:
Josquin: Gaude virgo
Josquin: Stabat mater
Josquin: Absalom fili mi
Gombert: Lugebat Absalom
Isaac: Optime divino
Interval
Browne: Stabat juxta
Isaac: Tota pulchra es
Josquin: Inter natos mulierum
Gombert: Regina caeli

Over four decades of performance and a catalogue of award-winning recordings for Gimell, Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music. Reviewers praise their sound for its supple clarity and tone, and Tallis harnesses it to bring fresh interpretations to music by contemporary as well as past composers.

“The Tallis Scholars vocal ensemble seems to have a direct line to heaven—inspiring reverence for the power of the human vocal chords to echo spiritual realms.”
—Australian Stage

CHAMBER SERIES
General Public: $28
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22
Students, with valid ID: $12
Free Amherst Student Rush begins when the box office opens an hour before showtime.

Tickets are nonrefundable, and programs and dates are subject to change. Buckley Recital Hall has limited wheelchair-accessible seating.

For further information, please contact the Concert Office at (413) 542-2195 or concerts@amherst.edu.

A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Amherst College Music Department website at www.amherst.edu/go/music.

Tickets Required

Dinner with Amherst College Humanists!

Please join the Amherst College Humanists for an evening of food and conversation. Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without a commitment to theism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity and the rest of our planet.

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Additional Identity & Inclusion Part 1 Workshop Added: Register Now!

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Greenway Dorm A, Event Space

The office of inclusive leadership will be offering an additional “Identity & Inclusion, Part 1” workshop on Monday, December 11. Participants will explore their own identities using a model of identity development and consider the impact of power and privilege in the ways in which we understand our own sense of self and that of others. This session offers an opportunity to reflect on the importance of our own identities as we work towards intentionally inclusive communities at Amherst College. For more information and to register, click the link below.

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
Image Reads: Men of color winter reception - dinner will be served. December 11, 2016 at 5PM in the Multicultural Resource Center. For accessibility/accommodations please contact the MRC at 413-542-5372 or email mrc@amherst.edu

Men of Color Winter Reception

Join us in the MRC for celebration, food and conversation! This is a closed event for self-identifying men of color and is an event brought to you by the Multicultural Resource Center, Office of Residential Life and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

For accessibility/accommodations please contact the MRC at (413) 542-5372 or email mrc@amherst.edu

Concert by Voice Studio of Ann Maggs

Hear the voice students of Ann Maggs in a delightful concert of jazz, Broadway and ethnopop music on Monday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 3 of Arms Music Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

MCAT Study Group

Are you preparing for medical school and taking the MCAT this winter or spring? Come join other Amherst students and study with your peers on Monday evenings! Drop-in when you can. Some MCAT resources and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by the health professions office at the Loeb center for career exploration and planning.

Auditions for "The Blizzard of '17: A Working Title"

Auditions for The Blizzard of '17: A Working Title, written by Yetunde Ojetade '18 and directed by Wes Guimãraes '19.

There were warnings. There were plans. But no amount of preparation could prepare them for this. Five friends are trapped in their dorm for an undisclosed amount of time. How will they cope? How will they survive? Join us on an adventure into the absurd as we follow the tale of five students determined to make it to tomorrow.

Students should prepare a short monologue to present; memorization not required, but is preferred.

French Film Screening: "Le père Noël est une ordure" (1982)

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

"Le père Noël est une ordure" (Santa Claus is a Stinker) is a cult French comedy movie, directed by Jean Marie Poiré, that French people usually watch almost every year around Christmastime. Full of absurd humor, it tells the story of two neurotics, working for a suicide hotline on the night of Christmas Eve. They get caught up in a catastrophe when a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and a transvestite visit their office. Come celebrate the end of the year with us! Snacks and drinks will be served. Join us in the French House (King Hall 2nd floor). Film will be screened in French with English subtitles. All are welcome!

The image is split into two vertical halves with the left side being a close up photograph of coffee beans and the right hand side being the title, event description and information about how to contact us about accommodations. One top of the title is a simple design of a coffee cup with steam rising from it. Image Reads: Take a break, take a shot, or take a quick power nap in our Cozy Corner! Whatever you need, we'll be serving some fresh Cuban coffee-Dec. 11 at 8PM until 12AM

Cafecito Break

Take a break, take an espresso shot, or take a quick power nap in our Cozy Corner! Whatever you need, we'll be serving some fresh Cuban coffee this Reading Period during our Late Night Study Hours.

Best of luck!

For accessibility/accommodations contact MRC@amherst.edu or 413-542-5372

Today - Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Dog Days

Dog Days

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Keefe, McCaffrey Room

Come and pet some doggies to de-stress before finals!

Students Only

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!

Being Human in STEM (HSTEM) Salon

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Join us for our salon! Enjoy refreshments and the company of Humans with a range of STEM experiences as we share progress on the projects we conducted during this 4th iteration of the HSTEM collaborative course.

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
mhart@amherst.edu

Image REads: Movie Screening - Whose Streets - Join the MRc family for a screening of this film! 6PM on December 12 2017 in the KEefe Theater

Screening: Whose Streets

Join the MRC for a screening of “Whose Streets” –A documentary about the Ferguson Uprising and the moment that turned teachers, parents, artists, and musicians into freedom fighters.

Kaffeeklatsch

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!

Tomorrow - Wed, Dec 13, 2017

2017 Team Biochemistry Open House

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm Frost Library, Friendly Periodical Room

Biochemistry Capstone Poster Presentations - please stop by for a few minutes; the poster session will be very accessible, no biochemistry or science background necessary.

Interterm College-Sponsored Travel Abroad Pre-departure Meeting

Are you traveling this interterm with college funds or as part of an Amherst-organized group, such as an athletic team or student organization? Please come learn important tips, including access to an emergency medical assistance insurance benefit you might have, to prepare for travel domestically or overseas.

Blackness and Christianity: Part II

Join Remnant for the second Blackness and Christianity talk by Jeremy Ogunba on Wednesday, December 13 from 5-6 p.m. in Chapin Chapel. Come learn about the intersectionality of faith and race, and what the church's responsibility is today. All are welcome!

QTPOC GROUP

QTPOC Affinity Group, Wednesdays 6:30PM QRC

Amherst Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Group seeks to support students, staff and faculty in the five colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. This closed QTPOC Affinity seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities, and to engage in meaningful discussion.

Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the QRC

Screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"

The Amherst College chapter of the Roosevelt Institute will be hosting a screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel” in Keefe Movie Theatre. A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Roosevelt is excited to screen this documentary and we hope to see you there. We will have pizza and refreshments!

World Music Night

Wondering what to do on the last day of class? Come to World Music Night and enjoy a memorable evening with foods, drinks, music and friendships from around the world! Sign up for a performance or just drop in, as we will also have karaoke and a DJ for casual stress-relief options!
We will be serving a variety of foods from Formosa, Fresh Side, Paradise of India, Pita Pockets and more. Come to shake off the semester with us!

For sign-ups or questions, contact yshao18@amherst.edu.

Co-sponsored by Universal Music Organization, AAS, International Student Association, Student Activities and Study Abroad Office.

OSL Study Break: Chipotle Burrito Drop

Stop by for some Chipotle Burritos! This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

OSL Study Break: 24/7 Study Hours

The Powerhouse will be open to students as a 24/7 study space during the reading/finals period.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Required Pre-departure Meetings for Spring 2018 Study Abroad

Are you going abroad in Spring 2018? If so, you must attend your region or country-specific pre-departure meeting to learn about credit transfer, pre-registration, the emergency medical assistance benefit and other important pre-trip information. Learn which meeting to attend using the link below. Questions? Email Janna Behrens (jbehrens@amherst.edu) as soon as possible.

Students Only
Success kid

Amherst Write-In

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Merrill Science Center, 300A/B (Science Library Classrooms)

There’s no need to toil away in isolation when everyone has papers to write! Spend the first day of reading period in a supportive, quiet environment to make some progress on those final projects. The Writing Center will provide snacks, coffee and drop-in writing consultations.

Students Only

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.

Event poster showing a person standing outdoors in the snow, holding open a newspaper that is on fire

Mead Director David E. Little "Tells It Like It Is"

Mead Director and Chief Curator David E. Little tells it like it is! Join us for a gallery talk and closing reception for the exhibition Tell It Like It Is—Or Could Be. The event is free and open to the public.

World Music Night

Wondering what to do on the last day of class? Come to World Music Night and enjoy a memorable evening with foods, drinks, music and friendships from around the world! Sign up for a performance or just drop in, as we will also have karaoke and a DJ for casual stress-relief options!
We will be serving a variety of foods from Formosa, Fresh Side, Paradise of India, Pita Pockets and more. Come to shake off the semester with us!

For sign-ups or questions, contact yshao18@amherst.edu.

Co-sponsored by Universal Music Organization, AAS, International Student Association, Student Activities and Study Abroad Office.

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.

OSL Study Break: Midnight Breakfast

Join us for midnight breakfast! This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

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!

ACAD Study Break: Screening of The Big Sick

Join Amherst College After Dark for a screening of The Big Sick on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Food will be provided!

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Sun, Dec 17, 2017

OSL Study Break: Chair Massages

Join us for chair massages! This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life as part of the reading/finals period Study Break Programming.

Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Faculty Lunch: Learning About Opportunities Abroad

Join Dean of Faculty Catherine Epstein and Director of Education Abroad Janna Behrens for lunch to learn about new and existing opportunities at our exchange partners overseas. Doshisha University has long been an exchange partner. Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, Amherst will begin a yearlong faculty exchange with Yale-NUS College in Singapore. Come learn more details about these opportunities, as well as those on the horizon, and share your interests as new initiatives are being considered.

MCAT Study Group

Are you preparing for medical school and taking the MCAT this winter or spring? Come join other Amherst students and study with your peers on Monday evenings! Drop-in when you can. Some MCAT resources and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by the health professions office at the Loeb center for career exploration and planning.

Tue, Dec 19, 2017

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!

Fri, Dec 22, 2017

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!