Event Calendar

Friday, December 1, 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.