Event Calendar

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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!

Evie

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!