Event Calendar

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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.

Painting of a cobblestoned city square filled with people and horse-drawn carriages

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!

Box of assorted vegetables

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!


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

Black-and-white portrait of Emily Dickinson

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 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