Event Calendar

Friday, February 2, 2018

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Lunch & Learn: Scott Rauch ’82, President & Psychiatrist in Chief of McLean Hospital

Scott L. Rauch ’82 is president and Psychiatrist in Chief of McLean Hospital, Chair of Psychiatry and Mental Health for the Partners Health Care System and a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Join us for a conversation about his career path over Antonio's pizza. Space is limited; kindly R.S.V.P. in Quest to attend.

Rauch's principal research interests relate to neuroimaging and the neurobiology of anxiety disorders. He received his undergraduate degree with honors in neuroscience from Amherst College in 1982 and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency training and a chief residency in psychiatry as well as a Radiology Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in affiliation with Harvard Medical School. Rauch served on the faculty at MGH for more than 15 years, during which he founded the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program and the Psychiatric Neuroscience Division. He was appointed to his current leadership roles at McLean and Partners in 2006.

Rauch has contributed more than 350 publications to scientific literature and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. For his contributions to psychiatric neuroscience, he has won numerous honors, including the Joel Elkes Award of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He also received the Barger Award for excellence in mentoring at Harvard Medical School.

Most recently, Rauch has served on a series of committees related to military health for the National Academies of Science, Institute of Medicine. He is also currently a member of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Workgroup and president-elect of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.

Chinese Language Table

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The conference room is just inside the main entrance, on the right hand side. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Friday from 1 - 2 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday from noon - 1 p.m.

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Wellness Challenge Kick-Off

The wellness challenge kick-off provides the opportunity for anyone who is thinking about participating, or has already signed up, to meet other participants, learn more about the challenge, pick up a button and enjoy some refreshments. This event is open to students, staff and faculty.

Spring Arts Party Auditions

AUDITIONS for The Spring Arts Party

Arts at Amherst is looking for students to perform their original works in our Spring Arts Party on February 9 at 7 p.m. We want dancers, playwrights, musicians, poets, spoken word artists and more to showcase a wide variety of artistic performance. All performers will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Limered gift card.

If you are interested, please email Lauren Horn at arts@amherst.edu or come to our Auditions on February 2 at 5 p.m. in Webster Studio 2. Each act should be under 5 minutes long.

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Music Department Presents Senior Thesis: Dan Langa ’18 Conducts His Score to “The Passion of Joan of Arc (1927)” Live to Film

The Amherst College Department of Music presents The Passion of Joan Of Arc, a film score thesis composed and conducted by Dan Langa ’18, on Friday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The performance is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

Written to accompany the 1927 masterpiece entitled The Passion of Joan of Arc, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, this score is performed live to picture. The music, written for a 12-person ensemble of string quintet, piano, percussion, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet and horn, draws from the intense and raw emotion displayed in Renée Jeanne Falconetti’s unparalleled portrayal of Jeanne d’Arc. This story of faith, power and desire so famously portrayed by Dreyer is given a new, fresh, and unique soundtrack fusing influences of minimalism, French impressionism and the great film composers of the mid-20th century.

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

French House Quartier Latin & Open House

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room (second floor)

Would you like to know what it's like to live à la française? Whether you are considering applying to live in the French House, or you just want to speak French, join the French House residents this Friday to chat and have a drink! Some rooms will be open for you to visit and residents will be available to answer your questions.

Marsh Coffee Haus: A New Beginning

The Marsh House of Arts will be hosting its open mic event, Marsh Coffee Haus for the first time this semester! Come by to enjoy and support student performances in the form of music, poetry, dance, improv and many others. Whether it's your first time as audience or performer or you're a frequent already, you and your friends are welcome here!

What: Marsh Coffe Haus Open Mic
When: Friday, February 2, 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Where: Marsh House (81 Lessey Street)

Performers wanted! 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!
Free and open to the public.

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Basketball Amherst Intramurals 3v3 Jamboree

Come to the women's basketball game against Tufts at 7 p.m. in LeFrak, and stay for the 3v3 Jamboree! The event consists of a round robin of 3v3 basketball games, followed by a championship game. Participants can create a team beforehand, or form a team at the court when they arrive. All are welcome! Food and t-shirts will be provided. Contact Emily Horwitz (ehorwitz17@amherst.edu) with questions or to pre-register.