Event Calendar

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mon, Feb 5, 2018

Amherst Select Info Table

Thinking about summer internships? Stop by our info table to hear about the Amherst Select Internship program and how you can receive funding for summer experiences through the Loeb Center!

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.

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Flr.

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 Monday and Tuesday from noon - 1 p.m., and Fridays from 1 - 2 p.m.

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Monday Afternoon Study Space - SWAGS Common Room

Come study in the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies common room! Join us every Monday except for March 12, which is Spring Recess. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Students Only
Closeup of David N. Schwartz

"How Fermi Became Fermi": Talk by David Schwartz

Enrico Fermi was one of the most significant figures of 20th-century physics, with major contributions across a wide range of sub-disciplines. He was also a central figure in the Manhattan Project, and led the team that created the first controlled, sustained nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago in December 1942.

How did Fermi become Fermi? Drawing on research undertaken in preparation for his new biography of Fermi, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age, David Schwartz will discuss the development of Fermi as a physicist as well as the role of nature, nurture and historical circumstance in his career and the characteristics behind both his strengths and his weaknesses.

Are great physicists born, do they make themselves, or do others make them? How does the accident of one’s birth influence a career like Fermi’s? What was it that enabled Fermi to continue to contribute to the field well beyond the age when many great physicists are content to rest on their previous achievements?

This event is sponsored by the Department of History and the Corliss Lamont Fund.

Colorful, stylized depiction of human figures and skulls in a flowing river

"Blood in the Water: Diasporic Renditions of the Massacre River": Talk by Rebeca Hey-Colón

The Amherst College Department of Spanish is pleased to present a lecture by Rebeca Hey-Colón titled "Blood in the Water: Diasporic Renditions of the Massacre River."

In this talk, Professor Hey-Colón discusses the cultural and literary history of the Massacre River, a body of water that serves as a border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Focusing on women's writing from Hispaniola's diaspora, Hey-Colón discusses how reading and writing the Massacre River transforms it into an alternative site of archival knowledge. As a result, its waters become a crucial site of symbolic and historical power for the island of Hispaniola.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Japanese Language Table

Join us to practice your Japanese on Thursday evenings. Anyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or just part of the time we are there.

Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine: Program and Admissions Info Session

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Valerie Parkas, the Associate Dean of Admissions for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to campus. Parkas will share information about FlexMed, Mount Sinai’s early acceptance program for sophomores, as well as the Mount Sinai Medical School as a whole.

FlexMed is the first program of its kind in the nation, offering college sophomores from any major early acceptance, with no MCAT requirement and a progressive approach to medical school preparation for half of each entering class. Learn about the application process for FlexMed, and ask questions about medical school admissions in general.

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group is open to all Amherst College students. All levels of creative writing experience are welcome. At each meeting a creative writing challenge will be offered with time to work on it. This will be followed by an opportunity for everyone to share their creations and respond to others. Refreshments will be served.

The group will meet every Monday evening, beginning February 5. Writers are welcome to make a weekly commitment or to join us on an occasional basis. However, because seating is limited, kindly R.S.V.P. below if you plan to attend.

This event is led by Roy Andrews, writing associate, and Gwyneth Lewis '20E, student coordinator.

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.

Data Disaggregation Phone Bank

Join us to call Massachusetts congresspeople in support of Data Disaggregation for Asian American ethnic groups. There will be dumplings from Oriental Flavors and pakoras from Paradise of India! For more information, contact Jenna Peng. This event is a collaboration with the South Asian Students Association and the Asian Students Association.

Identities Unseen - Student Artist Talk

Join us in listening to a panel of student artists talk about the Identities Unseen exhibition in the Keefe Atrium! For more info, contact Jenna Peng '18. This event is co-sponsored by Campus Activities Board.