Event Calendar

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wed, Feb 7, 2018

GlobeMed Instead Of: Coffee and Donuts

Instead of falling asleep in Merrill, wake up with GlobeMed's Instead Of! Enjoy coffee and donuts courtesy of Dunkin Donuts. Suggested donation: $3. All proceeds go to Heart and Sole Africa, a non-profit that fights podoconiosis.

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!

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French, or learning about French culture, come and join the French language table. We will meet on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the mezzanine in Valentine Hall. The French language table is open to students, faculty, staff and anyone who is interested in having informal conversations in French. All levels are welcome! We look forward to meeting you.

GlobeMed's Valentine Grams

GlobeMed will be selling Valentine Grams the week leading up to the holiday. Send your friends and significant others a personalized note and candy in their mailbox on Valentine's Day!

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!

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Gallery Talk by Alla Rosenfeld

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Webster Hall, Russian Center Art Gallery

You’re invited to a gallery talk with Curator of Russian and European Art Alla Rosenfeld. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Varieties of Nonconformism: Unofficial Art from the Soviet Union, which is on view at the Russian Center Art Gallery through Feb. 11. The talk will take place at the Russian Center Art Gallery on the second floor of Webster Hall at Amherst College.

This event is free and open to all!

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 may be interested in writing a thesis. The meeting will be Wednesday, February 7 from 6-7 p.m. in Clark House, room 100.

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"Lies the War State Tells Us" with Tommy Raskin

This Amherst Political Union event features Tommy Raskin, a writer based in the D.C. area, where he works on Middle East policy as a Young Fellow at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. A skeptic of empire, Mr. Raskin has written for both progressive and libertarian publications in hopes of promoting a diverse coalition for peace and against militarism.

Mr. Raskin's recent works have appeared at Antiwar.com and CounterPunch.org, where he has decried the U.S. government's occupation of Afghanistan and advocated a U.S.-Russia rapprochement. In a mixture of interviews, prose writings and poems, Mr. Raskin has also explored the harmful effects of U.S. military involvement in Yemen, Syria and East Timor.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Women's and Gender Center Late Night Study Hours

Join us for study hours every Wednesday from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Women's and Gender Center, Keefe 211! There will be donuts from Glazed!