Event Calendar

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thu, Feb 8, 2018

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!

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German Film Series: "Hannah Arendt"

Join us for this fascinating biopic with acclaimed actress Barbara Sukowa in the title role, centering on the controversies that erupted in 1961 when the famous German-Jewish political philosopher reported on the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Israel.

There will be two screenings of Hannah Arendt in German with English subtitles: the first will be at at 4 p.m. in Fayerweather 113 and the second at 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium.

Please contact Megan Howes for more information.

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to this workshop, see the full workshop schedule below or make an individual appointment.

Study abroad in Japan - Semester or Summer

Come learn from students who have studied abroad to Japan for the semester or summer about Japanese culture, language study, and all the ways to have an enriching experience in this fascinating country.
Amherst has a close relationship with Doshisha University and other institutions! Join us in Webster 101 at 4 p.m.

Fun fact: Doshisha University was founded by Joseph Hardy Neesima of the Class of 1870, the first Japanese student to graduate from a Western institution of higher learning.

Students Only
HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland

A Conversation with John Wieland '58

Join us for a conversation with John Wieland '58 and Mead Director and Chief Curator David E. Little. An opening reception for HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland will follow at the Mead Art Museum. This program is free and open to all.

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.

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Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

You're invited to celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions at the Mead Art Museum! We are pleased to present HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland; Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages; and New Publics: Art for a Modern India, 1960s–90s. Join us for remarks from President Biddy Martin, exciting art, a live DJ, delicious refreshments and more!

This event is free and open to all.

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Leah Penniman from Soul Fire Farm

Leah Penniman from the Soul Fire Farm is a woman of color, educator, farmer, writer and food justice activist. She will speak about the intersection of Black Lives Matter and food justice, land and food as tools to end mass incarceration, and how gender influences this dynamic. This event will bring together a wide range of student groups on campus to address environmental and social justice issues.

German Film Series

German Film Series: "Hannah Arendt"

Join us for this fascinating biopic with acclaimed actress Barbara Sukowa in the title role, centering on the controversies that erupted in 1961 when the famous German-Jewish political philosopher reported on the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Israel.

There will be two screenings of "Hannah Arendt" in German with English subtitles: the first will be at at 4 p.m. in Fayerweather 113 and the second at 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium.

Please contact Megan Howes for more information.

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"The Electric Dream"

The Electric Dream is a senior honors thesis in playwriting and directing by Denzel Wood ’18. Set, lighting and sound design are by Lauren Thompson ’19; costume design is by Amir Hall ’17.

A billionaire couple begin designing Cyberverse, a new digital world where people can upload or stream their minds. Before the project is complete, they are found dead under mysterious circumstances. Determined to find answers, Cyberverse employees Lynx and Nova enter the digital world to search for clues relating to the untimely deaths. All the while, Cyberverse is mysteriously collapsing due to an unknown force.

Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277.

Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop Series

What is the Introduction to Finance Industry Workshop Series?

This is a 9-week program open to first year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry. This workshop series, led by Stephanie Hockman, program director for careers in business and finance, is designed to help students understand the finance industry and its components, distinguish the nuances of available opportunities and enhance career exploration. Some workshops will include alumni who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion. In addition, some sessions will be followed by an opportunity to engage with young alumni in an organized career fair-type chat room.

The 9-week course will include topics such as:
1. Introduction to Finance – Defining finance and an overview of the components of the finance industry including a discussion of buy side vs.
sell side
2. Investment Banking, Part 1 – Corporate Investment Bankers 3. Investment Banking, Part 2 – Capital Markets (including Sales & Trading, Research and Investor Services) 4. Investment Banking, Part 3 – Introduction to Operations & Supporting Functions at an Investment Bank 5. Introduction to Investment Management & Asset Management 6. Overview of Hedge Funds 7. Introduction to Private Equity 8. Introduction to Private Wealth Management/Asset Management 9. Review of the industry and best next steps

How do I register for the Introduction to Finance Workshop Series?

The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held every Thursday from 8 – 9 p.m.
beginning February 8, 2018 (excluding March 15). The final workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 11, instead of that Thursday. Space is limited and advance registration is required. If you are interested in learning more about the finance industry and willing to attend all 9 sessions, please email Stephanie Hockman by February 2, 2018. Your email should include a statement on why you want to attend this workshop series. Confirmation of acceptance to the workshop series will be provided by February 5, 2018.

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Frost Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI or Sundays from 8-11 in Merrill 300A (Science Library).

Students Only
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Writing your Thesis in 60 Days

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Frost Library, 211 (CHI Seminar Room)

Produce your best work, even under the time constraints of your spring semester. This workshop will focus on creative strategies for time management, goal setting, accountability and making the best out of your writing habits.

Come for the workshop, stay for the Thesis Write-In! This program is taught by writing associate Lauren Silber. Please sign up in advance.

Students Only

Ongoing Events

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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!