Interested in studying abroad during the summer or academic year? Come to the Keefe Campus Center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on February 12 to meet with a representative of the Middlebury Schools Abroad! Middlebury offers authentic academic experiences all over the world, which are characterized by language immersion and/or integration with the host culture.
Can studying abroad jump-start your career? Our findings say yes!
By living and learning abroad, the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) helps students develop highly sought-after professional skills such as adaptability, communication, self-awareness and confidence, that not only make them more likely to be hired, but also launch their careers. Amherst College students can study in IES Abroad programs in Argentina, Austria, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain.
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.
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.
The Amherst College Department of Spanish is pleased to present a lecture by Jason Coráñez Bolton.
“Cripping Assimilation Genres: Latinx and Filipinx Borderlands in Transpacific Encounter”
Bolton says of his lecture: "This talk will develop a postcolonial crip and queer analytic to understand histories of U.S. imperialism in the Philippines and the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands as flashpoints in global disability histories. I propose a framing of comparative racialization in transpacific American encounter to demonstrate how colonialism has historically relied on an enduring and insistent assumption in the cognitive inferiority of the colonized-- an assumption constructed through the perverse deviations of the 'native' from proper respectable civilization. Using multiethnic American and hemispheric fictions in literature and film, particularly Latinx and Filipinx cultural archives, I seek to crip genres of assimilation to show that disability is not epiphenomenal to the political violence of imperial statecraft but rather its principal engine."
This lecture is free and open to the public.
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.
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.
"Mommy" is a Canadian drama and coming-of-age film, directed by Xavier Dolan, that tells the story of a recently widowed mom of an unpredictable and sometimes violent teenage son. She struggles to raise him alone after he has been expelled from the latest in a long line of institutions. A peculiar new neighbor across the street offers her help, and together they find a new sense of balance and hope.
The film will be screened in French with English subtitles. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.