Event Calendar

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Poster of Middlebury Schools Abroad Information Table

Middlebury Schools Abroad Information Table

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.

Students Only

IES Abroad Information Table

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.

Students Only

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!

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.

Stack of books

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

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.

Political cartoon depicting Uncle Sam as a schoolteacher to children who represent various colonies and ethnic groups

"Cripping Assimilation Genres: Latinx and Filipinx Borderlands in Transpacific Encounter"

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.

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.

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.

French Film Screening: "Mommy" (2014)

8:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

"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.