Event Calendar

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Painting of a winged cherub leaning over the shoulder of a seated woman dressed in white

Galentine's Day Breakfast at the Mead

All self-identified women are invited to the Mead for a closer look at some of our favorite gals in the collection. Join us for waffles and informal conversation inspired by a new exhibition Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages and led by women who make up the Mead’s curatorial, education and programming departments.

This event is FREE and open to all.

Galentine's Day

“Galentine’s Day” is a holiday created by Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope. It occurs on February 13 every year. On the show, Galentine’s Day is a celebration of female friendships – “Ladies celebrating ladies.” In the WGC, we are celebrating sisterhood and platonic friendships among people of all genders. We will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for folks to stop by and make a card or love-note to friends, best friends, or BFFS! We’ll have supplies, cookies, and, most importantly, lots of waffles. It is meant to be fun day and an opportunity for all of us to reflect on how important friendship and love are outside of romantic relationships.

Explore Global Education with the Swedish Program

Explore the beautiful city of Stockholm with The Swedish Program. The Swedish Program offers liberal arts courses in English at the prestigious Stockholm School of Economics, in the heart of the city. Come by the info table to find out more!

Students Only

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!

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!

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.

office hours

Weekly Office Hours with Huxley or Evie

Canine office hours will be held every Tuesday from 4 - 5 p.m., in the area beside Frost Cafe, staffed by Huxley and Evie on alternating weeks. Drop in for some canine affection and advice. If the weather is nice, this event will move to the lawn in front of Frost Library.

IFSA-Butler Study Abroad Information Table

Study abroad has been identified by the National Survey on Student Engagement as a high-impact educational practice with the potential to drive academic and personal success. More than just a travel opportunity, study abroad fosters skills such as critical thinking, intercultural agility and language acquisition.

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) emphasizes the long-term applicability of skills, knowledge and perspectives gained during study abroad and strives to make the experience as personal and self-designed as possible. Come learn about some of our unique offerings in Latin America, Oceania, Asia and the UK (including Oxford) and Ireland.

Students Only
“Cripping Assimilation Genres: Latinx and Filipinx Borderlands in Transpacific Encounter”

Cripping Assimilation Genres: Latinx and Filipinx Borderlands in Transpacific Encounter

The Amherst College Spanish Department 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 US imperialism in the Philippines and the US Mexican borderlands as flash-points 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.

Insight Meditation Group (Mindfulness)

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -- or come because you are curious. This group meets on Tuesdays from 5 - 6 p.m. in in Chapin Chapel, and is led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Nine students standing in a row inside a New York City art museum, with a 10th student kneeling in front of them

Collecting 101: Cast Your Vote!

Students from the Mead’s Interterm course "Collecting 101: Acquiring Art for the Mead" will present their top picks for a new work of art for the Mead’s collection. Join us to hear short talks on their favorite pieces and cast a vote for your favorite. The Mead will purchase whichever work of art wins the popular vote, with funds made possible by the Trinkett Clark Memorial Fund.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Join us for a riveting keynote by Amherst Alumnus, Junius Williams '65 as he discusses his latest book, "Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power." Reception and book signing following keynote.

Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power

Join us for a riveting keynote by Amherst Alumnus, Junius Williams '65 as he discusses his latest book, "Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power." Reception and book signing following keynote.

Renting in New York City: A Practical Guide

Moving to New York City after graduation? Considering doing so in the future, but feeling overwhelmed by the idea of a big-city relocation?

In this workshop, Jeremy Cooper and Jordan Cooper, partners at Cooper & Cooper Real Estate in New York City, will demystify this process by:

– discussing the NYC rental market, including pricing & floorplan sizes
– highlighting the steps in the NYC rental process
– reviewing typical paperwork & landlord requirements
– answering attendees' questions in a dedicated Q&A

Cooper & Cooper is a premier residential real estate brokerage firm based in Manhattan, transacting apartment rentals and sales. As former investment bankers (Goldman Sachs, Bank of America) and college grads (Harvard, Northwestern, Columbia M.B.A.), their founders understand the needs of transitioning undergraduate and graduate students. With a firm grasp on the latest apartment availabilities city-wide, Cooper & Cooper aims to match clients' needs to the appropriate product in an efficient and thoughtful manner, as their mission is to make the entire experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Amherst Exchange Programs - Info Session

Amherst has several exchange programs with foreign universities where students can spend a semester or year. Come learn about programs in Germany, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore! Students who have participated in the exchange programs will share their experiences and a few photos. Applications for the fall 2018 semester will be available.

Fun fact: Amherst's oldest exchange partner is Doshisha University and newest is The American University of Beirut. Both institutions were founded by Amherst alumni! Doshisha was founded by Joseph Hardy Neesima, Class of 1870, and AUB was founded by Daniel Bliss, Class of 1852.

Students Only
Joseph Scapellato seated on the front steps of a house, wearing a plaid shirt and blue jeans

Fiction Reading: Joseph Scapellato

Joseph Scapellato is the author of Big Lonesome, a story collection, and the forthcoming novel The Made-Up Man. Of the former, The New York Times Book Review wrote, “Vividly recasting many Western archetypes, Scapellato's inventive, hallucinatory prose dazzles.” His work has appeared in North American Review, Kenyon Review Online, Post Road and other publications and has been anthologized in Harper Perennial’s Forty Stories, Gigantic Books’ Gigantic Worlds: An Anthology of Science Flash Fiction and & NOW’s The Best Innovative Writing. Scapellato is an assistant professor of English at Bucknell University.

Refreshments will follow the reading.

Internship Interviewing Workshop

Join us to learn how to answer challenging questions and present yourself in a professional manner. As a reminder, students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements must attend an interviewing workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend!

German Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Porter House

Open House for German Residential Program

Tag der Offenen Tür: The German Department will be accepting applications to live in the German House (Porter House) for 2018-19. Come to the Open House with your questions and check out the wonderful atmosphere at the German House. Refreshments will be served.
The applications are available on the Residential Life website (Housing Portal) and are due by February 15, 2018.