Event Calendar

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Poster of Advanced Studies in England Information Table

Advanced Studies in England Information Table

Study abroad in the World Heritage City of Bath, England! Advanced Studies in England (ASE) is located in the heart of the beautiful, eighteenth-century city of Bath. All students are housed in attractive properties in historic areas of the city center, within walking distance of the Roman Baths, the Abbey, galleries, museums, and an array of cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Bonus: Jane Austen lived in Bath from 1801-1806, and the city features prominently in both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Students Only

Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program Info Table

Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) provides a unique opportunity for college students and recent college graduates from around the world to take advanced courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected internships based on individual interests—all while experiencing life in Manhattan, the island at the center of the world. BGIA students engage in the study and practice of international law, international relations theory, global public health, political economy, international reporting and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA has semester and summer programs.

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.

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.

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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

Jazz Composition: "Orchids" by Omar Thomas

Berklee College of Music Professor Omar Thomas will present his composition "Orchids" as part of the 2018 McBride '59 Jazz Commission Series. Professor Thomas will share his compositional process and engage in a Q&A with those present.

The piece is commissioned by the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble and will be premiered in concert on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.

“Latina Radiophonic Feminism(s): Sounding the Gender Politics of Contemporary Radio”

“Latina Radiophonic Feminism(s): Sounding the Gender Politics of Contemporary Radio”

The Amherst College Department of Spanish is pleased to present a lecture by Esther Díaz Martín: “Latina Radiophonic Feminism(s): Sounding the Gender Politics of Contemporary Radio.”

In this talk, Esther Díaz Martín uses a sound studies approach to discuss gender politics as heard through the sound and voice of contemporary Latina radio hosts and podcasters. As an extension of oral traditions, talk radio is deeply rooted in Latina culture, serving as a site for the sonic reimagination of women’s spaces of convivencia and the (re)construction of Latina feminist epistemologies. By listening closely to the sonic performance of femininity, it theorizes sound-based strategies that interrupt misogyny and male-dominance in popular sound culture. These include Alicia Alarcón’s regaño, Marlene Quinto’s desmadre, and brown girl hour as defined by Mala Muñoz and Diosa Femme of the podcast Locatora Radio. At a critical moment when women in mainstream media are amplifying feminist politics, Latina hosts counterpoint dominant narratives by self-defining feminism(s) through their specific intersectionalities and lived experiences.

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.

Food Justice League––Intro Meeting

Interested in doing work around food justice on campus and in the community? Want to know where your food in Val comes from? Wondering how to protect SNAP benefits from being cut? Come to the intro meeting for the Food Justice League to share some ideas and hear what fellow students have in mind for the semester.

Ongoing Events

Adventures in Photography Exhibition

During January interterm nine students from Amherst, UMass, Smith, and Mount Holyoke participated in “Adventures in Photography,” an interterm course taught by Joshua Baum and Takudzwa Tapfuma. Over the five-day course, students learned fundamental techniques of digital photography: manual exposure, composition, lighting, and post-production. The class ventured into the field for hands-on excursions to the New England Peace Pagoda, Montague Bookmill and downtown Northampton. The images in this exhibit are a selection of work created during the class.

Thank you to the Department of Art and the History of Art, and the Center for Community Engagement for sponsoring the course, and to Valentine Dining Hall for hosting this exhibition.