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.
Boundaries Between Bodies brings artists Reggie Daniels and Amie Dowling to facilitate workshops and present projects that are striving to begin a collective process of political struggle where inside and outside artists are working side by side for a transformation that addresses the legacies of racism, segregation, disenfranchisement and mass incarceration.
This workshop is designed for people who are curious about community-engaged performance practices and how those practices can address critical systemic issues facing our communities. For over a decade, facilitators Reggie Daniels and Amie Dowling have collaborated on performance and film projects focusing on the eradication of mass incarceration.
The workshop will consider questions such as: What can artists offer to combat today’s climate of injustice? How does deficit thinking shape projects, and what can be done about it? How can performance projects build beneficial community relationships?
The workshop is free for Five College students. Wear clothing you can move in, bring a notebook and something to write with!
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.
First years, let's think summer! Whether you have plans or not, we can help you make the most of your summer. It all starts with "Making Mammoth Plans," the Loeb Center's spring seminar for first year students.
What to look forward to in the seminar:
– Help determining what you want to do over the summer
– In-depth information about how to pursue internships, summer jobs, research, summer abroad, volunteering, and job shadowing
– Time to create a plan of action to accomplish your own unique summer goals
RSVP in QUEST as space is limited. RSVP by clicking on the left column “Info Sessions/ Workshops” and then “Workshops.” You can either use the keyword search or scroll down, and then select “First Year Loeb Seminar: Making Mammoth Plans." Click “RSVP," and you are all set!
Ann Patchett calls Hermione Hoby “a writer of extreme intelligence, insight, style and beauty” and says, of her brand-new debut novel, Neon in Daylight, “Hermione Hoby paints a garish world that drew me in and held me spellbound. She is a marvel." Hoby writes about culture, especially books, film, music and gender, for numerous publications, for which she has interviewed such actors, writers and pop stars as Toni Morrison, Meryl Streep and Naomi Campbell. She also writes the Stranger of the Week column at The Awl. Hoby grew up in South London and currently lives in Brooklyn. The event will be followed by refreshments.
"Ma vie de Courgette" is a stop motion adult animated comedy-drama film, directed by Claude Barras. After losing his mother, a young boy nicknamed Courgette is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love. The story soars with laughter, sorrow and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. Ma vie de Courgette received 12 awards at different film festivals.
The film will be screened in French with English subtitles.
Snacks and refreshments will be served!
Looking for an amazing summer internship opportunity? Learn more about the opportunity to work in Santa Cruz de Leon Cortes in Costa Rica as an intern for Beyond el Campo - a program run through Reader to Reader - and have your questions and concerns addressed by two seniors who have completed this internship. This 6-8 week internship is the perfect opportunity to travel and enhance your Spanish, all while implementing programs and projects designed to empower students and people in Santa Cruz in their pursuit of quality education. We will help anyone interested navigate application logistics; funding is available! We hope to see you there!
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.