Event Calendar

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Study Abroad with Spanish Studies

Spanish Studies Abroad has hosted programs in Seville (since 1969), Alicante and Barcelona, Spain, as well as Córdoba, Argentina, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Havana, Cuba. We offer both English and Spanish courses and semester, short term and summer term study abroad options in these locations. We strive to offer academic excellence while providing students with continued support throughout their journey abroad.

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SEA Semester Information Table

SEA Semester is the leading off-campus Environmental Studies program focused on the ocean. While the academic focus varies, each program offers an interconnected suite of courses designed to explore a specific ocean-related theme using a cross-disciplinary approach. We look for motivated undergraduates of all majors who are passionate about learning, inspired to tackle and address real-world problems and eager to become part of an unparalleled living and learning community. Ready to have an adventure with a purpose? Stop by our information table or email jeckstein@sea.edu for more information!

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Image of Black Panther with text "Black Panther Discussion with the MRC." Lunch at 11:30 in the Friedmann Room. Tuesday, February 27, 2018. For accessibility/accommodations contact mrc@amherst.edu or call (413) 542-5372.

Black Panther Discussion with the MRC

Join the MRC and Residential Life for lunch and a discussion of "Black Panther" at 11:30 in the Friedmann Room on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. For accessibility and accommodations, contact mrc@amherst.edu or call (413) 542-5372.

Black Panther Discussion with the MRC

Black Panther Discussion

Join the MRC and Residential Life for lunch and a discussion of "Black Panther."

Lunch at 11:30 - 1 in the Friedmann Room.
For accessibility/accommodations contact mrc@amherst.edu or call (413) 542-5372.

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.

Northeastern Graduate Admissions Information Table

Stop by the Keefe Campus Center atrium to meet with Elizabeth Bollino, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Northeastern University. At her information table, Amherst students can learn more about programs offered within Northeastern's Professional Advancement Network, ask questions about the school's graduate application process and get a better sense of which program fits their professional goals.

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.

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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.

Associate Professor Tanya Zelevinsky from Columbia University: "Ultracold molecules as quantum clocks"

Laser cooling is a tool that allows physicists to obtain samples of atoms, and even molecules, near the temperature of absolute zero, - colder than anything we observe in the universe. We describe the ideas behind laser cooling of atoms and using them as building blocks for diatomic molecules at ultracold temperatures. The atoms or molecules can be trapped and exquisitely probed with lasers, serving as extremely precise quantum oscillators, or “clocks”. These systems are useful for measurements in fundamental physics, as well as for studies of quantum optics and chemistry.

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.

Washing Society

The Washing Society

Filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker will be present for a discussion following a screening of their new award-winning film "The Washing Society" (2018, 44 mins).

When you drop off a bag of dirty laundry, who’s doing the washing and folding? The Washing Society brings us into New York City laundromats and the experiences of the people who work there. A collaboration between filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker, the film observes the disappearing public space of the neighborhood laundromat and the continual, intimate labor that happens there. The Washing Society combines interviews and observational moments, re-enactment and choreography to produce a stark yet poetic vision of underpaid work, immigration and the sheer math of doing laundry. Inspired by To ‘Joy My Freedom author Tera Hunter’s depiction of the 1881 organization of African-American laundresses in Atlanta, the filmmakers interweave dirt, skin, lint, stains, money and time into the fabric of their film to create a dream-like, yet hyper-real portrayal of a day in the life of a laundry worker, both past and present.

How to Get a Job in the Nonprofit Sector

Are you considering putting your Amherst education to good use, making a difference in the world through a job or internship in the nonprofit sector? Join Victoria Crispo, a manager at Idealist Careers, to learn more about this sector and how to strategically prepare for a job search within it.

For example, what are some of the key skills and characteristics that nonprofit hiring managers tend to seek? How can job applicants successfully illustrate that they possess these skills and traits when building a resume and submitting application materials? What questions should those without any past nonprofit experience be asking when looking to transition to the nonprofit sector?

No matter if you're a first year just beginning to explore internship options, or a senior actively seeking post-graduation positions, this presentation will endeavor to answer all your questions about how to properly prepare for a successful nonprofit sector job search.

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.

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.