Event Calendar

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tue, Mar 6, 2018

Clarkson University Graduate Programs Info Table

Clarkson University offers a wide variety of masters and doctoral programs, as well as certificates and professional development opportunities for students. At Clarkson, graduate school is truly an investment in one's future earnings potential. On average, a Clarkson degree will increase an individual's earnings by 42%, and PayScale Inc. ranks Clarkson in the top 12 of Best Master’s Degree Granting Programs by salary potential.

All Clarkson students, regardless of program, full-time/part-time status and location (online, hybrid, onsite) are considered for merit-based scholarships upon application without any further action needed. Additionally, Clarkson's graduate programs are housed in several locations in New York State to encourage maximum flexibility for its students.

Stop by this info table in Keefe to chat with Brad LaMere, assistant director of graduate admissions, about Clarkson University's graduate programs and admissions processes.

Harvard Business School 2+2 MBA Program Info Table

Harvard Business School's 2+2 MBA Program is a deferred admission process for current students, either in college or full-time masters programs. It is comprised of at least two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the Harvard Business School MBA Program.

Upon graduation, admitted 2+2 students spend a minimum of two years (maximum of four years) working in a professional position in the public, private or nonprofit sector. Harvard Business School encourages students from STEM and humanities disciplines to apply, but the 2+2 program attracts accomplished students from all fields of study.

HBS is looking for innovative thinkers who have demonstrated leadership and analytical skills and want to develop their knowledge and passion to make a difference in the world. Stop by this information table to speak with Kyra Snook, Harvard Business School's manager of MBA Admissions, to learn more about the program's structure, benefits and application process.

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.

It's Not Too Late! Studying Abroad as a Senior

Are you interested in studying abroad as a senior, but are you unsure about what that means for satisfying graduation requirements, taking classes for your major, and applying for jobs? Please join Kirby Landon ‘18 on Tuesday, March 6 from 4-5 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room at Keefe Campus Center (across the hall from the Study Abroad office) for an information session about studying abroad as a senior through IFSA-Butler, a program provider with opportunities all over the world. Food will be provided. Hope to see you there!

FAMS Majors Meeting

Interested in majoring in Film & Media Studies at Amherst College? Already a major and need a refresher on the requirements? Come to our info session to learn more about the program and the FAMS experience! Free pizza and cookies!

Students Only

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.

Making Sense of #MeToo: Masha Gessen and Loretta Ross in conversation with SWAGS faculty

5:30 pm Beneski Earth Sciences Building, Paino Lecture Hall (room 107)

Masha Gessen is a staff writer at the New Yorker and currently John J. McCloy professor at Amherst College. She is the author of the National Book Award-winning "The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia," and several other books.

Loretta Ross, visiting associate professor in women’s studies at Hampshire College, is co-founder and former national coordinator of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. She has published several foundational books on reproductive justice.

SWAGS discussants include Manuela Picq, Khary Polk and Sahar Sadjadi. Facilitated by Amrita Basu.

Free and open to the public.

Organized by the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Student Engagement, Department of Sexual Respect Education, Faculty Lecture Committee, Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect, Queer Resource Center, and the Women’s and Gender Center.

Summer Study Abroad Info Session

Considering a summer abroad? Come to this info session to learn about your program options (which are many) and what funding opportunities exist. Please remember there is no credit awarded for summer courses, and therefore no aid transfer. However, students can apply for an Amherst Summer Study Abroad Fellowship, a national fellowship (e.g. Gilman, Boren) or apply for aid directly from the program. Learn about these options and hear directly from students who've studied abroad in the summer!

Students Only
*And what you want to do next summer.  And the one after that.  The CCE and Loeb Center need your help to support students in finding exciting summer experiences like internships, research gigs, and more.  What could make the process easier?  How do you hear about opportunities?  Drop by Frost Library on Tuesday night between 7-9 pm to share your thoughts.  Open to all!    INSOMNIA COOKIES!

We want to know what you did last summer!*

*And what you want to do next summer, and the one after that.
The CCE and Loeb Center need your help to support students in finding exciting summer experiences like internships, research gigs and more. What could make the process easier? How do you hear about opportunities? Drop by Frost Library on Tuesday night between 7-9 p.m. to share your thoughts. Open to all!

Insomnia Cookies will be provided.

Tatiana Potts, Folds.

Artist Workshop with Tatiana Potts

Join us for a book-making artist workshop with international contemporary artist Tatiana Potts. This event is organized by Team Mead and open to all Five College Students.

Students Only
Black-and-white closeup of Forrest Gander in front of a stone wall

Poetry Reading: Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander, whose “unflinchingly curious mind” The New York Times has praised, and whom The Washington Post called “restlessly experimental, precise and hallucinatory,” is a writer, translator and editor. His 2011 poetry collection Core Samples from the World was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two novels, numerous poetry collections, many collaborative works and an essay collection. Gander’s essays have appeared in The Nation, The Boston Review and The New York Times Book Review. He lives in California. The event will be followed by refreshments.

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.