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Friday, March 23, 2018

Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Chinese Language Table

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 Friday from 1 - 2 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday from noon - 1 p.m.

Professor Carolyn B. Sufrin '97

Pryde Lecturer - Dr. Carolyn Sufrin, '97. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Medical Anthropologist.

Dr. Sufrin will be visiting from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a professor of gynecology and obstetrics, and a medical anthropologist.

Seminar Title: "Pregnant Behind Bars: Challenges and Opportunities in Health Care and Social Justice."

The Dr. Everett H. Pryde ‘39 Research Award was established in 1985 by Phyllis W. Pryde in honor of her late husband. The Pryde fund is used to bring to the college distinguished Alumni who specialize in the field of Chemistry, to present a lecture/seminar and to honor a senior who has been an outstanding research assistant in chemistry and who shows great promise for carrying out research in science or medicine.

Careers In Health Professions Presents: Dr. Joseph Kass '89, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Joseph Kass ‘89, MD, JD, FAAN is a neurologist and professor of neurology, psychiatry, and medical ethics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he also serves as a dean. He is an Amherst alum with a rich career ranging from work in Alzheimer's Disease and predictors of cognitive decline and the development of neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia, to medical student wellness, social determinants of health, and the interface of medical ethics and the law.

Please join Health Professions, the Kidney Disease Screening & Awareness Program (KDSAP), and the Psychology Department on to hear about his extraordinary path and his advice to students interested in health, ethics, medicine, neurology and law. Refreshments will be provided.

carmen and geoffrey

African American Dance Symposium: Film Screening of "Carmen and Geoffrey""

Originally released in 2005, this documentary tracks the lives and marriage of Carmen De Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder. Packed with archival material depicting the artists at work, including clips from the 1950s and 1960s, in addition to footage of their contemporary projects, the film stands as evidence that Carmen and Geoffrey's greatest accomplishment is their balance of passion — for their art and for each another.

This event is part of "African American Dance: Form, Function and Style!", sponsored by the Theater and Dance Department, Five College Dance Department, The Arts at Amherst Initiative, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Community Engagement, and African and Caribbean Students Union.

Open to the Amherst and Five College community.

7th Annual Arabic Night

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Alumni Gym, Middleton Room (Basketball Court)

Please join us for the Seventh Annual Arabic Night. This year's event will feature live Arabic music by the Zay-Tunes Ensemble, Tannoura and folk dance by Yasser Darwish, Debke dance led by Sharon Arslanian and Middle Eastern dinner and student performances.
This event is sponsored by the Five College Arabic Language Initiative and the Amherst Middle Eastern Student and Studies Association.

April Open House Hosting Flyer

Sign-up to host! April Open House 2018

Each year, Amherst College welcomes around admitted 400 students to campus in April to get a taste of Amherst College life. A critical part of the success of this effort is the support of several hundred student hosts who provide space for these students to stay while they learn more about this potential college option.

April Open House Hosting is extremely important to the continued success of our recruitment process, and we hope that you will take part and pay it forward.

Stop by our table in Val for more information!

Students Only
Damien Sneed

M@A Series: Damien Sneed, piano (replaces Maarja Nuut, canceled by the artist)

Please NOTE:
This concert replaces Maarja Nuut, canceled by the artist. This replacement concert will honor all tickets for 3/23 sold to date.

Damien Sneed offers a diverse solo piano program:

Multi-genre recording artist and a 2014 recipient of the prestigious Sphinx Medal of Excellence honor, which is presented annually to emerging Black and Latino leaders in classical music, Sneed has also garnered attention in a wide range of other musical genres, including jazz, gospel, pop, R&B, opera and musical theatre.

He has already been featured in the New York Times multiple times for his work in various genres. A pianist, organist, vocalist, conductor, composer, producer, arranger, and arts educator, Sneed has worked with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and Ashford & Simpson, Wycliffe Gordon, and Eric Reed. He has served as music director for GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel artists, including Kim Burrell, The Clark Sisters, Richard Smallwood, Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Kierra Sheard. He also served as musical director for season four of Sunday Best, Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) hit award-winning gospel singing competition show.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685 - 1750)- Prelude no. 1 in C Major
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 - 1827)- Sonata in C minor (“Pathetique”), Opus 13, Adagio cantabile
FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810 - 1849) - Nocturne, Opus 9, No. 1 in B flat minor
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864 - 1949) / MAX REGER (1873 - 1916) - Allerseelen (1899)
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864 - 1949) / MAX REGER (1873 - 1916)- Morgen (1899)
AARON COPLAND (1900 - 1990) - Passacaglia (1922)

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875 - 1912) - Deep River (1905)
R. NATHANIEL DETT (1882 - 1943) - Juba Dance from "In The Bottoms" Suite
JOHN WORK (1901 - 1967) - At A Certain Church (1951)
MARGARET BONDS (1913 - 1972) - Troubled Water (1967)
HALE SMITH (1925 - 2009) - Evocation (1966)
THOMAS H. KERR, JR. (1915 - 1988) - Easter Monday Swagger (1970)

DAMIEN SNEED (b. 1979) - Wade In The Water
RICHARD SMALLWOOD (b. 1948) Total Praise
DAMIEN SNEED (b. 1979) Good Shepherd Medley
DAMIEN SNEED (b. 1979) Call Him By His Name

Parallels Series, general seating
General Public: $18
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $12
Students, with valid ID: $10
Free Amherst student rush tickets available in the Arms lobby one hour before showtime.

Tickets are nonrefundable, and programs and dates are subject to change. Buckley Recital Hall has limited wheelchair-accessible seating. For further information, please contact the Concert Office at (413) 542-2195 or

A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Amherst College Music Department website at Tickets are available online at no added cost at

Tickets Required

French House Quartier Latin - Music Quiz Event

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

Come to our super music quiz to discover plenty of French-speaking artists. We promise not to play (only) Edith Piaf. We will have snacks and refreshments, so don’t hesitate and come practice your French with us!

Ongoing Events

Eli Marsh Exhibition: Sonya Clark

Visiting artist in residence Sonya Clark will exhibit recent work in the gallery through Friday, April 13, and will host an opening lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather.

A reception will follow the event in the hall by the gallery.

The Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and is closed Saturdays.