Event Calendar

Monday, March 26, 2018

Mon, Mar 26, 2018

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.

Stack of books

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
"The War in the Ground" - James T. Gillam

"The War in the Ground" - James Gillam

Dr. James Gillam was professor of history at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA for 27 years, where he taught East Asian and Vietnam history. He holds a doctorate in Chinese history from Ohio State University and has served as the editor of the Southeastern Review of Asian Studies. Dr. Gillam published Life and Death in the Central Highlands: An American Sergeant in the Vietnam War, 1968-1970 and has contributed to The History Channel’s documentary series Passages, offering commentary on both tunnel warfare during Vietnam and the tomb of the first Emperor of China. Most
recently he contributed to and is featured in episodes 8 and 9 of Ken Burns’s and Lynn Novick’s

While major battles fought on the ground and in the air during the Vietnam War such as the ‘Tet
Offensive’ and ‘Operation Rolling Thunder’ are well-known to the general public and their political and historical significance understood, less attention has been given to the war in the ground. This presentation will focus on the rarely acknowledged perspective of those 'tunnel rats' who engaged in warfare underneath the jungles and plains of Vietnam. Dr. Gillam’s talk will provide not only a scholarly view, but also a personal one highlighting his experience as a tunnel rat during the Vietnam War and its importance.  

This event is sponsored by the Lucius Root Eastman Fund, the Corliss Lamont Fund and the Department of History.

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.

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

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.

Students Only

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.

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.