Event Calendar

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French, or learning about French culture, come and join the French language table. We will meet on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the mezzanine in Valentine Hall. The French language table is open to students, faculty, staff and anyone who is interested in having informal conversations in French. All levels are welcome! We look forward to meeting you.

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Crafternoons: Weaving

Join us on the last Wednesday of each month for Crafternoons! Ashley Maitland, assistant director of residential life, will teach us how to do a variety of arts and crafts. March's craft is weaving! Ashley started working at Amherst College in August of 2016. Before coming to Amherst, she received her Masters of Education in student affairs with a certificate in social justice education from Iowa State University. Ashley is passionate about and finds joy in feminism, social justice, crafts, dogs and yummy food!

Closeup of a marble portrait, showing eyebrows, eyes and nose

"Mimesis and More: The Polychromy of Greek and Roman Marble Portraits" -- Talk by Mark Abbe

Mark Abbe of the University of Georgia will discuss "Mimesis and More: The Polychromy of Greek and Roman Marble Portraits."

Today the “realism” of the white marble portraits that survive from Greek and Roman antiquity is frequently associated with their highly detailed physiognomy and apparent specificity, which suggest a relationship to an individual subject. In antiquity, of course, the engaging and often arresting appearance of these sculpted images was defined in so small part by their nuanced lifelike painting and rich polychrome detailing. Although now most of the painting and other forms of polychromy that defined these images in antiquity is lost to us, detailed examination increasingly allows us to glimpse vestiges of ancient polychromy and thereby how the visual language of portraits was defined not by form alone, but in combination styles of coloration varying from lifelike naturalism to sumptuous radiance. This talk presents case studies of marble portraits-- royal, imperial and private --with extant polychromy that, upon close examination, elucidate the definition and meanings of their subjects in antiquity.

Active Minds at Amherst: An exhibition celebrating Amherst College students who have experienced or been significantly impacted by mental health challenges.

Active Minds at Amherst

Active Minds at Amherst is an exhibition celebrating students who have experienced mental health challenges or been advocates for mental health awareness. By sharing these stories we hope to draw attention to the prevalence of these challenges on campus and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. This event is an opportunity for the whole Amherst community to learn about students' experiences and find ways to better support each other.

Full narratives will be available on the Active Minds web page.

Horizons School of Technology Information Session

Horizons is a modern technology school, located in the heart of San Francisco, that helps students launch careers by providing a practical and industry-focused software engineering curriculum. Attend this information session to learn more about its two immersive programs from Horizons rep Sunny Shah.

Summer Immersive: This 12-week, fee-based program begins either at the end of May or mid-June. The first six weeks are spent learning through lectures, pair-programming and group projects (e.g. creating Facebook). The next two weeks are spent working on structured projects that participants take from start-to-finish. The final four weeks can be spent building out that idea, doing contract work for local startups or job prep.

Horizons One: This 2-year tuition-free apprenticeship is built for future software engineers. Students spend their first year in the classroom learning web and mobile app development as well as advanced topics such as frontend/backend performance, DevOps, distributed systems and even a second language. The second year is spent in industry working as a software engineer in a live production environment.

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

JP Morgan Information Session & Networking

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. The company has consistently ranked as one of the top employers in its industry categories across key Employer Brand rankings.

With a legacy dating back to 1799, J.P. Morgan has a history of demonstrating leadership during times of both economic growth and financial instability. The firm has been helping clients to do first-class business for more than 200 years. Throughout that period, they've taken a long-term approach to client solutions — providing committed, innovative and consistent advice and execution to clients at all times.

From 7–8 p.m., alum Dan Pombo '92 and other representatives will provide an overview of undergraduate opportunities across J.P. Morgan's many divisions, including summer internships, full-time positions, and diversity programs. Then, from 8–9 p.m., the floor will open for Q&A and networking.

Melih Levi and Lindsay Stern

Reading by Melih Levi '15 and Lindsay Stern '13

8:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, 115 (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

Recent Amherst graduates Melih Levi '15, a literary critic and translator of Turkish fiction, and Lindsay Stern '13, a fiction writer whose first novel Better Animals will be published next year, will read from and discuss their work. The event will be followed by refreshments.

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Women's and Gender Center Late Night Study Hours

Join us for study hours every Wednesday from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Women's and Gender Center, Keefe 211! There will be donuts from Glazed!

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.