Event Calendar

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wed, May 2, 2018

Ivory Billed Woodpecker

On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinction

Student curated temporary exhibit, On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinction, is available for public viewing from Thursday, April 19-May 20. Step into the Beneski and discover the history of the five mass extinctions that have ravaged the species living on Earth. We are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction, this time caused by our human impact. What can we do to mitigate the effects of this mass extinction? Learn more about what you can do in this interpretive exhibition.

Spanning all three floors, the exhibition will take you through all previous mass extinctions and the theories on how they were caused. What kinds of species did they affect? What information can we take from these previous mass extinctions to learn about the sixth one? Come for a guided tour with the student curator, Antonella Dominguez ‘18, on April 26 and May 3 at 2:30 p.m. The small steps we take now to reduce the effects of our human impact can only help now with the trajectory of the six mass extinction we have caused.

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!

Walk for Mental Health

Join the Amherst community for a walk to raise awareness for mental health concerns on campus. One in four adults live with a diagnosable mental health disorder. Come out to show your support and solidarity for those in our community who have been impacted by mental health challenges. By showing up you will help to fight mental health stigma. For every member of the community who walks, the College will raise funds for campus mental health resources and initiatives. We will also provide a space for students to voice their thoughts on how the college community can foster a better environment for mental health and wellness. Please bring your Amherst ID to sign-in for the walk.

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!

CareFest

Come enjoy food, music, games, activities and the great weather. Several groups will be tabling and offering wellness activities, and the Counseling Center will have a check-in area and space for support and informal conversation. The afternoon will entail:

12:00 p.m. – BBQ snacks & games
1:00 p.m. – Yoga with Eddy Augustin
2:00 p.m. – Popsicle Stand & Zumba with Lauren Gladu
3:00 p.m. – “Paws & Relax” (Dogs for cuddling and playing with!)

Data Science Presentations

Students in STAT231 (Data Science) have been undertaking practical analyses of large, complex, and messy data sets leveraging modern computing tools as a way of extracting meaning from data. On Tuesday, May 1 students from STAT231 will be presenting their group data science projects in Paino Hall (Beneski 107) from 2-5 p.m. Please come join us for some or all of the short talks and the following Q&A. For more information, contact Nicholas Horton (nhorton@amherst.edu).

Write Place, Write Time

Write Place, Write Time: Pop-up Writing Support in Frost Library

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Frost Library, Ground Floor (near entrance)

Are you looking for some structure and support for your writing? The Writing Center hosts a pop-up space where students can write in the company of others with staff support nearby. Join us at the tables near the entrance to Frost Library on Monday and Wednesday afternoons throughout April to make progress on long projects, get started on shorter ones or seek on-the-spot support for your writing.

At Write Place Write Time, you can consult with a writing associate about clarifying a prompt or developing your thesis, for checking citation rules or asking a grammatical question ...or any other issues that come up as you are writing. Associates can also talk with you about ways to get started, generate ideas and write productively. To make an appointment for a longer consultation, visit our website.

Students Only

Summer 2018 Funded Experience Pre-departure Workshop

All students who receive or who plan to receive funding from the college to support unpaid or low-paid internship or off-campus research opportunities are required to attend a pre-departure workshop session. During this session, students will learn more about the additional program expectations and tips for completing a successful summer opportunity. Students who are abroad or who are unable to attend a workshop in person should contact Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to discuss alternatives.

ACPHC

ACPHC Soap Making and Study Break

Come and join ACPHC to make soaps and have a study break! There will be lots of tea rolls and Trader Joe's snacks including string cheese, mandarins, Dunkers, popcorn, and more. All soap made will be donated to the Amherst Survival Center or Amherst Community Connections.

Students Only

Ongoing Events

Image of Ivory Billed by Matthew Inabinett

On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinction - Beneski Museum of Natural History

Student curated temporary exhibit, On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinction, is available for public viewing from Thursday, April 19 until May 20. Step into the Beneski and discover the history of the five mass extinctions that have ravaged the species living on Earth. We are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction, this time caused by our human impact. What can we do to mitigate the effects of this mass extinction? Learn more about what you can do in this interpretive exhibition.

Spanning all three floors, the exhibition will take you through all previous mass extinctions and the theories on how they were caused. What kinds of species did they affect? What information can we take from these previous mass extinctions to learn about the sixth one? Come for a guided tour with the student curator, Antonella Dominguez ‘18, on April 19 at 2:30 p.m. The small steps we take now to reduce the effects of our human impact can only help now with the trajectory of the six mass extinction we have caused.