Event Calendar

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thu, May 3, 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.

Calvin & Hobbes comic: Calvin finds inspiration with last minute panic

Amherst Write-In

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 300A/B (Science Library Classrooms)

Come write! Make progress on your final projects in a supportive environment and find focus in the company of fellow writers. We’ll have coffee and good snacks to fuel your word count. Drop-in writing consultations with Writing Center staff will also be available to talk through an idea, ask a citation or stylistic question, or get feedback on short passages or essays.

Students Only

Film and Media Studies Graduation Party

Come celebrate our Film and Media Studies (FAMS) graduating seniors! We will be screening some films created by our talented senior film students, as well as socializing and hanging out! Lunch, refreshments and cake will be provided! All students, staff and faculty are welcome.

College-funded Summer Travel Abroad: Pre-departure Meeting

Are you going abroad this summer with funds from Amherst College for research, an internship or job, or to attend a special program?
Students who are attending a college-sponsored program this summer - any trip that is funded or arranged by Amherst - must attend this pre-departure meeting to learn about the emergency medical assistance benefit available to you and other essential pre-trip information.

Students Only

"Reading Ramayana in Hindu India"

4:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Arshia Sattar has a Ph.D. in classical Indian literatures from the University of Chicago. Her translations from Sanskrit, Tales from the Kathasaritsagara and The Ramayana of Valmiki, have been published by Penguin Books. She has also written four books for children, Kishkindha TailsPampa SutraAdventures with Hanuman and The Ramayana for Children.

Photo of a man standing, speaking and gesturing at a lectern in front of an audience

Arts Night Open Mic, Reading and Pop-Up Art Exhibition

The Emily Dickinson Museum participates in Amherst Arts Night Plus on the first Thursday of each month. Free and open to all!

5-8 p.m.: Pop-up contemporary art exhibit in the Homestead from
5-6 p.m.: Open mic signups for poets, writers, performers of any kind
6 p.m.: Open mic begins
Featured readers follow the open mic.

Please note that the works of guest artists may contain sensitive or mature material and do not necessarily represent the views of the Emily Dickinson Museum.

May 3, 2018 Arts Night:
Featured Performance: At 6 p.m., steppers from Springfield High School of Science and Technology kick off the open mic with a performance!

Featured Artists: Jennifer Sinclair's visual art students from Springfield High School of Science and Technology present a display of poem books.

Featured Readers: Student writers from Springfield High School of Science and Technology's Freedom Writers Group and the ELL Academy's Bilingual Poetry Group

"You Can't Read this Book!": Exhibition Opening

Please join us for the opening of You Can’t Read this Book!, an exhibition curated by the members of the seminar “Books That Bind” (ARHA/FREN 473). The exhibition will feature selections by Amherst College students Alice Jackson ’21, Chelsea Pan ’18, Luz Lim ’20 and Tara Oluwafemi ’18 and UMass student Amanda Baldi. Come see books and related objects that have been hidden, banned, lost or never opened. You can’t read these books-- it’s time to find out why. Food and beverages will be provided!

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.