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Friday, May 4, 2018

Fri, May 4, 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.

Mammoth Day

Take a break this Friday and grab some fun swag, ice cream from Flayvors and play some games!

Students Only

Transitional Justice Workshop

On May 4-5, 2018, Amherst College will host the third in a series of workshops on the subject of Transitional Justice. The first two workshops were held at the London School of Economics and at Rutgers University. Papers from the workshops will be collected in the Oxford Handbook of Transitional Justice. The workshop will take place in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2nd floor Frost Library beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 4. Students interested in attending the workshop sessions should contact Professor Douglas at lrdouglas@amherst.edu

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.