Event Calendar

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Senior Staff Open Forum - Advancement

Come learn more about the work of the Advancement Office and about "Promise: The Campaign for Amherst’s Third Century."

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 Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Prudential Financial Networking Ice Cream Social

Whether or not you can attend Prudential Financial’s evening information session, representatives encourage students with any level of interest in the financial firm or industry to drop by between 3 – 5 p.m. for an informal networking ice cream social!

Enjoy a few scoops of locally made ice cream and chat with representatives about how they got their starts at Prudential, what their typical work days look like, and whether or not their entry-level internship and full-time opportunities would be a good fit for your goals, personality, and interests.

For 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Prudential provides customers with a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. All staff members are provided with opportunities to develop skills, connect with mentors, take on challenging projects, and stretch beyond your formal job description.

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Multilingual storytime flyer

Multilingual Storytime

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Frost Library, Periodicals Reading Room

Come and listen to children's books read in a variety of languages by Amherst College students and local elementary school students. This event is free and open to the local community, including children of all ages. Snacks will be provided.

Multilingual Storytime is the culminating celebration of the Amherst College/Fort River Elementary School Multilingual Children's Book Collection Exhibit, on display in Frost Library during the month of September. The exhibit is a sampling of the books included in a collection created during the winter 2018 Interterm course "Building a Multilingual Children's Book Collection." Students researched and selected a list of the greatest children's books around the world to share with the community here in Amherst. The collection will be expanded to include more languages, so please offer your own suggestions. For more information, visit the Multilingual Booklist below.

This program is the result of a collaboration between Frost Library, the Writing Center and the Center for Community Engagement.

Kaganovsky portrait

"The Woman with the Movie Camera": Talk by Lilya Kaganovsky

Lilya Kaganovsky will continue her inquiry into the question of a "Soviet women’s cinema" with this presentation on the cinematography of Margarita Pilikhina, the camerawoman on Marlen Khutsiev’s Thaw-era classic film Lenin’s Guard/ I Am Twenty (Zastava Il’icha / Mne dvadtsat’ let). Kaganovsky looks at Pilikhina's work on the film as part of the new wave of Soviet cinema in the 1960s, but also in the context of her other, conventionally Socialist Realist films. This talk will take into consideration other Soviet female cinematographers-- including Tamara Lobova and Marina Goldvoskaya, as well as Iana Sekste, who in 2013 played the role of a camerawoman in Valery Todorovsky’s The Thaw (Ottepel’) --in the broader context of Western feminist film theory and the history of women’s participation in the cinema industries in Hollywood and beyond.

Lilya Kaganovsky is a professor of Slavic, comparative literature, and media & cinema studies, and the director of the Program in Comparative & World Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her publications include How the Soviet Man was Unmade, the edited volumes Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style and the 1960s and Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema as well as articles on Soviet and post-Soviet cinema. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema and regularly contributes film reviews to the online cinema journal KinoKultura. Her most recent book on Soviet cinema’s transition to sound, The Voice of Technology: Soviet Cinema’s Transition to Sound, 1928-1935, was published by Indiana University Press in spring 2018.

Event poster featuring photos of Nandini Rao and a crowd of protesters

"Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: The Women's Movement in India" - Lecture by Nandini Rao

Nandini Rao is a feminist trainer, counselor and writer based in New Delhi, India. Rao’s talk will trace a herstory of the women’s movement in India, focusing on landmark moments that have inflected understandings of gender-based violence. Rao will trace the connections between recent and historical campaigns around women’s rights and contemporary activism around casteism, queer rights, disability rights and tribal rights.

A private dinner (for STUDENTS only) will follow at 6:30 p.m.; if you are interested, kindly R.S.V.P. before Sept. 20. Pita Pockets will be provided!

How to Write Personal Statements for Law School Applications, presented by University of Chicago & University of Michigan

Attend this combined information session to hear from University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School admissions representatives about their respective programs and admissions processes. Pizza will be served!

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, its faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859, and is now housed in the Cook Quadrangle on the University of Michigan’s central Ann Arbor campus. Unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. The School has a sizable and diverse faculty, with many preeminent in their fields. The careers of alumni also speak eloquently to the strength of the School; its graduates are leaders serving with distinction in the public, private, and academic sectors in this nation and beyond.

Prudential Financial Information Session

For 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Prudential provides customers with a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management.

Prudential’s leadership believes that the company’s best work happens in collaboration. You’ll spend your time working alongside colleagues from a multitude of disciplines, who bring complementary skills and unique perspectives to solving some of today’s most challenging questions. All staff members are provided with opportunities to develop skills, connect with mentors, take on challenging projects, and stretch beyond your formal job description.

Want to learn more about Prudential’s entry-level fulltime and internship opportunities in advance of the company’s on-campus interviews? Attend this information to hear from representatives about company culture, different segments of the company, and what the application process entails.

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

Event poster featuring images of Chloe Bass and her artwork

Chloë Bass: Visiting Artist Lecture

Chloë Bass is visiting campus as part of Artist-in-Residence Macon Reed's course "Installation, Site and The Embodied Spectator." Bass will lead students in activities around themes of collaboration and participatory strategies in installation art. Additionally, Bass will speak about her work in a unique, salon-style event in Reed's studio.

All are welcome to attend this special conversation. Tea and snacks will be provided.

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Mini Meditations

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Chapin Hall, Pemberton Lounge, Room 108

In this workshop you'll add some simple yet profound skills to your healing toolkit. Yoga teacher Molly Kitchen will offer a variety of body-based and contemplative techniques for finding calm presence and re-centering when you feel off balance. No experience with meditation is necessary. This event is brought to you by the Peer Advocates for Sexual Resect and is part of our Survivor Support Series.

Ongoing Events

Mammoths in Library Space

Mammoths in (Library) Space Orientation Tour

Never been in a 6 floor library before? Looking to learn more about our library's resources and services? Stop by Frost Library anytime this month and explore library space: take the self-directed Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour! To begin the tour, go to the welcome station across from Frost's circulation desk. Complete the tour and win a gift card to Frost Cafe plus a chance to win our grand prize!

Dave Gloman painting

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).

Lisa McCarty, Louisa May Alcott’s Desk, Orchard House, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty, on view in the Eli Marsh Gallery Sept. 10–Oct. 12

until Oct 12 Fayerweather Hall, 105: Eli Marsh Gallery

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty documents the spirit of Transcendentalism, the 19th-century philosophical movement that embraced idealism, communal living and reverence for the natural world in the face of growing industrialization and inhumanity.