Event Calendar

October 2018

Mon, Oct 1, 2018

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.

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.

Study to Oxford or Cambridge

Study abroad to Oxford or Cambridge in the tutorial teaching style could be an excellent enhancement to your Amherst academic experience and is often compared to graduate study. Students take tutorials with expert “tutors,” faculty and final year PhD students, and strengthen their research, writing and oral argument skills. In addition to this unique and challenging academic environment, students have the opportunity to live alongside local students and participate fully in college life. This session will teach you the ways you can apply for study to Oxford or Cambridge, e.g., direct enrollment or through a provider, and you will also learn what special arrangements we have, i.e., New College at Oxford.
Students who have studied abroad will also be attending and share with you their perspective. Application deadlines to study at Oxford or Cambridge are earlier in the year than most study abroad programs and attending this session will provide you with timelines, deadlines, and other important details.

Fun fact: Parts of the Harry Potter film The Goblet of Fire were filmed at New College.

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Get Career Ready! Use Your Study Abroad Experience to Stand Out in the Applicant Pool

According to a study conducted by IES Abroad, “More than 75% of study abroad alumni say that their experience helped them develop communication skills, self-confidence, adaptability and cultural understanding. Furthermore, half of study abroad alumni say that studying abroad helped them to get their first job after college.” In this 2-part series, we’ll show you how to incorporate the skills you’ve learned abroad into your elevator pitch, resume, cover letters and interviews in order to stand out in an applicant pool. This event is ideal for students who have studied abroad, but open to prospective study abroad students, as well.

Part 1 on Monday, Oct. 1: Networking and Your Elevator Pitch – Led by Susan Daniels, Public Speaking Associate in the Writing Center

Part 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 3: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews – Led by Laura Litwiller, Associate Director for Career Advising in the Loeb Center

*Both sessions will take place in Barrett Hall, Room 105 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the first ten students to attend each workshop will receive a LimeRed gift card.

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Yale Law School Information Session

A representative from Yale Law School will be on site to speak in depth about the letters of recommendation portion of the law school application, as well as Yale Law School's specific program offerings and admissions processes.

Yale Law School is a community of commitment to world-class scholarship, to professional excellenc0, and to service for the greater good. J. D. students learn from a faculty of world-class scholars and skilled practitioners, and Yale Law School’s unmatched 7-to-1 student-faculty ratio allows students to be challenged and mentored by their professors in a very personal way.

Some students choose to focus on traditional “black-letter law” classes, while others experiment with cutting-edge legal theory or interdisciplinary courses. Students may undertake independent writing projects following their own academic interests or organize reading groups around a specific topic. As early as the spring of their first year, J.D. students gain first-hand experience with legal practice by participating in the Law School's many clinics, conferences and other experiential learning courses.

In addition to Yale’s J.D. program, the graduate school offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program for those committed to a career in teaching law, a Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) program for graduates of the LL.M. program at Yale Law School, a Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) program for non-lawyers who wish to obtain familiarity with legal thought and explore how law relates to their discipline and a Ph.D. in Law, offered in conjunction with Yale University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Quadrant Strategies Information Table

Quadrant Strategies is a research-driven consultancy that works with Fortune 100 companies, global political leaders and major non-governmental organizations. The firm’s specialty is helping companies facing significant challenges to their reputation or brand, or even full-blown crises, to help them pivot from defense to offense – to a place where they can move the brand and business forward.

Whether or not you can attend the firm's evening information session, stop by their campus center table to chat with representatives about Quadrant Strategies’ approach to consulting, what a day in the life is for an entry-level staff member and how to apply for the firm’s open internship and full-time opportunities!

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.

Center for Global Education - Tabling Visit & Information Session

Come meet with Augsburg University's Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE)! CGEE programs combine a unique model of being highly-experiential, rooted in social justice and focused on direct community engagement. A CGEE experience gets you out of the classroom and learning from and with the community you are studying. Programs include host family stays, excursions to areas of interest and some locations offer internships! CGEE has programs in southern Africa, Central America, Mexico and on the Mississippi River. We will be tabling from noon until 2 p.m. in the Keefe Atrium, and hosting an information session at 4:30 p.m. in McCaffrey.

Fun fact: One of our CGEE sites is in Namibia. Namibia was a German colony that was captured by South Africa in World War I. It became independent in 1990 – just over 25 years ago.

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Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

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"Sleep" Screening at the Mead

"Andy Warhol, Filmmaker," a course taught by Josh Guilford, assistant professor of English in the Film and Media Studies Program at Amherst College, considers the privileged place that film occupied in Andy Warhol's artistic practice during the 1960's. Warhol’s Sleep (1963) marks the artist’s foray into durational film and captures John Giorno, Warhol’s lover at the time, as he sleeps. Built on intricate sequences of looped imagery, Sleep is among Warhol's most formally complex works on film.

Join us for an immersive screening of Sleep (4 hours, 45 minutes), with introductory remarks by Guilford. All are welcome to move in and out of the screening throughout the evening. Popcorn will be served!

This program is offered in conjunction with the Amherst College’s Department of English and Film and Media Studies Program. It is free and open to all!

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. French 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!

Quadrant Strategies Information Session

Quadrant Strategies is a research-driven consultancy that works with Fortune 100 companies, global political leaders and major non-governmental organizations. The firm’s specialty is helping companies facing significant challenges to their reputation or brand, or even full-blown crises, to help them pivot from defense to offense – to a place where they can move the brand and business forward.

The firm is committed to providing rewarding career opportunities for highly talented, hardworking individuals. Quadrant Strategies’ casual office environment is designed to enable collaboration within and across teams so that all staff members benefit from one another’s experience and perspective. Partners work closely with staff at all levels and invest themselves personally in career development.

Quadrant Strategies’ staff come from a diverse array of professional and educational backgrounds, but have in common intellectual curiosity and an interest in the reputational challenges that companies face. Staff members are comfortable with numbers and are persuasive, elegant writers. They work with a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to develop communications strategies for managing reputations and brands, and responding to crises.

Attend this information session to find out more about Quadrant Strategies’ approach to consulting, what a day in the life is for an entry-level staff member and how to apply for the firm’s open internship and full-time opportunities.

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Wed, Oct 3, 2018

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.

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!

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!

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Food for Thought: Addressing Difficult Conversations: Moving Beyond a “Bag of Tricks” to Build an Inclusive, Collaborative Classroom that Supports Students’ Intellectual Growth

Conversation during the dean’s retreat surfaced tensions around implementing strategies for building an inclusive classroom, supporting productive team or group work and addressing oppressive behaviors. With the goal of helping you to gain a better understanding how you might shape your own pedagogical approach to build an inclusive classroom that fosters student learning and growth, Riley Caldwell-O’Keefe of the Center for Teaching and Learning will draw on Amherst-specific examples and the literature about inclusive and culturally responsive teaching to facilitate a discussion of these tensions. We want to hear what has worked for you, what others might try and where you are wanting to grow and need more support and ideas.

Games at The Mead

Games at The Mead!

Join us at the Mead as students from visiting Artist-in-Residence Macon Reed's course Installation, Site, and The Embodied Spectator offer a series of interactive art installations inspired by the framework of “games.” All are welcome to play, participate, or simply observe. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Sam Abrams: "Milton Friedman and the Evolution of School Choice"

The Amherst College Education Studies Initiative welcomes Sam Abrams, director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, as the second speaker of our 2018–2019 interdisciplinary series.

In this lecture, Abrams will address the contemporary debate about vouchers, charter schools, tuition tax credits and how we got here. With particular attention to the case for vouchers made by Milton Friedman from 1955 to 2000, Abrams will trace the development of an idea, its modifications by Friedman's allies and opponents, and its impact in Chile and Sweden as well as the United States.

Outside of his directorship at the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, Dr. Abrams is the author of Education and the Commercial Mindset (Harvard University Press, 2016). He was previously a high school teacher for 18 years. He grew up in nearby Holyoke, Mass., and earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. at Columbia. In addition to privatization, his areas of interest include curriculum design and comparative education. For his advancement of the understanding of Finnish education in the United States, the Finnish government made Abrams a Knight, First Class, Order of the Lion of Finland, in 2014.

The Ins & Outs of Law School Experiential Learning, Presented by Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School is renowned for the intellectual rigor of its curriculum and the groundbreaking scholarship of its faculty. Drawing strength from the vast interdisciplinary resources of its distinguished research university — and the global stage of New York City — Columbia students complete their legal training ready to engage the world’s most challenging issues across borders, jurisdictions, subject matters, sectors and industries.

In addition to giving attendees a deeper glimpse at Columbia's own programs, presenters will provide a deeper understanding in this session of experiential learning in law school. From clinic to summer internship/associate positions to moot court and more — attendees will learn about what these outside-the-classroom offerings tend to involve and entail, no matter which law school you choose to apply to.

Get Career Ready! Use Your Study Abroad Experience to Stand Out in the Applicant Pool

According to a study conducted by IES Abroad, “More than 75% of study abroad alumni say that their experience helped them develop communication skills, self-confidence, adaptability and cultural understanding. Furthermore, half of study abroad alumni say that studying abroad helped them to get their first job after college.” In this 2-part series, we’ll show you how to incorporate the skills you’ve learned abroad into your elevator pitch, resume, cover letters and interviews in order to stand out in an applicant pool. This event is ideal for students who have studied abroad, but open to prospective study abroad students, as well.

Part 1 on Monday, Oct. 1: Networking and Your Elevator Pitch – Led by Susan Daniels, Public Speaking Associate in the Writing Center

Part 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 3: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews – Led by Laura Litwiller, Associate Director for Career Advising in the Loeb Center

*Both sessions will take place in Barrett Hall, Room 105 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the first ten students to attend each workshop will receive a LimeRed gift card.

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French Film Screening: "Les Choristes" (2004)

8:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

"An inspirational story in the rich tradition of "Music of the Heart" and "Mr. Holland's Opus", "The Chorus"has moved critics everywhere to declare it one of the year's very best films! When he takes a job teaching music at a school for troubled boys, Clément Mathieu is unprepared for its harsh discipline and depressing atmosphere. But with passion and unconventional teaching methods, he's able to spark his students' interest in music and bring them a newfound joy! It also puts him at odds with the school's overbearing headmaster, however, locking Mathieu in a battle between politics and the determination to change his pupils' lives!"

Film will be screened in French with English subtitles. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served!

Thu, Oct 4, 2018

GlobeMed InsteadOf: Coffee and Donuts

Instead of falling asleep in class, come wake up with Donuts and Coffee in the Science Center lobby on Thursday, October 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $3-4. All proceeds go to Heart and Sole Africa, a non-profit in Rwanda fighting podoconiosis.

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program - Info Session

Interested in international affairs? The political context in a particular country or region of the world? Human rights? Immigration? Counterterrorism? Women's human rights? Political risk analysis? International LGBTQ advocacy? International security? International education? Global public health?

How will you connect your academic interests to a related career? The Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program is a semester or summer program in New York City, where college students and recent college graduates take specialized courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected professional internships. The program also includes residential hall facilities on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, talks by high-profile guest speakers and exciting cultural events.

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German Film Series: "Faraway, So Close!"

There will be two screenings of Faraway, So Close!: one at 4 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.

Nastassja Kinski, Willem Dafoe and Peter Falk star in this sequel to Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire). Find out what happens when angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) renounces eternal life to join his friend, ex-angel Damiel (Bruno Ganz), and Marion (Solveig Dommartin) in post-unification Berlin, only to get caught up in a web of organized crime. This film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact mhowes@amherst.edu for more information.

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

Teach In - Courting Disaster: The US Supreme Court in Our Time- Oct. 4

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

A Teach-In and Open Discussion for Students, Faculty and Staff

The Teach-In will be facilitated by Visiting Assistant Professor, Michaela Brangan, Amherst Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

The events of the past several weeks surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process and allegations of sexual assault has elicited a variety of reactions: from expressions of outrage at its unique-seeming features, to comparisons to the Thomas’ hearings in 90s, to arguments that it’s “business as usual” for the current administration and our toxic media climate. One thing is sure, regardless of inclination or one's attention to insinuations across the political spectrum: there is a crucial, and potentially society-altering, aspect of whether Kavanaugh is eventually confirmed.

This teach-in will serve two purposes: to educate about the fundamentals of the Court and strategies by which political actors and groups attempt to secure lasting political and ideological power via its membership; and to discuss among our community their concerns about what all of this means, and may mean in the future.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

Quad Council Pumpkin Painting Cider & Donuts

Quad Council Pumpkin Painting, Cider & Donuts

Quad Council is hosting Pumpkin Painting with Cider & Donuts from Atkins! Come paint and enjoy cider and cider Donuts from Atkins Farm! Quad Council is a leadership opportunity for First Year Students to engage in leadership on the First Year Quad! Stop by to learn more about being on the executive board or just enjoy the company of your fellow '22's.

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Overland Summers 2019 Opportunities Information Session

Love the outdoors? Seeking an exciting summer opportunity? For more than 30 years, Overland (http://overlandsummers.com) has offered introductory biking, hiking, language, writing, service and field studies programs domestically and abroad for students in grades 4-12.

51 itineraries, 17 countries, 4 continents: that’s a lot of adventure. Far more than simply a summer experience, Overland aims to provide a life experience with value and resonance that extends beyond the boundaries of a single summer. Trip leaders seek to inspire each student group to see how beautiful, exciting and full of promise the world is.

Overland aims to a build supportive and wholesome team of leaders. Far more than simply counselors or guides, Overland’s leaders act as terrific role models for each group’s young student participants.

Join Overland representatives at this info session to learn more about 2019 opportunities and how to successfully apply for them.

Overland at Amherst

This summer join the dynamic, accomplished and charismatic group of Overland leaders who help kids see the world and all of its beauty and promise. Overland hires exceptional college students and recent graduates to lead summer programs across the country and around the world. Our staff of over 200 leaders and support staff spend ten days training and six weeks leading or supporting programs throughout the summer. Small groups, carefully crafted programs and inspiring leadership have been at the heart of what we do for the past 33 years. Come learn about hiking, biking, service, writing, language and field studies programs with Overland. Leaders describe Overland as the most challenging and satisfying leadership and work experience they have ever had.

Apply online at www.overlandsummers.com/lead-us

Leader Application Deadline: Monday, November 12th

Join us for an info session at 7:00 PM to learn more about how this could be a great leadership opportunity for you this summer. Stick around afterwards for a chance to talk with past leaders on campus. If you are interested in setting up a preliminary interview or plan to attend the info session, please email Will Parmacek at will@overlandsummers.com. We would love to meet you!

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Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

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La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff and community members. La Tertulia is free and open to anyone who wants to speak Spanish and have fun!
We hope to see you there!

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Careers In Technology — Landing a Software Engineering Gig, Part 4

Interested in a software engineering internship or job? Start here, and start now! The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is hosting a three-part workshop that will get you up to speed on how recruiting in tech works, how to strategize a successful job search and how to master the technical interview. The workshops will help students maximize the early fall internship and job recruiting timeline in tech, and also provide invaluable information and preparation for earlier stage computer science majors and prospective majors.

This event is part 4 of a four-part series and will focus on mastering the technical interview through mock interview practice and feedback. This is critical input for those seeking to apply for software engineering internships or jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, but can serve as a helpful preview for those earlier in the process. Part 1 provides an overview of the recruiting process and critical action steps for those seeking to apply for software engineering jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, part 2 is a technical resume write-in following Google's resume and interview workshop and part 3 is an introduction to to the ins and outs of the technical interview, what to expect and how to prepare.

Presented by Harith Khawaja ’19, program development intern for Careers In Technology, Loeb Center and summer 2018 intern at Lyft, along with Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center and advisor for Careers In Science & Technology.

Fri, Oct 5, 2018

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.

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.

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during lunch? Join us at the weekly Spanish table!
The Spanish table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register! Just grab some lunch and go upstairs!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

WGC Talk-Back: In Solidarity with Survivors

The WGC will be facilitating space in solidarity with the testimonies of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Julie Swetnick, Anita Hill and the countless other people who exist as survivors. Join us from 12-1 p.m. on Friday to process, heal and create strategies to care for ourselves and others. Insomnia Cookies and milk will be served. We will hold another session next week after Fall Break.

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

Sat, Oct 6, 2018

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Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

Tue, Oct 9, 2018

Arabic Language Table

The Arabic Language Table is a weekly conversation group for Second-Year Arabic students. The Language Table meets every Tuesday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and is open to anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the second-year level.

Which Way?! Finding Your Own Unique Career Path (For Sophomores)

Career satisfaction is linked to so many factors: your personality, external influences like family and culture, and the chance to use your strengths, develop your skills, and live out your values.

For sophomores, now is the time to start thinking more seriously about work that will be a good fit for who you are and what you study. Through assessments, exercises and engaging conversation with your fellow sophomores, the day will fly by. You will generate new career interests, discover resources for exploring your existing career interests, consider how your major relates to a career, and develop a strong sense of who you are and what you need in a career (and life) to feel happy and fulfilled. More concretely, you will gain clarity around what types of opportunities you want to apply for this summer!

Participants must be present for the entire program; lunch and snacks will be provided. Space is limited; RSVP by October 1 in Handshake. Though this workshop is targeted toward sophomores, juniors may email llitwiller@amherst.edu if you would like to be included on a waitlist.

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"The Big Short": Special Film Screening

Before journalist and best-selling author Michael Lewis visits campus on Monday, Oct. 15, see the Academy Award-winning film based on his book, The Big Short.

With a superstar cast, The Big Short follows four outsiders and their bold move against big banks during the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. This is “a madcap comedy and a true crime story” (The New York Times) about the dark underbelly of the modern financial world.

Bubble tea and popsicles will be provided!

Wed, Oct 10, 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!

City Year Information Table

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 28 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. Stop by this information table to chat with representative Jason Bonilla about this year's open full-year and mid-year opportunities and how to apply for them.

The full-year Position would start around the second week of August until the end of school year, while the mid-year City Year AmeriCorps member position is a unique opportunity to serve with City Year starting between November and January until the remainder of the school year. City Year is looking for qualified individuals to join their team and lead the second half of the year powerfully.

Coming Out Day Cake on the Quad!

Join us on Val Quad for a piece of delicious cake in honor of National Coming Out Day! Place your own reflections on what coming out (or not) means to you on the pop-up community wall! Space will be created in the QRC later tonight (7-8 p.m.) to hold space to discuss.

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!

Foundations of Resume Building

Did you know that on average recruitment managers spend 5 to 7 seconds analyzing a resume to determine if a candidate should be brought in for an interview? Come learn about the techniques needed to build a resume that best markets your unique skills and experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

Unpacking Coming Out: National Coming Out Day

"Coming out" is an act which many LGBTQ+ people undergo at several points in their lives. At the same time, seeing coming out as unambiguously joyous and easy can be a simplistic framework which reduces the complex experiences of many LGBTQ+ people. Come to the QRC this Wednesday to further discuss and unpack these nuances.

WH Trading Information Session

WH Trading LLC is a proprietary derivatives trading firm that provides liquidity to futures and options markets, including Interest Rate, Foreign Exchange, Agricultural Commodity and Energy products. Its proprietary software is built in-house for flexibility and speed, giving the firm an edge in an environment where microseconds often make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful trade.

As a proprietary trading firm, revenue comes from trading profits generated on physical open outcry exchange floors in Chicago and electronic markets globally. WH Trading does not serve customers, and its risk capital is provided exclusively by the firm’s partners.

WH Trading believes in training its employees. Towards that end, several programs have been established – namely its 9-week summer internship program -- to ensure that new hires and interns receive the support they need to acquire basic skills and succeed in the trading industry. The firm’s leaders also place a strong emphasis on work-life balance, encouraging staff to pursue both with enthusiasm.

Want to learn more about WH Trading’s company culture, cutting-edge technologies, and training programs for interns and new hires? Attend this information session to hear from company representatives – including alum Rob Homchick ’14 – to hear more.

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Aatish Taseer ’03: "We Shall Be a Country with No History"

8:00 pm Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

Join us for an evening with Aatish Taseer ’03, author and contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times.

Taseer will discuss his experiences at Amherst, with its moments of protest, racial tension and self-reflection, and how they gave him a new perspective on his country of origin, India. His experiences gave him an important lesson: history is a strong vessel for self-improvement, and historical awakening elicits a demand to be seen. Taseer now notices those who need to be heard and has worked to be an active voice for these people.

Aatish Taseer was born in 1980. He is the author of the memoir Stranger to History: A Son’s Journey Through Islamic Lands and three acclaimed novels: The Way Things Were, a finalist for the 2016 Jan Michalski Prize; The Temple-Goers, which was short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award; and Noon. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is a contributing writer for The International New York Times and lives in New Delhi and New York.

In his forthcoming book, The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges, Taseer embarks on a journey of self-discovery in an intoxicating, unsettling personal reckoning with modern India, where ancient customs collide with the contemporary politics of revivalism and revenge

When Taseer first came to Benares, the spiritual capital of Hinduism, he was 18, the Westernized child of an Indian journalist and a Pakistani politician, raised among the intellectual and cultural elite of New Delhi. Nearly two decades later, Taseer leaves his life in Manhattan to go in search of the Brahmins, wanting to understand his own estrangement from India through their ties to tradition.

Known as the "twice-born"—first into the flesh, and again when initiated into their vocation—the Brahmins are a caste devoted to sacred learning. But what Taseer finds in Benares, the holy city of death also known as Varanasi, is a window on an India as internally fractured as his own continent-bridging identity. At every turn, the seductive, homogenizing force of modernity collides with the insistent presence of the past. In a globalized world, to be modern is to renounce India—and yet the tide of nationalism is rising, heralded by cries of “Victory to Mother India!” and an outbreak of anti-Muslim violence.

From the narrow streets of the temple town to a Modi rally in Delhi, among the blossoming cotton trees and the bathers and burning corpses of the Ganges, Taseer struggles to reconcile magic with reason, faith in tradition with hope for the future and the brutalities of the caste system, all the while challenging his own myths about himself, his past, and his countries old and new.

The event is funded by the Croxton Lecture Fund.

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

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"Keeping Time: Queering Time"

Curious about how our identities impact the way we experience time? Join us for an interactive tour of the Mead’s exhibition Timing Is Everything, followed by a conversation with Queer Resource Center Director Jxhn Martin on chrononormativity and the notion of queering time.

This program is in honor of National Coming Out Day and offered in collaboration with the Queer Resource Center. This event is free and open to all!

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Queering Time

Curious about how our identities impact the way we experience time? Join us for an interactive tour of the Mead’s exhibition, Timing Is Everything, followed by a conversation with Queer Resource Center Director Jxhn Martin on chrononormativity and the notion of queering time. Lunch will be served following the tour.

This program is in honor of National Coming Out Day and offered in collaboration with the Queer Resource Center. Free and open to all!

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Noon–1 pm
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Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

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"Motive and Wrongdoing": 13th Annual Amherst Lecture in Philosophy with Barbara Herman

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115)

Barbara Herman, the Griffin Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Philosophy, will present the 13th Annual Amherst Lecture in Philosophy (ALP), titled "Motive and Wrongdoing."

This event is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science. For further information, please contact Dee Brace.

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Amherst Books Celebrates the Launch of Professor Geoffrey Sanborn's Book, "The Value of Herman Melville"

Join Geoff Sanborn, Amherst's Henry S. Poler '59 Presidential Teaching Professor of English, in celebrating the publication of his new book, The Value of Herman Melville. Sanborn is author of several books on Melville, as well as Plagiarama!: William Wells Brown and the Aesthetic of Attractions.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

Harvard Law School Information Session

Admissions officer Tina Lagerstedt will be on campus to talk in depth about the resume portion of the law school application, as well as Harvard Law School's programs, admissions processes, and upcoming deadlines.

Founded in 1817, Harvard Law School is the oldest continuously operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. Located in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, the school offers its students a challenging, supportive atmosphere and access to its unmatched array of course and academic offerings, a global alumni network, and a bustling campus life.

Approximately 1,990 students attend HLS each year, including 1,750 J.D.
students, 180 LL.M. students, and 60 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors. The curriculum of more than 260 courses and seminars covers a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields.

To guide students as they move through the three years of law school, HLS faculty has developed seven programs of study: Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Law; Law and Business; Law and Government; Law and History; Law and Social Change; and Law, Science, and Technology.
Students do not sign up for any program; nor should any student feel compelled to adhere to one. Instead, the programs of study reflect best advice from faculty about how to approach particular subjects and potential careers.

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) funds study of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. At this information session Carter McClintock from the Fellowships Office will discuss the program and application process. CLS alums Ben Gilsdorf '21 and Katie Pedersen '19 will share their experiences with the program. Applications are due on November 27 at 8 p.m. ET. Applicants must be US citizens. For accessibility/accommodations, or with questions, please contact Carter McClintock via email: cmcclintock@amherst.edu, or call 413-542-5079.

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Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

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La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff and community members. La Tertulia is free and open to anyone who wants to speak Spanish and have fun!
We hope to see you there!

Bomba de Aqui

Come on out on October 11 at 8 p.m. to learn about Puerto Rican Bomba. You'll learn Bomba dancing, drumming, and some brief history. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcomed!

Bomba de Aqui is a Puerto Rican group based in Holyoke. Led by Brendaliz Cepeda, a strong and energetic leader, Bomba de Aqui brings Bomba dancing to life. Sponsored by CAB.

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Northeastern University’s MSA/MBA Dual Degree Information Table

At Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Amherst graduates can earn a dual MS in Accounting and MBA, plus a three-month paid internship at a leading accounting firm, in just 15 months. The program begins in late May and ends in August of the following year.

Stop by this information to speak with Julie Chasse, director of Northeastern’s Graduate School of Professional Accounting, and learn more about this dual degree program and its admissions process.

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during lunch? Join us at the weekly Spanish table!
The Spanish table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register! Just grab some lunch and go upstairs!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Maida Ives, Manager of Book and Plow Farm

The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

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Yes on 3 -- Education

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, QRC (Queer Resource Center)

Join QRC staff and the Yes on 3 campaign for information on trans rights in MA, and the upcoming ballot question which could negatively affect transgender lives in the state.

Yes on 3: Transgender Rights in MA

Join Freedom Massachusetts and QRC staff to discuss an important upcoming ballot question concerning transgender rights and protections in the state. Most AC students are eligible to vote, so please join us for more information on the Freedom MA coalition, trans rights generally, and how to help!

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Arts & Communication Field Trip Fridays: School for Contemporary Dance and Thought

Arts & Communication Field Trip Friday site visits are a direct connect to the people and places at the heart of the Pioneer Valley’s creative communities. This year’s trips offer you the opportunity to engage with the issues and ideas driving innovative work in the visual arts, advertising, journalism, museums/archives, publishing and community arts.

Field Trip Fridays start at 2 p.m. sharp in front of Frost Library.

October 12: School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
Founding director and dancer, Jennifer Polins, hosts our visit to this regionally renowned center for movement training and performance practices.

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) is comprised of independent and internationally experienced performance artists/movement practitioners who are also innovative teachers. The school creates a space for the creative process by regularly curating performances and workshops with established international performance practitioners. SCDT works collaboratively with Stephanie Maher and the Ponderosa TanzLand Festival outside of Berlin, with Kathleen Hermesdorf and Alternativa in San Francisco, and with Jared Williams and The New Movement Collaborative in Boston and the Northampton Community Arts Trust. SCDT is affiliated with the Northampton Community Arts Trust and is working to maintain the space at 25 Main in Northampton as a vibrant community arts space for the greater Pioneer Valley.

Seating is very limited, so R.S.V.P. quickly through Handshake to reserve your spot!

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:
November 9: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Founded in 1786, the Gazette serves more than 15,000 readers a day and is an essential daily news source for the Pioneer Valley.

December 7: Northampton Community Arts Trust
Lighting designer Kathy Couch ’95 and photographer Stephen Petegorsky ’75 describe how they used the land trust model to preserve affordable and accessible space for Northampton’s creative community.

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#AmherstChatback: Guilty Pleasures

Does "staying woke" always mean divesting from those harmful movies, tv shows, actors and singers we've grown to love? Join us in this week's #AmherstChatBack where we will unpack misconceptions about guilty pleasures in the media. Amherst Chatback is a 7-week dialogue series where we will explore, unpack and unlearn, common misconceptions about dominant beliefs and how they “show-up” in our everyday lives.

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

Korean Table

Join us to speak/practice Korean or simply drop by to meet and socialize with the Korean-speaking community at Amherst. All are welcome!

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Adjunct Faculty Concert: Wayne Smith, Cello

Free adjunct cello faculty recital by Wayne Smith with Gregory Hayes on piano, Patrick Doane on violin and Lysha Smith on electronics

Music by Beethoven, Kodály, Rachmaninoff and Arctic Moth

No reservations necessary

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AC After Dark Films - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Don't miss your chance to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for free this weekend! Catch one of 4 showings in the Keefe Theater:
Friday 10/12: 7 p.m.* and 10 p.m.
Saturday 10/13: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 10/14: 2 p.m.
*Free bubble teawill be available to the first 40 attendees at the 7 p.m. showing on 10/12! For more information, contact eding@amherst.edu.

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Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required
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AC After Dark Films - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Don't miss your chance to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for free this weekend! Catch one of 4 showings in the Keefe Theater:
Friday 10/12: 7 p.m.* and 10 p.m.
Saturday 10/13: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 10/14: 2 p.m.
*Free bubble teawill be available to the first 40 attendees at the 7 p.m. showing on 10/12! For more information, contact eding@amherst.edu.

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Sat, Oct 13, 2018

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Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Don't miss your chance to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for free this weekend! Catch one of 4 showings in the Keefe Theater:
Friday 10/12: 7 p.m.* and 10 p.m.
Saturday 10/13: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 10/14: 2 p.m.
*Free bubble teawill be available to the first 40 attendees at the 7 p.m. showing on 10/12! For more information, contact eding@amherst.edu.

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Sun, Oct 14, 2018

Fall Festival: Pumpkins, Scarecrows and Caramel Apples

The annual Fall Festival is an Amherst College community event featuring fabulous fall foods and music by Amherst College students.

Entertainment includes pumpkin carving, an inflatable 16-foot tandem slide and horse-drawn hayrides. Face-painting and a variety of games are available for all participants.

Valentine Dining services provides a Chowder House of steaming New Hampshire corn chowder and New England clam chowder together with lobster salad sliders; Val's Smoke Haus features pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket sliders and hot chocolate with marshmallows. The Apple Barn features fresh-made apple cider doughnuts coated in cinnamon, and caramel and candied apples, hot mulled cider, apple crisp and apple pie; the Pumpkin Patch offers fried pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheese cake, pumpkin cupcakes and whoopie pies. The s'mores corner is tucked in next to the ice cream truck and provides a warm alternative to the cold ice cream. Our vendors distribute fried dough, cider doughnuts, caramel corn and freshly squeezed citrus drinks. Maple Valley Farms brings their old-fashioned truck that lends an air of nostagia to the event.

The Fall Festival is open to all Amherst College students, faculty, staff and their families.

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AC After Dark Films - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Don't miss your chance to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for free this weekend! Catch one of 4 showings in the Keefe Theater:
Friday 10/12: 7 p.m.* and 10 p.m.
Saturday 10/13: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 10/14: 2 p.m.
*Free bubble tea will be available to the first 40 attendees at the 7 p.m. showing on 10/12! For more information, contact eding@amherst.edu.

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First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (North, South, and Stearns)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm North, South, and Stearns Residence Halls, Common Room

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the South common room from 8–8:30 p.m., and the North and Stearns common rooms from 9–9:30 p.m.

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

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.

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Food for Thought with Alain Silk, Diabetes Diagnostic Devices Branch of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration

"What a science career looks like when med school doesn’t work out" From research to teaching to federal regulatory work, Dr. Alain Silk has followed a non-linear career path in science after his initial plan to attend medical school fell apart. Come chat with him over lunch in the new science center café, and learn about how he has made career decisions, what the day-to-day work of a scientist looks like in the FDA, and what advice he has for science students considering a range of career options. Lunch sponsored by the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot through Handshake.

Alain Silk is a medical device regulatory professional working on behalf of the American people to protect and promote the public health. Alain is committed to ensuring timely patient access to high-quality medical devices and has seen first-hand the added value of regulation in assuring medical device safety and effectiveness. Alain received his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego, conducted post-doctoral training in the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University, and has held teaching appointments in the biology departments of both Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) and American University (Washington, D.C.).

Alain brings his broad research and teaching background to his current role at the US Food and Drug Administration. Since joining FDA in early 2014 he has reviewed pre-market submissions and worked on post-market issues related to in-vitro diagnostic devices as a member of the Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

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Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

Political Science Thesis Writer's Workshop: Reading for Research

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank, Level 2

The Political Science department will be co-hosting with the Library and Writing Center, a workshop for their majors writing a thesis from 5:30 - 7 p.m. The topic will be "Reading for Research."

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.

U.S. Attorneys' Office Internship Information Session

The United States Attorneys’ Office in Springfield is staffed by 8 assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) who investigate and prosecute federal crimes in western Massachusetts. One AUSA also represents the federal government in civil cases.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts represents the entire state and its 6.8 million residents. Of the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the United States and its territories, the District of Massachusetts is one of the busiest, prosecuting a broad range of cases including national security, white collar crime, public corruption, cybercrime, narcotics and money laundering, organized crime and gang violence, and civil rights violations. In addition, the Office’s Civil Division tackles complex cases ranging from large affirmative health care fraud to bankruptcy.

Student interns assist the AUSAs with a variety of important tasks, including research and preparation of legal documents in both civil and criminal cases. The interns also have the opportunity to participate in many aspects of the federal criminal justice process.

Attend this information session to learn more about the Office's Summer internship program, which is open to college seniors, juniors, and sophomores.

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Artist Talk: Nancy Nowacek

Nancy Nowacek will be presenting an artist talk on Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in Fayerweather 303 as part of Artist-in-Residence Macon Reed's course "Installation, Site and The Embodied Spectator." All are welcome to attend. Tea and snacks will be provided.

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An Evening with Michael Lewis

Join us for an evening with journalist and best-selling author Michael Lewis, whose forthcoming book The Fifth Risk explores the transition of government agencies from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. The talk will be moderated by Cullen Murphy '74, former chair of the Amherst College Board of Trustees and former editor-at-large of Vanity Fair.

A sharp observer of politics, finance and the evolution of American culture, Michael Lewis combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators. Lewis’ program takes a fresh, hard look at the ever-changing value systems that drive our economic markets, political landscapes and cultural norms, and how organizations can adapt their thought strategies to facilitate growth among all three.

Michael Lewis has published 16 books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Lewis‘s newest book, The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy, which debuted on Oct. 2, 2018, examines a government in crisis. It explores the Trump Administration's failure to fill vacancies in some of the most important positions in crucial government agencies like the Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Commerce. With so much at stake, Lewis seeks out the (former) linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication and proactivity kept the machinery running for so many years—and asks them what keeps them up at night.

Cullen Murphy ’74 served on Amherst College's Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2018. He served as chair of the board from 2012 to 2018.

Murphy holds a B.A. in European studies from Amherst. In 2018 he rejoined The Atlantic as editor-at-large. He is a writer and former editor-at-large of Vanity Fair magazine. Before arriving at Vanity Fair in 2006, he was an associate editor of Change magazine (1975 to 1977), senior editor of The Wilson Quarterly (1977 to 1985) and then managing editor of The Atlantic Monthly (1985 to 2005). His books include Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage, with co-author William L. Rathje (2001); The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own (1998); Are We Rome? The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America (2008); and God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World (2013). His latest book, Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe, was published in November 2017.

First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (James)

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the James common room from 8–8:30 p.m.

Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Arabic Language Table

The Arabic Language Table is a weekly conversation group for Second-Year Arabic students. The Language Table meets every Tuesday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and is open to anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the second-year level.

Urban Teachers Information Table

Urban Teachers is endeavoring to change the equation in urban education, offering high-need schools a supply of effective teachers who are ready to make a difference in students’ lives. Structural racism and inequality have kept generations of urban children from receiving the education they deserve. Urban Teachers believes that qualified, highly effective teachers who stay in the classroom can empower students through learning. Recent graduates hired by the organization develop the skills, hands-on experience and knowledge to ensure every child receives an equitable education.

Want to learn more? Stop by this information table to speak with Torin Peterson, a recruitment specialist for Urban Teachers’ Northeast region!

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.

Tuck Business Bridge at Dartmouth Information Table

Tuck Business Bridge, held at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is a total immersion business program designed to prepare top liberal arts and STEM undergrads for challenging careers. With a comprehensive business core curriculum, taught by the Tuck School of Business's top-ranked MBA faculty, a capstone team project, and one-on-one guidance from the Tuck's Career Development Office, The Tuck Business Bridge Program can give students the skills confidence needed to get a job and succeed-- all in just a few weeks over the summer. Stop by this information table to learn more about the program and its application processes.

Mount Sinai Medical School and FlexMed Program Information Session with Eliza Hersh ’16

Join Eliza Hersh ’16 for an informal talk to learn more about her experiences as a medical student at Mount Sinai as well as their FlexMed program. Eliza is a 3rd year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, planning to pursue a career in Neurosurgery. She is a clinic director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program for victims of torture seeking asylum in the U.S. and serves as president of the Neurosurgery Interest Group. In 2016, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College with a degree in English Literature and credits FlexMed for the ability to pursue the humanities and social sciences while in college. As an applicant evaluator on the admissions committee, she looks forward to sharing the exciting features of Mount Sinai’s medical school.

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"Everyday Humanitarianism & New Technologies: Civil Society Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Greece"

Nicholas R. Micinski will give a talk titled "Everyday Humanitarianism & New Technologies: Civil Society Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Greece." This talk is sponsored by the Eastman Fund, the Lamont Fund and the Department of Political Science at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public. Micinski is a research associate at the EU Studies Center at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

In the summer of 2015, large numbers of refugees and migrants arrived on the shores of the Aegean islands, but the Greek government and international organizations were slow to respond. How did civil society actors coordinate their responses when national, regional and global governance failed? This presentation will describe how civil society actors improvised their response through new cyber-technologies and everyday coordination mechanisms defined as the informal processes for communication and decision-making that make up the day-to-day action of implementation. In Greece, four examples of everyday coordination emerged: new technologies (like Facebook groups and WhatsApp chats), peer-to-peer refugee coordination, maps of services and field-level working groups. Everyday coordination threatened traditional authority in the state or international organizations, because it governed actors in a different way, created parallel systems and sometimes promoted competing goals. The Greek government responded by institutionalizing, co-opting and cracking down on civil society actors helping refugees.

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"Women Fleeing Gender-Based Violence: Human Rights Abuses in the Northern Triangle of Central America"

Dr. Kim Baranowski, associate director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Clinic, will give context to the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

This talk is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology; GlobeMed; the Center for Community Engagement; the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning; the Five College Program in Culture, Health and Science; the Eastman Fund; and the Lamont Fund.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. French 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!

FW Cook Consulting Information Session

FW Cook is a leading independent consulting firm that advises boards of directors and senior management on compensation and performance issues.

The firm’s service offerings are broad and are designed to help clients attract and retain key executives, motivate and reward them for achieving performance objectives, and align their interests with shareholders. Clients span a range of industries and stages of growth, from technology start-ups to some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world. FW Cook maintains the largest market share of board compensation committee advisory relationships across all major market indices, including the S&P 500 and Russell 3000. Formed in 1973, the firm has approximately 90 employees and has served over 3,000 clients from offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and Boston.

Attend this information session to hear more from visiting representatives about FW Cook and its current entry-level opportunities.

Spelling Bee!

Register for the 4th Annual Amherst Spelling Bee! We will have Antonios and refreshments! 1st place gets a $100 Amazon gift card! The spelling bee will be held Tuesday October 16 from 7-9 p.m. in the Friedman room. To reserve a spot please email ikadish18@amherst.edu by Sunday, October 14!

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Psychology Club

We will be having our next Psychology Club meeting Tuesday, October 16 from 7-8 p.m. in D303. We hope to finalize our plans for the year, and would love to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Professors Huff (shuff@amherst.edu) or Palmquist (cpalmquist@amherst.edu).

Clothesline Project T-Shirt Making with the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Keefe Health Center, 2nd floor conference room

The Clothesline Project gives people of all gender identities an opportunity to break the silence about sexual violence by creating shirts that give voice to their personal experience(s). The shirts are then hung shoulder-to-shoulder on a clothesline for public viewing. Survivors, Friends and Family members of violence are welcome to contribute a shirt to the line. The Five-College Clothesline Project also welcomes shirts from people who may not be survivors of violence themselves but wish to share the experience of living in a violent society. All can participate. You do not need to be an artist to create a moving personal tribute. Whether you choose to write, paint, glue images (from simple to elaborate), it is your shirt and your voice. Use this medium any way you feel expresses your experience. Shirts already on the line have used poetry, graphic descriptions, quotes, artwork, pictures and graphic design to relate their experience. Anything goes when creating a shirt for the Clothesline Project. Sponsored by The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect and Sexual Respect Education.

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Fiction Reading: Jordy Rosenberg

8:00 pm Amherst Books, O'Connor Common

Jordy Rosenberg is the author of Confessions of the Fox, which The New York Times named an Editor's Choice selection and described as a “mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid 18th-century London. Rosenberg's debut novel is a joyous mash-up of literary genres shot through with queer theory and awash in sex, crime and revolution.” It was also long-listed for the Center for the Fiction First Novel Prize. Rosenberg is a professor of 18th-century literature, gender and sexuality studies and critical theory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

This reading will be followed by refreshments.

Ogilvy Advertising Information Session

In 1948, David Ogilvy founded the agency that would become Ogilvy & Mather. Starting with no clients and a staff of two, he built his company into one of the eight largest advertising networks in the world. Today it has more than 450 offices in 169 cities. Over the past 60 years, Ogilvy has helped to build some of the most recognizable brands in the world: American Express, Sears, Ford, Shell, Barbie, Pond's, Dove, and Maxwell House among them, and more recently, IBM and Kodak.

Join representatives from Ogilvy & Mather to learn more about its 2019 summer internships, and Ogilvy Titans---the company's unique year-long rotational program designed for recent college grads.

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Wed, Oct 17, 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!

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!

Forte Foundation Rising Stars Initiative — Information Session

Have you ever wanted to explore an MBA or a career in business either after graduation or in the future (years post-graduation)? If so, come hear from the Forte Foundation, a non-profit organisations that supports women as they explore business careers and education. Amherst College is a partner in their Rising Star Initiative, which works with almost 30 other undergraduate schools to provide students with information and exploration of careers in business. This is an opportunity to learn more about the organization and the Rising Star Initiative (RSI). You can also register for RSI and start to attend workshops and virtual sessions. This event is open to women in every class year.

Students Only

Amherst Select Internship Program: Making Mammoth Plans

Internships? Off campus research? There are so many summer opportunities to set yourself up for future professional success, but it is sometimes difficult to know which one to choose and how to secure it. If you’re a student and are ready to get started with a plan to find the right summer experience, this is a must-attend workshop!

*This is a required workshop to join the Amherst Select Internship Program. Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible through Handshake. You can email Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to be placed on a waitlist if all spots are filled.

Registration Required

"Staging Blackqueer Lives in Anti-Black Queer Times: Visual Possibilities, Poetics and Resistance in/through Collage"

In “Staging Blackqueer Lives in Anti-Black Queer Times: Visual Possibilities, Poetics and Resistance in/through Collage,” Dr. Durell M. Callier, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University, offers an analysis of Black and queer quotidian practices and artistic practices within the area of collage and visual. Fundamentally, the question of how Black and queer people are seen, remembered and honored, their lives held sacred or not within our society, is explored. To answer this question, attention is given to the ways Black communities perform embodied, visual, sonic, resistances and representations of themselves and their lives which envision anew freedom, pleasure and Black life beyond structural forces of confinement and degradation. Based in part on two mixed-media art installations, disclosure (2015) and Staging Blackqueer Possibilities (2018), this talk examines Callier's exploration into manifesting these possibilities through creating collages, reflecting upon the visual and thus spatial interventions which are made possible through critical engagements with visual art and performance.

Sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and the Amherst College Education Studies Initiative

United Talent Agency: Summer Entertainment Internships

United Talent Agency (https://unitedtalent.com) is one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, digital media and live entertainment.

From October 1 through February 15, UTA will be accepting applications for its 8-week summer internship program. Summer interns are exposed to a wide variety of business practices in the field of entertainment and also receive formal instruction on the fundamentals of the talent agency business. In this information session, past program participant Ariana Lee '20 will speak about her experiences as a UTA intern. Oscar Liu '18, a past program participant and current agent trainee, will join us remotely from UTA's L.A. office to explain how to successfully apply for the position.

Collectively, UTA agents represent a significant cross-section of today's most acclaimed artists and entertainers, including winners and nominees of Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild, Writers Guild, Producers Guild, Golden Globe and People's Choice awards. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, corporate consulting, branding & licensing, endorsements and the representation of production talent. UTA also operates New York and Los Angeles-based United Entertainment Group, a joint venture firm focusing on branded entertainment for Fortune 500 companies.

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

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The Clothesline Project Display

On October 18 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and October 19 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.), the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect will be displaying the Five College Clothesline Project on the Valentine Quad. (Content Warning: Sexual Violence).

The Five College Clothesline Project is an opportunity to break the silence about sexual violence by providing space for people to create shirts that give voice to personal experiences. The shirts are then hung shoulder to shoulder on a clothesline for public viewing. The goals of the project are:

· To bear witness to victims and survivors of violence.
· To aid and support in the healing process of those who have lost a loved one or who have themselves been victims/survivors of violence.
· To break the silence and unite people in a demonstration of solidarity against physical, verbal, sexual and psychological abuse.

The Five College Project has over 800 shirts that have been created by survivors, as well as friends and family members of survivors. We embrace the clothesline as a healing and emotional tool for people of all genders. We recognize this project can be a crucial and much needed part of an individual healing process.

We also recognize that seeing the Clothesline can be difficult, if you want to avoid the Clothesline Project display we encourage people to use the Route 9 entrance of Valentine. We will also hang shirts so only the blank side is facing the entrance to Morrow Residence Hall and the Morrow path will remain clear.

Please stop by and greet the Peer Advocates tables in front of Val. The self-care table will have self care tips and giveaways. We will also have a table with lots of information on how you can start thinking and doing things to change the culture and to create a safer more respectful community. Add to our wall by sharing the one thing you will do to help us change the culture to end sexual violence.

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German Film Series: "The Journey to Kafiristan"

There will be two screenings of The Journey to Kafiristan. One will be at 4 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m.

The Journey to Kafiristan is a docudrama about two women who leave their home in Switzerland to journey together to Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1939, when Europe is on the brink of war. This movie is based on the lives of Annemarie Schwarzenbach, a socialite and writer, and Ella Maillart, an ethnologist and photographer.

This film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact mhowes@amherst.edu for more information.

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

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Russian Film Screening: ARRHYTHMIA • АРИTMИЯ

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

Join us for a showing of АРИTMИЯ (ARRHYTHMIA), directed by Boris Khlebnikov. This 2017 movie is about a dedicated paramedic's struggles to make time for his wife, who is fed up with him caring more about his patients than about her.

This movie will be shown in Russian with English subtitles, and will be screened at both 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Runtime: 116 minutes.

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"Imperial Cities as Capitals of Buddhist Empires"

Dorothy Wong will introduce and discuss her new book Buddhist Pilgrim-Monks as Agents of Cultural and Artistic Transmission: The International Buddhist Art Style in East Asia, Ca. 645-770. This event is free and open to the public, and all with an interest in the Buddhist arts of Asia are welcome to attend.

Abstract:
The period ca. 645–770 marked an extraordinary era in the development of East Asian Buddhism and Buddhist art. Increased contacts between China and regions to both its west and east facilitated exchanges and the circulation of ideas, practices and art forms, giving rise to a synthetic art style uniform in both iconography and formal characteristics. The formulation of this new Buddhist art style occurred in China in the latter part of the seventh century, and from there it became widely disseminated and copied throughout East Asia, and to some extent in Central Asia, in the eighth century. This book argues that notions of Buddhist kingship formed the underpinnings of Buddhist states experimented in China and Japan from the late seventh to the mid-eighth century. For brief periods, the imperial cities of the Tang and Nara courts—Chang’an, Luoyang and Heijōkyō (present-day Nara)—became transformed into capitals of Buddhist empires. The volume also argues that Buddhist pilgrim-monks were among the key agents in the transmission of the religio-political ideals of state Buddhism, its visual language, and attendant rituals and practices. As this visual style of state Buddhism was spread, circulated, adopted and transformed in faraway lands, it transcended cultural and geographical boundaries and became cosmopolitan.

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Tanya Luhrmann: "How Local Theory of Mind Shapes Spiritual Experience"

Tanya Marie Luhrmann is the 2018 Willis Wood Lecturer for the Amherst College Department of Religion. She is the Watkins University Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Anthropology. Her work focuses on the edge of experience: on voices, visions, the world of the supernatural and the world of psychosis. She has done ethnography on the streets of Chicago with homeless and psychotic women, and worked with people who hear voices in Chennai, Accra and the South Bay. She has also done fieldwork with evangelical Christians who seek to hear God speak back, with Zoroastrians who set out to create a more mystical faith, and with people who practice magic. She uses a combination of ethnographic and experimental methods to understand the phenomenology of unusual sensory experiences, the way they are shaped by ideas about minds and persons, and what we can learn from this social shaping that can help us to help those whose voices are distressing.

Luhrmann was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and received a John Guggenheim Fellowship award in 2007. When God Talks Back was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. It was awarded the $100,000 Grawemeyer Prize for Religion by the University of Louisville. She has published over thirty op-eds in The New York Times, and her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Science News and many other publications. Her new book, Our Most Troubling Madness: Schizophrenia and Culture, was published by the University of California Press in October 2016.

This talk makes the argument that the way we think about our minds matters, and may shape the phenomenology of our mental events. It makes the case that different practices of attending to mental events have identifiable phenomenological consequences; and that different cultures and different theologies emphasize mind and mental process in distinctive ways. The way that people map the territory of the mind works as a kind of practice of attention: with practiced attention and cultural invitation, Christians report that some kinds of events come to feel more “external”—they develop more confidence that God has spoken, and they report a more sensory quality to the voice. The data suggest that one consequence of culturally different ways of representing mind and mental experience is that Americans have a harsher experience of psychosis, and less spiritual experience.

The talk is open to the public.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

Mastering the Internship Interview

Internship interviews can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Join us to learn how to best prepare for interview day, to answer challenging questions and to present yourself in a professional manner.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

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An Evening of Arabic Literature and Music

7:00 pm Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

The Arabic Program at Amherst College and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) are proud to present an evening of Arabic literature and music as part of the first U.S. IPAF book tour.

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high-quality Arabic literature internationally through the translation and publication of winning and shortlisted novels in other major languages.

Featuring:
Saud Alsanousi, author of the IPAF-winning novel The Bamboo Stalk
Jonathan Wright, award-winning translator of The Bamboo Stalk

Live performance by:
Layaali Arabic Music Trio

This event is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Sponsored by the Five College Arabic Language Initiative, the International Prize for Arabic Fiction and the Tagliabu Fund

About The Bamboo Stalk:
Josephine escapes poverty by coming to Kuwait from the Philippines to work as a maid, where she meets Rashid, an idealistic only son with literary aspirations. Josephine, with all the wide-eyed naivety of youth, believes she has found true love. But when she becomes pregnant, and with the rumble of war growing ever louder, Rashid bows to family and social pressure and sends her back home with her baby son, José.

Brought up struggling with his dual identity, José clings to the hope of returning to his father's country when he is 18. He is ill-prepared to plunge headfirst into a world where the fear of tyrants and dictators is nothing compared to the fear of "what people will say." And with a Filipino face, a Kuwaiti passport, an Arab surname and a Christian first name, will his father’s country welcome him?

The Bamboo Stalk takes an unflinching look at the lives of foreign workers in Arab countries and confronts the universal problems of identity, race and religion.

About the author:
Saud Alsanousi is an award-winning Kuwaiti novelist and journalist, born in 1981. His debut novel, The Bamboo Stalk, won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. His work has appeared in a number of Kuwaiti publications, including Al-Watan newspaper and Al-Arabi, Al-Kuwait and Al-Abwab magazines, and he currently writes for Al-Qabas newspaper.

About the translator:
Jonathan Wright studied Arabic, Turkish and Islamic civilization at St John’s College, Oxford. He joined Reuters news agency in 1980 as a correspondent, and has been based in the Middle East for most of the last three decades. He has translated numerous novels from Arabic, including, most recently, Ahmed Saadawi’s award-winning novel Frankenstein in Baghdad. He won the 2016 Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his translation of The Bamboo Stalk.

Understanding Transcripts and LSAT Scores on the Law School Application, Presented by Boston University School of Law

Anne Taylor, an admissions representative from the Boston University School of Law, will be on campus to speak in depth about the quantitative aspects of the law school application, including transcripts, GPA, and LSAT scores.

Boston University School of Law combines extraordinary teaching with a forward-thinking curriculum, offering over 200 courses and seminars in 18 areas of legal study, more study abroad opportunities than almost any US law school, and one of the widest selections of clinics and externships among the nation’s top 50 law schools.

Through a holistic admissions process, BU Law seeks to enroll annually a class of students characterized by extraordinary academic achievements and diverse life experiences. A variety of factors are considered when reviewing law school applications, providing applicants with the opportunity to convey accomplishments, as well as capacity for growth in law school.

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Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff and community members. La Tertulia is free and open to anyone who wants to speak Spanish and have fun!
We hope to see you there!

First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (Charles Pratt)

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the Charles Pratt common room from 8–8:30 p.m.

French Film Screening: "Indigènes"

8:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

This 2006 film was directed by Rachid Bouchareb. “In French North Africa in 1943 large numbers of men from France's overseas possessions have been recruited into the French First Army of the Free French Forces to fight alongside the other Allies against Nazi Germany and liberate France from occupation. The army consists of two main elements: pieds-noirs, that is people of mostly European descent, and indigènes, those of mostly African descent. The "indigènes" in turn consist of three main groups: Algerians, Moroccans (known as goumiers), and troops from Sub-Sahara Africa. The film deals with the contribution of North African soldiers to the Free French Forces during the Second World War and, controversially, with the discrimination against them. The film's release contributed to a partial recognition of the pension rights of soldiers from former French possessions by the French government.”

Film will be screened in French with English subtitles. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Select Equity Group Information Session

Select Equity Group manages over $20 billion across long-only and long/short equity strategies that share a fundamental investment philosophy and centralized research effort. The firm was founded on the premise that rigorous, independent research and disciplined investing will generate superior returns for clients.

The firm seeks to identify the highest quality businesses that the public markets have to offer – those with strong, predictable growth, high returns on invested capital and well-established barriers to competition. Select Equity’s investment team of over 40 professionals includes a 12-person field research division composed of former journalists and sourcing specialists.

Select Equity is employee owned and has been located at 380 Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan since the early 1990s. Attend this information session to learn more about the firm’s business practices and its entry-level opportunities.

Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Intro Breakfast Meetup Poster

AWIS Intro Breakfast Meet-up

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is hosting an intro breakfast meet-up catered by Lone Wolf. This informal breakfast is a great opportunity for first-years and other students taking introductory courses to converse with and get to know their professors! Feel free to drop by when you can, if you can.
This event is targeted towards first years, sophomores, and students in introductory science courses.

Students Only
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The Clothesline Project Display

On October 18 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and October 19 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.), the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect will be displaying the Five College Clothesline Project on the Valentine Quad. (Content Warning: Sexual Violence).

The Five College Clothesline Project is an opportunity to break the silence about sexual violence by providing space for people to create shirts that give voice to personal experiences. The shirts are then hung shoulder to shoulder on a clothesline for public viewing. The goals of the project are:

· To bear witness to victims and survivors of violence.
· To aid and support in the healing process of those who have lost a loved one or who have themselves been victims/survivors of violence.
· To break the silence and unite people in a demonstration of solidarity against physical, verbal, sexual and psychological abuse.

The Five College Project has over 800 shirts that have been created by survivors, as well as friends and family members of survivors. We embrace the clothesline as a healing and emotional tool for people of all genders. We recognize this project can be a crucial and much needed part of an individual healing process.

We also recognize that seeing the Clothesline can be difficult, if you want to avoid the Clothesline Project display we encourage people to use the Route 9 entrance of Valentine. We will also hang shirts so only the blank side is facing the entrance to Morrow Residence Hall and the Morrow path will remain clear.

Please stop by and greet the Peer Advocates tables in front of Val. The self-care table will have self care tips and giveaways. We will also have a table with lots of information on how you can start thinking and doing things to change the culture and to create a safer more respectful community. Add to our wall by sharing the one thing you will do to help us change the culture to end sexual violence.

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Info Table

Thinking about a career in journalism? Meet Gina Boubion-Ryan from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The Journalism School at Columbia offers several master's degree programs to train aspiring journalists to succeed in today's rapidly changing media landscape. Find out about Columbia's longstanding Master of Science program, plus the latest addition to the curriculum, a three-semester M.S. degree concentrating in data journalism program for students with liberal arts backgrounds and an aptitude and interest in finding and analyzing data to tell important stories. Gina will also share insights into the current journalism job market, and give you advice on how to break into journalism and apply for summer '19 internships and jobs.

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National Day on Writing

Visit the Writing Center table outside Valentine Dining Hall during the National Day on Writing. The theme for this year's National Day on Writing is "Writing = Hope x Change". We will have mini-writing prompts that invite you to reflect on what writing means for you, and on how the power of the written word can bring about change.

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.

Shivangi Ladha, Self Portrait, 2017. Screenprint with masking tape. Purchase, Trinkett Clark Memorial Studetn Acquisition Fund, 2018.04

"Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages" Gallery Talk with Mila Hruba

This exhibition presents works from a variety of time periods and media to examine the ways in which women have been depicted around the globe. Join us for a gallery talk with European print specialist and study room manager Mila Hruba to learn how these portrayals of women can pigeonhole their subjects into gendered roles, and in other cases challenge social constructs. This event is free and open to all!

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during lunch? Join us at the weekly Spanish table!
The Spanish table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register! Just grab some lunch and go upstairs!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Food for Thought: Publishing Internship Lunch

Learn more about publishing internships straight from fellow students, including current and former interns from The Common, Restless Books and Copper Canyon Press. Ask questions about application materials, work experiences, and networking. Lunch from the Black Sheep is included. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot through Handshake as soon as possible!

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#AmherstChatback: Madness and Mental Health

Who has a right to be mad in the United States? How does this impact conversations on mental health while doing social justice work? Join us on Friday where we will unpack misconceptions about madness and mental health. This event is open to all students, and food will be served. #AmherstChatback is a 7-week dialogue series where we will explore, unpack and unlearn, common misconceptions about dominant beliefs and how they “show-up” in our everyday lives.

Lorna Simpson, C-ration, 1991.

Black Women in Museums

Come to the Mead to discuss how black women are represented in museums. We will be looking at works of art on view that address race, gender and sexuality. This program will take an intersectional approach, while centering the experiences and voices of black women. Facilitated by DeLyna Hadgu '21 and Team Mead with support from Amherst College Black Student Union. All Five College students are welcome to attend.

Students Only

Electronics Project Showcase and Robot Demonstration

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Science Center, Living Room (first floor entrance)

Teams of students from the Physics 112 Electronics class will dazzle you with their electronics projects! LEDs that "dance" to music, an alarm that triggers if you have a high heart rate, LEDs that help you get dressed in the morning, a personal air conditioner and much more. Special guest appearance by Eugene, the soccer-playing robot, and the Robot Design Challenge team (robot demos at 2:45 and 3:15).

"Hatred in Democracy" Symposium

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

On Friday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at the Frost Library, Amherst College, the Practicing Democracy Symposium will convene to discuss the topic of “Hatred in Democracy.” Guest speakers will be Joseph Levin, co-founder and previously the legal director, president, CEO and general counsel at the Southern Poverty Law Center; Nadia Aziz, policy counsel of the Stop Hate Project at the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; and Manar Waheed, legislative and advocacy counsel for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).

This event is sponsored by the Colloquium on Practicing Democracy and the Sperling Fund.

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

Marion Spencer

Dance Master Class with Marion Spencer

Marion Spencer is a New York- based dance artist. Her work has been presented by Gibney's WORK UP 4.0, Triskelion Arts, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and the Domestic Performance Agency. Since moving to New York, Marion has collaborated and performed with Athena Kokoronis, Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, Stephan Koplowitz, Annie Kloppenberg, Carte Blanche Performance, Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty, Vanessa Justice, and apprenticed and performed with David Dorfman Dance. In addition to performing and making, she also teaches dance at Gibney, Dancewave, Greenwich Country Day School, and Girls Preparatory Charter Middle School.
www.marion-spencer.com

Part of the Theater and Dance Department's Fall Guest Artist Series. Open to Amherst and Five College students.

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Joseph Stiglitz '64: "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint with Ilan Stavans"

4:30 pm Science Center, E110 Lecture Hall

Join us as Professor Stavans speaks with Nobel Laureate in Economics and Amherst College alumnus Joseph Stiglitz '64.

The "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint" conversation series features Amherst College professor, and host of NEPR's In Contrast, Ilan Stavans and a guest engaging in thoughtful discussion and attempting to bridge the ideological divide growing in our nation.

The rise of populism worldwide today, personified by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, is a fierce reaction to globalism policies of the past few decades. Anti-immigration movements in Europe and the United States; assaults on free speech; racial profiling; polarized politics; intolerance for gender, economic and linguistic diversity; the building of walls and the renegotiation of international trade treaties; the tension between rural and urban communities; and the questioning of the basic tenets of pluralism are some of the symptoms. Democracy itself might be at peril.

Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (U.S. president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university's highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz focuses on income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization. He is the author of numerous books, several of them best-sellers. His most recent titles are Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy and The Great Divide.

Free and open to the public
"Point/Counterpoint" is co-sponsored by NEPR’s In Contrast and by a generous gift from 36 members of the 50th Reunion Class of 1970.

Find more information about the other speakers in the series here.

Interviews with previous guests, and others, are available through Ilan Stavans' NEPR show In Contrast. Have a listen!

The Second Annual Festival of American Poetry at Amherst College

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

The festival is organized by Pioneer Valley Poetry Productions and is co-sponsored by the Amherst College Department of English. No admission is charged for the readings. Poets who will read from their works Friday evening include Monica de la Torre, Brian Henry, Sawako Nakayasu, Uche Nduka and Eleni Sikelianos. The readers are among this country’s established poets working in avant-garde writing and innovative traditions.

Marion Spencer dancing on a bare wooden floor while wearing a bright red garment

Dance Showcase: "Wolf" by Marion Spencer

7:30 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

WOLF is a dance and sound performance that explores beautiful magic and tragically real happenings in our world today. Digging into storms, happiness, the memory of trauma, whiteness, cleaning and transformations, this solo explores falling under spells, the wild beauty of nature as well as its undeniable uncontrollable impending loss, red wine, red blood, the new moon, and how we manage to get out from under it all. Nayyirah Waheed's collection salt; Sara Ahmed's The Promise of Happiness; Maggie Nelson's Bluets; and essays from The Racial Imaginary, edited by Claudia Rankine, all serve as research informing this project. WOLF prioritizes process, multimedia, world-conjuring, and the color red as it exists in our world and within the human body.

Marion Spencer is a Brooklyn-based dance artist. Her work has been presented by Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Gibney (Work Up 4.0), Movement Research at the Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, the Dance Now Festival and the Domestic Performance Agency. Her practice embraces pushing artistic, sociopolitical, personal and imaginative boundaries, while also siphoning nuanced human emotion. She currently dances for Kendra Portier and Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, and is collaborating with dance artist Simon Thomas-Train. Since moving to New York City, she has had the pleasure of working with Athena Kokoronis, Stephan Koplowitz, Annie Kloppenberg, Shandoah Goldman, Vanessa Justice, Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty, Michiyaya, Hollis Bartlett, Megan Bascom and The Space We Make, and apprenticed and performed with David Dorfman Dance. In addition to making and performing, Marion teaches dance at Gibney, Dancewave, Greenwich Country Day School and Girls Preparatory Charter Middle School. Visit www.marion-spencer.com.

This event is part of the theater and dance department's Fall Guest Artist Series. It is free and open to the Five College Community.

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M@A: Stephanie Houtzeel, mezzo-soprano

Tickets are available though package sales on sale from July 23-August 29, and thereafter in the 14 days before each concert through https://amherst.universitytickets.com, or through the Concert Office at (413) 542-2195 or concerts@amherst.edu.

CHAMBER SERIES
General Public: $28
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22
Students (with valid ID): $12
Amherst College Students: $7 in advance or free student rush

Stephanie Houtzeel’s performances in the Strauss repertoire have been heralded around the world. Her most recent appearances as Octavian were opposite Anja Harteros in Vienna, at the Opéra Bastille under Philippe Jordan, and at the Kennedy Center with Renée Fleming and Christoph Eschenbach. Named one of the best up-and-coming singers by Opernwelt magazine for the role of der Komponist, which she has sung under Sir Jeffrey Tate and Franz Welser-Möst in Vienna, under Fabio Luisi in Zürich, and most recently under Marek Janowski in Tokyo.

“The figurative rose of the night went to Houtzeel .... She was completely convincing in the part, carrying off the wooing of two other women in concert dress without the slightest vestige of awkwardness and more than holding her own with Fleming with her easy-sounding vocal warmth.” –Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

Program
Tales and Memories:
Alberto Ginastera (1916–1983) – “Canción al arbol del olvido,” Op. 3
Charles Ives (1874–1954) – “Songs My Mother Taught Me”
Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) – “Rheinlegendchen”
Gustav Mahler – “Ablösung im Sommer”
Carlos López Buchardo (1881–1948) – “Prendiditos de la mano”
Regret:
Gustav Mahler – “Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht”
Charles Ives – “Like a Sick Eagle”
Carlos Guastavino (1912–2000) – “Pampamapa (Aire de huella)”
Gustav Mahler – “Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer”
- Intermission -
Sights, Sounds, Smells:
Charles Ives – “Down East”
Charles Ives – “Ann Street”
Charles Ives – “The Housatonic at Stockbridge”
Gustav Mahler – “Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft”
Carlos Guastavino – “Encantamiento”
Loss:
Charles Ives – “The Indians”
Charles Ives – “Tom Sails Away”
Gustav Mahler – “Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen” Alberto Ginastera – “Triste,” Op. 10, No. 2
Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992) – “Los pájaros perdidos”

This concert is followed by a master class, 10-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 20, which is free and open to the public.

Tickets Required

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

Sat, Oct 20, 2018

The MURAL Project: In CISE!

The MURAL Project: In CISE!

Come contribute to our collaborative mural! This project began with the idea of using art to heal from sexual violence. From there, it evolved into a collaborative mural between all the resource centers that puts focus on the theme of healing from any kind of trauma or any type of injustice. Feel free to come with an item you would like to glue on or supplies, or use our supplies. We will have paint, markers, paint pens, hot glue guns (for gluing on items) and collage supplies. By contributing to this mural, you are by no means obligated to explain your contribution, or share anything about your experience that is private.

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M@A: Masterclass with Stephanie Houtzeel, Mezzo-Soprano

Students work with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Houtzeel on stage in Buckley. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

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Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

Science Center Celebration

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 20, for a celebration of Amherst's new Science Center. We have planned an afternoon devoted to science and science education in the context of the liberal arts.

The event will begin with a discussion by five distinguished panelists: Bradford Hager ’72, P’12, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kimberlyn Leary '82, associate professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and executive director of policy outreach, McLean Hospital; Julie Segre '87, senior investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute; Shirley Tilghman, president emerita and professor of molecular biology and public affairs, Lewis-Sigler Institute, Princeton University; and Harold Varmus '61, Lewis Thomas University Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine and senior associate member, New York Genome Center. The panel discussion will be followed by student-led tours of the building, with opportunities to observe and participate in laboratory demonstrations by faculty in each department. The day will end with a reception in the Science Center atrium.

The Science Center is part of the largest building project in the College’s history, and one of its most significant. It will play a dynamic role in ensuring that Amherst continues to offer an outstanding undergraduate education well into its third century. We look forward to marking its opening with you.

The Second Annual Festival of American Poetry at Amherst College

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

The festival is organized by Pioneer Valley Poetry Productions and is co-sponsored by the Amherst College Department of English. No admission is charged for the readings. Poets scheduled to read Saturday evening include John High, Ruth Lepson, Michael Leong, Elinor Nauen, Patrick Donnelly and Fanny Howe. The readers are among this country’s established poets working in avant-garde writing and innovative traditions.

Sun, Oct 21, 2018

First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (Appleton and Williston)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Appleton and Williston Residence Halls, Common Room

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the Williston common room from 8–8:30 p.m. and the Appleton common room from 9–9:30 p.m.

Mon, Oct 22, 2018

U.S. PIRG Information Table

Stop by this information table to speak with Brendan Mahoney, a 21st Century Transportation Fellow with U.S. PIRG (United States Public Interest Research Group).

U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest, working to win concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives, and standing up for the public against powerful interests when they push the other way. Fellowship opportunities are now available to Amherst students looking to make a positive impact, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.

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.

Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

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"Big Data, Birds, and Citizen Science: Understanding the Impacts of Global Change"

Allen Hurlbert '94, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of North Carolina

In the Hurlbert Lab, we ask questions about the structure of ecological communities and the processes that are responsible for determining the patterns of diversity, composition, turnover and relative abundance both within local assemblages and around the globe. Our work spans vertebrate, invertebrate and plant communities, and we use a variety of approaches from manipulative experiments to modeling to working with global-scale data sets.

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.

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Auditions: "Doctor Faustus"

7:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 2 (Room 122)

Auditions for the Theater and Dance Department's production of "Doctor Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe, the famous Elizabethan tragedy about a professor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Directed by Prof. Ron Bashford with Wes Guimarães ’19 as Faustus for his senior project.

Rehearsals will begin on January 3, with performances on March 21, 22, and 23 in Holden Theater.

Cast members will have a special intensive three-day workshop with Eliot Shrimpton from the Guildhall School of Drama in London, and Carine Montbertrand, commedia/mask expert from NYC!

First-year & Five College Students Welcome! No experience or preparation necessary to audition, just show up, ready for fun!

U.S. PIRG Information Session

U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest, working to win concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives, and standing up for the public against powerful interests when they push the other way.

With U.S. PIRG, students can join a team of dozens of organizers, advocates, lawyers, researchers, policy analysts, communicators and others with a record of winning hundreds of new laws and other policies that have made the lives of people all across the country healthier, safer and more secure. Fellowship opportunities are now available to Amherst students looking to make a positive impact, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.

Attend this information session to hear from Brendan Mahoney, a 21st Century Transportation Fellow with U.S. PIRG, about his experiences with the organization and what fellowship opportunities are available.

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Introduction to the Careers In Business and Finance Program

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore, or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business or entrepreneurship is something you want to pursue.

The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in seven specific careers In areas. The Careers In Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting or general business. We are now expanding into entrepreneurship and will be offering programming to help those considering starting their own companies, investing in start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session led by program director Stephanie Hockman will talk about the career exploration and planning workshops included in the Careers In Business and Finance Program as well as the various experiential learning opportunities and advising. As recruiting for internships and full-time positions star early in business and finance, it is never too early to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program and workshops available to help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business and entrepreneurship.

There are multiple opportunities to hear about the Careers In Business and Finance Program. You only need to attend one. We hope to see you at one of the following information sessions:

• Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Friday, October 26 noon (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)
• Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

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Sustainable Ocean Alliance Intro Meeting

Interested in Environmental Activism? Want to learn about our world's oceans? Join Amherst College's new chapter of Sustainable Ocean Alliance for our introductory meeting. We will have food!

Students Only
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"Vote Suppression, Gerrymandering and the Supreme Court": Talk by Paul Smith '76

The Amherst Political Union welcomes Paul Smith ’76, P’09 for a talk on "Vote Suppression, Gerrymandering and the Supreme Court."

Smith was elected to the Amherst College Board of Trustees in 2016. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law School and vice president for litigation and strategy at the Campaign Legal Center, which seeks to protect voting rights, to defend reasonable campaign finance regulation and to enforce government ethics rules. Before taking these positions in 2017, he practiced law at the firm of Jenner & Block LLP, where he became one of the most prominent Supreme Court advocates of his generation. He has handled many cases involving civil rights and civil liberties, notably in the areas of free speech, voting rights and gay rights. He has argued 21 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the landmark gay-rights case Lawrence v. Texas, as well as Brown v. EMA, which established the First Amendment rights of video game producers.

Smith has received multiple awards for his work promoting civil rights and civil liberties, including the 2010 Thurgood Marshall Award from the American Bar Association. He is a member and former chair of the board of the American Constitution Society, and a former member and co-chair of the board of Lambda Legal. He also is on the boards of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Castleton Festival and the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

diaTribe Foundation, Close Concerns, and dQ&A Information Session

Attend this joint information session to hear about opportunities at the diaTribe Foundation, Close Concerns, and dQ&A, related organizations led by led by Kelly Close '90 (Harvard Business School ’95) and located in the vibrant Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco.

The diaTribe Foundation is a 501(c)3 certified nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and prediabetes, and to advocate for action. The diaTribe Foundation is committed to helping people with diabetes live happier, healthier and more hopeful lives through its many programs, including diaTribe.org, a free online publication that reaches two million people every year. The diaTribe Foundation’s advocacy program works to bring the patient point of view to the FDA and other policy makers, to improve diabetes literacy in the media, and to convene the world’s brightest minds to develop innovative solutions to the type 2 diabetes epidemic.

Close Concerns is a healthcare information firm focused on diabetes and obesity, dedicated to improving patient outcomes by educating physicians, researchers, business leaders, manufacturers, policymakers and patients about the most important news and research in the field. With readers at academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, drug and medical device companies, and government bodies, Close Concerns is widely respected in the healthcare community. They study new research and interview clinicians and thought leaders, working with an advisory board of world-class endocrinologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, nurses and community health workers to help make everyone smarter about diabetes and obesity.

Founded by diabetes experts, patients and market research professionals, dQ&A Market Research Inc. is a San Francisco-based, patient-centric market research company that focuses exclusively on diabetes and obesity. Their proprietary panels of patients, diabetes educators and primary care physicians have allowed them to accurately reflect the patient voice and offer our clients.

Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Arabic Language Table

The Arabic Language Table is a weekly conversation group for Second-Year Arabic students. The Language Table meets every Tuesday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and is open to anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the second-year level.

Queering Reproductive Justice in Action

Haile E. Cole is currently a professor in anthropology. Her reproductive justice work focuses on black motherhood and black mamas. In her time as a graduate student she worked with Mamas of Color Rising, an organization in Austin, Texas. Join us for a lunch conversation with Professor Cole about queering reproductive justice and her experiences as an organizer. Lunch will be provided.

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.

Office Hours with Bear

Office Hours with Bear! (the puppy)

Canine Office Hours with Bear will be held every Tuesday for the remainder of the fall semester from 3-4 p.m. beside Frost Cafe. Bear is an assistance dog in training. Drop by to get some puppy love and help with his training. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the AC Library.

Matthew Rattigan, Center for Data Science, UMass: "Data Science for Political Campaigns"

Abstract: In recent years, presidential campaigns have become increasingly quantitative in nature. Once dominated by a small group of backroom strategists making gut decisions, modern campaigns have become increasingly reliant on data-backed decision support. Over the past two decades, this "moneyball-ization" of politics has transformed the way campaigns are run and how resources are allocated.

In this talk, I will describe my experiences working for the Analytics Department of Obama For America during the 2012 election cycle. As a digital analyst, I worked alongside political scientists, statisticians and physicists on problems ranging from social media analytics to quantifying the effects of communications and messaging. In addition, I'll touch upon some of the privacy issues brought up in the 2016 election cycle.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

The Art of the Cover Letter

Cover letters are an important part of the internship application process; they turn the dry facts of your resume into an engaging story that captures recruiters attention. This workshop will teach you the elements of a great cover letter and will give you the chance to practice crafting your own. This is a hands on workshop. Attendees are asked to bring sample internship or job descriptions along with their laptops.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. French 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!

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Auditions: "Doctor Faustus"

7:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 2 (Room 122)

Auditions for the Theater and Dance Department's production of "Doctor Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe, the famous Elizabethan tragedy about a professor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Directed by Prof. Ron Bashford with Wes Guimarães ’19 as Faustus for his senior project.

Rehearsals will begin on January 3, with performances on March 21, 22, and 23 in Holden Theater.

Cast members will have a special intensive three-day workshop with Eliot Shrimpton from the Guildhall School of Drama in London, and Carine Montbertrand, commedia/mask expert from NYC!

First-year & Five College Students Welcome! No experience or preparation necessary to audition, just show up, ready for fun!

Come to the Environmental Forum to discuss Environmental Activism on Campus

Environmental Forum

Are you interested in environmental justice, food justice, climate change, sustainability or environmental activism? Are you involved in an environmental group on campus or looking for ways to get involved? Come to the Environmental Forum to learn about all of the environmental resources and clubs on campus and the work they’re doing this semester! We’ll hear about what everyone is up to and brainstorm ways we can work together to be as productive as possible. Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 in the Friedmann Room in Keefe - cupcakes will be served! Contact Kyra Raines '20 with questions.

Students Only
Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Wed, Oct 24, 2018

GlobeMed InsteadOf: Coffee and Donuts

Instead of falling asleep in class, come wake up with donuts and coffee in the Science Center lobby on Wednesday, October 24, from 9 a.m.-noon. Suggested donation: $3-4. All proceeds go to Heart and Sole Africa, a non-profit in Rwanda fighting podoconiosis.

Middlebury School of the Environment Information Table

Through Middlebury School of the Environment’s unique summer program, college students and recent graduates can spend six intensive summer weeks in Yunnan Province, China, with dual sites in Kunming and Dali. There, participants will connect with faculty, environmental advocates and NGOs, including the Nature Conservancy and Planet Forward. Stop by this information table to speak with Molly Baker, director of admissions at Middlebury Language Schools and Middlebury School of the Environment, and learn more.

Bank Street Graduate School of Education Information Table

Bank Street Graduate School of Education was founded in the tradition of progressive education and is committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles.

The school offers degree programs in Teacher Preparation, Educational Leadership, Child Life, and Individualized Master’s Programs. Degree programs lead to the Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, or the advanced Master of Education.

Bank Street faculty aim to integrate direct experience with children, teachers and families, exploration and examination of theory, and observation and reflection. These programs prepare adults for professional work in schools, museums, hospitals and community organizations.

Drop by Bank Street's information table to meet the associate director of admissions and learn more about Bank Street graduate programs and how to successfully apply to them.

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!

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!

Christina Frederick on "Aliasing in Sampling Theory and Applications"

Abstract: The area of inverse problems can be thought of as the Jeopardy! of mathematical research. Instead of trying to find solutions to complicated equations, the theory of inverse problems attempts to do the opposite: Given solutions to equations, what are the equations themselves? Just as many questions have the same answer, it is true that many different equations have the same solution, making inverse problems extremely challenging to solve. In this talk I’ll describe the inverse problem of sampling continuous signals, and how to guarantee a perfect reconstruction by preventing the occurrence of “alias” signals.

How to Use Your Adviser Poster

How to Use Your Advisor

Advising week begins Monday, October 29! Students consistently report that the aspect of their Amherst experience that they most value are the relationships they build with the faculty. But how does one build these relationships? We will review some strategies for having productive conversations with your academic adviser and connect with other faculty members as well. Cookies and fresh fruit will be provided!

Students Only
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Ace/Aro Affinity Space: Group for Asexual and Aromantic Students

Come to the QRC for a closed space designated for asexual and aromantic students to discuss ace/aro identities and navigating them on campus. We are looking for people with ace/aro identities to facilitate this weekly meeting space; until a willing student facilitator is available, Jxhn Martin, the Director of the QRC, will be holding this necessary space for students.

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Fill-A-Cruiser

Fill-A-Cruiser for Amherst Survival Center

until Nov 2 Chapin Hall, Look for the Cruiser Outside

Please donate non-perishable foods and/or personal care items at the ACPD cruiser parked outside Chapin Hall on October 25 & 26 / November 1 & 2 between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. If you are unable to make the dates and times listed, ACPD can accept donations at the Police Department (6 East Drive) at any time until 2:30 p.m. on November 2, 2018. All items donated will be given to Amherst Survival Center.

Representing Queerness and Families

Come join the Women’s and Gender Center for the viewing of two short films, “My Mama Wears Timbs,” and “Transforming FAMILY” and discuss the ways in which queer families are represented, and how this relates to the theme of queering reproductive justice. Feel free to bring Grab 'n' Go and come eat lunch in the center!

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

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Study Abroad in Vienna! Info Session with IES Resident Director, Morten Solvik

Interested in studying in Europe? Consider a semester or year in Vienna! Join Resident Director Morten Solvik and IES rep Beth Eustis for a discussion about the different options in Vienna. Students interested in music, German language study, or European Studies would find the Vienna Study Center a great complement to their Amherst studies. Austria is a wonderful place to explore Europe and understand European identity. Drop in to ask a question or learn more about this dynamic program!

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LJST Seminar Series Presents "The New Conspiracism and Immunity to the Law"

On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Clark House Room 100 at Amherst College, Nancy Rosenblum, professor of ethics in politics and government at Harvard University, will present a paper titled “The New Conspiracism and Immunity to the Law.” This is the second presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law and Illiberalism.”

Professor Rosenblum’s field of research is historical and contemporary political thought. Her publications include Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America (2016) and On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship (2010). Professor Rosenblum is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and co-editor of the Annual Review of Political Science.

To receive a copy of the paper which will define the new conspiracism, identify its principal targets and survey how it delegitimates democratic institutions, please email the LJST Department Coordinator at mlestes@amherst.edu.

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Meiklejohn Fellows Program: Making Mammoth Plans

For Meiklejohn Fellows, this workshop is a crucial first step to pursuing opportunities that are right for you, whether at Amherst or over the summer. You’ll learn about summer experiences such as internships, jobs, opportunities abroad, volunteering, and job shadowing. In this workshop, you’ll identify your skills and explore how your values, cultural background, and family influence your perspective on careers. Finally, you’ll create a plan of action designed to accomplish your own unique goals for the summer.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

Wade Symposium: Careers Inside Out — Non-Traditional Positions in Long Established Industries

Expand your understanding of career options after graduation. Join us in a discussion with five unique alumni, moderated by Wade Fellow Anthony Jack '07, and hear about the professional paths they traveled after Amherst. Panelists are: Amelia Schoenbeck '14, human capital analyst at Goldman Sachs; Evan Nabrit '06, creative services specialist at Jacobs; Charmel Maynard '07, treasurer for the University of Miami; Jared Banner '07, vice president of player personnel for the Boston Red Sox; and Tarasai Karega '09, in partnership sales at NBC Sports Philadelphia.

This event is supported by the Harold Wade '68 Memorial Fund, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning.

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The School of Creative Hustle with Jocelyn Goode '03

Jocelyn Goode ’03, award-winning artist, designer, educator, entrepreneur and community advocate — is building a multi-brand social enterprise that aims to address youth unemployment while increasing general access to the arts and preserving the cultural legacy of local communities experiencing gentrification. In this workshop you'll learn more about Jocelyn's work and her career trajectory, gain an understanding of creative entrepreneurship, and explore how to draw on your own skills to build the infrastructure for a creative career.

Jocelyn Goode has over 15 years of experience in fine art, curriculum preparation, program management, brand marketing, visual communication, event planning and youth development. She is building a disruptive business model with CultureCocoa ArtHouse, Inc. (CCAH) and The School of Creative Hustle. CCAH's main project is the Queens Hip-Hop Legacy Mural Series, and Goode is the lead muralist. Between 2015-2018, she has completed a total of 10 murals in NYC including the city’s first pop-up digital mural—an LED-lit public installation on display on Jamaica Ave.

Her current work entails an expansion to Philadelphia where she is creating new series of paintings that reflect nostalgia, love and Americana; producing online courses for The School of Creative Hustle ; and hosting Creative Soul Saturdays, an arts and crafts buffet for all!

Healing as Reproductive Justice with Brown Girl Recovery

Brienne Colston is the founder and director of Brown Girl Recovery, an organization in the Bronx dedicated to providing healing spaces and community care to young black and brown folks in uptown New York City. Join us for a workshop about healing as reproductive justice with Colston on October 25 at 7 p.m. This event will take place in the Women’s and Gender Center.

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Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

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La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff and community members. La Tertulia is free and open to anyone who wants to speak Spanish and have fun!
We hope to see you there!

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Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect Meet and Greet

Stop by the McCaffrey room to meet the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect. Learn bout what we do and how we are working to end sexual violence at Amherst. Grab a bubble tea and talk to the current PAs about why they love their job. Applications will be available.

Thesis Write In

Come join the Writing Center and Frost Library in our weekly write in for thesis writers! Snacks and resource help provided.

Students Only

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Queering Reproductive Justice: Art & Activism with Megan Smith

Join the Mead and the WGC for a day of art and activism with Megan Smith, the artist behind Repeal Hyde Art Project. Repeal Hyde Art Project draws attention and creates an intersectional dialogue about the Hyde Amendment, which blocks people from using Medicaid to pay for abortion. The project educates through collaborative art-making and shareable graphic arts.

Get Out the Vote!

Join AC Votes 2018 for our Get Out the Vote party in Keefe! Send in your absentee ballot before or during the event to receive a mammoth pin. Registration, ballots and postage available all week in Keefe atrium leading up to the party. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

Admissions Processes and Diversity Recruitment at Duke University School of Medicine

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked seventh among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians and staff, where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe.

As an academic medical center, Duke takes seriously its responsibility train and mentor future clinicians and scientists who reflect, understand and appreciate diversity. Addressing health disparities, improving community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities are essential to the School of Medicine and Duke Health's mission.

With this in mind, the Loeb Center’s Careers In Health Professions program is pleased to host Dr. Lawrence Crawford, associate professor at Duke University School of Medicine. In this talk, Dr. Crawford will not only speak about Duke’s efforts to attract and retain a diverse cadre of outstanding talent, but also provide students with a helpful overview of Duke’s medical programs and admissions processes.

Pizza will be provided for this lunch information session.

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"Listening to our Microbial Partners: Lessons from Bacterial Pathogens and Beneficial Symbionts" presented by Alexandra Purdy

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2018-19 presents a lecture entitled "Listening to our Microbial Partners: Lessons from Bacterial Pathogens and Beneficial Symbionts" presented by Alexandra Purdy, assistant professor of biology.

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.

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Queering Reproductive Justice: Art & Activism with Megan Smith

Join the Mead Art Museum and the Women's and Gender Center for a day of art and activism with Megan Smith, the artist behind Repeal Hyde Art Project. This project draws attention to and creates intersectional dialogue about the Hyde Amendment, which blocks people from using Medicaid to pay for abortion. The project educates through collaborative art-making and shareable graphic arts.

Artist Lunch with Megan Smith
All students are invited to lunch with Megan Smith to learn more about their role at the intersection of art and activism.
Friday, Oct. 26, noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Women’s and Gender Center in Keefe Campus Center

Art & Activism Workshop with Megan Smith
All are invited to attend an art and activism workshop with Megan Smith. We will gather as a community to make works of art that respond to key issues of reproductive justice and then complete a pop-up art installation at a secret location on campus. This event is free and open to all!
Friday, Oct. 26, 1–3 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Courtyard outside Mead Art Museum
Rain location: Women’s and Gender Center in Keefe Campus Center

Artist Talk with Megan Smith
Ever wonder about how you can channel your passion for the arts into activism? Curious about what reproductive justice means? Join us for a keynote talk with artist and activist Megan Smith. This event is free and open to all!
Friday, Oct. 26, 4–5 p.m.
Location: Mead Art Museum

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during lunch? Join us at the weekly Spanish table!
The Spanish table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register! Just grab some lunch and go upstairs!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Introduction to the Careers In Business and Finance Program

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore, or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover and decide if finance, consulting, business or entrepreneurship is something you want to pursue.

The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in seven specific career areas. The Careers In Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting, or general business. We are now expanding into entrepreneurship and will be offering programming to help those considering starting their own companies, investing in start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session led by program director Stephanie Hockman will talk about the career exploration and planning workshops included in the Careers In Business and Finance Program as well as the various experiential learning opportunities and advising. As recruiting for internships and full-time positions star early in business and finance, it is never too early to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program and workshops available to help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

There are multiple opportunities to hear about the Careers In Business and Finance Program. You only need to attend one. We hope to see you at one of the following information sessions:

• Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Friday, October 26 at noon (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)
• Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Karu Kozuma, Chief Student Affairs Officer

The Life Stories lunch series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team. https://www.amherst.edu/mm/440084

Queering Reproductive Justice: Art & Activism Workshop with Megan Smith

All are invited to attend an art and activism workshop with Megan Smith. We will gather as a community to make works of art that respond to key issues of reproductive justice and then complete a pop-up art installation at a secret location on campus. Free and open to all!

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#AmherstChatback: Cultural Appropriation

What's the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation? Can this conversation apply to Halloween celebrations? Join us in this week's #AmherstChatBack as we unpack misconceptions about cultural appropriation.

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

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Family Weekend: Advising for the Health Professions

William A. Loinaz, professor of physics and chair of the Health Professions Committee, and Richard Aronson '69, health professions advisor and assistant dean of students, will present an overview of the premedical and health professions advising program at Amherst and the medical school and health professions graduate school application process.

Interfaith Tree

Interfaith Gathering with Religious and Spiritual Life

All are welcome to participate in this simple gathering to share hopes and concerns of the heart and mind. The session will be guided by Amherst’s new Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Harrison Blum, and will also serve as an opportunity to learn about religious and spiritual life at the College. While part of Family Weekend, all are welcome to attend regardless of whether you have family visiting.

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Light Up Quad Council

Make mason jar luminaries with Quad Council! Stop by to make luminaries and learn about leadership opportunities with Quad Council! We’ll have cider & donuts!

Students Only

Family Weekend Speaker in Economics: Joe Quinn '69: "The Challenges and Opportunities of Living and Working Longer"

The Department of Economics welcomes Joseph F. Quinn '69, professor at Boston College and trustee of Amherst College, for our annual Family Weekend presentation. Professor Quinn's talk, "The Challenges and Opportunities of Living and Working Longer" will be on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, with reception to follow in Converse lobby. All are welcome.

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Dartmouth Engineering Dual-Degree Info Session and Advising for Students and Families

Join Jenna Wheeler from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College to learn about their dual degree program! Thayer partners with several liberal arts colleges to offer science majors the opportunity to prepare for a career in engineering. As a student in the dual-degree program you spend your junior (or senior) year on exchange at Dartmouth College taking engineering science courses not available at your home college. Following graduation you return to Dartmouth for a second year in the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program at Thayer School. The B.E. program is professionally accredited and prepares you to practice engineering or to pursue graduate work at Thayer School or elsewhere.

Artist Talk with Megan Smith

Ever wonder about how you can channel your passion for the arts into activism? Curious about what reproductive justice means? Join us for a keynote talk with artist and activist Megan Smith. Free and open to all!

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The Common's Family Weekend Reading

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, The Center for Humanistic Inquiry

During Family Weekend, join staff and interns of The Common, Amherst's award-winning literary magazine, to celebrate the launch of Issue 16 and hear brief readings from the new issue! Wine and cheese will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

AC After Dark Films Presents - A Quiet Place

7:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Films Presents - A Quiet Place! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, with snacks at the Friday showing, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free!

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Performs with Natraj: ACJE Family Weekend Concert

Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, under Visiting Director of Jazz Performance Carl Clements, collaborates with Boston-based world-jazz group Natraj. The two groups will perform together on a piece by Natraj leader Phil Scarff based on the North Indian raga "Jog." The ACJE also features works by Mongo Santamaria, Wayne Shorter, Charles Mingus and others. Natraj will perform a set of original compositions.

Natraj seamlessly melds the classical music of India, traditional music from West Africa and contemporary jazz to create its own unique and infectious style. Hard-driving African grooves and graceful Indian ragas meet in the band’s expansive jazz conception. Selected as Boston’s Best Jazz Band by The Improper Bostonian and nominated Best World Music Act at the Boston Music Awards, Natraj captivates and excites audiences with exotic textures, accessible melodies, and rhythmic energy.

Natraj:
www.natrajmusic.com
Phil Scarff – soprano saxophone 
Bruno Raberg – string bass
Jerry Leake – tabla, multipercussion
Bertram Lehmann – drums and percussion
Carl Clements – special guest, bamboo flute

“Natraj blends complex tempos and traditions with graceful, unforced virtuosity … a hypnotic, symbiotic tapestry. Fusion is rarely this deep and exotic yet accessible … discover a new world here.” —The Boston Globe

“Technical excellence and sensitive musicianship transcend national and cultural boundaries, and there is clearly an abundance of both on this recording…. Compares favorably with Shakti.... Every performer displays both a melodic and technical flair…. The performances on this album are everywhere excellent.” —Cadence

“[This] Boston group doesn’t simply draw on Indian influences some of the time—it specializes in a seamless blend of jazz and Indian music.... [Natraj] embraces both Western and Indian instruments … delightfully unconventional.” —Jazziz

“We heard the future of jazz ... we heard the future of world music ... a spellbinding tapestry... a jazz hybrid of celebration and reflection.” —Times of India

“East meets West and South in the music of the Boston-based band Natraj. The quintet plays contemporary jazz with intoxicating Indian influences and entrancing African rhythms, hypnotically combining instruments from the three regions into eerie and original music.” —WBUR-FM, Boston, MA

ACJE performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public, collecting cash for the Amherst Survival Center.

AC After Dark: Spooky Trivia Bingo

Get in the spirit of Halloween with Spooky Trivia Bingo! Answer Halloween and scary movie-themed trivia questions to fill up your bingo board and win Halloween costumes and decorations. Food provided.

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

Sat, Oct 27, 2018

singer-songwriter Shara Nova

Amherst College Choral Society: Family Weekend Concert with Shara Nova

The Amherst College Choral Society presents its annual Family Weekend concert on Saturday, Oct. 27, at noon in Buckley Recital Hall of Arms Music Center. The performance, conducted by Dr. Arianne Abela and assistant conductor Ellen Mutter '18, includes music by Shawn Kirchner, Sydney Guillaume, György Ligeti, Ēriks Ešenvalds and Veljo Tormis. The Choral Society is joined by renowned singer/songwriter Shara Nova in the world premiere of her composition "If I Say That You're My Sister." The concert concludes with traditional Amherst songs.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under. Five College student tickets are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door only, beginning one hour before the concert.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, please visit us at www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.

Tickets Required
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Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

La Caus's Family Loteria/Bingo Night!

La Causa will be hosting its first Loteria Night (more like day) this Saturday in the Friedmann Room from 4-6 p.m.! It’s family weekend, so parents are invited as well! Don’t miss the chance to show off your skills of luck at bingo!

And yes...... there will be prizes.

Hope to see you and your family there with the La Causa familia!

AC After Dark Films Presents - A Quiet Place

7:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Films Presents - A Quiet Place! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, with snacks at the Friday showing, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free!

Amherst Symphony Orchestra: ¡Viva España!

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra continues the fall 2018 season with the music of Spain and Latin America on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. Tickets are available on the day of the concert beginning at 7 p.m. in the lobby of Arms Music Center. For more information, please call (413) 542-2195, email concerts@amherst.edu or visit amherstsymphonyorchestra.com.

Program:
Isaac Albéniz: "Catalonia"
Joaqúin Rodrigo: "Concierto de Aranjuez"
Manuel da Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (The three-cornered hat)

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra celebrates Family Weekend at Amherst College with performances of the vibrant concert music of continental Spain! From Visigoth liturgical chant; to the Renaissance motets of Victoria and Morales; to the zarzuelas of Calderón, Chuecca and Torroba; to the colorful and foundational exploitation of the guitar and native dance forms such as jota — Spain has a rich, rhythmic and widely emulated musical language reflecting subtle regional differences and Moorish and Islamic influences.

The concert opens with the fiery showpiece "Catalonia" (1899), by Catalan piano virtuoso and composer Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909), followed by perhaps the most famous guitar concerto in the repertoire, the "Concierto de Aranjuez" (1939), by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999). Inspired by imperial gardens on the river Tagus at the Palacio Real de Aranjuez, dating from the 16th-century Hapsburg monarch Philip II, the flamenco-influenced "Concierto" is by turns flashy and tragic (the slow movement reflects the deep sadness following the Spanish Civil War).

The concert closes with music from the ballet El sombrero de Tres Picos (The three-cornered hat) (1919) by Spain's greatest 20th-century composer, the Andalusian Manuel da Falla (1876–1946). Written for Diaghilev for Paris, with choreography by Massine and sets and costumes by Picasso, it tells of a town magistrate who attempts to seduce the wife of a local miller.

For information on ticketing and directions to the concert, see amherstsymphonyorchestra.com/musicians.
Tickets may be purchased only at the door. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12; and free to Amherst and all Five College students with ID.

Tickets Required

AC After Dark Films Presents - A Quiet Place

10:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Films Presents - A Quiet Place! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, with snacks at the Friday showing, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free!

Sun, Oct 28, 2018

AC After Dark Films Presents - A Quiet Place

2:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

AC After Dark Films Presents - A Quiet Place! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, with snacks at the Friday showing, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free!

Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

Join JET Program Coordinator, Mx. Adrain Hutton, to learn more about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. This is an extraordinary opportunity for college graduates to live and work in Japan. Each year, with the aid of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the JET Program recruits more than one thousand new JET participants to come to Japan and work as either Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) who provide language instruction in elementary, junior and senior high schools, or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) who work in communities on international exchange activities.

Students Only
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.

Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us on Mondays in the Terrace Room A of Valentine Hall. Relax and enjoy lunch with your Math & Stats friends.

Serving Tea, featuring Professor Coráñez-Bolton

Serving Tea is a monthly meet and greet with out LGBTQ+ staff and faculty from Amherst College. Join us and get to know this month's awesome guest, Sony Coráñez-Bolton, professor of Spanish, and Latinx and Latin American Studies, for casual lunch and conversation. Lunch and tea will be served!

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Biology Monday Seminar: "Notch and T Lymphocyte Function: A Complex Tale"

Barbara A. Osborne, Ph.D.
Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Co-director, Center for Bioactive Delivery, Institute for Applied Life Sciences
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research in the Osborne Lab
The Osborne laboratory focuses on the differentiation and function of mature CD4+ lymphocytes. In particular, we are interested in the role of Notch proteins in CD4+ maturation and function. Over the past several years, we have demonstrated that Notch plays a critical role in the differentiation of the T-helper 1 (Th1) and T-helper17 (Th17) subsets of T cells. Both Th1 and Th17 cells have been implicated in several diseases, including experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. Using gamma-secretase inhibitors (GSIs), compounds that block the activation of Notch, we have found that we can block the development of EAE in mice, suggesting that GSIs may be a possible therapeutic for the treatment of MS. Our current studies are focused on determining how Notch signaling influences the development of EAE, as well as determining which Notch family member is important in the development of disease. In mammals, there are four Notch family members, and it is unclear which Notch family member is most important in driving EAE.

Notch signaling is initiated by two enzymatic cleavages. The first cleavage, driven by ADAM proteases, is required for the second cleavage, mediated by gamma-secretase, which results in the release of the intra-cellular domain of Notch and initiates the Notch signaling cascade. Notch signaling can be blocked by gamma-secretase inhibitors, and our lab, in collaboration with colleagues at UMass, UFlorida and LSU Medical School, investigates how gamma-secretase inhibition may be used to modulate immune responses. We also are actively investigating whether Notch signaling in CD4+ T cells is mediated through canonical Notch signaling. Our data suggest Notch signaling in T cells occurs through a non-canonical pathway and current research is focused on a clearer description of this non-canonical pathway.

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"More than Fair: How Excessive Sympathy ('Himpathy') for Privileged Men Masks and Causes Misogyny" with Kate Manne

Kate Manne is assistant professor at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. She works in the areas of moral philosophy, feminist philosophy and social philosophy, and is the author of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny (Oxford, 2018), which examines misogyny as a device to control, police, punish and exile “bad” women who challenge male dominance. Her current project focuses on the idea of “himpathy,” the practice of exonerating, forgiving, forgetting and rewarding often extended to privileged boys and men. She is a sought-after commentator, most recently on the Kavanaugh hearings and on the controversial Canadian academic Jordan Peterson.

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.

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Fiction Reading: Debra Magpie Earling

8:00 pm Amherst Books, O'Connor Common

Library Journal called Debra Magpie Earling’s Perma Red “a beautiful first novel,” and Louise Erdrich described it as “boldly drawn and passionate.” It won the Western Writers Association Spur Award, WWA’s Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for Best First Novel, a WILLA Literary Award and the American Book Award. Earling is also the author of The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, a collaboration with photographer Peter Rutledge Koch. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and she teaches fiction and Native American studies at the University of Montana.

This reading will be followed by refreshments.

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Arabic Language Table

The Arabic Language Table is a weekly conversation group for Second-Year Arabic students. The Language Table meets every Tuesday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and is open to anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the second-year level.

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Pumpkin Decorating

Join the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department, the Women's and Gender Center, and the Queer Resource Center for a fun afternoon of pumpkin decoration as we prepare for Halloween and the coming winter months. Drop by in between classes or on your way to Grab n Go and leave with a small, personalized pumpkin. We hope to see you there!

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.

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Digital Accessibility for an Inclusive Campus: Keynote Talk with Kyle Shachmut

Please join us on October 30 for a talk by Kyle Shachmut, manager of digital accessibility at Harvard University and former president of the National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to come learn about making documents, websites, media and course materials accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.

Hands on workshops for faculty and staff are scheduled for the weeks following the talk.

Co-organized by: Diversity & Inclusion, IT, Communications, Accessibility Services, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Office Hours with Bear

Office Hours with Bear! (the puppy)

Canine Office Hours with Bear will be held every Tuesday for the remainder of the fall semester from 3-4 p.m. beside Frost Cafe. Bear is an assistance dog in training. Drop by to get some puppy love and help with his training. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the AC Library.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

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A Cross-Disciplinary Debate on Art and Migration, with Opening Reception

Join us for a cross-disciplinary debate on art and migration featuring faculty members Javier Corrales (political science) , Caroline Theoharides (economics), Leah C. Schmalzbauer (American studies, sociology and anthropology) and Niko Vicario (art and the history of art). There will be and audience Q&A, so please bring your thoughts and questions. After the debate, celebrate the opening of Yinka Shonibare MBE's The American Library (Activists) at the Mead Art Museum. Free and open to all!

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. French 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!

D. E. Shaw Group Information Session

Join us for an information session featuring the D. E. Shaw Group, a global investment and technology development firm founded in 1988, with its headquarters in New York City and offices around the world. As one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, the firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management and the quality and depth of its research and staff.

The firm’s ideal hires are intellectual but also humble, rigorous in their work but flexible in their approach, interesting, friendly and most of all, curious about the world around us. With a culture that combines some of the best aspects of academia, finance, and technology, D. E. Shaw prides itself on a work environment that promotes collaboration, integrity and adherence to the highest possible ethical standards.

Teams work in close collaboration—not in competitive silos—to share trade ideas, manage risks, streamline processes and explore new opportunities. The firm is committed to the well-being and happiness of its employees, recognizing that different people thrive in different types of environments: some are most productive working in t-shirts or listening to music, while others need time away from the office to recharge after a challenging project.

Inside Admissions: Perspectives from the Yale School of Medicine

The Yale System of medical education remains unique among medical schools. The session will discuss how key features of Yale’s medical education plays a role in the educational mission and how they translate to the admissions process at the Yale School of Medicine. The session will also allow time for questions and answers.

Mastering the Internship Interview

Internship interviews can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Join us to learn how to best prepare for interview day, to answer challenging questions and to present yourself in a professional manner.

*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Wed, Oct 31, 2018

RC Halloween!

RC Halloween

All day Freshman Quad

Trick or Treat at different RC rooms on the Freshman Quad! All will have candy and you will have the opportunity to meet RC's you don't usually see!

Students Only

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!

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!

ACPD Open House

ACPD Open House

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Service Building, ACPD Patrol room- lower level

Come check out ACPD's patrol room and meet our furry friends Harley and Duke! Bring along your pet for their own mug shot. Fall treats will be provided.

Ongoing Events

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.