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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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.

"The Big Short" poster showing four actors' faces around the words "THIS IS A TRUE STORY"

"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!

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.