Event Calendar

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Brightly colored triptych depicting an ornately patterned rug with various objects arranged on it

"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!

Katja Oxman (American, born in Germany, 1942). Sound of Water Over Rock, 2003. Etching and aquatint. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Anonymous gift.

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
Mead Art Museum

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!

Event poster illustrated with a silhouette of a human head with splotches of bright colors bursting out of the top

"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.

Cover of Sanborn's book, showing a whale in blue water

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.

Students Only
coffee mug reading "Caution: Thesis Writing in Progress"

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!

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.

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.