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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

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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.

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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