Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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.

An assortment of pumpkins with cute, painted faces

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.

Detail from Shonibare's artwork: books lined up on a shelf, each with a brightly patterned cover

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.

Ongoing Events

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.