Event Calendar

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Weekly ProjectConnect Lunch!

ProjectConnect is a peer-led initiative to help build social connection and community on campus. Drop by the weekly ProjectConnect lunch Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Val community table in the front room to meet the peer facilitators and learn more about it, or to get to know students who've been through the program. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

A safe space for five-college students who identify along either the Asexual or Aromantic spectrum, or who are questioning, to share and celebrate their identities. Chocolate fondue and cake will be served. Conversation will focus on a community brainstorm on what an Ace/Aro support group can look like!

Ace/Aro Cake + Fondue

A safe space for Five College students who identify along either the asexual or aromantic spectrum, or who are questioning, to share and celebrate their identities. Chocolate fondue and cake will be served. Conversation will focus on a community brainstorm on what an Ace/Aro support group can look like!

Thursday (Valentine’s Day) from 4-5 p.m. at the QRC

For accessibility questions and needs, contact qrc@amehrst.edu or 413.542.5964

Movie poster showing a person dressed in white, lying on the ground amid snow and red berries

Russian Film Screening: "I Am Dragon" (ОН-ДРАКОН)

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

The Department of Russian presents I Am Dragon (ОН-ДРАКОН), a 2015 film directed by Indar Dzhendubaev.

Synopsis: During her wedding ceremony, Princess Mira is snatched by a dragon and is carried away to its lair on a remote island where rescue is impossible. The princess is unharmed and has nothing but a stone cage and a mysterious young man named Arman who finds her food and drink but keeps his distance from her. Who is he, and what's he doing on the island? Is he also the dragon's prisoner?

The movie is in Russian with English subtitles and will be screened at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The runtime is 110 minutes.

Huxley/Evie office hours

Canine Office Hours with Huxley or Evie

Drop by Frost Library for some canine affection and advice from Huxley or Evie. Every Thursday from 4:30-5:30p.m. beside Frost Cafe, or in front of the library when the weather permits.

French House Open House

4:30 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

Please join the members of the French House for our annual Open House. In anticipation of applications for French House for the 2019-2020 academic year, come meet current residents, get a sense of the King Hall 2nd floor, and what life is like in French House! Interested prospective residents will have the opportunity to ask questions, see a typical room in French House, and meet some of their prospective co-residents. Refreshments will be served!
Applications are available through the Office of Residential Life's Housing Portal until Thursday, February 21.

Greek Doctors and Money

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank (2nd Floor)

Nigel Nicholson (Walter Mintz Professor of Classics and Dean of the Faculty, Reed College) will be giving a talk on the the development of medical ethics by looking at ancient (Greek) and modern examples and ideas. Nigel has just completed, with Dr. Nathan Selden of Oregon Health Sciences University, a book for Oxford University Press, The Rhetoric of Medicine: Contemporary Lessons from Ancient Greece. Refreshments will be served. This talk is sponsored by the Ampersand working group, the Department of Classics, the Corliss Lamont Lecture Fund, the Health Professions Committee, and the Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program hosts a Japanese language table twice a week with Doshisha University student Hikari Yoshida ‘19. All are welcome to attend, and you can come and go as it fits your schedule. We hope to see you there!

Valentine’s Day with ACF

This Valentine’s Day, join Amherst Christian Fellowship for an evening of games, snacks and fellowship! Whether you fancy crafting cards or hanging out with friends old and new, there’s something for everyone.

Thursday, February 14, 8 p.m. in the Friedmann Room (2nd Floor, Keefe Campus Center).

Ongoing Events

Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

until Mar 1 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and noon - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Saturdays. This exhibition will close at noon on Friday, March 1.