Event Calendar

Friday, March 1, 2019

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

A view of the entrance to Mead Art Museum and Stearns Steeple amidst fall foliage

Discover the Lost Art of Concentration

Join us for a series of conversations and close-looking sessions designed to help visitors gain focus and clarity through extended looking at art. We’ll provide tips and techniques to help you hone your observational acumen and deepen concentration at this series of morning programs. Tea will be served. This event is presented in collaboration with Amherst College Human Resources, and is free and open to all.

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 10–11 a.m.
Close-looking led by Mead head of education and Mellon Curator of Academic Programs Emily Potter-Ndiaye with guided reflection by Stephen Butler.

Friday, March 8, 2019 | 10–11 a.m.
Meditation and mindfulness led by Molly Kitchen with guided reflection by Stephen Butler.

Friday, March 22, 2019 | 10–11 a.m.
Guided looking with Amherst College artist-in-residence Macon Reed with guided reflection by Stephen Butler.

Arabic Language Table First-Year Fridays

This Arabic language table is a weekly conversation group for first-year Arabic students. We meet every Friday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the first-year level is welcome to attend.

Closeup of Rebecca Carroll smiling

A Conversation with Rebecca Carroll

10:00 am - 11:00 am Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

As part of Amherst College LitFest 2019, associate professor and jazz musician Darryl Harper '90 will host a conversation with Rebecca Carroll, a cultural critic and editor of special projects at WNYC and the author of several books about race and blackness, including 1997’s Sugar in the Raw. This event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served.

The LitFest 2019 schedule has additional event information and biographies of each guest.

SEA Semester Info Table

Ready to have an adventure with a purpose? Interested in making an impact with your study abroad experience? Come find out more about SEA Semester! Stop by our info table in Keefe Campus Center on Friday, March 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., to speak with an admissions counselor and learn about sailing and conducting research with SEA Semester.

Students Only

Peer Advocates' 2nd Annual Community Promise Tabling

The Peer Advocate for Sexual Respect will be tabling this week to gather community responses to the prompt "Why and how we support survivors". These responses will be organized into a community poem that will be read by community members on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Powerhouse. Stop by to give your response, sign up to be a reader, take some resources, or just say hello!

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.

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Jxhn Martin, Drector of the Queer Resource Center

The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided.

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LitFest: How to Get a Job in Publishing

The world of publishing offers storytellers and literature lovers career paths that can meander from editing, to production, to marketing. If you’re ready to explore the possibilities—from early career to executive leadership—join us Friday, March 1 during LitFest for a behind the scenes look at How to Get a Job in Publishing. This in-depth discussion will feature three distinguished alumni who will share the paths they took that led them to careers with industry leaders Penguin Books, Oxford University Press, and Stanford University Press.

ALUMNI PANELISTS
Sunna Juhn ’18, Editorial Assistant, Stanford University Press
Niko Pfund ’87, President, Oxford University Press
Julie Strauss-Gabel ’94, President and Publisher, Dutton Children's Books

EVENT DETAILS
Each panelist will speak for 10-15 minutes, providing students with an overview of their own career trajectory and some tips for the trade. Following a general Q&A, we will break into small group discussions where students will have the opportunity to ask more direct questions about networking in the field, application advice, and the wide range of job possibilities in publishing.

Employee Appreciation Day

Please join us as we celebrate Employee Appreciation Day and honor you and your hard work with an Adult-Friendly Gourmet Sundae Bar with 50+ toppings! Grab a co-worker and come try some signature sundaes such as the "Mammoth Palooza" and the "Biddy Blitz" or build your own! Dairy-free and vegan ice
cream available! We'll also have appreciation note cards to send to fellow staff on-campus, so you can say, "Thank You Berry Much."
And don't miss out on a chance to win a raffled prize! Hosted by the Amherst College Employee
Council.

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LitFest: Crafting a Career in Journalism

Stellar writing skills, a love of storytelling, and a desire to impact our communities and culture. These connective threads unite generations of Amherst alumni and students, and are the foundations of a successful career in journalism. Explore the possibilities for your own work through this in-depth discussion with three distinguished alumni who’ll share the details of their trajectories into daily news, investigative reporting, and science and data journalism.

ALUMNI PANELISTS
Aleszu Bajak ’06, freelance science journalist and graduate programs manager at Northeastern University's School of Journalism
Luis Ferre Rangel ’88, former Editor in Chief of El Nuevo Día & current Chief Social Innovation Officer of Grupo Ferré Rangel
Diana Babineau Owen ’14, Managing Editor, In These Times

EVENT DETAILS
Each panelist will speak for 10-15 minutes, providing students with an overview of their own career trajectory and some tips for the trade. Following a general Q&A, we will break into small group discussions where students will have the opportunity to ask more direct questions about networking in the field, application advice, and the wide range of job possibilities in journalism.

Five College German Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium

Five College German Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium

Please join us for the Five College German Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium.
We hope to see you! Please contact mhowes@amherst.edu with questions.

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Cheminar: 32nd Pryde Lecturer Dr. Gerard Hilinski '04 on "Drug Discovery in Academia"

Hilinski is director of biochemistry at the Drug Development Institute of The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Refreshments will be served at 3:15 p.m.

Jose Marti Room 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join La Causa for a celebration of the Jose Marti Room's 40th anniversary! The event will feature a catered dinner from El Comalito and a discussion by Dean Rick Lopez of the creation of the room in 1979. Students, staff, and faculty welcome! We hope to see you there!

Jennifer Egan

An Evening with Jennifer Egan

As part of Amherst College LitFest 2019, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan will have a conversation with Jennifer Acker '00, editor-in-chief of The Common literary magazine. This event will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. It is free and open to the public.

The LitFest 2019 schedule has additional event information and biographies of each guest.

*Please note: The venue for this event is Johnson Chapel, which seats 600 people. We recommend arriving early to get a seat.

First-Year Quad Council Karaoke Night

Join the First-Year Quad Council for an awesome night of karaoke, goodies, and fun. We will have everything you need for karaoke, just bring your friends or come solo and sing your heart away! You don't need to be a great singer to enjoy this fun event. Don't feel like singing? Come and support your fellow classmates while they sing!

Contact Marie Lalor at mlalor@amherst.edu for more information!

Students Only

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.