Event Calendar

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

A Pressing Conference

Against Doom - an exhibition by artist-in-residence Macon Reed

until Apr 5 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and from noon - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Saturdays. This exhibition will close at noon on Friday, April 5.

Arabic Language Table Second-Year Mondays

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

German Table

German Table

Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers.

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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Common Table: A Weekly Lunch Conversation with Religious and Spiritual Life

Does everything happen for a reason? Where does morality factor into career choice? And more simply, how are you doing anyway? All are welcome to this casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values as we explore together what it’s like to be a person in the world. Hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life staff and a rotation of student, faculty and staff guests. Please reach out if you'd like to co-host a conversation!

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Biology Monday Seminar: "Dynamic Cytoskeletal Reorganization in the C. Elegans Reproductive System"

Erin Cram, associate professor in biology at Northeastern University, will present "Dynamic Cytoskeletal Reorganization in the C. Elegans Reproductive System."

The Cram lab uses the nematode C. elegans to understand how cells respond to mechanical forces such as stretch. They focus on the reproductive system, which naturally undergoes cycles of stretch and relaxation. Particular interests are in cell-cell coordination of calcium signaling and mechanical regulation of cytoskeletal alignment and contractility.

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First of Two New Music March Mondays in Buckley

Renowned opera and art song baritone Keith Phares joins Boston pianist Linda Osborn in a program of new songs. Letting Go, a new cycle by Boston composer Howard Frazin, is the featured work on the program, rounded out by seven new songs written for the occasion by Amherst College’s own student composers. Frazin will be on hand to introduce his work.

Free and open to the public

2018-2019 LJST Seminar Series: LAW and ILLIBERALISM with Sharon Krause

Sharon Krause, Professor of Political Science at Brown University, will present a paper entitled “The Anti-liberalism of Neoliberalism.” This is the fifth presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law and Illiberalism.”

Professor Krause’s field of research includes classical and contemporary liberalism and contemporary theories of justice. She is the author of Liberalism with Honor (Harvard, 2002) and Civil Passions: Moral Sentiment and Democratic Deliberation (Princeton, 2008).

To receive a copy of the paper which will be presented, please email slaizer@amherst.edu.

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"Torrid Zones: Sexual Politics in Jamaican Dancehall Culture"

5:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall

Carolyn Cooper, professor emerita from the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, will give a talk on "Torrid Zones: Sexual Politics in Jamaican Dancehall Culture."

Fulbright Information Session

Considering a Fulbright? Join us for an info session. Christine Overstreet, director of fellowships, and Carter McClintock, fellowships specialist, will discuss research and study grants, English teaching assistantships, how to explore your Fulbright options and how to get started on the application.

Writing center workshops Spring 2019

It's Time to Manage your Time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, 211 (CHI Seminar Room)

Are you struggling to find the time to prepare for class? Do you waste a lot of time? Are you overbooked, or do you do nothing but study? If so, it’s time to learn new ways to think about time, make realistic plans and stick to them, so that you can gain control over your own schedule. Led by Kristen Brookes, Senior Writing Associate, and Charri Boykin-East, Senior Associate Dean of Students.

Students Only
Registration Required

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

We will gather in the Writing Center to write and share fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just show up. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews. All students are welcome.

Students Only

Ongoing Events

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Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view "Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte," on exhibit from March 4 - August 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

Opening reception will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 4:30 – 6 p.m in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (Frost Library, 2nd Floor).

Professor Caroline Goutte is Chair of the Biology Department and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.