Event Calendar

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tue, Apr 2, 2019

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.

"Latin America and the Liberal International Order: Historical Trajectories and Contemporary Challenges"

Thomas Long will give a talk titled “Latin America and the Liberal International Order: Historical Trajectories and Contemporary Challenges.” He is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick and is Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Instituto de Ciencia Política of the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile. He is also an affiliated professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City.  He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from American University and was nominated for both the “Brilliant Newcomer” and “Student Experience” awards at the University of Warwick. Long’s research interests include U.S.-Latin American relations, Latin American foreign policy, North America and the dynamics of asymmetrical international relations. His first book, Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence (Cambridge University Press, 2015) was named one of the best books of 2016 by Foreign Affairs.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Amherst College along with additional funds from the Lamont Fund and the Lurcy Endowment.

"Superconducting Circuits for Quantum Metrology with Squeezed Microwaves": Talk by Andrew Eddins '11

Andrew Eddins '11 from the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss "Superconducting Circuits for Quantum Metrology with Squeezed Microwaves."

Abstract: Intensive development of superconducting circuits has been driven by the prospect of quantum-computing applications. While most agree that practical quantum computers remain many years away, the interim development of quantum circuits opens previously inaccessible classes of quantum-physics experiments. For example, circuits have recently emerged as a powerful platform for studying the interaction of matter with a distinctly quantum type of radiation known as “squeezed” radiation, famous for enabling precision beyond the limit set by intrinsic quantum uncertainty, yet notoriously difficult to couple to in conventional AMO setups using lasers and atoms. In this talk, I will present a brief introduction to superconducting circuits, then discuss two experiments leveraging the circuit environment’s compatibility with squeezing, first studying how squeezing modifies fluorescence spectra of an atomic system, and second investigating the use of squeezing for the readout of a quantum-bit, the building block of proposed quantum computers. The results include the first confirmation of two nearly three-decade-old predictions of quantum optics, and the first demonstration that squeezed microwaves can improve the signal-to-noise ratio of quantum-bit readout."

Lotus flower

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

5:00 pm Chapin Hall, Chapin Chapel

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.

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!

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. The 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!

Cooking Demonstration

Sign up to learn hands on from farm manager Maida Ives how to make healthy snacks!

Students Only

Stifel Summer Analyst Presentation

Stifel is a full-service wealth management and investment banking firm established in 1890 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory and related financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses and municipalities.

Stifel recruiters are currently accepting applications for its Summer Analyst internship position. Attend this information session to learn more about the company, its culture, what it’s like to work in investment banking and how to successfully apply for Stifel’s full-time and internship opportunities.

German Kaffeklatsch

German Kaffeeklatsch

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

 A print depicting a 4,000x magnification of a microscope photograph

"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 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology 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.

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.

Birth Doula Workshop

This semester, a birth doula workshop will be happening on campus. The course will be four full days long on March 23 and 24, and April 6 and 7. This opportunity will be open to Amherst College community members, as well as people from the local community. The workshop will be hosted by Michelle L'Esperance, a trained doula.

Registration Required

Bodies Week

Join the Student Health Educators for two weeks of events that focus on exploring your relationship with your body and celebrating what it does for you. See a full list of events on our Facebook!