Event Calendar

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tue, Apr 9, 2019

A Poetry and Translation Master Class with Peter Cole

MacArthur-winning poet and translator Peter Cole leads a master class on the translation of poetry and the poetry of translation. Cole illustrates the central place translation holds in our lives and the ways in which it can come to inform both our experience of the world and the making of poems. This master class is free and open to all Five College students and faculty!

Peter Cole teaches comparative literature and Judaic studies at Yale University. He is the author of five books of poems and many volumes of translation from Hebrew and Arabic. Cole’s numerous honors include fellowships from the MacArthur and Guggenheim Foundations and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is currently a co-editor of Princeton University Press’s Lockert
Library of Poetry in Translation and divides his time between Jerusalem and New Haven.

To register, e-mail EDMPrograms@EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org.

Registration Required
EC Coffee Hours

Employee Council April Coffee Hours

Enjoy a coffee and muffin with representatives from the Employee Council. Talk to us about your ideas and/or well wishes for Amherst staff, learn about resources, benefits and training, or just come socialize with us! The coffee hour will take place from 10-11 a.m. in the Science Center Cafe on Tuesday, April 9.

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.

Yoga on the Quad

As part of “Mental Health Week” join Yogi Eddy Augustin for a serene outdoor yoga practice. Open to all members of the campus community. In case of inclement weather, alternate space is Chapin Chapel

Supporting your Community: Lunch Panel with OSA Staff

As part of “Mental Health Week” members of the Office of student affairs and religious life welcome all members of the community to join them for lunch to introduce themselves and discuss mental health resources on campus.

Professor Brian Collett, Hamilton College: "A New Precision Measurement of the Lifetime of the Free Neutron"

Since 2000 Brian Collett has been collaborating with Hamilton's Gordon Jones on projects in nuclear physics. Their work has included the development of compact 3He neutron spin filters for use in neutron scattering, and they are participants in the aCORN experiment, studying neutron decay at the National Institutes of Standards and Technologies.

Collett and Jones are responsible for the magnetic and electric fields in the experiment and have contributed extensively to the data collection and analysis. Before coming to Hamilton in 1986, Collett was a staff fellow at the National Institutes of Health and a visiting assistant professor of physics at Mount Holyoke College. He received a doctorate from Princeton University.

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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.

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After the Vigils: A Dinner Conversation on Violence Toward Religion

In the wake of the Tree of Life synagogue and Christchurch mosques shootings, we feel compelled to gather - beyond vigils - to process, support, and create community. This dinner will feature small group conversations facilitated by Religious and Spiritual Life staff, as well as large-group sharing. Any members of the Amherst community wishing to seek or lend support around persecution or violence toward religious identity are welcome to attend.

Halal and vegan catering provided by Pita Pocket.
Sponsored by the Amherst Humanists, Interfaith Council, Muslim Student Association, Amherst Hillel, Remnant, Newman Club, Amherst Christian Fellowship, and Jewish Mammoths

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!

Summer Experience Funding Program Pre-Departure Workshop

All students who receive or who plan to receive funding from the college to support unpaid or low-paid internship or off-campus research opportunities are required to attend a pre-departure workshop session.

During this session, students will learn more about the additional program expectations and tips for completing a successful summer opportunity.

Students who are abroad or who are unable to attend an in-person workshop should contact Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to discuss alternatives.

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!

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Information Session

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Global Banking & Markets (GBAM) business includes Corporate & Investment Banking, Corporate Credit and Transaction Banking, Global Markets, Research, Global Commercial Banking and Business banking services. The group provides services to small and midsize companies, middle-market and large corporations, government entities and institutional investors across the globe.

GBAM’s solutions span the breadth of mergers and acquisition advice, equity and debt capital raising, corporate lending, transaction banking, credit treasury and merchant services, sales and trading; in fixed income, commodities, currency and equities, risk management, research; and liquidity and payments management.

Want to learn more about the company culture, as well as what Summer internship and full-time job opportunities are available to undergraduates? Attend this information session to hear from representatives, including Amherst alum Gavin Back '01!

Kevin Love: Viewing and Facilitated Discussion surrounding Mental Health Stigma Among Men

As part of “Mental Health Week” join Dr Darien McFadden for a viewing of a presentation by Kevin Love, NBA star, discussing his struggles with panic attacks and his mission to end the stigma surrounding mental health among men. Dr McFadden will facilitate a discussion following the viewing. All community members are welcome to attend.

Psychology Department Panel on Clinical Psychology Careers

We’ve invited four clinicians from the community to answer all your career questions! We’ll hear from clinicians in private practice and clinicians who balance their time between patient treatment, clinical research and training of other clinicians. Clinicians have a range of degrees including a masters in social MSW), a doctorate of psychology (PsyD), and a doctorate of philosophy (PhD) in clinical psychology and in school psychology. These professionals will speak about the path they took to get their degree, their training experiences, and what they do on a day to day basis.
There will be plenty of time for questions and snacks will be provided!

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.