Event Calendar

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wed, Apr 10, 2019

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Arabic Language Table Fourth-Year Wednesdays

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

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Watson Fellowship Info Session

Do you want to explore the world through the lens of an independent project? The Watson might be a good fit for you. Join staff from the Office of Fellowships and learn about this fellowship. We will provide an overview of the Watson, discuss the application process, characteristics of strong candidates and review a past-winning application. All are welcome.

For accessibility/accommodations, or with questions, please contact Carter McClintock.

Professor Kate Follette

"Math for Real Life: The Role of Quantitative Skills in Educating the Next Generation of Voters, Consumers and Citizens"

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall

Join us for this year's Lazerowitz Lecture with Kate Follette, assistant professor of astronomy. Professor Follette will discuss the critical role that quantitative reasoning plays in educating savvy consumers, discerning voters and conscientious citizens, focusing on recent results that can inform pedagogical practice across the curriculum.

Reception to follow!

This event is made possible by the Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lectureship Fund.

Event poster showing Paulo Ravecca's headshot and the cover of his book "The Politics of Political Science: Re-Writing Latin American Experiences"

"The Politics of Research: From Fortress to Intimacy"

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall, room A011

Paulo Ravecca will give a talk titled "The Politics of Research: From Fortress to Intimacy." Ravecca is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, where he researches epistemology and the history of political science; critical theories (queer, neo-Marxist, postcolonial and poststructural approaches); political economy and international relations; and gender and sexuality. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Narrative Politics and Crítica Contemporánea. Revista de Teoría Política.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Amherst College, along with support from the Lamont Fund and the Lurcy Endowment.

This event is free and open to the public.

Self-Care and the Cost of Compartmentalization

As part of our "Labor Intensive" series and Mental Health Week, join us in the WGC for a conversation on compartmentalization with Laura Fusari and Jessica Gifford. What's the impact of having to perform emotions while suppressing or compartmentalizing aspects of your experience or identity? Together, we'll find tricks and self-care strategies you use at the moment and retrospectively. There will be bubble tea!

For accessibility information, contact wgc@amherst.edu or 413-542-5667.

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"Seeing the Moon in Islamic Traditions"

Join us for a conversation with Amherst College Muslim Student Association and advisors to learn more about the lunar calendar and moon sightseeing in Islamic traditions leading up to the month of Ramadan. People of all religions, beliefs and experience levels are invited to attend.

This program is offered in conjunction with Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein with support from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Muslim Students Association.

This event is free and open to all!

Guggenheim Partners Information Session

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $305 billion in assets under management and a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions.

The firm's commitment is to advance the strategic interests of its clients and to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity. Guggenheim helps governments, institutions, and individuals address complex financial challenges, identify opportunity, and achieve their long-term objectives.

Attend this information session to meet with Guggenheim representatives (including Amherst alum Taylor Barrise '12), learn more about the firm and its culture, and find out how to apply for its entry-level opportunities.

Anxiety and Performance: Mindfulness Tools and Techniques-- Laura Fusari

As part of “Mental Health Week” join Laura Fusari, psychotherapist from the counseling center as she offers tips and techniques for mindfulness and self care. All community members are welcome to attend.

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Extended Study Hours

Join us in the Women's and Gender Center for our weekly study hours! Study in community with snacks and accountability partners to get your semester off to a great start!

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 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.