Event Calendar

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Queer People of Faith Luncheon

Join us for a discussion on our relationships between faith and sexuality. We aim to create an investigative space and initiate cross-dialogue about what it means to be queer and of faith. All are welcomed!

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German Film Series: "Beuys"

Beuys will be screened at both 4 and 7:30 p.m. and will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact Megan Howes for more information.

Synopsis:
Award-winning documentary portrait of Joseph Beuys (1921-1986), who emerged from the trauma of World War II as West Germany’s most influential and controversial artist and pedagogue.

BIG Initiative – Workday Overview Demonstration

Amherst has launched the BIG initiative to modernize our administrative business systems and processes, and a key part of the work is to identify and implement a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. Workday has emerged as one of the ERP vendors who we believe can meet our needs. College faculty and staff are invited to the overview demonstration for a chance to see the product first-hand and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Huxley/Evie office hours

Canine Office Hours with Huxley or Evie

Drop by Frost Library for some canine affection and advice from Huxley or Evie. Every Thursday from 4:30-5:30p.m. beside Frost Cafe, or in front of the library when the weather permits.

Why Do Countries Refrain from Using Nuclear Weapons?

"Why Do Countries Refrain from Using Nuclear Weapons?"

Jennifer Erickson will give a talk titled: "Why Do Countries Refrain from Using Nuclear Weapons". Jennifer L. Erickson is an associate professor in the Political Science Department and International Studies Program at Boston College. Her research interests include international security and arms control, conventional and nuclear weapons, and the laws and norms of war. Her current book project explores the historical and contemporary cases of new weapons technologies and the creation of new laws and norms of war. Her first book, which deals with the conventional arms trade and the creation of the UN Arms Trade Treaty, won the 2017 APSA Foreign Policy Section's Best Book Award.

The event is being sponsored by the Stanton Foundation and the Political Science Department of Amherst College.

This event is free and open to the public.

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"Asian Americans and Affirmative Action": A Panel & Conversation

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

For their final project, the students of Professor Franklin Odo's research colloquium "Asian Americans and Affirmative Action" will be producing podcast episodes covering topics including the legal and political history of affirmative action, South Asian perspectives on the lawsuit, and Chinese American media activism through WeChat. Come to hear more about each episode, and join us for a discussion on the Harvard lawsuit and its potential impact on race-based affirmative action and college admissions! Participants: DJ Boakye '21, Tara Guo '20, Seoyeon Kim '21, Eric Kim '19, Sabrina Lin '21, Marco Sanchez '21, Karina Thanawala '21. Moderated by Shawna Chen '20.

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"From 'Xerox Photo Album' to 'Tokyo Lucky Hole': Araki’s DIY Approach to Performative Participant Observer Photography"

This talk will discuss the work of Japan’s most widely published and perhaps most controversial photographer, Araki Nobuyoshi (b. 1940). Focusing particular attention on several canonical projects, it will address Araki’s conspicuous and sometimes controversial participant observer methods. Emerging in the climate of the rise of personal photography in postwar Japan, Araki contributed to the confessional mode of photography, most notably with Sentimental Journey (1971). The talk will shed light on his early experimental self-published work, Xerox Photo Album (1970), as well as his Kitchen Ramen Restaurant shows. By blurring the boundaries between self and subject, Araki created candid and staged images that produce both realities and fictions. Araki pioneered this distinctive visual genre of photography, notably in Pseudo-Diary (1980), which is a mix of artistic, subcultural and erotic content, and in Tokyo Lucky Hole (1990), which documents the Tokyo sex industry. The talk will also discuss public and critical reception of Araki’s work on the international stage in light of recent feminist critiques, such last year’s controversy involving Kaori, his former model and his 2018 show The Incomplete Araki at the Museum of Sex in New York.

Presented by Hyewon Yi, Ph.D.
Director, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery; Lecturer, Visual Arts Department
SUNY College at Old Westbury

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Senior Recital Performance: Amber Liu '19, Piano

Amber Liu '19's senior piano recital is an exploration of music from different time periods, including classical, Romantic, French and Spanish Impressionism, and contemporary. The program features pieces by Haydn, Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev and Albeniz.

"Configurations of Russian-Jewish Modernity": Symposium and Exhibition

Marina Mogilner (University of Illinois, Chicago):
"[De]racializing Modern Jewishness between the 'Boasian Revolution' in the U.S. and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia"

Brian Horowitz (Tulane University, New Orleans):
"Jabotinsky's Russia and the Politics and Culture of Pre-State Zionism"

Exhibition of Russian-Jewish Periodicals from the Collection of the Amherst Center for Russian Culture

The panel is moderated by Sergey Glebov and Adi Gordon from the Amherst College Department of History.

Sponsored by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund and Amherst Center for Russian Culture

Free and open to the public

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!

Cooking With Farmers

RSVP to mives@amherst.edu

Book & Plow is hosting another cooking night Thursday, April 18 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Ford Hall Demo Kitchen. This time we'll be cooking up an easy, healthy meal and talking about different sauces you can make to add flavor (and nutrients!) to your meals. We'll be making rice, beans, and steamed kale.

Sauces include:
Honey-mustard sauce with local honey
Tahini-miso dressing with Book & Plow chives and garlic
Balsamic-nutritional yeast dressing that is so good on salads

We hope you'll join us!

Students Only

Centerview Partners Information Session

Centerview Partners is committed to the success of the companies it works with, and believes this commitment provides meaningful rewards to the people of Centerview. By creating opportunities to advance rapidly while always preserving the firm’s reputation in the marketplace, Centerview Partners is quickly establishing itself among the top-tier of financial advisory firms, and it is consistently ranked as one of the top banking employers to work for in Vault.com’s annual survey.

Centerview believes in bringing on the most-talented people and offering them the opportunity for a long term career. The firm offers a summer internship to college juniors, and hires full time analysts who start after college graduation. Unlike many other investment banking firms, Centerview’s hope is that analysts will choose to stay on beyond their analyst years. As a result, senior staff members commit additional resources to provide an analyst experience that is head and shoulders above traditional two-year programs.

Want to learn more about internship and full-time opportunities at Centerview Partners? Attend this information session to hear from Amherst alumni representatives Nicholas Ulanoff '18 and Cameron Bahadori '18.

French Film Screening: "La Môme" (2007)

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

Please join us for the last French Movie Night of the semester. La Môme, directed by Olivier Dahan, tells the life story of Edith Piaf. "Born into poverty and raised in a brothel, Édith Piaf manages to achieve worldwide fame. Though her extraordinary voice and charisma open many doors that lead to friendships and romances, she experiences great personal loss, drug addiction and an early death."

The film will be screened in French with English subtitles. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served!

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Name That Tune!

Join AC After Dark for a game of Name That Tune! All students are welcome to participate, and prizes will be available for winners! Contact Paul Gallegos with any questions.

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 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.

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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!