Event Calendar

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Arabic Language Table for First-Year Arabic Students

This Arabic language table is a weekly conversation group for first-year Arabic students. We meet every Thursday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall and anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the first-year level is welcome to attend. Syonara Tomoum will be present as a moderator.

Students Only
Poster for QRC/WGC event Pop-up Trans Legal Clinic

Pop-up Trans Legal Clinic

Pop-up Trans Legal Clinic
Thursday, September 26
12-1 p.m.- Introduction to Name and Gender Marker Change
1-3 p.m.- Legal Clinic

Follow link to register:
http://bit.ly/actranslegalreg

The QRC, WGC, and Law Office of Peter Irvine in Northampton are teaming up to bring the Amherst College community a pop-up legal clinic that will center the needs and concerns of Trans and nonbinary folks in pursuing name and gender marker change on our official documents! Visiting legal team, paralegal Sarah Wolfe and attorney Peter Irvine will lead a conversation and overview of the process, followed by appointment times to meet one on one with Peter or Sarah.

Lunch will be provided.

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University of Edinburgh Info Table

Interested in studying abroad in the UK? The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 20 universities, and its location in Scotland’s capital gives you all of the social and cultural benefits of living
in one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations as well. Come to speak to one of our representatives in person to find out more about study abroad at the University of Edinburgh!
Fun fact: Walk in the footsteps of our distinguished alumni—including Charles Darwin, David Hume, JK Rowling, Sir Christopher Hoy and many others—and see the beautiful, historic and exciting city of Edinburgh for yourself.

Students Only

"From Spoils to Saviors: Re-valuing the First Roman Wives as Civic Actors in Livy's 'From the Foundation of the City'"

This talk will focus on the episode traditionally known as “the rape of the Sabine women,” in which the first Romans staved off the extinction of their new community and established Rome’s version of marriage, but did so by obtaining their wives through a mass bride abduction. Unlike most of the women who fall victim to violence in Rome’s founding myths, the Sabine women not only survive their assault; by the end of their story, as told by the Roman historian Livy, they’ve won universal respect and recognition for saving both new and old communities, which they risk their own lives to defend.

Meet the PAs: September 26th, 6-8pm in the McCaffrey Room

Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect Meet & Greet

Bubble tea & casual conversation with the Peer Advocates.

Movie poster for Paradise Now, featuring the backs of the two protagonists

Arabic Movie Night: "Paradise Now"

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Science Center, E110 - Lipton Lecture Hall

The Arabic Program at Amherst College Presents Paradise Now, a riveting and timely political thriller in which two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Palestinians Said and Khaled, now in young adulthood, have been lifelong friends living in Nablus in the West Bank.

The screening is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Treacy & Company Management Consulting Information Session

Treacy & Company is a management consulting firm that is dedicated to helping its clients grow faster, more profitably, and more steadily than before. The firm believes that the measure of its success is results – not pretty PowerPoint presentations, not gotcha! analyses, not 2x2 frameworks – but, results measured on clients’ income statements and share values.

Over the years, the firm has accumulated a lot of insight about what it takes to drive growth, but customers benefit from that knowledge only when it is delivered through skilled and experienced project teams. For that reason, Treacy & Company believes it is in all stakeholders' best interests to help every team member develop skills and accumulate experience as effectively and as rapidly as possible. The firm takes new hires' development very seriously and dedicates long hours to reviewing performance, creating development plans, and training & coaching each individual in the science and the art of corporate growth.

In addition to that, the firm offers:
- An exclusive focus on Strategy, Growth, and Innovation engagements
- Proven intellectual capital that integrates creative qualitative skills and quantitative techniques
- An ability to personally influence the growth and development of the firm
- An entrepreneurial and collaborative culture
- A sustainable lifestyle supported by an office-based model

Attend this information session to hear more about what a "day in the life" looks like at Treacy & Company, what current summer internship and full-time opportunities the firm has open, and how to successfully apply for them.

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Mastering Mindset: Talk and Tacos with Professor Catherine Sanderson

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall

Professor Sanderson will talk about her new book, The Positive Shift, which offers practical and easy strategies for changing maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors to live healthier, happier lives. The book combines cutting-edge research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, as well as engaging real-world stories, to demonstrate how we can make minor tweaks in our mindset to live our best life. Ten autographed books will be raffled. Chipotle tacos provided. This event is part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Point/Counterpoint: "The Arc of U.S. History," with Jill Lepore and Ross Douthat, moderated by President Biddy Martin

The Point/Counterpoint conversation series features an Amherst College professor and guests engaging in thoughtful discussion and attempting to bridge the growing ideological divide in our nation.

Join Amherst College President Biddy Martin for a discussion on "The Arc of U.S. History" with Harvard University professor Jill Lepore and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat. A Q&A will follow, with books available for purchase through Amherst Books.

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker. A prize-winning professor, she teaches classes in evidence, historical methods, humanistic inquiry and American history. Much of her scholarship explores absences and asymmetries in the historical record, with a particular emphasis on the history and technology of evidence. As a wide-ranging and prolific essayist, Lepore writes about American history, law, literature and politics. She is the author of many award-winning books, including the bestselling These Truths: A History of the United States (2018). Her latest book is This America: The Case for the Nation (2019).

Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an op-ed columnist in April 2009. His column appears every Wednesday and Sunday. Previously, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a blogger for theatlantic.com.

He is the author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, published in 2012, and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005), and a co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (2008). He is the film critic for National Review.

The Point/Counterpoint series is based on a course of the same name. The course and associated event series received special funding through a generous gift from 36 members of the 50th Reunion Class of 1970.

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Weekly Thesis Write-ins!

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank (2nd Floor)

Thesis writers, set yourself up to succeed this year by joining fellow students to write together regularly! Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry for students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie.

Students Only

Project Horseshoe Farm: Fellowship & Internship Info Session

Project Horseshoe Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering unique, hands-on opportunities for recent graduates and undergraduates interested in leadership, service, and community-based healthcare.
Located in rural Greensboro, Alabama, the organization manages several innovative programs to support and improve the health and quality of life of adults in its community, including the elderly and those with mental illness. It also runs a comprehensive K-12 after school program for underserved children in the area.
In addition to managing Adult Day Programs, Youth Programs, two Enhanced Independent Living Housing Programs, fellows and interns have opportunities to shadow and learn about psychiatry, nursing, social work, and family medicine. Past fellows have gone on to pursue medicine and other graduate studies at top institutions across the US, as well as education and nonprofit work.
Join current fellow Grace Chamberlin for an information session about fellowship and internship opportunities at Project Horseshoe Farm.

Berkeley Research Group (BRG) Global Consulting Info Session

Berkeley Research Group, LLC (BRG) is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and strategy and operations. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, BRG is an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists and professionals working beyond borders and disciplines.
Given that BRG is the firm clients trust with their most challenging problems, recruiters look for highly motivated problem solvers with strong analytical abilities and a desire to advance within the organization. Working at BRG means collaborating with colleagues across offices on complex and often groundbreaking projects.
Want to learn more? Attend this information session to speak with BRG representatives, including Amherst alum Drew Altizer ’18, about what it’s like to work there and how to successfully apply for the firm’s entry-level Associate and Summer Associate opportunities.

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Please come and join the Russian House for the Russian Tea! All students interested in Russian language or culture, no matter their level of language proficiency, are welcome.

Students Only

Ongoing Events

Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour

Learning to navigate Frost Library can set you up to take on all your academic missions this year. Get on the right track: take the self-directed Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour! To begin the tour, go to the welcome station across from Frost’s circulation desk. Complete the tour and get a gift card to Frost Café plus a chance to win our grand prize!

Untitled, ripped and damaged black-and-white photo from the series "Love Notes," showing shrubbery in a field by the side of a road, under a cloudy sky

“Do Things to Images”: An Exhibition by Odette England

Do Things to Images presents for the first time a selection of photographs from 2014 to 2019 by the artist Odette England. It includes images from her newest series Love Notes.

England’s parents’ former dairy farm, and the archive of snapshots her family made there, serve as raw material for England’s practice. Many of her photographs are unique pieces. By mixing preciousness with low-fi, unrepeatable processes, England highlights the infidelity of memory.

This exhibition includes prints from negatives that England buried and then dug up, and hand-torn paper prints. It features pages ripped from family photo albums, and vintage snapshots that have been hole-punched, among other works. Her need to cut, crop, sand, fold and otherwise manipulate photographs is in contrast to the French meaning of her name, Odette, “Lover of Home.”

Join Odette England for a lecture and the opening of her exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather.