Event Calendar

Monday, September 30, 2019

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Rosh Hashanah morning

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst's Jewish community. All members of the college community are welcome to our campus-style, pluralistic services led by Jewish Advisor Rabbi Bruce B. Seltzer and Rabbi Tracy Nathan. Students are encouraged to come late or leave early as needed. Join us afterwards for lunch and tashlich.

Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program Info Table

Come meet with Loeb Center staff to learn more about the new Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program and how you can join.

German Table

German Table

Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers.

Math & Stats Table, Mondays at noon in Terrace Room A

Math & Stats Table

Please join us for this informal weekly gathering of math/stat faculty and students for lunch and conversation. It’s a fun opportunity to meet other students interested in math and statistics and to get to know your professors in a casual atmosphere. We hope you will join us!

Taschlich by water

Rosh Hashanah Tashlich

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst’s Jewish community. Join Rabbi Bruce and Amherst Hillel for the brief tashlich service to cast away your sins and hear the shofar (Rams horn) blown for the holiday. Meet on the Valentine quad for a brief walk to a stream. Wear shoes that can handle leaves and mud.

Rosh Hashanah lunch buffet

Rosh Hashanah Lunch

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst’s Jewish community. Join Amherst Hillel for a festive, kosher lunch. Meet new friends and catch up with old friends over a traditional meal.

Release

Release is an open forum for Amherst community members to talk about race, ethnicity, cultural identity, and current events impacting us at Amherst and beyond. Conversations center the experiences and voices of people of color.

Students Only

“Pursuing a Ghost”: Illustrating the Russian Classics

This exhibition takes as its starting point Oleg Vassiliev’s portfolio of lithographs “The House with a Mezzanine” (1991), which centers around the artist’s conversation across time with Anton Chekhov’s short story. The show examines the complex relationship in Russian culture between art and literature, the dynamic between image and text, and illustration and artistic freedom.

Arabic Language Table for Third-Year Arabic Students

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

Students Only

Elite Scholars of China Info Session (Full-time and Internship Opportunities)

Elite Scholars of China (ESC, www.elitescholarschina.com) is looking for talented, motivated students and recent graduates to join its team as Educational Consultants and Interns!
As the premier Beijing-based education consulting firm, ESC helps China’s most motivated students apply to top U.S. colleges and universities. The organization aims to create a holistic learning environment, governed by a high standard of integrity, to ensure that students can thrive academically and socially on an American college campus.
The full-time Educational Consultant and Internship positions are ideal for individuals with a strong belief in the power of education and mentorship, who wish to develop their professional skills with a fast-growing entrepreneurial company. ESC team members have continued on to pursue degrees at Harvard Business School, Yale Law School, Yale School of Management, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Columbia University Teacher’s College, as well as career opportunities in management consulting, tech start-ups, education, finance, non-profits and think tanks.
ESC was co-founded in 2010 and is managed by Stacy Palestrant (BA, Wellesley and MBA, Chicago Booth) and Tomer Rothschild (BA, Wesleyan and MBA, Wharton). Before or after the information session, ESC encourages students to submit a cover letter, resume and transcripts via the Educational Consultant or Internship job posting on Handshake. Questions may be directed to Dorothy Ajayi: talent@elitescholarschina.com

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.