Event Calendar

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Weekly Writing Group

Trying to carve out time to write, away from distractions and in a comfortable space? The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites faculty and staff to participate in an informal writing group every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the CHI during the fall semester. The Dean of the Faculty is sponsoring all drinks for writers gathered at CHI on Wednesday mornings, available from Frost Café. Just mention that you are part of the faculty/staff writing group.

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Russian Table

Please join us for the Russian Table for Russian conversation and conviviality! Grab your lunch and head upstairs. We hope to see you there! In case you prefer to use a tray, please ask a Valentine staff member.

Celebrate Indigenous People's Day!

Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day!

Join us as we celebrate Indigenous People’s Day! Indigenous People’s Day reimagines Columbus Day to recognize the oppression of Native people on this land, honor their position in American history and celebrate indigenous resistance. Stop by our table in Keefe Atrium to learn more about this day and help yourself to some cupcakes!

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!


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.

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Queen Mary London Poster

Study Abroad at Queen Mary University of London

Stop by the info table to talk with representative Rachel Davies to learn more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary University of London.

Students Only
Poster for the film "Tokyo March"

"Sounding Tokyo: Japan in the Era of 'Tokyo March' and 'Tokyo Boogie-Woogie'"

In 1929, the Victor Talking Machine Co. of Japan released a record featuring “Tokyo March,” which ultimately became one of the very first “hit” songs produced by the Japanese pop music industry. Almost 20 years later, in 1947, Columbia Records Japan released “Tokyo Boogie-Woogie,” which is recalled to this day as a song that emblematized Japan’s transformation under the Allied Occupation. Between the release of these two songs, Japan, and the world, experienced two turbulent decades that witnessed the emergence of mass consumer societies as well as a World War. This talk highlights how paying attention to these songs and, more generally, the sounds that went into the ears of Tokyoites as they walked about their streets reveals both surprising and enduring dynamics within the politics of culture in modern Japan.

Presented by guest speaker Hiromu Nagahara, associate professor of history at MIT

Free and open to the public

Text reads: Stonewall at 50 Soiree: A Community Celebration with President Biddy Martin, Wednesday 5-7pm, October 16, the President's House. The logo of the stonewall committee (stylized text reading "Stonewall at 50) is below the title text.

Stonewall at 50 Soiree: A Community Celebration with President Biddy Martin

Join President Biddy Martin and the Amherst College Stonewall Committee. All members of the Amherst College community are invited to come together at the President’s House to kick off a year of programming with the Amherst College Stonewall Committee. Celebrate with food, conversation and community at this inaugural event!
The Stonewall Committee (SWC) is a college-wide group of staff, faculty and students dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion (Stonewall). Stonewall is seen by many as the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ Rights Movement.
The SWC hosts and co-sponsors a range of events, conversations, and learning opportunities for the campus community to investigate and engage with the legacy of Stonewall in the United States and around the world.
The Stonewall at 50 Soiree is hosted by the Office of the President and the Stonewall Committee. Questions? Accessibility concerns? Contact us at qrc@amherst.edu or 413-542-5443.
RSVP by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 11, at bit.ly/swcsoiree or by using the link below.

Registration Required