Event Calendar

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thu, Nov 7, 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
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Faithfully Christian, Faithfully Queer: A Conversation with Protestant Advisor Rev. Anna Woofendenon

Join Religious and Spiritual Life and the Queer Resource Center in a conversation led by Rev. Anna Woofendenon centering queer identities and finding and supporting queer affirmation in Christian faith and community. While focusing on the affirmation of queer Christian life, people of any or no faith are welcome to participate. Food will be provided.

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
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German Film Series: “Das Versprechen” (“The Promise”)

In the early 1960s, two young lovers from East Berlin attempt to escape to the West: Sophie manages to flee, but Konrad remains behind. What will happen to their relationship and their child when, after decades of separation, they meet again after the fall of the Wall (30 years ago, on November 9, 1989)?

This film will be shown at both 4 and 7:30 p.m. in German with English subtitles.

Cover of Holly Jackson's book "American Radicals"

“American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation” with Holly Jackson

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Holly Jackson, associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will read from her new book, American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation (Crown, 2019).
On July 4, 1826, as Americans lit firecrackers to celebrate the country’s 50th birthday, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were on their deathbeds. They would leave behind a groundbreaking political system and a growing economy—as well as the glaring inequalities that had undermined the American experiment from its beginning. The young nation had outlived the men who made it, but could it survive intensifying divisions over the very meaning of the land of the free?
“In the tradition of Howard Zinn’s people’s histories, American Radicals reveals a forgotten yet inspiring past.” —Megan Marshall, Pulitzer-Prize–winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

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“From Silencing to Survivance: LatxinxEducation in Shifting Cultural Contexts”

Fueled significantly by a growing Latinx population, the racial/ethnic and linguistic texture of the United States continues to change. Despite their increased presence, Latinx students from K-12 through college continue to be underserved by schools. Foregrounding the oft-silenced perspectives of Latinx students, this presentation critically examines the challenges they face navigating educational institutions that rarely, if ever, affirm and more often ignore or malign their identities. It highlights students’ struggles for survivance—ways of recovering, bolstering and sustaining their cultural identities—and pursuit of equitable educational opportunities, concluding with empirically based strategies for improving the educational experiences and outcomes for Latinx students.

Boston University and Harvard Law Schools

Understanding Transcripts and LSAT Scores on Law School Applications

Nefyn Meissner, associate director of admissions at Harvard Law School, and Anne Taylor, an admissions representative from the Boston University School of Law, will be on campus together to speak in depth about the quantitative aspects of the law school application, including transcripts, GPA and LSAT scores.
Boston University School of Law combines extraordinary teaching with a forward-thinking curriculum, offering over 200 courses and seminars in 18 areas of legal study, more study abroad opportunities than almost any US law school, and one of the widest selections of clinics and externships among the nation’s top 50 law schools.
Founded in 1817, Harvard Law School is the oldest continuously operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. HLS faculty has developed seven programs of study: Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Law; Law and Business; Law and Government; Law and History; Law and Social Change; and Law, Science, and Technology. The curriculum of more than 260 courses and seminars covers a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields.
Attend this information session to learn more about each school’s program and how to successfully apply!
Presented by Harvard Law School and Boston University.

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Soapmaking

Take a sudsy break and craft some soap for a good cause! We’ll be donating soap to Amherst Community Connections (ACC), and the director of ACC, Hwei-Ling Greeney, will be joining us from 7:45 to 8 p.m!

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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

Spelling Bee

Come to the Spelling Bee! There will be food and prizes! First place will win a $50 Amazon gift card and 2nd and 3rd places will win $25 Amazon gift cards. Email vrocco19@amherst.edu to sign up.

Ongoing Events

Test the Library Website: Enter to Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Want to help make the Library website better? Participate in an online study (10-15 minutes) and enter to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards! The study link is here: https://ows.io/cm/263k8802

Students Only