Event Calendar

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thu, Dec 5, 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

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
Poster for World AIDS Day Observance 2019

World AIDS Day Reception featuring Professor Jallicia Jolly

Join the RCT, Health Education and the Stonewall Committee in a reception recognizing the continued impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Light refreshments will be served.

WEAR RED!
Please wear Red on Thursday in further build awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and all those who it touches. For more information about why and how red, and specifically the red ribbon, became associated with HIV/AIDS, visit www.worldaidsday.org/the-red-ribbon!

Film scene of the main character reading a book

Russian Film Screening: "The Student" • Ученик

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

А film that attracted controversy because of both its subject matter and its director, about a secondary-school student whose fundamentalist views lead to painful confrontations with the adults in his life and unforeseen tragic consequences.

Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, the film was released in 2016, and its duration is 118 minutes.

The film is in Russian with English subtitles. There are two screenings: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

LJST Dept. Seminar Series: “After Law’s Infamy: Reconstructing Judicial Power in the Wake of Legal Evil”

Justin Collings, Associate Professor of Law at Brigham Young University, will present a paper entitled “After Law’s Infamy: Reconstructing Judicial Power in the Wake of Legal Evil.” This is the third presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law’s Infamy.”
Justin Collings is a scholar of constitutional Law, comparative constitutional law, and legal history. He is the author of Democracy’s Guardians: A History of the German Federal Constitutional Court, 1951-2001 (2015 Oxford University Press) and his forthcoming book is titled Scales of Memory: Constitutional Justice and the Burdens of the Past.
To receive a copy of the paper being presented, which explores the post-infamy reconstruction of judicial power in Italy, Germany, and the United States, please email the LJST Department Assistant Coordinator at mlestes@amherst.edu.

Math & Stats Lightning Thesis Talks - Monday 12/2, Wednesday 12/4, Thursday, 12/5, 4:30 p.m.

Math & Stats: Student Thesis Talks

Please join us for the third and final session of thesis lightning talks in Mathematics & Statistics. Come support our senior thesis writers and get inspired by their progress! This final session will feature Statistics majors, and will conclude with a brief information session about summer opportunities and study away options.

Black-and-white photo, shot from a low angle, of smoke rising from one of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 as a plane flies toward it

"9/11 In History and Memory: A Roundtable Discussion"

What was it like on September 11, 2001, on Amherst’s campus? In New York City? At the Pentagon? How did that day change the United States and the world you grew up in? What does it all mean for today and the future? Will this all change as memories fade? Join us for a discussion with three members of the Amherst community-- Frank Couvares, Sandy Genelius and Mark Jacobson --who will speak about their respective experiences on campus, in New York City and at the Pentagon on that day.

"Is Truth Doomed in the Age of Trump? And Is Free Speech in Peril?"

Join Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Culture, and Stanley Fish, American literary theorist, legal scholar and author, for a discussion about free speech on college campuses.

Stanley Fish is the Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Yeshiva University, and is a world-renowned literary theorist and legal scholar. Professor Fish’s literary theory has been particularly associated with neopragmatism, where practice is advanced over theory, and with the interpretive relationships between literature and law.

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Humanities and Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. He is an internationally known, award-winning cultural critic, linguist, translator, public speaker, editor, short-story writer and TV host, whose New York Times best-selling work focuses on language, identity, politics and history.

Q&A will follow, and books will be available for purchase through Amherst Books. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is funded through a generous gift from 36 members of the 50th Reunion Class of 1970.

student with head on table next to thesis mug that reads "caution thesis writing in progress"

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

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

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. Food and tea are included!

Ongoing Events

Poster for World AIDS Day Observance 2019

World AIDS Day Observance 2019

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

Join the RCT, Health Education, the Mead Art Museum, Archives & Special Collections, and the Stonewall Committee in a number of events and installations marking and reflecting on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, its legacies and present-day realities.

Make sure to swing by the World AIDS Day Reception featuring Dr. Jallicia Jolly, Thursday 12/05 in the Keefe Campus Center Atrium from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Join us in community as we acknowledge and name the continued impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Light refreshments will be served.

WEAR RED THURSDAY!
Please wear Red on Thursday in further build awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and all those who it touches. For more information about why and how red, and specifically the red ribbon, became associated with HIV/AIDS, visit www.worldaidsday.org/the-red-ribbon !

Healthy Relationships Week

Come learn why everyone deserves a healthy relationship with the Peer Advocates. Find us tabling in Val and Keefe this week.