Event Calendar

Today - Sun, Sep 23, 2018

Class of 2019 Senior Gift Banner

Senior Gift Committee Welcome Brunch

Are you a senior? Want to develop fundraising skills, educate your class on the impact of giving back to Amherst and have access to special perks and events? Join the Class of 2019 Senior Gift Committee as an Associate Agent! This position will take a minimal amount of time out of your busy schedule. If you’re interested to learn more, fill out the quick questionnaire below and attend the Senior Gift Welcome Brunch this Sunday, September 23 at the Alumni House from 10 a.m. - noon (stop by at any time during the event). Come get food, beverages and information about the Senior Gift Committee.

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Members of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra playing onstage while Mark Lane Swanson conducts

Amherst College Symphony Orchestra: Welcome Concert Class of 2022: "¡Viva México!"

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra launches the fall 2018 season with the music of Spain and Latin America, starting with a showcase of 20th-century concert music from Mexico on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College. Tickets are available on the day of the concert beginning at 2 p.m. in the lobby of Arms Music Center. For more information, please call 413-542-2195, email concerts@amherst.edu or visit amherstsymphonyorchestra.com.
The concert opens with the boisterous "Sensemayá" (1938) by Silvestre Revueltas (1899–1940), which fuses popular and Stravinsky-... More »

Tomorrow - Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Senior Staff Open Forum - Advancement

Come learn more about the work of the Advancement Office and about "Promise: The Campaign for Amherst’s Third Century."

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.

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Prudential Financial Networking Ice Cream Social

Whether or not you can attend Prudential Financial’s evening information session, representatives encourage students with any level of interest in the financial firm or industry to drop by between 3 – 5 p.m. for an informal networking ice cream social!

Enjoy a few scoops of locally made ice cream and chat with representatives about how they got their starts at Prudential, what their typical work days look like, and whether or not their entry-level internship and full-time opportunities would be a good fit for your goals, personality, and interests.

For 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped individual and institutional... More »

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Multilingual storytime flyer

Multilingual Storytime

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Frost Library, Periodicals Reading Room

Come and listen to children's books read in a variety of languages by Amherst College students and local elementary school students. This event is free and open to the local community, including children of all ages. Snacks will be provided.

Multilingual Storytime is the culminating celebration of the Amherst College/Fort River Elementary School Multilingual Children's Book Collection Exhibit, on display in Frost Library during the month of September. The exhibit is a sampling of the books included in a collection created during the winter 2018 Interterm course "Building a Multilingual Children's Book Collection." Students... More »

kaganovsky portrait

The Woman with the Movie Camera - Talk by Lilya Kaganovsky

Lilya Kaganovsky will continue her inquiry into the question of a "Soviet women’s cinema” with this presentation on the cinematography of Margarita Pilikhina, the camerawoman on Marlen Khutsiev’s Thaw-era classic film Lenin’s Guard/ I am Twenty (Zastava Il’icha / Mne dvadtsat’ let). Kaganovsky looks at Pilikhina's work on the film as part of the new wave of Soviet cinema in the 1960s, but also in the context of her other, conventionally Socialist Realist films. This talk will take into consideration other Soviet female cinematographers, including Tamara Lobova and Marina Goldvoskaya, as well as Iana Sekste, who in 2013 played the role of... More »

Holding up More than Half the Sky: The Women's Movement in India

"Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: The Women's Movement in India" - Lecture by Nandini Rao

Nandini Rao is a feminist trainer, counselor and writer based in New Delhi, India. Rao’s talk will trace a herstory of the women’s movement in India, focusing on landmark moments that have inflected understandings of gender-based violence. Rao will trace the connections between recent and historical campaigns around women’s rights and contemporary activism around casteism, queer rights, disability rights and tribal rights. A private dinner (for STUDENTS only) will follow at 6:30 p.m., if you are interested kindly R.S.V.P. before 9/20/18. Pita Pockets will be provided!

How to Write Personal Statements for Law School Applications, presented by University of Chicago & University of Michigan

Attend this combined information session to hear from University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School admissions representatives about their respective programs and admissions processes. Pizza will be served!

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty and staff form a small, tightly knit community... More »

Prudential Financial Information Session

For 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Prudential provides customers with a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management.

Prudential’s leadership believes that the company’s best work happens in collaboration. You’ll spend your time working alongside colleagues from a multitude of disciplines, who bring complementary skills and unique perspectives to solving some of today’s most challenging... More »

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

Film Screening: Frida

Join the Queer Resource Center (QRC) for a screening of Julie Taymor's Frida, a film that celebrates the life of queer Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This event is part of the QRC's programming for Latinx Legacy Month.

Chloe Bass

Chloë Bass - Visiting Artist Lecture

Chloë Bass is visiting campus as part of artist-in-residence Macon Reed's course "Installation, Site, and The Embodied Spectator." Bass will lead students in activities around themes of collaboration and participatory strategies in installation art. Additionally, Bass will speak about her work in a unique, salon-style event in Reed's studio.

All are welcome to attend this special conversation. Tea and snacks will be provided.

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Mini Meditations

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Chapin Hall, Pemberton Lounge, Room 108

In this workshop you'll add some simple yet profound skills to your healing toolkit. Yoga teacher Molly Kitchen will offer a variety of body-based and contemplative techniques for finding calm presence and re-centering when you feel off balance. No experience with meditation is necessary. This event is brought to you by the Peer Advocates for Sexual Resect and is part of our Survivor Support Series.

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

HubSpot Information Table

HubSpot is a tech company that builds products with a personal touch. Its founders were driven by the mindset that companies are made up of people, and when those people have the right tools, they can turn their business dreams into reality.

In addition to its software engineering roles, Hubspot offers non-technical opportunities in marketing, business development, sales and other areas. The company is growing fast, which means there are endless opportunities for its employees to do the same.

Notably, current and former employees voted HubSpot as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 on Glassdoor. Stop by this information... More »

Stephen Nachmanovitch pictured with Violin

"The Art of Is" with Stephen Nachmanovitch

The Mead is teaming up with the first-year seminar Thinking Through Improvisation, taught by Darryl Harper, visiting professor of music, to bring Stephen Nachmanovitch to campus. Nachmanovitch, author of Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art, argues that improvisation and creativity are important tools for everyone.

Join us for a talk by Nachmanovitch about the connection between time and improvisation. This program is offered in conjunction with the Thinking Through Improvisation First-Year Seminar and the Arts at Amherst Initiative. This event is free and open to all!

Transfer Students: Your Global Experience

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Room B (Downstairs)

Come learn what global experiences look like at the college – and how you can have one! Transfer students can participate in a semester away program such as domestic study or study abroad so long as you have at least five semesters at the college. Students can also apply for summer study abroad funding. Come to a brown-bag, drop-in lunch with Janna Behrens from the Global Education Office.

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Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Ongoing Events

Mammoths in Library Space

Mammoths in (Library) Space Orientation Tour

Never been in a 6 floor library before? Looking to learn more about our library's resources and services? Stop by Frost Library anytime this month and explore library space: 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 win a gift card to Frost Cafe plus a chance to win our grand prize!

Dave Gloman painting

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September... More »

Lisa McCarty, Louisa May Alcott’s Desk, Orchard House, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty, on view in the Eli Marsh Gallery Sept. 10–Oct. 12

until Oct 12 Fayerweather Hall, 105: Eli Marsh Gallery

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty documents the spirit of Transcendentalism, the 19th-century philosophical movement that embraced idealism, communal living and reverence for the natural world in the face of growing industrialization and inhumanity.

Amherst Poetry Festival

Amherst Poetry Festival

The Amherst Poetry Festival returns for a sixth year, celebrating the literary legacy and contemporary creativity of the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

Anchored by the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, the 2018 festival features Ocean Vuong, the Astro Poets, Shayla Lawson, a screening of the new feature film Wild Nights with Emily, the No-No project, the art exhibition, reading Dickinson's poem "We Grow Accustomed to the Dark" and much more!

A poetry master class with Amherst College writer-in-residence Shayla Lawson and Astro poet Dorothea Lasky is free to all on Saturday, September 22, at 2:30 p.m. in the... More »