Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Arabic Language Table

The Arabic Language Table is a weekly conversation group for Second-Year Arabic students. The Language Table meets every Tuesday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and is open to anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the second-year level.

Urban Teachers Information Table

Urban Teachers is endeavoring to change the equation in urban education, offering high-need schools a supply of effective teachers who are ready to make a difference in students’ lives. Structural racism and inequality have kept generations of urban children from receiving the education they deserve. Urban Teachers believes that qualified, highly effective teachers who stay in the classroom can empower students through learning. Recent graduates hired by the organization develop the skills, hands-on experience and knowledge to ensure every child receives an equitable education.

Want to learn more? Stop by this information table to speak with Torin Peterson, a recruitment specialist for Urban Teachers’ Northeast region!

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.

Tuck Business Bridge at Dartmouth Information Table

Tuck Business Bridge, held at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is a total immersion business program designed to prepare top liberal arts and STEM undergrads for challenging careers. With a comprehensive business core curriculum, taught by the Tuck School of Business's top-ranked MBA faculty, a capstone team project, and one-on-one guidance from the Tuck's Career Development Office, The Tuck Business Bridge Program can give students the skills confidence needed to get a job and succeed-- all in just a few weeks over the summer. Stop by this information table to learn more about the program and its application processes.

Mount Sinai Medical School and FlexMed Program Information Session with Eliza Hersh ’16

Join Eliza Hersh ’16 for an informal talk to learn more about her experiences as a medical student at Mount Sinai as well as their FlexMed program. Eliza is a 3rd year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, planning to pursue a career in Neurosurgery. She is a clinic director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program for victims of torture seeking asylum in the U.S. and serves as president of the Neurosurgery Interest Group. In 2016, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College with a degree in English Literature and credits FlexMed for the ability to pursue the humanities and social sciences while in college. As an applicant evaluator on the admissions committee, she looks forward to sharing the exciting features of Mount Sinai’s medical school.

"Everyday Humanitarianism & New Technologies: Civil Society Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Greece"

Nicholas R. Micinski will give a talk titled "Everyday Humanitarianism & New Technologies: Civil Society Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Greece." This talk is sponsored by the Eastman Fund, the Lamont Fund and the Department of Political Science at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public. Micinski is a research associate at the EU Studies Center at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

In the summer of 2015, large numbers of refugees and migrants arrived on the shores of the Aegean islands, but the Greek government and international organizations were slow to respond. How did civil society actors coordinate their responses when national, regional and global governance failed? This presentation will describe how civil society actors improvised their response through new cyber-technologies and everyday coordination mechanisms defined as the informal processes for communication and decision-making that make up the day-to-day action of implementation. In Greece, four examples of everyday coordination emerged: new technologies (like Facebook groups and WhatsApp chats), peer-to-peer refugee coordination, maps of services and field-level working groups. Everyday coordination threatened traditional authority in the state or international organizations, because it governed actors in a different way, created parallel systems and sometimes promoted competing goals. The Greek government responded by institutionalizing, co-opting and cracking down on civil society actors helping refugees.

"Women Fleeing Gender-Based Violence: Human Rights Abuses in the Northern Triangle of Central America"

Dr. Kim Baranowski, associate director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Clinic, will give context to the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

This talk is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology; GlobeMed; the Center for Community Engagement; the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning; the Five College Program in Culture, Health and Science; the Eastman Fund; and the Lamont Fund.

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.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. French Table is open to students, faculty, staff and anyone who is interested in having informal conversations in French. All levels are welcome! We look forward to meeting you!

FW Cook Consulting Information Session

FW Cook is a leading independent consulting firm that advises boards of directors and senior management on compensation and performance issues.

The firm’s service offerings are broad and are designed to help clients attract and retain key executives, motivate and reward them for achieving performance objectives, and align their interests with shareholders. Clients span a range of industries and stages of growth, from technology start-ups to some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world. FW Cook maintains the largest market share of board compensation committee advisory relationships across all major market indices, including the S&P 500 and Russell 3000. Formed in 1973, the firm has approximately 90 employees and has served over 3,000 clients from offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and Boston.

Attend this information session to hear more from visiting representatives about FW Cook and its current entry-level opportunities.

4th Annual Spelling Bee!

Spelling Bee!

Register for the 4th Annual Amherst Spelling Bee! We will have Antonios and refreshments! 1st place gets a $100 Amazon gift card! The spelling bee will be held Tuesday October 16 from 7-9 p.m. in the Friedman room. To reserve a spot please email ikadish18@amherst.edu by Sunday, October 14!

Students Only

Psychology Club

We will be having our next Psychology Club meeting Tuesday, October 16 from 7-8 p.m. in D303. We hope to finalize our plans for the year, and would love to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Professors Huff (shuff@amherst.edu) or Palmquist (cpalmquist@amherst.edu).

5 College Clothesline Project T-Shirt Making with the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect

Clothesline Project T-Shirt Making with the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Keefe Health Center, 2nd floor conference room

The Clothesline Project gives people of all gender identities an opportunity to break the silence about sexual violence by creating shirts that give voice to their personal experience(s). The shirts are then hung shoulder-to-shoulder on a clothesline for public viewing. Survivors, Friends and Family members of violence are welcome to contribute a shirt to the line. The Five-College Clothesline Project also welcomes shirts from people who may not be survivors of violence themselves but wish to share the experience of living in a violent society. All can participate. You do not need to be an artist to create a moving personal tribute. Whether you choose to write, paint, glue images (from simple to elaborate), it is your shirt and your voice. Use this medium any way you feel expresses your experience. Shirts already on the line have used poetry, graphic descriptions, quotes, artwork, pictures and graphic design to relate their experience. Anything goes when creating a shirt for the Clothesline Project. Sponsored by The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect and Sexual Respect Education.

Jordy Rosenberg dressed in black, in front of a green fence

Fiction Reading: Jordy Rosenberg

8:00 pm Amherst Books, O'Connor Common

Jordy Rosenberg is the author of Confessions of the Fox, which The New York Times named an Editor's Choice selection and described as a “mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid 18th-century London. Rosenberg's debut novel is a joyous mash-up of literary genres shot through with queer theory and awash in sex, crime and revolution.” It was also long-listed for the Center for the Fiction First Novel Prize. Rosenberg is a professor of 18th-century literature, gender and sexuality studies and critical theory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

This reading will be followed by refreshments.

Ogilvy Advertising Information Session

In 1948, David Ogilvy founded the agency that would become Ogilvy & Mather. Starting with no clients and a staff of two, he built his company into one of the eight largest advertising networks in the world. Today it has more than 450 offices in 169 cities. Over the past 60 years, Ogilvy has helped to build some of the most recognizable brands in the world: American Express, Sears, Ford, Shell, Barbie, Pond's, Dove, and Maxwell House among them, and more recently, IBM and Kodak.

Join representatives from Ogilvy & Mather to learn more about its 2019 summer internships, and Ogilvy Titans---the company's unique year-long rotational program designed for recent college grads.

German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Ongoing Events

Orra Hitchcock illustration of mount Sugar Loaf beside painting by Dave Gloman of the same scene

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

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

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 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).