Event Calendar

August 2020

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Meet & Chat with AC Watson Fellows: A Conversation for Watson Applicants

Applying for the Watson Fellowship? Want to ask questions of those who have done it before? Join six AC Watson Fellows and the Director of Fellowships for a Zoom conversation. Hear the fellows' stories and get your questions answered. REGISTER: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdOmspjsiHdOiXK-2y5EF...

Registration Required

Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Image shows a mammoth inside a dorm room. The mammoth, wearing a pair of headphones, is working on voter registration paperwork and is in the middle of a video call with other mammoths. The dorm room is furnished with a shelf with books and binders, a succulent, a lamp and scissors. Johnson Chapel is outside the window in the background.

Amherst Tuning In

Amherst Tuning In is a new weekly social Zoom series supporting Amherst's music community as it takes up the question of how music is related to political activism. We'll celebrate the 19th Amendment's 100th anniversary with music, and take stock of barriers that must still be overcome in order to enfranchise all the voices of our democracy.

The series features 60 minutes full of music, socializing, presentations and discussions about voting rights and ongoing challenges to voting access.

Join the first Amherst Tuning In at 5:30 p.m. EST beginning Tuesday, Aug. 18, moderated by Gil Wermeling '19, and featuring ACVote representative Virginia Ryan '22 and graduate assistant for the music department Theo Peierls '20E. Tune in and find out what makes this day in history so special.

We'll talk about voter turnout, registering to vote-- and how confusing that can be --and highlight the Amherst.turbovote.org tool. See you there!

Next up: Tuesday, Aug. 24: Stories from alums about “The first time I voted.”

Please join, using this zoom link:

Many thanks to Juno Son '19 for the mammoth artwork!

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Amherst Tuning In

Join Amherst Tuning In, Tuesday, August 25, at 5:30 p.m. EST, where we will be chatting with some Amherst alums about their first time voting. We'll ask them about the soundtrack they'd choose for their experiences, and talk about music that celebrates the power of the voice.

See you there!

Please join using this zoom link:

Next week, on Tuesday, September 1, the theme is "Music theses as political statements". We'll hear from past and current music thesis writers.

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Virtual Write-on-Site

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Enhance productivity. Find mutual support. Maintain a regular practice. Write with others. Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual Write-on-Site over Zoom each Friday during the fall semester between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor of Art History Nicola Courtright, and CHI Fellows Ashley Smith and Sam Presnal.

Open to the Amherst College community. Please login to Zoom with your Amherst ID and password:

Meeting ID: 927 7619 9071
Passcode: 335098

Russian Department Welcome-(Back) Meeting

Please join us at a welcome-(back) meeting for all students interested in, or already studying, Russian culture at the college. Scholars of Russia among our faculty and staff, majors and intellectual fellow-travelers will be there to celebrate the newest arrivals on campus and talk about plans for the new year. We'll also introduce you to our new Language Assistant, Kristina Diachenko, who will be zooming in from Nizhnii Novgorod!

The meeting will take place by Zoom on Friday, August 28 (the end of the first week of classes) at 4pm EST: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/95221105409.

We look forward to seeing you on August 28! Please let Triin Vallaste (tvallaste@amherst.edu) know if you have any questions.

With best wishes,
The Amherst College Russian Department