Event Calendar

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tue, May 18, 2021

Virtual Russian Table

11:30 am Virtual

Please join us for the Virtual Russian Table every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:00pm EST.
Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation - all levels of Russian speakers are very welcome!
Please email Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) for the Zoom info.

Somatice Respiratory Integration

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellbeing with Brenna Werme.

"Somatice Respiratory Integration is designed to educate about the body's rhythms and inner wisdom through focused attention, gentle breath, movement and touch." Donny Epstein

In this workshop we will use breath, movement and touch to explore the first three exercises in order to help reconnect the brain to our body awareness and it's experience of vibration, structure and energy.

Call for Applications: NAIS Mellon Mini-Grants & Residencies/Five Colleges, Inc.

Five Colleges, Inc. is offering a new round of mini-grant and residency opportunities to Five College faculty and staff interested in working collaboratively to infuse Native American and Indigenous Studies
(NAIS) in their curricula or to host Indigenous resident artists or activists. A virtual information session will be held on Tuesday, May 18, from 4 to 5pm, before applications are due on June 3. This round of funding is for projects to be completed over Summer and Fall 2021 as well as Spring 2022. The next application deadline will be in January 2022.
Registration for the information session is required. For additional information, please visit the link below.

Registration Required

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:

Students Only
Registration Required
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Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

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"Globalization and COVID-19: Learning Lessons in the Midst of the Pandemic"

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Held Via Zoom

The Department of Political Science at Amherst College, along with additional funding from the Dean of the Faculty and Provost's Office, the Eastman Fund, and the Lamont Fund, presents a talk by Jeremy Youde, titled "Globalization and COVID-19: Learning Lessons in the Midst of the Pandemic."

In just over a year, COVID-19 has gone from completely unknown to dramatically altering the global landscape. There is much that we still do not know about the virus, but we are starting to see some important truths come to light as we examine how various governments and the international community as a whole have responded. Globalization both increases our mutual vulnerability and provides us with the tools to respond in a coherent and collective manner. While there is much we are yet to learn about the pandemic and how it will continue to play out, we can start to tease out important lessons that can potentially guide the global community so that it can reform itself in order to better respond to this and future pandemics.

Jeremy Youde, Ph.D., is dean for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He is an internationally recognized expert on global health politics. Youde is the author of five books, co-editor of three volumes and author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has also written for outlets like World Politics Review and Duck of Minerva, and he has appeared in Slate, Vox, Nature, ABC Radio National, Science, Sky News and Gizmodo. He is a member of the editorial board of Global Health Governance and is the current chair of the Global Health Section of the International Studies Association.

Ruxandra Paul, assistant professor of political science at Amherst College

This event is free and open to the public.

Registration in advance is required at: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsfuygrjMuGdelvmpCK8JR...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information, contact Professor Ruxandra Paul at rpaul@amherst.edu.

Registration Required

Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

5:30 pm Virtual

The Undergraduate Awards Ceremony recognizes the outstanding work of first-years, sophomores, and juniors throughout the year. This year’s outdoor ceremony is open only to on-campus award recipients, and will be live-streamed for off-campus award recipients and guests to watch remotely. Prizes are awarded in various areas of study, as well as for scholarship and citizenship. The majority of awards are named in honor of notable alumni and faculty, whose enduring legacies continue to shape the College today. Prior to 2019, this event was known as the College Meeting Awards.


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 7pm-8pm EDT, for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, for an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Ongoing Events

Amherst Acts 2021

In our stance against anti-Asian and anti-black racism, The Association of Amherst Students has partnered with the President's Office to relaunch Amherst Acts! This year, the college has agreed to match donations of up to $250 from students, faculty, and staff to three non-profit organizations: Stop AAPI Hate, Southern Center for Human Rights, and the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. To have your donation matched by the college, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/j9cPUYuAj5AQAtJE9/ We appreciate any and all contributions. Please contact jwoodard23@amherst.edu or jthomas21@amherst.edu with any questions or concerns.