Event Calendar

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thu, Oct 4, 2018

GlobeMed InsteadOf: Coffee and Donuts

Instead of falling asleep in class, come wake up with Donuts and Coffee in the Science Center lobby on Thursday, October 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $3-4. All proceeds go to Heart and Sole Africa, a non-profit in Rwanda fighting podoconiosis.

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program - Info Session

Interested in international affairs? The political context in a particular country or region of the world? Human rights? Immigration? Counterterrorism? Women's human rights? Political risk analysis? International LGBTQ advocacy? International security? International education? Global public health?

How will you connect your academic interests to a related career? The Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program is a semester or summer program in New York City, where college students and recent college graduates take specialized courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected professional internships. The program also includes residential hall facilities on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, talks by high-profile guest speakers and exciting cultural events.

Students Only

German Film Series: "Faraway, So Close!"

There will be two screenings of Faraway, So Close!: one at 4 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.

Nastassja Kinski, Willem Dafoe and Peter Falk star in this sequel to Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire). Find out what happens when angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) renounces eternal life to join his friend, ex-angel Damiel (Bruno Ganz), and Marion (Solveig Dommartin) in post-unification Berlin, only to get caught up in a web of organized crime. This film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact mhowes@amherst.edu for more information.

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

Teach In - Courting Disaster: The US Supreme Court in Our Time- Oct. 4

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

A Teach-In and Open Discussion for Students, Faculty and Staff

The Teach-In will be facilitated by Visiting Assistant Professor, Michaela Brangan, Amherst Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

The events of the past several weeks surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process and allegations of sexual assault has elicited a variety of reactions: from expressions of outrage at its unique-seeming features, to comparisons to the Thomas’ hearings in 90s, to arguments that it’s “business as usual” for the current administration and our toxic media climate. One thing is sure, regardless of inclination or one's attention to insinuations across the political spectrum: there is a crucial, and potentially society-altering, aspect of whether Kavanaugh is eventually confirmed.

This teach-in will serve two purposes: to educate about the fundamentals of the Court and strategies by which political actors and groups attempt to secure lasting political and ideological power via its membership; and to discuss among our community their concerns about what all of this means, and may mean in the future.

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.

Quad Council Pumpkin Painting, Cider & Donuts

Quad Council is hosting Pumpkin Painting with Cider & Donuts from Atkins! Come paint and enjoy cider and cider Donuts from Atkins Farm! Quad Council is a leadership opportunity for First Year Students to engage in leadership on the First Year Quad! Stop by to learn more about being on the executive board or just enjoy the company of your fellow '22's.

Students Only

Overland Summers 2019 Opportunities Information Session

Love the outdoors? Seeking an exciting summer opportunity? For more than 30 years, Overland (http://overlandsummers.com) has offered introductory biking, hiking, language, writing, service and field studies programs domestically and abroad for students in grades 4-12.

51 itineraries, 17 countries, 4 continents: that’s a lot of adventure. Far more than simply a summer experience, Overland aims to provide a life experience with value and resonance that extends beyond the boundaries of a single summer. Trip leaders seek to inspire each student group to see how beautiful, exciting and full of promise the world is.

Overland aims to a build supportive and wholesome team of leaders. Far more than simply counselors or guides, Overland’s leaders act as terrific role models for each group’s young student participants.

Join Overland representatives at this info session to learn more about 2019 opportunities and how to successfully apply for them.

Overland at Amherst

Overland at Amherst

This summer join the dynamic, accomplished and charismatic group of Overland leaders who help kids see the world and all of its beauty and promise. Overland hires exceptional college students and recent graduates to lead summer programs across the country and around the world. Our staff of over 200 leaders and support staff spend ten days training and six weeks leading or supporting programs throughout the summer. Small groups, carefully crafted programs and inspiring leadership have been at the heart of what we do for the past 33 years. Come learn about hiking, biking, service, writing, language and field studies programs with Overland. Leaders describe Overland as the most challenging and satisfying leadership and work experience they have ever had.

Apply online at www.overlandsummers.com/lead-us

Leader Application Deadline: Monday, November 12th

Join us for an info session at 7:00 PM to learn more about how this could be a great leadership opportunity for you this summer. Stick around afterwards for a chance to talk with past leaders on campus. If you are interested in setting up a preliminary interview or plan to attend the info session, please email Will Parmacek at will@overlandsummers.com. We would love to meet you!

Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff and community members. La Tertulia is free and open to anyone who wants to speak Spanish and have fun!
We hope to see you there!

Careers In Technology — Landing a Software Engineering Gig, Part 4

Interested in a software engineering internship or job? Start here, and start now! The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is hosting a three-part workshop that will get you up to speed on how recruiting in tech works, how to strategize a successful job search and how to master the technical interview. The workshops will help students maximize the early fall internship and job recruiting timeline in tech, and also provide invaluable information and preparation for earlier stage computer science majors and prospective majors.

This event is part 4 of a four-part series and will focus on mastering the technical interview through mock interview practice and feedback. This is critical input for those seeking to apply for software engineering internships or jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, but can serve as a helpful preview for those earlier in the process. Part 1 provides an overview of the recruiting process and critical action steps for those seeking to apply for software engineering jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, part 2 is a technical resume write-in following Google's resume and interview workshop and part 3 is an introduction to to the ins and outs of the technical interview, what to expect and how to prepare.

Presented by Harith Khawaja ’19, program development intern for Careers In Technology, Loeb Center and summer 2018 intern at Lyft, along with Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center and advisor for Careers In Science & Technology.

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).

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.