Event Calendar

Monday, April 22, 2019

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Studio Honors Senior Thesis Exhibition

until May 26 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon - 4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Saturdays.
Special Hours for Commencement Weekend: Open Saturday and Sunday, May 25 an 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Arabic Language Table Second-Year Mondays

This Arabic language table is a weekly conversation group for second-year Arabic students. We meet every Monday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall, and anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the second-year level is welcome to attend.

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.

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Common Table: A Weekly Lunch Conversation with Religious and Spiritual Life

Does everything happen for a reason? Where does morality factor into career choice? And more simply, how are you doing anyway? All are welcome to this casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values as we explore together what it’s like to be a person in the world. Hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life staff and a rotation of student, faculty and staff guests. Please reach out if you'd like to co-host a conversation!

Gaming Colleague Resource Group

Gaming Colleague Resource Group Meeting
Monday's at noon in the new science center, room E208.
Pizza from Antonio's is on the CRG.

RSVP to Tamara, tlewis@amherst.edu so we can be sure to have enough pizza.
We look forward to seeing everyone!

Serving Tea ft. Angie Tissi-Gassoway

Join the QRC for a monthly meet & greet with out LGBTQ+ faculty! This month's awesome guest is Angie Tissi-Gassoway, Associate Dean for Divesity and Inclusion. This event is part of our Pride Week programming! Oriental Flavor will be served!

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Short Experimental Films by Spanish Filmmaker Laida Lertxundi

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Theater (Room 008)

Lertxundi received a M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts and a B.F.A. from Bard College. She has had solo exhibitions and screenings at venues and festivals including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2016), Tate Modern (2016), Frieze Projects New York (2014) and the Whitney Biennial, among many others. She teaches film and fine art at ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles and is the chair of filmmaking studies at EQZE master's program in San Sebastián, Spain.

**This event was made possible through the generous support of the Lamont Fund, the Amherst College Department of Art and the History of Art and the Amherst College Program in Film and Media Studies.***


An open forum for Amherst community members to talk about race, ethnicity, cultural identity, and current events impacting us at Amherst and beyond.
Conversations center the experiences and voices of people of color.

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"Gaia Has a Fever: James Lovelock, Big Oil and Planetary Health" -- Jennifer Thomson

This lecture is part of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Lecture Series.

Jennifer Thomson, assistant professor of history at Bucknell University, studies the relationship between American political culture and environmental politics in the 20th century.

Final Economics Thesis Presentations - Day 1 of 2

Senior economics thesis writers have worked hard all year on their thesis projects. This is the point at which they will present their finished work to the faculty and fellow students. The presentations cover a wide range of exciting topics in economics, and we encourage you to come hear about their research. Light refreshments will be served. Day 1 of 2.

Preparing for Careers in Technology with the Loeb Center  with Emily Griffen, Director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning

Preparing for Careers in Technology with the Loeb Center with Emily Griffen, Director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning

Preparing for Careers in Technology with the Loeb Center
with Emily Griffen, Director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning

The field of technology is growing and changing every day, meaning career opportunities are plentiful, but sometimes hard to navigate. How do you translate your academic computer science work into a resume that tech recruiters will respond to? What are the best sources for internships and jobs? How do you prepare for a coding interview? What kind of roles are there beyond software engineering? Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, will answer these questions and more, and give you concrete action items and resources to help you tackle the career development process in this field. This talk will be especially helpful for interested first year students and newly-declared CS majors.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:30 in Room C209

Thesis Celebration

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, Friendly Periodicals Reading Room

The Library and Writing Center are celebrating the close of the thesis process. Seniors, this is your night to revel in the completion of a mammoth project, and a chance to pass on your insights, pro-tips and thesis hacks for future thesis students.

There will be cake!

Students Only

Bodies and Beauty

Join us as we discuss our favorite beauty bloggers and YouTube makeup experts and the ways that they redefine makeup culture to include more fat, non-binary, femme, and women of color voices. While practicing with makeup, let's explore the possibilities and complexities of gender expression, body physicality, and makeup!

The Green New Deal: An Evening with Policy Architect Rhiana Gunn-Wright

It's been called the boldest piece of climate policy in American history. Can the Green New Deal save us from climate disaster? Come hear from the architect of the policy, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, about the creation of the Green New Deal and how it can become a law.

This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Amherst College Democrats, Office of Environmental Sustainability, Office of Student Affairs and Association of Amherst Students.

Ongoing Events

"Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte"

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.