Event Calendar

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

CANCELLED: Math Colloquium by Dan Velleman

CANCELLED: Reflections on Teaching with Kannan Jagannathan

4:30 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank

CANCELLED: Opening Lecture and Reception with Mariah Garnett

4:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, 115 - Pruyne Lecture Hall
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Opening Reception for “A Universe of Terms”

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room (1st floor)

This event is open to current Amherst College students, faculty and staff (Amherst College ID required).

Join us for the opening reception of “A Universe of Terms” exhibition! Hosted in Frost Library’s Mezzanine Gallery and co-curated by Emilie Flamme ’20 and Professor Mona Oraby, “A Universe of Terms” is an exhibition that brings to life 14 terms central to the humanities and social sciences. Based on an online project by the same name for “The Immanent Frame,” a Social Science Research Council digital publication, this exhibition invites scholars, students and the broader public to reimagine learning together through sound, design and narrative. Food and drinks will be provided. Opening remarks and welcome will begin around 4:45.
Explore the Universe here: http://tif.ssrc.org/category/a-universe-of-terms/

CANCELLED: Russian Film Screening: Going Vertical • Движение вверх

Statistics Colloquium Cancelled

Virtual: Loeb Center Summer Internship Funding Information Session


Join us via Zoom to learn more about the funding options the Loeb Center has available for students who have secured unpaid/low-paying summer internships along with the application process.

CANCELLED - Knock Out Your Stress! Tae Kwon Do and Self-Care with the Peer Advocates!

In light of recent events, the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect are cancelling this event. Please feel free to reach out to peeradvocate@amherst.edu with any questions.


Coronavirus Support Session with Min Cheng, Ph.D., and Shirley Li, LICSW

As the coronavirus continues to plague communities in Asia and beyond, our thoughts are with our Asian and Asian American students impacted directly and indirectly. Join us for an evening of gathering, sharing, and healing facilitated by two bilingual, bi-cultural therapists, Shirley Li, LICSW and Min Cheng, Ph.D.
Give voice to your sense of grief, concern, marginalization and, most importantly, hope. This workshop features verbal. movement, and art-based healing practices with the goal of shared meaning finding and stress reduction. This space will center the experiences of Asian and Asian American students impacted directly and indirectly by the coronavirus.
Refreshments will be provided. For accessibility questions or concerns, email cise@amherst.edu. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Student Engagement and the Counseling Center.

Students Only

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Come and join the Russian House for Russian Tea! All students interested in Russian language or culture, no matter their level of language proficiency, are welcome. Food and tea are included!

CANCELLED: Jazz@Schwemm's Genevieve Rose Quartet with Student Groups

9:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Schwemm's Backroom

Ongoing Events

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“Mariah Garnett Selected Video Works,” An Exhibition by Mariah Garnett

Selected Video Works presents four videos by Mariah Garnett made between 2010 and 2014. These works represent the early cornerstones of her experimental documentary practice. In all four films, the relationship between subject and filmmaker is foregrounded, calling into question the power dynamics at play in representational art practices.

“Garbage, The City, And Death” uses a Fassbinder text to reframe a real-life relationship between long-lost siblings as a romantic rivalry. It was Garnett’s first attempt to mix theatricality with a real relationship between herself and her subject.

“Picaresques” takes its inspiration from Lieutenant Nun, the autobiography of a transgender conquistador at the turn of the 17th century as its inspiration and abruptly becomes a portrait of Garnett’s own friendship with a 9-year-old tomboy from Santa Monica. It is an attempt to look to the past and future for heroes of a similar gender to the artist’s own.

“Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin” moves through phases of idolization, anxiety ending in a touchdown in reality in a conversation between the artist and Berlin himself. This is the first film in which Garnett used impersonation as a strategy for representing her subject.

Finally, “Full Burn” marks a shift in Garnett’s practice away from overtly queer themes to the geopolitical. It is a portrait of four U.S. war veterans who have continued to use their own physicality to earn a living, three as stunt men and one as a massage therapist. It is a meditation on masculine duty, trauma and re-enactment.

Mariah Garnett is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. in American civilization and an M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in film/video. In 2019 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video for her feature film, Trouble, which premiered at the London Film Festival and was named one of the best documentaries of the year by Sight + Sound. Her work has screened and been exhibited internationally at venues including The New Museum, The Hammer Museum, Tate Belfast, REDCAT, SFMoMA and her exhibiting gallery, Commonwealth + Council. She is a MacDowell Fellow, and her work has been featured in Bomb, Artforum and Reverse Shot.