Event Calendar

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wed, Oct 24, 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 Wednesday, October 24, from 9 a.m.-noon. Suggested donation: $3-4. All proceeds go to Heart and Sole Africa, a non-profit in Rwanda fighting podoconiosis.

Middlebury School of the Environment Information Table

Through Middlebury School of the Environment’s unique summer program, college students and recent graduates can spend six intensive summer weeks in Yunnan Province, China, with dual sites in Kunming and Dali. There, participants will connect with faculty, environmental advocates and NGOs, including the Nature Conservancy and Planet Forward. Stop by this information table to speak with Molly Baker, director of admissions at Middlebury Language Schools and Middlebury School of the Environment, and learn more.

Bank Street Graduate School of Education Information Table

Bank Street Graduate School of Education was founded in the tradition of progressive education and is committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles.

The school offers degree programs in Teacher Preparation, Educational Leadership, Child Life, and Individualized Master’s Programs. Degree programs lead to the Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, or the advanced Master of Education.

Bank Street faculty aim to integrate direct experience with children, teachers and families, exploration and examination of theory, and observation and reflection. These programs prepare adults for professional work in schools, museums, hospitals and community organizations.

Drop by Bank Street's information table to meet the associate director of admissions and learn more about Bank Street graduate programs and how to successfully apply to them.

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

Christina Frederick on "Aliasing in Sampling Theory and Applications"

Abstract: The area of inverse problems can be thought of as the Jeopardy! of mathematical research. Instead of trying to find solutions to complicated equations, the theory of inverse problems attempts to do the opposite: Given solutions to equations, what are the equations themselves? Just as many questions have the same answer, it is true that many different equations have the same solution, making inverse problems extremely challenging to solve. In this talk I’ll describe the inverse problem of sampling continuous signals, and how to guarantee a perfect reconstruction by preventing the occurrence of “alias” signals.

How to Use Your Adviser Poster

How to Use Your Advisor

Advising week begins Monday, October 29! Students consistently report that the aspect of their Amherst experience that they most value are the relationships they build with the faculty. But how does one build these relationships? We will review some strategies for having productive conversations with your academic adviser and connect with other faculty members as well. Cookies and fresh fruit will be provided!

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Ace/Aro Affinity Space: Group for Asexual and Aromantic Students

Come to the QRC for a closed space designated for asexual and aromantic students to discuss ace/aro identities and navigating them on campus. We are looking for people with ace/aro identities to facilitate this weekly meeting space; until a willing student facilitator is available, Jxhn Martin, the Director of the QRC, will be holding this necessary space for students.

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).

The MURAL Project: In CISE!

The MURAL Project: In CISE!

Come contribute to our collaborative mural! This project began with the idea of using art to heal from sexual violence. From there, it evolved into a collaborative mural between all the resource centers that puts focus on the theme of healing from any kind of trauma or any type of injustice. Feel free to come with an item you would like to glue on or supplies, or use our supplies. We will have paint, markers, paint pens, hot glue guns (for gluing on items) and collage supplies. By contributing to this mural, you are by no means obligated to explain your contribution, or share anything about your experience that is private.