Event Calendar

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Weekly Writing Group

Trying to carve out time to write, away from distractions and in a comfortable space? The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites faculty and staff to participate in an informal writing group every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the CHI during the fall semester. The Dean of the Faculty is sponsoring all drinks for writers gathered at CHI on Wednesday mornings, available from Frost Café. Just mention that you are part of the faculty/staff writing group.

Dartmouth's Tuck Business Bridge Information Table

Tuck Business Bridge, held at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is a total immersion business program designed to prepare top liberal arts and STEM undergrads for challenging careers.

With a comprehensive business core curriculum, taught by the Tuck School of Business's top-ranked MBA faculty, a capstone team project, and one-on-one guidance from the Tuck's Career Development Office, the Tuck Business Bridge Program® can give participants the skills confidence needed to get a job and succeed -- all in just a few weeks this summer.

Stop by this information table to learn more about the program and its application process!

American University of Cairo Info Table

Come find out what a semester or year abroad in Egypt can offer you.
Whether you've always dreamed of visiting the Pyramids, want to excel in Arabic, be in the center of Middle East politics, or gain global experiences to help you in your future careers, The American University in Cairo (AUC) could be the place for you! All classes at AUC are taught in English (except for Arabic courses), so no language prerequisites needed. AUC is a traditional, liberal arts institution so there are also opportunities for students interested in environmental studies, economics, biology, film and media, and many other fields.
Fun fact: Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, completed in 2650 BCE, is the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. And if you visit, you can go inside of it!

Students Only

Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program Info Table

Come meet with Loeb Center staff to learn more about the new Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program and how you can join.

National Coffee with a Cop Day

National Coffee with a Cop Day

Join your Amherst College Police Department for National Coffee with a Cop Day! The coffee is free and the conversation is informal.


Release is 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.

Students Only

CHI Salon: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint Reading

4:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is the author of the lyric novel The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, A Haven, which Jenny Boully called “an amazingly beautiful changeling of a book,” and which won the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. She also wrote the forthcoming family history project Zat Lun, which won the 2018 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, TriQuarterly and Kenyon Review Online, among other journals, and has been translated into Burmese and Lithuanian. She is the new visiting writer at Amherst College.

Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

"Buddhist Rebels Against Extinction"

4:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

Karin Meyers, visiting assistant professor at Smith College, will examine how and why Western Buddhists are participating in Extinction Rebellion—a global movement against the social, economic and political structures causing the rapid deterioration of our climate and ecosystems. The talk will discuss current Buddhist responses to the climate emergency in the context of the 20th-century movement of "socially engaged Buddhism" initiated by Asian Buddhist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh. This event is sponsored by the Department of Religion and Religious and Spiritual Life.

How to Write Personal Statements for Law School Application, presented by University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and University of Texas

Attend this combined information session to hear from admissions representatives at University of Chicago Law School, University of Michigan Law School, and the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, about their respective programs and admissions process applications. Together, they’ll also shed light on how to write personal statements for law school applications, so that attendees might get a better sense of how to put their best foot forward in this process.

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, its faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859, and is now housed in the Cook Quadrangle on the University of Michigan’s central Ann Arbor campus. Unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. The School has a sizable and diverse faculty, with many preeminent in their fields. The careers of alumni also speak eloquently to the strength of the School; its graduates are leaders serving with distinction in the public, private, and academic sectors in this nation and beyond.

Texas Law is one of the most selective premier and public law schools in the country – each year receiving over 5,000 applications from around the globe to enroll an incoming class of around 300 students. Its three-year Juris Doctor program is intense and transformative. Students gain hands-on experience through advanced training in simulated settings via the advocacy and legal writing programs, and they step into the lawyer role as they work on real-world cases and projects through clinics, internships and pro bono work.

Ongoing Events

“Do Things to Images”: An Exhibition by Odette England

Do Things to Images presents for the first time a selection of photographs from 2014 to 2019 by the artist Odette England. It includes images from her newest series Love Notes.

England’s parents’ former dairy farm, and the archive of snapshots her family made there, serve as raw material for England’s practice. Many of her photographs are unique pieces. By mixing preciousness with low-fi, unrepeatable processes, England highlights the infidelity of memory.

This exhibition includes prints from negatives that England buried and then dug up, and hand-torn paper prints. It features pages ripped from family photo albums, and vintage snapshots that have been hole-punched, among other works. Her need to cut, crop, sand, fold and otherwise manipulate photographs is in contrast to the French meaning of her name, Odette, “Lover of Home.”

Join Odette England for a lecture and the opening of her exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather.