Event Calendar

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tue, May 26, 2020

"Reflections on Remote Embodied Practice: Arts at Amherst Initiative" banner, with text over a photo of the Mead Art Museum and Stearns Steeple, flanked by James and Stearns dormitories and trees

"Reflections on Remote Embodied Practice," Presented by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

The Arts at Amherst Initiative is pleased to present a faculty panel on how embodied practice has transitioned to the remote learning environment. Join us for a conversation with Riley Caldwell-O'Keefe, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning; Christopher Durr, assistant professor of chemistry; Jenna Riegel, assistant professor of theater and dance; Jason Robinson, associate professor of music and chair of the music department; and Kathy Couch, lighting manager in the theater and dance department.

The panelists bring cross-disciplinary perspectives from the arts and sciences to share which aspects of their embodied practices were successfully adapted to remote learning and which aspects were lost. Panelists will present resources and technologies they have found most useful during this transition. This will also be an opportunity to reflect on how remote teaching has made us rethink equitable learning experiences for students and to brainstorm how academic models, such as mini-semesters, a summer semester and HyFlex teaching, could be best implemented in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Following the panel, there will be a Q&A, as well as an optional 30-minute period for attendees to remain on Zoom to catch up and share ideas.

This event is open to Amherst College faculty and staff.

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Ongoing Events

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Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."

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Student Video Showcase

Watch an online showcase by students in the Amherst College video production classes "Foundations in Video Production" and "Films That Try: Essay Film Production." Both showcases will go live at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 11, and will be accessible until Sunday, May 31.

"Foundations in Video Production": https://vimeo.com/showcase/7089855
With videos by:
Max Curlin
Michelle Han
Shuzo Katayama
Ronan Levy
Mary Prather
Anniyah Rawlins
Esteban Sanchez
Juliana Saxe
Jacqueline Shen
Rocio Stejskal
Hantong Wu
Clay Zachery

"Films That Try: Essay Film Production": https://vimeo.com/showcase/7089849
With videos by:
Meredith Ao
Noah Jacobs
Hapshiba Kwon
Abbey Paccia
Claire Seaman
Ryan Sholtis
Ryan Yu