Event Calendar

February 2014

Sat, Feb 1, 2014

Mother fox and her kit

“Landscapes and Nature” by Thomas Stratford

until Jun 7 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Come see the new photo exhibit at the Frost Library Mezzanine Gallery by Amherst College staffer Thomas Stratford, featuring campus landscapes, local nature and portrait-quality images of wildlife. The exhibit is free and open to the public through June 2014.

"...Not Even Love": An Original Composition Thesis by Johnny Citarelli '14

"...Not Even Love" is an album that, as a cohesive unit, chronicles the story of two lovers, but not in the sense of a traditional plot arc. Instead, the lyrics go deep inside the psyches and hearts of each of the two characters, exploring their respective emotional journeys through the twists and turns, the rise and fall of the relationship. The instrumental pieces and breaks, instead of playing the function of an interlude, as is more common, serve to drive the plot, portraying events and changing the mood, to which the characters then respond. The album is a series of songs combining the styles of rock/progressive rock and Western choral music, bringing together a full band and full chorus in various combinations. Solo vocalists portray the characters in different stages and moods. The chorus serves a multifaceted purpose, sometimes being an observer, an omniscient commenter, much like a Greek chorus, and sometimes being used for one character, or both, to more emphatically and grandly express their emotions. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

Sun, Feb 2, 2014

Catholic Mass: Feast, Presentation of the Lord

The Rev. Gary Dailey is celebrant of this Roman Catholic Liturgy. All are truly welcome. Missalettes are provided. Those involved (or who wish to join) in liturgical ministries are encouraged to arrive half an hour early to prepare.

Mon, Feb 3, 2014

"Ribbon Synapses in Sensory Hair Cells: How to Make Them (and How We Break Them)"

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Lecture Room 4

Dr. Lavinia Sheets is the Amelia Peabody Fellow at the Eaton-Peabody Laboratory and a research fellow at Harvard Medical School.

Research summary from Dr. Sheets: "Broadly, my research interests are the formation and maintenance of synaptic connections between sensory hair cells-- the transducers of sound, motion and spatial orientation --and the nerve fibers that carry sensory information to the brain. More specifically, I'm interested in the signaling pathways and intracellular processes that contribute to hair-cell synapse formation during development and that bring about hair-cell synaptopathy following sound overexposure. I investigate these questions using zebrafish as a model for human hearing and deafness. Additionally, I take advantage of the zebrafish's extensive regenerative capacity to investigate how zebrafish regenerate hair-cell-innervating nerve fibers after they have been damaged or lost. I anticipate that uncovering the cellular mechanisms that mediate noise-induced synaptopathy and nerve-fiber regeneration in zebrafish will lead to the development of therapies to protect or replace damaged hair-cell synaptic contacts in humans.”

"Check Yourself: Hip-Hop, Masculinity and Challenging Assumptions"

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt comes to Amherst to speak about hip-hop, popular culture, masculinity and challenging our assumptions.

This event is sponsored by the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect, Sexual Respect Education, the Multicultural Resource Center, the Women's and Gender Center and the Queer Resource Center.

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist and lecturer. For more than 20 years, Hurt has been using his craft, his voice and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender violence, race, music, visual media and food justice. As an activist, Byron has served as a gender violence prevention educator. The former Northeastern University football quarterback was also a founding member of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading college-based rape and domestic violence prevention initiative for college and professional athletics. Hurt also served as an associate director of the first gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

Hurt began his professional film career with "I Am A Man: Black Masculinity in America." His second feature-length film, "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was later broadcast nationally on the Emmy-Award-winning PBS series "Independent Lens." In 2008, Hurt released "If Five-0 Shoots" and "Barack & Curtis." Both were critically acclaimed, and the latter exploded in the blogosphere as a part of the Masculinity Project, further cementing Hurt as an important documentary filmmaker.

Hurt has been featured in various media publications, ranging from "The New York Times" to "O, The Oprah Magazine." Byron's latest film, "Soul Food Junkies," is critically acclaimed and won the CNN Best Documentary award at the American Black Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. The film made its national television premiere on "Independent Lens" in January 2013, drawing an audience of more than 1.5 million viewers.

Hurt is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. His next film, "Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In?" is projected for release in 2015.

Bain & Company Case Interview Workshop and Information Session

Please join members of Bain & Company's Boston office for a Case Interview Workshop! Bain will provide hands-on guidance to help you better understand case interviews, as well as an introduction to consulting. We hope you take this opportunity to learn what consulting firms are looking for and how to prepare for case interviews. Experienced interviewers will be on hand to answer your questions regarding case interviews, consulting, life at Bain and the recruitment process.

Tue, Feb 4, 2014

Mindfulness Meditation Group Meeting

Whether you have meditated a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax and quiet your mind, to learn how to experience less suffering and stress in your life, to explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or to talk about what it means to awaken in this life and to live from compassion and awareness. Or come just because you are curious!

Nora Chipaumire: "Portrait of Myself as My Father"

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance is excited to announce award-winning Brooklyn/Harare choreographer and performer Nora Chipaumire in residence. She will share the results of her week–long workshop for one night only, on Feb. 4 in the Holden Theater from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Seating is open; no reservation is required.

Chipaumire will be working with freelance director and Amherst College Visiting Professor Charlotte Brathwaite on "Portrait of Myself as My Father," a companion piece to her 2013 solo, "rite riot." Chipaumire states: “I am interested in family and the role of men in the family. I do not want to presume to know what it means to be a man, so this whole exercise is false/fictional, as it has to be. My own father was MIA (missing in action) most of my life; therefore, I am creating a portrait of him as I would have wished him to be, as a man such as Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah or even Nelson Mandela.”

Chipaumire has challenged and embraced stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art and aesthetic for the past decade. In her recent past evening-length works, "Miriam" (Brooklyn Academy of Music 2012) and "rite riot" (Crossing the Line Festival 2013), Chipaumire has faced some of the most current trends in dance in working with dramaturges and directors. She questions dances’ need for this. Does a choreographer need a director/dramaturg? What can dance learn from theater traditions? How do collaborations affect the traditional roles of choreographer and director? These questions have led Chipaumire to collaborating with Brathwaite. During the week–long residency, they will continue to explore the role and relevance of a choreographer and director/dramaturge working together, constructing a text and exploring the architectural structure that will undergird Chipaumire’s upcoming project. Together they aim to create a relevant collaborative method that neither negates nor overwhelms the virtues of their respective working genres.

Winter Carnival

The students, staff, faculty and their families are invited to the annual gathering to celebrate winter. There will be fire dancing by Pyro Productions, tray sliding, glow necklaces, hayrides and a huge bonfire! Cold-weather snacks (s'mores, cookies, warm donuts, kolaches, chili and apple crisp) and hot chocolate and hot cider will be provided by Valentine Dining Services. The event location is north of Hitchcock Field and east of Memorial Field; the best access is from the parking lot behind Merrill Science Center. Take a break from your studies, or your usual night activities, dress warm and come on over!

"It’s Time to Manage Your Time"

Whether you have a great deal of unscheduled time yet find you aren’t getting your work done, do nothing but study, or simply wonder whether you might be able to use your time more effectively, it’s time to come learn some new ways to think about time and to manage your unruly self. In addition to introducing a mindset that will help you improve your approach to your studies, this workshop will offer you strategies for gaining control over how you use your time, for managing long-term projects while still getting your daily work done, and for avoiding procrastination and perfectionism. Some of our time together will be devoted to planning your individual weekly schedule and routines, as well as to mapping out of your semester as a whole. Please bring any planner you use (online or paper), along with the syllabi for your courses. The workshop will be taught by Kristen Brookes, senior writing associate. Reserve your spot at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops/reg....

Calling All Musicians! Become an Amherst Public School Music Tutor Today!

Become a part of the Amherst College Music Tutors Program and help children in Amherst Public School bands and orchestras!

An information session will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 9:30 p.m. in the Arms Music Center (in the green room on the ground floor). Please contact Sam Rosenblum (srosenblum16@amherst.edu) if you have any questions or queries.

Wed, Feb 5, 2014

Grab-n-Go Lunch Wednesday Conversations at the Multicultural Resource Center

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Multicultural Resource Center

Come join us Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the MRC for some stimulating lunch conversations!

Feb. 5: "Colorism in Black and Brown Communities"
Feb. 12: "Avoiding Activist Burnout"
Feb. 19: "Envisioning a Multicultural Amherst: Your Ideas and Input"
Feb. 26: "Reflecting on Black History Month"

"Battle for North Africa: Cervantes, Lope de Vega and the Creation of the Cautivo Genre"

The Amherst College Spanish Department is pleased to present a lecture by Michael R. Gordon: “Battle for North Africa: Cervantes, Lope de Vega and the Creation of the cautivo Genre.”

Gordon comes to us from the University of Wisconsin, having received his M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury in Madrid and his B.A. magna cum laude in Spanish and history from Duke University. In May 2014, he will defend his Ph.D. dissertation “The Jews of Cervantes’ Mediterranean and Their Representation in Spanish Cautivo Literature.” Gordon’s specialty is Golden Age Literature. He holds a minor in Italian studies and is the author of four articles.

This lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Cancelled: David Rodowick Lecture: "The Improbability of the Visual and the Un-Cinematic Art of Victor Burgin"

Due to the heavy snow forecasted for Wed. Feb. 5, the first Humanities Lecture featuring Professor David Rodowick has been cancelled. Efforts will be made to re-schedule his visit for the fall of 2014. David N. Rodowick, professor in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago, will speak on Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Room of Fayerweather Hall. The event is open to the Five College Community.

Rodowick is the author of numerous essays and six books. He founded the Departments of Film Studies at Yale University and at King’s College, University of London. His research interests include aesthetics and the philosophy of art, the history of film theory, philosophical approaches to contemporary art and culture, and the impact of new technologies on contemporary society. He is also a curator and an award-winning experimental filmmaker and video artist.

In his lecture, Rodowick will address several of Burgin’s recent works, especially "Listen to Britain" (2002), as exemplary explorations of the concept of medium in works that hold perception in an interstitial space between stillness and movement, image and text, and the visible and the expressible. Those who plan to attend the lecture are encouraged to preview the two films that will be discussed, "Listen to Britain" and "A Canterbury Tale," which can be accessed at https://www.amherst.edu/offices/committees/humanities-lectures.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty at Amherst College.

EDU Meeting

Join us for our second meeting of the spring semester! It will be in McCaffrey Room at 8 p.m.!

Thu, Feb 6, 2014

Info Table: Academic Programs Abroad (APA) in Paris

APA Director Claire Suraqui will be available for questions and information. Come learn about a true immersion experience in France. APA provides an unlimited selection of courses in any discipline, substantial academic support, summer internships, volunteer opportunities, scholarships museum passes, excursions and the most intense and rich cultural experience possible. If you are thinking of studying abroad in France, stop by Keefe Campus Center to hear more about all the APA has to offer.

LinkedIn Information Session

Want to join one of the hottest tech companies in Silicon Valley?

Join us to learn about LinkedIn’s GSO University (Global Sales Organization). We’ll kick things off with a presentation from LinkedIn’s Senior VP of Global Solutions Mike Gamson '96, to be followed by an opportunity for you to meet current employees and learn more about the program.

And in the spirit of tech company perks, giveaways will be provided.

Neuroscience Senior Comprehensives

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Lecture Room 4

Three neuroscience seniors will present their thesis findings in Merrill Lecture Room 4 on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 4:30 p.m. (refreshments to be served at 4:15 p.m.).

"Complete Your Honors Thesis in 60 Days and Live to Tell About It"

Design a plan to help you complete a thesis project you can be proud of, without losing your mind. This workshop will introduce you to strategies for writing more in less time, for avoiding procrastination and writer’s block, and for rediscovering your creativity and joy in your work. The workshop will be taught by Jessica Gorman, writing associate. Reserve your spot at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/workshops/reg....

Mia McKenzie: Black Girl Dangerous

Please join The QRC & Pride Alliance for an evening of activism and empowerment with Mia McKenzie from Black Girl Dangerous-- an activist blogger ready to change the world!

There will be a meet-and-greet in the Queer Resource Center at 6 p.m., and her talk will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center's Friedmann Room!

This event is free and open to ALL! Refreshments will be provided.

Charles Drew Health Professions Society: Surgical Panel

Join the Amherst College Charles Drew Health Professions Society on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in O’Connor Commons of Charles Pratt Dormitory for an exciting panel discussion about careers in surgery and medicine.

• Dr. Stephen Ettinghausen '74 is the medical director for Cancer Surgery Services at the Rochester General Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester. He is an Amherst College alum and attended Cornell University Medical College. He specializes in the care of patients with cancers of the liver/biliary tree, pancreas and upper and lower GI tract, as well as melanoma, sarcoma and breast cancer.

• Dr. Harvey M. Kramer '74 is a cardiologist at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn., and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Vermont School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is very active in community activities and most recently served as chairman of the board of directors of Ability Beyond Disability from 2009 to 2011. He has lectured extensively on cardiovascular disease prevention as well as on lipid disorders and hypertension. Dr. Kramer has a special interest in women's heart disease.

• Dr. David Refermat is a hand surgeon who is head of plastic surgery at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. He graduated from Williams College and the University of Rochester Medical School. He was also a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and was deployed with the U.S. Marines.

"MAPS: These Paths Have Led Us Here"

International students share experiences from home and tales about their journey to the U.S. This month our focus is East Africa! Join us and listen to stories about
culture shock and differences, and some exciting anecdotes about growing up in East Africa, on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room.

Capital Group Information Session

Will Thompson from Capital Group will be here to offer exciting information about The Associates Program Internship

TAP Internship: Position Description for Summer 2014

Are you a junior in college studying history, literature, biology, political science, mathematics or a major of your own making? Are you interested in the financial industry but afraid your lack of economics background disqualifies you?

Are you looking for a paid summer internship that could lead to a full-time opportunity after college?

Take a look at The Associates Program (TAP) Summer Internship at Capital Group.
Spend your summer in Los Angeles learning about our business and your own strengths and interests through challenging assignments, business training classes, and mentorship from current associates. You’ll also have frequent one on one meetings and workshops with TAP and rotation managers who will help you focus on your professional development and self-growth.

What is the TAP summer internship experience?
• 10 weeks in our Los Angeles offices from June to August
• The opportunity to make a meaningful contribution via new and varied assignments created each summer in key business areas, such as:
Marketing
Investment Research
Business Development
Operations
Human Resources
Information Technology
• Exposure to senior business leaders and multiple mentors, geared to give you opportunities to learn from associates at all levels in our organization
• Social events with both interns and associates
• A competitive base salary with relocation to and housing stipend in Los Angeles

One Village Partners Information Session

Very exciting opportunity is being offered to Amherst students to work with the NGO, OneVillage Partners, this summer in rural Sierra Leone. The positions will have students working on community narrative and videographer/photographer projects. For more details on these positions, see the posting on Quest. The deadline for this amazing experience is fast approaching, with applications due 2/6 . An information session will be held later that night in Paino Lecture Hall at 8:00pm to answer any questions students may have, and to learn more about the experience. Interviews will be held after the information session, and the following Friday morning. To sign up for slots or with further questions, please email Anna Sutherland '14 (asutherland14@amherst.edu)."

Fri, Feb 7, 2014

Spanish Table

Spanish Table meets on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall, starting Jan. 24. Faculty, college staff and students are welcome to join Spanish-speakers of all levels for lunch and interesting Spanish conversation.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Table will meet every Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the South Conference Room in the basement of Valentine starting Jan. 31 (with no meeting during Spring Break).

"Doing Well by Doing Good" Lunch with Amanda Villarreal ’12

Join Amanda Villareal '12, outreach specialist for GENaustin, the Girls Empowerment Network of Austin, and organizing fellow with Battleground Texas for the Wendy Davis Campaign.

Amanda attributes her transition into policy and campaign work to her Amherst education. While at Amherst, Amanda began to think more critically about the macro-level issues affecting women and girls, and she founded the Amherst Women’s Network-- a continuing initiative to foster community between women on campus and the alumnae network. After graduation, she worked in women’s and girls’ policy in Washington, D.C., with the Girls Inc. Public Policy Office, the American Association of University Women and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. While she loved her D.C. work, Amanda felt she needed to go home to Texas, where she could work firsthand on the issues she cared about, particularly those affecting Latinas. She loves being in her hometown and is happy to be working in her fields of interest.

Panera bread and soup will be served. Space is limited. RSVP to Laura Litwiller at llitwiller@amherst.edu by no later than noon, Thursday, Feb. 6.

Russian Table

Russian Table meets every Friday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the Valentine Hall Mezzanine level. Join our professors, our language assistant and fellow students for Russian conversation and fellowship! (Five College students currently taking courses at Amherst will be able to attend and eat lunch at Valentine without charge; please let the checker know that you are on the Russian Department list.)

An Amherst Student Abroad

Steps to Study Abroad

Steps to Study Abroad outlines the process and requirements necessary to study abroad for a semester or for a full year.

Cafe con Leche: Scott Howard, Case Manager

Come by the Multicultural Resource Center for some delicious coffee, tea and snacks! Scott Howard will be speaking about his work and experiences relate to multiculturalism!

Counselors

Queer Talk with Dr. Deb & Dr. Darien

Please join Dr. Deb and Dr. Darien from the Amherst College Counseling Center every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center (basement of Morrow). We meet to discuss any topics you might have on your mind. Been thinking about dating? Not sure if you want to come out? Want to become an active ally? Queer Talk is the space for you. ALL are welcome, and we always have food!

27th Pryde Lecture: "The Way It Was: Protein Chemistry-- Before Molecular Biology!"

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Lecture Room 4

In 1986 the Everett H. Pryde Fund was established by Mrs. Phyllis W. Pryde in honor of her late husband. The Pryde Fund is used to bring to the college distinguished alumni who specialize in the field of chemistry, to present lectures/seminars, and to honor a senior each year who is an outstanding research assistant in chemistry. A plaque has been placed on the wall of the Chemistry Office listing the names of the past guests.

Everett Pryde was an Amherst graduate in the Class of 1939 and obtained a master's degree at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. He was a distinguished scientist and researcher in natural chemistry, publishing more than 100 papers, and was awarded 20 patents. At the time of his death, he was research leader in the Exploratory Organic Reactions Research Group at the USDA’s Northern Regional Research Center.

"A Closer Look" Gallery Talk at the Mead Art Museum

Join Bradley Bailey, the Mead's E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Postdoctoral Curatorial Teaching Fellow in Japanese Prints, for a closer look at ukiyo-e prints of the Russo-Japanese War. A reception follows in the museum galleries.

Kids' Night Out

The Amherst College Women’s Lacrosse Team is hosting a “Kids' Night Out” on Friday, Feb. 7, as a team fundraiser. This event will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (registration is from 5 to 5:30 p.m.) and will be a great opportunity for kids in grades K-6 to enjoy a fun night of sports activities and crafts led by the Amherst Women’s Lacrosse Team. There will also be pizza, poster-making and a chance to cheer on the Amherst Men’s Ice Hockey team! The cost is $20 per child (group rate: $35 for two children and $50 for three children). This event is open to the public.

Parents, enjoy a night off from parenting! In order to plan accordingly for food and activities, RSVP to Alice Lee (alee@amherst.edu) with the number of children you plan to send. Proceeds from this event will support the Amherst Women’s Lacrosse Team.

A Thesis Concert of Original Compositions by Ben Muller '14 and Ian Stahl '14

Inspired by significant places from Ben’s life and childhood, his honors thesis features two interconnected three-movement works. Each piece is written for different instrumentation in an effort to explore different musical idioms. Written for a traditional jazz group and an ensemble featuring strings, vibraphone, saxophone and piano respectively, the two pieces feature themes that evoke images and memories of three different locations that have played noteworthy roles in Ben’s life. Each theme is thus explored through both jazz and rock-inspired music, as well as a Romantic context with hints of Americana and bluegrass. To be performed entirely by Amherst College students, Ben’s thesis is a culmination of his study of multiple music genres.

Ian Stahl combines jazz improvisation and harmonies, rock grooves and electronic beats for his thesis. Although influenced by these seemingly disparate backgrounds, his songs could not be squarely placed in any of these genres, nor do they seek to be. His lyrics and vocal approach bring these elements together and create his musical style. The final performance will be his best songs.

The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

PAW Benefit Dinner

Come enjoy Crazy Noodles food for a good cause: supporting Second Chance Animal Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter in East Brookfield. We will also be announcing the winner of our schoolwide Pet Popularity Contest! The guest speaker is Sheryl Blancato, director of second chance. Suggested donation $5.

Sat, Feb 8, 2014

"Birdsong" by Pete Jody '14 and "Shore" by Abigail Gray '14: Original String Quartet Composition Theses

The Amherst College Department of Music will present “Birdsong,” an original composition for string quartet and electronics by Peter Jody ’14, and “Shore,” an original composition for string quartet by Abigail Gray ’14. Inspired by the work of Steve Reich, Olivier Messiaen and J Dilla, “Birdsong” combines sampled birdsong with untreated acoustic string sounds, creating a unique sonic texture. “Shore” is composed of five movements, each one embodying a coastal location from the Gulf of Maine to the Mouth of the Hudson. Both string quartets will be performed by the Erebos Quartet. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

Sun, Feb 9, 2014

Catholic Mass: Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Rev. Warren Savage is celebrant of this Roman Catholic Liturgy. All are truly welcome. Missalettes are provided. Those involved (or who wish to join) in liturgical ministries are encouraged to arrive half an hour early to prepare.

Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Love My Alumni Week!

Come to Keefe Campus Center Feb. 10-14 anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to write thank-you notes to alumni. Help us show our gratitude to the alumni who have sustained Amherst College over the generations by thanking those who currently support the Alumni Fund and who volunteer for the college. For every 10 notes signed, get a water bottle; for every 20 notes signed, get a t-shirt! Enjoy an Atkins Farms cider doughnut and Amherst M&Ms while you write, and take the opportunity to learn more about the searchable online alumni profile to connect with Amherst alumni and our alumni app. There will also be a table in Merrill Science Center a few days during the week.

"'Mistake' in American Criminal Law"

On Monday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 100 of Clark House, Jordan Steiker, professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law, will present a paper entitled “‘Mistake’ in American Criminal Law.” This is the second presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law’s Mistakes.”

Professor Steiker teaches constitutional law, criminal law and death-penalty law, and is the co-director of the law school’s Capital Punishment Center. Prior to teaching, he served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. Steiker has written extensively on constitutional law, federal habeas corpus and the death penalty. Recent publications include "Peculiar Times for a Peculiar Institution," 48 Tulsa Law Review 357 (2012), and "The American Death Penalty: Constitutional Regulation as the Distinctive Feature of American Exceptionalism," University of Miami Law Review 329 (2013).

To receive a copy of the paper, which will examine whether it is a mistake to no longer view the executions of particular guilty offenders as potentially mistaken, please email the LJST department coordinator at mlestes@amherst.edu.

This event is co-sponsored by The Lamont Lecture Fund.

How to Find a Gender-focused Internship

Are you interested in gender-based work or activism? Check out this internship workshop, co-sponsored by the CCE, WGC and Career Center. Staff from the Career Center will focus on understanding how to use available databases to search for a gender-focused internship and CCE Staff will explain how to take advantage of the funding opportunities offered by college. Light refreshments will be served.

Information Session: Five College Summer Internship

On Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in McGuire 428, there will be an information session for those who may be interested in applying for a paid, 10-week summer internship through the Five College Coastal & Marine Sciences NOAA Summer Internship Program. The application deadline is March 3. Visit www.fivecolleges.edu/marine.

Reflective Journaling Workshop

Reflective journaling promotes self-awareness and learning new ways to think and behave. In this interactive workshop, participants will experiment with writing various reflective journal entries, which will be beneficial to both those who already keep journals and those who don’t. We will practice and discuss ways to apply this kind of journaling to our personal, social, and academic experiences, with the goal of enhancing our lives.
Led by Roy Andrews, writing associate.

Tue, Feb 11, 2014

Info Table: IES Abroad

A provider of international programs for students, IES Abroad will host an information table in Keefe Campus Center on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to meet the IES Abroad representative, who can answer questions about IES programs that are approved for credit at Amherst College.

"Developing a Mindset for Academic Success"

Our fundamental attitudes about ourselves and our academic work have a lot to do with how we approach our studies, how we use our time, how much and why we avoid doing our work, and how anxious we feel about our performance. If you have been procrastinating a lot or struggling to get all of your work done, a change in your mindset might be in order. This workshop will offer you the opportunity to articulate to yourself your own approach to your studies and then, if necessary, work toward revising your mindset into a more productive one, one that will help you work more effectively and happily. The workshop will be led by Kristen Brookes, senior writing associate, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 4 to 5:15 p.m.

"Christians, Sex and Politics: An American History"

R. Marie Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis and current director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, will speak on “Christians, Sex and Politics: An American History,” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (115 Fayerweather Hall).

Professor Griffith earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia in political and social thought in 1989. She earned both her M.A. and Ph.D. in the study of religion from Harvard University. She was awarded consecutive fellowships at Princeton University and Northwestern University. In 1999, she joined the faculty at Princeton, where she filled several roles. From 1999 to 2003, she was associate director of Princeton’s Center for the Study of Religion. In 2003, she became associate professor of religion and was promoted to professor in 2005. She was later named the director of the Program in the Study of Women and Gender. She returned to Harvard University in 2009 as the John A. Bartlett Professor in the Divinity School, also serving on the faculty committee for the History of American Civilization.

Her first major publication was "God’s Daughters: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission" (1997), which examines the practices and perceptions of contemporary evangelical women. Her 2004 book, "Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity," explores the history of Christian-influenced attitudes and practices related to embodiment in modern America, culminating in the evangelical diet and fitness movement. Her next book will be an analysis of sexuality debates in 20th-century American Christianity, titled "Christians, Sex and Politics: An American History."

The event is sponsored by the Willis D. Wood Fund and the Religion Department at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public.

Mindfulness Meditation Group Meeting

Whether you have meditated a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax and quiet your mind, to learn how to experience less suffering and stress in your life, to explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or to talk about what it means to awaken in this life and to live from compassion and awareness. Or come just because you are curious!

"The Universe Needs Feedback: Problems with the Cosmic Fuel Supply"

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm Lecture Room 3

We live in a universe where only 5 percent of the mass-energy is in the form of normal matter; the remainder is attributed to non-baryonic dark matter and dark energy. Furthermore, only 5 percent of the normal matter has managed to form a star or planet by the present day, which is an order of magnitude less than predicted by numerical simulations of galaxy formation. This discrepancy challenges our understanding of what galaxies do with their supply of gas, the fuel for star formation. I will discuss how my research with ground- and space-based telescopes addresses this discrepancy by studying how gas gets into galaxies, how it participates in star formation and black hole growth, and how it is returned to its galactic surroundings via feedback. In the process, we are learning about how radiation, momentum and thermal energy from stars and black holes regulate the fuel supply for star formation, and why we are only 5 percent of the 5 percent.

Equinox Partners Information and Pre-Interview Session

Equinox Partners is a global value-oriented asset management firm based in New York. The representatives will be here on campus to review the summer internship details and answer questions.

Wed, Feb 12, 2014

Table: Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

Voyage with us not only on land and sea, but wherever your curiosity takes you. The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport is designed to lead undergraduates on a path of discovery. Whether it's studying marine biodiversity off the coast of Florida, the impact of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico or the depths of our humanity, Williams-Mystic students embark on the exploration of a lifetime. We take to the open sea for 10 days, hit the road on the West Coast, travel to Louisiana and explore the wonders of the Mystic Seaport Museum. Stop by the information table for more information.

Table: State Public Interest Research Group (US PIRGS/Mass PIRGS)

Campus Organizer: 2014-2015 Job Description

Every day, powerful people are making decisions that affect our health, our safety and our future. In Civics 101, we're taught these decisions should be based on the public interest: that's how a government of the people, by the people, and for the people is supposed to work. Yet in the real world, on issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends, all too often at the public's expense.

How do you counter those powerful interests? The Student PIRGs are mobilizing America's college students to take action. Our Campus Organizers are headed to 50 college campuses across the country, where they will recruit, train and work alongside thousands of student activists. Together we'll go beyond studying the issues; we'll document the problems, find practical solutions, inform the public and make the case directly to decision-makers. And when powerful special interests stand in the way, we'll mobilize the student body, the local citizens and as many people as it takes to make our voices heard in city halls, state capitols, Congress, the White House or wherever it will make a difference.

Grab-n-Go Lunch Wednesday Conversations at the Multicultural Resource Center

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Multicultural Resource Center

Come join us Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the MRC for some stimulating lunch conversations!

Feb. 5: "Colorism in Black and Brown Communities"
Feb. 12: "Avoiding Activist Burnout"
Feb. 19: "Envisioning a Multicultural Amherst: Your Ideas and Input"
Feb. 26: "Reflecting on Black History Month"

"'The Passing unto All Humankind': Columbus, Isis and the Conquest of Tenochtitlan"

Jannette Amaral-Rodriguez holds M.A. and M.Phil. degrees from Columbia University, where she also expects to receive her Ph.D. in May 2014. Her dissertation is titled “En todo se hallaron los tlaxcaltecas: The Measure of Conquest in Sixteenth-Century New Spain.” Jannette grew up in Puerto Rico. Her B.A. (magna cum laude) is in comparative literature and history. She is a specialist in colonial literature and the author of two articles.

Opening Reception for "Native Voices/Native Books"

Celebrate an exhibition of printed books and ephemera documenting over 200 years of Native American intellectual tradition, from Samson Occom to Louise Erdrich and beyond. Mike Kelly, head of Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, and Professors Lisa Brooks and Kiara Vigil will give brief remarks on the exhibition and the Kim-Wait/Eisenberg collection.

Voice Your Literary Expertise: Become a Reader for "The Common"

The Common, an award-winning literary magazine based at Amherst College featuring short stories, essays, poetry and images, is looking for volunteer student readers. Readers evaluate and make recommendations on fiction and essays submitted to the magazine by authors and literary agents.

To learn more, come to the Bruss Room in Johnson Chapel on Wednesday, Feb.12, at 5 p.m. for an info session headed by Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker and featuring current student interns. Refreshments will be provided.

French Film Screening: "L'esquive"

A group of teenagers from the housing projects of the Paris suburbs practice a play for their French class. Krimo falls in love with Lydia, and he accepts the role of Arlequin to try to seduce her. But his timidity and awkwardness keep him from participating in the play, as well as from succeeding with Lydia.

Info Session: Study Abroad in a Spanish-Speaking Country

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Room 115 (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

Have you considered studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country? Students who’ve studied abroad in Spain and Central and South America, as well as Janna Behrens and Victoria Maillo, are hosting a special session on studying in Spanish-speaking countries. Several alumni are attending, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn about programs where students take courses at foreign universities or at the program center. You’ll also hear from students who participate in research-based programs. It’s an excellent opportunity to explore the Spanish-speaking world and learn more about where you may want to study abroad!

Info Session: State Public Interest Research Group (US PIRGS/Mass PIRGS)

Every day, powerful people are making decisions that affect our health, our safety and our future. In Civics 101, we're taught these decisions should be based on the public interest: that's how a government of the people, by the people and for the people is supposed to work. Yet in the real world, on issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends, all too often at the public's expense.

How do you counter those powerful interests? The Student PIRGs are mobilizing America's college students to take action. Our Campus Organizers are headed to 50 college campuses across the country, where they will recruit, train and work alongside thousands of student activists. Together we'll go beyond studying the issues; we'll document the problems, find practical solutions, inform the public and make the case directly to decision-makers. And when powerful special interests stand in the way, we'll mobilize the student body, the local citizens and as many people as it takes to make our voices heard in city halls, state capitols, Congress, the White House or wherever it will make a difference.

When U.S.PIRG Campus Organizers fight for the public, we stand up to some of America's most powerful special interests, from Wall Street to Big Oil, from the Auto Industry to Super PACs. We're the Davids; they're the Goliaths. Yet when we work hard, work smart and work together, we can overcome the most powerful opposition and win concrete results that improve the lives of thousands, sometimes millions, of people.

Poetry Reading: John Hennessy

Major Jackson writes, "In his new collection, 'Coney Island Pilgrims,' John Hennessy does more than catalogue the things of this world; he sanctifies them: bruised strawberries, Kangols, an unleashed pit bull... These poems are the gateway to a kingdom of rhythmic feeling, linguistic order, and imaginative explorations." Hennessy is the author of a previous collection, "Bridge and Tunnel," and his poems have appeared numerous publications. A former Amy Clampitt Fellow, he teaches at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and serves as poetry editor for "The Common."

Valentine's Day Doesn't Have to Suck

During TWLOHA's semester intro meeting, we're challenging you to write a love letter to yourself. We will also share some different opportunities for how you can get involved with our mission on campus this semester. Bring a friend and/or look forward to making new ones!

Officially recognized in March 2012, the Amherst College chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms is a part of a network of chapters and a nonprofit organization that exists to provide hope and point to help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA also exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also invest directly into recovery and treatment.

Thu, Feb 13, 2014

CANCELLED -"Painting a Word Portrait"

Come do a fun, easy writing project that will result in a vivid picture of someone important to you. With just the right details, organized just the right way, you will be able to capture something essential about your subject, enabling the reader to see this person in his or her mind’s eye. This workshop offers you the opportunity to practice-- in just 60 minutes --an entire writing process, from collecting or generating details, to finding a focus, to selecting and organizing details, to re-seeing and then polishing the whole. And you may well have, as a result, a gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, or just something to display on your refrigerator at home. The workshop will be led by Kristen Brookes, senior writing associate.

CANCELLED - German Film Series: "Bandits"

Enjoy a fast-paced, feel-good movie featuring some of Germany’s best-known actresses, including Katja Riemann and Jasmin Tabatabai. Four female prison inmates form a rock band. At an outside gig, at a policemen’s ball, they seize the opportunity to escape, leading to a dramatic, crazy chase all over Germany, to an upbeat musical score.

"Clear and Concise"

Learn a simple method for revising sentences to be more concise and clear, and thus more lively and vigorous. This workshop will introduce you to the "Paramedic Method" from Richard Lanham’s "Revising Prose." Each participant should email a one-page writing sample by Feb. 10 to the instructor, Writing Associate Jessica Gorman.

MinoriTEA

A bi-weekly tea hour for conversation around issues affecting students of color!

Open to ALL students, starting Feb. 13 at 6 p.m., in the Multicultural Resource Center in Keefe Campus Center.

Pride Alliance Weekly Meeting

Join Pride Alliance every Thursday night from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center (in the basement of Morrow Residence Hall).

We are a student org that focuses our weekly meetings on discussion topics relevant to the queer community, educational programs/events and social gatherings.

All are welcome! Please join us! We always have food. :)

Fri, Feb 14, 2014

"Only One Tree From Each Seed? Environmental Effectiveness and Poverty Alleviation in Programs of Payments for Ecosystem Services"

On Friday, Feb. 14, from noon to 1 p.m., the Faculty Colloquium Series for 2013-14 is sponsoring "Only One Tree From Each Seed? Environmental Effectiveness and Poverty Alleviation in Programs of Payments for Ecosystem Services," presented by Katherine Sims, assistant professor of economics. This event will take place in the Mullins Room, Lewis-Sebring Commons.

Spanish Table

Spanish Table meets on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall, starting Jan. 24. Faculty, college staff and students are welcome to join Spanish-speakers of all levels for lunch and interesting Spanish conversation.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Table will meet every Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the South Conference Room in the basement of Valentine starting Jan. 31 (with no meeting during Spring Break).

Russian Table

Russian Table meets every Friday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the Valentine Hall Mezzanine level. Join our professors, our language assistant and fellow students for Russian conversation and fellowship! (Five College students currently taking courses at Amherst will be able to attend and eat lunch at Valentine without charge; please let the checker know that you are on the Russian Department list.)

An Amherst Student Abroad

Steps to Study Abroad

Steps to Study Abroad outlines the process and requirements necessary to study abroad for a semester or for a full year.

Cafe con Leche: Danielle Hussey, Director of Women's and Gender Center

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) hosts a lively Cafe con Leche/Coffee hour every Friday at 2 p.m. This week's guest is Danielle Hussey, director of the Women's and Gender Center. She will share with us how she got to where she is today, the work she does at Amherst College and how multiculturalism fits into her work. Join us at the MRC in Keefe Campus Center 112.

Counselors

Queer Talk with Dr. Deb & Dr. Darien

Please join Dr. Deb and Dr. Darien from the Amherst College Counseling Center every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center (basement of Morrow). We meet to discuss any topics you might have on your mind. Been thinking about dating? Not sure if you want to come out? Want to become an active ally? Queer Talk is the space for you. ALL are welcome, and we always have food!

Exhibition Opening at the Mead Art Museum

All are welcome to attend this public celebration of the Mead's spring exhibition "New Arrivals: Modern and Contemporary Additions to the Collection," which features an extraordinary array of art made after the Second World War, including works by Georges Braque, Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Andres Serrano and so many more. At this special opening event, renowned photographer Jacqueline Hayden will speak about her work featured in the show, followed by a reception in the museum galleries.

Sat, Feb 15, 2014

Family Fun Day at the Mead Art Museum

The third Saturday of every month is Family Fun Day at the Mead! Join the Mead’s educators for drop-in craft activities between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and a gallery talk at 1 p.m. intended for ages 3+ that includes a picture-book reading related to artworks on view.

The Zumbyes Present: Jambo!

The first of our spring concerts, the show is jam-packed with hilarious skits and a selection of 10 beautiful songs. This year's show will feature the Clark Bars. Please come and join us for a wonderful evening of song and laughter. Tickets are $5 apiece for students and $10 for non-students. Admission is free for children under 12.

Chamber Series: St. Lawrence String Quartet

The award-winning St. Lawrence String Quartet has built its reputation as one of the world’s premier string quartets by performing with vivid color and exceptional teamwork. Described by The Washington Post as “fearless musicians whose spontaneity stretches past conventional interpretation and probes the music’s imaginative limits,” the ensemble is lauded for its warmth, precision and vibrancy.

Returning to Amherst after many years away, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform an innovative program of Beethoven, Britten and Verdi.

“The St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection.” --The New Yorker

Sun, Feb 16, 2014

Catholic Mass: Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Rev. Dan Pacholec is celebrant of this Roman Catholic Liturgy. All are truly welcome. Missalettes are provided. Those involved (or who wish to join) in liturgical ministries are encouraged to arrive half an hour early to prepare.

Mon, Feb 17, 2014

Network your way to a job or internship

Come learn how to network your way to a job or internship!

"Holy Land Archaeology: Where the Past Meets the Present"

Professor Carol Meyers will speak on “Holy Land Archaeology: Where the Past Meets the Present” on Monday, Feb. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Room (115 Fayerweather Hall).

Meyers is the Mary Grace Wilson Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Duke University and is a specialist in biblical studies and archaeology and a prominent scholar in the study of women in the biblical world. Professor Meyers has authored or co-authored 11 books and has edited or co-edited five others. Her book, "Discovering Eve," is a landmark study of women in ancient Israel, and her reference book, "Women in Scripture," is the most comprehensive study ever made of women in Jewish and Christian scriptures. In collaboration with Dr. Eric Meyers, she has written "Haggai-Zechariah 1-8" and "Zechariah 9-14." Also with Dr. E. Meyers, she has published three major archaeological reports and is working on several more.

The lecture is sponsored by the Religion Department and the Willis D. Wood Fund and is free and open to the public.

"On Ruin and Cultural Disaster"

On Monday, Feb. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 100 of Clark House, Lewis Gordon, a specialist in Africana philosophy, politics, religion, Black existentialism, Black intellectual history and critical race theory at the Institute for African American Studies and a philosophy professor at the University of Connecticut, will present a paper entitled “On Ruin and Cultural Disaster.” This is the fourth presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year as part of the Copeland Colloquium Seminar Series “Permanent Catastrophe?”

Gordon is the founder and director of the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies and the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought at Brown University, where he was the founding chairperson of the Department of Africana Studies. His books include "Her Majesty’s Other Children" (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), "Existentia Africana" (Routledge, 2000), "Disciplinary Decadence" (Paradigm, 2006) and "An Introduction to Africana Philosophy" (Cambridge UP, 2008).

Gordon’s talk will outline our treatment of the mythopoetics of disaster and explore the concept of cultural disaster as argued in his book written with Jane Anna Gordon, "Of Divine Warning: Reading Disaster in the Modern Age" (Paradigm, 2009).

To view a draft of the paper that will be presented at this seminar, please see the Copeland Colloquium website: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/colloquia/copeland_colloquium/descr...

Arabic Study-Abroad Info Session

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)

Nik Nevin and Jared Price will give a presentation about their experiences studying Arabic over the summer at the American University of Beirut. Q&A will follow.

Tue, Feb 18, 2014

Mindfulness Meditation Group Meeting

Whether you have meditated a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax and quiet your mind, to learn how to experience less suffering and stress in your life, to explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or to talk about what it means to awaken in this life and to live from compassion and awareness. Or come just because you are curious!

Wed, Feb 19, 2014

Exhibition: "A Journey into the U.S. Death Penalty Through Photos and Stories"

until Feb 28 Frost Library, Beyond Words Gallery

The Death Penalty Photography Documentary Project is a multi-decade product of exploring capital punishment through the photographer’s lens. The exhibition will be on display in the Beyond Words Gallery of Frost Library (second floor).

Study-Abroad Open Hours

Study-Abroad Advising Open Hours

Are you considering study abroad for a semester or full year? Do you have questions about your options and how to make it happen? Stop by open hours in Schwemm's every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Table: Study Abroad in Europe, Africa, Asia and More with Arcadia University

Study abroad with Arcadia! Amherst approves many of the study-abroad programs offered through Arcadia's College of Global Studies. You can study in Italy, Spain, the UK, Australia and New Zealand and many more destinations. Programs vary in style; some are language-intensive, and some offer direct enrollment at foreign universities. Come speak with Wendy Lombardo between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center to learn about your options. More information is online at http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/.

Grab-n-Go Lunch Wednesday Conversations at the Multicultural Resource Center

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Multicultural Resource Center

Come join us Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the MRC for some stimulating lunch conversations!

Feb. 5: "Colorism in Black and Brown Communities"
Feb. 12: "Avoiding Activist Burnout"
Feb. 19: "Envisioning a Multicultural Amherst: Your Ideas and Input"
Feb. 26: "Reflecting on Black History Month"

“Polluted Natures: Rethinking the Early Modern City Through Science and Rhetoric”

Chad Leahy is a visiting assistant professor of Spanish at Villanova University. He received his Ph.D. and A.M. in Hispanic studies from Brown University. The topic of his 2013 Ph.D. dissertation is “Translatio Hierosolymae: The Rhetoric of Jerusalem in Early Modern Spain.” Chad holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Boston University in Spanish and in music education. He is the author of five articles and has edited a journal volume. He is currently working on an annotated scholarly edition.

Info Session: Study Abroad in Spain for Beginners and Intermediate Speakers

Do you have zero to three college semesters of Spanish and want to study abroad in Spain? Amherst approves the Syracuse University (SU) Madrid program for students who have little to no previous experience with the language. Take intensive Spanish and the rest of your courses in English while exploring Madrid and the region. Michael Messina from SU Abroad will be speaking with students about how this program is a great step into proficiency in the language, and about all the offerings it has for you to make the most of your semester abroad.

"Same Folks, Different Strokes: Class, Culture and the 'New' Diversity at Elite Colleges and Universities" (NOTE CHANGE OF TIME)

Anthony Abraham Jack '07 is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Harvard University. He is the recipient of Ford Predoctoral and NSF fellowships and is an associate doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School. Jack is interested in race, culture, education and urban poverty. More specifically, he researches present-day experiences of lower-income college students at elite colleges in the context of expanding class-based affirmative-action measures. He is also interested in how African Americans respond to racism and discrimination in their daily lives. In this lecture, Jack will discuss elements of a forthcoming paper.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, the Women's & Gender Center, the Queer Resource Center and the Multicultural Resource Center.

"A Journey into the U.S. Death Penalty Through Photos and Stories"

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room

Photojournalist and longtime death-penalty abolition activist Scott Langley will present an hour-by-hour walk-through of what happens on an execution night, taking the viewer from the prison deathwatch cell into the actual lethal-injection chamber. The presentation also includes original photos from execution vigils (both for and against the death penalty), marches, rallies, portraits of exonerated death row prisoners, candid emotional and prayerful moments, and even celebrities who are outspoken on the issue.

In the presentation, each image is accompanied by a story and also background information about the issue the photo represents. This provides the audience with facts and current information about the death penalty in the United States, combining art, journalism and education into one powerful project.

Refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by Amnesty International and AAS.

Thu, Feb 20, 2014

First-Generation College Mixer

Join us for a discussion where we deconstruct isolating practices, rhetoric and appearances. Through this event we will explore the experience of community as it relates to first-generation college students, through interactive activities and discussions.

Physics Seminar-- CANCELED

Dr. Christopher Landee's talk has been canceled.

Business Dining for Seniors

You are cordially invited to the attend this session with Jodi R. R. Smith from Mannersmith on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Come and enjoy fine dining and the company of your friends whilst learning which of the eight forks you should use to eat your escargot. Jodi will help you navigate the complexities of dining in a professional setting. Among other things, you will learn about:

-Introductions and handshakes
-Proper ordering
-Utensil use and placement
-Table manners
-Topics of dinner conversation

There will be limited availability for this dinner, so please sign up early. You can RSVP at https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/careers/students/etiquettedinner. Please dress in either business-casual or business attire.

"Clear and Concise" (rescheduled)

Learn a simple method for revising sentences to be more concise and clear, and thus more lively and vigorous. This workshop will introduce you to the Paramedic Method from Richard Lanham’s "Revising Prose." Each participant should email a one-page writing sample to the instructor, Writing Associate Jessica Gorman, by Feb. 10. Please reserve your spot at http://goo.gl/f35GLF.

Stories by Eshu Bumpus

7:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Multicultural Resource Center

Eshu Bumpus is a renowned storyteller and long time Amherst community organizer.

Come engage with Eshu's stories at the Multicultural Resource Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.!

Dinner will be served!

Evening at the Mead

7:30 pm Mead Art Museum, Rotherwas Room

Explore the Mead’s medieval and Renaissance European art collection and enjoy a musical performance in the Mead’s 17th-century Rotherwas Room. A reception follows in the museum galleries.

Les Portes Ouvertes: French House Open House

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Newport House, First-Floor Common Room

Vous rêvez en français...

Vous regardez souvent des films français sur Netflix...

Vous écoutez en boucle la musique de Carl Bruni ou d'Yves Montand...

Ou peut être désirez-vous parler français en dehors de vos cours...

Vous aimeriez passer vos soirées à cuisinier les spécialités françaises?

Si c'est le cas...

Nous vous invitons à nous joindre aux portes ouvertes de la maison française (Newport Dormitory) le 20 février de 7h30 a 9h30. On sera content de vous montrer la maison, la cuisine, les chambres, et le centre de la communauté française à Amherst. Retrouvez-nous dans la salle commune, où vous pourrez jouir des boissons et des mets fins à la française.

Venez nombreux!

TRADUCTION ANGLAISE/ ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

Perhaps you dream in French...

Or you frequently find yourself browsing the French film section on Netflix...

Or you listen widely to the songs of Carla Bruni or Yves Montand...

Or maybe you wish to speak French outside of the classroom...

Or you even prefer to spend the night cooking French specialties?

If so...

We invite you to join us at the French House (Newport Dormitory) Open House on Feb. 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. We will be happy to show you the house, the kitchen, our rooms and the center of the French community at Amherst. You will find us in the first-floor common room, where you can enjoy fine French delicacies and drinks.

All are welcome. See you there!

Magic Triangle Concert Series: Janus Ensemble

8:00 pm UMass Amherst, Fine Arts Center, Bezanson Recital Hall

Saxophonist, composer and Amherst College Assistant Professor of Music Jason Robinson presents his celebrated, unusual nine-piece Janus Ensemble in the 25th season of the award-winning (Chamber Music America, 2012 "Adventurous Programming") Magic Triangle Concert Series at Bezanson Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Advance tickets and information are available at: https://fac.umass.edu/Online/JasonRobinson.

Pride Alliance Weekly Meeting

Join Pride Alliance every Thursday night from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center (in the basement of Morrow Residence Hall).

We are a student org that focuses our weekly meetings on discussion topics relevant to the queer community, educational programs/events and social gatherings.

All are welcome! Please join us! We always have food. :)

"Anna K"

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” --Leo Tolstoy, "Anna Karenina"

"Anna K" is an adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel for the stage. "Anna K" follows Anna’s unhappy marriage to her husband and traces the erosion of her passion for her lover. Anna’s brother lives in a compromised arrangement with his wife. "Anna K" sets the love and marriage of Levin and Kitty as a contrast-- the happy family.

The play is directed by Peter Lobdell. Seating is open; no reservations are required.

"One for Ten" Documentary Screening

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (115)

The death penalty was reinstated in the United States in 1976. Since then, for every 10 people that have been executed, one person has been exonerated and released from death row after spending an average of 10 years in isolation.

Join Amnesty International in watching "One for Ten," a series of short testimonies by death row exonerees, covering a broad spectrum of issues related to the death penalty and wrongful convictions.

Refreshments will be provided!

The screening is sponsored by Amnesty International and the AAS.

Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Spanish Table

Spanish Table meets on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall, starting Jan. 24. Faculty, college staff and students are welcome to join Spanish-speakers of all levels for lunch and interesting Spanish conversation.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Table will meet every Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the South Conference Room in the basement of Valentine starting Jan. 31 (with no meeting during Spring Break).

Russian Table

Russian Table meets every Friday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the Valentine Hall Mezzanine level. Join our professors, our language assistant and fellow students for Russian conversation and fellowship! (Five College students currently taking courses at Amherst will be able to attend and eat lunch at Valentine without charge; please let the checker know that you are on the Russian Department list.)

An Amherst Student Abroad

Steps to Study Abroad

Steps to Study Abroad outlines the process and requirements necessary to study abroad for a semester or for a full year.

Cafe con Leche: Lourdes Torres, Campus Police Dispatcher

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) hosts a lively Cafe con Leche/Coffee hour every Friday at 2 p.m. This week's guest is Lourdes Torres, campus police dispatcher. She will share with us how she got to where she is today, the work she does at Amherst College and how multiculturalism fits into her work. Join us at the MRC in Keefe Campus Center 112.

Counselors

Queer Talk with Dr. Deb & Dr. Darien

Please join Dr. Deb and Dr. Darien from the Amherst College Counseling Center every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center (basement of Morrow). We meet to discuss any topics you might have on your mind. Been thinking about dating? Not sure if you want to come out? Want to become an active ally? Queer Talk is the space for you. ALL are welcome, and we always have food!

"Blackfish" Screening

Come and watch "Blackfish," the exposé on sea parks' treatment of killer whales. There will be pizza and opportunities to discuss the film if you're so inclined.

Russian Film Series - Spring 2014

A charming, lyrical comedy offering glorious shots of the Russian capital in the early sixties.

Harlem Gospel Choir Performance

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Ticket reservations began on Thursday, Jan. 22, and will be available until they are gone. To reserve a ticket, please call 413-542-5773 or go online: www.amherst.edu/campuslife/keefe/calendar

"Anna K"

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” --Leo Tolstoy, "Anna Karenina"

"Anna K" is an adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel for the stage. "Anna K" follows Anna’s unhappy marriage to her husband and traces the erosion of her passion for her lover. Anna’s brother lives in a compromised arrangement with his wife. "Anna K" sets the love and marriage of Levin and Kitty as a contrast-- the happy family.

The play is directed by Peter Lobdell. Seating is open; no reservations are required.

Sat, Feb 22, 2014

"Anna K"

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” --Leo Tolstoy, "Anna Karenina"

"Anna K" is an adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel for the stage. "Anna K" follows Anna’s unhappy marriage to her husband and traces the erosion of her passion for her lover. Anna’s brother lives in a compromised arrangement with his wife. "Anna K" sets the love and marriage of Levin and Kitty as a contrast-- the happy family.

The play is directed by Peter Lobdell. Seating is open; no reservations are required.

Sun, Feb 23, 2014

Celebration of the Life of Bekki Lee

Bekki Lee died too soon on Oct. 12, 2013. She worked in the Office of the Dean of Students at Amherst College from 1986 to 2009, after which she moved with her husband, David Hansen, and two daughters, Nicole and Emy, to Claremont, Calif., where at the time of her death she was vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Scripps College. Here we will celebrate, with Bekki's family, her incredibly vibrant and full life with a service in Johnson Chapel at 2 p.m. A reception in O'Connor Commons will be held following the service.

Catholic Mass: 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Rev. Gary Dailey is celebrant of this Roman Catholic Liturgy. All are truly welcome. Missalettes are provided. Those involved (or who wish to join) in liturgical ministries are encouraged to arrive half an hour early to prepare.

Mon, Feb 24, 2014

Biology Seminar: Amy Camp, Ph.D.

Dr. Amy Camp is an assistant professor of biological sciences at Mount Holyoke College. Her talk is entitled "A 'Feeding Tube' Model for Bacterial Cell-Cell Communication." Research summary: Upon nutrient starvation, the bacterium Bacillus subtilis transforms itself into a metabolically dormant spore. This primitive developmental process involves two sister cells, only one of which becomes a spore. The Camp Lab eavesdrops on these two developing cells to discover the elegant and unexpected ways that they communicate and control gene expression.

Info Session: Study Abroad in Prague with CET Academic Programs

CET Prague students spend their semester getting to know one of the world’s most enchanting cities—Prague. Through coursework and a traveling seminar,
students come to understand why Prague has been adored by centuries of writers, intellectuals, political leaders and artists. The CET Prague
programs are a good fit for academically serious students of all majors—particularly history, political science, religion, Central European
studies, film, photography and new media.
Chat with CET representative, Janelle Murphy, about this great opportunity for study abroad in Prague!

Tue, Feb 25, 2014

National Eating Disorders Screening Day

Join other Amherst College students and participate in National Eating Disorders Screening Day. Come by to fill out a form and have a one-on-one meeting with a counselor to talk about the results and any recommendations. Everyone who participates will receive a free T-shirt! This program is sponsored by the Counseling Center with the assistance of To Write Love on Her Arms.

Info Table: Study Abroad with IFSA-Butler: UK, Ireland, Latin America, Middle East and Asia

Study abroad with IFSA-Butler! With programs in the UK, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, there are many options for semester, year and summer study. Most IFSA programs offer direct enrollment at a foreign university, and some even offer a research course option. Be sure to stop by the info table to talk with Carolyn Watson and learn about your options for study. More information online at www.ifsa-butler.org.

"Free Thought for Serious Thinkers: Building the Amherst College Press"

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room

How do scholars communicate with each other in the digital age? How will received conventions for assuring academic merit-- peer review, the gatekeeping function of publishers, the problematic role of reputation --be carried forward into new means of connection and communication between scholars and the interested public of readers? Mark Edington, the newly appointed director of the Amherst College Press, will describe how this new venture is approaching the early challenges of creating a pathway for the development of digital-first, open-access scholarship in the liberal arts.

This presentation, with reception to follow, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Friendly Reading Room at Frost Library.

Mindfulness Meditation Group Meeting

Whether you have meditated a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax and quiet your mind, to learn how to experience less suffering and stress in your life, to explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or to talk about what it means to awaken in this life and to live from compassion and awareness. Or come just because you are curious!

Amherst College Chinese Speaker Series 2014

5:00 pm Lecture Room 1

Dr. Xiaonian Xu (许小年) is professor of economics and finance at CEIBS and was appointed assistant professor at Amherst College from 1991 to 1995, teaching economics and financial markets. In 2009, Businessweek named Dr. Xu as one of China’s Most Powerful People and “most controversial economists”. He received the Sun Yefang Economics Prize in 1996, the highest Chinese award in the field, for his research on China's capital markets. His research interests include macroeconomics, finance, financial institutions and financial markets, transitional economies and China's economic reform.

International Teatime

The International Student Association (ISA) holds bi-weekly teatimes, each themed with a different country/culture. This week, the theme will be India, so we will be having Indian beverages and snacks. We’re going to be sharing stories, experiences or understanding of India, Indian culture (Bollywood, Indian food, etc.) and Indian traditions (Indian weddings!). This will be a completely casual conversation about personal experiences and perspectives about India, and we’d love for you to come to talk and learn about the culture.

Wed, Feb 26, 2014

Study-Abroad Open Hours

Study-Abroad Advising Open Hours

Are you considering study abroad for a semester or full year? Do you have questions about your options and how to make it happen? Stop by open hours in Schwemm's every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Grab-n-Go Lunch Wednesday Conversations at the Multicultural Resource Center

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Multicultural Resource Center

Come join us Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the MRC for some stimulating lunch conversations!

Feb. 5: "Colorism in Black and Brown Communities"
Feb. 12: "Avoiding Activist Burnout"
Feb. 19: "Envisioning a Multicultural Amherst: Your Ideas and Input"
Feb. 26: "Reflecting on Black History Month"

“Between Cross and Crescent: Representing Moriscos with Images in Early Modern Spain”

Catherine Infante expects her Ph.D. this spring from the University of Wisconsin. She received her M.A. in Spanish and Latin American studies from New York University in Madrid and her B.A. from Bethel University in Minnesota. Her Ph.D. dissertation on “Images at the Crossroads: Representing Christian-Muslim Encounters in Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean” also reflects her minor in Arabic studies. Catherine is a specialist in Golden Age literature and the author of two articles.

Info Session: Study Food Communities and Sustainability at the Siena School, Italy

Join Katie Phelan, instructor at the Siena School for Liberal Arts in Italy, for a short information session about Tuscan food culture and sustainability. The Siena School's Sustainability Track combines elements of food studies, anthropology, philosophy and geography. Interdisciplinary coursework offers a dynamic approach to complex environmental problems. Students in the program will critically explore global and local food production systems through issues as diverse as climate change, animal welfare and food security. It is the fundamental aim of the program to equip students with the critical skills necessary to make positive contributions to the urgent environmental challenges of today.

The Siena School Sustainability Track emphasizes the social and cultural aspects of sustainability as they pertain to our food systems and the wider environment. We take food and food culture as a starting point for our exploration-- as a way to both connect with our partners in the area and open up the complexities of the sustainability debate. By fostering a critical examination of the idea of sustainability, personal exploration and meaningful collaboration, it is our aim to inspire new and challenging notions of sustainability that have the power to shape the currents of change.

Katie will discuss the track's offerings and speak specifically about the course she instructs entitled "Consuming Ethics: Food, Community and Sustainability in Siena and Beyond." Students with interests in sustainability, environmental studies, human geography, anthropology and food studies are encouraged to attend.

French Film Screening: "Gainsbourg, vie héroïque"

This 2011 film, directed by Joann Sfar, follows the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris, through his successful songwriting years in the 1960s, to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

Biology Honors Invitational 2014-15

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Lecture Room 3

An information session for the 2014-15 Honors Program in Biology will be held on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Merrill 3. The biology faculty will discuss the honors program, their own research fields and how to sign up for the program.

Fiction Reading: Bruce Holsinger

Bruce Holsinger, a medievalist, is the author of six scholarly books, including the award-winning "Music, Body, and Desire in Medieval Culture." His newly published debut novel, "A Burnable Book," draws on this expertise as well: it’s a dark literary thriller set in Chaucer’s London, about which Library Journal writes, “Medieval England never tasted so rich nor smelled so foul as in this descriptive and intricately layered mystery.” Holsinger teaches in the Department of English at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

EDU Meeting

Please join us for an interesting discussion on education. The meeting will take place in the McCaffrey Room at 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Sugar Jones will be provided!

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

German Film Series: "Hannah Arendt"

Fascinating biopic with acclaimed actress Barbara Sukowa in the title role, centering on the controversies that erupted in 1961 when the famous German-Jewish political philosopher reported on the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Israel.

"The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy and Ordinary Language Philosophy"

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, Room 115 (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

Avner Baz from Tufts University will present the first lecture of the 2013-14 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on "Is Philosophy Nonsense?" on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 413-542-5805.

Pride Alliance Weekly Meeting

Join Pride Alliance every Thursday night from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center (in the basement of Morrow Residence Hall).

We are a student org that focuses our weekly meetings on discussion topics relevant to the queer community, educational programs/events and social gatherings.

All are welcome! Please join us! We always have food. :)

Sister Outsider Poetry

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Room 115 (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

Come join us for an amazing night of slam poetry! Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman, the current top two female slam poets in the world, will be visiting Amherst.

Fri, Feb 28, 2014

Amherst College Nonprofit & Government Career Fair

Want to make a difference and a living? Join us for the annual Nonprofit & Government Career Fair and find out about a diversity of meaningful work opportunities. Meet employers offering summer internships, full-time and part-time jobs, and opportunities for service or volunteering. Stick around until 2 p.m. to join us for a panel on "Demystifying Work in Nonprofit & Public Service" and enter a drawing to win gift certificates to two local nonprofits: Amherst Cinema and Food for Thought Books! For more information on the participating employers, visit the Career Center website: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/careers.

Spanish Table

Spanish Table meets on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall, starting Jan. 24. Faculty, college staff and students are welcome to join Spanish-speakers of all levels for lunch and interesting Spanish conversation.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Table will meet every Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the South Conference Room in the basement of Valentine starting Jan. 31 (with no meeting during Spring Break).

Russian Table

Russian Table meets every Friday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the Valentine Hall Mezzanine level. Join our professors, our language assistant and fellow students for Russian conversation and fellowship! (Five College students currently taking courses at Amherst will be able to attend and eat lunch at Valentine without charge; please let the checker know that you are on the Russian Department list.)

"Why Anthropologists Study Food (and I, Instant Noodles)"

12:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, Room 115 (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

The anthropology of food does far more than celebrate the world’s various foodways. In this lecture, Deborah Gewertz will show that anthropologists study food because of its cross-cultural significance in, for example, creating groups, building kinship, defining the holy, verifying personal and moral value, and shaping relations of equality and inequality. As she will illustrate with her recent research about instant ramen noodles worldwide, what one eats, when one eats, with whom one eats, how one eats and how one acquires what one eats are all socially, culturally, economically and politically impelled. That is, food (including its absence in such phenomena as famine and eating disorders) can only be fully understood within a broad-- dare we say anthropological --context.

Food for Thought Lunch with Rich Stoddart P'15, CEO of Leo Brunett, USA

Students interested in marketing, advertising and business are encouraged to attend this Food for Thought lunch conversation with Amherst parent Rich Stoddart, the CEO of Leo Burnett, USA. Join the conversation with Rich and learn more about the field of advertising, what they are looking for in applicants and how you might get started in the field.

This lunch conversation will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, at 12:30 p.m. in Porter Lounge (third floor of Converse). Soup and salad from Panera Bread will be served. Space is limited. Please reserve your seat by emailing crsharick@amherst.edu.

Not long after joining Leo Burnett in 1985, Rich Stoddart knew why he loved working in advertising: “No other field, I realized, calls for such a unique combination of business analysis, the study of human behavior and the insatiable desire to be creative and forward-thinking.” Twenty years later, following stops at Fallon and on the client side at Ford Motor Company, Rich returned to Leo Burnett as president, North America, to bring these elements together and create ideas that “wake people up and have an impact on the world.” And thanks to campaigns like Allstate’s much-loved “Mayhem,” Special K’s “What Do You Gain When You Lose?” and the World Wildlife Fund’s movement-inspiring “Earth Hour,” Leo Burnett’s clients are building purpose-driven brands for the long term. “Marketers today create value by doing, not saying,” Rich says. “And in a world in which the power of creativity has never been greater, I’m proud to lead an agency that’s using its creativity to help clients grow their businesses and make a positive difference in people’s lives.”

An Amherst Student Abroad

Steps to Study Abroad

Steps to Study Abroad outlines the process and requirements necessary to study abroad for a semester or for a full year.

Cafe con Leche: Angie Tissi, Director of the Queer Resource Center

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) hosts a lively Cafe con Leche/Coffee hour every Friday at 2 p.m. This week's guest is Angie Tissi, director of Amherst's Queer Resource Center. She will share with us how she got to where she is today, the work she does at Amherst College and how multiculturalism fits into her work. Join us at the MRC in Keefe Campus Center 112.

"Demystifying Work in Nonprofit & Public Service: Alumni & Employer Panel"

There are a lot of misconceptions about nonprofit and public-service work. Join nonprofit employers and Amherst College alumni to gain a clearer picture of these unique sectors and get your questions answered:

• What does “nonprofit” mean, and what makes it different from “for-profit” work?

• What special skills or qualifications do I need to work in nonprofit or public service?

• How do I find opportunities in nonprofit and public service?

• Can I really live on a nonprofit salary?

Those who join us for the panel will be entered in a drawing to win a gift certificate to two local nonprofits: Amherst Cinema and Food for Thought Books! Please also consider coming to the Nonprofit & Government Career Fair prior to the panel, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Friedmann Room of the Keefe Campus Center. For more information visit the Career Center website.

Counselors

Queer Talk with Dr. Deb & Dr. Darien

Please join Dr. Deb and Dr. Darien from the Amherst College Counseling Center every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Queer Resource Center (basement of Morrow). We meet to discuss any topics you might have on your mind. Been thinking about dating? Not sure if you want to come out? Want to become an active ally? Queer Talk is the space for you. ALL are welcome, and we always have food!

"Out of Steppe: Borodin’s Prince Igor and Operatic Russia’s Seductive 'Other'"

4:00 pm Webster Hall, Center for Russian Culture

Renowned opera critic and Amherst alumnus David Shengold will speak about Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" in the Amherst College Center for Russian Culture. A reception will follow.

Soirées Galettes des Rois

Venez tous à Newport House le vendredi 28 février, de 16h30 à 18h30 pour partager de délicieuses galettes des rois faites maison !

Come and share delicious homemade galettes des rois (king cakes) with the French house, in Newport House, on Friday, Feb. 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Qui seront les rois cette année?

RSVP only : contact Céline Lim : clim16@amherst.edu

Warning: for those with allergies: the cakes contain almonds.

Evènement présenté par la Maison française d'Amherst College.

Women's Leadership Collaboration Session

The Women's and Gender Center, along with the Gender and Sexuality Network and Women of Senate, invite you to join us for a Women's Leadership Collaboration Session on Friday, February 28th at 4:30 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room, Keefe Campus Center.

We welcome any Amherst student interested in thinking collectively about women's leadership in particular, but also about better ways to communicate and collaborate with and among women's & gender-focused organizations.

Come ready to learn and talk about what other organizations are working on and about new ideas are for effectively moving forward with issues that are important to members of the college community.

Hors D'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

U.S. Veterans Panel Discussion and Benefit Dinner, Presented by the Amherst Military Support Corps

The Amherst Military Support Corp is excited to welcome U.S. Army veterans Jacob Worrell '12E, an Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Fellow, and Robert Pearson, a Wounded Warrior liaison, to Amherst College.

Following a benefit dinner catered by Pasta E Basta and Fresh Side, the two guest speakers will present a panel discussion centered on Worrell's experience as an Amherst student-veteran and the current state of veterans' affairs if the United States. Afterward, Pearson and Worrell will field questions in an open Q&A session moderated by Steven Levy '13. Voluntary donations will be accepted and much appreciated, and all proceeds benefit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and the Wounded Warrior Project.

AC After Dark: World Fair

Travel the world in one night!

AC After Dark World Fair
Friday 2/28
8-10pm
Keefe Campus Center

• Dance Lessons (Belly dancing, West African and Latin Dance)
• Paper Arts
• Trivia – Can your friends answer your questions?! (Trivia questions are from Amherst study abroad and international students!)
• Refreshments provided!

Brought to you by: AC After Dark, the Study Abroad Office and the Multicultural Resource Center!

Ongoing Events

Carol Keller: "One Day Something Came to the Window"

Carol Keller, who teaches sculpture and drawing in the Department of Art and the History of Art, exhibits in the Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall, Jan. 30 to Feb. 21.

Visit https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/art/EliMarsh/carol-kell....

Keefe Hangout

Enjoy our dessert bar, make a craft, write a letter, or play with Legos while enjoying our special, live musical guest, The Hunts!