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WATCH WHAT YOU CLICK: Fraudulent e-mails from admin@amherst.edu
Several members of the Amherst community are reporting e-mails from "admin@amherst.edu" telling them to click a link and verify their passwords, or their account will be suspended. These e-mails are not from anyone at Amherst College. If you have received this message and clicked the link, you should change your password at www.amherst.edu/it as soon as possible. Click "Change my Amherst password" in the yellow box on the left side of the page.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/it

Friday Series: Exploring Careers in Information Technology: Hardware, Software and IT Services Demystified
Join us in welcoming Amherst alumnae Bethany Chadwick Zangrillo '96, Director of Operations for LNK, a private equity firm. Prior to joining LNK, Zangrillo was a senior director of the project management office and product management division at Gartner, Inc., a technology research and advisory firm. At Gartner, she led the start-up of a product management division and was elected to lead their $400 million research and advisory business. Zangrillo received a B.A. in Computer Science and Fine Arts from Amherst College in 1996 and a CTA from Columbia University in the analysis and design of information systems. This event will be held Friday, Sep. 30, at 2 p.m. in the Career Center. Time: 2 p.m. in the Career Center

The Constitution and the Imagining of America
On September 30 and October 1, the Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America (CIA) will reconvene to discuss the topic of Religion in Public Life. Guest speakers will be Marc Stern, assistant executive director of the American Jewish Congress; Rob Boston, director of communications, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State; Bryan Stevenson, director, Equal Justice Initiative; Melissa Rogers, former executive director, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; Michael Warner, professor of English, Rutgers University. All are welcome. Itinerary: Friday, Sept. 30, Alumni House -- 3:30-4 p.m., Welcoming Remarks, Austin Sarat; 4-5:30 p.m., Session I (Marc Stern, “Privatizing the Sacred or Sacralizing the Public: Is There Another Way?”). Saturday, Oct. 1, Alumni House -- 9-10:30 a.m., Session II (Michael Warner, “Transformations of ‘Religion’ in the Evangelical Public Sphere”); 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Session III (Robert Boston, “Back to Basics: A Defense of the Secular State”); 2-3:30 p.m. Session IV (Melissa Rogers, “Religion’s Rights and Responsibilities in the Public Square”); 4-5:30 p.m., Session V (Roundtable on “Making a Place for Religion in Public Life: Opportunities and Challenges," Moderator: Austin Sarat, Panelists: Robert Boston, Melissa Rogers, Bryan Stevenson, Michael Warner).

Auditions for "First Love," Oct. 1 and 2
The Department of Theater and Dance is looking for two adventurous adult actors (one male, one female, ages 50 and over) and a third actor (female, 18-25) to play numerous incidental roles. Applicants must have some vocal and movement experience. All three roles are substantial. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in an intimate and professional theater experience. Auditions will be October 1 and 2, starting at 7 p.m. in Studio 3, Webster Hall. Sign up in the lounge outside the Theater and Dance offices. Prepared pieces are welcome, but not necessary. For more information, call the Theater and Dance Department at ext. 2411.

Law and the Stranger Lecture Oct. 19
The Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought has invited Professor Pheng Cheag, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, to give a talk at Amherst College on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Clark 100. His talk is entitled “The Necessary Stranger: Law’s Hospitality in the Age of Transnational Migrancy.” Copies of Professor Cheag’s paper will be available prior to the lecture. To obtain a copy, contact Karen Underwood at ext. 2380 or klunderwood@amherst.edu. This event is part of a series of seminars on Law and the Stranger which is being sponsored by the Lamont Lecture Fund. All members of the Five College Community are invited to attend.

Alpha Delta Phi and Patchel Memorial Fund Applications Due Oct. 3
Support for senior projects is available in the form of grants from the Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund. The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to support senior essay writing, special topics and other comparable independent projects. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for senior projects having to do with the moving image specifically, whether essays, theses or production projects. Additional information and application procedures for these funds may be found on the Dean of the Faculty's Website at www.amherst.edu/~deanfac/funding/studentresearch.html. The deadline for submitting applications this semester is October 3, 2005.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~deanfac/funding/studentresearch.html

Rome: Every City Has Its Secrets Screening Oct. 3
Every Monday night, continuing, Oct. 3, in Webster 220, from 8 to 10 p.m., The Classics Club will present a VHS screening of the entire series, throughout the semester. Two episodes will be presented this coming Monday. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~classics/

Public Interest Law and Columbia Law School Info Session on Oct. 3
Join representatives from Columbia Law as they discuss their program and public interest law as a field on Monday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Friedmann Room of the Campus Center.
For more information: rlee@amherst.edu

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Benjamin DeMott
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Professor Emeritus Benjamin DeMott, who died Thursday, Sept. 29.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/demott.html

Juarez Activism Group Tabling Oct. 3
Come join the Juarez Activism Group on Monday, Oct. 3, in the Keefe Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be handing out lollipops to promote the documentary we will be screening on October 13. Come on down and pick up a lollipop!

Glenn Goldberg Exhibition Sept. 29 - Oct. 23
"For Huxley, Kant and Roberto Clemente," an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Glenn Goldberg, takes place Sept. 29 through Oct. 23 in the Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall. The artist will give a lecture on his work on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather. A reception will follow at the gallery. Gallery hours are Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon - 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/Goldberg.htm

EndNote for Thesis Writers Session Oct. 5
EndNote is a tool for building bibliographies and image collections for papers, and is particularly useful for theses. It can facilitate the search for references online, and it simplifies the insertion and formatting of citations and images. It works with Microsoft Word and similar programs. For more information, attend the session Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Webster 102. Presented by the software consultants, softcons- l@listserv.amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/it/training/endnote_thesis_writers_2005-10-05.pdf

Finding a Not-for-Profit Internship on Oct. 4
Join us to learn how to find an interesting and rewarding not-for-profit internship during Interterm or summer on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center, College Hall. This event is co-sponsored by the Career Center and the Community Outreach Office.

Statistical Consulting Available
Statistician Katherine Tranbarger in the Math and Computer Science department is now offering weekly walk-in consulting hours for all Amherst faculty and thesis students in search of statistical advice. Feel free to stop by Seeley Mudd 306 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for help with planning data collection or for advice on how best to summarize or analyze data already acquired. For questions, or to make an appointment outside of the walk-in hours, e-mail Prof. Tranbarger at ktranbarger@amherst.edu.

Rosh Hashanah Services
Rosh Hashanah services will be held in Chapin Chapel, Chapin Hall, on Monday evening, Oct. 3, at 7:30 followed by an Apple and Honey Social in Chapin Lounge. The Rosh Hashanah morning service will begin on Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 Gallery Talk with Carol Solomon Kiefer, Curator of European Art
"The Empress Josephine: Art and Royal Identity", Wednesday, Oct. 5, at noon in the Mead Art Museum Fairchild Gallery.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead/exhibitions/calendar/

Prize-Winning Russian Poet To Read (in Russian and English) on Oct. 5
The poet Sergei Gandlevsky will read from his work on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture. An important figure in the Soviet-era literary underground, Gandlevsky was unable to publish in Russia until the 1990s, when he garnered major literary prizes for several books of poetry and a memoir. He will read in Russian, and his translator Philip Metres will read his own English versions of Gandlevsky's poems. Metres's translations have been published as "A Kindred Orphanhood: Selected Poems of Sergey Gandlevsky" (Zephyr, 2003), the first volume of Gandlevsky's poetry in English. A reception will follow. The event is supported by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Fund, Virginia & David Pennock '60 Fund (ACRC) and the Amherst College Russian Department
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~russian/events/events.html

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College To Dedicate the William Green Teaching Gallery Oct. 5
The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will dedicate its teaching gallery in honor of William Green (1915-2005) at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. A reception and viewing of selections from a remarkable collection of some 2,500 prints will be held in the museum to celebrate Green’s connoisseurship as a collector and to recognize the generous gift of his Japanese woodblock prints to the permanent collection.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_09wgreen.html

EndNote Training for Thesis Writers Oct. 5
EndNote is an application that helps users organize all of their sources in word processing documents. This is especially helpful for managing sources in large documents (thesis writers take note!). Learn about EndNote on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7:30-9 p.m. in Webster 102.Brought to you by the Software Consultants.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/it/training/#opentrain

The Ghost Hunter -- Oct. 5
Halloween's coming and it's a perfect time to be scared out of your mind! ACPB presents... The Ghost Hunter: Super Natural Happenings with John Zaffis this Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Friedmann Room (Front Room). You will hear stories about real ghost happenings around Amherst and then accompany Zaffis on an actual ghost hunt around campus! Be there and be scared....

Professor Diamond to Speak on Social Security Reform on Oct. 6
Professor Peter A. Diamond, Institute Professor at MIT, will speak about Social Security reform on Thursday, October 6, in Cole Assembly Room at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the talk. Professor Diamond has written extensively on social insurance and public finance and is the author (along with Peter A. Orszag) of the very influentual "Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach" (Brookings, 2005). For more on the book, see http://www.brookings.edu/press/books/ savingsocialsecurityrevised.htm. Diamond's visit is sponsored by the President's Office and the Department of Economics.

Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"
Fifty years ago this week Allen Ginsberg gave the first public reading of "Howl" in San Francisco. Join us this Thursday, Oct. 6, at 4:15 p.m. on the front steps of the Robert Frost Library (or, if it rains, inside Frost Library). Participate in this commemorative and celebratory reading of this seminal poem. Come to listen! Come to read a part of this approximately half-hour marathon incantation! Following the reading of "Howl," "Pull My Daisy" will screen at 5 p.m. in the Barker Room. Directed in 1959 by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, narrated by Jack Kerouac, and featuring Ginsberg, Corso and other Beats, this "largely spontaneous experiment" catches these major figures having fun.

The CAP Holds Open Meetings for Faculty Sept. 27-Oct. 6
The Committee on Academic Priorities will be holding open meetings for faculty to discuss the committee’s deliberations to this point. A letter providing further context for these discussions will be sent in mid-September. Colleagues are invited to come in alphabetical groupings, if possible: A - D Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7:30-9 p.m., Babbott Room, Octagon; E - L Friday, Sept. 30, noon - 1:30 p.m., Mullins-Faerber Room, Lewis-Sebring(lunch); M - R Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7:30-9 p.m., Babbott Room; S - Z Thursday, Oct. 6, 4-5:30 p.m.. Babbott Room. More information on the committee, as well as the reports of the SCAE working groups, can be found at the link below.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~cap

Urban Education Internship Program Info Session - Oct. 5
Join us in Fayerweather 115 at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to learn more about this great opportunity to teach in New York City during Interterm.

Steps to Study Abroad for Sophomores -- Oct. 6
Join us for this info session designed to let sophomores know what they need to be thinking about to prepare for applying to study abroad during their junior year. Thursday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center, College Hall.

Amherst on the Road Networking Trip to Boston Oct. 11 (Sign up by Oct. 5)
The Career Center and the Office of Alumni & Parent Programs invite students to participate in this unique networking opportunity in Boston. We will be taking a bus full of students for a full day of site visits, with networking opportunities over lunch. All students may apply to participate, but priority will be given to seniors and juniors. Sign up by coming in to the Career Center by Wednesday, Oct. 5. We will visit: Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research(in an architecturally significant building; tour included), Abt Associates world-wide consulting firm, Museum of Fine Arts, the State House (state government and Financial Analyst Development Program) and Houghton-Mifflin Publishing House. Lunch will be provided.

German Film Series: "Gegen die Wand" Oct. 13
On Thursday, Oct. 13, the film "Gegen die Wand" ("Head On"; directed by Fatih Akin, 2004, 121 mins.) will be shown at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. The film is an award-winning, hard-hitting drama about a young Turkish woman from Hamburg who goes to desperate lengths to escape her family’s patriarchal oppression. Violence, sexual content. In German, with English subtitles. Admission is free.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_activities.html

Artist Glenn Goldberg To Lecture on Oct. 6
Artist Glenn Goldberg will lecture on his work at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (115 Fayerweather). Sponsored by the Amherst College Fine Arts Department, Goldberg’s lecture will coincide with an exhibition of his work in the college’s Eli Marsh Gallery from Sept. 29 to Oct. 23. Following his presentation, the fine arts faculty will hold a light reception in Fayerweather’s main hall. Both the lecture and the reception are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_09goldberg.html

Physics Seminar Oct. 6
On Thursday, Oct. 6, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, (tea in Merrill 204 at 4:15 p.m.) Prof. Timothy Newman from Arizona State University will lead a physics seminar. Topic to be announced.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html

Oct. 6 Neuroscience Seminar
Betty Zimmerberg, Ph.D., chair of the neuroscience program and professor of psychology at Williams College, will present "Animal models for the developmental psychobiology of anxiety disorders" on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Merrill 315. Light refreshments will be available at 4:15 p.m.

Five College Opera Project Auditions Oct. 6 and 7
On October 6 and 7, the Five College Opera Project will hold auditions for the one act operas "La Liberazione di Ruggiero" and "L'Enfant et les Sortileges." Rehearsals will begin in January for performances on Feb. 3, 4 and 5. Auditions will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel at Smith College and Friday, Oct. 7, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in room 44 of the UMass Fine Arts Center. Interested students should e-mail Laine Goerner (lgoerner@email.smith.edu) for audition appointments or more information.

Make Money Watching Sports this Weekend
Volleyball statisticians needed for Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. Minimum of six hours of paid work. No knowledge of volleyball necessary. Please contact Sports Info. Director Tanner Lipsett (tdlipsett@amherst.edu or x2390) by Wednesday if interested.

Keefe Health Center's Hours During Mid-Semester Break
The Keefe Health Center will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10. Urgent needs will be evaluated and treatment provided at the University of Massachusetts Health Services (UHS) for Amherst College students remaining in the local area. The telephone number for UHS is (413) 577-5000. Students are encouraged to contact the Keefe Health Center prior to Friday, Oct. 7, if they have any particular concerns or needs.

Game Shows and Reality TV -- Lecture Oct. 12
Nadya J. Sbaiti, a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Georgetown University and senior editor at the Arab Studies Journal, will speak on “‘Contest’ing the Nation: Game Shows and Reality TV in Lebanon and the Arab World.” She is a member of the team that produced the critically acclaimed documentary film “About Baghdad.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Chapin Hall, Room 101, Amherst College. The event is sponsored by the Religion Department and the Hamilton Fund at Amherst College.

Yom Kippur Services Oct. 12 and 13
All Yom Kippur services will be in Chapin Chapel, Chapin Hall. The Kol Nidre service is Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m.; the Yom Kippur morning service is Thursday, Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the Yom Kippur afternoon/Neilah service is 5 to 7 p.m.

Oktoberfest Dinner At Valentine Oct. 12
Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. for an Oktoberfest Dinner Special. We have a great German menu, and live German music will be performed!

Oct. 26 Party and Concert for Eric Sawyer’s “String Works” at Amherst Books Oct. 26
A party and CD release concert to celebrate “String Works,” the new Albany Records recording by Eric Sawyer, assistant professor of music at Amherst College, will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Amherst Books (8 Main St., Amherst, Mass.).
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10sawyer.html

Old Students with New and Nifty Ideas
The Department of Anthropology-Sociology is pleased to announce the launching of a new series of occasional lectures, "Old Students with New and Nifty Ideas." This semester, two old students, Vanessa Fong, now a professor of anthropology, and Ira Silver, now a professor of sociology, will be coming to campus to share their new and nifty ideas with us. More information later.

Amherst College Philosophy Professor Alexander George Launches askphilosophers.org
Alexander George, professor of philosophy at Amherst College, has launched a new Website, called AskPhilosophers(www.askphilosophers.org), that allows anyone to ask anything—and get an answer from a thinker trained in philosophy.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_08askphilosophers.html

Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat Authors Mercy on Trial
Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor, has authored a new book, titled "Mercy on Trial: What it Means to Stop an Execution" (Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2005, 352 pp.).
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10%20sarat.html

University of Pittsburgh’s Kieran Setiya to Speak at Amherst College Oct. 13
Kieran Setiya, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, will speak on “Cognitivism About Instrumental Reason” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115, at Amherst College. Organized by the Amherst College Department of Philosophy and funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, Setiya’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10%20setiya.html

German Film Series: Gegen die Wand (Head On) Oct. 13
On Thursday, Oct. 13, the film Gegen die Wand (Head On; directed by Fatih Akin, 2004, 121 mins.) will be shown at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. The film is an award-winning, hard-hitting drama about a young Turkish woman from Hamburg who goes to desperate lengths to escape her family’s patriarchal oppression. The film contains violence and sexual content and is presented n German with English subtitles. Admission is free.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_activities.html

Oct. 13 --The Moral Basis of Suffering and Care: Crisis and Opportunity
Dr. Arthur Kleinman, internationally known medical anthropologist and professor of psychiatry at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, is coming to the Five College area. He will speak on "The Moral Basis of Suffering and Care: Crisis and Opportunity" in Cole Assembly Room, 108 Converse Hall, on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science; the Samuel Cummings '26 Lecture Fund; and the Department of Anthropology-Sociology at Amherst College.

Pizza with the Trustees Oct. 13
All students are cordially invited to an evening of casual conversation and Antonio's pizza with the Amherst College Trustees on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m. in the Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center. The Trustees enjoy this annual event and are interested in what you have to say about student life at the college.

Tonight: Ending Genocide Through Divestment
Eric Reeves, professor of English at Smith College and internationally recognized authority on the Sudanese genocide, will speak Thursday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in Johnson Chapel on the urgency of ending the killings that have already claimed over 300,000 lives in Darfur. He will focus on divestment as a means of forcing multinational corporations supporting the genocidal regime to stop ignoring the genocide. By divesting, investors like Amherst College can help pressure the Sudanese government to end the genocide because of the regime's reliance on major corporations, similar to the successful anti-apartheid divestment campaign for South Africa.

Department of Chemistry Fall 2005 Seminar Series
The Department of Chemistry will host a seminar by Professor Anne B. McCoy of The Ohio State University, Dept. of Chemistry, on Oct. 14, at 3:15 p.m. in Merrill Lecture Room 4. The title of Professor McCoy's talk is "Understanding the Relationship Between Structure and Spectroscopy of Floppy Molecules on Earth and in Space." Refreshements will be served at 3 p.m.

Oct. 14 Friday Series: James Bond or Max Smart - Life as a Clandestine Operative
The Career Center will present a Friday Series talk on "James Bond or Max Smart - Life as a Clandestine Operative" at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, in the Career Center. Alumni speaker Geoff O'Connell'70 will discuss what a case officer is and what s/he does. A question and answer session after the talk will include questions on terrorism and the peace process. O'Connell recently retired after a 30-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency. He spent most of his career conducting clandestine intelligence operations overseas. His headquarters assignments included stints as chief of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center, deputy chief of the FBI's Counterterrorism Section and special advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence for the Middle East Peace Process.

Oct. 14 -- The Amherst-Doshisha Experience
Eli Bromberg '02, the 2002-03 Amherst- Doshisha Fellow, will give a short presentation about his Amherst-Doshisha experience on Friday, Oct. 14, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 208, Converse Hall.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~careers/fellow/acfellowships.html

Oct. 14 Talk by Writer Ama Ata Aidoo
Ama Ata Aidoo is the best known Ghanaian woman writer publishing at present. In addition to three novels, she has published short stories, poetry and some pretty provocative articles about feminist issues. She is speaking on Friday, Oct. 14, at 1.30 p.m. in Fayerweather 115. There will be a reception afterwards in Cooper House to which everyone is invited.

Open Call to All Student Artists -- Deadline Oct. 14
All student artists are invited to submit work for a student exhibition at the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams. The exhibition is meant to provide exposure to a broad artistic community and an opportunity for interscholastic exchange; participating schools will include those in the Five College area as well as Skidmore College, Williams College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and several other regional schools. The application deadline is October 14. The exhibition will open November 12. Please contact Sara Spink (skspink@amherst.edu) for more information.

Poet J.D. McClatchy To Appear in Amherst Oct. 13 and 14
Award-winning poet J.D. McClatchy will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Amherst Books at 8 Main St. in Amherst, and present an illustrated lecture, titled “The Writer’s Desk,” at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (115 Fayerweather). His reading is sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center; his talk at the college is sponsored by the Friends of the Amherst College Library. Free and open to the public, both events will be followed by receptions.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_09mcclatchy.html

Italian Club Inaugural Event Oct. 14
For its inaugural event, the Italian Club will be having a pasta dinner and showing the film "Life is Beautiful on Friday, Oct. 14, in Fayerweather 115. The film will be introduced by Professor Rossi. The dinner will start at 6 p.m., Professor Rossi will speak at 6:30, and the film will start around 6:45. Co-sponsored by the Campus Center/Student Activities Office and the AAS.

Black Haze -- Oct. 15
PARTY with SOCO and ACPB, at Black Haze with guest DJ Funk Master Flex! Enjoy mocktails served in neon test tubes, glow sticks, dance platforms, lounge area and much more! Let’s see if you can run it…. Saturday, Oct. 15, Alumni Gym, Amherst College. AC students: Free; doors open at 10 p.m. Five College students: $5 w/ ID; doors open at 11 p.m.

Best-Selling Author Charles C. Mann To Lecture at Amherst College Oct. 17
Journalist Charles C. Mann will talk about his new book, "1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus," at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Co-sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center and Department of Sociology, Mann’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10%20mann.html

Oct. 17 -- Political Transformation in China, Japan and Turkey
A colloquium given by Dr. Karen Barkey, Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University; Dr. Eiko Ikegami, Professor of Sociology at the New School for Social Research, New York; and Dr. R. Bin Wong, Professor of History and Director of the Asian Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Monday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m., in the Cole Assembly Room (the Red Room), Converse Hall. Reception follows. Sponsored by the Tagliabue Fund and the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Tonight! Write a Paper — Learn Word
Monday, Oct, 17, 7:30 - 9 p.m. in Webster 102. Microsoft Word is a fundamental tool for writing papers. In this class you will learn to set up Views and Toolbars; format documents, paragraphs, text, headers and footers; check spelling, grammar and document length; define and apply styles; add images, tables and equations. This class is part of the Technology Series for New Students, brought to you by the IT Student Software Consultants. You can learn about some of the basic software that can help you with your academic work, as well as your extracurricular activities. Not- so-new students are welcome, too.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/it/training/open.html#WriteAPaperLearnWord

Amherst College to Provide Land and Labor for Four New Homes to Habitat
Amherst College will provide the land, as well as volunteer labor, for the construction of four new affordable housing units. At the annual Pioneer Valley Habitat “Raising the Roof” breakfast in Look Park in Northampton this morning, the college and the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity announced a plan—the first in the history of Habitat for Humanity—to donate three acres of college land off South East Street in Amherst to the local chapter of the internationally active group that has brought capital, rather than charity, to those in need since 1976.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10habitat.html

Omelette Special at Valentine Tuesday, Oct. 18
Valentine is having an Omelette Special on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Omelettes will be made to order from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Come and enjoy!

Amherst College Students Adopt Katrina-Ravaged D’Iberville Middle School
A group of Amherst College students will help rebuild the heavily damaged D’Iberville Middle School in Gulfport, Miss. Left under eight feet of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, D’Iberville was one of the most devastated schools in the Harrison County School District. Most D’Iberville students lost their homes, and a group of Amherst College students selected the middle school through an adopt-a-school program at the Mississippi School Boards Association. “We all wanted to do something meaningful and immediate for the hurricane victims,” said Emily Silberstein, a junior at Amherst and one of the organizers, “and adopting a school seemed like a way to focus on education, something everyone at Amherst cares about.”
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10diberville.htm

Physics Seminar Oct. 20
On Thursday, Oct. 20, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3 (tea in Merrill 204 at 4:15 p.m.) Dr. Michael Stage will lead a physics seminar. Title to be announced.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html

Blood Pressure Clinics for Amherst College Employees-- Tuesdays and Wednesdays
The Keefe Health Center has added another day for the Blood Pressure Clinic. We will provide blood pressure measurements during the academic year for all Amherst College employees who have concerns. Blood pressure service will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on a walk-in basis. A medical assistant will be available for this service.

Mock Interview Days -- Oct. 17 & 18
Students: Make an appointment for a mock interview for Monday, Oct. 17, or Tuesday, Oct. 18. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your interviewing skills. If you would like to have a videotape of your interview to take with you, please bring a blank VHS cassette. Call x2265, or stop in at the Career Center to schedule a time slot.

Oct. 18 -- Searching for Angela Shelton
Movie: "Searching for Angela Shelton," Keefe Campus Center Theatre, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 9 p.m. Filmmaker Angela Shelton goes on a journey around the United States, meeting other Angela Sheltons in an effort to survey women in America. In doing so, she finds that, like herself, 24 out of the 40 Angela Sheltons she spoke to had been victims of rape, domestic violence or child molestation. The Angela Sheltons across America not only share similar pasts of abuse but also similar paths of healing. They complete the filmmaker’s journey by teaching her about strength, forgiveness, faith and the power of the human spirit in all of us. Whether you recognize it or not, you probably know someone who was sexually abused. Come see this movie and help break the silence.

Law and the Stranger Lecture on Oct. 19
The Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought has invited Professor Pheng Cheah, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, to give a talk at Amherst College on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Clark 100. His talk is entitled “The Necessary Stranger: Law’s Hospitality in the Age of Transnational Migrancy.” Copies of Professor Cheah’s paper will be available prior to the lecture. To obtain a copy, contact Karen Underwood at 542-2380 or klunderwood@amherst.edu. This event is part of a series of seminars on "Law and the Stranger" and is sponsored by the Lamont Lecture Fund. All members of the Five College Community are invited to attend.

Oct. 19 -- Cat and Crabwalk – About Günter Grass
The German Department hosts a lecture by Heinz Ludwig Arnold on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. in Barrett 4. Arnold is currently the most esteemed, prolific and widely known academic expert on 20th-century German literature, well known for his publications about Günter Grass, Friedrich Dürrenmatt and Max Frisch. A distinguished scholar, Arnold holds a research professorship at the University of Göttingen and has taught and lectured extensively in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He is also a prolific critic on contemporary literature for newspapers, journals and radio, and editor of numerous critical journals. The lecture is free, and will be presented in German and English; all are welcome, and refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_events.html

Applying to Graduate School Workshop Oct. 19
Join us in the Career Center for this workshop on the ins and outs of applying to graduate school. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

U.S. State Department Info Session Oct. 19
A representative from the State Department will be on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 115 to discuss internships at the State Department and to talk about the application process. It is recommended that applicants wait before submitting their application until they attend this session. If you want to begin the application process, go to http://careers.state.gov/student/progra ms/student_internships.html.

Oct. 19 Graduate Training in Clinical Psychology: A Panel Discussion
Professor Richard Halgin will moderate a panel discussion in which three current graduate students will offer recommendations about how to prepare for and apply to graduate school in clinical psychology and related fields. They will also discuss their experiences in a doctoral program and their career planning. Also joining the discussion will be Catherine Le ’07, who will discuss her recent experiences as an intern at a major psychiatric hospital and as a research assistant on a study of psychopathology. The discussion will take place on Wednesday Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in Merrill 315 and is open to al interested students regardless of major.

Slavery and Its Legacies Follow-Up Conversation Oct. 19
A follow-up conversation to last February's "Slavery and Its Legacy" will be held in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall, Amherst College, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. A reception will follow. Discussion of issues between panelists (John Bracey; Onawumi Jean Moss, storyteller, educator and associate dean of students at Amherst; Dean Robinson; Preston Smith; Howard Parad; and Chuck Gillies) and with the audience will include: lack of attention to the history of slavery, especially in the North; the persistent effects of the legacy on Black economic progress and Black family life; impact of slavery, segregation, racism on American institutions; and the implications of the Katrina tragedy for progress in the 21st century. Admission free.

Relay for Life Informational Meeting Oct. 19
Last April the Five College Relay for Life raised more than $72,000 to support cancer research and patient services. Relay for Life is a fun-filled, 18-hour community gathering and fundraising event that celebrates cancer survivorship and honors cancer victims. Come to an information session on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Chapin 203 to learn more about our relay and the ways you can get involved. We are also looking for dedicated individuals who are interested in joining students from the other four colleges to plan the relay or advertise it on campus. If you are interested in joining the planning committee or cannot attend the meeting but would like to be involved, please email Amy Miller at relayforlife@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~relayforlife

Oct. 19 -- End of Racism: Comedy and Lecture Tour
ACPB Presents…Preacher Moss “End of Racism” Comedy and Lecture Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Friedmann Room. Preacher Moss has been traveling across the country educating college students on race, humility of man and respect through his gift of comedy. Come laugh and begin to change the world!

Give Up Your Meals Day Oct. 19
Remember that Wednesday, Oct. 19, is "Give Up Your Meals Day." The Amherst College students who signed up have donated their meals to Katrina Relief funds.

Amherst College Habitat Project -- Want to Get Involved? Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 19
Amherst College has donated three acres of land to the Pioneer Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Over the next four years, four Habitat homes will be built on the space. The gift is historic -- this is the first time that a college has given land directly to Habitat, and the first time a project has been designed to be completed with leadership from college students, faculty and staff. Want to get involved? Come to a brief meeting Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, to learn about the project and find out what you can do to help. Refreshments will be served. (Unable to attend the meeting? E-mail info@amherst.edu to join the Habitat mailing list.)
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10habitat.html

Wendu Gu Presents Fine Arts Lecture Oct. 20
Multimedia artist Wenda Gu will speak in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather, at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. A reception will follow immediately after the lecture in the Main Hall, Fayerweather.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/Calendar05-06.htm

Film Series: "Napoleon" Will Screen in Three Parts Beginning Oct. 20
Yves Simoneau, director; Isabella Rossellini as Josephine, 2002. (361 mins., shown in three parts) Screenings will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 20, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 in the William Green Teaching Gallery, Mead Art Museum.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead/exhibitions/calendar/

Yale University’s David W. Blight To Speak at Amherst College Oct. 20
David W. Blight of Yale University will speak on “The Emancipation of Wallace Turnage and John Washington” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, at Amherst College. Sponsored by the History Department and the Dean of the Faculty, this lecture series is named in honor of Professor Emeritus of History and American Studies Hugh Hawkins. Blight’s lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_09blight.html

Physics Seminar Oct. 20
On Thursday, Oct. 20, at 4:45 p.m.in Merrill 3, Marilena LoVerde of Columbia University will give a talk titled "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Universe." She notes, "In recent years remarkable advances have been made in comology, however, what we have learned is that we know very little about most of the contents of the universe. Perhaps the most surprising observation is that the expansion of the universe is speeding up. The question remains: what is responsible for this acceleration? I will discuss dark energy as the culprit, why we need to learn more, and possibilites for future measurements. In the second half of my talk I will discuss graduate school, deciding to go, applications, getting there and being there." Pizza will be served at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html#oct20

StartingBloc Institute for Social Change Info Session Oct. 20
The Career Center will be hosting an info session by StartingBloc on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. StartingBloc provides socially conscious undergraduate students and young professionals with the training, experience and networks necessary to drive social, economic and environmental innovation through their careers and lives as engaged citizens.

Student Workers Needed -- Class of '80 Homecoming Dinner
Two student workers needed this Saturday (Oct. 22) from 5 to 9 p.m. to assist with the Class of 1980's Homecoming dinner in the Friedmann Room of the Campus Center (formerly the Front Room). 1980 is a fun class, and this is EASY MONEY. Must be punctual and reliable. Interested? E-mail Kevin Graber, kegraber@amherst.edu, as soon as possible.

Amherst College Symphony Orchestra to Perform Homecoming Concert Friday Oct. 21
Led by Music Director Mark Lane Swanson and Assistant Director Rob Lane '05, the 75-member Amherst College Symphony Orchestra will open the Homecoming Weekend festivities with a full-length concert of exciting Russian classics. The program includes Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. The piano concerto will feature acclaimed guest soloist Henry Wong Doe. The concert will take place Friday, Oct. 21, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. Tickets are free to those with an Amherst College ID and members of student orchestras at the Five Colleges. Admission for all others is $5. Tickets may be reserved by e-mailing amherstorchestra@gmail.com.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~orchestra

Oct. 21 -- Political Science Lecture on Airbus
Guy McLeod, of Airbus North America, will give a talk on "European Integration and the Rise of Airbus" at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Babbott Room of the Octagon.

Oct. 21 -- Friday Series: Career Conversations Alumni Panels
Join us this Friday afternoon for our alumni Career Conversations. At 1 p.m., we present "Creativity at Work: Careers in the Arts, Media and Entertainment" in the Friedmann Room of the Campus Center. Alumni presenters include a singer- songwriter/actress/educator, a musician/educator, a screenwriter and an executive from the Harry Fox Agency. At 2:30 p.m. in the Career Center, we present "Entrepreneurship, Staying Open and Close Concerns" with alum Kelly Close '90, entrepreneur. At 3:30 p.m., we present "Education: From Amherst College to the Public Schools - Insights into Selecting a Teacher Training Program," back in the Friedmann Room. Alumni presenters include two teachers and a grad student at Harvard's School of Education.

"Aloha, Say The Pretty Girls" Will Be Performed Oct. 20-22
"Aloha, Say The Pretty Girls" by Naomi Iizuka, directed by Manuame Mukasa, will be performed October 20-22, at 8 p.m. in Kirby Theater, Amherst College. This delightful play by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka follows young people in their search for self and meaning in a world of changing relationships and locales. In the midst of Komodo dragons, hula skirts and a wholly superior dog named Otto, "Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls" follows individual journeys leading to the beaches of Hawaii and the wilds of Alaska. Iizuka gives a compassionate, quirky and poignant look at people’s attempts to reinvent themselves with a new sense of connectedness and purpose in this often crazy and frequently challenging world. Tickets: Free, reservations recommended. Box Office: 413/542-2277.

Amherst College and Emily Dickinson Museum Announce Lecture on Role of Religion in Poet's Life on Oct. 22
Jane D. Eberwein of Oakland University will speak on “Household of Faith: The Religious Climate of Emily Dickinson’s World” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at First Congregational Church, 165 Main St., Amherst. Co-sponsored by the Amherst College Department of English, the talk will focus on the religious environment which shaped and informed Dickinson’s work, even as she refused to join the church. This lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_09eberwein.html

Amherst College Choral Society Homecoming Weekend Concert
The Amherst College Choral Society will present its annual Homecoming Weekend concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College. Music will be performed by the Concert Choir, Women's Chorus and Men's Glee Club, directed by Mallorie Chernin and Rachel Dunham ’05, assistant conductor, and the Madrigal Singers, directed by Andrea Kahn ’08 and Jay Buchman ’07. The program will include music by Zoltán Kodály, Morten Lauridsen, Antonio Lotti, Stephen Hatfield and others. The program will end with traditional college songs. Tickets are $6 for general admission; $3 for senior citizens, children under 12 and Amherst College students. Tickets may be reserved by calling 542-2484 or e-mailing mchernin@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music/Events0506.htm

Fortune's Wheel to Present Free Concert of Medieval Music on Sunday, Oct. 23
Fortune's Wheel will present a free concert in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. The program will feature English music from the medieval period. Fortune's Wheel, a leading early music ensemble, features vocalists Lydia Knutson and Aaron Sheehan, along with Shira Kammen and Robert Mealy on voice, vielle and harp. Their free concert is sponsored by the Departments of English, European Studies, and Music and the Eastman Lecture Fund.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music/Events.htm

iPod Raffle at Football Game Saturday
Win an iPod and save a school! A new iPod Nano will be raffled off during halftime of the Homecoming football game this Saturday, Oct. 22. Stop by our table during the game to purchase tickets at $3 each or 4 for $10. Help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds will go toward rebuilding D'Iberville Middle School in Gulfport, Miss.
For more information: (www.amherst.edu/~katrinarelief)

Amherst College Writing Dean Susan Snively Will Read Oct. 24
In her new book of poems, "Skeptic Traveler" (David Robert Books, Cincinnati, 2005, 96 pp.), Susan Snively, the director of the Writing Center at Amherst College and associate dean of students, relays her travels throughout the United States and Europe in accessible and artful verse. Snively will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. This reading is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10%20Snively.html

Political Science Lecture Oct. 24
Professor Xiabo Lu, director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, will give a talk on "China's New Communist State: From Player to Referee" on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall. Sponsored by The Lamont Fund.

UVA, Penn, Michigan and Chicago Law Admissions Panel Oct. 24
Join us in Fayerweather 115 on Monday, Oct. 24, from 7-9 p.m. as representatives from the law schools at UVA, Penn, Michigan and Chicago discuss the admissions process.

Mississippi Teaching Corps Info Session Oct. 24
Join us in the McCaffrey Room of the Keefe Campus Center at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, to hear about alternative teacher certification opportunities with Mississippi Teaching Corps.

Manipulate an Image -- Learn Photoshop
Have you ever wanted to touch up photos and images, but simply didn't know where to start with Photoshop? Come to this training session for a run-down on the basics of photoshop and general image-editing. Monday, Oct. 24, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Webster 102.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/it/training/

Sculptor Douglas Culhane Exhibition Opens Oct. 31; Lecture Nov. 17
Sculptor Douglas Culhane exhibits in the Eli Marsh Gallery (Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College) from Monday, Oct. 31, to Saturday, Nov. 19. Lecture Thursday, Nov. 17, 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather. Reception follows at the gallery. Gallery hours: M-F 9-4; Saturday/Sunday 12-4. Free and open to the public. Information: 413-542- 2365.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/Calendar05-06.htm

Robert Kegan To Speak on “Hidden Curriculum of Adult Life” at Amherst Nov. 3
Robert Kegan, professor of adult learning and professional development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will speak on “In Over Our Heads?: The Hidden Curriculum of Adult Life” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College. His talk, sponsored by the Mayo-Smith-Read Trans-Disciplinary Fund, is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_09kegan.html

Professor Guttmann Receives Honorary Doctorate
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the Universiteit Leuven, known to French speakers as l'Université de Louvain, awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor Allen Guttmann (English and American Studies). This Flemish university, founded in 1425, is one of the oldest in Europe. The degree was awarded for "distinguished contributions to the study of sports history." The ceremony, held in the Renaissance "Promotiezaal," included an academic procession, a Laudatio, an address by Professor Guttmann and music by a Flemish group known as the New Orleans Jazz Quartet. A banquet in the university's medieval "Beguinzaal" concluded the day.

Biology Snack Break Oct. 25
Come join the faculty and students of the Biology Department at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the third floor lobby of the McGuire Life Sciences Building for hot drinks and cookies. Come prepared for snacking and stimulating discussion. Brought to you by the Biology 3+4 Student/Faculty Committee.

Italian Dinner Special at Valentine Oct. 25
The Dining Services and the Italian Club are holding an Italian Theme Dinner menu on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Valentine. Hope to see you there!

Financing Your Legal Education - Fordham, BC, Richmond Law Schools Panel Oct. 25
Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Career Center as representatives from the law schools at Fordham, Boston College and the University of Richmond discuss their programs and financial considerations and strategies for prospective law students.

Microsoft Info Session Oct. 25
Join us in the Career Center on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. for Microsoft's Info Session. They've got information about jobs, and great give-aways!

The U.S. Drug War in Colombia and Afghanistan: A Talk by Sanho Tree
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Fayerweather 115. The sponsor writes: For decades, our legislators have said "We know where the drugs are coming from, so why don't we just go there and destroy them before they reach our streets?" After billions of wasted dollars, more drugs are reaching the U.S. and the prices are lower than ever. Come find out why source country drug eradication is such a dismal failure, and what additional harm our drug war overseas does to the people of Colombia and Afghanistan. Sanho Tree is a fellow and director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

A Literary Master - A Tribute to Antonio Benitez-Rojo
From October 17 through November 18, an exhibition titled "A Literary Master - A Tribute to Antonio Benitez-Rojo" will be on display in Frost Library. The exhibition features personal photographs, letters, book covers and other remembrances of his work and life. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

AKP American Studies and Visiting Faculty Fellowships
The Associated Kyoto Program is pleased to announce its 2007 American Studies Fellowship competition and 2007-08 Visiting Faculty Fellowship competition, with preference for faculty members from consortium schools (which include Amherst College). Interested faculty may contact the AKP directly via e-mail at akp@smith.edu, or get more information from Chris Williford in the Department of Asian Languages & Civilizations, x5841.
For more information: www.associatedkyotoprogram.org/

Influenza Vaccine for Amherst College Students
Flu vaccine is now available at the Keefe Health Center for all students who wish to receive the immunization. Students with a higher risk of contracting influenza (anyone working or volunteering in a health care facility, etc.) and those with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, other lung, heart, or kidney conditions or immune system problems are especially encouraged to receive the vaccine. An appointment for vaccination may be scheduled by calling the Keefe Health Center at 542- 2267.As always, students are urged to reduce their risk of contracting “the flu” or spreading it to others by washing hands frequently with soap and warm water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. Do not share items such as water bottles and drinking cups that can spread germs. Additional information about influenza and the vaccines to prevent it is available at www.cdc.gov/flu/

Oct. 26 -- CD Release Party for Eric Sawyer's New String Works
Amherst Books hosts a musical celebration of the release of a new CD on Albany Records by Eric Sawyer of the Music Department faculty on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Music and performers from the CD will be featured, including Elizabeth Chang, violin; Francine Trester, violin; and Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello. Amherst Books is located at 8 Main Street in Amherst.
For more information: www.amherstbooks.com/Events/eventsOctober2005.shtml

Lisa Delpit Lecture Cancelled for Tonight
The lecture by Professor Lisa Delpit ("Unsilencing the Dialog: Talking Across the Great Divide"), sponsored by the Education and Social Justice Presidential Initiative Fund and scheduled for tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, has been cancelled. Prof. Delpit lives in Florida, where the airports are not yet functioning due to damage from Hurricane Wilma.

Prof. Sarat Will Host Book Signing Oct. 26
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Amherst Books will be hosting a party/signing for Austin Sarat's new book, "Mercy on Trial: What It Means to Stop an Execution." Everyone is invited to come by to celebrate.
For more information: www.pupress.princeton.edu/titles

Oct. 26 -- EndNote Training for Thesis Writers Oct. 26
EndNote is an application that helps users organize all of their references and images in word processing documents. This is especially helpful for managing sources in large documents (thesis writers, take note!). Learn about EndNote at this encore presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:30-9 p.m. in Webster 102. Brought to you by the IT Student Software Consultants.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/it/training/open.html#EndNoteForThesisWriters

Bain & Co. Case Interview Workshop
Join representatives from Bain & Co. consulting firm, as they present this workshop on the mysterious case interview. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Resume Workshop Wed., Oct. 26
Need help crafting that resume? Want to stand out from the crowd? Come to this Resume Workshop Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Porter Lounge (third floor, Converse).Sponsored by the Career Center.

In Memoriam: Jim Doubleday
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Jim Doubleday, who died Monday, Oct. 24, after a long illness. Doubleday first worked for Amherst from 1950 to 1957. He returned to the college in the 1970s and worked for 30 years in Physical Plant, most recently as head of the Service Desk. More information may be posted as it becomes available.

Oct. 27 -- Teacher Education at Amherst College and beyond
Are you interested in becoming a teacher – as an undergraduate or at grad school? Bev Bell, Five College teacher licensure coordinator, will present a short review of teacher licensing options at Amherst College. Then, a panel from the University of Massachusetts will describe two of the university's graduate licensing programs at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. Come find out more about changing the world, one person at a time...Those who dare....teach! Amherst College Career Center, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

German Film Series: "Meschugge" Oct. 27
On Thursday, Oct. 27, the film "Meschugge" ("The Giraffe"; directed by Dani Levy, 1999, 105 mins.) will be shown at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. The film is a complex, suspenseful thriller about a young German woman in New York City: a mysterious murder leads to unexpected revelations about her family’s involvement in the Holocaust. In German and English, with English subtitles. Admission is free.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_activities.html

Physics Seminar Oct. 27
On Thursday, Oct. 27, a joint physics-neuroscience colloquium will take place at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3 (tea in Merrill 204 at 4:15 p.m.). The colloquium, "How Neurons Do Integrals," will be led by Prof. Mark Goldman from Wellesley College.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html

Multifaith Council Hosts Dr. Andrew A. Jilani, Save the Children Foundation, Oct. 27
The Multifaith Council at Amherst College will host Dr. Andrew A. Jilani, former Sector Head of Education for Save the Children Foundation, on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall, Room 113. Jilani will speak on “Religions in Pakistan: A Personal Perspective.” Students are welcome and encouraged to join Dr. Jilani and the Multifaith Council for dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the general area of Valentine Hall prior to the lecture. The event is sponsored by the Association of Amherst Students, the Religious Life Fund and the Willis D. Wood Fund, and is free and open to the public.

Forum on the Patriot Act at Amherst College Oct. 27
A public forum on the Patriot Act will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Cole Assembly Room (Red Room) in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Organized by the Amherst Chapter of the American Association of University Professors and the Robert Frost Library at Amherst College, and funded by the library and the Amherst College Office of Diversity, the forum and a reception to follow are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10patriot.html

Robert Trivers to Speak Oct. 27 in Biology 14
Robert Trivers, whose classic papers on evolutionary social theory define much of the theoretical core of evolutionary psychology and sociobiology, will lecture on Oct.27 on "Dance in Animals and Humans: What It Reveals About Mate Quality." The lecture will be in Merrill Lecture Room 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Anyone who would like to attend the talk should contact Professor Zimmerman in Biology at wfzimmerman@amherst.edu.

A Taste of Teaching - Teacher Ed at Amherst and Beyond Oct. 27
Join us for a panel presentation on public school teacher licensure options. Presenters will include Bev Bell, discussing undergraduate licensure at Amherst College; Ray Sharick, discussing the MEd–Elementary/ Secondary Education Program at UMass; and a Smith College representative discussing Smith's Master of Arts in Teaching program. Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Career Center. Refreshments will be served.

Pedagogy Lunch, Oct. 28: To Lecture or Not to Lecture?
The Project on Teaching and Learning invites faculty members to a lunchtime conversation on the uses of lecturing in Amherst’s "discussion-is-sacred" teaching culture. Some courageous and admired colleagues will disclose their experience and philosophy as lecturers. When do subject matter, class size, personal style, tech savvy or time in the semester make lecturing engaging and efficient? When do students feel PowerPointed or video-clipped or just lectured to death? What sorts of students fare better with lectures rather than discussions? The lunch will be held in the Mullins and Faerber rooms of Lewis-Sebring from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28; feel free to join us at 1 p.m.

Violinist Leila Josefowicz To Present Music at Amherst Oct. 28
Acclaimed young violinist Leila Josefowicz will continue the 2005-06 Music at Amherst Series with a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The evening’s program will include works by Ravel, Beethoven and Messiaen.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10josefowicz.html

Oct. 28 -- Hillel's Take Your Professor to Shabbat
Socialize with your favorite professors and deans, enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal and relax after a tough week, at the Amherst Alumni House on Friday, Oct. 28. Services begin at 5:30 p.m., hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. Please feel free to join us at any point in the evening. If you have any questions please contact Rachel Gilbert at regilbert@amherst.edu.

Oct. 28 -- Friday Series: Not-for-Profit Panel of Alumni Speakers
"The Field of Social Services: Social Reform and Advocacy for Underrepresented Groups." Join us for this Friday Series alumni panel on not- for-profit careers. Panelists include Bill Lienhard '90, project director, Mental Health Project, Urban Justice Center; and Sarah Sorscher'05, advocate, Urban Justice Center. Friday, Oct. 28, at 1:00 p.m. in the Career Center Events Room.

“Queens, Queens, Queens & Empresses” Symposium Oct. 29
The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present a symposium titled “Queens, Queens, Queens & Empresses” from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. This event is free and open to the public. This event is part of “The Empress Josephine: Art and Royal Identity,” an international loan show focusing on Napoleon’s consort, “the incomparable Josephine,” at the Mead through Sunday, Dec. 18.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10queens.html

Music from the Salon of the Empress Josephine Oct. 30
The Mead Art Museum and the Amherst College Department of Music will present an afternoon of chamber music and song for soprano, flute, harp and fortepiano at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Rotherwas Gallery at the museum. This concert is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. A maximum of two tickets can be reserved by calling 413/542-2335. This event is part of “The Empress Josephine: Art and Royal Identity,” an international loan show focusing on Napoleon’s consort, “the incomparable Josephine,” at the Mead through Sunday, Dec. 18.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/05/2005_10empressmusic.html

John Baker Will Lecture as Part of Colloquium on the American Founding
On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9:30 a.m. John Baker, Bennett Professor of Law and director of the Hemispheric Trade Program at Louisiana State University Law School, will speak on "Homeland Security, Katrina, Rita--and Federalism: Screening Out the Constitution?" The event will be held in the Babbott Room of the Octagon.

Robert Destro To Speak at Colloquium on the American Founding
On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Robert Destro, professor of law at Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, will speak on "The Schiavo Case in Court: Through the Looking Glass, as Liberals and Conservatives Flip Their Roles." The event will be held in the Babbott Room of the Octagon.

Michael Sugrue Will Speak at Colloquium on the American Founding
On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring Dining Hall, Michael Sugrue, professor of history at the New University of Ave Maria, will speak on "How a Hyperpoliticized Scheme of Higher Education Molded an Anti-Democratic Political Class: The College of South Carolina and the Secession."

Michael Platt Will Speak at Colloquium on the American Founding
On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring Dining Hall, Michael Platt, a professor and lecturer from Germany, will speak on "Shakespeare on Politics and Statecraft."

Spend Time with Local Alumni
Missing the comforts of home? Curious about the Pioneer Valley? Interested in learning more about the lives of Amherst alums? If so, we have the program for you! The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs presents a new initiative to connect students with the more than 600 alums living in the area. Currently, more than 45 alums have offered to host dinners, desserts and brunches in their homes, and to plan other fun activities in the Pioneer Valley for Amherst students.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/alumni/dinner/pv_dinner.html

 
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