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Archived announcements for October, 2006

Marga Gomez's "Intimate Details" Friday, Sept. 29
On September 29 at 8 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Freidmann Room, Marga Gomez takes the walk of shame under the rainbow in this award winning satire inspired by all the GLBT pride rallies she has emceed and dedicated to all the girls (and inanimate objects) she has ever loved before. Marga's crowd pleasing New York and San Francisco hit comes to Amherst unplugged and fired up. For more about Marga visit www.margagomez.com.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~healthed/rainbowroom/

“Celebrate the Herbarium!” at the Emily Dickinson Museum Sept. 30
To mark the publication of the Emily Dickinson’s Herbarium: A Facsimile Edition, visitors to the Emily Dickinson Museum will be invited to create a botanically inspired greeting card or bookmark to “Celebrate the Herbarium!” from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens (Main St., Amherst, Mass.). Artist Mary Weidensaul will show visitors how to print with leaves and other plant material found on the museum grounds. A $2 donation is suggested to cover materials.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09herbarium.html

Law School Panel - Insights into the Admissions Process Oct. 4
Students interested in applying to law school should attend this panel of representatives from the law schools at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Chicago, Michigan and Virginia. You will have the opportunity to participate in a mock admissions panel exercise on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in Fayerweather 115.

Guantanamo Bay Teach-In Oct. 5
On October 5, Amherst College will be taking part in a national teach-in and dialogue on the lessons of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay. The teach-in will be held in Merrill 1. The program itinerary follows: 9:45-10 a.m., opening remarks; 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., live simulcast from Seton Hall with noted scholars and ournalists; 12:15-1:30 p.m., q&a and discussion with LJST Professor Nasser Hussain; and 1:30-7 p.m., live simulcast continues. For more information, contact Professor Nasser Hussain at nhussain@amherst.edu or 413/542-8412 or visit http://law.shu.edu/guantanamoteachin/.
For more information: law.shu.edu/guantanamoteachin/.

Grants Available from the Alpha Delta Phi and David P. Patchel Memorial Funds; Deadline Oct. 2
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, 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 requests for the fall semester is October 2.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~deanfac/funding/studentresearch.html

Composing Yourself: the Graduate School Personal Statement Oct. 2
Dean Susan Snively presents Composing Yourself: the Graduate School Personal Statement on Monday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Career Center. If you are thinking about applying to graduate school this is the workshop for you. Please sign up in Experience, or by calling 413/542-2265, so we know how many to expect.

Incense Competition (Ko Awase) Oct. 2
A lecture/demonstration by Hata Masataka of the Shoyeido Incense Co., Kyoto, and Soshitsu Hachiya, the 21st generation young master of Shino School of Incense, will be held Monday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in Fayerweather 113 with a reception to follow. This event is sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, the John Whitney Hall Fund and the Japan Society of Boston.

Office of Public Affairs Seeks Student Help
The Office of Public Affairs is looking for a student to assist with a special project that involves digitizing magazine articles. The project should take approximately 20 hours to complete. Hours are flexible. Attention to detail and editing and proofreading skills are helpful. If interested please contact Samuel Masinter at samasinter@amherst.edu. This is a paid position.

Peer Advocates Office Hours
The Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect will be available every Tuesday night from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Campus Center Women's Center. Drop by to talk, get connected to resources or just to ask a question. For more information, contact Gretchen Krull at 413/542-8180
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~healthed/peers/peeradvocates.html

Mold in Archives and Special Collections
Portions of the holdings of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections will be unavailable indefinitely because of mold growth in a major storage area. This issue, limited to materials in a single room, is being addressed by the library and Physical Plant. Rick Mears, the college environmental health and safety manager, is monitoring the situation closely. The library is working with Physical Plant and specialists to resolve the problem and to ensure that the mold does not spread. We are committed to keeping Robert Frost Library’s environment safe for both people and collections, and regret the inconvenience that this will cause. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

Physics Seminar Oct. 5
On Thursday, Oct. 5, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Prof. Laura Newburgh of Columbia University will present a physics seminar. Tea and snacks will be served at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204
For more information: amherst.edu/~physics

The Education Job Search Oct. 3
Join Dean Bekki Lee on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center as she discusses finding a job in the field of education. Whether you're looking at public, charter, independent school or higher education, she'll have valuable tips and strategies to offer you.

The Crisis Facing Women in Darfur Oct. 3
Nicholas Kristof will give a lecture entitled "First Genocide of the 21st Century: The Crisis Facing Women in Darfur." The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times journalist will describe the status of women in the Sudan and the violence they face today at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Johnson Chapel. This event is sponsored by Global Rights Of Women (GROW) with support from the office of the President, the Deans' office, the Willis Wood and Interdepartmental Student Funds, the Association of Amherst Students, the Amherst Women and Gender Studies, Black Studies, English, History and Anthropology/Sociology Departments and the Mount Holyoke College Department of History.

Fidelity Investments Info Session October 3
Representatives from Fidelity Investments will be holding an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center. Come on over and hear about the firm, the recruiting process and how you might fit in.

James Q. Whitman To Speak Oct. 4 on the Development of the Criminal Trial
James Q. Whitman, the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School, will speak on the topic “Why Can’t We Protect the Guilty as Well as the Innocent? Understanding the Historical Development of the Criminal Trial” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought and the Croxton Lectureship at Amherst College, Whitman’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09whitman.html

"Lost" To Be Shown at Keefe Campus Center Starting Oct. 4
Starting Wednesday, Oct. 4, new episodes of the television show "Lost" will be shown on the big screen in the Keefe Campus Center movie theater. Episodes will be aired every Wednesday from 9 to 10 p.m. The showings will be sponsored by the Amherst College Men's Project.

Open Meetings for Center for Community Engagement Director Search Oct. 3 and 4
The committee appointed to search for the director of the new Center for Community Engagement would like to invite faculty, staff and administrators to an open meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room. Students are invited to a separate meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall. We will use these meetings to describe the scope of the center's activities and to gather ideas from you about the qualities we should be looking for in a first CCE director.

Microsoft Information Session Oct. 4
An alumni representative from Microsoft will hold an information session on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center. Join Luiz Hernandez ’01 for discussion about working for Microsoft and what kind of opportunities exist with the company.

“Guantanamo: How Should We Respond?” Teach-In Oct. 5
Amherst College will join hundreds of academic institutions on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the first national effort to study the United States detention of hundreds of individuals claimed to be “enemy combatants” at the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba. “Guantanamo: How Should We Respond?” will explore the legal, political and moral implications. Nasser Hussain, an assistant professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought at Amherst, has organized the event at the college. Free and open to the public, the program at Amherst begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Lecture Room 1 in Merrill Science Center.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10hussain.html

Rebecca Lolosoli To Speak Oct. 5
Rebecca Lolosoli, a Kenyan women's activist, will be speak at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Alumni House.

Physicist Laura Newburgh To Discuss “Graduate School and the Universe” Oct. 5
Laura Newburgh, a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, will give a talk titled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Graduate School, and the Universe, in Less than One Hour” at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Merrill Science Room 211. Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. Sponsored by the physics department at Amherst College, the talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09newburgh.html

Round Table Discussion on Nutritional Needs Oct. 5
Caren Weiner, health services nutritionist, and Dining Services managers will be available from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Valentine's Upper Terrace to answer any questions or join in discussions regrading your nutritional or food needs.

Bain & Company Case Interview Workshop Oct. 5
Amherst alumni representatives from Bain & Company consulting firm will be presenting a case interview workshop on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Porter Lounge, Converse Hall. Join them to get valuable tips on what you can expect in the mysterious case interview process.

New England Hall of Fame Will Honor Men's Basketball Program Friday, Oct. 6
The New England Basketball Hall of Fame has announced a new award that recognizes New England college basketball programs which encourage classroom achievement, athletic success, sportsmanship on the court and post-graduate career success. The Amherst College Lord Jeffs have done just that, and will be the first program inducted into the Hall of Fame under the new award’s title, along with the women’s program from the College of the Holy Cross. Amherst coach Dave Hixon and Holy Cross coach Bill Gibbons will accept the prestigious award during the 2006 New England Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Ryan Center at the University of Rhode Island.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/sports/current/m-bball/0928_BBHallofFame.html

Edmund Phelps '55 Wins Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2006 to Edmund S. Phelps '55.
For more information: nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economics/laureates/2006/press.html

Keefe Health Center Closed Oct. 9
The Keefe Health Center will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9. 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. 6, if they have any particular concerns or needs.

The Last Forest: The Amazon in the Age of Globalization Oct. 26
On October 26 at 7:30 p.m. Cole Assembly Room, Mark London '74 will speak on "The Last Forest: The Amazon in the Age of Globalization." London is a trial lawyer in Washington, DC, and author of the forthcoming book "The Last Forest: The Amazon in the Age of Globalization," which will be published in early 2007 by Random House. This event is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program at Amherst College.

Interested in Model United Nations? Conference Nov. 2-5
The Amherst Model United Nations club is finalizing its plan to join the Model United Nations Conference at the University of Pennsylvania November 2-5. If you are interested in participating, please contact Josh Nathan at jnathan10@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.upmun.org

Applications to French and Spanish House Now Accepted
In anticipation of spring semester openings, the French and Spanish Departments announce that applications to the French and Spanish theme house (Newport) are now being accepted. The theme house Websites are accessible from the Residential Life Website at www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife (click on Theme Houses). Information regarding theme houses, including applications and deadlines, can be found on this website. If you have questions, please contact Emily Cachiguango at 413/542-2161 ekcachiguango@amherst.edu.

Microsoft Releases Patch to Critical VML Exploit - Update Windows Now
Microsoft has released a patch this past Tuesday for a known exploit in Windows XP and 2000. The issue exists within Vector Markup Language (VML), a specialized image format for Internet Explorer. The vulnerability allows malicious users to run illegal code on your computer. It's most commonly used to install spyware on your computer simply by visiting a Website. Internet Explorer and Outlook users are especially vulnerable to this flaw. We ask that all users make sure that their Windows systems are fully up to date with the latest Windows Updates. More information can be found at the IT website (www.amherst.edu/it).
For more information: www.amherst.edu/it/news/20060929vmlexploit.html

French Translation of Prof. Allen Guttmann's Work Published
L'Harmattan (Paris) has published a French translation of Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies Allen Guttmann's "From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports," which first appeared in 1978. The translator of "Du Ritueul Au Record" is Thierry Teret, president of the International Society for Sports History. Guttmann's book has previously been translated into German, Italian and Japanese.

Amherst College Alumnus Edmund S. Phelps ’55 Receives Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2006 Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to Edmund S. Phelps, a 1955 graduate of Amherst College. The academy said in a statement that Phelps, a professor of political economy at Columbia University, “challenged the earlier view on the relationship between inflation and unemployment. He recognized that inflation does not only depend on unemployment but also on the expectations of firms and employees about price and wage increases.” “Amherst College is deeply by honored by this recognition,” says Anthony W. Marx, the president of the college. “Ed Phelps is a brilliant scholar and a wonderful man.” Phelps is the fourth Nobel laureate from Amherst College: he joins Joseph E. Stiglitz ’64 (Economics 2001), Harold E. Varmus ’61 (Medicine, 1989) and Henry W. Kendall ’50 (Physics, 1990).
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10phelps.html

Colloquium on the American Founding: David Hanson Oct. 13
On Friday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Victor David Hanson, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and professor emeritus at California University in Fresno, will give a talk on "The Western Way of War."

Steps to Study Abroad for Sophomores Oct. 11
Sophomores who are considering studying abroad during their junior year should come to this meeting with Study Abroad Advisor Bill Hoffa on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

Experiential Learning Opportunities for Interterm Oct. 11
Join Internships Coordinator Debra Krumholz for this workshop on finding Interterm internships with real world experience on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Columbia Law School Information Session October 11
Join admissions representatives from Columbia University's Law School to find out about their programs and get tips on making the most of your application on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Alumni House.

Physics Seminar Oct. 12
On Thursday, Oct. 12, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Prof. Carol Koleci of Worcester Polytechnic Institute will present a physics seminar. Tea and snacks will be served at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics

Buddhism and its Origins Oct. 12
The Multifaith Council will sponsor a talk by Professor Maria Heim of the Department of Religion entitled “Buddhism and Its Origins” Thursday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. in Fayerweather 113. The Willis D. Wood Fund is also supporting the event which is free and open to the public

Teach for America Documentary Screening Oct. 12
Come watch Teach for America teachers in action through this CNN documentary on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room. Sugar Jones cookies will be served.
For more information: www.teachforamerica.org

Classicist Victor Davis Hanson To Speak on “The Western Way of War” Oct. 13
Classicist and military historian Victor Davis Hanson will give a talk titled “The Western Way of War” at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The third lecture in the series sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding at Amherst, Hanson’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10hanson.html

Friday Series: The Mutual Insurance Industry Oct. 13
The Career Center Friday Series welcomes back Gifford Summerkamp'05 from Liberty Mutual Insurance. Summerkamp will talk about why he enjoys working for Liberty Mutual and why a mutual insurance company has associate consultants. Since joining L.M., Gifford has developed customer and market segmentation strategies for Liberty Mutual's Brazilian subsidiary, created risk assessment models for commercial insurance and identified ways to improve sales manager effectiveness. Gifford graduated magna cum laude from Amherst with a degree in Economics. Please join us Friday, Oct. 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Career Center for informal conversations about associate consultant opportunities with Liberty Mutual. Refreshments will be served.

Teaching Lunch on Leveling the Playing Field in Class Oct. 13
Faculty are invited to a lunchtime conversation on Friday, Oct. 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Alumni House to discuss how classroom dynamics affect learning in the students of 2010. How do teaching styles and classroom formats shut students from some groups out of the conversation? How can we create formats sensitive to differences in cultural styles and backgrounds? How can on-line discussions and projects improve classroom work? Can seminar and discussion classes profit from experience in other formats: labs, studio and performing arts, athletics, and fieldwork? This event is sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Project as part of Class Awareness Week.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~face/CAW

Colloquium on the American Founding: Terry Teachout Oct. 13
On Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in Lewis Sebring Dining Hall, Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal will give a lecture entitled "The Critic as Moralist."

Asian Culture House Presents Mochi Night Oct. 13
On Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the second floor Moore common room, come learn about, make and eat this delicious Asian dessert!

Samuel C. Morse To Speak on “Gifts from the Ebb Tide: Utamaro and the Print Culture of Edo” at the Mead Oct. 13
Samuel C. Morse, professor of fine arts and Asian languages and civilizations at Amherst College, will give a gallery talk titled “Gifts from the Ebb Tide: Utamaro and the Print Culture of Edo” at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Fairchild Gallery at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. Morse is a guest curator of the current exhibition at the Mead, “Gifts from the Ebb Tide and the World of Kitagawa Utamaro,” from Sept. 14 through Dec. 10. The other guest curator, Anne Nishimura Morse, curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, will give a gallery talk titled “Gifts from the Ebb Tide and the World of Kitagawa Utamaro” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Fairchild Gallery. All events are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09morse.html

Donald Richie, Writer about Japanese Film, To Speak Oct. 11, 12 and 13
Donald Richie, a novelist and essayist noted for his role in introducing Japanese film to the West, will speak at several public events during his visit as the 2006-07 Robert Frost Library Fellow at Amherst College next week. Richie will deliver a lecture on “Tokyo as Structure” drawn from his book, Tokyo: A View of the City (1999), at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Richie will join an informal talk about the “Position of Foreigners (Americans) Abroad (in Japan)” to complement a reading of his most recent book, Japan Journals 1947-2004 (2004), at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, in Room 101 in Chapin Hall. The 1991 documentary film of his 1971 book The Inland Sea will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115), with discussion to follow. Richie will join professor of fine arts and Asian languages and civilizations Samuel Morse for a gallery talk on the exhibition Gifts from the Ebb Tide and the World of Kitagawa Utamaro at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Mead Art Museum. Richie also will present a talk to the annual meeting of the Friends of the Amherst College Library at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115). All events are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10richie.html

Cellist Pieter Wispelwey To Present Music at Amherst Oct. 14
In the second performance of the 2006-07 Music at Amherst Series, cellist Pieter Wispelwey will be joined by pianist Dejan Lazic in a program of sonatas and variations by Ludwig van Beethoven at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09wispelwey.html

Colloquium on the American Founding: John Yoo Oct. 14
On Saturday, October 14, at 9 a.m. in the Babbott Room, John Yoo of the University of California School of Law at Berkeley will give a lecture entitled "On the War Powers of the Executive."

Colloquium on the American Founding: Michael Carvin Oct. 14
On Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Babbott Room, Michael Carvin of Jones and Day in Washihngton, DC will give a talk entitled "Challenging the Constitutionality of Sarbanes-Oxley."

Colloquium on the American Founding: Victor Davis Hanson Oct. 14
On Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Alumni House, Victor Davis Hanson, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and professor emeritus at California University, Fresno, will speak on "Laws of War, Then and Now."

Oct. 14 Memorial Service Planned for the Late James Ostendarp
All members of the college community are invited to join alumni and other guests at a memorial service for the late coach and professor James E. Ostendarp at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Johnson Chapel. President Marx will offer welcoming remarks, and David Hixon '75, Lee Levison '77, Dave Morine '66 and Jide Zeitlin '85 will share their memories of the coach.

MASSPIRG Water Watch River Cleanup in Springfield Oct. 15
Take part in the first Water Watch Cleanup of the semester! Help pull trash out of the Connecticut river on Sunday, Oct. 15. Transportation will be provided; interested students should meet in front of Converse Hall at 9:45 a.m. and will return to campus by 2 p.m.

Emily Dickinson Museum Presents “Repast as Ritual” October 15
The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens presents “Repast as Ritual: Dining at the Homestead and The Evergreens” from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Amherst College Alumni House on Spring Street. The lecture by Amanda Lange of Historic Deerfield is the third installment of the museum’s fall 2006 “Pleasant and Perfect” series, which examines the 19th-century American home through the material world of The Evergreens, the home of Emily Dickinson’s brother and sister-in-law, Austin and Susan Dickinson.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10repast.html

South African Economist Francis Wilson To Speak at Amherst College Oct. 16
South African economist Francis Wilson will give a talk titled “Halfway There: The Long Walk to Freedom and Economic Justice in South Africa” at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the President’s Office, Wilson’s talk will be free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09wilson.html

Documentary Screening of "People Like Us: Social Class in America” Oct. 16
Shown as part of Class Awareness Week, "People Like Us: Social Class in America" is a fascinating PBS documentary showing how social class plays out in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Parts two and four will be viewed followed by discussion. Refreshments will be served, and the event is open to the public. The screening will take place from 8 to 9 p.m. in Merrill 4 on Monday, Oct. 16. Organized by F.A.C.E. (Financial Aid & Class Equality) and the President’s Office. Sponsored by the President's Office and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~face/CAW

Biology Lecture Oct. 16
Ian C. Gilby, PhD, Dept of Anthropology, Harvard University, will present "Ecological and Social Influences on Hunting by Wild Chimpanzees" on Monday, Oct. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

StartingBloc Social Entrepreneurship Fellow Program Info Session Oct. 16
StartingBloc is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating outstanding young leaders on social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, cross-sector partnerships and corporate social innovation. 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. Please join representatives from StartingBloc on Monday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. in the Career Center to learn about their fellowship program.

George Washington School of Law Info Session Oct. 16
Join admissions representatives from the George Washington School of Law as they discuss their program, their admissions process, and offer tips on getting in on Monday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

Thursday Night Jazz at Schwemm’s Gourmet Coffee House
Live jazz will return to Schwemm’s Gourmet Coffee House in the Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College on Thursday nights this semester, with the music provided by Amherst College students and Amherst and Five College faculty. With support from the Dean of Student Activities, the Campus Center, Jazz @ Amherst and interested faculty and students, the shows are free and open to the public. Information will be posted on the Jazz at Amherst Website.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10jazz.html

Earliest Fossils are of Sponge-Like Animals: New Research by Profesor Whitey Hagadorn
The notion that an animal would need a hard skeleton to leave behind a fossil imprint is something of a fossil itself, according to Whitey Hagadorn, an assistant professor of geology at Amherst College. Hagadorn is the lead author of a paper titled “Cellular and Subcellular Structure of Neoproterozoic Animal Embryos” in the latest issue of Science magazine (Vol. 314, no. 5796). Hagadorn and a team of researchers from the U.S., U.K., China, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia, among them Matthew McFeely, a 2005 graduate of Amherst College, demonstrate that “the earliest animal fossils are nothing more than ancestral sponge-like animals,” Hagadorn says.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10hagadorn.html

Solo Exhibition: The Work of Robert Sweeney in Northampton, Mass.
Robert Sweeney, William R. Mead Professor of Fine Arts at Amherst College, will exhibit recent work at William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, Mass., from Oct. 18 to Nov. 19. The opening reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/RTSPage.htm

Internship Workshop Oct. 17
Join Internship Coordinator Debra Krumholz to get tips and advice on finding a great January or summer internship on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Career Center.

"A Zen Life - D.T. Suzuki" Screening and Discussion with Director M. Goldberg Oct. 17
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 113, come see the screening of "A Zen Life - D.T. Suzuki" followed by a discussion with director M. Goldberg. After a brief summary of major historical events during his life of almost a century, the film introduces DT Suzuki's life story. Interspersed with this is lively discussion about the contribution he made to the spread of Zen philosophy and to helping Westerners understand the Japanese way of thinking and being. Michael Goldberg has been active in video art and production for 40 years, 25 of them in Japan. After publishing the first of seven "International Video Exchange Directories," he visited Japan in 1972, where he helped organize Tokyo's first video art exhibition. This event is sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Hamilton Fund.

Class Dynamics Discussion Oct. 17
Join us for this discussion on class dynamics Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Friedmann room. How does your social class background affect your experience as a college student? How does it come into play when working in the community? Come to reflect and explore these and other related issues. This interactive Exploring Social Change Series Workshop is sponsored by the Community Outreach Program and will be facilitated by student staff and Karen M. Lee, assistant director of community outreach E-mail kmlee@amherst.edu for more info. Refreshments will be served!
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/calendar.html

Class Dynamics Workshop Oct. 17
How does your social class background affect your experience as an Amherst College student? How does it come into play when working in the community? Come to reflect on and explore these and other related issues in an interactive Exploring Social Change Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Friedmann Room. This workshop is sponsored by the Community Outreach Program and will be facilitated by students, staff and Karen Lee, assistant director of community outreach. Refreshments will be provided. E-mail Karen Lee at kmlee@amherst.edu for more info.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/socialchange.html

Career Center Mock Interview Day Oct. 17
The Career Center will be holding a mock interview day on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Students interested in gaining interviewing experience should sign up for a time slot in Experience (check in with us if you need help). If you wish to have your interview video-taped, please bring a blank VHS tape.
For more information: amherst.erecruiting.com/er/security/login.jsp

Author Katherine Min To Read at Amherst Books Oct. 18
Katherine Min ’80 will read from her debut novel, Secondhand World, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09min.html

Historian Martha Hodes To Discuss “The Sea Captain’s Wife” Oct. 18
Martha Hodes, a professor of history at New York University, will speak about “Writing a Transnational Family Story: Reflections on Love and Race across Borders” in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Sponsored by the Amherst College Dean of Faculty and the Five College Crossroads in the Study of the Americas, the lecture will be free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception and book signing.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09hodes.html

President’s Forum on Class Oct. 18
Get heard! Students from different class backgrounds will share their personal experience of socioeconomic class at Amherst. All students are encouraged to contribute to the forum with their own stories of socioeconomic class. President Marx and other members of the Amherst administration will be in attendance to hear your thoughts. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public and will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room on Wednesday, Oct. 18. This event is sponsored by the President's Office and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as part of Class Awareness Week.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~face/CAW

Math talk: The abc Conjecture: An Introduction Oct. 18
How much do you know about the prime factors of integers a, b and c satisfying the equation a+b=c? Head on down to Seeley Mudd 207 at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, to learn as much as can be packed into a quality 60 minutes about the abc conjecture. Presenting this important problem in number theory is Amherst's very own Assistant Professor Rob Benedetto. Refreshments will be served preceding the talk at 3:30 p.m. in Seeley Mudd 208.The talk is sponsored by the Amherst College Chapter of the MAA.

Résumé Workshop October 18
Need a résumé tune-up? Don't have a résumé yet? Don't know what a résumé is? Come to this résumé workshop in the Career Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. You'll get tips and ideas for creating a résumé that sets you apart from the crowd! And don't forget, you can always come see our Peer Career Advisors for résumé help on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m., and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.

Physics Seminar Oct. 19
On Thursday, Oct. 19, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Prof. Britton Plourde of Syracuse University will present a physics seminar. Tea and snacks will be served at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics

Neal Swerdlow ‘80 to Speak Oct. 19 on Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Neal Swerdlow, professor of psychiatry and director of medical student clerkship and electives at UCSD School of Medicine, will speak on “Neuropsychiatric Disorders of Impaired Central Inhibition: Things We’ve Learned in the Blink of an Eye” on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 4. This lecture is sponsored by the neuroscience program and is free and open to the public.

Philosopher John Perry To Present Second Amherst Lecture in Philosophy Oct. 19
John Perry, the Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, will give the second annual Amherst Lecture in Philosophy, titled “‘Borges and I’ and ‘I’,” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The Amherst Lecture in Philosophy invites a distinguished philosopher each year to Amherst College. All lectures, along with supplemental materials, will be freely available through a fully archived, catalogued and searchable publication on the ALP Website. The Amherst Lecture in Philosophy is supported by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09alp.html

Equality of Opportunity: The Role of Class in Admissions Oct. 19
What role does socioeconomic class play in the admission process? Are students from disadvantaged backgrounds treated differently in the application process? If so, how and why? Learn about what Amherst is doing to increase the socioeconomic diversity on campus. We will be joined by Tom Parker, dean of admission and financial aid. This event is open to the public and will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 19. This event is sponsored by the President's Office and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as part of Class Awareness Week.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~face/CAW

Campus Dialogues: The Debate after Business Week Oct. 19
On Thursday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, join our discussion of student and alumni opinions presented in various print and online forums, identifying and confronting the underlying assumptions in response to the Business Week article “Campus Revolutionary.” Discussion will be facilitated by members of F.A.C.E. (Financial Aid & Class Equality). This event is open to the public and organized by F.A.C.E. (Financial Aid & Class Equality) and the President’s Office. It is sponsored by the President's Office and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as part of Class Awareness Week.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~face/CAW

Dr. Wayne Halliwell To Speak On Success and Excellence in Sports and Education Oct. 19
Dr. Wayne Halliwell, professor of kinesiology at the University of Montreal, will speak on "Passion, Purpose, and the Pursuit of Excellence" on Thursday, Oct. 19, in Cole Assembly Room at 7:30 p.m. Halliwell is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of individual and group motivation, team-building and performance excellence. He works with professional and world-class amateur athletes in both individual and team sports, and has served as a team sport psychologist with a number of National Hockey League teams as well as a sport psychology consultant with Canada's Olympic teams at several summer and winter Olympic Games. Sponsored by the psychology department, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Peace Corps Information Session Oct. 19
Counseling teenagers in Belize; Launching and Armenian computer center; Promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in Malawi; Teaching chemistry in a Ghanaian high school: Peace Corps volunteers work in a wide variety of areas - and no two days are ever the same. For more information please stop by and talk to recruiter and returned Peace Corps volunteer Paul Frisoli on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Career Center.

Pizza with the Trustees Oct. 19
All students are invited to an evening of casual conversation and pizza with the Amherst College Trustees on Thursday, Oct. 19, 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.

Film Screening: A Closer Walk on Oct. 19
Filmed on four continents over a period of three years, "A Closer Walk" depicts the realities of global AIDS, and explores the relationship between health, dignity, and human rights. Co-sponsored by Face AIDS and Kick AIDS, this event will be held Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in Fayerweather 117.
For more information: www.acloserwalk.org

Open Forum with Dining Services Oct. 18
Dining Services will host an open forum with students on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to noon in the upper terrace of Valentine Dining Hall.

Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams Oct. 20
Alfred Lubrano, an award winning-journalist and author of "Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams," will speak Friday, Oct. 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. Lubrano will speak from both personal experience and his work as a journalist on the role of class, culture and education across generations. Lubrano’s book focuses on white-collar children of blue-collar parents. Refreshments will be served, and the event is open to the public. The event is organized by F.A.C.E. (Financial Aid & Class Equality) and the President’s Office. The talk is sponsored by the President's Office and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as part of Class Awareness Week.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~face/CAW

The Power of Nightmares BBC Documentary Series Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3
On Friday, Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Theater, watch the BBC documentary "The Power of Nightmares." In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares. The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares. In a new series, the Power of Nightmares explores how the idea that we are threatened by a hidden and organized terrorist network is an illusion. The series claims this as a myth that has spread unquestioned through politics, the security services and the international media.
For more information: www.archive.org/details/ThePowerOfNightmaresDVD

“Four Ways to Tell a Story” Art Exhibit at Amherst College Sept. 25 to Oct. 21
Four young artists, all graduates of Amherst College, will present “Four Ways to Tell a Story: An Exhibition of Work by Four Amherst Alumni” at the Eli Marsh Gallery in Fayerweather Hall at Amherst College from Monday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 21. The artists are Sachiko (Sachi) Akiyama ’95, Elizabeth Doering ’88, Damon Lehrer ’89 and Nathaniel (Nate) Robinson ’02. The artists will participate in a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09alumni.html

Cinema y Comida: A Night of Film and Food Oct. 21
The Argentine film "Nueve Reinas" (2000) is the story of two small-time swindlers, Juan and Marcos, who team up after meeting in a convenience store and become involved in a half million-dollar deal. “Deliciously twist-filled, Nine Queens is a clever and satisfying crime caper.” Food from La Veracruzana will accompany this comedic thriller on Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. in Newport House.

Amherst College Fine Arts Professor Robert Sweeney in Show at Baczek Fine Arts
Robert Sweeney, the William R. Mead Professor of Fine Arts at Amherst College, will present a solo exhibition of paintings that explore formal and metaphorical relationships between particular still-life and urban landscape motifs from Wednesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Nov. 19, at William Baczek Fine Arts (36 Main St., Northampton, Mass.). The exhibit includes Sweeney’s oil painting Spring Light (2006), which presents a landscape view of Amherst College. The opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at William Baczek Fine Arts.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10sweeney%20bob.html

Class Awareness Week Oct. 13-20
Join the dialogue about class during Amherst College’s inaugural Class Awareness Week October 13-20. The college will host a week full of events to increase dialogue of social class issues students face at Amherst College. Highlights include the Prresident’s Forum on Class and a lecture by award-winning author and journalist Alfred Lubrano, who will be speaking on “Limbo: Blue Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams.” Organized by F.A.C.E. (Financial Aid & Class Equality) and the President’s Office, the week's events are sponsored by the President's Office and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~face/CAW

Habitat Harvest Fair Oct. 22
Habitat for Humanity is holding a fall harvest fair on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Amherst Town commons. The festival will be a fun day for kids with food, games, prizes, candy and music. All proceeds will go to the construction of the Amherst Habitat House on Stanley Street. For more information, please e-mail habitat@amherst.edu.

U.S. State Department Information Session Oct. 23
Juniors and seniors: are you considering a career in foreign affairs? Join representatives from the U.S. Department of State on Monday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Fayerweather 115 as they discuss their 2007 Internship Program.

Biology Seminar with Michael G. Kauffman '85 Oct. 23
Michael G. Kauffman '85, MD, PhD, chief executive officer, EPIX Pharmaceuticals, will present "Discovery and Development of New Drugs...From Model to Clinic" on Monday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in Merrill 3.

Applying to Law School Workshop Oct. 24
Join Pre-Law Advising Dean Bekki Lee for this workshop on applying to law school on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Career Center.

Carney Sandoe Teacher Placement Firm Information Session Oct. 24
Carney Sandoe recruits and places teachers and administrators in private, independent schools across the U.S. and overseas. Thousands of positions are available in all primary and secondary subject areas each year. Please join representatives from Carney Sandoe for an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center McCaffrey Room.

Steps to Study Abroad for Sophomores Oct. 24
Sophomores who are considering studying abroad during their junior year should come to a session of this meeting with Study Abroad Advisor Bill Hoffa on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:15 p.m. in the Career Center.

Political Science Lecture Oct. 24
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m in the Paino Lecture Hall, Earth Sciences Building, Peter Kingstone will speak on "Brazil's Presidential Elections." Peter Kinsgstone is an associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut. He is one of the world's leading experts on Brazilian politics.

Commentary Editor Gabriel Schoenfeld To Speak on The New York Times and the Espionage Statutes Oct. 24
Political essayist Gabriel Schoenfeld will give a talk titled at “Should The New York Times Be Prosecuted under the Espionage Statutes?” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The fourth lecture in the series sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding at Amherst, Schoenfeld’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10schoenfeld.html

"An Inconvenient Truth" To Be Shown Oct. 25
Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. for a showing of “An Inconvenient Truth” in the Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall. This event is sponsored by the Amherst College Physical Plant. Professors Dizard and Hagadorn will be speaking about issues surrounding global climate change prior to the showing. Refreshments, provided by Valentine Dining Services, will feature organic and locally grown/produced items.

National Economic Research Group Info Session Oct. 25
National Economic Research Associates is an international firm of consulting economists who provide economic and financial advice, research and analysis that often leads to expert testimony in litigation and regulatory proceedings. The will be holding an information session on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Liza Featherstone: The Anti-Corporate Campaign from Wal-Mart to Nike Oct. 25
Liza Featherstone, author of "Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle For Workers' Rights At Wal-Mart" and "Students Against Sweatshops: The Making of a Movement," will deliver a lecture on "The Limitations and Potential of Corporate-Targeted Campaigns" at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Paino Room in Earth Sciences.

Economics Talk by Edwin M. Truman '63 Oct. 25
Edwin M. Truman '63 will be giving a talk entitled "Whither the IMF?" on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall. Truman is a visiting lecturer in the Economics Department this semester while on leave from his position of senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics. He has also served as assistant secretary of the US Treasury for International Affairs, director of the Division of Intrnational Finance of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and staff economist for the Federal Open Market Committee. Truman is the author of numerous publications on international monetary economics, international debt problems, economic development and European economic integration.

Information Session for Katrina Relief Trip Oct. 25
Professors Pat O'Hara and Lyle McGeoch will be leading a group of volunteers on a relief trip to New Orleans over winter break. The group will leave Amherst in vans on Dec. 26 and will return on Jan. 3 with possible stops in each direction to pick up and drop off students from the New York area. Students and all other members of the community are invited to meet at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Friedmann Room of the Campus Center for a short information session about the trip. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information: www.cs.amherst.edu/lam/katrina/

Physics Seminar Oct. 26
On Thursday, Oct. 26, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Prof. Steve Hill of the University of Florida will present a physics seminar. Tea and snacks will be served at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics

New Quiet Time Program to Debut at Emily Dickinson Museum Oct. 26
The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens hosts “‘Silence as a Company’: Quiet Time at the Dickinson Homestead,” on Thursday, Oct. 26. From 10 a.m. to 12 noon, the Homestead doors will be open to visitors seeking a brief respite from cell phones, beeping handhelds and other unwanted distractions.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10quiet.html

Writers Alexander Chee and Judith Frank To Read Oct. 26
Amherst College faculty members Alexander Chee and Judith Frank will read from works in progress at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) on the Amherst campus. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10frankchee.html

Author Mark London ’74 To Present “The Amazon in the Age of Globalization" Oct. 26
Mark London, author of the forthcoming book The Last Forest: The Amazon in the Age of Globalization, will give a talk with that title at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College. The first in a series of lectures titled “The Rain Forest Crunch,” sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Office of the President at Amherst College, London’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10london.html

Western Historian Elliott West To Speak Oct. 26
Elliott West, Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, will speak on “Disease and the Making of Empires: Why It Matters that Lewis and Clark Didn’t Get Sick (Or at Least Really Sick)” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the history department and the dean of the faculty, this is the fifth annual lecture in a series named in honor of Anson D. Morse Professor of History and American Studies Hugh Hawkins, emeritus.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10west.html

Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Information Session Oct. 26
Are you considering a career as a veterinarian? Wondering what you need to do to make that happen? Come to the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Information Session on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center. Learn about their program and requirements and get answers to all your questions.

Bursting the Bubble: Getting Involved Outside the Amherst Bubble Oct. 26
Join us for this discussion on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Friedmann room. For students interested in getting involved as well as tutors, mentors, nonprofit volunteers or interns and community activists, come learn how to be a more effective agent for social change by examining your own social identity. Discuss what you know, what you need to know and how to find it all out. This interactive Exploring Social Change Series Workshop is sponsored by the Community Outreach Program and will be facilitated by student staff and Karen M. Lee, assistant director of community outreach. E-mail kmlee@amherst.edu for more information. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/calendar.html

Folger Fellowship Informational Lunch Oct. 26
Want to spend two weeks of Interterm at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.? If you are a junior or senior in the humanities or social sciences and have an interest in applying for the Folger Undergraduate Fellowship, come to this informational meeting with former fellows and faculty who have worked at the Folger in order to learn more about the program and how to develop a successful application. There will be a light lunch. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 26 , from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room, Keefe Campus Center.
For more information: www.folger.edu/

Lectionary Lunches Wednesdays
A discussion of the common lectionary texts scheduled for reading in churches on the following Sunday will be held on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Terrace Room A downstairs in Valentine. Pick up your lunch and join others for spirited and stimulating conversation around important Bible passages. Tom Fisher and Paul Sorrentino will host the discussion. All are welcome, and the event is sponsored by Religious Life.

Alumni Career Conversations Panel: Social Entrepreneurship Oct. 27
"Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change" (Ashoka International). As part of our Family Weekend Career Conversations, we welcome back Kimmie Weeks '05 of Youth Action International; Pam Krupman Allyn '84 of the Children's Village Books for Boys Initiative; James Allyn '84, CEO of LitLife; and Mark London '74, trial lawyer and rainforest preservation advocate. Join us for this panel and hear about their attempts and triumphs in effecting social change on Friday, Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall, 107 Earth Science. Reception to follow in Lewis Sebring.

Career Conversations Alumni Panel –Careers in Science and the Environment Oct. 27
The possibilities for using a degree in science are many and varied. As part of our Family Weekend Career Conversations, we welcome back Julian Bradley ’98, product manager of peripheral stents at Boston Scientific; Sherul Elkin ’97, postdoctoral fellow in the MIT Center for Cancer Research; Emily Levin ’00, manager of the River Restoration Program at the Ipswich River Watershed Association; Rob McGrath ’85, senior hydrogeologist at Woodward & Curran Environmental Consulting; and Joanne Yun ’92, director of oncology program management at Bayer Corporation. Join us and hear about their experiences and your possibilities for putting your science degree to work on Friday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall, 107 Earth Science.

Help Create a Master Plan for the Town of Amherst
Amherst’s future is in your hands! Join friends and neighbors at one of the upcoming idea gatherings for Amherst’s Master Plan, the community’s “blueprint” for the future. This plan will guide decision making on Amherst’s physical development. PLANNING AMHERST TOGETHER is a process to create a plan that is designed by the citizens of the town. Everyone who lives, works or studies in Amherst is invited to idea-gathering meetings in October to share ideas on topics such as the economy, environment, development, housing, transportation, education, recreation and social issues. For more information, including meeting times and locations call Niels la Cour at 259-3040 or visit www.PlanningAmherstTogether.org

More Appointments in Writing Center Available
Visiting Writing Counselor Sarah Sawyer '98 and the writing tutors are offering additional appointments in the Writing Center. Sarah Sawyer will see students from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. during the weeks of Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11. The tutors will be available Sunday - Thursday evenings, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. beginning Oct. 22. Please check the online scheduler to sign up.

Optometric Services for Amherst College Students
Amherst College students may obtain on a fee-for-service basis optometric care at the University of Massachusetts Health Services. Costs for complete optometric examinations are $58.50 with same day payment (a 10% discount) and $65 if billed. Eyeglasses and contact lens services are available. The optical shop offers a wide selection of designer and lower-cost frames. Sports enthusiasts will find glasses and goggles, along with sports bands and cords. You may contact UHS at 413/577-5007. Brochures for eye care at University Health Services are available at the Amherst College Keefe Health Center. Appointments can be made by calling the University of Massachusetts Health Services at 413/577-5383. Payment should be made at the University of Massachusetts Health Services Eye Clinic or the cashier's desk. Additional optometric services are available in the town of Amherst. Please consult the yellow pages of the local telephone book. If you need further information, feel free to contact the Keefe Health Center at 413/542-2267.

Symphony Orchestra To Present Family Weekend Concert Oct. 28
The 80-member Amherst College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Mark Lane Swanson, presents its first concert of the academic year on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center. The program, themed "The Heroic Ideal?" features Beethoven's Third Symphony, "Eroica". Dedicated to "the memory of a great man," it was born of mixed motives—Beethoven's admiration for Napoleon's promises of republicanism and perhaps his desire to establish a name in France—but the product is an astonishing masterpiece of historic, revolutionary proportions and impact. The program opens with the Overture to "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss, Jr. and arias from the operetta, Julia Fox '07, soloist.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~orchestra

The Amherst Story Project Oct. 28
The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs presents The Amherst Story Project on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. Come eat some delicious refreshments and hear some amazing stories from your peers. Dino Beslic ’09, Ricardo Bilton ’10, Raj Borsellino ’09E, Miguel Gonzalez- Hernandez ’10, Anthony Jack ’07, Joseph Smeall ’10 and Whitney Wade ’09 will share personal stories of their lives before and/or at Amherst. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussions with these remarkable individuals. All audience members will receive an anthology of this year’s stories.

Thicker Than Water by Laura Strickman '07 Oct. 26-28
Thicker Than Water, by Laura Strickman ’07, Directed by Michael Birtwistle, will be performed October 26-28 at 8 p.m. in Kirby Theater. Hamlet’s back from college, and all is not well. His father is dead, his uncle has married his mother and taken over the house and his friend insists he’s seen a ghost. Shakespeare’s classic play is re-imagined in rural Connecticut, inspired by the style of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Hamlet’s world is falling to pieces, but life ambles on, day after day, tangling him ever tighter in its trap. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended by calling the box office at 413/542-2277.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

Choral Society Family Weekend Concert Oct. 27
On Friday, Oct. 27, the Amherst College Choral Society will present its annual Family Weekend concert at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. Come see Concert Choir, Glee Club, Women's Chorus and Madrigal Singers! Mallorie Chernin will direct with Katie Vogele as assistant director. Music of Brahms, Lainee Ginsberg, Arvo Pärt, Moses Hogan, Ward Swingle and many others will be presented, and a reception will follow. Tickets required, and can be reserved by contacting mchernin@amherst.edu or 413/542-2484 or bought at the door the night of the concert. Admission is $6 general and $3 for senior citizens, children 12 and under and Amherst College students.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music/

Yale Law School Information Session Oct. 27
Join representatives from Yale Law School for an information session on Friday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Career Center. Following the info session, they will hold 15- minute individual conversations with senior applicants between 2 and 5 pm. For more information please contact Dean Bekki Lee at rlee@amherst.edu.

Amherst College Satisfies its Sweet Tooth with Local Farm Products Oct. 27
On Friday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the upper terrace of Valentine Dining Hall, Amherst College, in association with the “Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown” program of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), will host a bevy of local farmers as part of the college’s Family Weekend activities. The event will provide Amherst students and their families with an opportunity to learn about and even sample a selection of the many goods that are grown, manufactured and produced in the Pioneer Valley.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10cisa.html

Fine Arts Family Weekend Reception Oct. 27
The Department of Fine Arts will host a reception on Friday, Oct. 27, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall's main hall. Students interested in fine arts are encouraged to stop by. Faculty will be available to answer questions, and refreshments will be served. Families are welcome!
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/

Faculty Colloquium Series Oct. 27
On Friday, Oct. 27, Professor of History and American Studies Frank Couvares will speak on "The Menace: Catholics, Anti- Catholics and Free Speech in the Early 20th Century" from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faerber Rooom, Lewis Sebring. Faculty, staff and members of the administration are invited to attend.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/FacColl061027.htm

Amherst College Golf Bags for Sale
The Amherst women's golf team is selling Amherst logo golf bags for $100 and used logo bags for $70. If interested, please contact coach Michelle Morgan at 413/542-5772 or mcmorgan@amherst.edu. The bags will also be for sale at the Homecoming football game at the women's golf tailgate.

Homecoming Football Game Against Williams Is Free
Admission to the Williams football game on Nov. 11 at noon is free; no ticket is required.

Peer Advocates Recruiting New Members
The Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect are looking for new members to become part of a confidential group of men and women who are focused on supporting those who have encountered any form of sexual mistreatment and educating the Amherst College community on issues of sexual violence. As a Peer Advocate, you will be trained by the sexual harassment educators to refer individuals to appropriate on- and off-campus resources; to work with students who are questioning or defining a situation; and to facilitate discussions about sexual misconduct. If you are concerned about these issues on a personal level and a community level, we urge you to apply. Applicants must be available to train during Interterm (Jan. 15-22). Applications are available at Health Services; to find out more about Peer Advocates, contact Gretchen Krull at 413-542-8180. Applications are being accepted until Nov. 1. When dropping off your application, please sign up for an interview at the health services front desk.

NOTE Wiki Launched
NOTE would like to welcome you all to its new Wiki. The NOTE Wiki will be an Amherst guide by students for students. A Wiki is a community-driven Website which allows users to add and edit content. Anyone, including faculty and staff, can edit the pages by logging in with their Amherst College username and password. Alumni should also feel free to login with their alumni accounts and create their own special pages. It might be nice to know what you're doing in the "real world," for example.
For more information: wikis.amherst.edu/notewiki

Russian Ballet Symposium Nov. 11; Film Screening Nov. 10
On Saturday, Nov. 11, The Amherst Center for Russian Culture is sponsoring a symposium on “The Russian Ballet: Choreographers and Critics” with morning presentations by dance critic Lynn Garafola on the 19th- century Russian choreographer Marius Petipa; Stanley Rabinowitz on the ballet writings of Akim Volynsky; and Irina Klyagin on dance historian Liubov Blok. Afternoon presentations by Tim Scholl and Maria Ratanova will address George Ballanchine’s choreography. In connection with the symposium, the recent documentary film “Ballets Russes” will be screened at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115). Lynn Garafola will introduce the film. Also, an exhibit on “Russian Theatrical Design” is on view at the Mead Art Museum from Oct. 27 to December 10. Hours for this exhibition are Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sidonie Smith To Speak Oct. 30
Sidonie Smith, Martha Guernsey Colby Collegiate Professor of English and Women’s Studies and chair of the Department of English at the University of Michigan, will give a lecture titled "'Truth' and Consequences: Ethnicity, Narration, and the Commodification of Suffering" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, in the Alumni House. Smith is the author of "Human Rights and Narrated Lives: The Ethics of Recognition," co-written with Kay Schaffer, New York: Palgrave, St. Martin's Press (2004) and "Reading Autobiography: A Guide to Interpreting Personal Narratives," co-authored with Julia Watson, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (2001). The lecture is sponsored by the Deptartments of Spanish, English and Women's and Gender Studies and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship Fund

Biology Seminar Oct. 30
Jorge Mena Ali, postdoctoral research associate in the Michael Hood Laboratory of the Biology Department, will present "Dynamics of self-incompatibility alleles in natural populations of Solanum carolinense" on Monday, Oct. 30, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

First Film of GROW Film Series Oct. 30
On Monday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 115, Global Rights of Women presents the first of three films in three consecutive weeks on issues facing women worldwide. “Born into Brothels" is a 2004 American documentary film about the children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Calcutta’s red light district. The widely acclaimed film, written and directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman, won a string of accolades including the Oscar for best documentary feature in the year 2005. Cookies and tea will be served.

Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program for Sophomores Info Session Oct. 30
Sophomores interested in the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program should come to the Career Center on Monday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. to meet with last year’s recipient of the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award, Edward Ramos ’08. He will talk about the application process, as well as his experience in the program. If you have any interest in applying for this fellowship, it is strongly recommended that you come to this information session. For more information, e-mail Debra Krumholz, GSGLP Campus Liaison, dkrumholz@amherst.edu.

State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) Info Session Oct. 30
The state Public Interest Research Groups are a network of independent, state-based, citizen-funded organizations that advocate for the public interest. Since 1970, they have been delivering results-oriented citizen activism to protect our environment, encourage a fair and sustainable economy and foster a responsive democratic government. The PIRGs uncover threats to public health and well-being and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. The info session will take place Monday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center. State PIRGs will be interviewing on campus, and you can apply through the Experience database; the application deadline is Oct. 30.

In Memoriam: Trinkett Clark
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Trinkett Clark, who died peacefully at home on Sunday, Oct. 29, after a battle with cancer. Trinkett Clark joined the Mead Art Museum staff as curator of American art in August 2001. She leaves her husband, Nick, and a daughter, Allegra. More information may be posted as it becomes available.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/clark.html

 
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