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Archived announcements for September, 2006

Golfers Needed for Habitat Golf Tournament; Register by Sept. 1
Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is holding a golf tournament at Hickory Ridge Country Club on September 12. The tournament will help raise money to build four new homes on the Stanley Street property donated by Amherst College. Golfers of all abilities are invited to participate. Registration ends September 1. To register a foursome or to help sponsor the tournament, please visit www.pioneervalleyhabitat.org. For more information please contact Daniel de Zeeuw at habitat@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.pioneervalleyhabitat.org/newsAndUpcomingEvents/upcomingEvents.html

Tennis Teams Offer Lessons for Children; Register by Sept. 2
The Amherst College tennis teams will offer tennis instruction to children in the community on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons in September and October. The lessons are designed to allow children of all levels and ages to learn the fundamentals of the game in group settings and have fun while doing so. Lessons will be held on Amherst College's outdoor courts (indoors in case of rain). All proceeds are used to help fund the spring training trip for the Amherst College men’s and women’s tennis teams. For information on cost, registration and equipment, call 542-2316 or e-mail Jackie Bagwell at jkbagwell@amherst.edu.

Catering Dishwashers and Assistants Needed
The Catering Department is looking for on-call dishwashers for the fall semester. Hours are flexible, and include mostly nights and weekends. Though experience is not necessary, it would be helpful. The pay rate for Sept. and Oct. will be $9 per hour. Please contact Megan Estes at mlestes@amherst.edu to apply.

Reminder to Faculty About Opening Convocation Monday, Sept. 4
Faculty are reminded that Opening Convocation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4. Faculty should arrive at Johnson Chapel, in regalia, no later than 7:15 p.m. As always, full professors will assemble in the classroom opposite the Chapel; others will assemble on the lower floor of the building. Questions about regalia? Talk to Pat Allen in the Office of Public Affairs (x2321) before the end of Friday, Sept. 1 (college offices are closed on Monday because of the Labor Day holiday).

Clearer Skies Ahead: Amherst College Students, Faculty and Staff are Driving “Zip Cars
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 6, students, faculty and staff at Amherst College will have two fewer reasons to drive an inefficient private car on campus: a pair of brand-new Toyota Priuses, offered by Zipcar, the country’s largest car-sharing company. The gas-electric hybrid vehicles will reduce air pollution, decrease the number of cars on campus, reduce parking demand and provide convenient low-cost access to vehicles for students without cars.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_08zipcars.html

“George Bellows: A Ringside Seat” at Mead Art Museum Sept. 5 - Dec. 10
The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present “George Bellows: A Ringside Seat” from Sept. 5 through Dec. 10. The exhibition is devoted to the early 20th-century American artist George Wesley Bellows (1882-1925). His remarkable oeuvre offers a ringside seat into his life as it represents an intrinsic synthesis between the artist, his choice of subjects and his particular vehicles for expression. Marianne Doezema, Florence Finch Abbott Director at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, will give a talk at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, in Stirn Auditorium, titled “Realism and Resonance: The Urban Landscape in George Bellows’ Art.” A reception will follow at the Archives and Special Collections at the Robert Frost Library. At 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, in the Fairchild Gallery, Trinkett Clark, the curator of American art at the Mead, and Daria D’Arienzo, the head of archives and special collections at the Robert Frost Library, will give a talk on “George Bellows and His Circle of Friends.” At 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, in the Fairchild Gallery, Billy T. McBride, coach of football and women’s basketball at Amherst, will give a talk titled “Through the Ropes,” about boxing and the Bellows images. All events are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_08bellows.html

Introductory Crew Meeting Sept. 5
There will be an introductory crew meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Theater. Join us to learn about the sport, meet the team and talk to the coach.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~crew/

Economics Proficiency Exam Sept. 4 and 6
The Economics Proficiency Exam will be given at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, and 7:30 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 6, in Converse 311. Students who think they have sufficient knowledge of elementary economics to make enrollment in Economics 11 unnecessary should take this exam. Sign up for one of the times outside the Economics Dept. Office, 315 Converse Hall. Those who pass the exam will be excused from taking Economics 11 and may go directly into advanced courses. Alternatively, students who have taken the Economics AP exam and scored at least 4 on both the micro and macro tests will be excused from Econ 11. Also, students who scored at least 6 on the higher level of the International Baccalaureate will be excused from Econ 11.

Zipcars Available to Amherst Students, Faculty and Staff Beginning Sept. 6
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 6, Amherst College and Zipcar are pleased to offer Amherst College students, staff and faculty access to Zipcars right on campus. All members of the campus community are eligible to receive a discounted annual Zipcar membership of only $35. There are two Zipcars, both Toyota Prius Hybrid models, located in front of the Keefe Campus Center. To use them, sign up for membership at the URL below beginning Monday, Aug. 28. Cars are available to Amherst students age 18 and over; Zipcar members 21 and over have access to Zipcars in other cities, too. To apply for membership, you just need a valid U.S. license, clean driving record and a major credit or debit card. Using Zipcar is quick and easy. Simply reserve a Zipcar online or by phone, walk to the car, let yourself in with your zipcard and drive away. Best yet, gas, insurance and XM Radio are all included in Zipcar’s low rates. Rates on campus start at $7/hour and $55/day. Use Zipcars for errands, shuttling friends to the airport, interviews, shopping or quick road trips anytime of day.
For more information: www.zipcar.com/amherst

Applying for Fellowships and Scholarships Sept. 6
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, the Office of Fellowships will sponsor an information session for seniors on how to apply for national fellowships and scholarships. Many of these fellowships and scholarships have very early internal deadlines. Denise Gagnon, fellowships coordinator in the Office of Fellowships, 213 Converse Hall, will provide information regarding application deadlines, foundation requirements, requesting letters of recommendation and writing personal statements and proposals. For more information, please contact Denise Gagnon at dmgagnon@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~careers/fellow/fellow.html

Interested in Working for a Campus Publication? Reception Sept. 6
Come this Wednesday to the Committee on Amherst Publications' annual kick-off extravaganza. The CAP is looking for new writers for its many publications. This is a great opportunity to express your opinions and get involved in campus life. Lots of free food and refreshments will be provided. Representatives of the following publications will be attending: The Indicator, Amherst's journal of social and political thought; the Five College Literary Review; the Meredith, a literary humor magazine; The Hamster; Circus, a unique collection of writings from the Amherst community; and Prism, a magazine offering a unique perspective on Amherst’s social life. Join us this Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Atrium.

Information Technology Fair Sept. 6
Come meet your local IT department Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Ask us questions, buy software (Microsoft Office and Windows) and enter to win free printing and a 1GB black iPod Nano.

Math Table Begins Sept. 6
This semester, beginning Wednesday, Sep. 6, Math Table will meet from noon to 1 p.m. in Valentine Terrace Room A (downstairs, after you get your food). Join math professors and students for informal conversation.

Colloquium in the American Founding Lecture Sept. 11
On Monday, Sept. 11, The Colloquium on the American Founding will hold its first lecture for the year. Carroll William Westfall, Frank Montana Professor of Architecture, will speak on “To Restore the American City: A Guide from the Past to the Present.” This event will be held in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayweather 115, at 8 p.m.

Applying to Law School Info Session Sept. 14
Join Pre-Law Advisor Dean Bekki Lee for this workshop on applying to law school on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

Jewish Studies Scholar Susannah Heschel To Speak at Amherst College Sept. 6
Susannah Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, will speak on “From Theory to Reality: Implications of Feminism for Judaism” at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the McCaffrey Room in the Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Willis D. Wood Fund and the department of religion at Amherst, Heschel’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_08heschel.html

Auditions for Thicker Than Water Sept. 6 and 7
Auditions for Thicker Than Water by Laura Strickman '07 will be held on September 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in Studio 3, Webster Hall. Callbacks on September 8. The sign-up sheet and perusal script are available outside of the theater and dance office, Webster G27. The performances will be October 26-28 at 8 p.m. in Kirby Theater. For more information about the production, visit http://www.amherst.edu/theater/auditions.html.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/theater/auditions.html

Choosing And Applying to Study Abroad Programs - Juniors Only - Sept. 7
Juniors who have already declared their intent to study abroad should come to one of these informational sessions on choosing and applying to programs: Thursday, Sept. 7, at either 4:30 or 7:15 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room.

Employer Connections: An Orientation for Seniors Sept. 7
Seniors: Join us in the Career Center for discussions about on-campus recruiting, off-campus programs and Career Center resources. This meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m.

Auditions for Proof Sept. 7
Proof, by David Auburn, directed by Manuame Mukasa, is Catherine Macdonald '07E and William Unsworth '07E's senior projects in acting. Auditions will be held on September 7 at 7 p.m. in Studio 3, Webster Hall. Callbacks will be on September 8. The sign-up sheet and perusal script are available outside of the theater and dance office, Webster G27. Performances will be November 9-11 at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater. For more information on the production or audition, visit http://www.amherst.edu/theater/auditions.html.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/theater/auditions.html

Request for Submissions: Thoughts of Amherst
Thoughts of Amherst, a new online and print/multimedia collection of academic works by Amherst students, is seeking submissions. Students should send one or more works created while at Amherst (with or without revision) as attachments to thoughts@amherst.edu by Friday, Sept. 15 (the end of add- drop period). These works may be in any medium and need not have received the best grades, but should be something the author feels would be appreciated by the Amherst community. Work created for five-college courses is eligible. Please specify the course or courses in which the submissions were created. For more information, contact thoughts@amherst.edu.

College Establishes Consistent Standards for Air Conditioning Temperatures
In an effort to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emmissions, the college has established consistent standards for air conditioning temperature setpoints. To view the standards go to http://www.amherst.edu/~phyplant/policie s/airconditioningenergycons.htm
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~phyplant/policies/airconditioningenergycons.htm

Restoration of the War Memorial & Site Improvements at Webster Hall
The War Memorial will undergo restoration work including removal and replacement of overgrown and unhealthy plants, cleaning of stonework, selective resetting of stone pavers and the installation of a perimeter drain. There will be much activity on the site and at times the memorial will be closed to pedestrian traffic. Also, the area in front of Webster Hall will undergo site improvement work including repaving the existing sidewalks and new plantings. This work will produce noise and dust and will require that pedestrian traffic be rerouted as the work progresses.

Beginning Tai Chi Classes Start Sept. 14
Classes will be held every Thursday afternoon from 4 to 5 p.m. in the living room at the Cadigan Center for Religious Life. No experience is necessary.

Interterm Colloquium 2007: Make Your Plans Now!
Interterm may seem like a long time away, but now is the time to plan ahead. This year the President’s Office will be holding three colloquia during Interterm to address issues of societal concern. Topics may include public education, immigration and American politics. Each colloquia will be led by two prominent speakers who have divergent opinions on a common topic. The colloquia are intended to provide a fair, balanced and intellectual discussion on these issues. They are also a unique opportunity to seriously engage with some of the best scholars and policy advocates. To learn more about the colloquia and for more information, please contact intercolloq@amherst.edu. To learn more about Interterm programming please visit http://www.amherst.edu/interterm/. If you are interested in taking part in these discussions, please plan to be on campus during Interterm.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/interterm/

The Constitution and the Imagining of America Sept. 15 and 16
On September 15 and 16, the Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America (CIA) will reconvene to discuss the topic of "Imagining a New Constitution for the United States." Guest speakers will be Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago Law School; John Podesta, director, Center for American Progress; Kathleen Sullivan, Stanford Law School; Nan Aron, director, Alliance for Justice; and Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University School of Law. All are welcome.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~ljst/conferences.html

Jazz Ensemble/Combo Auditions Sept. 6-8
Auditions for students interested in playing in the Jazz Ensemble and/or jazz combos will take place Sept. 6-8 at select times. Please sign up for a time outside Room 103 of the Arms Music Center (Bruce Diehl's office). Please take an audition piece to prepare, and sign up for a time. If the available times do not work, please be in touch with Bruce Diehl (bpdiehl@amherst.edu) for further options. We look forward to meeting you and having you join us!

Early Music Auditions Sept. 8
The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty and community members interested in auditioning to sing or play in one or more ensembles. The auditions are painless experiences, held at all the campuses. Performances sponsored by the program feature baroque and Renaissance music played on modern and period instruments and sung in historically-informed style. We also offer instruction on period instruments for modern players. Auditions will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in music room 7. For more information, contact Bob Eisenstein at reisenst@mtholyoke.edu.

Employer Connections: McKinsey (Seniors Only) Sept. 8
As part of our Senior Orientation events consulting firm McKinsey & Co. will spend the day on campus Friday, Sept. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Amherst alumni will be presenting their experiences at McKinsey and providing lunch in the Friedmann Room of the Campus Center. Sign up in Experience. From 1:30 to 3 p.m., there will be three "choose a topic" sessions in Campus Center Rooms 103, 201 and 207: Women in Consulting; McKinsey and Consulting in General; and the Role of the Analyst. From 3:30 to 5 p.m., there will be a Case Interview Workshop in the Friedmann Room. Please RSVP for any or all of these events in Experience. For more info, please contact Pat Brown at pebrown@amherst.edu.

Make Noise in the Library Sept. 10
Students are invited to celeberate the new school year with the annual "Make Noise in the Library" from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, in the lobby of the Robert Frost Library. This year the Library hosts a performance by Tim Eriksen '88, visiting Valentine Professor of Music.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/library/info/newstudents.html

China Expert Minxin Pei To Speak at Amherst College Sept. 20
Minxin Pei, the director of the China studies program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will speak on “China: Could Things Still Go Terribly Wrong?” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Babbott Room in The Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the department of political science at Amherst College, the department of Asian languages and civilizations and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World, Pei’s talk is free and open to the public.

Architectural Historian Carroll William Westfall To Speak on “To Restore the American City" Sept. 11
Carroll William Westfall, the Frank Montana Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, will give a talk titled “To Restore the American City: A Guide from the Past to the Present” at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. The first lecture in the series sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding at Amherst, Westfall’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_08westfall.html

Student Workers Needed for Family and Homecoming Weekends
The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs will be hiring student workers for Family Weekend (October 27 and 28) and for Homecoming Weekend (November 10 and 11). The schedules are flexible for either weekend. Jobs include working at the Alumni House, driving vans around campus, helping at Kids’ Fest and selling tickets for various events. Work-study students are encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please contact Min Kim ‘06, Alumni Fellow, at mkim@amherst.edu or 413/542-8226.

Call for Amherst Delegates to Education Access Conference at Yale
Interested in educational access and equity? Look no further. The Roosevelt Institution, a national network of student think tanks providing the organizational infrastructure to get student ideas into the public discourse, is teaming up with Yale University to host a national conference on issues of access in higher education. Along with President Marx, the college presidents of Yale and Princeton and national policymakers, students from across the country will come together on October 6 and 7 at Yale to discuss and work on this pressing issue. If you are interested in attending, please register with Roosevelt at http://rooseveltinstitution.org/_oinroosevelt and for the conference at http://www.rooseveltinstitution.org/edconference. For travel information/coordination, please e-mail Victoria Sehgal at vsehgal08@amherst.edu. Please state whether or not you are currently registered for the conference or not.
For more information: rooseveltinstitution.org/edconfe

Student Workers Needed in Dining Services
Dining Services is now hiring students for several shift openings. Please contact Debbie Mokrzecki at dmomastamokr@amherst.edu for more information.

Food Committee Members Needed
Dining Services would like to have students assist with menu and specials planning this semester. Please join us monthly at meetings. We value your input and look forward to new members joining. Please see Howie Morrison or Debbie Mokrzecki in Dining Services for more information.

New Five College Library Catalog Available
Have you seen the new library catalog? The Five College libraries unveiled a new system recently. View quick tips at http://www.amherst.edu/library/info/aleph.tips.html for advice on using the new library search engine.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/library/

Participate in the Third Annual Amherst Story Project
Conceived by several students in the spring of 2004, the Amherst Story Project seeks to highlight the lives and unique experiences of students in the Amherst College community. Share a meaningful, adventurous, funny or remarkable experience in your life as a way to highlight the diversity and richness of our student body. The Story Project aims to collect your stories and create them into a “living document.” They will be compiled in an anthology and displayed on the Alumni Website, and authors will be invited to speak on a panel during Family Weekend and on WAMH in a weekly news program. For previous project stories, go to http://www.amherst.edu/alumni/Amherst_S tory_Project/index.html. To participate, contact Alumni Fellow Min Kim ’06 at mkim@amherst.edu. Submissions should be no more than 2,000 words, and must be entered by Friday, Oct. 6.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/alumni/Amherst_Story_Project/index.html

Wall-Raising Celebration at Habitat for Humanity Home Saturday, Sept. 16
The first walls are going up at the new Amherst College-Habitat Partnership home! All members of the community are invited to celebrate this milestone at a brief wall-raising ceremony that will be held this Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m., at the Amherst Habitat site, 24 Stanley St., in Amherst. The partner family just chosen to live in the home has been chosen, and they'll be introduced at this event. The event will also feature brief remarks by other people connected with the project. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.pioneervalleyhabitat.org/

Annual Summer Research Poster Session Sept. 12
Please join us on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Merrill Science Center, as this year's Amherst College Research Fellows will present posters describing their work. More than 30 posters will be displayed! Each fellow spent this past summer pursuing a collaborative research project in biology, chemistry, geology, neuroscience or physics. All faculty, staff and students are welcome, and refreshments will be served.

Former CIA Chief John Deutch ’60 To Speak at Amherst College Sept. 12
John Deutch, Amherst College Class of ’60 and the former director of the CIA, will speak on “America’s Energy Future” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson 1882-1943 Lectureship Fund, Deutch’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_08deutch.html

Career Center Senior Open House and Q&A Sept. 12
Seniors, come to the Career Center in College Hall on Tuesday, September 12, between noon and 5 p.m. for our open house and Q&A session. All staff will be on hand to answer any and all questions about your senior year and post-graduate planning.

Community Involvement Fair Sept. 12
The Community Outreach Office invites you to attend the Fall Community Involvement Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Friedmann Room. Come learn how you can get involved! Organizations need volunteers, interns and activists to work on issues such as tutoring/teaching, law, environment, health, anti-racism, hunger/homelessness, economic development and much more. Make a difference! All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/

Insight Meditation Groups Begin Sept. 12
Insight Meditation Group meetings led by Mark Hart for students, faculty and staff will meet Tuesday afternoons in Chapin Chapel beginning September 12, and will run from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Whether you have meditated before or not, join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax and quiet your mind, to learn how to experience less suffering and stress in your life, to explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology or to talk about what it means to awaken in this life and to live from compassion and awareness. Or come just because you are curious! Drop-ins are welcome at any time.

Music Practice Rooms and Lockers Available; Sign Up Sept. 5-15
Students, faculty and staff who wish to use the practice room facilities during the 2006-07 academic year may sign up for a practice room access key and music locker space during the first two weeks of classes according to the following schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 5, through Friday, Sept. 8, and Monday, Sept. 11, through Friday, Sept. 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Senior music majors preparing honors recitals may also reserve practice time during this two- week period. On Sunday, Sept. 17, those who have been issued a practice room key may schedule reserved practice time for the fall semester. Those sign- up hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Information concerning access to practice rooms and fees is posted in the music center.

News of Professor Couvares
For the second time, Frank Couvares, E. Dwight Salmon Professor of History and American Studies, has served as educational director of a six-week, Fulbright-sponsored summer institute in American Studies for 30 international secondary school teachers from 23 countries. He is chairing the American Studies Association’s John Hope Franklin prize committee, which honors the best book published in the field during the previous year. This fall his Movie Censorship and American Culture is being released in a second edition by the University of Massachusetts Press. In November he will lecture in Dillingen, Germany, at an American Studies symposium sponsored by the Bavarian government.

Blood Pressure Monitoring Clinics for Amherst College Employees
The Keefe Health Center provides 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 to 9:45 a.m. on a walk-in basis. A medical assistant will be available for this service.

Resume Workshop Sept. 13
Come to the Career Center from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to get tips on creating a resume that sets you apart from the crowd.

Steps to Study Abroad Meetings Sept. 13 and 14
Sophomores: Are you thinking about studying abroad next year? Come to one of the Steps to Study Abroad sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 115, or Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7:15 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall. For those who can't make one of these sessions, this program will be offered repeatedly throughout the semester.

Resume Workshop Sept. 14
Come to the Career Center on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. for this workshop on creating a resume that will set you apart from the crowd.

Applying to Law School Info Session Sept. 14
Join Pre-Law Advising Dean Bekki Lee as she provides guidance on applying to law school on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

F.A.C.E. Meeting Sept. 14
Join F.A.C.E (Financial Aid and Class Equality) for its first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center McCaffrey Room. In past years, F.A.C.E. was an active organization at Amherst that helped to promote campus awareness of issues related to socioeconomic class diversity and clarify financial aid policies. F.A.C.E. is a group open to any student interested in discussing or addressing these issues. F.A.C.E. held the President’s Forum on Class, the first forum of its kind at Amherst, which allowed the entire campus a chance to voice their own views of class experiences at Amherst. This is an event that F.A.C.E. will be working on holding again in October, as part of Class Awareness Week.

2006-07 Music at Amherst Series Opens Sept. 15 with Parker Quartet
Music at Amherst opens its 29th season of world-class chamber music with the Parker Quartet on Friday, Sept. 15, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College. Tickets for series subscriptions are on sale until Sept. 15. Five other programs are included in the series.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_08musicatamherst.html

Russian Table Begins September 15
The Russian Table (Valentine Terrace, Room B) begins Friday, September 15. The table will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. and will continue throughout the semester.

Employer Connection: An Orientation for Seniors Sept. 15
Seniors, this is the final session of orientation, so please join us in the Career Center on Friday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. (immediately following the Friday Series) for discussions about on-campus recruiting, off-campus programs, and Career Center resources and programs.

Colloquium on “Imagining a New Constitution” at Amherst College Sept. 15
The Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America will convene its semiannual meeting at Amherst College to discuss “Imagining a New Constitution for the United States in the 21st Century” on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. The guest speakers will be Geoffrey Stone, professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School; John Podesta, the director of the Center for American Progress; Kathleen Sullivan, professor of law at Stanford Law School; Nan Aron, the director of the Alliance for Justice; and Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University School of Law. Sponsored by the Amherst College Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America and by Smith College, all events will take place in the Amherst College Alumni House and are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_08colloquium%20constitution.html

Habitat for Humanity Wall-raising Celebration Sept. 16
Come celebrate the kickoff of the Amherst College/Habitat for Humanity partnership and the start of construction on 24 Stanley Street. Join students, faculty and community members on site Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. in the first step to building four new Habitat homes with Amherst College. Transportation from campus will be provided if needed. Students should e-mail habitat@amherst.edu to reserve a spot.

The Career Center Friday Series Presents Vera Institute of Justice Sept. 15
The Vera Institute of Justice works with leaders in government and civil society to improve the services people rely on for safety and justice. Vera develops innovative, affordable programs that often grow into self- sustaining organizations, studies social problems and current responses, and provides practical advice and assistance to government officials in New York and around the world. Presenter Nicole Hendricks joined Vera to work on a project surveying NYC residents about their encounters with police, and to work on a nationwide study of federally funded victim assistance programs. She has worked on projects relating to crime and victimization, prosecutorial discrection and racial disparity issues. Join us at this event Friday, Sept. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

Re:Think: Joseph Rosen To Speak on What it Means to be Human Sept. 15
Joseph Rosen, a plastic surgeon noted for his work with children with congenital defects and disfigured veterans, will speak and lead a discussion on the topic “Re-Designing Humans: Human Re-Evolution” at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall. Rosen’s talk is free and open to the public. The audience will be encouraged to join in discussion of Rosen’s question: “What is a human? Technologies are emerging today with the potential to reshape human evolution in dramatic ways. The ability to affect not only ourselves but also future generations has never before been wielded. It is a power that will ultimately determine the fate of our species."

Thankathon Callers Needed; Apply by Sept. 15
The Office of Development is looking for students to call and thank alumni for their donations last year to the Annual Fund. Applicants must have good phone demeanor and enthusiasm, and must be an Amherst Student. The Thankathon will be held Sept. 18 to 21 and Sept. 25 to 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Smith House. Snacks will be provided, and the pay rate is $7.25 per hour. Please apply by Friday, Sept. 15, to crwills@amherst.edu.

Got Stress? Discover the Art of Tai Chi Starting Sept. 14
Discover the Art of Tai Chi with free, weekly beginner classes starting Thursday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the living room of the Cadigan Center, 38 Woodside Ave. David Mazor will be instructing the class. For more information contact David at dmazor@amherst.edu or 413/256-8595.

Performance Project Auditions Sept. 15 and 16
Performance Project, an evening of original choreography & performance works developed by students during the fall semester in Theater & Dance 62, will hold auditions September 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., and September 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Webster Hall, Studio One. A wide variety of parts is available for performers of different backgrounds and skill levels in both dance and theater. The auditions will be held as a workshop.

East Coast Premiere of “Itasca: a poem for voices and live electronics” Sept. 17
The Amherst College Music Department and Live in Concert, Inc., present a celebration of poetry, music and dance on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, featuring the east coast premiere of “Itasca: a poem for voices and live electronics.” The performance is based on the 1832 journey of Henry Schoolcraft and Oza Windib, Schoolcraft’s Ojibwe guide, to the source of the Mississippi River. Admission is free. This collaborative work was created by John Shoptaw and Amherst professors Eric Sawyer and Wendy Woodson. Ann Moss, a Hampshire College graduate, Amalia Martin Dobbins, Rebecca Howard and Buddy James will be joined by Eric Sawyer on electronic keyboards.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music/Events.htm

Auditions for 2007 Interterm Musical "City of Angels" Sept. 17
The Music Department will hold auditions for its fourth annual interterm musical "City of Angels" on Sunday, Sept. 17, in Buckley Recital Hall. Preliminaries will take place from noon to 5 p.m. and call-backs will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Participation is open to all members of the Five College community. "City of Angels" is a film noir musical which ran for four years on Broadway, won the Tony Award in 1989 for best show, and features a jazz-oriented score by Cy Coleman and libretto by Larry Gelbart ("MASH", "Forum"). It will be performed February 1-3, in Buckley, and rehearsed beginning January 8 of Interterm. Please email cityofangels@amherst.edu to reserve an audition time and for more information.

Kembrew McLeod to Speak on Constitution Day on Sept. 18
In recognition of Constitution Day, independent documentary filmmaker and media studies scholar Kembrew McLeod will present a multimedia program titled “Culture, Inc.: How Intellectual Property Erodes Freedom of Expression” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Cole Assembly Room is wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by the Amherst College President’s Office and presented by the Amherst College Library, the event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_08constitution.html

Morgan Stanley Information Session Sept. 18
Join representatives from Morgan Stanley as they discuss their company and recruiting program on Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Alumni House. Please RSVP by using Experience.

Resume Workshop Sept. 18
Join the Career Center on Monday, Sept. 18, at 8:30 p.m. for a workshop on writing a resume that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Psychology Majors Meeting Sept. 18
There will be a meeting for all psychology majors on September 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Porter Lounge. This meeting will provide very important information for psychology majors (and potential majors) about significant changes to the psychology curriuculum, course offerings and requirements starting in the fall of 2007. Refreshments will follow.

Winternship Information Session Sept. 18
Come to an info session on the Winternship program Monday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Friedmann Room. Winternship is a not for profit internship program that takes place over Interterm in New York and Washington D.C. The Community Outreach Office coordinates the internship, setting up housing with alumni hosts and creating varied educational, cultural and social events with alumni and friends of the college. A living stipend is provided to participants of the program. Light refreshments will provided. Applications are due Sept. 25.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/winternship.html

Fair Trade Coffee Special Sept. 19 in Valentine
Dining Services will feature a coffee special with new blends of Dean's Beans Fair Trade coffees on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Upper Terrace of Valentine Dining Hal.

Tips on Applying to Law School and Financing a Legal Education Sept. 19
Join panelists and representatives from American University Washington College of Law, Boston College Law School, University of North Carolina School of Law and University of Texas School of Law as they discuss "What You Should Know: Tips on Applying to Law School and How to Finance Your Legal Education" on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

Getting a Jump on Finding an Internship Sept. 19
Join Internships Coordinator Debra Krumholz as she hold this workshop on finding internships. It's never too late to start looking, especially for January. This event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Bain & Co. Consulting Information Session Sept. 19
Join representatives from Bain as they discuss the company, consulting and their recruiting process on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Alumni House.

Lehman Brothers Information Session Sept. 20
Join representatives from Lehman Brothers as they introduce you to their company, three of their divisions (Investment Management, Capital markets and Investment Banking) and their recruiting process on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Paino Lecture Hall, Earth Sciences Building.

Medical School Interview Workshop Sept. 20
Join Health Professions Advisor Dean Carolyn Bassett as she discusses the process of interviewing for medical school on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

Monitor Company Consulting Information Session Sept. 20
Join representatives from Monitor as they discuss their firm, consulting in general and their recruiting process on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall.

Do you Recognize your Professors' Voices? Contest Sept. 20
On Sept. 20 at 8 p.m., WAMH and the Department of Theater and Dance will offer students a challenge - can you recognize your professors’ voices? Last fall, Peter Lobdell, of the Department of Theater and Dance, asked Amherst faculty to do a reading of a new translation of Evgeny Schwartz’ "The Dragon," a play translated from Russian by George Riven and adapted for the radio by Lobdell. Seventeen professors took part in the recording. The student who can identify the most professors wins a dinner for four at Panda East. Submit your guesses by e-mail to wamh@amherst.edu
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

China Expert Minxin Pei To Speak at Amherst College Sept. 20
Minxin Pei, the director of the China studies program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will speak on “China: Could Things Still Go Terribly Wrong?” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the department of political science at Amherst College, the department of Asian languages and civilizations and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World, Pei’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09pei.html

Physics Seminar Sept. 21
On Thursday, Sept. 21, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Prof. Peter Khalifah of the University of Massachusetts Chemistry Department 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

M&T Bank Management Development Program Info Session Sept. 21
Join representatives from M&T Bank Corporation's Management Development Program as they discuss the company, commercial banking and their recruiting process on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Screening of "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" Sept. 21
Students for Corporate and Social Responsibility will host a screening of "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 115.

JPMorgan Information Session Sept. 21
Seniors and juniors are invited to join alumni representatives from JP Morgan as they discuss the firm, the recruiting process and jobs and internship opportunities that might be available on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room.

Students Getting Brighter: Light Bulb Exchange Sept. 21
Amherst College students who want to be both brighter and cooler can exchange their old incandescent light bulbs for new compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) at no cost from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Keefe Campus Center. The exchange is sponsored by the Amherst College Physical Plant and MassPIRG. The Amherst College Physical Plant will offer a free pizza party to the dormitory with the best participation rate.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09lightbulbs.html

In Memoriam: Benjamin McCabe
The flag on Johnson Chapel has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Benjamin McCabe, who died Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Nova Scotia.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/mccabe.html

In Memoriam: Helen Stimson
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Helen Stimson, who died Tuesday, Sept. 19, at her sister's home in Southampton. Ms. Stimson worked in Health Services at Amherst College from 1956 until her retirement in 1976.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/stimson.html

Keefe Health Center's Hours and Transportation
The Keefe Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call for appointments. Urgent treatment is available at all times. “Walk-in” hours are Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Routine gynecological examinations are offered by appointment. Weekly sexual health education sessions, led by a student health educator, serve as a prerequisite for first contraceptive visits. The sexual health education session is held on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Keefe Health Center. If this day or time is not convenient, students may arrange for a private session by calling 413/542-2760. Beyond regular care, specialist referrals are made through the providers by appointment. Orthopedic consultation is also available on campus through the athletic trainers on a referral basis. The Keefe Health Center is closed when the college is not in session. Students may contact the University of Massachusetts Health Services for urgent care needs. For urgent care through the University of Massachusetts Health Services, call 413/577-5000. Daily night care is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. On weekends and holidays, there is 24-hour coverage. (No appointments; phone advice and urgent care visits only.) Radiology department hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for urgent needs only. Holiday hours vary, for urgent needs only. Lab department hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for urgent needs only. Holidays hours vary, for urgent needs only. Transportation to UMass Health Services is available through Amherst College Campus Police for urgent care needs. Contact Campus Police or ACEMS (Amherst College Emergency Medical Service) as notified by Campus Police 413/542-2291. For emergencies, contact Amherst College Campus Police at 413/542-2111.

English Department Knox Prize Winner
The James Charlton Knox Prize is awarded to the student whose record through the junior year demonstrates the greatest integration of scholarship, interest and creativity in the study of English. The 2006-07 prize is awarded to Meghan L. Kemp-Gee ’07.

German Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays
Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Garman House, meet the department's faculty and other students in a casual environment and practice your German over coffee and snacks.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_activities.html

French Table to Meet Fridays
French Table will meet on Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the mezzanine in Valentine Hall. All Francophones and students of French are welcome to participate regardless of the level of their French.

Spanish Table to Meet Fridays
Spanish Table will meet on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the mezzanine in Valentine Dining Hall. Please gather for lunch and conversation with faculty, teaching assistants and friends. Spanish speakers of all levels are welcome.

Biographer Debby Applegate ’89 To Speak on Henry Ward Beecher at Amherst Sept. 25
Debby Applegate, a 1989 graduate of Amherst and the author of the The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, will speak on “Henry Ward Beecher and Victorian America” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the departments of American studies and history at Amherst, Applegate’s talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09applegate.html

The Secrets of Law Sept. 25
The Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought has invited Professor Bernadette Meyler, Cornell Law School, to give a talk at Amherst College on Monday, Sept. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Clark 100. Her talk is entitled "Transparency and Textuality: Wilkie Collins’ Law Books." Copies of Meyler’s paper will be available prior to the lecture. To obtain a copy, contact Karen Underwood at 413/542-2380 or klunderwood@amherst.edu. This event is part of a series of seminars on The Secrets of Law which is being sponsored by the Lamont Lecture Fund.

Study Abroad Fair Sept. 25
Join representatives from a wide variety of study abroad programs as they share information about their programs on Monday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Campus Center Friedmann Room.

Lawrence Korb To Speak Sept. 26
Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former Assistant Secretary of Defense, will speak on his paper "Strategic Redeployment: A Progressive Plan for Iraq and the Struggle Against Violent Extremists" Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. in Fayerweather 115. This lecture is sponsored by the Amherst College Democrats, the Amherst College Republicans and the Department of Political Science. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Info Session Sept. 26
Join representatives from Simon-Kucher as they discuss the field of strategy consulting and careers with their firm on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Career Center.

Law School Panel - Cornell, Stanford, Duke, NYU - Sept. 26
Join admissions representatives from the Cornell University, Stanford University, Duke University and NYU Law Schools as they discuss their programs and admission processes on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall (Earth Sciences 107).

Colloquium for the American Founding Lecture Sept. 27
On Wednesday, September 27, The Colloquium on the American Founding's Series on the Foreign and Military Policy will present Bret Stephens (Wall Street Journal editorial board member and former editor of the Jerusalem Post). Stephens will speak on “After the War in Lebanon: The Situation, for Israel and the United States.” This event will be held in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, at 8 p.m.

Amherst College CVC Math Lecture Sept. 27
Harold Boas, professor of mathematics at Texas A&M University, will be giving the fall 2006 Connecticut Valley Mathematics Colloquium at Amherst College. Boas studies functions of several complex variables, a relatively young field which interacts with algebraic and differential geometry, harmonic analysis and partial differential equations. This field has found applications in mathematical physics and control theory. Boas has won numerous awards for teaching and research. In his CVC presentation, entitled "Everything you know (about convergence of power series) is wrong," Boas will illustrate some of the subtleties and surprises in the theory of convergence of power series via examples "from the past, the present and the future." This lecture will be held on Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in 206 Seeley Mudd.

Harvard Law School Information Session September 27
Join a representative from Harvard Law School to learn about their program and admission process on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Career Center.

Journalist and Editor Bret Stephens To Speak on “After the War in Lebanon" Sept. 27
Bret Stephens, a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal and former editor of the Jerusalem Post, will give a talk titled “After the War in Lebanon: The Situation, for Israel and the United States” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The second lecture in the series sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding at Amherst, Stephens’ talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09stephens.html

Teach for America Information Session Sept. 27
Teach for America will hold a fall information session for seniors on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Friedmann Room of the Keefe Campus Center. Antonios pizza and beverages will be provided.
For more information: www.teachforamerica.org

Faculty Colloquium Series 2006-07 Sept. 28
Ronald Rosbottom, Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities, will speak on "Hitler’s Tour: Imagining Occupied Paris, 1940-1944" on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. The Faculty Colloquium events are sponsored by a group of Amherst College faculty colleagues who meet informally with the purpose of supporting and promoting the college’s commitment to faculty research. Colleagues interested in joining in this endeavor are welcome and should contact us at mcourtright@amherst.edu. Faculty, staff and members of the administration are cordially invited to attend these presentations.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/FacColl060928.htm

Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies Reception Sept. 28
On Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. in Alumni House, join us for an informal buffet dinner. If you would like to learn more about APA Studies, come and meet students and faculty from across the Five Colleges who share your interest. Guidelines for the Five College APA Studies Certificate Program as well as information about specific courses, upcoming lectures and cultural programs will be available. RSVP to kcardozo@amherst.edu by Sept. 21.

Charles Drew Health Professions Society - First General Meeting Sept. 28
The Charles Drew Health Professions Society (formerly known as the Charles Drew Pre-Med Society) will be holding its first general meeting on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 9:30 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather 115). Come to learn more about our purpose, goals and activities that will benefit you in your pursuit of a healthcare career.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~drewhealth

American Red Cross Blood Drive Sept. 28
There will be a blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 4 p.m. in Keefe Campus Center. For more information, call 1-800-GIVE- LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or sign up by visiting www.givelife.org. Walk-ins are also accepted.
For more information: www.givelife.org

Relay for Life Planning Committee Seeks New Members; Meeting Sept. 28
Want to make a difference in the fight against cancer? Last April the Five College Relay for Life raised $127,870 for cancer research and patient services. The relay is an annual event, but planning it is a year long process. We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated individuals to make this year’s relay an even bigger success. Interested in sponsorship, entertainment, publicity, ceremonies, survivorship, team recruitment or advocacy? Come to our info session for potential planning committee members on Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Friedmann Room. No previous experience with Relay for Life is necessary. We are also looking for cancer survivors who would be willing to help us promote this event. Interested? Contact relayforlife@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~relayforlife

Amherst College Professor Ethan Temeles Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Hummingbird Research
Ethan J. Temeles, associate professor of biology at Amherst College, has received a grant of $240,000 from the National Science Foundation for a research project titled “Coevolutionary Convergence and Displacement Across a Geographic Mosaic: Hummingbirds and Heliconias of the Lesser Antilles.”
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09temeles.html

Teaching Lunch on Sept. 29: What's Happening with Students' Learning?
Faculty are invited to a lunchtime conversation on Friday, Sept. 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Mullins and Faerber Rooms to discuss how Gen Post-X / Gen M (media multitasking) is changing—or should change—our classrooms. Along with the ubiquitous Google and Facebook, there are estimates that teenagers spend twice as much time playing video games as reading. Some possible questions: Does their fluent command of information resources allow us to concentrate on teaching them to think? Can courses tap the creativity of their 24/7 multitasking? Do we feel the aftereffects of state-mandated testing? We’ll be joined by Scott Payne, the head of Academic Technology Services, whose research is on technology-mediated learning.

New England Health Professions Career Fair at Yale Sept. 29
Amherst students who are interested in careers in the health professions are invited to attend the New England Health Professions Career Fair on Friday, Sept. 29, from noon to 3 p.m. at Yale. Transportation is available on a limited basis, so if you need a ride, please contact Dean Bassett at 413/542-2265, or csbassett@amherst.edu.

Ombudsperson Office Hours
College Ombudsperson Ruth Thornton will hold open office hours on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a confidential resource for faculty, staff and administrators. Appointments may be made by contacting Ruth Thornton at rbthornton@amherst.edu or 413/542-5156.

Amherst College Russian Professor Catherine Ciepiela Publishes Two New Books about Russian Modernist Poetry
Catherine Ciepiela, a professor of Russian at Amherst College, has written a new study that narrates and illuminates the epistolary romance between Russia’s two greatest modernist poets, Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva. The Same Solitude ($29.95, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 2006), the first complete account of their love affair in letters, takes its title from one of Pasternak’s: “Still, we have the same solitude, the same journeys and searching, and the same favorite turns in the labyrinth of literature and history.” Ciepiela argues that these letters reveal much about the poetics and politics of 20th-century Russian romanticism. Ciepiela also wrote the introduction to and co-edited the forthcoming The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems ($14.95, NYRB Books, New York, 2006).
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_09ciepiela.html

Investigate Interviewing Sept. 29
The Career Center Friday Series presents Investigate Interviewing. Seniors who are planning on searching for a job can investigate the interview process through a mock interview format. Alumni employers from a variety of fields will be at the Alumni House throughout the day on Sept. 29 and can be seen by appointment. Sign up for these appointments by going to the Experience calendar section for Sept. 29 and choose the time slot you would like.

In Memoriam: Albert Stanley
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Albert Stanley, who worked as a caretaker of the Amherst College athletic facilities from 1958 until his retirement in 1978. Mr. Stanley died Friday, Sept. 25, in the Sunbridge of Hadley Nursing Home.
For more information: beersandstory.com/

2006-07 ACEMS Training Course Schedule Announced
Amherst College Emergency Medical Services (ACEMS) has released fall first responder and Interterm emergency medical technician (EMT) training course dates, times and registration information. If interested, please contact ACEMS at acems@amherst.edu. Visit the link below to access class schedules and to register for courses.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~acems/education.html

Community Tea in Frost Library Thursdays at 3:30
The weekly community tea is open to students, faculty, staff and whoever is in the library on Thursday afternoons. The tea—an opportunity for casual conversation, a time to check out the new books, and a nice study break—is held every Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Report of the Committee on Academic Priorities Is Available Online
A year ago, the president charged the Committee on Academic Priorities (a group of faculty, students and staff) to deliberate with the campus community to develop proposals to meet the academic needs of the college over the next decade and beyond. The committee’s report is now available online at http://www.amherst.edu/~cap/index.html. The committee welcomes online discussion, which will help shape deliberation and decision-making about specific proposals and broader issues raised by the report. You are also welcome to e-mail the committee at cap@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~cap/index.html

 
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