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Sept 28 -- Roger Scruton Will Speak at American Founding Fall Colloquium
Roger Scruton, English writer and philosopher, will talk on "Faith and the Challenges of Secularism," on Friday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall. The talk is jointly sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding and the Newman Club.

Sept. 29 -- Roger Scruton Will Discuss "Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged"
Roger Scruton, English writer and philosopher, will discuss "Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged," on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 9:30 a.m. in the Babbott Room of the Octagon. Sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding.

Sept. 29 -- Law Professor Amy Wax Will Speak on Race, Wrongs and Remedies"
Amy Wax, professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Race, Wrongs and Remedies: Group Justice in the 21st Century" Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the Babbott Room of the Octagon. The talk is sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding.

American Founding Colloquium Sponsors Sept. 29 Talk on Racial Preferences
Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain of the Ninth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals will give a lecture on "Racial Preferences and the Schools in Seattle," on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Lewis-Sebring Dining Hall. The talk is sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding.

Sept. 29 -- Chief Judge John Mercer Walker, Jr. Will Speak at American Founding Colloquium
Chief Judge John Mercer Walker, Jr. of the Second Federal Circuit Court in New York will give a talk titled "Can the Judges Themselves Violate the Constitution --and Other Matters: A Conversation" on Saturday, Sept. 29th at 3 p.m. in the Lewis-Sebring Dining Hall.

Responsibility Conference Sept. 28 and 29
On Sept. 28 and 29, the Fashioning Responsible Subjects conference will be held at the Alumni House starting on Friday, Sept. 28, at 1:15 p.m. Speakers include Carol Greenhouse, Princeton University; Sarah Lochlann Jain, Stanford University; Ravit Reichman, Brown University; Erick Wertheimer, Arizona State University; Susanna Blumenthal, University of Minnesota; and Leonard Feldman, University of Oregon.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/ljst/events/conferences/responsibility

Annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon Is Saturday, Sept. 29
On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 6 a.m. until approximately midnight, the Emily Dickinson Museum will host its third marathon reading of all 1,789 poems by Emily Dickinson. For the first time, the Poetry Marathon will travel from the Dickinson Homestead into town. The Amherst Town Hall, Frost Library at Amherst College and the Fiber Art Center will all host part of the marathon. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/22434

Writing Center Reception Sept. 28
The Writing Center will hold a reception to celebrate our gorgeous new offices on Friday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Charles Pratt 101. All are welcome.

All Are Invited to the Dedication of Gooding Field Saturday, Sept. 29
All members of the Amherst College community are invited to join alumni, families and friends at the dedication of Gooding Field at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The 10 a.m. dedication will feature remarks by President Anthony W. Marx, Director of Athletics Suzanne Coffey and Former Director of Athletics Peter Gooding. A full day of athletic contests follows. After the football game, a reception will be held in the pavilion on Gooding Field.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/alumni/conversations/gooding/dedication

Friday Series: Match Corps (Urban Education Service Year) Sept. 28
The Match Corps is a one-year-long Urban Education fellowship program. It is possibly the most competitive such program in the nation, more competitive than admission to the Harvard Graduate School of Education or Teach for America. Join recruiter Alison Spindler to find out more about the Match Charter High School and Match Corps opportunities on Friday, Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

Amherst College Hosts Community Artmaking Celebration Sept. 28
AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College campus community and interested individuals from the broader area community are invited to participate in creating nine large-scale public artworks on Friday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Valentine/Fayerweather Quad at Amherst College. The artworks—portraits of students, faculty and staff from Amherst College—have been generated by the college’s visiting artist-in-residence Wendy Ewald and guest artist Brett Cook, with participation from students in Ewald’s seminar The Practice of Collaborative Art, members of the campus community and the subjects of the portraits. The Sept. 28 day of collaborative artmaking is a creative social event. A menu of local and organic food will be provided by the Amherst College Dining Services, and music will be provided by area musicians Chris Buono, D.J. Root and Amherst College students. Food and music will complement opportunities for creative expression in working on the portraits, as well as many chances for dialogue and community connection. There will also be materials for people to work in clay, with cameras and in sketchbooks, all with the intention of reflecting on and representing community and learning. The project will culminate on Thursday, Nov. 29, when five 10-foot x 30-foot portrait triptychs will be mounted across the campus and an exhibition of one of the triptychs will open at the Mead Art Museum. The Mead exhibition will also include documentation of the collaborative process. The exhibition will run through January 20, 2008, and a catalogue will document and highlight the full experience.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/23281/

Amherst College Colloquium on the American Founding Sets Lectures Sept. 28 and 29
The Colloquium on the American Founding at Amherst College will host a number of lectures on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29. The events are open to the public at no charge.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/23760

Bi-Semester Worship Service Sept. 30
On Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. in Chapin Chapel, the Rev. Dr. Leon Burrows, Protestant Religious adviser, Amherst College, and Protestant Chaplain, Smith College, will deliver the Bi-Semester Worship Service. A reception follows the service. The service is held in the African-American tradition twice each semester. All are welcome.

Film Screening Documenting the Venezuelan Revolution Oct. 1
Come see a screening of "Documenting the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chavez, His Supporters, and His Detractors," a new documentary by Sol Productions, Puedo Hablar, on Monday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. The event features a question-and-answer session with Director Christopher Moore. This event is sponsored by the Political Science department with support from the Spanish Department and the Lamont Funds.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/political_science/events

International Affairs Graduate School Panel Oct. 1
Students interested in careers in international affairs are invited to attend this panel discussion presented by representatives from the Fletcher School at Tufts, Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, Georgetown's Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115.

Economics Fellowship Recipient
Roshni Rathi '08 has been awarded the Economics Junior Class Fellowship for her work at two economics institutes this summer. Rathi interned at the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore, India, and at Earth Economics in Seattle, Wash. Both internships involved assisting in research on environmental issues. The fellowship supplements salaries for summer internships at approved economic research institutions and are made possible by the generous donations to the Rein and Vine Funds.

Participate in the Fourth Annual Amherst Story Project; Submit by Oct. 16
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 will collect the selected stories in an anthology and post them on the Alumni Website. The authors will be invited to speak on a panel during Family Weekend. For previous Project stories, go to https://cms.amherst.edu/alumni/networks/ story_project. To participate, contact Alumni Fellow Anthony Jack '07 at aajack@amherst.edu. Submissions can be anywhere between 1,000 and 2,000 words and must be entered by Oct. 16.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/alumni/networks/story_project

2007-08 Knox Prize Winner Announced
The James Charlton Knox Prize is awarded annually to the student whose record through the junior year merits nomination as the most promising major in English and demonstrates the greatest integration of scholarship, interest and creativity in the study of English. The 2007-08 prize is shared between Katherine A. Robinson '08 and Lucy L. Sheehan '08.

Residence Hall Recycling Challenge
How do you turn old cans into free food? Join us for Amherst College's Residence Hall Recycling Challenge. From Oct. 1 through Thanksgiving Break, the Amherst College Recycling Program is sponsoring the Residence Hall Recycling Challenge. All you and your fellow residents need to do is keep recycling as much material as possible. When Physical Plant staff picks up recycling, they will monitor how much material is collected. At the end of the contest, the residence halls that recycled the most total paper and bottles and cans per capita win a party sponsored by the Physical Plant. Turn your old cans into free food by recycling!
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~phyplant/recycling/index.htm

Biologist Ethan Clotfelter Receives NSF Grant to Study Effects of Chemical Contamination on Fish
Ethan Clotfelter, assistant professor of biology at Amherst College, has received a grant of $244,541 from the National Science Foundation. The award will support three years of research on the effects of phytoestrogens on animals.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/23777

German Kaffeeklatsch Tuesday Evenings
Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/kaffeeklatsch

Keefe Health Center's Hours During Mid-Semester Break
The Keefe Health Center will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8. 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. 5, if they have any particular concerns or needs.

Professor Andrew Parker Is Editor of Special Issue of South Atlantic Quarterly
Andrew Parker, professor of English at Amherst College, is co-editor (with Janet Talley, of Harvard Law School) of a special, book-length issue of South Atlantic Quarterly.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/24154

Phi Beta Kappa Lecture: Dr. Eric Mazur Oct. 4
On Thursday, Oct. 4, Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University will deliver Amherst College's Phi Beta Kappa lecture on "How the Mind Tricks Us: Visualizations and Visual Illusions" at 8 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 of the Merrill Science Center at Amherst College. The lecture and a reception that follows are open to the public at no charge.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/22729/

Composing Yourself: Writing the Personal Statement Oct. 2
Join Dean Susan Snively (of the Writing Center) as she gives tips and pointers on writing an excellent personal statement for your graduate school application. This event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Career Center.

Mississippi Teaching Corps Info Session Oct. 2
The Mississippi Teacher Corps is a two-year program similar to the Peace Corps that recruits college graduates to teach in the Mississippi Delta. At the end of the two years you will have earned your master's degree and your teacher certification, earning a salary all the while. For more information, attend the information session on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in Porter Lounge, Converse Hall. Sponsored by the Career Center.
For more information: www.olemiss.edu/programs/mtc/Recruiting/description.html

Steps to Study Abroad Oct. 2
Are you interested in studying abroad? Do you want to find out more? Join Janna Behrens, director of international experience, for Steps to Study Abroad on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center. Other sessions will be held throughout the semester. You only need to attend one. Join us and find out all you need to know about the process.

The Third Nature: Gender Inversions in the Kamasutra Oct. 2
The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is happy to announce a talk by Professor Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, University of Chicago, entitled "The Third Nature: Gender Inversions in the Kamasutra." The talk, sponsored by the Asian Languages and Civilizations Department and the Hamilton fund, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115).

Chris Hardin '98 to Speak on "The Axiom of Choice" Oct. 3
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. in Seeley Mudd 206, Chris Hardin '98, Smith College, will speak on "The Axiom of Choice," an indispensable part of mathematics known for producing counterintuitive results. One consequence of the Axiom of Choice is that we can, in principle, produce a strategy for guessing the values of a function of time which almost always correctly predict some interval of future values, given the past values of the function. This function of time can be completely arbitrary and not necessarily even continuous. The talk will make this precise and explain how it is done. Along the way, we will look at the Axiom of Choice, well-orderings and, time permitting, how to get out of prison. Refreshments will be served in Seeley Mudd 208 at 3:30 p.m.

"Estonia" Society Mixed Choir to Perform at Amherst College Oct. 3
The Mixed Choir of the "Estonia" Society will give a concert in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The choir will also give a concert at First Congregational Church in Amherst on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The concert at Amherst College is open to the public at no charge. Tickets for the First Congregational Church performance are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/23056/

Study, Live and Learn French Abroad! Meeting Oct. 3
Students interested in studying abroad in France or other French-speaking countries are invited to join Professor Hewitt and Dean Behrens, along with some students who have been abroad, to discuss the different program options and what the actual experience is like. This event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Barrett Library.

Law Panel: Penn, Chicago, Michigan and UVA Oct. 3
Students planning to apply to law school are invited to attend this panel discussion with admissions representatives from the law schools at the universities of Pennsylvania, Chicago, Michigan and Virginia. They will be sharing information about their programs as well as offering insights into the law school admissions process. This event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather 115.

Wednesday Night Shakespeare presents Measure for Measure Oct. 3
Wednesday Night Shakespeare will hold a dramatic reading of Measure for Measure on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Webster 215. Tea and a lovely dessert from the Black Sheep will be provided for your refreshment. Interested parties should contact Emanuel Costache at ecostache09@amherst.edu. Many roles are still available. Copies of the play are available in B-level Frost and online. This event is sponsored by the Department of English.

German Film Series: Basta Oct. 4
This film is zany comedy about gourmet chef Oskar (Henry Hübchen of Alles auf Zucker!), top dog in the "protection" racket of Vienna's Russian Mafia, whose love affair with his prison shrink (Corinna Harfouch) leads to a series of bizarre complications. Join us for this film on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium (in German, with English Subtitles).
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/film_series

Eric Mazur Will Deliver Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Oct. 4
Harvard physicist Eric Mazur will deliver Amherst College's Phi Beta Kappa lecture, on "How the Mind Tricks Us: Visualizations and Visual Illusions," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Lecture Hall 2 of the Merrill Science Center at Amherst College. The lecture and a reception that follows are open to the public at no charge.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/22729/

A Conversation with Allen Say, Caldecott Medal-Winning Author Oct. 4
Allen Say, author and illustrator of numerous award-winning books including Home of the Brave, The Sign Painter, Alison and El Chino, will talk about his writing and his art with Professor Barry O'Connell, Department of English, and Professor Samuel C. Morse, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations and Art and Art History. This program is being held in conjunction with the exhibition "The Art of Allen Say," curated by Professor Morse, at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (on view through Oct. 28). The event will be held Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather 115. Sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, the President's Initiative Fund, the Asian Students Association and Asian Culture House.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/asian/events

Physics Seminar Oct. 4
On Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in Merrill 3 with tea beforehand at 3:30 p.m., Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University will speak on "Subcellulary Surgery and Nanosurgery."
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/physics/seminars_and_colloquia/schedule_2007-2008

Philosopher Steven Gerrard '78 To Speak Thursday, Oct. 4
Steven Gerrard '78, professor of philosophy at Williams College, will deliver a lecture titled "Wittgenstein Looks out the Window with Hopper" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in Paino Lecture Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Joseph Epstein Fund and the department of philosophy, Gerrards's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/24048/

Lunch with Committee of Six on Thursday, Oct. 4
Faculty members on the Committee of Six would like to try something new to increase our accessibility to the faculty community. We are experimenting with setting aside a regular hour during which one or more of us will be available during lunch in Lewis Sebring. Our own teaching schedules dictate that these "open lunches" will be on first and third Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Look for us at one of the large round table in the main dining room at Lewis Sebring. We'd especially encourage new members of the faculty to stop by and introduce yourselves.

Andrew Bacevich To Speak on U.S. Policy Options in Iraq Oct. 4
On Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations at Boston University, will speak on the current situation in Iraq and the current policies available to the United States to contain our generation's greatest geopolitical crisis. His topics will include the Bush administration's "surge," legislation in Congress for a timetable of withdrawal and the partition of Iraq into semi-autonomous Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish states. Professor Bacevich is a retired colonel in the United States Army and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Oct. 4-6: Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film
As part of Banned Book Week, Frost Library will be screening "Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film" in the Barker Room at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4, 5 and 6. The 2007 documentary is the first look at the real work and skills of the more than 60,000 librarians working in the U.S., a well-loved but little understood profession. This film is an original, full-length documentary by and about librarians, and is an Overdue Productions film in association with BiFolkal Productions. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens. Contact: Tracy Sutherland at tesutherland@amherst.edu or 542-5015 for further information or to reserve tickets. Sponsored by the Amherst College Libraries.
For more information: www.hollywoodlibrarian.com

Assessing Science Teaching: Teaching and Learning Lunch Oct. 5
What are the most effective methods of teaching the sciences to majors and non majors? How can we properly gauge teaching effectiveness? Answers to these questions are often supported by anecdotal evidence or by our intuition, instead of by systematic, scientific approaches to finding out what works and what does not. Research on education increasingly supports the idea that our gut feelings about teaching are often wrong. The discussion will be led by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Eric Mazur, the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Physics at Harvard University, whose education research addresses ways of improving science education. Lunch will be provided Oct. 5 at noon in the Mullins and Faerber Rooms of Valentine Dining Hall.

Symphony Orchestra to perform at Stanford University Oct. 7
The Amherst College Symphony Orchestra will perform during a mid-semester break tour at Stanford University on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the university campus. Mark Lane Swanson, music director, leads the orchestra in Peter Tchaikovsky's fiery Symphony #4 in F minor. The orchestra will also feature Assistant Director Timothy Cheng '07 as piano soloist in the "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff. To round out the program, the orchestra will perform the world premiere of "Tides of Golden Gate" by former Assistant Director John Downey '03. Ticket reservations and more information may be had by emailing AmherstatStanford@gmail.com.

Amherst on the Road to NYC Oct. 9
Are you staying in Amherst for fall break? Interested in careers in media and communications? The Career Center and the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs are sponsoring an opportunity for students to hit the road on Tuesday, Oct. 9, to learn about organizations not represented by our on-campus recruiting program. We'll be taking a bus to New York for the day to visit some wonderful media and communications firms and will be hosted by our generous Amherst alumni. We'll be visiting editor Johanna Bowman '01 and agent Molly Lyons '97 at McGraw Hill; editor, writer and author Ron Lieber '93, of FiLife; senior producer Jamie Horowitz '98 of ESPN and senior producer Barclay Palmer '83 of CNN. Space is limited. Sign up in the Career Center.

Bus to New York City Oct. 19; Seats Available
First-Year Seminar "Pariscape" students will spend Friday, Oct. 19, in New York City. The bus will depart promptly from Converse Hall at 6:45 a.m. and will leave the city at 7 p.m., returning to campus by 11 p.m. There are 10 seats still available. Anyone interested in going on the bus should see Bobbie Helinski in the French/Spanish Department Office (Barrett 201). The cost of this trip is $25.00.

Amherst College Professor Alexander George Answers Life’s Big Questions in New Book
"If no one ever loves me during my lifetime, will I have not lived a good life?" "Do the advances in the field of biotechnology threaten our moral values?" "Are there any reasons to have a child that aren't selfish?" "Is there no such thing as bad art?"
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/24155

Off-Campus Housing Application Deadline Nov. 1
Off-campus applications for spring 2008 are due Nov. 1. Students who are planning to live off- campus during the spring semester must apply for off-campus housing no later than the Nov. 1 deadline. Off-campus applications can be picked up in the Residential Life Office, Converse 105, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. during the week. Applications can also be downloaded at http://www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife/#off campus. Students who are currently living off-campus do not need to re- apply for the spring semester.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife/#offcampus

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. You sill find information regarding theme houses, including applications and deadlines at www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife (click on Theme Houses).

Financial Aid and Study Abroad/Study Away
Students who receive any form of financial aid and who are planning on studying away from Amherst this spring should set an appointment with Dean Kate Gentile in the Office of Financial Aid, B-5 Converse Hall, to discuss their plans. This applies to either study abroad or study at another U.S. institution. Students can use their financial aid for study elsewhere if the program is approved by the college for full credit. Note that even if you only receive an outside scholarship, student loan or parent loan, you should set an appointment to arrange for transfer of these resources to the study-away program. Call the Office of Financial Aid at extension 2781 from on campus or 413/542- 2296 from off campus.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finaid

Duke University Master of Environmental Management Info Table Oct. 16
Are you interested in marine science and conservation? Ecosystem science and sustainability? Environmental health? Business and the environment? Stop by this table in the Campus Center Atrium on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and speak with representatives from Duke University's Master's program in Environmental Management.

Classics Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 10
Professor of Classics (archaeologist and art historian) Nancy de Grummond will speak on Themes of Prophecy in Etruscan, Greek and Roman Art, Wednesday, Oct. 10,in Fayerweather 115, at 4:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Classics. A reception will follow. The lecture is open to the public. Nancy de Grummond is one of the world's authorities on the Etruscans. Her "Guide to Etruscan Mirrors" is considered one of the authoritative works on the subject. Other publications include "The Religion of the Etruscans" and "Etruscan Mythology, Sacred History and Legend." Since 1983 she has directed a six-week summer field school at Cetamura, Italy.
For more information: cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/classics_lectures

Finding an Interterm Internship Oct. 10
Students interested in finding January internships are invited to attend this workshop with Dean Debra Krumholz. Get tips on finding that short-term internship you're hoping for on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Oct. 11 Film Screening, Talk by Artist and Filmmaker Allie Humenuk
"Shadow of the House, Abelardo Morell," a film by Allie Humenuk, will screen Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Filmmaker Allie Humenuk and Abelardo Morell will be present for a discussion after the screening. In the film, filmmaker Allie Humenuk provides an intimate portrayal of the working life of the artist over the course of a seven-year period. Includes the photographer's return to Cuba, where he reconnects with his homeland 40 years after he and his family fled the country when his father's life was threatened by the Castro regime.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead

Pizza with the Trustees Oct. 11
All students are invited to an evening of casual conversation and pizza with members of the Amherst College Board of Trustees on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 9 p.m. in the Friedmann Room of the Keefe Campus Center. The trustees enjoy this annual event and are interested in what you have to say about student life at the college.

Physics Seminar Oct. 11
On Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Prof. John Doyle, Harvard University, will give a physics talk. Tea will be served beforehand at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/physics/seminars_and_colloquia/schedule_2007-2008

Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts Faculty Teaching and Learning Lunch Oct. 11
Join Director of Sponsored Research John Carfora for lunch on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. in the Valentine Terrace Rooms. Carfora will discuss how he can help secure external funding to support the research activities of the Amherst faculty in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts departments. A buffet lunch will be served.

Harvard Law School Info Session Oct. 11
Students interested in applying to law school are invited to join Harvard Law Assistant Dean of Admissions Toby Stock for an info session about Harvard's programs and admissions process on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Career Center.

Faculty Colloquium Series 2007-08: Trent Maxey Oct. 12
On Friday, Oct. 12, from noon to 1 p.m., the Faculty Colloquium Series for 2007-08 is sponsoring "The Crisis of Conversion and the Politics of Religion in Early Meiji Japan" presented by Trent Maxey, assistant professor of Asian languages and civilizations and history. This event will take place in the Faerber Room, Lewis-Sebring Commons.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/political_science/events/faculty-colloquium

Chand Raat - Night of the Moon Oct. 12
The South Asian Students Association (SASA) presents a celebration of the end of Ramadan's month of fasting and the eve of Eid: Chand Raat, or the Night of the Moon. India House in Northampton will be catering the event, with both halal meat and vegetarian options. Punjabi bhangra and your favorite dance-floor standbys are promised, presided by the legendary DJ Lenore. Be there Friday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 p.m. in Seelye House.
For more information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chand_Raat

Friday, Oct. 12 -- French Film Series Presents Les Choristes
On Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. in Newport, come watch the French film "Les Choristes." The year is 1949 in post-war France. In a dark, doom-filled school for troubled boys where hope itself is in short supply, a mild- mannered new teacher has just arrived, only to find himself surrounded by prepubescent thieves, inveterate liars, unapologetic rebels and lost souls beyond reach. Or are they? When Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot) introduces these supposedly hard-core delinquents to something they have never experienced before–music–he discovers there is far more to these children than anyone dared to believe.

Friday Series: Gifford Summerkamp '05 and Liberty Mutual Oct. 12
Students are invited to this Friday Series event where Gifford Summerkamp '05 will discuss his experiences as an associate consultant for the global firm Liberty Mutual. Join us to learn about the firm and the job opportunities they are offering on Friday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Career Center. Refreshments will be served. There will be an application deadline of Oct. 14, and Liberty Mutual will be interviewing on campus.

Reading for College Workshops Oct. 14
Do you feel like you're constantly reading? Are all your highlighters dried up, but you have no idea what you just read? Come join the Academic Peer Mentors for the "Reading for College" workshop to learn how to make your reading more efficient, how to develop comments of your own on the assignments and what you should be doing before, during, and after you read. This workshop will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 9 p.m. Keep an eye out for specific first-year dorm locations. Refreshments from Atkins Farm will be provided.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/peer_mentors

Deerfield Wind Quintet to Perform at Amherst College on Sunday, Oct. 14
The Deerfield Wind Quintet will give a concert in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. The concert is open to the public at no charge. Seating is by general admission.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/24536

Harlem Renaissance Auditions Oct. 12
Harlem Renaissance is a semi-formal event hosted by the Black Student Union every November to celebrate the history and legacy of this important period in African-American history. This year's Harlem Renaissance will be on Nov. 10. Come and showcase your talent at one of the biggest student events at Amherst College. Auditions will be Friday, Oct. 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Octagon. Contact Stephanie Sneed '08 (ssneed08@amherst.edu) with the name of your piece and people participating to reserve a five-minute time slot.

Harvard Public Service Leadership Fellowships Info Session Oct. 12
Representatives from the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government will be holding an information session at Amherst for two of their fellowship opportunities: the Zuckerman (leadership in public and nonprofit sectors) and the Reynolds (social entrepreneurship) Fellowships. Cathy Coyle, the associate director of programs at the Center for Public Leadership, will be leading the information session on Friday, Oct. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Keefe Campus Center 201. Lunch will be served.

Caroline Jenkins Hanna Named Director of Media Relations
Caroline Jenkins Hanna, former director of media relations at Colgate University, has been named director of media relations at Amherst College. Her appointment became effective Oct. 8.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/25039

Biology Lecture Oct. 15
Daniel Chase, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass-Amherst, will present "The mechanism of signaling by the neurotransmitter dopamine: Learning from the worm" on Monday, Oct. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

Study Abroad with Hamilton in France Oct. 15
Students interested in studying abroad in France are invited to this info session with representatives from the Hamilton College Junior Year in France program on Monday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. in Barrett 102.

Peace Corps Info Session Oct. 15
Interested in working abroad after graduation? Hoping to make a difference? Join our Peace Corps representative on Monday, Oct. 15, at 7:15 p.m. in the Career Center for an information session. Gain valuable international experience, have great adventures and learn lessons to last a lifetime. Come find out more!

American Founding Lecture Series: Charles Butterworth Oct. 15
Charles Butterworth, professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, specializes in medieval Arabic and Islamic political philosophy. His publications include critical editions of most of the Middle Commentaries written by Averroes on Aristotle's logic; translations of books and treatises by Averroes, Alfarabi and Alrazi, as well as Maimonides; and studies of different aspects of the political teaching of these and other thinkers in the ancient, medieval, and modern tradition of philosophy. Butterworth will give a talk titled "Islamic Political Philosophy and its Significance Today" on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Babbott Room.

Biology Lecture Oct. 15
On Monday, Oct. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4, Assistant Professor Daniel Chase, Deptartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will present "The mechanism of signaling by the neurotransmitter dopamine: Learning from the worm."

Duke University Master of Environmental Management Info Session Oct. 16
Are you interested in marine science and conservation? Ecosystem science and sustainability? Environmental health? Business and the environment? Stop by Campus Center Room 201 on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. to speak with representatives from Duke University's Master's Program in Environmental Management.

Study Abroad in China: The Alliance for Global Education Info Session Oct. 16
Students interested in studying in China should attend this information session with representatives from the Alliance for Global Education on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

State Department Information Session Oct. 16
Are you interested in working for the US government in a foreign country? Have you always thought it would be fun to hold a job in an embassy or consulate? Come to this State Department information session on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Fayerweather 115 to find out more about the job and internship opportunities.
For more information: www.careers.state.gov

Lecture by Michael Marrus Oct. 16
Michael R. Marrus, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History, will deliver a lecture titled "Scholom Schwartzbard and the Assassin's Quest for Justice: Historical and Practical Dilemmas" a 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Fayerweather 115 (Pruyne Hall) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Georges Lurcy and Lamont Lecture Fund and the Departments of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, German and European Studies and French and Spanish, Marrus's talk is free and open to the public.

Applying to Law School Info Session Oct. 16
Juniors and seniors considering law school should attend this workshop with pre-law adviser Dean Bekki Lee on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center. Get information about timelines, processes and more. This workshop will be repeated.

Panel on Graduate School Options for Psychology Oct. 16
The Department of Psychology will host a panel discussion for students interested in pursuing graduate training in psychology on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in Porter Lounge, Converse Hall. Professor Schulkind will discuss factors to consider when deciding whether to attend graduate school and strategies for gaining acceptance. Professor Halgin will discuss graduate training and professional work in the field of clinical psychology, and Andrea Coleman, MSW, will discuss graduate training and professional work in the field of social work. This meeting is not just for seniors or psychology majors; it is open to any student interested in graduate training in psychology. Refreshments will be served.

Volunteer Diners Needed for Performance Piece Oct. 22
Copeland Fellow Entang Wiharso will present a perfomance piece on Monday, Oct. 22, at the Mead Art Museum at 7:30 p.m. Wiharso is in need of volunteer "diners" to eat during the performance. Volunteers should plan to be available from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that evening. They will need to wear white or cream clothing for the performance and will have temporary tatoos airbrushed onto their face and hands. The first meeting of the volunteers will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 12 p.m. (location to be named). If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wiharso at ewiharso@amherst.edu with your contact information.

CANCELLED: Author Yvette Christiansë Reading
EDITOR'S NOTE: This event has been cancelled. Author Yvette Christiansë will read from her work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street, Amherst, Mass.). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/23782

Oct 17: Rebuilding Education in New Orleans - Teach For America Info Session
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, two-thirds of the New Orleans public schools were deemed academically unacceptable, half of public school students didn't graduate from high school and one out of every three school-age children attended non-public school. The silver lining in the aftermath of our nation's worst natural disaster is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an educational system that provides excellent educational opportunities to all students, thereby greatly impacting the future of this important American city as well as shaping the education reform movement in our country more broadly. Come learn how you can be a leader for change on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth M. Guest
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Elizabeth M. Guest of Amherst, who passed away on Oct. 16, 2007. Guest was the widow of J. Alfred Guest '33, who served the college as alumni secretary for 25 years. Mr. Guest passed away in 1997.

Rome's Civil Wars Conference Nov. 10-11
A conference on Rome's civil wars will be held at Amherst College Nov. 10-11. Entitled "See How I Rip Myself!" (Dante, Inferno 28:30: Or vedi com' io mi dilacco), the conference has been jointly organized by Brian Breed, University of Massachusetts, and Cynthia Damon and Andreola Rossi, Amherst College. T.P. Wiseman will deliver the keynote address, "The Two- Headed State: How Romans Explained Civil War." For the full program of papers and registration information see http://www.umass.edu/civilwars/. For further information contact the organizers at civilwars@classics.umass.edu.
For more information: www.umass.edu/civilwars/

Workers' Rights & Union Organizing in Putin's Russia: Elizabeth Vladeck
Elizabeth Vladeck, American lawyer and labor organizer, will deliver a lecture titled "Workers' Rights and Union Organizing in Putin's Russia: A First-Hand Account" at Amherst College on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture in Webster Hall.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/25116

German Film Series: Vitus Oct. 18
Come see this charming Swiss comedy about a child prodigy, piano Wunderkind Vitus, and his gnarly grandfather (played by Bruno Ganz), who team up with a bag of tricks to protect the boy from his over-ambitious parents. The film will be shown Thursday, Oct. 18, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. The film will be shown in German with English Subtitles.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/film_series

Psychoanalytic Practice and Research in the 21st Century: Lecture Oct. 18
On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, James Hansell '79, adjunct associate professor of psychology and psychiatry, University of Michigan, and training and supervising analyst, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and Kim Leary '82, associate professor of psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and chief psychologist, Cambridge Health Alliance, will present "Psychoanalytic Practice and Research in the 21st Century." The event is free and open to the public. The talk is being sponsored by the Psychology Department and the Samuel B. Cummings Lectureship Fund.

Physics Seminar Oct. 18
On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Prof. Keith Schwab of Cornell University will give a physics talk. Tea beforehand will be served at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/physics/seminars_and_colloquia/schedule_2007-2008

Political Blogger Marcy Wheeler '90 to Discuss Online Journalism Oct. 18
Marcy Wheeler, well-known political blogger and a 1990 graduate of Amherst College, will discuss her work as a print and Web journalist Thursday, Oct. 18, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at her alma mater. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 8 p.m.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/24856

Steps to Study Abroad Oct. 18
Are you interested in studying abroad? Want to find out more? Join Janna Behrens, director of international experience, for Steps to Study Abroad on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center. Join us and find out all you need to know about the process.

International Arts Night Oct. 18
International students will perform songs and dances and showcase cultural artifacts from different parts of the world in Charles Pratt basement at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.

CANCELLED - Lawrence Rhoades, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, To Speak Oct. 19
Please note - this event has been cancelled. The lecture will be rescheduled in the spring semester.

Choral Society Homecoming Weekend Concert Oct. 20
The Amherst College Choral Society will present its annual Homecoming Weekend concert on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 9 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. Music will be performed by the Concert Choir, Women's Chorus and Men's Glee Club, directed by Mallorie Chernin and asst. director Suraj Gopal '07, and the Madrigal Singers, directed by Andrea Kahn '08 and Elly Jessop '08. The program will include music by Schubert, Wolf, De Cormier, Papoulis and many more. The program will end with traditional songs of Amherst College. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $3 for senior citizens, children under 12 and Amherst College students. Tickets may be reserved by calling 542-2484 or e-mailing Mallorie Chernin at mchernin@amherst.edu. Tickets are also available at the door.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music

One on One Teaching - A Teaching and Learning Lunch Oct. 19 at Noon
Students turn for advice to their advisors, faculty members in memorable courses, coaches, the dean of students' office and many other places. How well does this work for them and for us? Hear a few alumni reflect on where they turned for the most valuable advice they received and share your own experiences of one on one teaching. This lunch will be held Friday, Oct. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Mullins and Faerber Rooms, Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons.

A Conversation with Alumni in Medical School Oct. 21
Please join the Charles Drew Health Professions Society in its first event of the year. College alumni currently attending medical school will be answering your questions in a casual, open-forum. Come with your personal statements, interview and application questions and general inquires on how to get into the medical school of your choice. The event will be held in Chapin 119 on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~drewhealth

Learning the Art of Networking with Amherst Alumni Oct. 19
Are you exploring career options and are unsure of how to initiate conversations with alumni or other potential advisors? The Wade Fellows, the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs and the Career Center invite you to join us for a two-part workshop where you will learn in an interactive session how to engage in a professional networking dialogue and practice what you have learned with Amherst alumni during our networking reception. This event will be held Friday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Gerald Penny Center of the Octagon.

Friday Series: Close Concerns Info Session - Kaku Armah '07 Oct. 19
Join Kaku Armah '07 of Close Concerns on Friday, Oct. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Career Center for this information session about the firm and opportunities. Close Concerns is a healthcare consultancy and media group focused on diabetes and obesity. They provide consulting services on a range of topics for biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical companies active in these areas. Clients include Abbott Laboratories, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson and Roche. They also advise financial institutions and venture capitalists. The firm is led by Kelly Close '90. Job, internship and Interterm positions will be posted shortly on Experience, and Arma will hold interviews on Friday, Oct. 19.
For more information: www.closeconcerns.com

Career Conversations with International Ad Exec Harry Clark '57 Oct. 19
Harry Clark '57 searched for jobs where all that was needed was someone who could read, write and work overseas. Clark was hired by advertising agency J. Walter Thompson and worked for them in Germany for 10 years. He went on to have an illustrious career in the ad industry, including stints in human resources, worldwide training/development and agency performance standards. Clark founded a consulting company, focused on management development, marketing and strategic planning and senior executive training outside the U.S. His main interest outside of work is theater, both directing and acting. Join us for a chat with Harry Clark on Fri. Oct 19 at 1 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather 115.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra To Perform Tchaikovsky's Fourth at Homecoming Oct. 20
The Amherst College Symphony Orchestra, fresh from its midsemester break performance at Stanford University, will perform a special Homecoming Weekend concert this Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. There will be one work on the program: Tchaikovsky's dramatic essay on fate, the Fourth Symphony in F minor. Mark Lane Swanson, music director, will conduct. The concert is free to Five College students and $5 for all others. For ticket reservations, contact mlswanson@amherst.edu.

Jazz Ensemble Homecoming Concert Oct. 19; Jazz Jam Session to Follow
Join the Jazz Ensemble as they present the music of Coltrane, Basie, Parker and more on Friday, Oct. 19, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. Guest saxophonist Paul Lieberman will be featured. Combo performances by Offbeat Generation and Blue Nomads will also grace the program. Tickets will be available at the door for $6 (general adult public) and $3 (seniors, Amherst College community and children). Refreshments will be available after the concert. Join us immediately following the Jazz Ensemble Concert for the Alumni Jazz Jam session featuring saxophonist Paul Lieberman. The session takes place in Room 7 of the music building at 10 p.m. We will provide all needed equipment and music as well as some light refreshments. Musicians of all ability levels are welcome. Please contact Bruce Diehl with any questions at 413/542-8308 or bpdiehl@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~jazz

Homecoming Tailgate Oct. 20
Show your support for the Jeffs on Saturday at the Homcecoming Tailgate. We'll have giveaways, t-shirts and face painting to help your true colors shine. Grilling starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pratt Field. Brought to you by Social Council.

Information about Tailgating and Parking at Saturday's Football Game
Pratt Field opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday for on-field parking for Saturday's Homecoming football game. On-field parking is extremely limited and parking in the neighborhoods is strongly discouraged. Ample parking is available in front of the Alumni Gym. Tailgating areas will be clearly marked, and ushers will direct traffic. Please be aware that no oversized vehicles, such as recreational vehicles, motor homes or campers, are allowed inside Pratt Field. No kegs are allowed on the field, and no alcohol, banners or signs are allowed in the stands. The college asks for your understanding of and compliance with these regulations.

Artist Entang Wiharso Will Perform "Eating Identity" at Amherst College Monday, Oct. 22
Entang Wiharso, a Copeland Fellow at Amherst College, will present a performance piece titled "Eating Identity" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, on the Main Quadrangle in front of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. The first in a series of Copeland Fellow events on the theme of "Art and Identity in the Global Community," the event is open to the public at no charge.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/24546

Submit to the Class of 1969 Interfaith Essay Contest; Deadline Nov. 15
Around the world, the issue of religious tolerance has come to the fore. Many organizations, both private and public, actively work to improve relations between religious communities. Yet the precise role that such institutions should play remains to be determined. In your opinion, what role should institutions play in promoting religious tolerance? Please use specific examples to back up your perspective. These examples may be historical or of current importance and may be from the local, national, or international level. This essay must be between 700 and 900 words and will be judged on the basis of content, writing quality and originality of thought. Submit by Nov. 15; the first-prize winner will receive $500 and have his/her submission published in the Indicator; two second-prize winners will each receive $100. All three winners will be asked to give a brief talk about their essays at a symposium on Dec. 9. Submissions can only be made by current Amherst College students and should be sent to Diane Dix, dldix@amherst.edu This contest is sponsored by the Class of 1969, the Multifaith Council and the Indicator.

Biology Lecture Oct. 22
Michael Mendelsohn '78, professor of medicine and physiology, Molecular Cardiology Research Center, Tufts-New England Medical Center, will present "Estrogen Actions in the Cardiovascular System" at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4 on Monday, Oct. 22.

Influenza Vaccine Available for Amherst College Students
The flu vaccine is now available at the Keefe Health Center for all students who wish to receive the immunization. Students with a higher risk of contracting influenza (anyone working or volunteering in a health care facility, etc.) and those with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes; asthma; other lung, heart or kidney conditions; or immune system problems are especially encouraged to receive the vaccine. An appointment for vaccination may be scheduled by calling the Keefe Health Center at 413/542-2267. There is a $15 fee for the vaccine. As always, students are urged to reduce their risk of contracting the flu or spreading it to others by washing hands frequently with soap and warm water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. Do not share items, such as water bottles and drinking cups, that can spread germs. Additional information about influenza and the vaccines to prevent it is available at www.cdc.gov/flu.

Professors Corrales and Rivkin Receive Ford and Tinker Foundation Grants
Javier Corrales, associate professor of political science, and Steven G. Rivkin, professor of economics, have received a $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation and a $35,000 grant from the Tinker Foundation to support a multi-year study of community-managed schools in Central America. Corrales and Rivkin will study what has been a 10-year experiment of state-supported, parent-run public schools in rural areas of Honduras and Guatemala.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/25117

Professor Peter Crowley to Present Research to the Geological Society of America
Peter D. Crowley, professor of geology, will present an original research study titled "Crystallographic Fabrics of the Martin Bridge Limestone, Wallowa Mountains: An Electron-Backscattered Diffraction Study" at the upcoming 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA). More than 6,300 geoscientists are expected to attend the conference, which will take place Oct. 27 to 31 in Denver.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/25505

Law and Science, Science and Law Seminar Series: Nita Farahany Oct. 23
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Babbott Room, the Law and Science, Science and Law Seminar Series presents Nita Farahany, assistant professor of law and assistant professor of philosophy, Vanderbilt University Law School. Farahany will speak on "Cruel and Unequal Punishment."
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/political_science/events/law-and-science

Workers' Rights and Union Organizing in Putin's Russia: A First-Hand Account Oct. 23
Elizabeth Vladeck, an American lawyer and organizer, will speak at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Vladeck is one of a very small number of Americans to have worked with Russian trade unions and worker organizations over the tumultuous period since the fall of the Soviet Union. She was recently refused a renewal of her Russian visa because of her work helping to organize the port workers in Kaliningrad. Sponsored by The Georges Lurcy Lecture Fund and The Amherst Center for Russian Culture through the Virginia and David S. Pennock '60 Russian Culture Fund, this event is free and open to the public.

Kenneth Roth, Head of Human Rights Watch, to Lecture Oct. 23
Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, will critique the United States' counterterrorism efforts in a lecture at Amherst College Tuesday, Oct. 23. His talk, titled "Why the Current Approach to Fighting Terrorism is Making Us Less Safe," will take place at 8 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115 of Fayerweather Hall) and is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/24857

Harvard Business School Info Session Oct. 24
Join admissions representatives from Harvard Business School for an information session about their new programs on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

Law Panel/Financing Law: American University, Boston College, Emory University and UNC Oct. 24
Representatives from the law schools at American University, Boston College, Emory University and the University of North Carolina will be presenting this information session with tips on applying to law school and advice on how to finance a legal education on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

CORRECTION: Faculty Invited To Visit Open Classes
A pilot program is being initiated to encourage colleagues to share their teaching experiences across disciplines, methodologies and generations. Two faculty members are opening their classes to visitors this fall. Nicola Courtright invites you to attend one or more sessions of "Art and Architecture of Europe From 1400 to 1800" which meets in Fayerweather 115 (note the corrected room number) at 10 a.m. Visitors are welcome to attend on Tuesday, Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and/or Dec. 4. Tekla Harms invites you to "Introduction to Geology" which meets in room 107 of the Earth Science building from 12 to 12:50 p.m. Harms proposes that visitors attend one or more lectures of a unit of the class that meets on Monday, Nov. 26, Wednesday, Nov. 28 and/or Friday, Nov. 30.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/tap

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: UMass Campus Alert Lifted; Classes to Resume at 11 a.m.
This morning Amherst College officials received word that the UMass campus was closed until 11 a.m. because of the discovery of a suspected explosive device in Herter Hall. Since then, the security alert has been lifted and the campus has been deemed safe. UMass will open for normal operations at 11 a.m. and resume classes at that same time on the standard schedule; Amherst students enrolled in UMass classes after 11 a.m. should report to them as they normally would.
For more information: www.umass.edu

In Memoriam: Wanda Chmura
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Wanda Chmura. Chmura worked at the college as a research technician in the Biology Department from 1961 until her retirement in 1989. She is survived by, among others, her daughter, Charlene, who worked in the college's Computer Center for 10 years.

Physics Seminar Oct. 25
On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Prof. Solomon Diamond of Dartmouth College will give a physics talk. Tea will be served beforehand at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/physics/seminars_and_colloquia/schedule_2007-2008

Author Deborah Eisenberg to Read at Amherst Books Thursday, Oct. 25
Author Deborah Eisenberg will read from her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/24157

Filmmaker Jean-Marie Teno to Present Documentary Films Oct. 25
Don't miss two documentary films by one of this year's Copeland Fellows, Cameroonian filmmaker Jean-Marie Teno. Teno will present Le Mariage d' Alex (Alex's Wedding, 2003) at 4 p.m. and Vacances au pays (A Trip to the Country, 2000) in Stirn Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. A question-and-answer period will follow the screenings. Both films contain English subtitles.

Fall Into Art Oct. 25
Join the Mead Art Museum in celebrating the fall with a cappella performances by the Zumbyes, Blue Stockings and Sabrinas, a performance of Western African dance and Atkins Cider Donuts. The event will be held Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mead Art Museum.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead/

Emily Dickinson: Zero at the Bone Oct. 25
Join us on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 3:45 p.m. at the Amherst Cinema Arts Center for an imaginative and insightful program for all ages! This live, hour-long show combines the poetry of Emily Dickinson and the talent of Lumen Arts, the creative team of Nanette Perrotte and Sebastian Lockwood. Perrotte transforms the spirit and vitality of Dickinson's poetry into powerful music, while Lockwood weaves a narrative that presents Emily Dickinson not as a myth, but as a fully empowered poet. Tickets for the performance are $5 and may be purchased at the Amherst Cinema Arts Center box office or by calling 413-253-2547 or visiting www.amherstcinema.org. This event is co-sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Amherst History Museum and the Cinema Center.
For more information: www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/events.html

Jazz @ Schwemm's Free Performance Oct. 25
Grab a coffee and a cookie and come to the Schwemm's Backroom for some free live jazz this Thursday from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Two of Amherst's premier jazz combos, The Blue Nomads and The Offbeat Generation, will be performing. They will kick off the second year of Thursday evening jazz performances given by faculty and student combos at Schwemm's Backroom. Each performance will start at 9:30 and is free and open to the public. Nov. 1 will feature student combos Sea Biscuit and Black Coffee. Professor Ron Tiersky will headline on Nov. 8, accompanied by a trio of student musicians. Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 will feature the Eclectic Jazz Quartet and Prof. Dominic Poccia. Jazz Vocalist Ann Maggs will be a special guest on Nov. 29. Thanks to Dean Haynes and Student Activities, as well as Jazz@Amherst and Schwemm's for their support of this series.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/performances/jazz

Internships in the Finance Industry Workshop Oct. 25
Juniors, sophomores and first-years interested in finance should attend this information session regarding internships in the finance industry. Join Dean Debra Krumholz, our internships coordinator, and Pat Brown, our recruiting coordinator, for this info session on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the Career Center.

The Pillowman To Be Performed Oct. 25-27
The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Peter Lobdell, will be performed Oct. 25-27 at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater. This production is a senior project in acting for Brian Lewis. The sets, masks and puppets are created by Thom Haxo and the music by Charles Ditto. The Pillowman is a dark comedy somewhat in the Grand Guignol manner that speaks to the persistence of story--even in the face of unimaginable cruelty and violence. Tickets are free and reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, contact the box office at 413/542-2277.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

Colloquium on the Constitution Oct. 26-27
The Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America will take place Oct. 26-27 in the Alumni House. The theme of the October meeting will be "The Constitution and Citizenship." Speakers include Maria Eschaveste, former Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to President Clinton; Lucas Guttentag from the Immigrants' Rights Project of the ACLU; Paul Smith from Jenner & Block, chair of the board of directors of the American Constitution Society; and William Galston, former deputy assistant to the President for domestic policy.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/ljst/events/conferences/CIA

Amherst College Will Honor Henry Steele Commager with Symposium Oct. 27
On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather 115), Amherst College will honor the life and career of one of America's most important historians and teachers with a symposium on "Henry Steele Commager: Celebrating One of Amherst's Legends." Featuring prominent historians, lawyers and others who knew Commager well, the event marks the end of a year-long special project by the Amherst College Library's Archives and Special Collections to arrange and describe Commager's papers, making them available for the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/24158

Creating Community in Latin America Oct. 28
The Political Science Department, with support from the Lamont Lecture Fund, is sponsoring a lecture by Joseph Tulchin '59, senior scholar at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Paino Lecture Hall (Earth Science 107). Tulchin has been an active and prominent Latin Americanist for 40 years and has published more than 100 reviewed chapters and articles; he has also authored or been the editor for more than 50 books on inter- American relations, Latin American and urban affairs, Spanish foreign policy and international relations.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/political_science/events

Fall Ball: First Annual GROW Formal Oct. 26
On Friday, Oct. 26, at 9 p.m. in the Morris Pratt Resort Room, GROW will be hosting its first formal ball to benefit Iraqi women through the MADRE organization. Music will be played by The Blue Nomads and D.J. Lenore Bell. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. The suggested donation for tickets is $10 per person, and tickets can be reserved in Valentine or Keefe Oct. 18-26. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Questions? Contact grow@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.madre.org

Educate! Date Auction Oct. 26
You want 'em, we got 'em! Come bid on your favorite Amherst co-eds! On Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in Valentine, Amherst students will hit the stage to be auctioned off to friends and secret admirers. Buyers and their dates will share a romantic dinner in Chez Valentine on Sunday. All proceeds go to benefit Educate!, an organization that provides for the education and well-being of refugees in Uganda.
For more information: www.educateafrica.org

Brentano String Quartet to Perform Friday, Oct. 26
The Music at Amherst Concert Series will present the Brentano String Quartet on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center. Tickets are currently available for purchase through the Amherst College Concert Office (413-542-2195).
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/25782

Yale Law School Info Session and Informational Interviews Oct. 26
An admissions representative from Yale Law School will be holding an information session on Friday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Career Center. Following this info session, individual informational interviews with the admissions representative will be held from 2 to 4 in the Career Center. Please contact Dean Bekki Lee for more information about these interviews.

Poetry Gatherings Begin Oct. 26
sometimes i listen / to a rock band / in my room / i am very sad. Bad Poetry? Oh noetry! come to the poetry readings at 8 p.m. in Humphries (zü) Common Room. We will read the poetry of great poets (if that won't cure you, nothing will) with desserts from the Black Sheep. First up is John Ashbery on Oct. 26. This event is brought to you by the Amherst College Creative Writing Program and the Amherst College English Department.

Oct. 26 -- French Film Series Presents "Jeux d'enfants"
On Friday, Oct. 26, at 8:30 p.m. in Newport, come watch the French film "Jeux d'enfants" (with English subtitles). It would be correct, but highly misleading, to say that Jeux d'enfants is the story of a game of truth-or-dare gone wildly out of control. The film tells a story of two adults who never wanted to grow up and are getting a big burst of adrenaline out of this game.

Jones Library Benefit Concert Oct. 27
Up-and-coming Canadian singer- songwriter Layah Jane will perform at Keefe Campus Center Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in a benefit concert for the Jones Library ESL Center. Tickets are $15 for the public and $10 for students. Support for this concert is provided by the Center for Community Engagement. Jane's music is emotionally compelling and multi-layered, infused with humor and playfulness. Her spectacular range, soulful voice and poetic, articulate songs are winning her fans across North American and Europe.
For more information: www.layahjane.com

A Performance of Songs-In-Progress Nov. 5
Copeland Fellow Zeina Nasr '06 will present a series of songs-in-progress on Monday, Nov. 5, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mead Art Museum. Nasr is from Beirut, Lebanon and is working on a collection of songs and vocal improvisations dealing with the voice as a source of physical and emotional idenfitication. She will perform five songs followed by a feedback session.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/25363

Botanist and Environmentalist Peter H. Raven to Speak at Amherst College Oct. 29
Peter H. Raven, president of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of Botany at Washington University in St. Louis, will present a talk titled "Winning Sustainability in an Age of Global Change: What is Our Responsibility?" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115). Raven's lecture is sponsored by the President's Office and is free and open to the public. Raven will also give a biology seminar (open to all) at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in Lecture Room 4 of Merrill Hall. This talk will examine "How Many Plant Species Will Survive the 21st Century?"
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/24548

Zedashe Georgian Song and Dance Ensemble to Perform Monday, Oct. 29
The Zedashe Ensemble, from the medieval walled city of Sighnaghi in Eastern Georgia, will perform in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center on Monday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/10/node/25784

Best Strategies for Finding an Internship Oct. 29
Join Dean Debra Krumholz for this workshop on finding an internship. Learn strategies for using our resources to streamline your search and make the most efficient use of your time. The workshop will take place Monday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Columbia Law School Information Session Oct. 30
Join admissions representatives from Columbia Law School for information on their programs and tips on the admissions process on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Career Center.

CCE Director Molly Mead Wins Research Book Prize
Molly Mead, director of the Center for Community Engagement, has been selected, along with co-author Mary Ellen Capek, as this year's winner of the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize. Their book, "Effective Philanthropy," was published by the MIT Press in 2006. The prize is awarded by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action to the best submission employing primary research techniques to offer insight to specialized scholars in the field, or to the general public, about current policies and contemporary practices in the independent sector.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/cce

Community Engagement Leadership Positions Available; Info Session Oct. 30
There are approximately 10 Community Engagement Leader positions available for next semester. This is an exciting, paid opportunity to develop numerous skills necessary to provide effective leadership. The position is a great way to get involved and really make a difference on this campus and in the community. We are looking for students who are able to commit to this program for their next four on-campus semesters. Please come to an information session Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Community Engagement. Applications are due Thursday, Nov. 8, by 3 p.m. Application instructions are available on our Website.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce

Careers in the Biomedical Sciences Presentation Oct. 30
On Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m., the Career Center will sponsor a presentation on careers in the biomedical sciences. The event will be held in the Career Center on the first floor of College Hall and is open to all 5-College students. The speaker will be Victoria Freedman, Ph.D., associate director of the graduate division of biomedical sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Freedman will be speaking about various career pathways in biomedical sciences, including the M.D., Ph.D., or a combined M.D.-Ph.D. Freedman will also discuss these degree options at Einstein, as well as their summer research programs. Pizza will be provided.

Phi Beta Kappa Announces New Members
Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2008 who have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honors organization. PBK is an acronym for the Greek phrase Philosophia Biou Kubernetes which is translatable as "The love of learning is the guide of life." The new members are Anne F. Augustine, Benjamin Neil Blond, Vincent L. Chen, Daniel N. Curtis, Conor Clarke, Furqan M. Fazal, Dong Kun Kim, Kyla Harumi Kitamura, Erika Kweon, James Coogan Montana, Claire E. Morrison, Judd Olanoff, Edward Fortunato Ramos, Margaret Rose Ray, Spencer Scrymser Robins and Lucy Ludwig Sheehan.

Photographers Needed for The Amherst Student
The Amherst Student is looking for photographers. If you are interested, contact either Mary Doris Reggie (mreggie10@amherst.edu) or Amanda Hellerman (ahellerman10@amherst.edu).

Preregistration for PS 56 Regulating Citizenship Begins Nov. 2
Students interested in preregistering for "Political Science 56: Regulating Citizenship" need to submit a questionnaire and schedule an interview with Professor Bumiller. Interested student should submit applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed starting Nov. 2 and continue until the course is full. The course will be taught inside the Hampshire County House of Corrections. Information about the course as well as an application for admission can be found on the course Website at https://cms.amherst.edu/ academiclife/departments/courses/0708S/POSC/ POSC-56-0708S (listed on the Political Science website under Spring 2008 courses). If students have questions about the course or the preregistration process they may contact Professor Bumiller at kbumiller@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/courses/0708S/POSC/POSC-56-0708S

Lecture on Human Rights in Nepal Tonight
Keith Leslie '76, senior advisor to the United Nations Development Programme in Nepal, will speak on "A Human Rights Interregnum Between War and Peace in Nepal." The lecture will be held in Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather 115, at 7:30 p.m.

Overland Adventures Information Session Oct. 30
Join representatives from Overland Adventures for this information session, where you will learn about summer trip leader positions, on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in Keefe Campus Center Room 201.
For more information: www.overlandadventures.com

 
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