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Archived announcements for February, 2007

Admission Office Fellowship Available; Apply by Jan. 31
The admission office fellowship provides a recent Amherst graduate the opportunity to be an integral part of the Admission Office professional staff. The fellow serves as one of the 10 members of the Admission Committee, makes public presentations on campus, travels to high schools and college fairs across the country, evaluates applications and contributes to admission decisions. Applications for the position will be available in mid-January, and we encourage all interested seniors to apply. Interviews will be conducted in February and final decisions are expected to be made prior to spring break. If you would like to hear more about the fellowship, please call current fellows, John Quigley '04, Tiffani Hooper '06 or Lexi Hurd '06 at 413/542-2328.

Spring 2007 Campus Center Manager Positions Available
Applications for a Campus Center manager position for the spring 2007 semester are available in Room 107 of the Keefe Campus Center. Applications are due by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to Hannah Fatemi, Room 107, Keefe Campus Center.

Pipeline Project Tutoring
This is a new partnership between Amherst College and the Amherst Regional Public Schools. Amherst College Pipeline Tutors can help public school students achieve both their highest academic potential and a college education. Tutors will help reduce the achievement gap that exists between the Amherst schools’ low-income students, who are also disproportionately students of color, and the middle-income, predominately white student population. Join us to help create this new program, a model for future partnerships and progress. For more information, visit http://www.amherst.edu/~outreach/pipeline or contact Scott Laidlaw at slaidlaw@amherst.edu or 413/542-5766.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/pipeline

In Memoriam: President Calvin H. Plimpton '39
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Calvin H. Plimpton '39, the 13th president of Amherst College. Plimpton, who served as president from 1960 to 1971, died on January 30, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and children, Thomas, David, Anne and Edward.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/plimpton.html

Grants Available from the Alpha Delta Phi and David P. Patchell Memorial Funds; Apply by Feb. 1
Support for senior projects is available in the form of grants from the Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund. The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to support senior essay writing, special topics and other comparable independent projects. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for senior projects having to do with the moving image, whether essays, theses or production projects. Additional information and application procedures may be found on the Dean of the Faculty's Website at www.amherst.edu/~deanfac/funding/student research.html. The deadline for submitting requests for the spring semester is Thursday, Feb. 1.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~deanfac/funding/studentresearch.html

Artist Betsey Garand To Present Gallery Talk Feb. 1
Betsey Garand, an abstract painter and printmaker, will open “Beneath the Surface,” an exhibition of prints and drawings, on Monday, Jan. 29, at the Eli Marsh Gallery in 105 Fayerweather Hall at Amherst College. The exhibition will run from Jan. 29 through Feb. 24. The artist will give a gallery talk on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 4:30 p.m., with a reception to follow. The exhibition is sponsored by the Amherst College Department of Fine Arts.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01garand.html

Applying to Medical School Preview Jan. 31 and Feb. 1
Join Health Professions Advising Dean Carolyn Bassett for one of two sessions on the medical school application process. The first session will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Valentine Terrace Room A. The second identical session will take place on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Career Center. You only need to attend one session.

Broadway Bombshell “City of Angels” at Amherst College Feb. 1, 2 and 3
The Amherst College Department of Music will present the 1990 Broadway hit City of Angels at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. General admission tickets are $12, $7 and $4, but the show is free to Amherst College students. Reservations are recommended, and are available online at cityofangels@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01angels.html

Office of Alumni and Parent Programs Fellowship Available; Apply by Feb. 2
The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs seeks a recent Amherst graduate to become an integral part of the OAPP professional staff. This is a one-year position with the option to renew for one additional year. The primary responsibility of the Alumni Fellow will be to plan and implement new initiatives to engage undergraduates through office outreach and targeted programming; to assist with alumni programming, regional association events and alumni weekends; and to hire student workers for on-campus programs. To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and the names of three references to Marcy Larmon, mlarmon@amherst.edu, in the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs, AC 2220, by Feb. 2.

Biology Lecture Feb. 5
Melissa M. Holmes, postdoctoral research associate, Center for Neuroendocrine Studies/Department of Psychology, UMass Amherst, will present "The Naked (Mole Rat) Truth: Sexual Differentiation of the Eusocial Mammalian Brain" on Monday, Feb. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

“Stray Dog Cabaret” Poetry at Amherst Center for Russian Culture Feb. 5
The Amherst Center for Russian Culture will host a reading of poems by Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Marina Tsvetaeva and other Russian modernists at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, at the Center for Russian Culture (second floor, Webster Hall) at Amherst College. The event will celebrate the publication of Paul Schmidt’s The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems (2006), co-edited by Catherine Ciepiela, professor of Russian at Amherst, and Honor Moore. Contemporary American poets April Bernard, Alexander Chee, Edwin Frank, Daniel Hall, James Maraniss, Honor Moore and Lloyd Schwartz will perform the parts of the Russian poets. Accompanied by cabaret-style music and refreshments, the performance is sponsored by the C
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01russian%20culture%20ctr.html

Summer Fellowships for Chinese Language Study in China Available -- Deadline Feb. 5
The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations invites applications for summer fellowships to study Chinese in China. Two fellowships are available thanks to the generosity of an Amherst College family. Fellowships will cover tuition, travel to and from China and program expenses for language study at one of an approved list of programs in the PRC or Taiwan. Applications are due to the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations by Feb. 5. Interested students should contact Chris Williford at 413/542-5841 or clwilliford@amherst.edu for further information on approved programs and application guidelines.

Five College Dance Concert Auditions Feb. 5
Guest artist Peter Schmitz will be auditioning students for a performance work featured in the Five College Dance Concert March 8-10. Auditions will be held Monday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in Webster Studio 1.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

Finding Your Ideal Internship Feb. 5
Wondering what you are going to do over the summer? Wondering how to find something to do that you enjoy, or that gives you the experience you need? Join Career Center Internships Coordinator Debra Krumholz on Monday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Career Center for this info session on how to find that ideal internship.

Amherst Christian Fellowship Meetings Begin Feb. 2
Amherst Christian Fellowship meetings (open to all) will begin Feb. 2 in Chapin Chapel and lounge, and will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Fridays.

Russian Table Begins Feb. 2
The Russian Table (Valentine Terrace, Room B) begins Friday, Feb. 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and will continue through the semester.

Volunteer to Build for Amherst College Habitat this Spring
All staff, faculty and students are invited to participate in special Amherst College Build Days at the new Habitat for Humanity home being built on land recently donated by Amherst College. Build days are Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. No experience necessary; you'll be trained on site. Make a difference in your community. Help other students, faculty, staff, alumni and other volunteers increase affordable housing in Amherst. To sign up, go to the URL below, click the Volunteer Up button, and look for "AC fac/staff/stu" on the schedule.
For more information: www.pioneervalleyhabitat.org

Spring Community Involvement Fair Feb. 6
The Community Outreach Program invites you to attend the Spring Community Involvement Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 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 education, poverty/community development, hunger/homelessness, law/advocacy, environment, family and children, health/medicine and many more. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/calendar.html

Music Practice Rooms Available
Students, faculty and staff who wish to use the music department practice room facilities during the spring semester and who did not do so in September may sign up for a practice room access key during the first two weeks only of the semester, Monday, Jan. 29, through Friday, Feb. 2, and Monday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 9, 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, Feb. 11, those who have been issued a practice room key may, if they desire, schedule reserved practice time for the spring semester. Those sign-up hours are from noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Applications for keys will be available in the music department at the time of sign-up.

Spanish Table To Meet Fridays
The Spanish Table will meet on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Hall. Please come and gather for a casual lunch and conversation with faculty and friends. Spanish speakers of all levels are welcome.

Student Security Monitors Job Openings
Student Security is looking for bright, motivated individuals who want to make a difference on campus. Several opportunities have opened up to become a security monitor, one of the highest paying jobs on campus. Monitors are paid to go to and supervise campus events and parties. Interested applicants should contact stusec@amherst.edu to sign up for an interview. We hope to hear from you soon!

French Table to Meet Fridays
The French table will meet Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine in Valentine Hall. Please come and gather for a casual lunch and conversation with faculty and friends. French speakers of all levels are welcome.

Study in Good Company: Museum Study Area Open Evenings
Students are welcome to come to the Museum of Natural History study area on the second floor of Earth Sciences Building Sunday to Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. The museum is a quiet and beautiful place to work in the company of skeletons, fossils and minerals.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/museumofnaturalhistory

Lunch with Copeland Fellows Wednesdays
The Copeland Fellows will be having lunch together Wednesdays at noon in the Mullins Room of Lewis-Sebring. Visit to the Dean of the Faculty's Website and click on the "Copeland Colloquium" for the listing of this year's fellows. Join them for lunch any Wednesday.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~deanfac/Copeland/copelandfellows0607.pdf

Applications to French and Spanish House Now Accepted for 2007-08
The French and Spanish Departments are accepting applications to the French and Spanish House (Newport)for 2007-08. The application deadline is Feb. 21. Individual theme house Websites have been updated, and are accessible from the Residential Life Website at www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife (click on "Theme Houses"). All information regarding theme houses, including applications and deadlines, can be found on this Website. If you have questions, please contact Emily Cachiguango at ext. 2161 or ekcachiguango@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife

German Kaffeeklatsch Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Garman House for "Kaffee," "Klatsch" (gossip) and much more!
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_activities.html

Former Amherst College President Calvin H. Plimpton ’39 Dies at 88
Calvin Hastings Plimpton, a 1939 graduate of Amherst College who served as its president in the tumultuous decade from 1960 to 1971, and as president of the American University in Beirut in the war-torn years between 1984 and 1987, has died at age 88. He died at his home in Westwood, Mass., of complications after surgery following a fall. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth (Talbot) Plimpton; children David of Brooklyn, N.Y., Polly of Boston, Mass., Tom of Leverett, Mass. and Edward of Amherst, Mass. and seven grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at Amherst College later in the spring.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02plimpton.html

Attention On-Campus Employers and Job-Seeking Students!
The Student Employment Office invites all on-campus organizations seeking student employees to notify them of current opportunities. The Student Employment Office will e-mail these opportunities to its mailing list of students seeking jobs. Please take advantage of this valuable service by contacting us at seo@amherst.edu. In addition, the SEO invites job-seeking students to contact seo@amherst.edu with their name, year, and telephone number in order to be added to this mailing list.

CIGNA Actuarial Executive Development Program Info Session Feb. 6
Are you interested in a career as an actuary? Join representatives from CIGNA's Actuarial Executive Development Program on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Career Center. CIGNA has both a job and an internship posted in Experience with Feb. 20 application deadlines. Come to the info session to find out more!

Steps to Study Abroad for Sophomores February 7
Sophomores considering studying abroad next year should attend one of these steps to study abroad meetings to find out about deadlines, resources, processes, etc. It is possible for most students to study abroad, including those on financial aid. For more information, please attend this or a coming meeting. This meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

Artist Richard Yarde To Speak on "Visionary Anatomies" at Amherst Feb. 8
Northampton artist Richard Yarde will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College, with a reception to follow in the Mead Art Museum. Yarde is one of the artists featured in “Visionary Anatomies,” an exhibition at the Mead created by the National Academy of Sciences and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibit continues at the museum through Sunday, March 18.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01yarde.html

Relay for Life Kickoff Feb. 8
Come join the fight against cancer! Grab a bunch of friends to sign up for your team as you eat carnival food (our event theme) and learn about this amazing event and how to participate! If unable to attend, please contact Sarah Ellis at sellis09@amherst.edu or Amy Miller at amiller08@amherst.edu. This event will be held Feb. 8 in the Keefe Campus Center Friedmann Room.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~relayforlife/ or www.acsevents.org/relay/MAfivecollege

Pipeline Project Tutoring Information Session Feb. 8
This is a new partnership between Amherst College and the Amherst Regional Public Schools. Amherst College Pipeline Tutors can help public school students achieve both their highest academic potential and a college education. Tutors will help reduce the achievement gap that exists between the Amherst schools’ low-income students, who are also disproportionately students of color, and the middle-income, predominately white student population. Join us to help create this new program, a model for future partnerships and progress. For more information, visit www.amherst.edu/~outreach/pipeline or contact pipeline@amherst.edu. There will be a Pipeline Project informational session on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Room 103, Keefe Campus Center.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/pipeline

Video Installation by Heather Teige '07 Feb. 7-9
An experiment in video installation created by Heather Teige ’07 will be on display in the Holden Theater Feb. 7-9. The installation attempts to approximate the evocative images in Neruda’s poetry and is a visual portraiture of the oft-felt, difficult and deeply personal emotional states written about by Neruda. The installation will be held Feb. 7-9 in Holden Theater. The theater will be open on Feb. 7-9 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 9.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

Jodi Magness to Speak on Masada Feb. 12
Jodi Magness, professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on "Masada: Last Stronghold of the Jewish Resistance Against Rome," at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 in Fayerweather 115 (Pruyne Lecture Hall). A reception will follow in Lewis-Sebring, and the event is sponsored by the AIA Western Massachusetts Society, the Departments of Classics and Religion. This event is the LaFollette Lecture, and all are welcome.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~classics/ lectures.html

Jeremiah A. Wright To Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Feb. 9
The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, will lead the annual interfaith service in celebration of the life of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. The service will include music performed by Amherst College students, readings from King’s writings and an address by Wright, known as a stirring speaker. The public is invited to arrive early to listen to recorded speeches of King at 7 p.m. in Johnson Chapel.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/mlk/

Joe Belmont Group Pays Tribute to Wes Montgomery at Amherst College Feb. 11
Amherst College jazz guitar instructor Joe Belmont will bring together the Amherst jazz faculty to perform “A Tribute to Wes Montgomery” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College. Sponsored by the music department at Amherst, the performance is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01belmont.html

Tim Shapiro '07 To Perform Oboe Recital in Buckley Recital Hall Feb. 10
Tim Shapiro '07 will present his senior honors thesis recital in music with a program featuring works by Bach, Britten, Poulenc and Saint-Saens. Shapiro has studied the oboe for 13 years, and serves as principal oboist of the Amherst College Symphony Orchestra. He will be joined by Tim Cheng '07, Julia Fox '07, Todd Fruth '08 and Andrea Samuelson '08E in the performance on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music/Events.htm

Learn Korean Starting Feb. 10
Korean Heritage in the Pioneer Valley (KHPV) invites you to take Korean lessons starting Saturday, Feb. 10, in Converse 207. KHPV is a Five-College student-run organization where Korean/Korean-Americans volunteer to teach Korean to anyone who is interested. In the beginning of the spring semester, we will assess your Korean level and place you in Beginning I, II, intermediate, or conversation and writing groups accordingly. We will distribute copies of Korean textbooks for each student so that students can complete weekly work. Contact khpv815@gmail.com for more information.
For more information: groups.myspace.com/khpv

Dan Ben-Amos to Speak on "The Riddle of Kol Nidrei" Feb. 12
Dan Ben-Amos, world-famous scholar of folklore theory and the traditional literature of Judaism, and professor of near eastern languages and civilizations and folklore at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on “The Riddle of Kol Nidrei” on Monday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room of the Keefe Campus Center. Professor Ben-Amos is the editor of a series of translations of folklore classics, primarily the work of European scholars, and has published many articles on folklore theory and the history of the field.

The Darfur Project: A Dinner Discussion Feb. 12; Tickets Available Through Feb. 12
In memory of the first black graduate of Amherst College, Edward A. Jones (Class of 1826), we will ask, "What can we do for Darfur?" Professors, students, staff and local community activists involved in Darfur are invited to enjoy a Sudanese meal and learn from Smith College English professor and Darfur analyst Eric Reeves. Showcased at the dinner will be children’s art from Darfur, a silent auction of photos and information about service opportunities. The dinner will be in the Alumni House on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. For free tickets contact Dawn Murry at the Cadigan Center for Religious Life at 413/542-8489. Tickets will be available through Friday, Feb. 12. This event is sponsored by The Multifaith Council and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/mlk/

Political Science Lecture Feb. 21
Vitaly Kozyrev, Karl Loewenstein Fellow of Amherst College, will speak on "Putin's Regime in Russia: Continuity and Change from the Soviet Past" on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. Vitaly Kozyrev, Loewenstein Fellow in Political Science, is an associate professor at the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University. His scholarship focuses on the economic history of China, post-communist countries and international relations in the Asia-Pacific region.

CCE Candidate Mark Dalhouse To Speak Feb. 13
Mark Dalhouse, one of the top three candidates for the director of Amherst's new Center for Community Engagement, will give a presentation on his vision for the center and his experience as an outreach director at Vanderbilt. Dalhouse will speak Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. There will also be an informal mixer for students at 7 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room after his presentation. Antonio's pizza will be provided. For more information on Dalhouse or the other candidates, contact njbrewster@amherst.edu.

Ben Brubaker '98 To Speak on Reimann Hypothesis Feb. 13
The Amherst College Undergraduate CVC will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in Seeley Mudd 206. There will be pizza at 6 p.m. in Seeley Mudd 208. Please RSVP to awtorrey@amherst.edu for the pizza. The Reimann Hypothesis (RH) is probably the most famous unsolved problem in Mathematics. The RH concerns a certain infinite series known as the Riemann zeta function. The talk will focus on the zeta function, why it is of interest to number theorists, some of the reasons why the Riemann Hypothesis is so hard and what other functions are lurking out there with similar properties to the zeta function. Our hunt for these functions will lead us in some surprising directions. No prior knowledge of these topics will be assumed in the talk.

Open House for German Residential Program Feb. 13
On Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 9 p.m. in Garman House, German department faculty and students invite you to an open house to discuss the German theme house and present plans, including new room layouts, in the newly reconstructed Porter House. Application forms are available online at http://www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife/themehouses/german.html The application deadline is Feb. 19.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife/themehouses/german.html

Asian Culture House Open House Feb. 13
If you're interested in applying to the Asian Culture House, come to the open house on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 10 to 11 p.m. in the Moore fourth-floor lounge. Delicious food will be provided.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~ach/

Weather-Related Closings Wednesday, Feb. 14
From the Amherst Snow Line (413/542- SNOW):Due to adverse weather conditions, the college will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 14. Please note that essential personnel are required to report to work. Classes are not canceled, but any professor who wishes to cancel his or her class should feel free to do so. Please leave a note for your students in the classroom. Five College students who wish to know whether a class is canceled should call the professor; the phone number can be obtained from the college operator at 413/542-2000.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/intranet/weather

Spanish 50 and Spanish 70 Canceled Feb. 14
Please note that Professor Suárez's classes for Wednesday, Feb. 14, have been canceled.

Poet Michael Collier to Read at Amherst College Feb. 15
Michael Collier, the poet laureate of Maryland from 2001 through 2004, will read at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. The reading is sponsored by the Creative Writing Center, and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_01collier.html

Physics Seminar Feb. 15
On Thursday, Feb. 15, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Professor Ken Segall of Colgate University will give a physics seminar. Tea/cookies will be served before the talk at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics

Physical Plant Needs Summer Casual Workers
Physical Plant is accepting applications for summer casual student workers. Each year the Physical Plant hires a pool of casual student workers during the summer to supplement its work force. Positions will be available in the grounds, custodial, carpenter and paint department along with the service center and lock shop. All positions are full-time, Monday through Friday. The Physical Plant requires that students workers be 16 years old and be willing to commit to work for a period of at least six weeks. Applications are available in the Physical Plant Office and the Office of Human Resources. Completed applications should be returned to the Physical Plant, attention Stan Adams. If you have any questions, contact sadams@amherst.edu.

Small Group Workroom Open in Seeley Mudd Computer Center
Room 115 in the Seeley Mudd Computer Center has been converted into a small group workroom. The three workspaces each contain a Windows PC equipped with a 20-inch display, a white board and plenty of desk space, chairs and laptop hookups. The workspaces are available to groups of two or more students on a first-come, first-served basis whenever the Computer Center is open.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/it

Summer Mathematics Research Position Available
Professor Benedetto is looking for one or two students to work with him in a NSF-funded research project (REU) this summer in the area of number theory. Coursework in Math 26 or in both Math 24 and 28 is required. Computer programming experience is a plus but is not required. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required by NSF rules. Project funds will pay students a stipend of $400 per week for 10 weeks plus housing in a shared dorm room. To apply, provide an unofficial transcript and the names of two Amherst math or computer science professors with whom you've taken classes or worked closely. The application deadline is Monday, March 5, at 4 p.m. See the posters in the Seeley Mudd hallways or contact Prof. Benedetto for more information.

Dining Services and Catering Commencement/Reunion Applications Available
Amherst College Dining Services and Catering are hiring for the Commencement and Reunion weeks, May 20 through June 3. Applications will be available beginning Feb. 15 at Valentine, Schwemm's and online at http://www.amherst.edu/~dining/jobs/comm encement_reunion.htm. The pay rate is $8 per hour. Meals and housing are provided during the two-week period. For more information, please visit the Dining Services and Catering Office located on the bottom level of Valentine Hall.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dining/jobs/commencement_reunion.htm

Statistical Consulting Hour
Statistical consulting for the campus community is available this semester on Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. Students and faculty in search of statistical advice should feel free to stop by Seeley Mudd 306 during this time, or may make an appointment with Prof. Katherine Tranbarger by contacting ktranbarger@amherst.edu.

Wondering About Weather-Related Delays?
Snow is predicted for Wednesday, Feb. 14. Employees wondering about weather- related delays should check the URL below for information about how weather announcements are made. Faculty members may choose to hold their classes when the college is closed or when delays are announced due to inclement weather. Notification of the status of a class is most commonly made by e-mail, Web posting or telephone.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/intranet/weather.html

Do You Want to Go to Greece this Summer?
Come join us on Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 113 to learn about this exciting opportunity. Amherst has become a supporting participant in an excavation in Kenchreai, Greece, the port of Corinth. This enables one Amherst student to join the international team of excavators for six weeks each summer. The student will assist senior staff members in excavation, field documentation, drawing, digital photography, architectural survey, geological and artifact study and conservation. The student will receive instruction in basic field techniques and will participate in seminars run by experts in different fields, as well as in excursions to major sites and museums in Greece. Lodging is at a comfortable family-run hotel about an hour south of Athens. The cost is $2,800 plus airfare to and from Greece.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~classics/lectures.html

Teaching Lunch on Students' Intellectual Engagement Feb. 16
Faculty are invited to a lunch on Friday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Mullins-Faerber to consider if students (or faculty) are missing the point of where intellectual engagement now fits in the education of the “whole person.” Marian Matheson, director of institutional research and planning, will present survey data from Amherst and peer campuses about student time use. Open conversation will follow. Questions may include: Are students devoting less attention to classes or are they working more effectively by means of new information resources? Are faculty letting students coast because of grade-inflation or dumbing-down of courses? Are there ways of constructing courses that would inspire greater involvement from students?

Call for Submissions: Five College Literary Review; Deadline March 6
Like what you saw last year? Tired of the same old Amherst publications? Want to be a part of a publication that extends to the entire Five College community? Submit to the Five College Literary Review! We are currently accepting poetry, prose, art, etc. for our 2007 issue. The deadline for submission is March 6. Please send your submission to fclreview@gmail.com. For more information, or if you would like to get involved in editing or layout, please contact fclreview@gmail.com.

Twelve College Exchange Program: Feb. 16 Application Deadline
This program facilitates residential study at Bowdoin, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Trinity, Vassar, Wellesley, Wheaton, Wesleyan, Mystic Seaport Program and National Theater Institute. Interested students must meet with Dean Frances Tuleja by Friday, Feb. 16. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 19. Students must also comply with the college’s internal notification deadlines: students away for the full 2007-08 academic year or the fall 2007 semester only must complete an intent form at the Deans Office by March 15; for the spring 2008 semester only, by April 15. Students who fail to submit an intent form by the stipulated deadlines will not receive credit for course work completed at another school.

Jambo! Zumbyes' Winter Concert Feb. 16
Jambo! is the Zumbyes' biggest show of the year . We will debut all new songs and skits. Tickets are available in Valentine or at the concert for $4. The concert will be held Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in Johnson Chapel.
For more information: www.zumbyes.com

CCE Candidate Eric Popkin to Speak Feb. 16
Eric Popkin, one of the top three candidates for Amherst's new Center for Community Engagement director, will give a presentation on his vision for the center and his experience as director of the Colorado College Partnership for Civic Engagement on Friday, Feb. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall. There will also be an informal mixer after his presentation for students at 7 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center McCaffrey Room. Antonio's will be provided. For more information on Popkin or the other candidates, please contact njbrewster@amherst.edu.

“Six String Showdown” of Guitar Music at Amherst College Feb. 17
Pioneer Valley jazz guitarists will perform with students from the Amherst College Jazz Combo program, then join together in various combinations for a showdown at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17, 2007 in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College. The concert is a benefit for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts; tickets are $5 ($3 with a donation of a canned good) and $3 for students and seniors (free with a donation). More information is available at the Jazz@Amherst Website www.amherst.edu/~jazz.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02guitar.html

Thoughts of Amherst Submission Deadline Feb. 24
Did you spend last semester without doing any work for any of your classes? If so, don’t submit anything to Thoughts of Amherst! Otherwise, send us any academic work from last semester that you’re proud of for publication in the second issue of Thoughts of Amherst. Thoughts of Amherst publishes the best academic work done by Amherst students. Submit creative writing, lab reports, computer programs, visual arts, recordings of performances or anything else done for academic credit during the last semester. The Submission deadline is Saturday, Feb. 24. Send submissions as attachments to thoughts@amherst.edu or by campus mail to Pat Savage, campus box 1258.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~thoughts

Amherst College Summer Research Fellowships in the Sciences; Apply by March 5
Are you a first-year or sophomore student who would like to spend this summer on campus pursuing a collaborative research project in the sciences? Then an Amherst College Summer Research Fellowship may be perfect for you! A total of approximately 20 fellowships for students in the Classes of 2009 and 2010 will be awarded. The summer program will run for 10 weeks: either from Monday, June 4, through Friday, August 10, or from Monday, June 11, through Friday, August 17 (depending on the summer schedule of the particular faculty advisor). For more details, please click on the link below, then on "Amherst College Fellowship Application 2007". Note that the application deadline is Monday, March 5!
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~chemistry/hhmi/

Fellowships in France for 2006-07; Apply by March 7
The Department of French announces two fellowships in France reserved for graduating seniors for the scholastic year 2006-07. The first fellowship, without stipend, offers an affiliation with the most prestigious of French graduate schools, the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, and includes a free room, ENS library privileges and a card of admission to any university course in Paris, including those at the ENS. The second fellowship is a teaching assistantship in English language and American civilization at the Université de Dijon. The Dijon assistantship pays a monthly stipend of approximately 1,150 euros after taxes, for 12 months (October-September) in return for nine months of teaching (mid-September through mid-June), and assures free admission to courses at the University. Fluency in French and a formal written statement in French are prerequisites to candidacy for either fellowship. For the ENS fellowship, applicants should prepare a two-page proposal in which they describe their study plans for their stay in France. Applicants for the Dijon Fellowship should submit a two-page statement describing the methods and materials they would use to teach a course on American culture and civilization. We invite all seniors to apply for either or both positions, but we ask the candidate to express a clear preference for one of the two. Statements of study plans written in French must be left in the department office (Barrett 5) by Wednesday, March 7.

Biology Lecture Feb. 19
Richard D. Byrne, research fellow, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, and Amherst College Copeland Fellow, will present "Regulation of nuclear envelope assembly" on Monday, Feb. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

Student Workers Needed for Commencement and Reunion; Apply by April 2
The Offices of Alumni and Parent Programs, Physical Plant and Public Affairs will be hiring for Commencement and Reunion, a two-week period between Sunday, May 20, and Sunday, June 3. Physical Plant jobs include custodial and grounds work. The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs and the Office of Public Affairs need ushers, class assistants, childcare assistants, drivers, storage workers and reception assistants. Applications are available in the Keefe Campus Center, Physical Plant, Public Affairs, Smith House and Frost Library. Applications are also available online at http://www.amherst.edu/commencement/employment/. The application deadline is Monday, April 2.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/commencement/employment/

Going Away Next Year? Notify the Deans' Office (Deadlines March 15 and April 15)
If you plan to be off campus for any reason during the 2007-08 academic year, you must inform the Dean of Students’ Office before a strictly enforced pair of deadlines. If you plan to be away in the fall or for the entire year, you must inform the Dean of Students’ Office by March 15. If you plan to be away for the spring only, you must inform the dean’s office by April 15. In both cases, students must fill out a form and get the appropriate dean to sign it. If you’re thinking of studying at another U.S. school or just taking time off, see your class dean. If you’re considering study in another country, see the study abroad advisor, Janna Behrens, in the Career Center. If you want to apply for the Twelve-College Exchange program, see Dean Frances Tuleja. Even if you don’t know exactly where you’ll be in the fall, you must let the appropriate dean/adviser know by the March 15 or April 15 deadline that you plan to be away.

Charitable Trusts to Share Same Return as College Endowment
A December 2006 ruling from the IRS enables Amherst to now invest its charitable remainder trusts in units of the college endowment. As such, each trust will be able to realize the same performance as the Endowment. A Charitable Remainder Trust is a gift option that provides lifetime income for one or more beneficiaries, with the remainder asset accruing to the college at the death of the final beneficiary or after a term of years. The endowment consists of a diversified portfolio which realized a recent 10-year cumulative annualized return of 14.9%. History is no guarantee of future performance, but this new opportunity presents a new gift option for potential donors as they strive to meet their charitable and personal objectives.
For more information: cms.amherst.edu/alumni/giving/gift_planning

Writer Olga Grushin to Read Feb. 19
Russian and American writer Olga Grushin will read from her fiction at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst, the reading is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02grushin.html

In Memoriam: Alexander Morton
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of retired staff member Alexander Morton, who died Thursday night. He was 86 years old. Mr. Morton joined the Amherst College staff in 1964 as a cook. In 1965, he moved to the library as a circulation assistant, and 11 years later he was made stack supervisor. He retired in 1990. More information may be posted as it becomes available.

CCE Candidate Molly Mead to Speak Feb. 20
Molly Mead, one of the top three candidates for Amherst's new Center for Community Engagement director, will give a presentation on her vision for the center and her experience as the director of Tuft's Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall, Earth Sciences Building. There will also be an informal mixer for students at 7 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center McCaffrey Room. Antonio's will be provided. For more information Mead or the other candidates, please contact njbrewster@amherst.edu.

Women, Labor and Globalization: Central American Workers Speak Out Feb. 20
On Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115, Rosa isabel Davila Alonzo and Maria Elena Mendina Vallejo will speak about their positions as worker-owners of Nueva Vida Women's Sewing Cooperative in Nicaragua. In Nicaragua there are many free trade zones where women work in sweat shops, producing clothing under unacceptable labor conditions, long hours and low pay. This new cooperative demonstrates the possibility of production without exploitation and profit that benefits individual women rather than companies. Gilberto Garcia, who will also speak, has documented labor violations, coordinated educational campaigns and organized international support for El Salvadoran worker struggles since 1994.
For more information: www.sweatfree.org/

Political Science Lecture Feb. 21
Vitaly Kozyrev, Karl Loewenstein Fellow, will present a talk entitled "Putin's Regime in Russia: Continuity and Change from the Soviet Past," on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115.

The Secrets of Law Feb. 21
The Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought has invited Alasdair Roberts, professor of public administration in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, to give a talk at Amherst College on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Babbott Room of the Octagon. His talk is titled "Rituals of Transparency.” Transparency, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is the most important element of contemporary efforts to improve governance. It is the tonic to improve all governmental ills: declining legitimacy, inadequate responsiveness or effectiveness and rampant corruption. One marker of the idea's popularity is the rapid diffusion of laws like the US Freedom of Information Act, which purport to establish the citizen's "right to information." But transparency in government is an elusive goal: it cannot, and will not, ever be satisfied. Copies of Professor Roberts’ paper will be available prior to the lecture. To obtain a copy, contact Karen Underwood at 413/542-2380 or klunderwood@amherst.edu. All members of the Five College Community are invited to attend.

Tessa Rajak To Speak Feb. 21
Tessa Rajak, professor of ancient history and classics at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, and the 2006-07 Horace W. Goldsmith Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies and Classics at Yale University will speak on “Did Pagans Read the Greek Bible? The Reception of the Septuagint in Graeco-Roman Culture.” The talk will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. A reception will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Religion Department and the Willis D. Wood Fund. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Theme House Applications Due Feb. 21
Students interested in living in a theme houses next year must apply no later than Feb. 21. Applications are available online at www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife for French House, Spanish House, German House, Russian House, Asian Culture House, Charles Drew House, La Casa, Marsh Arts House and Health and Wellness. Humphries House has a lottery system, so all interested students must visit the Residential Life Office (Converse 105) to place their names on the list. Students accepted into theme houses are not eligible to participate in Room Draw. Exact room assignments will be decided after the campus-wide Room Draw in April.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife

Humphries Lottery for 2007-08; Sign Up by Feb. 21
Students interested in living in Humphries House (the Zu) for the 2007- 08 academic year must sign up for the lottery by Wednesday, Feb. 21. The Zu is a primarily vegetarian co- operative where students cook meals in the house and participate in programming and other activities. Students can either visit Converse 105 or call 413/542-2161 to sign up for the lottery.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife

Political Conversation/Debate Feb. 27
A conversation/debate entitled "Should the New York Times Be Prosecuted Under the Espionage Act? Or, Does the First Amendment Give the Media an Exception to the Laws?" with Gabriel Schoenfel, Commentary magazine, and George Freeman '71, counsel to the New York Times, will take place Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Octagon, room 201, at 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Colloquium on the American Founding.

Paradoxes of Globalization: Forest Loss and Forest Recovery in Latin America Feb. 27
Susanna Hecht, professor of urban planning, UCLA, and fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall (107 Earth Sciences). The lecture is sponsored by the Amazon Studies Lectureship Fund and the Environmental Studies Program of Amherst College.
For more information: www.spa.ucla.edu/dept.cfm?d=up&s=faculty 1.cfm&id=101

Philosopher Isabelle Peretz To Speak on “The Nature of Music from a Biological Perspective” Feb. 22
Isabelle Peretz, professor of psychology at the Université de Montréal, will give a talk on “The Nature of Music from a Biological Perspective” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Organized by the Amherst College Department of Philosophy and funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, Peretz’s talk is free and open to the public. A professor of psychology and director of the Laboratory of Neuropsychology of Music and of Auditory Cognition at the University of Montreal, Peretz studies the biological sources and neural aptitudes involved in the individual’s perception of music. She is co-director of the Centre for Brain, Music and Sound (BRAMS), a research and teaching center at the University of Montreal and McGill University devoted to the neuroscience of auditory cognition. She has co-authored two books on the subject of musical cognition, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music (2003) and The Biological Foundations of Music (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, V. 930, 2001). The former is one of the first books to explore the neural processes involved in music. Peretz is respected for breaking new ground in this growing field.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02peretz.html

Physics Seminar Feb. 22
On Thursday, Feb. 22, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Professor Robert Romer of Amherst College will give a physics seminar. Tea/cookies will be served before the talk at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics

Funding for Non-profit Summer Internships - Information Session Feb. 22
Want to make a difference this summer? Come to the Career Center, first floor College Hall, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22 to find out how the Abele Public Service Summer Internship Program can help. The Abele Program provides financial support for approximately 75 Amherst College students to work in non-profit summer internships for organizations dedicated to providing direct assistance to low-income and underserved populations. Awards are for up to $4,000 in stipend/travel expenses. This information session will provide background on the program, guidance on how to identify an eligible internship and general information on the application process. The application deadline is March 16. For more information, visit the Website, or call the Career Center at 413/542-2265.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~careers/fellow/abele.html

Dr. Charles Gerfen '73 To Speak Feb. 22
Dr. Charles Gerfen '73, senior investigator, Laboratory of System Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health, will present "Rebirth of Neuroanatomy: New Genetic Approaches to Study Neural Circuits" on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. (refreshments at 4:15 p.m.) in Merrill 4. Gerfen received a B.A. from Amherst College and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. His doctoral research was on neural substrates of reward involving the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia. In 1983, Gerfen joined the Laboratory of Neurophysiology at NIMH to work on the neuroanatomy of the forebrain and established some of the functional principles of the organization of the basal ganglia.

Jazz@Schwemm's Feb. 22
The spring semester series of jazz erformances at Schwemm's will commence on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 9:30 p.m. The featured group will be EJQ (Eclectic Jazz Quartet) featuring our own Prof. Dominic Poccia on reeds. Please drop by at any time during the performance and dig the scene! This event is sponsored by the Jazz@Amherst initiative.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~jazz

World-Renowned Pianist Marilyn Nonken To Present a Concert on “Philosophy in Music” Feb. 23
Marilyn Nonken, celebrated concert pianist and director of piano studies at the Steinhardt School of New York University, will perform a concert titled “Philosophy in Music” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Organized by the Amherst College Departments of Philosophy and Music and funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, the concert is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02nonken.html

Carol Solomon Kiefer To Speak on "Through British Eyes: British Art at the Mead" Feb. 23
Carol Solomon Kiefer, curator of European art at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, will give a gallery talk about the exhibit “Through British Eyes: British Art at the Mead” at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in the Fairchild Gallery at the museum. Her talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02britishkiefer.html

Lectionary Lent Lunches Begin Feb. 23
Journey with Jesus to Jerusalem. Consider, with fellow students, staff, faculty and other members of the Amherst Community, biblical materials upon which services of worship in many Protestant as well as Roman Catholic churches will be built. Six Lectionary Lunches will take place from noon to 1 p.m. each Friday for six consecutive weeks starting February 23 and running through April 6, Good Friday, in the Mullins Room of the Lewis Sebring Dining Commons.

Steps to Study Abroad Feb. 23
Join Study Abroad adviser William Hoffa to find out all you need to know to apply to study abroad next year. Deadlines are approaching, so don't delay! Join us on Friday, Feb. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

Friday Night Fellowship: The Healing of the Centurion's Servant Feb. 23
On Friday, Feb. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Chapin Hall, Jess Chung '06 will lead a manuscript study of Luke 7: The Faith of the Centurion. Our new game wizards (Bethany Brown '10 and Jess Choi '10) will have a surprise for us!
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~acf

Vagina Monologues To Be Performed Feb. 22-24
Shows will be Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall. Tickets are $10($5 with student ID). All proceeds benefit the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT), a non-profit organization in Greenfield, Mass. which provides services for survivors of rape and domestic abuse. Raffle prizes include massages, sex toys, gift certificates and CDs. Raffle tickets are $2 and will be sold while tabling and at all shows. Tickets will be available Feb. 15-16 and 19-22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center or by contacting ACVaginaMonologues@gmail.com.

39th Annual Casino Night Feb. 24
The 39th Casino, celebrating Mardi Gras and sponsored by Educate!, will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 9 p.m. in Valentine Dining Hall. Play poker with your professors, bet on roulette or try your hand at blackjack. You can listen to the smooth sounds of the Blue Nomads or mingle in the champagne room (valid ID required). All proceeds will help fund the education of refugees and nationals in Africa.
For more information: www.educateafrica.org

The Silent Caller by Will Havemann '07 Feb. 22-24
The Silent Caller, written by Will Havemann '07 and directed by Michael Birtwistle, will be performed Feb. 22-24 in Kirby Theater. After an undefined fall, a father lies comatose on a cot in his study-turned-hospital room, and his family struggles to adjust to its violently altered existence. When two visitors arrive out of the blue, the family not only has to come to grips with its new future, but it must also accept its unpleasant past. A new play by Will Havemann '07, The Silent Caller follows the family backwards and forwards through time as their story is gradually revealed. Tickets are free, and reservations recommended. To reserve tickets, contact the box office at 413/542-2277.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

Pianist Peter Serkin To Present Music at Amherst Feb. 25
In the third performance of the 2006-07 Music at Amherst Series, pianist Peter Serkin will perform a program of works by Charles Wuorinen, Olivier Messiaen, J.S. Bach, Elliott Carter and Johannes Brahms at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02serkin.html

Biology Lecture Feb. 26
Michael J. F. Barresi, assistant professor of biological sciences, Clark Science Center, Smith College, will present "A roundabout way to wire the Zebrafish brain" on Monday, Feb. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

The History of Hip Hop Dance Forms: Popmaster Fabel Feb. 26
Come see Popmaster Fabel in the Keefe Campus Center Theater on Monday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Popmaster Fabel is a well-known artist and choreographer in the hip hop community. Honored for his efforts by VH1's "1st Hip Hop Honors" series, Jorge "Pop Master Fabel" Pabon will describe and define the four major dance forms associated with Hip Hop culture: Lockin', Poppin', Breakin' and Rockin'. This lecture will focus upon each dance form's distinct history and vocabulary as well as the early contributions of the west coast dance scene made on hip hop culture. Three of the dance forms will be demonstrated. This event is sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee, the Black Student Union and La Causa.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/mlk/

Sweatshop Activism Workshop Feb. 26
On Monday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Friedmann Room, Liana Foxvog from SweatFree Communities will be holding a workshop on anti- sweatshop activism and how to run anti- sweatshop campaigns. The workshop will go into detail on both running general anti-sweat campaigns and about SweatFree Communities' current campaign to get the Massachusetts state government to adopt a sweat-free policy. SweatFree Communities assists workers globally in their struggles to improve working conditions and form unions. As governments renounce their responsibility to regulate corporate activity and protect public welfare, sweat-free procurement laws are a way to utilize governments' roles as bulk purchasers to reclaim government for the public interest.
For more information: www.sweatfree.org/

Para Nosotros Sunday Evenings
A Spanish-speaking Bible study that looks at Jesus' view of marginalized people will take place Sundays from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center McCaffrey Room. The studies are sponsored by the Amherst Christian Fellowship.

Financial Aid Office Moving to B-5 Converse Hall
The Office of Financial Aid will be relocating to B-5 Converse Hall, on the basement level of the building, adjacent to the north entrance. To accommodate the move, the office will be closed Friday, Feb. 23, and will reopen in the new location on Monday, Feb. 26. Telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses and office hours will not change.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finaid

Discussion of "Should The New York Times be Prosecuted under the Espionage Statutes?" Feb. 27
Political essayist Gabriel Schoenfeld and George Freeman '71, the assistant general counsel at The New York Times, will discuss "Should The New York Times Be Prosecuted under the Espionage Statutes? Or, Does the First Amendment Give the Media an Exception to the Laws?" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Room 201 in the Octagon at Amherst College. One in a series of lectures sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding at Amherst, the talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02schoenfeld.html

Paradoxes of Globalization: Forest Loss in Latin American Feb. 27
Susanna Hecht, professor of urban planning at UCLA and fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, will speak on "Paradoxes of Globalization: Forest Loss and Forest Recovery in Latin America" at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Paino Lecture Hall (107 Earth Sciences) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amazon Studies Lectureship Fund and the Environmental Studies Program of Amherst College, Hecht's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02hecht.html

Résumé Workshop Feb. 27
Planning on applying for some jobs or internships in the coming months? Come to this résumé Workshop to find out how to craft a résumé that will set you apart from the crowd. Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Genocide Film Series Feb. 27
Amnesty International and STAND present the 2007 Genocide Film Series, a bi-weekly event. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, we will show the film Hotel Rwanda in the Keefe Campus Center theater at 7 p.m.

Play Games from Your Childhood Feb. 27
The student health educators are sponsoring a return to childhood night with great games from childhood including capture the flag and tunnel tag. Join us for the games on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Alumni Gym from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

In Memoriam: Karen Waskiewicz
The flag has been lowered for Karen Waskiewicz who died Monday, Feb. 26. Karen worked in the Comptroller's Office for 18 years. She leaves her husband, Daniel Waskiewicz, and her seven year old daughter, Casey. No further information on funeral arrangements are available at this time.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/waskiewicz.html

 
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