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Archived announcements for March, 2007

Modernist Author Chris Adrian to Read at Amherst Books on Feb. 28
Chris Adrian-author, pediatrician and divinity student-will read from his critically acclaimed second novel, The Children's Hospital, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02adrian.html

Physics Seminar March 1
On Thursday, March 1, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Professor Jack Harris of Yale 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

Off-campus Housing Applications Due March 1
Students who are planning to live off- campus during the 2007-08 academic year must apply for off-campus housing no later than March 1. 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., Monday through Friday. Applications can also be downloaded from the Dean of Students' Website, www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/reslife

Neuroscience Seminar March 1
Robert Ferrante, professor of neurology, pathology and psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, will speak on "Emerging Therapeutic Strategies in Huntington's Disease: Alternative Drugs From The Medicine Cabinet." Ferrante is the director of experimental neuropathology at the Bedford VA Medical Center. His research interests are focused on mechanisms of pathogenesis in neurological diseases directed towards bench to bedside translational therapeutic strategies by performing pre-clinical therapeutic trials and subsequent human clinical trials. The seminar will be held March 1 at 4:30 p.m. (refreshments at 4:15 p.m.) in Merrill 4.

Political Journalist Joe Klein To Speak at Amherst College March 1
Political journalist Joe Klein will speak about "War in Iraq and the U.S. Presidential Election" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson 1882-1943 Lectureship Fund, Klein's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02klein.html

CIA Information Session March 1
Students interested in careers with the CIA should come to the Career Center for an information session on March 1 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on March 1.

Pages From the Book of Religions March 1
Professor Aditya Behl, South Asia studies department at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Pages from the Book of Religions: Comparing Self and Other in Mughal India." The lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in 101 Chapin Hall. Behl will discuss the Dabistan-i Mazahib ("School of Religious Faiths"), a text written in Persian in the mid-17th century. The talk is sponsored by the Religion Department and the Hamilton Fund, and is free and open to the public.

Physics Seminar March 29
On Thursday, March 29, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Dr. Michael Golay of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will give a talk on "Possible Futures for Nuclear Power, and its Role in Decarbonization." Tea and cookies will be served in Merrill 204 at 4:15 p.m.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html

Teaching Lunch on the Community as Classroom March 2
Faculty are invited to a lunch on Friday, March 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Mullins-Faerber to talk about what's new and what's possible in community-based learning. Kristin Bumiller will talk about her course "Regulating Citizenship" taught in the Hampshire House of Correction to Amherst students and inmates, and Scott Payne will talk about projects that emerged from Interterm 2007 courses on health care and the environment sponsored by Academic Technology Services. Some questions to pursue: What are the possibilities here? What are the risks? How can we support these powerful, but labor-intensive pedagogies in our curriculum? The lunch is sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Project.

The Calvin & Hobbes Suite: Pat Savage '07's Music Composition Thesis March 2
An original composition in four movements for big band and choir, based on Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, featuring the Zumbyes, the Blue Stockings, the Jazz Ensemble and the Funk Department, will be performed Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. The reception will be catered by Sugar Jones/Loose Goose and will follow the recital.
For more information: amherst.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2245936800

Amherst on the Road: Non-Profits in NYC March 2
Join the Amherst College Career Center and the Office of Alumni Programs for Amherst on the Road: Non-Profits. Visit Common Ground and the New York City Not-For-Profit/Public Sector Career Fair on Friday, March 2. If you are interested in internships, jobs and career information in the arts, education, foundations, government, health care, humanitarian efforts, international development or law fields, reserve your seat today! Transportation will be via a chartered bus. Sign up in the Career Center in College Hall, and bring $10 to reserve your spot. (Your $10 will be returned to you on the bus.) We'll visit Common Ground, founded by Rosanne Haggerty '82, before heading to Columbia University for the career fair. The bus will return to Amherst by 7:30 p.m.
For more information: www.cce.columbia.edu/events www.commonground.org

Spring 2007 Chemistry Department Seminar Series March 2
The Chemistry Department will present a seminar by Professor Christopher N. Boddy, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, on Friday, March 2, at 3:15 p.m. in Merrill 4. The title of his talk is "Harnessing Biosynthetic Pathway to Produce complex Molecules." Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m.

French Film Series Presents Jules et Jim March 2
The French Film Series presents "Jules et Jim," directed by François Truffaut, 1962, with Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre. Truffaut's famous masterpiece of the French nouvelle vague tells the story of Catherine, Jules and Jim's relationship from 1900 onwards.
For more information: French Department

Amherst College Receives $6 Million for Low-Income African and Latin American Students
Arthur W. Koenig '66 has pledged $6 million to Amherst College over the next six years to create the Koenig Scholarship Fund, a program that the philanthropist calls an investment: it will bring talented low-income students from Latin America and Africa to Amherst, provide academic support for them at the college and sponsor annual recruitment trips from the college to those regions.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02koenig.html

New Library Service Available
The Frost Library has a new chat service available for research help! Need help with your research or have a quick question you need answered? Just add AMHrefchat to your buddy list and chat live with a librarian. For more information, visit http://www.amherst.edu/library/info/chat.html.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/library/info/chat.html

Fall 2006 Faculty Research Award Program Awards
Professors John-Paul Baird, Ute Brandes, Ethan Clotfelter, Javier Corrales, Cynthia Damon, Heidi Gilpin, Manuame Mukasa, Dominic Poccia, Steven Rivkin, Andreola Rossi, Martha Sandweiss, Natasha Staller and Lucía Suárez have received funding awards in fall 2006 through the college's Faculty Research Award Program (FRAP), which supports the research activities of all regular-, full-, part-time, tenured and tenure-track Amherst College faculty members. Since 2000, FRAP has been endowed by the H. Axel Schupf '57 Fund for Intellectual Life. Read about these faculty members' research projects at the URL below.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~deanfac/funding/frap/fall06awards.doc

Cutting Edge Hip-Hop Theater Piece Dreamscape Hits Amherst College March 2 and 3
The Amherst College Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee will sponsor the powerful hip-hop theater production Dreamscape on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in Kirby Theater at Amherst College as part of its ongoing celebration of the birth of the civil rights activist. Written by innovative playwright Rickerby Hinds and directed by Manu Mukasa, an assistant professor of theater and dance at Amherst, the one-woman show brings together acting, dance, DJing and verse to tell a story based on the 1998 shooting of a 19-year-old African-American woman, Tyisha Miller, at the hands of four California police officers. The show is free and open to the public, and no reservations are necessary.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02dreamscapes.html

Leon Fleisher and Jaime Laredo to Perform March 3
The Department of Music is thrilled to present this collaboration between two of the most renowned performers in the classical music world. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Leon Fleisher has produced touchstone recordings of the concertos of Beethoven, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. Jaime Laredo performs worldwide as a violinist and chamber musician, and serves as music director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. This special performance is made possible by the John Tennant and Elizabeth Collins Adams Fund for Music, and is open only to series subscribers and Amherst College Students. Students may contact afconcert@amherst.edu to reserve a ticket. Please note the course number of any music class you are enrolled in when e-mailing. The concert will be held March 3 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~concerts

Thoughts of Amherst Submission Deadline Extended to March 3
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. The submission deadline is Saturday, March 3. 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

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso to Speak March 5
Former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso will present a lecture on “Environment, Development and Democracy: Challenges for Brazil,” at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in the Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lecture Fund and the Office of the President at Amherst College, the talk and panel are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02cardoso.html

Biology Lecture March 5
Timothy H. Bestor, professor, genetics and development, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, will present "Biology and biochemistry of genomic methylation patterns" on Monday, March 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

Biology Honors Open House March 5
Siamese fighting fish! Nematode worms! Sea urchins! Slime mold! What do these things have in common? They are all model systems that professors and students work with right here at Amherst. Interested in being a part of the fun? Check out the labs and get the skinny on biological research at Amherst from current honors students in their natural habitat. Labs in the McGuire Life Sciences Building will be open on Monday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. All members of the college community are invited to attend. Delicious refreshments will be served.

The Impassable Divide Between Religion and Exact Science March 6
This lecture, led by Stanley L. Jaki, will probe into the radical differences between religion and exact science both as subject matter and as methods. Religion deals with questions of being, purpose, free will and moral responsibility, whereas exact science is restricted to the establishment of the quantitative aspects of things. It is as mistaken to try to integrate these conceptual realms as to see a radical opposition between them. Father Jaki is a Catholic priest with doctorates in theology and physics. He received the Templeton Prize in 1987, and in 1990 Pope John Paul II made him an honorary member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. This event, cosponsored by the Physics Department, Mellon Seminar and Newman Club, will take place on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Merrill 2.

Social Awareness and Action Dinner: Exploring Issues That Matter March 6
Join us for this program on Tuesday, March 6, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room, Keefe Campus Center. Antonio’s Pizza will be served. "Modern Day Slavery: The Deadly Realities of Human Trafficking" will be presented by Lisa Pistorio ’07; "Environmental Justice: The Urgent Need for Reform" will be presented by Christopher Burnor ’06; and "Not on my Watch: The Continuing Humanitarian Crisis in Darfur" will be presented by Selena Xie ’09 and Rachel Mekton ’09. This is an interactive workshop of the Exploring Social Change Series sponsored by the Community Outreach Program. This series aims to provide students with the opportunity for deeper examination of learning experiences through guided discussion and interactive reflection activities. For more info contact Karen Lee at kmlee@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/calendar.html

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," or "the love of learning is the guide of life." Phi Beta Kappa welcomes Amy E. DiPilato, Casey J. Guenthner, Elena N. Jessop and Nora A. Batchelder.

Amherst Lecture in Philosophy is Now Available Online
The first "issue" of a new journal, The Amherst Lecture in Philosophy, has been published and is available only online (www.amherstlecture.org). The first electronic publication from Amherst College, The Amherst Lecture in Philosophy each year invites a distinguished philosopher to the college for a public lecture; last March J. David Velleman, professor of philosophy at New York University, gave the inaugural talk. An attractively laid-out copy of his text, titled "So It Goes," and supporting materials such as a digital audio recording and photographs, are now available at no cost through a fully archived and catalogued publication online.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03alp.html

Professors Javier Corrales and Frank Westhoff Publish Study of Internet Use
Javier Corrales, associate professor of political science at Amherst College, and Frank Westhoff, the James E. Ostendarp Professor of Economics, have published an article on "Information Technology Adoption and Political Regimes" in the latest issue of the International Studies Quarterly (Dec. 2006). Corrales and Westhoff ask, "What explains the different rates of internet use across nations, otherwise known as the worldwide digital divide?"
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03corrales.html

Professor Emeritus Fredric Cheyette to be Named Fellow of Mediaeval Academy of America
Fredric Cheyette, a professor emeritus of history at Amherst College, has been elected a fellow of the Mediaeval Academy of America, and will be inducted at the organization's annual meeting in Toronto on April 14.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03cheyette.html

Brian Healy: Building Projects 2001-06 in Marsh Gallery March 5 - April 7
Artist in Residence Brian Healy will exhibit architectural work in the Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall, from March 5 to April 7. Healy will give a lecture in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather, on Tuesday, March 6 at 5 p.m. Healy received his B.S. in architecture from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and a Masters in Architecture in 1981 from the Yale School of Architecture. He has had residencies at Yale, The American Academy in Rome, Italy and the MacDowell Colony at Peterborough, NH. He is the principal of Brian Healy Architects, Boston, Mass. The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday- Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to attend the lecture and the reception following it.

Personhood and Biography: Persons, Near-Persons and the Merely Sentient March 7
"Personhood and Biography: Persons, Near-Persons and the Merely Sentient," a lecture to be given by Gary Varner, Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M, will be delivered Wednesday, March 7, at 4 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall (107 Earth Science). The lecture is sponsored by the Pick Readership in Environmental Studies.

Steps to Study Abroad March 7
Join Dean of International Experience Janna Behrens and Study Abroad Adviser Dr. William Hoffa to find out all you need to know about how to apply to study abroad programs next year. Deadlines are approaching, so don't delay! Join us on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center.

State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) Information Session March 7
U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), takes on powerful interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. Find out more about job opportunities with the state PIRGs by coming to their information session at 8:30 p.m. on March 7 in the Career Center. Open interviews will be held on Thursday.

Musical Orientalism: An Afternoon of German Art Songs March 14
Join us for an afternoon of exquisite German art songs from Goethe's West-Östlicher Divan. Featuring renowned local artists Peter Shea (tenor), Brenda McDonald (soprano) and Gregory Hayes (piano), as well as students Octavia Foarta (speaker) and James Montana (speaker), the event is free and open to the public. Join us on Wednesday, March 14, at 4 p.m. in the Russian Center for Culture, Webster Hall.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_events.html

Walter Johnson '88 To Speak on the Atlantic Slave Trade March 8
Walter Johnson '88, professor of history at Harvard University, will give a lecture titled "'The Negro Fever,' the South, and the Ignoble Effort to Re- Open the Atlantic Slave Trade" on Thursday, March 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni House. This event is co- sponsored by the American Studies Department, the Black Studies Department, the History Department and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship Fund.

Living Your Values During and After College March 8
Careers for Social Profit: Lessons Learned from the Practical Idealism Project welcomes Alissa S. Wilson '00, who will speak about her research on the careers and goals of people engaged in social change work. Topics to be discussed include jobs and careers that allow people to live their values, the pros and cons of these types of careers, career paths of various successful professionals in the field and ideas for starting this type of career. Join us for this event on Thursday, March 8, at 8 p.m. in the Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center. Appetizers from Amherst Chinese and Sugar Jones Cookies will be served. This event is part of the March Not-For-Profit month cosponsored by the Community Outreach Program and the Career Center. For more information, please contact Scott Laidlaw at slaidlw@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/calendar.html

Jazz@Schwemm's March 8
On Thursday, March 8, join us for live jazz at Schwemm's Coffee House. EJQ (Eclectic Jazz Quartet), lead by Professor Poccia, is joined by guest trumpeter Rob Faulkner, a Professor at UMass. The performance is free and begins at 9:30 p.m. Please come out and support live music!
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~jazz

Historian Walter Johnson To Speak on "The Negro Fever" March 8
Walter Johnson '88, a professor of history at Harvard University, will speak on "'The Negro Fever,' the South, and the Ignoble Effort to Re-Open the Atlantic Slave Trade" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Black Studies Department at Amherst College with the help of the History Department, American Studies Department and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship Fund, Johnson's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03johnson.html

Philosopher Jerrold Levinson To Speak on "Jazz Vocal Improvisation" March 8
Jerrold Levinson, a professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland, will give a talk on "Jazz Vocal Improvisation: A Philosophical Interpretation" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Organized by the Amherst College Department of Philosophy and funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, Levinson's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03levinson.html

MassPIRG WaterWatch River Cleanup March 8
MassPIRG WaterWatch is taking local water quality into our own hands on March 11 with our first cleanup of the semester. Meet us at 10 a.m. in front of Converse Hall. Snacks and transportation will be provided, and we will return by 3 p.m.. Look for our table in Valentine Dining Hall on Thursday, March 8, for more information, to sign up or just to hear fun stories from the last cleanup!
For more information: amherst.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2248795800&ref=mf

Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers Info Session March 8
The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) supports students from diverse backgrounds who wish to pursue advanced degrees for careers in education. The institute advocates for selected students' admission to master's and doctoral degree programs at consortium graduate schools. Its aims are to reduce the critical under-representation of minority groups on the teaching faculties of schools and colleges, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities. To find out more, come to the information session on March 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center, or visit them at the Not-for-Profit Fair on Friday, March 9, in the Campus Center. They will be holding interviews following the fair.

German Film Series: Sissi Part II March 8
Part II of the most successful German romantic film series will be shown on March 8 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. Following the euphoria of their wedding, Sissi is slowly adapting to life as empress of Austria but finds it hard to live with the stern etiquette at the Vienna court.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_events.html

Physics Seminar March 8
On Thursday, March 8, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Professor Lorenzo Sorbo from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will speak. Tea and cookies will be served at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html#mar8

Richie Meyers '97 to Speak March 8
Richie Meyers '97, professor of anthropology at Middlebury College, and member of the Lakota Sioux tribe, will answer the question of whether it is possible to be "in" the moment while stepping "outside" the moment to have a conversation in the "now" about the "future." The focus of the lecture is Bea Medicine, who felt that there was something unique about being a tribal person and conducting anthropological research. Meyers will elucidate some of the difficulties and pleasures of conducting "insider" research as a tribally enrolled anthropologist on Thursday, March 8, at 4 p.m. in Merrill 131. The event is sponsored by the Office of the President, Amherst College Lecture Fund and the Anthropology-Sociology Department. A reception will follow.

Summer Opportunities on Capitol Hill Panel March 8
This is an information session and panel discussion for students interested in summer internships in Washington, DC. Join us to meet fellow students who have done internships for their senators and congressmen, or with national NGOs. The panel will be held Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Awake My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp March 9
This event is a screening of the only feature-length documentary on an important American music tradition, and includes a question-and-answer session with the film's director, Matt Hinton. In addition, Valentine Professor of Music Tim Eriksen and Minja Lausevic, who brought sacred harp singing to the film "Cold Mountain," will lead live sacred harp singing with students and singers in town for the Western Mass. Sacred Harp Convention. Join us for this screening on Friday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium.

Determining Your Life's Direction with Greg Dyson and Bob Mortimer March 9
Join us for a catered Chinese dinner and discussion on Tuesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. in the Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center. Limited seating is available, and tickets are free and available through March 9 by contacting outreach@amherst.edu. This is an interactive workshop of the Exploring Social Change Series sponsored by the Community Outreach Program. This series aims to provide students with the opportunity for deeper examination of learning experiences through guided discussion and interactive reflection activities. For more information, contact Karen Lee at kmlee@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/calendar.html

Alumni Panel: Careers in Medicine March 9
The Charles Drew Health Professions Society will be hosting an alumni panel geared towards students interested in careers in medicine. The panel will be held in the Paino Lecture Hall, Earth Sciences, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9. It will be followed by a dessert reception catered by the Black Sheep. A number of doctors will be attending who are currently practicing medicine in the fields of emergency medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, plastic surgery and psychiatry. This is an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of what careers in medicine are really like. We hope you will join us and bring all your questions.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~drewhealth

ABCs and 123s: Academic Tutoring Strategies Workshop March 9
Join us on Friday, March 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Friedmann Room for this workshop. Do you want to become a more effective tutor? This two-hour interactive workshop will teach useful strategies for building basic math, reading and writing skills in elementary and early-middle-school children. Ask questions and get advice from experts including Lev Ben-Ezra, academic program coordinator for Girls Inc. of Holyoke, and Heather Lobenstine, teacher-in-residence at Westfield State College. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Amherst College Community Outreach Bonner Leaders.

Friday, March 9 -- French Film Series: Un air de Famille
Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. at Newport. "Un air de Famille," directed by Cedric Klapisch (director of "L'Auberge espagnole-The Spanish Apartment"). A family gathers at a crummy café in a French provincial town; any hopes of a smooth evening start to blister almost immediately. A comedy with which you will identify!

Financial Aid Open House March 9
The Office of Financial Aid invites the campus community to an open house in its new location, B-5 Converse Hall, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 9. The office is on the basement level of Converse Hall, adjacent to the northeast entrance to the building.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finaid

Faculty Colloquium Series 2006-07 March 9
Ethan Clotfelter, assistant professor of biology, will present "Lessons on Love and War from the Fighting Fish" for the Faculty Colloquium Series, on Friday, March 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faerber Room, Lewis Sebring. All faculty, staff and members of the administration are welcome.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/FacColl070309.htm

9th Annual Not-for-Profit / International Career Fair March 9
The Career Center invites you to attend our 9th Annual Not-for-Profit/International Career Fair on Friday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Friedmann Room of the Keefe Campus Center. More than 30 organizations will be represented. Organizations will be offering jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and information. Bring your resume! This is a great place to get ideas for Abele Public Service Internships and Fellowships for Action placements. See the link below for the list of organizations attending the fair.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~careers/comm/programs_events.html

Roofs for Sierra Leone Presentation by Jeff Hall '86 March 9
Come hear former Peace Corps volunteer Jeff Hall '86 discuss his ongoing work in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world. Over the past 10 years, Hall has created a close partnership with three villages, working with them in many different areas including health, education, housing and economic development. Learn more about this project and about ways that you can get involved on Friday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room of the Campus Center.

Peace Corps Information Session March 9
Join Peace Corps representatives and former Peace Corps volunteers (Amherst alumni) for this discussion and information session on Friday, March 9, at 3 p.m., or immediately following the Roofs for Sierra Leone presentation, in the McCaffrey Room of the Campus Center.

Half-way Around The Circle by Honora Talbott '07 March 8-10
Half-way Around the Circle, written by Honora Talbott '07 and directed by Peter Lobdell, will be performed March 8-10 in Holden Theater. Half-way Around the Circle chronicles the life of a woman with borderline personality disorder who cannot escape the cycle of going in and out of hospitals. Due to her dramatic mood swings and inability to cope with the pressures of the outside world, she infuses tumult into her interpersonal relationships and is unable to maintain a stable life. While her family, friends and psychiatrists must choose whether or not they will stick by her, she grows fond of the safety of institutions and must struggle to decide whether the costs of healing are really worth it. Tickets are free, but reservations recommended. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 413/542-2277.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

Mozart's Celebrated Requiem at Amherst College March 10
The Amherst College orchestra will join the college’s three choir ensembles on the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building, to present a single performance of Mozart’s Requiem, the unfinished masterpiece by the renowned composer. The performance will also feature four accomplished professional soloists from the Pioneer Valley: soprano Junko Wanatabe, mezzo soprano Janna Baty, tenor Alan Schneider and bass-baritone John Salvi. Sponsored by the music department at Amherst College, the performance is free for Amherst students, and general admission tickets are $5. Reservations are recommended, and tickets can be reserved by e-mail at amherstrequiem@gmail.com. or by calling 413/542-2199.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02mozart%20requiem.html

The First Annual Five College Asian Pacific American Leadership Conference March 10
The first annual Five College Asian Pacific American (APA) Leadership Conference (5CAPALC) will be held on March 10 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the UMass Student Union and Campus Center. Scheduled events include a diversity workshop geared toward Asian Americans; lunch keynote speaker Vijay Prashad, speaking on community organizing and coalition building; and two workshop sessions with topics ranging from LGBT stereotypes to police brutality, Asian women stereotypes, labor rights, adoptions and Asian images in media. The conference culminates with a caucus incorporating every attendee and brainstorming about APA issues that must be addressed in and beyond the Five Colleges.

Important Notice Regarding This Weekend's Basketball Games; Admission Limited
Due to the number of tickets sold so far, the Amherst College Athletics office anticipates that LeFrak Gymnasium will sell out for the NCAA Sectionals on Friday night. We highly recommend that you purchase tickets at the pre-sale opportunities on campus either Thursday or Friday. This will give you the best chance at seeing Amherst play this weekend. Please be aware that the 6 p.m. game will likely fill LeFrak to capacity, and there will be no available admission to the 8 p.m. game; please plan accordingly and arrive early. Tickets are on sale at Alumni Gym from noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at Valentine Dining Hall on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Biology Lecture March 12
Stephen C. Stearns, Edward P. Bass Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, will present "What doctors need to know about evolution, and why" on Monday, March 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

Novelist Brian Morton To Read March 12
Novelist Brian Morton will read at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 12, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) 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_03morton.html

"A Land Twice Promised" Performed by Noa Baum, Israeli Professional Storyteller, March 12
Join us on Monday, March 12, at 8 p.m. in Chapin Chapel to hear storyteller Noa Baum. Baum is an Israeli who began a heartfelt dialog with a Palestinian woman while living in the United States. She weaves together their memories and their mothers' stories, creating a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions that surround Jerusalem for Israelis and Palestinians alike. For more information, visit www.noabaum.com. This is an Amherst College Hillel and Progressive Students Alliance event sponsored by the AAS and Interdepartmental Students Fund.

Olio Club Photos March 12 and 13
Always wish your club had greater visibility? Here is your chance! Club pictures for the Olio will be taken on Monday, March 12, and Tuesday, March 13, in Fayerweather 117. Visit www.amherst.edu/~olio/clubs for thes chedule. Please check the time of your club photo and inform all members of your club of your arranged time. If there is a conflict with your scheduled time, please contact jflesser@amherst.edu to change it. Please show up five to 10 minutes early for your picture.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~olio/clubs

Play Games from Your Childhood March 13
The Student Health Educators are sponsoring a return-to-childhood night with great games from childhood, including Capture the Flag and Kick Ball. Join us for the games on Tuesday, March 13, in Alumni Gym from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Professor Benjamin Justice to Speak on "Education and the American Empire" March 14
Benjamin Justice, professor of education at Rutgers University, will give a lecture entitled "Education and the American Empire: Rethinking Schooling as 'Cultural Imperialism'" on Wednesday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Babbott Room of the Octagon. This event is sponsored by the President's Initiative Fund on Education and Social Justice, the History Department and the Black Studies Department.

Concert of "Musical Orientalism" Art Songs March 14
Local tenor Peter W. Shea, accompanied by soprano Brenda McDonald, pianist Gregory Hayes and Amherst College students Octavia Foarta '07 and James Montana '07 as narrators, will present an afternoon of lieder from Goethe's West-Eastern Divan at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in the Center for Russian Culture in Webster Hall at Amherst College. The Amherst College Department of German, the European Studies Program and the Eastman Fund are sponsors of the concert, which is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03music%20orientalism.html

Roomdraw Group Submission Deadline March 14
The deadline to submit Roomdraw Groups is Wednesday, March 14. Visit www.amherst.edu/roomdraw to submit the form online.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/roomdraw

Dr. Robert H. Brown '69 to Speak March 15
The neuroscience program at Amherst College presents Dr. Robert H. Brown Jr. '69, professor of neurology, Harvard Medical School, and director of the Day Neuromuscular Laboratory Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease. Brown's lecture is entitled "How Did Lou Gehrig Die? A medical journey from the bedside to the bench and back." The seminar will be held on Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall.

Amherst and the College Sustainability Report Card March 14
Mark Orlowski, founding director of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, will discuss best practices and opportunities for improving sustainability practices both in campus operations and endowment investment policies at Amherst. The event will be held in the Friedmann Room of the Campus Center at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14.

Physics Seminar March 15
On Thursday, March 15, Dr. Wei Chen of Stony Brook University will speak in Merrill 3 at 4:45 p.m. Tea and cookies will be served in Merrill 204 at 4:15 p.m.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html#mar15

Amherst College Psychology Professor Catherine Sanderson Authors Slow and Steady Parenting
Amherst College Associate Professor of Psychology Catherine Sanderson has authored a new book, Slow and Steady Parenting: Active Childraising for the Long Haul, from Birth to Age 3 (M. Evans, 2005, 166 pp.).
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03sanderson%202.html

Biomedical Lecture by Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr. '69 March 15
Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr. '69 will give a lecture entitled "How did Lou Gehrig Die? A medical journey from the bedside to the bench and back." Brown is director of the Day Neuromuscular Institute and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. The lecture will be non-technical and should be of interest to all students, especially those with interests in medical or other health careers. Brown's talk will be held Thursday, Marcy 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall.

Abele Public Service Internship Program Applications Accepted Starting Feb. 19; Deadline March 16
Let us help you make a difference this summer. The Amherst College Career Center invites freshmen, sophomores and juniors to apply to the Abele Public Service Summer Internship Program. 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. Internships must be full-time and last at least seven weeks in order to be eligible. Awards are for up to $4,000 in stipends/travel expenses. The applications period is Feb. 19 through March 16. Visit the Webpage for information and application materials, or contact the Amherst College Career Center at 413/542-2265 for more information.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~careers/fellow/abele.html

Summer Internships Available in the Office of Admission; Apply by March 16
All first-years, sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for a summer intern position in the Office of Admission. Summer interns give daily tours, assist deans in group information sessions and perform general office duties including filing, data entry and reception work. The positions begin on June 4 and end on August 31 (we can provide some flexibility for commitments such as RC training prior to Sept. 1). The salary is $8.50/hour for a 35-hour work week, and campus housing is included. To apply, please submit an application, résumé and cover letter to John Quigley, senior admission fellow, camps box 2231, no later than Friday, March 16. Applications can be picked up in the Office of Admission.

Men's Basketball NCAA Final Four Will Be Broadcast Friday, March 16, in Stirn Auditorium
All members of the Amherst community are invited to cheer on the men's basketball team as the Jeffs compete in the NCAA semifinals beginning Friday, March 16. Streaming video of Friday's semifinal games will be available at http://all-access.cstv.com/cstv/player/player.html?code=ncaa on Friday night, and the Dean of Students Office will also sponsor a screening in Stirn Auditorium. The Jeffs take on The College of Wooster Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in the first semifinal game. At 8 p.m., in the second semifinal, Virginia Wesleyan will take on Washington U. of St. Louis. A Stirn Auditorium broadcast of Saturday's 5 p.m. championship game may be arranged if the Jeffs are playing, and if a feed becomes available. (At the moment, the championship is scheduled only to be broadcast on CSTV, a television channel not available on campus). Check the Amherst Sports Website for more information and updates.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/sports

Women's Ice Hockey Semifinal, Final Will Be Broadcast in Merrill Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17
All members of the Amherst community are invited to cheer on the women's ice hockey team as they compete in the national semifinals this Friday, March 16. Streaming video of Friday's semifinal games will be available at http://all- access.cstv.com/cstv/player/player.html? code=ncaa on Friday night, and the Dean of Students Office will also sponsor a screening in Merill 2. The Jeffs take on unbeaten Plattsburgh State Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the second semifinal game. The Dean of Students will also sponsor a broadcast of the Jeffs' game on Saturday: the consolation game will be played at 3:30 p.m., and the championship game will be played at 7 p.m.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/sports/current/w-hockey/0312_FrozenFourPreview.html

Basketball Final, Ice Hockey Consolation Game Will Be Simulcast on Campus Saturday, March 17
The Dean of Students Office plans to air simulcasts of Saturday's men's basketball final and Saturday's women's ice hockey consolation game. The Jeffs will face Virginia-Wesleyan at 5 p.m. Saturday in the NCAA Div. III Men's Basketball Final; the College plans a simulcast in Stirn Auditorium. The women's ice hockey team will face Wisconsin-Stevens Point at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the national consolation game; a simulcast will take place in Merrill 2. The games also will be broadcast live on CSTV and streamed on the Web at http://all-access.cstv.com/cstv/player/player.html?code=ncaa.

National Championship M-Basketball Team Returns to Campus Sunday
The national championship men's basketball team will return to campus around noon Sunday. All members of the campus community are invited to welcome them home. Meet in front of the gym around noon.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/sports

Premiere performance of Our American Cousin March 31
Our American Cousin, a new opera composed by Professor Eric Sawyer and librettist John Shoptaw, will be given its concert premiere on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. The opera tells the story of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln from the perspective of the actors at Ford's Theater. Gil Rose conducts the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, with the Amherst College Concert Choir, Mallorie Chernin, director; Linda McInerney is stage director; Kathy Couch is the lighting designer. The cast includes Janna Baty, Alan Schneider, Aaron Engebreth and Tom O'Toole. Tickets can be obtained by contacting oacpremiere@gmail.com or 413/542-2195. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended.
For more information: www.ouramericancousin.com

17th Surgeon General of the United States Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona To Speak April 1
On Sunday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, former Surgeon General Richard Carmona will speak on "Parting Words From a Surgeon General: Addressing Public Health Concerns." Vice Admiral Richard Carmona was appointed to the office of Surgeon General of the United States in 2002. Carmona's path to becoming Surgeon General was characterized by numerous obstacles and challenges. Born of a poor Puerto Rican immigrant family, he experienced the impact of health disparities and many other social problems, which in turn sensitized him to the relationships between culture, health, education and economic status. Carmona will speak on his role as Surgeon General in the elimination of health disparities and increasing health literacy in underserved communities.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~drewhealth/events.html

Keefe Health Center's Hours During Spring Recess
The Keefe Health Center at Amherst College will close for spring recess at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 26. Amherst College students remaining in the local area who have a medical emergency should contact the Campus Police at (413)542-2111. Students who have urgent care needs should contact the University Health Services (UHS) at (413)577-5000. The Urgent Care Unit at UHS will be open during the hours of 8 a.m. to midnight during the week of spring recess. UHS will be closed between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. starting Friday, March 16, at midnight, and continuing until Sunday, March 25, at 8 a.m. A telephone nurse will be available at 413/577-5000 during closed hours and a physician can be contacted if needed. Transportation to UHS needs to be arranged with the Amherst College Campus Police at 413/542-2291.

Travel Immunizations for Amherst College Students
Amherst College Students planning to travel abroad (other than in Canada or Europe) may update their immunizations before leaving. Since immunity after vaccination may take up to four weeks and because some immunizations are in a series of three, an appointment to discuss needs should be made at the Keefe Health Center (413-542-2267) six to eight weeks in advance of the trip.

Jazz and Java: Thursday Night Jazz Returns to Schwemm's Gourmet Coffee House
Live jazz will return to Schwemm's Gourmet Coffee House in the Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College on Thursday nights this semester, with music provided by Amherst College students and Amherst and Five College faculty. With support from the Dean of Student Activities, the Campus Center, Jazz @ Amherst and interested faculty and students, the shows are free and open to the public. Information is posted on the Jazz at Amherst Website at www.amherst.edu/~jazz. Jazz at Schwemm's will run from 9:30 until 11 p.m. on two Thursday nights.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2006_10jazz.html

Bradley Shuttle Schedule for Spring Break Now Available
The schedules for shuttles to and from Bradley Airport are now online. You can check out the times and sign up for a free shuttle at www.amherst.edu/~aas/shuttle. If you have questions or comments, please contact Adam Bookman at abookman08@amherst.edu.

In Memoriam: Anthony A. Adamski
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Anthony A. Adamski, who came to the college in 1962. Adamski worked as a groundsman for a year and then transferred to the Athletic Department, where he served as stockroom clerk until his retirement in 1980.

Help Build a House! Volunteers Needed at Amherst Habitat Site March 24 and 25
Celebrate the first weekend of spring by helping to build the first Amherst College Habitat for Humanity home. Volunteers are needed at the Amherst Habitat site off Stanley Street on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25. No experience is necessary -- just a willingness to learn, and an interest in helping create affordable housing in Amherst. Sign up by visiting the URL below and clicking on the "Volunteer Up" button.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~habitat/

Hands Across the Valley Quilters Guild Quilt Show March 24 and 25
Hands Across the Valley Quilters Guild of Amherst is proud to announce that the 11th biennial quilt exhibition "Hands All Around XI Quilt Show" will be held at LeFrak Gymnasium on March 24 and 25. Approximately 400 quilts and quilted items will be exhibited at Hands All Around XI Quilt Show, featuring works by local and northeastern regional quilt artists. The exhibition will also feature a special exhibit of the works of three Hands Across the Valley Quilters Guild featured quilters, our Show Us Your Bags silent auction, a mini-quilt auction on both days, quilt appraisers, our own raffle quilt "In Flight," antique quilts, 21 vendors, a free shuttle bus for parking, demonstrations, luncheon and a snack bar.
For more information: handsacrossthevalley.org/quilt_show.html

When Writing Met Art March 26
Denise Schmandt-Besserat, professor emerita of art and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will present a slide lecture on "When Writing Met Art" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in 117 Fayerweather Hall.Schmandt-Besserat will deal with the impact of writing on art in the ancient Near East and present preliterate pottery and seal compositions consisting of lines of repeated stylized motifs showing no interaction. She will argue that, after the invention of writing in the fourth millennium BC, art compositions borrow strategies of writing, and in so doing, pottery painting and seal carving are able to tell stories featuring multiple interacting figures. The Religion Department and the Willis D. Wood Fund are sponsors of the event which is free and open to the public.

The Secrets of Law March 26
The Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought has invited Professor Edward Stein, Cardozo Law School, to give a talk at Amherst College on Monday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m. in Clark 100. His talk is entitled "Spousal Secrets: A Reconsideration of the Confidential Communication Privilege and the Adverse Testimonial Privilege."

Biology Lecture by Gerald R. Fink '62 March 26
Gerald R. Fink '62, Whitehead Institute, and professor of genetics at MIT, will present "The role of repeated DNA sequences in immunity, cancer, and evolution" on Monday, March 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

Academic Peer Mentor Slogan Contest for First-Year Students; Deadline March 26
The Academic Peer Mentors are embarking on a mission to create a new, catchy slogan for the future face of peer mentoring. We thought that it would be best to employ your creativity, seeing as you are the only class that has experienced the brilliance that is the Academic Peer Mentors. The deadline for slogan submissions will be the Monday after spring break, March 26. The reward for the best slogan creation will be a $40 gift certificate to Antonio's or Target (your choice). Submit your slogans to your Academic Peer Mentor or to rcardona@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/peermentors

Iraq Film Project Presents "When I Came Home" March 27
Join us for a screening of the film "When I Came Home" to be followed by a panel Discussion with the director, Dan Lohaus, on Tuesday, March 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. Admission is free, and the event is co-sponsered by Campus Progress and Amherst Democrats.
For more information: www.campusprogress.org/iraqcampaign

Alicia Alarcón to Speak on "I Write for Changes" April 11
Alicia Alarcón will give a lecture titled "I Write for Changes" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in Alumni House. Born in Jocotepec, Jalisco, México, Alarcón has been living in the United States for 20 years. She has worked for La Opinion, Univision and CNN en español. Presently, she has a radio program in Los Angeles. Her new book of border-crossing testimonies, which has been simultaneously released in Spanish and in English by Arte Público Press, La Migra me hizo los mandado [The Border Patrol Ate my Dust] (2004), offers heart-wrenching personal stories of experiences at the border between Mexico and the United States. These are stories that give a human soul to an otherwise warlike situation. This lecture will be given in English and is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Amherst College Spanish Department and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World. For further information please contact Lucia Suarez at lsuarez@amherst.edu or 413/542-2102.

Poets Sergey Gandlevsky and Polina Barskova To Read March 28
On Wednesday, March 28, at 8 p.m., two poets will read from their work in Russian with English translations. The Moscow poet Sergey Gandlevsky, who began writing as an underground poet during the Brezhnev era, is the recipient of prestigious awards for his poetry and autobiographical writings. Polina Barskova, who was born in St. Petersburg and emigrated to the United States in 1997, is the author of six books of poems. Barskova has degrees in classics and Slavic and joined the Hampshire College faculty this year. The reading will be followed by a reception, and is sponsored by the Lurcy Fund and the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, located on the second floor of Webster.

How Much Difference Can You Make in a Week? Find out March 28
Come share your own thoughts and experiences on alternative break trips on Wednesday, March 28th, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center. Light refreshments will be served. This is an interactive workshop of the Exploring Social Change Series sponsored by the Community Outreach Program. This series aims to provide students with the opportunity for deeper examination of learning experiences through guided discussion and interactive reflection activities. For more information, contact Karen Lee at kmlee@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~outreach/socialchange.html

MCAS Math Tutoring Workshop with Deborah O'Brien March 28
Join us for this workshop on Wednesday, March 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the McCaffrey Room, Keefe Campus Center. Dinner will be provided. Deborah O'Brien, a teacher and math specialist for the South Hadley Public Schools, provides training for the federal America Counts program. She will be working with us on the topic of tutoring MCAS (state standardized testing) math to high school students. This event is organized by PLAN and funded by the Community Outreach Program and the Bonner Leaders. Contact Sakura Noda '09 at snoda09@amherst.edu for more information.

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel to Speak on the Hispanic Queer Aesthetic March 28
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, associate professor of romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk titled "Ambisexualidades: Toward a Queer Aesthetic in Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean Narrative" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. Organized by the Spanish Department and funded by the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World, Martínez-San Miguel's talk is free and open to the public. Martínez-San Miguel's interests include Spanish Colonial Latin American discourses and contemporary Caribbean and Latino narratives; colonial and postcolonial theory, migration and cultural studies.

Adopting a College Mission Statement
At the behest of the Board of Trustees, a college committee has been working on a mission statement for Amherst and seeks feedback from all on-campus constituencies, alumni, parents and other friends of the college. A proposed draft and further information about the adoption process are available at the link below.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~deanfac/reaccreditation/index.html

Roomdraw Runner Position Available
Residential Life is looking for student workers to work Roomdraw as runners. Students would sign up for a minimum of two two-hour shifts over the course of Roomdraw, April 17-19. Please contact shac@amherst.edu or visit the Office of Residential Life in Converse if you are interested.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/roomdraw

RecycleMania Needs Your Help!
For the past several weeks, Amherst College has been participating in RecycleMania, a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs throughout the United States. The competition ends April 7, meaning there are only a couple of weeks left. We need your help! Do you have an old stack of papers, cardboard, or bottles and cans piling up in your office or dorm that you've been meaning to get rid of? Please recycle them! Through week seven of this 10 week competition, Amherst is ranked 19 of 174 schools in per-capita recycling and is currently second in Massachusetts.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~phyplant/recycling/index.htm

Catholic Holy Week Services in Chapin Chapel April 5 - 8
A Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper and the Rite of the Washing of Feet will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. On Friday, April 6, a Good Friday Veneration of the Cross and Communion Service will be held at 3 p.m. Father Richard Gross will be the celebrant at both services. Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Sunday, April 8, at 5 p.m. with Father Sean McDonagh presiding. All services take place in Chapin Chapel and are sponsored by the Newman Club. The Amherst Community is welcome.

Physics Seminar March 29
On Thursday, March 29, Dr. Michael Golay of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak on "Possible Futures for Nuclear Power, and its Role in Decarbonization" in Merrill 3 at 4:45 p.m. Tea and cookies will be served in Merrill 204 at 4:15 p.m.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html#mar29

Guatemalan Indian Activist Rigoberta Menchú to Speak March 29
Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan Indian leader and 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate, will give a talk on "Healing Communities Torn by Racism and Violence" at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by Amherst's Mayo-Smith-Read Trans-Disciplinary Fund.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03menchu.html

"Life is Art/Art is Life": Amherst College Artists in Residence Discuss Working with Communities March 29 and April 19
This spring, Amherst College will host a lecture series titled "Life is Art/Art is Life," in which the college's artists in residence speak about their community involvement. Photographer Dawoud Bey will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Public artist Brett Cook will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the same location. These talks, components of a three-part lecture series sponsored by the Office of the President at Amherst College, began with a lecture by multi-dimensional artist Emily Jacir on March 8 and are free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03life%20is%20art.html

Howard Gardner, Theorist of Multiple Intelligences, To Speak March 29
Howard Gardner, MacArthur Fellow and the author of Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons, will speak on "What Does College Have to Do With Meaningful Work in a Meaningful Life?" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund, Gardner's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03gardner.html

German Film Series: Go For Zucker March 29
A revival of German-Jewish humor, this film shows two brothers, one living in Israel and the other in Berlin, who must reconcile to claim their mother's inheritance. A wonderfully funny film that was a great success in Germany, Go For Zucker will be presented in German with English subtitles on Thursday, March 29, in Stirn Auditorium at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_events.html

Dr. Autumn Klein '93 To Speak on Sex and Hormones March 29
Dr. Autumn Klein '93, chief resident, Parners Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, will present a lecture on "Sex and Hormones: Women's Issues in Epilepsy" at 4:30 p.m. (refreshments at 4:15 p.m.) on Thursday, March 29, in lecture room 4, Merrill Science Center. Sponsored by the neuroscience program, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Zumbyes are 2007 New England Collegiate A Cappella Champions
The Amherst College Zumbyes are the 2007 New England Region Champions. The group will compete in New York City on April 21 at the Lincoln Center for the national title. For more information, including how to order tickets for the finals, visit www.zumbyes.com.
For more information: www.zumbyes.com

 
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