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Archived announcements for April, 2007

Summer Internship Available in Office of Public Affairs -- Apply by March 30
First-year students, sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for a summer internship in the Office of Public Affairs. The summer intern will serve as editor of the first- year "facebook" and Student Handbook. In addition, the intern will develop and write news releases, write articles for the college magazine and other publications, and assist with sports information, design and Web work. Previous experience in every area is not necessary, but excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as is a keen sense of intellectual curiosity. This is a paid position, and on-campus housing is provided. To apply, submit a cover letter, a résumé and two writing samples to Stacey Schmeidel, Director of Public Affairs, AC #2202, no later than Friday, March 30.

Dramatic Opera Our American Cousin Will Have World Premiere at Amherst March 31
Amherst College will present the premiere concert performance of the new opera Our American Cousin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Building at Amherst College. The composer of Our American Cousin is Eric Sawyer, an assistant professor of music at Amherst; the librettist is John Shoptaw. The performance is free, but reservations are recommended. Tickets may be reserved by e-mail to oacpremiere@gmail.com, or by phone at 413/ 542-2195.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03cousin.html

Teaching Lunch on International Students, March 30
Faculty are invited to a lunch on Friday, March 30, 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm in Mullins-Faerber to talk about teaching and learning from international students. We'll start out with a brief report from Admission about the nature of this diverse group. As a resource, we've also invited faculty and deans who work closely with international students. Some questions: How can we use the strengths that various foreign educational systems develop? How can we meet the needs of students who are adapting to our assumptions, e.g., in respect to liberal education and essay writing? What resources in ESL and other supports do these students have (and should they have) at Amherst? The lunch is sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Project.

Unyted!: A Night of Jazz and Soul March 30
The band Unyted! will appear in concert on Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Friedmann Room. Stop by for a night of jazz and soul music! Admission for Amherst College students with ID is free; there is a minimum $10 donation at the door for all other guests.

Former Surgeon Richard Carmona To Speak on Public Health April 1
Vice Admiral Richard Carmona, recently retired Surgeon General of the United States, will deliver a lecture titled "Parting Words from a Surgeon General: Addressing Public Health Concerns" at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Carmona will speak on his role as Surgeon General in eliminating health disparities and increasing health literacy in underserved communities. Sponsored by the Martin Luther, Jr. King Day Committee and the Charles Drew Health Professions Society at Amherst, Carmona's talk will be free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03carmona.html

Bi-Semester Worship Series with Hermenia T. Gardner April 1
Hermenia Gardner, founder of the Bi-Semester Worship Series, will be the speaker on Sunday, April 1, at 1 p.m. in Chapin Chapel. All are welcome. A reception will follow the service.

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/

Signs, Ciphers and Seals: Popular Literacies in Early Modern Japan April 2
Professor Richard Rubinger, department of East Asian Languages and cultures at Indiana University, will give a talk baseed on his research leading to the publication of his latest book, "Popular Literacy in Early Modern Japan." The talk will be held Monday, April 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 117. Sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations and the John Whitney Hall Lecture Fund, the lecture is open to the public.

Biology Lecture April 2
Britt Koskella, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biology, Curt Lively Laboratory, Indiana University, will present "Experimental coevolution of a trematode parasite and its freshwater snail host" on Monday, April 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

In Memoriam: Michelle Mokrzecki
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Michelle Mokrzecki, who passed away on March 31, 2007. Mokrzecki's husband, Alexander Mokrzecki, works in Landscape and Grounds.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/memoriam/mokrzecki.html

Celebrate Passover with Amherst Hillel April 2 and 3
All are welcome to join Amherst Hillel in celebrating Passover on Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3. On both days there will be Seders at 6:30 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons. Come for friends, fun and lots of food! RSVP by contacting hillel@amherst.edu.

Lip Sync Object Voting April 3
Vote for your top three object choices to appear in Lip Sync 2007. SHAC members will be tabling in Valentine Dining Hall's atrium Tuesday night, April 3. Make your choice count.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/roomdraw

Maria Rita Corticelli to Speak on "The Intellectual Journey of Antonio Benitez-Rojo" April 3
Maria Rita Corticelli will give a lecture titled "The Intellectual Journey of Antonio Benitez-Rojo" on Tuesday, April 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. Corticelli obtained her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught in Costa Rica and the U.K., and has written various articles on Latin American Literature. She has published two essays, one on the Peruvian writer Alfredo Bryce Echenique (2003) and the second one on the Cuban writer Antonio Benitez-Rojo's biography. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Amherst College Spanish Department and Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund.

Iraq Film Project: Ghosts of Abu Ghraib April 3
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib provides an inside look at the abuses that occurred at the Iraqi prison in the fall of 2003. Award- winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy explores how, given the right circumstances, typical boys and girls next door can commit atrocious acts of violence. Kennedy begins tracing the path to Abu Ghraib with 9/11. Facing a whole new war on terror, the Bush administration justified intelligence gathering at any cost. The administration's decision to ignore the rules of the Geneva Conventions laid the groundwork for the abuse. The result: heinous acts of torture heretofore associated only with the world's most repressive dictatorships. The film will be shown Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115.
For more information: www.campusprogress.org/iraqcampaign

A Piece of Pizza for a Piece of your Mind April 4
The Office of Public Affairs is seeking students for a focus group on campus events. In an effort to better publicize events and cut down on paper waste, we hope to get input on what is and is not effective in getting students to attend college-sponsored events. (Free pizza, for example, usually works). Participate in a group at lunch (noon) or dinner (5:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, April 4. Free pizza will be provided at both sessions. If you're interested in helping us out, please contact Sam Masinter '04 at samasinter@amherst.edu.

Seniors: Watch Your E-mail Tuesday for Information About Commencement Speakers
Graduating seniors should watch their e- mail Tuesday for important information on nominating student Commencement speakers and honorary class members!

Amherst College Anthropologist Deborah Gewertz To Give Foster Lecture at Southern Methodist University
Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College, will give the 8th annual George and Mary Foster Lecture in Cultural Anthropology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Monday, April 9. Gewertz will discuss "Excusing the Haves and Blaming the Have-Nots in Jared Diamond's Histories."
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03gewertz.html

Political Science Lecture on "European Democracy and the Post-Political Temptation" April 4
Daniel Mahoney of Assumption College will give a lecture titled "European Democracy and the Post-Political Temptation" on Wednesday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m. in the Babbott Room. The event is Sponsored by the Colloquium for the American Founding, Series on Foreign Policy and the American Regime.

Wardlow Lecture on Masculinity and HIV/AIDS April 4
Dr. Holly Wardlow, Deptartment of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, will lecture on "My wife is not like my heart: Marriage, Masculinity, and HIV Risk among the Huli of Papua New Guinea." The lecture presents findings from research exploring married women's HIV risks among the Huli of Papua, New Guinea, a community characterized by a long history of male labor migration and Christian missionizing. Huli men's narratives about their marital and extramarital sexual relationships reveal a complex sexual and emotional landscape in which men abide by "traditional" sexual taboos in the context of their marital lives, but seek out "modern" sexual experiences in their extramarital lives. Despite the dominance of moralistic Christian discourses about HIV/AIDS, many men are dismissive of approaches to prevention that emphasize marital fidelity. The lecture will be held April 4 at 4 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall, Earth Sciences. A reception will follow.

Stephen Davies To Speak on "Musical Works and Orchestral Color" April 4
Stephen Davies, a professor of philosophy at the University of Auckland, will give a talk on "Musical Works and Orchestral Color" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in the 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, Davies' talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03davies.html

Maurice Olender to Speak on "The Passion for Origins: From Language to Nation" April 4
A member of the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research)and a professor at the EHESS (Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in Paris, Olender is a preeminent scholar of religion, anthropology and linguistics, as well as the editor of the acclaimed series "Librairie du XXIe siècle" at the Éditions du Seuil. He is the author of Les Langues du Paradis, translated into English as The Languages of Paradise: Race, Religion and Philology in the Nineteenth Century. Olender will talk on "The Passion for Origins: From Language to Nation" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in the Alumni House. This lecture will be given in French; an English translation will be circulated. Sponsored by the Amherst College French Department and Georges Lurcy Charitable Educational Trust, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Amherst College Librarian Michael Kasper To Exhibit at Liebling Center at Hampshire College April 4 - 28
Michael Kasper, a reference librarian at the Amherst College Library, will present an exhibition of collages, books and posters titled "The Union Makes Us Strong" from April 4 through 28 at the Jerome Liebling Center for Film, Photography and Video at Hampshire College. The gallery is open Sunday through Thursday from 1 p.m. until midnight, and on Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. A reception for the artist will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the gallery.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03kasper.html

Thinking About Writing a Thesis? Join The Friends of the Library April 4
The Friends of the Library will be sponsoring their annual thesis panel at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in the Archives Reading Room in Frost Library. Come listen to actual thesis writers discuss their experiences with research, advisers, grants and more. Representatives from the Writing Center will also be present to tell you how they can help. Refreshments will be served.

Return to Childhood April 4
If you're looking to have fun while exercising, come play games from your childhood with the Student Health Educators such as Capture the Flag, tag, and kick ball. Fun and exercise are guaranteed! Join us for this event on Wednesday, April 4, in Alumni Gym from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Cleaning up the Kitchen Sink: Growth Empirics When the World Is Not Simple April 5
Francisco Rodriguez, professor of economics and Latin American studies at Wesleyan University, will talk on Thursday, April 5, at 4 p.m. in the Paino Lecture Hall, Earth Sciences. This event is sponsored by the Political Science and the Lamont Foundation. Rodríguez is a young economist who has published widely on economic growth, trade liberalization and Latin American economic performance. He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University, taught a the University of Maryland for a few years in the late 1990s, served as the lead advisor to Venezuela's National Assembly in the early 2000s and is now teaching at Wesleyan. He is currently working with Ricardo Hausmann on a research project on economic growth in the Andean countries.

Environmental Lawyer Carol M. Rose To Speak at Amherst College April 5
Environmental lawyer Carol M. Rose will speak on "Property and the Preservation of Nature" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in Merrill Science Lecture Hall 4 at Amherst College. The last in a series of lectures titled "The Rain Forest Crunch," sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Office of the President at Amherst College, Rose's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03rose.html

Dr. Robert Fox '91 to Speak on "Picturing Multiple Sclerosis" April 5
Dr. Robert Fox '91, assistant professor of medicine, Case Western Reserve Medical School, will present a lecture on "Picturing Multiple Sclerosis: Using MRI to Understand Multiple Sclerosis Therapies" at 4:30 p.m. (refreshments at 4:15 p.m.) on Thursday, April 5, in Merrill 131. Fox is the principal investigator and co-investigator on NIH and National MS Society-funded grants. His current research interests focus on innovative MRI techniques to evaluate MS treatments and tissue recovery after injury. Sponsored by the neuroscience program, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Diversity Workshop from Community Outreach April 5
The Amherst College Community Outreach Bonner Leaders present a diversity workshop on Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Octagon. Please be on time; doors close at 7 p.m. This workshop will be facilitated by Edgar Chen, a graduate student of the UMass Labor Center. It will include the "Walk Across" activity to encourage discussion on experiences of oppression and privilege. The "Walk Across" activity is an eye- and mind-opening workshop that helps you relive your past and reflect on your own experiences. This powerful workshop brings out the many hidden characteristics that define who we are as individuals, and that we are not alone in this world.

"Hidden Lives," a Documentary on North Korean Refugees April 5
Come to the Keefe Campus Center Theater at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, to see this haunting documentary on the lives of current North Korean refugees struggling to survive in Chinese society.

Physics Seminar April 5
On Thursday, April 5, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Professor Kathy Aidala of Mount Holyoke College will speak. Tea and snacks will be served at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html#apr5

MassPIRG WaterWatch Water Panel April 5
Ever wondered what's in your Amherst drinking water? You probably should! MassPIRG WaterWatch is bringing you speakers with the answers to this burning question. Join us on April 5 at 7 p.m. in Fayerweather 113. Kosher snacks will be provided.
For more information: amherst.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2260449304

Consent Contest April 5 and 6
It's the heat of the moment... what do you say? What do you do? How do you get consent? We're looking for the sexiest ways in which Amherst students get consent. Come visit our table and tell us how you do it for a chance to win one of five gift certificates to Antonio's. Remember: consent is Sexy! Come by our table in Keefe Campus Center's atrium on Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This contest is brought to you by the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect.

Latham Summer Internship Available; Apply by April 6
The Department of Political Science will be awarding stipends this spring for the Latham Summer Internship. Stipends are awarded each year to Amherst students seeking to spend the summer working as interns in Washington, D.C., in offices of the federal government or in other positions of public service. Students are expected to find their own internships. To apply, submit a copy of your college transcript and a statement (no longer than two pages) describing the internship you are interested in pursuing to Victoria Farrington in the Political Science Department. The application deadline is April 6.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~polisci

Neopopulisms and Totalitarianism in Latin America April 6
Heinz Sonntag, professor of sociology, contemporary history and philosophy at the University of Munster, Federal Republic of Germany, and University of Vienna in Austria, will give remarks about Venezuela, Bolivia nd Nicaragua on Friday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. This event is sponsored by the Eastman and Lurcy Foundations.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate Program Application Deadline April 6
The Five College Council offers a Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate to students who have fulfilled the following requirements: four courses on Latin American and Latino topics; one humanities course; one seminar with an interdisciplinary focus; one social science course; and one course in history. A total of eight courses is required. Certificates will be sent to all recipients during Commencement week. If you have any questions about your eligibility please contact Javier Corrales at jcorrales@amherst.edu. Applications and program description are available in the Spanish Department. Completed forms must be returned to the Spanish Department by Friday, April 6.

Office of the President Soliciting Suggestions for Interterm 2008 Colloquia; Submit by April 6
Planning for the 2008 Interterm Colloquia is underway, and the Office of the President is soliciting suggestions for Colloquia topics. The Colloquia provide the college community with an alternative Interterm experience by providing forums to explore contemporary social issues in depth with some of today's brightest scholars. Want to recommend a topic or a speaker? Send your suggestions to intercolloq@amherst.edu. Submit your ideas early and you could receive a complimentary Interterm Colloquia stainless steel mug. Suggestions will be accepted until Friday, April 6th and will be put to a final vote. For more information on the Interterm Colloquia, visit the Website at http://www.amherst.edu/~interterm/colloquia/.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~interterm/colloquia/

Amherst College DQ Spring Show April 6
The Amherst College DQ will present its spring show on Friday, April 6, in Johnnson Chapel at 8 p.m. Our final show of the year will feature old favorites, the debut of some new arrangements and our annual senior skit. Tickets can be purchased in Valentine throughout the week or at the door.

NCAA Championships Celebratory Event Friday, April 6
All members of the Amherst community are invited to a celebration of the NCAA Championships, Friday, April 6, at 8 p.m. on the steps of Keefe Campus Center, facing Merrill Science Center. The event will celebrate the extraordinary success of this year's athletic teams. Six Amherst teams have competed this year in the NCAA "elite 8": women's cross-country, women's ice hockey, women's soccer, women's indoor track, women's swimming and men's basketball. Friday's event will feature remarks by President Marx and Athletic Director Suzanne Coffey, as well as a tribute to Amherst's coaches and student-athletes. A dessert reception will be held in the Campus Center Atrium immediately afterward. In the event of inclement weather, the entire event will take place in the Atrium. Come celebrate Amherst's student-athletes!

Global Sounds at Amherst College April 6
The Amherst College Department of Music and the Global Sound Project present Global Sounds at Amherst College. This concert of world music will be performed by students of Amherst College and special guests Sankara, an internationally renowned South Indian Carnatic instrumental ensemble. The concert takes place on Friday, April 6, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music/Events.htm

Milena Dabova's Senior Project April 7
Movement Matters: Learning from Teaching Movement Improvisation, Milena Dabova '07's senior project, will be shown Saturday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in Canfield Lounge (Kirby Theater). This improvisational lecture-demonstration reflects on a 18-week-long teaching project conducted at North Star, a homeschooling center in Hadley, Mass. Through sharing experiences and insights, visual material and a sense of the concrete physical space of the project, Dabova will discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching a movement improvisation class for teenagers.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

Gordie Foundation Dance-a-Thon April 7
The Gordie Foundation has a new chapter at Amherst College with a mission to spread awareness about hazing and responsible drinking. Join us for our first annual spring dance party and contest in the Alumni Gym from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, to receive cool gear and free informational materials. Come to compete or just dance for fun! Free food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided along with prizes for the last two pairs of dancers! For more information, see our Facebook event page. To sign up for the contest, contact mdonovan08@amherst.edu with the name of you and your dance partner. Same-sex teams are welcome. This event, co-sponsored by AAS, SoCo, ACPB and the Dean of Residential Life, features DJ Tal.
For more information: amherst.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2263930980

Catholic Holy Week Services in Chapin Chapel April 6 and 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 5 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 entire Amherst community is welcome.

Jazz Thesis Performance April 7
Senior saxophonist Roberto Rodriguez will present music associated with prominent baritone saxophonists as well as original music on Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. Music of Gerry Mulligan and Nick Brignola, as well as Charles Mingus and Charlie Parker, will be the focus. Rodriguez will be joined by members of the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Combo Unshaded. This is a free performance.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~jazz

Annual ISA Dinner April 8
The International Students' Association is hosting its biggest event of the year, the ISA Dinner, on Sunday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Friedman Room. All are invited to the event; RSVP to etemnyalov09@amherst.edu if you would like to reserve a seat.

Jones Prize for Seniors and Es; Deadline April 9
Each year, the Black Studies Department awards the Edward Jones Prize in honor of the first black alumnus of Amherst College. Competition for the prize is open to any graduating Amherst College senior (or E) who has written an honors thesis that addresses a present or future issue of concern to black people in Africa and the Diaspora. Submissions for the Jones Prize will be accepted by the Black Studies Department from all other Amherst College academic departments. In order to be considered, one unbound copy of a student's thesis must be received in the Black Studies Department Office in 108 Cooper House no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, April 9. The Jones Prize will be awarded at Senior Assembly.

Bolivian Novelist Juan de Recacoechea and Translator Adrian Althoff '04 to Read April 9
Adrian Althoff, a 2004 graduate of Amherst College, will join Bolivian novelist Juan de Recacoechea for a reading from Althoff's new English translation of American Visa at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Spanish department at Amherst, the reading is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03althoff.html

English Department Prizes Available; Apply by April 9
Submissions for the English Department prizes to be awarded this spring will be accepted in the department office, Johnson Chapel 1, until April 9. For complete descriptions of the various prizes, please see the English Department Website.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~english/prizes/

Kimmie Weeks '05 Nominated for Golden Brick Award; Vote Online By April 9
Kimmie Weeks '05, founder and head of Youth Action International, has received a 2007 Brick Award, an international award honoring young activists. Weeks and YIA are now candidates for the Golden Brick Award, an international prize that provides significant financial support. The Golden Brick Awards are chosen in part through an online ballot (see URL below); voting takes place through April 9.
For more information: www.dosomething.org/brick

Biology Lecture on "Evolved to Run? Running, Hunting and Human Evolution" April 9
Daniel E. Lieberman, professor of biological anthropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University, will present "Evolved to Run? Running, Hunting and Human Evolution" on Monday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

Security Implications of China's Hunt for Energy April 9
Lyle Goldstein, director of China Maritime Studies Institute, United States Naval War College, and Vitaly Kozyrev, Loewenstein Fellow, Amherst College, will speak on Monday, April 9 at 4 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. This event is sponsored by the Political Science Department.

Swing Dance Lessons Monday Nights
Swing dance lessons led by a professional dance instructor will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. on Monday nights in Seelye Ballroom. All are welcome to attend.

Choosing a Major Workshop April 10
Learn what it means to declare a major at Amherst College at this interactive workshop and Q&A with the Academic Peer Mentors on Tuesday, April 10, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Friedmann Room. There will be 10 tables with more than 20 majors and programs represented. Come speak with upperclassmen who are where you want to be! Atkins Farms apple cider donuts & cider will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/peermentors

April 10 -- Iraq Film Festival: The War Tapes
Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m., Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115). Straight from the front lines in Iraq, The War Tapes is the first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves. It is Operation Iraqi Freedom as filmed by Sergeant Steve Pink, Sergeant Zack Bazzi and Specialist Mike Moriarty. Steve is a wisecracking carpenter who aspires to be a writer. Zack is a Lebanese-American university student who loves to travel and is fluent in Arabic. Mike is a father and resolute patriot who rejoined the army after 9/11. These soldiers captured over 800 hours of footage, providing a glimpse fo their lives in the midst of war. The result is a raw portrait fo three men- and their families- as they face, and struggle to understand, their duty.
For more information: www.campusprogress.org/iraqcampaign

Workshop on Choosing a Major -- April 10
An interactive workshop and Q&A with the Academic Peer Mentors this Tueday, April 10, 8 p.m. in the Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center. 10 tables, and over 20 majors and programs represented. Come speak with upperclassmen who are where you want to be! Atkins Farms apple cider donuts & refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/peermentors

Junior Jumpstart Series: Is Grad School in Your Future? April 10
The Junior Jumpstart Series is designed to help juniors get a jump on what they can expect starting early in their senior year. Part one of the series is all about planning for an advanced degree. Whether you plan to go directly to graduate school, or take some time on other endeavors, join us on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center for this presentation by Dean Carolyn Bassett about time-lines, letters of recommendation, making choices and more. Dessert will be served. RSVP by April 6 by going into the Experience calendar section, finding the event and signing up.

Junior Jumpstart Series: The National Fellowship Process April 16; RSVP by April 9
This second program in the Junior Jumpstart Series is all about fellowships. On Monday, April 16 beginning at 5 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring, the Office of Fellowships will sponsor a panel of past and current fellowship and scholarship winners. The event will provide juniors with valuable information on applying for scholarships. The panel discussion will include writing a personal statement and proposed plan of study, as well as requesting letters of recommendation. Past award winners will talk about their experiences during their scholarship year. A dinner will be served following the panel discussion. RSVP by April 9 by going to the Experience calendar section, choosing the event and signing up.

Writer Alicia Alarcón To Speak at Amherst College April 11
Author and broadcast correspondent Alicia Alarcón will give a talk titled "I Write for Changes" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Spanish Department and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World, the lecture will be in English and is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03alarc%F3n%20.html

Political Science Lecture on "Social Europe vs. Liberal America" April 11
Jonas Pontusson '78, professor of politics at Princeton University, will speak on "Social Europe vs. Liberal America" on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Political Science.

Mead Director Candidate Elizabeth Barker to Speak April 11
Elizabeth Barker, one of the final candidates for the position of Director and Chief Curator of the Mead Art Museum, will present a gallery talk on the portrait of Lord Jeffery Amherst by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the museum at 4:15 p.m. on April 11. Barker is the director of the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University and was formerly associate curator of drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Her scholarly specialization is 18th-century British art. For more information on Barker or other candidates, please contact Rick Griffiths at ftgriffiths@amherst.edu.

Dmitri Tymoczko To Speak on "Composition as Applied Philosophy" April 12
Dmitri Tymoczko, a composer and music theorist, will give a talk on "Composition as Applied Philosophy" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 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, Tymoczko's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03tymoczko.html

Physics Seminar on "Transitioning to a Sustainable Energy Future" April 12
On Thursday, April 12, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Professor Jefferson W. Tester, H.P. Meissner Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk on "Transitioning to a Sustainable Energy Future." This talk is co- sponsored by the Geology Department. Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html#apr12

Sculptor and Photographer Petah Coyne To Speak at Amherst College April 12
Artist Petah Coyne will discuss her photography and sculpture in an illustrated talk at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in the Pruyne Lecture Room (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Coyne is known for her large sculptures made of wax or horsehair within which are hidden figures of animals, saints and other found objects. Her talk is sponsored by the Mead Art Museum, where the exhibition "Back to the Future: Contemporary American Art from the Collection," on view from March 30 through Aug. 26, includes some of Coyne's work. A reception for the artist will be held in the Mead Art Museum following the lecture. Coyne's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03coyne.html

Teaching in Public Education Today Panel April 12
Conversations with this year's Class of '54 Commitment to Teaching Fellowship recipients will be held April 12. Amherst is proud of its recent graduates who have chosen to teach in urban and other school systems where students may be considered "at risk" or are socio-economically disadvantaged. Through the generosity of the Class of 1954, which has established a Commitment to Teaching Fund, Amherst is able each year to award stipends to a limited number of Amherst graduates who have been teaching for 10 years or less. Join this year's recipients for a panel discussion on April 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center. This year's awardees are Erin Allaman '02, Greta Anderson '05, Mabel Lajes-Guiteras '99, Huong Long '05, Juan Rodriguez, Jr. '03 and Mike Somerville '01

Neuroscience Seminar: Dr. Robert Friedlander April 12
Dr. Robert Friedlander, associate professor of neurosurgery and associate director of cerebrovascular surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, will give a talk on "The Role of Caspase Cell Death Pathways in Cerebral Ischemia" at 4:30 p.m. (refreshments at 4:15 p.m.), on Thursday, April 12, in Merrill 4. This lecture is sponsored by the neuroscience program and is free and open to the public.

Japan's History of Apology April 12
Alexis Dudden, associate professor of history at Connecticut College, will deliver a talk on Thursday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 113. A magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies, Dudden earned both her Master's degree and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her current research is on the politics of apology in the post-1945 era between Japan, Korea and the United States in order to better examine how apologetic techniques at the policy level interweave with historical apologisms in general. Sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations and the John Whitney Hall Lecture Fund, this talk is free and open to the public.

Applications Now Accepted for Historical Perspectives on Criminal Justice and the U.S. Economy (History 48)
Please be in touch if you are interested in enrolling in the class "Historical Perspectives on Criminal Justice and the U.S. Economy" (History 48), a community- based learning course that will be taught in the Hampshire Country Jail and Correctional Facility and will enroll an equal number of college students and incarcerated students. The course will meet Wednesday afternoons throughout the fall semester. Travel to and from the facility is approximately 30 minutes. Registration for this course begins now and the process involves a questionnaire and interview. Stop by Chapin 111 for a questionnaire or contact Professor Saxton at msaxton@amherst.edu for an electronic copy.

Novelist Claire Messud To Read April 12
Claire Messud, a novelist "of near-miraculous perfection" according to The New York Times Book Review, will read at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, Messud's reading is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03messud.html

German Film Series: Summer on the Balcony April 12
Join us for this quirky comedy about unlucky friends in love. Katrin, a jobless single mom, and Nike, a nurse who spends most of the summer's hot nights on Nike's balcony, drink too much wine and gripe about men... until Nike meets trucker Ronald. The film will be presented in German with English subtitles on Thursday, April 12, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_events.html

Interterm and Events “Green Dean” Position Available; Apply by April 13
Graduating seniors are invited to apply for a “green dean” position in the Office of Public Affairs. The incumbent’s primary responsibilities involve managing a program that brings distinguished speakers to campus during Interterm. The Interterm Colloquium Coordinator will be responsible for working with faculty, students and others to develop themes for these colloquia, and for coordinating all of the logistics to ensure the success of the program. The coordinator will work closely with the President’s Office, the Office of Student Activities, the Alumni Office and the Office of Public Affairs in making these arrangements. The coordinator will also be assigned other special projects, often involving direct responsibility for speakers and other programs on campus. Previous experience initiating and arranging campus programs is particularly useful. Applicants should be comfortable interacting with a range of on- and off-campus constituents. Ability to prepare written proposals for review and discussion will be useful. Attention to detail is also an important part of the job. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to Stacey Schmeidel, director of public affairs, AC #2202 or saschmeidel@amherst.edu by Friday, April 13. For more information, contact Stacey Schmeidel or current Interterm Colloquium Fellow Nel Brewster ’06.

Pre-registration for Fall 2007 Continues Through April 13
Between Monday, April 9, and Friday, April 13, all students who plan to enroll in the 2007 fall semester will be expected to pre-register. The Registrar's Office will have all packets of information in student post boxes on Thursday, April 5. The online catalog will be posted by that afternoon. The Committee on Educational Policy has asked that both students and faculty be made aware of the following statement: "We encourage students and faculty to avoid the crush of the last days of pre-registration week. We ask faculty to post a sign-up sheet, listing times they are available to meet with advisees. We encourage students to think about their next semester schedule as soon as possible so that they can meet with their advisors before the final day." -- Committee on Educational Policy, May 5, 1982.

Literary Magazine n+1 College Tour Comes to Amherst College April 13
The editors of the award-winning new literary journal n+1 will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Paino Lecture Hall in the Earth Science and Natural History Building at Amherst College. Sponsored by the English Department, the event will be free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03nplusone.html

Moseley Prize Competition; Apply by April 13
A first and second prize will be awarded for essays by seniors dealing in a scholarly manner with religion. The approach may be historical, literary, philosophical or scientific, but the focus of the essay should be on a religious subject matter or on patterns of religious thought, sensibility and conduct. Though the prizes are most often awarded to honors theses, relevant term papers and substantial essays written specifically for this competition will also be considered. Entries must be submitted no later than Friday, April 13, to the Religion Department. Interested students are invited to consult Professor Doran, chairman of the Moseley Committee, for further information regarding the terms of this competition.

French Film Le Goût des autres April 13
On Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m. in Newport House, Le Goût des autres (The Taste of Others) will be shown in French with subtitles. The movie is a sexy comedy about good taste and bad manners.

Jazz Thesis Performance April 14
On Saturday, April 14, at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, trombonist Alex Rodriguez will perform a thesis recital of music affiliated with jazz trombonists. Music as performed by Jack Teagarden, Tommy Dorsey, JJ Johnson, Lawrence Brown, Benny Green and others will be presented by Rodriguez in conjunction with the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble and the Amherst College Combo Blue Nomads. This concert is free.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~jazz

Chiuso, A Performance Installation April 12-14
Come witness the great impact of memorial monuments on Italian life and culture! Chiuso, a performance installation, invites the viewer on a journey reflecting Bree Barton '07's senior thesis work. Issues of memory, absence and the dialogue between the past and the present will all be explored in the gallery space. Chiuso is open to the public between 4 and 6 p.m., April 12-14, in the Eli Marsh Gallery in Fayerweather.

Ceci N'est Pas La Lune (This Is Not the Moon) To Be Performed April 12-14
Ceci N'est Pas La Lune ("This is not the moon"), Emma Jaster's senior project, will be performed Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater. A girl wakes up holding onto a memory and finds herself alone with it in a strange place. As she makes her way through this new realm of solitude, she begins to believe in her own make-believe. She finds company in everything from colored snowflakes to a magic dresser, and of course she can't leave without meeting the ghosts. Tickets are free; reservations are recommended. Call the box office, 542-2277.

Fiber by Emily Rosenberg '07 to Be Performed April 12-14
Fiber, Emily Rosenberg '07's senior project, will be performed April 12-14 at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater. Inspired by a love of textiles passed through generations of a family, Fiber is a multimedia performance piece exploring relationship, memory and creation through fiber arts. Fiber is created by Emily Rosenberg and performed by Tierra Allen, Anna Reid and Nneya Richards. The sound score is by Kyle Boatwright. Tickets are free, and reservations are recommended. For reservations, call the box office at 413/542-2277.

Colloquium on the Constitution April 13 and 14
The spring session of the Colloquium on the Constitution will meet on April 13 and 14 in the Alumni House starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13. The topic will be "The Future of Progressive Politics in an Era of Constitutional Challenge." Speakers include Michael Tomasky, The American Prospect; Susan Estrich, USC School of Law; David Corn, The Nation; and Kevin Ellis '81, Kimbell, Sherman and Ellis.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~ljst/conferences.html

Fortune's Wheel Concert at the Mead Art Museum April 15
On Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m., the critically acclaimed ensemble Fortune's Wheel will present an intimate program of vocal and instrumental music from medieval England, Italy and Burgundy. Lydia H. Knutson (soprano), Aaron Sheehan (tenor) and Shira Kammen (vielle and harp) will perform. This concert is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Through British Eyes: British Art at the Mead." It is co-sponsored by the Amherst College Music and English Departments, European Studies Lecture Committee and the Mead Art Museum. There is limited seating, so reservations are advised. To reserve tickets, call 413/542-2335. Tickets are free and the concert is open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead

Going Away In The Spring? Note April 15 Deadline
If you'll be off campus for any reason for the spring 2008 semester, you must inform the Dean of Students' Office by April 15. You need to 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 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 spring, you must let the appropriate dean/advisor know by the April 15 deadline that you're thinking of being away.

Buckley: Zumbyes' Final Show of the Year April 15
Buckley, our end-of-the-year-cast-off-the-seniors-into-the-world show, will be Sunday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. This is the Zumbyes' biggest show of the year; more than 15 songs and skits will be performed over the course of two acts. It will be a wonderful show and an entertaining goodbye to our three seniors, Pat Savage, John Babbott and Andrew Rubenstein. Buy tickets in Valentine or at the door for $4.
For more information: www.zumbyes.com

Newport Block Party Benefit April 15
Come for food, fun, games and music, and benefit the 2007 Hunger Cleanup! On Sunday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m., the Spanish House is hosting the Newport Block Party Benefit, which will take place at Newport Dormitory. There will be catered food from Bueno y Sano and La Veracruzana, a barbecue and desserts. A live band will perform. There is a suggested $2 donation. All proceeds will go to the Amherst Survival Center and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness.

LGBTQ Alumni Weekend April 13 - 15
The seventh annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Alumni Weekend begins Friday night with a talk by Director John Scagliotti and a showing of his documentary film Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World. On Saturday there will be an alumni roundtable, a career networking luncheon with students, and a showing of Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis. On Saturday evening the students of the Pride Alliance will present Voices of the Gay Class, a compilation of coming out stories from students, faculty, staff and alumni, preceded by a tribute to Alexander Harding Morton, former circulation assistant at Robert Frost Library.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/alumni/networks/affinity_groups/lgbtq_alumni

Biology Lecture by Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus April 16
Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus '61 will present a biology seminar on Monday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4. His talk will be on "What molecular biology is teaching us about human lung cancer."

Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus '61 To Speak at Amherst College April 16
Harold Varmus '61, a American virologist and recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the origins of cancer, will speak on the future of science in the 21st century at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund at Amherst, Varmus's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03varmus.html

Poet Daniel Hall To Read April 16
Poet Daniel Hall, a writer-in-residence at Amherst College and the author of a new collection, Under Sleep (2007), will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, Hall's reading is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04dhall.html

Summer Jobs for Amherst Students:
Professor Heidi Gilpin seeks Amherst students for Amherst Academic Internship positions, for up to 40 hours a week at $10/hour for up to six weeks this summer (May 21-July 21). The positions include the cost of housing in an Amherst residence hall. Familiarity with MS Excel, DVD Studio Pro and iMovie helpful, but not required. Possibility of continued work through 2007-08. Must be reliable and detail-oriented. Please contact Professor Gilpin at hgilpin@amherst.edu immediately.

Summer Monitor Position Available at Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History seeks a high energy, people-oriented monitor for the summer. This is an opportunity to speak with thousands of museum visitors about extinction, climate change, evolution and the history of the earth. All majors are welcomed. Contact Steve Sauter, coordinator of education, in room 008 in the museum or sasauter@amherst.edu
For more information: www.amherst.edu/museumofnaturalhistory

Lecture by Éamonn Ó'Carragáin April 17
Éamonn Ó'Carragáin, University College Cork, Ireland, will speak on "Poetry and Visual Images in the Age of Bede: The Ruthwell Cross and The Dream of the Rood" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in Fayerweather 113. Ó'Carragáin has written extensively on Old English poetry and religious culture, the Book of Kells and the development of the city of medieval Rome. His most recent book is a tour de force that integrates the visual and the verbal worlds of the Anglo-Saxons. Ritual and the Rood: Liturgical Images and the Old English Poems of the "Dream of the Rood" Tradition (2005). His lecture is sponsored by the Five-College Medieval Faculty Seminar and the Amherst College English Department. Refreshments will be served.

New Long Term Disability Buy-Up Insurance Meetings April 17
Come learn more about the new long term disability buy-up insurance benefit being offered by Amherst College. Group meetings are being held in the Alumni House on Tuesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Individual meetings are being conducted in Rooms 201 and 207 of the Keefe Campus Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 18. For a brief overview of the plan, visit www.LTD-BuyUp.com.

Renaissance Scholar Heidi Brayman Hackel To Speak April 17
Renaissance scholar Heidi Brayman Hackel of Oregon State University will speak on "Dumb Eloquence: Chirology on the Shakespearean Stage" at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the English Department at Amherst College and the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03hackel.html

Face AIDS Film Screening of "Yesterday" April 17
Please join us and watch this movie about AIDS in Africa on Tuesday, April 17, in the Keefe Campus Center Theater from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by Face AIDS, Amnesty International and GROW.
For more information: www.yesterdaythemovie.co.za/index.asp

Junior Jumpstart Series: Perspectives on the Job Search April 18
This final program in the series revolves around the job search. Juniors will get information that will help them to plan for senior year in all career areas, and to prepare for early on-campus recruiting, which begins in September. A panel of alumni and recruiters will be on hand to discuss both their experiences and their processes. This event will be held on April 18 at 5:30 p.m., beginning with dinner in Lewis Sebring, and the panel will speak during dessert. RSVP by April 9 by going into the Experience calendar section, choosing the event and signing up.

In Memoriam: Victims at Virginia Tech
The Johnson Chapel flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of those killed Monday, April 16, at Virginia Tech.

Apply for the Stonewall Prize; Deadline April 19
The Stonewall Committee invites student submissions for the 2007 Stonewall Prize. This prize is awarded annually to the Amherst College student whose work offers substantial and exceptional commentary on some facet of queer, lesbian, bi-sexual, gay or trans-sexual experience. Submissions may take a number of forms: prose, poetry, fiction, drama, videos, films, art projects, photography or performance art. Submissions may be created as part of a classroom assignment or honors project, or they may be original for this competition. All submissions are due no later than April 19 and are to be mailed to the Stonewall Prize Committee, campus box 2208.

Lazerowitz Lecturer Laure Katsaros To Speak April 19
Laure Katsaros, assistant professor of French at Amherst College, will give the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Katsaros will speak about "Men of Leisure, Women of Pleasure: Bachelors and Prostitutes in 19th-Century France." The talk is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03katsaros.html

Physics Seminar April 19
On Thursday, April 19, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3, Professor Ward Lopes of Mount Holyoke College will give a talk. Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~physics/pages/colschedule.html#apr19

Diplomat and Political Scientist Strobe Talbott To Speak April 19
Strobe Talbott, the John J. McCloy '16 Professor of American Institutions and International Relations at Amherst College, president of the Brookings Institute and former deputy secretary of state, will speak on "A Consequential Aberration: George W. Bush's Foreign Policy-and Beyond" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Talbott's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03talbott.html

Zachary Leader to Speak on "Problems of Biography: The Case of Kingsley Amis" April 19
On Thursday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in Johnson Chapel 21, Zachary Leader will give a talk titled "Problems of Biography: The Case of Kingsley Amis." Leader's 900-page biography, The Life of Kingsley Amis, has just been published in the United States by Pantheon. The public is cordially invited to his talk, which is sponsored by the English Department and the Eastman Fund.

Brett Cook to Speak on Collaborative Art April 19
Brett Cook will lecture in Pruyne Lecture Hall on April 19 at 4:30 p.m. Cook received a B.A. in the practice of art and a minor in education from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. Cook's public works have been executed in cities from California to Maine, and internationally in Brazil and Barbados. He has taught at all academic levels and has received a number of awards including residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York and the Headland Center for the Arts, Marin, Calif. Sponsored by the Office of the President, this event is open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/Cook.htm

Starting Your Own NGO April 19
Adrian Talbott '02 will speak about founding the NGO Generation Engage and how you too might become engaged in or even develop your own not-for-profit. Generation Engage connects young people with civic leaders via iChat technology. Talbott has hosted iChats with President Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Al Gore, Coretta Scott King, Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Breyer and many more. Talbott will speak about his partnerships with Apple and Google, his plans to host a presidential debate over iChat in '08, or, more broadly, what it's like, as an Amherst grad, to start an NGO. The event will be held Thursday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Career Center.
For more information: www.generationengage.org/

Mead Art Museum Docents Celebration April 19
Come find out about artwork in the Mead's new exhibitions. Docents will give presentations on selected works. Enjoy Black Sheep desserts and hear the Blue Nomads afterwards. Docent presentations begin at 7:15 p.m. and will last about 30 minutes. Desserts and music will follow in the Rotherwas room. The celebration will be held Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at the Mead Art Museum.

Luminarias for Sale Until April 19: Honor Someone with Cancer and support cancer research!
Want to honor someone you know who has had cancer? Committee members from Relay for Life will be selling luminaria bags in the Keefe Campus Center and in Valentine during dinner on April 9-19. For $5, the name of a loved one will be placed on a candle and lit at the Relay for Life on April 20. All money goes to the American Cancer Society to support cancer research and patient services. Also, you can send photos of your loved ones (both survivors and those who have passed away) to be part of a slideshow during the Luminaria Ceremony. Please send all photos to Natalya Kitchin: nkitchin09@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.acsevents.org/relay/mafivecollege

Explorer and Anthropologist Wade Davis To Speak at Amherst College April 18
Explorer and anthropologist Wade Davis will speak on "One River: Recent Exploration and Discovery in the Amazon Rain Forest" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Amherst, Davis's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_03wadedavis.html

Amherst College College Students Receive National Awards
This year, five Amherst students received national scholarships. The Watson Fellowship was awarded to Hilary Palevsky and Nick Michlewicz. The Churchill Scholarship was awarded to Colin Godwin and Kipp Weiskopf. Junior Victoria Sehgal was named a Truman Scholar. For more information, visit http://www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04studentawards.html.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04studentawards.html

Moment of Silence at Noon Today for Virginia Tech Shooting Victims
Mass. Governor Deval Patrick has declared Friday, April 20, 2007, a Day of Mourning for the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings. The governor has asked that all Massachusetts residents observe a one-minute moment of silence in memory of the victims at noon on Friday. In accordance with the governor's request, the Johnson Chapel bells, and other bells in town, will be tolled during this time of observance.

Academic Peer Mentor Information Session April 20
Do you want to know what it means to be an Academic Peer Mentor? Do you have questions about the program? Come speak with the coordinator of the program and get your questions answered Friday, April 20, at 2 p.m. in Converse 102BB (right next to the Registrar's Office).
For more information: www.amherst.edu/peermentors

Speed Lunch on Faculty Time Management April 20
There will be a teaching lunch for faculty on Friday, April 20, at noon in Mullins-Faerber Room, Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons. After 90 seconds on extreme time management, we'll share techniques. Some of us manage time better than others; how? Is "no" an option? What should we tell new faculty? We're out by 12:50 p.m. You have to eat anyway. Join us. Sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Project.

Friday Series: What, Where, Which, How? April 20
Seniors: are you having a hard time making decisions about next year? What to do? Where to go? Which offer to take--if you have one? How to start if you don't? Come ask your questions, discuss your dilemmas, get advice from three seasoned alumni who have a great deal to share from their own personal experiences and their own work with others in the process of job hunting or decision making. Tim Armour '70, Rob Duboff '70 and Marjorie Victor '96 will be on hand to share their experiences and wisdom and help you find your way on Friday, April 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Career Center.

Charles Hamilton Houston Prize for Seniors and Es; Deadline April 20
The Charles Hamilton Houston Prize is an annual monetary gift awarded to an Amherst graduating senior (or E) who best personifies a commitment to realizing his or her humane ideals, much in the way that Charles Houston '15 devoted his life to the struggle for equal protection under the law for African Americans in the United States. Candidates are required to write an essay of no more than 10 pages in length on the question: "In What Area of Social Involvement Do You Feel That You Can Best Effect Your Humanitarian Ideals?" In addition, candidates are required to submit a list of activities and/or work experience that illustrates their commitment to this ideal. Essays should be submitted to the President's Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20. The prize recipient will be determined by a committee consisting of the president, a member of the Black Studies Department and one other faculty member.

Mead Art Museum Summer Fellowships Available; Deadline April 20
The Mead Art Museum summer fellowship is a school-year fellowship offered in the summer. Two fellowships are available for $1,000 each. The application process is open to all Amherst College students regardless of major. For details, please visit our Website.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead/education/fellowships.html

Colloquium on the American Founding: "Character and Drama" April 20
Thomas Turgeon '64, professor of drama at Kenyon College, will speak on "Character and Drama" on Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. in The Lewis Sebring Dining Hall.

Colloquium on the American Founding: "The Tangle of War: Islam" April 20
Bret Stephens, a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, will speak on "The Tangle of War: Islam Against Itself" on Friday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall.

Volunteers Needed for April 20 Relay for Life
Want to help fight cancer but don't want to worry about fundraising or have the time to start or join a team? Become a volunteer for the Five College Relay for Life, which will be held April 20-21, 2007. Volunteering opportunities range from setting up to running an entertainment event! Please contact Priscilla Wong at pwong@email.smith.edu or Alyssa Zacharia at azachari@smith.edu for more information. All are welcome!
For more information: www.acsevents.org/relay/mafivecollege

Participate in Relay for Life's Cancer Survivor Lap April 20
If you have battled cancer or know someone who has, you are encouraged to participate in the survivor lap at Relay for Life on Friday, April 20. Support your fellow survivors and show encouragement for the Five College students who have raised funds and come together to fight cancer. For more information about walking or sharing your story with others, contact sellingson09@amherst.edu. Any survivors, including faculty, staff and students, are welcome to participate.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/relayforlife

Amherst College Orchestra Celebrates the Class of '07 April 21
The Amherst College Orchestra will celebrate the Class of 2007 in its annual senior concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The Amherst College Orchestra will pay tribute to the graduating class in the final concert of the academic year, performing the "Academic Festival Overture," composed by Johannes Brahms in gratitude for the conferral of an honorary degree, the two-movement "Unfinished" Symphony by Franz Schubert and the rousing Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," by Antonin Dvorak.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04orchestra.html

Colloquium on the American Founding : The Political Craft of the Founders April 21
John Londregan, professor of politics at Princeton University, will speak on "The Political Craft of the Founders: Shaping Coalitions at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, 1787" on Saturday, April 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Porter Lounge.

Colloquium on the American Founding Lecture on the 2006 Midterm Elections April 21
Daniel DiSalvo, Mellon Fellow on the American Founding, will speak on "Red, Blue or Something New? The 2006 Midterm Elections, Party Reversals, and the Uncertain Future of the American Parties" on Saturday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m. in Porter Lounge.

Colloquium on the American Founding: Romney, the Republicans, and the Churning Over the Issue of Marriage April 21
Matthew Spalding, director of the Center on the American Founding at the Heritage Foundation, and advisor to Mitt Romney, will speak on "Romney, The Republicans, and the Churning over the Issue of Marriage" on Saturday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring Dining Hall.

Colloquium on the American Founding: An Update on the Litigation Over Marriage April 21
Maggie Gallagher, author of "The Abolition of Marriage," will give a talk titled "An Update on the Litigation over Marriage in the Courts" on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring Dining Hall.

Symphony Orchestra Concert Salutes Class of 2007 April 21
On Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, the Amherst College Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the graduating class in its last concert of the academic year. The ensemble performs the Academic Festival Overture (composed by Johannes Brahms in gratitude for the conferral of an honorary degree), the two-movement "Unfinished" Symphony by Franz Schubert and the rousing Symphony #9 ("From the New World") by Antonin Dvorak. Black Sheep desserts and coffee will be served at intermission, to be followed by an after-party for the Class of 2007 (admission by ticket stub). The concert is free to all.

Night Market April 21
Join us for Night Market on Saturday, April 21. Come experience the famous night markets of Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Asian cities. Play games, enjoy lots of food, learn Chinese knotting and win carnival and raffle prizes. The food includes an on-site chef, dim sum, Korean noodles, samosas, spring rolls, bubble tea and the Asian snacks you know and love. The Asian rock band The Ides will perform. Don't miss out! Join us for Night Market on Saturday, April 21, from 8 to 11 p.m. on Valentine Quad. In case of rain, Night Market will be held at 9 p.m. inside of Valentine. This event is brought to you by ASA,VSA, SASA, CAO and KSA. All proceeds go to THiNK(formerly LiNK). The suggested donation is $5 for 10 tickets.

Women's Chorus Spring Concert May 4
On Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., the Amherst College Women's Chorus, directed by Mallorie Chernin, will present its annual Spring Concert in Buckley Recital Hall. Katie Vogele MHC '06 is assistant conductor and Timothy Cheng '06 is the pianist. The Women's Chorus will be performing sacred and international music. Come listen to the women sing in Tamil, French, Latin, Yiddish and Zulu. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. For further information please call Mallorie Chernin at 413/542-2484 or contact mchernin@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music

Concert Choir Spring Concert May 5
On Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m., the Amherst College Concert Choir, under the direction of Mallorie Chernin, will present a concert in Buckley Recital Hall. Katie Vogele MHC '06 is assistant director. Featured is Ralph Vaughan Williams' jewel of a piece, "Serenade to Music," with guest pianist Ludmilla Krasin. Soloists will be members of the Concert Choir. Other composers featured include Antonio Lotti, Johannes Brahms, Matthew Harris and Percy Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. For further information please call Mallorie Chernin at 542-2484 or contact mchernin@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music

A Model Nazi? Arthur Greiser and the Warthegau April 22
Catherine Epstein, professor of 20th- century European history, will present a fascinating biography of Arthur Greiser, the Nazi regional leader of the Warthegau, a part of Poland annexed to Nazi Germany between 1939 and 1945. In the Warthegau, Greiser attempted to create a "model" Nazi area. To this end, he led the way in introducing some of the more radical Nazi policies, including Germanization, the ethnic cleansing of Poles and the murder of Jews. Join us Sunday evening, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Fayerweather 115 (Pruyne Lecture Hall). Sugar Jones will be provided. This event is proudly sponsored by Amnesty International.

Bluestockings' Spring Show April 22
Come to BluTube, the last Bluesox show of the year, on Sunday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. Tickets are $4.

Summer Housing Applications Available; Deadline April 23
If you plan to live on campus this summer, you must pick up an application for summer housing in the Residential Life Office. Only students who are employed by a department on campus over the summer can be housed on campus. All applications require the signature of a department representative. Applications are due on Monday, April 23. All students who will be living on campus over the summer will be randomly assigned times to choose their housing. Students should check the wall outside of the Dean of Students' Office starting Wednesday, April 25, for their assigned time. All students will choose housing on Tuesday, May 1.

Fine Arts Prizes - Deadline April 23
The Department of Fine Arts will give several prizes this spring. The Athanasios Demetrios Skouras Prize is given in memory of Athanasios Demetrios Skouras '36 and is awarded to an Amherst student who, in the opinion of the Department of Fine Arts, has created an outstanding work of art or architecture during the year. The Hasse Prize was established in the memory of Adrian H. Hasse '43 and is awarded to an Amherst student for the best submitted work of art using the human figure as a theme. The Anna Baker Heap Prize, established by Arnold N. Heap (Class of 1873), is given to a senior for the best essay with art as a theme. More information about these prizes can be found at http://www.amherst.edu/~finearts/Prizes 07S.htm.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finearts/Prizes07S.htm

Lurcy Lecture April 23
On Monday, April 23, Professor Melanie Williams, Swansea Department of Law, University of Wales, will give a lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Clark 100. Her lecture is entitled "Juridical Elisions and Industrial Historiology - Lewis Jones' 'We Live'." This lecture is being sponsored by the Lurcy Lectureship. To obtain a copy of Williams' paper, contact Karen Underwood at klunderwood@amherst.edu or 413/542-2380.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~ljst/lectures.html

Walker Prize Examination in Mathematics April 23
The Walker Prize Examination in Mathematics will be held on Monday, April 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Seeley Mudd 206. The Walker Prize Exam is open to first-year and sophomore students. There are two prizes in each category (approximately $1,500 first prize and $1,000 second prize). The examination is designed to emphasize mathematical ingenuity rather than possession of specific background material. No mathematics beyond that covered in Mathematics 11-12 will be assumed.

Biology Seminar by the Evolutionary Psychologists Martin Daly and Margo Wilson April 23
Martin Daly and Margo Wilson, Professors of Psychology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, will give a Biology Department Seminar on Monday, April 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill Lecture Room 4: "Carpe Diem: Future Discounting, Inequity and Homicide." Cookies and cider will be served at 3:15 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, Room 429. Daly and Wilson's studies of human behavior, especially homicide, have been at the forefront of evolutionary psychological research for some years, and they are among the dozen or so founders of the field.

Back to the Future: Contemporary American Art from the Collection at the Mead Art Museum March 30 - Aug. 26
Works by contemporary American artists acquired since 2000 will be shown in "Back to the Future" at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College from Friday, March 30, through Sunday, Aug. 26. From Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks's (Amherst '53) painted bronze "Sky Boots (Sunday), 1965-1992," to Mary Frank's abstract monotype "Untitled, Women with a Veil-C" (1981), the exhibition represents a range of contemporary works in a variety of media, including photography, works on paper, painting and sculpture.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02contemporary.html

Sculpture of Robert Frost Will Be Installed April 24
A new sculpture of Robert Frost will be installed at the south end of the Main Quad, just northeast of the War Memorial, on Tuesday, April 24. This is a large, granite sculpture, and a crane will be required for the installation. Physical Plant advises that the road will be closed temporarily while the sculpture is brought to the site and set up. The area surrounding the site will be closed to pedestrian traffic for the day. This sculpture is a gift of the Class of 1957. It will be dedicated at the class's 50th Reunion on Saturday, June 2.

Cap and Gown Pickup for Seniors April 23 and 24
Seniors can pick up their cap and gown on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24, in Porter Lounge, Converse Hall, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. These are the only times that regalia distribution will occur. Caps and gowns need to be worn at Senior Assembly on May 11. Free Commencement announcements will also be available at these times.

Youth Action International General Interest Meeting April 24
In Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115, on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m., come join the Amherst College chapter of Youth Action International as we launch a brand new initiative in the valley. Learn about the organization, watch a short video about the work we have done so far and learn how you can be a part of YAI's future work towards alleviating the suffering of Africa's post-war youth.
For more information: www.peaceforkids.org

Become an Academic Peer Mentor; Apply by April 24
This is a new and exciting paid opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to mentor first-year students. If you have learned how to be a successful student, can share your success strategies with a fellow student who needs your help and are an experienced upperclassman who can communicate in an enthusiastic and friendly manner your experiences with first-year students, become a Peer Mentor! An application and program description can be found at http://www.amherst.edu/peermentors. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 24, at 4 p.m.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/peermentors

Deborah Omasta-Mokrzecki of Dining Services Recognized by Mass. DMR for Work with Disabled Adults
On Friday, March 30, in the Sunderland Public Library, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation awarded Deborah Omasta-Mokrzecki, the manager of dining services and student dining in Amherst College Dining Services, a Certificate of Recognition for her work with mentally retarded and developmentally disabled people. The ceremony was part of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) Awareness month, where the department provides information and support for improving the quality of life of people with developmental disabilities. Laura Stein, an Amherst College junior from Rockport, Maine, was also recognized.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04valentine%20omasta.html

Former Amherst College Professor Jamal J. Elias to Discuss Islam April 25
Jamal J. Elias, the Class of 1965 Term Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will give the Willis D. Wood Distinguished Lectures in Islam: "Islam, Mis/Representation, and the Defenders of God" on Wednesday, April 25. The lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Paino Lecture Hall in the Earth Sciences Building.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_02elias.html

Financial Aid Renewal for 2007-08; Application Deadline is April 25
Applications for renewal of financial aid for 2007-08 are now being received. Any student may apply for financial aid regardless of whether he or she now receives assistance. The application deadline is April 25. Information about applying is posted on the Office of Financial Aid Website at http://www.amherst.edu/~finaid/renewal/. If you have questions about financial aid at Amherst or the procedure for applying, contact the Office of Financial Aid, B-5 Converse Hall, at extention 2781 from on campus or 413/542-2296 from off campus.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~finaid/renewal/

Lecture by Terah Venzant: Not Just 'Acting White' April 25
On Wednesday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115), Assistant Professor of Education Terah Venzant, Wellesley College, will present a lecture on "Not Just 'Acting White': How Student Voice on School Tracking Policy Can Help Us Understand Perceived African American Academic Disengagement and the 'Achievement Gap'". This event is sponsored by the President's Initiative Fund on Education and Social Justice, the Black Studies Department and the History Department.

Found: Hat and Notebook
I found a hat and a notebook in Cole Assembly Room Thursday, April 19. If you think they're yours please e-mail saschmeidel@amherst.edu.

Lectionary Lunches Continue Fridays
Lectionary Lunches, a study of the Common Lectionary texts used in upcoming worship services, will continue through the "Great 50 Days" separating Easter and Pentecost. The discussions and lunches will take place from noon to 1 p.m. each Friday on the Mezzanine in Valentine Hall. The entire college community is welcome to attend.

Amherst College Responds to the Tragedy at Virginia Tech
Please visit the link below to read a letter from President Marx to all members of the campus community.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/news/virginia/

Historian Simon Schama To Speak on Abolition of the Slave Trade April 25
Historian Simon Schama will give a talk titled "Righteous Uproar or Deafening Silence: Remembering the Abolition of the Slave Trade in America and Britain," at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund at Amherst, Schama's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04schama.html

German Film Series: Silent Country April 26
In the fall of 1989 an eager drama-school graduate tries to stage "Waiting for Godot" in a run-down, provincial theater with a cast of cynics and drunks who are trying to make sense of the historic events unfolding in the distance in Berlin. This is the DVD premiere for the United States. Join us for the showing on Thursday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. Admission is free. All welcome.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~german/_events.html

Folger Undergraduate Fellowship Information Meeting April 26
Folger Librarian Richard Kuhta will be available to speak with students in the humanities or social sciences who are interested in the Folger Fellowships for January 2008 on Thursday, April 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m.in the Valentine Mezzanine. Please bring your lunches and join both Kuhta and Professor Rebecca Sinos for this informal session where questions you might have will be answered. Next year's winners will be invited to spend approximately two all-expense-paid weeks in January at the Folger Library in Washington working on a research/thesis project. The Folger is the premier research library in the country for the study of Shakespeare, the English Renaissance and European culture and history.
For more information: www.folger.edu

Who Is a Muslim? Differences and Diversity in South Asian Islam -- April 26
Shail Mayaram, professor and senior fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, will speak on "Who Is a Muslim? Differences and Diversity in South Asian Islam," Thursday, April 26, at 4:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 113. Sponsored by the Anthropology-Sociology Department at Amherst College.

A Circle of Poetry April 26
"A Circle of Poetry: Reading Dickinson and Friends in Italian and English," with readings by Paola Loreto, Susan Snively, Daniel Hall, Polly Longsworth and Kate Robinson '08, will take place Thursday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Archives and Special Collections, Robert Frost Library.

Poet John Hennessy To Read at Amherst Books April 26
John Hennessy, a poet "without an ounce of pretension-about either his working-class roots or the deftly turned poetry he makes of it," according to Mary Jo Salter, will read from his new collection, Bridge and Tunnel (2007), at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street, Amherst, Mass.). Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, Hennessy's reading is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04hennessy.html

A Conversation with Myriam Chancy April 26
Come join the BSU and the Campus Center to hear Haitan author Myriam Chancy speak on her experiences as a Caribbean woman. Her talk will be titled "Immigration Blues: Finding Home Everywhere and Nowhere" and will be held Thursday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Friedmann Room. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~bsu

CaribFest 2007 April 26
Come join the Black Student Union and the Campus Center in celebrating Caribbean history and culture. Featuring the Tropical Gems Band and the Mikerline Afro-Haitian Dance Company, this event will be catered by Talk of the Town and will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Keefe Campus Center Patio Thursday, April 26.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~bsu

April 26 -- Pleistocene Rewilding: An Optimistic Agenda for 21st-Century Conservation
Lecture to be given by C. Josh Donlan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, April 26, 2007, 4:30, Merrill 131. Sponsored by the Pick Readership.

Emily Dickinson Museum Has Student Job Openings for Summer Guides; Apply by April 27
The Emily Dickinson Museum has job openings for summer guides/museum assistants for summer 2007. Ideal applicants should be interested in and familiar with 19th-century literature and history, have good public speaking skills, be well-organized and enjoy working with people. Applicants should be available to begin training by the last week of May and should be available to work 20-30 hours/week from June through August. Contact Cindy Dickinson, director of interpretation and programming, for an application at 542-8429 or csdickinson@emilydickinsonmuseum.org. Application deadline is April 27. The Emily Dickinson Museum is owned by Amherst College.

The Truth About the Future of the Library: Amherst College and Beyond April 27
Join us for this roundtable discussion of the impact of new modes of communication on scholarship and publishing, the role of the library in fostering inquiry and academic community and identifying and developing the resources and knowledge essential to our future as a vital partner in teaching and research at Amherst. The event will be held Friday, April 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Periodicals Reading Room, Frost Library. The panel includes Niko Pfund '87, Oxford University Press vice president and publisher; John Unsworth '81, dean, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois; and respondents Paul Ruxin '65, vice chairman, Friends of the Amherst College Library; Marni Sandweiss, professor of American studies and history; and Rebecca Sinos, professor of classics.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/alumni/networks/friendsoflibrary/future

Madrigal Singers Spring Concert April 27
The Amherst College Madrigals will perform in their annual Spring Concert on Friday, April 27. The concert will be held at 6 p.m. in Chapin Chapel. In honor of their four senior members, the Madrigals will perform some of their favorite songs from previous years, as well as a selection of new songs. Under the direction of Katherine Willis, Jay Buchman, Elena Jessop and Tara Kulkarni, the Madrigals will perform songs by composers including Monteverdi, Josquin des Pres, Arcadelt, Thomas Tallis, P.D.Q. Bach and John Lennon/Paul McCartney.

ACF Presents: Amherst's Got Talent! April 27
Amherst Christian Fellowship proudly presents its new talent show, styled after Bravo's "America's Got Talent." Performances will be randomly selected from audience member submissions collected before the show. Amherst's a cappella group Terras Irradient will sing and MC the show while various faculty members judge the acts. Refreshments and desserts will be served during the show. Come prepared to impress and astound...but keep the acts clean! This event will take place at the Keefe Campus Center Friedmann Room on Friday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m.

French Film April 27
On Friday, April 27, come see Chacun Cherche Son Chat (When The Cat's Away, 1996) by Cédric Klapisch. We follow Chloé, a young woman who looks for her cat, and with her we explore a quarter of Paris and meet its inhabitants. The showing will be Friday, April 27, at 6 p.m. in Newport House. Cookies and cider will be served.

Amherst College Will Honor High School Teachers at Commencement May 27
Three secondary school teachers who challenged, inspired and moved members of the Class of 2007 will receive the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards at Amherst College's 186th Commencement Exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 27, at the college. The teachers are Jim Cortez, from The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla.; Bob Fenster, from Hillsborough High School in Hillsborough, N.J.; and Joanne McClelland, from Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, N.C.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04swifties.html

Staff/Faculty/Administration Bus Trip to NYC April 28
There are still seats left on the spring day trip to NYC on Saturday, April 28. We leave Converse at 7 a.m., arrive in the city at 10, and you're on your own for the day. We depart at 6:45 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. To reserve your seat, please contact Carol Sharick in the Career Center at crsharick@amherst.edu.

Glee Club Presents Annual Senior Concert April 28
The Amherst College Men's Glee Club will present its annual Senior Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building on the Amherst College campus. The Glee Club is directed by Mallorie Chernin; Katie Vogele, a 2006 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, is assistant director. The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04glee%20club.html

Sexual Assault Awareness Week April 23-27
During the week of April 23-27, the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect, the Men's Project, Student Health Educators and Amherst Feminist Alliance are sponsoring events to raise awareness, support survivors and challenge us all to actively take a stand against sexual violence. Events of the week will include the 5-college clothesline on the Valentine Quad Wednesday through Friday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, individuals may make shirts to add to the line from 8 to 10 p.m. in Keefe 207. Other events include a discussion to support friends or partners of survivors in the Rainbow Room on Thursday at 8 p.m. The week ends with a healing fire from 1 to 9 p.m. and a vigil at 7:30 p.m. at the Wa Memorial featuring the Bluestockings. Supporters and survivors will speak.

"A little Madness in the Spring" Turns Emily Dickinson Museum Upside Down April 28 and 29
The Emily Dickinson Museum's celebration of National Poetry Month, appropriately named after Dickinson's poem "A little Madness in the Spring," takes over Amherst on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, with a range of lectures, programs and outdoor events that will inspire even the most canine of poetry fans.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04madness.html

Symposium on Transatlantic Visions April 27-29
The third annual Symposium on Transatlantic Visions will take place in the Alumni House at Amherst College on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27-29. Titled "Luso-Hispanic Voices: Nation, Language and Identity," the symposium will feature three keynote addresses that will be free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2006_2007/2007_04stavans.html

The Winter's Tale To Be Performed April 27 and 28
A student-run production of "The Winter's Tale," Shakespeare's late romance, will be performed Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28. The play is funny and magical, and there's a bear. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Webster Studio 3. Seating is on a first, come first served basis.

 
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