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Archived announcements for September, 2007

Yankees-Red Sox - Thursday, Aug. 30, 1 p.m., Campus Center Theater!!!
Join the campus community and watch a live broadcast of the Yankees-Red Sox game at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, in the Campus Center Theater. The pitching match-up features Chien- Ming Wang versus Curt Schilling. This event is open to all members of the Amherst College community. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Renovations to Keefe Campus Center June 4 - Aug. 31
On Monday, June 4, extensive renovations will be undertaken on the first floor of the Keefe Campus Center. This work will include the relocation of the Game Room and the creation of a new office suite to house the Center for Community Engagement. Specific areas of work include the Game Room, the Student Government Room, the McCaffrey Room, Conference Room 103 and the main entrance lobby. The work will produce significant noise and dust. Access to the building via the main entrance will generally be maintained, but pedestrian traffic may occasionally be rerouted. Work hours will normally be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., but these hours may be occasionally extended. The anticipated finish date for this work is Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.

Mead Art Museum Reopens to the Public on Friday, Aug. 31
Mead Art Museum hours:Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Closed on Monday and college holidays.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead

Jazz Jam Session Sept. 2
Please join us on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 9:30 p.m. for a Jazz Jam Session in Room 7 of Arms Music Center. Musicians (vocalists and instrumentalists) of all levels are welcome. We will provide the music, the equipment and food. Drop in to play or listen. For more information, please contact Bruce Diehl, 413/542-8308 or bpdiehl@amherst.edu.
For more information: .amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/performances/jazz

A Room with a View: The Photography of Abelardo Morell Exhibition Opens Sept. 4
The Mead Art Musem presents "A Room with a View: The Photography of Abelardo Morell" from Sept. 4 to Jan. 20. The exhibition surveys the full range of Morell's artistic output from his earliest photographs of the 1960s to his most current work. Selections from all of his major photographic projects are included. Among them are his engaging photographs of books, money, and other familiar objects; his images of works of art and people from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; his illustrations of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; his photograms; and several of his camera obscura photographs, the evocative works for which he is best known.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead/exhibitions/index.html

Off the Shelf: Artists' Books from Amherst College Collections Exhibition Opens Sept. 4
"Off the Shelf: Artists' Books from Amherst College Collections" will be presented Sept. 4 through Nov. 18. This exhibition will feature a century of "artists' books," publications mixing words and pictures in unusual, inventive ways. Starting in the early days of Modernism at the beginning of the 20th century, artists, writers and collaborative combinations from those disciplines have made books that magnify the communicative power of their separate media and bypass the limits of traditional modes of distributing and displaying artwork. The focus of Amherst's collections (and the exhibition) is on books as "multiples" that embrace what Walter Benjamin called "the age of mechanical reproduction."
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead/exhibitions/index.html

Welcome Back from Study Abroad Reception Sept. 4
Students who studied abroad for all of '06-'07, or in the spring, are invited to this Welcome Back Dessert Reception in the Career Center on Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please join Director of International Experience Janna Behrens and your study-abroad peers to share your experiences, compare notes and celebrate your return.

Student Employment Fair Sept. 4
The Student Employment Office invites all job-seeking students to attend this year's Student Employment Fair. The fair will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4, from noon to 2 p.m. on the Valentine Quad. On- and off-campus employers will be present to discuss and distribute information regarding job opportunities available this year.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/campuslife/student_employment

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

Want to Help Your Fellow Students? Get a Job With IT! Apply By Sept. 5
The IT Department is looking for friendly, responsible students who enjoy problem-solving to join the Computer Center Supervisors. The Supervisors help students with computer-related questions in the Computer Center, on A Level of Frost Library, and on the IT Student Help Line (413-542-7921). Technical experience is not necessary (we can train you!); a positive attitude is essential. You can apply online until Wednesday, September 5. Please contact Nicholas Dahlman at (413) 542-8174 with any questions.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/offices/it/about/jobs/supervisor

2006 Amherst Drinking Water Quality Report
The Safe Drinking Water Act passed in 1996 requires that towns send out an annual report about the quality of the drinking water. For those who would like to read the details, the Town of Amherst 2006 Water Quality Report is available at WWW.AMHERSTMA.GOV.

Math Table Will Meet Wednesdays
Beginning September 5, Math Table will meet Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., in Terrace Room B (downstairs) at Valentine. Join students and professors for informal conversation over lunch. Majors and non-majors welcome.

German Table Will Meet Mondays
Come and chat - in German - with faculty and friends! Every Monday at 11:45 a.m. in Valentine Hall in the Mezzanine.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/german_table

Thursday Tea In Frost Library
Weekly when classes are in session teas are held in Frost Library on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This year's first tea will be held Sept. 6. Watch for the Department of the Month.

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

Career Center Open House for New Students Sept. 5
First-year and transfer students are invited to the Career Center Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join us to learn about our resources, including information on internships, study abroad, workshops, etc. Refreshments will be served, so come enjoy our great space, meet our Peer Career Advisors, and find out what the Career Center has to offer you. The Career Center is located on the first floor of College Hall - the yellow building at the intersection with the stop light.

Student Publications Fair Wednesday, Sept. 5
Come learn about Amherst student-produced publications at our annual publications fair this Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center Atrium. Pizza and other refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact publications@amherst.edu. Sponsored by the Council of Amherst Publications and the Keefe Campus Center.

Auditions For "For Colored Girls" Sept. 6
"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf," by Ntozake Shange, directed by Manu Mukasa, is Chaka Laguerre's senior project in acting. Auditions will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in Studio 3, Webster Hall. Auditions will consist of a short monologue of one to two minutes combined with a dance/movement piece. The monologue may be from a play, poem or other source with which you feel a personal connection.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

Auditions and First Rehearsals for Choral Society Sept. 1-6
Painless auditions for the Amherst College Choral Society will take place Saturday, Sept. 1, through Tuesday, Sept. 4. All students are invited to audition for participation in one of three groups: the Concert Choir (men and women), the Women's Chorus or Men's Glee Club. Information and sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board outside Room 3 of the Arms Music Center. At a later date there will also be auditions for the Madrigal Singers, but you must audition first for Concert Choir, Women's Chorus or Glee Club. No experience is necessary. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, Sept 5 for Concert Choir and Thursday, Sept. 6, for Women's Chorus and Glee Club. Rehearsals will be held in Room 3.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~music

Art & Art History Meeting Thursday, Sept. 6
Welcome back! There will be an important meeting for all art & art history majors at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115 Fayerweather) to discuss matters of interest to all. Attendance is required of all majors, and those who are considering a major in the department are cordially invited to attend. As you may be aware, there have been a few changes in the departmental structure and some added options for the major. First, we are now the Department of Art and Art History. We continue to have one departmental major, but now have three concentrations. To find out more, please come to Thursday's meeting!
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/art

Free Herrell's Ice Cream at the Community Engagement Fair Sept. 7
On Friday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. on Valentine Quad, come learn about the many ways you can get involved in our community. While you're there, stop by the Herrell's Ice Cream Magic Bus! The fair and ice-cream dispensing double-decker English bus are both sponsored by the new Center for Community Engagement. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/opening/

Jazz Ensemble/Combo Auditions Sept. 5-7
All students interested in participating in the jazz ensemble and/or jazz combos are welcome to audition. Information, sign-up form and audition piece are available at office of Bruce Diehl, 216 in Arms Music Center. Auditions will be held from Sept. 5-7 or by appointment. First rehearsal for jazz ensemble and combos will be on Sept. 10. Contact Bruce Diehl for more information at 413/542-8308 or bpdiehl@amherst.edu.
For more information: .amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/performances/jazz

Limited Number of Tickets Still Available for Gov. Patrick Address Saturday
A very limited number of tickets are still available for Gov. Patrick's address on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10:30 a.m. in Johnson Chapel. To request a ticket, click on the link below.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/news/dp53902stu.php

Pick-Up Information for Gov. Deval Patrick Tickets
If you have requested a ticket for Gov. Patrick's address on Saturday and received an e-mail confirmation, please come to the Office of Public Affairs, 306 Converse Hall, to pick up your ticket on Friday. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you requested a ticket but are unable to attend, please send an e-mail to info@amherst.edu.

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

Wall Will Be Raised at Second Habitat Home Saturday, Sept. 8
All members of the college community are invited to attend a "wall- raising" at the college's second Habitat for Humanity home at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The wall-raising is part of a series of events celebrating Amherst College's new Center for Community Engagement.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/openingcce

“24 at 24”—Amherst College Students, Faculty and Staff Will Hold 24-Hour Build Party Sept. 7-8 at Habitat for Humanity Homes
Amherst College students, faculty and staff will come together for 24 hours-for a full day and night-of work at Amherst College's first two Habitat for Humanity homes.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/21631/

Russian Table Begins Friday, Sept. 7
The Russian Table (Valentine Terrace, Room B) begins Friday, Sept. 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and will continue throughout the semester.

24@24—Join Habitat for Humanity At 24-Hour Build Sept. 7 and 8
Join Amherst College Habitat for Humanity at its first-ever 24-hour build! Starting Friday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m., as a part of the opening for the Center for Community Engagement, the Amherst community will participate in 24 @ 24. The event is a product of the joint efforts of Amherst College Habitat for Humanity, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity, the Physical Plant and the Center for Community Engagement. 24 @ 24 refers to the amount of time (24 hours) at the first home at the Amherst College Habitat site (24 Stanley Street). Working in shifts, participants will be performing various tasks, from hanging doors, to installing kitchen cabinets. If you (or your group) are interested in participating at this event, e-mail Habitat at habitat@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/habitat

New Center for Community Engagement Opens with Sept. 8 Panels on Affordable Housing, Healthy Communities, Prison System
To celebrate the opening of the new Center for Community Engagement, Amherst College will host four panel discussions-on America's prison system, public education, affordable housing and healthy communities-on Saturday, Sept. 8. Featuring national and local leaders, the discussions will take place at 11:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in locations across campus. The events are open to the public at no charge.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/21157/

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

Pianist Richard Goode to Open 2007-08 Music at Amherst Concert Series Sept. 20
The Music at Amherst Concert Series will open its 30th season with premier concert pianist Richard Goode on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. Regarded as one of the leading interpreters of Beethoven and Mozart, Goode's musicianship brings tremendous emotional power, depth and sensitivity to the works of any composer. Goode will perform a program of Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy and Haydn. For more information or tickets, call Sara Leonard, concert and production manager, at 413/542-2195. Free student rush tickets will be available at the door for as long as tickets remain.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/musicatamherst

Sept. 10 Talk -- Guantanamo: Torture, Habeas Corpus and the Constitution
In recognition of Constitution Day, attorney Buz Eisenberg, consultant Kimberly Duplechain '99 and law professor Bruce Miller will address "Guantanamo: Torture, Habeas Corpus and the Constitution" at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College President's Office and presented by the Amherst College Library, the event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/08/node/20378/

Steps to Study Abroad Sept. 10
Are you interested in studying abroad? Want to find out more? Join Janna Behrens, director of international experience, for the first session of Steps to Study Abroad on Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center. Other sessions will be held throughout the semester. You only need to attend one. Join us and find out all you need to know about the process.

Mexico Facing China: Problems and Politics of Competitiveness Sept. 10
On Monday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall, Prof. Barbara Hogenboom of the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) in Amsterdam will speak on "Mexico Facing China: Problems and Politics of Competitiveness." Hogenboom writes on transnational politics, globalization and political and economic change in Mexico and Latin America. Her lecture is part of the Fifth Annual Lecture Series on Latin America and Globalization, sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Amherst College, with support from the Lamont Funds.

Pride Alliance's First Meeting Sept. 10
Pride Alliance's first meeting of the year will be in the Rainbow Room in the basement of Morrow at 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10. Everyone is welcome to join!

Annual Summer Research Poster Presentations Sept. 11
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, students from biology, chemistry, geology, neuroscience and physics will present posters describing their summer research. This event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Merrill Science Building. Refreshments will be served.

Insight Meditation Group Begins Sept. 11
Meditation instruction and practice for students,faculty and staff, led by Adjunct Religious adviser Mark Hart, will be held on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 11 in Chapin Chapel.

Résumé Workshop Sept. 11
Join us in the Career Center for our first résumé workshop of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. in the Career Center. Dean Debra Krumholz will present this workshop on creating a résumé that will set you apart from the crowd.

September 11 Prayer & Meditation
Chapin Chapel will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, for prayer and meditation. Members of the campus community are encouraged to pause and remember those whose lives were lost six years ago on 9/11, as well as the many others who have been tragically affected by events since then. May this time strengthen our resolve to fulfill our college mission to "seek, value and advance knowledge, engage the world around" us, "and lead principled lives of consequence." Please contact Paul Sorrentino, director of religious life, if you have questions (x8149/pvsorrentino@amherst.edu).

American Founding Lecture Sept. 11
Andy McCarthy, director of the Center for Law and Counterterrorism at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and former federal prosecutor, will speak on "Warrantless Surveillance and the Rule of Law" on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Babbott Room.

Bluestockings Auditions Sept. 11
Audition for the Bluesox all-female a cappella group! Every woman is welcome! Sign up for a time in Buckley for auditions on Tuesday, Sept. 11, starting at 7 p.m. If you have any questions, contact bluesox@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~bluesox

Amherst Feminist Alliance First Meeting Sept. 11
The first meeting of the Amherst Feminist Alliance will be held in the Women's Center in the basement of Keefe Campus Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 9 p.m. All are welcome.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~afa

Zumbyes Auditions Sept. 11
The Amherst College Zumbyes, Amherst's oldest continuous a cappella group, will be holding auditions Tuesday, Sept.11, in Buckley Recital Hall. Auditions start at 7:30 p.m. and go as late as needed. Sign up in the lobby for your time slot and be prepared with a song and a joke. Any questions can be e-mailed to Zumbyes@amherst.edu. Hope to see you there!
For more information: www.zumbyes.com

Reopening of Keefe Campus Center Game Room in the McCaffrey Room
Have some time between classes or before Valentine opens for dinner? Stop by the Campus Center's new Game Room located in the McCaffrey Room! The pool tables, ping-pong table TMNT, foosball and jukebox have returned to the Campus Center. We've added some bar stools and game tables throughout the room so you can play a game of Monopoly or Scrabble, sit down with a couple of friends or wait for your turn at the pool table. Our newest attraction is a video arcade game console that lets you choose from 80 retro games. The Game Room, located in the McCaffrey Room, is open Monday- Saturday from 9 to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 9 to 1 a.m.

Enrollment Cap for CHINESE-01 Eliminated
Students who still wish to register for CHIN-01, First Year Chinese, but were turned away because of the enrollment cap, should try again. As of Friday, Sept. 7, the cap has been eliminated.

Ombudsperson Schedule Effective Sept. 12
Effective September 12, College Ombudsperson Ruth Thornton will hold open office hours on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This informal resource for faculty and staff provides a neutral and safe place for discussions concerning conflicts, concerns or questions. The ombudsperson's office is located at 117 Valentine Hall, and the extension is 5156. You may also reach Ruth at rbthornton@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~ombudsperson

Music Practice Rooms and Lockers Available; Sign Up Sept. 4-16
Students, faculty and staff who wish to use the Music Department practice room facilities during the 2007-08 academic year may sign up for a practice room access key and music locker during the first two weeks of the semester: Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Friday, Sept. 7, and Monday, Sept. 10, through Friday, Sept. 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Senior music majors preparing honors recitals may also reserve practice time during this two-week period. On Sunday, Sept. 16, from noon to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m., those who have been issued a practice room key may schedule reserved practice time for the fall semester. Information concerning access to practice rooms and fees is posted in the Arms Music Center. Applications for keys will be available in the music department at the time of sign-up.

Senior Orientation: Employer Connections Sept. 11 and 12
Seniors: The Career Center will hold four sessions of Senior Orientation to get you ready for your job search. On-campus corporate recruiting begins in a couple of weeks, and other types of employer connections occur throughout the year. All seniors who will be in the job hunt should attend a session. Join us in the Career Center at one of the following times: Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 8 to 9 p.m. or Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. See you there!

CMS Walk-in Training for Students Sept. 4-27
CMS Walk-in Training for Students will be held Sundays through Thursdays in Seelye Mudd 115 and in Frost A14 from September 4 to September 27, 8 - 10 p.m. Do you know where your portal page is? (It's the fastest way to get to your online course materials.) Do you know where to find your course e-reserves? (They're not where they used to be!) Do you know how to post your picture for your class rosters? (It doesn't have to look like the one on your driver's license.) Have you created your homepage? (It's easier with the new system.)
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/offices/it/help/training_events

Graduate School in the UK Info Session Sept. 12
Join reps from Royal Holloway, University of London for this information session about their graduate programs on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

IT Fair in the Campus Center Sept. 12
The IT Department and Library would like to invite the Amherst community to the annual IT Fair in the Keefe Campus Center atrium between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Stop by and purchase Microsoft media, deposit AC Dollars and enter a raffle to win a brand new iPod Nano from Desktop Computing Services. Check out the cool new projects that Academic Technology Services is working on, and see how the Library can help you with research. Of course, you can feel free to ask any other questions that you may have and partake in our bountiful candy harvest.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/offices/it/help/training_events/node/22154

Youth Action International Meeting Sept. 12
Youth Action International will have its first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 9 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather 115. There will be cookies. Contact sstrohmeier10@amherst.edu for more information.

Route 9 Auditions Sept. 11 and 12
The a capella group Amherst College Route 9 will hold auditions Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 12, starting at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. Auditions are fun and informal; all we ask is that you sing us your favorite song. See you there!
For more information: www.theamherstcollegeroutenine.com

German Film Series: Da Leben der Anderen Sept. 13
Ulrich Mühe stars in this haunting, Academy Award-winning drama about an officer in East Germany's secret police who gradually comes to understand the tragic human consequences his activities have for the people he spies upon. It will be shown Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium (in German, with English Subtitles).
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/film_series

Physics Seminar Sept. 13
On Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3 with a tea beforehand in Merrill 214 at 4:15, Dr. Alex Rimberg, Dartmouth College, will speak on "The Quantum Limit for Electrical Amplifiers: Can We Reach It?"

Drumming Circle Sept. 14
On Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. on the Quad, the Amherst College Library is sponsoring a drumming circle. Percussion instruments will be provided, or bring your own. The rain date is Friday, Sept. 28.)
For more information: www.amherst.edu/library/

Emily Dickinson Museum Debuts Exhibition as Part of Bookmarks, a Region–Wide Celebration; Lecture by Karen A. Dandura Sept. 15
The Emily Dickinson Museum presents "My Verse is alive," a new exhibit exploring the intriguing posthumous publication of Dickinson's poetry, from Saturday, Sept. 15, through Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Dickinson Homestead. The exhibit is open to all visitors free of charge during the museum's regular hours.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/21195/

ISA Bollywood Party Sept. 15
The International Students' Association will host its annual ISA Party this Saturday, Sept. 15, in Newport. This year's theme is Bollywood; the party will start at 10:30 p.m.

Auditions for Performance Project Sept. 14 and 15
Performance Project, an evening of original choreography and performance works developed by students during the fall semester in Theater & Dance 62, Performance Studio, will hold auditions Sept. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon in Webster Hall, Studio One. A wide variety of parts is available for performers of different backgrounds and skill levels in both dance and theater. The auditions will be held as a workshop.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~theater/

South Asian Students Association Mixer Sept. 14
The South Asian Students Association proudly presents "Get Down with the Brown," featuring food, fun, henna, music and great company. This is a mixer for all students to be held Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. in Seelye Ballroom.

Blood Presure Monitoring Clinics Available for Amherst College Employees
The Keefe Health Center provides blood pressure measurements during the academic year for all Amherst College employees who have concerns. Blood pressure service will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on a walk-in basis. A medical assistant will be available for this service.

Steps to Study Abroad Sept. 17
Are you interested in studying abroad? Do you want to find out more? Join Janna Behrens, director of international experience, for Steps to Study Abroad on Monday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center. Other sessions will be held throughout the semester. You only need to attend one. Join us and find out all you need to know about the process.

Applying to Law School Workshop Sept. 17
Juniors and seniors considering law school should attend this workshop with pre-law adviser Dean Bekki Lee on Monday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center. Get information about time-lines, processes and more. This workshop will be repeated throughout the semester.

Bain & Company Info Session Sept. 17
Seniors interested in consulting careers are invited to join representatives from Bain & Company for this information session about the firm on Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Alumni House (behind Hamilton). Juniors are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

"America Reads/America Counts" Tutor Training Sept. 17
If you are a student interested in becoming an America Reads/America Counts tutor, and have Federal Work- Study eligibility in your financial aid award, there is an overview training session at Amherst College on Monday, Sept. 17, in Converse 209 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please visit https://cms.amherst.edu/campuslife/stude nt_employment/tutor_program for more information and to register for the training session. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the program, but only students with Federal Work-Study eligibility can be paid for tutoring.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/campuslife/student_employment/tutor_program

Sound Design Meeting Sept. 17
There will be an introductory meeting on opportunities to learn and practice sound design through the Theater and Dance Department on Monday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. in Studio 3, Webster Hall (ground floor). No experience is necessary; any one with interest in sound design is encouraged to attend.

McKinsey & Co. Webcast Info Session Sept. 17
The Career Center and McKinsey Company are sponsoring a Webcast event with Amherst alum Jay Kloppenberg '06, a McKinsey business analyst currently in South Africa. Seniors and juniors are invited to attend this information session on Monday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather 115). McKinsey will be accepting applications from seniors for the analyst position, with a deadline in Experience of Sept. 23.

Keefe Health Center Hours
Keefe Health Center open hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call for appointments. Urgent treatment is available at all times. Walk-in hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Routine gynecological examinations are offered by appointment. Weekly sexual health education sessions, held by a student health educator, serve as a prerequisite for first contraceptive visits. The sexual health education sessions are held on Mondays 7 p.m. at the Keefe Health Center. If this time is not convenient, students may arrange for a private session by calling 413/542-2760. Specialist referrals are made through providers by appointment. Orthopedic consultation is also available on campus through the athletic trainers on a referral basis. The Keefe Health Center is closed when the college is not in session. Students may contact the University of Massachusetts Health Services for urgent care needs.

Student Workers Needed for Homecoming and/or Family Weekend(s); Apply by Sept. 18
The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs will be hiring student workers for Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 19-20) and Family Weekend (Nov. 2-3). The pay is $7.50/hour, and schedules are flexible for either weekend. Jobs include working at the Alumni House, driving vans around campus, helping at Kids' Fest, and setting up chairs, tables and signs on the football field. All students are eligible to apply. If you are interested, please contact Anthony Jack '07, alumni fellow, for an application at aajack@amherst.edu or (413) 542-8226 by September 18, 2007.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/media/view/22198/original/Student%2BWorker%2BApplication%2BHomecoming%2BFamily%2BWeekend%2B2007%2BUpdate

Medical School Interview Workshop Sept. 18
Junior and senior pre-med students should attend this workshop with health professions adviser Carolyn Bassett on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Porter Lounge, Converse Hall. Join Dean Bassett to get the information you need about the medical school interviewing process.

Monitor Group Info Session Sept. 18
Seniors interested in consulting careers are invited to join alumni representatives from the Monitor Group for this information session about the firm on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Alumni House. Juniors are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday Lunches with the Committee of Six
Members of the Committee of Six would like to try something new to increase our accessibility to colleagues. We are experimenting with setting aside a regular hour during which one or more of us will be available during lunch in Lewis Sebring. Our own teaching schedules dictate that these "open lunches" will be on first and third Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Look for us on Sept. 20 at one of the large round tables in the main dining room at Lewis Sebring. We'd especially encourage new members of the faculty to stop by and say hello.

Student Workers Needed For 2008 Development Thank-A-Thon
The Amherst College Office of Development is looking for 10-12 student workers to staff our 2008 Thank-A-Thon. Students will call 2007 Annual Fund donors and thank them for their support of the college. Students are needed for Tuesday, Oct. 2, Thursday, Oct. 4, and Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Workers will be paid and fed, and can win gift certificates to local Amherst eateries. Contact Rob Schur at rsschur98@amherst.edu or 413/542-8344 for more information.

Greenhouse Research Assistant Needed
The Biology Department is seeking a student greenhouse research assistant. Responsibilities involve the maintenance of research plants, including routine watering (some weekends) and repotting. Research duties include pollinations, tissue collection and data entry as required by the particular project. The ability to work independently and follow directions, both written and verbal, is essential. Extensive knowledge of plants is not necessary, but students will be expected to develop a basic understanding of botanical terminology. The salary is $9/hour and hours are flexible. To apply, send a letter of interest (include the name and contact information of one reference) and a recent transcript to Professor Miller (jsmiller@amherst.edu) in Biology.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~jsmiller/

Office of Public Affairs Seeks Student Recorders
The Office of Public Affairs seeks student workers to record major co-curricular events for use on the college Website. The student recorders will be asked to attend between one and two events per week, often in the late afternoon or evening; record and edit the audio on equipment provided by the office; and post the audio on the Website using the new CMS. While experience with computers, audio editing and recording equipment is preferred, all students are welcome to apply. Please contact Samuel Masinter '04 at samasinter@amherst.edu with questions or to apply.

Bi-Semester Worship Series Committee Invites Faculty To Read at Services
Bi-Semester services are non-denominational Christian church services that incorporate aspects of the African-American worship style. At each service we ask a member of the faculty to read an excerpt from the Bible. We think it important for the Amherst faculty to be involved in and have a connection to the series, especially as the Committee is composed only of students and staff members. Volunteer readers are needed for Sept. 30, Nov. 11, March 2 and April 6. Services are held in Chapin Chapel from 1 to 3 p.m. and are followed by a catered reception. If you are unavailable to read, please come and partake in the Bi-Semester community. To read, please contact Katherine Chen '08 or Julie Wright '10.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~reladvisors/Events.php

Fidelity Investments Information Session Sept. 20
Seniors interested in finance are invited to attend this information session with representatives from Fidelity Investments Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Career Center. Find out about the different types of opportunities Fidelity offers. Juniors are welcome to attend.

Artist Abelardo Morell to Lecture Sept. 20
On Sept. 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, there will be an artist's lecture by Abelardo Morell in conjunction with the Mead Art Museum exhibition "A Room With a View: The Photography of Abelardo Morell." A reception will follow in the museum.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead

Mead Art Museum Will Host Exhibition on Abelardo Morell; Artist Lecture Sept. 20
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will open "A Room with a View: The Photography of Abelardo Morell." The exhibition surveys the full range of Morell's achievement, from his earliest photographs of the 1960s to his current work, representing virtually every photographic medium he has explored, in color and black-and-white, and including the evocative camera obscura images for which he is best known. The artist will discuss his work in a free public lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium on the Amherst College campus. All are welcome to attend the discussion and a related book signing in Stirn Auditorium, as well as a reception and exhibition viewing at the Mead from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/08/node/20380

Stephan Koplowitz Will Create Site-Specific Performance Sept. 19
While in residence at Amherst, artist Stephan Koplowitz will create a site- specific performance involving Amherst College students and other members of the community on the Neuhoff Sculpture Court in front of the Mead Art Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, with performances at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/08/node/19958/

Morgan Stanley Information Session Sept. 19
Seniors interested in finance are invited to attend this information session presented by representatives from Morgan Stanley Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Alumni House. Juniors are welcome to attend as well.

Author Mark Costello Will Read Wednesday, Sept. 19
Author Mark Costello will read from his work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Pruyne Lecture Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/22128/

Law and Science, Science and Law Seminar Sept. 19
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Clark House 100, Edward K. Cheng, Associate Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, will present "The Clinical-Statistical Controversy in Law." Papers are provided for each event. Please RSVP to Donna Simpter at dmsimpter@amherst.edu and let her know that you would like to receive a copy of the paper.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/political_science/events/law-and-science

The Amherst Element Meeting Sept. 19
The Amherst Element is a brand new science publication looking for students interested in writing about science news, science and culture, science ethics, the history of science or their ongoing thesis work in the sciences. We're meeting Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 9 p.m. in Merrill 315.

Grant Support Available for Senior Projects; Apply by Oct. 1
Support for senior projects is available in the form of grants from the Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund. The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to support senior essay writing, special topics and other comparable independent projects. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for senior projects having to do with the moving image specifically, whether essays, theses or production projects. Additional information and application procedures may be found on the Dean of the Faculty Website at https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/funding/studentfunding. The deadline for submitting requests for the fall semester is Monday, Oct. 1.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/funding/studentfunding

Deadline for Family Weekend Program Listings is Sept. 21
For any student organization, academic department or other group planning a reception, performance or other event during Family Weekend (Nov. 2-4), the deadline for an event to appear in the preliminary program is Friday, Sept. 21, and the deadline for the final program is Friday, Oct. 12. Please send all information to Marcy Larmon at mlarmon@amherst.edu.

Tickets Available for Fall Break Bash '07 Featuring DJ Skribble From MTV Oct. 13
The Program Board is hosting a Fall Break dance party featuring DJ Skribble from MTV on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Alumni Gym. There will be great giveaways and other surprises. Tickets are available in room 107A of the Campus Center.

Artist Lecture: Abelardo Morell Sept. 20
On Thursday, Sept. 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, artist Abelardo Morell will speak about his photography on view at the Mead Art Museum. The exhibit surveys the full range of Morell's artistic output from his earliest photographs of the 1960s to his current work. This exhibition is supported by the Hall and Kate Peterson Fund and the Richard Templeton (Class of 1931) Photography Fund. A reception will follow in the Mead Art Museum, and this event is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead

Pianist Richard Goode to Open 2007-08 Music at Amherst Concert Series on Sept. 20
The Music at Amherst Concert Series will open its 30th season with premier concert pianist Richard Goode on Thursday, Sept. 20. at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Goode will perform a program of Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy and Haydn. Music at Amherst series subscriptions are now on sale.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/08/node/20381/

Free Tai Chi Beginner Class Sept. 20
A free Tai Chi Beginner Class will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Cadigan Center for Religious Life. Throughout the semester, Tai Chi classes meet on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Cadigan Center for Religious Life. For more information contact Dave Mazor at 413/256-8595.

Urban Education Information Session Sept. 20
Students interested in inner-city teaching during Interterm should attend this session about the Urban Education Internship Program. Join Dean Bekki Lee to learn about the program, find out about the application process, time lines, etc. on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather 115).

Physics Pizza Party Sept. 20
There will be a pizza party on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Merrill 114 for physics majors and those interested in physics. Please RSVP to Ellen Feld at effeld@amherst.edu.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/physics/seminars_and_colloquia/schedule_2007-2008

M&T Bank Info Session Sept. 20
Join representatives from M&T Bank at this information session, where they will discuss their Management Development Program. This event will take place in the Cole Assembly Room (Converse Hall Red Room) on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 8:00 p.m.

Room Change: Fidelity Info Session Sept. 20
Seniors interested in finance are invited to attend this information session with representatives from Fidelity Investments Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. in COLE ASSEMBLY - The Red Room in Converse. Find out about the different types of opportunities Fidelity offers. Juniors are welcome to attend.

In Memoriam: Denise Watkins
The Johnson Chapel Flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Denise Watkins of Bayeux, France, who passed away on Dec. 16, 2006. Watkins was an associate in French from 1970 through her retirement in 1978.

Printer and Oliphant Press Founder Ronald Gordon Will Lecture Sept. 21
Ronald Gordon, a leading printer and typographic designer who founded the Oliphant Press in New York, will speak on "The Oliphant Press: Tradition & Transformation" at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Archives and Special Collections of Robert Frost Library at Amherst College. A reception will follow. Both events are open to the public at no charge.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~pubaff/news/news_releases/2007_2008/2007_08GordonOliphant.html

Teaching & Learning Lunch Sept. 21
More international students, more students interning and studying abroad and more curricular focus on global issues: what are the implications for the faculty, students and campus life? Why do students go abroad? How does this influence what they do when they return? What connections do students make between their studies abroad and their studies at Amherst? Share your views with one another and with Janna Behrens, our new study abroad adviser and a few recently returned study abroad students. This lunch will be held Friday, Sept. 21, at noon in the Mullins/Faerber Rooms of the Lewis- Sebring Dining Commons in Valentine Hall. Lunch will be provided.

Yom Kippur Schedule Sept. 21-22
On Friday, Sept. 21, join us for a 5:15 p.m. dinner at Cadigan Center for Religious Life and a 6 p.m. Kol Nidre Service in Chapin Chapel. On Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., services will be held in Chapin Chapel. Services will be held again from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Chapin Chapel followed by dinner at Cadigan. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

John Quincy Adams in Russia Sept. 23
To mark the 200th anniversary of the establishment of official diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia, the Center for Russian Culture will host a dramatic presentation that celebrates this significant anniversary and the life of our first ambassador to Russia. The program will take the form of a dramatic dialog between Adams' biographer Dr. Lynn Parsons and professional actor and scriptwriter Jim Cooke. Cooke has portrayed such figures from the past as Calvin Coolidge, Daniel Webster and William Lloyd Garrison. The event will take place at the Center for Russian Culture (Webster Hall, 2nd floor) on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. A reception will follow.

“Poetry 101: How to Read an Emily Dickinson Poem” Sunday, Sept. 23
Join writer and scholar Joanne Dobson for a discussion of the joys-and some of the problems-of reading Dickinson's brilliant poems. "This is my letter to the World": How to Read an Emily Dickinson Poem will take place free of charge at the Amherst Women's Club, 35 Triangle St., Amherst, Mass., at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/21191/

Economics Speaker Gregory Clark Sept. 23
On Sunday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Professor Gregory Clark will be speaking on "Genetically Capitalist? The Malthusian Era and the Formation of Modern Preferences." Clark is a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis, and is author of the recently published book, "A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World" (Princeton University Press, 2007). He has written numerous articles in the field of economic history, and his main area of research is long-run economic growth and the wealth of nations, with particular focus on the economic history of England and India. Clark's visit is sponsored by the Economics Department.

Grammy-Nominated Senegalese Kora Player Youssoupha Sidibe to Perform Sept. 23
Senegalese Kora player Youssoupha Sidibe will give a concert in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. The event is open to the public at no charge. Seating is by general admission.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/22725/

Interterm Musical Auditions Sept. 23
The 2008 Amherst College Interterm musical is the Kander & Ebb/Bob Fosse erotic and subversive Broadway production and hit movie Cabaret, winner of 12 Tony and eight Academy Awards. Based on Christopher Isherwood's "Berlin Stories" and set in the sexually unhinged subculture of the waning days of the Weimar Republic, Cabaret tells of emigre American writer Cliff, who falls for Sally Bowles, a performer at the notoriously debauched Kit Kat Klub (overseen by the flamboyant Emcee in a role made famous by Joel Grey and Alan Cummings). With Cliff's bisexuality and Sally's ambitions for stardom, their relationship proves as stable as the Deutschmark. Auditions will be held this Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. Contact amherstcabaret@gmail.com for information or to reserve an audition time.

Psychology Department Majors Meeting Sept. 23
All psychology majors are invited to attend the annual fall meeting for majors in Porter Lounge, Converse Hall, at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. This occasion gives us an opportunity to meet socially in an informal setting and conduct some brief, but important business for psychology majors (and potential majors) about changes to the psychology curriculum, course offerings and requirements.

Study Abroad Fair Sept. 24
Students interested in studying abroad are invited to attend the Amherst College Study Abroad Fair on Monday, Sept. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Friedmann Room of the Keefe Campus Center. More than 35 different study-abroad programs from around the world will be represented. Attend the fair and talk to representatives from the programs, pick up program materials and get informed.

Simon Kucher Information Session Sept. 24
Seniors interested in consulting are invited to attend this info session with representatives from Simon-Kucher & Partners on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center. More information about the firm and their positions can be found by students in our Experience database (login required). See the below link for details. The application deadline for these positions is Oct. 4.
For more information: amherst.erecruiting.com/er/security/login.jsp

Writing Center Workshop on Citation and Avoiding Plagiarism Sept. 24
Come join us for this workshop on Monday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Charles Pratt Common Room. Find out how to properly paraphrase, take a plagiarism self- test, learn about web resources and ask questions of the Writing Center staff.

Stephan Koplowitz – REVEALED at Mead Art Museum Sept. 12-25
The Mead Art Museum and the Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance will present REVEALED, a site-adaptive public art installation and performance event that will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 12-25. Central to the installation and event is a walk-in camera obscura that will be erected on the Main Quad of Amherst College. The optical effects of this centuries-old device of natural cinema alter perceptions of space and scale so that a familiar scene appears transformed. At Amherst, Stephan Koplowitz will focus the camera's lens on the façade of the Mead Art Museum and the landmark Stearns Bell Tower. Invited to walk through the camera obscura, visitors will find that their view of the Mead is literally turned upside down.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/08/node/19958/

The Stony Library of Edward Hitchcock Displayed at the Museum of Natural History Starting Sept. 25
The Stony Library of Edward Hitchcock, a collection of fossil footprints in natural "stony volumes," is on display in the Museum of Natural History. Amherst's third president and first natural historian, Hitchcock collected and studied dinosaur footprints preserved in the Jurassic strata of the Connecticut Valley. He assembled the layers of rock containing tracks into hinged books originally displayed in Appleton Cabinet in the 1840s. Not normally exhibited, the "stony library" will be on display from Sept. 25 to Jan. 6, 2008. This exhibit is part of Museums10 Bookmarks, a region-wide celebration, and is open during the museum's regular hours.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/museumofnaturalhistory/

Student Security Needs Workers; Apply by Sept. 27
Students interested in working for Student Security should send applications to stusec@amherst.edu by Sept. 27 to be considered for employment for the first semester.

Tai Chi Classes Offered on Thursdays
Religious Life sponsors free Tai Chi classes on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Cadigan Center for Religious LIfe, 38 Woodside Ave. For more information contact David Mazor at 356-8595, or dmazor@amherst.edu.

Student Mellon Research Intern Position Available
Professor Ron Tiersky is taking applications for a Mellon Student Intern position in political science. The job involves research in European politics and especially France. Fully fluent reading capacity in French is necessary.

Study, Socialize or Just Sit: The Museum is for You!
The study gallery on the second floor of the Museum of Natural History is open to all Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Amherst students can also access the gallery Wednesday through Sunday fom 7 to 10 p.m. Use your Amherst ID at the back door of the Earth Science building and go up two floors to the museum. Studying within 50 feet of extinct Ice Age mammals is rumored to improve test scores by at least 17%. True? Find out for yourself. WiFi and comfy chairs available.
For more information: amherst.edu/museumofnaturalhistory

Law Panel: Cornell, Stanford, Duke & NYU Program Discussion Sept. 25
Join admissions representatives from the law schools at Cornell, Stanford, Duke and NYU as they discuss their programs and admissions processes, and offer tips on composing a personal statement for your application. The event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather 115).

Italian Language Table Begins Sept. 25
Please join members of the Italian Club in the mezzanine of Valentine on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to brush up on and speak in Italian over lunch. Our first meeting is on Sept. 25. We hope to see you there!

TIAA-CREF Presentation - Investment Options Sept. 25
Come to a TIAA-CREF session about the investment options in your Amherst College retirement plan. Presentations will be held in the Friedmann Room at the Keefe Campus Center at 12:30 and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~hr/Announcement/TiaacrefInvestmentoptions.html

Professor Guttmann (English and American Studies) Shares a Prize
A multidisciplinary collection of essays to which Professor Allen Guttmann contributed an essay on sports spectators has received the annual book prize offered by the Modernist Studies Association. The book, entitled simply "Crowds," was edited by Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Tiews and published by Stanford Unversity Press (2006). The rumor that Professor Guttmann's share comes to $500,000 is unfounded.

Author Sue Miller Will Read Wednesday, Sept. 26
Author Sue Miller will read from her work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2007/09/node/22727/

Discussion of Debt Relief Sept. 26
Did you know that the world's poorest countries pay five times more in debt repayment to wealthy nations than for their own health and education programs? The African and Caribbean Union will be conducting a discussion on debt relief and other development issues along with clips from the African film "Bamako" on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. in Chapin 101.

Cross Cultural Solutions Info Session Sept. 26
Students interested in international opportunities are invited to attend this info session offered by Cross Cultural Solutions on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Law without Nations Talk -- Western Imperialism and Islamic Law, Sept. 26
The Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought has invited Margaret Kohn, professor of political science at the University of Toronto, to give a talk at Amherst College on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 4:30 in Clark 100. Her talk is titled "Western Imperialism and Islamic Law." Copies of Professor Kohn's paper will be available prior to the lecture. To obtain a copy, contact Karen Underwood at 542-2380 or klunderwood@amherst.edu. All members of the Five College Community are invited to attend.

Gallery Talk with Guest Curator Michael Kasper Sept. 27
Guest curator Michael Kasper will give a gallery talk on "Off the Shelf: Artists' Books from Amherst College Collections" on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Fairchild Gallery at the Mead Art Museum. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Support for the exhibition is provided by the David Mesker (Class of 1953) Fund and the Julia A. Whitney Fund.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead

Physics Seminar Sept. 27
On Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill 3 with a tea beforehand in Merrill 214 at 4:15, Dr. David Haviland, KTH (Sweden) and the University of Massachusetts, will speak on "Nonlinearities, Parametric Amplification and Noise Squeezing in Superconducting Microresonators."

Sept . 27 Meeting -- Study Abroad in Madrid with the Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain!
There will be a general information meeting on the Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain (study abroad for a semester or for a year) on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Barrett Library (Barrett Hall).Hamilton College professors Jessica Burke and Victoria Rivera Cordero will be available to answer any questions about the program. Sponsored by the Career Center.
For more information: www.hamilton.edu/academics/hcays/

The Education Job Search Workshop Sept. 27
Join Dean Bekki Lee on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center for information on how to go about finding a job in the field of education.

Getting a Jump on January Internships Sept. 27
Students interested in January internships should attend this workshop with Debra Krumholz to find out what the best tools and strategies are for your search on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

 
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