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Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations in a Diverse World March 31
Students interested in careers in the communications fields are invited to attend this talk by Bill Imada, chairman and CEO of the IW Group, a full-service communications firm specializing in the growing multicultural markets here in the US. With more than a decade of experience in marketing, public relations, advertising and training, Imada and his company have and continue to represent some of the top global brands, including Met Life, McDonald's USA, Wal-Mart Stores, Nike, Merrill Lynch, American Airlines, GlaxoSmithKline, AT&T and many others. Join us on Monday, March 31, at 4 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall, Earth Science 107. This event is sponsored by the Career Center, the Advertising Education Foundation and the Asian Students Association.

Lecture: Time for Nature and the Nature of Time March 31
Rebecca Kneale Gould, associate professor of religion and affiliate in environmental studies at Middlebury College, will speak on "Environment, Consumption and the Missing Variable", Monday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 113. Her book, At Home in Nature: Modern Homesteading and Spiritual Practice in America, is an ethnographic and historical study of back-to-the-land experiments based on her research at the homestead of Helen and Scott Nearing. Her current research project is entitled "Religion on the Ground: The New Environmentalism of Religious Institutions," and is funded by the Louisville Institute. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Willis D. Wood Fund and the Religion Department.

Biology Department Lecture March 31
Dr. Rebecca E. Irwin from the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, will present "The role of floral traits in pollination and plant defense" on Monday, March 31, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

Thomas Barnett, "The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century" March 31
On Monday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Thomas Barnett will discuss his New York Times best- selling book "The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century." Barnett is a strategic planner who has worked in national security affairs since the end of the Cold War. He currently serves as senior managing director at Enterra Solutions where he works within government circles as a forecaster of global conflict and an expert of military transformation, as well as within corporate circles as a management consultant and conference presenter on issues relating to international security and economic globalization. Barnett also writes for a number of publications and is a contributing editor to Esquire.

Mao Wherever You Go: Lecture April 1
Posters and badges, cushions, cups, and clocks and the art of repetition in revolutionary China will be the subject of a talk by Professor Barbara Mittler, Heidelberg University, on Monday, April 1, at 4 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall. Sponsored by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund, the Tagliabue Fund and the department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Steps to Study Abroad April 1
Students interested in studying abroad are invited to attend this informational session. Learn about application processes, deadlines and more. Join Director of International Experience Dean Janna Behrens on Tuesday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center. This program will be repeated throughout the semester.

Office of the President Seeks Student Ushers April 2-5; Apply Now
The Office of the President is looking to hire students to serve as ushers for the Spring Colloquia. The colloquia are April 2-3 and 4-5. Responsibilities will include facilitating colloquium registration, accompanying guest speakers to various venues and greeting program participants. Hours will vary, and the pay is $9 an hour. If you are interested in this position, please contact Stephanie Brown at snbrown@amherst or intercolloq@amherst.edu as soon as possible.

Recyclemania—The Final Stretch Run
The 10-week Recyclemania competition is nearing an end and we need your help. So far, Amherst has done very well in this competition (we participate in the Per-Capita Classic, the original RecycleMania competition). Amherst remains in the top 10 nationally (ninth out of 158 schools). Amherst is still #1 in Massachusetts, leading such peers as Williams, Tufts, Harvard, Mount Holyoke, Smith and UMass. Among the NESCAC schools, we are almost tied with Connecticut College, whom we trail by only fractions of a pound per person. We need one last big push over the next week. Students with old notes, magazines or newspapers or offices with old files to recycle should recycle them now to help us get to #1.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/campuslife/greenamherst/recycling/recycle_mania

ubuntu.kuqala Online Digital Media Arts Exhibition at Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival March 31-April 6
Co-curated by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Dale Hudson, ubuntu.kuqala showcases an array of visually stunning and politically provocative new media from around the globe for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. Hudson and co-curator Sharon Lin Tay will give talks on the exhibition at the festival. The online exhibit can be accessed through the festival Web site by clicking on the link below. FLEFF is a one-week multimedia interarts extravaganza that reboots the environment and sustainability into a larger global conversation, embracing issues including wars, health, diseases, music, digital arts, cinemas, popular cultures, fine arts, experimental media, literature, economics, archives, AIDS, women's rights and human rights.
For more information: www.ithaca.edu/fleff/exhibitons/ubuntu/

Biology Department Lecture April 2
Andrea C. Dose, Ph.D., Specialist in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will present "Class III Myosins in Eyes and Ears" on Wednesday, April 2, at 5 p.m. in Merrill 131.

Romantic Journeys—An Afternoon of German Art Songs April 2
The German Department cordially invites you to an afternoon of German art songs, featuring music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Conradin Kreutzer, Franz Schubert, Gustav Mahler and Othmar Schoeck, performed by Peter W. Shea, Gregory Hayes '73, Monica Jakuc Leverett, Alison Wahl '08 and Andrea Kahn '08. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Come to Porter House on Wednesday, April 2, at 4 p.m.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/events

Seniors: Nominate Your Commencement Class Speakers and Honorary Class Members!
On Wednesday, April 2, nominations will be accepted for Class of 2008 Commencement Speakers and honorary members of the Class of 2008. Graduating seniors should watch their e-mail Tuesday for important information on nominating student Commencement speakers and honorary class members.

Gender Trouble: A New Publication; Meeting April 2
Gender Trouble will be the first ever anonymous magazine on campus devoted entirely to gender issues. You can write, draw, edit, do layout or be involved in any way you want. This magazine is intended to be a true forum for students who have something to say about anything related to gender. Come to the first meeting for the magazine on Wednesday, April 2, at 8:30 p.m. in The Women's Center (lower level, Keefe Campus Center). If you can't make the meeting, contact aayden11 for more information.

Faculty Dance Concert April 24-26
The Amherst College Dance/Theater Faculty Concert will be held April 24-26 at 8 p.m. in Kirby Theater. The Amherst College Department of Theater & Dance is pleased to present a faculty dance/theater concert in Kirby Theater. The concert offers a rich diversity of themes and approaches to dance, featuring choreography and performances by Amherst College dance/theater faculty and guest artists. Included in the program will be premieres by Tom Vacanti, Ariel Cohen, Fritha Pengelly and Candice Salyers, as well as recent works by Marilyn Sylla and Bamidele Drummers and Dancers, Cathy Nicoli and Wendy Woodson. Tickets are free; reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 413-542-2277.

Mead Art Museum Artist Lecture with Zoulikha Bouabdellah April 3
On Thursday, April 3, 4:30 p.m., there will be an artist lecture with Zoulikha Bouabdellah, artist in residence with the Department of Art and Art History, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather) with a reception to follow at the Mead Art Musuem. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead/exhibitions

Joseph E. Stiglitz '64 and William Easterly to Discuss Reducing Global Poverty April 3
Joseph E. Stiglitz '64, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics and professor of economics at Columbia University, and William Easterly, former research economist at the World Bank, will participate in a discussion titled "Reducing Global Poverty" at Amherst College on Thursday, April 3. The event, an open forum which will take place on campus at 7 p.m. in Converse Hall's Cole Assembly Room, is part of the Amherst College Colloquium Series (ACCS) and is free and open to the public. A book-signing will follow.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/42575/

Physics Seminar April 3
Thomas Powers of Brown University will give a physics seminar on Thursday, April 3, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill Lecture Room 3. Tea/cookies will be served at 4:15 in Merrill 204.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/physics/seminars_and_colloquia/schedule_2007-2008

The Evolving Job Search April 3
Seniors and others curious about the serendipity of the job search are invited to come to this chat with Boris Buleyev '07. Buleyev had an interesting and unexpected path in his job search and will be back to talk about the twists and turns his search took and how to make your network work for you. He currently works for business incubator Loeb Enterprises, founded by Michael Loeb '77. Join us for this event on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m. in the Career Center. Refreshments will be served.

Never Perfect Screening and Workshop with Director Regina Park April 3
The Asian Students Association has invited director Regina Park for a screening of her new film, "Never Perfect," on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather 115). As popular media moves toward a generic and idealized notion of beauty, women all over the world battle the influences affecting their body image and self- perceptions in the race to achieve "perfection." "Never Perfect" explores a Vietnamese-American woman's struggle with popular conceptions of beauty and body image in her decision to undergo cosmetic surgery. The screening will be followed by a workshop. This event is sponsored by the ASA, the WAGS Department and the Interdepartmental Fund.

Gail Dines to Speak on Intimacy, Identity and Sex(ism) in Pornographic Culture April 3
On Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, there will be a media presentation by Dr. Gail Dines, professor of sociology at Wheelock College. Dines uses examples of mainstream pornography, magazines, television shows and movies to explore how masculinity and femininity are shaped by a consumer-driven, image-based culture and the ways in which public images spill over into private worlds. The presentation is brought to you as part of Healthy Relationships Week and is sponsored by the AAS, Student Activities, WAGS, the Social Council, the Program Board, the President's Office, the Gender Collaborative and Health Education.

Mentalist Duo The Evasons to Perform April 3
Come see ACPB present world-renowned mentalist duo Jeff and Tess Evason on Thursday, April 3, at 8 p.m. in the Friedmann Room.

Symposium on Jewish Writings April 4 and 5
On April 4 and 5, Amherst College will honor the life and career of John J. Collins, Yale Divinity School's Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation and one of America's preeminent biblical scholars, with a symposium titled "The Other in Second Temple Judaism." Featuring longtime colleagues and students of the gathering's namesake in addition to the man himself, the conference will explore many of the issues and areas within biblical and Hellenistic Jewish writings on which Collins has shed light during his long and distinguished career. The symposium will be held in the Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/41063/

Senior Projects in Choreography April 3-5
"So then we" by Lucille Jun '08 and "At a Short Distance" by Melissa Rodis '08 will be performed April 3-5 at 8 p.m. in Kirby Theater. As part of her senior honors thesis in choreography, Jun will present "so then we," a 40-minute piece that reveals intricate layers of interaction between the self and others. The nature of relationships is explored through several sections existing in different times and spaces. Acceptance and rejection are conveyed as both conscious and unconscious decisions that have a profound effect on an individual's sense of self. In order to create a world on the edge of both utter loneliness and poignant human connection, "At a Short Distance," by Rodis, combines sequences of personal solos, duets and trios exploring a range of contact in movement with more expansive images of desire and longing. A dynamic cast of very individual female dancers speaks to the transitory forces in life, the difficulty of establishing human relationships and of every person's need to do so. The performances feature new designs by Kathy Couch, Claire Kiechel, Raina Sutton and Chaoxiong You. Tickets are free, and no reservations are required.

Arts and Communications Fellowships; Application Deadline April 4
The Career Center will be giving out several small awards to help make it possible for students to do summer internships in the arts and/or communications. Examples of the fields that would fit the requirements for this fellowship are advertising, marketing, writing for a magazine or newspaper, theater, film, TV, art or history museums. Applications are available on the Career Center Web site and are due by April 4. All current Amherst College students are eligible to apply.

Emily Dickinson Museum to Host Acclaimed Writer Galway Kinnell April 6
The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens presents acclaimed poet Galway Kinnell on Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Kinnell will read a selection of his favorite poems, including those by Emily Dickinson as well as some of his own work. A reception and book-signing will follow the program, which is part of "A little Madness in the Spring," the museum's local annual celebration of National Poetry Month in April.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/41978

Choosing a Major Workshop April 6
You are invited to an interactive workshop and Q&A with the Academic Peer Mentors with 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 and cider will be served. The workshop will be Sunday, April 6, at 8 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring (Valentine Dining Hall).
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/peer_mentors

GROW Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament April 5 and 6
Global Rights of Women is hosting a three-on-three basketball tournament on April 5 and 6. Proceeds will go to American Assistance for Cambodia, a nonprofit that works to improve schooling in rural Cambodia and combat the social situation that leaves young girls open to sex trafficking. The beginner tournament starts at noon on Saturday, April 5, in Alumni Gym. The advanced tournament will be held Sunday, April 6, in LeFrak. Teams can be three to five people. Sign up at our table in Keefe or Valentine or contact mwhittenberger10@amherst.edu before April 4. Also, whether you want to play or not, please let us know if you'd be willing to referee a few games!
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/campuslife/studentgroups/grow/growevents

Senior Thesis in Composition by Eon Ho Song '08 April 5
"Wild Rabbit: A Symphonic Tone Poem," an original composition by senior music major Eon Ho Song '08, will be presented in Buckley Recital Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. Eon will be conducting a group of 23 student and professional musicians in this reflective and personal work.

Wesley Clark and Andrew J. Bacevich to Discuss Reinstating the National Draft April 5
Wesley K. Clark, 2004 presidential candidate and retired four-star U.S. Army General, and Andrew J. Bacevich, Boston University professor of international relations and former U.S. Army Colonel, will participate in a discussion titled "Reinstating the National Draft" on Saturday, April 5. The event, which will take place on campus at 1 p.m. in Johnson Chapel and will also include a book-signing at its conclusion, is part of the Amherst College Colloquium Series (ACCS) and is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/42576/

Symphony Orchestra to Perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony April 13
The Amherst College Symphony Orchestra invites newly admitted students of the Class of 2012, the campus community and the general public to a very special event: a performance of Beethoven's dramatic, powerful and hugely famous Fifth Symphony in C minor, conducted by Music Director Mark Lane Swanson. Also on the program is contemporary composer John Adams' moving setting of the Walt Whitman poem "The Wound Dresser," Kyle Ferrill, baritone soloist; and Charles Ives' "The Unaswered Question." Daniel Curtis '08 conducts both the Adams and Ives, and Benjamin Abelson '08 is trumpet soloist in the Ives. The performance takes place Sunday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. and is free with general, unreserved seating. Coming early is strongly encouraged.

Author Gabriel Fried to Read His Work at Amherst College April 22
Author Gabriel Fried will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College's Fayerweather Hall. 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/2008/04/node/43751/

New Vistas in Social Problem Solving: Lisbeth Shorr Lecture April 8
Lisbeth Schorr, director of The Project on Effective Interventions and Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard University, has woven many strands of experience with social policy, community building, education and human service programs together to become a national authority on "what works" to improve the future of disadvantaged children, families and neighborhoods. Her most recently published book, "Common Purpose: Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods to Rebuild America," was said by William Julius Wilson to be "what this country needs now more than ever." The Center for Community Engagement invites her to speak on her approaches to social problem solving on Tuesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/cce

Artist Conversation with Copeland Fellow Daniel Kojo April 7
On Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a presentation and artist conversation with Afro-German painter and Copeland Fellow Daniel Kojo at the Mead Art Museum with a reception to follow. A series of his recent paintings, titled “brother Beethoven,” reflects on the encounter between European and African cultures in the context of the African Diaspora. Many of his paintings feature the recurring motif of the afronaut—a ghostly visual presence based loosely on Lee “Scratch” Perry, a Jamaican record producer and kind of postmodern shaman whose provocative and enigmatic persona challenges notions of stable “racial” identity. Kojo’s work is currently part of a new exhibition titled “The Third Space: Cultural Identity Today” which considers cultural identity in a global society and explores the effects of displacement, alienation, exile, diaspora, transnationalism, hybridity and cosmopolitanism. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/mead/exhibitions

Dartmouth Medical School Information Session April 7
Students considering medical school are invited to attend this information session offered by Sally Hillman-Redman, associate dean of admissions for Dartmouth Medical School. Please join us to learn more about the programs at Dartmouth and to get insights from an admissions professional on Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Merrill 4.

Law Without Nations Lecture April 7
The LJST Department's Law Without Nations Lecture Series presents Jeremy Elkins, assistant professor of political science at Bryn Mawr College. He will deliver a lecture titled "W(h)ither the State?" on Monday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Clark 100. Professor Elkins' interests are primarily at the intersection of political and legal theory and the study of institutions. He has written on the idea of constitutional rights, the relation of popular sovereignty and constitutionalism and the nature of legal rules and is currently writing on the function of war as a metaphor in domestic and foreign policy and on a book about our competing commitments to the idea of law. Copies of Professor Elkins' paper will be available prior to the lecture. To obtain a copy, contact Karen Underwood at klunderwood@amherst.edu.

Jones Prize for Seniors and E's; Deadline April 7
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 (including 2008Es) who has written an honors thesis that addresses a present or future issue of concern to black people in Africa and the Diaspora. Submission 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 Cooper House 108 no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, April 7. The Jones Prize will be awarded at Senior Assembly.

Pre-Registration for Fall 2008 Begins April 7
Between Monday, April 7, and Friday, April 11, all students who plan to enroll in the 2008 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 3. 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.

Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Looking at Asian Americans and Mental Illness April 7
Incisive writer and performer Kristina Wong mixes sharp humor and psychology in this swear-to-god-not- autobiographical, serio-comic portrayal of the high incidence of anxiety, depression and mental illness among Asian American women. Wong will perform excerpts of her critically acclaimed show, to be followed by a community discussion with students, faculty and staff from the Counseling Center. Join us on Monday, April 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center. Presented by ASA

Junior Jumpstart Series Begins April 8
Juniors: Are you starting to think about next year? Are you wondering about the job search? Graduate school? Applying for fellowships? Do you want to know what to expect, so that you can be ready when you return in the fall? The Career Center presents the Junior Jumpstart series of events that will give you a leg up in your planning. Please join us for one or all of the sessions of the series. Part One, April 8 at 7 p.m.: "Is Grad School in Your Future?", a dessert event held in Porter Lounge. Part Two, April 17 at 4:30 p.m.: "The National Fellowship Process and Experience", a dinner event in Lewis- Sebring. Part Three: "Preparing for the Job Search Networking Dinner", April 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Lewis-Sebring. RSVP in Experience.

Internships: The Basics April 8
Students just starting to think about a summer internships are invited to this introductory workshop on finding an internship. Dean Debra Krumholz will take you through the basics using our online search tools. Please bring your laptop if you have one. The workshop will be held Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

Lecture by Jean-Philippe Mathy April 8
Jean-Philippe Mathy will give a lecture titled "The Debate on Affirmative Action in France" on Tuesday, April 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115). Mathy is professor of French, comparative literature, criticism and interpretive theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champlain. He is the author of French Resistance: The French-American Culture Wars (University of Minnesota Press, 2000) and Extrême-Occident: French Intellectuals and America (University of Chicago Press, 1993). The lecture, which will be given in English, and the reception are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the French Department and the Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust.

Construction and Playing of Classical Guitars April 8
On April 8 in the common room of North Dorm at 7:30 p.m., the accomplished classical guitarist Dix McComas will be playing 20th-century music from Latin America-- by Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Manuel Ponce (Mexico) and Abel Carlevaro (Uruguay)--and some pieces by Bach and Elizabethan composer John Dowland. To show how closely the music is tied to the design of the instrument itself, Dix will have on hand two different guitars, representing the two major strands of Spanish guitar construction. He will explain their differences in construction and how that affects each guitar's tonality.

Harvard Scholar to Discuss New Vistas in Social Problem Solving April 8
Lisbeth B. (Lee) Schorr, lecturer in social medicine at Harvard University and director of the Project on Effective Interventions and its Pathways Mapping Initiative, will discuss "New Vistas in Social Problem Solving" at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Fayerweather Hall. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/43724

Anthropology in a World of War: History, Ethics, & Conflicting Responsibilities April 9
David Price, Professor of Anthropology at St. Martin's University, will speak on "Anthropology in a World of War" on April 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall. The rich body of largely unexamined records of anthropologists' engagements with military and intelligence agencies during the First and Second World Wars and Cold War are considered in light of current plans to harness anthropology in the Terror War. Price is the author of "American Intelligence: The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War" (Duke, 2008). The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Dean of Faculty, the Lamont Lecture Fund and the Anthropology-Sociology Department. It is free and open to the public.

Barbara Browning to Speak April 9
Barbara Browning will speak on "O Corpo Fechado: Healing Communities" on Wednesday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. Browning teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. She is the author of "Samba: Resistance in Motion" and "Infectious Rhythm: Metaphors of Contagion and the Spread of African Culture. Her work focuses on expressive culture in Brazil and the African diaspora. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Amherst College Spanish Department and the Lamont Lecture Fund.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline D. Keyes
The Johnson Chapel Flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Jacqueline D. Keyes, who passed away on April 3. Keyes was the widow of Robert E. Keyes, who worked at the college from 1973 to 1993 as a security officer, and then from 1993 until his death in 2004 as an employee of Dining Services.

Edwin Macharia to Speak on "The State of Affairs in Kenya" April 22
Edwin Macharia '01, Kenyan political activist and associate partner with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, will deliver a talk titled "The State of Affairs in Kenya" Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College's Converse Hall. The event, which is sponsored by Amherst's President's Office, is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/44841

German Film Series: Just an Ordinary Jew April 10
When successful journalist Emanuel Goldfarb (Ben Becker) receives an earnest request from a local schoolteacher to speak to a group of students about what it means to be Jewish man in today's Germany, it triggers a private emotional avalanche. Co-sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival and Amherst College Hillel, the film will be shown April 10 in Stirn Auditorium at 4 and 7:30 p.m.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/film_series

Conserving Russia's Wilderness: Life and Love in the Russian Countryside April 10
Conservation biologist and author Laura Williams, founding director of the World Wildlife Fund's first Russian offices, will talk about her life and work in remote nature preserves in central Russia and on the Kamchatka peninsula, in the Russian Far East. She will illustrate her talk with photographs taken by her husband, Igor Shpilyonok, an internationally-known nature photographer, and discuss her new book, The Stork's Nest: Life and Love in the Russian Countryside, on Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 pm in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture (Webster Hall, second floor). This event is sponsored by the Russian Department, Center for Russian Culture and Russian House.

Academic Peer Mentor Information Session April 10
Learn more about what it mean to become an Academic Peer Mentor! The information session will be Thursday, April 10 at 5 pm in Converse 208. Applications are due April 17.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/peer_mentors/apply

Mead Art Marks the Fifth Anniversary of the Looting of the Iraq Museum, April 10
On Thursday, April 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, in conjunction with SAFE (Saving Antiquities for Everyone), will participate in a global observance marking the five-year anniversary of the looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad with a film screening, two gallery talks and a candlelight vigil. The events, which are free and open to the public, also resonate with the Mead's current exhibition, The Third Space: Cultural Identity Today.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/44557

Physics Seminar April 10
Kiko Galvez of Colgate University will give a physics seminar on Thursday, April 10, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill Lecture Room 3. Tea/cookies will be served at 4:15 in Merrill 204.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/physics/seminars_and_colloquia/schedule_2007-2008

Class of 2008 Alumni Class Officer Nominations Sought; Deadline April 10
Calling all nominations for Class of 2008 alumni class officers! Positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reunion chair and Webmaster. Each is a five-year position. Each interested candidate should send his or her name, position sought and a brief paragraph describing interests and experience to Anthony Jack '07, alumni fellow, at aajack@amherst.edu. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, April 10.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/alumni/volunteers/classofficers

Applying to Law School April 10
Juniors and seniors considering law school should attend this workshop with pre-law adviser Dean Bekki Lee on Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m. in the Career Center. Get information about time-lines, processes and more. Students planning to submit applications to law school during the current academic year who have not yet attended a law school application workshop are encouraged to attend.

Professor Lucia M. Suárez to Deliver Talk April 10
Lucia M. Suárez, associate professor of Spanish, will give the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture on "Ruins of Cuba: Memories of Havana," a section of her book in progress, "Looking for Cuba: Imagining a Nation," on Thursday, April 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni House. The talk will be followed by a reception for the author; both are free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/42213

Author Stephen Yenser to Read His Work April 10
Author Stephen Yenser will read from his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Pruyne Lecture Hall Fayerweather Hall. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/42574/

Twist for a Cure: Giant Twister Benefit April 10
In preparation for the Five College Relay for Life's attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest Twister board, the Amherst Relay for Life chapter will be holding our own giant Twister game. How flexible are you? Come to the Freidmann room on Thursday, April 10, at 9 p.m. for some snacks, music and the game you may have played too often in junior high. There is a recommended $5 entry fee that will go straight to the Five College Relay's attempt to raise $225,000 for cancer research and services for cancer patients. This event is co-sponsored by ACPB and SoCo. We are also collecting 200+ Twister boards for the World Record attempt. Willing to lend us one? (it can be retued) Contact relayforlife@amherst.edu.
For more information: main.acsevents.org/rflmafivecollege

Final Steps to Study Abroad Meeting of the Semester April 10
Sophomores interested in studying abroad next year who have not come to one of these meetings should attend. This is the last session before Declaration of Intent must be submitted, so if you don't know what that means, come to this meeting! It will be held Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Career Center.

2007-08 Faculty Colloquium Series: Judith Frank April 11
Professor of English Judith Frank will be presenting "Noah's Ark, A Novel- in-Progress" in the Faerber Room of Lewis-Sebring on Friday, April 11, from noon to 1 p.m. This event is sponsored by the 2007-08 Faculty Colloquium Series.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/political_science/events/faculty-colloquium

Shakespeare and the Psychiatrists April 11
Paul McHugh, a Henry Phipps Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will speak on "Shakespeare and the Psychiatrists" on Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in the Lewis Sebring Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~americanfounding/

The Newspaper Wars in New York and the Battle of Ideas April 12
Seth Lipsky, editor of The New York Sun, will speak on "The Newspaper Wars in New York and the Battle of Ideas" on Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m. in the Lewis Sebring Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~americanfounding/

Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology April 12; Preregister Online by April 7
On April 12, the annual meeting of the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall. Professor of Music Jeffers Engelhardt and the Five College Ethnomusicologists will host the meeting, which will feature the presentations of the academic papers of various scholars in the field, including University of Massachusetts graduate student Maho Ishiguro and Smith College undergraduate Laila Plamondon. Also scheduled are participatory workshops with the Five College African Drum Ensemble and shape note singing by Hampshire College professor and Amherst alumnus Tim Eriksen '88. Pre-register online by April 7.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/43522

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate Program; Apply by April 11
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. Questions about eligibility should be directed to Professor Castro Alves at jcastroalves@amherst.edu. Applications and program description are available in the Spanish Department Office (Barrett 201). Completed applications must be returned to the Spanish Department Office by Friday, April 11.

George Marshall and Civic Wisdom April 12
Lt. General Josiah Bunting III (ret.), president of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, will speak on "George Marshall and Civic Wisdom" on Saturday, April 12, at 9:30 a.m. in Porter Lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~americanfounding/

The Chicken versus the Eagle: How Jews from Brooklyn Broke the New Deal April 12
Amity Shlaes, author of "The Forgotten Man" and senior fellow of economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations, will speak on "The Chicken versus the Eagle: How Jews from Brooklyn Broke the New Deal" on Saturday, April 12, at 10:45 a.m. in Porter Lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~americanfounding/

A View of the Political Landscape from Capitol Hill April 12
Noah Silverman '92 from the Republican Jewish Coalition, will speak on "A View of the Political Landscape from Capitol Hill" on Saturday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. in the Lewis Sebring Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~americanfounding/

Sex and Surgery: Surgeries Without Illness April 12
Paul McHugh, a Henry Phipps Professor of Psychiatry from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will speak on "Sex and Surgery: Surgeries Without Illness" on Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. in the Lewis Sebring Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~americanfounding/

AC Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert April 13
The Amherst College Symphony Orchestra, led by Mark Lane Swanson, music director, will perform their spring concert on Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center. Tickets for the performance-- which will feature Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in C Minor --are free, and seating is unreserved.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/43750/

Jam Session Celebrating Class of 2012 April 13
Our annual Admitted Students Jam Session will take place this Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m. in Room 7 of the Music Building. We welcome any and all students (not just those from 2012) to join in the fun. We supply the music and equipment--just bring yourself. Any ability level is welcome! Please be in touch with Jazz Program Director Bruce Diehl for more info. The jam session is sponsored by the Music Department and Jazz@Amherst.

Second Annual Night Market April 12
Join us in celebrating APIA Heritage Month with food, games and live performances. Enjoy ice cream, mochi, dim sum, samosas, mango lassi, eggrolls made by an on-site chef, soi, Korean food, dumplings and much more. Get a henna tattoo, decorate paper lanterns, or play carnival games to win tickets for prizes. Performances include Felice the Magician, Isshin Taiko and acoustic singer Jinah Kim. First 100 people to arrive will get a special prize. $5 suggested donation for Amherst College students. $5 for Five College students. All proceeds go to American Assistance for Cambodia. Join us Saturday, April 12, from 8 to 11 p.m. on the Valentine Quad. Rain location: Keefe Campus Center. Hosted by ASA, ACH, CAO, KSA, SASA and ViU.

The Zumbyes' Annual Spring Show: Buckley! April 13
The Amherst College Zumbyes perform in their annual spring show, "Buckley!", this Sunday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. The Zumbyes will perform all new songs and skits. It is also the final show for our seniors, Chris Gillyard, Brendan Horton and James Park. Tickets are $4 and are available at Valentine Dining Hall all week and at the door. Hope to see you there!
For more information: www.zumbyes.com

Insanely Busy: What Would Happen If I Slowed Down? Find Out April 13
The Chinese symbol for "busy" contains the characters for "heart" and "death/loss." When we are insanely busy, we can feel as if we lose contact with the heart of what really matters to us. And yet we fear that, if we slowed down or cut back, we couldn't succeed in an intense, high-pressure environment like Amherst. This workshop is an opportunity for students to talk about their strivings and about realistic possibilities for living a life that honors their values and goals but isn't always on "fast forward." The event will be held Sunday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in Charles Pratt Common Room. Sugar Jones Cookies and milk will be served.

Summer Internship Available in the Office of Public Affairs; Application Deadline April 14
First-year students, sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for a summer internship in the Office of Public Affairs. The summer intern will assist the staff with various publications, media relations, sports information and Web projects. Specific responsibilities include coordinating the production 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. The summer intern will work 20 to 35 hours a week on a regular schedule determined in consultation with the Public Affairs staff. The position pays $9.25 an hour. To apply, submit a cover letter outlining the reason for your interest, a résumé and two writing samples to Samuel Masinter '04, Assistant Director of Public Affairs, AC #2202. Applications will be accepted until April 14.

Diane Ravitch, Former Assistant Secretary of Education, April 14
Diane Ravitch, former assistant secretary of education and current research professor of education at New York University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will deliver a talk Monday, April 14, titled "The Perils of School Reform" in Paino Lecture Hall in Amherst College's Earth Science and Museum of Natural History Building at 7:30 p.m. The event, the John J. McCloy '16 Lecture, is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/44564

Biology Department Lecture April 14
Donald M. Waller '73, professor of botany and environmental studies, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Why did Darwin Become a Botanist? Evolutionary Dynamics of Inbreeding and the Genetic Load in Small Populations" on Monday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Merrill 4.

Film: Praying with Lior April 14
As Lior Liebling, a young man with Down Syndrome, prepares for his bar mitzvah, he inspires his congregation with his passionate embrace of God. He is, by turns, a burden, a best friend, an inspiration and an embarrassment, depending on which family member you ask. Ilana Trachtman's intimate documentary challenges viewers to rethink the relationship between disability and divinity. Having worked closely with Lior at a summer program, Amherst senior Josh Stein will provide a brief introduction to the film, describing his moving personal experience. After the film, there will be an optional discussion led by Rabbi Bruce Seltzer. Sponsored by Amherst College Hillel, the film will be shown on April 14 in the Keefe Student Center Movie Theatre at 7 p.m.

Runners Needed for Nights of Room Draw April 15-17
SHAC needs students to work as runners on the nights of Room Draw (April 15, 16, 17). Runners assist SHAC members with guiding students through the Room Draw process. Runners work in two-hour shifts and are not required to work every night of Room Draw (we request that you work a minimum of two shifts, however). The position is paid. Please e-mail shac@amherst.edu if you are interested. There will be a mandatory runners meeting April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center.

Faculty Dance Concert April 24-26
The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance is pleased to present a faculty dance concert in Kirby Theater April 24-26 at 8 p.m. The concert offers a rich diversity of themes and approaches to dance featuring choreography and performances by Amherst College faculty and guest artists. Included in the program will be works created by Ariel Cohen, Cathy Nicoli, Fritha Pengelly, Candice Salyers, Marilyn Sylla, Tom Vacanti and Wendy Woodson. Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling the box office at 413/542-2277. Ariel Cohen's new piece "Absence" involves three young women and a flashlight. Cathy Nicoli's new solo "Love Apple" is a witty devotion to the simple beauty found in what old timers used to call the love apple - the tomato. Fritha Pengelly's piece "Earth Songs" explores a perception of body in relationship to earth and current changes in and concerns about the natural environment. Candice Salyers presents her solo "you (and everything else)," which physically traces a willingness to get one's heart broken, moving both forward and backward in time. In Marilyn Sylla's piece called "The Women Are Dance," dancers will dance Sente and Mandiane; the dances, from Guinea, West Africa, celebrate the beauty and strength of women. Thomas Vacanti will present Ruhe, a contemporary solo to the music of Granados. Say Again, a new choreography by Wendy Woodson is a piece for five women who enter a room of memory, desire, regret and reconciliation.

Jazz@Schwemm's Performance Series Livens Springtime at Amherst College
The Amherst College Jazz Program announces three Jazz@Schwemm's concerts to take place in April 2008. All concerts will be held in the back room at Schwemm's Coffee House in the Keefe Campus Center from 9 to 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/42764

Center for Community Engagement Offering Student Group Meeting Space
Are you involved with a student group that does community engagement work? Does your student group need a place to meet on campus? The Center for Community Engagement is offering meeting space during non-business hours to Amherst College student groups working to initiate or continue community engagement endeavors. The CCE lobby may be reserved from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 9 to 2 a.m. Saturday and 9 to 1 a.m. on Sunday. To reserve meeting space in the CCE, a group leader must first sign the Space Use Agreement, available on the Web site, and then reservation requests can be placed on the Web site as well. Please email cce@amherst.edu with any questions.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/meeting_space

Summer 2008 Amherst Academic Internship
Professor Hilary Moss is looking for a summer research assistant. Responsibilities will include securing permissions, proofreading, selecting images and checking footnotes. The majority of time will be spent working with electronic and archival primary sources at Amherst and UMass. A small amount of travel to archives in Boston and New Haven is also possible. A background in historical research is desirable, and a willingness to use microfilm is essential. The appointment is for six weeks ($10/hr for 40 hours a week) and includes campus housing. The start date is negotiable. To apply, please send an unofficial transcript and letter of interest by April 18 to hmoss@amherst.edu.

Apply to be a Student Computing Specialist!
IT is now hiring Student Computing Specialists (Compspecs) for the remainder of 2008 and the 2008/2009 school year. Compspecs offer advanced technical support to the student community by phone, e-mail and convenient dorm room house-calls. If you're a technically savvy and independent worker, check out the IT student employment page for more information and to fill out the job application.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/offices/it/about/jobs

Amherst College to Extend Need-Blind Admission Policy to International Students
Amherst College's board of trustees has voted to extend the school's need-blind admission policy to international students. The change, which will take effect during the 2008-09 admissions cycle, makes the school one of just eight colleges and universities in the United States to offer such a consideration to applicants from other countries.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/44842

Professor Austin D. Sarat to Receive Honorary Degree from Providence College
Austin D. Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor, will receive an honorary doctor of laws from his alma mater, Providence College, on Saturday, May 17. Sarat will be one of six distinguished individuals honored at the school’s commencement exercises.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/44834

Professor Ilán Stavans Edits Collection of Writings by Cesar Chavez
Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor, has edited a new collection of the speeches and writings of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, titled An Organizer's Tale ($16, Penguin Classics, 2008). "The project came along," Stavans said, "when my Amherst College students expressed frustration that, unlike the cases of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, there was no book of Chavez's own work."
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/44836

Amherst College to Move Tuttle Farm and Spring Street Houses
As part of Amherst College's continuing efforts to preserve properties with local and historical significance, the college will relocate the Potvine and Tuttle Farm houses to their new locations next to one another on Gray Street in the town of Amherst the week of April 14. While the dates may change based on weather and a number of other variable and last-minute factors, Potvine is slated to move April 15, and Tuttle Farm is set for April 16 and 17. The moves will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., outside of rush hour commute times, to keep disruption of traffic in town to a minimum.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/44840

Amherst College Seniors Oscar Báez and Ryan Shields Awarded Watson Fellowships
Amherst College seniors Oscar Báez, a political science major, and Ryan Shields, a biology and sociology major, are two of just 50 undergraduates from across the United States to have been awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships for the 2008-09 academic year. Báez, of Boston, plans to study the impact of language policy on cultural heritage in Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico; Bloomfield Hills, Mich., resident Shields will explore health care in the post-genocidal societies of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda and Cambodia.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/44852

Professor Clark Seeks Summer Academic Intern
Professor Carol Clark will hire an assistant for four weeks this summer to help identify and scan images for teaching and research. Willingness to work with digital databases and with storage and presentation software is essential, and some background in art history is desirable. The appointment is for four weeks ($10/hr for 40 hours a week) and includes campus housing. Please send a letter of interest to ccclark@amherst.edu by April 21.

Open Forum on Tibet April 15
The China Awareness Organization presents an academic forum on the controversy surrounding the Tibet issue. We invite the Amherst community to take a critical look at the portrayal of events following the March 14 unrest by both the Western and official Chinese media. Through open-ended discussion on Tibetan history, religion and politics, the event aims to foster a more balanced and comprehensive understanding of the issue. Come to learn about Tibet and share your opinions with professors Corrales, Dennerline, Heim and Zamperini as well as other students. The forum will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, in Cole Assembly Room, with a reception to follow.

New Citizen Start Fellowships for Seniors Working in Public Service
If you are a graduating senior looking for financial assistance in order to take the next step into public service work, you are invited to apply for a Citizen Start Fellowship. To apply, please submit an essay (no longer than 500 words) which makes a compelling case for your plan of action. Your essay should not only outline your plan, but also state how much funding you will need (up to $2,500) and why. The application deadline is April 27 at midnight. Please e-mail your essay to cce@amherst.edu and be sure to use the subject line "Citizen Start." If you have any questions, please contact Debra Krumholz at dkrumholz@amherst.edu.

Lecture by Bernard Avishai April 15
Bernard Avishai will give a lecture titled "The Future of Israel: Democracy and/or the Jewish State" on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Avishai, a journalist based in Jerusalem, has written extensively about Israel in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Harvard Business Review and Harper's. He is the author of three books on Israel, including the widely read "The Tragedy of Zionism" (1985) and the forthcoming "The Hebrew Republic: How Secular Democracy and Global Enterprise Will Bring Israel Peace at Last." The lecture will be free and open to the public and is sponsored by Amherst College Hillel and the Lamont Fund.

Law Without Nations Lecture April 16
The LJST Department's Law Without Nations Lecture Series welcomes Karen Knop, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, to speak on "State Law as Law Without a State" on Wednesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Clark 100. Knop writes on public international law, with a focus on issues of interpretation, identity and participation. Copies of Knop's paper will be available prior to the lecture. To obtain a copy, contact Karen Underwood, klunderwood@amherst.edu. All members of the Five College Community are invited to attend.

The LIES of Roe v Wade: The False Testimony of Historians and Lawyers April 16
Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor of National Review and the author of "The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life," will speak about the lies and misrepresentations put on record in Roe v Wade to sustain that decision. The event will take place Wednesday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. This event is sponsored by the Newman Club, the Amherst College Republicans and Colloquium on the American Founding.

Artist and Film Producer Eve Sussman to Deliver Rapaport Lecture April 16
Artist and film producer Eve Sussman will give the annual Rapaport Lecture in Contemporary Art at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College's Fayerweather Hall. This talk, which is sponsored by the department of art and the history of art, is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/44559

Lecture on Matriarchy from Late Victorian Men to Second-Wave Feminists April 16
Cynthia Eller, Associate Professor of Religion at Montclair State University, New Jersey, will speak on "The Enduring Appeal of Matriarchy From Late Victorian Men to Second-Wave Feminists" on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in 101 Chapin Hall. Professor Eller has written numerous books in the fields of women and religion, ethics and women's studies, including Am I a Woman? A Skeptic's Guide to Gender, The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Won't Give Women a Future and Living in the Lap of the Goddess: The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America. She is currently working on an intellectual history of matriarchal myth in the late 19th century titled Sons of the Mother: Victorian Men and Matriarchal Myth. The lecture is sponsored by the Willis D. Wood Fund and the Religion Department and is free and open to the public.

Going Away Next Year? Deadline April 17
If you'll be off campus for any reason during the spring 2009 semester, you must inform the Dean of Students' Office before a strictly enforced deadline of April 17. 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 Janna Behrens, the director of international experience, 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 17 deadline, that you're thinking of being away.

Philosopher Gary Watson to Discuss The Trouble with Psychopaths April 17
Gary Watson, professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, will give a talk titled "The Trouble with Psychopaths" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in Pruyne Lecture Hall at Fayerweather Hall. Organized by the Amherst College Department of Philosophy and the fourth and final event of the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science Lecture Series on the Philosophy and Science of Freedom, Watson's talk is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/42234

Physics Seminar April 17
Ian Gregory of Evergreen Solar will give a physics seminar on Thursday, April 17, at 4:45 p.m. in Merrill Lecture Room 3. Tea/cookies will be served at 4:15 in Merrill 204.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/physics/seminars_and_colloquia/schedule_2007-2008

Guest Lecture on Religion in Biology 14 April 17
Richard Sosis, professor of anthropology at the University of Connecticut Storrs, will give a guest lecture, "Is Religion Adaptive?" at 11:30 a.m. on April 17 in Merrill Science Center Lecture Room 2. Members of the Amherst College Community are welcome to attend.

Become an Academic Peer Mentor; Apply by April 17
Creative? Have great interpersonal skills? Want to share your experience with first-year students? Assist new students in their acclimation to Amherst College by becoming an Academic Peer Mentor! This is a an exciting, paid opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to mentor incoming first-years. The application deadline is Thursday, April 17 at 4 p.m. Applications are available online or in the Dean of Students' Office, Converse 105. There will be an information session, Wednesday, April 10, at 5 p.m. in Converse 208.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/peer_mentors/apply

Commitment to Teaching Awardee Panel Discussion April 17
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. The Class of 1954 has established the Commitment to Teaching Fund, and each year Amherst is able to award stipends to a limited number of alumni who have been teaching for 10 years or less. Join this year's awardees for a panel discussion on Thursday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center. This year's recipients are Delano Asante '05, seventh grade English language arts and Spanish teacher, Houston, TX; Nicole Martí '00 ESL teacher and college advisor, Long Island City, NY; Nicole Scott '97, high school English language arts, New York City.

Romancing the Jeff: Amherst Hooks Up and Speaks Out April 17
Join us for this event April 17 at 8 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115). In this documentary created by the Student Health Educators and Peer Advocates, current Amherst students discuss hookups and relationships on campus. The SHEs and PAs have filmed the interviews over the course of the last five months, and the interviews reflect student opinions on a variety of issues in regard to hookup culture, including intimacy, consent, alcohol, the ambiguity of the term "hookup," gender and sexual orientation. A discussion with Professor Catherine Sanderson will follow. Free t-shirts will be available at the event. Sponsored by the Student Health Educators and Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect.

Pa'lante Dinner and Speaker April 17
La Causa and the other Five College Latino affinity organizations invite you to attend Pa'lante. This annual event aims to promote healthy dialogue in the Five College Consortium. This year, the theme is "Moving up in Historically White Institutions of Higher Learning." Amherst College will host a dinner and speaker, Professor Rick Lopez, this Thursday, April 17, in the Octagon from 6 to 8 p.m. Attire is business casual. Smith College will host a party this Friday, April 18, in the Smith Unity House beginning at 9 p.m.

Digital Disassociations by Elena Jessop '08 April 17-19
"Digital Disassociations" by Elena Jessop '08 will be performed April 17-19 at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater. "Digital Disassociations" is a set of three performance pieces that combine movement, text and electronically-enhanced costumes to portray a world (perhaps our world) that has been forever changed by technological innovation. Through language and structures taken from the realm of computer science, this work will explore the ways that electronic methods of communication have drawn us together while simultaneously pulling us into isolation. In a beautiful, yet dangerous, digital world, people reinvent their identities, form fleeting associations, and grapple with the necessity and difficulty of making actual human connections. Tickets are free; reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 413-542-2277.

Moseley Prize in Religion; Deadline April 18
First and second prizes 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 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 18, to the Religion Department Office. Interested students are invited to consult Professor Doran, chairman of the Moseley Committee, for further information regarding the terms of this competition.

German Department Writing Prize; Deadline April 18
The German Department will award the Consulate General Prize for Academic Achievement for the best paper written as a part of the work in any German Department course from 2007-08. Students are invited to submit their original papers, with faculty comments, to the Department Office in Barrett 101 by Friday, April 18. Please indicate your class and campus box number on all entries.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/prizes_awards

Stonewall Prize Application Deadline April 18
The Stonewall Committee invites student submissions for the 2008 Stonewall Prize. This prize is awarded annually to the Amherst College student whose work offers substantial and exceptional commentary on some facet of bisexual, intersex, gay, lesbian, queer or transgendered 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 may be original for this competition. All submissions are due no later than April 18 and are to be mailed to the Stonewall Prize Committee, AC #2208, or delivered to the Office of the President.

Campus Campout Hosted by ACOC April 18
Come sleep out under the stars for a night! We will provide sleeping bags, tents, fire and s'mores! All you have do is show up, pitch a tent and have a good time! Join us Friday, April 18, at the base of Memorial Hill.

April 18 Faculty Lunch: How We Experience Teaching at Different Life Phases
The next Teaching and Advising Lunch will be Friday, April 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Mullins and Faerber Rooms of the Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons. The subject will be "Teaching Over Time: How We Experience Teaching at Different Phases of Our Lives." Many of us find that our experience of teaching changes significantly over the course of our professional lives. How do we continue to find stimulation and fulfillment over a lifetime of teaching? What implications does our changing relationship to teaching have for the rest of our professional lives? Please join us for a lively discussion. A buffet lunch will be served. Questions about these lunches and suggestions for topics we might address in the future can be sent to abasu@amherst.edu.

Five College Relay for Life April 18 and 19 to Support the American Cancer Society
From 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, more than 1,300 members of the Five College community will gather at Pratt Field for the Sixth Annual Five College Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society and honors the cancer survivors in our midst while providing a space to remember those lost. Entertainment, games, competitions, music and good times shall abound. It's not too late to get involved! To find out how to start or join a team, or just for more info about the best time to stop by, contact relayforlife@amherst.edu. If you'd like to make a donation, please follow the included link.
For more information: main.acsevents.org/rflmafivecollege

The 21st Annual Everett H. Pryde Lecture Series April 18
The Department of Chemistry will host the 21st Annual Everett H. Pryde Lecture Series on Friday, April 18, at noon in Merrill Lecture Room 4. The guest speaker this year is Professor Thomas A. Spencer '56, Dartmouth College, Department of Chemistry. Spencer's talk will be on "Photoactive Analogs of Cholesterol and Phospholipids: An Organic Chemist's Efforts Toward Understanding HDL Formation." The Everett H. Pryde Lecture Series was established in 1986 by Phyllis W. Pryde in honor of her late husband. The Pryde Fund is used to bring to the college distinguished alumni who specialize in the field of chemistry to present a lecture/seminar.

Thesis in Jazz Composition and Performance by Austin Leach April 18
Amherst College senior Austin Leach will present his thesis in Jazz Composition and Performance on Friday, April 18, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. The performance will feature the Route 9 Ensemble, The Blue Nomads jazz combo, and a Big Band ensemble playing Leach's original works and arrangements. This concert is open to the public at no charge. Seating is by general admission.

Community Meeting on the Web Site Redesign April 18
The third community meeting on the redesign of the college Web site will be this Friday, April 18, in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Note that this is a change from the original location. This meeting will focus on revised design mockups. For members of the community who are either not on campus or unable to attend, we invite you to view options, post your comments and opinions, and/or complete a survey on this topic at the following Web site: https://cms.amherst.edu/offices/it/about/committees/isg/subgroups/redesign/comments/organization. Thank you for assisting us in the development of a new Amherst College Web site.

Film Screening of Beijing Bubbles April 20
The Asian Languages and Civilizations Department announces the national premiere of "Beijing Bubbles", a documentary about the punk and rock scene in Beijing. Berlin filmmakers Susanne Messmer and George Lindt go on a ramble through the musical underground that is rarely recognized in China. The protagonists are the punk band Joyside, the girl band Hang on the Box, the blues band Sha Zi, the rock band New Pants and the band T9, who combine rock with traditional Mongolian music. With an authentic and sometimes abrasive style in the spirit of punk rock, "Beijing Bubbles" is a very personal and intimate document of China´s subculture and of life in Beijing beyond common cliches. Professor Paola Zamperini will introduce the film. It will be shown on April 20 at 4:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium.
For more information: www.beijing-bubbles.com/

Semi-Annual Student World Music Concert Scheduled for Sunday, April 20
The Amherst College Department of Music will present its semi-annual Student World Music concert on Sunday, April 20, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. The concert will feature the fiddle, the veena, Sacred Harp singing and much more! This concert is free and open to the public. Seating is by general admission.

Educate! Dodgeball Tournament: Broken Glasses, Shattered Dreams April 20
On Sunday, April 20 in LeFrak Gymnasium from 2 to 6 p.m., a dodgeball tournament will be held. Teams of six to eight must sign-up by Friday, April 18. Pick up a sign-up sheet from the Educate! table in Keefe during lunch or Valentine during dinner all this week! There is a $5 per player fee and a $100 gift certificate to the winning team (you pick the place!). All profits go to providing scholarships for students in Uganda. For more information, visit www.educateafrica.org.
For more information: www.educateafrica.org

Thesis in Composition by Todd Fruth '08 April 20
Todd Fruth '08 will conduct "The Hollow Men," his senior thesis composition for chorus, bassoon, viola and piano on Sunday, April 20, at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall. The piece is based on the poem of the same name by T. S. Eliot. Sunday's concert features a chorus made up of Amherst College students Chris Kim '06 on viola, Daniel Curtis '08 on bassoon and Professor Karen Rosenak on piano. This event is free and seating is by general admission.

Celebrate Passover With Hillel Saturday and Sunday Night April 19 and 20
Whether this is your first Seder or yourrn101st, all are welcome to join Hillel in celebrating Passover. On Saturday, April 19, we will have the first night's Seder at 7:45 p.m. in Lewis Sebring Commons and on Sunday, April 20, we will have the second night's Seder at 6:30 p.m., also in Lewis Sebring. Come to read the Haggadah, eat some wonderful food and sing a bunch of all-time great Passover tunes.

Seniors - Pick Up Cap and Gowns April 21 and 22
Seniors can pick up their cap and gown on Monday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 22, in Porter Lounge, Converse Hall, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. These are the only times that regalia distribution will occur. Caps and gowns need to be worn at Senior Assembly on May 9. Free Commencement announcements will also be available at these times.

Love, Art, Scandal & the Hummingbird: Book Signing by Christopher Benfey April 21
Critic and essayist Christopher Benfey will share the alluring story of his newest book, "A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade," at the Emily Dickinson Museum on Monday, April 21, at 4 p.m. A book-signing and reception will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/03/node/42154

The Five College Chemistry Lecture Series April 21
Amherst College will host Professor Roger Y. Tsien, University of California, San Diego, on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Merrill Lecture Room 4. Tsien will speak on "Engineering Molecules for Fun and Profit." The Five College Lecture Series is supported by the Department of Chemistry and Five Colleges, Inc.

Study Abroad and Identity Panel April 21
A panel of former study abroad students will be speaking about how race, class, gender, religion and/or sexuality have brought challenges and rewards to the study abroad experience. The panel will take place on Wed., April 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center. Refreshments will be served.

Ross Kauffman, director of "Born into Brothels," to speak April 21
Ross Kauffman, director, producer and co-editor of the 2004 documentary "Born into Brothels," will speak on his work employing art as a vehicle for social change in Calcutta's red-light district on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 115. Winner of the 77th annual Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the film has been described as "a tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art." Sponsored by Global Rights of Women and the Keefe Campus Center, Kauffman's lecture is free and open to the public.

Zineb Ali Benali to Speak on April 22
Professor Zineb Ali Benali is a specialist in Francophone literature who teaches at Université de Paris 8. She has also taught at the University of Algiers. In addition to novels and short stories, Ali Benali has written and published extensively on women and violence in literature. The title of her talk is "Les femmes d'Algérie et les transformations de la société entre Code de la famille et patriarcat." This event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 4:30 p.m. in Converse 209. The talk will be given in French and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the French Department and Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund.

Author Gabriel Fried to Read His Work April 22
Author Gabriel Fried will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College's Fayerweather Hall. 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/2008/04/node/43725

Walker Prize Examination in Mathematics April 22
The Walker Prize Examination, held April 22 from 7 to 10 p.m., is open to first-year and sophomore students. There are two prizes in each category (Approximately $1,500 for the first prize and $1,000 for the second prize). The examination is designed to emphasize mathematical ingenuity rather than possession of specific background material. No mathematics beyond those covered in Mathematics 11 and 12 will be assumed.

Edwin Macharia '01 to speak on "The State of Affairs in Kenya" April 22
Edwin Macharia '01, Kenyan political activist and associate partner with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, will deliver a talk titled "The State of Affairs in Kenya" Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College's Converse Hall. The event, which is sponsored by Amherst's President's Office, is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/44841

Lecture on Early Indian Art and Ritual April 22
On Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115, Naman P. Ahuja will give a lecture titled "A Pantheon Rediscovered?" Ahuja, associate professor of ancient Indian art and architecture at the Nehru University of New Delhi, specializes in the sculptural arts of Ancient India and medieval Sultanate painting. He will speak about art from ancient India which significantly adds to the understanding of the deities, myths and rituals of that culture. Mostly impressed from moulds, these mass-produced objects--a new genre of popular religious imagery--reveal a world where ritual, festivity and dance played an integral part in early religious worship, and shows the interplay between the visual and performing arts. This lecture is sponsored by The Georges Lurcy Fund, the Department of Art and the History of Art and the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/art/acalendar/ahuja

Attention Seniors - Cap and Gown Distribution April 21 and 22
Caps and gowns will be distributed on Monday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Porter Lounge, Converse Hall. These are the only dates that the regalia will be distributed. Caps and gowns must be worn for Senior Assembly on Friday, May 9. If there are questions, please call Patricia Allen at 413/542-2321.

Iraq: Are There Rights in War? April 22
Sayres Rudy, professor of political science at Hampshire College, will present a talk on the human rights situation in Iraq. Is the traditional understanding of human rights modified by the state of war in Iraq? This talk will take place on April 22 at 7 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall, Earth Sciences Building.
For more information: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=11774213965

Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards Honor Three High School Teachers
Three secondary school instructors who challenged, inspired and moved members of Amherst College's Class of 2008 will be honored with the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards during the school's 187th commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25. This year's recipients include Sister Marlene Mucha from Holyoke Catholic High School in Granby, Mass.; Woody Aunan from Sandpoint High School in Sandpoint, Idaho; and Jorge Camacho from Felix Varela Senior High School in Miami, Fla.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/45269

Office of Development Summer Phone-A-Thon Workers Needed
The Office of Development is now accepting applications for it's annual Summer Phone-A-Thon. Any student who will be on or near the Amherst campus during the last two weeks of June are encouraged to apply. Students will have the opportunity to work from 6:30 to 9 p.m. during the week (no Fridays or weekends) calling past alumni donors to the Annual Fund. Students will be paid hourly for their time, provided dinner and snacks and will have the opportunity to receive gift certificates to local restaurants. If interested, please e-mail Rob Schur (rsschur98@amherst.edu) in the Office of Development for more information.

$1.3 Million Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant Awarded
Amherst College has received a $1.3 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to expand its science and research programs and educational outreach initiatives. The funding will support summer research fellowships for Amherst students, a faculty position in molecular neuroscience, new lab equipment and collaborations with area schools, among other things, according to Stephen George, program director and professor in biology and neuroscience.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/45890

Legendary Hindustani Vocalist and Musicologist to Perform April 23
Shanno Khurana, a renowned Hindustani vocal performer and musicologist, will give a concert on Wednesday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in the Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Khurana will perform with Maitreyi Majumdar, back-up vocals, swaramandal and tanpura; Akhtar Hasan, tabla; and Bharat Bhushan Goswami, sarangi. This event is sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations; the Office of the President of Amherst College; the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund at Amherst College; the Hamilton Fund; and the Departments of Art and the History of Art, Music, and Asian Languages and Civilizations.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/45094

Amherst College Speaking Competition April 23
The Amherst College Debate Team is proud to present its annual speech competition for all Amherst students. You can compete in one or two of the four categories: extemporaneous speech, senior prepared speech, junior prepared speech and sophomore/first-year prepared speech. The competition will take place in Pruyne Lecture Hall on Wednesday, April 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners. Those interested in competing should email pjohnson11@amherst.edu for more information or to register.

Interactive Workshop on Creating a More Inclusive Campus April 23
What should the college be considering to create a more inclusive campus environment? Share your thoughts and ideas at an interactive workshop on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. Participants will be invited to break into small group strategy sessions. Each small group will develop strategies based around themes like New Student Orientation, residential life, the teaching and learning environment in the classroom, students and staff and other themes selected by participants. Pizza and beverages will be served.

German Film Series: The Promise April 24
A pair of teenage star-crossed lovers is separated in 1961 by the Berlin Wall, with the changed political realities determining and shaping their lives in East and West Berlin. Only when the wall comes crumbling down can the flood of buried emotions break free. This movie will be shown April 24 in Stirn Auditorium at 4 and 7:30 p.m.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/german/film_series

Robert Trivers to Lecture in Biology 14 April 24
Robert Trivers, the primary architect of evolutionay social theory and recent winner of the Crafoord Prize, will lecture in Biology 14 (The Evolution of Human Nature) on April 24 in Merrill Science Center Lecture Room 2 at 11:30 a.m. His lecture will be on "Self Deception in the Service of Deceit." Members of the Amherst College community are welcome to attend.

Meaning in the Age of Science and Religions: Lecture April 24
B. Alan Wallace '87, founder of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, will give a talk on "The Pursuit of Meaning in the Age of Science and Religions." The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115. Wallace is author of numerous books on the relationship between science and the contemplative traditions. For 14 years he was a Tibetan Buddhist monk studying Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He then studied at Amherst College and Stanford University, from which he received his B.A. as an independent scholar and a Ph.D. in religious studies, respectively. This event is sponsored by the Mayo Smith Read Transdisciplinary Fund.

Physics Senior Thesis Talks April 24
On April 24 at 5 p.m., the following senior thesis talks will take place: Dong Kun Kim will speak on "Test of Local Lorentz Invariance" and PeiDa Guo will speak, title TBA. The talks will take place in Merrill 3 with tea and cookies at 4 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/physics/seminars_and_colloquia/schedule_2007-2008

Multicultural Resource Center Open House April 24
We're opening our doors... Come see the new Multicultural Resource Center on the lower level of the Keefe Campus Center in Room 006. Stop by any time on April 24 between 1 and 6 p.m. Come for the food, meet the co-directors, give feedback or just hang out. Multicultural foods will be served.

Eri Kokei: Modern Buddhist Sculptor April 24
The department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is pleased to present a lecture and discussion with Eri Kokei, noted Buddhist sculptor, on Thursday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 113, sponsored by the John Whitney Hall Lecture Fund.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/asian/events

Spring Concert: Third Eye Blind April 26
ACPB Presents Third Eye Blind! The Spring Concert will be held in LeFrak Gymnasium on Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Amherst College students get in free, and tickets distributed between March 24 and April 8 are guaranteed to go to Amherst students. Five College students pay $15; general admission is $25. Tickets are available in Room 107A in the Keefe Campus Center.

FOOT Application Deadline April 25
Want to lead a FOOT trip? Apply at the link below by April 25. For more information, e-mail jgoodschiff@amherst.edu.
For more information: www.amherst.edu/~dos/orientation/footleader/

Amherst College Glee Club to Present Annual Concert of Senior Favorites April 26
The Amherst College Men's Glee Club will present its annual Senior Concert on Saturday, April 26, at 5 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Conducted by Mallorie Chernin and assistant Suraj Gopal '07, the Glee Club will be accompanied by pianist Alissa Leiser.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/44839

Class of '54 Commitment to Teaching Summer Fellowships Deadline April 25
The Amherst College Career Center invites continuing students (no graduating seniors) to apply for financial assistance for confirmed summer work within the U.S. that affords them the opportunity to explore potential careers in public school teaching. Preference will be given to Amherst students currently enrolled or considering enrollment in the Amherst College/Mount Holyoke Teacher Licensure Program. Applications from students exploring the field of public education and/or considering other paths to public school teaching will be considered as well. Please submit completed applications to the Career Center by noon on Friday, April 25. Application forms will be posted on April 14 or 15 at http://www.amherst.edu/~careers.

Amherst Music Faculty to Present a Trio of Trios April 27
Amherst College music professors Karen Rosenak, Tison Street and David Schneider will present three trios for piano, violin and clarinet on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in the Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center on the Amherst College campus.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/45095

Theater and Dance Department Presents Faculty Dance Concert April 24, 25, 26
The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance is pleased to present a free faculty dance concert in Kirby Theater on April 24, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. each night. The concerts offer a rich diversity of themes and approaches to dance, featuring choreography and performances by Amherst College faculty and guest artists.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/45193

Amherst College Health Economics Symposium Slated for April 25
On Friday, April 25, the Amherst College Health Economics Symposium-a daylong program featuring discussions about the dynamics of children's health insurance coverage, the effects of malpractice liability on physician practice and prospects for health care reform, among others-will take place at the school's Alumni House from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gathering, which is free and open to the public, will feature presentations by coordinator Jessica Wolpaw Reyes '94, economics professor at Amherst, outside experts and students.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/45375/

Photography and the Elusive Reality of Postwar Japan April 25
The department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is sponsoring this lecture by Professor Julia Thomas of the University of Notre Dame on Friday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Fayerweather 113. The event is made possible by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Fund.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/asian/events

Thesis in Jazz Composition and Performance by Alex Tun '08 April 25
Amherst College Senior Alex Tun will present his thesis in jazz composition and performance, "Six Odd Pieces in Odd Meters," on Friday, April 25, in Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The Blue Nomads, an Amherst College Jazz Combo, will perform the pieces. This concert is free and open to the public.

Art Museum Presents Portrait of a Young Man Trying to Draw April 27
On Sunday, April 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present "Portrait of a Young Man Trying to Draw," a conversation with the artist William Schaff, organized by Christian Desrosiers '10. The talk, an interactive discussion between the artist and audience members, is free and open to the public and will be followed by a light reception in the museum's Rotherwas Room.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/46418

Bluestockings Spring Concert: Bluesox Nation April 27
Come to Johnson Chapel at 8 p.m. this Sunday, April 27, to listen to the Bluestockings, one of Amherst College's all-female a cappella groups. Help us bid farewell to our graduating seniors-- Linda McEvoy, Rachael Gross and Kristin Beneski --with crowd favorites such as "Chain of Fools" and "As." Tickets are $4. We will be tabling in Valentine all week, so drop by and pick up your ticket!

Amherst College, PVPA and ARHS Students to Stage Bodas de sangre in Spanish April 26 and 27
Amherst College undergraduates and students from the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts (PVPA) Public Charter School and Amherst Regional High School will stage in Spanish Bodas de sangre, a play by Federico García Lorca, on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of the college's Converse Hall. Sponsored by Amherst College's Center for Community Engagement, the production is the PVPA's third annual Spanish language theater production and a new initiative for learning language through performance from the Amherst College Spanish Department. It is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/45193

Applying to Medical School Required Workshop for Applicants April 28
On Monday, April 28, there will be a mandatory meeting for all on-campus students applying to medical school this summer. We will meet in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the specifics of the AMCAS (primary) application, as well as secondary applications and essays that you will be completing in July and August. There are many details in this process, and we'll try to avoid some pitfalls that previous applicants have encountered. We will also discuss the summer activities of the Health Professions Committee, revisit school lists and personal statements and preview the financial aid process a bit.

Filmmaker Jean-Marie Teno Presents "Africa, I Will Fleece You" April 28
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jean-Marie Teno will present his film "Afrique, je te plumarai" (Africa, I Will Fleece You) at 4 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28, in Stirn Auditorium. Unlike most historical films, "Afrique, je te plumerai" (Cameroon 1988; 88 minutes) moves from present to past, peeling away layer upon layer of cultural forgetting. Teno explains: "I wanted to trace cause and effect between an intolerable present and the colonial violence of yesterday...to understand how a country once composed of well-structured traditional societies could fail to succeed as a state." Teno is currently a Copeland Fellow at Amherst College and completing his latest film entitled "Lieux saints."

A Discussion with Congressman John Olver April 28
On Monday, April 28, the Amherst Democrats will be hosting Congressman John Olver, who represents the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts. Congressman Olver serves on the House Appropriations Committee and as the Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. He is an uncommitted superdelegate and a former chemistry professor. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Paino Lecture Hall of the Earth Science Building. All are welcome to attend.

Sign Up for the Senior Women's Networking Luncheon on May 2
This is a lovely annual event designed exclusively for senior women to celebrate the end of your Amherst "career" and the beginning of whatever comes next! You will have the opportunity to dine with and hear from Amherst alumnae about their career decisions and where those decisions have taken them. The luncheon will take place at the Lord Jeffrey Inn on Friday, May 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. If classes conflict, you may come late or leave early. RSVP required. Please sign up at the front desk of the Career Center.

2008 Commencement and Senior Assembly Speakers Announced
Dan Cluchey '08 has been chosen to address the class at Commencement on Sunday, May 25. Thank you, seniors, for participating in this year's student Commencement Speaker elections. Brian Lewis '08, Ben Merewitz '08 and Spencer Robins '08 will speak at Senior Assembly on Friday, May 9. Carleen Basler, professor of American studies and sociology, will join them as faculty speaker.

Lecture in Biology 14 on The Evolution of Human Nature April 29
David Lahti, PhD in philosophy from Oxford University and in evolutionary biology from the University of Michigan, will give a talk in Biology 14 on "The Evolution of Human Nature" at 11:30 a.m. in Merrill Lecture Room 2 on April 29. Members of the Amherst College Community are welcome to attend.

Physics Senior Thesis Talks April 29
An April 29 at 5 p.m., the following senior thesis talks will take place: Jesse Rasowsky will speak on "Quantifying Entanglement" and Michael Goldman will talk about "Landau-Zener Transitions and Feshbach Resonance in a Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensate." The talks will take place in Merrill 3 with tea and cookies at 4 p.m. in Merrill 204.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/physics/seminars_and_colloquia/schedule_2007-2008

Professors Basu and Hansen Receive Distinguished Teaching Award
Amrita Basu, the Domenic J. Paino 1955 Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies, and David Hansen, the Rachel and Michael Deutch Professor of Chemistry, have been named co- recipients of the 2008 Association of Amherst Students (AAS) Distinguished Teaching Award. Candidates were nominated by members of the Student Senate and voted on by the AAS Executive Board. The AAS Distinguished Teaching Award was instituted in 2000 in order to recognize outstanding professors and to acknowledge "the profound importance that involved, engaging and dedicated professors have upon our college experience."

Martha Saxton Awarded Fellowship to Finish Book on George Washington's Mother
Martha Saxton, professor of history and women's and gender studies at Amherst College, has been awarded a prestigious Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship in support of her work. The honor will enable her to use the research collections and online resources of the New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Manhattan to finish a forthcoming book on George Washington's mother Mary Ball Washington, tentatively titled The Widow Washington.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/04/node/46811

 
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