Sketch Crawl with Jim Richards

Sat, Apr 14 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
DB Atrium

JAMES RICHARDS, FASLA, is an urban designer, artist, author and educator whose work explores great places and placemaking around the globe. He is a co-founder of the urban design consultancy Townscape, Inc., and an Advisory Board member, blog correspondent and instructor for the international non-profit Urban Sketchers. His on location sketches and watercolors have been widely published, and in group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. His “Hemingway’s Cuba” paintings led to his being the first American to have a solo exhibition in Ernest Hemingway’s home (now a national museum) near Havana. His book, Freehand Drawing and Discovery: Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers, won an ASLA Honor Award, and he is the recipient of ASLA’s Bradford Williams Medal and the prestigious ASLA President’s Medal. He is a frequent keynote speaker for conferences and symposia; he travels globally to teach concept drawing, urban sketching and creativity workshops for students and professionals.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Freehand Visions: The Role of Sketching in a Digital Age

Thu, Apr 12 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
170 Design Building

JAMES RICHARDS, FASLA, is an urban designer, artist, author and educator whose work explores great places and placemaking around the globe. He is a co-founder of the urban design consultancy Townscape, Inc., and an Advisory Board member, blog correspondent and instructor for the international non-profit Urban Sketchers. His on location sketches and watercolors have been widely published, and in group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. His “Hemingway’s Cuba” paintings led to his being the first American to have a solo exhibition in Ernest Hemingway’s home (now a national museum) near Havana. His book, Freehand Drawing and Discovery: Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers, won an ASLA Honor Award, and he is the recipient of ASLA’s Bradford Williams Medal and the prestigious ASLA President’s Medal. He is a frequent keynote speaker for conferences and symposia; he travels globally to teach concept drawing, urban sketching and creativity workshops for students and professionals.

This lecture is co-sponsored by UMass LARP Dept., UMass Arch. Dept, Smith College Landscape Studies, Mount Holyoke College Architectural Studies, Hampshire College, and Five College Lecture Fund

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UMass Amherst
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West African Music Concert

Tue, Apr 10 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Pratt Music Hall, McCulloch

The Five College West African Music Ensemble shares the stage with Jomion & the Uklos, a Brooklyn-based family of musicians from Benin who have garnered praise for their impeccable harmonies and fusion of African religious traditions with jazz, gospel and beyond. A rousing evening of music and dance! Free and open to the public.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Check with AccessAbility Services office on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact email: 
cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu

'Postsentiment' by Fafnir Adamites

Sun, Apr 1 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Hampden Gallery

Fafnir Adamites’ exhibit, "Postsentiment," will include new sculptural works in paper and plaster. Adamites’ large scale paper forms act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. 

Adamites holds an MFA from the fiber and material studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in photography and women’s studies from UMass Amherst. She is a member of Boston Sculptors Gallery and has exhibited her work nationally. Adamites is a recent grantee of the Assets for Artists Matched Savings Program and the Women’s Studio Workshops Residency Program. She teaches at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and The Academy at Charlemont. She lives in Turners Falls.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
413-320-3686
Contact email: 
laprade@umass.edu

'Postsentiment' by Fafnir Adamites

Sun, Apr 1 2018 - 2:00pm to Mon, Apr 2 2018 - 4:00am
Location: 
Hampden Gallery

Fafnir Adamites’ exhibit, "Postsentiment," will include new sculptural works in paper and plaster. Adamites’ large scale paper forms act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. 

Adamites holds an MFA from the fiber and material studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in photography and women’s studies from UMass Amherst. She is a member of Boston Sculptors Gallery and has exhibited her work nationally. Adamites is a recent grantee of the Assets for Artists Matched Savings Program and the Women’s Studio Workshops Residency Program. She teaches at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and The Academy at Charlemont. She lives in Turners Falls.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact email: 
laprade@umass.edu

“Learning from the Original Dreamers: Parental Migration, Latino Youth's Educations and Family Futures in Nashville, Tennessee” - Talk by Andrea Flores

Thu, Apr 12 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

Andrea Flores, assistant professor of education at Brown University, will present an education studies initiative lecture titled “Learning from the Original Dreamers: Parental Migration, Latino Youth's Educations and Family Futures in Nashville, Tennessee.”

For generations of immigrant families, collective dreams of social mobility have been tied to children’s individual success in American schooling. Yet, immigrant-origin youth often find themselves in some of the nation’s most disadvantaged schools. How do immigrant-descendant youth navigate weighty kinship obligations as they attempt achievement in their failing schools? Based on long-term ethnographic research with Latino, immigrant-origin youth in Nashville, Tennessee, Flores’ talk will describe how these youth’s familial relationships shape their educational aspirations and their understandings of success in and out of the classroom.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-5739
Contact email: 
lgordon@amherst.edu

"Planetary Crises and the Difficulty of Being Modern" - Talk by Dipesh Cahkrabarty

Fri, Apr 6 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Octagon, Babbott

Dipesh Cahkrabarty will discuss "Planetary Crises and the Difficulty of Being Modern." Dipesh Cahkrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-5841
Contact email: 
clwilliford@amherst.edu

"Confession, Consent and Illicit Love: Theology and the Twelfth-Century Self" - Lecture by Susan R. Kramer '81

Fri, Apr 6 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Fayerweather Hall, Room 113

The Amherst College French Department is pleased to present a lecture by Susan R. Kramer ’81 titled “Confession, Consent and Illicit Love: Theology and the Twelfth-Century Self”

Susan R. Kramer received her Ph.D. in Medieval History from Columbia University. She is the author of Sin, Interiority and Selfhood in the Twelfth-Century West, and is currently at work on a project about the death penalty for heresy at the turn of the 12th to 13th centuries.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and is funded by the Amherst College French Department, the Amherst College Department of Religion and Willis D. Wood Fund and the Georges Lurcy Lecture Fund Series at Amherst College.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-8251
Contact email: 
eaeddy@amherst.edu

“Debt, Money, Gold and Bitcoin” – An Introduction to Fixed Income as an Asset Class and Thoughts on Blockchain Technology

Fri, Apr 6 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Keefe Campus Center, Basement Theater

Whether pursuing a career in finance or just interested in understanding the financial markets, the difference between stocks and bonds and the intricacies of investing, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an alumnus who has had extensive experience as a sell-side trader and a buy-side investor – including a front row seat at Goldman Sachs during the 2008-2009 subprime mortgage crisis. Please join David Rosenblum ’92 as he provides an introduction to fixed income as an asset class. Learn about debt, bonds, loans and leverage. Learn the difference between the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve. Mr. Rosenblum will discuss some of the characteristics of the vast fixed income asset class and its importance to companies, capital markets and the economy at large. As an added bonus, he will discuss Bitcoin and crypto currency craze – and the potential impact on the world of blockchain technology in the years to come.

Mr. Rosenblum recommends reading Bond Markets, Analysis and Strategies, 9th Edition by Frank J. Fabozzi, EDHEC Business School and The Internet of Money, Volumes 1 and 2 by Andreas M. Antonopoulos.

David Rosenblum joined Prophet Capital as a partner in 2009. Mr. Rosenblum began his career at Goldman Sachs as a junior trader in the mortgage department in 1992. For the next fifteen years, he structured and traded a wide variety of Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS). In 2005, Mr. Rosenblum was named head of Prime Residential Structured Mortgage Trading, with responsibility for the Agency CMO, Mortgage Derivatives and Non-Agency Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) businesses. In 2006, Mr. Rosenblum changed roles to head up the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) group. In early 2008, after two years running Goldman’s CLO business, Mr. Rosenblum left the securities division to join Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) as head of Structured Credit Portfolio Management. In this role, he built portfolios of distressed RMBS, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) and CLO securities. In December 2008, Mr. Rosenblum was additionally asked to be the sole GSAM professional dedicated to help implement and manage the U.S. Federal Reserve’s $1.25 trillion Agency MBS Mortgage Purchase Program. He continued in both of these roles until his departure from GSAM in June 2009. Mr. Rosenblum earned a B.A. in mathematics, summa cum laude, from Amherst College in 1992.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2265
Contact email: 
ppang17@amherst.edu

“The View from the Machine: The Challenge of Ubiquitous Recording to Humanist Conceptions of Vision and Subjectivity” - Talk by Jennifer Petersen

Thu, Apr 5 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Clark House, 100

“The View from the Machine: The Challenge of Ubiquitous Recording to Humanist Conceptions of Vision and Subjectivity” - Talk by Jennifer Peterson

Jennifer Petersen, associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, will present a paper entitled “The View from the Machine: The Challenge of Ubiquitous Recording to Humanist Conceptions of Vision and Subjectivity.” This is the fifth presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law and the Visible.”

Professor Petersen’s interests focus on media and law, technology studies, historical understandings of emotion and communication and conceptions of public sphere. She is the author of Murder, the Media, and the Politics of Public Persuasion (Indiana UP, 2011), and is currently writing a second book, The Unspoken History of Free Speech: Media Technologies, Social Science and the Law.

The paper will suggest ways in which new machinic recording technologies and the view from everywhere may conflict with legal conceptions of agency, responsibility and verifiability based on liberal conceptions of the subject at the center of US law. To receive a copy of this paper, please email Megan Estes at mlestes@amherst.edu.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2380
Contact email: 
mlestes@amherst.edu

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