Five College Consortium

Soulfest Week: Soulfest Cookout

Sat, Apr 14 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Location: 
Southwest Residential Area Room: Horseshoe

The Annual Black Mass Communication Project (BMCP) BBQ will consist of various events including a Powderpuff Football game, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, NPHC stroll comp, and dance performances by the Students of Caribbean Ancestry! There will also be free food and music.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free admission
Contact email: 
bmcp@stuaf.umass.edu

37th Annual UMass Powwow

Sat, Apr 14 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Location: 
Curry Hicks Cage

The annual UMass Powwow is here. Come and have some Indian tacos, browse our indigenous vendors and dance in an intertribal dance with us.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
charlottemil@umass.edu

Open Piano Masterclass with Smith's Jiayan Sun

Sun, Apr 22 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Buckley Recital Hall

Masterclass for Music 310 with visiting pianist at Smith College, Jiayan Sun.

Mr. Sun, Smith College's Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano and Lecturer in Music, works with Amherst College Seniors Minato Sakamoto and Phuong-Nghi Pham.

Free and open to the public.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2195
Contact email: 
concerts@amherst.edu

Five College Networking Social Event and Party

Sat, Apr 21 2018 - 8:00pm to Sun, Apr 22 2018 - 1:00am
Location: 
Charles Pratt Hall, O'Connor Commons

Come out and network with Five College Students all over the Pioneer Valley with this fun, laid back social and party! Even if you are not a Five College student, come collaborate and see what we are all working on and how we can find those with similar interests, collaborate, and maybe even start billion-dollar businesses. Come in your best-dressed or come in your casual-best, but also come with some ideas or projects that you're working on, and get inspired or inspire somebody else. Let's create change together!

See "More Info" for Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/164448084381128/

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(781) 658-8210
Contact email: 
sjones19@amherst.edu

Emergent Ecologies of the Middle East

Fri, Apr 20 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Beneski Museum of Natural History, Paino Lecture Hall

Panel will present and discuss highlights of the intersections of environmental transformations, politics and cultures in the contemporary middle east. Guest panelists are Jessica Barnes (University of South Carolina), Tessa Farmer (University of Virginia); Simone Poperl (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins (Bard College). For questions, contact Caterina Scaramelli at cscaramelli@amherst.edu.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2193
Contact email: 
pbachand@amherst.edu

WAMH Presents: Casey Opal, Maple Babe and Ritual Talk

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 8:00pm to Fri, Apr 20 2018 - 12:00am
Location: 
Power House

Come out for some live jams, as produced by local talent and visitors from New York. Lineup subject to change.

Show starts at 8 p.m. -- Powerhouse, Amherst College

Casey Opal: Local favorite whale-core post spliff haunting tunes
https://soundcloud.com/casey-opal

Maple Babe: Jazz influenced indie fusion with members of Ginger Libations and Who Da Funk It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qyMIIUKow8

Ritual Talk: Psychedelic Indie rock band touring from Brooklyn NYC
https://ritualtalk.bandcamp.com/

Organised by 89.3 WAMH

Sponsored by the Amherst College Office of Student Activities

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-8317
Contact email: 
pgallegos@amherst.edu

Base-building for Social Justice Organizing: Getting Our Communities Involved in the Fight

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
O'Connor Commons

This workshop focuses on base-building and outreach to different sectors of your community to build your organization and the movement for social justice. Participants develop a toolbox of effective methods and messages to reach people in their communities and build the base of their organizations. Facilitated by Juan Haro from the Movement for Justice in El Barrio, a grassroots, anti-gentrification group in New York.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(917) 734-3024
Contact email: 
csimon19@amherst.edu

"Benevolent Empire: U.S. Power, Humanitarianism, and the Modern Refugee Crisis" - Stephen Porter

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Merrill Science Center, Merrill 4

A fierce debate rages today over what role the United States should play in the world’s nearly unprecedented refugee crisis. The issue is animated by a century of U.S. refugee aid initiatives, but ironically one we know relatively little about. University of Cincinnati History professor Stephen R. Porter uncovers this fascinating history in a public lecture. U.S. refugee affairs, he argues, once helped to shape the rise of the United States as a major world power while simultaneously revealing and reweaving America’s social and political fabric at home. The diverse array of people behind these activities typically shared a desire to portray the United States as an exceptional, benevolent world power whose objects of concern might potentially include any vulnerable people across the globe. Then, as now, these Americans wrestled with what responsibility their remarkably powerful country had to the world’s displaced and dispossessed.

Associate Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati, Stephen Porter’s research and teaching explore the intersection of humanitarianism, U.S. power, and American social and political life over the past century and a half. He is particularly interested in understanding changing conceptions of ethical responsibilities and rights as well as the collaboration of state and non-state actors in innovating strategies to manage humanitarian dilemmas.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2229
Contact email: 
trubeck@amherst.edu

The Pessimistic Eye: Using Automatic Reporting Devices in Studies of Perceptual Bias in Legal Reasoning - LJST Lecture Series

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Clark House, 100

On Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Clark House at Amherst College Kelli Moore, assistant professor of media, culture and communication at New York University will present a paper titled “The Pessimistic Eye: Using Automatic Reporting Devices in Studies of Perceptual Bias in Legal Reasoning.” This is the final presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law and the Visible.”

Professor Moore’s research examines the role of media technology in the production of legal and political knowledge. Her writings draw on black feminist thought, legal philosophy and visual culture to analyze courtroom rhetorical practices and haptic customs within ongoing debates about the subject of trauma and helplessness, facilitated communication, feminist jurisprudence, visual literacy, “post-racial” embodiment, and digitality.

To receive a copy of the paper which considers the human eye and predictions about racial others in experiments involving machine learning techniques in the time of the law’s discovery of new reading protocols for its own surveillance video footage, whether appropriated from video-recording bystanders, CCTV, or police dash camera, please email the LJST Dept. Coordinator at mlestes@amherst.edu.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2380
Contact email: 
mlestes@amherst.edu

CHI Salon: "What's It Like to Film Scientists at Work in the Antarctic?"

Wed, Apr 18 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Frost Library, 210

In April of 2016, photojournalist Maria Stenzel spent one month filming the scientific life aboard the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer on a voyage to the western Antarctic Peninsula. She chronicled the round-the-clock work of physical oceanographers, benthic marine biologists and phytoplankton specialists who are studying why marine life thrives in Andvord Bay and how the influx of glaciers calving into the bay impacts marine life. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the expedition’s scientists seek to understand this ice-dominated ecosystem before it is altered by climate change. The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest-warming regions on the planet, rivaling the rate of warming in the Arctic. Using small cameras such as GoPros mounted on the scientists’ helmets and a drone for aerial footage, Maria documents the excitement, disappointment and challenges of a scientific expedition.

Classical violinist Michi Wiancko has composed an original film score to accompany this impressionistic 10-minute film, which she will play live. A Q&A will follow the film. Join Michi and Maria for a live performance at the CHI.

Michi Wiancko is an internationally acclaimed violinist and composer. She has toured with Silkroad and Yo-Yo Ma, among many other ensembles, and runs Antenna Cloud Farm music festival in Gilll, Mass.

Childcare is available.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-5870
Contact email: 
hgrimes@amherst.edu

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