Event Calendar

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Exploring Mental Health as Men: How Have Men Been Culturally Conditioned to Think, Feel and Talk About Mental Health

In this highly interactive workshop, facilitated by Peter McLean, we will explore how our culture helps and hurts our abilities as men to access feelings, talk about emotions and seek resources to support ourselves in our journey of mental health. Participants will learn strategies to identify their feelings, explore where those feelings might be stemming from, and to identify positive pathways forward. This workshop is primarily for male identified students looking to learn how to support themselves and others in creating a healthier mental landscape on campus, in their families, and in their lives beyond Amherst College.
Sponsored by the Counseling Center.

Path to Research: Off-Campus STEM Summer Application Workshop

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall, A011

The Science, Writing and Loeb Career Centers will present a three-hour workshop to help you move forward on Off-Campus STEM Summer Application.
Register via link by Monday, Jan. 13, to participate!
This workshop is open to all class years. Lunch will be provided.
Bring at least one summer opportunity and your CV/personal statement/app materials to this workshop to get your application prepared for submission.
If you need more information, email jemartin@amherst.edu.

Students Only
Registration Required
Employee Council Coffee Hours

Staff Survey Coffee Hour

Please join us for a special Coffee Hour on Thursday, January 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Frost Cafe which will focus on the upcoming Staff Survey. Come share your questions and concerns, and enjoy a free coffee and muffin—it’s on us!

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How to Love Yourself Without Arrogance or Narcissism

How much easier is it for you to praise someone else than it is to recognize how you, yourself, have done well? Our ability to love and accept ourselves FULLY allows us to love and accept those around us even more. Would you ever say the things you say about yourself to someone else? To your roommate? To your professor? To your grandma? Loving ourselves authentically and appropriately charges our batteries, fills our hearts, and makes us more capable of being our true selves and for helping those around us feel welcomed into being their true selves. Facilitated by Peter McLea. Sponsored by the Counseling Center.

Campus Print & Mail Center Open House

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm College Hall, Print & Mail Center

Join us for food, giveaways and raffles at the Campus Print & Mail Center’s Open House!
If you’re not familiar with CPMC, this is the perfect opportunity to stop in to meet our team, see our capabilities and the impressive variety of printing, copying and finishing services available to the campus community.
RSVP by 1/21/20 at the link below.

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2020 Fink Symposium: “Science and Medicine: From Amherst to the Laboratory, Medical School, and Beyond”

Established in 2009 in honor of Gerald R. Fink ’62, the annual symposium is an opportunity for students who aim to work in health care policy, medicine and bioscience research to interact with Amherst alumni who are leaders in these fields.
The symposium will begin at 3 p.m. with introductory remarks by George Carmany ’62, who founded the gathering with Fink. Their Amherst classmate Marc Pohl ’62 , head of clinical hypertension and nephrology at the Cleveland Clinic, will be among the slate of speakers. For a complete schedule visit amherst.edu/go/bioscience
This year’s keynote presenter is Harvey Lodish, founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and Professor of Biology and of Biological Engineering, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He will deliver his address at 8 p.m.
The symposium includes a dinner with the keynote address; registration is required. Please see the Fink Symposium website for registration, a full list of speakers and schedule: amherst.edu/go/bioscience

Registration Required

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Knitting at Noon poster

Knitting at Noon

Are you a knitter who has longed to knit with others? Have you always wanted to be a knitter, but are
intimidated by all of the paraphernalia, complicated stitches and impossible-to-understand instructions?
All students, staff and faculty are welcome.
Please bring a brown bag lunch or grab-and-go lunch.

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Interterm Creative Writing Residency: Public Reading

Come and hear the Interterm creative writers read their original works of many kinds! Dumplings and donuts will be served! Come early to hear some live jazz piano!

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Amherst x The Great Midwest Trivia Contest

This Chicago restaurant serves both Italian beef and shrimp egg foo young, and may also be mistaken for a file extraction software. The street on which it is located is the first name of a man whose last name is the first name of a different man who began his own DIY cake decorating business. The man who shares his name with this street has written a book which purports that those born between November 22 and December 21 are “fond of horses.” On page 21 of that book, there is a car. What does the car say?
Over 50 years ago, Lawrence University’s radio station WLFM-AM started the Great Midwest Trivia Contest, a 50-hour research-based trivia event. If you enjoy answering complicated questions (like the one above—last year’s final question) or completing action challenges such as “creating and performing the best love song in under 10 minutes,” sign up to express your interest in participating on the Great Midwest Trivia Contest team! Student Activities and Science Center Programs is teaming up to present this weekend-long event complete with food and fun for participants of the contest. For updates, sign up at
https://forms.gle/F9WSqmw91ktWihdv8.

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

CHI Salon: “Climate Stories Music”

How can music and storytelling play a role in responding to the climate crisis unfolding around us? Bassist, composer and educator Jason Davis presents Climate Stories Music, a presentation and performance of original music featuring the recorded voices of people from around the world sharing their climate stories—their personal observations of and responses to climate change in their home regions. Jason will discuss his work collecting and sharing climate stories via his initiative Climate Stories Project, an educational and artistic forum for sharing personal stories about the changing climate. He will also perform two pieces for solo double bass featuring recorded climate stories. Come find out how sharing your climate story contributes to a powerful societal response to the climate crisis.
Wine and tapas reception to follow. Childcare will be provided.

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Cover of Anne Fausto-Sterling's book "Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World"

“Gender/Sex Identity is in the Body”—Lecture by Anne Fausto-Sterling

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall, E110

“The Feminist Thought Group of the Center for Humanistic Inquiry welcomes all to attend a public lecture by Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita of Biology & Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology & Biochemistry at Brown University & founder of the Science &
Technology Studies Program at Brown University. The author of three books and over 60 scholarly articles, she is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science."

"Green Day's American Idiot" logo in black and red on a white background, featuring a hand holding a heart-shaped grenade

The Amherst College Musical Presents Green Day’s "American Idiot"

The Amherst College Musical presents Green Day’s American Idiot!

You must reserve tickets using the following form: https://forms.gle/5bpvdvWxC8SJ1yt58

Tickets are FREE for Five College students, faculty and staff. We hope to see you there!

Tickets Required
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Weekly Thesis Write-ins!

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank (2nd Floor)

Thesis writers, set yourself up to succeed this year by joining fellow students to write together regularly! Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry for students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie.

Students Only

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Knitting at Noon poster

Knitting at Noon

Are you a knitter who has longed to knit with others? Have you always wanted to be a knitter, but are
intimidated by all of the paraphernalia, complicated stitches and impossible-to-understand instructions?
All students, staff and faculty are welcome.
Please bring a brown bag lunch or grab-and-go lunch.

"Green Day's American Idiot" logo in black and red on a white background, featuring a hand holding a heart-shaped grenade

The Amherst College Musical Presents Green Day’s "American Idiot"

The Amherst College Musical presents Green Day’s American Idiot!

You must reserve tickets using the following form: https://forms.gle/5bpvdvWxC8SJ1yt58

Tickets are FREE for Five College students, faculty and staff. We hope to see you there!

Tickets Required

Sat, Feb 1, 2020

Adventis Financial Modeling Certification Program

Are you interested in pursuing a position in investment banking, private equity, equity research or other competitive fields in finance? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate your abilities to prospective employers and/or be up to speed and outperform other interns or analysts as you start our internships and full-time positions this summer.
The Loeb Center’s Business and Finance Program has partnered with Adventis to provide practical modeling experience through its proven Financial Modeling Certification (FMC) Program. This intensive, two-day boot camp provides hands-on financial modeling training. Adventis’ unique training style consists of having students build financial models and analyses entirely from scratch, while explaining key concepts along the way. This approach enables students to retain more concepts and develop a valuable skill set. It also provides the basis for students to proceed with their certification.
Certified students have been able to demonstrate to employers that they have strong analytical capabilities and are ready to hit the ground running. It has also proven to be a great discussion topic for networking and interviews. For those looking to excel quickly in their full-time or internship position or for sophomores looking to demonstrate abilities to potential employers, this program will reduce your learning curve and put you on a more even playing field with finance majors with whom you will be competing. Click here to learn how certified students have used their experience with the FMC Program to impress interviewers and ultimately land positions at top firms on Wall Street.
LOGISTICS:
Dates: Saturday, February 1, and Sunday, February 2
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM (includes a 1-hour lunch break each day)
Location: Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall (A011)
Materials: Includes a 40-page trainee packet
This course requires a PC (not a Mac). We will have PC laptops available for you to use during the boot camp if you do not have one of your own.
Certification Exams: Held approximately every other week after the boot camp.
PROGRAM AGENDA:
Day 1 Highlights:
• Build a 3-statement financial model of Allegiant Travel
• Build public & M&A comparables, a WACC analysis, a DCF analysis, and a “football field” analysis
Day 2 Highlights:
• Build a leveraged buyout analysis
• Build a 3-statement financial model
HOW TO REGISTER & COST PER STUDENT:
Adventis is offering a discounted price of $199, as long as you enroll before Sunday, January 13, 2020. After this date the fee increases to $245. Scholarships are available, but you must enroll online AND email Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu) prior to January 10 to request a scholarship. Space is limited.
FINAL DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JANUARY 26, 2020.

"Green Day's American Idiot" logo in black and red on a white background, featuring a hand holding a heart-shaped grenade

The Amherst College Musical Presents Green Day’s "American Idiot"

The Amherst College Musical presents Green Day’s American Idiot!

You must reserve tickets using the following form: https://forms.gle/5bpvdvWxC8SJ1yt58

Tickets are FREE for Five College students, faculty and staff. We hope to see you there!

Tickets Required

Sun, Feb 2, 2020

"Green Day's American Idiot" logo in black and red on a white background, featuring a hand holding a heart-shaped grenade

The Amherst College Musical Presents Green Day’s "American Idiot"

The Amherst College Musical presents Green Day’s American Idiot!

You must reserve tickets using the following form: https://forms.gle/5bpvdvWxC8SJ1yt58

Tickets are FREE for Five College students, faculty and staff. We hope to see you there!

Tickets Required

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Prosek Partners: Public Relations Development Program Info Session

Prosek Partners is not your average PR agency. The firm’s culture is flat and fast-paced like a newsroom. Employees develop an “owner’s mindset,” delighting clients with top-quality service, fresh ideas and flawless execution. They listen, strategize, question and create in order to learn what makes each client special and broadcast it to the world.
The firm takes pride in being both a team-oriented agency and an “Army of Entrepreneurs” – a model coined by CEO Jennifer Prosek that encourages employees to pursue their passions and forge career paths that are personally and professionally satisfying. Prosek’s “Army of Entrepreneurs” mindset has led to new practice groups, innovative offerings and a hardworking but fun and creative culture.
Staff members work together in a collegial atmosphere that breeds professional respect and friendship. In particular, Prosek’s Public Relations Development Program is designed for recent college graduates who are interested in starting a career in the PR industry. Participants in this program are referred to as “Prosek Apprentices,” and the firm’s creative, entrepreneurial culture attracts and retains the most talented professionals.
Prosek’s most successful employees are those who are curious, adaptive and driven to be the best. If you are curious about the PR industry, Prosek’s Public Relations Development Program, or what a “day in the life” is like for those working at the firm, attend this information session to hear more!

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

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Chinese Language Table

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, then join us twice a week for lunch! The Chinese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Chinese. All levels are welcome.

Protik K. Majumder, Williams College: Heavy metals, cheap lasers, and precision measurements of atomic structure

With important contributions from many Williams undergraduates over recent years, we have completed a series of high-precision spectroscopic measurements in Group III and IV atoms such as thallium, indium and lead. These results test state-of-the art theoretical models of these complicated atoms and guide further refinement. I will discuss some recent results including a new precision measurement of a “forbidden” transition in lead which makes use of a laser polarimetry technique capable of microradian optical rotation resolution. Improved models of these heavy atoms aid in the bigger goals of testing the Standard Model (and beyond) with table-top atomic and laser physics experiments.

Foundations of Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Did you know that on average recruitment managers spend 5 to 7 seconds analyzing applications to determine if a candidate should be brought in for an interview? Come learn about the techniques needed to create resumes and cover letters that best markets your unique skills and experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities.
*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.*

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

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Russian Table

Please join us for the Russian Table for Russian conversation and conviviality! Grab your lunch and head upstairs. We hope to see you there! In case you prefer to use a tray, please ask a Valentine staff member.

Ongoing Events

Student-Written 10 Minute Play Festival

Interested in writing a 10-minute play? Interested in having your 10-minute play performed in an hour-long student-written play festival? Submit your 10-minute plays (approximately 10 pages) to acgreenroom@gmail.com by Saturday, Feb. 1, to be considered. Plays will be provided one set: a dining room table and chairs. Do with that what you will. Any questions, submissions or interest in design to be e-mailed to acgreenroom@gmail.com.

Students Only