Event Calendar

Today - Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Rosh Hashanah On-Campus Saturday Morning

Join us for in-person, socially-distanced services and learning to celebrate the New Year.
Please sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA5AF2DA6F4C16-rhinperson
to save one of the 24 spots.

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Poetry Masterclass with Jericho Brown

Hone your craft with Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Jericho Brown. In the “Jumpstart Your Engines” Poetry Workshop, Jericho Brown helps writers generate new work through a set of unconventional exercises that keep our ears open and our fingers moving. The workshop engenders new ideas about writing, and as there is a profound relationship between reading poetry and writing it, we participants read, discuss and even recite the work of several poets whose examples might lead us to a further honing of our craft. As a virtual participant, you will engage in writing prompts and exercises at home alongside a panel of students selected to share their work along the way.

For more information and to register, follow the link!

Registration Required
Poetry Fest headliners Jericho Brown, Kimaya Diggs and Ada Limón

Festival Headliners Ada Limón and Jericho Brown with Music by Kimaya Diggs

Settle in for an evening of music and poetry celebrating Emily Dickinson’s ongoing creative legacy with the work of three contemporary artists. Singer-songwriter Kimaya Diggs brings you new original settings of Dickinson poems live from the poet’s bedroom, and headliners Ada Limón and Jericho Brown read from their work and discuss their poetic practice and inspiration. The evening begins and ends with 20-minute musical sets by Diggs, bookending the headliner poetry reading and Q&A with Brown, Limón and guest interviewer Nathan McClain. Don’t miss out on this special evening of community through art!

For more info and to register, follow the link.

Registration Required

Tomorrow - Sun, Sep 20, 2020

Book & Plow Community Clean This Sunday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Book and Plow Farm

Hello! There is more food in our farm fields than we are sending to the Dining Hall. We are looking for up to nine students on Sunday, Sept. 20, to come up to the farm and harvest and wash vegetables for donation to the Amherst Survival Center. On both days we will meet up at the farm greenhouse at 9:00 AM; wear masks and clothes and shoes that can get a little dirty. Email Farmer Maida at mives@amherst.edu to get confirmation.

Students Only
Registration Required

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

OHR Learning & Development invites you to kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation with Molly Kitchen. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

German Table

German Table

German Table on the Zoomklatsch channel!
Please join us every Monday anytime from 11:45am-1pm EDT for our zoom German Table gathering, an hour of fun chatting auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome, including German 101 students!
If you would like to participate please email your request to german@amherst.edu with your name and email address. You will then receive an invitation to join each weekly German Table zoom meeting on our Zoomklatsch channel at the appropriate time, which you can accept or decline as always. You can also remove yourself at any time from the Zoomklatsch channel.

Math/Stat Table on Zoom

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Math or Stat; all are welcome. Please join us on zoom any time between noon and 1:30 pm on Mondays.
The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv on the Friday before in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend, please email kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

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Partners Capital Investment Group Information Session

Partners Capital Investment Group is a global outsourced investment office seeking a talented investment analyst to support investment activities for our $30 billion client base of institutions, family offices and sophisticated high net worth individuals.

Partners Capital is a global outsourced investment office serving investment professionals, endowments, foundations and high net-worth families by providing independent advice on asset allocation and access to leading asset managers across all asset classes and geographic markets.

The firm was founded in 2001 by investment professionals seeking an independent and conflict-free adviser to provide portfolio construction advice and rigorous analysis of investment opportunities. From its initial focus as the "money managers to the money managers" with a base of 70 clients, Partners Capital has grown to become an adviser to endowments and foundations as well as prominent family offices and successful entrepreneurs across the US, UK, Europe and Asia. Our clients include senior partners at leading firms such as;
• Bain Capital
• Blackstone
• Apax
• Summit Partners

As well as respected endowments and institutions such as;
• Oxford & Cambridge Colleges
• Syracuse University
• Cancer Research Institute
• Metropolitan Opera

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Zoom Info Session: Study Abroad on One of Amherst's Exchange Programs!

Consider studying abroad with one of Amherst's exchange partners! Amherst has a select number of institutional partners around the world. Join us to learn about a few of them and connect with students who have studied at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, Yonsei University in Korea, and The American University of Beirut who will be sharing their experiences at our Zoom session.

Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 96851240132
Password: 585047

Students Only

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

Employee Council Virtual Coffee Hour

The next Employee Council Virtual Coffee Hour will take place on:
Thursday, September 22, 2020
10am - 11am via Zoom - https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/94262837659
Meet Employee Council representatives, share your questions and concerns, and connect with other staff. Hosted by EC representatives Mariesa Negosanti and Andrea Sulavik.

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Russian Table

Please join us for the virtual Russian Table on Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EST. Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation; all levels of Russian speakers very welcome!
Please be in touch with Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) in order to receive the Zoom link.

Professor of Physics Janice Hudgings, Pomona College: "Building Equity: Creating Inclusive STEM Classrooms and Departments"

Despite decades of effort to create a more welcoming environment, women and people of color remain dramatically underrepresented in physics and astronomy, and minoritized groups continue to report hostile climates. This unwelcoming environment manifests, for example, in the use of textbooks focused on the achievements of white men, widespread accounts of microaggressions, and the conflation of privilege with aptitude. So what, then, can we do about this? In this presentation, I will outline some strategies being used by small liberal arts college physics programs and STEM faculty members-- including at Amherst --to develop more equitable pedagogies and to build actively anti-racist and inclusive STEM departments. We will end with a collective discussion of how some of these strategies are already being used or could be implemented in an Amherst-College-specific context.

Buddhist Group

Amherst Buddhist Group: Guided Meditation and Discussion

Whether you're an experienced meditator or brand new to the practice, whether you identify as Buddhist or are just curious about the teachings, come join us to slow down, relax, and gain self-awareness tools. Or just come to talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness.
Please email interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu) for the Zoom link.

Martha S. Jones

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote and Insisted on Equality for All

Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how Black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. Most recently, Professor Jones is the author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All (2020) and Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (2018), which earned many awards.

Professor Jones will discuss the history of African-American women who defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot, and how they wielded political power to secure the equality and dignity of all persons. This event is part of the Provost’s Lecture Series, which will focus on “The History of Anti-Black Racism in America” for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public are all welcome.

Kaffeeklatsch

Kaffeeklatsch on Zoom = Zoomklatsch!

Please join us every Tuesday night from 7pm-8pm EDT for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students, and staff. All are welcome, including German 101 students!
If you would like to participate, please email your request to german@amherst.edu with your name and email address. You will then receive an invitation to join each weekly Kaffeeklatsch zoom meeting on our Zoomklatsch channel at the appropriate time, which you can accept or decline as always. You can also remove yourself at any time from the Zoomklatsch channel.

Chinese Language Social Hours

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, join us Tuesday nights for the Chinese Language Social Hour! This Zoom gathering is open to any and all members of the Amherst College community who would like to have conversations in Chinese. You can come and go as it fits your schedule. All levels are welcome!
Please email jberlingo@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link. To ensure you receive the link in time, please email before 2PM on the day of the Social Hours.

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EY-Parthenon Consulting Case Workshop

Come meet current EY-Parthenon Associates at this consulting case interview preparation workshop. Hear from recent graduates about how to master the case interview process and the do's and don'ts of the case interview.

Presenters will be dressed in business casual (no need for you to wear business formal) and look forward to meeting you virtually!

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

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Stone Point Capital Information Session

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Virtual, https://stonepoint.zoom.us/meeting/regis

Stone Point Capital LLC, is a financial services-focused private equity firm based in Greenwich, CT, with an additional office in New York City. The firm has raised and managed seven private equity funds – the Trident Funds – with aggregate committed capital of approximately $20 billion.

Stone Point targets investments in the global financial services industry, including investments in companies that provide outsourced services to financial institutions, banks and depository institutions, asset management firms, insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance distribution and other insurance-related businesses, specialty lending and other credit opportunities, mortgage services companies and employee benefits and healthcare companies.

Attend this information session to learn more about opportunities from current Stone Point representatives.

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Swift Skills Collection: Connect Through Listening

Have you ever been in a conversation where the other person was clearly just waiting to respond instead of listening to you? Want to avoic being that person? This workshop will provide you with the skills to learn and engage in new ways through listening skills and reflective practice.

Coping with Loss in Life

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
All human beings are impacted by loss and grief, which can be a scary and painful time. Understanding what you and others experience when grieving will be discussed, along with coping resources to utilize during times of loss.

Health Education Office Hours - Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator!

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Mead Art Museum, Student Activities Tent #2

As part of the Department of Health Education’s weekly office hours, Ashley Netanel invites you to stop by and Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator! Come by Student Activities Tent #2 in front of the Mead on Wednesdays between 1-3 p.m. to meet the AOD educator, ask any questions you may have about alcohol or other substance use, and pick up some free health resources and swag! See the calendar below for a schedule of specific AOD topics that will be highlighted during each week at Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator. Drop in to talk about the topics that peak your interest, or feel free to come during any week to chat about alcohol or other drug use, supporting a friend, recovery and sober curiosity, and wellbeing as a whole.

Ask the AOD Educator! Topic Schedule:

Wed. September 16 - Navigating AOD & COVID-19

Wed. September 23 - Meet the SHEs - Hosted by the Student Health Educators

Wed. September 30 - Sober Curious - Creating intentional relationships to substances

Wed. October 7 - Collegiate Recovery - Being in recovery (and being a recovery ally) while in college

Wed, October 14 - Cannabis & You - Everything you want know about cannabis

Wed. October 21 - Other Drugs - What to think about when dabbling in other substance use

Wed. October 28 - Sex & Substances

Wed. November 4 - AOD & Social Justice - How the story and legislation of substance use intersects with identity and activism

Wed. November 11 - AOD & Sleep - Understanding the impact of substances so you can get your best night's sleep

Wed. November 18 - AOD at Amherst - How does AOD show up in our community and how can we care for each other

Note that Health Education Office Hours will be held as long as weather permits. In the event of inclement weather, that given week’s Office Hours/Ask the AOD Educator will be cancelled. If you want to learn more about any of the above topics, reach out to Ashley Netanel, Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator at anetanel@amherst.edu.

Coping with Loss in Life

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
All human beings are impacted by loss and grief, which can be a scary and painful time. Understanding what you and others experience when grieving will be discussed, along with coping resources to utilize during times of loss.

7 College Virtual Study Away Fair Fall 2020

Students Only

Ongoing Events

2020 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival

The 2020 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival: Remote Event

The Tell It Slant Poetry Festival (formerly the Amherst Poetry Festival) is a free event that celebrates the poetic legacy of Emily Dickinson and the contemporary creativity of the Connecticut River Valley and beyond.

This year’s festival will be held remotely; the schedule is now live and includes headliners Ada Limón, Jericho Brown, Kimaya Diggs, Franny Choi, Shayla Lawson and, as is tradition, the Emily Dickinson Marathon. Sign up for events through the schedule page!

Registration Required