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Monday, March 4, 2019

Mon, Mar 4, 2019

Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Table

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment, search, and strategic consulting firm that places teachers and administrators in K-12 private, independent, and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and worldwide. The organization placed over 32,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.

CS&A works to fill thousands of teaching and administrative openings at hundreds of K-12 schools each year. Teaching certification not required, although candidates will need at least a Bachelor’s degree pertaining to their desired subject area.

Want to learn more? Stop by this information table to speak with Connor J. Rooney, senior associate for Recruitment and Operations.

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Biology Monday Seminar: "Bacterial Spores: Still Surprises After All These Years"

Peter Setlow
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics
UConn Health, Farmington, Conn.

Title: "Bacterial Spores: Still Surprises After All These Years"

"Dr. Setlow’s research over the past ~50 years has focused on spore formers of various Bacillus species, concentrating on the mechanisms of the formation, resistance, killing and germination of the spores of these organisms, as well as their biochemical properties, and he has published over 500 research papers on these topics, including definitive studies on the mechanism of spore resistance to 254 nm UV radiation. Dr. Setlow’s research work has utilized techniques from many disciplines, including: 1) microbial physiology; 2) molecular genetics; 3) molecular biology; 4) classical genetics; 5) light, fluorescence and electron microscopy; 6) enzyme purification and characterization; 7) spectroscopy of single cells; 8) small molecule analysis; 9) structural biology; and recently 10) transcriptomics."

Film and Media Studies Majors Meeting and Internship Roundtable

Interested in majoring in Film & Media Studies at Amherst College? Wondering what to do with a Film & Media Studies major after you graduate? We are holding an Info Session to discuss everything need to know about the program, the field, and opportunities for students on campus and in the Five College vicinity. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will be present to answer any questions you may have. Current seniors will also be present to discuss their thesis projects.

The discussion will be followed by a roundtable on internships in the field with presentations by current students, alumni, and faculty.

Pizza and cookies will be provided for all attendees!

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Marisol Lebrón in front of a bookshelf, smiling

"We Want You Here and Alive: Puerto Rican Feminists Confront the Carceral State"

Marisol LeBrón is an assistant professor in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. An interdisciplinary scholar working across American studies, Latinx studies and feminist studies, she researches and teaches on social inequality, policing, violence and protest movements in Puerto Rico and U.S. communities of color. She is the author of Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence and Resistance in Puerto Rico (University of California Press, 2019), which examines the growth of punitive governance in contemporary Puerto Rico.

"Loíza, a low-income and predominantly Afro-Puerto Rican town and municipality just outside of the capital city of San Juan, has long been plagued by racist and violent policing practices. The siege-like conditions that police created in many of Loíza’s public housing complexes and neighborhoods have done little to stem high rates of violence and crime in the area, and, to the contrary, have directly contributed to the general sense of insecurity that many residents feel. Tired of seeing how both police violence and gang violence were creating harm and death in the community, Taller Salud, a feminist public health organization based in Loíza, decided to take action. In this talk, I look at Taller Salud’s program Acuerdo de Paz, which has worked to develop systems of community accountability and mediation as a way of working outside of the punitive structures that tend to exacerbate violence and insecurity in Loíza. I position Taller Salud’s Acuerdo de Paz initiative as just one example of a growing movement in Puerto Rico that is rejecting punitive governance and trying to create alternative visions of justice that do not rely on the intensification of conditions of vulnerability for already marginalized communities."

"The Political Language and Discourse in Japan"

Professor Takashi Ito, professor of faculty of sociology from Doshisha University, has come to Amherst to speak about the current state of Japanese politics from the perspectives of journalism and prevailing public discourse in Japan. He will touch on topics such as the political situation in Japan today, political language and concepts in confusion, and public discourse and media coverage of politics in Japan today.

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Get Career Ready! Use Your Study Abroad Experience to Stand Out in the Applicant Pool

In this workshop, we’ll teach you about transferable skills and career competencies gained through international experiences and how to use them to enhance your networking and interviewing skills. This event is ideal for students who have studied abroad and international students, but is also open to prospective study abroad students, as well.

Light refreshments will be served and the first ten students to RSVP and attend the workshop will receive a LimeRed gift card. RSVP by emailing Amanda Wright at

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