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Friday, October 26, 2018

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Admissions Processes and Diversity Recruitment at Duke University School of Medicine

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked seventh among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians and staff, where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe.

As an academic medical center, Duke takes seriously its responsibility train and mentor future clinicians and scientists who reflect, understand and appreciate diversity. Addressing health disparities, improving community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities are essential to the School of Medicine and Duke Health's mission.

With this in mind, the Loeb Center’s Careers In Health Professions program is pleased to host Dr. Lawrence Crawford, associate professor at Duke University School of Medicine. In this talk, Dr. Crawford will not only speak about Duke’s efforts to attract and retain a diverse cadre of outstanding talent, but also provide students with a helpful overview of Duke’s medical programs and admissions processes.

Pizza will be provided for this lunch information session.

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"Listening to our Microbial Partners: Lessons from Bacterial Pathogens and Beneficial Symbionts" presented by Alexandra Purdy

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2018-19 presents a lecture entitled "Listening to our Microbial Partners: Lessons from Bacterial Pathogens and Beneficial Symbionts" presented by Alexandra Purdy, assistant professor of biology.

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Queering Reproductive Justice: Art & Activism with Megan Smith

Join the Mead Art Museum and the Women's and Gender Center for a day of art and activism with Megan Smith, the artist behind Repeal Hyde Art Project. This project draws attention to and creates intersectional dialogue about the Hyde Amendment, which blocks people from using Medicaid to pay for abortion. The project educates through collaborative art-making and shareable graphic arts.

Artist Lunch with Megan Smith
All students are invited to lunch with Megan Smith to learn more about their role at the intersection of art and activism.
Friday, Oct. 26, noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Women’s and Gender Center in Keefe Campus Center

Art & Activism Workshop with Megan Smith
All are invited to attend an art and activism workshop with Megan Smith. We will gather as a community to make works of art that respond to key issues of reproductive justice and then complete a pop-up art installation at a secret location on campus. This event is free and open to all!
Friday, Oct. 26, 1–3 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Courtyard outside Mead Art Museum
Rain location: Women’s and Gender Center in Keefe Campus Center

Artist Talk with Megan Smith
Ever wonder about how you can channel your passion for the arts into activism? Curious about what reproductive justice means? Join us for a keynote talk with artist and activist Megan Smith. This event is free and open to all!
Friday, Oct. 26, 4–5 p.m.
Location: Mead Art Museum

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Introduction to the Careers In Business and Finance Program

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore, or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover and decide if finance, consulting, business or entrepreneurship is something you want to pursue.

The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in seven specific career areas. The Careers In Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting, or general business. We are now expanding into entrepreneurship and will be offering programming to help those considering starting their own companies, investing in start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session led by program director Stephanie Hockman will talk about the career exploration and planning workshops included in the Careers In Business and Finance Program as well as the various experiential learning opportunities and advising. As recruiting for internships and full-time positions star early in business and finance, it is never too early to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program and workshops available to help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

There are multiple opportunities to hear about the Careers In Business and Finance Program. You only need to attend one. We hope to see you at one of the following information sessions:

• Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Friday, October 26 at noon (Loeb Center Events Room)
• Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)
• Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Karu Kozuma, Chief Student Affairs Officer

The Life Stories lunch series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

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Family Weekend: Advising for the Health Professions

William A. Loinaz, professor of physics and chair of the Health Professions Committee, and Richard Aronson '69, health professions advisor and assistant dean of students, will present an overview of the premedical and health professions advising program at Amherst and the medical school and health professions graduate school application process.

Interfaith Tree

Interfaith Gathering with Religious and Spiritual Life

All are welcome to participate in this simple gathering to share hopes and concerns of the heart and mind. The session will be guided by Amherst’s new Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Harrison Blum, and will also serve as an opportunity to learn about religious and spiritual life at the College. While part of Family Weekend, all are welcome to attend regardless of whether you have family visiting.

Family Weekend Speaker in Economics: Joe Quinn '69: "The Challenges and Opportunities of Living and Working Longer"

The Department of Economics welcomes Joseph F. Quinn '69, professor at Boston College and trustee of Amherst College, for our annual Family Weekend presentation. Professor Quinn's talk, "The Challenges and Opportunities of Living and Working Longer" will be on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, with reception to follow in Converse lobby. All are welcome.

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Dartmouth Engineering Dual-Degree Info Session and Advising for Students and Families

Join Jenna Wheeler from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College to learn about their dual degree program! Thayer partners with several liberal arts colleges to offer science majors the opportunity to prepare for a career in engineering. As a student in the dual-degree program you spend your junior (or senior) year on exchange at Dartmouth College taking engineering science courses not available at your home college. Following graduation you return to Dartmouth for a second year in the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program at Thayer School. The B.E. program is professionally accredited and prepares you to practice engineering or to pursue graduate work at Thayer School or elsewhere.

Artist Talk with Megan Smith

Ever wonder about how you can channel your passion for the arts into activism? Curious about what reproductive justice means? Join us for a keynote talk with artist and activist Megan Smith. Free and open to all!

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The Common's Family Weekend Reading

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, The Center for Humanistic Inquiry

During Family Weekend, join staff and interns of The Common, Amherst's award-winning literary magazine, to celebrate the launch of Issue 16 and hear brief readings from the new issue! Wine and cheese will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Performs with Natraj: ACJE Family Weekend Concert

Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m., the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, under Visiting Director of Jazz Performance Carl Clements, collaborates with Boston-based world-jazz group Natraj. The two groups will perform together on a piece by Natraj leader Phil Scarff based on the North Indian raga "Jog." The ACJE also features works by Mongo Santamaria, Wayne Shorter, Charles Mingus and others. Natraj will perform a set of original compositions.

Natraj seamlessly melds the classical music of India, traditional music from West Africa and contemporary jazz to create its own unique and infectious style. Hard-driving African grooves and graceful Indian ragas meet in the band’s expansive jazz conception. Selected as Boston’s Best Jazz Band by The Improper Bostonian and nominated Best World Music Act at the Boston Music Awards, Natraj captivates and excites audiences with exotic textures, accessible melodies, and rhythmic energy.

Phil Scarff – soprano saxophone 
Bruno Raberg – string bass
Jerry Leake – tabla, multipercussion
Bertram Lehmann – drums and percussion
Carl Clements – special guest, bamboo flute

“Natraj blends complex tempos and traditions with graceful, unforced virtuosity … a hypnotic, symbiotic tapestry. Fusion is rarely this deep and exotic yet accessible … discover a new world here.” —The Boston Globe

“Technical excellence and sensitive musicianship transcend national and cultural boundaries, and there is clearly an abundance of both on this recording…. Compares favorably with Shakti.... Every performer displays both a melodic and technical flair…. The performances on this album are everywhere excellent.” —Cadence

“[This] Boston group doesn’t simply draw on Indian influences some of the time—it specializes in a seamless blend of jazz and Indian music.... [Natraj] embraces both Western and Indian instruments … delightfully unconventional.” —Jazziz

“We heard the future of jazz ... we heard the future of world music ... a spellbinding tapestry... a jazz hybrid of celebration and reflection.” —Times of India

“East meets West and South in the music of the Boston-based band Natraj. The quintet plays contemporary jazz with intoxicating Indian influences and entrancing African rhythms, hypnotically combining instruments from the three regions into eerie and original music.” —WBUR-FM, Boston, MA

ACJE performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public, collecting cash for the Amherst Survival Center.

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

Ongoing Events

Dave Gloman painting

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).

The MURAL Project: In CISE!

The MURAL Project: In CISE!

Come contribute to our collaborative mural! This project began with the idea of using art to heal from sexual violence. From there, it evolved into a collaborative mural between all the resource centers that puts focus on the theme of healing from any kind of trauma or any type of injustice. Feel free to come with an item you would like to glue on or supplies, or use our supplies. We will have paint, markers, paint pens, hot glue guns (for gluing on items) and collage supplies. By contributing to this mural, you are by no means obligated to explain your contribution, or share anything about your experience that is private.