Event Calendar

Today - Thu, Oct 19, 2017

IES Abroad Rome Information Session

At this information session you will have the opportunity to meet the director of the IES Abroad Rome program, Gianni Ponti. IES Abroad has programs all over the world, with language components that range from a 3 credit class to taking all your classes in the local language at a local university.

Close Concerns, diaTribe Foundation, and dQ&A Info Session

Diabetes is a serious disease, posing one of the largest challenges to our nation: 1 in 7 American adults already have diabetes, and we spend $245 billion on diabetes healthcare every year. And that’s just in the United States – by 2040, more than 642 million adults in the world are projected to have diabetes.

Close Concerns' mission is to improve patient outcomes by making researchers, clinicians, scientists, companies, patients, and families smarter about diabetes and obesity. The organization does this by creating and synthesizing news and insights on therapies and technologies related to these conditions. Close Concerns founders also helped launch diaTribe, an education resource which informs patients and caregivers of the latest products and research in diabetes, and now runs under The diaTribe Foundation, an independent non-profit organization. And through a partnership with its sister company, dQ&A, organizers offer corporate clients an array of market research and consulting services.

Join alumni representatives from Close Concerns, diaTribe Foundation, and dQ&A to learn more about opportunities at these organizations.

Caution: Thesis Writing in Progress

Weekly Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd flr)

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

Tomorrow - Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Urban Teachers Information Table

Urban Teachers is changing the equation in urban education, offering high-need schools a supply of effective teachers who are ready to make a difference in students’ lives and are committed to a career in teaching. Come swing by their table in Keefe to learn more about the unique opportunity to apply to a teacher residency program in partnership with Johns Hopkins School of Education to make an impact as an educator! For more information, visit http://www.urbanteachers.org

Image above reads #AmherstChatback: A The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents a 7 Week Dialogue series inviting students to learn how to communicate and collaborate across social and cultural differences. There is a picture of speech bubbles. There is a list of discussion topics and dates. September 29th: Ability. October 6th: Class. October 13th: Gender. October 20th: Sexuality. October 27th: Nationality. November 3rd: Race. November 10th: Hot Topic.

Amherst Chat Back: Dialoguing Across Difference

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) presents a 7-week dialogue series inviting students to learn how to communicate and collaborate across social and cultural differences. The series will be co-hosted by Ismaris (she/her/ella), ODI's Dialogue Coordinator, and Babyface (she/her), ODI's Race, Gender and Sexuality Education Specialist.

This dialogue series will discuss topics such as class, nationality and sexuality. Each time you attend a dialogue, you can enter a raffle for a chance to win an Apple TV & $25 iTunes gift card. The kickoff discussion on Friday, September 29 will discuss the topic of ability and its intersections, such as race, class, etc. For accessibility/accommodations, please contact diversityandinclusion@amherst.edu.

Middlebury Brazil

Middlebury School in Brazil Info Session in FAYE113

Study abroad with Middlebury College’s School in Brazil where students can study in Latin America's largest country, with diverse cultures and geographies. The school is located in Horizonte, Florianópolis, and Niterói, each of these cities is an excellent location to improve Portuguese language skills. Come speak with the School's director, Sílvia Lorenso, who is from Belo Horizonte.

Come to FAYE 113 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. to learn more.

Open Dialogue: Questioning Faith

How does one go about questioning faith, religion, spirituality, and the existence of a god, gods, or a "God?" What are some issues with the idea of a "God?" Why do you or don't you believe? What is necessary for the belief in a "God?" Who/what is God? Where can I find resources to taking steps to finding answers to these questions? Where can I find an inclusive support group that allows for such questioning and open-ended responses? Open dialogue, snacks, networking and resources available. Open to everyone no matter what spiritual background (including none). O'Connor Commons, Friday, October 19, 2017, 8:15-9:15 p.m.

Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Quest(ions) Around Our Career Portal

Do you like donuts? Do you also want to learn more about job/internship opportunities? Then come visit the Loeb Center’s tabling event next Monday to learn about the Quest database and enjoy some Atkins cider donuts! Loeb Center representatives will be present in the Keefe atrium to teach you how to use Quest to search for jobs or internships, schedule advising appointments, and see what Loeb Center events are coming up. This is a perfect opportunity to have any of your questions answered about Quest, or how to download and use the mobile app.

Pathways to Education Panel

Are you someone who wants to pursue a degree in education after you graduate, combat educational inequality, or eat with and hear from education professionals? Join us for a lunch panel featuring representatives from Uncommon Schools, SAGA Innovations, Match Education, City Year, Urban Teachers, and Teach for America! Please contact Anna Vuong (avuong18@amherst.edu) if you have any questions.

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of public charter schools in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon Schools' classrooms are named after colleges because that's where their students are headed — their 52 college-prep schools consistently rank among the highest-performing in their home states because of their emphasis on cultivating the intellectual curiosity and grit in all students, fine-tuning systems that help teachers teach and students learn, and personal development in their teachers and leaders.

SAGA Innovations transforms the lives of the students they serve through high-dosage personalized tutoring that motivates students to generate new levels of effort, develops their academic and problem-solving skills, and builds their confidence. SAGA's professional tutoring is embedded within the school day and secures strong relationships among students, tutors, families, and schools.

The Match Education Teacher Residency's goal is to prepare and train the country's best rookie teachers by offering real-world experience on the pathway to becoming a teacher. Residents work full-time at one of Match's three campuses (elementary, middle and high school) during the day as tutors in their first year and teachers in their second year, and take classes at the Sposato Graduate School of Education during the evenings and on weekends. Residents receive individualized coaching throughout their entire experience and earn a Masters degree in Effective Teaching on completion of the two-year program.

City Year was founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. It is an education-focused nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service aimed at keeping students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 28 urban locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of trained AmeriCorps members serve full-time in schools during the academic year as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of not graduating on time, they are uniquely positioned to help students and schools succeed.

Urban Teachers is a four-year alternative teacher certification program that works to close the achievement gap in schools by improving teacher quality and preparing a pipeline of high-performing career teachers that stay. Urban Teachers participants are among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation because they receive the best teacher preparation available, with over 1500 hours dedicated to working with students in urban classrooms in the first year alone. The program includes mentoring and support tailored to participants' needs all four years, and coursework for a Master of Science in Education degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education — ranked 6th in the nation. Urban Teachers participants are part of an unprecedented commitment to student performance, as only those who demonstrate an effective teaching practice, student learning gains and growth mindset/professionalism are recommended for certification and complete the full four-year program.

Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequity through initially teaching and serving in a low-income community, but, with this classroom context, then continue to work with unwavering commitment from every sector of society - from education to medicine to law to policy to consulting to even still in the classroom - to create a nation free from this injustice.

Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Careers In Government and Nonprofit Table

Stop by Keefe to learn about Careers In Government and Nonprofit programming through the Loeb Center! Find out how to stay up-to-date on internships, jobs, and careers in these sectors and how to participate in the Careers In Government & Nonprofit Trek to Washington, DC, and Annapolis, MD, over spring break.

Introduction to the Health Professions Program

All first-year and transfer students interested in exploring careers in health professions should attend one session of "Introduction to the Health Professions Program."

Session options are:
Thursday, October 19, at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24, at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 1, at 3 p.m.

Tacos & Truman: Eat, and Meet AC Truman Scholars!

Come meet Truman Scholar Dakota Foster '18, learn about her experience, and enjoy delicious food from Bueno y Sano. The Truman Scholarship generously funds graduate study at any university for those intending a career in public service. This event is for sophomores and juniors only. Space is limited, signup via our webform (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/551625). Questions? Contact coverstreet@amherst.edu.

Students Only

First Year Loeb Seminar: Finding Your Foundation

First year students, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is part of your journey here at Amherst, from start to finish. We expect you to start your journey this fall through this fun and interactive workshop. You can get to know other first year students, identify your skills, understand how your values, culture and family influence your thinking about work and careers and also prepare for meaningful summer experiences such as internships, research, summer jobs, studying abroad, volunteering and more. R.S.V.P. required. Don’t miss out!

Ogilvy & Mather Information Session

In 1948, David Ogilvy founded the agency that would become Ogilvy & Mather. Starting with no clients and a staff of two, he built his company into one of the eight largest advertising networks in the world. Today it has more than 450 offices in 169 cities. Over the past 60 years, Ogilvy has helped to build some of the most recognizable brands in the world: American Express, Sears, Ford, Shell, Barbie, Pond's, Dove and Maxwell House among them, and more recently, IBM and Kodak.

Join representatives from Ogilvy & Mather to learn more about the company as well as its 2018 internship and full time opportunities.

Research Your Options- Mellon Tutorial Information Session

On Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in the Periodicals Room of Frost Library, there will be an information session (and pizza) for sophomores and juniors to learn more about the Mellon Tutorial Program and the courses being offered in Spring 2018. Faculty and students will share their past experiences, describe the tutorial program, and answer questions.

Students Only

Istanbul Trip for HIST-494/ASLC-494/ANTH-431

Professors Dole and Ringer will be taking their HIST-494/ANTH 431 class to Istanbul in May 2018 (expenses paid by Amherst). Profsessors Ringer and Dole will be hosting a session about their course and the travel embedded in it. They will also be discussing student expectations on the trip and much more about travel to this fascinating and complex city.

Students Only

Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Writing Center supports faculty and staff in their own writing projects by hosting two weekly morning retreats. Our retreats are designed to encourage a regular writing practice, to emphasize healthy and sustainable approaches to productive writing and to support a community of writers at the College. Retreats will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Attend regularly or drop in when you can.

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Moodle Lunch for Faculty: Using Online Communications to Support the In-Class Experience

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Seminar Room, 211

Faculty and instructional staff are invited to come learn and discuss how Amherst faculty use Moodle to support their teaching. Boris Wolfson of the Russian Department and Jun Hee Cho of History will share their Moodle tips and strategies, with a focus on the use of discussion forums to support and enhance the in-class experience.

We’ll also have time for general Moodle-related discussion, tip sharing, and Q & A.

Internship Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Join us to learn how to write a resume and cover letter that will set you apart from the crowd! As a reminder, students who are fulfilling their Amherst Select Internship Program requirements must attend a resume and cover letter workshop. Non-Amherst Select students are welcome to attend.

The resume and cover letter workshop schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, October 25 at 5 p.m. in Paino
Wednesday, November 1 at 6 p.m. in Paino
Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. in Pruyne
Wednesday, November 29 at 8 p.m. in Pruyne
Thursday, December 7 at 6 p.m. in Paino

Workshop with Planned Parenthood and Keefe Health Center

Join the WGC, Planned Parenthood and Keefe Health Center for an overview of the services available to Amherst College students. Learn more about emergency contraception, STI testing, PReP, Abortion-related care and pregnancy testing. Insomnia cookies will be served!

First Year Loeb Seminar: Finding Your Foundation

First year students, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is part of your journey here at Amherst, from start to finish. We expect you to start your journey this fall through this fun and interactive workshop. You can get to know other first year students, identify your skills, understand how your values, culture and family influence your thinking about work and careers and also prepare for meaningful summer experiences such as internships, research, summer jobs, studying abroad, volunteering and more. R.S.V.P. required. Don’t miss out!

Association for Women in Science Internships Mixer

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Greenway A Event Space

Curious about summer research and internship opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)? Don't know where to start? Come join us for our 2nd annual Internships Mixer. You'll be able to network with the Executive Board of the Association for Women in Science, as well as juniors and seniors majoring in STEM. Get a head start on your applications and stay informed on the processes. There will be pizza, wings and dessert!

Introduction to the Careers In Business & Finance Program

What is the Careers In Business and Finance Program?

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting or general business? If so, now is your opportunity to learn, explore and decide if it’s something you want to pursue.

The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in seven specific 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.

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. This is your opportunity to hear more about the program and workshops available to help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting or general business.

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 25, 8 p.m. – Pruyne Lecture Hall
• Friday, November 3, noon – Loeb Center Events Room
• Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. – Fayerweather 113
• Monday, November 13, 4 p.m. – Loeb Center Events Room

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Writing Center supports faculty and staff in their own writing projects by hosting two weekly morning retreats. Our retreats are designed to encourage a regular writing practice, to emphasize healthy and sustainable approaches to productive writing and to support a community of writers at the College. Retreats will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Attend regularly or drop in when you can.

Visit from Duke Medical School's Dean of Admissions

The Loeb Center and Health Professions Office are pleased to welcome Dr. Brenda Armstrong, the senior associate dean of admissions at Duke University School of Medicine, for a lunchtime meeting to discuss medical school, the admissions program and Duke. Pizza will be served. Space is limited; RSVP in Quest.