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Mon, Sep 21, 2020

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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.

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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!

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.

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.

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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.

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

7 College Virtual Study Away Fair Fall 2020

Students Only
Registration Required
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CHI Salon: Exploring Afro-Asian Solidarities in the Aftermath of George Floyd

In conversation, Karin Aguilar-San Juan and Lili Kim will explore the contexts for Afro-Asian solidarities with reference to the brutal police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the end of May 2020. One of the four officers charged with the killing is Hmong, leading Hmong and Asian American communities to a painful self-inquiry on the nature and scope of our anti-Black racism. Essential to that inquiry is knowledge of the U.S. wars in Asia, reaching as far back as the Philippine-American War. From the Philippines all the way to Laos and Cambodia-- where the US/CIA coerced Hmong villagers into accessory roles in a "Secret War" --BIPOC communities have been presented with a limited menu of options for good citizenship. How will we deal with that menu today?

Karin Aguilar-San Juan is professor and chair of American studies and associate director of the Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching at Macalester College. She is also a leader within the Race, Love, and Liberation Laboratory (for growing spiritual things) based at Clouds in Water Zen Center, St. Paul, Minn.

Lili Kim is a CHI Fellow, Visiting Lecturer in the Department of History at Amherst College, and an Associate Professor of History and Global Migrations at Hampshire College.

This event is open to the public over Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

Registration Required
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Demystifying the Internship Search Process — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you ready to search for a summer internship or research opportunity, but need to know where to start? Have you started looking for opportunities, but feel like you’re not having much luck? Consider attending this workshop to learn tips you can use to search for and secure the right internship or research opportunity for you.

Topics covered in this workshop include:
--Goals and priorities to guide your internship search
--Advantages and disadvantages of different search methods (using job boards, cold calling companies, networking)
--Overview of crafting effective applications and the interview process
--Staying organized and on track with your applications
--Handling multiple internship offers

Note: This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Supervisors/Department Chairs

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 review recent communications and important developments in the workplace as the semester progresses, and provide a resource takeaway to support effective communication within departments. You will also have opportunities to hear specific tips and best practice examples from other supervisors/department chairs. 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!

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Information Session

Join representatives from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), including Dr. Valarie Parkas, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Recruitment, as well as Amherst alumni, for an interactive, engaging virtual information session.

In this session, Dr. Parkas will outline ISMMS' program offerings, as well as what it means to apply to medical school during a global pandemic, different pathways to medical, how to become a successful applicant, and how Mount Sinai is leading the fight against COVID-19.

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

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Alumni-in-Residence: Using Interdisciplinarity to Build a Creative Career, with Chip Garner '89

Interested in learning how your liberal arts education can translate to a creative career?

Chip Garner ’89 credits his Amherst education with providing the best possible foundation for a career in communications. His varied interests have taken him from broadcast news, to films and infomercials, to ad agencies -- and to his current role in public relations as Senior Vice President at MWWPR. Chip is a communications unicorn who stands out in this competitive industry by being as adept at social media and digital engagement as he is at managing corporate crises or investor relationships.

At Amherst, Chip majored in English, lived in Drew House, and was a member of BSU. He earned an MBA in Media and Communications in 2009, and lives in Brooklyn with his partner and an unseemly collection of shoes.

Join us to learn more about how a love of storytelling helped Chip build a career centered on collaborative team work and creative problem solving.

CHIP'S FULL BIO:
Chip Garner ’89 is Senior Vice President at MWWPR, creating and implementing integrated communications strategies for a variety of corporate and crisis clients.

Directly prior to MWWPR, he was VP, Americas, for British Airways, where he oversaw all media relations, crisis, creative, and corporate campaigns for the global airline in the Americas, Caribbean, and Bermuda. Prior to BA, he was Senior Vice President of Social at the world-renowned advertising agency Ogilvy, working extensively in influencer management, crisis and nuisance governance, executive positioning and training, and content development, as well as providing strategic direction for global clients.

His background includes a rewarding time at Rubenstein PR as the VP of Digital Strategies, as well as stops at Showtime Networks, the New York Times, and, at the beginning of his career, ABC News. He has also produced award-winning independent films and directed infomercials in Florida.

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

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Loeb Center Cover Letter Clinic — Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you seeking some extra support in completing your cover letters and internship applications? Our biweekly virtual drop-in clinics are the perfect way to gain feedback from Loeb Center staff.

(Note: If you are seeking support with personal statements, please make an appointment with a career community advisor or with the Writing Center.)

Please RSVP in advance! We will confirm Zoom login and additional information via e-mail.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

Cheminar - Student Thesis Presentations

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Via Zoom Link

Thesis Student Presenters and Presentation Titles: TBA
This is week two of honors presentations. Please visit the chemistry department seminar page for additional information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry/seminar-sched...

Tue, Sep 29, 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!

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Poupeh Missaghi: A Reading and Conversation

Join writer Poupeh Missaghi as she reads from her novel Trans(re)lating House One, about which Publishers Weekly has said, “Missaghi’s lyrical, meditative debut merges fiction, poetry, and critical study to explore Iran’s history and volatile present ... a bravura exhibition of writing as performance art.” A Q&A will follow.

Missaghi is a writer, a translator (both into and out of Persian), Asymptote’s Iran editor-at-large, and an educator. She holds a Ph.D. in English and creative writing from the University of Denver and an M.A. in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her nonfiction, fiction and translations have appeared in numerous journals, and she has several books of translation published in Iran. She is currently a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Writing at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.

Registration Required
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Alumni-in-Residence: A New Doctor's Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic, with Dr. Gabriela Ulloa '15

What does a career in the health professions actually look like — particularly amidst a global pandemic?

Dr. Gabriela Ulloa ’15 is a first-year resident physician in pediatrics at NYU Langone, working at both Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and Bellevue Hospital. She was among the group of medical students who elected to graduate early from NYU School of Medicine to join internal medicine residents during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City. In addition to her extensive experience with the treatment of this new virus, Gabriela is passionate about global healthcare, immigrant healthcare, and pediatrics, with a focus on serving diverse populations.

Gabriela cultivated an attention to global healthcare while at Amherst, helping to implement the on-campus organization Project SALUD and working to establish the internship program that sends Amherst students to a general clinic in Lima, Peru, each summer. In her fourth year as a medical student, Gabriela returned to Peru to work at a women’s health clinic, conducting breast cancer research among indigenous populations.

Why Democracy Matters: A Panel Discussion

Why Democracy Matters? A Panel Discussion

The Department of Political Science would like to invite the entire Amherst College community to a panel discussion on "Why Democracy Matters." Hop on Zoom to hear Profs. Javier Corrales, Jonathan Obert, Ruxandra Paul, and Austin Sarat share their views. Following the panel, breakout rooms will be available for Zoom participants to ask questions and discuss issues further. Panel discussion starts at 8pm. Break-out rooms open at 9pm. This is part of a series of events the department is organizing this semester in relation to the 2020 elections in the United States.

Registration in advance is required for this meeting:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlce-vrj4rH9ZgO4_L6Rpy...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Registration Required

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

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CHI Salon: Arts of Address, a Book Talk with Monique Roelofs

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Virtual, Zoom

Join Monique Roelofs in a discussion of her new book Arts of Address: Being Alive to Language and the World (Columbia UP, 2020).

Modes of address are forms of signification that we direct at living beings, things, and places, and they at us and at each other. Seeing is a form of address. So are speaking, singing, and painting. Initiating or responding to such calls, we participate in encounters with the world. In readings of writers and artists ranging from Julio Cortázar to Jamaica Kincaid and from Martha Rosler to Pope.L, Roelofs demonstrates the centrality of address to freedom and a critical political aesthetics. Hume, Kant, and Foucault enter into conversation with Fanon and Anzaldúa. Drawing on a wide array of artistic and theoretical sources and challenging disciplinary boundaries, the book illuminates address’s significance to cultural existence and to our reflexive aesthetic engagement in it.

Monique Roelofs is Karl Loewenstein Fellow and visiting professor of political science at Amherst College and professor of philosophy at Hampshire College.

This event will take place over Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

Registration Required
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Intro to the Loeb Center's Business and Finance Program

What is the Business and Finance Program? Is it right for you?

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, or general business? Have you ever wondered what it takes to start your own company, be an entrepreneur, or work at a start-up? Whether you are a first-year student, sophomore, or junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business, or entrepreneurship is right for you.

The Loeb Center offers industry-specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in various fields. The 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 also offer programming in support of those considering starting their own companies, investing in/working at start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session will be led by Stephanie Hockman, the Program Director, and include insights from Rob Parker ’21 (Finance intern) and Emily Kiernan ’21 (Consulting intern). During the session, you’ll hear a quick overview of finance and consulting, the programs offered to explore and prepare for careers in finance, business, and consulting, including workshops, experiential learning opportunities, and how best to take advantage of student interns and advising appointments included in the Business and Finance Program.

Attendees will also get a sense for the timing for this field's recruiting process. Since recruiting for internships and full-time positions starts early in business and finance, it is NEVER TOO SOON to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program -- and how the Loeb Center can help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

You'll find multiple opportunities to hear about the Business and Finance Program listed on Handshake. You only need to register for and attend one.