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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: View from the Bottom of the Bus: If you haven't seen it yet, you will..., Lunch with Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge ’87

Dr. Wyche-Etheridge’s career path is an inspiration for a number of reasons. Majoring in English and Spanish at Amherst, she can speak to the tremendous importance and value of Amherst courses that expand one’s horizons about the myriad ways that language, culture, literature, history, and other intellectual exploration contribute to the growth, sensitivity, compassion, and humanity that have been central to her career. She also exemplifies the power of resilience in pursuing one’s “calling” in life, that with perseverance and keeping the big picture in mind, it’s indeed possible to live out one’s passions and make a difference in the world. In addition, she will speak candidly about obstacles she has faced in her career and how she has dealt with them. She has lived out the importance of seeing life’s challenges like a bottle that is half-full rather than half-empty; in other words, the more that we can have a positive spirit and envision our lives and the people we serve in the context of strengths and opportunities rather than deficit, the more likely we are to have an impact for a more just society. Finally, her career path is a model for the fact that there are so many paths and roads that one can take to realize dreams and hopes.

Common Table

Common Table

All are welcome to the Common Table—a casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values.
Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Info Session Oct. 29th 12-1 PM McCaffery Room Keefe Campus Center

Specialty Pizza Lunch and Info Session with AIT-Budapest

A talk by AIT-Budapest founder and professor Gabor Bojar will be presented on campus to encourage students to consider a great study abroad program, Aquincum Institute of Technology BUDAPEST (AIT), for students interested in computer science. Tailored to the needs of North American computer science and software engineering undergraduates in their sophomore through senior years, AIT offers semester-long programs. All classes are conducted in English at AIT’s state-of-the-art campus on the lovely banks of the Danube River. Students live in vibrant neighborhoods of Budapest and have ample opportunities to interact with Hungarian students and explore Hungary and Europe.

Global News Hour

Global News Hour

Get up to date on global news stories.
Sponsored by the Center for International Student Engagement.

Myriam Sarachik, City College of New York: “SURPRISE: Just Because You Think You’re Heading Toward a Quantum Phase Transition Does Not Mean You Will Get There”

Measurements of the Hall coefficient, resistivity, magnetoresistance, magnetic response and thermopower in two-dimensional strongly interacting electron systems have established that, contrary to expectations, a metal-insulator transition occurs at a critical electron density nc and a metallic phase exists in 2-D. One intriguing mystery has been that, by contrast with the dramatic divergences that have been observed for all other physical properties, the magnetoresistance has exhibited smooth and uneventful behavior approaching and crossing nc.

In this talk, I will present new data and a different new analysis of the magnetoresistance of the strongly interacting 2-D electron system in a silicon MOSFET for a broad range of electron densities. Our surprising results should trigger a re-examination of past work.

Event flier featuring a headshot of Jennifer Levi wearing a blue pinstriped collared shirt

"Queer Rights and the Courts: The Meaning of Sex, Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status"

All welcome for a discussion about “Queer Rights and the Courts: The Meaning of Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Transgender Status,” with Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders and professor of law at Western New England University, and Jen Manion, associate professor of history, Amherst College.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness or because you are curious. The group will be led by Buddhist Advisor Mark Hart.

United Talent Agency: Summer Entertainment Internships 2020

Spend your summer immersed in the entertainment industry!
United Talent Agency (UTA) internships offer great exposure to the business practices that support and foster the work of writers, actors, filmmakers, game designers, brands and more. Industry insiders—in both the creative and business sides—consider talent agencies to be the ultimate training ground for understanding how Hollywood works.
Learn more about UTA directly from Dan Erlij ’90, a partner and long-time agent in the television literary department. Dan will join us remotely from UTA’s L.A. office to share his own experiences as an agent who represents television creators, show runners and writer-producers. Former UTA interns Ariana Lee ’20 and Amalia Roy ’21 will also speak about their time in the program and offer practical application advice.
UTA is one of the entertainment industry’s premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world’s most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, digital media and live entertainment.