Stop by this information table to speak with Brendan Mahoney, a 21st Century Transportation Fellow with U.S. PIRG (United States Public Interest Research Group).
U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest, working to win concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives, and standing up for the public against powerful interests when they push the other way. Fellowship opportunities are now available to Amherst students looking to make a positive impact, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.
Allen Hurlbert '94, PhD
Department of Biology
University of North Carolina
In the Hurlbert Lab, we ask questions about the structure of ecological communities and the processes that are responsible for determining the patterns of diversity, composition, turnover and relative abundance both within local assemblages and around the globe. Our work spans vertebrate, invertebrate and plant communities, and we use a variety of approaches from manipulative experiments to modeling to working with global-scale data sets.
The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.
U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest, working to win concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives, and standing up for the public against powerful interests when they push the other way.
With U.S. PIRG, students can join a team of dozens of organizers, advocates, lawyers, researchers, policy analysts, communicators and others with a record of winning hundreds of new laws and other policies that have made the lives of people all across the country healthier, safer and more secure. Fellowship opportunities are now available to Amherst students looking to make a positive impact, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.
Attend this information session to hear from Brendan Mahoney, a 21st Century Transportation Fellow with U.S. PIRG, about his experiences with the organization and what fellowship opportunities are available.
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 careers In 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 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)
The Amherst Political Union welcomes Paul Smith ’76, P’09 for a talk on "Vote Suppression, Gerrymandering and the Supreme Court."
Smith was elected to the Amherst College Board of Trustees in 2016. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law School and vice president for litigation and strategy at the Campaign Legal Center, which seeks to protect voting rights, to defend reasonable campaign finance regulation and to enforce government ethics rules. Before taking these positions in 2017, he practiced law at the firm of Jenner & Block LLP, where he became one of the most prominent Supreme Court advocates of his generation. He has handled many cases involving civil rights and civil liberties, notably in the areas of free speech, voting rights and gay rights. He has argued 21 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the landmark gay-rights case Lawrence v. Texas, as well as Brown v. EMA, which established the First Amendment rights of video game producers.
Smith has received multiple awards for his work promoting civil rights and civil liberties, including the 2010 Thurgood Marshall Award from the American Bar Association. He is a member and former chair of the board of the American Constitution Society, and a former member and co-chair of the board of Lambda Legal. He also is on the boards of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Castleton Festival and the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Attend this joint information session to hear about opportunities at the diaTribe Foundation, Close Concerns, and dQ&A, related organizations led by led by Kelly Close '90 (Harvard Business School ’95) and located in the vibrant Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco.
The diaTribe Foundation is a 501(c)3 certified nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and prediabetes, and to advocate for action. The diaTribe Foundation is committed to helping people with diabetes live happier, healthier and more hopeful lives through its many programs, including diaTribe.org, a free online publication that reaches two million people every year. The diaTribe Foundation’s advocacy program works to bring the patient point of view to the FDA and other policy makers, to improve diabetes literacy in the media, and to convene the world’s brightest minds to develop innovative solutions to the type 2 diabetes epidemic.
Close Concerns is a healthcare information firm focused on diabetes and obesity, dedicated to improving patient outcomes by educating physicians, researchers, business leaders, manufacturers, policymakers and patients about the most important news and research in the field. With readers at academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, drug and medical device companies, and government bodies, Close Concerns is widely respected in the healthcare community. They study new research and interview clinicians and thought leaders, working with an advisory board of world-class endocrinologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, nurses and community health workers to help make everyone smarter about diabetes and obesity.
Founded by diabetes experts, patients and market research professionals, dQ&A Market Research Inc. is a San Francisco-based, patient-centric market research company that focuses exclusively on diabetes and obesity. Their proprietary panels of patients, diabetes educators and primary care physicians have allowed them to accurately reflect the patient voice and offer our clients.