Event Calendar

Friday, March 29, 2019

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Getting to Know UK Fellowships

Are you interested in pursuing graduate study in the UK? Come meet representatives from Rhodes, Marshall and Fulbright, as well as staff from the Office of Fellowships and learn about fellowships for graduate study in the UK through presentations and conversation. All attendees must register online. Lunch will be provided.

Can't make it? Check out our website for more information.

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Writing for Your Life: Pursuing Writing as a Career

Student FAQs inform this lunchtime masterclass on pursuing writing as a career. Distinguished writer and alumnus Cullen Murphy ’74 will walk students through step-by-step details on the power of the informational interview, where and how to connect with editors and writers and crafting effective pitch letters.

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Chemistry Seminar with Professor Kendra Frederick: "In-Cell Structural Biology of Proteins Behaving Badly"

Professor Kendra Frederick of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Biophysics Department, an NIH New Innovator Awardee, will give a seminar titled "In-Cell Structural Biology of Proteins Behaving Badly."

Brief Abstract: The misfolded proteins associated with neurodegenerative disease can adopt a variety of different conformations, some of which are toxic. Because these proteins have identical amino acid sequences, the cellular environment clearly influences the final state, yet most structural studies do not include the cellular context, and, perhaps because we are not studying the correct conformation, not a single therapeutic strategy for these diseases addresses the underlying protein-misfolding pathology. Using new sensitivity-enhancement technology for solid-state NMR spectroscopy, we study protein structure in native environments-- inside living cells --to reveal how both healthy and disease-relevant cellular environments influence protein structure.

Ongoing Events

Birth Doula Workshop

This semester, a birth doula workshop will be happening on campus. The course will be four full days long on March 23 and 24, and April 6 and 7. This opportunity will be open to Amherst College community members, as well as people from the local community. The workshop will be hosted by Michelle L'Esperance, a trained doula.

Registration Required