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Friday, October 26, 2018

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Admissions Processes and Diversity Recruitment at Duke University School of Medicine

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked seventh among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians and staff, where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe.

As an academic medical center, Duke takes seriously its responsibility train and mentor future clinicians and scientists who reflect, understand and appreciate diversity. Addressing health disparities, improving community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities are essential to the School of Medicine and Duke Health's mission.

With this in mind, the Loeb Center’s Careers In Health Professions program is pleased to host Dr. Lawrence Crawford, associate professor at Duke University School of Medicine. In this talk, Dr. Crawford will not only speak about Duke’s efforts to attract and retain a diverse cadre of outstanding talent, but also provide students with a helpful overview of Duke’s medical programs and admissions processes.

Pizza will be provided for this lunch information session.

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"Listening to our Microbial Partners: Lessons from Bacterial Pathogens and Beneficial Symbionts" presented by Alexandra Purdy

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2018-19 presents a lecture entitled "Listening to our Microbial Partners: Lessons from Bacterial Pathogens and Beneficial Symbionts" presented by Alexandra Purdy, assistant professor of biology.

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Introduction to the Careers In Business and Finance Program

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 career 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 at 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)

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Karu Kozuma, Chief Student Affairs Officer

The Life Stories lunch series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors, Dr. Darien and Dr. Erickson, for a weekly discussion on topics related to being queer/trans at Amherst. There will be snacks and great conversation!

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Family Weekend: Advising for the Health Professions

William A. Loinaz, professor of physics and chair of the Health Professions Committee, and Richard Aronson '69, health professions advisor and assistant dean of students, will present an overview of the premedical and health professions advising program at Amherst and the medical school and health professions graduate school application process.

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Interfaith Gathering with Religious and Spiritual Life

All are welcome to participate in this simple gathering to share hopes and concerns of the heart and mind. The session will be guided by Amherst’s new Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Harrison Blum, and will also serve as an opportunity to learn about religious and spiritual life at the College. While part of Family Weekend, all are welcome to attend regardless of whether you have family visiting.

Family Weekend Speaker in Economics: Joe Quinn '69: "The Challenges and Opportunities of Living and Working Longer"

The Department of Economics welcomes Joseph F. Quinn '69, professor at Boston College and trustee of Amherst College, for our annual Family Weekend presentation. Professor Quinn's talk, "The Challenges and Opportunities of Living and Working Longer" will be on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, with reception to follow in Converse lobby. All are welcome.

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Dartmouth Engineering Dual-Degree Info Session and Advising for Students and Families

Join Jenna Wheeler from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College to learn about their dual degree program! Thayer partners with several liberal arts colleges to offer science majors the opportunity to prepare for a career in engineering. As a student in the dual-degree program you spend your junior (or senior) year on exchange at Dartmouth College taking engineering science courses not available at your home college. Following graduation you return to Dartmouth for a second year in the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program at Thayer School. The B.E. program is professionally accredited and prepares you to practice engineering or to pursue graduate work at Thayer School or elsewhere.