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Event Calendar

March 2020

Mon, Mar 2, 2020

Image of one person with their arm around another as they look out over a body of water toward mountains at either sunrise or sunset

“Mariah Garnett Selected Video Works,” An Exhibition by Mariah Garnett

Selected Video Works presents four videos by Mariah Garnett made between 2010 and 2014. These works represent the early cornerstones of her experimental documentary practice. In all four films, the relationship between subject and filmmaker is foregrounded, calling into question the power dynamics at play in representational art practices.

“Garbage, The City, And Death” uses a Fassbinder text to reframe a real-life relationship between long-lost siblings as a romantic rivalry. It was Garnett’s first attempt to mix theatricality with a real relationship between herself and her subject.

“Picaresques” takes its inspiration from Lieutenant Nun, the autobiography of a transgender conquistador at the turn of the 17th century as its inspiration and abruptly becomes a portrait of Garnett’s own friendship with a 9-year-old tomboy from Santa Monica. It is an attempt to look to the past and future for heroes of a similar gender to the artist’s own.

“Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin” moves through phases of idolization, anxiety ending in a touchdown in reality in a conversation between the artist and Berlin himself. This is the first film in which Garnett used impersonation as a strategy for representing her subject.

Finally, “Full Burn” marks a shift in Garnett’s practice away from overtly queer themes to the geopolitical. It is a portrait of four U.S. war veterans who have continued to use their own physicality to earn a living, three as stunt men and one as a massage therapist. It is a meditation on masculine duty, trauma and re-enactment.

Bio:
Mariah Garnett is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. in American civilization and an M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in film/video. In 2019 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video for her feature film, Trouble, which premiered at the London Film Festival and was named one of the best documentaries of the year by Sight + Sound. Her work has screened and been exhibited internationally at venues including The New Museum, The Hammer Museum, Tate Belfast, REDCAT, SFMoMA and her exhibiting gallery, Commonwealth + Council. She is a MacDowell Fellow, and her work has been featured in Bomb, Artforum and Reverse Shot.

It’s On Us Campaign

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect in collaboration with Amherst LEADS is hosting the It’s On Us Campaign at Amherst College. This is a national college-centered campaign whose mission engage members of these communities to pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses. To join It’s On Us, we ask students and Amherst community members to “take the pledge” and participate in our photo campaign.

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

It's on Us Amherst

It’s On Us Campaign

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect in collaboration with Amherst LEADS is hosting the It’s On Us Campaign at Amherst College. This is a national college-centered campaign whose mission engage members of these communities to pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses. To join It’s On Us, we ask students and Amherst community members to “take the pledge” and participate in our photo campaign.

University of Queensland - Study Abroad Info table

Ranked in the world's top 50, The University of Queensland is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions. Stop by Keefe Atrium to talk about your study abroad opportunities!

Students Only

Beesy Strategy: Behavioral Science Consulting Info Session

Beesy is an insights-based professional services company, purpose-built to leverage deep, applied behavioral science expertise from academia, as well as best-in-industry marketing and insight acumen, to deliver greater commercial impact.

Founder Elys Roberts established the agency in 2015, with the goal to bring the science of decision-making to an industry where the primary goal is to understand decision-making. Clients typically come from the Pharmaceutical and CPG industries.

If you believe in the tremendous potential of behavioral science to dramatically improve how we understand human decision-making -- and you have a passion for behavioral science, brand management, consumer insights, management consulting, or design-thinking -- Beesy Strategy recruiters would love to hear from you.

Attend this information session to hear more from Amherst alum Alexander Levine ’15 about how behavioral science concepts inform Beesy’s approach to client work, what a “day in the life” looks like for Analysts at the firm, and how to successfully apply for their entry-level opportunities.

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Registration Open for LACOL Online Non-credit Data Science Course

Based on a successful first run of the Data Science class last summer, the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL) Faculty and Administrative Advisory Councils unanimously and enthusiastically approved the course to run again in summer 2020. Notably, the summer 2020 online course opportunity is open to Amherst College students as a not for credit option. The class will take place from June 10 – August 7. There is no charge or tuition for this summer’s course.
This fully online class is designed primarily for students with no prior coding experience who have taken or are taking a first calculus course. Interested students should not have previously taken an introductory data science course (e.g., STAT231, ASTR 200). Students should ensure that have sufficient time available during the summer to complete course assignments. For more information please see https://lacol.net/critical-ds/.
To sign up please send Nicholas Horton (nhorton@amherst.edu) an application (as a single pdf) that includes a 1) statement for why you would like to take the class, 2) a brief summary of your background and interests, 3) list of prior courses taken at Amherst, 4) a commitment to complete the coursework if you were admitted, 5) and the names of two faculty references who could speak to your ability to undertake independent work. Deadline for application is March 20 (to guarantee consideration).

Students Only

Middlebury Language Schools Info Session

Learn more about the Middlebury Language Schools from the director of admissions. Middlebury College has been delivering 7-8-week summer immersion language programs from complete beginner to graduate level for over 100 years. The difference is the Language Pledge. We offer 11 languages in Vermont for college credit with scholarships and financial aid.

Students Only
It's on Us Amherst

It’s On Us Campaign

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect in collaboration with Amherst LEADS is hosting the It’s On Us Campaign at Amherst College. This is a national college-centered campaign whose mission engage members of these communities to pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses. To join It’s On Us, we ask students and Amherst community members to “take the pledge” and participate in our photo campaign.

Loeb Center 2020-21 Internships - Information Table

Drop by to hear about the opportunities to join the Loeb Center team as one of our 2020-21 interns or Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). We're hiring PCAs, employer engagement interns, marketing interns, finance and consulting interns and an arts and communication intern.

Professional Norms in the Workplace

How are we ‘supposed’ to conduct ourselves at work? What’s it like to have a professional relationship with a supervisor? How can we communicate respectfully while still expressing ourselves? How might we get to know a company’s culture? How might we ask for advice at work?
During this one-hour workshop, learn about expectations, best practices and strategies for understanding expected professional behaviors and etiquette in the workplace. Every organization has its own culture, leadership, mission and identity: we’ll cover the constants, the variables and the possibilities in different environments.
*This program is part of the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program Professional Development Series.*

5-College Program in Culture, Health and Science

Come learn more about the 5-College Program in Culture, Health and Science (CHS)! CHS is a certificate program (analogous to a minor) that allows students to explore human health, disease and healing from interdisciplinary perspectives. It links understandings of history, culture, and behavior with clinical, biological and epidemiological models of health and disease. Students design a plan of study that approaches “health” holistically from the perspective of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. You can find out more at https://www.fivecolleges.edu/chs.
Pita Pockets will be served at 6 p.m. Stay for “COVID-19: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable on the Coronavirus” from 7-8:30 p.m. in the same place!

Students Only

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

Abstract print depicting a still life of fruits in the foreground and a waterscape in the background.

Winter Warmers: Foods and Beverages to Warm You Up from the Inside Out

You don't need to like spicy foods to enjoy this hands-on workshop inspired by the practices of Ayurveda, an ancient wellness system from India. We'll discuss (and taste test) foods and beverages that will help warm you from the inside out. These age-old dietary practices were used to aid digestion and maintain health, even in the doldrums of winter. Participants will sample a variety of foods and beverages and leave with recipes that they can duplicate on their own. This program is presented by Molly Kitchen and offered in
conjunction with Embodied Taste and HR Wellness.

Free and open to Amherst College faculty and staff!

It's On Us Amherst

It’s On Us Campaign

Join us on Monday, March 2, through Thursday, March 5, in Val and Keefe Atriums to take the pledge as an Amherst College community. The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect, in collaboration with Amherst LEADS, is hosting the It’s On Us Campaign at Amherst College. This is a national college-centered campaign whose mission engage members of these communities to pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses. To join It’s On Us, we ask students and Amherst community members to “take the pledge” and participate in our photo campaign.

Loeb Center 2020-21 Internships - Information Table

Drop by to hear about the opportunities to join the Loeb Center team as one of our 2020-21 interns or Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). We're hiring PCAs, employer engagement interns, marketing interns, finance and consulting interns and an arts and communication intern.

Photograph of event speakers Emily Potter-Ndiaye and Bradford Garvey

Arts at Amherst Initiative Spring Soirée

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Bailey Brown House

The Arts at Amherst Initiative’s Spring Soirée gives arts faculty and staff members a chance to socialize over drinks and food at the Bailey Brown House. As part of the Soirée, Emily Potter-Ndiaye, Dwight and Kirsten Poler & Andrew W. Mellon Head of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Mead Art Museum, and Bradford Garvey, Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Amherst College, will give short presentations on their recent work. Food and drinks will be provided!
This event is open to all faculty and staff!

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: Schools as Sacred Spaces, with Cyndy Jean '07

The world of education is changing rapidly. Educators must now face a variety of new challenges in this digital age. As aspiring teachers and academic leaders, we should never forget that strong, successful teaching and leadership happens when we keep humanity at the center of the conversation. Join Cyndy to learn about leadership, the value of finding wise and supportive mentors, and the nature of education in modern schools.

Cyndy Jean ‘07 is in her fifth year as the Director of the Middle School at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. She began her career at Hackley thirteen years ago as an assistant teacher in second grade. She then taught in the English Department and has coached field hockey throughout her tenure. Cyndy holds a master’s degree in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University and a second master’s degree in Teaching and Special Education in Grades 1-6 from Fordham University. She is currently a Fellow in the National Association of Independent Schools’ Aspiring Heads Program, serves on the Fairchester Alliance for hiring and retaining faculty of color, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Tree of Life Orphanage, a non-profit organization serving and educating over 200 children in Source Matelas, Haiti.

The two members of 75 Dollar Bill sitting on rocks on a beach, holding musical instruments

75 Dollar Bill Performance

75 Dollar Bill was formed in 2012 in New York City by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen. Played on a deeply resonant plywood crate, Brown’s earthy, elemental rhythms are both the foundation and the foil for Chen’s ecstatic, modal guitar style. The duo’s electric, richly patterned music can shape-shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism, an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on the modal traditions of West Africa, India and the Middle East, early electric blues, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their hometown. While Brown and Chen are always at the band’s core, the duo frequently expands into other configurations live and on record, from trio to 25-piece marching band.

From Uncut:
http://www.uncut.co.uk/features/ecstatic-music-75-dollar-bill-100825

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Come and join the Russian House for Russian Tea! All students interested in Russian language or culture, no matter their level of language proficiency, are welcome. Food and tea are included!

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Fellowships for Grad Study in the UK Tea/Info Session

Sip some tea and learn about several fellowships that fund graduate study in the UK. We’ll discuss the Churchill, Gates, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Saint Andrew’s, and Fulbright UK grants, as well as what makes a strong applicant. All class years welcome. Questions? Contact Christine Overstreet, coverstreet@amherst.edu, or call 413-542-2536. Register your interest.

Registration Required

Loeb Center 2020-21 Internships - Information Table

Drop by to hear about the opportunities to join the Loeb Center team as one of our 2020-21 interns or Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). We're hiring PCAs, employer engagement interns, marketing interns, finance and consulting interns and an arts and communication intern.

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: The Value of Courageous Conversations for People/Women of Color in their Work, Lunch with Cyndy Jean ’07

Now in her thirteenth year as an educator in independent schools, and her fifth year as a senior administrator, Cyndy has learned to develop a series of strategies for personal and professional growth, as well as how to develop a strategic plan that helps her to connect with school leadership and train faculty. Over a catered lunch, she will share how she has learned to navigate the courageous conversations needed for growth and success in the workplace. Please register through Handshake to join us.

Cyndy Jean ‘07, is the Director of the Middle School at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. Cyndy holds a master’s degree in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University and a second master’s degree in Teaching and Special Education in Grades 1-6 from Fordham University. She is currently a Fellow in the National Association of Independent Schools’ Aspiring Heads Program, serves on the Fairchester Alliance for hiring and retaining faculty of color, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Tree of Life Orphanage, a non-profit organization serving and educating over 200 children in Source Matelas, Haiti.

While at Amherst, Cyndy actively participated in programs held by the Black Student Union, served on the leadership team of the Bi-Semester Worship Committee, and sang with the Terras Irradient a capella group. She was a Black Studies major and completed the pre-med concentration.

Cyndy is the proud sibling of a recent Hackley School graduate and the mother of two toddlers, Zadie (3) and Zion (1).

Registration Required
Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Harrison Blum, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

The Life Stories Series provides a forum for the Amherst community to get to know each other outside of our professional and academic roles. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member will share a story from their lives, followed by the opportunity for participants to engage in reflection and discussion. Lunch provided.

Tom Welsh headshot

Tom Welsh at the Mead: "When Parallel Lines Intersect: Albert Ayler, Terry Riley"

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Mead Art Museum, William Green Study Room

Join us for a lecture by Tom Welsh, director of performing arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Welsh's talk, "When Parallel Lines Intersect: Albert Ayler, Terry Riley," will highlight two of the signature developments in music during the 1960s: free jazz and minimalism. Though they arrived at very different results, their roots and impulses were similar in their search for the ecstatic. Welsh's talk will be a consideration of the motivations and impact of two major artists who emerged in the 1960s, Albert Ayler and Terry Riley.

Welsh was invited to campus by Associate Professor of Music Darryl Harper '90. This lecture is presented in conjunction with Harper's class "Jazz History After 1945: Experimentalism, Pluralism, and Traditionalism" and supported by the Arts at Amherst and the music department.

It is free and open to everyone!

Sat, Mar 7, 2020

Birth Doula Workshop

Siobhan Marks and I have been working to organize a doula training workshop with Warm Welcome Birth Services. Doulas provide non-medical support to laboring people. The training will be on campus March 7, 8, 28, and 29 and four-day attendance is required in order to be eligible for certification. This training is taught by a certified professional midwife, and ends with a hands-on module with pregnant families. Sign up ASAP if you are interested. Currently, funding for the training is pending, but likely. If you need more information, please contact me or Siobhan.

Registration Required

Persist.

Come and experience 30 patients’ journeys through dTMS treatment for major depressive disorder. This piece by Amherst student Christianna Mariano is part of an exploration of how we can use sound to interpret data in different ways. Owen Miur, Amherst alumnus and Medical Director of Brooklyn Minds, will be speaking about his cutting edge research with dTMS treatment, and Jake Meginsky, filmmaker, composer and visiting lecturer at Amherst College, will be performing.

ON-CAMPUS AUDIENCE ONLY: ASO with Stravinsky’s "Pulcinella" and "Petrushka"

UPDATE: From now until at least May 1, all Amherst College events are restricted to Amherst students, faculty, and staff (Amherst ID required).

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra (ASO) presents the fourth in its yearlong series of concerts devoted to the music of classical Russian Masters with a program of works by 20th-century modernist Igor Stravinsky.

The program will feature music from two of Stravinsky’s seminal ballet scores: the orchestral suite derived from Pulcinella, as well as the complete music to Petrushka. Mark Lane Swanson, music director, conducts, and Faith Wen ’20 is the featured pianist in Petrushka.

Both ballets feature Pulcinella, a stock character of 17th-century Neapolitan commedia dell’arte and comic puppet popular ever since throughout Europe (e.g., known as Punch in England, Petrushka in Russia). Pulcinella is in Stravinsky’s “neoclassical style” and is derived from pre-existing works by Italian Baroque composers, including Pergolesi. Petrushka is in Stravinsky’s fiery primitivist and radical rhythmic “signature” style, full of coloristic effects and exoticisms. In Pulcinella, our marionette hero loves elusive Pimpinella; in Petrushka, he competes with a Moor for the attentions of a ballerina. In both, he dies and is brought back to life by a magician.

Tickets are available at the door beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12; and free to Amherst and all Five College students with ID.

Tickets Required

Mon, Mar 9, 2020

PB+J Study Break Poster

PB+J Study Break

Join us at our first Pan and Bi Joy meeting of the Spring Semester! For this meeting, we will be having a study break where we will be serving hot cocoa and other snacks. In addition to the food, we will have fun games to play that can hopefully make your stressful midterm season a bit more bearable.

Students Only
The Walker Problem Solving Competition in Mathematics: Monday, March 9, 7 - 10 pm, SMUD 014

The Walker Problem Solving Competition in Mathematics

Students Only

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

APA Paris Information Table

Visit with an APA representative to talk about how you can build your schedule by choosing courses, in any field of study, at our 11 University of Paris and higher education partner institutions, in-house electives or replace a class with an independent study/research. Receive weekly one-on-one language support with a French professor and teaching assistant. A wide range of academic support is available throughout your term in Paris.

APA is a boutique program provider in Paris, France, with a passion to provide a first-rate study abroad experience that unites academic excellence with the beauty and richness of French and Francophone culture.

Students Only
Glee Club Wintry Mix

Glee Club Wintry Mix

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall

Seeking a break from the stressful work? Brighten your winter evening with Amherst Glee Club’s signature songs! Amherst Glee Club is one of the oldest college choirs in the United States. The concert features fun, chill tones of various themes and styles, some performed at Lincoln Center on January. Donuts and hot chocolate will be available.

This event is open to Amherst College students, faculty and staff (Amherst College ID required).

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Registration Open for LACOL Online Non-credit Data Science Course

Based on a successful first run of the Data Science class last summer, the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL) Faculty and Administrative Advisory Councils unanimously and enthusiastically approved the course to run again in summer 2020. Notably, the summer 2020 online course opportunity is open to Amherst College students as a not for credit option. The class will take place from June 10 – August 7. There is no charge or tuition for this summer’s course.
This fully online class is designed primarily for students with no prior coding experience who have taken or are taking a first calculus course. Interested students should not have previously taken an introductory data science course (e.g., STAT231, ASTR 200). Students should ensure that have sufficient time available during the summer to complete course assignments. For more information please see https://lacol.net/critical-ds/.
To sign up please send Nicholas Horton (nhorton@amherst.edu) an application (as a single pdf) that includes a 1) statement for why you would like to take the class, 2) a brief summary of your background and interests, 3) list of prior courses taken at Amherst, 4) a commitment to complete the coursework if you were admitted, 5) and the names of two faculty references who could speak to your ability to undertake independent work. Deadline for application is March 20 (to guarantee consideration).

Students Only

CANCELLED: Screening of “Trouble” with Filmmaker Mariah Garnett

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

Customizable Body Wash

College students throw away half a billion plastic toiletry containers every year. Come to Val to customize your body wash with different essential oil combinations. Every toiletry purchase comes in reusable container that you can refill every month on campus.

Now Virtual: U.S. Department of State Student Opportunities and Careers Info Session

NOTE: This event is still being offered at the same date/time, only VIRTUALLY. Please ensure you have registered on Handshake to attend, and the presenter will be in touch via e-mail with log in instructions. Feel free to contact him with any questions via BeekmanPM@state.gov.
Are you interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy? Want to use your Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish or Portuguese skills to serve as a Consular Fellow? Curious about State Department internships or graduate fellowships?
Attend the U.S. Department of State Information Session and meet with Philip Beekman, the U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for New England. Attendees will learn about careers with the department and how you can serve your country by working in any one of more than 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions overseas or in Washington, D.C.
Opportunities include Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Service professionals, internships and fellowships. Not just for political science, international affairs or languages majors; the State Department is also actively recruiting from the fields of business and finance, computer science and information technology, human resources, engineering and more. All majors welcome!

Students Only

CANCELLED: Fulbright Info Session & Pizza with FB Director Erica Lutes

Stay tuned for other opportunities to learn about Fulbright after spring break.

Still Happening! OXYGY Consulting Info Session & Case Interview Workshop

NOTE: Yes, this workshop is still confirmed for Wednesday, March 11! OXYGY representatives will utilize Zoom to present to the gathered group of attendees in Paino.
OXYGY is the management consultancy arm of the international law firm Bird & Bird. It is one of the largest management consultancies linked to a law firm. OXYGY aspires to be a new breed of consulting company, born with a vision of transforming businesses through a fresh approach and the combined offering of management consultancy, digital technology and legal expertise.
OXYGY consultants are collaborative, collegial, down-to-earth and authentic. Throughout staff members’ careers, the firm provides both formal and informal learning opportunities, allowing consultants to take charge of their professional development. OXYGY Learning Academies include training on core consulting tools and methodologies, facilitation skills, innovation, strategy and lean thinking. Consultants also invest time refining the firm’s Knowledge Management System, providing access to fresh content and sharing best practice across teams.
Want to learn more about OXYGY’s open entry-level opportunities, including its 8-week Management Consulting Summer Internship Program? Attend this session to hear from Michelle Shafer, a 2014 Hamilton College graduate, who will provide more information about the company and also walk attendees through a helpful Case Interview workshop exercise!
All class years and majors welcome.

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

CANCELLED: Opening Lecture and Reception with Mariah Garnett

4:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, 115 - Pruyne Lecture Hall
modernity image for a universe of terms exhibition

Opening Reception for “A Universe of Terms”

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room (1st floor)

This event is open to current Amherst College students, faculty and staff (Amherst College ID required).

Join us for the opening reception of “A Universe of Terms” exhibition! Hosted in Frost Library’s Mezzanine Gallery and co-curated by Emilie Flamme ’20 and Professor Mona Oraby, “A Universe of Terms” is an exhibition that brings to life 14 terms central to the humanities and social sciences. Based on an online project by the same name for “The Immanent Frame,” a Social Science Research Council digital publication, this exhibition invites scholars, students and the broader public to reimagine learning together through sound, design and narrative. Food and drinks will be provided. Opening remarks and welcome will begin around 4:45.
Explore the Universe here: http://tif.ssrc.org/category/a-universe-of-terms/

CANCELLED: Russian Film Screening: Going Vertical • Движение вверх

Virtual: Loeb Center Summer Internship Funding Information Session

https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/100458686?pwd=QWI3Q3IrY2FVRXBtMElhdVhFW...

Join us via Zoom to learn more about the funding options the Loeb Center has available for students who have secured unpaid/low-paying summer internships along with the application process.

CANCELLED - Knock Out Your Stress! Tae Kwon Do and Self-Care with the Peer Advocates!

In light of recent events, the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect are cancelling this event. Please feel free to reach out to peeradvocate@amherst.edu with any questions.

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Come and join the Russian House for Russian Tea! All students interested in Russian language or culture, no matter their level of language proficiency, are welcome. Food and tea are included!

CANCELLED: Jazz@Schwemm's Genevieve Rose Quartet with Student Groups

9:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Schwemm's Backroom

Fri, Mar 13, 2020

CANCELLED: Internship Application Drop-In Clinic

Tue, Mar 17, 2020

CANCELLED: Internship Application Drop-In Clinic

Students Only

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Registration Open for LACOL Online Non-credit Data Science Course

Based on a successful first run of the Data Science class last summer, the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL) Faculty and Administrative Advisory Councils unanimously and enthusiastically approved the course to run again in summer 2020. Notably, the summer 2020 online course opportunity is open to Amherst College students as a not for credit option. The class will take place from June 10 – August 7. There is no charge or tuition for this summer’s course.
This fully online class is designed primarily for students with no prior coding experience who have taken or are taking a first calculus course. Interested students should not have previously taken an introductory data science course (e.g., STAT231, ASTR 200). Students should ensure that have sufficient time available during the summer to complete course assignments. For more information please see https://lacol.net/critical-ds/.
To sign up please send Nicholas Horton (nhorton@amherst.edu) an application (as a single pdf) that includes a 1) statement for why you would like to take the class, 2) a brief summary of your background and interests, 3) list of prior courses taken at Amherst, 4) a commitment to complete the coursework if you were admitted, 5) and the names of two faculty references who could speak to your ability to undertake independent work. Deadline for application is March 20 (to guarantee consideration).

Students Only

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23 to the 27 and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/953823346. We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23 to the 27 and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/953823346. We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23 to the 27 and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/953823346. We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Virtual: Loeb Center Summer Internship Funding Information Session

Join us via Zoom to learn more about the funding options the Loeb Center has available for students who have secured unpaid/low-paying summer internships along with the application process.

https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/100458686?pwd=QWI3Q3IrY2FVRXBtMElhdVhFW...

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23 to the 27 and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/953823346. We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23 to the 27 and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/953823346. We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Staff & Faculty Morning Motivator

10:00 am - 10:30 am Zoom Link, Zoom Meeting ID: 923-871-314

The HR Activities Committee invites you to participate in a daily morning motivator. Participants are welcome to share in conversation or choose to listen. Get your coffee/tea/water cup ready to show off and join using the zoom link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/923871314, or meeting ID 923-871-314.

Virtual: University of Massachusetts Medical School Information Session

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is the Commonwealth’s first and only public academic health sciences center, home to three graduate schools. Its mission is to advance the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery with the school’s clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care.

UMMS graduates rank us in the top 1% for student satisfaction among all medical schools, and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks it as one of the leading medical schools in the nation. Attend this information session to learn more about the school, its programs, and how to successfully navigate its admissions process.

https://umassmed.zoom.us/j/886252630

Virtual: Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Session and Resume Review

Want to use your degree to make a difference for the next generation? Love teaching and want to explore roles in schools immediately after graduation?
Join Carney, Sandoe & Associates for an info session about working in K-12 private, independent schools across the country. CS&A is an educational recruitment firm that can help you can get started as a teacher or coach in the rewarding word of independent schools—no education degree or teaching certification required.
A CS&A representative will explain the process and benefits of our free educational placement service, discuss what it’s like working at independent schools, and share resume and job search advice.
Whether you become a master teacher or pursue a different career down the road, independent schools are a great place to work, coach and even live. If you’re looking for your first teaching job, an opportunity to work with kids or a way to translate your love of your area of study into a rewarding job, attend this information session to learn more!

For more information: https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/409580/share_preview

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Virtual: Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Information Session

Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Summer Programs is hosting a virtual information session on Tuesday, March 31, at 7:00pm (EST). This is an excellent opportunity for participants to connect directly with CTY's academic team to learn more about the organization's Summer Programs, life on a CTY campus, and what specific positions are currently available.

CTY is working to ensure that staff and teaching professionals reflect the world in which we exist. The organization works to ensure that bright students have the chance to participate in challenging educational opportunities they won't experience anywhere else with people such as mentors, teachers, and peers who are also just as gifted.

To register for this session, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/384q4Bd

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2020 #SAAMherst

Virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month #SAAMherst

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a month dedicated to promoting awareness and prevention of sexual violence. The Peer Advocates are gearing up for a virtual SAAM 2020 experience this year. Stay connected by following the PAs on Facebook (@peeradvocatesamherstcollege) and Instagram (@amherst_pa) and stay tuned for upcoming virtual opportunities all month long during April for #SAAMherst! Email peeradvocate@amherst.edu with any questions, keep an eye out for weekly updates, and see below for a preview of each week.

Week 1: Self-Care for #SAAMherst
Week 2: #IAsk
Week 3: Movement Makers
Week 4: PA Picks
May 1st: Virtual SAAM Vigil

Ongoing Events

Craft Night: Mug and Coaster Decorating

Come decorate mugs and coasters this Saturday at 8pm in the Friedmann Room! Presented by AC After Dark. There will be food! Supplies are limited.

Students Only