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Event Calendar

October 2020

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

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Writing for TV: Alumni Panel (featuring Sarah Walker '03, Jenna Lamia '98 and Leila Cohan Miccio, Smith College '05)

Join us for a mini-master class on pursuing television writing as a career. In this session, Amherst and Smith alumni will walk students through the step-by-step details of entry-level experiences, cultivating your unique voice, and understanding the entertainment industry.

This event is open to all but aims to specifically reach groups who are underrepresented in the industry-- women/trans/non-binary students, LGBTQ+ students, BIPOC students, FLI students, and students with disabilities.

Panelists:
• Jenna Lamia, Amherst College ’98
Good Girls, Awkward, 90210
• Ashley Soto Paniagua, Amherst College ’11
Vida, The Proud Family, Founder of Raise the Percentage
• Sarah Walker, Amherst College ’03
Silicon Valley, Mozart in the Jungle, House of Lies, Awkward
• Leila Cohan-Miccio, Smith College ’05
Special, Bridgerton, Telenovela, Awkward

OHR Office Hours for Supervisors/Department Chairs

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. We will review recent communications and important developments in the workplace as the semester progresses, and provide a resource takeaway to support effective communication within departments. You will also have opportunities to hear specific tips and best practice examples from other supervisors/department chairs. Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Biology Study Sessions

Want a buddy while working on Biology? Drop by the virtual Biology study sessions for a space to be productive! Whether studying silently together in the homeroom or working on an assignment with others in a breakout room, you can build community while getting work done.
Zoom link: bit.ly/2ZGbPAX or Meeting ID: 939 140 9559.

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Greylock Partners: Enterprise Software VC Firm Info Session & Networking

Greylock is a venture capital fund that focuses on early stage investing in enterprise and consumer software startups. Investments include AppDynamics, AirBnb, Dropbox, Discord, Facebook, Figma, Roblox, and more.

Join this virtual session with Yuliya Mykhaylovska to learn about opportunities for technical students at Greylock-backed companies, learn about newly-backed startups, and discuss building a career in tech.

Yuliya currently leads university talent programs at Greylock. Before this role, she managed the internship component of the Stanford in New York program, focusing on student career advising, professional development, employer relations, and alumni engagement. Prior to her role at Stanford, she was the platform manager at Lerer Hippeau in New York, a seed-focused VC fund.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Please register to attend on Handshake AND fill out the following form, so that Yuliya is able to capture your questions and main areas of interest prior to the session: https://forms.gle/rvZx3toUX9cKhgfR7

Fri, Oct 2, 2020

Virtual Write-on-Site

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Enhance productivity. Find mutual support. Maintain a regular practice. Write with others. Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual Write-on-Site over Zoom each Friday during the fall semester between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor of Art History Nicola Courtright, and CHI Fellows Ashley Smith and Sam Presnal.

Open to the Amherst College community. Please login to Zoom with your Amherst ID and password:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/92776199071?pwd=Z1lpRDc2Y21sQjlKckgyc1o...

Meeting ID: 927 7619 9071
Passcode: 335098

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Loeb Center Resume Clinic — Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you seeking some extra support in getting your resume approved or making it fresh for this semester? Our biweekly virtual drop-in clinics are the perfect way to gain feedback from Loeb Center staff.

Please RSVP in advance via Handshake! We will confirm Zoom login and additional information via e-mail.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

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Intro to the Loeb Center's Business and Finance Program

What is the Business and Finance Program? Is it right for you?

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, or general business? Have you ever wondered what it takes to start your own company, be an entrepreneur, or work at a start-up? Whether you are a first-year student, sophomore, or junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business, or entrepreneurship is right for you.

The Loeb Center offers industry-specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in various fields. The 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 also offer programming in support of those considering starting their own companies, investing in/working at start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session will be led by Stephanie Hockman, the Program Director, and include insights from Rob Parker ’21 (Finance intern) and Emily Kiernan ’21 (Consulting intern). During the session, you’ll hear a quick overview of finance and consulting, the programs offered to explore and prepare for careers in finance, business, and consulting, including workshops, experiential learning opportunities, and how best to take advantage of student interns and advising appointments included in the Business and Finance Program.

Attendees will also get a sense for the timing for this field's recruiting process. Since recruiting for internships and full-time positions starts early in business and finance, it is NEVER TOO SOON to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program -- and how the Loeb Center can help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

You'll find multiple opportunities to hear about the Business and Finance Program listed on Handshake. You only need to register for and attend one.

Image shows 8 students on the Valentine Balcony at night, lit up by string lights. Most are standing around while one student is playing the piano.

Music on the Val Balcony

Come join us in listening to our own Amherst students performing from the Valentine Balcony. Some chairs will be provided, but we recommend you bring a sweatshirt as fall draws near!

Conrad Tao sitting at a piano, near a window

M@A: A Virtual Season Presents Composer and Pianist Conrad Tao

M@A's 2020-21 Virtual Series continues with a live, online performance by composer and pianist Conrad Tao hosted by Maestro Mark Lane Swanson. This performance is free and open to the public. Please visit the Music Department Event Live Stream page listed below to catch the show. We look forward to seeing you!

Program
CONRAD TAO: All I had forgotten or tried to
J.S. BACH: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER: Piano Study in Mixed Accents
JASON ECKARDT: Echoes' White Veil
BEETHOVEN: Sonata op 31 no 2, 'The Tempest'
FREDERIC RZEWSKI: Which Side Are You On?
(from North American Ballads)

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times, who also cited him as “one of five classical music faces to watch” in the 2018-19 season. Tao is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist—an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation. At the 2019 New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessies”), Tao was the recipient of the award for Outstanding Sound Design / Music Composition, for his work on "More Forever," his collaboration with Caleb Teicher.

Sun, Oct 4, 2020

Psychology Department Open House for Prospective Majors

Everyone is welcome to attend our in-person and socially distanced Open House, featuring pre-wrapped Atkins donuts! Please join the faculty of the Psychology Department for our Open House (there will also be a Zoom option alternative, although without donuts). You’ll meet professors, learn about upcoming classes, and have an opportunity to ask questions about the major. Please RSVP so that we can find a large enough space (for those attending in-person) and send you the Zoom link (for those attending remotely).

Students Only
Registration Required

Mon, Oct 5, 2020

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Demystifying the Internship Search Process — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you ready to search for a summer internship or research opportunity, but need to know where to start? Have you started looking for opportunities, but feel like you’re not having much luck? Consider attending this workshop to learn tips you can use to search for and secure the right internship or research opportunity for you.

Topics covered in this workshop include:
--Goals and priorities to guide your internship search
--Advantages and disadvantages of different search methods (using job boards, cold calling companies, networking)
--Overview of crafting effective applications and the interview process
--Staying organized and on track with your applications
--Handling multiple internship offers

Note: This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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Introduction to Careers in Science and Technology — Hosted by the Loeb Center

Are you fascinated by the world around you? Do you like asking questions and finding creative ways to find their solutions? Do you want to explore new ideas no one has thought of before?

The fields of science and technology and associated areas of engineering and mathematics offer opportunities in both the "classic" STEM areas, as well as new paths that are expanding daily as new discoveries are made.

Come join Dr. Carolyn Margolin, Director of the Loeb Center's Careers In Science and Technology Program, as she discusses the range of opportunities in the STEM fields and how Amherst students can best prepare for them. Regardless of experience level, attendees will leave this session with an understanding of:
· potential career trajectories
· industry timelines for internships and jobs, and
· Loeb Center resources designed to support your search.

Zoom Info Session: Study to Oxford and Cambridge in 2021-2022

Study abroad to Oxford or Cambridge can be an excellent enhancement to your Amherst academic experience! With the tutorial style of teaching, study to the Oxbridge colleges (small colleges make up the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) is often compared to graduate study. Students take tutorials with expert “tutors,” faculty and final year PhD students, and strengthen their research, writing, and oral argument skills.  In addition to this unique and challenging academic environment, students have the opportunity to live alongside local students and participate fully in college life. This session will teach you the ways you can apply for study to Oxford or Cambridge, e.g., direct enrollment, through a provider, and you will also learn what special arrangements we have, i.e., New College at Oxford. Students who have studied abroad will also be attending and share with you their perspective. Application deadlines to study at Oxford or Cambridge are earlier in the year than most study abroad programs and attending this session will provide you with timelines, deadlines, and other important details.

Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 93369040224g
Password: 745953

Students Only

QRC: Questioning/Exploring Affinity Space

An affinity space hosted by the Queer Resource Center for students looking for an open space to talk to others who are exploring or questioning their gender, sexual, and/or romantic identities! Participants are encouraged to participate in the degree you feel comfortable (feel free to join without your camera, mic, and to communicate using the chat function).

If you have any questions or concerns, or accessibility needs, please contact Jxhn at jsmartin@amherst.edu.

Please join us via Zoom: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/99761188215?pwd=bE1ENWhORzl3VGJyWXB6UE9...

Students Only

AAS Senate Meetings

AAS Senate holds their general assembly meeting every Monday @ 8:30 PM EDT, which is open to the public! As we work on making these meetings accessible to the public in a remote setting, if you would like to submit a Public Comment (any concerns or suggestions) to bring forward/read to the Senate, please submit it here: https://forms.gle/XUa6u7uuvFFbczUf6

Tue, Oct 6, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty and Workday Demos

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. Throughout the month of October, we will offer a chance to see what the Workday experience looks like and what tasks you can do in the new system during the OHR Office Hours.

The second half of the hour will be open for general OHR Office Hours. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information.

We look forward to connecting with you!

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Russian Table

Please join us for the virtual Russian Table on Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EST. Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation; all levels of Russian speakers very welcome!
Please be in touch with Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) in order to receive the Zoom link.

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Intro to the Loeb Center's Business and Finance Program

What is the Business and Finance Program? Is it right for you?

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, or general business? Have you ever wondered what it takes to start your own company, be an entrepreneur, or work at a start-up? Whether you are a first-year student, sophomore, or junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business, or entrepreneurship is right for you.

The Loeb Center offers industry-specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in various fields. The 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 also offer programming in support of those considering starting their own companies, investing in/working at start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session will be led by Stephanie Hockman, the Program Director, and include insights from Rob Parker ’21 (Finance intern) and Emily Kiernan ’21 (Consulting intern). During the session, you’ll hear a quick overview of finance and consulting, the programs offered to explore and prepare for careers in finance, business, and consulting, including workshops, experiential learning opportunities, and how best to take advantage of student interns and advising appointments included in the Business and Finance Program.

Attendees will also get a sense for the timing for this field's recruiting process. Since recruiting for internships and full-time positions starts early in business and finance, it is NEVER TOO SOON to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program -- and how the Loeb Center can help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

You'll find multiple opportunities to hear about the Business and Finance Program listed on Handshake. You only need to register for and attend one.

Zoom Info Session: Study to Oxford and Cambridge in 2021-2022

Study abroad to Oxford or Cambridge can be an excellent enhancement to your Amherst academic experience! With the tutorial style of teaching, study to the Oxbridge colleges (small colleges make up the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) is often compared to graduate study. Students take tutorials with expert “tutors,” faculty and final year PhD students, and strengthen their research, writing, and oral argument skills.  In addition to this unique and challenging academic environment, students have the opportunity to live alongside local students and participate fully in college life. This session will teach you the ways you can apply for study to Oxford or Cambridge, e.g., direct enrollment, through a provider, and you will also learn what special arrangements we have, i.e., New College at Oxford. Students who have studied abroad will also be attending and share with you their perspective. Application deadlines to study at Oxford or Cambridge are earlier in the year than most study abroad programs and attending this session will provide you with timelines, deadlines, and other important details.

Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 93369040224g
Password: 745953

Students Only
Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: Creating a Through Line When Life Is Non-Linear, with Inda Schaenen '83 P'15

If you’re even a little bit confused and anxious about life right now, and wondering what your liberal arts degree will prepare you for, please join this presentation on adaptive creativity. Students in all disciplines, particularly those interested in promoting radical systemic change through joyful everyday work, are encouraged to attend. There will be plenty of time for conversation and questions.

Inda Schaenen '83 P'15, MEd, MFA, PhD, is a writer, journalist, professor, and certified English language arts teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. She’s the author of Speaking of Fourth Grade: What Listening to Kids Tells Us About School in America, four young adult novels, and The 7 O’Clock Bedtime, a parenting guide.

Raised in New York City and a St. Louis resident since 1991, Inda has taught in public, private, urban, and suburban schools, from second grade to graduate school. In 2013, Inda began serving in Normandy, the unaccredited school district that graduated Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer on August 9, 2014. In response to the educational chaos and incoherence that preceded and followed that moment, Inda founded Project Lab St. Louis, an education nonprofit based in her middle school classroom in Normandy.

Over the last five years, Project Lab St. Louis has engaged hundreds of students from different St. Louis communities in projects in the humanities, including Normandy Crosscurrents, a program of cross-community dialogue, Living Questions, a year-long curriculum of philosophical inquiry, and From Deer to Venison, an exploration of meat-eating and culinary arts. Project Lab St. Louis was recently recognized for inclusion and equity by FOCUS St. Louis in their 2019 “What’s Right with the Region” awards, and that same year, Inda received the Courageous Educator Award from St. Louis’ Educators for Social Justice.

An avid swimmer and pickleball player, Inda is married to Michael Dee (Amherst ’80), a classroom teacher since 1981. They have three children and recently welcomed their first grandchild. Inda plans to present from 8 to 8:30 pm, then take audience questions until 9:00 pm (while staying online until 9:15 to answer any individual student questions).

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Swift Skills Collection: Stay Creative While Remote

Feeling like you’ve lost some spark during this time of transition? Let’s dig in to some methods for jump-starting creativity and innovative thinking while away from the physical office.

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Holistic Law School Admissions During a Global Crisis, Presented by Harvard and Boston University Law Schools

Considering applying to law school, either this year or in the future?

Join this multi-school presentation from admissions representatives at Harvard Law School and Boston University Law School on Holistic Admissions During a Global Crisis.

In addition to sharing information about current programs and admissions processes at each school, presenters will shed light on their particular approaches and advice for applicants during this unique year.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED via Handshake AND the following external site: https://jdadmissions.law.harvard.edu/register/amherst

Zoom Info Session: Study to Oxford and Cambridge in 2021-2022

Study abroad to Oxford or Cambridge can be an excellent enhancement to your Amherst academic experience! With the tutorial style of teaching, study to the Oxbridge colleges (small colleges make up the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) is often compared to graduate study. Students take tutorials with expert “tutors,” faculty and final year PhD students, and strengthen their research, writing, and oral argument skills.  In addition to this unique and challenging academic environment, students have the opportunity to live alongside local students and participate fully in college life. This session will teach you the ways you can apply for study to Oxford or Cambridge, e.g., direct enrollment, through a provider, and you will also learn what special arrangements we have, i.e., New College at Oxford. Students who have studied abroad will also be attending and share with you their perspective. Application deadlines to study at Oxford or Cambridge are earlier in the year than most study abroad programs and attending this session will provide you with timelines, deadlines, and other important details.

Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 93369040224g
Password: 745953

Students Only

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Supervisors/Department Chairs and Workday Demos

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. Throughout the month of October, we will offer a chance to see what the Workday experience looks like and what tasks you can do in the new system during the OHR Office Hours.

The second half of the hour will be open for general OHR Office Hours. We will review recent communications and important developments in the workplace as the semester progresses, and provide a resource takeaway to support effective communication within departments. You will also have opportunities to hear specific tips and best practice examples from other supervisors/department chairs.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Putnam Series - Math & Statistics - Combinatorics

The Putnam Competition is a national mathematics exam for undergraduate students. It is both a challenging and fun exam, in which you will practice your problem-solving and proof-writing skills. Most of the problems require basic calculus and algebra knowledge, so first-year students are encouraged to participate.

Putnam sessions are an informal and friendly chance to meet other students and talk about problem solving. Typically we will share some problems in advance to think about, have a focused discussion at the beginning of the session and then discuss some of the problems together and have students present solutions. The meetings will be on Zoom. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Ivan Contreras (times subject to change).

Putnam Series Dates - You can attend as few or as many as you like.
Session 7: Thursday, October 8 (6:00-7:30 PM) : Combinatorics
Session 8: Tuesday, October 13 (5:00-6:30 PM): Number Theory
Session 9: Thursday, October 22 (6:00-7:30 PM): Probability
Session 10: Tuesday, October 27 (5:00-6:30 PM): Algebra
Session 11: Thursday, November 5 (6:00-7:30 PM): Complex Numbers
Session 12: Tuesday, November 10 (5:00-6:30 PM): Generating Functions
Session 13: Thursday, November 19 (6:00-7:30 PM): Favorites

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Biology Study Sessions

Want a buddy while working on Biology? Drop by the virtual Biology study sessions for a space to be productive! Whether studying silently together in the homeroom or working on an assignment with others in a breakout room, you can build community while getting work done.
Zoom link: bit.ly/2ZGbPAX or Meeting ID: 939 140 9559.

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United Talent Agency: Summer 2021 Entertainment Internships

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, showrunners and writer-producers. Former UTA interns will also speak about their time in the program and offer practical application advice.

United Talent Agency (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, e-sports, influencers, and live entertainment.

UTA WILL SOON BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS 8-WEEK SUMMER 2021 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Summer interns are exposed to a wide variety of business practices in the field of entertainment and also receive formal instruction on the fundamentals of the talent agency business. In this information session.

Collectively, UTA agents represent a significant cross-section of today's most acclaimed artists and entertainers, including winners and nominees of Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild, Writers Guild, Producers Guild, Golden Globe and People's Choice awards. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, corporate consulting, branding & licensing, endorsements and the representation of production talent. UTA also operates New York and Los Angeles-based United Entertainment Group, a joint venture firm focusing on branded entertainment for Fortune 500 companies.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Virtual Write-on-Site

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Enhance productivity. Find mutual support. Maintain a regular practice. Write with others. Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual Write-on-Site over Zoom each Friday during the fall semester between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor of Art History Nicola Courtright, and CHI Fellows Ashley Smith and Sam Presnal.

Open to the Amherst College community. Please login to Zoom with your Amherst ID and password:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/92776199071?pwd=Z1lpRDc2Y21sQjlKckgyc1o...

Meeting ID: 927 7619 9071
Passcode: 335098

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Intro to the Loeb Center's Business and Finance Program

What is the Business and Finance Program? Is it right for you?

Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting, or general business? Have you ever wondered what it takes to start your own company, be an entrepreneur, or work at a start-up? Whether you are a first-year student, sophomore, or junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business, or entrepreneurship is right for you.

The Loeb Center offers industry-specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in various fields. The 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 also offer programming in support of those considering starting their own companies, investing in/working at start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

The information session will be led by Stephanie Hockman, the Program Director, and include insights from Rob Parker ’21 (Finance intern) and Emily Kiernan ’21 (Consulting intern). During the session, you’ll hear a quick overview of finance and consulting, the programs offered to explore and prepare for careers in finance, business, and consulting, including workshops, experiential learning opportunities, and how best to take advantage of student interns and advising appointments included in the Business and Finance Program.

Attendees will also get a sense for the timing for this field's recruiting process. Since recruiting for internships and full-time positions starts early in business and finance, it is NEVER TOO SOON to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program -- and how the Loeb Center can help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business, and entrepreneurship.

You'll find multiple opportunities to hear about the Business and Finance Program listed on Handshake. You only need to register for and attend one.

Ford Fellowships Webinar (for faculty): Advice from Winners at Liberal Arts Colleges

Interested in learning more about Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs? Faculty are invited to a panel discussion featuring three Ford Fellowship winners: Martha-Elizabeth Baylor (Carleton College), LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant (Williams College), and Taneisha Means (Vassar College). The webinar will be useful for anyone who plans to apply for a Ford Fellowship this fall (or in the future) and would like to know how colleagues at other liberal arts colleges have approached the competition. Note that you must pre-register for the webinar to get the Zoom link. If you have questions about this or other fellowship opportunities, contact Grants Office Director Lisa Stoffer at lstoffer@amherst.edu.

Image shows 8 students on the Valentine Balcony at night, lit up by string lights. Most are standing around while one student is playing the piano.

Music on the Val Balcony

Come join us in listening to our own Amherst students performing from the Valentine Balcony. Some chairs will be provided, but we recommend you bring a sweatshirt as fall draws near!

Sat, Oct 10, 2020

ASO Concert: Welcome to the Amherst College First-Year Class!

Members of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra studying on campus this semester present the annual "Welcome to the Amherst College First-Year Class!" concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, in a special live-streamed performance. ASO musicians present an all-Beethoven concert in celebration of the composer's 250th birthday year, and in memory of the opera devotée the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who spoke at Amherst in a visit less than a year ago.

Works to be performed include the Overture to Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, as well as the aria "Abscheulicher... Komm, Hoffnung" from Fidelio; Drei Equali for four trombones; Andante con variazione from the "Kreutzer" sonata for violin and piano; the first movement of the op. 71 wind quintet; and the Marcia funèbre from Symphony #3 ("Eroica") as arranged by Beethoven's student Ferdinand Ries for piano and string trio.

Mark Lane Swanson, music director, conducts, and is at the keyboard. Members of the Amherst class of 2024 perform in all chamber works on the concert. There is no charge to view the event on the Amherst College music website.

Mon, Oct 12, 2020

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Introduction to Networking — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

What do you think of when you imagine networking? Networking is a catch-all term for making and sustaining connections over time. How can you imagine making connections in an authentic way that contributes to your career exploration and growth?

In this virtual workshop, learn about cultivating personal relationships, re-activating past connections, engaging in your field through news and social media communities, and more. At the end of this workshop, you will identify five different ways you can begin networking that align with you and your interests.

Note: This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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Loeb.NYC Entrepreneurial Internship Information Session

Startup studio Loeb.NYC is continuing its commitment to entrepreneurial internships in NYC. Michael Loeb ’77, P’21 (serial entrepreneur, founder of Loeb Enterprises/Loeb.NYC, and co-founder of Priceline), along with his business partner Rich Vogel, have collaborated to bring you the Loeb.NYC Summer Internship Program for the fourth year in a row.

Loeb.NYC's 10-week internship program provides training and first-hand NYC startup experience to approximately forty bright undergraduate students with an enthusiasm for business and innovation. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to learn about entrepreneurship and make a difference at a startup. Attend this information session to learn more about the internship program and how to successfully apply to be part of the Summer 2021 cohort!

The internship kicks off in early June, when interns join Michael and Rich at Michael’s Southampton house (if you’ve seen Billions on Showtime, it’s that Hampton house), where they are immersed in a one-day training program. The next day, the CEOs of the startup companies selected for the summer program pitch their businesses and summer projects to the interns. After individual meetings between the startups and the students, each intern is matched with a company that closely fits their skills and interests. To ensure this program is a success for interns and companies, company CEOs create defined assignments with meaningful work and oversight.

The internship program is supportive and comprehensive. Each intern receives a subject matter introduction to business and entrepreneurship, obtains support throughout the 10-weeks, and is provided with resources enabling them to succeed. Every week, interns visit the Loeb.NYC home office for our version of an evening 'Ted Talk' featuring world class entrepreneurs discussing, well, just about anything they want to. In addition, interns participate in a weekly roundtable where progress is reviewed and concerns discussed.

NOTE: This internship offered through the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

QRC: Questioning/Exploring Affinity Space

An affinity space hosted by the Queer Resource Center for students looking for an open space to talk to others who are exploring or questioning their gender, sexual, and/or romantic identities! Participants are encouraged to participate in the degree you feel comfortable (feel free to join without your camera, mic, and to communicate using the chat function).

If you have any questions or concerns, or accessibility needs, please contact Jxhn at jsmartin@amherst.edu.

Please join us via Zoom: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/99761188215?pwd=bE1ENWhORzl3VGJyWXB6UE9...

Students Only

AAS Senate Meetings

AAS Senate meetings are open to all members of the campus community. We meet every Monday night at 8:30 PM EDT (Zoom link below). Today, Laurie Frankl will be joining us to talk about the new Title IX policies. If you have any concerns you would like to bring to the Senate floor, there is space at the beginning of the meeting or submit here (https://forms.gle/wv7xwFrEsCBH5gpm9). If you have any questions, please feel free to email aghan22@amherst.edu.

https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/91973224420?pwd=QkdoZGRkbUlOZys4K1hNVTl...
Meeting ID: 919 7322 4420
Passcode: aas2021

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty and Workday Demos

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. Throughout the month of October, we will offer a chance to see what the Workday experience looks like and what tasks you can do in the new system during the OHR Office Hours.

The second half of the hour will be open for general OHR Office Hours. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information.

We look forward to connecting with you!

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Russian Table

Please join us for the virtual Russian Table on Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EST. Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation; all levels of Russian speakers very welcome!
Please be in touch with Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) in order to receive the Zoom link.

Planning with Retirement Assets

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

Your retirement assets will play a significant role in creating your retirement income, however, there are many rules surrounding your use of these assets. When can I start taking distributions? When must I start taking distributions? What happens when I leave them to my loved ones? Join us to get the answers to all of these questions and more.

Understanding Medicare

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.
Paying for healthcare in retirement is a critical part of financial planning and it is important to understand how Medicare operates and what choices you have. This webinar will help you understand some aspects of Medicare including eligibility and what plans are available to you. We hope that you will join this educational event.

Ford Fellowships Webinar (for faculty): Advice from Winners at Liberal Arts Colleges

Interested in learning more about Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs? Faculty are invited to a panel discussion featuring three Ford Fellowship winners: Martha-Elizabeth Baylor (Carleton College), LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant (Williams College), and Taneisha Means (Vassar College). The webinar will be useful for anyone who plans to apply for a Ford Fellowship this fall (or in the future) and would like to know how colleagues at other liberal arts colleges have approached the competition. Note that you must pre-register for the webinar to get the Zoom link. If you have questions about this or other fellowship opportunities, contact Grants Office Director Lisa Stoffer at lstoffer@amherst.edu.

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Quarterly Economic and Market Update with TIAA's Chief Investment Strategist

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.
Take a closer look at our views on the financial markets, including key market drivers, U.S. economy, policy and politics, and investing in public markets. This seminar will also cover the challenges that investors face and how to navigate them.

An Introduction to Alternative Investments: Real Estate

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.
During times of market and other crises, we believe that having real estate as part of your portfolio can help provide three critically important investment attributes: liquidity, low leverage, and diversification. This presentation will discuss the reasons to consider investing in private real estate and provide an overview of the real estate market and its outlook for the future.

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A Conversation With the College's Investment Office

Meet some of the investment professionals managing the College's $3 billion endowment portfolio and learn about the office's Summer 2021 student internship opportunity in Boston. A great introduction to how endowments work, what makes Amherst special, and how you might gain real-word experience in the areas of finance and investments while supporting one of the College's enduring resources.

Panelists include:
Letitia Johnson, Chief Investment Officer
Letitia Johnson is Chief Investment Officer of Amherst College. Prior to joining the College in 2019, Letitia worked at Cambridge Associates, where she partnered with endowment and foundation clients to invest their long-term assets, including developing strategy, selecting and diligencing managers, and formulating investment and spending policies. She has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in Mathematics from Brown University.

Adam McPherson, Investment Analyst
Adam McPherson is an Investment Analyst at Amherst College. Adam joined Amherst in April 2018 after graduating from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a degree in Finance and Economics and a minor in Information Technology.

Yunfei Liu, Investment Analyst
Yunfei Liu is an Investment Analyst at Amherst College. Prior to joining Amherst in 2020, Yunfei worked at Harvard Management Company, where he covered a range of asset classes on the generalist investment team. Yunfei holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University and is a CFA Charterholder.

This event is brought to you by the Loeb Center of Career Exploration and Planning in collaboration with Amherst College's Investment Office.

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Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Information Session

Join Ford Barnet, Associate Director of Admissions for Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, for a virtual information session with the Amherst area colleges and universities.

Ford will be joined by current Tufts veterinary students to discuss preparing for veterinary school, the Tufts admissions process, and details about opportunities available to their DVM and master's students. Participation is encouraged, so please come with questions!

To familiarize yourself with the opportunities at Tufts, visit www.vet.tufts.edu.

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

7 College Virtual Study Away Fair 2020!

The fair will feature opportunities for students to learn about study away programs around the world through featured events, such as: Topic panels with industry practitioners; study abroad during uncertain times, STEM, Health, mental health and identity student panel, and studying abroad when you don't speak the language, etc. Live information sessions with program reps from around the world, and a Virtual Exhibit Hall, including live advising drop-ins with program reps.

Students Only

Back to School During COVID-19

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Many parents around the country are making some very difficult decisions about school. These decisions may be accompanied by anxiety, fear and emotional distress that have the power to reduce clear decision making. Join the conversation with psychiatrists Dr. Ken Duckworth, Dr. Greg Harris and psychologist, Dr. Alan Cusher to learn about these issues and resources accessible to you and your family.

Understanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.
You may know about the tax advantages of contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA), but did you know that HSAs are also a way to save for health care in retirement? This webinar will help you understand unique aspects of HSAs including how they help account owners to pay for current health care expenses and save for those in the future.

OHR Office Hours for Supervisors/Department Chairs and Workday Demos

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. Throughout the month of October, we will offer a chance to see what the Workday experience looks like and what tasks you can do in the new system during the OHR Office Hours.

The second half of the hour will be open for general OHR Office Hours. We will review recent communications and important developments in the workplace as the semester progresses, and provide a resource takeaway to support effective communication within departments. You will also have opportunities to hear specific tips and best practice examples from other supervisors/department chairs.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Cybersecurity

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.
Are you concerned about identity theft and your family’s security online? TIAA’s Information Security team will discuss how you can protect yourself and your family from cybercriminal social engineering.

Ford Fellowships Webinar (for faculty): Advice from Winners at Liberal Arts Colleges

Interested in learning more about Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs? Faculty are invited to a panel discussion featuring three Ford Fellowship winners: Martha-Elizabeth Baylor (Carleton College), LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant (Williams College), and Taneisha Means (Vassar College). The webinar will be useful for anyone who plans to apply for a Ford Fellowship this fall (or in the future) and would like to know how colleagues at other liberal arts colleges have approached the competition. Note that you must pre-register for the webinar to get the Zoom link. If you have questions about this or other fellowship opportunities, contact Grants Office Director Lisa Stoffer at lstoffer@amherst.edu.

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: Using Adversity, Mentorship, and a Liberal Arts Education to Empower Yourself and Others, with Sean Legister '11

Want to hear an alum's perspective on what it's actually like to be a person of color in finance? Interested in learning how adversity, mentorship, and a liberal arts education can help you to empower yourself and others around you?

Sean Legister ’11 learned early in his career, as one of few Black people at one of the largest investment banks, that adversity only defines him if he lets it. He struggled with registration exams early in his career, which led him to ask questions like, “Why? Am I dumb? Did I not work hard enough?”

After this initial setback, he found that many people judged his aptitude. However, Sean is not only still working at Goldman Sachs, but is thriving in his career and serving as a leader within the organization. He credits his career success partly to his resiliency and partly to great mentorship relationships with a few Amherst alums that have spanned almost a decade.

From his first internship after his junior year to now, Sean has demonstrated fortitude, a positive outlook, and a relentless desire to empower others. Attend this session to hear more about his journey and the advice he has for current Amherst students.

SEAN'S FULL BIO:
Sean Legister ‘11 is currently an Alternative Product Specialist in Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Bank. He has been with the firm since receiving his bachelor’s in both Black Studies and English from Amherst College in 2011. Prior to his current role, he was an equity sales trader on MAPS, a cross-asset team, since its 2014 inception. He started his career at GS as a sales trader in equity based financial instruments, listed derivatives, swaps, and international equities as part of the Global Institutional team.

Sean serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cristo Rey New York High School, where he mentors current students and alums. He is the founder and curator of the Monday Morning Lift (MML) and Breakfast Bites. The MML is an e-mail subscription service that aims to inspire, challenge, and motivate readers of all ages. Breakfast Bites is an initiative he created at Goldman Sachs to help Black professionals gain exposure within the firm, as well as build the culture within the Black community. Both of his parents were born and raised in Jamaica.

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Biology Study Sessions

Want a buddy while working on Biology? Drop by the virtual Biology study sessions for a space to be productive! Whether studying silently together in the homeroom or working on an assignment with others in a breakout room, you can build community while getting work done.
Zoom link: bit.ly/2ZGbPAX or Meeting ID: 939 140 9559.

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Virtual Write-on-Site

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Enhance productivity. Find mutual support. Maintain a regular practice. Write with others. Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual Write-on-Site over Zoom each Friday during the fall semester between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor of Art History Nicola Courtright, and CHI Fellows Ashley Smith and Sam Presnal.

Open to the Amherst College community. Please login to Zoom with your Amherst ID and password:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/92776199071?pwd=Z1lpRDc2Y21sQjlKckgyc1o...

Meeting ID: 927 7619 9071
Passcode: 335098

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Loeb Center Resume Clinic — Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you seeking some extra support in getting your resume approved or making it fresh for this semester? Our biweekly virtual drop-in clinics are the perfect way to gain feedback from Loeb Center staff.

Please RSVP in advance via Handshake! We will confirm Zoom login and additional information via e-mail.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

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Masterclass with Kyle Marshall

The Department of Theater and Dance is thrilled to host a Zoom masterclass in contemporary dance with Kyle Marshall!

Choreographer and dancer Kyle Marshall is a 2018 Juried Bessie Award winner, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellow and 2020 Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Awardee. His company, Kyle Marshall Choreography, has performed at venues including BAM Next Wave Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Joe’s Pub at the Public, Actors Fund Arts Center, NJPAC, and NYC SummerStage. Commissions have included Dance on the Lawn: Montclair's Dance Festival, NJPAC and Harlem Stage. He has received residencies from the 92nd Street Y, Mana Contemporary, CPR and Jamaica Performing Arts Center. Kyle graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in dance.

Register in advance. Zoom link and password will be sent on the day of the event. This event is sponsored by the Eastman Lecture Fund.

Registration Required

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

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A Conversation with Award-Winning Filmmaker Brett Story

The Department of Art and the History of Art and the Program in Film and Media Studies is excited to present a conversation with filmmaker Brett Story, who will be discussing her award-winning film The Prison in Twelve Landscapes. (We recommend watching the film on Kanopy.com ahead of this event: https://amherst.kanopy.com/video/prison-twelve-landscapes-1.)

Brett Story is a filmmaker, writer and geographer based in Toronto. Her films have screened internationally at festivals such as CPH-DOX, the Viennale, SXSW, True/False and Oberhausen. Her most recent feature documentary, The Hottest August, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick and is currently playing cinemas and festivals around the world.

Brett has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Sundance Documentary Institute. Her 2016 feature documentary, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs Documentary Festival and was a nominee for Best Feature Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Brett is the author of the book Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America and co-editor of the forthcoming volume Digital Life in the Global City. She holds a Ph.D. in geography and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University.

Please register in advance. This event is sponsored by the Eastman Lecture Fund.

Registration Required

QRC: Questioning/Exploring Affinity Space

An affinity space hosted by the Queer Resource Center for students looking for an open space to talk to others who are exploring or questioning their gender, sexual, and/or romantic identities! Participants are encouraged to participate in the degree you feel comfortable (feel free to join without your camera, mic, and to communicate using the chat function).

If you have any questions or concerns, or accessibility needs, please contact Jxhn at jsmartin@amherst.edu.

Please join us via Zoom: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/99761188215?pwd=bE1ENWhORzl3VGJyWXB6UE9...

Students Only

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty and Workday Demos

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. Throughout the month of October, we will offer a chance to see what the Workday experience looks like and what tasks you can do in the new system during the OHR Office Hours.

The second half of the hour will be open for general OHR Office Hours. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information.

We look forward to connecting with you!

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Russian Table

Please join us for the virtual Russian Table on Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EST. Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation; all levels of Russian speakers very welcome!
Please be in touch with Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) in order to receive the Zoom link.

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Science and Service with Kyle Alvarado — Co-hosted by Amherst Effective Altruism & the Loeb Center's Careers in Science and Technology Program

Join Amherst Effective Altruism and the Loeb Center's Careers in Science and Technology Program as they host Kyle Alvarado, a mechanical engineering student that is using his skills and knowledge to increase food production and combat hunger.

Kyle Alvarado received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is now a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Before joining the Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (ALLFED) in 2019, Kyle was a research associate at the University, where he focused on improving technology-based Arctic-domain awareness for search and rescue. At ALLFED, Kyle researches alternative food production methods for earth during an agricultural disaster.

Having received NASA’s Alaska Space Grant, his current projects involve feeding people on earth and in space with electroactive bacteria and chemically synthesized sugar. Kyle also enjoys volunteering at his family’s youth football organization in Anchorage.

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U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of International Affairs: Junior Fellowship Program Info Session

Join representatives from the Treasury Department’s Office of International Affairs to learn more about its Junior Fellowship Program opportunity.

In this information session, presenters will contextualize and speak to what it is actually like to work as a Junior Fellow, highlight information on how to apply, and share what the recruiting timeline looks like. Then, attendees will get a chance to hear from current Junior Fellow Lauren Knight (Amherst College Class of 2020), who will share details about what the experience has been like for her thus far.

Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Swift Skills Collection: Asking for Effective Feedback

The phrase “can I offer you some feedback” can illicit some uncomfortable feelings. Together, we will talk through processes for asking for, offering, and receiving feedback that is productive and useful.

Essential Leadership Skills

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
Become a more versatile and skilled leader by connecting with the fundamentals of powerful leadership. Assess your current strengths and challenges with the goal of enhancing your current skillset. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

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Diversity Career Day Meetup (Co-Hosted by Amherst College & Williams College)

The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning invites students of all class years to participate in our first-ever virtual Diversity Career Day Meetup, co-hosted by Amherst College and Williams College. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with organizations that offer jobs and internship programs that are actively seeking diverse student applicants.

Secure your spot by registering and signing up for one or multiple group sessions or 1-on-1 chats as soon as possible via Handshake. Spots are limited and must be secured BEFORE the Meetup's 1 p.m. EST start time.

Employers attending represent a wide range of industries, such as Education, Management Consulting, Non-Profit, Advertising, PR & Marketing, International Affairs, Investment/Portfolio Management, Fashion, Technology, Law, and Entertainment/TV/Film.

Students Only
Registration Required

Essential Leadership Skills

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
Become a more versatile and skilled leader by connecting with the fundamentals of powerful leadership. Assess your current strengths and challenges with the goal of enhancing your current skillset. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

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Diversity Career Day Panel: Bringing Your Whole Self to Work — Amherst and Williams Alumni Share Experiences and Advice

Amherst and Williams Colleges have partnered to present our inaugural Diversity Career Day on Wednesday, October 21. Following the virtual afternoon meetup between employers and students, please join us for this alumni panel discussion on the topic of "Bringing Your Whole Self to Work."

In this discussion, student moderators Jeremy Thomas (Amherst ‘21) and Essence Perry (Williams '22) will invite alums from both schools to share experiences from their own career paths, as well as advice for current students. This event is open to all, but primarily targeted towards current students who are navigating the job search, hiring process, and entry into the workplace as diverse candidates and hires.

Our panelists' and moderators' bios are as follows:

PRINCESS ADEDOYIN (Amherst '19) is an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company and has been working in the firm’s Boston office, though now remotely, for over a year. At Bain, she serves as Diversity Lead for the Amherst recruiting team and the Volunteer Engagement Officer for its social impact consulting group, Inspire. This summer, Princess led a virtual, six-week Consulting “Summer Camp” for Black women at Amherst College, meeting weekly to prepare for the upcoming recruiting season and going through resumes, cover letters, case prep and how to obtain an offer. During her time at Amherst College, Princess was involved in a number of activities: she co-ran the popular AC After Dark Program, was heavily involved in the African and Caribbean Students Union (ACSU) as Senior Chair, was a Resident Counselor, worked as a Questbridge Telementor for 4 years, and also ran and founded her own hair braiding business to service the Black community in the Pioneer Valley.

VALERIA CUETO (Williams '09) is a first-generation American from Miami, Florida. She is the eldest daughter of Cuban and Nicaraguan immigrants and a first-generation college graduate from her alma mater, Williams College. Cueto is the Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) at Illinois College (IC). She also holds membership in Culturally Integrated Education for Latinos Organization (CIELO), Springfield Dominican Anti-Racism Team (SDART), and Sacred Heart-Griffin High School Board, and she is treasurer of the Springfield Advocacy Network (SIAN). In these positions, she has organized rallies in downtown Springfield against the inhuman treatment of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Cueto is committed to journeying with immigrant communities and fighting against systemic racism. Cueto advocates for local immigrant families; has written and delivered speeches; published op-eds in the SJR; and appeared on the local radio and television for immigrant advocacy. She lives in Springfield, Illinois, with her husband and two daughters.

ASHLEY J. FINIGAN (Amherst ’08) is an upper school History and American Studies teacher at the Berkeley Carroll School. In addition to teaching, Ashley is also a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Chicago, where she is currently at work on her dissertation – an organizational history of the National Council of Negro Women. While at Amherst, she double majored in Black Studies and History, worked as a Resident Counselor, served as a telementor, was a member of the Black Students Union and sang with the gospel choir. Building on her experiences in the Reading, Writing, Teaching program and Inside-Out Prison exchange, Ashley chose to pursue a career in education, and after graduation returned home to New York City to work as a high school global history teacher through the Teach for America program. She then moved on to earn an M.A in African American Studies from Columbia University and eventually relocated to Chicago to pursue further graduate study. While at Chicago, Ashley led summer arts education programs housed at the Smart Museum of Art, in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority, and served as a mentor with the Minds Matter program. In her current position at the Berkeley Carroll School, Ashley has developed courses in African American and Caribbean history and served as a faculty advisor to the school’s A Capella Club and the Girls II Women student group. Through all her work, Ashley has come to think of herself as a knowledge producer and seeks to apply her skills as a historian to multiple venues as an educator.

LANDON MARCHANT (Williams ‘20) is a Global Manager at ZX Ventures (Anheuser-Busch InBev’s global innovation and investment group). They are currently working on operations and global strategy rollout for an early-stage e-commerce startup launching in eleven countries across three continents. Landon is also a disabled USAF veteran, former skilled trades apprentice, community college student, and graduate of Williams College. At Williams, they majored in Philosophy and Sociology with a concentration in Science and Technology Studies. Their advocacy work ranges from direct mentorship and resource-sharing to public speaking, writing, and research. Landon is a founding member of the active-duty transgender military group SPART*A, a Point Foundation alum (2017—2020), and has performed extensive graduate-level research examining the individual experiences and collective standpoint of transgender military service members and veterans.

ESSENCE PERRY (Williams '22) is an Economics and Philosophy major from Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Throughout her time at Williams, she has taken classes related to public policy, the relationship between capitalism and the state, and creating a more equitable future for marginalized communities. On campus, she is the Co-President of College Democrats, an organization dedicated to fostering political engagement on campus, as well as a member of the newly-formed student government, helping provide students more equitable access to funding and college governance. Generating change and creating positive social impact is something that is incredibly meaningful to her, and it guides many of the activities she does on campus and hopefully after Williams.

JEREMY THOMAS (Amherst ‘21) is a senior at Amherst College from Houston, Texas, where he graduated from William P. Clements high school. At Amherst, Jeremy is a double English and Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought major. He is currently Student-Body President and Student-Director of the Office of Student, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Previously, he has been Captain of the Mock Trial Association and President of the Black Student Union. During his summers, Jeremy has worked as an investigative intern with Georgetown Law Center’s Prettyman Clinics, as an Elizabeth Ruyter Fellow with the Southern Center for Human Rights, and as a summer fellow with Reprieve. After graduation, Jeremy plans to attend law school to pursue a career in public interest law.

Learn more about Diversity Career Day at Amherst's Loeb Center for Career Exploration & Planning website (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/632708) or Williams' '68 Center for Career Exploration website (https://careers.williams.edu/our-work-with-dei/).

Cultural Loss Mixer

Please join ASA, ACSU, MENNA, BSU, LA CAUSA, MSU, CSA, SASA, KSA, AND NISA on October 21st at 8pm EST via Zoom in a discussion about the types of relationships that we have with our cultures and how they play a role in our daily lives. This mixer will be a good opportunity for you to meet people from various affinity groups, as well as a chance for us to discuss the similarities and differences in our cultures.

Students Only

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

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Lessons from Sarangi: A Virtual Performance and Conversation with Suhail Yusuf Khan

Suhail Yusuf Khan is a Sarangi player, vocalist, composer, and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Music at Wesleyan University. Khan is writing the first in-depth ethnomusicological study by a hereditary sarangi player. His ethnographic scholarship draws on personal experience as an eighth-generation musician belonging to a lineage of Hindustani musicians. He situates this musical tradition in a globalized context, to help new audiences connect with the riches of this repertoire.

All are invited to a live sarangi concert by Suhail Yusuf Khan, followed by a conversation. Yael Rice, assistant professor of art and the history of art and of Asian languages and civilizations, will introduce this event by presenting works of art from the Mead’s collection that feature the sarangi and speak to the rich history of the instrument.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Departments of Art and the History of Art, Architectural Studies, and Asian Languages and Civilizations and will take place via Zoom.

Registration for this event is required. Please use the following link to sign up:
https://engage.amherst.edu/event/registrations/index/1077

Registration Required

OHR Office Hours for Supervisors/Department Chairs and Workday Demos

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. Throughout the month of October, we will offer a chance to see what the Workday experience looks like and what tasks you can do in the new system during the OHR Office Hours.

The second half of the hour will be open for general OHR Office Hours. We will review recent communications and important developments in the workplace as the semester progresses, and provide a resource takeaway to support effective communication within departments. You will also have opportunities to hear specific tips and best practice examples from other supervisors/department chairs.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information.

We look forward to connecting with you!

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Biology Study Sessions

Want a buddy while working on Biology? Drop by the virtual Biology study sessions for a space to be productive! Whether studying silently together in the homeroom or working on an assignment with others in a breakout room, you can build community while getting work done.
Zoom link: bit.ly/2ZGbPAX or Meeting ID: 939 140 9559.

Making Dances, Doing Research and Problem-Solving During the Zombie Apocalypse

The Department of Theater and Dance welcomes Chris McMillan to host a Zoom workshop, "Making Dances, Doing Research, and Problem-Solving During the Zombie Apocalypse"! McMillan’s workshop will frame creative research (choreography) as multifocal compositional process(es) that can be mobilized as a problem-solving tool. The workshop will seek to answer the question: How does the making of choreography complicate, probe and deconstruct questions of power as they relate to race, class and gender?

The “body,” in study, and in life more generally, is at the center of the arts and humanities. For what can one do without a body? Dance's focus on the body makes critical choreographic study a uniquely situated lens from which to engage all disciplines (probably). We will look at artists/theorists such as Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and bell hooks, and consult cultural products such as The Night of the Living Dead / The Walking Dead to playfully come up with artistic problem-solving and world-making techniques that might save lives (in theory).

Christopher-Rasheem Mcmillan is a performance-related artist and scholar. He has a joint appointment between dance and gender, women's and sexuality studies at the University of Iowa. McMillan has an MFA in experimental choreography from the Laban Conservatoire, London (2011), and his Ph.D. in theology and religious studies from King’s College, London (2017). His writing has been published in The Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, Kinebago and Contact Quarterly. Currently, Mcmillan is a visiting assistant professor and fellow at The Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University

Registration Required
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Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA) Information Session

Are you a master of reading between the lines? Do you have a knack for seeing what others are missing?

Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA) provides a unique edge for clients through U.S. intelligence-based methodology to spot possible deception in company disclosures. If you have an interest in business and analytics with the skillset of a private eye, BIA recruiters would love to meet you!

Join company representatives for this information session to learn more about what the firm does, and how you could start your next chapter with BIA.

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Virtual Write-on-Site

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Enhance productivity. Find mutual support. Maintain a regular practice. Write with others. Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual Write-on-Site over Zoom each Friday during the fall semester between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor of Art History Nicola Courtright, and CHI Fellows Ashley Smith and Sam Presnal.

Open to the Amherst College community. Please login to Zoom with your Amherst ID and password:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/92776199071?pwd=Z1lpRDc2Y21sQjlKckgyc1o...

Meeting ID: 927 7619 9071
Passcode: 335098

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Loeb Center Cover Letter Clinic — Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you seeking some extra support in completing your cover letters and internship applications? Our biweekly virtual drop-in clinics are the perfect way to gain feedback from Loeb Center staff.

(Note: If you are seeking support with personal statements, please make an appointment with a career community advisor or with the Writing Center.)

Please RSVP in advance! We will confirm Zoom login and additional information via e-mail.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

QRC: Questioning/Exploring Affinity Space

An affinity space hosted by the Queer Resource Center for students looking for an open space to talk to others who are exploring or questioning their gender, sexual, and/or romantic identities! Participants are encouraged to participate in the degree you feel comfortable (feel free to join without your camera, mic, and to communicate using the chat function).

If you have any questions or concerns, or accessibility needs, please contact Jxhn at jsmartin@amherst.edu.

Please join us via Zoom: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/99761188215?pwd=bE1ENWhORzl3VGJyWXB6UE9...

Students Only

Tue, Oct 27, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Russian Table

Please join us for the virtual Russian Table on Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EST. Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation; all levels of Russian speakers very welcome!
Please be in touch with Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) in order to receive the Zoom link.

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Artist Talk with Heather Agyepong

London-based artist Heather Agyepong has worked within photographic and performance arts since 2009 and is interested in mental health and well-being, activism, invisibility, the diaspora and the archive. She uses both lens-based practices and performance to create cathartic experiences for herself and her audiences. Agyepong’s works have been published, performed and exhibited extensively within the UK and internationally. A selection of her photographs is currently on view at the Mead Art Museum.

Join us to learn more about Agyepong’s artistic practice; her acclaimed project Too Many Blackamoors; and her forthcoming projects, performances and exhibitions. This conversation will be moderated by Aneeka Henderson, assistant professor of sexuality, women's and gender studies.

This program is supported by the Arts at Amherst Initiative and will take place via Zoom. Registration is required.

Registration Required
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Ruder Finn PR Agency Information Session

As one of the leading independent public relations agencies in the world, Ruder Finn thrives off a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that is singular in today’s communication world. The agency values excellence before seniority, hunger for knowledge and achievement, and the independence to pursue what’s next.

Please join Ruder Finn representatives for this information session to hear from PR practitioners at Ruder Finn, find out more about the agency and career pathways, and learn about Ruder Finn's Executive Training Program for recent graduates.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Organizing for Life

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
Is your motto “organized chaos”? If you crave organization but struggle to achieve it, this training will equip you with practical tips to overhaul your organization skills.

Organizing for Life

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.
Is your motto “organized chaos”? If you crave organization but struggle to achieve it, this training will equip you with practical tips to overhaul your organization skills.

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Virtual Summer Internship Mixer — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

It's never too early to begin thinking about your internship search. Are you unsure about how to start? How about you talk to those who were in your shoes not too long ago -- your fellow peers!

Come to the Summer Internship Mixer to learn from upper-class students about where they've interned in the past and how they were able to search for and secure their internships in a fun, low-key environment. Attendees will also have the chance to enter into a raffle for prizes!

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program. Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Jazz Combos Livestream

Student jazz combos Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake perform for Virtual Homecoming and Family Week from Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center.

This performance will be open to the general public through the music department's FREE event livestream on the Amherst College website.

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Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Livestream from Buckley

The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble (ACJE) performs for Virtual Homecoming and Family Week from Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center. This performance will be open to the general public through the music department's FREE event livestream on the Amherst College website.

ACJE Director Bruce Diehl and the student members present music chosen from jazz composers and artists Les Hooper, Matt Harris, George Gershwin, Beethoven and others.

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Supervisors/Department Chairs

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. We will review recent communications and important developments in the workplace as the semester progresses, and provide a resource takeaway to support effective communication within departments. You will also have opportunities to hear specific tips and best practice examples from other supervisors/department chairs.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information.

We look forward to connecting with you!

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Biology Study Sessions

Want a buddy while working on Biology? Drop by the virtual Biology study sessions for a space to be productive! Whether studying silently together in the homeroom or working on an assignment with others in a breakout room, you can build community while getting work done.
Zoom link: bit.ly/2ZGbPAX or Meeting ID: 939 140 9559.

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Alumni-in-Residence: A Career in International Affairs, with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins ’82

Bonnie Jenkins ‘82 began her career as a Legal Intern at the NYC Corporation Counsel and is currently the Founder and Executive Director of the Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS). Join her as she shares about her exceptional career path, including roles with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Naval Reserves, the Ford Foundation, and the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (9/11 Commission).

Bonnie will also discuss graduate school pathways for a career in international relations, including reflections on her own advanced academic pursuits in policy and law. This conversation will be beneficial for students curious about careers in international relations, security and conflict issues, government, public policy or law.

This event is brought to you by the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning's Alumni-in-Residence program.

Bonnie’s full bio:
Bonnie Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Director of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Sources: Applications and Alternative Technologies of the National Academies of Sciences. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a Professorial Lecturer at the George Washington Elliott School of International Affairs. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and School of Veterinary Science.

She was an Ambassador at the U.S. Department of State where she served as Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. Jenkins was also the DOS lead to the Nuclear Security Summits and was also a leading U.S. official in the launch and implementation of the Global Health Security Agenda. She was the 2016 DOS International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau's nominee for the Secretary's Award for Excellence in International Security Affairs. Jenkins was the Program Officer for U.S. Foreign and Security Policy at the Ford Foundation and Counsel at the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission). She was an Attorney-Advisor at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and is also a retired Naval Reserves Officer.

Jenkins has a Ph.D. in International and Comparative Policy, an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, an MPA in Public Policy, a J.D. and a B.A. from Amherst College. She was also a fellow at the Belfer Center at John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University.

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Virtual Write-on-Site

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Enhance productivity. Find mutual support. Maintain a regular practice. Write with others. Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual Write-on-Site over Zoom each Friday during the fall semester between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor of Art History Nicola Courtright, and CHI Fellows Ashley Smith and Sam Presnal.

Open to the Amherst College community. Please login to Zoom with your Amherst ID and password:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/92776199071?pwd=Z1lpRDc2Y21sQjlKckgyc1o...

Meeting ID: 927 7619 9071
Passcode: 335098

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Loeb Center Resume Clinic — Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you seeking some extra support in getting your resume approved or making it fresh for this semester? Our biweekly virtual drop-in clinics are the perfect way to gain feedback from Loeb Center staff.

Please RSVP in advance via Handshake! We will confirm Zoom login and additional information via e-mail.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

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D. E. Shaw Group Information Session

Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw Group is a global investment and technology development firm, founded in 1988, with offices around the world. As one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, the firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of its research and staff.

The firm’s ideal hires are intellectual but also humble, rigorous in their work but flexible in their approach, interesting, friendly, and most of all, curious about the world around us. With a culture that combines some of the best aspects of academia, finance, and technology, D. E. Shaw prides itself on a work environment that promotes collaboration, integrity, and adherence to the highest possible ethical standards.

Teams work in close collaboration—not in competitive silos—to share trade ideas, manage risks, streamline processes, and explore new opportunities. The firm is committed to the well-being and happiness of its employees, recognizing that different people thrive in different types of environments: some are most productive working in t-shirts or listening to music, while others need time away from the office to recharge after a challenging project.

Want to learn more about what it’s like to work at D. E. Shaw Group? Attend this information session to hear from current employees and recruiters about company culture, entry-level opportunities, and how to successfully apply for positions there.

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M@A Presents the Calidore String Quartet

8:00 pm Music Department Event Livestream

Program:
Janáček String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata
Beethoven Grosse Fuge

Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. The quartet was the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and is currently in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two). The Calidore String Quartet has been praised by the New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.” The Los Angeles Times described the quartet as “astonishing” and praised its balance of “intellect and expression.” The Washington Post said, “Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one.”

Sat, Oct 31, 2020

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Amherst College Choral Society Family Week and Homecoming Concert

The Amherst Choral Society presents a concert from Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center. The concert will be livestreamed on the Amherst College website, FREE to the public; no in-person audience will be present.

Dr. Noah Horn and Assistant Conductor Theo Peierls '19 conduct traditional Amherst College songs including “Hand Me Down My Bonnet,” “Hymn to Amherst,” “O Amherst, Our Amherst” and “Paige's Horse.” Additional repertoire includes Samuel Barber’s “Under the Willow tree” and a virtual choir to conclude the concert with “Three Gifts” and “To the Fairest College.”

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ASO Concert: "They Persisted: Concert Masterpieces by Trailblazing Women Composers"

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Chamber Music Program present works by Hildegard von Bingen, Ethyl Smyth, Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade, Chrétien Hedwige, Florence Price, Valerie Coleman, Joan Tower and Ellen Taafe Zwillich in a FREE, livestreamed concert in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment establishing women's right to vote.

Female composers have long faced unjust exclusion from the concert hall. Patriarchal gate-keeping and gender bias has unfairly dictated whose music would be heard. Women are dramatically underrepresented both in the music academy and on classical music stages. The ASO seeks to do its part to begin remedying this artistic inequity in a varied program of works by women composers.