Abstract: In recent years, presidential campaigns have become increasingly quantitative in nature. Once dominated by a small group of backroom strategists making gut decisions, modern campaigns have become increasingly reliant on data-backed decision support. Over the past two decades, this "moneyball-ization" of politics has transformed the way campaigns are run and how resources are allocated.
In this talk, I will describe my experiences working for the Analytics Department of Obama For America during the 2012 election cycle. As a digital analyst, I worked alongside political scientists, statisticians and physicists on problems ranging from social media analytics to quantifying the effects of communications and messaging. In addition, I'll touch upon some of the privacy issues brought up in the 2016 election cycle.
Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.
Cover letters are an important part of the internship application process; they turn the dry facts of your resume into an engaging story that captures recruiters attention. This workshop will teach you the elements of a great cover letter and will give you the chance to practice crafting your own. This is a hands on workshop. Attendees are asked to bring sample internship or job descriptions along with their laptops.
*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Amherst Select Internship Program.
Auditions for the Theater and Dance Department's production of "Doctor Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe, the famous Elizabethan tragedy about a professor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Directed by Prof. Ron Bashford with Wes Guimarães ’19 as Faustus for his senior project.
Rehearsals will begin on January 3, with performances on March 21, 22, and 23 in Holden Theater.
Cast members will have a special intensive three-day workshop with Eliot Shrimpton from the Guildhall School of Drama in London, and Carine Montbertrand, commedia/mask expert from NYC!
First-year & Five College Students Welcome! No experience or preparation necessary to audition, just show up, ready for fun!
Are you interested in environmental justice, food justice, climate change, sustainability or environmental activism? Are you involved in an environmental group on campus or looking for ways to get involved? Come to the Environmental Forum to learn about all of the environmental resources and clubs on campus and the work they’re doing this semester! We’ll hear about what everyone is up to and brainstorm ways we can work together to be as productive as possible. Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 in the Friedmann Room in Keefe - cupcakes will be served! Contact Kyra Raines '20 with questions.
Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.
The opening reception will be on September 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).
Come contribute to our collaborative mural! This project began with the idea of using art to heal from sexual violence. From there, it evolved into a collaborative mural between all the resource centers that puts focus on the theme of healing from any kind of trauma or any type of injustice. Feel free to come with an item you would like to glue on or supplies, or use our supplies. We will have paint, markers, paint pens, hot glue guns (for gluing on items) and collage supplies. By contributing to this mural, you are by no means obligated to explain your contribution, or share anything about your experience that is private.