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February 2019

Fri, Feb 1, 2019

Curriculum Associates EdTech Opportunities Info Table

Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates is leading the adoption of blended learning for over six million K–12 students across the country, evolving along with schools as they focus more on digital content. The company designs cutting-edge print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments and data management tools—including the award-winning i-Ready®, Ready® and BRIGANCE® product lines.

When you start your career at Curriculum Associates, you’ll join an innovative, mission-centered workplace that is invested in the growth of young professionals. Through targeted early career programming such as career panels and professional development workshops, staff members develop new skills and build relationships across the company.

Stop by this information table to chat with Curriculum Associates representative Delancey King '18 about opportunities for new college grads, such as its three-year rotational Management Development Program.

University of St. Andrews

University of Saint Andrews: Information Table

The University of St Andrews sits on the east coast of Scotland—only 1 hour from Edinburgh. The University is over 600 years old, and is ranked the best University in Scotland and the 3rd best in the United Kingdom. With over 140 countries and territories represented, and 45% of its student population coming from outside the United Kingdom (16% from the United States), St Andrews is a a truly international university.

A Saint Andrews representative will be available to talk with any students who may be interested in choosing to study abroad in St Andrews, Scotland.

Fun fact: The University of St Andrews is the 3rd oldest university in the English speaking world.

Students Only

Warm Up with the Loeb Center

Hot cocoa and headshots! Stop by and have your photo taken for your LinkedIn and Handshake profile, stay for some hot cocoa and free swag! The Loeb Center welcomes all students to stop by and mingle with career advisors and student staff. Learn about the Clothing Closet, internship funding, Handshake and more. Walk away from one of the three events (February 1, February 15 and February 18) with your own professional headshot.

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TIPS Training

2:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall

Registration is now open for the first TIPS training of the semester! All students who wish to serve alcohol at Commencement Celebrations or during Reunion are required to pass an Amherst College on-premise TIPS Training. Online TIPS certifications cannot be accepted.

What is TIPS Training? TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol. Proven effective by third-party studies, TIPS is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking and drunk driving.

Students Only
Registration Required
Yarmo-Gray and Ramos-Meyer standing outdoors in front of a cityscape

Music Composition Senior Theses: Diego Ramos-Meyer ’19 and Ella Yarmo-Gray ’19

The Amherst College Department of Music presents Garden of Snakes, an original jazz composition thesis by Diego Ramos-Meyer '19, on Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., followed by A Thousand Shapes, an original jazz composition thesis by Ella Yarmo-Gray '19, at 7:45 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

Garden of Snakes
Garden of Snakes is a five-piece suite exploring African-American and Latinx jazz music. Born to a Costa Rican father and American mother, Ramos-Meyer grew up listening to music from a wide variety of traditions all over the Americas. This 10-piece ensemble, including flute, violin, trumpet, tenor saxophone, trombone and congas, takes the audience on a journey through modern-day manifestations of traditional Afro-Caribbean rhythms. From Herbie Hancock to Pérez Prado to J Dilla, Garden of Snakes has something to offer everybody.

A Thousand Shapes
Virginia Woolf writes in her novel To the Lighthouse, “Love had a thousand shapes.” In a five-piece suite, Yarmo-Gray explores the ways in which various forms of love can be encapsulated in music, particularly those that are nonromantic. The music is of the modern jazz idiom and is written for a six-piece ensemble that includes Yarmo-Gray on piano, Fumi Tomita on bass, Austin McMahon on drums, Will Fishell '20 on trumpet, Dean Gordon '22 on tenor saxophone and MacKenzie Kugel '20E on violin. This exploration takes the listener through a multitude of their own experiences with love, and introduces the possibility of many more.

Poster for "Publik Private: Queer History in Performance"

"Publik Private: Queer History in Performance"

This bilingual work grapples with the past, bearing witness to gender-nonconforming historical figures, La Monja Alferéz and The Publik Universal Friend. Puppetry and poetics lift up the lives of these trans ancestors in an exhilarating conversation honoring their genders and refusing to look away from their transgressions.

Praise for Publik Private:
“The infernal and the saintly collide in a bold intertwining of two adventures too wild to be fictional. Publik Private is a show that smashes the binary in more ways than one: out and passing, chaste and carnal, pacifist and warmonger, hero and villain, thwarted imperialist and well-intentioned gentrifier. With a wry smile, Eppchez dances between the polar opposites of these two trans lives, and joins them together in something tender, irreverent and all too human.” -Mary Tuomanen (Barrymore Award-winning playwright)

Sat, Feb 2, 2019

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Auditions: Matthew Holliday '19 Senior Dance Project

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

Using a fusion of modern contemporary, Afro-Caribbean, African and hip-hop styles, the project hopes to explore resistance in diaspora dance as a means of collective healing and self-actualization. Rehearsals begin the week of February 7, with performances on April 11 - 13. Contact Matthew Holliday for more information at mholliday19@amherst.edu.

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Jazz Concert: Michael Musillami Trio + 2

Free of charge and open to the public, the Amherst College Department of Music presents a special jazz concert by the Michael Musillami Trio +2, featuring Musillami (guitar, compositions), Joe Fonda (bass), George Schuller (drums), Kirk Knuffke (cornet) and Jason Robinson (saxophones, alto flute) at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of Arms Music Center. The group will perform new original music from their 2018 release Life Anthem (Playscape), as well as new music for their forthcoming 2019 release Little Ruby Steps.

"Four stars."
--Downbeat Magazine

“[O]ne of the most stimulating contemporary sets I’ve heard in a long time.”
--Nick Jones, Jazz Journal magazine

“Michael Musillami's music is a treasure, and we are fortunate that he came through his recent crisis unscathed.”
--Tim Niland, Jazz and Blues blog

“It's one of the year's best recordings.”
--Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz

About Life Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAM_tBL4Vkg

Michael Musillami's "compositions develop in leisurely style from quiet simplicity to intricate complexity," writes Jack Massarik in Jazzwise, "and the ensemble playing is civilized, sophisticated and clean." The Boston Phoenix's Jon Garelick adds, "Musillami sounds familiar—this is swinging jazz guitar, after all—but not quite like anyone else." Born and raised in California, Musillami studied with renowned guitarist Joe Diorio before moving to the east coast in the early 1980s, working primarily in organ trios led by Richard "Groove" Holmes and Bobby Buster, among others. In addition to paying his dues by sharing the stage with Junior Cook, Dewey Redman and Curtis Fuller, Musillami became part of the circle of musicians connected to the Hillside Club in Waterbury, Conn., throughout the 1980s.

Over his 40-year career, Musillami has led a variety of ensembles, releasing 19 CDs and touring throughout North America, Canada and Europe. Along with his longstanding flagship trio with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, he has earned critical notice as the leader of groups ranging from duo to octet, featuring such prominent collaborators as Mark Feldman, Cameron Brown, Drew Gress, Michael Sarin and Matt Wilson. In 1999, Musillami founded Playscape Recordings to give himself more control over his recording career and support other musicians. Built around a cadre of frequent collaborators, the label has garnered extensive critical praise and a catalog of more than 70 diverse releases. "Like Blue Note or CTI in their prime," writes Signal to Noise reviewer John Chacona, "Michael Musillami's Playscape label has a signature sound." When not working with his own bands or managing his record label, Musillami also writes for and directs the 28-piece jazz ensemble Right Brain Logic at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. Learn more at www.michaelmusillami.com and www.playscape-recordings.com.

Michael Musillami Trio

"Working on an almost telepathic level," writes Troy Collins, "they have developed an innate familiarity with each other that enables them to second guess abrupt tempo changes and harmonic detours with split-second timing." "Musillami's trio, his alliance with his longtime friends and collaborators, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, is a superb, finely tuned unit, empathetic, swinging and dramatically expressive of emotions sweeping from joy to sadness," says Owen McNally of the Hartford Courant in his recent feature article. "More impressive than longevity, however, is the trio's remarkably tight, cohesive unity. Nurtured by Musillami's celebratory music, the band functions as a musical family, a democratic clan in which everyone expresses himself." Critics have called the group's music "truly original" (Michael G. Nastos, AllMusic.com), "challenging and adventurous" (Bill Beuttler, Boston Globe), "scintillating and provocative" (Bill Milkowski, The Absolute Sound) and "honest, frequently surprising and consistently exciting" (Ron Wynn, JazzTimes). "Working on an almost telepathic level," adds Cadence reviewer Troy Collins, "they have developed an innate familiarity with each other that enables them to second guess abrupt tempo changes and harmonic detours with split second timing. Although the trio certainly doesn't need any help navigating Musillami's compelling tunes, they are occasionally joined by a few guest soloists, always to remarkable effect."

Joe Fonda is a composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer, producer and educator. An accomplished international jazz artist, Fonda has performed with his own ensembles throughout the United States, Canada , Europe and Asia. He has collaborated and performed with such artists as Anthony Braxton, Archie Shepp, Ken McIntyre, Lou Donaldson, Bill and Kenny Barron, Leo Smith, Perry Robinson, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Bill Dixon, Han Bennink, Bobby Naughton, Xu Fengia, Randy Weston, Gebhard Ullmann, Carla Bley, Carlo Zingaro, Barry Altschul and Billy Bang.

A native of New York City, drummer and composer George Schuller moved to Boston in 1967, where he was raised and educated, and later received a bachelor's degree in jazz performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1982. For the next 12 years, Schuller was a fixture on the Boston area jazz scene, performing with Herb Pomeroy, Jaki Byard, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Mick Goodrick, John Lockwood, Ran Blake, Lisa Thorson, Billy Pierce, Bruce Gertz, Mili Bermejo, John LaPorta, Dominique Eade and Hal Crook. Schuller presently resides in Brooklyn and freelances in the New York City area, performing with Ballin' The Jack, Michael Musillami, Burton Greene, Armen Donelian, Morena/Fonda Trio, Seunghee Han, Whirrr! (Music of Jimmy Giuffre), Russ Johnson's Out To Lunch (Music of Eric Dolphy), Yard Byard (Music of Jaki Byard) and Conference Call, in addition to leading his own groups Circle Wide and George Schuller Trio.

Cornetist and composer Kirk Knuffke is the winner of Downbeat Magazine's "Rising Star" critics poll for 2015. A recipient of the Jerome Foundation composers grant, Kirk has released 15 recordings as a leader or co-leader. "One of modern jazz's most skilled navigators of the divide between inside and outside, freedom and swing," he has "full command of his most demanding instrument" – All About Jazz. Kirk placed in the top five in the world in the El Intruso critics poll and was one of six nominees for Trumpeter of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. Knuffke has been based in New York City since 2005. Shortly after his arrival, Knuffke began playing with Butch Morris. Their friendship resulted in four recordings and several European tours. Kirk joined the celebrated Matt Wilson Quartet in 2009, recording "Gathering Call" (Palmetto) featuring John Medeski and touring each year. 2016 brought Matt Wilson's "Beginning of a memory" Palmetto, which received five stars in Downbeat. Michael Formanek's "The Distance" ECM was also awarded 5 stars this year. Knuffke also plays in "Sifter" with Mary Halvorson and Wilson, Ideal Bread, Allison Miller's "Boom Tic Boom," Todd Sickafoose's "Tiny Resistors" and groups led by Ray Anderson, Uri Caine, Mark Helias, Bill Goodwin, Karl Berger and Ted Brown, to name a few. "Arm and Hands," a recent release, garnered praise from every major jazz publication. The Following CDs Little Cross (Steeplechase Records) and Lamplighter (Fresh Sound Records) have also received much praise. Kirk has had feature articles in Downbeat Magazine, Jazz Times, Germany's Sonic and Denmark's JazzSpecial, among others.

The music of American saxophonist and scholar Jason Robinson ("rugged and scintillating," New York Times) thrives in the fertile overlaps between improvisation and composition, acoustic music and electronics, tradition and experimentalism. Initially a devotee of post-1960s jazz and creative music, Robinson is celebrated for bringing together various historical directions in jazz-- bebop, post-bop, the avant-garde --with an improvisatory and compositional sensibility drawn from and extending the languages of John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Lester Young. His musical interests, however, span far and wide. He is a critically acclaimed distinctive voice in a new generation of creative musicians in equal dialogue with jazz, popular music, experimental music and electronic music. Robinson's primary group is his New York-based Janus Ensemble, which ranges in size from a quintet with reedist Marty Ehrlich, guitarist Liberty Ellman, bassist Drew Gress and drummer George Schuller, to the full nine-piece version of the group with the addition of reedist JD Parran, trombonist and tubist Bill Lowe, tubist Marcus Rojas, and drummer Ches Smith. The group's latest release is Tiresian Symmetry (Cuneiform, 2012).

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

until Mar 1 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and noon - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Saturdays. This exhibition will close at noon on Friday, March 1.

Amherst Select Internship Program: Making Mammoth Plans

Internships? Off campus research? There are so many options out there for opportunities to pursue over the summer that will set you up for future professional success, but it is sometimes difficult to know which one to choose and how to secure it. If you’re a student ready to get started coming up with a plan to find the right summer experience for you, this is a must-attend workshop!

*This is a required workshop to join the Amherst Select Internship Program. Space is limited, so kindly R.S.V.P. as soon as possible through Handshake. You can email Victoria Wilson at vwilson@amherst.edu to be placed on a waitlist if all spots are filled.

Reproductive Justice Alliance Introductory Meeting

Stop by the Reproductive Justice Alliance's spring introductory meeting to learn more about the club and get involved! All are welcome. There will be food!

Students Only

Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Shakti Butler, Film Director

"Strategic Questioning" with Dr. Shakti Butler - Student Workshop

As part of the programming for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Black History Month Symposium, we are pleased to welcome back Dr. Shakti Butler, film director with World Trust Educational Services. Dr. Butler will lead the group in a workshop on "Strategic Questioning" and what that means. Dr. Butler's workshops are an interactive event helping you ask the critical questions.

Registration is required for this student workshop.

Students Only
Registration Required
Dr. Shakti Butler, Film Director

"Strategic Questioning" with Dr. Shakti Butler - Faculty/Staff Workshop

As part of the programming for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Black History Month Symposium, we are pleased to welcome back Dr. Shakti Butler, film director with World Trust Educational Services. Dr. Butler will lead the group in a workshop on "Strategic Questioning" and what that means. Dr. Butler's workshops are an interactive event helping you ask the critical questions.

Registration is required for this faculty/staff workshop.

Registration Required

Study Away in Puerto Rico

Are you interested in study away to a Spanish-speaking country? Consider a semester in Puerto Rico! Dr. Michelle Duran '93, is the academic director of Spanish Studies Abroad which has a site in San Juan at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. Come to Dr. Duran's drop-in advising hours from 3-5 p.m. in the Center for Diversity & Student Leadership in Keefe Campus Center.

Fun fact: No passport is needed to study in Puerto Rico, only an official government ID!

Students Only

Junior Political Science Majors Thesis Informational Session

Professor Javier Corrales will be holding an informational session for junior political science majors who are interested in writing a senior thesis.

Wed, Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Shakti Butler, Film Director

"Racial Healing" with Dr. Shakti Butler - Faculty/Staff Workshop

As part of the programming for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Black History Month Symposium, we are pleased to welcome back Dr. Shakti Butler, film director with World Trust Educational Services. Dr. Butler will lead the group in an interactive workshop on "Racial Healing". This workshop will look at incidents involving race and how they impact you. It will further look at how you begin to heal from those incidents.

Registration is required for this faculty/staff workshop.

Registration Required

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

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#AmherstChatBack: Students, Staff & Faculty Dialogue Luncheon Series

Please join us for our inaugural students, staff and faculty #AmherstChatBack Dialogue Series, which offers an opportunity to engage in critical conversations across difference, gain dialogue skills and learn from one another as we build community among students, staff and faculty.

Dialogues will take place over 5 weeks, each session focusing on a different social and cultural topic such as race, gender, nationality, joy and traditions. Participants should come prepared to share their own personal histories, thoughts, and experiences related to each topic. This event is open to all students, staff and faculty. Lunch will be served.

Dr. Shakti Butler, Film Director

"Racial Healing" with Dr. Shakti Butler - Student Workshop

As part of the programming for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Black History Month Symposium, we are pleased to welcome back Dr. Shakti Butler, film director with World Trust Educational Services. Dr. Butler will lead the group in an interactive workshop on "Racial Healing". This workshop will look at incidents involving race and how they impact you. It will further look at how you begin to heal from those incidents.

Registration is required for this student workshop.

Students Only
Registration Required

Summer Funding Info Session

Students who will complete unpaid internships or off campus research programs during the summer of 2019 may apply to receive stipends from the college. Join us to learn about the application process and how to submit your application on Handshake. For more information, visit the summer internship funding program website.

Loeb Center Seniors Only Series (SOS!): Job Search Support Sessions

Seniors, are you feeling the pressure to nail down your post-grad plans? You’re not alone! Come join your fellow class members to work on job and/or fellowship applications and receive in-person support from Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). Each session, the PCAs will also offer brief tips and advice about specific job search topics such as networking and negotiating job offers. There will be snacks and good company! Feel free to come and go as it fits your schedule.

The series will occur Wednesdays from 8–10 p.m. Additional information is available for each event:
February 6 Handshake Information
February 13 Handshake Information
February 20 Handshake Information
February 27 Handshake Information
March 6 Handshake Information

Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Opening Reception with Studio Art Faculty

4:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, Eli Marsh Gallery

AWIS Internship Mixer

Looking for summer research and internship opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Come join us for our 3rd annual Internships Mixer. You'll be able to network with the executive board of the Association for Women in Science, as well as upperclassmen majoring in STEM fields. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from accomplished students who have been in your shoes! Pizza and wings will be served!

Overland Summer Opportunities Information Session

Love the outdoors? Seeking an exciting summer opportunity? For more than 30 years, Overland has offered introductory biking, hiking, language, writing, service and field studies programs domestically and abroad for students in grades 4-12.

51 itineraries, 17 countries, 4 continents: that’s a lot of adventure. Far more than simply a summer experience, Overland aims to provide a life experience with value and resonance that extends beyond the boundaries of a single summer. Trip leaders seek to inspire each student group to see how beautiful, exciting and full of promise the world is.

Overland aims to a build supportive and wholesome team of leaders. Far more than simply counselors or guides, Overland’s leaders act as terrific role models for each group’s young student participants.

Join Overland representatives at this info session to learn more about 2019 opportunities and how to successfully apply for them.

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Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop Series

What is the Introduction to Finance Industry Workshop Series?

This is a 9-week program open to first year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, program director for Careers In Business and Finance, and is designed to help students understand the finance industry and its components, distinguish the nuances of available opportunities and enhance career exploration. Some workshops will include alumni who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion. In addition, some sessions will be followed by an opportunity to engage with young alumni in that part of the finance industry in an organized career fair-type chat room.

How do I register for the Introduction to Finance Workshop Series?

The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held every Thursday from 8 – 9 p.m. beginning February 7, 2019 through April 11, 2019 (excluding March 14). Students who register will be expected to commit to attending all 9 sessions. Space is limited and advance sign-up through Handshake is required. Register on Handshake as soon as possible, as spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis. You will be invited to the other sessions after registering. Please note that registration is capped, and by registering for a slot you are committing to attending all nine sessions. If you register for a slot but are no longer able to commit, please cancel your registration to open it up to another student and email Stephanie Hockman at shockman@amherst.edu. If all slots are filled, email Stephanie to be placed on a waitlist; all other questions may be directed to her as well.

What topics are discussed in the Workshop Series?

The 9-week course will include topics such as:
1. Introduction to finance – defining finance and an overview of the components of the finance industry including a discussion of buy side vs. sell side
2. Investment banking, part 1 – corporate investment bankers
3. Investment banking, part 2– capital markets (including sales & trading, research and investor services)
4. Investment banking, part 3– introduction to operations & supporting functions at an investment bank
5. Introduction to investment management & asset management
6. Overview of hedge funds
7. Introduction to private equity
8. Introduction to private wealth management/asset management
9. Review of the industry and best next steps

Registration Required

French Film Screening: "Persepolis" (2007)

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

"Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

"Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love."

Fri, Feb 8, 2019

Dartmouth's Tuck Business Bridge Information Table

Tuck Business Bridge, held at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is a total immersion business program designed to prepare top liberal arts and STEM undergrads for challenging careers.

With a comprehensive business core curriculum, taught by the Tuck School of Business's top-ranked MBA faculty, a capstone team project, and one-on-one guidance from the Tuck's Career Development Office, the Tuck Business Bridge Program® can give you the skills confidence you'll need to get a job and succeed -- all in just a few weeks this summer.

Stop by this information table to learn more about the program and its application process.

William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and Chair of Architectural Studies Nicola Courtright teaching the galleries at the Mead

Faculty Teaching Workshop

Do you teach at one of the Five Colleges? Join us to learn more about how to make the most of the Mead’s collection of more than 19,000 artworks and cultural objects in the classroom. Kindly RSVP to meadartmuseum@amherst.edu by Friday, February 1, 2019, so we can prepare accordingly. Space is limited.

Free and open to Five College faculty.

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Lunch & Learn: Dr. Scott L. Rauch ’82, President & Psychiatrist in Chief of McLean Hospital

Dr. Scott L. Rauch ’82 is President and Psychiatrist in Chief of McLean Hospital, Chair of Psychiatry and Mental Health for the Partners Health Care System and a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. On Friday, February 8, he will visit the Loeb Center to present a catered "Lunch & Learn" event about his career path to current students.

Dr. Rauch's principal research interests relate to neuroimaging and the neurobiology of anxiety disorders. He received his undergraduate degree with honors in Neuroscience from Amherst College in 1982 and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency training and a chief residency in Psychiatry as well as a Radiology Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in affiliation with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rauch served on the faculty at MGH for more than 15 years, during which he founded the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program and the Psychiatric Neuroscience Division. He was appointed to his current leadership roles at McLean and Partners in 2006.

Most recently, Dr. Rauch has served on a series of committees related to military health for the National Academies of Science, Institute of Medicine. He is also currently a member of the DSM-V Anxiety Disorders Workgroup and President of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.

Register to attend in Handshake. Lunch will be provided.

Registration Required
Alumni Anthro/Soc

Exploring Future Pathways: an Evening with Anthropology and Sociology Alumni

Please join us for an evening with former majors for a conversation about their career trajectories since graduating.

Sat, Feb 9, 2019

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Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes that bring student interests to the fore. Come back every week for a fresh perspective on the works on view in our galleries. Be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates on weekly topics. All programs are free and open to the public!

Poster has a dark purple background with orange flowers along the left side. There is large orange text that reads "Middle Eastern Students and Studies Association", smaller yellow text reads "Introductory Dinner", and even smaller yellow text at the bottom reads "Pita Pockets. 193 Main Street, Northampton. For accessibility contact tpavao21@amherst.edu"

MESSA Intro Meeting

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pita Pockets (Northampton)

This will be the intro meeting of the Middle Eastern Students and Studies Association. It is open to all.

Event poster showing Nardone and Rauschelbach outdoors, in front of a wooden fence and a field

Music Composition Senior Theses: Patrick Rauschelbach ’19 and Katianna Nardone ’19

The Amherst College Department of Music presents original composition theses Nor Any Tide and Snapshots of Summer. Nor Any Tide, by Patrick Rauschelbach '19, begins at 7 p.m., and Snapshots of Summer, by Katianna Nardone '19, begins at 7:45 p.m. The concert is FREE and open to the public; seating is by general admission.
 
Nor Any Tide parallels the outlook of an increasingly disillusioned people unprepared for the hardships brought about by the First World War. Over 100 years ago, this war carried society into the present era, and many of the concerns faced continue to echo into today. Rauschelbach conveys this period’s voices and their relevant woes for the modern audience. An extended suite comprising movements ranging from blues and R&B to film score and classical, this reflection is written for an ensemble of two dozen, a blend of acoustic and electric sound created from string quartet, bass, brass, guitars, harp, piano, percussion and a chorus.
 
Nardone presents her composition Snapshots of Summer, a collection of short movements depicting moments in time during the period of its composition. The work, scored for string quartet, upright bass, piano and voice, is primarily classical but includes stylistic elements of jazz as well as two original orchestrated pop songs. It is performed by an all-student ensemble composed of Maya Bulos ’20 and Andrea Boskovic ’21 on violin, Daniel Lee ’22 on viola, Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse ’21 on cello, Sarah Montoya ’21 on bass, Faith Wen ’20 on piano and vocals by Anna Van Der Linden ’20. By taking the listener through a series of the composer’s memories expressed through music, Snapshots of Summer explores the ways that music can capture and preserve the feeling of a memory.

Sun, Feb 10, 2019

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M@A Chamber Series Presents Mnozil Brass: "Cirque"

This septet from Vienna is probably the strangest brass ensemble you will ever hear. With a musical virtuosity mixed with their own special kind of comedy, they really have to be seen to be believed.

Tickets go on sale two weeks before each performance. Evening box office opens one hour prior to the concert. Free Amherst student rush tickets are available on the night of the performance.

Ticket website: https://amherst.universitytickets.com

Chamber Series:
General public: $28
Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $22
Students, with valid ID: $12
Amherst student rush tickets on the night of the performance: FREE

Tickets Required

Mon, Feb 11, 2019

Middelbury Abroad

Middlebury Schools Abroad Information Table

Meet a representative of the Middlebury Schools Abroad to learn about study abroad programs with a focus on cultural integration.

Students of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish can immerse themselves under the Middlebury Language Pledge, and students of virtually all academic disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences can study in Oxford at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Fun fact: In Uruguay, houses aren't marked with numbers. Instead, each one is given a unique name!

Students Only

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Political Science Thesis Writer's Workshop: "How To Do Revisions"

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank, Level 2

The Political Science department will be co-hosting with the Library and Writing Center, a workshop for their majors writing a thesis from 5:30 - 7 p.m. The topic will be "How To Do Revisions."

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

The Swedish Program

The Swedish Program - Info Table

Explore the beautiful city of Stockholm with The Swedish Program. The Swedish Program offers liberal arts courses in English at the prestigious Stockholm School of Economics, in the heart of the city. Stop by our table to find out more!

Students Only

Summer Internship Mixer

It's the beginning of the spring semester -- a prime time to begin your summer internship search. Do you feel stuck about how to start? How about you talk to someone who’s been in your shoes not too long ago -- your fellow peers!

Come to the Summer Internship Mixer to learn from upperclassmen about where they've interned in the past and how they were able to search and secure their internships in a fun, low-key environment. Free, tasty food and drinks will be provided. Attendees will have the chance to enter into a raffle for prizes.*

*Must be present at the time of the drawing at the end of the event to be eligible.

Spring 2019 Writing Center Workshops: Writing, Reading, Public Speaking, Time Management

Persuasive Public Speaking

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, 211 (CHI Seminar Room)

The ability to write and speak persuasively is an essential life skill. Whether you are presenting an argument in class, applying for a job or running for public office, you need to be convincing and compelling. In this hands-on workshop, you will develop your own art of persuasion by practicing how to structure and deliver a persuasive speech. This workshop is led by Susan Daniels, Associate for Public Speaking.

Students Only
Registration Required

Renting In New York: A Practical Guide

Planning to relocate to New York City after graduation? Considering a big city move in the future, but feeling overwhelmed by what that might entail?

Join representatives from Manhattan-based residential real estate brokerage firm Cooper & Cooper for their annual "Renting In New York" campus workshop. During the session, agents will break down the ins-and-outs of finding a new apartment in the Big Apple.

With access to over 8000+ buildings throughout NYC, Cooper & Cooper agents are experts at helping graduating students make successful transitions. Their mission is to ensure your experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Food will be served! Learn more about Cooper & Cooper.

Wed, Feb 13, 2019

mage: Meme of Leslie Knope from tv sitcom Parks & Recreation. Caption: "Oh, it's only the best day of the year."

Galentine's Day: A Celebration of Friendship

Join us for a waffle breakfast to celebrate platonic friendship and the closing of Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages. This program is offered with support from Amherst College’s Human Resources Activities Committee.

Arcadia Program

Arcadia Program

Stop by Valentine Atrium to talk with Arcadia Programs Representative, Aurora Margarita-Goldkamp, to learn more about study abroad locations!

Students Only
IFSA Study Abroad

IFSA Study Abroad - Info Table

Ever considered studying abroad? Come learn more about IFSA and the incredible array of programs we offer Amherst College students in 19 different countries. Whatever you're studying, we have a program for you! Spring, fall, summer, full-year, the choice is yours! Pick up a brochure and chat to an IFSA representative. We'd love to hear about your plans for studying abroad (even if you've only just started to think about it) and help you fulfill those goals.

Students Only
IES Abroad

IES Abroad - Info Session

Stop by the IES Abroad information table in Keefe Campus Center to learn about study abroad opportunities available to Amherst College students. Amherst approves IES Abroad semester programs in Argentina, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain.

Students Only

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

amherst chat back dialogue series luncheon students, staff and faculty

#AmherstChatBack: Students, Staff & Faculty Dialogue Luncheon Series

Please join us for our inaugural students, staff and faculty #AmherstChatBack Dialogue Series, which offers an opportunity to engage in critical conversations across difference, gain dialogue skills and learn from one another as we build community among students, staff and faculty.

Dialogues will take place over 5 weeks, each session focusing on a different social and cultural topic such as race, gender, nationality, joy and traditions. Participants should come prepared to share their own personal histories, thoughts, and experiences related to each topic. This event is open to all students, staff and faculty. Lunch will be served.

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Loeb Center Seniors Only Series (SOS!): Job Search Support Sessions

Seniors, are you feeling the pressure to nail down your post-grad plans? You’re not alone! Come join your fellow class members to work on job and/or fellowship applications and receive in-person support from Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). Each session, the PCAs will also offer brief tips and advice about specific job search topics such as networking and negotiating job offers. There will be snacks and good company! Feel free to come and go as it fits your schedule.

The series will occur Wednesdays from 8–10 p.m. Additional information is available for each event:
February 6 Handshake Information
February 13 Handshake Information
February 20 Handshake Information
February 27 Handshake Information
March 6 Handshake Information

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

A safe space for five-college students who identify along either the Asexual or Aromantic spectrum, or who are questioning, to share and celebrate their identities. Chocolate fondue and cake will be served. Conversation will focus on a community brainstorm on what an Ace/Aro support group can look like!

Ace/Aro Cake + Fondue

A safe space for Five College students who identify along either the asexual or aromantic spectrum, or who are questioning, to share and celebrate their identities. Chocolate fondue and cake will be served. Conversation will focus on a community brainstorm on what an Ace/Aro support group can look like!

Thursday (Valentine’s Day) from 4-5 p.m. at the QRC

For accessibility questions and needs, contact qrc@amehrst.edu or 413.542.5964

Movie poster showing a person dressed in white, lying on the ground amid snow and red berries

Russian Film Screening: "I Am Dragon" (ОН-ДРАКОН)

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

The Department of Russian presents I Am Dragon (ОН-ДРАКОН), a 2015 film directed by Indar Dzhendubaev.

Synopsis: During her wedding ceremony, Princess Mira is snatched by a dragon and is carried away to its lair on a remote island where rescue is impossible. The princess is unharmed and has nothing but a stone cage and a mysterious young man named Arman who finds her food and drink but keeps his distance from her. Who is he, and what's he doing on the island? Is he also the dragon's prisoner?

The movie is in Russian with English subtitles and will be screened at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The runtime is 110 minutes.

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

School for Field Studies and SIT Abroad Info Table

Stop by the info table in Keefe Atrium to meet with representatives from School for Field Studies & SIT Abroad to learn more about study abroad programs that they offer.

Students Only

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Warm Up with the Loeb Center

Hot cocoa and headshots! Stop by and have your photo taken for your LinkedIn and Handshake profile, stay for some hot cocoa and free swag! The Loeb Center welcomes all students to stop by and mingle with career advisors and student staff. Learn about the Clothing Closet, internship funding, Handshake and more. Walk away from one of the three events (February 1, February 15 and February 18) with your own professional headshot.

Music Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Research in Music (with professors Jeffers Engelhardt, Yvette Jackson, Klara Moricz, and Jason Robinson)

Music Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Research in Music (with professors Jeffers Engelhardt, Yvette Jackson, Klara Moricz, and Jason Robinson)

Do you think about music? Are you interested in music but haven’t played an instrument or taken a music course? Are you an experienced performer or composer? This is the music workshop series for you! Thinking about music takes many forms. It could mean performing and composing, or developing historical and cultural research into specific forms of music or using software to make or analyze music. Sponsored by the Department of Music, this series is open to all and offers the campus community different models for thinking about and doing music. Paired with the Music Department Tea Time (which takes place at 4:30 p.m. and immediately follows the workshop), the workshop series is an exciting, low-pressure way of expanding your understanding of music.

Research in Music: This installment of the workshop features a few of the College’s own faculty in a freewheeling panel discussion describing their research and what drew them to a life in music. Panelists include professors Jeffers Engelhardt, Yvette Jackson, Klara Moricz, and Jason Robinson. Come be inspired by and learn about various ways to do research in music.

Cheminar - Senior Thesis Research Poster Presentations.

This Cheminar is an overview of chemistry department research. Current chemistry honors and non-honors research students will be presenting posters of the projects they've been working on. This is an opportunity for junior majors to discuss peer research and talk with chemistry faculty about interests in doing a thesis research project.

Music Department Tea Time

Music Department Tea Time

Come take a break from your busy week and enjoy tea, coffee, snacks and good company in the Arms Green Room. The music department's tea times are casual get-togethers where you hang out and chat with other musical folks from around campus. Everyone is welcome — students, faculty, staff and visitors. No affiliation with the department is required!

This event follows the "Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Research in Music" hosted by Faculty in Music.

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Information Session

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale. The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations, in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices. Come to this information session to learn more about the summer internship available to Amherst students and the process for applying to and receiving funding for the internship, along with hearing first-hand from a previous intern about her experiences.

The Foundation supports projects in three main geographical zones and focuses its efforts on three main areas.
• The Mediterranean basin, due to the geographic position of the Principality of Monaco.
• The Polar Regions, as privileged indicators of climate change evolutions.
• The Least Developed Countries (as defined by the United Nations official list), such as the countries in Sahelian Africa, which are severely impacted by the effects of climate change, the loss of biodiversity and water shortage.

The Foundation has three principal domains of action:
• To limit the effects of climate change and promote renewable energies.
• To safeguard biodiversity.
• To manage water resources and combat desertification.

WAMH Presents: Carinae, Gabe's Mystery Band, and TWEN

WAMH Presents: Carinae, Gabe's Mystery Band, and TWEN

89.3 WAMH presents three bands, Carinae, Gabe’s Mystery Band, and TWEN, at Marsh House on Friday, February 15 at 8:30 p.m. Ring in the weekend with great music, friends, and your favorite college radio station.

Sat, Feb 16, 2019

Students looking at art at the Mead

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes that bring student interests to the fore. Come back every week for a fresh perspective on the works on view in our galleries. Be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates on weekly topics. All programs are free and open to the public!

Mon, Feb 18, 2019

Calendar of Events for Food Justice Week

First Ever Food Justice Week at Amherst College

Come to tabling in Keefe to learn what Food Justice is through trivia! There will be cake and chances to win raffle prizes and donate to the Food Bank of Western Mass.

Warm Up with the Loeb Center

Hot cocoa and headshots! Stop by and have your photo taken for your LinkedIn and Handshake profile, stay for some hot cocoa and free swag! The Loeb Center welcomes all students to stop by and mingle with career advisors and student staff. Learn about the Clothing Closet, internship funding, Handshake and more. Walk away from one of the three events (February 1, February 15 and February 18) with your own professional headshot.

Summer Funding Info Session

Students who will complete unpaid internships or off campus research programs during the summer of 2019 may apply to receive stipends from the college. Join us to learn about the application process and how to submit your application on Handshake. For more information, visit the summer internship funding program website.

University of Michigan Medical School Virtual Information Session

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual — Join from wherever you are!

Join admissions representatives and med students from the University of Michigan Medical School (https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/education/md-program/md-admissions/...) for a virtual chat! We will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 18. Your hosts will be Becky Weeks from the Office of Admissions and Eric Steinbrook '15, M1, plus other medical students. Eric graduated from Amherst in 2015, so has an invaluable alum perspective! You can join the meeting using the following link: https://bluejeans.com/511102945. Be sure to mute your camera and microphone and use the chat feature to ask your questions. #GoBlueMed

Summer Study Abroad- Info Session

Considering a summer abroad? Come to this info session to learn about your program options - which are many! - and what funding opportunities exist. Please remember there is no credit awarded for summer courses, and therefore no aid transfer. But students can apply for an Amherst Summer Study Abroad Fellowship, a national fellowship (e.g. Gilman, Boren) or for aid directly from the program. Learn about these options and hear directly from students who've studied abroad in the summer!

Students Only

Tue, Feb 19, 2019

Ysanet Batista at Powerhouse

Ysanet Batista of Woke Foods at Food Justice Week!

Chef Ysanet Batista from Woke Food Coop will speak about the importance of food justice and sovereignty. Food provided from La Veracruzana.

Wed, Feb 20, 2019

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

amherst chat back dialogue series luncheon students, staff and faculty

#AmherstChatBack: Students, Staff & Faculty Dialogue Luncheon Series

Please join us for our inaugural students, staff and faculty #AmherstChatBack Dialogue Series, which offers an opportunity to engage in critical conversations across difference, gain dialogue skills and learn from one another as we build community among students, staff and faculty.

Dialogues will take place over 5 weeks, each session focusing on a different social and cultural topic such as race, gender, nationality, joy and traditions. Participants should come prepared to share their own personal histories, thoughts, and experiences related to each topic. This event is open to all students, staff and faculty. Lunch will be served.

Stephen Vitiello performing at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. (Photo: Anna Lee Campbell)

Artist Talk with Stephen Vitiello

"Listening, Hearing and the Human" is a course taught by Associate Professor of Music Jeffers Engelhardt and Associate Professor of Music Darryl Harper that asks us to think about listening and hearing as culturally specific practices that are guided by particular histories, identities, technologies and other factors. All are invited to a talk by sound artist Stephen Vitiello, followed by a discussion led by Professors Engelhardt and Harper. This program is made possible with support from Amherst College Departments of Anthropology and Sociology and Music as well as Arts at Amherst.

This event is free and open to all.

Elite Scholars of China Full-time and Internship Opportunities Info Session - Presented by E.J. Mitchell '12

Elite Scholars of China (ESC) is looking for talented, motivated students and recent graduates to join its team! Please join E.J. Mitchell '12, senior educational consultant at ESC, as he introduces educational consultant
and internship opportunities at ESC.

As the premier Beijing-based education consulting firm, ESC helps China’s brightest students apply to top U.S. colleges and universities. Educational consultants work to create a holistic learning environment, governed by a high standard of integrity, to ensure that students can thrive academically and socially on an American college campus.

The educational consultant position is ideal for someone with a strong belief in the power of education and mentorship, who wants to develop professional skills with a fast-growing entrepreneurial company. ESC team members have continued on to pursue degrees at Harvard Business School, Yale Law School, Yale School of Management, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Columbia University Teacher’s College. ESC team members have also then pursued career opportunities in management consulting, tech start ups, education, finance, non-profits and think tanks.

ESC was co-founded eight years ago and is managed by Stacy Palestrant and Tomer Rothschild. ESC is based in Beijing – next door to the U.S. Embassy. Attend this information session to learn more!

"Food Chains" movie poster showing a hand squeezing a tomato in front of a field of crops and a blue sky with clouds

"Food Chains" Film Screening at Food Justice Week

Join Book and Plow Farm and the Multicultural Resource Center for a movie about a movement for farmworkers' rights. Farmworkers in Immokalee, Fla., launch a hunger strike at Publix supermarket to protest poor wages and working conditions.

Loeb Center Seniors Only Series (SOS!): Job Search Support Sessions

Seniors, are you feeling the pressure to nail down your post-grad plans? You’re not alone! Come join your fellow class members to work on job and/or fellowship applications and receive in-person support from Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). Each session, the PCAs will also offer brief tips and advice about specific job search topics such as networking and negotiating job offers. There will be snacks and good company! Feel free to come and go as it fits your schedule.

The series will occur Wednesdays from 8–10 p.m. Additional information is available for each event:
February 6 Handshake Information
February 13 Handshake Information
February 20 Handshake Information
February 27 Handshake Information
March 6 Handshake Information

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

U.S. PIRG Information Table

Stop by this information table to speak with Brendan Mahoney, a 21st Century Transportation Fellow with U.S. PIRG. U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest, working to win concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives, and standing up for the public against powerful interests when they push the other way. Fellowship opportunties are now available to Amherst students looking to make a positive impact, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.

APA Paris/Dakar Info Table in Val Atrium

Spend a semester in the breathtaking city of Paris, France! Stop by the Academic Programs Abroad (APA) table in Keefe Center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about how your time in France can give you a leg up in your studies and career. APA gives you the flexibility to build your own schedule and take courses in any subject, in French, that are of interest to you from the University of Paris system, APA's in-house electives or replace a course with an independent study or research. Benefit from weekly one-on-one customized language support and ongoing academic support.

Students Only

The Life of a Software Engineer: Lunch & Learn with Amherst Alumni at Google

What is it like to be a software engineer at Google? Join us for a Lunch & Learn with two Amherst alumni currently working there -- Julia Edholm '15 and Emily Masten '17 -- to hear day-in-the life stories and get an insider's glimpse at what makes engineering at Google unique.

This event will be catered! RSVP on Handshake and the following link to get more information about Google events and opportunities: http://tinyurl.com/Amherstspring2019

A picture of Nate Chinen

"Change of the Guard": A Talk by Jazz Critic Nate Chinen

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The story of jazz has often been upheld in terms of cultural triumph, as a transcendent response to African-American struggle. Jazz is also presented as a story of succession, a chain of creative genius passing from one "Great Man" to the next. These are persuasive frameworks that define the artform by a canon and a fixed set of values, inscribing a kind of perimeter.

In this multimedia presentation, which draws from the first chapter of Playing Changes: Jazz For the New Century (Pantheon, 2018), Chinen will address the rise of a conservation agenda in the jazz culture of the 1970s and '80s, and the stubbornly powerful trope of a jazz messiah, which now exists in a different form.

Nate Chinen was born in Honolulu, to a musical family: he grew up around the local Musicians Union, as his parents were popular nightclub entertainers. He began writing about jazz in 1996 for the Philadelphia City Paper, and has now authored content for several national music publications, including DownBeat, Blender and Vibe. Chinen spent about 12 years working as a jazz and pop critic for The New York Times and wrote monthly columns for JazzTimes. He is a 10-time winner of the Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Excellence in Writing, presented by the Jazz Journalists Association. The same organization presented him with its award for Best Book About Jazz, for his work on Myself Among Others, the autobiography of impresario George Wein. Chinen is currently working as director of editorial content at WBGO, while still closely engaging with programs like Jazz Night in America, The Checkout and a range of jazz programming on NPR.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Music, the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World and the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series at Amherst. This event is free and open to the public.

For more music department events, see our department calendar at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.

Photo by Michael Lionstar

First KDSAP Meeting

Interested in community service and real hands-on medical experience? The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP) will be running a free kidney disease screening for the Amherst public this April. We also help out at a local soup kitchen and run events on campus relating to medicine. All are very welcome, whether pre-health, pre-anything-at-all, or pre-I-don't-know!

Build an Android App in Two Hours with Amherst Alums at Google

Bring your laptops! This hands-on workshop will walk participants through all the necessary steps to build your very own functional Android app in just two hours' time.

Please register on Handshake and at the following link, so that presenter Julia Edholm '15 may e-mail you resources for the session in advance: http://tinyurl.com/Amherstspring2019

This event will be catered! Please note that a foundation in Data Structures is highly recommended for successful participation in this workshop.

U.S. PIRG Fellowships & Internships Information Session

U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest, working to win concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives, and standing up for the public against powerful interests when they push the other way.

With U.S. PIRG, students can join a team of dozens of organizers, advocates, lawyers, researchers, policy analysts, communicators and others with a record of winning hundreds of new laws and other policies that have made the lives of people all across the country healthier, safer and more secure. Fellowship opportunities are now available to Amherst students looking to make a positive impact, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.

Attend this information session to hear from Brendan Mahoney, a 21st Century Transportation Fellow with U.S. PIRG, about his experiences with the organization and what full-time fellowship and summer internship opportunities are available.

Calendar of Events for Food Justice Week

Healthy Snack Making Workshop

Learn how to make healthy, affordable and tasty snacks! Sign up at tabling on Monday, February 18.

Registration Required
Camille Brown performance

Five College Dance: "SPRING"

Five College Dance, in collaboration with the Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance, presents SPRING, an evening of dance featuring contributions from faculty, guest artists and dancers across all five campuses, including Camille A. Brown’s New Second Line, Five College Dance’s 2018-19 guest artist repertory project, made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This dance is a celebration of the spirit and culture of the people of New Orleans.

The concert also features Picture This, a new work by critically acclaimed choreographer David Dorfman. Picture This is a kinetic, visual, musical and textual homage to the next generation of dance citizens-- a brief look at what makes these fine performers both joyous and angry in regard to love and politics.

Dances by Danté Brown (visiting assistant professor, Amherst College), Lailye Weidman (visiting assistant professor, Hampshire College) and Barbie Diewald (visiting artist, Mount Holyoke College), as well as a lobby installation by Rodger Blum (professor, Smith College), complete the program.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277 or fcddance.reservations@gmail.com

French Film: "Les Petits Mouchoirs" (2010)

"Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, and Véro, his eco-friendly wife, invite a merry group of friends to their beautiful beach house to celebrate Antoine's birthday and kick-start the vacation. But, this year, before they all leave Paris, their buddy Ludo is hurt in a serious accident, which sets off a dramatic chain of reactions and emotional responses. The eagerly anticipated vacation leads each of the protagonists to raise the little veils that for years they have draped over what bothers and upsets them. Pretenses become increasingly hard to keep up. Until the moment when the truth finally catches up with them all..."

Fri, Feb 22, 2019

Calendar of Events for Food Justice Week

Food Justice Photo Campaign

Come tell us why food justice is important to you. Have your photo taken with your testimony on a sign to be put up in a photo installation.

Careers In Arts & Communication Logo

Designing Your Digital Portfolio

This workshop will help you understand how a digital portfolio can be useful for presenting and promoting your creative work to employers, curators, grad schools, and more—including tips for curation, a how-to on gathering digital-ready content, and a close look at a commonly used platform. This workshop was developed with artists, designers, and performers in mind, but is open to anyone who wants to learn creative ways to amp up their professional presentation.

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR
Fafnir Adamites is a local, visual artist who holds an MFA from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Photography and Women’s Studies from UMass Amherst. Using traditional craft processes such as feltmaking, weaving and papermaking, she creates sculptural and installation work that serve as meditations on trauma, memory and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. She teaches across the Pioneer Valley and lives in Turners Falls, MA.

Office Hours with Google

Two recent alums who now work for Google -- Emily Masten '17 and Julia Edholm '15 -- will be on campus on Friday, February 22, hosting office hours with small groups of students. This is an opportunity to ask questions about day-to-day life in the tech industry, what the culture is like at Google, how to prepare for a tech industry interview, what to expect out of its entry-level opportunities, etc… in a small and informal setting.

Drop-ins are available on a first come, first served basis, but appointments will go fast, so we recommend signing up for a slot ahead of time via Handshake to guarantee yourself a meeting time.

Poster for HLW Residency, image description: sepia photo of two people looking at each other featured in upper left. background in dark and light blue, with yellow box object around title text. Text in blues and yellow.

HLW: Sustaining and Building Critical Coalitions

Are you a student leader and feeling overwhelmed by expectation? Questioning what the word "community" really means? Experiencing burnout/activist fatigue? Join us in this arts-centered workshop to challenge, question, and re-imagine community and necessary relationships for social justice work.

Space is limited. For more information, please visit Amherst College Student Activities Facebook Page, or contact Jelani Johnson at jejohnson@amherst.edu and Jxhn T. Martin at jsmartin@amherst.edu

Students Only
Congolese basket with lid made by the Kongo people, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire).

"On Appreciating and Understanding African Art" with Nichole Bridges '97 and Rowland Abiodun

Nichole Bridges, class of 1997, is the associate curator for African art and the associate curator overseeing the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Saint Louis Art Museum. All are invited to a conversation with Bridges and Rowland Abiodun, the John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies at Amherst College.

Free and open to all!

HLW Poster, image description: sepia photo of two people looking at each other, background in different blues, with text in yellow, blues and red orange.

HLW: Tell em how you survived

An open space for expression, articulation, resistance and gathering that centers healing, affirmation, resilience, and magnificence of/found in our complicated interwoven selves, this space aims to center all folks who hold marginalized identities. All forms of performance/art/expression welcomed.

Sign-up ahead of time is strongly encouraged. To do so, please contact Jxhn T. Martin, at jsmartin@amherst.edu with a brief description or draft of what you intend to perform or submit by the end of the day on Thursday, February 21. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.

Camille Brown performance

Five College Dance: "SPRING"

Five College Dance, in collaboration with the Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance, presents SPRING, an evening of dance featuring contributions from faculty, guest artists and dancers across all five campuses, including Camille A. Brown’s New Second Line, Five College Dance’s 2018-19 guest artist repertory project, made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This dance is a celebration of the spirit and culture of the people of New Orleans.

The concert also features Picture This, a new work by critically acclaimed choreographer David Dorfman. Picture This is a kinetic, visual, musical and textual homage to the next generation of dance citizens-- a brief look at what makes these fine performers both joyous and angry in regard to love and politics.

Dances by Danté Brown (visiting assistant professor, Amherst College), Lailye Weidman (visiting assistant professor, Hampshire College) and Barbie Diewald (visiting artist, Mount Holyoke College), as well as a lobby installation by Rodger Blum (professor, Smith College), complete the program.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277 or fcddance.reservations@gmail.com

Event poster showing the face of Nicole Mitchell

M@A Parallels Series Presents Nicole Mitchell: “Mandorla Awakening II”

With her Black Earth Ensemble, Mitchell uses science fiction to address the question: “What would a world look like that is truly egalitarian, with advanced technology that is in tune with nature?”

Tickets are required and are available at amherst.universitytickets.com or the Concert Office at (413) 542-2195.

Single ticket prices:
General Public: $18
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $12
Students, with valid ID: $10
AC student rush one hour before each concert: FREE

Recorded in May 2015 at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Mandorla features Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble with new collaborators Tatsu Aoki (bass, shamisen, taiko) and Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi). Also in the mix is Chicago artist, scholar and poet Avery R. Young, who brings the composers’ lyrics to life with visceral humanity; and longtime collaborators Tomeka Reid (cello, banjo), Alex Wing (electric guitar, out, theremin), Mazz Swift (violin) and Jovia Armstrong (percussion).

Mandorla Awakening II explores what Mitchell describes as a “collision of duality,” urban vs. country, hegemonic vs. vulnerable, acoustic vs. electric, with the dialogue of contrasting musical languages: Japanese, African-American gospel, R&B, jazz. The work chronicles the journey of a couple as they find themselves navigating between two civilizations: the World Union, a crumbling society rampant with disease and inequality, and Mandorla, a utopia where spirituality, technology and nature coexist harmoniously. Mandorla Awakening was included among the top 10 jazz albums for 2017 by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NPR and Wire (UK).

Nicole M. Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator. She is perhaps best known for her work as a flutist, having developed a unique improvisational language and having repeatedly been named “Top Flutist of the Year” by DownBeat magazine's critics poll and the Jazz Journalists Association (2010–17). Mitchell initially emerged from Chicago’s innovative music scene in the late ’90s, and her music celebrates contemporary African-American culture.

“One of the most exciting jazz soloists and composers in the world” –Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Tickets Required

Sat, Feb 23, 2019

Careers In Business & Finance Logo

Adventis Financial Modeling Certification Program

Are you interested in pursuing a position in investment banking, private equity, equity research, or other competitive fields in finance?

The Careers in Business and Finance program has partnered with Adventis to provide practical modeling experience through is proven Financial Modeling Certification (FMC) Program. This intensive, 2-day boot camp provides hands-on financial modeling training. Adventis’ unique training style consists of having students build financial models and analyses entirely from scratch, while explaining key concepts along the way. This approach enables students to retain more concepts and develop a valuable skill set.

Certified students have been able to demonstrate to employers that they have strong analytical capabilities and are ready to hit the ground running, impressing interviewers and ultimately landing positions at top firms on Wall Street. For those looking to excel quickly in their full-time or internship position or for sophomores looking to demonstrate abilities to potential employers, this program will reduce your learning curve and put you on a more even playing field with finance majors with whom you will be working or interning.

LOGISTICS
The training will be held from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, with a 1-hour lunch break each day, in Webster 102. The course requires a PC (no Macs), and space will be limited to the first 22 students (based on the number of PCs available in Webster 102), plus up to an additional 10 students who can provide their own PC laptop. Certification exams will be held approximately every other week after the boot camp.

PROGRAM AGENDA
Day 1 Highlights:
• Build a 3-statement financial model of Allegiant Travel
• Build public & M&A comparables, a WACC analysis, a DCF analysis, and a “football field” analysis of Allegiant Travel
• Includes a 40-page trainee packet

Day 2 Highlights:
• Build a leveraged buyout analysis of Allegiant Travel
• Build a 3-statement financial model of PepsiCo

HOW TO REGISTER & COST PER STUDENT
Adventis is offering a discounted price of $199, as long as you enroll before Friday, February 8, 2019. After this date the course fee will go to $245. The final deadline for registration is February 21. Scholarships are available. Enroll online and email Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu) if you would like to request a scholarship.

The link to register is as follows; registering in Handshake will also automatically redirect you to the page, but please note that RSVPing through Handshake does not count as registration: https://bootcamps.adventiscg.com/landing/Amherst-College-2019-02-23

Registration Required
Students looking at art at the Mead

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes that bring student interests to the fore. Come back every week for a fresh perspective on the works on view in our galleries. Be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates on weekly topics. All programs are free and open to the public!

Camille Brown performance

Five College Dance: "SPRING"

Five College Dance, in collaboration with the Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance, presents SPRING, an evening of dance featuring contributions from faculty, guest artists and dancers across all five campuses, including Camille A. Brown’s New Second Line, Five College Dance’s 2018-19 guest artist repertory project, made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This dance is a celebration of the spirit and culture of the people of New Orleans.

The concert also features Picture This, a new work by critically acclaimed choreographer David Dorfman. Picture This is a kinetic, visual, musical and textual homage to the next generation of dance citizens-- a brief look at what makes these fine performers both joyous and angry in regard to love and politics.

Dances by Danté Brown (visiting assistant professor, Amherst College), Lailye Weidman (visiting assistant professor, Hampshire College) and Barbie Diewald (visiting artist, Mount Holyoke College), as well as a lobby installation by Rodger Blum (professor, Smith College), complete the program.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277 or fcddance.reservations@gmail.com

Sun, Feb 24, 2019

Careers In Business & Finance Logo

Adventis Financial Modeling Certification Program

Are you interested in pursuing a position in investment banking, private equity, equity research, or other competitive fields in finance?

The Careers in Business and Finance program has partnered with Adventis to provide practical modeling experience through is proven Financial Modeling Certification (FMC) Program. This intensive, 2-day boot camp provides hands-on financial modeling training. Adventis’ unique training style consists of having students build financial models and analyses entirely from scratch, while explaining key concepts along the way. This approach enables students to retain more concepts and develop a valuable skill set.

Certified students have been able to demonstrate to employers that they have strong analytical capabilities and are ready to hit the ground running, impressing interviewers and ultimately landing positions at top firms on Wall Street. For those looking to excel quickly in their full-time or internship position or for sophomores looking to demonstrate abilities to potential employers, this program will reduce your learning curve and put you on a more even playing field with finance majors with whom you will be working or interning.

LOGISTICS
The training will be held from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, with a 1-hour lunch break each day, in Webster 102. The course requires a PC (no Macs), and space will be limited to the first 22 students (based on the number of PCs available in Webster 102), plus up to an additional 10 students who can provide their own PC laptop. Certification exams will be held approximately every other week after the boot camp.

PROGRAM AGENDA
Day 1 Highlights:
• Build a 3-statement financial model of Allegiant Travel
• Build public & M&A comparables, a WACC analysis, a DCF analysis, and a “football field” analysis of Allegiant Travel
• Includes a 40-page trainee packet

Day 2 Highlights:
• Build a leveraged buyout analysis of Allegiant Travel
• Build a 3-statement financial model of PepsiCo

HOW TO REGISTER & COST PER STUDENT
Adventis is offering a discounted price of $199, as long as you enroll before Friday, February 8, 2019. After this date the course fee will go to $245. The final deadline for registration is February 21. Scholarships are available. Enroll online and email Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu) if you would like to request a scholarship.

The link to register is as follows; registering in Handshake will also automatically redirect you to the page, but please note that RSVPing through Handshake does not count as registration: https://bootcamps.adventiscg.com/landing/Amherst-College-2019-02-23

Registration Required
Black Art at Amherst Matters

Black Art Matters Festival

Join the MRC and the Mead as we conclude Black History Month with the Black Art Matters Festival, a visual art exhibition and performance showcase highlighting the work and artistic talent of Black student artists across the Five Colleges. Sunday February 24 at the Mead. The exhibition opens at 7 p.m., with live performances starting at 8 p.m.

Mon, Feb 25, 2019

Bard In Berlin

Bard in Berlin - Info Table

Meet Bard representative Hannah Barrett and find out about our study abroad options at Bard College Berlin. True to the principles of liberal arts education, Bard College Berlin offers interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences. Study in the core program and the student’s chosen field of specialization is supplemented by a wide variety of elective courses in fields such as theater, film, philosophy, and studio arts, and by many forms of engagement with the city of Berlin, including museum visits, special courses and internships.

Students Only
Bard In Berlin- Info Table Poster

Bard in Berlin - Info Table

Stop by the info table to meet Bard representative Hannah Barrett. True to the principles of liberal arts education, Bard College Berlin offers interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences, with a strong focus on individual growth and the development of essential skills in writing and thinking. 

Students Only

Zotero Workshop

Want to make your research process more organized and efficient? Attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero! Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. If you're interested but can't make it to the workshop, click on the more information link below to see the full workshop schedule or to make an individual appointment.

Spring 2019 Writing Center Workshops: Writing, Reading, Public Speaking, and Time Management

The Savvy Reader: Managing an Unmanageable Reading Load

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, 211 (CHI Seminar Room)

The reading load for many classes can sometimes seem overwhelming and unmanageable. This workshop will help you take control of your reading and stay on top of it, rather than drowning in it or avoiding it altogether. In addition to being introduced to approaches to managing large reading loads and long texts, you will have the opportunity to practice strategies for reading more effectively and, when necessary, more efficiently. Led by Kristen Brookes, Senior Writing Associate.

Students Only
Registration Required

Tue, Feb 26, 2019

Summer Internship Mixer

It's the beginning of the spring semester -- a prime time to begin your summer internship search. Do you feel stuck thinking about how to start? How about you talk to someone who’s been in your shoes not too long ago -- your peers!

Come to the Summer Internship Mixer to learn from upperclassmen about where they've interned in the past and how they were able to search and secure their internships in a fun, low-key environment. Free, tasty food and drinks will be provided. Attendees will have the chance to enter into a raffle for prizes.*

*Must be present at the time of the drawing at the end of the event to be eligible.

Wed, Feb 27, 2019

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance, for a weekly informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!

amherst chat back dialogue series luncheon students, staff and faculty

#AmherstChatBack: Students, Staff & Faculty Dialogue Luncheon Series

Please join us for our inaugural students, staff and faculty #AmherstChatBack Dialogue Series, which offers an opportunity to engage in critical conversations across difference, gain dialogue skills and learn from one another as we build community among students, staff and faculty.

Dialogues will take place over 5 weeks, each session focusing on a different social and cultural topic such as race, gender, nationality, joy and traditions. Participants should come prepared to share their own personal histories, thoughts, and experiences related to each topic. This event is open to all students, staff and faculty. Lunch will be served.

Identity and Inclusion, Part 1

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ford Hall, Event Space, Room 107

Explore your own identities using a model of identity development and consider the impact of power and privilege in the ways in which we understand our own sense of self and that of others. This session offers an opportunity to reflect on the importance of our own identities as we work towards intentionally inclusive communities at Amherst College. Intended for any interested staff or faculty member, this session is part one of a two-part series.

Please click the link below to register!

Registration Required
Blackalicious Poster

Blackalicious Performance and Q&A

Come see hip-hop group Blackalicious perform and get a chance to ask them about their music and career. Acclaimed for the sublime combination of rapper Gab's verbal dexterity and lyrical eloquence and producer X's bracing beats and distinctive soundscapes, Blackalicious has earned widespread respect, both inside and outside of the hip-hop community, for the wildly inventive, personally charged innovations of its first three albums, 1999's Nia, 2002's Blazing Arrow and 2005's The Craft.

Amherst Poetry Slam

Spoken Word Slam by Amherst Students

As part of LitFest 2019, Daniel Gallant, a playwright and executive director of New York’s famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe, hosts a spoken word slam for Amherst College students. All students are invited to attend. Keep an eye out for sign-up information.

The LitFest 2019 schedule has additional event information and biographies of each guest.

Loeb Center Seniors Only Series (SOS!): Job Search Support Sessions

Seniors, are you feeling the pressure to nail down your post-grad plans? You’re not alone! Come join your fellow class members to work on job and/or fellowship applications and receive in-person support from Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). Each session, the PCAs will also offer brief tips and advice about specific job search topics such as networking and negotiating job offers. There will be snacks and good company! Feel free to come and go as it fits your schedule.

The series will occur Wednesdays from 8–10 p.m. Additional information is available for each event:
February 6 Handshake Information
February 13 Handshake Information
February 20 Handshake Information
February 27 Handshake Information
March 6 Handshake Information

LitFest Poetry Slam

LitFest Poetry Slam

Hosted by David Gallant of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City. First place winner will receive a trip to NYC and a guest of honor appearance at the Nuyorican. Second place wins an iPad, and third place will get a free writing session at the Emily Dickinson House. Email studentactivities@amherst.edu to sign up.

Students Only

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Hiring for Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Human Resources and the Office of Inclusive Leadership are teaming up to offer this two-hour session on hiring for diversity and inclusion. Learn best practices for achieving a diverse candidate pool and an inclusive search process. Topics include job descriptions and postings, effective interview strategies, and managing implicit bias. This workshop is intended for anyone who will be serving on a staff search committee or participating in the hiring of staff in their department.

Please click the link below to register!

Registration Required
Screenshot of the shoulders and head of a green-haired young woman wearing a striped shirt and stocking cap

Russian Film Screening: Mermaid (РУСАЛКА)

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

The Department of Russian presents Mermaid (РУСАЛКА), a 2007 film directed by Anna Melikyan.

Synopsis: A green-haired girl's family is forced to move from their rural home to Moscow. Once there, the quirky, introverted girl comes of age while clashing with the trappings of the big city.

This movie is in Russian with English subtitles and will be screened at 4 and 7:30 p.m. The runtime is 115 minutes.

Image: Sol Lewitt, Nine Part Modular Cube, sculpture. 1978.

"Symmetry in Art & Science"

All are invited to the Mead for a talk on symmetry with Amherst College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Chris Durr. Join us to learn more about a chemist’s perspective on symmetry, structure and time. Attendees will walk away with a greater understanding of how scientific principles play out visually in our galleries.

Free and open to all!

Susquehanna International Group (SIG) Quantitative Trading Info Session

Susquehanna International Group (SIG) is a global quantitative trading firm founded with an entrepreneurial mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. The firm commits its own capital to trade financial products around the world.

Building virtually all of its own trading technology from scratch, staff members are leaders and innovators in high performance, low latency trading. SIG traders, quants, developers, and systems engineers work side-by-side to develop and implement trading strategies. Each individual brings their unique expertise every day to help make optimal decisions in the global financial markets.

Want to learn more about decision science career paths and opportunities at SIG? Attend this information session to hear from representative Todd Simkin.

National Book Awards on Campus: A Conversation with Jamel Brinkley and Brandon Hobson

As part of Amherst College LitFest 2019, author and WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll hosts a conversation with two 2018 finalists for the National Book Award for Fiction: Jamel Brinkley (A Lucky Man: Stories) and Brandon Hobson (Where the Dead Sit Talking). This event is part of the National Book Awards on Campus program, hosted in partnership with The Common and the National Book Foundation, and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. It is free and open to the public.

The LitFest 2019 schedule has additional event information and biographies of each guest.

*Please note: The venue for this event is Johnson Chapel, which seats 600 people. We recommend arriving early to get a seat.