Event Calendar

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Swift Skills Collection: Ask the Right Questions

Have you ever left a conversation or meeting with more questions than when you arrived? Maybe you aren’t asking the right questions. This session will cover how to ask questions that get useful answers.

Back to School During COVID-19

OHR Learning & Development invites you to a live webinar presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Many parents around the country are making some very difficult decisions about school. These decisions may be accompanied by anxiety, fear and emotional distress that have the power to reduced clear decision making. Join the conversation with psychiatrists Dr. Ken Duckworth, Dr. Greg Harris and psychologist, Dr. Alan Cusher to learn about these issues and resources accessible to you and your family.

Stories in STEM with the Honorable Bella Dinh-Zarr

Bio191 is launching a "Stories in STEM" series where speakers share their paths in STEM. Our first speaker, the Honorable Bella Dinh-Zarr, former member of the National Transportation Safety Board, will speak Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 12:40 to 1:30 p.m. on Zoom: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/99973197368?pwd=TDg4bG01aVlVQ1ZSRUt4bGN....

The Honorable T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, Ph.D., MPH, trained as a public health scientist and is dedicated to promoting safe, sustainable transportation. She served on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an independent U.S. agency charged with conducting investigations and making safety recommendations in all areas of transportation. Nominated by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate, Dr. Dinh-Zarr chaired NTSB board meetings, conducted investigative hearings and represented the agency at the scene of high-profile disasters from 2015-2019.

Born in Vietnam, Dr. Dinh-Zarr graduated from Rice University in Texas and has a master of public health (MPH) degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is a co-founder of the “.05 Saves Lives Coalition,” a nonpartisan alliance of diverse organizations dedicated to preventing drinking and driving crashes. She also currently serves on the advisory boards for Uber and the AIP Foundation, a nonprofit manufacturer of helmets and disposable medical masks. As a student, Dr. Dinh-Zarr worked at the Railroad Museum on Galveston Island, built latrines in Paraguay and studied Latin American literature in Chile. She recently returned from traveling around the world, visiting ten countries with her husband and son.

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Mindfulness Tune Ups, 15-minute slots under the RSL canopy on Main Quad

Having a tough time staying in the moment? Thoughts or worries taking up too much space? Or just want to enjoy the simple things more? Stop by for a brief coaching session on personally tailored mindfulness tools. Sessions will include conversation and guided meditation, and participants will be given resources to practice on their own. Please come ready to share about an aspect of your daily life in which you'd like to be more present and grounded. All on campus students welcome to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040444AEAE28A4FA7-mindfulness
Sessions provided by Religious and Spiritual Life Director Harrison Blum. More info: hblum@amherst.edu.

Students Only

Financial Aid Support for Faculty and Staff with High School or College-Aged Children

The Financial Aid Office will be offering a workshop designed to provide general information and helpful advice about the financial aid application process. Michael Ellison, Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Outreach, will host the program. All Amherst faculty or staff who have high school-aged children/family are invited to participate.

Real Talk Poster

QRC/CC: Real Talk (1st of Fall 2020!)

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for an open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

Join us via Zoom: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/99335278766?pwd=cHdrU05PMm9RSjdEaDErSnk...

For accessibility needs or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or 413-542-5964.

Students Only
Book cover for "Hemispheric Intergration: Materiality, Mobility, and the Making of Latin American Art," by Niko Vicario

CHI Salon: Constellations of Modernism: Writing New Art Histories

This CHI salon brings together art historians who teach or who have previously taught at the Five Colleges whose recently published books explore modern art from Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe. Through brief presentations and conversation, these authors will reflect on how to write the history of modern art from multiple locations.

Niko Vicario is an assistant professor of art and the history of art at Amherst College and author of Hemispheric Integration: Materiality, Mobility, and the Making of Latin American Art (University of California Press, 2020).

Karen Kurczynski is an associate professor of modern and contemporary art history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn: The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up (Routledge, 2014) and Reanimating Art: The Cobra Movement in Postwar Europe (Routledge, 2020), and curator of the exhibitions Human Animals: The Art of Cobra (UMCA and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, 2016) and Expo Jorn: Art is a Festival (co-curated with Karen Friis Herbsleb, Museum Jorn, 2014).

Christine I. Ho is an associate professor in the history of art and architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and author of Drawing From Life: Sketching and Socialist Realism in the People’s Republic of China (University of California, 2020).

Alex Dika Seggerman is assistant professor of art history at Rutgers University-Newark, and author of Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).

Co-sponsored by the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and the Arts at Amherst Initiative

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Cornerstone Research Information Session

Cornerstone Research is a consulting firm specializing in the analysis of complex financial, economic, accounting, and marketing issues. In recent years, Cornerstone Research has become one of the nation’s leading finance and economics consulting firms with more than 750 full-time staff members across eight offices. Cornerstone attributes its success to a unique combination of resources: a creative and energetic staff, cutting-edge research, and our network of academic and industry experts.

Currently, Cornerstone Research is recruiting for full-time Analysts and for its 10-week Summer Analyst program. Recruiters look for exceptional students who are team-oriented leaders, passionate about solving complex business problems, and excited about contributing to the growth of the firm.
Attend this information session to learn more about the firm and the type of work that Analysts and Summer Analysts do every day!

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

Registration Required

Ongoing Events

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Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."