Event Calendar

Today - Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Molly Kitchen

OHR Learning & Development invites you to kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation with Molly Kitchen. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

German Table

German Table

German Table on the Zoomklatsch channel!
Please join us every Monday anytime from 11:45am-1pm EDT for our zoom German Table gathering, an hour of fun chatting auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome, including German 101 students!
If you would like to participate please email your request to german@amherst.edu with your name and email address. You will then receive an invitation to join each weekly German Table zoom meeting on our Zoomklatsch channel at the appropriate time, which you can accept or decline as always. You can also remove yourself at any time from the Zoomklatsch channel.

Math/Stat Table on Zoom

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Math or Stat; all are welcome. Please join us on zoom any time between noon and 1:30 pm on Mondays.
The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv on the Friday before in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend, please email kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

Boren Awards is hosting a virtual event for Amherst College!

Are you interested in a career in national security?
Are you keen to learn new languages and live in new cultures?

Students who are U.S. citizens and interested in a career in national security (broadly defined) may want to apply for the Boren Scholarship which will fund up to $8,000 for semester study abroad in a country with a "critical language." 

Join ZoomGov Meeting:
https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1610766624?pwd=dDJBMWNGbTNnRmY0WDB2a1Ewbkk0dz09
Meeting ID: 161 076 6624
Passcode: 069303
One tap mobile +16692545252,,1610766624# US (San Jose) +16468287666,,1610766624# US (New York)

Students Only
Group of socially distanced Amherst Mammoths wearing masks over the text "Get a Flu Shot."

Flu Clinic

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tent behind the COVID-19 Testing Center tent in back of Alumni House

The flu clinic, staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals, is available for all students as well as staff and faculty approved to work on campus.
Registration required.

QRC: Questioning/Exploring Affinity Space

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

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

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

Students Only
Gates of heaven closing

Yom Kippur Yizkor/Neilah (Memorial/Concluding) Service

Join us for in-person, socially-distanced prayer services to conclude Yom Kippur. We will start with a Yizkor service to honor deceased in our families and community. We will read and discuss the Book of Jonah. As the sun begins to set we will do the Neilah/Concluding Service. Space is limited, so please sign up here to reserve a spot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA5AF2DA6F4C16-yomkippur1

Students Only
Registration Required
Common Table chalice and bread

Dinner Church

7:00 pm Virtual

Gather Monday evenings at 7:00-8:00pm EST via Zoom for shared singing, scripture reflection and sermon, community prayer, and communal blessing. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome. Email Rev. Anna Woofenden at awoofenden@amherst.edu for the Zoom link.

Tomorrow - Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Group of socially distanced Amherst Mammoths wearing masks over the text "Get a Flu Shot."

Flu Clinic

8:00 am - 2:00 pm Tent behind the COVID-19 Testing Center tent in back of Alumni House

The flu clinic, staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals, is available for all students as well as staff and faculty approved to work on campus.
Registration required.

OHR Office Hours for Staff and Faculty

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

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

Strategies for Staying Sane Through Stress and Uncertainty

We humans are better at bouncing back from bad news than we are at adapting to uncertainty. Continuous change and uncertainty cause a great deal of stress because we don’t have anything stable to adapt and adjust to. In times of upheaval, it is more important than ever to attend to our own wellbeing and the health of our communities. This workshop will help participants differentiate between stressors (causes of stress), and the physiological stress response, and will offer concrete strategies for addressing the stress caused by uncertainty.

vinni puhh cartoon

Russian Table

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

Buddhist Group

Amherst Buddhist Group: Guided Meditation and Discussion

Whether you're an experienced meditator or brand new to the practice, whether you identify as Buddhist or are just curious about the teachings, come join us to slow down, relax, and gain self-awareness tools. Or just come to talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness.
Please email interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu) for the Zoom link.

Kaffeeklatsch

Kaffeeklatsch on Zoom = Zoomklatsch!

Please join us every Tuesday night from 7pm-8pm EDT for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students, and staff. All are welcome, including German 101 students!
If you would like to participate, please email your request to german@amherst.edu with your name and email address. You will then receive an invitation to join each weekly Kaffeeklatsch zoom meeting on our Zoomklatsch channel at the appropriate time, which you can accept or decline as always. You can also remove yourself at any time from the Zoomklatsch channel.

Chinese Language Social Hours

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, join us Tuesday nights for the Chinese Language Social Hour! This Zoom gathering is open to any and all members of the Amherst College community who would like to have conversations in Chinese. You can come and go as it fits your schedule. All levels are welcome!
Please email jberlingo@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link. To ensure you receive the link in time, please email before 2PM on the day of the Social Hours.

Poupeh Missaghi

Poupeh Missaghi: A Reading and Conversation

Join writer Poupeh Missaghi as she reads from her novel Trans(re)lating House One, about which Publishers Weekly has said, “Missaghi’s lyrical, meditative debut merges fiction, poetry, and critical study to explore Iran’s history and volatile present ... a bravura exhibition of writing as performance art.” A Q&A will follow.

Missaghi is a writer, a translator (both into and out of Persian), Asymptote’s Iran editor-at-large, and an educator. She holds a Ph.D. in English and creative writing from the University of Denver and an M.A. in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her nonfiction, fiction and translations have appeared in numerous journals, and she has several books of translation published in Iran. She is currently a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Writing at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.

Registration Required
Loeb Center Alumni-in-Residence Logo

Alumni-in-Residence: A New Doctor's Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic, with Dr. Gabriela Ulloa '15

What does a career in the health professions actually look like — particularly amidst a global pandemic?

Dr. Gabriela Ulloa ’15 is a first-year resident physician in pediatrics at NYU Langone, working at both Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and Bellevue Hospital. She was among the group of medical students who elected to graduate early from NYU School of Medicine to join internal medicine residents during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City. In addition to her extensive experience with the treatment of this new virus, Gabriela is passionate about global healthcare, immigrant healthcare, and pediatrics, with a focus on serving diverse populations.

Gabriela cultivated an attention to global healthcare while at Amherst, helping to implement the on-campus organization Project SALUD and working to establish the internship program that sends Amherst students to a general clinic in Lima, Peru, each summer. In her fourth year as a medical student, Gabriela returned to Peru to work at a women’s health clinic, conducting breast cancer research among indigenous populations.

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Group of socially distanced Amherst Mammoths wearing masks over the text "Get a Flu Shot."

Flu Clinic

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tent behind the COVID-19 Testing Center tent in back of Alumni House

The flu clinic, staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals, is available for all students as well as staff and faculty approved to work on campus.
Registration required.

Health Education Office Hours - Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator!

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Mead Art Museum, Student Activities Tent #2

As part of the Department of Health Education’s weekly office hours, Ashley Netanel invites you to stop by and Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator! Come by Student Activities Tent #2 in front of the Mead on Wednesdays between 1-3 p.m. to meet the AOD educator, ask any questions you may have about alcohol or other substance use, and pick up some free health resources and swag! See the calendar below for a schedule of specific AOD topics that will be highlighted during each week at Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator. Drop in to talk about the topics that peak your interest, or feel free to come during any week to chat about alcohol or other drug use, supporting a friend, recovery and sober curiosity, and wellbeing as a whole.

Ask the AOD Educator! Topic Schedule:

Wed. September 16 - Navigating AOD & COVID-19

Wed. September 23 - Meet the SHEs - Hosted by the Student Health Educators

Wed. September 30 - Sober Curious - Creating intentional relationships to substances

Wed. October 7 - Collegiate Recovery - Being in recovery (and being a recovery ally) while in college

Wed, October 14 - Cannabis & You - Everything you want know about cannabis

Wed. October 21 - Other Drugs - What to think about when dabbling in other substance use

Wed. October 28 - Sex & Substances

Wed. November 4 - AOD & Social Justice - How the story and legislation of substance use intersects with identity and activism

Wed. November 11 - AOD & Sleep - Understanding the impact of substances so you can get your best night's sleep

Wed. November 18 - AOD at Amherst - How does AOD show up in our community and how can we care for each other

Note that Health Education Office Hours will be held as long as weather permits. In the event of inclement weather, that given week’s Office Hours/Ask the AOD Educator will be cancelled. If you want to learn more about any of the above topics, reach out to Ashley Netanel, Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator at anetanel@amherst.edu.

Real Talk Poster

QRC/CC: Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for a 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.

For accessibility questions or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or call 413.542.5964

Students Only
Copy of the Event Poster

Why We Act: A Conversation on Bystander Intervention with Professor Catherine Sanderson

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/whyweact

Join the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect for a presentation and conversation with Amherst College Psychology Professor Catherine Sanderson on her new book, Why We Act: Turning Bystanders Into Moral Rebels on Wednesday, September 30, from 4-5 PM EST on Zoom. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a signed copy of the book! Questions? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at 413-542-2760 or lakelly@amherst.edu. Sponsored by the Department of Health Education, Centering Student Wellbeing.

Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/whyweact
Meeting ID: 952 9267 8176
Passcode: 855806

"Arts of Address" book cover

CHI Salon: Arts of Address, a Book Talk with Monique Roelofs

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Virtual, Zoom

Join Monique Roelofs in a discussion of her new book Arts of Address: Being Alive to Language and the World (Columbia University Press, 2020).

Modes of address are forms of signification that we direct at living beings, things and places, and they at us and at each other. Seeing is a form of address. So are speaking, singing and painting. Initiating or responding to such calls, we participate in encounters with the world. In readings of writers and artists ranging from Julio Cortázar to Jamaica Kincaid and from Martha Rosler to Pope.L, Roelofs demonstrates the centrality of address to freedom and a critical political aesthetics. Hume, Kant and Foucault enter into conversation with Fanon and Anzaldúa. Drawing on a wide array of artistic and theoretical sources and challenging disciplinary boundaries, the book illuminates address’s significance to cultural existence and to our reflexive aesthetic engagement in it.

Monique Roelofs is currently a visiting scholar in the political science department at Amherst College and a professor of philosophy at Hampshire College. Please also join us in congratulating Monique and wishing her well before she moves onto a new position as professor of philosophy of art and culture in the philosophy department at the University of Amsterdam. She will also be chairing the department's Critical Cultural Theory Group.

This event will take place over Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

Registration Required
Loeb Center logo

STEM Discussion Group — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Careers In Science and Technology Program

Join Dr. Carolyn Margolin, Director of the Careers in Science and Technology Program within Amherst's Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, for this informal virtual meet-up for STEM students to discuss various topics within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and plan for the upcoming year.

Students from all class years are welcome. This meet-up is intended to give students interested in STEM (both majors and non-majors) the chance to propose topics for later discussion groups and presentations.

Amherst College + Loeb Center logo

Intro to the Loeb Center's Business and Finance Program

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

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

The Loeb Center offers industry-specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in various fields. The Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting, or general business. We also offer programming in support of those considering starting their own companies, investing in/working at start-ups, or just gaining an innovative mindset.

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

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

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

Why Democracy Matters: A Panel Discussion

Why Democracy Matters? A Panel Discussion

The Department of Political Science would like to invite the entire Amherst College community to a panel discussion on "Why Democracy Matters." Hop on Zoom to hear Profs. Javier Corrales, Jonathan Obert, Ruxandra Paul, and Austin Sarat share their views. Following the panel, breakout rooms will be available for Zoom participants to ask questions and discuss issues further. Panel discussion starts at 8pm. Break-out rooms open at 9pm. This is part of a series of events the department is organizing this semester in relation to the 2020 elections in the United States.

Registration in advance is required for this meeting:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlce-vrj4rH9ZgO4_L6Rpy...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Registration Required