Event Calendar

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Russian Table

The Russian Table is an opportunity for all interested in conversing in Russian to meet regularly with Russian faculty and students. We'll meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Mezzanine level in Valentine Dining Hall. Russian speakers at all levels are very welcome!

Academic Programs Abroad Paris Information Table

Spend a semester in the breathtaking city of Paris, France! Stop by the Academic Programs Abroad (APA) table 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.

Complete your immersive time in the French capital with an array of cultural activities including day trips, weekend excursions, weekly performances and events and more! Become a part of the APA community, where you will always have a home in Paris.

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French Table

If you are interested in speaking French, or learning about French culture, come and join the French language table. We will meet on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the mezzanine in Valentine Hall. The French language table is open to students, faculty, staff and anyone who is interested in having informal conversations in French. All levels are welcome! We look forward to meeting you.

Amherst Select Info Table

Thinking about summer internships? Stop by our info table to hear about the Amherst Select Internship program and how you can receive funding for summer experiences through the Loeb Center!

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!

DASAC Auditions

Dance and Step at Amherst College (DASAC) is looking for some new dancers this semester! Come out on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Powerhouse to learn two dance pieces and one step routine. Then come back on Thursday at 6 p.m. in O'Connor Commons to audition. Please note that you don’t have to be planning to audition to come and learn the pieces on Wednesday. We want to see everyone out having fun and just MOVING! For questions and more information, contact sdoi18@amherst.edu or amdiaz18@amherst.edu.

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Loeb Works Entrepreneurial Internship Opportunities

Are you a current junior looking to gain hands-on experience working with exceptional entrepreneurs in an intimate and high-paced setting? NYC-based startup studio Loeb Enterprises (LE) is expanding its commitment to entrepreneurial internships in NYC. Michael Loeb (serial entrepreneur, founder of LE and co-founder of Priceline), along with Nicole Williams (founder of LE portfolio company 'WORKS', 3-time bestselling author and regular talk show guest), have collaborated to create the Loeb Enterprises Summer Internship Program.

This 10-week, paid internship provides training and first-hand NYC startup experience to bright students with an enthusiasm for business and innovation. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to learn about entrepreneurship and make a difference at a startup.

The internship program is supportive and comprehensive. Each intern receives a subject matter introduction to business and entrepreneurship, obtains support throughout the 10 weeks and is provided with resources enabling them to succeed. Each week, interns visit the LE home office for a version of an evening 'Ted Talk' featuring world-class entrepreneurs discussing just about anything they want to.

To ensure this program is a success for interns and companies, company founders/CEOs create defined assignments with meaningful work and oversight.

So where exactly will interns be working? In early June, interns will join Michael and Nicole at Michael's Southampton house (if you've seen Billions on Showtime, it's that Hampton house) where participants will be immersed in a one-day training program. The next day, CEOs of selected startup companies will pitch their businesses, explaining why interns would want to work specifically with them. Interns get to rate and meet their top startups, and after their assessment are matched with the company that best suits their skills and interests.

LE is looking for business minded, technology savvy students who have the enthusiasm, commitment and talent to succeed at a start-up. Students attending the info session are encouraged to bring their resumes; any remaining time-slots for on-campus interviews the following day, if any, may be awarded at that time.

Noises Off Auditions

Come audition for The Green Room's production of Noises Off. A fast-paced, meta-theatrical farce about a play where everything goes wrong. If you can't make auditions, email acgreenroom@gmail.com.

"The Geological Orrery: Using Earth’s Geological Record to Map the Chaotic Evolution of the Solar System"

Visiting Scholar Paul E. Olsen will present "The Geological Orrery: Using Earth’s Geological Record to Map the Chaotic Evolution of the Solar System" in this talk sponsored by the Amherst College Department of Geology. Olsen is the Storke Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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Showing by Bessie Award Winner Jasmine Hearn

Jasmine Hearn is a native Houstonian who graduated from Point Park University with a B.A. in dance. She is a Bronx-based choreographer, performer and dancer, currently collaborating with Alisha B. Wormsley and Tara Aisha Willis, and a company member with David Dorfman Dance. Throughout her career, she has had the honor to have worked with jhon r stronks, Ayanah Moore, Paul Kruse, Solange Knowles, Jenn Meridian, Julien Prêvioux, Lisa Harris, Claudette Johnson and Lovie Olivia.

Recently she won a 2017 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer as a part of an ensemble now called the Skeleton Architecture. As a recent artist in residence at The Camargo Foundation, Jasmine collaborates in multidisciplinary projects and has performed her work around the world.

Jasmine joins the Theater and Dance Department this week as a choreographer in residence as part of Theater and Dance Course 266/267 Ensemble: Dancing in Community, taught by Visiting Assistant Professor Dante Brown. Join us in a showing of her work, open to the Amherst College community!

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"The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace": Talk by Jeff Hobbs

Jeff Hobbs will discuss his 2014 bestseller The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, a biography of his college roommate that incorporates the idea of “two America’s” and the unseen challenges of traveling between them. This talk will discuss the role of higher education in ensuring social mobility and access to other America’s.

Robert Peace was born in an impoverished neighborhood outside Newark nicknamed “Illtown.” His mother worked long hours, mostly in kitchens, and his father was in prison for murder. Through a rare and delicate interplay of intelligence, ambition, luck and sacrifice, Peace earned admission to Yale, where he majored in molecular biophysics and biochemistry and graduated with distinction. He also sold marijuana to his classmates. Almost exactly nine years after graduation, Peace was murdered violently, in a drug-related homicide, in a basement one mile from the house he’d grown up in.

Jeff Hobbs grew up in Kennett Square, Pa., and received a bachelor of arts in English language and literature from Yale University in 2002, where he won the Meeker Prize and the Gardner Millett Award for his writing. His first novel, The Tourists, was published in 2007 by Simon & Schuster and was a national bestseller. His first work of nonfiction, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, was published in 2014 by Scribner and was a New York Times bestseller; Amazon’s #4 Best Book of the Year; and a Notable Book of the Year selection by The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR. His September 2014 interview with Steve Inskeep for NPR’s Morning Edition was one of the five most shared stories of the week.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

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Women's and Gender Center Late Night Study Hours

Join us for study hours every Wednesday from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Women's and Gender Center, Keefe 211! There will be donuts from Glazed!