Event Calendar

September 2018

Sat, Sep 1, 2018

Dante Brown

Dance Workshop with Dante Brown

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

Class begins with improvisatory exercises (either individually or in groups) and progresses to shorter technical exercises and movement phrases that include plies, footwork and floorwork. Class ends with a dynamic, communal and highly physical phrase performed with vigor – dancers moving in and out of the floor, taking risks and eating up space.

Sun, Sep 2, 2018

Photo of Danielle Allen

2018 DeMott Lecture - Danielle Allen

The annual DeMott lecture will be on Sunday, September 2, at 4 p.m. in Johnson Chapel, and will be given by Danielle Allen, a former trustee of Amherst College. Allen received an honorary degree from Amherst College at the 2018 Commencement ceremony. She is a classicist and political theorist, the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

The DeMott lecture is the welcome address to incoming students. It will be live streamed for returning students, alumni and trustees who may wish to watch. Livestream is available at www.amherst.edu/go/webcast

Information about Professor Benjamin DeMott and previous DeMott lectures, including last year’s talk given by attorney Rev. Phillip Jackson '86, is available on the DeMott portion of our website.

Music Department Orientation with Pizza

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase performance and find out about music department opportunities.

Students Only
Audience in seats of Buckley Recital Hall

Music Department Orientation Showcase

Experience the Amherst music department ensembles: Choral Society, Jazz Ensemble and Amherst Symphony Orchestra offer an introductory showcase performance. The performance is free and open to all.

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase and find out about music department opportunities in Room 3 of Arms Music Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Mon, Sep 3, 2018

Mammoths in Library Space

Mammoths in (Library) Space Orientation Tour

Never been in a 6 floor library before? Looking to learn more about our library's resources and services? Stop by Frost Library anytime this month and explore library space: take the self-directed Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour! To begin the tour, go to the welcome station across from Frost's circulation desk. Complete the tour and win a gift card to Frost Cafe plus a chance to win our grand prize!

Photo of Johnson Chapel stage during convocation

Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation is the first formal gathering of the first-year students, at which the president and the faculty, all in full regalia, welcome the students to the College. It is also a time for some of the recently promoted professors to be awarded honorary Amherst College degrees. The traditional ceremony involves a formal procession, musicians and a performance by the College's Choral Society.

This event is intended for faculty and first-year students. Upperclass students, alumni and community members are invited to watch via livestream. Video recording and a transcript of Convocation will be made available after the event.

Tue, Sep 4, 2018

Dave Gloman painting

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).

Entrance to Mead Art Museum, near which are lampposts, foliage and Stearns Steeple

Meet and Greet at the Mead

Ever wonder who curates the shows on view and plans events at your college art museum? Stop by the Mead to get to know the people who make up the collections, curatorial, education and security departments.

This event is designed for students, but open to everyone! It is offered in conjunction with Student Activities.

god's issue flyer

Auditions: "God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E, God’s Issue re-imagines the biblical stories of Adam and Eve, Jesus and others to explore the relationship between God and humankind. Funny, irreverent and deeply serious, God’s Issue is intended for a diverse cast, so religious and non-religious folk of all races and gender identities are encouraged to audition. First-year and Five-College students are especially welcome! The show includes songs, but singing ability is not needed for most roles. The 10-12 actors in God’s Issue will play multiple parts, so auditions will involve reading a variety of roles. There is no need to prepare! Come read some scenes!

Students may attend auditions on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

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!

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Welcome BBQ

In celebration of Mammoth Week, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion welcomes you to Amherst! Join us for some delicious BBQ, snow cones, swag and, of course, a mammoth of a good time with the Amherst community! All are welcome.

Frost Library Open House

Frost Library Open House

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room

Join Library staff for cider and snacks while getting to know the Library’s resources and services. Geek out on library games, make mammoth buttons using images from our archives, scope out your favorite study spaces and ask us anything!

Students Only
ensemble performance

Auditions: Ensemble: Dancing in Community

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

Ensemble: Dancing in Community is an intermediate/advanced composition course where students will collaborate to produce a full weekend showcase of their personal choreographic works. In addition to their own work, students will learn repertory from Visiting Assistant Professor Danté Brown, be immersed in a multitude of master classes from professional artists and learn the administrative/business component of being an independent artist. Students who audition must have a strong background in composition and a technique of their choosing.

Auditions will take place on September 5 and 10. Students are encouraged to attend BOTH audition dates.

 Lesley Schiff (American, 1951-). Clock, 1981. Color xerography. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Gift of Jane P. Singer.

Time Management Program Series

Stressed about how to balance classwork, extracurriculars, friendships, and sleep this semester? Don’t worry! Stop by the Mead for a two-part workshop series that will offer strategies for gaining control over how you use your time.

Part I. Where does the time go? | Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6:30–8 p.m.
All students are invited for an introduction to time management and a sneak peek at the Mead’s exhibition Timing Is Everything before it opens to the public. Pizza will be served!

Part II. Planning Through Procrastination | Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30–8 p.m.
All students are invited to a hands-on planning workshop. Now that the semester is underway, join us to plan your individual weekly schedule and semester as a whole. Please bring any planner you use (online or paper), along with the syllabi for your courses. The first twenty students to arrive will be given a free planner and pizza will be served!

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These workshops will be facilitated by Senior Associate Dean of Students Charri Boykin-East, Senior Writing Associate Kristen Brookes, and the Mead’s education team. This program is designed for Five College students and offered in collaboration with the Being Human in STEM Initiative, Student Affairs, and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Why Choose a Non-Bulge Bracket Investment Bank

The finance industry can seem very complex, especially when distinguishing between investment banks. This is your opportunity to hear from a panel of industry experts who will be discussing the advantages of choosing a non-bulge bracket investment bank/investment advisory firm. These alumni, who represent middle market and boutique investment banks, will be talking about the pros and cons of working at smaller firms and how your career can be directly impacted. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and/or full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing investment banking at a middle market or boutique firm is right for you.

god's issue flyer

Auditions: "God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E, God’s Issue re-imagines the biblical stories of Adam and Eve, Jesus and others to explore the relationship between God and humankind. Funny, irreverent and deeply serious, God’s Issue is intended for a diverse cast, so religious and non-religious folk of all races and gender identities are encouraged to audition. First-year and Five-College students are especially welcome! The show includes songs, but singing ability is not needed for most roles. The 10-12 actors in God’s Issue will play multiple parts, so auditions will involve reading a variety of roles. There is no need to prepare! Come read some scenes!

Students may attend auditions on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Thu, Sep 6, 2018

lermontov portrait

First Meeting of Russian 401: Advanced Studies in Russian Literature and Culture

4:00 pm Webster Hall, 207 (Lounge)

The first meeting of RUSS-401: Advanced Studies in Russian Literature and Culture with Tatiana Iurievna will take place on Thursday, September 6 at 4 p.m. in the Russian Department Lounge (207 Webster Hall).

During that meeting, the regular meeting times for the semester will be discussed and decided on.

Advantages to Careers on the Buy Side

As the finance recruiting season starts, it’s important to understand every aspect of the industry. Here’s your opportunity to hear why a career on the buy side can be an advantageous place to start your career. Alumni from leading buy-side investment firms will be participating in a panel discussion about the pros and cons of careers on the buy side. These same firms will be on campus this fall for internship and full-time recruiting. Following the panel, the employers will be available for networking and individual questions. Come hear about each firm and determine if pursuing a career on the buy-side is right for you.

Depiction of the cratered surface of the moon with a spacecraft on it

Midnight Tour of the Mead!

Did you know that the Mead is open until midnight on school nights? Stop by your favorite college art museum for a special midnight tour with our student educators.

This program is offered in conjunction with the Mead’s Student Educator Program and Student Activities.

Fri, Sep 7, 2018

Student holding tablet computer

Info Sessions on Teaching with Technology

Amherst faculty and instructional staff are invited to learn about, or get a refresher on, technology for supporting teaching and learning at Amherst. In these sessions we will share how Amherst faculty are using a variety of digital tools to accomplish their pedagogical objectives.

There are three options to choose from!
• Friday, September 7, 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, September 12, 10 a.m.
• Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m.

We will tailor these sessions to the interests of the attendees. A possible menu of topics includes:

• Moodle learning management for content distribution, discussions, assessment and collaborative activities
• Google Apps for group projects and document review
• Assistive technologies and the development of accessible instructional materials
• Active learning with classroom response systems (aka clickers), gamification, virtual reality and augmented reality
• Presentation and communication from PowerPoint and screencasting to graphic and web design
• Data collection and analysis using surveys, databases and mathematical and statistical applications
• Mapping and 3D including geographic measurement, synthesis and analysis, along with visualization and modeling tools
• Programming and high-performance computing for unique applications, big data and machine learning

Registration Required

Women's & Gender Center Mammoth Week Ice Cream Social

Join the Women's & Gender Center for an ice cream social to kick of the new school year! Vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event.

Poster board on an easel

Annual Summer Research Poster Session

The annual Summer Research Poster Session is on Friday, Sept. 7, in the new Science Center. Join us for an opportunity recognize student achievement and experience the state-of-the-art 250,000-square-foot facility, which is home to the Departments of Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, Neuroscience and Psychology. While there, cast your vote for your favorite research project, take a tour of the facility, and enjoy appetizers, hand-piped cannoli from Meriano’s Bake Shoppe and one of many science-themed treats. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Every summer, dozens of Amherst College students engage in research in the physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. From laboratories to archives to the field, students can spend six or more weeks extending their classroom research, working on their senior theses or assisting in faculty experiments. The Summer Research Poster Session is an opportunity for student researchers to share works in progress, summer research stories, thesis ideas and experimental results.

Mammoth Week Ice Cream Social

Join the Women's & Gender Center for an ice cream social to kick off the new school year! Vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event.

Triadic Possibilities: Workshop with Guitarist David Goodrich

Triadic Possibilities: Workshop with Guitarist David Goodrich

This workshop is for listeners and musicians of any level. "Triadic Possibilities" is a concept of simple harmonic substitutions on chord progressions. By using relative and parallel relationships of major and minor chords we will create a twelve chord lattice of choices. These choices add color and variety and build a strong sense of harmonic fluency. New harmonic combinations will inspire melodies, rhythms and, best of all, songs. Reading musical notation and previous knowledge of theory is not needed to learn this simple but expansive concept.

David Goodrich (Goody) is a veteran touring and session musician, producer, composer and teacher living in Austin, Texas. With more than 25 years of international touring experience, Goodrich has played on hundreds of recordings, scored multiple films and produced dozens of critically-acclaimed albums. A life-long student and longtime music teacher and coach, Goodrich studied at Berklee College of Music with Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson and Mick Goodrick.

Mastering the Finance and Consulting Recruiting Process

The recruiting process for finance and consulting is here. Now is the time to make sure you have everything ready to conquer the process and land that full-time position or summer 2019 internship. Whether you will be interviewing for sell-side investment banking, sales, trading or research positions, looking at buy-side opportunities, or determined to land a consulting position, this workshop will help you hone all your skills and techniques to make the fall recruiting process easier. Stephanie Hockman, program director for Careers In Business and Finance, will lead a workshop to help you master the process including reviewing how to network at information sessions (which start as early as September 10) tips for acing the fit and behavior questions, technical finance questions, and the consulting case interview. Stephanie and the CIBF Interns will also be on hand to review resumes and cover letters after the workshop presentation.

Four dancers in various seated positions on an otherwise bare stage

Fall Orientation Dance Concert and Dance Party

Join the theater and dance department as we us kick off the new school year with original performances by Amherst and Five College faculty members Dante Brown, Leslie Frye Maietta, Katie Martin, Jake Meginsky and Jen Polins, as well as Dancing and Stepping at Amherst College (DASAC)!

A dance party for students will immediately follow in Holden Theater with D.J. Jake Meginksy. Join us for a meet-and-greet with pizza, music and dancing!

Both events are free and open to the Amherst and Five College communities. Tickets are not required.

Remnant Chill Night

Join Remnant for a fun game night to relax from a busy first week of school. There will be food, games and conversation on Friday, September 7 in the McCaffrey room from 8-10 p.m. Free and open to all to come and go throughout the event.

Students Only

Sat, Sep 8, 2018

Mock Finance Interviews – Fall 2018

If you are recruiting this fall, getting more practice interviews is a foundation for success. Members of the class of 2019 who successfully interviewed last fall and had internships in finance this summer have agreed to interview sophomores, juniors and seniors to help you prepare for first round interviews and Super Days in finance. Mock interviews are available for Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Research, and Buy-Side positions, and will begin on the hour at 9, 10, and 11 a.m. and at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. in the Loeb Center. Each interview will consist of a 45 minute fit/behavior + technical interview followed by a 15 minute feedback session.

Spaces are limited, so you should RSVP as soon as possible through Handshake. Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5. Upon registering for the event, you will be redirected to a survey where you can indicate the type of interview needed and your first three time preferences. You will receive an email from Stephanie Hockman within 48 hours of the mock interviews with confirmation of your assigned time. You should plan to participate as if this is a real interview (dress, preparation, resumes in hand, etc).

(Jeff Napolitano)

Direct Action Workshop

Jeff Napolitano from the Resistance Center for Peace and Justice will lead a workshop talking a little about the philosophy and rationale behind direct action with examples of past and present uses of the tactic. This workshop is a part of the Disorientation Weekend hosted by the Direct Action Coordinating Committee. Visit the website for more information.

DACC

DACC Open Meeting

Join us for our first Direct Action Coordinating Committee meeting of the year! We’ll go over what work we do, our hopes for the upcoming year and how you can join existing organizing efforts or even jumpstart your own initiative. Featuring Antonio’s Pizza at noon!

Halal food

Welcome Halal Dinner

6:00 pm Chapin Hall, Pemberton Lounge

Everybody is invited to meet the Muslim community, to socialize and share a meal together. Feel free to join us!

Sun, Sep 9, 2018

MBA Case: Crack the Case Interview Preparation – Level 1 & 2 Workshops

The MBA Case Workshop is the perfect way to hone your case interview skills as well as work with fellow classmates who are practicing. There are two workshops, so you may come for the full day or just the morning or afternoon. See below for descriptions of each workshop, costs and how to register.

Crack the Case Level 1 (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall)
Cases are not just for consulting interviews anymore. They are showing up in all types of interviews. Marketing, banking, high tech, healthcare and a variety of other industries are also using cases to differentiate candidates. Our talented presenter will give you an overview of the typical case path for case interviews and insight into why companies give case interviews and what interviewers are looking for. Throughout this fast-paced workshop you will be challenged to break down unfamiliar problems, think aloud, and tackle a variety of analytical problems with the help of your peers. In Crack the Case Level 1 we introduce important case interview concepts and outline great ways to build your skills and consistency – whether you’re a complete beginner or already relatively familiar with case interviews. During the workshop, you will:
• Practice answer first communication
• Learn how to manage your notes and use natural logic to structure and solve tough problems
• Analyze charts and break down numbers to gain insights
• Experiment with different ways to approach market sizing
• Put these concepts into practice by solving mini and full business cases!
You will leave the workshop with tactical tips, suggested homework and additional resources to continue your preparation on your own and with peers.

Crack the Case Level 2 (1:30 – 5 p.m. in Paino Lecture Hall)
Now it’s time to take your skills to the next level by practicing additional market sizing cases, structuring your case starts and solving more complex business cases. As a follow-on to the Crack the Case Level 1 workshop, this event is designed for those who will be interviewing with case intensive firms. Through a series of partner exercises and interactive, large group activities, you will have the chance to build deeper skills in the areas of structuring, analytics and answer first communication. Cases for this session will have more difficult math and additional handouts. During the workshop, we will:
• Incorporate tips for handling more unusual estimation cases
• Use your own integrated framework to approach a variety of business cases
• Practice mining for data and mid-case structuring
• Pull insights together to present logical and compelling conclusions
You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of your strengths and soft spots that need additional drilling and improvement.

Costs to cover the workshop:
• Level 1 workshop = $99
• Level 2 workshop = $99
• All Day (Level 1 & 2) = $150
Scholarships are available, for more information see below. Your student account will be charged your fee after the workshop. You will be billed if you do not cancel 48 hours in advance of the workshop date.

Registration:
SPACE IS LIMITED, and reservations will be allocated on a first-reserved basis. If you would like to attend Level 1, Level 2 or both workshops, please complete the following steps:
1. R.S.V.P. through Handshake by Wednesday, September 5, at 11:55 p.m.
2. Complete the Handshake survey by selecting which workshop(s) you would like to attend and whether you are requesting a scholarship. If you select “No, I am not requesting a scholarship to cover fees,” your registration is confirmed and your student account will be billed following the workshop unless you cancel 48 hours prior to the event via email to Stephanie Hockman. If you select “Yes, I am requesting a scholarship to cover fees,” your registration will be confirmed via email.

About MBACASE:
Founded by David Ohrvall in 2003, MBACASE’s core belief is that anyone can conquer their case interviews. David authored the book Crack the Case: How to Conquer your Case Interview, and they now train several thousand students each year at premier colleges and universities around the world. Their goal is to provide you with outstanding study materials, in-person and online training opportunities, and private coaching services to optimize your case interview performance and help you achieve your career goals. For more information about the Crack the Case System and their team of talented trainers and coaches visit their website (https://www.mbacase.com).

About Your Facilitator, Deborah Resnick:
Deborah is a former McKinsey consultant whose experience at the firm spanned more than a decade. She began her career as a Business Analyst in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office, left to get additional operational experience at both start-up and large Fortune 500 companies and returned to consulting in 2006 after completing her MBA. As a top-rated associate and engagement manager, Deborah managed a wide range of engagements across the globe and co-led McKinsey’s undergraduate recruiting efforts at Northwestern. From 2011-2014, Deborah oversaw staffing, training, people initiatives and outplacement for over 400 consultants as the Director of Professional Development for McKinsey’s Midwest offices. With years of firsthand experience recruiting and interviewing candidates, Deborah has a deep, insider perspective on what companies are looking for and what differentiates top candidates. Deborah’s passion for helping individuals make successful career transitions shines through in the dynamic and practical workshops she facilitates. Deborah graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She has been helping MBA students, undergraduates, Ph.D.s and experienced professionals prepare for interviews for over 15 years and is excited to work with you!

Affinity Group Townhall

Different affinity groups on and off campus will talk about their work, their communities and how you can join, followed by an interactive discussion to brainstorm about collaboration between groups going forward.

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rosh Hashanah Evening Services

6:00 pm Chapin Hall, Chapin Chapel

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst's Jewish community. All members of the college community are welcome to our campus-style, pluralistic services led by Jewish Advisor Rabbi Bruce B. Seltzer and Rabbi Tracy Nathan. Students are welcome to come late. Join us afterwards in Lewis-Sebring for a festive dinner (apples and honey, sweet challah and more).

Bi-Semester Cookout

Bi-Semester, Remnant, Gospel Choir Cookout

Join the us on the Octagon lawn (or inside in the Gerald Penney Center, in case of inclement weather) for a cookout with members of the Bi-Semester committee, Remnant and the Gospel Choir. Everyone is welcome!

Amherst College jazz faculty playing various instruments on Buckley Recital Hall stage

Jazz Faculty Concert

Jazz Faculty Concert in Buckley Recital Hall on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. The Amherst College jazz faculty welcomes new and returning students with a concert showcasing the depth and richness of jazz at the College. The concert features original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards performed by Claire Arenius (drums), Joe Belmont (guitar), Carl Clements (saxophones, flutes), Geoff Cunningham (trumpet, flugelhorn), Darryl Harper (clarinet), Ann Maggs (voice), David Picchi (bass), Jason Robinson (saxophones), Eugene Uman (piano) and Bob Weiner (percussion). The concert is free and open to the public.

Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst’s Jewish community. Join Amherst Hillel for a festive, kosher dinner including apples and honey, sweet challah and more. Meet new friends and catch up with old friends over a traditional meal. Come just for dinner or join us for pluralistic services in Chapin Chapel starting at 6 p.m.

Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Lisa McCarty, Louisa May Alcott’s Desk, Orchard House, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty, on view in the Eli Marsh Gallery Sept. 10–Oct. 12

until Oct 12 Fayerweather Hall, 105: Eli Marsh Gallery

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty documents the spirit of Transcendentalism, the 19th-century philosophical movement that embraced idealism, communal living and reverence for the natural world in the face of growing industrialization and inhumanity.

Rosh Hashanah Morning

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services

9:00 am Chapin Hall, Chapin Chapel

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst's Jewish community. All members of the college community are welcome to our campus-style, pluralistic services led by Jewish Advisor Rabbi Bruce B. Seltzer and Rabbi Tracy Nathan. Students are encouraged to come late or leave early as needed. Join us afterwards for tashlich and lunch.

German Table

German Table

Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers.

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Tashlich

Rosh Hashanah Tashlich

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst’s Jewish community. Join Rabbi Bruce and Amherst Hillel for the brief tashlich service to cast away your sins and hear the shofar (ram's horn) blown for the holiday. Meet on the Valentine quad (or come to the end of Rosh Hashanah services in Chapin Chapel) for a brief walk to a stream. Please wear shoes that can handle leaves and mud.

Rosh Hashanah lunch buffet

Rosh Hashanah Lunch

Celebrate the New Year with Amherst’s Jewish community. Join Amherst Hillel for a festive, kosher lunch. Meet new friends and catch up with old friends over a traditional meal.

ensemble performance

Auditions: Ensemble: Dancing in Community

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

Ensemble: Dancing in Community is an intermediate/advanced composition course where students will collaborate to produce a full weekend showcase of their personal choreographic works. In addition to their own work, students will learn repertory from Visiting Assistant Professor Danté Brown, be immersed in a multitude of master classes from professional artists and learn the administrative/business component of being an independent artist. Students who audition must have a strong background in composition and a technique of their choosing.

Auditions will take place on September 5 and 10. Students are encouraged to attend BOTH audition dates.

Deloitte Consulting Information Session

Deloitte Consulting has more than 263,900 professionals at member firms delivering services in audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and related services in more than 150 countries and territories. Revenues for fiscal year 2017 were $38.8 billion.

Those who work at Deloitte are encouraged to challenge themselves. Staff at all levels are empowered to mentor others, forge new paths, and make an impact that matters across the globe – for clients, for Deloitte colleagues, and within the firm’s communities. Deloitte gives its professionals the opportunity to work with the best and explore what works best for you. Along the way, you’ll develop skills and experience that will last your whole career, wherever it takes you.

Deloitte professionals, from interns to management, can lead at every level. Interns and entry-level staff represent the firm’s future, and Deloitte is committed to investing in your development to help you become the best you can be. Deloitte believes in authenticity, and in bringing your true self to work. That way, you can be an inspiration to those around you.

Attend this information session to learn more about Deloitte’s company culture, its entry-level and internship opportunities, and the consulting field as a whole. Amherst alum Pete Giorgio '92, a principal at Deloitte, will be on hand to answer questions.

First GlobeMed Meeting

Are you interested in easing global health inequities? Come to the first meeting of one of the most active groups on campus, GlobeMed! GlobeMed at Amherst is a chapter of a national organization which focuses on long-term philanthropy. GlobeMed partners with Heart and Sole Africa, which battles podoconiosis in Rwanda by empowering those affected by podoconiosis. We also have discussions on contemporary issues in public health, host speaker events, and provide opportunities to get involved in all of these activities! Come to the first meeting on Monday, September 10, from 8-9 p.m. in Webster 220 to learn more! Donuts will be served.

Students Only

Charles Drew Health Professions Society Introductory Meeting

Are you thinking about a career in the health professions? Come to Charles Drew Health Professions Society's introductory meeting on Monday, September 10. Our first meeting is a great opportunity to get to know one another, learn about several awesome events we have planned for the semester, ask questions, and help shape the direction of CDHPS this year! Find us in the McCaffrey Room (the first door on the right-hand side when you enter Keefe) at 8 p.m. with snacks -- we're looking forward to meeting you! If you can't make the meeting, but you'd like to receieve a copy of the meeting notes, please email our president, Alexandra Theall, at atheall19@amherst.edu .

Students Only

Cove Hill Partners Information Session

Deadline alert! 2019 full-time analyst and summer analyst internship applications are due the SAME NIGHT as this info session (by 11:55 p.m. via Handshake).

Cove Hill is a private equity firm focused on partnering with outstanding management teams to build market-leading consumer and technology companies. The firm manages a long-duration fund with over $1 billion of commitments from its investors and founders.

Their main investment focus is on building a concentrated portfolio of 5 to 8 high quality companies in the consumer and technology industries. With that in mind, the firm partners with high quality businesses looking to accelerate growth, maximize performance and realize their long-term objectives.

Cove Hill’s team of investors brings passion, experience and networks to support each of its management teams in building market leaders. Attend this information session to learn more from Amherst alum Mark Crane '12 about the company’s culture and its entry-level positions — and let them know they can expect to see your resume as part of that evening’s application packet.

Pizza will be served!

Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

CET Colombia: Race, Identity and Ethnicity Information Session

Join China Educational Tours Academic Programs (CET) Resident Director, Mariela Palacios, to learn about the CET Colombia semester abroad program.

At CET Colombia, you’ll study race and identity through the Afro-Colombian lens. And where better to do so than Cali, a city with the 2nd biggest population of African descent in South America? The program’s curriculum, developed in consultation with Howard University, allows you to examine the sociopolitical, economic, artistic and historical representations of race and ethnicity in Colombia. This program accepts students at any level of Spanish, including beginners.

Fun fact: Enjoy a cold champú (refreshing local drink) as you relax in town. Spend the weekend at the mountains or on the beach (2 hours by bus!) with your roommate. Go dancing with friends at Tin Tin Deo, an iconic local salsa club. Listen to the storytellers weave a tale atop the hill in the San Antonio neighborhood. Cali has everything going for it and as a student, you’ll take advantage of all the city has to offer.

Students Only

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

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 Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. until 8 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.

Bain Capital Information Session

Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading multi-asset alternative investment firms, with over $95 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which we live.

Founded in 1984, Bain Capital pioneered a consulting-based approach to private equity investing, partnering closely with management teams to offer the insights that challenge conventional thinking, build great businesses and improve operations. Today, the firm strives to create value through private equity, public equity, fixed income and credit and venture capital investments across multiple sectors, industries and geographies.

Bain Capital has opportunities available for talented people who are ready to create lasting impact for its investors, teams, businesses and communities. Attend this information session to learn more about the firm’s culture, its entry-level opportunities, and how to successfully apply for them.

EY-Parthenon Consulting Information Session

EY-Parthenon is a strategy consultancy, committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape.

Undergraduate applicants with less than three years of work experience join EY-Parthenon as an associate. The associate program at EY-Parthenon is highly sought after, as it is an incredible opportunity to fast-track your career by addressing the most challenging strategic issues that today’s businesses and organizational leaders face. Associates work side by side with an incredible group of peers, highly achieved mentors and senior leaders to advise clients on concerns, opportunities and pathways to help them reach their full potential.

Wondering if a career in consulting is right for you? Want to learn more about EY-Parthenon’s culture? Attend this information session to hear current associates, including Amherst alums, speak about these opportunities and how to successfully apply for them.

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

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Info Sessions on Teaching with Technology

Amherst faculty and instructional staff are invited to learn about, or get a refresher on, technology for supporting teaching and learning at Amherst. In these sessions we will share how Amherst faculty are using a variety of digital tools to accomplish their pedagogical objectives.

There are three options to choose from!
• Friday, September 7, 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, September 12, 10 a.m.
• Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m.

We will tailor these sessions to the interests of the attendees. A possible menu of topics includes:

• Moodle learning management for content distribution, discussions, assessment and collaborative activities
• Google Apps for group projects and document review
• Assistive technologies and the development of accessible instructional materials
• Active learning with classroom response systems (aka clickers), gamification, virtual reality and augmented reality
• Presentation and communication from PowerPoint and screencasting to graphic and web design
• Data collection and analysis using surveys, databases and mathematical and statistical applications
• Mapping and 3D including geographic measurement, synthesis and analysis, along with visualization and modeling tools
• Programming and high-performance computing for unique applications, big data and machine learning

Registration Required

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!

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!

Putnam Investments Information Session

Putnam has helped individuals and institutions pursue successful investment strategies for 80 years. Today, Putnam provides investment services across a range of equity, fixed income, absolute return, and alternative strategies. A global asset manager serving individuals, institutions, and retirement plan sponsors, Putnam distributes its services largely through intermediaries via offices and strategic alliances in North America, Europe and Asia.

Putnam's Early Career Programs offer a wealth of opportunities for motivated, talented and creative individuals with a passion to learn and succeed in the investment management industry. These programs offer fast-paced, hands-on job responsibilities, working directly with Putnam professionals; robust formal training programs to supplement on-the-job experience; and accelerated opportunities for those who demonstrate the aptitude and passion for success.

Attend this information session to learn more about Putnam’s culture, its Early Career opportunities, and how to successfully apply for internships and full-time positions with the company.

La Causa Latinx Dance Team Practice Session

Interested in Latin music/dance? Salsa? Bachata? Merengue? Come join La Causa’s dance team! All levels of dancers are encouraged to come! It will be led by professional Anastasia Christie with over 15 years of teaching experience!

*OPEN TO ALL 5 COLLEGE STUDENTS*

Questions? Email lacausa@amherst.edu

Students Only

Strategic Consulting Case Interview Workshop, Presented by EY-Parthenon

A panel of EY-Parthenon Associates, including Amherst alumni, will be on campus hosting a case interview preparation workshop. Come hear from recent graduates about how to master the case interview process and the do's and don'ts of the case interview.

EY-Parthenon is a strategy consultancy, committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape.

Undergraduate applicants with less than three years of work experience join EY-Parthenon as an associate. The associate program at EY-Parthenon is an incredible opportunity to fast-track your career by addressing the most challenging strategic issues that today’s businesses and organizational leaders face. Associates work side by side with an incredible group of peers, highly achieved mentors and senior leaders to advise clients on concerns, opportunities and pathways to help them reach their full potential.

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Office Hours with EY-Parthenon

Want to learn more about EY-Parthenon’s company culture and what it’s like to work there? Wondering if a career in consulting is right for you? Sign up for a 1-on-1 informational appointments with current EY-Parthenon associates, including Amherst alums, to discuss these and other topics!

EY-Parthenon is a strategy consultancy, committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape.

The associate program at EY-Parthenon is highly sought after, as it is an incredible opportunity to fast-track a recent graduate’s career by addressing the most challenging strategic issues that today’s businesses and organizational leaders face. Associates work side by side with an incredible group of peers, highly achieved mentors and senior leaders to advise clients on concerns, opportunities and pathways to help them reach their full potential.

Appointments are 20 minutes in length and open to current juniors and seniors through registration on Handshake on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bain & Company Information Table

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms, working with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver the sustainable success they desire.

The firm advises global leaders on their most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, information technology, digital transformation and strategy, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.

Stop by this information table to speak with recruiters and Amherst alumni who work for the firm about whether an internship or post-graduation opportunity at Bain is a great fit for you!

Drop In Office Hours with Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $305 billion in assets under management and a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions. The firm helps governments, institutions and individuals address complex financial challenges, identify opportunity, and achieve their long-term objectives.

Guggenheim Partners offers a wide range of internship and full-time opportunities for Analysts and Associates. These programs typically include professional training, formal mentorship, networking events, and community service outreach. The firm recruits candidates with exceptional academic backgrounds, a high degree of motivation, strong interpersonal skills, leadership ability, and a team-oriented mentality.

During this office hours event, representatives from the firm will be on campus to chat with current students about Guggenheim’s culture, its entry-level opportunities, and the finance industry in general. Sign up to learn more, and be sure to bring a few copies of your resume to share with representatives!

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German Film Series: "Good Bye, Lenin!"

There will be two screenings of Good Bye, Lenin!: one at 4 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.

Good Bye, Lenin! is an award-winning international smash hit comedy about the hilarious complications that arise when a young East Berliner, trying to protect his mother—an ardent communist who went into a coma in the fall of 1989—sets out to maintain the illusion that East Germany continues to exist, in their own little apartment. This film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact mhowes@amherst.edu for more information.

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

Lisa McCarty, Louisa May Alcott’s Desk, Orchard House, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Opening Lecture, Reception and Book Signing with Lisa McCarty

4:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, 115 - Pruyne Lecture Hall

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty will be on view Sept. 10 – Oct. 12 in the Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall. Join the artist, Lisa McCarty, for an opening lecture, reception and book signing.

Katja Oxman (American, born in Germany, 1942). Sound of Water Over Rock, 2003. Etching and aquatint. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Anonymous gift.

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our new lineup of fall exhibitions at the Mead Art Museum. Drawn from our permanent collection, these exhibitions offer new narratives of gender and time, and reveal new directions in the Mead’s collecting practices. All are invited for an artistic experience that explores themes across centuries, continents and media!

5–5:30 p.m. | Director’s welcome followed by curatorial remarks by american art curator Vanja Malloy and European print specialist and study room manager Mila Hruba

5:30–7 p.m. | Reception featuring DJ Quills, refreshments and more!

Free and open to all!

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"Why Is Trump So Enjoyable?" with William Mazzarella

How can we begin to explain the apparent imperviousness of Trump’s popularity to gaffes and scandals that would long since have brought down any other politician? In order to begin to answer this question, we need to come grips with the dimension of enjoyment that drives attachment – as well as opposition – to the Trump phenomenon. One of the most important implications of interpreting politics through the lens of enjoyment is the necessity of moving beyond merely interest-based and utility-based analyses of public life.

Join us as William Mazzarella, professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago, speaks on "Why Is Trump So Enjoyable?" This talk will include responses from Kenneth Tucker of Mount Holyoke College, Monique Roelofs of Hampshire College and Andrew Poe of Amherst College.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

Bain & Company Fall Presentation

When the leaders of the world's largest, fastest-growing companies look for help with their most complex challenges, they call Bain & Company. Today, the firm is at the top of its field, helping organizations—many of which are brands you're familiar with—create change.

At Bain, consultants will work with these global organizations, alongside their most senior executives, to solve their toughest challenges. The firm has worked with the majority of the Global 500, thousands of major regional and local organizations, hundreds of nonprofits, and private equity funds representing 75 percent of global equity capital.

Attend this information session to hear from Amherst alumni about their experiences working at Bain, learn more about the firm’s associate consultant and associate consultant internship programs, and find out how to successfully apply for their open opportunities.

George Will

George Will: "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint with Ilan Stavans"

Join us as Professor Stavans speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Will.

The "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint" conversation series features Amherst College professor, and host of NEPR's In Contrast, Ilan Stavans and a guest engaging in thoughtful discussion and attempting to bridge the ideological divide growing in our nation.

The rise of populism worldwide today, personified by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, is a fierce reaction to globalism policies of the past few decades. Anti-immigration movements in Europe and the United States; assaults on free speech; racial profiling; polarized politics; intolerance for gender, economic and linguistic diversity; the building of walls and the renegotiation of international trade treaties; the tension between rural and urban communities; and the questioning of the basic tenets of pluralism are some of the symptoms. Democracy itself might be at peril.

George Will writes a twice-weekly column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs. He began his column with The Washington Post in 1974, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1977. He is also a regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC News. His books include: One Man’s America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation (2008), Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy (1992), Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball (1989), The New Season: A Spectator’s Guide to the 1988 Election (1987) and Statecraft as Soulcraft (1983). Will grew up in Champaign, Ill., attended Trinity College and Oxford University, and received a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Free and open to the public
"Point/Counterpoint" is co-sponsored by NEPR’s In Contrast and by a generous gift from 36 members of the 50th Reunion Class of 1970.

Find more information about the other speakers in the series here.

Interviews with previous guests, and others, are available through Ilan Stavans' NEPR show In Contrast. Have a listen!

Schwemm's Pub Opening Night

Schwemm's will be hosting Pub nights beginning Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m. Come enjoy samples of our new menu, popcorn and craft beer, if you are 21 or older. We hope to see you there!

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Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

Careers In Technology — Landing a Software Engineering Gig, Part 1

Interested in a software engineering internship or job? Start here, and start now! The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is hosting a four-part workshop that will get you up to speed on how recruiting in tech works, how to strategize a successful job search and how to master the technical interview. The workshops will help students maximize the early fall internship and job recruiting timeline in tech, and also provide invaluable information and preparation for earlier stage computer science majors and prospective majors.

This event is part 1 of a four-part series and will provide an overview of the recruiting process and critical action steps for those seeking to apply for software engineering jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle. Part 2 will be a technical resume write-in following Google's resume and interview workshop, and parts 3 and 4 will tackle technical interviews.

This event is presented by Harith Khawaja ’19, summer 2018 intern at Lyft and program development intern for Careers In Technology at the Loeb Center, and Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center and advisor for Careers In Science & Technology.

Fri, Sep 14, 2018

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

University of Bristol - Study Abroad

Stop by our information table to learn about a year or semester at the University of Bristol, one of the UK's most popular and successful universities. Consistently ranked one of the top 10 universities in the country (QS World University Rankings), the campus is located in the heart of Bristol - a vibrant city, recently named England's best place to live (The Sunday Times, 2017). Their study abroad program allows you to customize your experience by selecting units from across our departments, creating an academic program that works for you. Come and speak with us to find out more!

Fun fact: In 1876, the University of Bristol was the first institute of higher education in England to admit women on an equal basis with men.

Students Only

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Latinx Handprint

2018 AC Reception for Latinx Students, Staff and Faculty

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), you are cordially invited to attend the AC Reception for Latinx Students, Staff and Faculty. This event will provide Latinx students, staff and faculty opportunities for networking, meeting new and old friends, and engaging in informal discussions over lunch and great company. Latinx supporters are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

For more information please contact Kate Wesolowski, (413) 313-5407, kwesolowski@amherst.edu

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during lunch? Join us at the weekly Spanish table!
The Spanish table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register! Just grab some lunch and go upstairs!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Math & Stats WELCOME TEA, Sept. 14, 3:00 p.m., Ford Hall Event Space 107

Welcome Tea: Department of Math & Stats

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics welcomes students to a new academic year! Please join us for our annual "Welcome Tea" event. We look forward to hearing what you have been up to over the summer. We will have food, drinks and games. Please come for as long or as short a time as you can. This event is open to Math & Stats majors, prospective majors, fellow travelers and Math & Stats enthusiasts.

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Pop-Up Bike Shop

Come to the bike repair pop-up shop hosted by Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works, the Pioneer Valley's Mobile Bike Shop! There will be free small repairs, limited parts replacements and a bunch of cool bike enthusiasts to talk to about biking in the valley and beyond.

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Adjunct Faculty Concert: Chonghyo Shin, Piano

Amherst College adjunct faculty member Chonghyo Shin presents an evening of solo piano at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public.

Shin will present works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Debussy.

A native of Seoul, Korea, Shin received bachelor's and master's degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she also taught in the preparatory division. A former teacher at the preparatory division of the New England Conservatory and at Keene State College, she teaches at Amherst College and the Brattleboro Music Center Music School. She has been a soloist with the Boston Pops, the Pioneer Valley Symphony, the New England Conservatory Orchestra and the Windham Orchestra.

Come make your own stuffed animals while supplies last!

AC After Dark Presents - Build A Bear!

Come to the Friedmann Room this Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. to make your own stuffed animals while supplies last! There will be snacks!

Sat, Sep 15, 2018

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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, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

Bike repair pop-up shop poster

Pop-Up Bike Shop

Come to the bike repair pop-up shop hosted by Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works, the Pioneer Valley's Mobile Bike Shop! There will be free small repairs, limited parts replacements and a bunch of cool bike enthusiasts to talk to about biking in the valley and beyond.

Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Mock Case Consulting Interviews – Fall 2018

Practice is the key to success in the consulting interview. Consulting interviews include fit and behavior questions, market sizing questions and the case interview. If you are searching for a consulting internship or full-time position this fall, you need to practice. The mock interview is a great way to gain an understanding of your strengths and areas to improve. Members of the class of 2019 who have successfully interviewed and landed full-time positions at consulting firms will be hosting 1-hour mock interviews all day in the Loeb Center. Each interview will consist of a 45 minute fit/behavior + technical interview followed by a 15 minute feedback session, and will begin on the hour at 9, 10, and 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m.

Spaces are limited, so you should RSVP as soon as possible. Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12. Upon registering for the event, you will be redirected to a survey where you can indicate your first three time preferences. You will receive an email from Stephanie Hockman within 48 hours of the mock interviews with confirmation of your assigned time. You should plan to participate as if this is a real interview (dress, preparation, resumes in hand, etc).

Amherst Dance Auditions!

Amherst dance auditions will be held this Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Auditions are open to all students of all experience levels! Come prepared to have fun and dance!

Students Only

Mon, Sep 17, 2018

German Table

German Table

Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers.

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

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Biology Monday Seminar: "Uukuniemi Virus Entry and Fusion in Mammalian Cells" with Holda Anagho '14

Holda Anagho ’14 is a doctoral student in infection biology at Hannover Medical School in Germany, where she studies interactions between Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) and host cells in the lab of Professor Thomas von Hahn, M.D. At Amherst, she majored in biology, where she first became excited about research after a summer internship in Professor Caroline Goutte’s lab. While at Amherst, she also took several German language courses and served as president of the German theme house. After graduation, she spent a year as a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, where she conducted research on the effects of immunomodulatory drugs in primary effusion lymphoma, caused by Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) in the lab of Dr. Robert Yarchoan '71, M.D. There she first became interested in viruses. With generous support from Amherst College through the Kellogg Fellowship, she enrolled in the master's program in molecular biosciences at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, where she majored in infectious diseases. She did her master's thesis research in the lab of Dr. Pierre-Yves Lozach on entry and fusion of the Uukuniemi phlebovirus (UUKV) in mammalian cells. UUKV is an arthropod-borne virus closely related to emerging viruses that are highly pathogenic to humans, including Rift Valley fever virus, Heartland virus and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. UUKV, which is nonpathogenic to humans, is therefore used as a model system to study its more pathogenic counterparts.

UUKV is closely related to emerging pathogenic viruses in the Phenuiviridae family that cause severe and sometimes fatal disease in humans, animals and plants. To release its viral genome into a cell, Uukuniemi virus must fuse its viral membrane with the host cell membrane. Fusion of the UUKV membrane is mediated by the viral Glycoprotein C (GC), which is thought to be a class II fusion protein. We aimed to characterize mechanisms of UUKV fusion in mammalian cells. To this end, we analyzed the effect of low pH on virus binding and entry, conducted functional studies of UUKV GC mutants to analyze effects on viral fusion, and tested peptides corresponding to regions of the GC ectodomain for their ability to inhibit viral entry.

Study Away Fair Poster

Study Away Fair

Come speak with one of over 30 program representatives at the study away fair! Programs and universities from the U.S. and around the world are eager to share their offerings with you. Over 45% of the junior class studies abroad each year – come learn what it’s all about! Whether you are interested in learning a language, conducting research or enrolling at a foreign university, the fair is an excellent point to begin research programs. Learn more about the event below.

Students Only
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"Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science and the Power of Spontaneity"

Edward Slingerland is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, with associate appointments in philosophy and psychology. His research specialties and teaching interests include early Chinese thought, religious studies, cognitive linguistics, ethics, and the relationship between the humanities and the natural sciences. His publications include several academic monographs and edited volumes and approximately 30 refereed articles in top journals in a wide variety of fields.

Many early Chinese thinkers had as their spiritual ideal the state of wu-wei, or effortless action. By advocating spontaneity as an explicit moral and religious goal, they inevitably involved themselves in the paradox of wu-wei—the problem of how one can try not to try—which later became one of the central tensions in East Asian religious thought. In this talk, Slingerland will look at the paradox from both an early Chinese and a contemporary perspective, drawing upon work in economics, social psychology, cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary theory to argue that this paradox is a real one, and is moreover intimately tied up with cooperation dilemmas in large-scale societies and concerns about trust and moral hypocrisy.

The public is welcome. Refreshments and meet-and-greet will follow the lecture.

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Confluences: Lost & Found in Translation interest meeting

Come to the common room in Charles Pratt Hall (next to the Writing Center) on Monday September 17 at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about being involved with Amherst College's new online multilingual magazine: Confluences: Lost & Found in Translation. There are opportunities for writing, editing, translating, website management and helping to shape the future of this ongoing project.

Cornerstone Research Information Session

For more than 25 years, Cornerstone Research has provided economic and financial analysis in all phases of commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with a broad network of testifying experts, including prominent faculty and industry practitioners, in a distinctive collaboration. Staff consultants contribute expertise in economics, finance, accounting and marketing, as well as business acumen, familiarity with the litigation process, and a commitment to produce outstanding results.

Cornerstone Research has 700 staff, and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington. The company aims to recruit and retain outstanding individuals who have built Cornerstone Research into a highly respected firm with strong core values and a collegial culture.

Recruiters look for exceptional graduates 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 find out more!

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

MassMutual Data Science Development Program (DSDP) Information Session

The Data Science Development Program (DSDP) trains promising, recent graduates to become well-rounded data scientists at MassMutual over three years. Participation in the development program includes mentorship from senior data scientists, exposure to real world, high-impact data science projects, in-house training and workshops, and tuition sponsorship for graduate-level classes at UMass Amherst.

Junior Data Scientists in the DSDP are fully immersed in high-impact data science projects for MassMutual under the direction of a senior data scientist. Junior data scientists work together with MassMutual’s data scientists to solve challenging problems in fields such as finance, operations, marketing, digital initiatives, and product development. Data science projects typically involve statistical data analysis, predictive analytics, modeling and machine learning, as well as developing web-based interactive visualization tools.

Each member of the program completes a blended curriculum of Five College coursework, in-house workshops led by local faculty, online courses, and graduate-level study. The coursework is customized to address individual interests and guided by advisors. Typical coursework encompasses upper-level computer science classes, such as machine learning, graphical models, natural language processing, and databases, and upper-level statistics classes, such as mathematical statistics, applied regression, multivariate analysis, and applied experimental design.

Attend this information session to hear more from program director Christine Pfeil about DSDP’s coursework, application processes, and overall benefits.

Tue, Sep 18, 2018

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Info Sessions on Teaching with Technology

Amherst faculty and instructional staff are invited to learn about, or get a refresher on, technology for supporting teaching and learning at Amherst. In these sessions we will share how Amherst faculty are using a variety of digital tools to accomplish their pedagogical objectives.

There are three options to choose from!
• Friday, September 7, 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, September 12, 10 a.m.
• Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m.

We will tailor these sessions to the interests of the attendees. A possible menu of topics includes:

• Moodle learning management for content distribution, discussions, assessment and collaborative activities
• Google Apps for group projects and document review
• Assistive technologies and the development of accessible instructional materials
• Active learning with classroom response systems (aka clickers), gamification, virtual reality and augmented reality
• Presentation and communication from PowerPoint and screencasting to graphic and web design
• Data collection and analysis using surveys, databases and mathematical and statistical applications
• Mapping and 3D including geographic measurement, synthesis and analysis, along with visualization and modeling tools
• Programming and high-performance computing for unique applications, big data and machine learning

Registration Required

SDS: Thailand info Session

Come speak with Jonas Emery, representative with International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI) in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand and Amari Barrett '18 who participated in the program last spring. ISDSI students study sustainable development in sequential modules and have a chance to see many regions of this beautiful and fascinating country. The program includes a strong leadership program and offers students many experiential activities. Join us on Tuesday, September 18 at noon in McCaffrey Room, Keefe Campus Center.

Students Only

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Meal and Kol Nidre Services

Join old and new friends from Amherst Hillel for a kosher, pre-fast meal followed by Kol Nidre Services in Chapin Chapel from 6:15 - 8 p.m. This event is open to the entire campus community. Feel free to arrive late or leave early.

Political Science Thesis Writer's Workshop

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Frost Library, Barker Room Level A

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

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. French 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!

Kantar Consulting Information Session

Kantar Consulting is a specialist growth consultancy. More than 1,000 analysts, thought leaders, software developers and expert consultants help the firm’s clients develop and execute brand, marketing, retail, sales and shopper strategies to deliver growth.

Kantar Consulting owns market leading assets including PoweRanking, GrowthFinder, U.S. & Global MONITOR, RetaiI IQ, RichMix, XTEL and Marketing, Insights and Purpose 2020. The firm tracks 1,200 retailers globally, has purchase data on more than 200 million shoppers, and forecast social, cultural and consumer trends across the world.

The firm is now looking for enthusiastic and interesting undergraduates who are curious about the world. Attend this information session to learn more from Kantar representatives about company culture, what a “day in the life” is like in the retail consulting space, and how to successfully apply for available entry-level opportunities.

Clarion Life Sciences Consulting Information Session

Clarion Healthcare Consulting is a life sciences strategy and organizational consultancy that collaborates with clients to envision, craft and enable growth through innovation and leadership.

Clarion attracts the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in life sciences — seasoned professionals who obsess with the details of daunting challenges deep into the night; scientists and business brains working in symphony; gritty professionals who thrive on taking problems apart and putting them together again as elegant solutions.

Working at Clarion takes a candidate who is passionate about life sciences and is willing to go deeper than others. Advisors work closely with clients to build solutions to complicated challenges, which requires a commitment to collaboration and building shared ideas. The blend of intellectual rigor with the humility to truly work collaboratively is the Clarion hallmark.

Clarion aims to cultivate leaders through a commitment to teaching and supporting new hires’ career growth in whatever direction your interests and passions take you. Want to learn more about the company and its culture? Attend this information to hear from current advisors, including Amherst alumni Shelton Cochran ’16, about what it’s like to work at Clarion and how to apply for the firm’s entry-level opportunities.

Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Yom Kippur morning

Yom Kippur Morning Services

9:00 am Chapin Hall, Chapin Chapel

Join Amherst's Jewish community for campus-style Yom Kippur services led by Jewish Advisor Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer and Rabbi Tracy Nathan. This event is open to the entire campus community dressed as they are. Feel free to arrive late or leave early.

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!

Food for Thought with Bill Ackerman ’88: An Unconventional Career Path in Business

Bill Ackerman ’88 epitomizes how the Amherst College liberal arts education prepares you to think innovatively, constantly seek new opportunities, and explore different career paths. Bill will be speaking at the Loeb Center's Food For Thought Lunch on September 19. Come learn more about Bill’s career and how his liberal arts education at Amherst College led to his unique career path in business, including roles in financial management, journalism, corporate audit, sales, strategy, investment advice, and now as the head of human resources at Fidelity Investments.

Bill is passionate about identifying and solving business opportunities and problems in unique ways rather than the easy way. He believes that an organization’s strongest assets are often their people and that for an organization to thrive, it is important that every person in the organization feels valued. He has brought this philosophy to his latest opportunity, and his first stint in HR, as the head of human resources at Fidelity Investments. He is eager to share his insights and perspectives on how your liberal arts education can lead you on a path not only of self-discovery, but also a constant weaving path of learning and new opportunities (in and out of business). Bill’s full biography is below.

Lunch will be served. Please register in advance through Handshake. Space is limited and a waiting list will begin once the seats are filled.

Full Biography for Bill Ackerman ’88
Bill Ackerman is head of Human Resources (HR) for Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 26 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries. During his tenure with the firm, Mr. Ackerman has held a variety of leadership positions across several of the company’s divisions. He was named head of Human Resources in 2014 and currently oversees the HR function, the Fidelity Real Estate Company, and Enterprise Events & Corporate Sponsorships. Prior to this role, he led the firm’s Strategy and Planning Office.

Mr. Ackerman has acted in strategic operating roles in various parts of Fidelity, including the company’s Personal Investing and Workplace Solutions divisions. In addition, he held several leadership positions within Fidelity’s COLT Telecom Group in London, including: COLT Finance & Planning; COLT Marketing Development; and COLT eBusiness. He also held the roles of senior vice president, Business Development and chief financial officer for Fidelity Ventures Telecom Group in Boston and Tokyo.

Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Ackerman worked at General Electric (GE) where he held a number of business and finance-related roles at GE business units around the world. He is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management program and Corporate Audit Staff. Mr. Ackerman was a journalist in California and a freelance writer for other publications.

Mr. Ackerman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College, where he majored in economics. He earned his master’s degree in Communications from Stanford University.

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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CHI Salon: Tess Taylor '99

Tess Taylor's chapbook The Misremembered World was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural chapbook fellowship. The San Francisco Chronicle called her first book, The Forage House, “stunning,” and it was a finalist for the Believer Poetry Award. Her second book, Work & Days, was called “our moment’s Georgic” by critic Stephanie Burt and named one of the 10 best books of poetry of 2016 by The New York Times. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Times Literary Supplement and other publications. Taylor chairs the poetry committee of the National Book Critics Circle, is currently the on-air poetry reviewer for NPR’s All Things Considered, and has taught at UC Berkeley, St. Mary’s College and Whittier College. She was most recently a Distinguished Fulbright U.S. Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University in Belfast. This spring she is Anne Spencer Poet-in-Residence at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.

At our salon, Tess Taylor will be doing select poetry readings from her books The Forage House and Work & Days.

Childcare will be provided.

IFSA Study Abroad Information Table / Session: Spotlight on New Zealand

Study abroad has been identified by the National Survey on Student Engagement as a high-impact educational practice with the potential to drive academic and personal success. More than just a travel opportunity, study abroad fosters skills such as critical thinking, intercultural agility and language acquisition.

The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) emphasizes the long-term applicability of skills, knowledge and perspectives gained during study abroad, and strives to make the experience as personal and self-designed as possible for each student.

Join us to learn about some of IFSA’s unique offerings in Latin America, Oceania, Asia and Europe (including the UK and Ireland). A special focus of the presentation will be on IFSA’s five university partnership programs in New Zealand. IFSA was one of the first U.S. study abroad providers in New Zealand, and the relationships with our Kiwi partner institutions are strong. With liberal arts students spoiled for choice in New Zealand, it’s no wonder so many Amherst College students choose to study abroad there each semester!

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Yom Kippur concluding services

Yom Kippur Afternoon and Concluding Services

5:30 pm Chapin Hall, Chapin Chapel

As the twenty-five hour fast comes to a conclusion, read Jonah and experience the beautiful Neilah concluding service.

Join Amherst's Jewish community for campus-style Yom Kippur afternoon and Neilah (concluding) services led by Jewish Advisor Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer and Rabbi Tracy Nathan. This event is open to the entire campus community dressed as they are. Feel free to arrive late or leave early. Services conclude at 7:35 p.m. with the final blowing of the Shofar (ram's horn) followed by a Break-Fast in Lewis-Sebring.

Fidelity Investments Asset Management Information Session

Leveraging its diverse global investment management expertise and insights, Fidelity's Asset Management division is focused on delivering the best customer experience in the financial services industry. It does this by offering client solutions, from traditional mutual funds and ETFs, to managed accounts and institutional mandates.

The Equity and High Income Divisions are based in Boston, Massachusetts; the Fixed Income Division is based in Merrimack, New Hampshire; and the Sector Investing Division is based in Denver, Colorado. Investment research professionals also are based in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia.

Fidelity’s Asset Management recruiters are seeking difference-makers and compassionate, hard-working innovators. Attend this information session to learn more about Fidelity’s corporate culture, what summer internship and full-time opportunities are available, and how to prepare impressive application materials for these positions.

Yom Kippur Break Fast

Yom Kippur Break Fast

All students are invited to join us as we conclude our fast with a traditional break-fast meal (bagels, lox, and more). Please join us even if you are not at our concluding services.

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

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All-Staff Meeting

President Martin and the Employee Council invite Amherst College staff to the fall All-Staff Meeting on Thursday, September 20, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in Johnson Chapel. President Martin looks forward to welcoming new staff, providing updates on the progress we have made on priorities, and discussing plans for the year ahead.

Cornell in Rome - Information Session

Join us to learn about Cornell in Rome from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and again from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Since 1987, Cornell in Rome has offered a transformative experience for talented undergraduate artists, architecture students and urbanists. A world-class and specialized program, Cornell in Rome is focused on instruction in the disciplines of architecture design, history and theory; visual arts; art history; urban studies and Italian language, history and culture.

With a maximum enrollment of 60 students each semester and faculty who remain consistent for the duration of their stay, students benefit from an intimate environment and the opportunity to build interdisciplinary and lasting relationships with the faculty and each other.

Fun fact: Cornell in Rome's facilities and classrooms are located in the 17th century villa Palazzo Santacroce. The Santacroce family are famous for lending their name to the original Italian word for tobacco: "erba santacroce."

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Gallery Talk with Curator of American Art Vanja Malloy

Drawn entirely from the Mead’s permanent collection, Timing Is Everything presents artworks that visualize concepts of time: linear and cyclical, absolute and relative. It questions the role of time in memory and the many factors that have influenced human perception of the past, present and future, including seasons, geography and technology. Join us for a gallery talk with Curator of American Art Vanja Malloy to learn more about this exhibition.

Free and open to all!

Education and Social Justice: A Discussion with Urban Teachers, Teach For America, Match Education, City Year, Uncommon Schools, and Boston Teacher Residency

Join representatives from the following organizations for an informal discussion on educational equity and social justice while learning about opportunities at each of them: Urban Teachers, Teach For America, Match Education, City Year, Uncommon Schools, and Boston Teacher Residency.

Codejam Kickstart Session, Presented by Google

Google Code Jam (https://code.google.com/codejam/) calls on programmers to put their skills to the test as they work their way through multiple rounds of algorithmic puzzles. And with Kickstart, practice makes perfect as users work to hone their coding skills.

Join Amherst alums and current Google staffers Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 for this hands-on workshop, wherein participants will solve fun, challenging problems, test and grow their coding abilities and technical skills, and win awesome Google swag!

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.

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

LJST Lecture Series presents "Post-Truth as a Precursor to Authoritarianism"

Lee McIntyre will present a paper entitled “Post-Truth as a Precursor to Authoritarianism.” This is the first presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law and Illiberalism.”

Lee McIntyre is a research fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and a lecturer in ethics at Harvard Extension School. Formerly Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, McIntyre is the author of Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior and Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age. His latest book Post-Truth explores the problem of “fake news” and “alternative facts” as they relate to the defense of truth.

To receive a copy of the paper which will explore the conceptual and historical roots of how the recent attack on truth in the United States may be exploited for political purposes, and how those of us who are concerned about the values of liberalism can learn to fight back, please email Megan Estes, the Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought (LJST) Department Coordinator.

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Russian Film Screening: LOVELESS • НЕЛЮБОВЬ

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

LOVELESS • НЕЛЮБОВЬ, directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, is from 2017. Runtime: 127 min.

An estranged Russian couple going through a brutal divorce must team up when their 12-year-old son disappears after witnessing one of their fights.

This movie will be shown in Russian with English subtitles, and will be screened at both 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 20.

Amherst Poetry Festival

Amherst Poetry Festival

The Amherst Poetry Festival returns for a sixth year, celebrating the literary legacy and contemporary creativity of the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

Anchored by the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, the 2018 festival features Ocean Vuong, the Astro Poets, Shayla Lawson, a screening of the new feature film Wild Nights with Emily, the No-No project, the art exhibition, reading Dickinson's poem "We Grow Accustomed to the Dark" and much more!

A poetry master class with Amherst College writer-in-residence Shayla Lawson and Astro poet Dorothea Lasky is free to all on Saturday, September 22, at 2:30 p.m. in the Powerhouse.

Organized by the Emily Dickinson Museum, and funded in part by the Mass Cultural Council and Amherst Business Improvement District, this year's festival partners include Mass Poetry, the Jones Library, UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Hope & Feathers Framing and Printing, Attack Bear Press, Union St. Records and other local businesses and organizations.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

Diversity @ Bain: Pizza Dinner & Discussion

Join alumni representatives from Bain & Company, shortly before their case interview workshop later in the evening, for pizza and discussion regarding Bain's diversity and inclusion initiatives. Diversity is key to Bain & Company's mission of building extraordinary teams that deliver unparalleled results for the firm and its clients. They've found that the best solution to a complex problem often comes from a different perspective or a fresh point of view. For that reason, Bain strives to recruit people with exceptional talent and ability—and to celebrate their differences, develop and train them and then give them the opportunity to be the best they can be. Attend this informal dinner event to learn more!

Google Presents: Tech Industry Resume and Interview Workshop

Planning to apply for internships or full-time jobs within the tech industry? Worried that your resume will get lost a sea of applicants, or that you aren’t savvy enough to navigate a technical interview? Curious about what tech recruiters look and listen for at each step in the hiring process?

Whether you are a budding programmer or simply curious about how to get noticed for technical and non-technical roles in this industry, this workshop will provide a helpful guide. Amherst alums and current Google staff members Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 will provide an insider’s look at resumes that get you noticed and interview approaches that help you land the gig.

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Saskia Sassen - "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint with Ilan Stavans"

Join us as Professor Stavans speaks with sociologist and professor Saskia Sassen.

The "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint" conversation series features Amherst College professor, and host of NEPR's In Contrast, Ilan Stavans and a guest engaging in thoughtful discussion and attempting to bridge the ideological divide growing in our nation.

The rise of populism worldwide today, personified by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, is a fierce reaction to globalism policies of the past few decades. Anti-immigration movements in Europe and the United States; assaults on free speech; racial profiling; polarized politics; intolerance for gender, economic and linguistic diversity; the building of walls and the renegotiation of international trade treaties; the tension between rural and urban communities; and the questioning of the basic tenets of pluralism are some of the symptoms. Democracy itself might be at peril.

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a member of its Committee on Global Thought, which she chaired till 2015. She is a student of cities, immigration and states in the world economy, with inequality, gendering and digitization three key variables running though her work. Born in the Netherlands, she grew up in Argentina and Italy, studied in France, was raised in five languages and began her professional life in the United States. She is the author of eight books and the editor or co-editor of three books. Together, her authored books are translated in over 20 languages. She has received many awards and honors, among them multiple doctorates honoris causa, the 2013 Principe de Asturias Prize in the Social Sciences, election to the Royal Academy of the Sciences of the Netherlands and being made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government.

This event is free and open to the public.

"Point/Counterpoint" is co-sponsored by NEPR’s In Contrast and by a generous gift from 36 members of the 50th Reunion Class of 1970.

Find more information about the other speakers in the series href="https://www.amherst.edu/mm/564883">here.

Interviews with previous guests, and others, are available through Ilan Stavans' NEPR show In Contrast. Have a listen!

QTPOC Dinner

Amherst Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Group seeks to support students, staff and faculty in the five colleges who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. This group seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities and to engage in meaningful discussion. Food from Panda East will be served.

Thesis Ninjas Workshop 1: Mapping Out Your Research

You’ve decided to write an honors thesis, and now you find yourself staring down more substantial research than you’ve ever attempted before. Where do you even begin? This workshop will help you begin to flesh out your research questions and map them to relevant research resources. It will also introduce you to research processes, tools and library privileges for thesis writers. This workshop is taught by Blake Doherty, the research, instruction, and outreach librarian. Kindly R.S.V.P. below.

Want to become a thesis ninja? Attend all the Thursday night thesis workshops: September 20, September 27 and October 4 at 7 p.m. in Frost Library, room 211. This event is sponsored by the Library and the Writing Center.

For more information, please see our Facebook Event.

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Bain & Company Case Interview Workshop

For more than 40 years, Bain has been passionate about achieving better results for its clients—results that go beyond financial and are uniquely tailored, pragmatic, holistic and enduring. The firm advises global leaders on their most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, information technology, digital transformation and strategy, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.

Are you considering a career in consulting? Are you preparing to apply and interview for internship or post-graduation positions in this field? In this workshop, representatives from Bain & Company – including Amherst alumni – will walk students through the typical Case Interview process and provide helpful advice for how to approach this format successfully.

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Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

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La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff and community members. La Tertulia is free and open to anyone who wants to speak Spanish and have fun!
We hope to see you there!

French Film Screening: "Intouchables"

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

This 2011 dramatic comedy, directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, is one of the greatest successes of the French film industry, and is based on a true story:
"When Driss, an ex-con from the projects, is hired to take care of an eccentric French aristocrat named Philippe, his newfound job quickly becomes an unpredictable adventure. Speeding a Maserati through Paris, seducing women and paragliding over the Alps is just the beginning, as Driss turns the often humorous world of upper-class Parisian society upside-down. As this unlikely duo overcome diversity of every flavor in this true story, they also shatter their preconceptions of love, life and each other." Film will be screened in French with English subtitles. Refreshments will be served!

Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Welcome Hour

Come to the intro meeting the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) at Amherst College to learn about the events that we organize throughout the semester and how to get involved. There will be donuts from Glazed!

AWIS Welcome Coffee Hour

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is holding our welcome coffee hour! This is a great chance to learn more about AWIS and our goals on campus, as well as to meet members of our organization. AWIS members will discuss upcoming events this semester, and we will have an informal panel of students representing various STEM disciplines share their experiences. Donuts from Glazed will also be provided. Feel free to come as long as you're able, we'd love to see you there! Note that this event is open to all regardless of gender.

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"Wild Nights with Emily" Film Screening in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Fresh from its SXSW premiere, the Amherst Poetry Festival is pleased to present the dramatic comedy Wild Nights With Emily about the life of Emily Dickinson. IndieWire called Molly Shannon's portrayal of Dickinson "brilliant," saying the film "could forever change the narrative of the world's most famous woman poet." Bring your picnic blankets, camp chairs and snacks for this lawn screening that runs 84 minutes. Join Jane Wald, executive director of the Dickinson Museum, in a Q&A after with filmmaker Madeleine Olnek, at this exciting outdoor screening on the lawn at Dickinson’s home!

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Careers In Technology — Landing a Software Engineering Gig, Part 2

Interested in a software engineering internship or job? Start here, and start now! The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is hosting a four-part workshop that will get you up to speed on how recruiting in tech works, how to strategize a successful job search and how to master the technical interview. The workshops will help students maximize the early fall internship and job recruiting timeline in tech, and also provide invaluable information and preparation for earlier stage computer science majors and prospective majors.

Google is presenting a resume and interview workshop from 7–8:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, and the Loeb Center will host a resume write-in next door immediately afterwards for those who want to dive right in, apply what they learned, and update their resumes right away. Staff from the Loeb Center will be on hand to assist and provide feedback. Bring your laptop, and we'll bring Insomnia cookies!

This event is part 2 of a four-part series. Part 1 provides an overview of the recruiting process and critical action steps for those seeking to apply for software engineering jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, and part 3 and part 4 will tackle technical interviews.

Presented by Harith Khawaja ’19, program development intern for Careers In Technology, Loeb Center and summer 2018 intern at Lyft, along with Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center and advisor for Careers In Science & Technology.

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Google Breakfast with Women in CS/Women in Science

This informal breakfast event is targeted primarily towards students affiliated with Amherst College's Association for Women in Science and Hello Girl! (Amherst Women in Computer Science) organizations.

Bring your questions and come chat over coffee and breakfast with Amherst alumni, Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 , who are now working as Google Software Engineers.

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

MassArt Graduate Admissions Information Table

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent college of art and design. The college's academic and co-curricular programs prepare students from diverse backgrounds to participate in the creative economy as artists, designers and educators, and to engage in the well-being of their society. As a national leader in visual art and design education, the college influences contemporary culture through the creative accomplishments of its students, alumni, faculty and staff. MassArt is a place where students are encouraged to grow into the artist, designer or educator that they've dared to imagine. Graduate students lead their educational experience by choosing their own path. Whether they stay with one medium throughout their studies, work across media, or develop a collaborative practice our faculty respect students' independent motivation and foster a supportive atmosphere for learning.

Stop by this information table to speak with MassArt Admissions representative Lauren O'Neill to learn more about the College’s programs and application processes!

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"Transnational Materiality and the Geopolitical Work of Art" presented by Niko Vicario

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2018-19 presents a lecture titled " Transnational Materiality and the Geopolitical Work of Art" presented by Niko Vicario, assistant professor of Art and the History of Art.

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Pathways Alumni-Student Mentoring — Ice Cream Info Table

Stop by to get your midday ice cream fix and learn about the Pathways alumni-student mentoring program. Pathways is a great way to connect with Amherst College alumni who want to be a resource for you. Free ice cream from Flayvors will be provided!

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6th Annual Wellness Fair

Drop by to get to know Amherst’s wellness resources, including student groups. Get a free chair massage, enjoy yummy snacks, participate in fun activities, pick up giveaways and more! Rain date September 28. This event is sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and made awesome by the many wellness resources in the Amherst community.

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during lunch? Join us at the weekly Spanish table!
The Spanish table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register! Just grab some lunch and go upstairs!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Office Hours with Google

Two recent alums who now work for Google — Deborah Bakshiyev '16 and Elizabeth Lefever '16 — will be hosting office hours on campus with small groups of sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about opportunities at Google.

These appointments will go fast, so sign up through Handshake quickly to reserve your spot! 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.

Arts & Comm Field Trip Fridays: Artist Visit/Mead Museum

Arts & Communication Field Trip Friday site visits are a direct connect to the people and places at the heart of the Pioneer Valley’s creative communities. This year’s trips offer you the opportunity to engage with the issues and ideas driving innovative work in the visual arts, advertising, journalism, museums/archives, publishing, and community arts.

Field Trip Fridays start at 2 p.m. sharp in front of Frost Library.

September 14: Artist Visit/Mead Museum
Meet Donnabelle Casis, a Filipina-American artist whose current work draws from varied sources--ancient Filipino tribal tattoos and textiles, bullfighting costumes, and facial recognition software.

Donnabelle Casis is a Filipina-American artist living and working in Western Massachusetts. Her current work explores identity and its relationship to markers and patterns. Casis looks for the hidden geometries that connect disparate and discrete perspectives to form a greater whole.

She earned an MFA in painting from the University of Washington and a BFA from the University of Connecticut. She has received numerous awards and grants, including the Neddy Artist Fellowship for painting granted by the Behnke Foundation, a New Works Laboratory residency from 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle, an Artist Trust Gap Grant, and grants from the Northampton Arts Council. She was also a finalist for the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work is included in several public and private collections and has been featured in group and solo exhibitions at across the country.

Donnabelle is a member of the Curatorial Committee of The ArtSalon. She is also a board member of LiveArt Magazine.

Seating is very limited, so RSVP quickly through Handshake to reserve your spot!

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:
October 12: School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT)
Founding Director and dancer, Jennifer Polins, hosts our visit to this regionally renowned center for movement training and performance practices.

November 9: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Founded in 1786, the Gazette serves more than 15,000 readers a day and is an essential daily news source for the Pioneer Valley.

December 7: Northampton Community Arts Trust
Lighting designer Kathy Couch ’95 and photographer Stephen Petegorsky ’75 describe how they used the land trust model to preserve affordable and accessible space for Northampton’s creative community.

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"Garment-Integrated Technologies Created Using Reactive Vapor Deposition": Chemistry Seminar with Professor Trisha Andrew of UMass

Off-the-shelf garments, textiles and threads/yarns can be nondestructively transformed into electronic circuit components using reactive vapor deposition. Selected technologies created using vapor-coated fibers and textiles will be described, including: (1) smart elbow braces for movement sensing; (2) textile triboelectric generators that convert small body motions into stored energy; (3) thread/yarn supercapacitors that can be sewed or knitted into garments for wearable and portable energy storage; (4) fabric electrodes for bioimpedance spectroscopy; (5) wear-, wash- and ironing-resistant active heating garments; and (6) thermoelectric wristbands that convert stray body heat into stored power.

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Dance Master Class with Gierre Godley

A 2010 graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (M.F.A.), Gierre J. Godley is a dancer, choreographer and teacher currently living in NYC. He began his training under the direction of C. Michael Tidwell and Arleen Sugano. Gierre has also had the privilege of training at the Ailey School and Millikin University (B.S. in biology, dance minor). He has been on faculty at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (Los Angeles), Fancy Feet Dance Studio (Bronx, N.Y.) and the Centre for the Dansarts (Arkansas), and is currently an adjunct professor at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, N.Y. As a choreographer, Gierre has created works for the Steffi Nossen Dance Co., The Ailey School, Threads Dance Projects and the Tidwell Project Dance Ensemble. In 2010, Gierre created PROJECT 44, an all-male troupe dedicated to showcasing the beauty of male artistry throughout the arts. The group has performed in various national and international venues.

This event is part of the theater and dance department's Fall 2018 Guest Artist Series.

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This Summer in Japan: Presentations by 2018 Nagle Fellows Mika Obayashi '19 and Lorelei Dietz '20

The Scott H. Nagle ’85 Fund for Summer Fellowships in Asian Art and Culture supports summer research and travel on topics related to Asian art every year. The 2018 recipients were Mika Obayashi ’19 and Lorelei Dietz ’20. They will be speaking about their experiences on Friday, September 21 at 5 p.m. in Fayerweather 113. Please join us to hear about what they did in Japan this past summer.

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Arabic Movie Night: Teer Enta

You are cordially invited to the first Arabic movie night screening organized by The Arabic Program at Amherst College, Teer Enta (translates to "You May Go").

The movie is a great light-hearted Egyptian comedy that features a vet who falls in love with the owner of a sick puppy in his clinic. On his birthday, he finds a genie who transforms his life! English subtitles are available.

Arabic light refreshments will be served.

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Dance Showcase: Project 44

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

While in residency at Amherst, the men of PROJECT 44 will explore and examine memory: how is it manifested, retained and received. Inspired by Gierre J. Godley’s fleeting memories of his grandmother who passed in 1999, the work also investigates the male figure’s relationship to the matriarchs of his life. The work will premiere in December in Queens, N.Y.

This event is part of the theater and dance department's Fall 2018 Guest Artist Series. It is open to the five college community.

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AC After Dark Films Presents - Incredibles 2!

9:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

Come watch The Incredibles 2! This movie will be shown four times this weekend, so don't miss a showing!

Schedule:
Friday, September 21 at 9:30 p.m. - with snacks!
Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 23 at 2 p.m.

Sat, Sep 22, 2018

StatFest 2018

StatFest is a one day conference aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups (African American, Hispanic, Native Americans) to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistical sciences. StatFest 2018 will be hosted by Amherst College in the new Science Center.

The conference is free but preregistration is required; the deadline to register is Wednesday, September 19th.

Registration Required
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"Theaters of Marginality"

8:30 am - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The two-day event will take place at UMass (Conference Center) and Amherst College (Fayerweather Hall & Center for Humanistic Inquiry) on Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22. It includes panels on Spanish, Catalan and Galician theater and performance dealing with topics of exile, gender, sexuality, religion, translation, adaptation and performance traditions.

Holyoke Bound

A day-long gathering for students, staff and faculty from the Five College Consortium interested in working, interning, volunteering and collaborating with residents and community organizations from the city of Holyoke. Join us to learn about the rich cultural history of this city and its people. This event includes transportation, a continental breakfast, workshops and networking and a traditional Puerto Rican lunch. For more event information and to register for Holyoke Bound as a student, faculty member or community partner, please visit: www.fivecolleges.edu/cbl/holyokebound by September 14.

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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, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

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"De algún tiempo a esta parte"

On Saturday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m., Amherst College’s Holden Theater will host "De algún tiempo a esta parte," a monologue by Max Aub, Spanish exile author in Mexico. Spanish actress and researcher Esther Lázaro has masterfully adapted and played Aub’s monologue in the theaters of Barcelona, Madrid, Mexico City, Paris and Vienna, among others. This play chronicles the harrowing experience of a Jewish woman in the Vienna of 1938, before the onset of World War II.

Sun, Sep 23, 2018

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Senior Gift Committee Welcome Brunch

Are you a senior? Want to develop fundraising skills, educate your class on the impact of giving back to Amherst and have access to special perks and events? Join the Class of 2019 Senior Gift Committee as an Associate Agent! This position will take a minimal amount of time out of your busy schedule. If you’re interested to learn more, fill out the quick questionnaire below and attend the Senior Gift Welcome Brunch this Sunday, September 23 at the Alumni House from 10 a.m. - noon (stop by at any time during the event). Come get food, beverages and information about the Senior Gift Committee.

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Amherst College Symphony Orchestra: Welcome Concert Class of 2022: "¡Viva México!"

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra launches the fall 2018 season with the music of Spain and Latin America, starting with a showcase of 20th-century concert music from Mexico on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College. Tickets are available on the day of the concert beginning at 2 p.m. in the lobby of Arms Music Center. For more information, please call 413-542-2195, email concerts@amherst.edu or visit amherstsymphonyorchestra.com.
 
The concert opens with the boisterous "Sensemayá" (1938) by Silvestre Revueltas (1899–1940), which fuses popular and Stravinsky-like elements in a vibrant tapestry, all in a 7/4 metric scheme. It continues with "El Salón México" (1940), a love letter to the popular music of Mexico's dance halls, which the American master Aaron Copland (1900–1990) absorbed during his frequent tours as a New Deal south-of-the-border arts ambassador for Franklin D. Roosevelt.  
 
The program also includes the 12-minute masterpiece "Sinfonía india" (Symphony No. 2), by Mexico's most influential concert composer, Carlos Chávez (1899–1978) — a work of such vital authenticity and Mexican identity that it has been described as “profoundly non-European.” Finally, the concert closes with "Danzón No. 2" (1994) by Arturo Márquez (born 1950), which is almost cinematic in approach and was inspired by a visit to a ballroom in Veracruz.

Information on the ASO's entire 2018–19 season is available online at amherstsymphonyorchestra.com.

Tickets may be purchased only at the door. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12; and free to Amherst students and all Five College students with ID.

Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Senior Staff Open Forum - Advancement

Come learn more about the work of the Advancement Office and about "Promise: The Campaign for Amherst’s Third Century."

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German Table

Enjoy informal conversations with students who have studied in Germany, the German faculty members, the German language assistants and other native speakers.

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Prudential Financial Networking Ice Cream Social

Whether or not you can attend Prudential Financial’s evening information session, representatives encourage students with any level of interest in the financial firm or industry to drop by between 3 – 5 p.m. for an informal networking ice cream social!

Enjoy a few scoops of locally made ice cream and chat with representatives about how they got their starts at Prudential, what their typical work days look like, and whether or not their entry-level internship and full-time opportunities would be a good fit for your goals, personality, and interests.

For 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Prudential provides customers with a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. All staff members are provided with opportunities to develop skills, connect with mentors, take on challenging projects, and stretch beyond your formal job description.

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.

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Multilingual Storytime

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Frost Library, Periodicals Reading Room

Come and listen to children's books read in a variety of languages by Amherst College students and local elementary school students. This event is free and open to the local community, including children of all ages. Snacks will be provided.

Multilingual Storytime is the culminating celebration of the Amherst College/Fort River Elementary School Multilingual Children's Book Collection Exhibit, on display in Frost Library during the month of September. The exhibit is a sampling of the books included in a collection created during the winter 2018 Interterm course "Building a Multilingual Children's Book Collection." Students researched and selected a list of the greatest children's books around the world to share with the community here in Amherst. The collection will be expanded to include more languages, so please offer your own suggestions. For more information, visit the Multilingual Booklist below.

This program is the result of a collaboration between Frost Library, the Writing Center and the Center for Community Engagement.

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"The Woman with the Movie Camera": Talk by Lilya Kaganovsky

Lilya Kaganovsky will continue her inquiry into the question of a "Soviet women’s cinema" with this presentation on the cinematography of Margarita Pilikhina, the camerawoman on Marlen Khutsiev’s Thaw-era classic film Lenin’s Guard/ I Am Twenty (Zastava Il’icha / Mne dvadtsat’ let). Kaganovsky looks at Pilikhina's work on the film as part of the new wave of Soviet cinema in the 1960s, but also in the context of her other, conventionally Socialist Realist films. This talk will take into consideration other Soviet female cinematographers-- including Tamara Lobova and Marina Goldvoskaya, as well as Iana Sekste, who in 2013 played the role of a camerawoman in Valery Todorovsky’s The Thaw (Ottepel’) --in the broader context of Western feminist film theory and the history of women’s participation in the cinema industries in Hollywood and beyond.

Lilya Kaganovsky is a professor of Slavic, comparative literature, and media & cinema studies, and the director of the Program in Comparative & World Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her publications include How the Soviet Man was Unmade, the edited volumes Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style and the 1960s and Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema as well as articles on Soviet and post-Soviet cinema. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema and regularly contributes film reviews to the online cinema journal KinoKultura. Her most recent book on Soviet cinema’s transition to sound, The Voice of Technology: Soviet Cinema’s Transition to Sound, 1928-1935, was published by Indiana University Press in spring 2018.

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"Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: The Women's Movement in India" - Lecture by Nandini Rao

Nandini Rao is a feminist trainer, counselor and writer based in New Delhi, India. Rao’s talk will trace a herstory of the women’s movement in India, focusing on landmark moments that have inflected understandings of gender-based violence. Rao will trace the connections between recent and historical campaigns around women’s rights and contemporary activism around casteism, queer rights, disability rights and tribal rights.

A private dinner (for STUDENTS only) will follow at 6:30 p.m.; if you are interested, kindly R.S.V.P. before Sept. 20. Pita Pockets will be provided!

How to Write Personal Statements for Law School Applications, presented by University of Chicago & University of Michigan

Attend this combined information session to hear from University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School admissions representatives about their respective programs and admissions processes. Pizza will be served!

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, its faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859, and is now housed in the Cook Quadrangle on the University of Michigan’s central Ann Arbor campus. Unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. The School has a sizable and diverse faculty, with many preeminent in their fields. The careers of alumni also speak eloquently to the strength of the School; its graduates are leaders serving with distinction in the public, private, and academic sectors in this nation and beyond.

Prudential Financial Information Session

For 140 years, Prudential Financial has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Prudential provides customers with a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management.

Prudential’s leadership believes that the company’s best work happens in collaboration. You’ll spend your time working alongside colleagues from a multitude of disciplines, who bring complementary skills and unique perspectives to solving some of today’s most challenging questions. All staff members are provided with opportunities to develop skills, connect with mentors, take on challenging projects, and stretch beyond your formal job description.

Want to learn more about Prudential’s entry-level fulltime and internship opportunities in advance of the company’s on-campus interviews? Attend this information to hear from representatives about company culture, different segments of the company, and what the application process entails.

Writing Center Creative Writing Group

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Group will gather weekly on Monday nights to write, share and discuss our fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just attend. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews and student coordinator Gwyneth Lewis. Open to all students.

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Chloë Bass: Visiting Artist Lecture

Chloë Bass is visiting campus as part of Artist-in-Residence Macon Reed's course "Installation, Site and The Embodied Spectator." Bass will lead students in activities around themes of collaboration and participatory strategies in installation art. Additionally, Bass will speak about her work in a unique, salon-style event in Reed's studio.

All are welcome to attend this special conversation. Tea and snacks will be provided.

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Mini Meditations

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Chapin Hall, Pemberton Lounge, Room 108

In this workshop you'll add some simple yet profound skills to your healing toolkit. Yoga teacher Molly Kitchen will offer a variety of body-based and contemplative techniques for finding calm presence and re-centering when you feel off balance. No experience with meditation is necessary. This event is brought to you by the Peer Advocates for Sexual Resect and is part of our Survivor Support Series.

Today - Tue, Sep 25, 2018

HubSpot Information Table

HubSpot is a tech company that builds products with a personal touch. Its founders were driven by the mindset that companies are made up of people, and when those people have the right tools, they can turn their business dreams into reality.

In addition to its software engineering roles, Hubspot offers non-technical opportunities in marketing, business development, sales and other areas. The company is growing fast, which means there are endless opportunities for its employees to do the same.

Notably, current and former employees voted HubSpot as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 on Glassdoor. Stop by this information table to chat with representatives from HubSpot’s Cambridge, Mass., offices and learn more!

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"The Art of Is" with Stephen Nachmanovitch

The Mead is teaming up with the First-Year Seminar "Thinking Through Improvisation," taught by Darryl Harper, visiting professor of music, to bring Stephen Nachmanovitch to campus. Nachmanovitch, author of Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art, argues that improvisation and creativity are important tools for everyone.

Join us for a talk by Nachmanovitch about the connection between time and improvisation. This program is offered in conjunction with the "Thinking Through Improvisation" First-Year Seminar and the Arts at Amherst Initiative. This event is free and open to all!

Transfer Students: Your Global Experience

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Terrace Room B (Downstairs)

Come learn what global experiences look like at the college – and how you can have one! Transfer students can participate in a semester away program such as domestic study or study abroad so long as you have at least five semesters at the college. Students can also apply for summer study abroad funding. Come to a brown-bag, drop-in lunch with Janna Behrens from the Global Education Office.

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Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

English Department Welcome Back Party

Come celebrate the new school year with the English Department. Get to know faculty, other majors, and staff in the department. Ask questions you have about the major. Learn about English classes being offered next semester. Hear from members of the Student Steering Committee and learn how you can get involved. Enjoy delicious snacks. Win a raffle prize!

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. French 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!

Technical and Non-Technical Careers at HubSpot

HubSpot believes that there is no better way to ramp up in the tech world than to work side-by-side with experts who love to teach. Entry-level staffers learn from colleagues and mentors who bring different education, perspectives and quirks to the table.

In addition to its software engineering roles, Hubspot offers non-technical opportunities in marketing, business development, sales and other areas.. The company is growing fast, which means there are endless opportunities for its employees to do the same.

From marketing to engineering, there are big challenges yet to be solved at HubSpot. Because the company cares more about curiosity than experience, team members work on projects that directly impact customers, business and employees. Notably, current and former employees voted HubSpot as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 on Glassdoor!

In this information session, representatives from HubSpot’s Cambridge, Mass., offices will discuss HubSpot’s culture, its technical and non-technical opportunities, and how to successfully apply for an internship or full-time role with the company.

Cantor Fitzgerald Sales & Trading Information Session

Founded in 1945, Cantor Fitzgerald is an innovative global financial services firm with offices and trading desks in all major financial centers throughout the world.

From the dynamic world of trading, to investment banking, to creating leading-edge technology, Cantor has opportunities for undergraduates in a wide range of fields. Teams specialize in any one of the following areas: equities, fixed income and currencies, investment banking, prime services, real estate and affiliates such as BGC Partners, Inc., Newmark Knight Frank and GFI Group.

Cantor Fitzgerald is hosting this information session to discuss the various components of their sales and trading business and their 2019 sales and trading summer analyst program. Employees from their equities, fixed income and prime brokerage business will be there to network and answer your questions. Catering will be provided!

Psychology Club

Are you a psychology major? Just interested in psychology? Can't get enough of thinking about psychology? Come to the first meeting of the Psychology Club (previously the student-faculty committee)! We'll be discussing our goals and plans for the year, and we want you to be there! Everyone is welcome, no previous affiliation with psychology necessary. Snacks provided!

Film Screening: Frida

Join the Queer Resource Center (QRC) for a screening of Julie Taymor's Frida, a film that celebrates the life of queer Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This event is part of the QRC's programming for Latinx Legacy Month.

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Athletes and Allies Meeting

Join Athletes and Allies for our first meeting of the semester! We are a safe space for LGBTQ+ athletes to come together and discuss our unique experiences. We join with our many allies to promote the inclusion and support of the LGBTQ+ community within the athletic department. Past projects have included the "Safe Space" poster campaign, as well as numerous Pride Games.

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German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Tomorrow - Wed, Sep 26, 2018

GlobeMed Instead Of: Coffee and Donuts

Instead of falling asleep in class, come wake up with donuts and coffee in the lobby of the Science Center on Wednesday, September 26, from 9 a.m. until noon. Suggested donation: $3-4. All proceeds go to Heart and Sole Africa, a non-profit in Rwanda fighting podoconiosis.

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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!

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!

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.

Project Horseshoe Farm: Innovative Community Health Gap Year Fellowship Opportunity

Are you interested in gaining more experience in healthcare prior to medical or graduate school? Project Horseshoe Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering unique, hands-on opportunities for recent graduates and undergraduates interested in leadership, service, and community-based healthcare.

Located in rural Greensboro, Alabama, the organization manages several innovative programs to support and improve the health and quality of life of adults in its community, including the elderly and those with mental illness. It also runs a comprehensive K-12 after school program for underserved children in the area.

In addition to managing Adult Day Programs, Youth Programs, two Enhanced Independent Living Housing Programs, fellows and interns have opportunities to shadow and learn about psychiatry, nursing, social work, and family medicine. Past fellows have gone on to pursue medicine and other graduate studies at top institutions across the US, as well as education and nonprofit work.

Join current fellow Katherine Stanton ’18 for an information session about fellowship and internship opportunities at Project Horseshoe Farm. Born and raised in Michigan, Katherine graduated with a degree in English. While at Amherst, she wrote for various publications, enjoyed working at Book & Plow Farm, and focused her studies on issues of health, culture and inequality. She is interested in pursuing a career of writing, as well as work within the social policy and environmental health fields.

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SWAGS Fall Reception

Join the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies (SWAGS) Department as we kick off an exciting new year.
Connect with colleagues, chat with students about sexuality and gender studies, participate in the student raffle and enjoy some delicious refreshments!

 Lesley Schiff (American, 1951-). Clock, 1981. Color xerography. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Gift of Jane P. Singer.

Time Management Program Series

Stressed about how to balance classwork, extracurriculars, friendships, and sleep this semester? Don’t worry! Stop by the Mead for a two-part workshop series that will offer strategies for gaining control over how you use your time.

Part I. Where does the time go? | Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6:30–8 p.m.
All students are invited for an introduction to time management and a sneak peek at the Mead’s exhibition Timing Is Everything before it opens to the public. Pizza will be served!

Part II. Planning Through Procrastination | Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30–8 p.m.
All students are invited to a hands-on planning workshop. Now that the semester is underway, join us to plan your individual weekly schedule and semester as a whole. Please bring any planner you use (online or paper), along with the syllabi for your courses. The first twenty students to arrive will be given a free planner and pizza will be served!

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These workshops will be facilitated by Senior Associate Dean of Students Charri Boykin-East, Senior Writing Associate Kristen Brookes, and the Mead’s education team. This program is designed for Five College students and offered in collaboration with the Being Human in STEM Initiative, Student Affairs, and the Writing Center.

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The Brattle Group Information Session

The Brattle Group originated in 1990 with five principals dedicated to integrity and excellence in economic and financial consulting whose aim was to answer complex economic, regulatory and financial questions for corporations, law firms and governments around the world. In the face of complex challenges, the firm presents the truth of the matter, through the relentless pursuit of professionalism and rigorous analysis.

The Brattle Group has been recognized as one of the top consulting firms to work for, ranking 7th overall — the highest among economic consulting firms — in the 2016 Vault Consulting 50. Whether working as a research analyst, associate, principal, or a member of the professional services team, each day at Brattle brings opportunities to make an impact. The firm works with the brightest minds in economics, energy and finance.

The Brattle Group prides itself on having a flat organizational structure, so new hires work side-by-side with some of the most respected analytical minds in the world. The firm provides a small-company atmosphere, where people know each other by name and develop strong professional relationships. However , Brattle is large enough to have a global reputation in its markets and attract the best cases.

The firm strives to recruit and develop individuals with the highest qualifications and credentials from diverse backgrounds. Attend this information session to learn more about Brattle Group’s company culture, what a “day in the life” is like for an economic and financial consultant, and which entry-level analyst opportunities are now accepting applications.

Monique Truong

Fiction Reading: Monique Truong

Kirkus Reviews called Monique Truong’s first book, The Book of Salt, “a tour de force,” and accurately predicted, “Truong should take the literate world by storm.” Her other books include Bitter in the Mouth and The Sweetest Fruits, forthcoming from Viking Books. She is also an essayist and a lyricist, working in collaboration with the composer Joan La Barbara. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow, U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellow in Tokyo, Visiting Writer at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, and Princeton University’s Hodder Fellow. She lives in Brooklyn.

The reading will be followed by refreshments.

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Eaton Vance Informational Networking Breakfast

Eaton Vance is a leader in pioneering innovative investment strategies that address investor needs amid changing market environments. The company is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe.

As a company, Eaton Vance has long embraced six core values: integrity, professionalism, teamwork, client focus, creativity, adaptability and excellence. As a workplace, Eaton Vance offers its employees a quality work environment and a congenial, collaborative atmosphere.

Attend this informational networking breakfast to learn more about the firm’s culture and the finance industry in general. Representatives will be able to share more information about Eaton Vance’s Summer internship program, as well as its full-time Research Associate Program opportunity – so make sure to come prepared with your resumes and lots of questions!

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

David Fowler, University of Cambridge

“American Student Revolutionaries in Britain’s ‘1968’: A Study of the Transnational Sixties”

Please join the Education Studies Initiative for a public lecture featuring David Fowler of the University of Cambridge.

Abstract:
The role American students played in the British, and indeed European, student protests of the late 1960s and early 1970s was much discussed at the time in the national and international media, as well as the senior common rooms of Oxford and Cambridge. No historian has yet examined this issue systematically. Drawing on extensive archival research for my forthcoming study of Britain’s “1968,” this lecture will illuminate the international and trans-Atlantic dimensions of the British student protests of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Who were the student protesters who forced the closure of the world-renowned London School of Economics in February 1969, which attracted international media attention and led to debates in the British House of Commons and House of Lords? The British Education Secretary at the time, Edward Short, described the American students who participated in the protests as "the thugs of the academic world." But who were these American student activists? How radicalized were the American Rhodes Scholars at Oxford University in 1968? How central were American students in radicalizing British university campuses in the Global Sixties? How central were they to Britain's, and indeed Europe's, 1968? What legacy did they leave in Britain and Europe? The lecture will explore these questions, and more, in this under-researched but fascinating strand of the British and American "Special Relationship" of the 1960s and beyond.

Speaker Bio:
David Fowler teaches modern history and politics at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Life Member of Clare Hall Cambridge. He also holds a lectureship in modern history at Cardiff University and is currently a visiting scholar at Amherst College, where he is preparing the first scholarly biography of the transnational sixties student radical, Marshall Bloom '66. The book will shine a light on one of the prime movers of the sixties’ cultural revolutions in the United States, Britain and Europe.

Fowler has published two acclaimed monographs on youth culture in 20th-century Britain: The First Teenagers: the Lifestyle of Young Wage-Earners in Interwar Britain and Youth Culture in Modern Britain, c.1920-c.1970: From Ivory Tower to Global Movement--A New History. His latest book, Oxford and Revolution: Student Power, “1968” and a British Cultural Revolt, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2019.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

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Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff and community members. La Tertulia is free and open to anyone who wants to speak Spanish and have fun!
We hope to see you there!

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Careers In Technology — Landing a Software Engineering Gig, Part 3

Interested in a software engineering internship or job? Start here, and start now! The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is hosting a four-part workshop that will get you up to speed on how recruiting in tech works, how to strategize a successful job search and how to master the technical interview. The workshops will help students maximize the early fall internship and job recruiting timeline in tech, and also provide invaluable information and preparation for earlier stage computer science majors and prospective majors.

This event is part 3 of a four-part series and will introduce you to the ins and outs of the technical interview, what to expect and how to prepare. This is critical input for those seeking to apply for software engineering internships or jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, but can serve as a helpful preview for those earlier in the process. Part 1 provides an overview of the recruiting process and critical action steps for those seeking to apply for software engineering jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, part 2 is a technical resume write-in following Google's resume and interview workshop and part 4 will continue the discussion on technical interviews and include mock interview practice.

Presented by Harith Khawaja ’19, program development intern for Careers In Technology, Loeb Center and summer 2018 intern at Lyft, along with Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center and advisor for Careers In Science & Technology.

Treacy & Company Management Advisory Info Session

Treacy & Company is a management advisory and capability building firm that works with business leaders in some of the world's best-known companies. Founded in 2007, the firm has steadily grown to an employee base of about 50 consultants between its Boston and Chicago offices.

The firm works in highly focused teams – typically a partner and three to five consultants – in conjunction with key stakeholders in the client organization. Their job is to diagnose marketplace and organizational challenges, guide a healthy reconsideration of growth strategies that aren’t working, frame alternatives and facilitate decisions that only a management team can make.

Treacy & Company management consultants enjoy an extraordinary range of opportunities to engage in intellectually stimulating work, to impact both clients and the firm and to develop personally and professionally.

Attend this information session to hear from Treacy & Company representatives – including Amherst alum Josh Thompson ’17 – about what it’s like to work on a management advisory team and how to successfully apply for the firm’s available opportunities.

Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

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"Museums Are Not Neutral" with Emily Potter-Ndiaye

All are invited to meet the Mead’s new head of education, Emily Potter-Ndiaye, and participate in a hands-on gallery workshop at the Mead. Potter-Ndiaye’s education philosophy is two-directional and participatory—come ready to share your thoughts and learn about art in a fun and exciting way. No experience in the arts necessary, but curiosity is a must!

This event is free and open to all.

Spanish Table

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills during lunch? Join us at the weekly Spanish table!
The Spanish table is an informal way to practice and improve your Spanish language skills, and a fun opportunity to meet new people. It is held every Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., on the Mezzanine Level of Valentine Dining Hall. Students of all levels, faculty, staff and community members meet weekly in a relaxed setting over lunch. No need to register! Just grab some lunch and go upstairs!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Shreeansh Agrawal '20E

The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Mental Health Promotion and the Wellness Team.

Serving Tea Featuring Luly Torres

A monthly meet and greet with out LGBTQ+ staff or faculty from Amherst College. Join us and our first guest of the school year, Luly Torres, Nighttime Student Activities Coordinator, for a casual lunch and conversation. Lunch (and tea!) will be served!

Music Department Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors

Music Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Rhythm (with Bob Weiner)

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 Music Department, 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.

Drummer and percussionist Bob Weiner has toured and performed with Harry Belafonte, Itzhak Perlman, Betty Buckley, Jon Lucien, Dianne Reeves, Andy Statman, Rebecca Paris, Kenny Werner, Bob Moses and many others. He has taught at the Drummers Collective in New York, the New England Conservatory in Boston and Berklee College of Music in Boston. He currently plays at Earthdance for Contact Improvisation Jams, and he also plays with many movement/dance formats.

Bob is co-author of two important percussion books, Afro-Cuban Rhythms for Drumset with Frank Malabe and Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset with Duduka da Fonseca (Alfred Music). He holds a Masters degree from Lesley University in Inter-Disciplinary Studies, where he taught a course in the Expressive Therapies program titled “Community and Therapeutic Applications of Drumming.” He also recently co-taught a course entitled "Arts Entrepreneurship" via Bachelor Degree Independent Concentration at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Bob currently teaches percussion and drumming to music students in the Five College Consortium, as well as privately. Bob also has a particular interest in depth psychology (Jungian studies) and contemplative practices (meditation, tai chi/qi gong) and how they apply to the arts and improvisation.

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, visitors. No affiliation with the department is required!

This event follows the "Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Rhythm" hosted by Bob Weiner.

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Five College Dance Annual Fall Lecture: "Moving Culture, Dancing Justice, A Conversation with Camille A. Brown"

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Hampshire College, Robert Crown Center (RCC)

Camille A. Brown is a dancer and choreographer for our times. Her commitment to "reclaiming the cultural narrative of African American identity" is a kind of connective tissue running through all of her artistic endeavors—from her early work as a performer with Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, to her acclaimed dance-making with her company Camille A. Brown & Dancers, her viral TED-Ed video on the history of African-American social dance, her choreography for the recent Broadway revival of "Once on This Island" and her choreography for the NBC production of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert." In each instance, Ms. Brown's "bold work taps into both ancestral stories and contemporary culture to capture a range of deeply personal experiences."

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from Camille A. Brown in a conversation moderated by Deborah Goffe, assistant professor of Modern and Contemporary Dance at Hampshire College. The two will discuss Ms. Brown's intersecting career pathways through concert dance, choreography for theater and in commercial contexts and her community engagement initiatives as social justice interventions.

Presented by Five College Dance, with support from generous co-sponsors Five Colleges Inc., Hampshire College Office of the President, the Office of the Dean of Faculty, the School of Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies, the Office of Multicultural Education and Inclusion, and the Ethics and the Common Good Project, and made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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DIY Decorative Mugs

Join us for do-it-yourself mug-decorating in the Friedmann Room, brought to you by AC After Dark! Snacks and all supplies will be provided.

Students Only

Sat, Sep 29, 2018

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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, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

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Farm Fest

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Book and Plow Farm

Live music from Backyard Committee, seasonal food and beverage service for those over 21 will be available.

Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera

M@A: Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera: Dreamers

Music at Amherst Parallels Series

Tickets are available though package sales on sale from July 23-August 29, and thereafter in the 14 days before each concert through https://amherst.universitytickets.com or the Concert Office at 413-542-2195, or concerts@amherst.edu.

In society, poets and songwriters play the essential role of dreamers, opening up avenues of hope for others. Despite the oppressive regimes that prevailed throughout much of Latin America and Spain in the twentieth century, the dreamers held onto an unending love for beauty and humanity. Mexican-born jazz singer Magos Herrera and the omnivorous string quartet Brooklyn Rider join forces for an unforgettable musical journey, reinterpreting classics of the era from Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, and celebrating such luminaries as Octavio Paz, Federico García Lorca and Rubén Darío.

Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike.

“They are four classical musicians performing with the energy of young rock stars jamming on their guitars, a Beethoven-goes-indie foray into making classical music accessible but also celebrating why it was good in the first place.” –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Magos Herrera is regarded as one of the most expressive, beautiful voices and most active vocalists in the contemporary Latin American jazz scene. She is best known for her eloquent vocal improvisation and a bold style that elegantly blends and surpasses language boundaries.

“Herrera is stretching the very notion of jazz singing, pushing past the diva pleasantries into a sound that’s bold, thrilling and effortlessly global.” –NPR

A public masterclass/workshop follows this M@A Series performance at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Free and open to the public. For room postings, please see signage upon arrival.

Tickets Required

Sun, Sep 30, 2018

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M@A: Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera: Masterclass

The Amherst College Music Department M@A Series presents a public masterclass/workshop with Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30.

Free and open to the public

For room postings, please see signage upon arrival.