Event Calendar

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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!

Screenshot of two men in a crowd looking at each other; one man has an injured eye and his hands behind his head

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!

Headshot of William Mazzarella

"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!

coffee mug reading "Caution: Thesis Writing in Progress"

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.

Ongoing Events

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!

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).

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.