Event Calendar

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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.

Students Only

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.

Grosvenor House with leaf border

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!

Nonbinary Affinity Space

Join the Women's and Gender Center and the Queer Resource Center on Wednesday, September 26 at 5 p.m. for an affinity space dedicated to empowering and uplifting nonbinary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming and gender creative students, faculty and staff. This is a space that centers people who identify within these groups or who are exploring their identities. We will discuss community needs and aspirations.

 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

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.

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.