Event Calendar

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thu, Feb 7, 2019

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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"Footnotes: Reflections on the Research Process" with Professor Sara Brenneis

Join us for a conversation with Associate Professor of Spanish Sara Brenneis about her new book, Spaniards in Mauthausen: Representations of a Nazi Concentration Camp, 1940-2015. In this book, Brenneis provides a historical, critical and chronological analysis of a virtually unknown body of work by examining narratives about Spanish Mauthausen victims over the past 70 years. Leah Kim '19 will interview Professor Brenneis about the project and her approaches to the research process. Coffee & tea will be provided.

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"Hawks, Doves and Arms Control": Talk by Sarah Kreps

The Department of Political Science, along with funding from the Stanton Foundation, welcomes Sarah Kreps to present "Hawks, Doves and Arms Control."

Does it really take a Nixon to go to China, as pundits often claim? Does it take a Trump to get Russia to reduce their production of nuclear weapons? Sarah Kreps will explore these timely questions. Challenging common wisdom, Kreps will discuss when and why leaders with a reputation for preferring peace to war (so called “dovish leaders”) can overcome disadvantages at the negotiating table.

Sarah Kreps is a professor of government and adjunct professor of law at Cornell University. In
2017-2018, she was an adjunct scholar at the Modern War Institute at West Point. She is also a Faculty
Fellow in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity at the Cornell Tech Campus in New York
City. Kreps is the author of four books, including, most recently, Taxing Wars: The American Way
of War Finance and the Decline of Democracy
.

This event is free and open to the public.

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German Film Series: "Kebab Connection"

Kebab Connection will be screened at both 4 and 7:30 p.m. and will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact Megan Howes for more information.

Synopsis:
Hip-hop fan Ibrahim aspires to make the first German kung-fu movie. Things get complicated in this zany multicultural comedy when his Turkish family finds out his German girlfriend is pregnant, he encounters a bunch of extortionist gangsters, and he gets caught up in the competition between his parents’ kebab place and the Greek restaurant across the street.

Opening Reception with Studio Art Faculty

4:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, Eli Marsh Gallery
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The 2018-2019 Hugh Hawkins Lecture: "Against the World: Deglobalization in Interwar Europe"

4:30 pm Beneski Earth Sciences Building, 107 (Paino Lecture Hall)

Tara Zahra, the Homer J. Livingston Professor of History at the University of Chicago, speaks on the transnational history of modern Europe. In 1914, the First World War ushered in a quarter century of anti-global retrenchment in Europe. Why did so many Europeans reject globalization after the First World War? What relationship did these anti-global movements have to the rise of radical political movements on the far right and left? And to what extent do the anti-global politics of interwar Europe resemble those of our own time? This lecture is free and open to the public.

Huxley/Evie office hours

Canine Office Hours with Huxley or Evie

Drop by Frost Library for some canine affection and advice from Huxley or Evie. Every Thursday from 4:30-5:30p.m. beside Frost Cafe, or in front of the library when the weather permits.

Staff & Faculty Pub night @ Schwemm's

Please join us for Pub Night at Schwemm's, Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
This week Jess Martin, the administrative director of the Science Center, will be entertaining us with her guitar.

We will bring new fun and entertaining activities to your Thursday evenings. Hope to see you there!

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program hosts a Japanese language table twice a week with Doshisha University student Hikari Yoshida ‘19. All are welcome to attend, and you can come and go as it fits your schedule. We hope to see you there!

AWIS Internship Mixer

Looking for summer research and internship opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Come join us for our 3rd annual Internships Mixer. You'll be able to network with the executive board of the Association for Women in Science, as well as upperclassmen majoring in STEM fields. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from accomplished students who have been in your shoes! Pizza and wings will be served!

Overland Summer Opportunities Information Session

Love the outdoors? Seeking an exciting summer opportunity? For more than 30 years, Overland has offered introductory biking, hiking, language, writing, service and field studies programs domestically and abroad for students in grades 4-12.

51 itineraries, 17 countries, 4 continents: that’s a lot of adventure. Far more than simply a summer experience, Overland aims to provide a life experience with value and resonance that extends beyond the boundaries of a single summer. Trip leaders seek to inspire each student group to see how beautiful, exciting and full of promise the world is.

Overland aims to a build supportive and wholesome team of leaders. Far more than simply counselors or guides, Overland’s leaders act as terrific role models for each group’s young student participants.

Join Overland representatives at this info session to learn more about 2019 opportunities and how to successfully apply for them.

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Talk by Governor John Kasich

John Kasich served as the 69th governor of Ohio from 2011 to 2019 and was a Republican presidential contender in 2000 and 2016. As governor, his priorities included restoring fiscal stability to Ohio, driving economic growth and job creation, modernizing infrastructure, developing a model to fight drug abuse and addiction, and seeking bipartisan solutions on key national issues such as health care.

Prior to serving as Ohio’s governor, he was a member of Congress for 18 years, where he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee and worked to balance the federal budget. Kasich also served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee.

He left Congress in 2001 and served as a managing director of Lehman Brothers, as well as a commentator for FOX News and a presidential fellow at The Ohio State University, from which he graduated in 1974 with a degree in political science.

He is the author of four New York Times best-selling books: Courage is Contagious; Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul; Every Other Monday; and, in 2017, Two Paths: America Divided or United.

The talk is free and open to the public. Amherst students, faculty and staff will receive priority seating. Tickets are required for admission.

Tickets Required
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Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop Series

What is the Introduction to Finance Industry Workshop Series?

This is a 9-week program open to first year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, program director for Careers In Business and Finance, and is designed to help students understand the finance industry and its components, distinguish the nuances of available opportunities and enhance career exploration. Some workshops will include alumni who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion. In addition, some sessions will be followed by an opportunity to engage with young alumni in that part of the finance industry in an organized career fair-type chat room.

How do I register for the Introduction to Finance Workshop Series?

The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held every Thursday from 8 – 9 p.m. beginning February 7, 2019 through April 11, 2019 (excluding March 14). Students who register will be expected to commit to attending all 9 sessions. Space is limited and advance sign-up through Handshake is required. Register on Handshake as soon as possible, as spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis. You will be invited to the other sessions after registering. Please note that registration is capped, and by registering for a slot you are committing to attending all nine sessions. If you register for a slot but are no longer able to commit, please cancel your registration to open it up to another student and email Stephanie Hockman at shockman@amherst.edu. If all slots are filled, email Stephanie to be placed on a waitlist; all other questions may be directed to her as well.

What topics are discussed in the Workshop Series?

The 9-week course will include topics such as:
1. Introduction to finance – defining finance and an overview of the components of the finance industry including a discussion of buy side vs. sell side
2. Investment banking, part 1 – corporate investment bankers
3. Investment banking, part 2– capital markets (including sales & trading, research and investor services)
4. Investment banking, part 3– introduction to operations & supporting functions at an investment bank
5. Introduction to investment management & asset management
6. Overview of hedge funds
7. Introduction to private equity
8. Introduction to private wealth management/asset management
9. Review of the industry and best next steps

Registration Required

French Film Screening: "Persepolis" (2007)

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

"Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

"Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love."

Ongoing Events

Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

until Mar 1 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and noon - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Saturdays. This exhibition will close at noon on Friday, March 1.