Event Calendar

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

The Swedish Program

The Swedish Program - Info Table

Explore the beautiful city of Stockholm with The Swedish Program. The Swedish Program offers liberal arts courses in English at the prestigious Stockholm School of Economics, in the heart of the city. Stop by our table to find out more!

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.

Assistant Professor Jinglei Ping, UMass Amherst: "¬2D-Material Biosensors"

The emerging field of biosensors based on two-dimensional (2D) materials offers a pathway to new opportunities in microbioanalytics, highlighting next-generation tools for point-of-care diagnostic, health care, and environmental monitoring. My talk will focus on the unique transduction properties of 2D materials and the downstream biomolecular-sensor applications with unprecedented high sensitivity and efficiency in power, size and cost. I will discuss the self-transducibility of 2D materials at the interface to biofluids; the methodologies I developed to fabricate, functionalize and implement small-scale (~ ????m) 2D-based biosensing devices; and label-free detection of various biomarkers (nucleic acid oligomers, proteinaceous antigens, opioid-neuropeptides, pH) with high sensitivity, e.g. attomolar for DNA, by using the devices. I will conclude by introducing a handheld multiplexed water-quality monitoring robot enabled by graphene aptasensors.

Lotus flower

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

5:00 pm Chapin Hall, Chapin Chapel

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.

Summer Internship Mixer

It's the beginning of the spring semester -- a prime time to begin your summer internship search. Do you feel stuck about how to start? How about you talk to someone who’s been in your shoes not too long ago -- your fellow peers!

Come to the Summer Internship Mixer to learn from upperclassmen about where they've interned in the past and how they were able to search and secure their internships in a fun, low-key environment. Free, tasty food and drinks will be provided. Attendees will have the chance to enter into a raffle for prizes.*

*Must be present at the time of the drawing at the end of the event to be eligible.

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!

Spring 2019 Writing Center Workshops: Writing, Reading, Public Speaking, Time Management

Persuasive Public Speaking

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, 211 (CHI Seminar Room)

The ability to write and speak persuasively is an essential life skill. Whether you are presenting an argument in class, applying for a job or running for public office, you need to be convincing and compelling. In this hands-on workshop, you will develop your own art of persuasion by practicing how to structure and deliver a persuasive speech. This workshop is led by Susan Daniels, Associate for Public Speaking.

Students Only
Registration Required

French Table

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

Renting In New York: A Practical Guide

Planning to relocate to New York City after graduation? Considering a big city move in the future, but feeling overwhelmed by what that might entail?

Join representatives from Manhattan-based residential real estate brokerage firm Cooper & Cooper for their annual "Renting In New York" campus workshop. During the session, agents will break down the ins-and-outs of finding a new apartment in the Big Apple.

With access to over 8000+ buildings throughout NYC, Cooper & Cooper agents are experts at helping graduating students make successful transitions. Their mission is to ensure your experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Food will be served! Learn more about Cooper & Cooper.

Speed Friending

Speed Friending

The Peer Advocates and First Year Experience are excited to bring you Speed Friending! Do you want to meet new people? Expand your social circle? Just take a break and have some fun? Come to speed friending! Move from table to table and spend a short amount of time meeting someone new. We'll have prompt questions (Who is your favorite superhero? Favorite Netflix binge? Outdoor activity you love?) or you can talk about something that interests you. When we ring the bell, move to the next person. Start the new year off by meeting some amazing new people. Raffle prizes and yummy treats are a must.

German Kaffeklatsch

German Kaffeeklatsch

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.

Open House for German Residential Program

Open House for German Residential Program

Tag der Offenen Tür: The German Department will be accepting applications to live in the German House (Porter House) for 2019-20. Come to the Open House with your questions and check out the wonderful atmosphere at the German House. Refreshments will be served.
The applications are available on the Residential Life website (Housing Portal) and are due by February 21, 2019.

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.