Does everything happen for a reason? Where does morality factor into career choice? And more simply, how are you doing anyway? All are welcome to this casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values as we explore together what it’s like to be a person in the world. Hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life staff and a rotation of student, faculty and staff guests. Please reach out if you'd like to co-host a conversation!
Hot cocoa and headshots! Stop by and have your photo taken for your LinkedIn and Handshake profile, stay for some hot cocoa and free swag! The Loeb Center welcomes all students to stop by and mingle with career advisors and student staff. Learn about the Clothing Closet, internship funding, Handshake and more. Walk away from one of the three events (February 1, February 15 and February 18) with your own professional headshot.
Kristen M DeAngelis, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology Department
Microbiology Honors Program Director
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Title: Soil Microbes Acclimate to a Warming World
The acceleration of global warming due to terrestrial carbon (C)-cycle feedbacks is likely to be an important, though poorly defined, component of future climate change. Both the sign and magnitude of these feedbacks in the real Earth system are still highly uncertain due to gaps in basic understanding of terrestrial ecosystem processes. This research takes advantage of an ongoing long-term soil warming experiment in which soils at the Harvard Forest LTER in Massachusetts have been heated for 27 years. Our approach includes a combination of soil biochemistry, isotopic labeling, and trait-based modeling methods. By examining this long-term climate warming manipulation, this research targets two of the biggest questions in soil carbon response to climate warming: how will carbon use efficiency and physical protection of carbon alter microbial feedbacks to climate in a warming world?
Students who will complete unpaid internships or off campus research programs during the summer of 2019 may apply to receive stipends from the college. Join us to learn about the application process and how to submit your application on Handshake. For more information, visit the summer internship funding program website.
We will gather in the Writing Center to write and share fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and other modes of creative writing in a friendly, supportive manner. No homework, just show up. Meetings will be led by writing associate Roy Andrews. All students are welcome.
Join admissions representatives and med students from the University of Michigan Medical School (https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/education/md-program/md-admissions/...) for a virtual chat! We will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 18. Your hosts will be Becky Weeks from the Office of Admissions and Eric Steinbrook '15, M1, plus other medical students. Eric graduated from Amherst in 2015, so has an invaluable alum perspective! You can join the meeting using the following link: https://bluejeans.com/511102945. Be sure to mute your camera and microphone and use the chat feature to ask your questions. #GoBlueMed
Considering a summer abroad? Come to this info session to learn about your program options - which are many! - and what funding opportunities exist. Please remember there is no credit awarded for summer courses, and therefore no aid transfer. But students can apply for an Amherst Summer Study Abroad Fellowship, a national fellowship (e.g. Gilman, Boren) or for aid directly from the program. Learn about these options and hear directly from students who've studied abroad in the summer!