Event Calendar

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Weekly ProjectConnect Lunch!

ProjectConnect is a peer-led initiative to help build social connection and community on campus. Drop by the weekly ProjectConnect lunch Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Val community table in the front room to meet the peer facilitators and learn more about it, or to get to know students who've been through the program. Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Hiring for Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Human Resources and the Office of Inclusive Leadership are teaming up to offer this two-hour session on hiring for diversity and inclusion. Learn best practices for achieving a diverse candidate pool and an inclusive search process. Topics include job descriptions and postings, effective interview strategies, and managing implicit bias. This workshop is intended for anyone who will be serving on a staff search committee or participating in the hiring of staff in their department.

Please click the link below to register!

Registration Required
Burnout

Burnout Prevention: the Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

Dynamic speaker and bestselling author Emily Nagoski, PhD, will give a talk on her newly released book, Burnout, which explores the gap between societal expectations of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world. How can you “love your body” when every magazine cover has ten diet tips for becoming “your best self”? How do you “lean in” when you’re already operating at 110% and aren’t recognized for it? Nagoski explains what we’re up against with compassion—and offers concrete strategies to end the stress cycle and fight back. This session is geared toward staff and faculty.

At the Intersection: Gender, Asexuality, and Sexual Agency; The labor of saying “No”

Come join us for a conversation on sexual agency and body ownership. When sex is equated to intimacy and deemed mandatory in relationships, people, especially women, nonbinary, and ace people, experience pressure to say “not now” to sex even if we mean “no” or “never.” Together we will construct a way to create healthy and safe relationships that go beyond narratives of “owed” sex, and help us understand the labor involved in saying “no.” We will conclude with affirmations and cupcakes!

Screenshot of the shoulders and head of a green-haired young woman wearing a striped shirt and stocking cap

Russian Film Screening: Mermaid (РУСАЛКА)

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

The Department of Russian presents Mermaid (РУСАЛКА), a 2007 film directed by Anna Melikyan.

Synopsis: A green-haired girl's family is forced to move from their rural home to Moscow. Once there, the quirky, introverted girl comes of age while clashing with the trappings of the big city.

This movie is in Russian with English subtitles and will be screened at 4 and 7:30 p.m. The runtime is 115 minutes.

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.

Schwemm's Pub Nights - Thursday 5-7

Schwemm's Staff & Faculty Pub night

Join us every Thursday at Schwemm's from 5-7 p.m. Staff and faculty are invited to get together and enjoy a pint, or a glass of wine and some great food! Jess Martin will be gracing us with her covers and original songs. Bring your office mates. Featuring a variety craft beers, wines and sangria.

Science Center Pop-Up Study Break

Take a break before your CHEM exam, ECON exam, or just from your work with free snack provided by First Year Quad Council! Good luck with your midterms!

Students Only

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!

Burnout

The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

Dynamic speaker and bestselling author Emily Nagoski, PhD, will give a talk on her newly released book, Burnout, which explores the gap between societal expectations of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world. How can you “love your body” when every magazine cover has ten diet tips for becoming “your best self”? How do you “lean in” when you’re already operating at 110% and aren’t recognized for it? Nagoski explains what we’re up against with compassion—and offers concrete strategies to end the stress cycle and fight back. This event is geared toward students.

Peer Advocates' 2nd Annual Community Promise Tabling

The Peer Advocate for Sexual Respect will be tabling this week to gather community responses to the prompt "Why and how we support survivors". These responses will be organized into a community poem that will be read by community members on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Powerhouse. Stop by to give your response, sign up to be a reader, take some resources, or just say hello!

Image: Sol Lewitt, Nine Part Modular Cube, sculpture. 1978.

"Symmetry in Art & Science"

All are invited to the Mead for a talk on symmetry with Amherst College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Chris Durr. Join us to learn more about a chemist’s perspective on symmetry, structure and time. Attendees will walk away with a greater understanding of how scientific principles play out visually in our galleries.

Free and open to all!

Susquehanna International Group (SIG) Quantitative Trading Info Session

Susquehanna International Group (SIG) is a global quantitative trading firm founded with an entrepreneurial mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. The firm commits its own capital to trade financial products around the world.

Building virtually all of its own trading technology from scratch, staff members are leaders and innovators in high performance, low latency trading. SIG traders, quants, developers, and systems engineers work side-by-side to develop and implement trading strategies. Each individual brings their unique expertise every day to help make optimal decisions in the global financial markets.

Want to learn more about decision science career paths and opportunities at SIG? Attend this information session to hear from representative Todd Simkin.

National Book Awards on Campus: A Conversation with Jamel Brinkley and Brandon Hobson

As part of Amherst College LitFest 2019, author and WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll hosts a conversation with two 2018 finalists for the National Book Award for Fiction: Jamel Brinkley (A Lucky Man: Stories) and Brandon Hobson (Where the Dead Sit Talking). This event is part of the National Book Awards on Campus program, hosted in partnership with The Common and the National Book Foundation, and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. It is free and open to the public.

The LitFest 2019 schedule has additional event information and biographies of each guest.

*Please note: The venue for this event is Johnson Chapel, which seats 600 people. We recommend arriving early to get a seat.

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.