Event Calendar

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tue, Mar 26, 2019

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.

EY-Parthenon Information Table

EY-Parthenon is a strategy consultancy, committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape.

The associate program at EY-Parthenon is highly sought after, as it is an incredible opportunity to fast-track a recent graduate’s career by addressing the most challenging strategic issues that today’s businesses and organizational leaders face.

Stop by this information table to learn more!

EY-Parthenon Office Hours

Want to learn more about EY-Parthenon’s company culture and what it’s like to work there? Wondering if a career in consulting is right for you? Sign up for informational appointments with current EY-Parthenon associates, including Amherst alums, to discuss these and other topics!

EY-Parthenon is a strategy consultancy, committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape.

The associate (full-time) and summer associate (internship) programs at EY-Parthenon are highly sought after, as these roles offer incredible opportunities to fast-track a recent graduate’s career by addressing the most challenging strategic issues that today’s businesses and organizational leaders face. Associates work side by side with an incredible group of peers, highly achieved mentors and senior leaders to advise clients on concerns, opportunities and pathways to help them reach their full potential.

These small-group appointments are 20 minutes in length and open to current sophomores and juniors on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit your resume through Handshake to sign up today!

"Engineering Applications of Light-Matter Interactions" Talk By Tina Shih

Tina Shih, of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, will discuss "Engineering Applications of Light-Matter Interactions."

Abstract: The study of how light interacts with materials serves to uncover phenomena that has led to the development of the sensors and technologies we readily use today. This talk will walk through a few examples of light-matter interactions that have demonstrable applications, including ultrafast material switches, aerial 3D mapping and laser communication to the moon and beyond.

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“When shall we meet again?” Remembering a Trip to Japan in an Album

Naoko Adachi, Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “When shall we meet again?” remembering a trip to Japan in an album.

In 1901, an American couple, Albert and Lillian Allen, traveled to Japan, and documented their trip in an album with photographs. Their album, held today at the Kislak Center for Rare Book and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania, is a unique and interesting collection of photographs because it combines professionally produced photographs and Albert's own snapshots. The professional photographs are large-scale, hand-colored images of famous historical sites and the everyday lives of Japanese people. The smaller snapshots depict scenes from the couple's own trip, recording people and landscapes they encountered. In this presentation, Adachi explores how the album as a format changes the meanings of the photographs within, and how this album helped Albert's family remember their trip.

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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.

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!

EY-Parthenon Diversity Dinner & Discussion

EY-Parthenon is a strategy consultancy, committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape.

Want to learn more about EY-Parthenon’s diversity & inclusion initiatives, company culture and what it’s like to work there? Wondering if a career in consulting is right for you? Attend this Diversity Dinner & Discussion
session (catered by Fresh Side!) to talk about these and other topics with current EY-Parthenon associates, including Amherst alums Gabriella Selover '17 and Olivia Pinney '17.

The associate program at EY-Parthenon is highly sought after, as it is an incredible opportunity to fast-track a recent graduate’s career by addressing the most challenging strategic issues that today’s businesses
and organizational leaders face. Associates work side by side with an incredible group of peers, highly achieved mentors and senior leaders to advise clients on concerns, opportunities and pathways to help them reach their full potential.

A photo of Alfiee Breland-Noble

Cultivating Healthy Communities: Addressing the Mental Health and Well-Being of a Diverse Student Body

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall

Alfiee Breland-Noble provides a unique perspective on examining the mental health needs of diverse students using over twenty years of her research in working with socioeconomically diverse young people, families and communities. She is attuned to the unique factors impacting students of color including marginalized identities and intersectionality. She will share insights on the prominent mental health concerns facing students of color on college campuses, while also providing innovative insights on self-care for students, tips for supporting diverse faculty and training for administrators in improving the campus climate for all.

Alfiee created The AAKOMA (African American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully Healthy Adolescents) Project in 1999 to address depression and other mental health needs of African American youth and young adults of color. Back then, she was an assistant professor focused on developing and implementing rigorous, culturally relevant, patient-centered, community-engaged research and clinical care for people in need. Today, she uses her 20+ years of knowledge and experience to collaborate with diverse teens, young adults, families and communities impacted by mental illness. Her mission is to educate the public about the unique mental health needs of students and young people of color, to educate professionals about the unique perspectives of diverse young people and their mental health and to describe her innovative solutions to supporting diverse young people.

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!

KeyBanc Capital Markets Information Session

KeyBanc's Capital Markets division has opportunities for all majors in both its internship programs and development programs. As one of America’s most recognized financial companies, KeyBanc's success is achieved through one greatest asset — its people. New staff members have the opportunity to contribute on day one — and also get support every step of the way, from co-workers, peers, managers and leadership teams.

Attend this information session to speak directly with alum James Kim '99 about his experiences post-Amherst, what it's like to work in capital markets and at KeyBanc, and how to successfully apply for the company's internship and full-time opportunities.

Body Inclusive Yoga

Sebastian (he/him/his) will lead a yoga class that is consent based, alignment focused and trauma informed. Sebastian creates an affirming learning space that is welcoming to everyone, including beginners, POC and the LGBTQIA+ community. Class will focus on self-empowerment and strengthening the mind-body connection.

Alexander Chee

Literary Reading: Alexander Chee

Named a Best Book of 2018 by New York Magazine, The Washington Post, NPR, and Time Magazine, among others, Alexander Chee’s essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel explores how we form our identities in life and in art. “These essays feel like a life's wisdom, salvaged from a great fire,” Ocean Vuong has said. “This book makes me feel possible.” As a novelist, Chee is the author of Edinburgh and Queen of the Night, and has been described as “masterful” by Roxane Gay and “incendiary” by The New York Times. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.

The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by refreshments.

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Clare Malone at Amherst

Fivethirtyeight senior political reporter Clare Malone is coming to Amherst. She has written for the New York Times, the American Prospect and the New Yorker. In addition to appearing on the weekly fivethirtyeight politics podcast, she regularly writes all about politics and will be sharing some of her ideas about identity politics with us. Come to hear her thoughts or to ask questions about gender in politics, the 2020 democratic primary, responsibly reporting about Trump and more! This event is free and open to the public.

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.

Ongoing Events

 Betsey Garand  Continuum VI    2018 monotype, cognate, pochôir on Rives BFK 27 1/4"  x  22 1/8"; fluorescence microscope photograph mounted on aluminum    12" x 12"  (4000 x magnification)

Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view "Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte," on exhibit from March 4 - August 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

Opening reception will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 4:30 – 6 p.m in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (Frost Library, 2nd Floor).

Professor Caroline Goutte is Chair of the Biology Department and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.

A Pressing Conference

Against Doom - an exhibition by artist-in-residence Macon Reed

until Apr 5 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and from noon - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Saturdays. This exhibition will close at noon on Friday, April 5.

Birth Doula Workshop

This semester, a birth doula workshop will be happening on campus. The course will be four full days long on March 23 and 24, and April 6 and 7. This opportunity will be open to Amherst College community members, as well as people from the local community. The workshop will be hosted by Michelle L'Esperance, a trained doula.

Registration Required

Bodies Week

Join the Student Health Educators for two weeks of events that focus on exploring your relationship with your body and celebrating what it does for you. See a full list of events on our Facebook!