Event Calendar

March 2020

Sun, Mar 1, 2020

Portrait of Ben Rhodes

"Writing the White House: An Insider's Account"

Join Obama aide Ben Rhodes, author of the best-selling book The World As It Is, and his Random House editor, Andy Ward '94, in discussion with host Cullen Murphy '74.

Followed by audience Q&A and book signing. Free and open to the public.

Ben Rhodes is author of the New York Times best-seller The World As It Is; a contributor for NBC News, MSNBC and Crooked Media; and co-chair of National Security Action. From 2009 to 2017, Rhodes served as President Barack Obama’s deputy national security advisor, participating in nearly all key decisions and overseeing national security communications, speechwriting, public diplomacy and global engagement programming. He also led the secret negotiations to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba, and supported the negotiations to conclude the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. Before joining the administration, Rhodes was a senior speechwriter and foreign policy advisor to the Obama campaign. Rhodes has a B.A. from Rice University and an M.F.A. from New York University.

Andy Ward '94 came to Random House in 2009 after working for almost 15 years as a features editor in magazines—first at Esquire, and then at GQ. Among the writers he has worked with as a book editor are George Saunders, Lena Dunham, Paul Kalanithi, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Wesley Morris, Emily Bazelon, Judd Apatow, Liana Finck, Michael Moss and Ben Rhodes. He is currently executive vice president and publisher of Random House. He lives in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., with his wife, Jenny Rosenstrach '93, and their two daughters.

Cullen Murphy ’74 is editor-at-large of The Atlantic, where he has spent most of his career, and a former editor-at-large of Vanity Fair. His most recent book is Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe, a memoir about the large cartoonist colony in Fairfield County, Conn. His other books include Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and The Fate of America and God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World. For 25 years he collaborated with his father, illustrator John Cullen Murphy, on the comic strip Prince Valiant. Murphy was a longtime member of Amherst College’s board of trustees and chaired the board from 2012 to 2018. He lives in Massachusetts.

Mon, Mar 2, 2020

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“Mariah Garnett Selected Video Works,” An Exhibition by Mariah Garnett

Selected Video Works presents four videos by Mariah Garnett made between 2010 and 2014. These works represent the early cornerstones of her experimental documentary practice. In all four films, the relationship between subject and filmmaker is foregrounded, calling into question the power dynamics at play in representational art practices.

“Garbage, The City, And Death” uses a Fassbinder text to reframe a real-life relationship between long-lost siblings as a romantic rivalry. It was Garnett’s first attempt to mix theatricality with a real relationship between herself and her subject.

“Picaresques” takes its inspiration from Lieutenant Nun, the autobiography of a transgender conquistador at the turn of the 17th century as its inspiration and abruptly becomes a portrait of Garnett’s own friendship with a 9-year-old tomboy from Santa Monica. It is an attempt to look to the past and future for heroes of a similar gender to the artist’s own.

“Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin” moves through phases of idolization, anxiety ending in a touchdown in reality in a conversation between the artist and Berlin himself. This is the first film in which Garnett used impersonation as a strategy for representing her subject.

Finally, “Full Burn” marks a shift in Garnett’s practice away from overtly queer themes to the geopolitical. It is a portrait of four U.S. war veterans who have continued to use their own physicality to earn a living, three as stunt men and one as a massage therapist. It is a meditation on masculine duty, trauma and re-enactment.

Bio:
Mariah Garnett is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. in American civilization and an M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in film/video. In 2019 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video for her feature film, Trouble, which premiered at the London Film Festival and was named one of the best documentaries of the year by Sight + Sound. Her work has screened and been exhibited internationally at venues including The New Museum, The Hammer Museum, Tate Belfast, REDCAT, SFMoMA and her exhibiting gallery, Commonwealth + Council. She is a MacDowell Fellow, and her work has been featured in Bomb, Artforum and Reverse Shot.

Book Quest

Book Quest is a quest for queers in literature. Come read and recommend books for the QRC library!

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Biology Monday Seminar: “A Tale of Two Symbioses: Development and Maintenance of Bacterial Partnerships with the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid”

4:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall A011

Sarah McAnulty, Ph.D., assistant research professor at the University of Connecticut, will give a talk titled “A Tale of Two Symbioses: Development and Maintenance of Bacterial Partnerships with the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid.”

McAnulty is a squid biologist and the executive director of the science communication nonprofit Skype a Scientist! In her talk, she will cover her research on the Hawaiian bobtail squid and its relationship with the bioluminescent bacterium Vibrio fischeri and how the immune system plays a role in these interactions. She will also speak on the symbiosis within the female squid’s reproductive system, the accessory nidamental gland. In addition to discussing her science, she will discuss the many ways that scientists can get involved in their communities, both local and online.

It’s On Us Campaign

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect in collaboration with Amherst LEADS is hosting the It’s On Us Campaign at Amherst College. This is a national college-centered campaign whose mission engage members of these communities to pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses. To join It’s On Us, we ask students and Amherst community members to “take the pledge” and participate in our photo campaign.

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“Securofeminists, Muslims and the Political Geography of Gender Violence”

Lila Abu-Lughod is the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, where she teaches anthropology and gender studies. A leading voice in the debates about culture, gender, Islam and global feminist politics, her award-winning books and articles have been translated into 14 languages. Her most recent book, published by Harvard University Press in 2013, is titled Do Muslim Women Need Saving?.

Abu-Lughod’s scholarship, mostly ethnographic and based on long-term fieldwork in Egypt, has focused on the power of cultural forms, from poetry to television soap operas; the politics of knowledge and representations of cultural “others”; violence and memory; and the question of liberalism and global projects of human and women’s rights. She has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a Carnegie Scholar, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. Sponsored by the Center for Humanistic Inquiry Feminist Thought Working Group.

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

It's on Us Amherst

It’s On Us Campaign

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect in collaboration with Amherst LEADS is hosting the It’s On Us Campaign at Amherst College. This is a national college-centered campaign whose mission engage members of these communities to pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses. To join It’s On Us, we ask students and Amherst community members to “take the pledge” and participate in our photo campaign.

University of Queensland - Study Abroad Info table

Ranked in the world's top 50, The University of Queensland is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions. Stop by Keefe Atrium to talk about your study abroad opportunities!

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Common Table

Common Table This Week: Faith and Environmental Responsibility

All are welcome to Common Table—a weekly, drop-in lunch conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values. Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Serving Tea ft. Dante Brown

A monthly meet and greet with LGBTQ+ staff or faculty. This month’s guest is Dante Brown, current artist-in-residence. Lunch will be served!

Latinx Reception

Latinx Reception

This event will provide Latinx students, staff and faculty with opportunities for networking, meeting new and old friends, and engaging in informal discussions over appetizers and great company. Latinx supporters are welcomed to attend.

Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi, American Museum of Natural History: “Identifying Observational Signatures of Brown Dwarf and Giant Planet Formation”

Brown dwarfs are the critical link between the products of stellar and planetary formation pathways; hence, their population properties and compositions can inform on the likelihood of either formation history. In particular, multiplicity is a direct outcome of formation, yet it is challenging to measure it in a consistent way, since each binary detection technique is sensitive to a different range of separations and mass ratios.

In this talk, I will present results from a volume-limited spectroscopic sample, including a new binary fraction straddling the hydrogen-burning minimum mass, which separates stars from brown dwarfs. I will discuss future directions for a comprehensive characterization of both the statistical distributions of the population of multiple systems and the fundamental properties of their individual components as a function of age. These are crucial steps to identify spectroscopic signatures of formation.

Event poster featuring a blue outline of Latin America on a red, orange and yellow background, as well as a small photo of Chambers-Ju

“Mobilizing Teachers: The Political Strategies of Mass Member Organizations in Latin America”

Christopher Chambers-Ju ’04, visiting assistant professor at the College of the Holy Cross, will give a talk titled “Mobilizing Teachers: The Political Strategies of Mass Member Organizations in Latin America.”

Chambers-Ju received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2017. His research examines the politics of education through a focus on teachers’ unions. Studying the cases of Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, he examines why some teachers take to the streets while others form an organized voting bloc, with distinct relationships to political parties. By focusing on teachers, he seeks to shed light on broader dynamics of education policy-making and political change in contemporary Latin America.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Amherst College with funding from the Lurcy Endowment and the Lamont Funds.

Beesy Strategy: Behavioral Science Consulting Info Session

Beesy is an insights-based professional services company, purpose-built to leverage deep, applied behavioral science expertise from academia, as well as best-in-industry marketing and insight acumen, to deliver greater commercial impact.

Founder Elys Roberts established the agency in 2015, with the goal to bring the science of decision-making to an industry where the primary goal is to understand decision-making. Clients typically come from the Pharmaceutical and CPG industries.

If you believe in the tremendous potential of behavioral science to dramatically improve how we understand human decision-making -- and you have a passion for behavioral science, brand management, consumer insights, management consulting, or design-thinking -- Beesy Strategy recruiters would love to hear from you.

Attend this information session to hear more from Amherst alum Alexander Levine ’15 about how behavioral science concepts inform Beesy’s approach to client work, what a “day in the life” looks like for Analysts at the firm, and how to successfully apply for their entry-level opportunities.

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Registration Open for LACOL Online Non-credit Data Science Course

Based on a successful first run of the Data Science class last summer, the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL) Faculty and Administrative Advisory Councils unanimously and enthusiastically approved the course to run again in summer 2020. Notably, the summer 2020 online course opportunity is open to Amherst College students as a not for credit option. The class will take place from June 10 – August 7. There is no charge or tuition for this summer’s course.
This fully online class is designed primarily for students with no prior coding experience who have taken or are taking a first calculus course. Interested students should not have previously taken an introductory data science course (e.g., STAT231, ASTR 200). Students should ensure that have sufficient time available during the summer to complete course assignments. For more information please see https://lacol.net/critical-ds/.
To sign up please send Nicholas Horton (nhorton@amherst.edu) an application (as a single pdf) that includes a 1) statement for why you would like to take the class, 2) a brief summary of your background and interests, 3) list of prior courses taken at Amherst, 4) a commitment to complete the coursework if you were admitted, 5) and the names of two faculty references who could speak to your ability to undertake independent work. Deadline for application is March 20 (to guarantee consideration).

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Middlebury Language Schools Info Session

Learn more about the Middlebury Language Schools from the director of admissions. Middlebury College has been delivering 7-8-week summer immersion language programs from complete beginner to graduate level for over 100 years. The difference is the Language Pledge. We offer 11 languages in Vermont for college credit with scholarships and financial aid.

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It's on Us Amherst

It’s On Us Campaign

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect in collaboration with Amherst LEADS is hosting the It’s On Us Campaign at Amherst College. This is a national college-centered campaign whose mission engage members of these communities to pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses. To join It’s On Us, we ask students and Amherst community members to “take the pledge” and participate in our photo campaign.

Loeb Center 2020-21 Internships - Information Table

Drop by to hear about the opportunities to join the Loeb Center team as one of our 2020-21 interns or Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). We're hiring PCAs, employer engagement interns, marketing interns, finance and consulting interns and an arts and communication intern.

Professional Norms in the Workplace

How are we ‘supposed’ to conduct ourselves at work? What’s it like to have a professional relationship with a supervisor? How can we communicate respectfully while still expressing ourselves? How might we get to know a company’s culture? How might we ask for advice at work?
During this one-hour workshop, learn about expectations, best practices and strategies for understanding expected professional behaviors and etiquette in the workplace. Every organization has its own culture, leadership, mission and identity: we’ll cover the constants, the variables and the possibilities in different environments.
*This program is part of the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program Professional Development Series.*

5-College Program in Culture, Health and Science

Come learn more about the 5-College Program in Culture, Health and Science (CHS)! CHS is a certificate program (analogous to a minor) that allows students to explore human health, disease and healing from interdisciplinary perspectives. It links understandings of history, culture, and behavior with clinical, biological and epidemiological models of health and disease. Students design a plan of study that approaches “health” holistically from the perspective of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. You can find out more at https://www.fivecolleges.edu/chs.
Pita Pockets will be served at 6 p.m. Stay for “COVID-19: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable on the Coronavirus” from 7-8:30 p.m. in the same place!

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"If You Can't Fix It, Don't Break It: African Feminisms and Climate Justice"

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Five College Women's Studies Research Center, 83 College Street, South Hadley, MA

Shailja Patel, Kenyan author of Migritude and Nobel Women’s Initiative Spotlighted Global Activist, breaks down the ways in which African women are silenced, excluded and erased in current global discourse on climate crisis and shows how African feminisms are critical to the concept of climate justice.

This event is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund at Amherst College.

COVID-19: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable on the Coronavirus

Please come join us for an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on the coronavirus. We’ll talk about the coronavirus and demonstrate the power of cross-disciplinary exchange.

A Five College Culture, Health and Science Certificate information session will take place beforehand from 6 to 7 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall.

Food will be catered by Pita Pockets at 6 p.m.

Panelists:
Katherine Mason, medical anthropologist, Brown University, author of Infectious Change: Reinventing Chinese Public Health after an Epidemic
Mandy Muller, virologist, UMass Amherst Department of Microbiology
Andrew Lover, infectious disease epidemiologist, UMass Amherst School of Public Health
George Qiao, historian of China, Amherst College

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

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Winter Warmers: Foods and Beverages to Warm You Up from the Inside Out

You don't need to like spicy foods to enjoy this hands-on workshop inspired by the practices of Ayurveda, an ancient wellness system from India. We'll discuss (and taste test) foods and beverages that will help warm you from the inside out. These age-old dietary practices were used to aid digestion and maintain health, even in the doldrums of winter. Participants will sample a variety of foods and beverages and leave with recipes that they can duplicate on their own. This program is presented by Molly Kitchen and offered in
conjunction with Embodied Taste and HR Wellness.

Free and open to Amherst College faculty and staff!

It's On Us Amherst

It’s On Us Campaign

Join us on Monday, March 2, through Thursday, March 5, in Val and Keefe Atriums to take the pledge as an Amherst College community. The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect, in collaboration with Amherst LEADS, is hosting the It’s On Us Campaign at Amherst College. This is a national college-centered campaign whose mission engage members of these communities to pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses. To join It’s On Us, we ask students and Amherst community members to “take the pledge” and participate in our photo campaign.

Loeb Center 2020-21 Internships - Information Table

Drop by to hear about the opportunities to join the Loeb Center team as one of our 2020-21 interns or Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). We're hiring PCAs, employer engagement interns, marketing interns, finance and consulting interns and an arts and communication intern.

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German Film Series: "Gundermann"

Watch a gripping portrait of the legendary East German singer-songwriter Gerhard Gundermann (brilliantly played by Alexander Scheer). While successful as a composer and performer, Gundermann kept his job in a lignite mine, and his outspoken insistence on personal freedom and criticism of authorities made him run afoul of the communist regime. Yet there were some dark secrets in his life that emerged after the unification of Germany that he struggled to come to terms with.

This film will be shown at both 4 and 7:30 p.m., in German with English subtitles.

Neuroscience Lecture by Torsten Klengel: “Translational Research in Psychiatry from Humans to Monkeys and Back”

Torsten Klengel, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Translational Molecular Genomics Laboratory at McLean Hospital, will speak on “Translational Research in Psychiatry from Humans to Monkeys and Back.”

Abstract: Genetic and environmental factors profoundly influence the risk to develop psychiatric disorders. A number of large clinical studies provide evidence for the long-term effects of early life stress on disease trajectories across the lifespan and even across generations. My talk will focus on the concept of gene-environment interaction and how the environment influences epigenetic cellular programming with a focus on HPA axis function. I will introduce the concept of inter- and transgenerational effects of environmental exposure and how nonhuman primate studies can bridge a translational gap between studies in rodents and clinical studies in humans.

Refreshments will be served.

Portrait of Chon Noriega

Helene Keyssar Lecture: “Seeing Ghosts: Latinx Video in the American Art Museum” with Chon A. Noriega

Chon A. Noriega is professor of cinema and media studies and director of the Chicano Studies Research Center, both at UCLA, and consulting curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). He has published on media, performance and the visual arts. Noriega has curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Home—So Different, So Appealing (2017-18), Asco and Friends: Exiled Portraits (2014), L.A. Xicano (2011-12) and Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement (2008-10). He is currently completing a book on artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz (b. 1934) and an oral history project on Daniel Joseph Martinez (b. 1957).

Noriega describes the subject of his lecture as follows: “I remember walking through the WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution exhibition with Barbara Hammer in spring 2007. She had insisted that the curators show her films in the museum galleries and play them on a loop, not exile them to a side theater where they would be shown on a schedule. But letting her speak during the walkthrough was another matter. So Barbara grabbed the microphone and stood by her work: ‘Film is an art form,’ she began. Today, media installations and even two-dimensional media works like Barbara’s are quite common in contemporary art exhibitions. This talk is not so much about the aesthetic status of film/video in the gallery space—one dealt with quite well by Kate Mondloch and Catherine Elwes—as it is about the curatorial frameworks that render certain artists and artworks as ‘orphans of modernism’ or ‘ghosts of modernity.’ I will draw on my own experiences as a curator and art historian who was trained in cinema and media studies.”

A reception will follow.

Professor Andrea Frisch

Biennial Lecture in Honor of Professor Jay L. Caplan: “The Histoire Mémorable Between News and History: Framing Accounts of Current Events in the French Wars of Religion”

Professor Andrea Frisch from the University of Maryland, College Park, and Leibniz Universität Hannover will give the biennial lecture in honor of Professor Jay L. Caplan. Her talk, “The Histoire Mémorable Between News and History: Framing Accounts of Current Events in the French Wars of Religion,” will address the ways in which current or very recent events were packaged generically in the turbulent context of the French Wars of Religion.

“At the center of my investigation is the histoire mémorable, since in 16th-century France – in contrast to her European neighbors – some form of this label was regularly applied to accounts of current events. As a generic indicator, the category is deeply ambiguous: On the one hand, the term 'mémorable' implied a shared inheritance of consensually venerated material that one had a duty to remember, and that was traditionally associated with History; on the other, in the glut of printed matter in the age of confessional conflict, the epithet 'mémorable' was repeatedly attached to material that was recent, undigested and frequently contentious, characteristics more typical of what was coming to be known as news. Ultimately, the histoire mémorable was the terrain upon which personal, polemical, pamphlet-style accounts could make a bid for entry into the long-term, capital-H historical record.”

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

This event is co-sponsored by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series at Amherst, the Amherst College Department of French and the Turgeon Fund.

Photograph of event speakers Emily Potter-Ndiaye and Bradford Garvey

Arts at Amherst Initiative Spring Soirée

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Bailey Brown House

The Arts at Amherst Initiative’s Spring Soirée gives arts faculty and staff members a chance to socialize over drinks and food at the Bailey Brown House. As part of the Soirée, Emily Potter-Ndiaye, Dwight and Kirsten Poler & Andrew W. Mellon Head of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Mead Art Museum, and Bradford Garvey, Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Amherst College, will give short presentations on their recent work. Food and drinks will be provided!
This event is open to all faculty and staff!

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Dr. David Eng Presents “Absolute Apology, Absolute Forgiveness”

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Hall, Room A011

Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies Symposium: “Looking Back to the Future: 20 Years of A/P/A Studies in the Five Colleges” presented by Dr. David Eng, the Richard L. Fisher Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: Schools as Sacred Spaces, with Cyndy Jean '07

The world of education is changing rapidly. Educators must now face a variety of new challenges in this digital age. As aspiring teachers and academic leaders, we should never forget that strong, successful teaching and leadership happens when we keep humanity at the center of the conversation. Join Cyndy to learn about leadership, the value of finding wise and supportive mentors, and the nature of education in modern schools.

Cyndy Jean ‘07 is in her fifth year as the Director of the Middle School at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. She began her career at Hackley thirteen years ago as an assistant teacher in second grade. She then taught in the English Department and has coached field hockey throughout her tenure. Cyndy holds a master’s degree in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University and a second master’s degree in Teaching and Special Education in Grades 1-6 from Fordham University. She is currently a Fellow in the National Association of Independent Schools’ Aspiring Heads Program, serves on the Fairchester Alliance for hiring and retaining faculty of color, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Tree of Life Orphanage, a non-profit organization serving and educating over 200 children in Source Matelas, Haiti.

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Keynote with Freeman Hrabowski

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall (E110)

At age 12, Freeman Hrabowski marched with Martin Luther King. Now he is president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he works to create an environment that helps under-represented students—specifically African-American, Latino and low-income learners—get degrees in math and science. His TED Talk on the four pillars of college success has been viewed over 1 million times.

He will be visiting Amherst College March 5-6 and will present a keynote lecture about his new book The Empowered University: Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success. The book probes the way senior leaders, administrators, staff, faculty and students facilitate academic success by cultivating an empowering institutional culture and broad leadership for innovation. They examine how shared leadership enables an empowered campus to tackle tough issues by taking a hard look in the mirror, noting strengths and weaknesses while assessing opportunities and challenges.

This event is free and open to the public.

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75 Dollar Bill Performance

75 Dollar Bill was formed in 2012 in New York City by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen. Played on a deeply resonant plywood crate, Brown’s earthy, elemental rhythms are both the foundation and the foil for Chen’s ecstatic, modal guitar style. The duo’s electric, richly patterned music can shape-shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism, an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on the modal traditions of West Africa, India and the Middle East, early electric blues, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their hometown. While Brown and Chen are always at the band’s core, the duo frequently expands into other configurations live and on record, from trio to 25-piece marching band.

From Uncut:
http://www.uncut.co.uk/features/ecstatic-music-75-dollar-bill-100825

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Come and join the Russian House for Russian Tea! All students interested in Russian language or culture, no matter their level of language proficiency, are welcome. Food and tea are included!

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Fellowships for Grad Study in the UK Tea/Info Session

Sip some tea and learn about several fellowships that fund graduate study in the UK. We’ll discuss the Churchill, Gates, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Saint Andrew’s, and Fulbright UK grants, as well as what makes a strong applicant. All class years welcome. Questions? Contact Christine Overstreet, coverstreet@amherst.edu, or call 413-542-2536. Register your interest.

Registration Required

Loeb Center 2020-21 Internships - Information Table

Drop by to hear about the opportunities to join the Loeb Center team as one of our 2020-21 interns or Peer Career Advisors (PCAs). We're hiring PCAs, employer engagement interns, marketing interns, finance and consulting interns and an arts and communication intern.

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Employee Appreciation Day Chili Cook Off

On Employee Appreciation Day, the Employee Council will host its first ever Amherst College Chili Cook Off! Enjoy homemade chili with all the toppings, along with chili dogs, cornbread, salad, and dessert! Try nine staff-made chilis and vote for your favorite! Judges' Choice and Staff Choice awards! Come join the fun! Lunch is on us!

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: The Value of Courageous Conversations for People/Women of Color in their Work, Lunch with Cyndy Jean ’07

Now in her thirteenth year as an educator in independent schools, and her fifth year as a senior administrator, Cyndy has learned to develop a series of strategies for personal and professional growth, as well as how to develop a strategic plan that helps her to connect with school leadership and train faculty. Over a catered lunch, she will share how she has learned to navigate the courageous conversations needed for growth and success in the workplace. Please register through Handshake to join us.

Cyndy Jean ‘07, is the Director of the Middle School at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. Cyndy holds a master’s degree in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University and a second master’s degree in Teaching and Special Education in Grades 1-6 from Fordham University. She is currently a Fellow in the National Association of Independent Schools’ Aspiring Heads Program, serves on the Fairchester Alliance for hiring and retaining faculty of color, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Tree of Life Orphanage, a non-profit organization serving and educating over 200 children in Source Matelas, Haiti.

While at Amherst, Cyndy actively participated in programs held by the Black Student Union, served on the leadership team of the Bi-Semester Worship Committee, and sang with the Terras Irradient a capella group. She was a Black Studies major and completed the pre-med concentration.

Cyndy is the proud sibling of a recent Hackley School graduate and the mother of two toddlers, Zadie (3) and Zion (1).

Registration Required
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Professor Amy Coddington: "Containing Black Noise: Radio Responds to Hip-Hop in the Early 1990s"

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.

The music department continues its Research in Music speaker series featuring department faculty discussing their work.

In the late 1980s, hip-hop moved from the margins to the mainstream, from New York block parties to family rooms across America. But despite this tremendous growth in popularity, many in the music industry hadn't come around to the relatively new style. In this talk, Professor Coddington will analyze how the radio industry reacted to hip-hop's popularity, tracing the emergence of "rap-free" radio stations and examining how these stations segregated the American public by protecting white listeners from hip-hop's black sounds.

For more information, contact Professor Jason Robinson (jrobinson@amherst.edu).

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Harrison Blum, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

The Life Stories Series provides a forum for the Amherst community to get to know each other outside of our professional and academic roles. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member will share a story from their lives, followed by the opportunity for participants to engage in reflection and discussion. Lunch provided.

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Tom Welsh at the Mead: "When Parallel Lines Intersect: Albert Ayler, Terry Riley"

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Mead Art Museum, William Green Study Room

Join us for a lecture by Tom Welsh, director of performing arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Welsh's talk, "When Parallel Lines Intersect: Albert Ayler, Terry Riley," will highlight two of the signature developments in music during the 1960s: free jazz and minimalism. Though they arrived at very different results, their roots and impulses were similar in their search for the ecstatic. Welsh's talk will be a consideration of the motivations and impact of two major artists who emerged in the 1960s, Albert Ayler and Terry Riley.

Welsh was invited to campus by Associate Professor of Music Darryl Harper '90. This lecture is presented in conjunction with Harper's class "Jazz History After 1945: Experimentalism, Pluralism, and Traditionalism" and supported by the Arts at Amherst and the music department.

It is free and open to everyone!

Professor Rory Waterman standing in a laboratory

Cheminar: “Phosphorus, Photons and Metals: Increasingly Efficient Ways to P–C Bonds”

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall - #A011

Seminar with Professor and Associate Dean Rory Waterman, University of Vermont, Chemistry Department

Story Time with Lorraine Avila

Join the MRC and La Causa for a storytelling event and Q+A session with Lorraine Avila. Through her storytelling, Lorraine Avila seeks to break free from generational trauma by continuing to rupture the traditions of silence. She will be reading from her most recent book, Malcriada. Food from El Comalito will be provided.

Sat, Mar 7, 2020

Birth Doula Workshop

Siobhan Marks and I have been working to organize a doula training workshop with Warm Welcome Birth Services. Doulas provide non-medical support to laboring people. The training will be on campus March 7, 8, 28, and 29 and four-day attendance is required in order to be eligible for certification. This training is taught by a certified professional midwife, and ends with a hands-on module with pregnant families. Sign up ASAP if you are interested. Currently, funding for the training is pending, but likely. If you need more information, please contact me or Siobhan.

Registration Required

Persist.

Come and experience 30 patients’ journeys through dTMS treatment for major depressive disorder. This piece by Amherst student Christianna Mariano is part of an exploration of how we can use sound to interpret data in different ways. Owen Miur, Amherst alumnus and Medical Director of Brooklyn Minds, will be speaking about his cutting edge research with dTMS treatment, and Jake Meginsky, filmmaker, composer and visiting lecturer at Amherst College, will be performing.

ON-CAMPUS AUDIENCE ONLY: ASO with Stravinsky’s "Pulcinella" and "Petrushka"

UPDATE: From now until at least May 1, all Amherst College events are restricted to Amherst students, faculty, and staff (Amherst ID required).

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra (ASO) presents the fourth in its yearlong series of concerts devoted to the music of classical Russian Masters with a program of works by 20th-century modernist Igor Stravinsky.

The program will feature music from two of Stravinsky’s seminal ballet scores: the orchestral suite derived from Pulcinella, as well as the complete music to Petrushka. Mark Lane Swanson, music director, conducts, and Faith Wen ’20 is the featured pianist in Petrushka.

Both ballets feature Pulcinella, a stock character of 17th-century Neapolitan commedia dell’arte and comic puppet popular ever since throughout Europe (e.g., known as Punch in England, Petrushka in Russia). Pulcinella is in Stravinsky’s “neoclassical style” and is derived from pre-existing works by Italian Baroque composers, including Pergolesi. Petrushka is in Stravinsky’s fiery primitivist and radical rhythmic “signature” style, full of coloristic effects and exoticisms. In Pulcinella, our marionette hero loves elusive Pimpinella; in Petrushka, he competes with a Moor for the attentions of a ballerina. In both, he dies and is brought back to life by a magician.

Tickets are available at the door beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12; and free to Amherst and all Five College students with ID.

Tickets Required

Ice Skating!

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm UMass Ice Rink

AC After Dark is hosting an ice skating event at Mullins Center Community Ice Rink this coming Saturday! On March 7, we will have a bus that leaves from Converse at 8:10 p.m., and from UMass at 10:45 p.m. We will also cover entrance fee/skate rentals. Snacks will be provided! Scan the QR code to sign up!

Sun, Mar 8, 2020

New England Aquarium Trip

Join the Sustainable Oceans Alliance for a trip to the New England Aquarium! Please sign up using the link below by midnight on Wednesday, Feb 26.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0CYhVWPEo7OMdDOTStV-3zIS0kw23...

Students Only
Registration Required
Bi-Semester Service at Amherst College

Hermenia T. Gardner Bi-Semester Christian Worship Service

Join Rev. Tim Adkins-Jones '04 and the Gospel Choir for the first Hermenia T. Bi-Semester Christian Worship Service of the semester. The Bi-Semester Worship Series is designed for and by students to provide an on-campus Christian worship experience which affirms African-American religious traditions. The uniqueness of the African-American religious experience lends itself to the renewal of our deep spiritual feelings and to the uplifting of ourselves and our community. The entire college community is warmly invited to come share with us in the worship service and the reception immediately afterward.

Mon, Mar 9, 2020

PB+J Study Break Poster

PB+J Study Break

Join us at our first Pan and Bi Joy meeting of the Spring Semester! For this meeting, we will be having a study break where we will be serving hot cocoa and other snacks. In addition to the food, we will have fun games to play that can hopefully make your stressful midterm season a bit more bearable.

Students Only
The Walker Problem Solving Competition in Mathematics: Monday, March 9, 7 - 10 pm, SMUD 014

The Walker Problem Solving Competition in Mathematics

Students Only

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Employee Council March Coffee Hour, Theme: AC Policies

Employee Council March Coffee Hour, Theme: AC Policies

This month's Employee Council Coffee Hour will focus on Amherst College policies. Come share your questions and concerns about the Staff Handbook (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/441115) and other Amherst College policies (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575727). Meet Employee Council representatives and other staff from around campus, talk about policies (and other issues) that matter to you and enjoy a free coffee and muffin—it’s on us!

APA Paris Information Table

Visit with an APA representative to talk about how you can build your schedule by choosing courses, in any field of study, at our 11 University of Paris and higher education partner institutions, in-house electives or replace a class with an independent study/research. Receive weekly one-on-one language support with a French professor and teaching assistant. A wide range of academic support is available throughout your term in Paris.

APA is a boutique program provider in Paris, France, with a passion to provide a first-rate study abroad experience that unites academic excellence with the beauty and richness of French and Francophone culture.

Students Only
Common Table

Common Table This Week: Facing Challenge From a Religious/Spiritual Perspective

This event is open to current Amherst College students, faculty and staff (Amherst College ID required).

All are welcome to Common Table—a weekly, drop-in lunch conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values. Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Professor Katherine Aidala, Mount Holyoke College: “Evolution of Magnetic States in a Local Circular Magnetic Field”

This event is open to current Amherst College students, faculty and staff (Amherst College ID required).

When the size of a ferromagnetic structure is on the order of a single domain, where all magnetic moments align parallel to one another, fascinating physics can result. Circularly symmetric structures (i.e., disks and rings) can support a “vortex” state in which the moments align circumferentially with a clockwise or counterclockwise circulation. Typical experiments that apply in-plane magnetic fields cannot select between the CW and CCW states. Instead, we locally pass current through the tip of an atomic force microscope to apply a circular field, directly controlling the vortex circulation. Magnetic force microscopy allows us to image the resulting states in disks and rings. Simulations predict novel states with multiple 360-degree domain walls in rings, which we can understand by considering the switching process and the topology of the domain walls. Potential applications in data storage will be discussed.

Glee Club Wintry Mix

Glee Club Wintry Mix

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall

Seeking a break from the stressful work? Brighten your winter evening with Amherst Glee Club’s signature songs! Amherst Glee Club is one of the oldest college choirs in the United States. The concert features fun, chill tones of various themes and styles, some performed at Lincoln Center on January. Donuts and hot chocolate will be available.

This event is open to Amherst College students, faculty and staff (Amherst College ID required).

German Kaffeeklatsch

German Kaffeeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Students Only

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Registration Open for LACOL Online Non-credit Data Science Course

Based on a successful first run of the Data Science class last summer, the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL) Faculty and Administrative Advisory Councils unanimously and enthusiastically approved the course to run again in summer 2020. Notably, the summer 2020 online course opportunity is open to Amherst College students as a not for credit option. The class will take place from June 10 – August 7. There is no charge or tuition for this summer’s course.
This fully online class is designed primarily for students with no prior coding experience who have taken or are taking a first calculus course. Interested students should not have previously taken an introductory data science course (e.g., STAT231, ASTR 200). Students should ensure that have sufficient time available during the summer to complete course assignments. For more information please see https://lacol.net/critical-ds/.
To sign up please send Nicholas Horton (nhorton@amherst.edu) an application (as a single pdf) that includes a 1) statement for why you would like to take the class, 2) a brief summary of your background and interests, 3) list of prior courses taken at Amherst, 4) a commitment to complete the coursework if you were admitted, 5) and the names of two faculty references who could speak to your ability to undertake independent work. Deadline for application is March 20 (to guarantee consideration).

Students Only

CANCELLED: Screening of “Trouble” with Filmmaker Mariah Garnett

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

CANCELLED: Porter House Concert

Customizable Body Wash

College students throw away half a billion plastic toiletry containers every year. Come to Val to customize your body wash with different essential oil combinations. Every toiletry purchase comes in reusable container that you can refill every month on campus.

Now Virtual: U.S. Department of State Student Opportunities and Careers Info Session

NOTE: This event is still being offered at the same date/time, only VIRTUALLY. Please ensure you have registered on Handshake to attend, and the presenter will be in touch via e-mail with log in instructions. Feel free to contact him with any questions via BeekmanPM@state.gov.
Are you interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy? Want to use your Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish or Portuguese skills to serve as a Consular Fellow? Curious about State Department internships or graduate fellowships?
Attend the U.S. Department of State Information Session and meet with Philip Beekman, the U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for New England. Attendees will learn about careers with the department and how you can serve your country by working in any one of more than 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions overseas or in Washington, D.C.
Opportunities include Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Service professionals, internships and fellowships. Not just for political science, international affairs or languages majors; the State Department is also actively recruiting from the fields of business and finance, computer science and information technology, human resources, engineering and more. All majors welcome!

Students Only

CANCELLED: Ethnic Identity: Developing a Latina/o Identity

CANCELLED: Fulbright Info Session & Pizza with FB Director Erica Lutes

Stay tuned for other opportunities to learn about Fulbright after spring break.

Still Happening! OXYGY Consulting Info Session & Case Interview Workshop

NOTE: Yes, this workshop is still confirmed for Wednesday, March 11! OXYGY representatives will utilize Zoom to present to the gathered group of attendees in Paino.
OXYGY is the management consultancy arm of the international law firm Bird & Bird. It is one of the largest management consultancies linked to a law firm. OXYGY aspires to be a new breed of consulting company, born with a vision of transforming businesses through a fresh approach and the combined offering of management consultancy, digital technology and legal expertise.
OXYGY consultants are collaborative, collegial, down-to-earth and authentic. Throughout staff members’ careers, the firm provides both formal and informal learning opportunities, allowing consultants to take charge of their professional development. OXYGY Learning Academies include training on core consulting tools and methodologies, facilitation skills, innovation, strategy and lean thinking. Consultants also invest time refining the firm’s Knowledge Management System, providing access to fresh content and sharing best practice across teams.
Want to learn more about OXYGY’s open entry-level opportunities, including its 8-week Management Consulting Summer Internship Program? Attend this session to hear from Michelle Shafer, a 2014 Hamilton College graduate, who will provide more information about the company and also walk attendees through a helpful Case Interview workshop exercise!
All class years and majors welcome.

Poetry Reading and Conversation Cancelled

CANCELLED: Relax and Craft Night!

8:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

CANCELLED: Math Colloquium by Dan Velleman

CANCELLED: Reflections on Teaching with Kannan Jagannathan

4:30 pm Frost Library, CHI Think Tank

CANCELLED: Opening Lecture and Reception with Mariah Garnett

4:30 pm Fayerweather Hall, 115 - Pruyne Lecture Hall
modernity image for a universe of terms exhibition

Opening Reception for “A Universe of Terms”

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room (1st floor)

This event is open to current Amherst College students, faculty and staff (Amherst College ID required).

Join us for the opening reception of “A Universe of Terms” exhibition! Hosted in Frost Library’s Mezzanine Gallery and co-curated by Emilie Flamme ’20 and Professor Mona Oraby, “A Universe of Terms” is an exhibition that brings to life 14 terms central to the humanities and social sciences. Based on an online project by the same name for “The Immanent Frame,” a Social Science Research Council digital publication, this exhibition invites scholars, students and the broader public to reimagine learning together through sound, design and narrative. Food and drinks will be provided. Opening remarks and welcome will begin around 4:45.
Explore the Universe here: http://tif.ssrc.org/category/a-universe-of-terms/

CANCELLED: Russian Film Screening: Going Vertical • Движение вверх

Statistics Colloquium Cancelled

Virtual: Loeb Center Summer Internship Funding Information Session

https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/100458686?pwd=QWI3Q3IrY2FVRXBtMElhdVhFW...

Join us via Zoom to learn more about the funding options the Loeb Center has available for students who have secured unpaid/low-paying summer internships along with the application process.

CANCELLED - Knock Out Your Stress! Tae Kwon Do and Self-Care with the Peer Advocates!

In light of recent events, the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect are cancelling this event. Please feel free to reach out to peeradvocate@amherst.edu with any questions.

Coronavirus Support Session with Min Cheng, Ph.D., and Shirley Li, LICSW

As the coronavirus continues to plague communities in Asia and beyond, our thoughts are with our Asian and Asian American students impacted directly and indirectly. Join us for an evening of gathering, sharing, and healing facilitated by two bilingual, bi-cultural therapists, Shirley Li, LICSW and Min Cheng, Ph.D.
Give voice to your sense of grief, concern, marginalization and, most importantly, hope. This workshop features verbal. movement, and art-based healing practices with the goal of shared meaning finding and stress reduction. This space will center the experiences of Asian and Asian American students impacted directly and indirectly by the coronavirus.
Refreshments will be provided. For accessibility questions or concerns, email cise@amherst.edu. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Student Engagement and the Counseling Center.

Students Only

Russian Tea

9:00 pm Porter House, Common Room

Come and join the Russian House for Russian Tea! All students interested in Russian language or culture, no matter their level of language proficiency, are welcome. Food and tea are included!

CANCELLED: Jazz@Schwemm's Genevieve Rose Quartet with Student Groups

9:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Schwemm's Backroom

Fri, Mar 13, 2020

CANCELLED: Internship Application Drop-In Clinic

Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Tue, Mar 17, 2020

CANCELLED: Internship Application Drop-In Clinic

Students Only

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Registration Open for LACOL Online Non-credit Data Science Course

Based on a successful first run of the Data Science class last summer, the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL) Faculty and Administrative Advisory Councils unanimously and enthusiastically approved the course to run again in summer 2020. Notably, the summer 2020 online course opportunity is open to Amherst College students as a not for credit option. The class will take place from June 10 – August 7. There is no charge or tuition for this summer’s course.
This fully online class is designed primarily for students with no prior coding experience who have taken or are taking a first calculus course. Interested students should not have previously taken an introductory data science course (e.g., STAT231, ASTR 200). Students should ensure that have sufficient time available during the summer to complete course assignments. For more information please see https://lacol.net/critical-ds/.
To sign up please send Nicholas Horton (nhorton@amherst.edu) an application (as a single pdf) that includes a 1) statement for why you would like to take the class, 2) a brief summary of your background and interests, 3) list of prior courses taken at Amherst, 4) a commitment to complete the coursework if you were admitted, 5) and the names of two faculty references who could speak to your ability to undertake independent work. Deadline for application is March 20 (to guarantee consideration).

Students Only

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23 to the 27 and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/953823346. We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23 to the 27 and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/953823346. We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23 to the 27 and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/953823346. We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Virtual: Wall Street Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center Program Director for Careers in Business and Finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. Log in to: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/933561165?pwd=OUxSd1BKVXhmOWYzYytlVW5vb...

Students Only

Virtual: Loeb Center Summer Internship Funding Information Session

Join us via Zoom to learn more about the funding options the Loeb Center has available for students who have secured unpaid/low-paying summer internships along with the application process.

https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/100458686?pwd=QWI3Q3IrY2FVRXBtMElhdVhFW...

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Employee Council Coffee Hour

Employee Council Virtual Coffee Hour

The Employee Council is still holding Coffee Hours during this unprecedented time. We will be doing these remote using Zoom. You can join using your computer, smartphone or by telephone. During this first remote Coffee Hour on Thursday, March 26, from 10am-11am, we want to hear from you with any questions, comments or concerns regarding this unusual situation we are in where almost everyone's day to day life has changed. Of course, any other issues, concerns or questions will be addressed, but we wanted to make sure our staff has a place to go with their concerns during this time. To join using your computer or smartphone, just click the link below to access a secure webpage with the link to the Coffee Hour on Thursday at 10 a.m. Other ways to join are also listed on the secure webpage. Please reach out to your Employee Council member if you have any questions.

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23 to the 27 and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/953823346. We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Listening Circle: Ground, Share, Connect 8-9am and 4-5pm Fridays

How are you in these times? What can others wish for you? What do you wish for others? Participants will have equal time to respond to these prompts. Circles open with guided mindfulness and close with a reflection. All Amherst students are welcome. Hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life. For questions contact Harrison Blum: hblum@amherst.edu.

Students Only

Daily Wellness Zoom

The Daily Wellness Zoom will provide the Amherst community with an opportunity to engage in a 10 to 15-minute wellness activity to help reduce stress during this difficult time. The Zoom will be held daily at 12:00PM EST from March 23 to the 27 and is open to students, staff and faculty. You may join any day or every day using this link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/953823346. We will practice a different stress-reduction strategy each day. Depending on the size of the group, participants may be invited to engage in conversation or chat, and you are also welcome to simply listen in. Please contact Jessica Gifford jgifford@amherst.edu for more information.

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Staff & Faculty Morning Motivator

10:00 am - 10:30 am Zoom Link, Zoom Meeting ID: 923-871-314

The HR Activities Committee invites you to participate in a daily morning motivator. Participants are welcome to share in conversation or choose to listen. Get your coffee/tea/water cup ready to show off and join using the zoom link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/923871314, or meeting ID 923-871-314.

Virtual: University of Massachusetts Medical School Information Session

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is the Commonwealth’s first and only public academic health sciences center, home to three graduate schools. Its mission is to advance the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery with the school’s clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care.

UMMS graduates rank us in the top 1% for student satisfaction among all medical schools, and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks it as one of the leading medical schools in the nation. Attend this information session to learn more about the school, its programs, and how to successfully navigate its admissions process.

https://umassmed.zoom.us/j/886252630

The Daily Well

The Daily Well

The Daily Well provides an opportunity to gather each day at noon for a live zoom to engage in a different 15-minute wellness activity focused on reducing stress and improving wellbeing. You may join any day or every day at https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/969215732. Open to students, staff and faculty. You are welcome to engage in conversation or chat or simply listen in.

Virtual: Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Session and Resume Review

Want to use your degree to make a difference for the next generation? Love teaching and want to explore roles in schools immediately after graduation?
Join Carney, Sandoe & Associates for an info session about working in K-12 private, independent schools across the country. CS&A is an educational recruitment firm that can help you can get started as a teacher or coach in the rewarding word of independent schools—no education degree or teaching certification required.
A CS&A representative will explain the process and benefits of our free educational placement service, discuss what it’s like working at independent schools, and share resume and job search advice.
Whether you become a master teacher or pursue a different career down the road, independent schools are a great place to work, coach and even live. If you’re looking for your first teaching job, an opportunity to work with kids or a way to translate your love of your area of study into a rewarding job, attend this information session to learn more!

For more information: https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/events/409580/share_preview

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Staff & Faculty Morning Motivator: Gratitude

10:00 am - 10:30 am Zoom Link, Zoom Meeting ID: 923-871-314

The HR Activities Committee invites you to participate in a daily morning motivator. Participants are welcome to share in conversation or choose to listen.

Are you happy to be able to have the ability to see people virtually when we can’t be together in person? Have you found yourself tackling a project that has been on the to-do list for a while now? Today’s conversation prompt: What are you thankful for?

Bring your examples to show off or get your stories ready to tell and join using the zoom link https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/923871314, or meeting ID 923-871-314.

The Daily Well

The Daily Well

The Daily Well provides an opportunity to gather each day at noon for a live zoom to engage in a different 15-minute wellness activity focused on reducing stress and improving wellbeing. You may join any day or every day at https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/969215732. Open to students, staff and faculty. You are welcome to engage in conversation or chat or simply listen in.

Virtual: Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Information Session

Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Summer Programs is hosting a virtual information session on Tuesday, March 31, at 7:00pm (EST). This is an excellent opportunity for participants to connect directly with CTY's academic team to learn more about the organization's Summer Programs, life on a CTY campus, and what specific positions are currently available.

CTY is working to ensure that staff and teaching professionals reflect the world in which we exist. The organization works to ensure that bright students have the chance to participate in challenging educational opportunities they won't experience anywhere else with people such as mentors, teachers, and peers who are also just as gifted.

To register for this session, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/384q4Bd

Ongoing Events

Craft Night: Mug and Coaster Decorating

Come decorate mugs and coasters this Saturday at 8pm in the Friedmann Room! Presented by AC After Dark. There will be food! Supplies are limited.

Students Only