Event Calendar

Friday, September 25, 2020

Today - Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshops with Brenna Werme

OHR Learning & Development invites you to set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Flu Clinic

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tent behind the COVID-19 Testing Center tent in back of Alumni House

The flu clinic staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals is available for all students as well as staff and faculty approved to work on campus.
Registration required.

Health Ed Office Hours with the Sexual Respect Educator

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Val Quad Tent #3

The Department of Health Education will be holding weekly office hours. Stop by to meet with with a member of the Health Education team and ask a question, find out about upcoming opportunities on campus, and get some free resources! Sexual Respect Educator Lauren Kelly will be available Friday, September 25, from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM on Val Quad Tent #3. Stop by and say hello!

French Table

Please join your French Language Assistants for the virtual weekly meeting of French Table. French Table is an opportunity for informal conversation in French, and is open to students, faculty, and staff. French speakers of all levels are welcome! You are welcome to join for part or all of these sessions. If you are not currently enrolled in a French course, but would like to participate, please email eaeddy@amherst.edu to receive the pre-registration link.

Virtual Write-on-Site

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Enhance productivity. Find mutual support. Maintain a regular practice. Write with others. Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual Write-on-Site over Zoom each Friday during the fall semester between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor of Art History Nicola Courtright, and CHI Fellows Ashley Smith and Sam Presnal.

Open to the Amherst College community. Please login to Zoom with your Amherst ID and password:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/92776199071?pwd=Z1lpRDc2Y21sQjlKckgyc1o...

Meeting ID: 927 7619 9071
Passcode: 335098

Faculty Colloquim Series: "Advancing Science by (Not) Testing Billions of Hypotheses, Fast and Well," Presented by Matteo Riondato

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm To Be Held Via Zoom, Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2020-21 presents a lecture entitled "Advancing Science by (Not) Testing Billions of Hypotheses, Fast and Well," presented by Matteo Riondato, assistant professor of computer science.

Japanese Social Hours

2:00 pm Virtual

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Japanese, join us on Fridays for the Japanese Language Social Hour! The Zoom gathering is open to any and all members of the Amherst College community who would like to have conversations in Japanese. You can come and go as it fits your schedule. We hope to see you there!
Please email jberlingo@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link. To ensure you receive the link in time, please email before 2PM on the day of the Social Hours.

Memorial Hill with fall foliage

Prayer Walk

2:00 pm Memorial Hill

End your week with a gentle, reflective, and socially distanced Prayer Walk around campus. Starting and ending at Memorial Hill, you will be led through campus with a simple prayer booklet, walking and pausing at your own speeds, coming back together for closing prayer at the end. The walk can take as little as 15 minutes, or as long as an hour, depending on your speed. Come by anytime between 2:00pm and 4:00pm to participate.

Amherst College + Loeb Center logo

Loeb Center Cover Letter Clinic — Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you seeking some extra support in completing your cover letters and internship applications? Our biweekly virtual drop-in clinics are the perfect way to gain feedback from Loeb Center staff.

(Note: If you are seeking support with personal statements, please make an appointment with a career community advisor or with the Writing Center.)

Please RSVP in advance! We will confirm Zoom login and additional information via e-mail.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

Cheminar: Student Thesis Presentations

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Via Zoom Link

Student Thesis Presenters: Jordan Aucoin '21, Katherine Boback '21, Nina Fitzgerald '21 and Shantam Jha '21

This is week two of honors presentations. Please visit the chemistry department seminar page for additional information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry/seminar-sched...

QRC: Bi and Pan Joy (BP+J)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Virtual, https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/9884450

An affinity hosted by the QRC that centers those who identify with the bisexual and pansexual spectrum where people can talk about the intersectionality of their sexuality, their other identities, and other aspects of their lives.

Join us on Zoom- https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/98844509170?pwd=Y2dMUzJZelFxVUVBYVEzSXR...

If you have any questions, concerns, and/or accessibility needs, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu.

Students Only

Meet the SHEs Virtual Event

The SHEs will be hosting their first official event of the year …HOORAY!  This Friday, on the 25th, we will have a virtual meet-and-greet with many of the SHEs, which will be taking place from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST in the afternoon. This event was originally inspired by the SHE’s traditional in-person, introductory meeting, which takes place at the beginning of each year, and is where students are invited to meet our team of student health educators, ask questions, and get to know us!  Unfortunately, since this is not a normal school year, and we are unable to host that same type of gathering this fall, we’ve decided to create this virtual space to do the same thing.  So, on Friday, please come with your questions!  This will be an informal opportunity for all of us to get to know one another in spite of being in different places, timezones, grades, and classes.

Students Only
Image shows 8 students on the Valentine Balcony at night, lit up by string lights. Most are standing around while one student is playing the piano.

Music on the Val Balcony

Come join us in listening to our own Amherst students performing from the Valentine Balcony. Some chairs will be provided, but we recommend you bring a sweatshirt as fall draws near!

Regina Carter dressed in a brightly colored sweater and scarf, standing in front of a tree trunk, smiling and holding her violin

M@A: A Virtual Season Presents Regina Carter and Friends

Regina Carter and Friends open the Music@Amherst 2020-2021 Virtual Series with a live, online performance hosted by Professor Darryl Harper. This performance is free and open to the public. Please visit the music department's event livestream page, listed below, to catch the show. We look forward to seeing you!

For Grammy-nominated artist Regina Carter, the violin isn't simply an improvisational vehicle; it’s a Rosetta Stone that unlocks the doors to a myriad of cultures, sounds and worlds apart. The first jazz musician and African-American to play the Guarneri Del Gesu violin, once owned by Niccolò Paganini, MacArthur “Genius” award-winning Regina Carter is director of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s All-Female Jazz Residency and has collaborated with artists including Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, Ray Brown, Kenny Barron, the String Trio of New York, Cassandra Wilson, Oliver Lake and Steve Turre.

Your safety is our highest concern. We have therefore temporarily suspended M@A subscriptions for this season until it is again safe to gather in Buckley in person. Thank you for your understanding.