Event Calendar

April 2021

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Introducing AIT-Budapest

Join us for this online info session to learn more about AIT-Budapest, a small and unique study abroad program in the center of Europe: Budapest, Hungary.

Tailored to the needs of North American undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science and related fields, AIT offers an English language study abroad experience with top notch faculty teaching exciting and relevant courses for transferable credits. AIT is a small program, admitting approximately 70-90 students per semester and class sizes are kept small in order to maintain a high quality of instruction and attention. This size and a dedicated staff guarantee a lifetime learning and cultural experience to every participant.

Fun fact: Budapest--capital of thermal baths, caves, ruin bars and escape rooms!

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Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
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Registration Required
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Letter Writing Lab with Amherst College Press and Frost Library

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Virtual, Zoom

Join us in celebrating the publication of Writing in Time, Marta Werner's new edition of Emily Dickinson's "Master Letters," by writing your own letters to the world. Amherst faculty member Benigno Sánchez Eppler will be joined by archivist Rachel Jirka to introduce key concepts in the history of epistolarity and the material life of letters. Pick up your own postcard designed by Amherst College Press interns from Frost Library, sharpen your pencils, uncap your pens and get ready to write. Co-hosted by the Frost Library Program Committee. Zoom link provided below!

Registration Required
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Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

"Towards a Coarse Theory of Quantum Spin Systems" with Rufus B. Kellogg Fellow Bowen Yang '18

Bowen Yang '18 was the recipient in 2018 of the Rufus B. Kellogg University Fellowship, one of the Amherst College Fellowships for graduate study. The Kellogg is awarded for three years of study to a recent graduate "best equipped for study and research." The recipient is asked to return to campus in the third year of the fellowship to give a lecture or presentation.

Bowen is currently a graduate student in mathematical physics at Caltech. He seeks to classify topological quantum systems using mathematical tools such as topology and operator algebras.

"In this talk, we will explore two very different worlds: the world of quantum spin systems and the world of coarse geometry. Quantum spin systems are powerful mathematical models of interacting quantum many-body systems. They are widely studied in condensed matter physics, mathematical physics as well as quantum information theory. On the other hand, since its introduction by John Roe, coarse geometry has remained a beautiful and effective description of large-scale behavior of spaces. After introducing both worlds separately, I will explain an ongoing effort to connect the two through an idea called homology. I will only assume backgrounds in calculus and linear algebra."

This event is sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The link will be sent to the MathStat listserv the day of the event. If you are not on that list and would like to join, please email Kathy Glista at kglista@amherst.edu.

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: Careers in International Development in the Biden Era, with Jesse Corradi '08

Join Jesse Corradi '08, Managing Director for Africa at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), to learn about government career paths in international development and better understand the U.S. government's role, interests, and operations pertaining to economic and democratic progress in developing nations.

In this conversation, hosted by the Loeb Center's Alumni-in-Residence Program, Jesse will discuss what international development work looks like "on the ground," the skills needed for a career in this field and how to build them, and the difference between career civil service employees and political appointees.

Jesse Corradi is Managing Director of Africa at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), a newly-established U.S. government development finance institution. As such, Jesse oversees DFC’s Africa investment strategy and is responsible for investing in, and mobilizing private capital for, underserved markets across sub-Saharan Africa aligned with U.S. international development and foreign policy priorities. Jesse has led transactions in over 35 countries and oversees a portfolio of $1.4 billion across the financial services, infrastructure, agriculture, energy, and health sectors.

Jesse joined DFC as a core member of the DFC transition team, leading the design and implementation of new origination, underwriting, and transaction execution processes for the agency. Prior to joining DFC, Jesse served as Head of Africa and Product Innovation at USAID’s Development Credit Authority. During his time as a Presidential Management Fellow at USAID, Jesse served at USAID/Guatemala for four months, providing strategic advice and analysis on local municipal finance and capital markets opportunities. He also served as an Investment Fellow at Closed Loop Partners, where he supported the firm’s investment activities, due diligence, and international expansion strategy.

Jesse has also held various positions in foreign policy, national security, impact investing, and private equity at the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Senate Committee on Defense Appropriations, 118 Capital, Neuberger Berman, and Lehman Brothers. He served as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow in Hong Kong from 2009-2010 and currently volunteers as Chief Financial Officer for Village X, a nonprofit dedicated to disrupting extreme poverty in rural Africa. Jesse earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, where he was awarded a Dean’s Fellow scholarship and served as a member of the International Fellows Program, and a bachelor’s degree in political science with honors from Amherst College.

This Alumni-in-Residence presentation provides a great opportunity to get an inside look at how international development work has evolved over several presidential administrations, including the current one, and what career opportunities are on the horizon for those interested in the field. Bring your questions!

To learn more about the Loeb Center's Alumni-in-Residence Program, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575486

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Politics and Poetry: A Conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

7:00 pm Virtual

In this conversation, Joy Harjo and Ilan Stavans will discuss the ways in which poetry is subversive. This event is part of the Politics and Poetry: A Point/Counterpoint Series, which examines our current crossroads, both nationally and globally, from the perspective of opinion writers, poets, activists, linguists and historians.

Joy Harjo, an internationally known, award-winning poet, writer, performer and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate in 2019, the first Native American to hold the position. Her books include For A Girl Becoming (2009), Soul Talk, Song Language (2011), Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (2015) and An American Sunrise (2019).

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Studies at Amherst and the publisher of Restless Books. His most recent books are The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America (2019), How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish (2020) and Selected Translations: Poems 2000-2021 (2021). He is the recipient of numerous international awards and honors, and his work has been translated into 20 languages and adapted into film, radio, TV and theater.

Registration Required

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Brenna Werme. 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.

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Plant Care/Self Care

Are you ready to plant? Join Health Education, the RCT and Book and Plow Farm to do some Plant Care/Self Care. We will have a collection of plants and succulents from the Hadley Garden Center (our local worker owned garden center), pick a plant, get a pot and plant your own. QR codes provided to link to information on how caring for a plant can help you care for yourself. Plants for the first 200 students.

EVERYbody Project

The EVERYbody Project: a virtual workshop series focused on body image

This two-part virtual workshop series is focused on body image for everyone and is aimed at helping people to challenge and resist the deep-rooted societal messages we receive about appearance, attractiveness and beauty, our bodies, and weight. This is an inclusive body image program that recognizes that eating and body image concerns affect everyone, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability status, and size. We hope that you will join us for this exciting series that is open to EveryBody! (The EVERYbody Project was created by Anna Ciao, PhD, and the Eating and Body Image Research Lab at Western Washington University)
Led by: Wenzhen Zhu, Ph.D., and Ashley Netanel, M.Ed., for everyone.
Email wzhu@amherst.edu to register. Registration closes on March 25. Please note that this will be limited to 5-8 students. Participants must attend both sessions on Fridays, March 26 and April 2, 3pm-5pm.

Registration Required

Book & Plow Community Work Day

Come up to Book & Plow to seed plant starts for community partners and to portion out food for the Pioneer Valley Workers Committee food distribution program. RSVP for a work spot via the link.

Students Only
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Chem_unity: Chemistry Goes HSTEM

Chem-unity: Chemistry Goes HSTEM

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Virtual Seminar Via Zoom Link

The Chemistry Department and Chemistry Anti-Racism Advisory Committee (CARAC) invites all students, support staff, and faculty to a “Chem-unity-building” event. At this virtual event, participants will be directed to reflect on their own Being Human in STEM (HSTEM) story and then create a short presentation. There will be breakout rooms to give people the opportunity to share stories to promote a sense of community and humanity across the College. Student CARAC members will periodically visit the breakout rooms to record common themes which will be shared with all participants before the conclusion of the event.

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Artist Talk with Scotty Hardwig

The Department of Theater and Dance is excited to host an artist talk with Scotty Hardwig! He is an experimental movement artist, performer and teacher originally from southwest Virginia. His research practice stems from the confluence of sensory media and the moving body, creating movement-based artwork through live performance, installation/site-specific, and cinematic frames. He received his MFA in Dance from the University of Utah, and has served on the faculty at the University of Utah and Middlebury College, and is currently an assistant professor in movement, performance and integrated media at Virginia Tech, where he is experimenting and creating choreographic and cinematic works at the intersection of technology and the body.

Please register in advance for the Zoom link. This event is sponsored by the Amherst College Eastman Lecture Fund.

Registration Required

Study Abroad in Brazil with the Middlebury Schools Abroad

Join Sílvia Lorenso, program director of the Middlebury School in Brazil, for a chat about the full-immersion programs in Belo Horizonte, Florianópolis, and Niterói.

Students Only

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

German Table

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 11:45am-1pm EDT, for our zoom German Table gathering, for an hour of fun chatting auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Math/Stat Table

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Mathematics or Statistics and all are welcome.

The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend please email:kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

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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.

Vocal Action: Anti-Racist and Gender Affirming Practice in Ensemble Work poster

Singing Community Conversation: "What does it mean to center racial and ethnic identities in vocal ensembles?"

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Virtual, via Zoom

In the first workshop of the Vocal Action series, Jxhn Martin, Director of the QRC, and Eun Lee, RCT Dialogue and Training Coordinator, will hold space for participants to pick up the conversation from our first series program with Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble. We will work together to further explore/think/ruminate on the prompt, "What does it mean to center racial and ethnic identities in vocal ensembles?," and encourage all to think about how this applies to their ensemble work here at Amherst.
This workshop is possible due to the support of the Arts at Amherst Initiative.

More on the Vocal Action series: The Queer Resource Center and the Choral Society are pleased to present a series of roundtable discussions and workshops addressing and exploring how to lead, facilitate, direct, and participate in vocal ensembles that not only center marginalized folks, but actively create and sustain a more affirming and less harmful interpersonal dynamic and ensemble culture. This multimodal, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary series stems from on-going community conversations addressing how to actualize our collective aspirations to practice racial and gender justice in music-making, study, and the communities we are a part of. Particular attention will be given to the role of ensemble leadership in setting and maintaining affirming practice and culture, and considerations for repertoire, arrangements, and performance. Facilitators from the Resource Centers Team will hold workshop space correlating to the discussions in each roundtable program for the larger singing community at Amherst. In each workshop, participants will map how these themes and practices covered in the discussions can inform their own practices as members and/or leaders in vocal ensemble work at Amherst and beyond.

Registration Required
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Biology Monday Seminar

Alicia Melendez, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Queens College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will give a talk on "Autophagy in germline development and aging."

My lab studies how autophagy, a major cellular pathway for degrading long-lived proteins and cytoplasmic organelles, functions during development and aging. Prior work by us (and others) showed that several conserved pathways that control longevity require the function of autophagy genes to live long. More recently, we have found that autophagy genes are required for the germline stem cell proliferation and meiotic fidelity. We use a combination of genetic, molecular and cellular biological approaches in the genetically tractable model organism Caenorhabditis elegans, with the aim to (1) determine the role of autophagy genes in development, specifically in stem cell proliferation, and to (2) understand the mechanism(s) by which autophagy genes are required for lifespan extension. Given the evolutionary conservation of autophagy genes from C. elegans to humans, investigating the molecular mechanisms by which autophagy genes function in vivo during development and aging will lead to a better understanding of these biological processes and may lead to novel therapeutic approaches for human disease.

Persons from the Amherst College community who wish to attend should please register by sending an email request to Professor Caroline Goutte and a Zoom link will be provided.

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! If you would like to join this group, please email rgarsault@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link.

ISDSI Semester in Thailand--Info Session

Are you interested in environmental studies and sustainability issues? Are you fascinated by cultures and ecosystems? Do you enjoy hands-on learning, field studies, and outdoor pursuits? Are you looking for a uniquely immersive and challenging semester abroad in a fascinating and vibrant country? If so, then join us for an info session about ISDSI’s Sustainable Development Studies semester program in Thailand!
Fun Fact: Elephants have played an important role in Thai culture, industry, conflicts, and monarchy. King Rama IV of Siam once offered to send a herd of elephants to the US, but Abraham Lincoln declined, explaining that he thought the climate wouldn't suit them.

Students Only
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KeyBanc Capital Markets Information Session: Public Finance Investment Banking | New York & San Francisco

Any Handshake student with a link to this event can view and RSVP.

Join KeyBanc Capital Markets to learn more about our Public Finance group.

Our Public Finance Group professionals advise, structure and execute financings for governmental issuers, non-profit entities (including those in the healthcare, development finance and higher education sectors, among others) and corporate, tax-exempt borrowers to deliver strategic solutions that help clients achieve their financial goals. The Public Finance Group operates out of thirteen regional offices across the country and has underwritten more than $65 billion in municipal bonds since 2015, with individual issues ranging from $250,000 to over $1 billion. KBCM has been committed to expanding its presence in the municipal finance industry, which is evidenced by its recent acquisition of Cain Brothers & Company, LLC (“Cain Brothers”) in October 2017. Cain Brothers is a pre-eminent healthcare-focused investment banking and public finance firm that specializes in healthcare providers, healthcare services, life sciences and medical technology.

Who should participate?
• College sophomores looking for a summer analyst opportunity for the summer of 2022

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Finance Speaker Series: Buy-Side vs. Sell-Side Research - A Deep Dive Into Career Options

Have you ever wanted to explore or learn more about parts of the finance industry? Do you want to gain a better understanding of the daily activities of particular roles in finance? If so, the Loeb Center's Spring 2021 Finance Speaker Series is a great way to hear from alumni in the finance industry about their companies, their roles and responsibilities, and how they work with other parts of the finance ecosystem or businesses.

Join Amherst alumni -- including Conor Deveny '15, James Yaro '14, and Nolan Lindquist '18 -- as they discuss the daily roles and responsibilities as an investment research analyst. These panelists will provide perspectives on the merits of starting on the sell-side for investment research, as well as the skills and learning acquired when starting on as a research analyst at a buy-side firm.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from recent alumni who have started and stayed at a sell-side investment bank as a research analyst, those that started on the buy side directly after graduation, and those that shifted from the sell-side to the buy-side.

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Completing Self-Evaluations on Workday

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Performance Management Process Self-Evaluation as well as time for Q&A.

Virtual Russian Table

11:30 am Virtual

Please join us for the Virtual Russian Table every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:00pm EST.
Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation - all levels of Russian speakers are very welcome!
Please email Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) for the Zoom info.

Organization for Tropical Studies--Field Ecology in South Africa w/ Amherst Alum Derek Benson

Hear about this challenging yet amazing opportunity to spend a semester traveling across South Africa, visiting culturally and ecologically significant sites, learning about this diverse and culturally rich country. The short info session will be hosted by Brooks Bonner, OTS Director of Community Engagement, and OTS Alum and Amherst College student, Derek Benson, who says, "OTS South Africa was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The hands-on field research and wildlife interactions were second to none. The friendships formed and the culture experiences were something you can get only at OTS. "I cannot recommend OTS highly enough!"- Derek Benson

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IES- Coffee Chat- Making the most of your time abroad

Hear from IES Abroad Ambassadors (former students) and staff about the topics on your mind, such as making friends abroad, meeting locals, and inexpensive ways to experience your host city. We want you to be as prepared as possible for the experience of your lifetime!

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Schwarzman Scholarship Info Session: A Call for Future Leaders

Schwarzman Scholars is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree by the time of matriculation. Applicants from all academic disciplines and career paths are eligible. Anchored in a fully-funded 11-month Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, the program is seeking high-caliber applicants who will represent the world’s next generation of leaders. The session will feature Admissions Outreach and Events Officer Elysia Pan and three former Schwarzman Scholars via Zoom.
REGISTER HERE:
https://connect.schwarzmanscholars.org/register/?id=e05a858c-0610-4895-8....
For more details, visit their website at https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/. Although candidates may apply directly for this fellowship, the Office of Fellowships staff is here to support you: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/fellowships

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Hiring Info Session: Arts at Amherst Initiative Coordinator

Are you looking to work in the arts post-graduation? Attend this info session to learn more about the green dean position of Arts Coordinator for the Arts at Amherst Initiative. Current Arts Coordinator, Ellen Mutter '18, will present the work done in this role both during in-person work and remote work as well as tips for putting together a successful application. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

The role of the Arts Coordinator is to be a connector between cross-disciplinary campus partners and the live-in manager of the Bailey Brown Arts House. You will have the opportunity to shape arts-centered programming, review and distribute grants, develop partnerships, create communication and outreach content, and work on a steering committee of arts faculty and staff. This position is open to Amherst College seniors and recent grads.

Apply on Workday: https://bit.ly/2Pr4lQb
Application review will begin on April 18.

Study Away at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Learn about spending a semester or year at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.
Fun Fact: There are only about 750 students attending the Middlebury Institute, but they come from 53 countries and speak 45 different languages!

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Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

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A Conversation with Joaquín José Martínez

A Conversation with Joaquín José Martínez

4:30 pm Virtual, Zoom

Amnesty International at Amherst College is excited to announce we will be hosting Joaquín José Martínez in a conversation about why the death penalty should be abolished. Joaquín is a death row exonerate and member of Witness to Innocence. Sign up for the conversation here!

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Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Work Hard / Play Hard - Student Only Circle

“Work hard, play hard” has been a common motto at Amherst and for college life across the country. Join us for a community-building circle facilitated by students and hosted by Health Education and the Center for Restorative Practices where we can reflect on and unpack the experience of alcohol and drinking culture at Amherst in an open and non-judgmental manner. The circle on April 6 is a closed for students only. On April 14 at 4 p.m. EST there will be a circle for all students, staff, and faculty.

Kaffeeklatsch

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 7pm-8pm EDT, for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, for an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

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Creative Resilience Workshop #2 (QTPOC-centered)

Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds: Dismantling White Supremacy
How does racism and white supremacy show up in our bodies? How does it inform our relationship to work? Our notions of productivity? And what is essential work? In this workshop, we explore what it means to think of self care as essential work. We explore ways to ground ourselves in the notion that self care is necessary in order to decolonize our experiences and create a world liberated from white supremacy. We will co-create a space where we can reflect about our relationship to self-care and identify ways that systems of oppression show up in our internal narratives and in our bodies. Mars & Naya will guide you in cultivating greater awareness of these impacts and identifying, in community, ways to choose more liberatory ways of moving through the world.

This workshop is designed for QTPOC students, faculty and staff at Amherst College.

This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required. Use the link below to sign-up.
Please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or call 413-542-5964 for accessibility concerns.

Registration Required

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Completing Staff Evaluations (for Supervisors/Department Chairs)

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Staff Performance Management Process Evaluations as well as time for Q&A.

Self-Compassion Through Self-Awareness

The Learning & Development Team invites you to develop your self-awareness with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

During the pandemic, we regularly hear about how we need to extend grace and compassion to others, but how can we also extend that compassion to ourselves? Often, extending compassion to others is an easier task than extending it to ourselves. This session will explore the three tenets of self-compassion, and how we can utilize them within our work environment. When we build self-compassion, we develop resiliency, build motivation, and ultimately, happiness.

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UK Business Schools Information Session

A small group of leading graduate business schools from the United Kingdom will be hosting a virtual information session. The business schools offer one-year, specialized master’s degrees in subjects such as management, finance, marketing, innovation/entrepreneurship, data analytics, and sustainability/CSR. These graduate programs are perfect for college juniors and seniors to consider as they seek to bolster their qualifications with a master’s degree while engaging in a cultural experience overseas.

The schools taking part are: University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, University of Manchester and Newcastle University. Each of these universities belongs to the prestigious ‘Russell Group’ of schools (the UK’s equivalent to the Ivy League). In addition, the business schools are all triple-accredited – a qualification that is obtained by less than 1% of business schools around the world.

American alumni from each program will be joining the session for a roundtable discussion as well.

Join us and learn more! We look forward to meeting you!

Facilitating PMP Conversations for Supervisors / Dept. Chairs

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

This training explores strategies and techniques for facilitating a productive dialogue, and offers suggestions for how to prepare for the discussion. This workshop is not a training on how to go through the PMP form on Workday. Those training opportunities will be offered separately.

Recovery is Spoken Here! Recovery Ally Training

Join us for Recovery is Spoken Here, a recovery ally training for students, faculty and staff. Our aim is to foster an environment where all students in or seeking recovery feel accepted by their peers, are empowered to live genuinely, feel comfortable asking for help, and are celebrated by the Amherst College community. By becoming a Recovery Ally, you are declaring to students in or seeking recovery that you embody these ideals.

The Recovery is Spoken Here training is strongly recommended for any faculty, staff or students interested in being an ally for the students in or seeking recovery that they engage with. This two-hour training will be led by a student in recovery and Ashley Netanel the AOD Educator. This training was developed specifically for Amherst College and discusses in detail substance use on our campus as well as how to interact with students who are either struggling with substance use or those in recovery from a substance use disorder.

After participation in this training you will be able to:
- Use and recognize recovery friendly language
- Summarize ways to be a recovery ally on campus
- Recognize students in need of recovery
- Identify resources available on campus and know how to refer

All participants will receive a recovery ally sticker to display proudly upon completion.

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Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for an open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

Join us via this link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/98710086723?pwd=WVFmWHl1ODMyWlRpeVpnOXF...

For accessibility needs or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or 413-542-5964.

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Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Session and Q&A

Want to use your degree to make a difference for the next generation?

Join Carney, Sandoe & Associates for a virtual info session focused on 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, get started with CS&A today!

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The State of Trans Studies in the 2020s

With the 2021 publication of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, a timely question is: What is the state of trans studies now and in the future? Join us for a panel of leading scholars in the field to discuss this topic. The panelists are all contributors to the encyclopedia, and attendees will be given free access to their entries.

Panelists:
-Marquis Bey, Assistant Professor, African American Studies and English, Northwestern University
-Aaron Devor, Founder and Inaugural Chair in Transgender Studies; Founder and Faculty Partner, The Transgender Archives; and Professor, Sociology, University of Victoria
-Julian Kevon Glover, Assistant Professor, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
-Kristen Renn, Professor, Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education, Michigan State University
-Travers, Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University

Moderated by Emily Skidmore, Associate Professor, History, Texas Tech University

Free, but registration required

Sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center and Clark University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Co-sponsored by UMass Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies and the Five College Queer, Trans and Sexuality Studies Certificate.

Registration Required
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CHI Salon: "Writing in Time: Emily Dickinson’s Master Hours" Book Talk with Marta Werner and Peter Gizzi

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Virtual, Zoom

Join Dickinson scholar Marta Werner in conversation with Peter Gizzi about her forthcoming book Writing in Time: Emily Dickinson’s Master Hours (Amherst College Press, 2021).

For more than half a century, the story of Emily Dickinson’s “Master” documents has been the largely biographical tale of three letters to an unidentified individual. Writing in Time seeks to tell a different story—the story of the documents themselves. Rather than presenting the “Master” documents as quarantined from Dickinson’s larger scene of textual production, Marta Werner’s innovative new edition proposes reading them next to Dickinson’s other major textual experiment in the years between ca. 1858–1861: the Fascicles. In both, Dickinson can be seen testing the limits of address and genre in order to escape bibliographical determination and the very coordinates of “mastery” itself. A major event in Dickinson scholarship, Writing in Time proposes new constellations of Dickinson’s work, as well as exciting new methodologies for textual scholarship as an act of “intimate editorial investigation.”

Marta Werner is the Martin J. Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies and Loyola University Chicago. Her previous publications include, with Jen Bervin, The Gorgeous Nothings (Granary Books, 2012; New Directions, 2013); Radical Scatters: An Electronic Archive of Emily Dickinson’s Late Fragments and Related Texts (University of Michigan Press, 1999; republished by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2010); with Nicholas Lawrence, Ordinary Mysteries: The Common Journal of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne (The American Philosophical Society, 2006); and Emily Dickinson’s Open Folios: Scenes of Reading, Surfaces of Writing (University of Michigan Press, 1995). She also co-edited The Networked Recluse (Amherst College Press, 2017), which accompanied The Morgan Library exhibition "I’m Nobody—Who Are You": The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson.

Peter Gizzi is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including most recently Now It's Dark (Wesleyan, 2020), Sky Burial: New and Collected Poems (Carcanet UK, 2020) and Archeophonics (Wesleyan, 2016), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. His editing projects include o·blēk: a journal of language arts (1987-1993), The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan, 1998) and, with Kevin Killian, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan, 2008). He teaches in the M.F.A. program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Registration Required
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The Gift of Circle Practice: A Tool to Transform the Painful U.S. Conservative/Progressive Divide and Rebuild Trust, Connection and Hope

After the 2016 presidential election, award-winning global peacebuilder Dr. Paula Green turned her focus from intractable international conflicts to address fractured U.S. relations. She co-created Hands Across the Hills, bringing together a group of self-identified progressives from Massachusetts with a group of self-identified conservatives from a coal-mining region of Kentucky. Hands Across the Hills has received a great deal of media attention, as it offers hope that we can find each other beneath the chaos, dehumanization and painful partisan divide, and shares a roadmap for how we too can participate in a just and inclusive society. Dr. Green has been a global peacebuilder for over 30 years, working with those experiencing the pain of conflict and war in Bosnia, Palestine, Israel, Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Cyrpus, Azerbijan, as well as running an international peacebuilding institute in the U.S.

Joining Paula to share about her experience is Gwen Johnson, a self-described hillbilly woman from the coal camp of Hemphill Kentucky and founder of Black Sheep Bakery. Gwen is the daughter and granddaughter of coal miners. She graduated high school unable to read beyond a second-grade level; she learned to read while reading to her children and went to college the same year her oldest daughter did, receiving a BS at the University of Pikeville and an M.A. at Goddard College in health arts and sciences.

Dr. Ben Fink is the third participant of Hands Across the Hills presenting with Paula and Gwen. Ben has organized in deindustrialized areas across the country, including the Appalachian coalfields; the Naugatuck Valley of Connecticut; and the urban centers of Baltimore, Milwaukee and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Ben holds a Ph.D. in cultural studies from the University of Minnesota. His work has been featured by Salon.com, the Brookings Institution and Harvard Law School. He and Paula Green were recently named by Time Magazine as two of "27 People Bridging Divides Across America."

Registration Required

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Study Abroad at the University of St Andrews

Learn more about study abroad opportunities at the University of St Andrews, Scotland's first University.
There will be a short presentation followed by a chance to ask questions.
Fun Fact: The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413 and over 16% of all undergraduates are from North America.

Microsoft Meeting Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetupjoin/19%3ameeting_YzBmMjBmZjYtZjAwZi...

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UC Berkeley Study Away Opportunities

Learn about study away opportunities at UC Berkeley for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters! Program advisors will be available to answer your questions about the Berkeley Global Access Program, Berkeley Legal Studies Global Access Program, and Berkeley Physics International Education Program.
Register for the information session here:
https://berkeley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErf--oqTgiHtQG2qSaypgv_UQc1c...

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Collaborative Annotation with Perusall and Other Tools

Faculty Panelists: Anna Abramson, David Hanneke, Sarah Hews, Catherine Infante, Yael Rice

The Academic Technology Services (ATS) office presents a faculty sharing session on "Collaborative Annotation with Perusall and Other Tools." We invite you to join the discussion, whether you’ve used Perusall or other annotation tools before or are interested in trying them in the future.

In the first half of this session, faculty panelists will share their experience of using Perusall and other annotation tools to build reading communities and to promote collaboration and critical analysis in the Amherst courses. They will share concrete strategies for linking asynchronous and synchronous modalities of learning and will also discuss the challenges of teaching remotely during the pandemic. Examples from a wide range of disciplines will illustrate the replicability of these strategies in any course. Panelists will also talk about how digital annotation tools can be relevant in face-to-face courses even after the pandemic. The second half of the session will be an open discussion among all session attendees.

ATS staff will be on hand after the session from 1-1:30 p.m. to answer any technical questions or demonstrate any specific Perusall features attendees are interested in.

Session will meet via Zoom. Please RSVP below!

Registration Required

Completing Self-Evaluations on Workday

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Performance Management Process Self-Evaluation as well as time for Q&A.

Engaging in Performance Management Process (PMP) Conversations for Staff

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

This workshop explores strategies and techniques for staff members around reflecting on performance, engaging in dialogue, asking for productive feedback, and setting goals. This workshop is not a training on how to go through the PMP form on Workday. Those training opportunities will be offered separately.

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

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Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

College Year in Athens--Info Session

Join us to learn about CYA's program offerings including: Semester, Summer, Winter, Gap Year, and Virtual Internships.

Students Only

Uncertainty and the Response to COVID-19, Statistics and Data Colloquia, Dr. Kline

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives and reporting on epidemiological data has become almost a routine, daily occurrence. Since early in the pandemic, I have been on the OSU Comprehensive Monitoring Team that has been advising the Ohio Department of Health. One important theme throughout this work has been operating under uncertainty. As with any novel disease, there was and still is uncertainty about the disease itself. However, there is also uncertainty about the data that we can collect to try to understand rates of infection across space and time and to identify emerging areas of concern. It is critical to consider this uncertainty within the decision-making process. During this talk, I will discuss several areas where I have contributed to the response to COVID-19 including a seroprevalence study, surveillance, and an excess deaths analysis. I will particularly focus on the importance of thinking beyond the data that are observed to consider the context and the quality of what are observed. Through these examples, I will highlight important contributions of statistical and epidemiological methods and thinking.

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Politics and Poetry: A Conversation with Linguist John McWhorter

7:00 pm Virtual

In this conversation, John McWhorter and Ilan Stavans will discuss how language reveals the anger we carry inside, as well as how “nasty” words change over time. This event is part of the Politics and Poetry: A Point/Counterpoint Series, which examines our current crossroads, both nationally and globally, from the perspective of opinion writers, poets, activists, linguists and historians.

John McWhorter teaches linguistics, philosophy and music history at Columbia University; hosts Slate’s Lexicon Valley podcast; and is contributing editor at The Atlantic. He has written over 20 books, including The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language (2001), Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English (2008) and Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca (2017). His next books will be Nine Nasty Words and The Elect (both 2021).

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Studies at Amherst and the publisher of Restless Books. His most recent books are The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America (2019), How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish (2020) and Selected Translations: Poems 2000-2021 (2021). He is the recipient of numerous international awards and honors, and his work has been translated into 20 languages and adapted into film, radio, TV and theater.

Registration Required
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Colorism and Fetishization: Is the Shade Real?

Join the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect and the Council of Amherst College Student Athletes of Color for a conversation about how we see colorism and fetishization within the Amherst College community. This event is open to students of all backgrounds and will be hosted on zoom.

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On Practicing Anti-racism: Convo with Choral Conductors and Musical Leaders

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Virtual, via Zoom

In our latest installment of the Vocal Action series, the Choral Society and the QRC presents a discussion with various choral conductors and ensemble leaders about anti-racist practice in ensemble work, from the inter-personal, to the selection and preparation of repertoire, and beyond. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of leaders in modeling anti-racist action/behavior in and out of rehearsal/performance, and their role in maintaining ensemble culture.

Featuring: Felicia Barber, PhD., Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Westfield State University; Emilie Amrein, DMA., Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at University of San Diego; and Brent Talbot, PhD., Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College.

This program was made possible by support from the Arts at Amherst Initiative.

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"Confluence of Voices: Writing and Translating Identity"

Join Confluences for a celebratory reading of four recently published pieces: “Wise and Bright” by Seoyeon Kim; “‘Deafinitely’: The Racialization of Black Communication in the U.S.A.” by Eniola Ajao; “20 Words that Painted My World” by Clara Seo; and “Sounding American” by Isabelle Doerre Torres. Come listen to writers and their translators read and talk about their original works and translations in different languages, including Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Italian, French and Portuguese. Everyone is welcome to the event, regardless of the language you speak!

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Brenna Werme. 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.

Sessions for Caregivers: Looking Back/Looking Ahead

We have had a wonderful turnout and participation this spring for our caregiver sessions. A good deal of time was spent discussing the demands of caregiving and working during the pandemic. Please join us for our next session where we will be looking back to pre-Covid days and looking ahead to post-Covid days to discuss what has worked for you in the workplace as a working caregiver. These sessions are an opportunity to connect with other caregivers, share strategies, and find community with others who are similarly situated.

Faciliated by Jodi Foley and Laurie Frankl. All are welcome.

Registration Required

Sexual Respect Office Hours

Starting during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and continuing through the end of the semester, outdoor Sexual Respect Education Office Hours will be occurring weekly on Val Quad from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Stop by to meet with Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, to access Health Education resources, ask questions about topics related to sexual respect, and find out how to get involved throughout SAAMherst! Questions or to connect directly, email lakelly@amherst.edu. Stay connected on Instagram by following @ac_healthandwellbeing and @amherst_pa

"Manifest Disablement: Disability, Colonialism and Sexuality in the American Frontier"

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

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2020-21 presents a lecture titled "Manifest Disablement: Disability, Colonialism, and Sexuality in the American Frontier" by Sony Coráñez Bolton, assistant professor of Spanish. This lecture will be held via Zoom (see link below).

Faculty Colloquium events are sponsored by a group of faculty colleagues who meet informally with the purpose of supporting and promoting the College’s commitment to faculty research. The event is open to the Amherst College Community. For more information about the Faculty Colloquium Series, please visit https://www.amherst.edu/mm/597044.

LINK TO THE ZOOM MEETING:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/92852724303?pwd=YWcrMlc1ZXdRVFlVbzNoZ3l...

Dartmouth Engineering Dual Degree

Join us to learn more about Dartmouth's Engineering Dual Degree program with Amherst. Speak with Jenna Wheeler from Dartmouth, Professor William Loinaz from Amherst, and current Amherst Dual
Degree students.

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 98971188128 Passcode: 386229

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Study in Chile with the Middlebury Schools Abroad

Join Juan Pastene, Director of the Middlebury School in Chile, for a conversation about the programs in
Concepción, Santiago, Temuco, Valdivia, Valparaíso, and Viña Del Mar, and Villarrica.

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DIS Information Session & Panel!

DIS welcomes you to an information session to learn more about studying abroad with DIS! The first half hour will be an information presentation and the second half will be a panel with a faculty member, current student, and alumni. *Amherst only approves DIS Copenhagen, students need to petition DIS Stockholm. 

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Cheminar: Everett H. Pryde '39 Lecturer Evelyn Auyeung '09, Associate Research Scientist at Dow Chemical Co.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Virtual Seminar Via Zoom Link

Seminar title: "Advanced Materials through Catalysis: Polyolefins R&D as an Industrial Chemist"

Dr. Auyeung was one of 30 young scientists highlighted at the 2013 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: 30 under 30: Probing Structures at the Nanoscale.

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Virtual Concert: "Choral Society: Past and Present"

The Amherst College Department of Music presents Choral Society: Past and Present, a streamed collection of new student choral compositions and highlights of past concerts on the Music Department Events Livestream page.

In light of the pandemic, the Choral Society is taking on the challenge of recreating and reclaiming our art. Students on campus and off campus have worked together in small groups to write music and create videos that showcase their virtual collaborations. We will also play never-before-seen highlights from the 2019 tour to the Baltics, as well as selections from past concerts. Students will reflect and share memories.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web:
https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events

Sat, Apr 10, 2021

5C Film & Media Studies Undergraduate Conference

The 5C Film and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference is designed to build community among students studying film and media on each of the five campuses, to give our most engaged students an opportunity to hone their presentation skills and to allow them to share insights from their work with a wider audience. Participants will each give a 15-minute presentation as part of a panel with 2-3 fellow students working on related themes (the organizers will assemble these panels). Each panel will include time for questions and discussion.

This event is sponsored by the Five College Film Council, the Mount Holyoke College Film Studies Program, the Smith College Film Studies Program and the Amherst College Film and Media Studies Program.

Program:

Welcome: 10-10:15am

Crises in Patriarchy: 10:15-11:00am
Patriarchal Authoritarianism in Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto
Greis Kasofo, UMass, Linguistics ‘23
The Female Face of Crisis: Seductive Women and Endangered Masculinity in Weimar Germany
Carol Song (she/her), Mount Holyoke College ‘21, Film Studies

Hitchcock (Re)considered: 11-11:45am
Musical Plot Development in Vertigo (1958) and Psycho (1960)
Hayley Fleming, Amherst College ’21, Music/Political Science

Vertigo as (Unintentional) Feminist Film
Aoife McGuire (she/her), Amherst College ‘24

Lunch break: 12-1pm (Zoom room will be left open for socializing)
Questions in 21st century media: 1-2pm
These Faces Do Not Exist
Shira Zaid (she/they), Smith College ‘23, Film & Media Studies/Art History

The Art of Looking
Diego Duckenfield-Lopez (he/him), Amherst College ‘24, Black Studies/Film & Media Studies

Archie​ Eats ​Twin Peaks ​(1990): Quality Television’s Gender Paradigm, Genre Theory, and Intertextual Relevance in ​Riverdale​ (2017-)
Clare O’Gara (she/her), Smith College ‘22, Film & Media Studies

Feminist Interventions: 2-2:45pm
Four Women: Looking through U.S. Black female subjectivity in film and media
Cate Boram (she/her), Smith College, AC, Film & Media Studies

Nostalgia for a Place That Doesn’t Exist: Archival Imagination in Lesbian Film
Erin Walsh (she/her), Smith College, ‘22J. American Studies

Challenges to Convention in horror/slasher film and video games: 2:45-3:30pm
‘This Is Not A Man’: Masculine Identity and Male Anxiety in the Slasher Film
Jordan Foley (they/them), Hampshire College, ‘21

Filmic and Ludic Conventions and the Purpose of the Film-Based Horror Game
Margaret Welsh (she/her), Smith College ’21, Film & Media Studies/Psychology

Wrap up: concluding at 4pm

Registration Required

Book & Plow Community Work Day

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Book and Plow Farm

Come work at the farm Saturday afternoon! We will be portioning rice and beans for the PVWC food distribution.
RSVP for one shift or for both!

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M@A: POSTPONED TO '22: Nathaniel Dett Chorale

This concert has been postponed until it is safe to gather.

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues. The 21 classically trained outstanding vocalists of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale have shared the stage with internationally recognized artists such as Juno Award-winning jazz pianist Joe Sealy, singers Molly Johnson and Jackie Richardson, and opera star Kathleen Battle and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble has performed for such luminaries as opera singer Jessye Norman and Dance Theatre of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell. The Chorale has performed at events honoring world leaders Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, personality Muhammad Ali and pianist Oscar Peterson, and was the only Canadian ensemble invited to perform as part of the celebrations surrounding the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009.

The multifaceted vocalists of the Chorale, whose talent stretches beyond the traditional expectations of a classical chamber choir, seek to broaden their vision to include all styles and genres of music, from classical to jazz, folk, blues and popular music, as appropriate to the traditions of the African Diaspora.

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M@A Presents Jeremy Denk, Piano

MacArthur Fellow, polymath, blogger and pianist Jeremy Denk returns to Amherst for a virtual performance of his much acclaimed broadcast. He provides insights into the repertoire and his music-making during the pandemic. Be sure to join the conversation between Amherst's very own Mark Lane Swanson and Denk as they take questions in the event livestream chat.

On the program:
Robert Schumann, Papillons, Op. 2,
Clara Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 21
Missy Mazzoli, "Bolts of Loving Thunder"
Johannes Brahms, Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119

“... a magical experience that was one of the best solo performances this year.” — The New York Times

This free broadcast was recorded at WGBH Studios, originally broadcast by Celebrity Series of Boston in fall 2020, produced by WGBH Boston.

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

German Table

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 11:45am-1pm EDT, for our zoom German Table gathering, for an hour of fun chatting auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Math/Stat Table

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Mathematics or Statistics and all are welcome.

The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend please email:kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

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Biology Monday Seminar

4:00 pm Virtual

Jeeyon Jeong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Amherst College, will give a talk on "Navigating the Paradox of Iron: Two Tales from Plants."
Iron is an essential micronutrient in nearly all organisms, but it is also potentially toxic. Therefore, iron must be tightly controlled at the molecular, cellular, and physiological levels. Research in the Jeong Lab focuses on investigating the molecular mechanisms of iron homeostasis in plants. Our goal is to contribute critical knowledge that will advance biology and provide insights to improve plant and human nutrition.
This seminar will focus on two highlights from the Jeong Lab: 1) the characterization of Ferroportin3 (FPN3), a dual-targeted mitochondria/chloroplast iron exporter, and 2) the discovery that histone3 lysine27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) attenuates the induction of iron acquisition gene during iron deficiency.

Persons from the college community that wish to attend should please register by sending an email request to the Biology Department Chair, Professor Josef Trapani, who will provide the Zoom link.

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! If you would like to join this group, please email rgarsault@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link.

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SEO Career: Diversity Internship Program Info Session

SEO Career is the nation’s premier professional development program providing Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergrads with pre-internship development, training, and access to internships across multiple lines of business.

The organization currently partners with over 60 companies offering summer internships nationwide and has a 40-year track record of matching talent with opportunity. More than 80% of recent interns received full-time employment offers from SEO partners—all of which are Fortune 500 companies.

SEO Career accomplishes this through two stages of its program: SEO Edge and SEO Career Success. Participants receive the coaching and technical training needed to compete for paid internship opportunities with SEO partner organizations with the goal of landing a full-time job offer at the conclusion of the internship.

Leading investment banks and Fortune companies partner with SEO Career because they know the organization’s pipeline delivers exceptional interns and entry-level hires from a broad variety of backgrounds. SEO Career launched in 1980 and has over 7,000 alumni to date.

Want to learn more? Attend this information session to hear from SEO representative Sabrina R. Slade and recent Amherst participants Hunter Hughes '22 and Nehemiah McGowan '21!

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: Midwifery is Public Health, with Jodie Simms-MacLeod ‘09

What is a nurse midwife, and why are they essential to the health of communities? In this Loeb Center Alumni-in-Residence event, Jodie Simms-MacLeod ’09, will share her journey as a health professional: how she found midwifery as a career, why it is foundational to community health, the challenges of finding her voice as a leader, and how she brings her passion for public health and reproductive justice to direct clinical care.

Jodie Simms-MacLeod ’09 is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Midwifery Director at University of Tennessee Medical Center. In her current role, she provides direct patient care and leads a team of midwives with the aim of providing equitable, relationship-centered care. As a healthcare provider and leader, Jodie is galvanized by the understanding that the clinical care she provides to women and their families has ripple effects throughout the entire community: that is, midwifery and public health are deeply interconnected.

Jodie found her passion for public health while a student at Amherst, co-founding the Public Health Collaborative and seeking diverse, interdisciplinary coursework through the Five College Culture, Health, and Science Certificate to pair with her biology major. Upon graduating, Jodie joined the first class of fellows at Project Horseshoe Farm, where she explored her interests in rural public health and mental health.

Jodie studied to become a Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner at Emory and while still in school, volunteered in the community to support local refugee women throughout their pregnancies, births, and postpartum. Health equity, maternal & child health, and reproductive justice remain important priorities for her as she serves patients and families. Jodie cites her Amherst education, and its emphasis on making connections across disciplines, as fundamental to her everyday work: helping her find creative solutions as a leader of a team of health professionals, and emphasizing the role of narrative and culture in health and healing.

Students interested in the health professions, those passionate about public health, women’s health, maternal & child health, reproductive justice, and health disparities, as well as anyone seeking to learn from the experiences of a community health leader and advocate, are encouraged to attend.

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Completing Staff Evaluations (for Supervisors/Department Chairs)

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Staff Performance Management Process Evaluations as well as time for Q&A.

Virtual Russian Table

11:30 am Virtual

Please join us for the Virtual Russian Table every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:00pm EST.
Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation - all levels of Russian speakers are very welcome!
Please email Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) for the Zoom info.

Sexual Respect Office Hours

Starting during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and continuing through the end of the semester, outdoor Sexual Respect Education Office Hours will be occurring weekly on Val Quad Tent #4 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Stop by to meet with Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, to access Health Education resources, ask questions about topics related to sexual respect, and find out how to get involved throughout SAAMherst! Questions or to connect directly, email lakelly@amherst.edu. Stay connected on Instagram by following @ac_healthandwellbeing and @amherst_pa

Removing the "Man-Can't" Myth

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by Care.com. Moms and dads have been struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing equal amounts of stress, despite stereotypes. Dads today are “all in” and more emotionally and physically involved at home than ever before. Josh Levs, an expert on modern dads in the workplace, will share how men can engage on issues of gender equality and diversity, how they can become co-champions for change, and strategies to offer work-life balance for both women and men.

Paying Yourself: Income Options in Retirement

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA to learn the rules that govern retirement assets and find out when to consider using different income sources.

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Morae Global Virtual Information Session

Morae Global are a full-service, technology-enabled, integrated solution provider for the legal and compliance function around the world. Join our representatives for a discussion about their experiences in pursuing their career paths, an overview of their roles and what it's like to work at Morae Global. We are hiring for FT Associate positions and internships with an emphasis around consulting and compliance in various areas of our company. Interested in a non-traditional role in the legal, business or technology area? These opportunities are a great alternative to check out!

If you value an environment where collaboration is encouraged, knowledge is shared freely, and diversity of thought, cultures, communities, and points of view are embraced, join us. We seek to find the best and the brightest people—those who truly understand what it takes to run a law department like a business, and who are focused on delivering real results. If that sounds like you, consider Morae. No matter what your personal and professional goals, we can help you create a rewarding career.

Learn more at moraeglobal.com.

This event is brought to you by a three-college consortia partnership between Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges' career centers.

Completing Self-Evaluations on Workday

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Performance Management Process Self-Evaluation as well as time for Q&A.

Making It Easier for You: Online Tools and Resources

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

We all know how important it is to save for retirement. This presentation brings many of the risks to light so you have a better understanding of what you may be facing and what you can do about it, especially in this new environment. Namely, shifting your strategy from just growing your money to protecting what you’ve saved as it grows. And for those still working, we’ll talk about protecting your income in retirement, by creating a guaranteed income stream to help cover essential expenses and next steps you can take to help protect your retirement future.

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Churchill Scholarship Info Session & Panel Discussion

The Churchill Scholarship provides full funding (tuition, fees, travel, research) to 16 American students from participating schools to pursue a year of research/master's degree in science, math or engineering at the University of Cambridge. Must be seniors or graduates of one year. The session will feature the Executive Director of the Winston Churchill Foundation, Michael Morse, and three current/former Churchill Scholars, including AC's own Jamie Tucker Foltz '19 (Computer Science), Zoe Dietrich (Bowdoin, Earth Sciences), and Jesse Freeman (Williams, Mathematics). After a brief overview of the program, the three former Churchill Scholars will talk about their experiences, why they felt the Churchill Scholarship was the right fit, and how being a Scholar has shaped their trajectory. Attendees are invited to submit questions for the panelists to address during the Q & A.
MUST register: https://bowdoin.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuc-2rqTwtE9aRnFhCJxfV4RSzp09... Sponsored by the AC Office of Fellowships.

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Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
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The CISE presents "Navigating Summer Internships in International Development for International Students"  with Micah Owino

Navigating Summer Internships in International Development for International Students

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Zoom Meeting

Join the CISE for a workshop hosted by Micah Owino from the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning that focuses on navigating summer internships in International Development specifically for International Students. Micah will provide insight into organizations such as the UN, IMF, World Bank and various International Development firms.

Zoom link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/94965017182

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Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

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"Paint and Pestilence: Art During Pandemic Times"

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Held Via Zoom

The Departments of Political Science and Anthropology at Amherst College, with additional funding from the Eastman Fund, Lamont Fund and Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, presents "Paint and Pestilence: Art During Pandemic Times."

This event is free and open to the public.
Via Zoom: Registration in advance is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcldOuupzovGNzD4WDeuXVh...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Speakers:

Danielle Carrabino is curator of painting and sculpture at the Smith College Museum of Art. She is an Italian Renaissance and Baroque art scholar and educator who previously served as a member of the curatorial team at the Harvard Art Museums. The plague ravaged Europe from the 14th to the 18th centuries, but its cause was not identified until 1884. At a time when vaccines were still unimaginable, strict quarantines helped control the spread of the disease, at least until subsequent surges. People took matters into their own hands by resorting to prayer and charitable acts, believed to placate an irate God. This talk will focus on a few examples of art created in Italy during several bouts of the plague to demonstrate its impact on art as well as to illustrate how this disease was perceived at the time.

Michelle Vigeant has been drawing animals since she was a child. She holds a degree in biology to further her understanding about how critters work. Spending years studying their bones, tracks and more gives her a very intimate perspective on their habits, anatomy and placement within the world. Vigeant's illustration style is inspired by American comic book line work as well as color from illustrators such as James Gurney of the Dinotopia books. She has illustrated the cover of the book The Whispering Basket, done a number of shows in the Western Massachusetts area, and can often be found at fandom conventions throughout the Eastern Coast of the U.S. She has also live-painted for the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York. She will speak on how the pandemic impacted her life as a modern working artist, changing workflow, venues and style, especially as a mom, and how public art can offer connection and resiliency.

For more information, contact Ruxandra Paul at rpaul@amherst.edu.

Registration Required
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Amherst STEM Network Workshop

Join the Amherst STEM Network and Dr. Carolyn Margolin from the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning for this interactive, virtual workshop to learn about finding and preparing for internships and careers in the STEM fields, including those that combine STEM and the humanities.

This event is open to students of all class years and majors who are interested in pursuing career paths that utilize or focus on skills honed in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali: A Reading and Conversation

7:00 pm Virtual

Please join us for a reading by multi-genre writer Kazim Ali, and a conversation between Ali and Amherst College Visiting Writer Thirii Myint. Ali’s books include several volumes of poetry, novels, essays and translations. He is currently a professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego. His newest books include a collection of three long poems entitled The Voice of Sheila Chandra and a memoir of his Canadian childhood, Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water.

“Much of what the poet has presented to us is painful, yes, but it is also beautiful in how it uses voice as a symbol for continued imagination. Altogether, The Voice of Sheila Chandra is both an excavation and compilation of our survival.” – NPR

Registration Required

Kaffeeklatsch

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 7pm-8pm EDT, for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, for an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Completing Self-Evaluations on Workday

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Performance Management Process Self-Evaluation as well as time for Q&A.

Engaging in Performance Management Process (PMP) Conversations for Staff

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

This workshop explores strategies and techniques for staff members around reflecting on performance, engaging in dialogue, asking for productive feedback, and setting goals. This workshop is not a training on how to go through the PMP form on Workday. Those training opportunities will be offered separately.

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Own Up Information Session: Hiring Full-Time Sales, Marketing & Operations Positions in Boston, MA!

Get to Own Up:
We are hiring! Own Up is a growing mortgage technology start-up based out of Boston, MA but now expanding to operate and hire nationally. We have a deep understanding and respect for the significance of homeownership. For most people, buying a home is the single most important financial decision of their life, which is why our mission is to enable every homebuyer to get a fair deal on their mortgage. We are growing and hiring for roles in Sales, Operations and Marketing.

To view available positions, please visit: https://jobs.lever.co/ownup/

This event will take place via Zoom. For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact the Career Development Center Team at cdc@mtholyoke.edu. Please make accommodation requests no later than Wednesday, April 7, to give implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

Holyoke (USA - Massachusetts) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:30:00 am EDT
Berlin (Germany - Berlin) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5:30:00 pm CEST
Mumbai (India - Maharashtra) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:00:00 pm IST
Beijing (China - Beijing Municipality) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:30:00 pm CST
Los Angeles (USA - California) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 8:30:00 am PDT

This event is brought to you by a three-college consortia partnership between Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges' career centers.

Quarterly Economic and Market Update with TIAA's Chief Investment Strategist

Take a closer look at our views on the financial markets, including key market drivers, U.S. economy, policy and politics, and investing in public markets. This seminar will also cover the challenges that investors face and how to navigate them.

Spring Cleaning: A Holistic Body-Positive Approach to Cleansing

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellbeing with Molly Kitchen.

Spring can be a wonderful time to shake off the heaviness of winter and rejuvenate the body with new ways of exercising and eating, yet "cleansing" is often presented as clearing harmful toxins from an unhealthy body. Ayurveda--the ancient yet applicable system of wellbeing from South Asia--has a more balanced approach. With Ayurvedic principles as our guide, we'll explore nourishing, affirming and individualized ways to approach a spring cleanse.

The Power of Saving

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

Do you live in the moment, or plan for the future? This seminar offers strategies and potential solutions when it comes to saving money. You will learn tips for managing your finances which may help you find the freedom and confidence to pay your bills, achieve your goals, and even save for a rainy day.

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Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for an open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

Join us via this link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/98710086723?pwd=WVFmWHl1ODMyWlRpeVpnOXF...

For accessibility needs or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or 413-542-5964.

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Work Hard/Play Hard

“Work hard, play hard” has been a common motto at Amherst and for college life across the country. Join us for a community-building circle facilitated by students and hosted by Health Education and the Center for Restorative Practices where we can reflect on and unpack the experience of alcohol and drinking culture at Amherst in an open and non-judgmental manner. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend.
Advanced registration encouraged: https://tinyurl.com/whph-reg

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CHI Salon: "Cooking Between the Lines: What Can We Learn from Rereading and Recreating Recipes of the Past?"

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Virtual, Zoom

"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are." This aphorism of famed French gastronome Brillat-Savarin is oft cited by scholars working in the sundry field of "food studies."

In this salon, CHI Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in French Samantha Presnal will flip the script, asking not what people ate, but what they cooked, how they cooked, and why they cooked, in order to better understand their lives and cultures. This hybrid presentation-- part talk, part demonstration, part conversation --will discuss her research approach, which blends methods from social and cultural history, literary criticism, and the culinary arts.

She will begin with the presentation and close reading of a popular cooking magazine from the Belle Epoque and then reproduce one of its featured dishes. By unpacking recipe rhetoric and strapping on an apron herself, Samantha will illustrate the value of studying familiar, quotidian forms of writing and interpreting them from multiple perspectives, from critic to cordon-bleu.

Registration Required
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Girls Who Invest: Five College Consortium Info Session and Q&A

Attention first years: Looking to make an impact?

Learn how a career in investment management can do just that.

Join us for an information session on Girls Who Invest programs. Programs take place the summer after sophomore year; application opens summer 2021 for summer 2022 programs.

Programs:
Summer Intensive Program (10 weeks: 4-weeks of educational training + 6-weeks of paid internship)

Online Intensive Program (Self-paced study of finance and investment foundations)

What does it take to become a GWI Scholar?
Our alumni are intellectually curious and academically confident, love research and analysis, strive to grow and improve as active learners, communicate and collaborate effectively, and most of all, want to make a positive impact on the world.

Who can apply?
All majors from rising sophomores enrolled in or transferring to 4-year programs at U.S. universities are welcome to apply.

For those who can't commit to 10 weeks but would be an asset to the GWI community, our self-guided Online Intensive Program is a great flexible alternative.

Timeline: 2022 Application Timeline will be posted soon

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RESCHEDULED: The 2020-21 Annual Hawkins Lecture with Dr. Naomi Oreskes

5:30 pm Virtual

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and the author of Why Trust Science?, will deliver a lecture titled "Diversity Isn’t Just the Right Thing to Do; Diversity Helps Us Get the Right Answers."

Science has lagged behind other professions in working to purposefully create opportunities to expand diversity in its workforce. Critics of such efforts have framed diversity as antithetical to the pursuit of excellence in scientific inquiry, but this framing has the problem backwards. In this talk, I argue that we cannot have scientific excellence without diversity.

Sponsored by the Hawkins Lecture Fund and the Department of History at Amherst College, this event is free and open to the public.

Registration Required
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Career Panel Discussion with Young Black Alumni

Current students and recent Amherst alumni are invited to join the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning for a panel discussion with young Black alumni to learn about professions you might not have considered before.

For the first hour, participants will have the opportunity to listen to the panelists' describe their career journeys, talk about how their identities and backgrounds shaped their professional choices and experiences, and share advice. During the second hour, attendees will be able to network with the alumni panelists in a smaller, breakout Q&A format.

Moderator: Adrianna Turner '14

Panelists:
George Beecham '18, Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rebecca Cross '11, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at University of Maryland
Jay Drain Jr. '18, Associate at Maven Ventures
Lola Fadulu '17, Metro Reporting Fellow at The Washington Post
Nicholaus Mollel '10, Senior Software Engineer at Venmo
Jillian Stockmo Chapman '13, Education Project Specialist, The Graves Foundation
Tomi Williams '16, Corporate Associate at Watchell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

JOIN US VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/93874182457?pwd=dHpmSzFtZnA4ZmliWWt5VTJ...

This event is being offered as part of Amherst College's 2021 Black Alumni Week. For more information, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/637028

Five College Coastal and Marine Science (FCCMS) Certificate Program Info Session

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, via Zoom

The Sustainable Ocean Alliance Club is hosting an info session with Program Coordinator Cindy Bright for students to learn more about the FCCMS certificate program which offers classroom and research opportunities for those interested in marine science. All students are welcome!

Nirman Dave

"Using Artificial Intelligence Without Coding"

Business tasks that once required programming, including the analysis of business data using artificial intelligence, can now be accomplished without writing any code. Nirman Dave, CEO at Obviously.AI, (Hampshire College, '15F) will talk about No-Code AI and how it is transforming businesses. He will also discuss his personal journey as an international student building a venture-backed startup in Silicon Valley.

Presented by the Artificial Intelligence in the Liberal Arts initiative

Registration Required
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Unpacking Masculinity, Vulnerability and Accountability

What do vulnerability and accountability look like for men? Join the Peer Advocates, the MRC and Dr. Jordan Barnard for this insightful program on masculinity, the barriers men face in being vulnerable, how to overcome those challenges and hold ourselves and others accountable. Led by Dr. Barnard, we will engage deeply with the foundations of masculinity and learn essential skills for navigating situations of vulnerability and accountability. For more information, please contact the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect at peeradvocate@amherst.edu or the Multicultural Resource Center at mrc@amherst.edu.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/94744554844?pwd=bGxrZ1YyQUZyNElmQ1M1RWR...
Meeting ID: 947 4455 4844
Passcode: 492696

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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Elevating Voices: Use Liberating Structures to Encourage Equitable Participation

The Learning & Development Team invites you to develop your team with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

By now, we have all witnessed the silence that follows an open question or ask for participation on a Zoom call. Not only are these silences awkward, the method of participation in itself reinforces structural inequities in who is invited to take up space and participate in conversation. Conventional structures for participation are either too inhibiting (e.g. formal presentations) or too loose (e.g. unstructured open discussions) to promote equitable participation. This leads to frustration, lack of progress and missing out on generative ideas. Liberating Structures are microstructures for facilitation used in groups of any size that promote relational coordination and trust amongst members. This session will introduce several Liberating Structures activities for use in a virtual or face-to-face environment to ensure that you are elevating everyone’s voice and cut back on those awkward Zoom silences.

Attention to Detail: Financial Finishing Touches for Women

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

Am I ready to retire? How do I know if I have enough? How do I plan my income? What should I look out for as I plan and even after I am retired? Financial success can often complicate your life and we are going to try to help you answer those questions and more.

Teaching Remotely Using Kaltura and Other Video Tools

Faculty Panelists: Kat Correira, David Hall, Darryl Harper, Mohamed Hassan, Chris Kingston, Samantha Presnal

Multimedia content plays a crucial role in Amherst courses this year, and one new tool many faculty have quickly integrated into their teaching is the video platform. Faculty have begun to use Kaltura (new to Amherst in Fall 2020) and/or expanded the use of other tools such as Explain Everything.

During this session we will hear and discuss how several faculty members have incorporated video tools (Kaltura/Explain Everything/Moodle) and other multi-media strategies into their teaching this year, with examples including the production and publishing of instructional videos and microlectures, designing interactive video quizzes, and allowing students to share their own recordings for assignments and discussions.

ATS and IT Multimedia staff will be on hand after the session from 1-1:30 p.m. to answer any technical questions or demonstrate any specific video tool features attendees are interested in.

Session will meet via Zoom. Please RSVP below!

Registration Required
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Fulbright Experiences as Black Americans: A Panel Discussion

This panel discussion featuring Black alumni from Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury and Williams will focus on the experiences of these Fulbright grantees doing research or assistant teaching English in a range of countries. Fulbright is a program of the U.S. Department of State that sends recent college graduates abroad and brings students and scholars from other countries here to fulfill the mission of cultural exchange. Panelists include #FulbrightNoir founder Desiree Daring (Williams '13, Spain ETA), Yasmina Martin '14 (AC, South Africa Research), Clarque Brown '17 (AC, South Korea ETA), Dave Anderson (Middlebury '19.5, Japan Research) and others.
Registration required: https://williams.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAod-CppzgrE9cMlgIazLqFyFhMT2...
Sponsored by the AC Office of Fellowships. Questions? Contact Christine Overstreet at coverstreet@amherst.edu.

Registration Required

Completing Staff Evaluations (for Supervisors/Department Chairs)

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Staff Performance Management Process Evaluations as well as time for Q&A.

Making Gifts to Loved Ones and Charities

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar
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Amherst College Education Studies Open House

Curious about Amherst College's newest major? Come to the Education Studies Open House!

In this virtual session, you'll have the chance to...
-Meet faculty and staff who are part of the program
-Hear from students about their experiences and research
-Learn about major requirements and courses that will be offered next year
-Ask individual advising questions

Join us to hear what the Education Studies major is all about and figure out if it's the right choice for you!

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
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Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

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Endogenous by Christianna Mariano '21

The Department of Theater & Dance presents Christianna Mariano '21's Endogenous, an experiential and immersive installation that explores how our senses make meaning of our experiences through the use of aesthetics. What resonates with you and where?

Come experience Endogenous in the Holden Experimental Theater on April 15-17. Viewings will begin every 15 minutes starting at 5:30pm. Please sign up for a time slot in advance.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event is only open to Amherst College community members currently on campus for spring 2021.

Registration Required

Bullet Journaling and Bubble Tea

Join Active Minds for an opportunity to relax with some bullet journaling and bubble tea! Participants will receive their own dot journal as well as some pens and washi tapes along with bubble tea from Miss Saigon. Sign up at the link below!

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Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Brenna Werme. 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.

Facilitating PMP Conversations for Supervisors / Dept. Chairs

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

This training explores strategies and techniques for facilitating a productive dialogue, and offers suggestions for how to prepare for the discussion. This workshop is not a training on how to go through the PMP form on Workday. Those training opportunities will be offered separately.

"Settler Militarism: World War II in Hawai'i and the Making of U.S. Empire"

12:00 pm Virtual

This interdisciplinary project focuses on the martial law period in Hawai'i during the Pacific War and explores the overlapping regimes of settler colonialism and militarization in the domains of public health, domestic science, education, land acquisition and internment.

Juliet Nebolon is an assistant professor of American studies at Trinity College. She received her Ph.D. in American studies from Yale University. Her research and teaching bring a transnational perspective to the study of race, indigeneity and gender in the United States, with a particular focus on U.S. war and empire in Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Middlebury School in Spain Q&A Info Session

Join program director Patricia Rodríguez for a conversation about the Middlebury School in Spain, a full-immersion program with sites in Madrid, Getafe, Logroño, and Córdoba.  

Students Only
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Endogenous by Christianna Mariano '21

The Department of Theater & Dance presents Christianna Mariano '21's Endogenous, an experiential and immersive installation that explores how our senses make meaning of our experiences through the use of aesthetics. What resonates with you and where?

Come experience Endogenous in the Holden Experimental Theater on April 15-17. Viewings will begin every 15 minutes starting at 5:30pm. Please sign up for a time slot in advance.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event is only open to Amherst College community members currently on campus for spring 2021.

Registration Required

Sat, Apr 17, 2021

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Endogenous by Christianna Mariano '21

The Department of Theater & Dance presents Christianna Mariano '21's Endogenous, an experiential and immersive installation that explores how our senses make meaning of our experiences through the use of aesthetics. What resonates with you and where?

Come experience Endogenous in the Holden Experimental Theater on April 15-17. Viewings will begin every 15 minutes starting at 5:30pm. Please sign up for a time slot in advance.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event is only open to Amherst College community members currently on campus for spring 2021.

Registration Required
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Canceled: ASO Concert: "Black Music Matters - Part One"

The Amherst College Department of Music presents "Black Music Matters - Part One," a virtual performance of unjustly neglected masterpieces by Black composers for the concert hall.

More than 50 gifted student classical instrumentalists currently in residence on the Amherst College campus showcase their talents in all-new content ranging from string quartets, brass and woodwind quintets, to small chamber orchestras. Featured composers include Scott Joplin, William Grant Still, Florence Price, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, George Walker, Margaret Bonds, Nathaniel Dett, Tania Léon, Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de Saint-Georges, and Harry T. Burleigh.

Sun, Apr 18, 2021

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Consulting Case Interview Level 1 Bootcamp - By Management Consulted

Case Interviews are a primary interview technique used by consulting firms as well as private equity, tech, healthcare, and a variety of other industries. With internships and full-time recruiting ramping up, you can’t delay in your preparation. No matter where you interview, you'll want to be case-interview-ready!

The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning has hired Management Consulted to host a 4-hour intensive consulting interview workshop. During this fast-paced, virtual workshop, participants will be challenged to think beyond simple frameworks, participate often, and learn to handle a variety of analytical problems. Jump in to a fast-paced introduction to case interviews (including a live walkthrough!) and work through interactive exercises on:

• Solving the 5 parts of a case
• Case frameworks
• A case walkthrough
• The ultimate practice plan

After the workshop, participants will gain access to Management Consulted’s digital resources, which will help you prepare during the summer. Also, by completing this level 1 workshop, you will be eligible to participate in a more in-depth, level 2 refresher workshop in August/September.

This is an interactive workshop, so bring pen and paper!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Stephanie Knight: After obtaining an undergrad degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern and working in community development and education in northern Afghanistan, Stephanie received an MBA at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Post-MBA, she enjoyed her tenure at McKinsey – where she was promoted to Engagement Manager and lived on four continents in the process. She left the firm to advise clients on her own and continues to work with various organizations on strategic planning, operations strategy, and team development.

Jenny Rae Le Roux: Jenny Rae holds a BA (Honors) from the University of Virginia and MBA from Columbia Business School. She joined Bain & Company after traveling around the world, writing a book, working on financial public policy in South Africa, and sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. At Bain, Jenny Rae worked on strategy, private equity, and operations projects in 10 different industries. Since leaving Bain to co-found two tech companies, she has built a family office focused on small media companies and real estate. Jenny Rae lives with her family on a working ranch in Northern California.

ABOUT MANAGEMENT CONSULTED:
Management Consulted is the world’s leading resource on all things consulting, with a focus on case interviews and consulting skill-building. Management Consulted works with 70+ universities every year on consulting prep, including HBS, Columbia Business School, Wharton, London Business School, and more.

REGISTRATION: Please register on Handshake by April 15 to reserve your spot. You will receive a link to the session by April 17.

Book & Plow Community Work Day

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Book and Plow Farm
Students Only

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Math/Stat Table

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Mathematics or Statistics and all are welcome.

The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend please email:kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

Music Thesis Concert: "To Survive," Obed Amissah '21, Organ

3:00 pm Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center

The Amherst College Department of Music presents To Survive, a senior honors organ recital by Obed Kwamena Amissah ’21. The concert is FREE and will be available on the department’s livestream website.

To Survive commemorates people who lost their lives through COVID-19 and those who face all forms of struggles in this life. It is intended as a message of hope for the future; as the famous quote goes, “'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'” (Jeremiah 29:11).

The repertoire comprises a delightful Bach sonata inscribing nostalgic stories on our mental sheets about the better past that transitions to Hindemith’s experience with the World Wars and Nazis and Mendelssohn’s musical interpretation of the psycho-spiritual struggle and quest for humanity’s liberation from temptations and forces.

Gathering at the Crossroads: Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium 2021

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Zoom Webinars

There will be four webinars on Zoom, Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule:
Monday, April 19: Land Acknowledgments
Monday, April 26: Seeds & Soil
Monday, May 3: Teaching and Learning
Monday, May 10: Celebration

The NAIS symposium is made possible with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Registration Required

Today - Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Completing Staff Evaluations on Workday (for Supervisors/Department Chairs)

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Staff Performance Management Process Evaluations as well as time for Q&A.

Sexual Respect Office Hours

Starting during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and continuing through the end of the semester, outdoor Sexual Respect Education Office Hours will be occurring weekly on Val Quad Tent #4 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Stop by to meet with Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, to access Health Education resources, ask questions about topics related to sexual respect, and find out how to get involved throughout SAAMherst! Questions or to connect directly, email lakelly@amherst.edu. Stay connected on Instagram by following @ac_healthandwellbeing and @amherst_pa

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
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Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Information Session

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, with over 90 offices in 50 countries, the firm helps clients with total transformation—inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

BCG's diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. The firm delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. Consultants work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow clients to thrive.

Want to learn more about BCG's full-time Research Associate role:(https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4525647/share_preview) and what a "day in the life" is like at the firm? Attend this information session to hear from Amherst alum Nic Zhou '10 and other BCG representatives!

All majors welcome. Advance registration required to attend.

Tomorrow - Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Substance Use and Your Loved Ones

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

When someone you love struggles with addiction, it’s important to know you are not alone and also to take care of yourself. Start with learning more about what addiction is, symptoms of drug use, an overview of withdrawal symptoms and more. Understanding more about this chronic brain disease is a great start to process and cope in a healthy way.

Distinguished Lectures by AIT- Why Hungarian Politics Is Unique?

Join Tamás Boros for an Introduction to the Political System of Hungary. See you on Zoom!

Students Only

Completing Staff Evaluations on Workday (for Supervisors/Department Chairs)

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Staff Performance Management Process Evaluations as well as time for Q&A.

Substance Use and Your Loved Ones

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

When someone you love struggles with addiction, it’s important to know you are not alone and also to take care of yourself. Start with learning more about what addiction is, symptoms of drug use, an overview of withdrawal symptoms and more. Understanding more about this chronic brain disease is a great start to process and cope in a healthy way.

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Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for an open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

Join us via this link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/98710086723?pwd=WVFmWHl1ODMyWlRpeVpnOXF...

For accessibility needs or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or 413-542-5964.

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CHI Salon: "Finding Your Voice Through Music": A Conversation and Musical Performance with Helen Sung

Pianist/composer Helen Sung shares some of her original music, including selections from her upcoming album Quartet+, in the context of her experience as a Chinese-American growing up in a family culture that valued deference and "real jobs" and her struggle to pursue a quest for personal and artistic authenticity. This presentation, part musical and part oral testimony, touches on such themes as the implications of heritage, the impact of racial stereotypes and the role of the individual.

Helen Sung is an acclaimed jazz pianist and composer. Her recent releases Sung with Words (Stricker Street, 2018), a collaborative project with internationally acclaimed poet Dana Gioia, and Anthem for a New Day (Concord Jazz, 2014), topped the jazz charts. Her band has performed at festivals/venues including Newport, Monterey, Detroit, SFJAZZ and Carnegie Hall. Her “NuGenerations" Project toured southern Africa as a U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassador, and recent international engagements include debuts at the London Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, Blue Note Beijing and the Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival. Sung currently performs with such fine ensembles as the Mingus Big Band and Grammy-winning Cecile McLorin Salvant’s Ogresse. Sung is a Steinway Artist and has served on the jazz faculties at Berklee College of Music, the Juilliard School and Columbia University, where she was the inaugural jazz artist-in-residence at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute.

Registration Required
This chat will be with Isabella Berkley, an LJST and Black Studies double-major currently at Harvard Law School.

Alumni Chats: Isabella Berkley, LJST and Black Studies’ 19

The Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to join alums from different diverse backgrounds for conversations about their time at Amherst and beyond. They will discuss their experiences in their majors, their career paths and how they overcame the challenges they faced along the way. Come for career advice, life lessons and more! This chat will be with Isabella Berkley, an LJST and Black Studies double-major currently at Harvard Law School.

Registration Required
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Restorative Justice Through the Power of Storytelling with Circles of Support and Accountability

How do we welcome you back?

Following the lives of five people, the film Coming Home takes an intimate and powerful look at a state/community partnership called COSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) as it portrays the struggles and challenges of folks coming out of prison and the successes of this restorative justice model in repairing harm. Filmmaker Bess O’Brien will discuss how the restorative power of sharing one’s story and gaining trust from local community members moves people forward in their healing process and moves them away from reoffending.

Registration Required
Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: Careers in International Development in the Biden Era, with Jesse Corradi '08

Join Jesse Corradi '08, Managing Director for Africa at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), to learn about government career paths in international development and better understand the U.S. government's role, interests, and operations pertaining to economic and democratic progress in developing nations.

In this conversation, hosted by the Loeb Center's Alumni-in-Residence Program, Jesse will discuss what international development work looks like "on the ground," the skills needed for a career in this field and how to build them, and the difference between career civil service employees and political appointees.

Jesse Corradi is Managing Director of Africa at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), a newly-established U.S. government development finance institution. As such, Jesse oversees DFC’s Africa investment strategy and is responsible for investing in, and mobilizing private capital for, underserved markets across sub-Saharan Africa aligned with U.S. international development and foreign policy priorities. Jesse has led transactions in over 35 countries and oversees a portfolio of $1.4 billion across the financial services, infrastructure, agriculture, energy, and health sectors.

Jesse joined DFC as a core member of the DFC transition team, leading the design and implementation of new origination, underwriting, and transaction execution processes for the agency. Prior to joining DFC, Jesse served as Head of Africa and Product Innovation at USAID’s Development Credit Authority. During his time as a Presidential Management Fellow at USAID, Jesse served at USAID/Guatemala for four months, providing strategic advice and analysis on local municipal finance and capital markets opportunities. He also served as an Investment Fellow at Closed Loop Partners, where he supported the firm’s investment activities, due diligence, and international expansion strategy.

Jesse has also held various positions in foreign policy, national security, impact investing, and private equity at the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Senate Committee on Defense Appropriations, 118 Capital, Neuberger Berman, and Lehman Brothers. He served as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow in Hong Kong from 2009-2010 and currently volunteers as Chief Financial Officer for Village X, a nonprofit dedicated to disrupting extreme poverty in rural Africa. Jesse earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, where he was awarded a Dean’s Fellow scholarship and served as a member of the International Fellows Program, and a bachelor’s degree in political science with honors from Amherst College.

This Alumni-in-Residence presentation provides a great opportunity to get an inside look at how international development work has evolved over several presidential administrations, including the current one, and what career opportunities are on the horizon for those interested in the field. Bring your questions!

To learn more about the Loeb Center's Alumni-in-Residence Program, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575486

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"Asian American Activism and Anti-Asian Violence: A Conversation with Helen Zia"

8:00 pm Virtual

Amherst College will welcome Helen Zia, activist, award-winning author and former journalist, in conversation with Robert Hayashi, associate professor of American Studies. This event is part of the President’s Colloquium on Race and Racism, a series that centers the voices of scholars studying intersections of race and American democracy.

Helen Zia is a writer, activist and Fulbright Scholar. She is the author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People, about the contemporary civil rights struggles of Asian Americans; her latest book, Last Boat out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese who Fled Mao's Revolution, was an NPR best book of 2019 and shortlisted for a 2020 national PEN AMERICA award. An award-winning magazine journalist, she was the executive editor of Ms. Magazine, where her reporting on neo-Nazi and white supremacist organizations sparked new thinking on the relationship between race and gender in hate violence. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Helen has been outspoken on issues ranging from human rights to countering hate violence and homophobia. Her leadership in the landmark civil rights case of anti-Asian violence in the 1982 hate killing of Vincent Chin in Detroit has been documented in the Oscar-nominated film Who Killed Vincent Chin?. Helen has honorary doctorates from the University of San Francisco and the City University of New York Law School. She attended Princeton University on a full scholarship and was a member of its first graduating class of women. Helen quit medical school to work as a construction laborer, an autoworker and a community organizer, until she discovered her life’s work as a journalist and writer.

Robert Hayashi is an associate professor of American Studies at Amherst College. He is the author of Haunted by Waters: A Journey Through Race and Place in the American West and has written about Japanese American incarceration, Asian American literature and sports. His current research focuses on early Asian American sports history.

This event is supported by the Victor S. Johnson Lecture Fund, established for the president to bring to Amherst lecturers in the best tradition of the liberal arts.

Registration Required

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Racism & Antiracism 2.0: Racism & Antiracism at Amherst

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Virtual, Zoom link will be provided later

Amherst College is considered one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the U.S. But what would it mean if we worked towards being one of the most equitable and inclusive?

The goal of this workshop, intended for faculty and staff, is to build upon foundational knowledge developed in Racism & Antiracism 1.0: Learning & Unlearning Race & Racism and understand race as a part of how individuals and groups interact at Amherst College. Participants will focus on learning how the campus community has inherited a history of racism as well as understanding the legacy of and the urgency for antiracism at the College.

Upon participating in this workshop, participants will:
- Recognize some of the ways racism shows up at various levels at the College
- Know how to define and describe antiracism
- Be able to articulate why antiracism matters at the College

Registration is required. To register, submit a form at https://www.amherst.edu/amherst-story/diversity/office-of-diversity-equi...

Note: Participants are not required to have attended Racism & Antiracism 1.0: Learning & Unlearning Race & Racism to attend this workshop but should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the historical construction of racial identity in the U.S. and be familiar with key terms and common misunderstandings around race, such as anti-Blackness, belonging and color-blindness. While not required, this workshop also builds upon the knowledge on socialization and levels of oppression presented in Identity & Inclusion 2.0: Dismantling Structural Oppression in the Workplace.

Registration Required

Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World

Registration Required

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

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Registration Required
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Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

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"Classics and White Supremacism in the United States: A Brief History"

Rebecca Futo Kennedy, who studies notions of race and ethnicity in the ancient world, will speak on the reception of classical antiquity within the U.S. white supremacist movement.

Kennedy is an associate professor of classics, women’s and gender studies and environmental studies at Denison University and director of the Denison Museum. She is the author of Immigrant Women in Athens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City and editor of the Handbook to Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds. She is a translator and editor of Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World: An Anthology of Primary Sources and editor of The Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus.

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Classics at Amherst College and the Department of Classical Studies at Trinity College, with support from the Lamont Fund. All Five College faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Zoom registration: https://trincoll.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dxZxAfKkTLigQv1K_YXK-w

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Statistics and Data Science Colloquium: "Evaluating Potential Critical Windows of Exposure to Antiretroviral Treatment Using Multiple Informant Models"

It is widely known that antiretroviral treatment (ART) has been successful in reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission. Some studies report that infants of women living with HIV (WLHIV) who start ART before conception may have a higher risk of adverse birth and infant neurodevelopmental outcomes than those starting ART during pregnancy. However, differences in the potential adverse effects of ART based on their timing (i.e., preconception, first trimester, etc.) require further investigation. Many studies define ART exposures based only on the timing of initiation (i.e., initiated prior to conception vs early in pregnancy vs later in pregnancy), rather than considering continued exposures over multiple trimesters during pregnancy, and thus may not correctly reflect the effects of multiple time points of exposure. This is true especially when ART regimens change during pregnancy. Also, observational studies may be missing information for each time point of exposure, creating a statistical challenge when attempting to compare ART effects across preconception and each trimester. We explore a method that can evaluate potential periods of heightened vulnerability to ART exposure while accounting both for missing data and correlated exposures.

Jemar R. Bather is a biostatistics Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University and a Fostering Diversity in HIV Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. Before joining Harvard, he was a quantitative research assistant at New York University, publishing work in diverse outlets such as Public Health Reports and Patient Education and Counseling. His current research focuses on statistical methods for improving perinatal and reproductive outcomes among infants and women living with HIV. Beyond his research, Jemar specializes in coaching prospective doctoral applicants through their application process. Applicants that he worked with are now in Ph.D. programs at Stanford, Emory and Boston Universities. Jemar holds a B.S. in statistics from Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in applied statistics from NYU and an M.A. in biostatistics from Harvard University. He is also the founder of the NYU Chapter of the National Statistics Honor Society. For this service and his involvement with NYU’s statistics club, he received the President’s Service Award and the Samuel Eshborn Service Award.

Sexual Respect Through A Global Lens

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Ford Hall, and Virtually On Zoom

Join the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect, the Center for International Student Engagement and the International Students Association for a conversation surrounding sexual respect in a Global Context, beyond the United States. This program will center students of international experience, but is open to the entire Amherst College student community. There will be the chance for 13 in-person participants or a virtual version with unlimited capacity.

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/2ydv7kys

Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/2xcpetxz

Passcode: 064269

Any questions or concerns, please email peeradvocate@amherst.edu or contact Lauren Kelly on (413) 542-2760.

Eduardo C. Corral

Eduardo C. Corral: A Reading and Conversation

7:00 pm Virtual

Eduardo C. Corral is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is the author of Guillotine, which was longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry, and Slow Lightning, which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. Natalie Scenters-Zapico describes Corral as “A master artist. [...] Only a poet as skilled as Corral could connect rejection from the US nation-state with unrequited love to such effect. Carefully code-switching between Spanish and English, Corral is a poet to be studied for his radical contributions to the American canon.” He's the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. He teaches in the M.F.A. program at North Carolina State University.

Please register in advance for this event:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qd-mprzorGdLRqtQ-pX6L...
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Registration Required
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Prudential Risk Management Information Session

Tune in to this interactive webinar, where representatives from Prudential’s Risk Management team will give you a view into:
- Our Risk Management business with an overview by our Chief Risk Officer, Nicholas Silitch
- Prudential’s mission & impact in our industry
- Impact of COVID on the markets and our businesses’ resiliency
- Life as a Summer Intern & full time RMDP (Risk Management Development Program) Associate

Please register here: https://prudential.zoom.us/j/96283452583?pwd=c2JxcTdFUUNDTnBWMVB2dVQxbTR...

Fred Sievert discussion

Fast-Starting a Career of Consequence: Practical Christ-Centered Advice for Entering the Workforce

Former Fortune 100 company president and Yale Divinity School graduate, Fred Sievert (Amherst ’70) will summarize the 10 practical, Biblically-based tips on entering the professional world from his latest book. The program will include ample time for Q & A and discussion. Co-sponsored by Amherst Christian Fellowship and Religious and Spiritual Life.

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The Storm and the War That Changed Amherst: An Amherst College Bicentennial Event

The War Memorial, with its panoramic view of the Holyoke Range, and the Main Quadrangle, with its lush carpet of grass and soaring tree canopy, almost surely are the most beloved outdoor spaces at Amherst. Each appears inevitable, timeless, as if it had always been there. In fact, both are relatively recent additions to the campus, which looked very different before their creation in 1939 and 1946, respectively.

We are extending three opportunities to virtually attend this richly illustrated slide lecture—please select the option that best suits your schedule and location. Pulitzer Prize-winning Architecture Critic Blair Kamin '79, P'15 will discuss how the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 and World War II led to a profound reorientation of Amherst’s hilltop campus. He’ll also paint a portrait of the little-known landscape architect who designed these signature spaces. The lecture will conclude with an analysis of the War Memorial’s original design as well as an appreciation of how the passage of time has transformed the memorial into the campus icon it is today. A question-and-answer session will follow.

This chat will be with Chimaway Lopez, an American Studies major and Mellon Mays Fellow currently working toward a PhD in Indigenous Studies at UC Davis.

OSDEI Alumni Chats: Chimaway Lopez, American Studies '20

The Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to join alums from different diverse backgrounds for conversations about their time at Amherst and beyond. They will discuss their experiences in their majors, their career paths and how they overcame the challenges they faced along the way. Come for career advice, life lessons and more! This chat will be with Chimaway Lopez, an American Studies major and Mellon Mays Fellow currently working toward a PhD in Indigenous Studies at UC Davis.

Registration Required

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Brenna Werme. 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.

Info Session--Study in Argentina or Uruguay with the Middlebury Schools Abroad

Join Claudio González Chiaramonte, Director of the Middlebury Schools in Argentina & Uruguay, for conversations about the full-immersion programs in Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

Students Only
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Compass Lexecon Info Session & Interactive Panel Discussion

One of the world’s leading economic consulting firms, Compass Lexecon, provides law firms, corporations, and government clients with clear analysis of complex issues. Our experience and expertise apply to virtually any question of economics, in virtually any context of the law or business, and in any industry. We have 23 global offices (including Boston, Chicago, D.C. New York, Paris, London and Madrid) and over 500 employees.

We seek candidates with knowledge and interest in economics, excellent research skills and the ability to perform quantitative analysis. Individuals who have completed significant coursework in economics and mathematics (or other quantitative disciplines) are encouraged to apply to our positions. Knowledge of Excel and statistical programming packages such as STATA or SAS are preferred, but not required. Candidates must be highly motivated, analytical, detail oriented, able to work independently or in teams, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Please join employees from our Boston office to learn more about their work, respective groups, day-to-day and the CL culture. A representative from each group in Boston (Airlines Practice, China Competition Practice and the East Coast Competition Practice) will be available to answer questions and speak on their working experience.

Public Works: Academics in the Arena in the Trump Era and Beyond

The Amherst College Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, The Amherst College Press and The Conversation are co-sponsoring this event. It will explore and assess the work of academics who responded to the Trump years by writing commentary and opinion pieces for public audiences. The conference will examine the motives that led scholars to take on this role in their work, reflect on the work they have done as well as discuss what they might do in the near future. We will also consider the lessons learned about writing for a public audience and the place of the public intellectual in today's academy.

Presenters:
Austin Sarat, Moderator & Presenter, Professor of Political Science and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought at Amherst College
Stephen Vladeck, Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law
Elizabeth Cobbs, Chair in American History at Texas A&M University
Bernadette Meylar, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Intellectual Life at Stanford University
Corey Brettschneider, Professor of Political Science at Brown University
Julian Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University
Sarah Binder, Professor of Political Science at the George Washington University
Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University
Eliot Borenstein, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University
Nadia Brown, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue University

Jill Lawrence, USA TODAY – Commentator
Beth Daly, The Conversation – Commentator

Registration Required

Cheminar - Senior Student Talks With Matthew Albino '21 and Kaylen Xie '21

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Virtual Seminar Via Zoom Link

Matthew Albino's talk title: “Discovery of the MATE1 OTC"
Link to article: https://www.pnas.org/content/102/50/17923

Kaylen Xie's talk title: "Multicolor Fluorescent Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots for Sensing Cancer Cell Biomarkers"
Link to article: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsanm.0c02526

Project 2020

Project 2020 is a collaborative art installation project by six current Amherst students. The Project 2020 Team has reimagined the discarded Merrill Courtyard as our canvas for interactive projection and light sculptures. The art installation surrounds the theme of quarantine and isolation. All the projections will be interactive, responding to the viewer’s movement. Sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cafad28a6f8c16-project

Registration Required

Sat, Apr 24, 2021

Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Serving Tea ft. Professor Khary Polk

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Virtual, https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/9792344

A monthly meet and greet with LGBTQ+ staff or faculty to explore their journeys through work, identity and life. This month's guest is Black Studies and SWAGS Assistant Professor Khary Polk!
Zoom link: https://amherst.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1c211ba6988653f71a86e...

German Table

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 11:45am-1pm EDT, for our zoom German Table gathering, for an hour of fun chatting auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Math/Stat Table

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Mathematics or Statistics and all are welcome.

The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend please email:kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

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Rhodes Scholarship Info Session & Panel Discussion

Curious about the Rhodes Scholarship? Join this virtual session with two American Assistant Rhodes Secretaries who will fill you in on this prestigious fellowship for graduate study at Oxford University, UK. Next up will be a panel discussion with three Rhodes Scholars including our own Jeremy Thomas '21, Brian McGrail, Williams '14, and Willy Oppenheim Bowdoin '09. Your Q & A are welcome. Students from all majors, class years and citizenships welcome. Although those present will be from the US Rhodes, the selection criteria and Oxford experience are the same for winners regardless of citizenship. REGISTER: https://williams.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtduuvrDwrHdwNT6iSRrbRFovmvQ...

Registration Required

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! If you would like to join this group, please email rgarsault@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link.

Gathering at the Crossroads: Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium 2021

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Zoom Webinars

There will be four webinars on Zoom, Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule:
Monday, April 19: Land Acknowledgments
Monday, April 26: Seeds & Soil
Monday, May 3: Teaching and Learning
Monday, May 10: Celebration

The NAIS symposium is made possible with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Registration Required

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Virtual Russian Table

11:30 am Virtual

Please join us for the Virtual Russian Table every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:00pm EST.
Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation - all levels of Russian speakers are very welcome!
Please email Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) for the Zoom info.

Sexual Respect Office Hours

Starting during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and continuing through the end of the semester, outdoor Sexual Respect Education Office Hours will be occurring weekly on Val Quad Tent #4 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Stop by to meet with Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, to access Health Education resources, ask questions about topics related to sexual respect, and find out how to get involved throughout SAAMherst! Questions or to connect directly, email lakelly@amherst.edu. Stay connected on Instagram by following @ac_healthandwellbeing and @amherst_pa

Look to event description for event information.

Trans Pop-Up Legal Clinic

Paralegal Sarah Wolfe and attorney Peter Irvine '87 from the Law Office of Peter Irvine are working with the QRC to present a pop-up legal clinic! Our guests will explain the process of changing name and gender markers on legal documents. Come by or sign up for a 1-on-1 appointment during the week!
Registration for Zoom: https://bit.ly/3f0mXS1
Link for Appointments: http://www.peterirvine.law/contact.html

For accessibility needs, and/or questions, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

Registration Required

Cheyenne Teng 14E, Pendar Technologies: "From the lab to the field"

This talk will focus on designing and building mid-infrared spectrometers for field applications. We will survey the various applications where mid-infrared spectroscopy has become an attractive solution, and specifically describe how point sensing and remote sensing can be used for large area fugitive gas monitoring. I will also share my interest in bringing lab-built systems to the field, and hopefully transitioning them to handheld battery-operated platforms.

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Goldwater Scholarship Info Session & Discussion Panel

Join Goldwater Scholarship President John Mateja and Goldwater Scholars Jea Adams '21 (astrophysics), Liam Taylor (Bowdoin, ecology & biology), and Jing He (Middlebury, oceanography) for a conversation about the scholarship, STEM research careers, and how to prepare yourself now to be a strong candidate. This prestigious award provides $7,500 in funding for undergraduate educational expenses plus programming and networking. For US citizens focused on STEM fields and planning to pursue a career in research (not clinical medicine). Apply as sophomore or junior but learn about it now! Register here: https://middlebury-ctlr.libcal.com/event/7659540. Read about AC application process here: https://bit.ly/3msKE6X. Contact coverstreet@amherst.edu with questions.

Registration Required

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

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Labor, Visibility, Value: A Conversation with Arlene Dávila, Alicia Grullón, and Shellyne Rodriguez

New York University professor and director of the Latinx Project Arlene Dávila and New York-based artists Alicia Grullón and Shellyne Rodriguez will explore the theme of labor through a conversation about their cultural work. The speakers will examine intersecting themes of equity, race, class, and creativity, considering the role of art in exploring visibility and value of work and workers. This conversation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Arlene Dávila.

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art and is aimed at providing frameworks for thinking about a forthcoming exhibition about labor at the Mead Art Museum.

For accessibility concerns, please contact Danielle at damodeo13@amherst.edu or 413-542-5651.

Registration Required
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Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

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Rush Medical College Information Session

Join Alyssa Cannataro, assistant director of admissions and recruitment, to hear about the great opportunities available to you as a Rush Medical College student.

In this information session, attendees will learn about the Rush curriculum, clinical experiences, service opportunities, diversity and inclusion, career exploration, living in Chicago and much more.

Pre-registration required.

Kaffeeklatsch

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 7pm-8pm EDT, for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, for an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

This chat will be with Noor Qasim, an English major and current New York Times Fellow.

OSDEI Alumni Chats: Noor Qasim, English '18

The Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to join alums from different diverse backgrounds for conversations about their time at Amherst and beyond. They will discuss their experiences in their majors, their career paths and how they overcame the challenges they faced along the way. Come for career advice, life lessons and more! This chat will be with Noor Qasim, an English major and current New York Times Fellow.

Registration Required

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Cannabis in the Workplace

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

As the legalization of marijuana spreads across the U.S., it can be hard to keep up with changing policies and what it means for employees. Learn more about marijuana, different legalizations, and how your workplace and policies may be affected. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Distinguished Lectures Series by AIT--Attitudes and Approaches

Would you like to learn more about Hungarian culture?
Join Mariann Schiller for a lecture on Attitudes and Approaches--Insight to Hungarian Thoughts, Ideas and Humor!

Students Only

Cannabis in the Workplace

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

As the legalization of marijuana spreads across the U.S., it can be hard to keep up with changing policies and what it means for employees. Learn more about marijuana, different legalizations, and how your workplace and policies may be affected. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

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Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for an open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

Join us via this link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/98710086723?pwd=WVFmWHl1ODMyWlRpeVpnOXF...

For accessibility needs or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or 413-542-5964.

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CHI Salon: "In Transit: Gender, Race, and Korean Migration to Argentina and Remigration to the United States"

In this virtual talk, CHI Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in History at Amherst College and Associate Professor of History and Global Migrations at Hampshire College Lili M. Kim, examines the little known history of Korean migration to Argentina that began in 1965 as a result of the agricultural treaty signed between war-torn South Korea and Argentina as well as the subsequent remigration of Koreans to the United States in the 1990s. This presentation will focus on reconstructing the history of early Korean settlements as agricultural workers in the rural town of Lamarque, Argentina, and how Korean migrants came to dominate the garment industry as laborers and business owners in Buenos Aires. Utilizing both Korean and Spanish sources, Kim explores the centrality of Korean women's gendered labor and the formation of Korean Argentine communities in the face of racial discrimination and economic scapegoating during multiple Argentine economic crises in the context of globalization of labor and migration.

Registration Required
This chat will be with Samuel Amaka, a Psychology major currently studying at Columbia Medical School.

OSDEI Alumni Chats: Samuel Amaka, Psychology '19

The Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to join alums from different diverse backgrounds for conversations about their time at Amherst and beyond. They will discuss their experiences in their majors, their career paths and how they overcame the challenges they faced along the way. Come for career advice, life lessons and more! This chat will be with Samuel Amaka, a Psychology major currently studying at Columbia Medical School.

Registration Required

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Completing Staff Evaluations on Workday (for Supervisors/Department Chairs)

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Staff Performance Management Process Evaluations as well as time for Q&A.

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required
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Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

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Politics and Poetry: A Conversation with Former The Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron

7:00 pm Virtual

In this conversation, Martin Baron and Ilan Stavans will discuss the ideological polarization of the American media and the sustainability of national and local newspapers in the digital age. This event is part of the Politics and Poetry: A Point/Counterpoint Series, which examines our current crossroads, both nationally and globally, from the perspective of opinion writers, poets, activists, linguists and historians.

Martin Baron retired in February 2021, after eight years as executive editor of The Washington Post. News staff under his leadership have won 17 Pulitzer Prizes, including 10 at The Post. While he was top editor of The Boston Globe, it won six Pulitzer Prizes, including for its investigation into the Catholic Church’s concealment of clergy sex abuse. That coverage was portrayed in the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight.” The Miami Herald under his leadership won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the raid to recover Elián González, the Cuban boy at the center of a fierce immigration and custody dispute.

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Studies at Amherst and the publisher of Restless Books. His most recent books are The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America (2019), How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish (2020) and Selected Translations: Poems 2000-2021 (2021). He is the recipient of numerous international awards and honors, and his work has been translated into 20 languages and adapted into film, radio, TV and theater.

Registration Required
This chat will be with Richard Figueroa, a Political Science and German double-major and current Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress.

OSDEI Alumni Chats: Richard Figueroa, Political Science and German '18

The Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to join alums from different diverse backgrounds for conversations about their time at Amherst and beyond. They will discuss their experiences in their majors, their career paths and how they overcame the challenges they faced along the way. Come for career advice, life lessons and more! This chat will be with Richard Figueroa, a Political Science and German double-major and current Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress.

Registration Required

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Brenna Werme. 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.

Study in Argentina or Uruguay with the Middlebury Schools Abroad

Join Claudio González Chiaramonte, Director of the Middlebury Schools in Argentina & Uruguay, for conversations about the full-immersion programs in Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

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Annual Vogel lecture

The Afro-Descendant Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean

12:00 pm - 1:20 pm Held Via Zoom

The Political Science Department and Economics Department at Amherst College, and through the generosity of the Robert C. Vogel '60 Fund, presents The Annual Vogel Lecture 2021.

A panel discussion on "The Afro-Descendant Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean."

Panelists:

Alejandro de la Fuente: Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies and of History; Director of Graduate Studies; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is a historian of Latin America and the Caribbean who specializes in the study of comparative slavery and race relations, Professor de la Fuente’s works on race, slavery, law, art, and Atlantic history have been published in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, German, and French. His latest book is Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (Cambridge University Press, 2020, coauthored with Ariela J. Gross).

Odette Casamayor-Cisneros: Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Cultures at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. She received her Ph.D. in Art and Literature from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Her book, Utopia, distopía e ingravidez: reconfiguraciones cosmológicas en la narrativa post-soviética cubana (Utopia, Dystopia and Ethical Weightlessness: Cosmological Reconfigurations in post-Soviet Cuban Fiction), published by Iberoamericana-Vervuert in 2013, examines, through the lens of literary production, the existential void experienced by Cubans after the collapse of the Socialist Bloc in the 1990s.

Peter Wade: Professor of Social Anthropology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. He is a British anthropologist who specializes in issues of race and ethnicity in Latin America. He has written numerous books and articles about the social and historical meanings of race, ethnicity and sexuality in the context of Latin America. His Race and Ethnicity in Latin America has been described as an "essential text for students studying the region" and it has been published in a second edition. He most recently co-authored Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean (University of London Press, 2019).

Moderator:

Solsiree del Moral: Professor of American Studies and Black Studies at Amherst College. She is a historian of modern Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on Puerto Rico, the circum-Caribbean, and U.S. Colonialism.

Registration in advance is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrf-yqrTMuG9xDLSAHAHU3...

This event is free and open to the public. The mission of the Vogel Lecture is to raise awareness of Latin America's political economy across the Amherst community.

For more information contact Professor Javier Corrales at jcorrales@amherst.edu.

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Natural Tie Dye at Book & Plow

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Book & Plow Farm (+virtual)

April: Natural Tie Dye Purple & Orange (logwood & onion skins)
Book & Plow is coordinating with Arts at Amherst and Student Activities to expand our natural dye events this season. We’ll be hosting at least one natural tie dye event every month until October. Available to both in person and remote Amherst students. Spaces are limited. Remote participants will be sent their naturally dyed t-shirt after the workshop.

In the workshops we’ll talk a bit about the history and chemistry of natural dyes, brew a dyepot, and learn different tying techniques. This is a slow process, so please sign up only if you can commit to the entire length of the workshop. Please come ready to get a little messy!

To sign up, follow the link below and fill out the form. If you get a spot, you'll be emailed confirmation.

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Monochrome by Maya Mizrahi '21

Join the Theater & Dance Department for a Zoom watch party and artist talk for Monochrome, a dance-film by Maya Mizrahi ‘21, featuring an original sound score with interview footage from her teacher and mentor, Ilya Gaft. The film reflects on Gaft’s experience as a principal ballet dancer in the Soviet Union. Gaft graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic Academy under the direction of Alexander Pushkin and Agrippina Vaganova. He went on to become a principal dancer, primarily performing in the Mikhailovsky Theater (formerly the Maly Opera Theater), and sometimes performing in the Mariinsky Theater as well. Gaft's philosophy and artistry has been one of Maya’s biggest influences as a dancer, artist, and person. Videography and editing by Amalia Roy '21, and sound design by MacKenzie Kugel '19, featuring the song “Palemote,” by Slow Meadow. Please register in advance for the Zoom link.

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Ongoing Events

Redefining Health: Building Skills for Radical Healthcare Workshop Series

The Department of Health Education and SHES present a new workshop series on health equity! Co-sponsored with Your Embodied Sexuality (YES!), we will offer monthly workshops that expand our understandings of health and provide skills for navigating healthcare and the systems of oppression that shape it. Workshop topics will include self-managed abortion care, medical fatphobia, medical racism, misogyny in healthcare, birth control information and how to perform your own breast and pelvic exams, gender affirming healthcare, medical ableism, death positivity and planning, and more. (Registration required: sign up link will be available on the Daily Mammoth during the week leading up to each workshop.) Contact she@amherst.edu with additional questions.

February 20 at 3pm EST: Building Abortion Knowledge for Self and Community Care
Facilitated by Women’s Medical Fund’s Seneca Joyner and Brittany Chung
Come join the folks at the Women’s Medical Fund and YES! for a skill-building workshop on abortion care! The interactive workshop will offer helpful information on how to care for yourself and others before, during, and after an abortion. We will be working together to expand our understanding of the differences between various abortion methods and sharing knowledge in order to better equip ourselves and our loved ones. We’ll be looking at accessing and experiencing abortion care as whole people who are part of vital, complex communities. The workshop will be a liberation-focused space and an opportunity to discuss the realities of abortion openly and honestly.

March 20 at 3pm EST: Don’t Tell Me to Lose Weight: Navigating and Challenging Medical Fatphobia
Facilitated by Isy Abraham-Raveson
The so-called “obesity crisis” is a fatphobic myth that constructs fatness as a disease that needs to be eliminated for the good of society. In fact, fatness is not correlated to disease, and dieting to lose weight isn’t sustainable and can lead to major health problems. On top of that, this misinformation, along with discrimination and shame, prevents people in large bodies from accessing the healthcare they need. In this workshop we will challenge commonplace myths about fatness and health and develop self-advocacy strategies to use when faced with fatphobia in healthcare settings.

April 17 at 3pm EST: Subverting the Master’s Tools: Effective Strategies for Navigating Racism in Medical Care
Facilitated by Michelle Munyikwa
In this workshop, we will review the concept of medical racism and discuss its implications for folks seeking care in the medical system. After a brief review of the history and politics of racism in American healthcare, we will move on to more applicable concepts. Drawing on the experiences of the presenter and advice from local activist groups, we will discuss concrete strategies for engaging in self-advocacy and advocacy for loved ones navigating a complex, racist system.

May 15 at 3pm EST: Fertile Wounds: An Exploration of Misogyny in Medicine
more information TBD

Registration Required
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Campus Well: The online health and wellbeing magazine

Have you read the latest issue of Campus Well, our online wellbeing magazine? New articles are added weekly. Find the latest issue here: http://amherst.campuswell.com
Why should you click the link?
Learn to mix up your exercise routine with a fun barre-style workout.
Learn how to stay grounded in stressful moments with a 5-minute meditation practice.
Find out which foods to eat (and which foods to go easy on) to help reduce levels of stress hormones.
Try a tried-and-true reading strategy to help retain the information you just read.
Learn to set healthy boundaries in intimate relationships begins with asserting yourself and your needs in everyday life.

Fear Less, anxious thoughts workshop starting April 8

Sign-ups open for Fear Less: Anxious Thoughts Workshop

Join the staff of the Counseling Center in this four-week program which takes a careful look at where anxious thoughts and anxiety come from, how anxiety effects our day to day lives, and what we can do to help reduce and resolve our anxiety.

The series is open to all current students and will run remotely beginning Thursday, April 8, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Psychology of Trauma Video Series

Peer Advocates Psychology of Trauma Video Series

Check out and follow the Peer Advocates Instagram (@amherst_pa) and Facebook (@peeradvocatesamherstcollege) the week of March 29 for an online video series on the Psychology of Trauma, featuring five professors from the Psychology department! The video series will address physical and psychological reactions to trauma as well as treatment methods and healing from the perspective of different research areas in psychology (cognitive, social, developmental, and clinical). Follow us to learn more about the video series and our other upcoming events!