Event Calendar

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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.

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
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!

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.