Come learn about a unique community based and highly experiential semester program in Thailand focused on environmental studies and sustainability studies. A cross-cultural, highly immersive, and experiential semester that incorporates ecosystem field studies, anthropology, sociology, geography and
wilderness travel skills including backpacking and sea kayaking. Subjects include sustainable food systems, political ecology of forests, mangrove and coral reef ecology, and much more!
If you're looking for a challenging and unique study abroad experience and are interested in becoming an environmental leader after graduation, you'll definitely want to learn more about this opportunity!
Fun fact: Our new campus is built out of repurposed shipping containers in the vibrant cultural capital of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Stop by this information table to speak with Assistant Director of Admissions Park Watson from the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment about the Nicholas School’s professional master’s degrees in Environmental Management (MEM) and Forestry (MF).
The Nicholas School’s interdisciplinary focus trains students to be effective practitioners of environmental stewardship and sustainable development. Students are prepared for varied environmental management careers in Federal/State positions, private industry, NGOs and consulting jobs.
MEM students chose from seven program areas, with the option to complete a concurrent degree in engineering, public policy, business, law, teaching or theological studies. Many MF students complete a concurrent MEM degree.
Come to FLI At Amherst! It’s an open discussion circle centering first generation and/or low-income student perspectives where we explore our connections to home and community and our experiences in college and beyond! The topic-based discussion circle is facilitated by Alex Kim from the Counseling Center.
Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, or just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness or because you are curious. The group will be led by Buddhist Advisor Mark Hart.
Join faculty, staff and students from Amherst, UMass, Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire to kick off the school year and learn more about the Five College Queer/Trans/Sexuality Studies Certificate. An informal reception will be followed by a panel discussion on "Queer/Trans/Sexuality Studies Now!," featuring faculty from each college. All are welcome. The program is co-chaired by Ren-Yo Hwang, assistant professor of gender studies and critical social thought, Mount Holyoke College; Jina Kim, assistant professor of study of women and gender, Smith College; and Khary Polk, assistant professor of sexuality, women's and gender studies, Amherst College.
Founded in 1990, the Brattle Group has been recognized as one of the top consulting firms to work for, ranking 7th overall — the highest among economic consulting firms — in the 2016 Vault Consulting 50. Whether working as a Research Analyst, Associate, Principal, or a member of the Professional Services team, each day at Brattle brings opportunities to make an impact. The firm works with the brightest minds in economics, energy, and finance.
The Brattle Group prides itself on having a flat organizational structure, so new hires work side-by-side with some of the most respected analytical minds in the world. The firm provides a small-company atmosphere, where people know each other by name and develop strong professional relationships. Yet, Brattle is large enough to have a global reputation in its markets and attract the best cases.
The firm strives to recruit and develop individuals with the highest qualifications and credentials from diverse backgrounds. Attend this information session to learn more about Brattle Group’s company culture, what a “day in the life” is like for an economic and financial consultant, and what entry-level Analyst opportunities are now accepting applications.
Simone White is the author of the poetry collections Of Being Dispersed, Unrest and House Envy of All the World, as well as the collaborative poem/painting chapbook Dolly and, most recently, a book of criticism and poems, Dear Angel of Death. White is a Cave Canem Fellow and was selected as a New American Poet for the Poetry Society of America in 2013. Eileen Myles described her poetry as “an ur text of the fourth wave of feminism which we come to realize is ocean and women are now standing on it and amidst this clatter of voices Simone White walks." The event will be followed by refreshments.
Please join Edwin Macharia ’01 as he talks about his career since graduating Amherst, his work with Dalberg, and the impact he is making in the world. As a biology major and international student at Amherst, he is eager to help all students understand the impact they can have in the world regardless of the career path they choose. Edwin will also be discussing his firm, Dalberg, and ways that you can join the firm. You can learn more about Edwin and his amazing career from Amherst College, to McKinsey & Company, to the Clinton Foundation and now as Partner and Regional Director for Africa at Dalberg Advisors. See more information about Edwin on his bio.
Dalberg is a global consulting firm that works to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. They work with and serve communities governments, and companies throughout the world providing an innovative mix of services that work alongside their clients or they start their own ventures to be laser-focused on creating positive impact. They don’t think of themselves as just consultants; they are investors, designers, and researchers who are conscientious about the externalities of their work. The consult, invest, design and research purely in the service of their impact objective.
Today’s complex global problems require new solutions. Each of Dalberg’s businesses approach problems differently, but all of their businesses work together to create impact at scale. You can talk to Edwin and learn more about how to join Dalberg in one of their global offices and in one of their many businesses which include:
* Dalberg Advisors is a strategic advisory firm that combines the best of private sector strategy skills and rigorous analytical capabilities with deep knowledge and networks across emerging and frontier markets. We work collaboratively across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to fuel inclusive growth and help clients achieve their goals.
* Dalberg Capital facilitates investments that catalyze economic and social change. They advise on investments and develop investment strategies equally driven by purpose and performance. They design new ways to invest in emerging markets and mobilize capital to tackle development challenges.
* Dalberg Data Insights builds bridges between private data and important social problems. We create tools to interpret data and uncover solutions in international development, humanitarian action, and social impact.
* Dalberg Design engages people, communities and organizations to foster creative solutions to enhance economic opportunity and human potential. We combine the best skills in human-centered design, rapid prototyping and systems thinking to accelerate positive change in underserved communities around the world.
* Dalberg Research provides research and analysis that offers clients actionable solutions to their problems. We are a full service research agency answering questions about markets, consumers and lifestyles across more than 20 African countries via quantitative and qualitative studies. We specialize in the inventory, collection, and analysis of primary research data for businesses, NGOs, governments and other institutions.
Trying to carve out time to write, away from distractions and in a comfortable space? The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites faculty and staff to participate in an informal writing group every Wednesday at 9:00 to 12:00 at the CHI during the fall semester. The Dean of the Faculty is sponsoring all drinks for writers gathered at CHI on Wed. mornings, available from Frost Café. Just mention that you are part of the faculty/staff writing group.
Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. This informal lunch group will meet every Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in Terrace Room B on the lower level of Valentine Hall. Grab some lunch and join the discussion!
What is possible in a print? Join Curator of Russian and European Art Galina Mardilovich for a gallery talk about the various techniques of printmaking in the works on view at the Mead, and the economic, political and artistic forces that made them all possible in their respective times.
Free and open to all!
Travelers’ Insurance Operations Leadership Development Program (IOLDP) is a challenging, multi-year rotational program designed to accelerate the development of future leaders. Participants experience a diverse set of assignments across the enterprise while strengthening business acumen and leadership skills. Focus areas include: Data Analytics, Digital Enablement, Technology, Workforce Optimization, Operational Effectiveness, Field Management, Market Research/ Development, Organizational Development, Product and Underwriting Support or Risk Management.
Participants will have opportunities to relocate across the country (from Hartford, CT, Richardson, TX, Alpharetta, GA, Denver, CO, to other field offices) while leading projects, developing teams, and gaining management experience. Travelers invests in participants by providing professional development, senior leadership mentoring, enterprise networking, as well as technical and on-the-job training. Ultimately, IOLDP participants land themselves impactful operations roles, joining a diverse group of alumni and leaders across the organization.
Want to learn more? Stop by this information table to speak with program director Ann Marie Sokol.
Guest lecturer Professor Tristan Grunow, visiting associate research scholar in East Asian Studies at Yale, will be hosting a special talk on Ginza Bricktown and the Politics of Urban Space in Early Meiji Tokyo.
Professor Grunow specializes in Modern Japanese History; Urban History; Colonial Urban Planning and Architecture; Environmental and Spatial History; Imperialism, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism.
All are welcome to attend.
Are you considering a career in consulting? Are you preparing to apply (and interview for) internship or post-graduation positions in this field? In this workshop, representatives from Bain & Company – including Amherst alumni – will walk students through the typical case interview process and provide helpful advice for how to approach this format successfully.
For more than 40 years, Bain has been passionate about achieving better results for its clients—results that go beyond financial and are uniquely tailored, pragmatic, holistic and enduring. The firm advises global leaders on their most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, information technology, digital transformation and strategy, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.
In their premiere performance, Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble joins the Amherst College Concert Choir and the Elm City Consort in Spectrum, a concert featuring the Schütz Musikalische Exequien as well as works by Bach, Gesualdo, Purcell, Monteverdi, Caroline Shaw, Reena Esmail and Jonathan Woody.
Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble, founded and led by Artistic Director Arianne Abela, consists of professional solo vocal artists, including several Grammy Award- winning singers.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (413) 542-2484 or visit www.kaleidoscopevocalensemble.com.
On The Basis Of Sex is the true story of U.S. Supreme Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
Popcorn and other snacks will be provided at this outdoor movie showing, held in anticipation of Justice Ginsburg's visit to campus on October 3.
The Emily Dickinson Museum presents the seventh annual Amherst Poetry Festival from Sept. 19 to 22. Experience one-of-a-kind programs around downtown Amherst, including workshops, master classes, poetry discussions, and readings from headliners Adrian Matejka, Paige Lewis and Paisley Rekdal. And don’t miss the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, an epic one-day reading of all 1,789 of Dickinson’s poems! Visit https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/apf/ for our full schedule of events.
This Arabic language table is a weekly conversation group for first-year Arabic students. We meet every Thursday in the upstairs seating section of the Valentine Dining Hall and anyone who can communicate in Arabic at the first-year level is welcome to attend. Syonara Tomoum will be present as a moderator.
Learning to navigate Frost Library can set you up to take on all your academic missions this year. Get on the right track: take the self-directed Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour! To begin the tour, go to the welcome station across from Frost’s circulation desk. Complete the tour and get a gift card to Frost Café plus a chance to win our grand prize!
Do Things to Images presents for the first time a selection of photographs from 2014 to 2019 by the artist Odette England. It includes images from her newest series Love Notes.
England’s parents’ former dairy farm, and the archive of snapshots her family made there, serve as raw material for England’s practice. Many of her photographs are unique pieces. By mixing preciousness with low-fi, unrepeatable processes, England highlights the infidelity of memory.
This exhibition includes prints from negatives that England buried and then dug up, and hand-torn paper prints. It features pages ripped from family photo albums, and vintage snapshots that have been hole-punched, among other works. Her need to cut, crop, sand, fold and otherwise manipulate photographs is in contrast to the French meaning of her name, Odette, “Lover of Home.”
Join Odette England for a lecture and the opening of her exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather.