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Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Exploring Mental Health as Men: How Have Men Been Culturally Conditioned to Think, Feel and Talk About Mental Health

In this highly interactive workshop, facilitated by Peter McLean, we will explore how our culture helps and hurts our abilities as men to access feelings, talk about emotions and seek resources to support ourselves in our journey of mental health. Participants will learn strategies to identify their feelings, explore where those feelings might be stemming from, and to identify positive pathways forward. This workshop is primarily for male identified students looking to learn how to support themselves and others in creating a healthier mental landscape on campus, in their families, and in their lives beyond Amherst College.
Sponsored by the Counseling Center.

Path to Research: Off-Campus STEM Summer Application Workshop

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall, A011

The Science, Writing and Loeb Career Centers will present a three-hour workshop to help you move forward on Off-Campus STEM Summer Application.
Register via link by Monday, Jan. 13, to participate!
This workshop is open to all class years. Lunch will be provided.
Bring at least one summer opportunity and your CV/personal statement/app materials to this workshop to get your application prepared for submission.
If you need more information, email jemartin@amherst.edu.

Students Only
Registration Required
Employee Council Coffee Hours

Staff Survey Coffee Hour

Please join us for a special Coffee Hour on Thursday, January 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Frost Cafe which will focus on the upcoming Staff Survey. Come share your questions and concerns, and enjoy a free coffee and muffin—it’s on us!

self-love

How to Love Yourself Without Arrogance or Narcissism

How much easier is it for you to praise someone else than it is to recognize how you, yourself, have done well? Our ability to love and accept ourselves FULLY allows us to love and accept those around us even more. Would you ever say the things you say about yourself to someone else? To your roommate? To your professor? To your grandma? Loving ourselves authentically and appropriately charges our batteries, fills our hearts, and makes us more capable of being our true selves and for helping those around us feel welcomed into being their true selves. Facilitated by Peter McLea. Sponsored by the Counseling Center.

Campus Print & Mail Center Open House

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm College Hall, Print & Mail Center

Join us for food, giveaways and raffles at the Campus Print & Mail Center’s Open House!
If you’re not familiar with CPMC, this is the perfect opportunity to stop in to meet our team, see our capabilities and the impressive variety of printing, copying and finishing services available to the campus community.
RSVP by 1/21/20 at the link below.

Logo for 2020 Bioscience Symposium

2020 Fink Symposium: “Science and Medicine: From Amherst to the Laboratory, Medical School, and Beyond”

Established in 2009 in honor of Gerald R. Fink ’62, the annual symposium is an opportunity for students who aim to work in health care policy, medicine and bioscience research to interact with Amherst alumni who are leaders in these fields.
The symposium will begin at 3 p.m. with introductory remarks by George Carmany ’62, who founded the gathering with Fink. Their Amherst classmate Marc Pohl ’62 , head of clinical hypertension and nephrology at the Cleveland Clinic, will be among the slate of speakers. For a complete schedule visit amherst.edu/go/bioscience
This year’s keynote presenter is Harvey Lodish, founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and Professor of Biology and of Biological Engineering, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He will deliver his address at 8 p.m.
The symposium includes a dinner with the keynote address; registration is required. Please see the Fink Symposium website for registration, a full list of speakers and schedule: amherst.edu/go/bioscience

Registration Required

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Knitting at Noon poster

Knitting at Noon

Are you a knitter who has longed to knit with others? Have you always wanted to be a knitter, but are
intimidated by all of the paraphernalia, complicated stitches and impossible-to-understand instructions?
All students, staff and faculty are welcome.
Please bring a brown bag lunch or grab-and-go lunch.

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. 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!

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Cover of Anne Fausto-Sterling's book "Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World"

“Gender/Sex Identity is in the Body”—Lecture by Anne Fausto-Sterling

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall, E110

“The Feminist Thought Group of the Center for Humanistic Inquiry welcomes all to attend a public lecture by Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita of Biology & Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology & Biochemistry at Brown University & founder of the Science &
Technology Studies Program at Brown University. The author of three books and over 60 scholarly articles, she is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science."

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Knitting at Noon poster

Knitting at Noon

Are you a knitter who has longed to knit with others? Have you always wanted to be a knitter, but are
intimidated by all of the paraphernalia, complicated stitches and impossible-to-understand instructions?
All students, staff and faculty are welcome.
Please bring a brown bag lunch or grab-and-go lunch.

Sat, Feb 1, 2020

Adventis Financial Modeling Certification Program

Are you interested in pursuing a position in investment banking, private equity, equity research or other competitive fields in finance? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate your abilities to prospective employers and/or be up to speed and outperform other interns or analysts as you start our internships and full-time positions this summer.
The Loeb Center’s Business and Finance Program has partnered with Adventis to provide practical modeling experience through its proven Financial Modeling Certification (FMC) Program. This intensive, two-day boot camp provides hands-on financial modeling training. Adventis’ unique training style consists of having students build financial models and analyses entirely from scratch, while explaining key concepts along the way. This approach enables students to retain more concepts and develop a valuable skill set. It also provides the basis for students to proceed with their certification.
Certified students have been able to demonstrate to employers that they have strong analytical capabilities and are ready to hit the ground running. It has also proven to be a great discussion topic for networking and interviews. For those looking to excel quickly in their full-time or internship position or for sophomores looking to demonstrate abilities to potential employers, this program will reduce your learning curve and put you on a more even playing field with finance majors with whom you will be competing. Click here to learn how certified students have used their experience with the FMC Program to impress interviewers and ultimately land positions at top firms on Wall Street.
LOGISTICS:
Dates: Saturday, February 1, and Sunday, February 2
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM (includes a 1-hour lunch break each day)
Location: Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall (A011)
Materials: Includes a 40-page trainee packet
This course requires a PC (not a Mac). We will have PC laptops available for you to use during the boot camp if you do not have one of your own.
Certification Exams: Held approximately every other week after the boot camp.
PROGRAM AGENDA:
Day 1 Highlights:
• Build a 3-statement financial model of Allegiant Travel
• Build public & M&A comparables, a WACC analysis, a DCF analysis, and a “football field” analysis
Day 2 Highlights:
• Build a leveraged buyout analysis
• Build a 3-statement financial model
HOW TO REGISTER & COST PER STUDENT:
Adventis is offering a discounted price of $199, as long as you enroll before Sunday, January 13, 2020. After this date the fee increases to $245. Scholarships are available, but you must enroll online AND email Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu) prior to January 10 to request a scholarship. Space is limited.
FINAL DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JANUARY 26, 2020.

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Prosek Partners: Public Relations Development Program Info Session

Prosek Partners is not your average PR agency. The firm’s culture is flat and fast-paced like a newsroom. Employees develop an “owner’s mindset,” delighting clients with top-quality service, fresh ideas and flawless execution. They listen, strategize, question and create in order to learn what makes each client special and broadcast it to the world.
The firm takes pride in being both a team-oriented agency and an “Army of Entrepreneurs” – a model coined by CEO Jennifer Prosek that encourages employees to pursue their passions and forge career paths that are personally and professionally satisfying. Prosek’s “Army of Entrepreneurs” mindset has led to new practice groups, innovative offerings and a hardworking but fun and creative culture.
Staff members work together in a collegial atmosphere that breeds professional respect and friendship. In particular, Prosek’s Public Relations Development Program is designed for recent college graduates who are interested in starting a career in the PR industry. Participants in this program are referred to as “Prosek Apprentices,” and the firm’s creative, entrepreneurial culture attracts and retains the most talented professionals.
Prosek’s most successful employees are those who are curious, adaptive and driven to be the best. If you are curious about the PR industry, Prosek’s Public Relations Development Program, or what a “day in the life” is like for those working at the firm, attend this information session to hear more!

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Protik K. Majumder, Williams College: Heavy metals, cheap lasers, and precision measurements of atomic structure

With important contributions from many Williams undergraduates over recent years, we have completed a series of high-precision spectroscopic measurements in Group III and IV atoms such as thallium, indium and lead. These results test state-of-the art theoretical models of these complicated atoms and guide further refinement. I will discuss some recent results including a new precision measurement of a “forbidden” transition in lead which makes use of a laser polarimetry technique capable of microradian optical rotation resolution. Improved models of these heavy atoms aid in the bigger goals of testing the Standard Model (and beyond) with table-top atomic and laser physics experiments.

Foundations of Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Did you know that on average recruitment managers spend 5 to 7 seconds analyzing applications to determine if a candidate should be brought in for an interview? Come learn about the techniques needed to create resumes and cover letters that best markets your unique skills and experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities.
*This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.*

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Wall Street Journal Wednesdays

Please join Stephanie Hockman, Loeb Center program director for careers in business and finance for a weekly, informal discussion on any of your favorite Wall Street Journal articles. 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!

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop: 9 Week Series

What is the Introduction to Finance Industry Workshop Series?
This is a 9-week program open to first-year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry and exploring potential careers in finance. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, Director of the Business and Finance Program through the Loeb Center. The series is designed to help students understand the finance industry and its components, distinguish the nuances of career opportunities, and understand the lingo used in the finance industry. Some workshops will include alumni who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion.
What topics are discussed in the Workshop Series?
The 9-week course will include topics such as:
Overview of the Finance Industry
Investment Banking, Part 1: Corporate Investment Bankers
Investment Banking, Part 2: Global Markets (e.g., Sales and Trading, Research, and Investor Services)
Investment Banking, Part 3: CIB Operations and Supporting Functions
Investment Management and Asset Management
Industry Trends and Alternative Investments: Fintech, Hedge Funds, Insurance, and Real Estate
Private Equity
Private Wealth Management/Asset Management
Review of the industry and next steps to preparing for finance industry interviews
How do I register for the Introduction to Finance Workshop Series?
The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held every Thursday from 8 to 9 p.m. beginning February 6, 2020 through April 9, 2020 (excluding spring break, March 19). YOU MUST COMMIT TO ATTENDING ALL 9 WEEKS.
Space is limited and advance sign up is required. If you are interested in learning more about the finance industry and willing to attend all 9 sessions, please register on Handshake for the first session (Feb. 6) that enrolls you for the entire series.
All questions may be directed to Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu). Please note that the April 2 session will be held in Lipton Lecture Hall in the Science Center, NOT Pruyne.

Tara Westover in Conversation with Tony Jack ’07

Tara Westover is an American historian and writer known for her unique and courageous education journey. She was born to Mormon survivalist parents opposed to public education. Tara never attended school. She spent her days working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother... until Tara decided to get an education and experience the world outside of her community. Tara taught herself enough mathematics, grammar and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. She was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom and continued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from BYU in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an M.Phil. from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a Ph.D. in history in 2014. Her new book, Educated, is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a story that gets to the heart of what education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes and the will to change it. Tara argues that education is not just about job training, but a powerful tool of self-invention. Educated was long-listed for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and had spent 32 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Former U.S. President Barack Obama named Educated as one of the books on his summer reading list of 2018.

Anthony Jack ’07, sociologist and assistant professor of education at Harvard University, is transforming the way we address diversity and inclusion in education. His new book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students, reframes the conversation surrounding poverty and higher education. In it, he explains the paths of two uniquely segregated groups. First, the “privileged poor”: students from low-income, diverse backgrounds who attended elite prep or boarding school before attending college. The second are what Jack calls the “doubly disadvantaged”—students who arrive from underprivileged backgrounds without prep or boarding school to soften their college transition. Although both groups come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, the privileged poor have more cultural capital to navigate and succeed—in the college environment and beyond.

Introduction to the Finance Industry Workshop Series (9 Weeks)

What is the Introduction to Finance Industry Workshop Series?
This is a 9-week program open to first-year students and sophomores interested in learning more about the finance industry and exploring potential careers in finance. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, Director of the Business and Finance Program through the Loeb Center. The series is designed to help students understand the finance industry and its components, distinguish the nuances of career opportunities, and understand the lingo used in the finance industry. Some workshops will include alumni who will provide their practical insights, experience and understanding to the discussion.
What topics are discussed in the workshop series?
The 9-week course will include topics such as:
1. Overview of the Finance Industry
2. Investment Banking, Part 1 – Corporate Investment Bankers
3. Investment Banking, Part 2 – Global Markets (e.g. Sales & Trading, Research, and Investor Services)
4. Investment Banking, Part 3 - CIB Operations & Supporting functions
5. Investment Management & Asset Management
6. Industry Trends & Alternative Investments: Fintech, Hedge Funds, Insurance, & Real Estate
7. Private Equity
8. Private Wealth Management/Asset Management
9. Review of the industry and next steps to preparing for finance industry interviews
How do I register for the Introduction to Finance Workshop Series?
The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held every Thursday from 8pm – 9pm beginning February 6, 2020, through April 9, 2020 (excluding spring break - March 19). YOU MUST COMMIT TO ATTENDING ALL 9 WEEKS.
Space is limited and advance sign up is required. If you are interested in learning more about the finance industry and willing to attend all 9 sessions, please register on Handshake for the first session (Feb. 6) That enrolls you for the entire series.
All questions may be directed to Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu).

Students Only
Registration Required

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Knitting at Noon poster

Knitting at Noon

Are you a knitter who has longed to knit with others? Have you always wanted to be a knitter, but are
intimidated by all of the paraphernalia, complicated stitches and impossible-to-understand instructions?
All students, staff and faculty are welcome.
Please bring a brown bag lunch or grab-and-go lunch.

Internship Application Drop-In Clinic

Come to the Loeb Center and work on your internship applications! Show us your cover letters in progress, get feedback and advice, or just come for some dedicated time and space to make progress. There are also two other drop-in clinics on February 7 and February 21. Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

Sat, Feb 8, 2020

Open House: Spanish Language House & La Casa

Are you interested in living in Newport House to practice your Spanish language skills and to learn more about Latinx culture? Join us for our Annual Spring Open House, meet residents, explore Newport House, ask questions and taste delicious food.

Students Only

Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: From Student Athlete at Amherst to Sports Medicine Practitioner: A Unique Career Path With Thierry Pauyo ’05

Dr. Pauyo will discuss his journey to a multifaceted career that includes sports medicine as an integral feature of his practice. Students interested in sports medicine will find this meeting illuminating.

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Global Health in Rural Haiti with Dr. Thierry Pauyo ’05

Evening lecture on global health with GlobeMed. Dr. Pauyo will share his perspectives on global health from his experience working in Haiti.

e2 - Embracing Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Innovation for the NEXT Economy

Innovation exists in every aspect of our lives whether working for a large company or venturing off on your own, the skills of an entrepreneur are universally applicable. In the E2 Speaker Series, we explore innovation and the culture of entrepreneurship on campus and in the world.
Innovation for the NEXT Economy:
Join co-founders Greg Genco ’10E and Matthew Rosenbaum ’11 as they discuss how innovation is paramount in the NEXT Economy. They will also discuss their new initiative—Generation Conscious and how their innovation is shaping the current and future generations to make a true impact on the world.
Generation Conscious:
Generation Conscious is a sustainable personal care product company. We teach students the true environmental cost of their consumption and provide them with sustainable resources to reduce their footprint. We aim to eliminate a half billion single use plastic toiletry containers that students throw away every year by providing them an affordable, eco-friendly solution to refill their personal care products on campus and in their dorms.
After graduating from Amherst, Genco started his career at UBS on the fixed income credit trading desk. He covered the consumer and retail group during the collapse of Sears, JCPenney, True Religion, J. Crew and many more. He transitioned into entrepreneurship where he worked to invest medical marijuana profits back into communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs and private prison industrial complex. He’s also organized artists to form creative collectives to increase their pay. He believes the most effective companies look beyond profits to focus on the planet and people as well.
Rosenbaum started his career in journalism at ABC World News with Diane Sawyer where he worked on stories covering everything from politics to food safety to the world’s ugliest dog. A passionate environmentalist, he jumped at the opportunity to work on the climate change documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” which aired on National Geographic. At Years of Living Dangerously and its successor organization “The Years Project,” he reported on the full extent of the environmental crisis and the grave threat it poses to our civilization. He believes the most impactful solutions are those which make sustainable choices both accessible and affordable.

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: From Amherst College to the NHL With Dr. Thierry Pauyo ’05

An opportunity for students to discuss the challenges and opportunities for student athletes of color with Dr. Pauyo, a hockey player at Amherst. Also a chance to hear what it’s like to work for a pro hockey team, a sport historically dominated by white players.