Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Wed, Oct 23, 2019

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!

Math & Stats: Information Sessions for Prospective Majors: Stats 10/21 7:30 pm SMUD 207; Math 10/23 5 pm, 10/24 6 pm, SMUD 204

Mathematics: Information Session for Prospective Majors

Interested in majoring in Mathematics? Join the Mathematics faculty to chat, have your questions answered and eat!

Tufts University’s Gordon Institute: M.S. in Innovation & Management (MSIM) Info Session

The M.S. in Innovation & Management from Tufts University’s Gordon Institute is a full-time, accelerated program that will provide graduates with the product innovation, marketing, finance and leadership skills necessary to be a new leader in today’s technology-driven world.
Each semester, participants work on a fast-paced, immersive team venture called an Innovation Sprint, where they identify key problems, prototype solutions, and synthesize business and financial models that scale. With each of these three Innovation Sprints, participants go through the entire innovation cycle, from ideation to rapid prototyping.
Big team projects are also supported by small seminar-style courses that are interactive, in-depth, and taught exclusively by Tufts professors with decades of experience running innovative companies and social ventures.
Want to learn more? Attend this information session to hear from Ethan Robles, Tufts Gordon Institute’s Assistant Director of Admissions.

Oracle NetSuite: Sales Positions Information Session

If you’re interested in exploring a career in sales, please join Amherst alum Keon Webbe ’04 for this information session.
Keon is a Business Development Manager at Oracle NetSuite and will be on campus to chat about sales in corporate America and their Business Development Representative (BDR) Program. His team focuses on hiring the next future rock stars—high energy, sharp, focused recent college grads who are excited about a career in sales.
Oracle NetSuite offers a unique, hands-on learning opportunity and a well-defined career path. So if you’re curious and would like to lean more, be sure to attend.

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Math & Stats: Information Sessions for Prospective Majors: Stats 10/21 7:30 pm SMUD 207; Math 10/23 5 pm, 10/24 6 pm, SMUD 204

Mathematics: Information Session for Prospective Majors

Interested in majoring in Mathematics? Join the department faculty to chat, have your questions answered and eat!

Introduction to the Loeb Center's Business & Finance Program

What is the Business and Finance Program?
Have you ever wondered what it means to have a career in finance, consulting general business or entrepreneurship? Whether you are a first-year student, a sophomore or a junior now exploring new opportunities, this is a great way to learn, discover, and decide if finance, consulting, business or entrepreneurship is something you want to pursue.
The Loeb Center offers industry specific initiatives to help students explore and plan for careers in industry-specific areas. The Business and Finance Program was established in 2015 to help students explore and prepare for careers in the financial services industry, consulting or general business. We are also programming to help those considering starting their own companies, investing in start-ups or just gaining an innovative mindset.
The information session will be led by Stephanie Hockman, the Program Director. She will talk about the career exploration and planning workshops included in the Business and Finance Program, the experiential learning opportunities, and how best to take advantage of student interns and advising appointments. As recruiting for internships and full-time positions start early in business and finance, it is NEVER TOO EARLY to start the exploration process. Don’t miss out this opportunity to hear more about the program how the Loeb Center can help you explore and prepare for careers in finance, consulting, general business and entrepreneurship.
There are multiple opportunities to hear about the Business and Finance Program. You only need to attend one. We hope to see you at one of the following information sessions:
Friday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Loeb Center Events Room
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m., Loeb Center Events Room
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Paino Lecture Hall

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Information Session

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty.

J-PAL's headquarters (J-PAL Global) and J-PAL North America (one of six regional offices) are both based at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The organization leverages research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts, and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why. They do this by conducting randomized evaluations, sharing policy lessons, and building evaluation capacity.

J-PAL's work spans a wide range of sectors including healthcare, housing, criminal justice, education, and economic mobility. Attend this information session to learn more about the organization and how to apply for opportunities there.

Partners Group Information Session

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager serving over 900 institutional investors. The firm has USD 91 billion in assets under management and more than 1,300 professionals across 20 offices worldwide.
Partners Group realizes potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. The firm creates value in its investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.
Want to learn more about the Group’s company culture, open entry-level opportunities and how to successfully apply for them? Attend this information session to hear from representative and Amherst alum Andrew Sommer ’19!

Jazz@Schwemm’s Featuring the Joe Belmont Group

Guitarist Joe Belmont concludes the October run of the Jazz@Schwemm’s series. His trio will perform a variety of tunes in their hour set before giving way to student combos Kepler and Newton.

Jazz@Schwemm’s appreciates the financial support of the Office of Student Activities and Jazz@Amherst. The concert is free, and the coffee shop food offerings are tasty!

Fri, Oct 25, 2019

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Dance Masterclass with Annie Wang

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

Guest artist Annie Wang joins the Department of Theater and Dance to teach a masterclass in contemporary dance technique.

Wang is a freelancer based in New York. She dances with Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Company Stefanie Batten Bland and Parijat Desai; she has also worked with Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Daria Fain and MADArt Productions. Her choreography has been presented at Five Myles, the Center for Performance Research, the 92Y, BKSD, WestFest Dance, Triskelion, BRIC and the Chocolate Factory Theater. Annie has been artist-in-residence at BRIClab, Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Marble House Project. She was awarded a Brooklyn Arts Council grant to develop her work “Marigram,” which will be presented at the Exponential Festival in 2020.

All are welcome to attend!

Arianne Abela conducting singers

Homecoming Concert: Amherst College Choral Society

The Amherst College Choral Society, directed by Arianne Abela, presents their Homecoming Concert. The concert features works by Daley, Viadana, Rogers and more. The Choral Society is joined by composer and Amherst College alumnus Jerry Noble '83 in the world premiere of his composition "What's It Gonna Take? (Love)."

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Abstract mixed media work of art, featuring purple, gold, orange, red and green

Saturday Close Looks

Join us on Saturdays to explore works of art on view with student museum educators. Keep coming back each week for fresh perspectives!

Free and open to all!

Drew House Presents: A Black Homecoming Experience

Drew House Presents: A Black Homecoming Experience

This year, Charles Drew House pays homage to the Black homecoming experience and some of its most iconic traditions. Come through for a post-game afternoon of music, food and dance featuring performances from The Black Sox, DASAC, and Brooklyn United Drumline. Food will be served at 3 p.m. with performances beginning at 4 p.m. For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact bsu@amherst.edu.

Wild Nights

“Wild Nights with Emily” Screening and Q&A with Madeleine Olnek

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall

The Emily Dickinson Museum is pleased to present a free screening of Wild Nights with Emily with director Madeleine Olnek. The film will be followed by a Q&A led by Jane Wald, the Museum’s Executive Director. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the movie IndieWire called “hilarious” and “touching”!
Parking will be available by the tennis courts.
About the film: In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,789 poems written during her lifetime, Emily (Shannon) finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst’s most bizarre love triangle.
About the filmmaker: Madeleine Olnek is a New York City based playwright and filmmaker. Her third feature film, Wild Nights With Emily, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and awards from NYSCA and Jerome Foundation funds. Her second feature, The Foxy Merkins, included screenings at Sundance 2014, BAM Cinemafest, Lincoln Center, and an NYC theatrical run at IFP. The film had its international premiere at the Moscow Film Festival. Her debut feature, Codependent Lesbian Sex Alien Seeks Same, premiered at Sundance 2011. Its screening included MoMa, The Viennale and the Festival do Rio. Nominated for a Gotham award, it had theatrical runs in LA and NYC. Her award-winning and widely screened comedy shorts, Countertransference (2009), and Hold Up (2006), were official selections of Sundance; Make Room For Phyllis (2007) premiered at Sarasota. Olnek was awarded best female short film director at Sundance in 2009, by LA’s Women In Film organization.

Halloween Bingo

Join AC After Dark in the Friedman Room on Saturday, Oct. 26! There will be plenty of snacks to eat and Halloween prizes to win!

Samirah Evans

Homecoming Concert: Amherst College Jazz Ensemble

Featured Vocalist Samirah Evans joins the ACJE and its director Bruce Diehl in presenting music by Duke Ellington, Fats Domino and Nancy Wilson. Music by Fred Sturm, Lennie Niehaus, Count Basie and others rounds out the set list.

FREE and open to the public. Collecting donations to the Amherst Survival Center.

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: Breakfast with Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge ’87

This is an informal meeting with representatives of student organizations such as the Black Student Union, La Causa, the Amherst College Public Health Collaborative, Peer Mentoring Pre-Health Program, Association of Women in Science, GlobeMed, Charles Drew Health Professions Society, Project Salud, and Kidney Disease and Screening Program (KDSAP). This will be an opportunity for a dialogue. The students will share some of the work they’re doing on campus, and Dr. Wyche-Etheridge will offer her perspective and support from the context of her career and how her own Amherst experience was formative for her in the path she has pursued.

Exploring Education Studies and Education Professions at Amherst College

Becoming a Teacher/Education Studies at Amherst College is an interactive one-hour information session intended for all Amherst College students who wish to learn more about the Loeb Center’s Careers in Education Professions Program and Fellowship, how Amherst partnered with Mount Holyoke College to support teacher licensure, as well as what education studies related coursework are available to students at Amherst College.

Point72 Information Session

Point72 is a global asset management firm led by Steven Cohen that uses discretionary long/short, macro and systematic strategies to invest in eight offices across the globe. Their recruiters look for people who want to build a career with the firm—people who want to innovate, experiment, and be the best at what they do—while adhering to the highest ethical standards.
Point72’s 1,150+ employees, including more than 500 investment professionals, live by the tenets set forth in the firm’s mission and values and seek to be the industry’s premier asset management firm through delivering superior risk-adjusted returns, adhering to the highest ethical standards and offering the greatest opportunities to the industry’s brightest talent.
If you have a passion for investing, are great at what you do, enjoy the challenge of learning every day, and seek a rewarding career path, you are invited to attend this information session to learn more.

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: “OPP: Embracing Other People’s Perspectives of Health and Wellness,” with Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge ’87

Dr. Wyche-Etheridge has brought to her medical, public health, and public service career a deep commitment to address social injustice and inequity as it relates to the health and healing of people and communities. She has faced systemic challenges to addressing inequity, and through her leadership, has had a significant impact on dealing directly with the root factors that contribute to health and illness. She will discuss issues such as implicit bias in health care, the impact of racism on health, and the vital importance of engaging with patients and communities in a respectful, humble, and empowering way.

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Alumni-in-Residence

Alumni-in-Residence: View from the Bottom of the Bus: If you haven't seen it yet, you will..., Lunch with Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge ’87

Dr. Wyche-Etheridge’s career path is an inspiration for a number of reasons. Majoring in English and Spanish at Amherst, she can speak to the tremendous importance and value of Amherst courses that expand one’s horizons about the myriad ways that language, culture, literature, history, and other intellectual exploration contribute to the growth, sensitivity, compassion, and humanity that have been central to her career. She also exemplifies the power of resilience in pursuing one’s “calling” in life, that with perseverance and keeping the big picture in mind, it’s indeed possible to live out one’s passions and make a difference in the world. In addition, she will speak candidly about obstacles she has faced in her career and how she has dealt with them. She has lived out the importance of seeing life’s challenges like a bottle that is half-full rather than half-empty; in other words, the more that we can have a positive spirit and envision our lives and the people we serve in the context of strengths and opportunities rather than deficit, the more likely we are to have an impact for a more just society. Finally, her career path is a model for the fact that there are so many paths and roads that one can take to realize dreams and hopes.

United Talent Agency: Summer Entertainment Internships 2020

Spend your summer immersed in the entertainment industry!
United Talent Agency (UTA) internships offer great exposure to the business practices that support and foster the work of writers, actors, filmmakers, game designers, brands and more. Industry insiders—in both the creative and business sides—consider talent agencies to be the ultimate training ground for understanding how Hollywood works.
Learn more about UTA directly from Dan Erlij ’90, a partner and long-time agent in the television literary department. Dan will join us remotely from UTA’s L.A. office to share his own experiences as an agent who represents television creators, show runners and writer-producers. Former UTA interns Ariana Lee ’20 and Amalia Roy ’21 will also speak about their time in the program and offer practical application advice.
UTA is one of the entertainment industry’s premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world’s most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, digital media and live entertainment.

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

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!

D.E. Shaw Group Information Session

Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm, founded in 1988, with offices around the world. As one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, the firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of its research and staff.

The firm’s ideal hires are intellectual but also humble, rigorous in their work but flexible in their approach, interesting, friendly, and most of all, curious about the world around us. With a culture that combines some of the best aspects of academia, finance and technology, D. E. Shaw prides itself on a work environment that promotes collaboration, integrity, and adherence to the highest possible ethical standards.

Teams work in close collaboration—not in competitive silos—to share trade ideas, manage risks, streamline processes, and explore new opportunities. The firm is committed to the well-being and happiness of its employees, recognizing that different people thrive in different types of environments: some are most productive working in t-shirts or listening to music, while others need time away from the office to recharge after a challenging project.

Want to learn more about what it’s like to work at D. E. Shaw group? Attend this information session to hear from current employees and recruiters about company culture, entry-level opportunities, and how to successfully apply for positions there.

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

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"Medea"

The Department of Theater and Dance presents Medea by Euripides, in a version by Ben Power. This new production blurs the lines between theater, film, and reality. Conceived by Maki Ybarra-Young, who plays the title role, and director Ron Bashford, the show imagines Medea as one of the strong and dangerous women of the Golden Age of Hollywood. But is she who she seems? Or the more vulnerable actor underneath? Come explore the iconic Greek character as she navigates her role as a woman and an immigrant through the “cinematic lens” of our own history.

Starring an all-student cast: Grace Davenport, Nicholas Govus, Rory Hartblay, Sam Hood, Sterling Kee, Aylin Kim, Navie Kim, Lena Lamer, Sylvie Mahoro, Eli Maierson, Rowan Muzzy, Teo Ruskov, Lorelle Sang, Julian Schauffler and Maki Ybarra-Young.

Scenic design by Lauren Thompson, costume design by Lorelei Dietz, lighting design by Sophina Flores and sound design by Alistair Edwards.

Tickets are free and open to the public. For reservations, call (413) 542-2277.