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Today - Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Mastering the Internship Interview

Internship interviews can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Join us to learn how to best prepare for interview day, to answer challenging questions and to present yourself in a professional manner. *This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.*

The Noah Garabedian Quartet

The Noah Garabedian Quartet is based in New York City and is led by bassist and composer Noah Garabedian. The band includes Carmen Staaf on piano, Raffi Garabedian on saxophone and Jimmy Macbride on drums. Their debut album, Where Fables Meet, will be released in Spring 2020. When not on the road or performing at New York’s premiere venues, the ensemble enjoys Stephen King novels, spicy noodles and animal memes.

Sponsored by Jazz@Amherst, AAS and Arts at Amherst. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Cover Letter and Resume Building

Resume and Cover Letter Building PCA x FGA

First Generation Association is delighted to have Peer Career Advisers over to give advice on creating resumes and cover letters. This is a great chance to have a head start in internships, especially if you are a first year. This is open to anybody and we look forward to having you!

Students Only

Tomorrow - Wed, Dec 11, 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!

Black-and-white photograph of Emily Dickinson

CHI Salon: Emily Dickinson's Birthday Party

We are celebrating Emily Dickinson's 189th birthday! Please join us for poetry readings, period music, tapas, wine and birthday cake! Childcare is available.

Black-and-white photograph of a cook standing at a window, below which is a sign reading, "PEACE Homecooked Meals 10 & 15 [cents]"

"Embodied Taste" Opening Reception

Embodied Taste explores art that takes food, in all its complexities, as a starting point, and sees how collaborations, connections, sensual experiences and stories are consumed every time you take a bite. This exhibition was organized by students enrolled in “Eat! An Exhibition Seminar at the Mead,” a course led by Amy C. Hall, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, and Emily Potter-Ndiaye, the Dwight and Kirsten Poler & Andrew W. Mellon Head of Education and Curator of Academic Programs.

Join us for the opening reception of Embodied Taste to learn more about this exciting exhibition directly from student curators.

Free and open to all!

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"

Anne Fausto-Sterling Public Lecture

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

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita of Biology and Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University, and founder and former director of the Science & Technology Studies Program at Brown University. The author of three books that are referenced widely in feminist and scientific inquiry and over 60 scholarly articles, she is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has received grants and fellowships in both the sciences and the humanities.

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.

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Junior Political Science Majors Thesis Informational Session

Professor Javier Corrales will be holding an informational session for junior political science majors who are interested in writing a senior thesis.

Wed, Feb 12, 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!

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Hyper Education: When Good Grades, Good Schools and Good Behavior are Not Enough

"Hyper Education: When Good Grades, Good Schools and Good Behavior are Not Enough" presented by Pawan Dhingra.

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2019-20 presents a lecture titled "Hyper Education: When Good Grades, Good Schools, and Good Behavior are Not Enough" presented by Pawan Dhingra, professor of American studies.

https://www.amherst.edu/mm/33214

"A recent truth in middle-class parenting is the over-scheduling of young children in extracurricular activities. Hyper-education refers to a growing trend of young children already performing well in school and yet participating in privatized, extracurricular education. After-school math learning centers and academic competitions (e.g. spelling bees) are two main types. This trend is normally associated with Asian Americans (e.g. “Tiger moms”) but is growing among whites as well. Based on ethnographic research on Asian Americans and others, I explain the motivations of this seemingly foreign practice and demonstrate that it is in line with contemporary education reforms, and as such should be expected to grow. The rise of hyper education has implications for educational inequality."

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. Colleagues interested in joining this endeavor are welcome and should contact us by email: adsarat@amherst.edu . Faculty, staff, and members of the administration are cordially invited to attend these presentations.

Davóne Tines, baritone

M@A Chamber Series Presents Dover Quartet with Davóne Tines, baritone

Named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner and honored with the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to occupying a spot at the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings). Performing works by Mozart, Barber, Shaw, and Shostakovich.
“Charismatic, full-voiced” (The New York Times), bass-baritone Davóne Tines joins the Quartet for Barber’s Dover Beach and Caroline Shaw’s By and By.
Program:
Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance” Barber: Dover Beach, Op. 3
Caroline Shaw: By and By
Intermission
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117
Single ticket prices:
General public: $28
Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $22
Students with valid ID: $12
FREE student rush available at the box office beginning one hour before the concert.
Single tickets on sale beginning January 31 at:
https://amherst.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1310&r=a160827c183...

Tickets Required

Tue, Feb 18, 2020

JUSTICE.  Picture of hand grasping microphone.

JUSTICE! Amherst College’s Speaking Competition

JUSTICE! Amherst College’s Speaking Competition 2020.
Students compete with 5 - 7 minute speeches using this year’s theme: Justice.
Winners receive cash prizes and recognition in the college award ceremonies.

Wed, Feb 19, 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!

Wed, Feb 26, 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!

Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Parker String Quartet

M@A Masterclass: Parker Quartet Feb. 28

Please join us for a public masterclass as M@A Chamber artists, the Parker Quartet, work with students on their craft.

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Parker String Quartet

M@A CHAMBER Series presents: Parker Quartet

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy-winning Parker Quartet. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. Performing works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Szymanowski and Beethoven.
“pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency” —The Boston Globe
Program:
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Homunculus Szymanowski: Quartet No.2
Intermission
Beethoven: Op.132
Tickets are available in the 14 days ahead of each performance at amherst.universitytickets.com.
Single ticket prices:
General public: $28
Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $22
Students with valid ID: $12
FREE student rush available at the box office beginning one hour before the concert.

Tickets Required

Wed, Mar 4, 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!

Wed, Mar 11, 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!

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Introduction to Consulting Workshop: 4-Week Series

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall E110

Introduction to Consulting Workshop Series:
This four-week workshop series is open to first-years, sophomores, and juniors interested in learning more about consulting. The workshop series is led by Stephanie Hockman, Director of the Business and Finance Program through the Loeb Center and Henry Atkeson ’20, the CIBF Consulting Intern. The workshop series is designed to help students understand the purpose of a consulting firm to their clients, the responsibilities and roles of consultants, and explore the types of career opportunities available. Some workshops will include alumni speakers who will provide their practical insights, experience, and understanding to the discussion.
Topics
The four-week course will include the following topics:
1) Overview of Consulting: Defining consulting and its role in the economy, an overview of different types
of consulting firms, entry-level roles, and what a career looks like for a consultant.
2) Overview of management/strategic consulting: discuss the types of problems they solve, go over a client example, and discuss roles played in a management consulting firm.
3) Overview of economic consulting: discuss they types of problems solved, types of clients, sample client
issue, and roles played by people at the firm.
4) Preparation for Consulting Recruiting: In the final workshop, students will learn more about the recruiting process for consulting, how to maximize networking and how best to prepare for the case interview. The workshop will also review techniques on how to get comfortable with mental math, how to be comfortable with ambiguity, and introduce upcoming preparation workshops by the Loeb Center and outside vendors.
How do I register for the Introduction to Consulting Workshop Series?
The weekly, one-hour workshops will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays from March 24 to April 14 (March 24 & 31, April 7 & 14).
Space is limited and advance sign up is required. If you are interested in learning more about consulting and willing to attend all four sessions, please RSVP on Handshake by March 13, 2020. You will receive a confirmation email. All questions may be directed to Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu).

Wed, Mar 25, 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!

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

How Markets Made Gun Rights: Self-Defense, Property, and Firearms in the Nineteenth Century U.S.

"How Markets Made Gun Rights: Self-Defense, Property, and Firearms in the Nineteenth Century U.S." presented by Jonathan Obert

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2019-20 presents a lecture titled "How Markets Made Gun Rights: Self-Defense, Property, and Firearms in the Nineteenth Century U.S." presented by Jonathan Obert, Assistant Professor of Political Science.
https://www.amherst.edu/mm/33214

"Scholarship on the origins of gun rights typically focuses on the Second Amendment, and the varied ways in which it has been interpreted by judges and the mass public. This project instead outlines a new approach to thinking about gun rights by focusing on the ways in which gun-makers articulated a vision of guns as meta-property - legally protected material objects used to protect property rights. Using a novel dataset of gun-making firms active in the U.S. from 1820 through the end of the century, as well as a content analysis of early American firearms advertisements, I trace the pre-history of gun rights discourse in the U.S. The symbolic construction of guns as commodities capable of protecting and providing in the late nineteenth century created the conceptual groundwork for their conversion into a rights discourse in the twentieth. Therefore, not only does "rights talk" concerning firearm ownership antedate much of the constitutional jurisprudence on the question, such talk was directly tied to the need for gun-makers to cultivate a domestic market for guns in highly competitive and uncertain economic conditions. "

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. Colleagues interested in joining this endeavor are welcome and should contact us by email: adsarat@amherst.edu . Faculty, staff, and members of the administration are cordially invited to attend these presentations.

Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Dan Tepfer, piano "Natural Machines"

M@A PARALLELS Series Presents Dan Tepfer, Piano: “Natural Machines”

Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive. Bringing together his undergraduate studies in astrophysics with his passion for music, his groundbreaking multimedia project Natural Machines integrates computer-driven algorithms into his improvisational process.
“When musician Dan Tepfer was a kid, he taught himself to code on an early Macintosh computer that his dad brought home one day. That little kid grew up to be a world-renowned jazz pianist. And now, he has programmed another machine: his piano. For the past five years, Tepfer has been writing algorithms that direct a specially modified Yamaha piano to play along with him. Amazing—a duet with phantom hands.” —NPR All Things Considered
“Combines superb technique with a complex set of impulses: he's a deeply rational improviser drawn to the unknown.” —The New York Times
Tickets are available in the 14 days ahead of each performance at amherst.universitytickets.com.
Single ticket prices:
General public: $18
 senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $12
 students, with valid ID: $10
FREE AC student rush available at the box office beginning one hour before the concert.

Tickets Required