Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Wed, Oct 20, 2021

Exhibition Opening: "The Wayland Rudd Collection"

The Wayland Rudd Collection, a conceptual project by the artist Yevgeniy Fiks, assembles an archive of visual works testifying to the Soviet Union's engagement with race relations in the United States and decolonization efforts in Africa. Rudd, the Collection's namesake, left America for the Soviet Union in the 1930s to pursue his ambitions of becoming a stage actor whose career would be unhindered by the racial discrimination he encountered in America.

The collection contains poster art and postcards Fiks has selected as typifying the representation of Africans and African Americans in Soviet graphic production and propaganda. It reveals a complex entanglement of race and communism, while also serving to remind us of the conflicted legacies of Soviet propaganda and the geopolitics of racism, both domestic and international, in the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union.

The exhibition will be on view through Feb. 1, 2022.

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Sexual Respect Office Hours

Every Wednesday during fall semester, stop by Val Quad to meet Sexual Respect Educator Lauren Kelly! Each week Lauren will be covering specific topics related to sexual respect, answering questions and sharing resources. Stop by Val Quad Tent 4 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to learn about sexual respect, take some health ed resources and get some swag! Look at the Daily Mammoth each week to see the weekly topic and follow @ac_healthandwellbeing. Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact lakelly@amherst.edu.

Intimate Parter Violence Awareness for Management

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the employee assistance program New Directions.

Intimate partner violence occurs in every culture, country, age group and socioeconomic level. In this session, learn the types of intimate partner violence and their warning signs, as well as how employers can support employees who are affected by it.

This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Registration Required

Flu Clinic for Staff and Faculty

The flu clinic, staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals, is available for all staff and faculty who are in compliance with COVID-19 testing. Due to the pandemic, we strongly recommend that everyone on campus receive the flu shot this year. Registration is required.

Registration Required

Intimate Parter Violence Awareness for Management

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the employee assistance program New Directions.

Intimate partner violence occurs in every culture, country, age group and socioeconomic level. In this session, learn the types of intimate partner violence and their warning signs, as well as how employers can support employees who are affected by it.

This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Registration Required
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CHI Salon: "Digital and Open-Access Publishing of Native and Indigenous Knowledge"

This CHI Salon kicks off Open Access Week 2021 (Oct. 25-31) with a conversation centering Indigenous scholarship and digital publication. Professor Lisa Brooks (Amherst College, American studies) will moderate a conversation with Jane Anderson (NYU), Margaret Bruchac (University of Pennsylvania) and Morgan Tunzelmann (RavenSpace, University of British Columbia Press) exploring initiatives that support the circulation of traditional knowledge practices and cultural heritage in sensitive and innovative ways. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Jane Anderson is associate professor of anthropology and museum studies and a Global Fellow in the Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy in the Law School at New York University; she also holds a Ph.D. in law from the Law School at the University of New South Wales. Her work is focused on the philosophical and practical problems for intellectual property law and the protection of Indigenous/traditional knowledge resources and cultural heritage in support of Indigenous knowledge and data sovereignty. She is co-founder, with Kim Christen, of Local Context, an initiative to support Native, First Nations, Aboriginal, Métis, Inuit and Indigenous communities in the management of intellectual property and cultural heritage specifically within the digital environment.

Margaret Bruchac is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, associate faculty in the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, coordinator of the Native American & Indigenous Studies Initiative, and a consulting scholar, American Section, for the Penn Museum. She is the author of Savage Kin: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists (University of Arizona Press, 2018) as well as project director of “On the Wampum Trail,” a restorative research and digital project on historical wampum beads, strings, belts and collars in Northeastern museums.

Morgan Tunzelmann is the market and business development manager for RavenSpace, a platform and model of publishing founded by UBC Press that embraces collaboration, respects Indigenous protocols, and uses digital tools in imaginative ways to make knowledge accessible and shareable across communities and generations.

Lisa Brooks is the Henry S. Poler '59 Presidential Teaching Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College. She is the author of The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast (University of Minnesota Press, 2008) and Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War (Yale UP, 2018), winner of the Bancroft Prize for American History and Diplomacy. With Amherst College students and other scholars, Brooks created an interactive website to accompany the book, featuring maps that decolonize the space of the colonial northeast, rare 17th-century documents, and digital storytelling designed to open paths of inquiry.

Registration Required

Arabic Table - Wednesdays

Join us for Arabic conversation each Wednesday from 5 until 6 p.m.! Ahmed Aly will be there to lead discussions and assist. The Arabic Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Arabic. All levels of Arabic are welcome, and you can come and go as it fits your schedule. We hope to see you there!

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Alumni-in-Residence: "Passion-Fueled Career Pivots-- Combining Finance and Health Care Interests," with Newton Juhng '96

Oftentimes on Amherst College's campus, you may hear that students are doing X or pursuing Y as if they’ve known what they wanted to do all their lives. But the reality is that most students are still exploring and reflecting on what they want to do. They seek to understand what is important to them, what their life’s purpose is and how to find a career that aligns with that.

During his time at Amherst, Newton Juhng ’96 was a psychology major who completed the pre-med track and was a member of the football, track and rugby teams. He thought he wanted to be a doctor but wasn’t really sure.

Three months after he graduated, Newton landed his first job through the alumni network. He spent three years as a research fellow at the National Institute of Health (NIH), conducting research in epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other neuroimmunology disorders. It was after the NIH, while at Georgetown for graduate studies, that he realized he didn’t want to be a doctor.

After reflecting on his experiences and advice from other alumni, Newton pivoted to finance on a whim. He spent time at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, SunTrust and Piper Jaffray as an equity research analyst in healthcare services. Then he continued to explore the finance industry through other firms, including BB&T Capital Markets and FBR Capital Markets, where he covered disease management, healthcare IT, home health and hospice sectors.

At that point, thinking he wanted to be a CFO of a health care company, Newton decided he needed more experience on the buy side of the finance industry and joined GE Capital Services in their lending group. During his five years there, the firm facilitated over 600 deals. In 2015, his division of GE Capital was sold to Capital One, where he is now a managing director within their health care finance group, providing debt financing to very-early-stage health care technology companies that are disrupting the industry.

Join Newton Juhng ’96 for this presentation and discussion, during which he'll shares stories from his meandering career path and his reliance on passion as his "North Star"-- passion for health care, passion for numbers and passion for helping others achieve their dreams. He believes that everyone should find what they truly care about and then follow it wherever it leads.

This Alumni-in-Residence event is hosted by Amherst College's Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning. To learn more about the program and this semester's lineup, visit amherst.edu/go/air.

Students Only
Registration Required
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Tuck Business Bridge Info Session

Tuck Business Bridge, held at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is a total immersion business program designed to prepare top liberal arts and STEM students for challenging careers.

With a comprehensive business core curriculum taught by the Tuck School of Business's top-ranked MBA faculty, a capstone team project and one-on-one guidance from the Tuck's Career Development Office, the Tuck Business Bridge Program® can give participants the skills and confidence necessary to get a job and succeed-- all in just three weeks.

Financial aid and scholarships are available. First-years,* sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as candidates one to five years removed from college pursuing advanced degrees in non-business fields or working in non-business careers, are eligible to apply. Four sessions are available: December, January (virtual) and two during the summer. For more information, visit bridge.tuck.dartmouth.edu and stop by this table to learn more!

*First-years are eligible to attend the summer sessions only.

Thu, Oct 21, 2021

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The Five College Clothesline Project Display

Join Health Education and the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect for the Five College Clothesline Project display on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the First-Year Quad.

The Clothesline Project is a public display meant to break the silence around sexual violence and give voice to personal experience(s). The Five College Clothesline Project has over 800 shirts that have been created by survivors, as well as friends and family members of survivors.

We embrace the Clothesline as a healing and emotional tool for people of all genders. We recognize this project can be a crucial and much-needed part of an individual healing process. We also recognize that seeing the Clothesline can be difficult, so we encourage you to take care of yourself. Resources, giveaways, activities and refreshments will be provided.

Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact Sexual Respect Educator Lauren Kelly at lakelly@amherst.edu.

Sponsored by the Department of Health Education

Flu Clinic for Staff and Faculty

The flu clinic, staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals, is available for all staff and faculty who are in compliance with COVID-19 testing. Due to the pandemic, we strongly recommend that everyone on campus receive the flu shot this year. Registration is required.

Registration Required
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Who, What, Why Is the Center for Restorative Practices

Registration Required

Health Education Office Hours: Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator!

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Val Quad Tent #5

As part of the Department of Health Education’s weekly Office Hours, Karrina Dehle invites you to stop by and Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator! Come by to meet the AOD educator, ask any questions you may have about alcohol or other substance use, and pick up some free health resources and swag! See the calendar below for a schedule of specific AOD topics that will be highlighted during each week at Ask the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator. Drop in to talk about the topics that pique your interest, or feel free to come during any week to chat about alcohol or other drug use, supporting a friend, recovery and sober curiosity, and wellbeing as a whole.

Ask the AOD Educator! Topic Schedule:

Thursday, Sept. 9 - What is AOD education, and how does it apply to me?

Thursday, Sept. 16 - Helping a Friend: Do you know the signs of an overdose?

Thursday, Sept. 23 - Recovery: What can it look like on a college campus, and how can I be an ally?

Thursday, Sept. 30 - Parties: What are some tips for throwing a party that minimizes risks around AOD?

Thursday, Oct. 7 - Cannabis & You: What do you want to know about cannabis?

Thursday, Oct. 21 - Other Drugs: What do you want to know about other drugs?

Thursday, Oct. 28 - Sober Curious: What is it and how could it apply to me?

Thursday, Nov. 4 - Sex & Substances

Thursday, Nov. 11 - AOD & Social Justice

Thursday, Nov. 18 - AOD & Sleep

Note that Health Education Office Hours will be held as long as weather permits. In the event of inclement weather, that given week’s Office Hours / Ask the AOD Educator will be cancelled. If you want to learn more about any of the above topics, reach out to Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator Karrina Dehle at kdehle@amherst.edu.

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"Transforming Districts and Schools for Black and Brown Boys"

The Education Studies Program, with additional funding from the Department of American Studies and the Eastman Lecture Fund, presents Adriana Villavicencio of the University of California, Irvine, in a Zoom lecture based on the research behind her new book, Am I My Brother's Keeper?. Register to attend the event online by visiting the Education Studies event page.

Registration Required

Ray Lopez '99 Virtual Event as Part of Family Day

5:00 pm Virtual

The Department of Economics presents...

Ray Lopez '99, director of programs, Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, Inc.: "Facing Root Causes Together: A Community-Based Organization's Efforts to go Beyond Basic Service Provision and Create Lasting Community Improvements"

Ray will share his organization's efforts to both provide essential services and engage in systems change work in East Harlem, NYC.

This event is open to students, their families and the Amherst College community.

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International Alumni Series: Nur Yazir '16

The CISE presents the International Alumni Series.

Nur Yazir '16, JP Morgan alum and investment associate at 17 Capital, will discuss transitioning into the workforce and the reality of life after college as an international student.

Dinner from Formosa will be provided.

Students Only
Registration Required
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Confidential, Drop-in Survivor Support Group

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chapin Hall, Pemberton Lounge (or via Zoom)

Health Education is sponsoring a weekly, confidential, drop-in Survivor Support Group starting Thursday, Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Pemberton Lounge in Chapin Hall or via Zoom (Meeting ID 883 9150 8192 and Passcode: 437h6W) through Thursday, Nov. 18.

The group will be facilitated by Isabella Gitana of the Survivor Arts Collective. To be added to the private mailing list, fill out the form at https://tinyurl.com/survivorgroup2021. Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact Lauren Kelly at lakelly@amherst.edu.

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Exploring Policing and Community Safety: Restorative Circle

Amherst College's 19-Point Anti-Racism Plan includes an invitation for us to "reimagine policing” on campus. With that opportunity in mind, the Center for Restorative Practices (CRP) is hosting a semester-long series of Restorative Circles. The CRP seeks to bridge contemporary divides by creating a space for us to sit with one another, probe polarizing positions, ask hard questions and listen to personal stories in order to seek innovative answers brought about through active listening in community.

The voices, ideas and suggested action steps are recorded and brought to the campus safety advisory committee who are tasked to gather information in a variety of ways and offer what they find to the College president and trustees.

Registration Required
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"Bad Jews" by Joshua Harmon

The Department of Theater and Dance presents Emma Ratshin '23E's senior honors project, Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon. A fierce, biting comedy about family, faith and what you choose to believe, when you're chosen.

This event is only open to current community members of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges. A valid college ID is required upon entry. Masks must be worn at all times while in the theater.

The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal (and sometimes physical) battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, a “Real Jew” who is volatile, self-assured and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam’s brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues.

Directed by Jude Sandy, with Assistant Director Sterling Kee '23. Set design by Se Hyon Oh, costumes by Lorelei Dietz '20, lighting by Kathy Couch and sound design by Alistair Edwards '23.

Featuring Miles Garcia '25, Eli Quastler '22E, Emma Ratshin '22E and Caroline Seitz '22.

Reservations required: https://bit.ly/3i746VX

Bad Jews is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. (concordtheatricals.com).

Tickets Required

Fri, Oct 22, 2021

The QRC Library InQUEERy

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Queer Resource Center (213)

The QRC library is in need of an update! Come add your favorite books to our favorite library, read queer poetry and-- most importantly --have fun!

To submit a book recommendation, fill out this quick form: https://bit.ly/qrc-library-recs

For accessibility questions or concerns, contact Jxhn at jsmartin@amherst.edu or call (413) 542-5964.

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Introduction to Restorative Practices: Part 1

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Virtual, Zoom
Registration Required

Chinese Table

Join us for Chinese conversation each Friday and Sunday from 11:30 until 12:30 p.m.! Haoran Tong will be there to lead discussions and assist. The Chinese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Chinese. All levels of Chinese are welcome, and you can come and go as it fits your schedule. We hope to see you there!

Japanese Table

Join us for Japanese conversation each Friday from 12:30 until 2 p.m.! Harufumi Nakazawa '24 will be there to lead discussions and assist. The Japanese Language Table is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to have conversations in Japanese. All levels of Japanese are welcome, and you can come and go as it fits your schedule. We hope to see you there!

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Exploring Policing and Community Safety: Restorative Circle

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Virtual, Zoom
Registration Required
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Internship Application Clinic Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

How does a compelling internship application come together? Learn how to put your best foot forward with your application materials by targeting your résumé, aligning your cover letter and résumé, and conducting adequate employer research to embed into your materials in this group advising and working session.

This drop-in clinic will be offered each Friday between Sept. 24 and Dec. 3 (with the exception of the Thanksgiving holiday on November 26), and is host by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program team.

Learn more about the Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805