Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Tue, Sep 28, 2021

Russian Table

Please join us for the Russian Table on Tuesdays between noon and 2 p.m. in Tent 5 at Valentine Quad for Russian conversation and conviviality! We hope to see you there!

Professor David Kawall, UMass: "An Anomaly in an Anomaly? First Results from the Fermilab Muon g-2 Experiment"

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Science Center, A011 - Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall

The Fermilab muon g-2 experiment recently released its first measurement of the magnetic behavior of the muon. Muons are like electrons, but heavier and short-lived. Their magnetic properties can be predicted with impressive precision. An interesting feature is that an accurate prediction requires the addition of quantum corrections that arise due the interactions of the muon with other fundamental particles of nature such as electrons, photons, quarks, etc. Comparison of measurement results and predictions tests the completeness of our model of nature, and a significant discrepancy would indicate the need for new physics. The concepts behind the Fermilab experiment and the many challenges it faces will be presented, along with a comparison with the theory and future prospects.

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SWAGS Fall Reception

Join the Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies Department (SWAGS) as we celebrate the start of a new in-person academic year! Connect with friends and colleagues, chat with current majors, meet our new faculty, and enjoy some delicious refreshments.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Come to the reception and enter your name in our RAFFLE for a chance to win!

This event will be held outside on the Powerhouse patio, and is therefore open to members of the Five College community who wish to attend. Please follow all current Amherst College guidelines on masking and social distancing at outdoor events: https://www.amherst.edu/news/covid-19/masks

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Arts at Amherst Welcome Reception

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 19 Hitchcock Road, Bailey Brown House Backyard

Join the Arts at Amherst Initiative in welcoming the new arts faculty and staff. AAI’s Welcome Reception will provide the opportunity to be in community with colleagues from across campus, in person. Wine and catering from Black-owned local businesses will also be provided.

Faculty and staff only

Rain date: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 4-6 p.m.

Arabic Table - Tuesdays

Join us for Arabic conversation each Tuesday from 5 until 6 p.m.! Zaynab Abu Bakr 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!

French Table

Please join your French Language Assistants for casual conversation in French. French speakers of all levels are welcome!

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Résumé Review Drop-in Clinic with Loeb Center Peer Career Advisors

Meet with the Loeb Center’s Peer Career Advisors to have your résumé reviewed. Whether it’s your first time writing a résumé, completing your membership requirements for the Houston Program or a seasoned résumé writer developing descriptions for your most recent experiences, we’re here to help!

*Please come prepared to the clinic with a completed draft in Google Docs AND a printed copy of your résumé that you can share with a PCA.* Email internships@amherst.edu with questions.

Our weekly drop-in clinics run from Sept. 21 to Dec. 7. Note that PCAs also offer weekly appointment slots on Handshake. We also offer support for internship applications on Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. throughout the semester.

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IGS Information Session with Mindy Berman '92 & Raymond Meijer '17 (Virtual)

Join us for an information session with Mindy Berman '92, founder of IGS, and Raymond Meijer '17.

IGS helps clients make better investment and strategic decisions. We deliver unique research expertise and deep industry knowledge, coupled with unparalleled attention, insight and value. Our success is built on our outstanding team of professionals who enjoy intellectual challenges and strive for excellence.

We look forward to meeting you!

Students Only
Registration Required
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Alumni-in-Residence: An Introduction to the African American History of Medicine, with Dr. Will Turner '94

What is the legacy of African American medical professionals at Amherst, and what can we learn from their stories and those of other pioneers in medicine that informs clinical care and medical education today?

Dr. Will Turner ’94 is a practicing hospitalist and associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Turner's professional interests have been informed by the intersections of medicine and African American health and history, an interdisciplinary approach that he gained from his Black studies major at Amherst.

Dr. Turner is passionate about learning from the legacies of African American physicians and scientists, and connecting their stories to his work as associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and assistant dean for student affairs and faculty advisor for the Black and Latino Student Organization at Columbia University’s Vagelos School of Physicians and Surgeons, in order to mentor the next generation of health professionals who come from groups historically underrepresented in medicine and to address the persistent, urgent need for more diverse health professionals today.

Join Dr. Turner to hear about such storied Amherst alumni as Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Montague Cobb, along with clinical vignettes that he has encountered in his time as an internist, and the way that Amherst’s liberal arts education both propelled Dr. Turner to a career in medicine and continues to inform his care of patients.

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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Kaffeeklatsch with Stockbrot!

Please join us for Kaffeeklatsch, at the fire pit in front of Keefe Campus Center (location is for this week only). We will have fun making delicious Stockbrot with the language assistants! We hope you can make it!

Wed, Sep 29, 2021

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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.

Five Things Stressing Your Kids Out this Back-to-School Season… and How You Can Help

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Develpment Team invites you to a live webinar presented by Care.com.

Back-to-school 2021 has shaped up to be even more stressful than parents or kids could have imagined. From K-12, kids are dealing with a lot, even if they’re not talking about it. The good news? With the right tools, your kids can do more than manage... they can thrive! Join Dr. Michele Borba, renowned educational psychologist and bestselling author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine, as she shares what’s really on your kids’ minds and helps you help them.

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Education Studies Celebration

Amherst's newest academic program is celebrating its first semester! Please join us for outdoor refreshments.

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CHI Salon: A Short History of Soft Power

The term “soft power” was coined in 1990 to foreground a capacity in statecraft analogous to military might and economic coercion: getting others to want what you want. Emphasizing the magnetism of values, culture, and communication, this concept promised a future in which cultural institutes, development aid, public diplomacy, and trade policies replaced nuclear standoffs. Victoria de Grazia, Burcu Baykurt, and Oliver Stuenkel will discuss the genealogy of how soft power came to define the interregnum between the celebration of global capitalism in the 1990s and the recent resurgence of nationalism and authoritarianism, based on the recent book, Soft Power Internationalism: Competing for Cultural Influence in the 21st-Century Global Order.

Victoria de Grazia is Moore Collegiate Professor of History at Columbia University and a founding editor of Radical History Review. Her books include Irresistible Empire: America’s Advance Through Twentieth-Century Europe (2005) and The Perfect Fascist: A Story of Love, Power, and Morality in Mussolini’s Italy (2020).

Burcu Baykurt is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Oliver Della Costa Stuenkel is an Associate Professor at the School of International Relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo. He is also a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC, a non-resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, and a columnist for EL PAÍS and Americas Quarterly.

Please note this CHI Salon will be recorded for public and archival purposes.

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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Creative Portfolios & Connecting with Employers, Hosted by Creatively (Virtual)

Join Lindsay Reisman, senior partnership specialist at Creatively, to learn how to publish a digital portfolio and find work on Creatively (https://creatively.life), the job platform for creatives.

Creatively makes it easier than ever for brands to hire creative talent. Creatively’s community has grown to 1,000+ brands, including HBO, Amazon, Tom Ford, Discovery, SKIMS, Beautycounter, Rag & Bone and Westbrook Media. The platform is 100 percent free for applicants and features internships, freelance gigs and full-time opportunities in design, photography, fashion, entertainment, digital art and marketing.

All class years and majors are welcome to attend this virtual presentation.

Students Only
Registration Required
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Applying to Medical School, from a Medical School Admissions Officer: A Conversation with Dr. Will Turner '94

How does a medical school admissions committee review applications? How important is the personal statement? What do medical schools really look for in an applicant? And once you get to medical school, how do you succeed there?

Bring all of these questions and more to this candid conversation with Dr. Will Turner '94, an internist, administrator, educator and admissions officer at Columbia University's Vagelos School of Physicians and Surgeons and Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Join Dr. Turner for a brief presentation with plenty of time for your questions on the medical school application process from the perspective of an admissions officer: how he reads an application, what he looks for in a personal statement, how the admissions process works overall. Dr. Turner will also share his experiences and observations on how to succeed in clinical medicine in a large urban academic hospital, and on his own career path as a general internist and champion of diversity and equity in medicine.

Thu, Sep 30, 2021

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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Intro to Careers in Communication, Presented by the Loeb Center

Are you an interdisciplinary or creative thinker, skilled in research, writing and synthesizing complex information? From publishing and writing, to marketing and advertising, to media and journalism, communications industries are a great fit for lovers of storytelling and those hoping to bring creativity to business practices.

Regardless of experience level, Loeb Center career advisor Carla Costa will ensure participants leave this session with an understanding of:
· potential career trajectories
· industry timelines for internships and jobs, and
· Loeb Center resources designed to support your search

Though this introductory presentation was designed primarily for first-years and sophomores, all class years and majors are welcome to attend. Feel free to come with questions for the Q&A portion of the session.

This "Intro to Careers in..." series is presented by Amherst College's Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning. Learn more about our resources by visiting us online: amherst.edu/campuslife/careers.

Students Only
Registration Required
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A Conversation with Harriet Washington

Harriet A. Washington is a prolific science writer, editor and ethicist. She is the author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award. Her other books include A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Informed Consent in Medical Research.

The Presidential Scholars series will bring four preeminent scholars from a wide range of disciplines to campus yearly to deepen and enrich our conversation about racial justice; racial history; and anti-racist scholarship, action and policy. Visiting scholars will present a public lecture in the President’s Colloquium on Race and Racism; visit classes; and meet with students, faculty and staff.

This is a ticketed, in-person event open to the Amherst campus community only; alumni and friends of the College can attend the event virtually by registering to watch the livestream.

Tickets Required
Registration Required
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Intro to Careers in Science, presented by the Loeb Center

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall (A011)

Are you fascinated by the world around you? Do you like asking questions and finding creative ways to learn their solutions? Are you into exploring new ideas no one has thought of before? Do you look smashing in a lab coat, business suit, dive suit and/or protective goggles?

Join Dr. Carolyn Margolin, Loeb Center science and technology career advisor, as she discusses the range of opportunities in the scientific fields and how Amherst students can best prepare. Regardless of experience level, attendees will leave this session with an understanding of:
· potential career trajectories
· industry timelines for internships and jobs, and
· Loeb Center resources designed to support your search

Though this introductory presentation was designed primarily for first-years and sophomores, all class years and majors are welcome to attend. Feel free to come with questions for the Q&A portion of the session.

This "Intro to Careers in..." series is presented by Amherst College's Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning. Learn more about our resources by visiting us online: amherst.edu/campuslife/careers.

Students Only
Registration Required

Fri, Oct 1, 2021

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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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

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QRC: Queer Talk

Join the QRC and our counselors Dr. Darien McFadden and Dr. Sarah Erickson for a weekly discussion on queer and trans topics! Come for great conversation and community. The in-person capacity is 12, so Zoom is preferred.

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/2XeOqIS

If you have accessibility needs or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or call (413) 542-5964.