Event Calendar

Tue, Jan 18, 2022

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Racial Justice: A Restorative Circle to Heal in Community

In observance of The National Day of Racial Healing, join the Center for Restorative Practices (CRP) and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) in a community-building circle reflecting on racial harms and sharing hopes for justice in the future. We hope to build connections for communal healing. This circle will be a space for people of color to openly share and stand in the truth of their experiences.

Registration Required

Wed, Jan 19, 2022

Tuning Out Technology

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

Technology has made its way into nearly every aspect of our lives, and many of us spend our entire day staring at screens. In this session, learn more about the effects of screen time and how to develop better digital hygiene.

Tuning Out Technology

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

Technology has made its way into nearly every aspect of our lives, and many of us spend our entire day staring at screens. In this session, learn more about the effects of screen time and how to develop better digital hygiene.

Registration Required
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What's at Your Core? Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Virtual Info Session

Any Handshake student with a link to this event can view and RSVP.

Explore the Habitat AmeriCorps paid gap year program through "What's at Your Core?: A Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Info Session." Learn how you can spend a year serving on a build site, or within an office setting, helping families in need of decent and affordable homes. This live, interactive webinar will cover program information from a recruiter, feature current Habitat AmeriCorps members, and provide a quick demo on how to successfully apply. Registration is required, and spots are limited.

Registration Required

Tuning Out Technology

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

Technology has made its way into nearly every aspect of our lives, and many of us spend our entire day staring at screens. In this session, learn more about the effects of screen time and how to develop better digital hygiene.

Tuning Out Technology

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

Technology has made its way into nearly every aspect of our lives, and many of us spend our entire day staring at screens. In this session, learn more about the effects of screen time and how to develop better digital hygiene.

Registration Required

Thu, Jan 20, 2022

Social Security Considerations

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Virtual, Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

Social Security will likely play a significant role in building your retirement income. Learn the basics about Social Security, including eligibility, how to apply, how your benefit is calculated and strategies for claiming benefits

Tue, Jan 25, 2022

Looking to Turn Your Retirement Savings into a Paycheck for Life?

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

You diversify your investment portfolio before retirement to help offset risk. A similar strategy can help see you through retirement. Learn how to create a diversified income plan that uses a combination of income sources and includes annuity income that's guaranteed for life and can reduce the risks you may face in retirement and ensure you have income that never runs out.

Registration Required

Wed, Jan 26, 2022

Mindfulness for Managers

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

Discover the power of mindfulness in leadership and how to run a more effective organization. Diagnose problems with a deeper understanding and create solutions that are sustainable and more impactful long-term.

This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Mindfulness for Managers

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Virtual, Live Webinar

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

Discover the power of mindfulness in leadership and how to run a more effective organization. Diagnose problems with a deeper understanding and create solutions that are sustainable and more impactful long-term.

This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Registration Required

The Starting Line: Beginning to Save for Retirement

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by TIAA.

You can learn how to evaluate and manage debt, find additional ways to save, create a budget and begin to plan for retirement.

Registration Required

Mindfulness for Managers

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

Discover the power of mindfulness in leadership and how to run a more effective organization. Diagnose problems with a deeper understanding and create solutions that are sustainable and more impactful long-term.

This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Mindfulness for Managers

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.

Discover the power of mindfulness in leadership and how to run a more effective organization. Diagnose problems with a deeper understanding and create solutions that are sustainable and more impactful long-term.

This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Registration Required

Thu, Jan 27, 2022

POC Colleague Resource Group Virtual Hangout

12:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Come join us for a casual virtual hangout! Build community with other Amherst faculty and staff in the POC CRG. 

Zoom ID: 98714345603

Password: 457233

Fri, Jan 28, 2022

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Title IX Training Incorporating New Regulations

Please register to learn about Title IX at Amherst College: policies related to sexual misconduct and, for most staff and all faculty, your obligation to report information related to sexual misconduct. If you are a new employee, please be sure to attend a session within the first month of your start date. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Title IX and/or sexual misconduct, please contact Laurie at lfrankl@amherst.edu.

Registration Required

Fri, Feb 4, 2022

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Virtual Lunch & Learn with Dr. Scott L. Rauch '82, President & Psychiatrist in Chief of McLean Hospital

Dr. Scott L. Rauch ’82 is president and psychiatrist in chief of McLean Hospital, chair of system behavioral and mental health for Mass General Brigham (MGB), and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. On Friday, Feb. 4, he will virtually visit Amherst's Loeb Center for a "Lunch & Learn" presentation and conversation about his career path.

Dr. Rauch's principal research interests relate to neuroimaging and the neurobiology of anxiety disorders, as well as health care delivery and the use of technology in psychiatry. He received his undergraduate degree with honors in neuroscience from Amherst College ('82) and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency training and a chief residency in psychiatry, as well as a radiology research fellowship, at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in affiliation with Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rauch served on the faculty at MGH for more than 15 years, during which he founded the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program and the Psychiatric Neuroscience Division. He was appointed to his current leadership roles at McLean and MGB in 2006.

Most recently, Dr. Rauch has been involved in the leadership of several national professional societies, including as past president and current secretary of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, and as past secretary of the Anxiety & Depression Association of America. Dr. Rauch has also been inducted into the National Academy of Medicine.

All class years and majors are welcome to attend.

Mon, Feb 7, 2022

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Designing Your Internship Experience — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you thinking about applying for an internship for the first time this summer? Have you struggled with finding internships in the past?

By utilizing design-thinking practices, this workshop aims to help students define their internship target(s) and discover the tools and strategies they can use to search for opportunities. This workshop will also fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program enrollment.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Tue, Feb 8, 2022

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"Foundations of Résumé Writing" Workshop — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Learn about the skills and strategies needed to create résumés that best represent your unique experiences to land summer internships and future job opportunities. Get comfortable with the Loeb Center’s résumé review process and criteria necessary in order for you to apply to Houston internship opportunities on Handshake.

This workshop will also fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program enrollment.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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"Foundations of Cover Letter Writing" Workshop — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Did you know that you need to write a customized and specific cover letter for every internship opportunity you apply for? Learn the basic formatting and strategies for writing effective cover letters, as well as advanced tips to write exceptional cover letters that will make you stand out.

This workshop will also fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program enrollment.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Wed, Feb 9, 2022

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Title IX Training Incorporating New Regulations

Please register to learn about Title IX at Amherst College: policies related to sexual misconduct and, for most staff and all faculty, your obligation to report information related to sexual misconduct. If you are a new employee, please be sure to attend a session within the first month of your start date. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Title IX and/or sexual misconduct, please contact Laurie at lfrankl@amherst.edu.

Registration Required
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Introduction to Networking — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

What do you think of when you imagine networking? "Networking" is a catchall term for making and sustaining connections over time. How can you imagine making connections in an authentic way that contributes to your career exploration and growth?

In this workshop, learn about cultivating personal relationships, reactivating past connections, engaging in your field through news and social media communities, and more. At the end of this workshop, you will identify three different ways you can begin networking that align with you and your interests.

Note: This workshop will fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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Introduction to Networking Part 2: Informational Interviewing — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

An informational interview is a conversation with a professional in an industry, field, company or position that interests you and that you would like to learn more about. It’s a valuable opportunity to conduct personalized research with someone whose experience and perspective you think you can learn from.

In this workshop, students will learn how to respectfully reach out to people you’d like to speak with, prepare for the conversation, maintain the relationship, activate your Amherst community through the Alumni Directory and more.

This workshop will also fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program enrollment.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

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The Broad Institute Information Session with Michael Du '20 (Virtual)

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard was launched in 2004 to improve human health by using genomics to advance our understanding of the biology and treatment of human disease, and to help lay the groundwork for a new generation of therapies. The Institute partners with MIT, Harvard and local hospital systems to conduct groundbreaking research and develop new technologies.

Those who work at the Broad enjoy a uniquely collaboration-focused environment, which creates unparalleled training opportunities for early-career scientists to build a solid foundation in preparation for their career's next steps.

In this virtual information session, attendees will hear directly from Michael Du '20 about what it is like to work at the Broad Institute, from the everyday schedule of a research associate to the unique responsibilities that prepare associates for longer-term career goals.

All class years and majors are welcome!

Thu, Feb 10, 2022

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Mastering the Internship Interview — Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

How do you best prepare for interviews in digital settings? Has an application ever requested that you prerecord a video introduction?

Join us to learn how to effectively prepare for a range of interview formats, answer challenging questions, and present yourself in a professional manner, even if you’re Zooming in from your bedroom.

This workshop will also fulfill the Internship Preparation Workshop requirement for Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program enrollment.

Learn more about the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program here: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/575805

Ongoing Events

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What Looms Large

What Looms Large is an exhibition that examines scale-- painterly, bodily, architectural, institutional --and presence in contemporary abstract painting. Actual size contributes to the sense of an artwork’s monumentality, but scale proves fundamentally relational: something once considered minor can suddenly loom large. After more than a year of primarily screen-based experiences, how do we each locate ourselves in shared space again, and in relation to what? What Looms Large was organized by guest curator Kate Nesin.