Event Calendar

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Graph of classroom response to question posed in lecture

Info Sessions on Teaching with Technology

Amherst faculty and instructional staff are invited to learn about, or get a refresher on, technology for supporting teaching and learning at Amherst. In these sessions we will share how Amherst faculty are using a variety of digital tools to accomplish their pedagogical objectives.

There are three options to choose from!
• Friday, September 7, 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, September 12, 10 a.m.
• Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m.

We will tailor these sessions to the interests of the attendees. A possible menu of topics includes:

• Moodle learning management for content distribution, discussions, assessment and collaborative activities
• Google Apps for group projects and document review
• Assistive technologies and the development of accessible instructional materials
• Active learning with classroom response systems (aka clickers), gamification, virtual reality and augmented reality
• Presentation and communication from PowerPoint and screencasting to graphic and web design
• Data collection and analysis using surveys, databases and mathematical and statistical applications
• Mapping and 3D including geographic measurement, synthesis and analysis, along with visualization and modeling tools
• Programming and high-performance computing for unique applications, big data and machine learning

Registration Required

SDS: Thailand info Session

Come speak with Jonas Emery, representative with International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI) in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand and Amari Barrett '18 who participated in the program last spring. ISDSI students study sustainable development in sequential modules and have a chance to see many regions of this beautiful and fascinating country. The program includes a strong leadership program and offers students many experiential activities. Join us on Tuesday, September 18 at noon in McCaffrey Room, Keefe Campus Center.

Students Only

Chinese Language Table

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Small Conference Room, 1st Floor

Bring your lunch from Val and practice your Chinese. The Chinese language table will meet this semester every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon - 1 p.m.

Insight (Mindfulness) Meditation Group

Whether you have meditated for a long time or have never meditated, come join us for this time of practice together. Come to relax, quiet your mind, learn how to experience less suffering and stress, explore Buddhist philosophy and psychology, just talk about what it means to live from compassion and awareness -or because you are curious. This event will be led by Mark Hart, Buddhist Advisor.

Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Meal and Kol Nidre Services

Join old and new friends from Amherst Hillel for a kosher, pre-fast meal followed by Kol Nidre Services in Chapin Chapel from 6:15 - 8 p.m. This event is open to the entire campus community. Feel free to arrive late or leave early.

Political Science Thesis Writer's Workshop

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Frost Library, Barker Room Level A

The Political Science department, in partnership with the Library and Writing Center, will be co-hosting a workshop for their majors writing a thesis from 5:30-7 p.m. The topic will be "Thesis Brainstorming".

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

French Table

If you are interested in speaking French or learning about French culture then come and join us weekly during dinner. French Table is open to students, faculty, staff and anyone who is interested in having informal conversations in French. All levels are welcome! We look forward to meeting you!

Kantar Consulting Information Session

Kantar Consulting is a specialist growth consultancy. More than 1,000 analysts, thought leaders, software developers and expert consultants help the firm’s clients develop and execute brand, marketing, retail, sales and shopper strategies to deliver growth.

Kantar Consulting owns market leading assets including PoweRanking, GrowthFinder, U.S. & Global MONITOR, RetaiI IQ, RichMix, XTEL and Marketing, Insights and Purpose 2020. The firm tracks 1,200 retailers globally, has purchase data on more than 200 million shoppers, and forecast social, cultural and consumer trends across the world.

The firm is now looking for enthusiastic and interesting undergraduates who are curious about the world. Attend this information session to learn more from Kantar representatives about company culture, what a “day in the life” is like in the retail consulting space, and how to successfully apply for available entry-level opportunities.

Clarion Life Sciences Consulting Information Session

Clarion Healthcare Consulting is a life sciences strategy and organizational consultancy that collaborates with clients to envision, craft and enable growth through innovation and leadership.

Clarion attracts the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in life sciences — seasoned professionals who obsess with the details of daunting challenges deep into the night; scientists and business brains working in symphony; gritty professionals who thrive on taking problems apart and putting them together again as elegant solutions.

Working at Clarion takes a candidate who is passionate about life sciences and is willing to go deeper than others. Advisors work closely with clients to build solutions to complicated challenges, which requires a commitment to collaboration and building shared ideas. The blend of intellectual rigor with the humility to truly work collaboratively is the Clarion hallmark.

Clarion aims to cultivate leaders through a commitment to teaching and supporting new hires’ career growth in whatever direction your interests and passions take you. Want to learn more about the company and its culture? Attend this information to hear from current advisors, including Amherst alumni Shelton Cochran ’16, about what it’s like to work at Clarion and how to apply for the firm’s entry-level opportunities.

German Kaffeklatsch

Come and join German students and faculty every Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. in Porter House for a chat over coffee and much more! This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment.

Ongoing Events

Mammoths in (Library) Space Orientation Tour

Never been in a 6 floor library before? Looking to learn more about our library's resources and services? Stop by Frost Library anytime this month and explore library space: take the self-directed Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour! To begin the tour, go to the welcome station across from Frost's circulation desk. Complete the tour and win a gift card to Frost Cafe plus a chance to win our grand prize!

Orra Hitchcock illustration of mount Sugar Loaf beside painting by Dave Gloman of the same scene

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).

Lisa McCarty, Louisa May Alcott’s Desk, Orchard House, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty, on view in the Eli Marsh Gallery Sept. 10–Oct. 12

until Oct 12 Fayerweather Hall, 105: Eli Marsh Gallery

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty documents the spirit of Transcendentalism, the 19th-century philosophical movement that embraced idealism, communal living and reverence for the natural world in the face of growing industrialization and inhumanity.