Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Sep 24, 2021

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Diversity Career Day Meetup: Virtual Fair

Please join us for the second annual virtual Diversity Career Day Meetup, co-hosted by Amherst College and Williams College!

This event presents an excellent opportunity to virtually engage with organizations seeking diverse, talented students. Explore the many opportunities, programs and resources designed by these organizations that facilitate and promote diversity in the workplace.

Employers and their scheduled offerings are continually updated, so please check back frequently!

Students Only
Registration Required

“An Architecture of Shadows: The Sublime World of Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799),” Presented by Laure Katsaros

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Held via Zoom

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2021-22 presents a lecture entitled “An Architecture of Shadows: The Sublime World of Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799),” presented by Laure Katsaros, professor of French, held via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 24 (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/597044).

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. All members of the Amherst College community are cordially invited to attend these presentations.

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.

Cheminar: Summer 2021 SURF Presentations, Part 2 of 2

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall; E110

The chemistry department will host the second of two scheduled SURF presentations of student summer '21 research with chemistry faculty.

Sept. 24 Student Presenters:

Lorena Bergstrom: "Evaluating Potential Inhibitors and Activators of the SHP2 Mutant Y279C"

Sean Kim: "Cysteine 333’s Impact on Human PTP SHP2’s Stability and Susceptibility to Protein Aggregation"

Jorge Rodas: "Organic Synthesis of Allosteric Inhibitors for T-Cell Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase"

Clara Vonderheide: “Exploring Solid State Storage in Zinc Salen Complexes “

Sophie Wolmer: "Naphthalenediimides (NDIs): Trityl Cysteine and the Diester Linker Exploration"

Lauren Ju and Sam Young: "Protein Folding and Stability"

Victor Pou and Amana Tesfaye: "The Golden Protein Folding Problem"

Frida Hernandez and Hasham Warrich: "Towards Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction Using QDs"

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M@A Presents: Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor with Myra Huang, Piano

Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a singer on the world's top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. Captivating audiences and critics around the globe, he has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (The New York Times), “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars” (The Guardian).

During the challenges of COVID-19, Brownlee has emerged as a pivotal voice in classical music’s shift toward digital programming and the resurgence of conversations around racial justice.

Pianist Myra Huang accompanies Mr. Brownlee for this concert. Acclaimed by Opera News as being “among the top accompanists of her generation,” and “...a colouristic tour de force” by The New York Times, Grammy® Award-nominated pianist Myra Huang performs in recitals and chamber music concerts around the world.

Highly sought after for her interpretation of lieder and art song as well as her depth of musicianship and impeccable technique, she regularly performs with acclaimed opera singers around the world. This season, she performs recitals with singers Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Sasha Cooke, Will Liverman, and Nicholas Phan.

Huang is the Head of Music of The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera. She has also served on the music staffs of the Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, and The Palau De Les Arts in Valencia, Spain.

Selections from the 24 Italian Songs & Arias
Già il sole dal Gange -Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)
Tu lo sai -Giuseppe Torelli (1658–1709)
Amarilli mia bella -Giulio Caccini (1551–1618)
Che fiero costume -Giovanni Legrenzi (1626–1690)

German Art Songs
Der Jüngling an der Quelle -Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Nacht und Träume
Heimliche Aufforderung -Richard Strauss (1864–1949)

French Art Songs
Après un rêve -Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Montparnasse -Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Oh! Quand je dors -Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

- Intermission -

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön -W.A.Mozart (1756–1791)from Die Zauberflöte
Il mio tesoro” from Don Giovanni

Down by the Salley Gardens -B. Britten(1913–1976)
Lonely House from Street Scene -K. Weill (1900–1950)

Deep River -H.T. Burleigh (1866–949)
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

Witness -Francis Hall Johnson (1888–1970)
Ride On, King Jesus

Mr. Brownlee appears in Buckley Recital Hall on Friday, Sept. 24, at 8 PM in a FREE performance. General Seating. Due to COVID restrictions, audience must have a valid Amherst College ID to enter.

Food Truck Thursdays: Ginger Love Cafe & Holyoke Hummus!

This week, for Food Truck Thursdays, Amherst Student Activities presents BOTH Holyoke Hummus and Ginger Love Cafe. There's something for everyone, so come on down and claim your free food!

Students Only

Sun, Sep 26, 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!

Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Math/Stat Table

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. It is not restricted to those majoring in mathematics or statistics; all are welcome. Please join us any time between noon and 1:30 p.m. on Mondays.

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Aisha Sabatini Sloan: A Reading and Conversation

7:30 pm Virtual

Please join us for a reading and conversation. Aisha Sabatini Sloan was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her writing about race and current events is often coupled with analysis of art, film and pop culture. She studied English literature at Carleton College and went on to earn an M.A. in cultural studies and studio art from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Arizona. She is the author of the essay collections The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White and Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit. With her father, she is the author of Captioning the Archives, a conversation through image and text. She is a recipient of the 2018 CLMP Firecracker Award for Creative Nonfiction and a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. She teaches creative writing at the University of Michigan. She can be found online at AishaSabatiniSloan.com.

Please register in advance for this event: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpd-2srTkoHt37DbQnSFyG...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Registration Required

Tue, Sep 28, 2021

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

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.

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.