The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. We will engage in a conversation about workplace developments and communication highlights, and will offer group discussion or private consultation in break-out rooms with HR Representatives.
Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the access information. We look forward to connecting with you!
We humans are better at bouncing back from bad news than we are at adapting to uncertainty. Continuous change and uncertainty cause a great deal of stress because we don’t have anything stable to adapt and adjust to. In times of upheaval, it is more important than ever to attend to our own wellbeing and the health of our communities. This workshop will help participants differentiate between stressors (causes of stress), and the physiological stress response, and will offer concrete strategies for addressing the stress caused by uncertainty.
Please join us for the virtual Russian Table on Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EST. Russian Table offers an opportunity to gather and converse with other Russian-language learners and teachers. Come for the whole time or drop in for a shorter conversation; all levels of Russian speakers very welcome!
Please be in touch with Kristina Diachenko (email@example.com) in order to receive the Zoom link.
Whether you're an experienced meditator or brand new to the practice, whether you identify as Buddhist or are just curious about the teachings, come join us to slow down, relax, and gain self-awareness tools. Sessions include guided meditation and discussion. New topic each week. Focused toward students, with faculty and staff welcome.
Please click here for the Zoom link. For more info please email interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please join us every Tuesday night from 7pm-8pm EDT for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students, and staff. All are welcome, including German 101 students!
If you would like to participate, please email your request to email@example.com with your name and email address. You will then receive an invitation to join each weekly Kaffeeklatsch zoom meeting on our Zoomklatsch channel at the appropriate time, which you can accept or decline as always. You can also remove yourself at any time from the Zoomklatsch channel.
If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Chinese, join us Tuesday nights for the Chinese Language Social Hour! This Zoom gathering is open to any and all members of the Amherst College community who would like to have conversations in Chinese. You can come and go as it fits your schedule. All levels are welcome!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link. To ensure you receive the link in time, please email before 2PM on the day of the Social Hours.
Join writer Poupeh Missaghi as she reads from her novel Trans(re)lating House One, about which Publishers Weekly has said, “Missaghi’s lyrical, meditative debut merges fiction, poetry, and critical study to explore Iran’s history and volatile present ... a bravura exhibition of writing as performance art.” A Q&A will follow.
Missaghi is a writer, a translator (both into and out of Persian), Asymptote’s Iran editor-at-large, and an educator. She holds a Ph.D. in English and creative writing from the University of Denver and an M.A. in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her nonfiction, fiction and translations have appeared in numerous journals, and she has several books of translation published in Iran. She is currently a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Writing at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.
What does a career in the health professions actually look like — particularly amidst a global pandemic?
Dr. Gabriela Ulloa ’15 is a first-year resident physician in pediatrics at NYU Langone, working at both Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and Bellevue Hospital. She was among the group of medical students who elected to graduate early from NYU School of Medicine to join internal medicine residents during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City. In addition to her extensive experience with the treatment of this new virus, Gabriela is passionate about global healthcare, immigrant healthcare, and pediatrics, with a focus on serving diverse populations.
Gabriela cultivated an attention to global healthcare while at Amherst, helping to implement the on-campus organization Project SALUD and working to establish the internship program that sends Amherst students to a general clinic in Lima, Peru, each summer. In her fourth year as a medical student, Gabriela returned to Peru to work at a women’s health clinic, conducting breast cancer research among indigenous populations.