Event Calendar

Friday, September 7, 2018

Fri, Sep 7, 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

Women's & Gender Center Mammoth Week Ice Cream Social

Join the Women's & Gender Center for an ice cream social to kick of the new school year! Vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event.

Amherst College Science Center rendering

Annual Summer Research Poster Session

The annual Summer Research Poster Session is on Friday, Sept. 7, in the new Science Center. Join us for an opportunity recognize student achievement and experience the state-of-the-art 250,000-square-foot facility, which is home to the Departments of Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, Neuroscience and Psychology. While there, cast your vote for your favorite research project, take a tour of the facility, and enjoy appetizers, hand-piped cannoli from Meriano’s Bake Shoppe and one of many science-themed treats. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Every summer, dozens of Amherst College students engage in research in the physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. From laboratories to archives to the field, students can spend six or more weeks extending their classroom research, working on their senior theses or assisting in faculty experiments. The Summer Research Poster Session is an opportunity for student researchers to share works in progress, summer research stories, thesis ideas and experimental results.

Mammoth Week Ice Cream Social

Join the Women's & Gender Center for an ice cream social to kick off the new school year! Vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event.

Triadic Possibilities: Workshop with Guitarist David Goodrich

Triadic Possibilities: Workshop with Guitarist David Goodrich

This workshop is for listeners and musicians of any level. "Triadic Possibilities" is a concept of simple harmonic substitutions on chord progressions. By using relative and parallel relationships of major and minor chords we will create a twelve chord lattice of choices. These choices add color and variety and build a strong sense of harmonic fluency. New harmonic combinations will inspire melodies, rhythms and, best of all, songs. Reading musical notation and previous knowledge of theory is not needed to learn this simple but expansive concept.

David Goodrich (Goody) is a veteran touring and session musician, producer, composer and teacher living in Austin, Texas. With more than 25 years of international touring experience, Goodrich has played on hundreds of recordings, scored multiple films and produced dozens of critically-acclaimed albums. A life-long student and longtime music teacher and coach, Goodrich studied at Berklee College of Music with Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson and Mick Goodrick.

Mastering the Finance and Consulting Recruiting Process

The recruiting process for finance and consulting is here. Now is the time to make sure you have everything ready to conquer the process and land that full-time position or summer 2019 internship. Whether you will be interviewing for sell-side investment banking, sales, trading or research positions, looking at buy-side opportunities, or determined to land a consulting position, this workshop will help you hone all your skills and techniques to make the fall recruiting process easier. Stephanie Hockman, program director for Careers In Business and Finance, will lead a workshop to help you master the process including reviewing how to network at information sessions (which start as early as September 10) tips for acing the fit and behavior questions, technical finance questions, and the consulting case interview. Stephanie and the CIBF Interns will also be on hand to review resumes and cover letters after the workshop presentation.

Four dancers in various seated positions on an otherwise bare stage

Fall Orientation Dance Concert and Dance Party

Join the theater and dance department as we us kick off the new school year with original performances by Amherst and Five College faculty members Dante Brown, Leslie Frye Maietta, Katie Martin, Jake Meginsky and Jen Polins, as well as Dancing and Stepping at Amherst College (DASAC)!

A dance party for students will immediately follow in Holden Theater with D.J. Jake Meginksy. Join us for a meet-and-greet with pizza, music and dancing!

Both events are free and open to the Amherst and Five College communities. Tickets are not required.

Remnant Chill Night

Join Remnant for a fun game night to relax from a busy first week of school. There will be food, games and conversation on Friday, September 7 in the McCaffrey room from 8-10 p.m. Free and open to all to come and go throughout the event.

Students Only

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).

Depiction of the cratered surface of the moon with a spacecraft on it

Midnight Tour of the Mead!

Did you know that the Mead is open until midnight on school nights? Stop by your favorite college art museum for a special midnight tour with our student educators.

This program is offered in conjunction with the Mead’s Student Educator Program and Student Activities.