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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Elevating Voices: Use Liberating Structures to Encourage Equitable Participation

The Learning & Development Team invites you to develop your team with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

By now, we have all witnessed the silence that follows an open question or ask for participation on a Zoom call. Not only are these silences awkward, the method of participation in itself reinforces structural inequities in who is invited to take up space and participate in conversation. Conventional structures for participation are either too inhibiting (e.g. formal presentations) or too loose (e.g. unstructured open discussions) to promote equitable participation. This leads to frustration, lack of progress and missing out on generative ideas. Liberating Structures are microstructures for facilitation used in groups of any size that promote relational coordination and trust amongst members. This session will introduce several Liberating Structures activities for use in a virtual or face-to-face environment to ensure that you are elevating everyone’s voice and cut back on those awkward Zoom silences.

Attention to Detail: Financial Finishing Touches for Women

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

Am I ready to retire? How do I know if I have enough? How do I plan my income? What should I look out for as I plan and even after I am retired? Financial success can often complicate your life and we are going to try to help you answer those questions and more.

Teaching Remotely Using Kaltura and Other Video Tools

Faculty Panelists: Kat Correira, David Hall, Darryl Harper, Mohamed Hassan, Chris Kingston, Samantha Presnal

Multimedia content plays a crucial role in Amherst courses this year, and one new tool many faculty have quickly integrated into their teaching is the video platform. Faculty have begun to use Kaltura (new to Amherst in Fall 2020) and/or expanded the use of other tools such as Explain Everything.

During this session we will hear and discuss how several faculty members have incorporated video tools (Kaltura/Explain Everything/Moodle) and other multi-media strategies into their teaching this year, with examples including the production and publishing of instructional videos and microlectures, designing interactive video quizzes, and allowing students to share their own recordings for assignments and discussions.

ATS and IT Multimedia staff will be on hand after the session from 1-1:30 p.m. to answer any technical questions or demonstrate any specific video tool features attendees are interested in.

Session will meet via Zoom. Please RSVP below!

Registration Required

Fulbright Experiences as Black Americans: A Panel Discussion

This panel discussion featuring Black alumni from Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury and Williams will focus on the experiences of these Fulbright grantees doing research or assistant teaching English in a range of countries. Fulbright is a program of the U.S. Department of State that sends recent college graduates abroad and brings students and scholars from other countries here to fulfill the mission of cultural exchange. Panelists include #FulbrightNoir founder Desiree Daring (Williams '13, Spain ETA), Yasmina Martin '14 (AC, South Africa Research), Clarque Brown '17 (AC, South Korea ETA), Dave Anderson (Middlebury '19.5, Japan Research) and others.
Registration required:
Sponsored by the AC Office of Fellowships. Questions? Contact Christine Overstreet at

Registration Required

Completing Staff Evaluations (for Supervisors/Department Chairs)

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Bob Montoya.

This session will include a demo of how to use the Workday System to complete your Staff Performance Management Process Evaluations as well as time for Q&A.

Making Gifts to Loved Ones and Charities

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

Amherst College Education Studies Open House

Curious about Amherst College's newest major? Come to the Education Studies Open House!

In this virtual session, you'll have the chance to...
-Meet faculty and staff who are part of the program
-Hear from students about their experiences and research
-Learn about major requirements and courses that will be offered next year
-Ask individual advising questions

Join us to hear what the Education Studies major is all about and figure out if it's the right choice for you!

Thursday Drop-ins with Loeb Center Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne

Need a bit of support getting started on your job/summer experience search? Have a few quick career-related questions? Could you use another set of eyes on your draft application documents or perhaps some practical advice on how to effectively prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, feel free to stop by the Loeb Center's Thursday Drop-Ins with Advisor Casey Jo Dufresne. She may not have all of the answers, but she will likely know someone who does!

Accessibility: Please contact Casey Jo, via, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.


Endogenous by Christianna Mariano '21

The Department of Theater & Dance presents Christianna Mariano '21's Endogenous, an experiential and immersive installation that explores how our senses make meaning of our experiences through the use of aesthetics. What resonates with you and where?

Come experience Endogenous in the Holden Experimental Theater on April 15-17. Viewings will begin every 15 minutes starting at 5:30pm. Please sign up for a time slot in advance.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event is only open to Amherst College community members currently on campus for spring 2021.

Registration Required