Event Calendar

Friday, September 18, 2020

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Virtual Write-on-Site

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Enhance productivity. Find mutual support. Maintain a regular practice. Write with others. Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual Write-on-Site over Zoom each Friday during the fall semester between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor of Art History Nicola Courtright, and CHI Fellows Ashley Smith and Sam Presnal.

Open to the Amherst College community. Please login to Zoom with your Amherst ID and password:

Meeting ID: 927 7619 9071
Passcode: 335098

Health Ed Office Hours with the Sexual Respect Educator

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Student Activities Tent #2 in front of the Mead

The Department of Health Education will be holding weekly office hours in the Student Activities Tent #2 in front of the Mead. Stop by to meet with with a member of the Health Education team, ask a question or get some free resources! Sexual Respect Educator Lauren Kelly will be available from 2-4 PM on Friday, September 18. Stop by and say hello!

Loeb Center Resume Clinic — Hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program

Are you seeking some extra support in getting your resume approved or making it fresh for this semester? Our biweekly virtual drop-in clinics are the perfect way to gain feedback from Loeb Center staff.

Please RSVP in advance via Handshake! We will confirm Zoom login and additional information via e-mail.

Hosted by the Loeb Center's Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program.

OFTW: from founding to $1,000,000 donated

Join Amherst EA and OFTW's co-founder Josh McCann to hear about OFTW's journey from being founded at Wharton to donating its millionth dollar to the world's most cost effective charities. Josh will talk about the organization's founding ethos and values, its evolution, give an introduction to effective giving and then take questions. Register at the link!

Registration Required

MRC Community Hour

Ready to unwind after a long week of classes and studying? Are you looking for an opportunity to hang out with other Amherst college students and have fun? Although our physical space is closed, The Multicultural Resource Center is still a place for community and connection. Join us for MRC Community Hour on Friday, September 18, as we play virtual games through Jackbox.tv. Play games and meet new people. It's a win-win!

Cheminar: Student Thesis Talks

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Via Zoom Link

Thesis Student Presenters:
Yusrah Kaudeer, Nejc Nagelj, Alyson Plaman and Clara Seo

Presentation Titles:
Yusrah Kaudeer: "Probing the pH Modulation of a Hyper-Phosphorylated Model
of Alpha-B Crystallin"

Nejc Nagelj: "Modelling Photoexcited Processes in Quantum Dots"

Alyson Plaman: "Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters in Open-Air"

Clara Seo: "Investigating Monomer Kinetics of ONN-Titanium Complexes in
Ring-Opening Polymerization"

Please visit the chemistry department's seminar webpage for additional information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry/seminar-sched...

EY-Parthenon Diversity and Inclusion Panel

This virtual event is hosted by EY-Parthenon's Diversity and Inclusion initiative and is open to all students who want to learn more about consulting and EY-Parthenon.

Sign up for an opportunity hear from D&I representatives and get a unique perspective on life at EY-Parthenon as a member of the D&I community.

Presenters will be dressed in business casual (no need for you to wear business formal) and look forward to meeting you virtually!

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

EY-Parthenon Diversity and Inclusion Event

The EY-Parthenon Diversity and Inclusion event will take place from 5-6 PM EDT on Friday, September 18. The event is co-hosted by EY-Parthenon's Diversity and Inclusion initiative and the Multicultural Resource Center and is open to anyone in their junior year or below who wants to learn more about consulting and EY-Parthenon. Sign up on Handshake for an opportunity to chat with a D&I representative and get a unique perspective on life at EY-Parthenon as a member of the D&I community. We’ll be dressed in business casual so no need for you to wear business formal, but we hope to meet you with your camera on! We look forward to meeting you virtually!

Rosh Hashanah On-Campus Celebration

Brief Rosh Hashanah service and learning with Rabbi Bruce B Seltzer and Amherst Hillel.
Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA5AF2DA6F4C16-rhinperson
so that we can have up to the new limit (of 24 students + me) at a time.

Registration Required
Image of Entrance to Prospector's Cabin with "Gold Rush" overlaid

Virtual Escape Room: Gold Rush

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

Looking for an opportunity to meet other students? 4 Gold Rush Escape Rooms are running next week! For nearly two centuries, the hope of gold has lured people to the hills of Northern California. No one was captivated more than Clyde Hamilton, a greedy gold prospector who loved to gamble. Clyde made too many bets with the wrong crowd and now he’s missing. You’ve been tipped off to where he stashed his gold.. but so has the mob. Find it first!

Students Only

Poetry Open Mic & Franny Cho

If you’d like to hear a wide variety of poets bravely sharing their work, be sure to tune in to our Festival open mic night! Following the open mic, participants will be treated to a poetry reading by festival headliner Franny Choi. Reader spots are full, but the audience is still open!

Follow the link for more info and registration!

Registration Required
Image shows the Valentine Balcony lit up by string lights at night, some students sitting in the grass on the quad looking at the balcony where music is being played.

Music on the Val Balcony

Come join us in listening to our own Amherst students performing from the Valentine Balcony. Some chairs will be provided, but we recommend you bring a sweatshirt as fall draws near!

Ongoing Events

The 2020 Tell It Slant Poetry Festival: Remote Event

The Tell It Slant Poetry Festival (formerly the Amherst Poetry Festival) is a free event that celebrates the poetic legacy of Emily Dickinson and the contemporary creativity of the Connecticut River Valley and beyond.

This year’s festival will be held remotely; the schedule is now live and includes headliners Ada Limón, Jericho Brown, Kimaya Diggs, Franny Choi, Shayla Lawson and, as is tradition, the Emily Dickinson Marathon. Sign up for events through the schedule page!

Registration Required