Event Calendar

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Completing Self-Evaluations on Workday

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 Performance Management Process Self-Evaluation as well as time for Q&A.

Engaging in Performance Management Process (PMP) Conversations for Staff

The Learning & Development Team invites you to Tool UP with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

This workshop explores strategies and techniques for staff members around reflecting on performance, engaging in dialogue, asking for productive feedback, and setting goals. This workshop is not a training on how to go through the PMP form on Workday. Those training opportunities will be offered separately.

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Own Up Information Session: Hiring Full-Time Sales, Marketing & Operations Positions in Boston, MA!

Get to Own Up:
We are hiring! Own Up is a growing mortgage technology start-up based out of Boston, MA but now expanding to operate and hire nationally. We have a deep understanding and respect for the significance of homeownership. For most people, buying a home is the single most important financial decision of their life, which is why our mission is to enable every homebuyer to get a fair deal on their mortgage. We are growing and hiring for roles in Sales, Operations and Marketing.

To view available positions, please visit: https://jobs.lever.co/ownup/

This event will take place via Zoom. For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact the Career Development Center Team at cdc@mtholyoke.edu. Please make accommodation requests no later than Wednesday, April 7, to give implementation time, however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

Holyoke (USA - Massachusetts) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:30:00 am EDT
Berlin (Germany - Berlin) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5:30:00 pm CEST
Mumbai (India - Maharashtra) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:00:00 pm IST
Beijing (China - Beijing Municipality) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:30:00 pm CST
Los Angeles (USA - California) Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 8:30:00 am PDT

This event is brought to you by a three-college consortia partnership between Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges' career centers.

Quarterly Economic and Market Update with TIAA's Chief Investment Strategist

Take a closer look at our views on the financial markets, including key market drivers, U.S. economy, policy and politics, and investing in public markets. This seminar will also cover the challenges that investors face and how to navigate them.

Spring Cleaning: A Holistic Body-Positive Approach to Cleansing

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellbeing with Molly Kitchen.

Spring can be a wonderful time to shake off the heaviness of winter and rejuvenate the body with new ways of exercising and eating, yet "cleansing" is often presented as clearing harmful toxins from an unhealthy body. Ayurveda--the ancient yet applicable system of wellbeing from South Asia--has a more balanced approach. With Ayurvedic principles as our guide, we'll explore nourishing, affirming and individualized ways to approach a spring cleanse.

The Power of Saving

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

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

Do you live in the moment, or plan for the future? This seminar offers strategies and potential solutions when it comes to saving money. You will learn tips for managing your finances which may help you find the freedom and confidence to pay your bills, achieve your goals, and even save for a rainy day.

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Real Talk

Join the Queer Resource Center staff and Dr. Darien McFadden & Dr. Sarah Erickson from the Counseling Center for an open discussion and support space centering conversations concerning our current moment, navigating gender, sexuality, identity at large, and what it means to be LGBTQ+ at Amherst and beyond.

Join us via this link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/98710086723?pwd=WVFmWHl1ODMyWlRpeVpnOXF...

For accessibility needs or concerns, please contact jsmartin@amherst.edu or 413-542-5964.

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Work Hard/Play Hard

“Work hard, play hard” has been a common motto at Amherst and for college life across the country. Join us for a community-building circle facilitated by students and hosted by Health Education and the Center for Restorative Practices where we can reflect on and unpack the experience of alcohol and drinking culture at Amherst in an open and non-judgmental manner. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend.
Advanced registration encouraged: https://tinyurl.com/whph-reg

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CHI Salon: "Cooking Between the Lines: What Can We Learn from Rereading and Recreating Recipes of the Past?"

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Virtual, Zoom

"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are." This aphorism of famed French gastronome Brillat-Savarin is oft cited by scholars working in the sundry field of "food studies."

In this salon, CHI Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in French Samantha Presnal will flip the script, asking not what people ate, but what they cooked, how they cooked, and why they cooked, in order to better understand their lives and cultures. This hybrid presentation-- part talk, part demonstration, part conversation --will discuss her research approach, which blends methods from social and cultural history, literary criticism, and the culinary arts.

She will begin with the presentation and close reading of a popular cooking magazine from the Belle Epoque and then reproduce one of its featured dishes. By unpacking recipe rhetoric and strapping on an apron herself, Samantha will illustrate the value of studying familiar, quotidian forms of writing and interpreting them from multiple perspectives, from critic to cordon-bleu.

Registration Required
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Girls Who Invest: Five College Consortium Info Session and Q&A

Attention first years: Looking to make an impact?

Learn how a career in investment management can do just that.

Join us for an information session on Girls Who Invest programs. Programs take place the summer after sophomore year; application opens summer 2021 for summer 2022 programs.

Summer Intensive Program (10 weeks: 4-weeks of educational training + 6-weeks of paid internship)

Online Intensive Program (Self-paced study of finance and investment foundations)

What does it take to become a GWI Scholar?
Our alumni are intellectually curious and academically confident, love research and analysis, strive to grow and improve as active learners, communicate and collaborate effectively, and most of all, want to make a positive impact on the world.

Who can apply?
All majors from rising sophomores enrolled in or transferring to 4-year programs at U.S. universities are welcome to apply.

For those who can't commit to 10 weeks but would be an asset to the GWI community, our self-guided Online Intensive Program is a great flexible alternative.

Timeline: 2022 Application Timeline will be posted soon

Author, Dr. Naomi Oreskes

RESCHEDULED: The 2020-21 Annual Hawkins Lecture with Dr. Naomi Oreskes

5:30 pm Virtual

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and the author of Why Trust Science?, will deliver a lecture titled "Diversity Isn’t Just the Right Thing to Do; Diversity Helps Us Get the Right Answers."

Science has lagged behind other professions in working to purposefully create opportunities to expand diversity in its workforce. Critics of such efforts have framed diversity as antithetical to the pursuit of excellence in scientific inquiry, but this framing has the problem backwards. In this talk, I argue that we cannot have scientific excellence without diversity.

Sponsored by the Hawkins Lecture Fund and the Department of History at Amherst College, this event is free and open to the public.

Registration Required
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Career Panel Discussion with Young Black Alumni

Current students and recent Amherst alumni are invited to join the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning for a panel discussion with young Black alumni to learn about professions you might not have considered before.

For the first hour, participants will have the opportunity to listen to the panelists' describe their career journeys, talk about how their identities and backgrounds shaped their professional choices and experiences, and share advice. During the second hour, attendees will be able to network with the alumni panelists in a smaller, breakout Q&A format.

Moderator: Adrianna Turner '14

George Beecham '18, Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rebecca Cross '11, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at University of Maryland
Jay Drain Jr. '18, Associate at Maven Ventures
Lola Fadulu '17, Metro Reporting Fellow at The Washington Post
Nicholaus Mollel '10, Senior Software Engineer at Venmo
Jillian Stockmo Chapman '13, Education Project Specialist, The Graves Foundation
Tomi Williams '16, Corporate Associate at Watchell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

JOIN US VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/93874182457?pwd=dHpmSzFtZnA4ZmliWWt5VTJ...

This event is being offered as part of Amherst College's 2021 Black Alumni Week. For more information, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/637028

Five College Coastal and Marine Science (FCCMS) Certificate Program Info Session

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, via Zoom

The Sustainable Ocean Alliance Club is hosting an info session with Program Coordinator Cindy Bright for students to learn more about the FCCMS certificate program which offers classroom and research opportunities for those interested in marine science. All students are welcome!

Nirman Dave

"Using Artificial Intelligence Without Coding"

Business tasks that once required programming, including the analysis of business data using artificial intelligence, can now be accomplished without writing any code. Nirman Dave, CEO at Obviously.AI, (Hampshire College, '15F) will talk about No-Code AI and how it is transforming businesses. He will also discuss his personal journey as an international student building a venture-backed startup in Silicon Valley.

Presented by the Artificial Intelligence in the Liberal Arts initiative

Registration Required
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Unpacking Masculinity, Vulnerability and Accountability

What do vulnerability and accountability look like for men? Join the Peer Advocates, the MRC and Dr. Jordan Barnard for this insightful program on masculinity, the barriers men face in being vulnerable, how to overcome those challenges and hold ourselves and others accountable. Led by Dr. Barnard, we will engage deeply with the foundations of masculinity and learn essential skills for navigating situations of vulnerability and accountability. For more information, please contact the Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect at peeradvocate@amherst.edu or the Multicultural Resource Center at mrc@amherst.edu.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/94744554844?pwd=bGxrZ1YyQUZyNElmQ1M1RWR...
Meeting ID: 947 4455 4844
Passcode: 492696

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Ongoing Events

Redefining Health: Building Skills for Radical Healthcare Workshop Series

The Department of Health Education and SHES present a new workshop series on health equity! Co-sponsored with Your Embodied Sexuality (YES!), we will offer monthly workshops that expand our understandings of health and provide skills for navigating healthcare and the systems of oppression that shape it. Workshop topics will include self-managed abortion care, medical fatphobia, medical racism, misogyny in healthcare, birth control information and how to perform your own breast and pelvic exams, gender affirming healthcare, medical ableism, death positivity and planning, and more. (Registration required: sign up link will be available on the Daily Mammoth during the week leading up to each workshop.) Contact she@amherst.edu with additional questions.

February 20 at 3pm EST: Building Abortion Knowledge for Self and Community Care
Facilitated by Women’s Medical Fund’s Seneca Joyner and Brittany Chung
Come join the folks at the Women’s Medical Fund and YES! for a skill-building workshop on abortion care! The interactive workshop will offer helpful information on how to care for yourself and others before, during, and after an abortion. We will be working together to expand our understanding of the differences between various abortion methods and sharing knowledge in order to better equip ourselves and our loved ones. We’ll be looking at accessing and experiencing abortion care as whole people who are part of vital, complex communities. The workshop will be a liberation-focused space and an opportunity to discuss the realities of abortion openly and honestly.

March 20 at 3pm EST: Don’t Tell Me to Lose Weight: Navigating and Challenging Medical Fatphobia
Facilitated by Isy Abraham-Raveson
The so-called “obesity crisis” is a fatphobic myth that constructs fatness as a disease that needs to be eliminated for the good of society. In fact, fatness is not correlated to disease, and dieting to lose weight isn’t sustainable and can lead to major health problems. On top of that, this misinformation, along with discrimination and shame, prevents people in large bodies from accessing the healthcare they need. In this workshop we will challenge commonplace myths about fatness and health and develop self-advocacy strategies to use when faced with fatphobia in healthcare settings.

April 17 at 3pm EST: Subverting the Master’s Tools: Effective Strategies for Navigating Racism in Medical Care
Facilitated by Michelle Munyikwa
In this workshop, we will review the concept of medical racism and discuss its implications for folks seeking care in the medical system. After a brief review of the history and politics of racism in American healthcare, we will move on to more applicable concepts. Drawing on the experiences of the presenter and advice from local activist groups, we will discuss concrete strategies for engaging in self-advocacy and advocacy for loved ones navigating a complex, racist system.

May 15 at 3pm EST: Fertile Wounds: An Exploration of Misogyny in Medicine
more information TBD

Registration Required
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Campus Well: The online health and wellbeing magazine

Have you read the latest issue of Campus Well, our online wellbeing magazine? New articles are added weekly. Find the latest issue here: http://amherst.campuswell.com
Why should you click the link?
Learn to mix up your exercise routine with a fun barre-style workout.
Learn how to stay grounded in stressful moments with a 5-minute meditation practice.
Find out which foods to eat (and which foods to go easy on) to help reduce levels of stress hormones.
Try a tried-and-true reading strategy to help retain the information you just read.
Learn to set healthy boundaries in intimate relationships begins with asserting yourself and your needs in everyday life.