Event Calendar

May 2021

Sat, May 1, 2021

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City Streets Festival

City Streets is our annual International Food Festival. To ensure physical distancing and comply with local and state guidelines, this year’s festival will be limited to students (no faculty or staff). City Streets will feature live music from regional artists, including Crocodile River Music, Kotoko Brass, PanNeubean Steel, and 3Nity. A highlight of the City Streets experience is the opportunity to sample food from around the world, located at different themed tents: Middle Eastern, South American, Caribbean, African, Korean, Indian and Bubble Tea. Please see the City Streets website for additional details on the music and menu.

Students have been assigned a one-hour block of time, based on their residence hall, to participate:
GROUP A: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Morrow, Nicholls Biondi, Porter, South, Stearns, Valentine, Wieland and Williston.
GROUP B: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Moore, Morris-Pratt, Newport, North, Seelye and Seligman.
GROUP C: 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Greenway C, Hitchcock, James, King, Lipton and Mayo-Smith.
GROUP D: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Appleton, Charles Drew, Charles Pratt, Cohan, Ford, Garman and Greenway B.

Students studying remotely had the opportunity to register for a City Streets-themed package that will be delivered the week of May 3, 2021. If you missed the deadline and would like to receive a package, please email events@amherst.edu.

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Choral Society: Senior Concert

The Amherst College Department of Music presents “Choral Society: Senior Concert.” Pre-recorded from Buckley with our on-campus choirs, the Choral Society performs on Saturday, May 1 at 7 PM on the Music Department Event Live Stream page.

Singing during the pandemic has been a challenge around the globe, but we at Amherst have been lucky to make music safely and in-person. The on-campus Amherst choirs share a variety of choral works including world premieres of Grey Grant's "Voice Chant II" and Brandon Waddles' "Come, Lord Jesus." We will also feature the on-campus and remote choir members on the world premiere of Colin Britt's "Unmute Yourself." We will close the concert with our traditional Senior Song. FREE, open to the public.

Mon, May 3, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

German Table

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 11:45am-1pm EDT, for our zoom German Table gathering, for an hour of fun chatting auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Math/Stat Table

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Mathematics or Statistics and all are welcome.

The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend please email:kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

French Table

Please join your French Language Assistants for the virtual weekly meeting of French Table. French Table is an opportunity for informal conversation in French, and is open to students, faculty, and staff. French speakers of all levels are welcome! If you would like to join this group, please email rgarsault@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link.

Gathering at the Crossroads: Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium 2021

The 2021 Five College NAIS Symposium continues with the following events that will be held May 3 and May 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. EST.

Monday, May 3: "Teaching and Learning"
This panel features Rae Gould (Nipmuc Nation), executive director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Brown University, and historian Christine DeLucia (Williams College) in a presentation and discussion regarding the challenges and opportunities of incorporating Indigenous perspectives, materials and methods into teaching and research for scholars based in the Northeast.

In addition, recipients of Mellon-funded mini-grants will present updates on the status of their initial forays with including NAIS in their Five College classrooms. Students will also share their experiences during a panel discussion and Q&A with attendees.

Monday, May 10: Celebration
During our final Gathering at the Crossroads, a keynote speaker will celebrate the Five College NAIS students, and we will enjoy performances by Native artists Urban Thunder and The Cody Blackbird Band.

All events will be Zoom webinars. Registration is required. Registering for one event automatically provides access to all events.

For registration, please visit https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/symposium.

Registration Required

Tue, May 4, 2021

Virtual Russian Table

11:30 am Virtual

Please join us for the Virtual Russian Table every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:00pm 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 are very welcome!
Please email Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) for the Zoom info.

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Beinecke Scholarship Info Session & Awardee Panel

First-years and sophomores, join Beinecke Scholarship Director Diane Flynn and Beinecke Scholars from small, liberal arts colleges for a conversation about this scholarship, how it supports student planning graduate study, and how you can prepare to be a strong candidate! The Beinecke Foundation provides funding to undergraduates who plan to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences, and have a demonstrated history of receiving financial aid. Students may apply for nomination in the fall of their junior year. (US citizenship, min. GPA of 3.7 also required.) REGISTRATION required: https://middlebury-ctlr.libcal.com/event/7690644.

About the Beinecke Scholarship panelists:

Diane Flynn, MBE: Diane has been the Director of the Beinecke Scholarship program since 2017 and is also in her seventh year serving as the Chair of the NY Region Marshall Scholarship Selection Committee. Her past professional experiences include working as a fellowship advisor at Boston University, strategy consultant in the UK, and space technology transfer expert in the US and Europe. Diane holds an MBA from London Business School and a BS in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is an alumna of the Space Studies Program of the International Space University and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Challenger Center.

Joe Moore graduated from Williams in 2020 with a major in Comparative Literature. He is currently a master's student at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford. His main areas of interest are the anthropology of Latin America, political theory and socio-legal studies.

Sydney To is from San Jose, CA. He received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Bowdoin College in 2019, and is currently a 1st year PhD candidate at UC Berkeley's English department. He is also a Questbridge scholar and was a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. His research interests are in Asian American literature and critical refugee studies.

Registration Required

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required
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Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Kaffeeklatsch

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 7pm-8pm EDT, for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, for an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Wed, May 5, 2021

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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.

Students Only
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"The Confluence of Amherst, Art & Restorative Justice"

“There is a growing consensus that art can be a powerful tool in restorative justice processes. This is, in part, due to the therapeutic nature of art. Art, as an introspective and expressive endeavor, can encourage emotional processing and the kind of active and productive healing [toward which] restorative justice aims….” —from Art and Restorative Justice: Transformative Healing Through Expression

Join us for an evening of Amherst art as it intertwines around, with and through restorative justice. Music, dance, theater, spoken word, graphic design… all media of expression are welcomed!

Registration Required
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RCT Affinity Spaces: Trans Affinity Space

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered on a rotating basis starting Wednesday 5/5. Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Trans Affinity Space: 5/5
Women of Color: 5/5
Nonbinary Affinity Space: 5/12
Queer & Trans People of Color: 5/12
Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

Poster of future affinity spaces. See description for more.

RCT Affinity Spaces: Women of Color

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered via Zoom (link below). Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Trans Affinity Space: 5/5
Women of Color: 5/5
Nonbinary Affinity Space: 5/12
Queer & Trans People of Color: 5/12
Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

Thu, May 6, 2021

Collaborating in a Virtual World

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

Virtual collaboration is not as simple as just moving meetings to Zoom and hoping for the best. This session will introduce tools designed to help define what type of collaboration you will be using, best practices for Zoom collaboration, and several tools for engaging everyone in it in a virtual space, including JamBoard and Mural.

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required
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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 cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

Amherst College's (Virtual) Three Minute Thesis Competition!

Zoom in with us and support the senior speakers in Amherst College’s 3MT®: Three Minute Thesis Competition. Thesis students, nominated by their departments and selected as finalists, will compete for cash prizes as each one communicates the significance of their thesis in a compelling and accessible way—in just 3 minutes! At the end of the competition, you will help judge which presentation should win the “People’s Choice” award. Register via the Zoom link below.

Registration Required
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"Inside the Bailey Brown House"

5:00 pm Virtual

Join the Arts at Amherst Initiative for our final event of the semester! Arts Coordinator Ellen Mutter '18 will unveil the new virtual tour of the Bailey Brown House, which features new works by several local artists. In the second half of the event, Ellen will be joined by Professor of Art and the History of Art Dwight Carey for a conversation about preliminary research into the history of the home.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the arts coordinator for the AAI, Ellen Mutter, at arts@amherst.edu.

Registration Required
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TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group

TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group is facilitated by Isabella Gitana of Survivor Arts Collective and is open to all (a)gender survivors of sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. Drop-in sessions will occur on Thursdays, April 29, May 6, May 13, and May 20 from 5-7 PM EDT on Zoom Meeting ID 890 1884 3066 | Passcode 836991. Come to one or all!

We are creating a safer space to share our stories as survivors with survivors. You are supported to explore your experiences relating to sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. You'll write or create art in response to prompts that will get your story flowing. We will share our stories together each week with positive feedback. This is not an art or writing class. Our focus is not on skill, rather the act of telling our story.

Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at lakelly@amherst.edu. Sponsored by the Department of Health Education.

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The Common Spring Launch Party

7:00 pm Virtual

Amherst College's award-winning literary magazine The Common celebrates the release of Issue 21 with authors from around the world. Please join writers Aleksandar Hemon, Celeste Mohammed and Abdelaziz Errachidi, as well as translator Nariman Youssef, for brief readings followed by conversation about place, culture and translation, hosted by the magazine's editor in chief Jennifer Acker.

This event is cosponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative.

Registration Required
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Kat Stafford: "Covering Race in America: COVID-19, 2020 Election and Racial Justice"

Join the Amherst Political Union in hosting Associated Press journalist Kat Stafford! Stafford is a national investigative reporter who focuses on race and ethnicity. Prior to the Associated Press, Stafford worked as an investigative reporter at the Detroit Free Press, where her reporting on lead poisoning and housing demolitions prompted congressional reviews and policy changes.

Fri, May 7, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Brenna Werme. Set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Sexual Respect Office Hours

Starting during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and continuing through the end of the semester, outdoor Sexual Respect Education Office Hours will be occurring weekly on Val Quad from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Stop to meet with Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, to access Health Education resources, ask questions about topics related to sexual respect, and find out how to get involved throughout SAAMherst! Questions or to connect directly, email lakelly@amherst.edu. Stay connected on Instagram by following @ac_healthandwellbeing and @amherst_pa

Crochet & Connect at Book & Plow

Crochet & Connect at Book & Plow

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Book & Plow Farm

Join the Wellness Team and the staff of Book & Plow for a chance to learn to crochet and connect with Amherst community members at the scenic Book & Plow Farm. Participants will be provided with their choice of yarn, a crochet hook and a linen bag, and can keep all supplies. Sign up here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0mVwyjunkktM_NpdVDwrCIzoLyRQl...

Students Only
Registration Required
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Self Care Fair

Join Health Education, the Multicultural Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, and Women's & Gender Center for a Self Care Fair on Val Quad (rain location: Ford Hall Event Space). Unwind and build some skills with giveaways and resources around journaling, aromatherapy, embroidery, and more! Follow @ac_healthandwellbeing, @mrcamherst, @amherstqrc, and @amherstwgc for some virtual resources! Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact healthed@amherst.edu.

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This I Believe: Conversations on How Experience Shapes Beliefs

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Book and Plow Farm

Come hear students share how their life experience has helped inform one belief they hold. After opening shares, participants will be invited into small and large group conversations on this topic. RSVP at link below to secure spot and boba tea. Open to all on-campus students, faculty, and staff.

We will either gather at the Book & Plow Farm (likely) OR Johnson Chapel in case of inclement weather. Location will be confirmed via email by 1pm May 7. Hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life. With questions: hblum@amherst.edu.

Registration Required
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Jazz Combo and Amherst College Jazz Ensemble McBride Concert

7:00 pm Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center

Members of the Jazz Performance Program at Amherst College, which includes two jazz combos and the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble (ACJE), perform. Jazz combos Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake perform starting at 7 p.m., followed by the Jazz Ensemble at 8:30 p.m. Both performances will be livestreamed through the Amherst College music department website and are FREE and open to the public. 

All three groups perform a wide array of jazz compositions and arrangements from composers such as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Stevie Wonder and the 2021 McBride ’59 Jazz Commission Series composer, Jen Allen. The ACJE premieres her new composition “On the Precipice.”

10-Minute (Zoom) Play Festival!

Come join the Green Room for a rollicking night of short plays, all created by Amherst students specifically for the Zoom format! Featuring plays by Grace Walker '24, Julian Schauffler '23, Leah Folpe '23, Emma Ratshin '22E, Matt Vitelli '24, Bianca Sass '23, Luke Herzog '24 and Caroline Seitz '22.

Sat, May 8, 2021

African and Caribbean Student's Union Wave Your Flag

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Stage In Front of the Science Center

The African and Caribbean Students' Union presents our annual Wave Your Flag showcase. Come out to enjoy amazing performances by members of ACSU as well as amazing ACSU Dance Performances! There will be free food, great music and VIBES! Come out and enjoy!

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company's "Continuous Replay: Come Together"

Join the Amherst College Theater & Dance Department for a Zoom performance of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Continuous Replay: Come Together.

Amidst the isolation and racial uprisings in the early summer of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic continued its spread, 44 current and former members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company came together (while being apart) to create something as a community in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. At the center of this virtual presentation was a recreation of Arnie Zane‘s iconic work Continuous Replay. In 1991, three years after Arnie’s passing at the height of the AIDS pandemic, Bill T. Jones made Arnie’s choreography into a full company work. Continuous Replay has connected generations of company members and was, for most of them, the only way to know Arnie. Now, students from both Amherst College and Mount Holyoke College join in this legacy as they embody this seminal work in its reimagined digital rendition, Continuous Replay: Come Together, with original sound score created by Jake Meginsky and digital design and technical direction by Scotty Hardwig and Raul Mendoza.

This performance event will promote and benefit three local and remarkable Black-women-led initiatives: Sonya Clark’s The Solidarity Book Project, Shakia Barron’s Black Beauty Dance, and Shakia Barron and Jamila Umi Jackson’s Black Women’s Leadership Initiative. The evening will begin with a conversation between Jenna Riegel (repetiteur of Continuous Replay: Come Together) and Sonya Clark, Shakia Barron and Jamila Umi Jackson. The event will culminate with the Amherst College Theater and Dance Repertory class’ performance of Continuous Replay: Come Together, with a talk-back with the performing artists to follow. This event is open to all.

Registration Required

10-Minute (Zoom) Play Festival!

Come join the Green Room for a rollicking night of short plays, all created by Amherst students specifically for the Zoom format! Featuring plays by Grace Walker '24, Julian Schauffler '23, Leah Folpe '23, Emma Ratshin '22E, Matt Vitelli '24, Bianca Sass '23, Luke Herzog '24 and Caroline Seitz '22.

Sun, May 9, 2021

ASO Outside: "The King of Ragtime: A Scott Joplin Celebration"

The Amherst College Department of Music and Office of Student Activities celebrate Mother's Day by proudly presenting The King of Ragtime: A Scott Joplin Celebration. The event will be presented on the Student Activities Outdoor Stage just west of the Science Center on campus, but please note that only Amherst College students and faculty/staff approved to be on campus are allowed to attend in person.

Over 50 members of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra perform transcriptions of 18 iconic rags, in groups ranging from solo instrumentalists, string trios, quartets and quintets. The orchestra's Scott Joplin celebration is part of its Black Music Matters semester-long survey of the works of Black composers.

The event will be livestreamed on the Amherst Symphony Orchestra page at
https://www.facebook.com/amherstsymphonyorchestra.

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M@A: POSTPONED A Virtual Season Presents Boston Modern Orchestra Project

In 1996, Gil Rose set out to restore a widening disconnect between contemporary audiences and contemporary music. Today, the Grammy award-winning Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) remains dedicated to its mission and is the leading orchestra for commissioning, performing and recording modern orchestral music.

Program:
Scott Wheeler: "Pocket Concerto"
Martin Brody: "Prince of Cats" – World Premiere
Martin Brody: "The Trick of Singularity" – World Premiere
Eric Sawyer: "Ways of Being" – World Premiere
Lewis Spratlan: "Chamber Symphony" – World Premiere

10-Minute (Zoom) Play Festival!

Come join the Green Room for a rollicking night of short plays, all created by Amherst students specifically for the Zoom format! Featuring plays by Grace Walker '24, Julian Schauffler '23, Leah Folpe '23, Emma Ratshin '22E, Matt Vitelli '24, Bianca Sass '23, Luke Herzog '24 and Caroline Seitz '22.

Mon, May 10, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

German Table

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 11:45am-1pm EDT, for our zoom German Table gathering, for an hour of fun chatting auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Math/Stat Table

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Mathematics or Statistics and all are welcome.

The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend please email:kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

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Fulbright Info Session: English Teaching Assistant Grants

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers grants to recent graduates who are U.S. citizens to teach English, pursue a master’s degree, or do independent research abroad. This session will focus on the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant, and specifically on:
- how to choose a country
- find an ETA role that fits your qualifications
- put this opportunity in the context of other options post-graduation
- and apply with AC support!
with time for Q & A at the end.

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/3ej5aEw
All class years welcome to attend!

To give yourself a heads up about all of this beforehand, read this Fulbright Overview: https://bit.ly/2PLvaz2.

To learn more about (inter)national fellowships in general, start here: https://bit.ly/2PLvPAw.

Presented by the AC Director of Fellowships, Christine Overstreet, coverstreet@amherst.edu.

Registration Required

French Table

Please join your French Language Assistants for the virtual weekly meeting of French Table. French Table is an opportunity for informal conversation in French, and is open to students, faculty, and staff. French speakers of all levels are welcome! If you would like to join this group, please email rgarsault@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link.

Jazz Combo Hyakutake in Concert

Jazz Combo Hyakutake will present their final concert of the year TONIGHT at 8 p.m. in Arms Music Center Room 7. The performance will feature music by Jen Allen, Neil Hefti, Chick Corea and Stevie Wonder.

The concert will be presented on Zoom:
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/91610485236?pwd=Qmxma1MwNmF6em1QOWJSS1V...
Meeting ID: 916 1048 5236
Passcode: 305442

Tue, May 11, 2021

Facilitating PMP Conversations for Supervisors / Dept. Chairs

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

This training explores strategies and techniques for facilitating a productive dialogue, and offers suggestions for how to prepare for the discussion. This workshop is not a training on how to go through the PMP form on Workday. Those training opportunities will be offered separately.

Virtual Russian Table

11:30 am Virtual

Please join us for the Virtual Russian Table every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:00pm 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 are very welcome!
Please email Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) for the Zoom info.

Sexual Respect Office Hours

Starting during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and continuing through the end of the semester, outdoor Sexual Respect Education Office Hours will be occurring weekly on Val Quad Tent #4 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Stop by to meet with Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, to access Health Education resources, ask questions about topics related to sexual respect, and find out how to get involved throughout SAAMherst! Questions or to connect directly, email lakelly@amherst.edu. Stay connected on Instagram by following @ac_healthandwellbeing and @amherst_pa

Halfway There: A Retirement Checkpoint

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

You can give yourself a mid-career financial checkup to evaluate your current savings, formulate a plan to help pursue your savings goals and manage competing financial priorities.

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.

Lifetime Income: Turn Your Retirement Savings into a Paycheck for Life

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

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

You've worked hard to save for retirement. TIAA can help you understand how to create a plan that protects you against key retirement risks as well as helps build a diversified retirement income plan.

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required
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Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

Kaffeeklatsch

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 7pm-8pm EDT, for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, for an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

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How the U.S. and Others Can Advance a Pro-LGBTQ Agenda in the Americas: A Discussion with Professor Javier Corrales and Former U.S. Ambassador James (Wally) Brewster

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Held Via Zoom, http://bit.ly/abac2021

The Amherst College Department of Political Science presents a talk by former U.S. Ambassador James (Wally) Brewster, "How the U.S. and Others Can Advance a Pro-LGBTQ Agenda in the Americas: A Discussion with Professor Javier Corrales."

Named one of Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers," former U.S. Ambassador James (Wally) Brewster is an internationally recognized executive, political leader, human rights activist and motivational speaker. He is known for his expertise in geopolitical issues, corruption, human rights, immigration and international commerce, and his leadership has impacted nations, religions and societies worldwide.

Registration in advance is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/abac2021

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Professor Javier Corrales at jcorrales@amherst.edu or visit AmbassadorJamesBrewster.com.

Wed, May 12, 2021

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Fulbright Info Session: Master's Study Grants

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers grants to recent graduates who are U.S. citizens to teach English, pursue a master’s degree, or do independent research abroad. This session will focus on Study Grants that fund a one-year master's degree in any one of many countries that offer programs in English or in another language you know. We will discuss:
- how to choose a country
- find a master's degree that fits your qualifications
- gauge your chances of winning the grant
- put this opportunity in the context of other options post-graduation
- and apply with AC support!
with time for Q & A at the end.

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/3ukyyzQ

To give yourself a heads up about all of this beforehand, read this Fulbright Overview: https://bit.ly/2PLvaz2.
To learn more about (inter)national fellowships in general, start here: https://bit.ly/2PLvPAw.
Presented by the AC Director of Fellowships, Christine Overstreet, coverstreet@amherst.edu.

Registration Required

The Importance of Empathy

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

Did you know that our work colleagues can make a huge difference in helping us get through tough times? The problem is, so many of us are too burned out right now to offer our coworkers the support they need. Dr. Kelsey Crowe will offer resilience building strategies and take us through a vigorous “empathy workout” that will help you learn how to support the people you care about most.

Dr. Crowe is the founder and head of the training company Empathy Bootcamp. She’s the co-author of the book There Is No Good Card for This: What To Do and Say When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to the People You Love, listed as a top-ten read by multiple national news outlets, and praised by Wharton School Professor, Adam Grant, and Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg.

Responsible Investing: Portfolios with Purpose

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

Make an impact with social choice. Did you know that responsible investing enables investors to align their social and environmental principals with their financial goals? Learn the factors that make an investment socially responsible, the history of RI and ways for individuals to incorporate RI into their investment strategy.

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Watson Fellowship Webinar with Executive Director & Watson Fellows!

How'd you like to take a funded trip around the world following graduation, exploring a topic of your own design? That's the Watson Fellowship in a nutshell! This opportunity is open to any AC student regardless of citizenship or field of study. Criteria include a passion for your topic, maturity and independence, deep curiosity, and a desire to develop your capacity for humane leadership in the world.

The Watson Foundation is hosting a webinar for anyone interested (even if you're not a rising senior!) on zoom. Watson Fellows David Johnson '19 and Sophia Zupanc '19 will be joining as guest speakers. The webinar will be led by Watson Executive Director (and Watson Fellow) Chris Kasabach and Associate Director, Sneha Subramanian. To learn more about the Watson before the webinar, see: https://bit.ly/2R5hnnj
Register for the event here: https://watson-foundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlcemvrTgjH9f3IuG9v...

Questions? Contact Christine Overstreet, Director of Fellowships, at coverstreet@amherst.edu.

Registration Required

Sharpening Investment Skills

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

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

Feel more secure in your savings strategy by verifying you’re on the right track. And if you’re off track, know what adjustments you need to make. Learn how to plan your investments and hold on to as much of your nest egg as possible.

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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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Acquisitions Proposals for the Mead: Student Presentations from Professor Odo’s Spring Course "WWII and Japanese Americans"

Join Mead staff and students as we consider art acquisition proposals from students in Professor Odo’s course "WWII and Japanese Americans." The presenters have been researching artists Toyo Miyakate, Roger Shimomura, Kristine Aono and Lynne Yamamoto and their work, as it reflects Japanese American experience during and since WWII and whose inclusion into the Mead collection would advance the curriculum and speak to silences within the museum’s collection of American art.

Registration Required
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RCT Affinity Spaces: Nonbinary Affinity Space

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered via Zoom (link below). Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Trans Affinity Space: 5/5
Women of Color: 5/5
Nonbinary Affinity Space: 5/12
Queer & Trans People of Color: 5/12
Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

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RCT Affinity Spaces: Queer and Trans People of Color

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered via Zoom (link below). Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Trans Affinity Space: 5/5
Women of Color: 5/5
Nonbinary Affinity Space: 5/12
Queer & Trans People of Color: 5/12
Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

"Beyond Hate and Anti-Asian Racism: A Conversation with Lisa Lowe"

For the final event in the President’s Colloquium on Race and Racism, we welcome interdisciplinary scholar Lisa Lowe, the Samuel Knight Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University. Amherst College Professor of American Studies Pawan Dhingra will moderate the conversation and Q&A.

Registration Required

Jazz Combo Hale-Bopp in Concert

Jazz Combo Hale-Bopp will present a concert. They will perform music of Camuel Hart '23, Cameron Chandler '20, McCoy Tyner and Takuya Kuroda.

This will be a Zoom event: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/97704834884?pwd=L0JkdlhsVUttaUk4dFlWN0d...
Meeting ID: 977 0483 4884
Passcode: 533802

Thu, May 13, 2021

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.

Benefits Open Enrollment Meeting

Join the Benefits Team to:
- gather information during a general overview
- discuss any benefits issues or changes you may be contemplating
- complete the Sliding Scale Cost Sharing application. Note: Applicants will need to provide their amount reported on Line 9, Total Income, on Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (or Total Income on other tax return forms). The Sliding Scale Cost Sharing application needs to be completed annually.

The 411 on 529 College Savings Plans

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

You can learn how 529 college savings plans work and how to invest in one for a child, grandchild, yourself or other loved one.

Facilitating PMP Conversations for Supervisors / Dept. Chairs

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

This training explores strategies and techniques for facilitating a productive dialogue, and offers suggestions for how to prepare for the discussion. This workshop is not a training on how to go through the PMP form on Workday. Those training opportunities will be offered separately.

Health Savings Accounts as a Nest Egg

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

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

You may know about the tax advantages of contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA), but did you know that HSAs are also a way to save for health care in retirement? In addition, one of the many benefits of an HSA is that the unused balances can be invested for potential growth over the long term and used during retirement years when healthcare expenses may be significantly higher. During this discussion, we'll go through how HSAs can help you in your journey toward financial wellness.

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

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Registration Required
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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 cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

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TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group

TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group is facilitated by Isabella Gitana of Survivor Arts Collective and is open to all (a)gender survivors of sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. Drop-in sessions will occur on Thursdays, April 29, May 6, May 13, and May 20 from 5-7 PM EDT on Zoom Meeting ID 890 1884 3066 | Passcode 836991. Come to one or all!

We are creating a safer space to share our stories as survivors with survivors. You are supported to explore your experiences relating to sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. You'll write or create art in response to prompts that will get your story flowing. We will share our stories together each week with positive feedback. This is not an art or writing class. Our focus is not on skill, rather the act of telling our story.

Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at lakelly@amherst.edu. Sponsored by the Department of Health Education.

Fri, May 14, 2021

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"I Met God (and the Devil) in an Uber" by Daniel Rendon '21

The Department of Theater and Dance presents I Met God (and the Devil) in an Uber, an original drama by Daniel Rendon '21. How much pain and suffering can we take as human beings before we reach the end of the line? What is the price of being good? What is the price of being bad? In Daniel Rendon’s new play, Santiago, a down-on-his-luck Uber driver, is pushed to find the answers, but will he?

I Met God (and the Devil) in an Uber will be released for streaming on May 14, 2021.

Virtual Reunion 2021

Join alumni from around the world to reconnect, learn and celebrate Reunion and Amherst's Bicentennial!

Virtual Reunion includes presentations from alumni and the College throughout the weekend, and all alumni are welcome to attend. There is no charge to attend Virtual Reunion.

Learn more about Virtual Reunion.

Questions? Please contact Alumni and Parent Programs at reunion@amherst.edu.

Registration Required

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Brenna Werme. Set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

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Fulbright Info Session: Research Grants

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers grants to recent graduates who are U.S. citizens to teach English, pursue a master’s degree or do independent research abroad in any field. This session will focus on independent research, how to:
- choose a country
- design a research project in various fields
- reach out to affiliates
- gauge your competitiveness
- and apply with AC support!
with time for Q & A at the end.

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/3b1bezP

To give yourself a heads up about all of this beforehand, read this Fulbright Overview: https://bit.ly/2PLvaz2.

To learn more about (inter)national fellowships in general, start here: https://bit.ly/2PLvPAw.

Presented by the AC Director of Fellowships, Christine Overstreet, coverstreet@amherst.edu.

Registration Required
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Biochemistry and Biophysics Program: Honors Thesis Presentations

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Virtual Symposium via Zoom

LIST OF PRESENTERS & THESIS TITLES:

-Sarah Gayer: "Systematic Discovery of Novel Allosteric Sites on Striatal Enriched Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase" (Advisor: Professor Bishop)

-Koun Yun: "Ionic Interactions that Govern the SHP2 Open Conformation" (Advisor: Professor Bishop)

-Kyle Jones: "Characterizing the Histone-to-Protamine Replacement Pathway" (Advisor: Professor Carter)

-Donna Roscoe: "Comparing DNA Folding by Different Condensing Agents" (Advisor: Professor Carter)

-Jasper Flint: "Monitoring Protein Conformational Landscapes with Native State HXMS Simulations" (Advisor: Professor Jaswal)

-Scott Song: "Quantitatively Characterizing CcdB’s Folding Pathway Using a Numerical Simulations Approach on Hydrogen Exchange Mass Spectrometry Experiments Under Native Conditions" (Advisor: Professor Jaswal)

-Samuel Grondin: "Discovery of Novel Small Proteins in a Highly Virulent Strain of the Human Pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14" (Advisor: Professor Wu Orr)

Natural Tie Dye Workshop

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Book and Plow Farm

Book & Plow is partnering with Student Activities and Arts at Amherst to expand our natural dye workshops this year. We’ll be hosting natural dye workshops once a month till October. Available to both in person and remote Amherst students. Spaces are limited. Remote participants will be sent their naturally dyed t-shirt after the workshop.

This is a slow process, so please sign up only if you can commit to the entire length of the workshop. Please come ready to get a little messy!

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Russian Department Senior Capstone and Thesis Showcase 2021

4:30 pm Virtual

Please join two graduating Russian majors and one graduating history major as they present the fruits of their senior-year research. This is an opportunity for our community to hear about capstone projects that examine original materials from the Amherst Center for Russian Culture collection, as well as the latest honors theses in our program.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 989 3282 4572
Passcode: 100423
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Sat, May 15, 2021

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Lavender Graduation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Auditorium between Keefe and the Science Center

Join us for our 9th annual Lavender Graduation. Lav Grad is a graduation ceremony for LBGTQ+ seniors. Class of 2021: Come celebrate yourself and your LGBTQ+ Peers!
Senior who hasn't registered yet? http://bit.ly/aclavgrad21

Sun, May 16, 2021

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ASO Concert : "Black Music Matters"

The Amherst College Department of Music presents "Black Music Matters Marathon," a virtual performance by members of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra showcasing a multitude of unjustly neglected masterpieces by Black composers for the concert hall.

Fifty-five Amherst College classical musicians will perform numerous solo works as well as works for string quartet, woodwind and brass quintet. Composers featured include Scott Joplin, William Grant Still, Florence Price, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, George Walker, Margaret Bonds, Nathaniel Dett, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Harry T. Burleigh, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Valerie Coleman, Frederick Tillis, Clarence Cameron White and many others. FREE. View on the livestream.

Mon, May 17, 2021

Amherst Acts 2021

In our stance against anti-Asian and anti-black racism, The Association of Amherst Students has partnered with the President's Office to relaunch Amherst Acts! This year, the college has agreed to match donations of up to $250 from students, faculty, and staff to three non-profit organizations: Stop AAPI Hate, Southern Center for Human Rights, and the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. To have your donation matched by the college, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/j9cPUYuAj5AQAtJE9/ We appreciate any and all contributions. Please contact jwoodard23@amherst.edu or jthomas21@amherst.edu with any questions or concerns.

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

German Table

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 11:45am-1pm EDT, for our zoom German Table gathering, for an hour of fun chatting auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Math/Stat Table

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Mathematics or Statistics and all are welcome.

The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend please email:kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

French Table

Please join your French Language Assistants for the virtual weekly meeting of French Table. French Table is an opportunity for informal conversation in French, and is open to students, faculty, and staff. French speakers of all levels are welcome! If you would like to join this group, please email rgarsault@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link.

Tue, May 18, 2021

Virtual Russian Table

11:30 am Virtual

Please join us for the Virtual Russian Table every Tuesday between 11:30am and 1:00pm 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 are very welcome!
Please email Kristina Diachenko (kdiachenko@amherst.edu) for the Zoom info.

Somatice Respiratory Integration

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellbeing with Brenna Werme.

"Somatice Respiratory Integration is designed to educate about the body's rhythms and inner wisdom through focused attention, gentle breath, movement and touch." Donny Epstein

In this workshop we will use breath, movement and touch to explore the first three exercises in order to help reconnect the brain to our body awareness and it's experience of vibration, structure and energy.

Call for Applications: NAIS Mellon Mini-Grants & Residencies/Five Colleges, Inc.

Five Colleges, Inc. is offering a new round of mini-grant and residency opportunities to Five College faculty and staff interested in working collaboratively to infuse Native American and Indigenous Studies
(NAIS) in their curricula or to host Indigenous resident artists or activists. A virtual information session will be held on Tuesday, May 18, from 4 to 5pm, before applications are due on June 3. This round of funding is for projects to be completed over Summer and Fall 2021 as well as Spring 2022. The next application deadline will be in January 2022.
Registration for the information session is required. For additional information, please visit the link below.

Registration Required

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

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Registration Required
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Buddhist Group

Join us as we meet weekly over Zoom for guided meditation and conversation about how the Buddha's teachings - from interconnection to embodied awareness to skillful relationship to thoughts - can make our daily lives a bit more grounded and happy. You don't need to be Buddhist to attend, and all College students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

For more information please contact interim Buddhist Advisor Harrison Blum (hblum@amherst.edu).

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"Globalization and COVID-19: Learning Lessons in the Midst of the Pandemic"

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Held Via Zoom

The Department of Political Science at Amherst College, along with additional funding from the Dean of the Faculty and Provost's Office, the Eastman Fund, and the Lamont Fund, presents a talk by Jeremy Youde, titled "Globalization and COVID-19: Learning Lessons in the Midst of the Pandemic."

In just over a year, COVID-19 has gone from completely unknown to dramatically altering the global landscape. There is much that we still do not know about the virus, but we are starting to see some important truths come to light as we examine how various governments and the international community as a whole have responded. Globalization both increases our mutual vulnerability and provides us with the tools to respond in a coherent and collective manner. While there is much we are yet to learn about the pandemic and how it will continue to play out, we can start to tease out important lessons that can potentially guide the global community so that it can reform itself in order to better respond to this and future pandemics.

Jeremy Youde, Ph.D., is dean for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He is an internationally recognized expert on global health politics. Youde is the author of five books, co-editor of three volumes and author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has also written for outlets like World Politics Review and Duck of Minerva, and he has appeared in Slate, Vox, Nature, ABC Radio National, Science, Sky News and Gizmodo. He is a member of the editorial board of Global Health Governance and is the current chair of the Global Health Section of the International Studies Association.

Convener:
Ruxandra Paul, assistant professor of political science at Amherst College

This event is free and open to the public.

Registration in advance is required at: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsfuygrjMuGdelvmpCK8JR...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information, contact Professor Ruxandra Paul at rpaul@amherst.edu.

Registration Required

Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

5:30 pm Virtual

The Undergraduate Awards Ceremony recognizes the outstanding work of first-years, sophomores, and juniors throughout the year. This year’s outdoor ceremony is open only to on-campus award recipients, and will be live-streamed for off-campus award recipients and guests to watch remotely. Prizes are awarded in various areas of study, as well as for scholarship and citizenship. The majority of awards are named in honor of notable alumni and faculty, whose enduring legacies continue to shape the College today. Prior to 2019, this event was known as the College Meeting Awards.

Kaffeeklatsch

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual, MOODLE - "Department of German Events"

Please join us anytime from 7pm-8pm EDT, for our zoom Kaffeeklatsch gathering, for an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with faculty, language assistants, students and staff. All are welcome!

Wed, May 19, 2021

Overcoming Loneliness

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

At some point in life, most people will feel emotionally or physically disconnected from others. Learn how to recognize this normal reaction, address feelings of loneliness and rebuild connections.

Virtual Sliding Scale Drop-In Session

Meet independently with a member of the Office of Human Resources staff to verify household income for Sliding Scale Cost Sharing for Open Enrollment 2021. Household income for this purpose is defined as the amount reported on Line 9, Total Income, on Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (or Total Income on other tax return forms). Please bring a copy of the applicable 2020 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return(s). The Sliding Scale Cost Sharing application needs to be completed annually.

College Year in Athens--Info Session

Join us to learn about CYA's program offerings including: Semester, Summer, Winter, Gap Year, and Virtual Internships.

Students Only

Overcoming Loneliness

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

At some point in life, most people will feel emotionally or physically disconnected from others. Learn how to recognize this normal reaction, address feelings of loneliness and rebuild connections.

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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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RCT Affinity Spaces: Trans Affinity Space

Open to current students and alumni in the five colleges, this space centers all folks of trans experience, including those who explicitly identify as transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, and/or at some distance from the gender they were assigned at birth and/or who are exploring their gender identity. This space is coordinator and supported by both the QRC and WGC.

Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Questions? Email qrc@amherst.edu or wgc@amherst.edu

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RCT Affinity Spaces: Ace/Aro/Gray Space

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered via Zoom (link below). Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

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"Solo Performance": An Evening of Original Student Works

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance presents Solo Performance, a Zoom event featuring original works created by students in course THDA 355, taught by Professor Wendy Woodson.

Alistair Edwards '22 presents Deadline, an introspective journey through the mind of an average college student. What starts as a simple request for an extension descends into a deep look at one's insecurities, flaws and resolve for self-improvement.

Charmolypi’ by Nick Govus '22 is a story-driven autobiographical work exploring the questions of childhood and adulthood, love and loss, good and evil, fear and joy. It is an exploration into what it means to be human in a world filled with chaos, a question as much as it is an answer.

No Door is an electric poem made by Rebecca Schrader '21 in collaboration with Elizabeth Green and Isabela Haye. The work features entirely original audiovisual material which happens in a place where one plus one is not two, where there is no such thing as "being awake," and pleasure is no different than pain.

Open to all. Please register in advance for Zoom link.

Registration Required
Poster of future affinity spaces. See description for more.

RCT Affinity Spaces: Bi, Pan and Joy

The Affinity spaces center and are open to those looking to find connection and community with other folks with similar identities! Each space will be offered via Zoom (link below). Co-facilitated by professional staff and student staff from the Centers. More info @ amherst.edu/go/qrc.
Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/96236737314?pwd=R2oxd3EzMnQ2NXMzV3BhMUx...

Pan, Bi & Joy: 5/19
Ace/Aro/Gray: 5/19

For accessibility needs or questions, contact jsmartin@amherst.edu, or call 413.542.5964.

Thu, May 20, 2021

Racism & Antiracism 3.0: Committing to Antiracism

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Virtual, Zoom link will be provided later

Recent events and historical precedents in the U.S. bring our attention to racism in ways that motivate us to take action. As faculty and staff working at Amherst College, it is important both to understand and be prepared to do something about racism.

The goal of this advanced workshop is to consider antiracist approaches to put into practice with our work. Participants will focus on learning how to be antiracist rather than “not racist” as a personal and professional commitment towards eradicating racism and building a campus community that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

Upon participating in this workshop, participants will:
- Know some of the approaches and techniques of antiracism
- Create and execute individual plans committed to antiracism at the College
- Join others who are personally and professionally committed to antiracism

Registration is required. To register, submit a form at https://www.amherst.edu/amherst-story/diversity/office-of-diversity-equi...

Note: Participants are required to have attended Racism & Antiracism 2.0: Racism & Antiracism at Amherst to attend this workshop.

Registration Required

Virtual Sliding Scale Drop-In Session

Meet independently with a member of the Office of Human Resources staff to verify household income for Sliding Scale Cost Sharing for Open Enrollment 2021. Household income for this purpose is defined as the amount reported on Line 9, Total Income, on Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (or Total Income on other tax return forms). Please bring a copy of the applicable 2020 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return(s). The Sliding Scale Cost Sharing application needs to be completed annually.

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required
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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 cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

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TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group

TRUTH! Tell Your Story Through Art & Writing: a confidential, drop-in, online Survivor Support Group is facilitated by Isabella Gitana of Survivor Arts Collective and is open to all (a)gender survivors of sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. Drop-in sessions will occur on Thursdays, April 29, May 6, May 13, and May 20 from 5-7 PM EDT on Zoom Meeting ID 890 1884 3066 | Passcode 836991. Come to one or all!

We are creating a safer space to share our stories as survivors with survivors. You are supported to explore your experiences relating to sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. You'll write or create art in response to prompts that will get your story flowing. We will share our stories together each week with positive feedback. This is not an art or writing class. Our focus is not on skill, rather the act of telling our story.

Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator, at lakelly@amherst.edu. Sponsored by the Department of Health Education.

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Baccalaureate 2021

Baccalaureate marks the religious and spiritual significance of graduation and transition into the next life stage. Religious and Spiritual Life staff and student leaders will offer brief blessings and reflections, and the Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian will offer the Baccalaureate address. The event will take place in-person, with off-campus students and families able to join the celebration virtually. Please register at the link below to attend. All members of the Amherst community are welcome to join us!

Registration Required

Fri, May 21, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Brenna Werme. Set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Reading-period Recharge

Taking regular breaks and changing your scenery is an excellent way to refresh and recharge during extended periods of study and preparation.

Come to the Main Quad and take advantage of the Reading-period Recharge Event brought to you by the Wellness Team and the Counseling Center.

We will have fresh fruit, yard games, activities, music, and with any luck, lots of sunshine. We hope you will join us for a quick break, or stay and enjoy the afternoon with us.

Film & Media Studies Seniors Celebration

4:00 pm Virtual

Amherst College students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, and family are invited to join us for a virtual gathering for our FAMS graduating seniors! We will be celebrating their accomplishments as well as presenting some of their work.

Please register in advance for a Zoom link.

Registration Required

Sat, May 22, 2021

Mon, May 24, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Molly Kitchen. Kick-start your day with invigorating, accessible movement as well as a few minutes of grounding meditation. These workshops will set you up for a calm, focused day and provide you with practical mindfulness tools
you can use and reuse any time. Schedule these breaks as a fun way to start your week, as well as to learn tips for keeping that energy alive each day.

Math/Stat Table

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. There's no need to be majoring in Mathematics or Statistics and all are welcome.

The Zoom link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv in the weekly update email. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend please email:kglista@amherst.edu and the link will be sent to you.

Tue, May 25, 2021

Virtual Sliding Scale Drop-In Session

Meet independently with a member of the Office of Human Resources staff to verify household income for Sliding Scale Cost Sharing for Open Enrollment 2021. Household income for this purpose is defined as the amount reported on Line 9, Total Income, on Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (or Total Income on other tax return forms). Please bring a copy of the applicable 2020 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return(s). The Sliding Scale Cost Sharing application needs to be completed annually.

Yoga in the Powerhouse

Join us in the Powerhouse every Tuesday and Thursday for in-person yoga classes with AC Yoga Club! Move your body after hours of zoom, in a way that feels good to you. We'll breathe, stretch, balance, and maybe even get upside down. Feel free to bring a friend! Limit 10 per class. Sign up below.

Sign up for Tuesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWEShn5Tr9EyklPvmgf21FseQLvQMO...

Sign up for Thursday:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJQUujeKxb1imzWTzZjk5qeg7L_jXI...

Students Only
Registration Required

Wed, May 26, 2021

Benefits Open Enrollment Meeting

Join the Benefits Team to:
- gather information during a general overview
- discuss any benefits issues or changes you may be contemplating
- complete the Sliding Scale Cost Sharing application. Note: Applicants will need to provide their amount reported on Line 9, Total Income, on Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (or Total Income on other tax return forms). The Sliding Scale Cost Sharing application needs to be completed annually.

Embracing Vulnerability

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

Vulnerability can be uncomfortable or viewed as a weakness, but it can also be a tremendous strength. Discover how to embrace vulnerability to build strong teams that operate on trust.

This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Embracing Vulnerability

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by the EAP, New Directions.

Vulnerability can be uncomfortable or viewed as a weakness, but it can also be a tremendous strength. Discover how to embrace vulnerability to build strong teams that operate on trust.

This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Thu, May 27, 2021

Loeb Center logo

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 cdufresne@amherst.edu, to share any accessibility questions or needs ahead of this program, such as remote captioning, screen reader support, etc.

Fri, May 28, 2021

Movement and Mindfulness Morning Workshop

The Learning & Development Team invites you to focus on your wellness with Brenna Werme. Set the tone for your day by calming your nervous system and connecting with ease to your body and breath. These workshops will give you quick, easy tools to reset and release stagnant energy throughout your day.

Senior Assembly

Senior Assembly will honor the academic achievements of the graduating class, and will feature addresses by Lisa Brooks, Professor of English and American Studies, Bella Edo ’21, and Olivia Gieger ’21. The event will take place in person for on-campus students and pre-registered faculty, with off-campus students participating virtually. Family, friends, and others are invited to watch the live stream.

Sun, May 30, 2021

Commencement

Please see important information about Commencement, including safety guidelines and practices, on the Commencement website. The ceremony will be live-streamed.

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