Event Calendar

Friday, May 14, 2021

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!

Students Only
Registration Required

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.

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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