Event Calendar

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Eaton Vance Informational Networking Breakfast

Eaton Vance is a leader in pioneering innovative investment strategies that address investor needs amid changing market environments. The company is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe.

As a company, Eaton Vance has long embraced six core values: integrity, professionalism, teamwork, client focus, creativity, adaptability and excellence. As a workplace, Eaton Vance offers its employees a quality work environment and a congenial, collaborative atmosphere.

Attend this informational networking breakfast to learn more about the firm’s culture and the finance industry in general. Representatives will be able to share more information about Eaton Vance’s Summer internship program, as well as its full-time Research Associate Program opportunity – so make sure to come prepared with your resumes and lots of questions!

Project Horseshoe Farm Information Table: Innovative Community Health Gap Year Fellowship Opportunity

Are you interested in gaining more experience in healthcare prior to medical or graduate school? Project Horseshoe Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering unique, hands-on opportunities for recent graduates and undergraduates interested in leadership, service and community-based healthcare.

Located in rural Greensboro, Alabama, the organization manages several innovative programs to support and improve the health and quality of life of adults in its community, including the elderly and those with mental illness. It also runs a comprehensive K-12 after school program for underserved children in the area.

In addition to managing Adult Day Programs, Youth Programs and two Enhanced Independent Living Housing Programs, fellows and interns have opportunities to shadow and learn about psychiatry, nursing, social work and family medicine. Past fellows have gone on to pursue medicine and other graduate studies at top institutions across the US, as well as education and nonprofit work.

Join current fellow Katherine Stanton ’18 at her information table to hear about fellowship and internship opportunities at Project Horseshoe Farm. Born and raised in Michigan, Katherine graduated with a degree in English. While at Amherst, she wrote for various publications, enjoyed working at Book & Plow Farm and focused her studies on issues of health, culture and inequality. She is interested in pursuing a career of writing, as well as work within the social policy and environmental health fields.

Weekly Canine Office Hours

Whether you miss your dog, or simply want some canine affection, Huxley or Evie would love to see you! One or the other will be available weekly!

“American Student Revolutionaries in Britain’s ‘1968’: A Study of the Transnational Sixties”

Please join the Education Studies Initiative for a public lecture featuring David Fowler of the University of Cambridge.

The role American students played in the British, and indeed European, student protests of the late 1960s and early 1970s was much discussed at the time in the national and international media, as well as the senior common rooms of Oxford and Cambridge. No historian has yet examined this issue systematically. Drawing on extensive archival research for my forthcoming study of Britain’s “1968,” this lecture will illuminate the international and trans-Atlantic dimensions of the British student protests of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Who were the student protesters who forced the closure of the world-renowned London School of Economics in February 1969, which attracted international media attention and led to debates in the British House of Commons and House of Lords? The British Education Secretary at the time, Edward Short, described the American students who participated in the protests as "the thugs of the academic world." But who were these American student activists? How radicalized were the American Rhodes Scholars at Oxford University in 1968? How central were American students in radicalizing British university campuses in the Global Sixties? How central were they to Britain's, and indeed Europe's, 1968? What legacy did they leave in Britain and Europe? The lecture will explore these questions, and more, in this under-researched but fascinating strand of the British and American "Special Relationship" of the 1960s and beyond.

Speaker Bio:
David Fowler teaches modern history and politics at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Life Member of Clare Hall Cambridge. He also holds a lectureship in modern history at Cardiff University and is currently a visiting scholar at Amherst College, where he is preparing the first scholarly biography of the transnational sixties student radical, Marshall Bloom '66. The book will shine a light on one of the prime movers of the sixties’ cultural revolutions in the United States, Britain and Europe.

Fowler has published two acclaimed monographs on youth culture in 20th-century Britain: The First Teenagers: the Lifestyle of Young Wage-Earners in Interwar Britain and Youth Culture in Modern Britain, c.1920-c.1970: From Ivory Tower to Global Movement--A New History. His latest book, Oxford and Revolution: Student Power, “1968” and a British Cultural Revolt, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2019.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Program will be hosting a Japanese Language Table on Tuesday and Thursday evenings all semester. Please join Hikari Yoshida '19, a student from Doshisha University, and practice your Japanese! Everyone is welcome to join the Japanese Language Table for all or part of the time we are there.

Humanist Dinner

Join the Amherst College Humanists for an informal dinner! We will be discussing the consequences of a change in the balance of the Supreme Court for the separation of church and state.

Thesis Ninjas: Establishing Productive Habits

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, Frost 211 / CHI Seminar Room

If you are starting an honors thesis, you may have good intentions about setting deadlines and staying motivated, but you may also recognize that you've never done this before. Learn practices that will help you start and complete a project you can be proud of while avoiding agony and despair. This workshop will introduce you to strategies for establishing good habits early, creating plans to structure your time and addressing procrastination and writer’s block. Taught by Neelofer Qadir, writing associate.

Students Only
Registration Required

KeyBanc Capital Markets Information Session

KeyBanc has opportunities for all majors in both its Internship Programs and Development Programs for Undergraduate and MBA students. Recruiters are now seeking student applicants who are committed to both academics and extracurricular involvement with a preferred GPA of 3.2 or higher.

As one of America’s most recognized financial companies, KeyBanc's success is achieved through one greatest asset — its people. New employees have the opportunity to contribute on day one — and also get support every step of the way, from co-workers, peers, managers and leadership teams.

Attend this information session to learn more about KeyBanc's internship and full-time opportunities and how to successfully apply for them.

Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only

La Tertulia

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Newport House, Common Room on first floor

Do you want to practice your Spanish language skills and learn more about the Hispanic culture? Please join us at La Tertulia, a weekly informal Spanish conversation gathering with hot chocolate and cookies!
La Tertulia is held every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first floor common room of Newport House. The primary purpose of this event is to encourage the use of the Spanish language and to promote the Hispanic culture among the Amherst community. La Tertulia is a great opportunity to speak Spanish in a relaxed setting and to meet students of all levels, Spanish House residents, Spanish language assistants, faculty, staff and community members. La Tertulia is free and open to anyone who wants to speak Spanish and have fun!
We hope to see you there!

Careers In Technology — Landing a Software Engineering Gig, Part 3

Interested in a software engineering internship or job? Start here, and start now! The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is hosting a four-part workshop that will get you up to speed on how recruiting in tech works, how to strategize a successful job search and how to master the technical interview. The workshops will help students maximize the early fall internship and job recruiting timeline in tech, and also provide invaluable information and preparation for earlier stage computer science majors and prospective majors.

This event is part 3 of a four-part series and will introduce you to the ins and outs of the technical interview, what to expect and how to prepare. This is critical input for those seeking to apply for software engineering internships or jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, but can serve as a helpful preview for those earlier in the process. Part 1 provides an overview of the recruiting process and critical action steps for those seeking to apply for software engineering jobs during the fall 2018 recruiting cycle, part 2 is a technical resume write-in following Google's resume and interview workshop and part 4 will continue the discussion on technical interviews and include mock interview practice.

Presented by Harith Khawaja ’19, program development intern for Careers In Technology, Loeb Center and summer 2018 intern at Lyft, along with Emily Griffen, director of the Loeb Center and advisor for Careers In Science & Technology.

Treacy & Company Management Advisory Info Session

Treacy & Company is a management advisory and capability building firm that works with business leaders in some of the world's best-known companies. Founded in 2007, the firm has steadily grown to an employee base of about 50 consultants between its Boston and Chicago offices.

The firm works in highly focused teams – typically a partner and three to five consultants – in conjunction with key stakeholders in the client organization. Their job is to diagnose marketplace and organizational challenges, guide a healthy reconsideration of growth strategies that aren’t working, frame alternatives and facilitate decisions that only a management team can make.

Treacy & Company management consultants enjoy an extraordinary range of opportunities to engage in intellectually stimulating work, to impact both clients and the firm and to develop personally and professionally.

Attend this information session to hear from Treacy & Company representatives – including Amherst alum Josh Thompson ’17 – about what it’s like to work on a management advisory team and how to successfully apply for the firm’s available opportunities.

Trivia Night Event Poster

Trivia Night

Come to Schwemm's Pub for Trivia Night! Winners will get prizes while supplies last.

Students Only

Ongoing Events

Mammoths in (Library) Space Orientation Tour

Never been in a 6 floor library before? Looking to learn more about our library's resources and services? Stop by Frost Library anytime this month and explore library space: take the self-directed Mammoths in (Library) Space Tour! To begin the tour, go to the welcome station across from Frost's circulation desk. Complete the tour and win a gift card to Frost Cafe plus a chance to win our grand prize!

Orra Hitchcock illustration of mount Sugar Loaf beside painting by Dave Gloman of the same scene

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).

Lisa McCarty, Louisa May Alcott’s Desk, Orchard House, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty, on view in the Eli Marsh Gallery Sept. 10–Oct. 12

until Oct 12 Fayerweather Hall, 105: Eli Marsh Gallery

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty documents the spirit of Transcendentalism, the 19th-century philosophical movement that embraced idealism, communal living and reverence for the natural world in the face of growing industrialization and inhumanity.