Event Calendar

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Registration Open for LACOL Online Non-credit Data Science Course

Based on a successful first run of the Data Science class last summer, the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL) Faculty and Administrative Advisory Councils unanimously and enthusiastically approved the course to run again in summer 2020. Notably, the summer 2020 online course opportunity is open to Amherst College students as a not for credit option. The class will take place from June 10 – August 7. There is no charge or tuition for this summer’s course.
This fully online class is designed primarily for students with no prior coding experience who have taken or are taking a first calculus course. Interested students should not have previously taken an introductory data science course (e.g., STAT231, ASTR 200). Students should ensure that have sufficient time available during the summer to complete course assignments. For more information please see https://lacol.net/critical-ds/.
To sign up please send Nicholas Horton (nhorton@amherst.edu) an application (as a single pdf) that includes a 1) statement for why you would like to take the class, 2) a brief summary of your background and interests, 3) list of prior courses taken at Amherst, 4) a commitment to complete the coursework if you were admitted, 5) and the names of two faculty references who could speak to your ability to undertake independent work. Deadline for application is March 20 (to guarantee consideration).

Students Only

CANCELLED: Screening of “Trouble” with Filmmaker Mariah Garnett

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Campus Center Theater

CANCELLED: Porter House Concert

Refills on campus to eliminate plastic

Customizable Body Wash

College students throw away half a billion plastic toiletry containers every year. Come to Val to customize your body wash with different essential oil combinations. Every toiletry purchase comes in reusable container that you can refill every month on campus.

Now Virtual: U.S. Department of State Student Opportunities and Careers Info Session

NOTE: This event is still being offered at the same date/time, only VIRTUALLY. Please ensure you have registered on Handshake to attend, and the presenter will be in touch via e-mail with log in instructions. Feel free to contact him with any questions via BeekmanPM@state.gov.
Are you interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy? Want to use your Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish or Portuguese skills to serve as a Consular Fellow? Curious about State Department internships or graduate fellowships?
Attend the U.S. Department of State Information Session and meet with Philip Beekman, the U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for New England. Attendees will learn about careers with the department and how you can serve your country by working in any one of more than 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions overseas or in Washington, D.C.
Opportunities include Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Service professionals, internships and fellowships. Not just for political science, international affairs or languages majors; the State Department is also actively recruiting from the fields of business and finance, computer science and information technology, human resources, engineering and more. All majors welcome!

Students Only

CANCELLED: Ethnic Identity: Developing a Latina/o Identity

CANCELLED: Fulbright Info Session & Pizza with FB Director Erica Lutes

Stay tuned for other opportunities to learn about Fulbright after spring break.

Still Happening! OXYGY Consulting Info Session & Case Interview Workshop

NOTE: Yes, this workshop is still confirmed for Wednesday, March 11! OXYGY representatives will utilize Zoom to present to the gathered group of attendees in Paino.
OXYGY is the management consultancy arm of the international law firm Bird & Bird. It is one of the largest management consultancies linked to a law firm. OXYGY aspires to be a new breed of consulting company, born with a vision of transforming businesses through a fresh approach and the combined offering of management consultancy, digital technology and legal expertise.
OXYGY consultants are collaborative, collegial, down-to-earth and authentic. Throughout staff members’ careers, the firm provides both formal and informal learning opportunities, allowing consultants to take charge of their professional development. OXYGY Learning Academies include training on core consulting tools and methodologies, facilitation skills, innovation, strategy and lean thinking. Consultants also invest time refining the firm’s Knowledge Management System, providing access to fresh content and sharing best practice across teams.
Want to learn more about OXYGY’s open entry-level opportunities, including its 8-week Management Consulting Summer Internship Program? Attend this session to hear from Michelle Shafer, a 2014 Hamilton College graduate, who will provide more information about the company and also walk attendees through a helpful Case Interview workshop exercise!
All class years and majors welcome.

Poetry Reading and Conversation Cancelled

CANCELLED: Relax and Craft Night!

8:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

Ongoing Events

Image of one person with their arm around another as they look out over a body of water toward mountains at either sunrise or sunset

“Mariah Garnett Selected Video Works,” An Exhibition by Mariah Garnett

Selected Video Works presents four videos by Mariah Garnett made between 2010 and 2014. These works represent the early cornerstones of her experimental documentary practice. In all four films, the relationship between subject and filmmaker is foregrounded, calling into question the power dynamics at play in representational art practices.

“Garbage, The City, And Death” uses a Fassbinder text to reframe a real-life relationship between long-lost siblings as a romantic rivalry. It was Garnett’s first attempt to mix theatricality with a real relationship between herself and her subject.

“Picaresques” takes its inspiration from Lieutenant Nun, the autobiography of a transgender conquistador at the turn of the 17th century as its inspiration and abruptly becomes a portrait of Garnett’s own friendship with a 9-year-old tomboy from Santa Monica. It is an attempt to look to the past and future for heroes of a similar gender to the artist’s own.

“Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin” moves through phases of idolization, anxiety ending in a touchdown in reality in a conversation between the artist and Berlin himself. This is the first film in which Garnett used impersonation as a strategy for representing her subject.

Finally, “Full Burn” marks a shift in Garnett’s practice away from overtly queer themes to the geopolitical. It is a portrait of four U.S. war veterans who have continued to use their own physicality to earn a living, three as stunt men and one as a massage therapist. It is a meditation on masculine duty, trauma and re-enactment.

Mariah Garnett is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. in American civilization and an M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in film/video. In 2019 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video for her feature film, Trouble, which premiered at the London Film Festival and was named one of the best documentaries of the year by Sight + Sound. Her work has screened and been exhibited internationally at venues including The New Museum, The Hammer Museum, Tate Belfast, REDCAT, SFMoMA and her exhibiting gallery, Commonwealth + Council. She is a MacDowell Fellow, and her work has been featured in Bomb, Artforum and Reverse Shot.