Trying to carve out time to write, away from distractions and in a comfortable space? The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites faculty and staff to participate in an informal writing group every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the CHI during the fall semester. The Dean of the Faculty is sponsoring all drinks for writers gathered at CHI on Wednesday mornings, available from Frost Café. Just mention that you are part of the faculty/staff writing group.
What is possible in a print? Join Curator of Russian and European Art Galina Mardilovich for a gallery talk about the various techniques of printmaking in the works on view at the Mead, and the economic, political and artistic forces that made them all possible in their respective times.
Free and open to all!
Travelers’ Insurance Operations Leadership Development Program (IOLDP) is a challenging, multi-year rotational program designed to accelerate the development of future leaders. Participants experience a diverse set of assignments across the enterprise while strengthening business acumen and leadership skills. Focus areas include: Data Analytics, Digital Enablement, Technology, Workforce Optimization, Operational Effectiveness, Field Management, Market Research/ Development, Organizational Development, Product and Underwriting Support or Risk Management.
Participants will have opportunities to relocate across the country (from Hartford, CT, Richardson, TX, Alpharetta, GA, Denver, CO, to other field offices) while leading projects, developing teams, and gaining management experience. Travelers invests in participants by providing professional development, senior leadership mentoring, enterprise networking, as well as technical and on-the-job training. Ultimately, IOLDP participants land themselves impactful operations roles, joining a diverse group of alumni and leaders across the organization.
Want to learn more? Stop by this information table to speak with program director Ann Marie Sokol.
Guest lecturer Professor Tristan Grunow, visiting associate research scholar in East Asian Studies at Yale, will host a special talk on "Ginza Bricktown and the Politics of Urban Space in Early Meiji Tokyo."
Professor Grunow specializes in modern Japanese history; urban history; colonial urban planning and architecture; environmental and spatial history; imperialism, colonialism and postcolonialism.
All are welcome to attend.
Are you considering a career in consulting? Are you preparing to apply (and interview for) internship or post-graduation positions in this field? In this workshop, representatives from Bain & Company – including Amherst alumni – will walk students through the typical case interview process and provide helpful advice for how to approach this format successfully.
For more than 40 years, Bain has been passionate about achieving better results for its clients—results that go beyond financial and are uniquely tailored, pragmatic, holistic and enduring. The firm advises global leaders on their most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, information technology, digital transformation and strategy, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, across all industries and geographies.
In their premiere performance, Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble joins the Amherst College Concert Choir and the Elm City Consort in Spectrum, a concert featuring the Schütz Musikalische Exequien as well as works by Bach, Gesualdo, Purcell, Monteverdi, Caroline Shaw, Reena Esmail and Jonathan Woody.
Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble, founded and led by Artistic Director Arianne Abela, consists of professional solo vocal artists, including several Grammy Award- winning singers.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (413) 542-2484 or visit www.kaleidoscopevocalensemble.com.
On The Basis Of Sex is the true story of U.S. Supreme Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
Popcorn and other snacks will be provided at this outdoor movie showing, held in anticipation of Justice Ginsburg's visit to campus on October 3.
Learning to navigate Frost Library can set you up to take on all your academic missions this year. Get on the right track: 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 get a gift card to Frost Café plus a chance to win our grand prize!
Do Things to Images presents for the first time a selection of photographs from 2014 to 2019 by the artist Odette England. It includes images from her newest series Love Notes.
England’s parents’ former dairy farm, and the archive of snapshots her family made there, serve as raw material for England’s practice. Many of her photographs are unique pieces. By mixing preciousness with low-fi, unrepeatable processes, England highlights the infidelity of memory.
This exhibition includes prints from negatives that England buried and then dug up, and hand-torn paper prints. It features pages ripped from family photo albums, and vintage snapshots that have been hole-punched, among other works. Her need to cut, crop, sand, fold and otherwise manipulate photographs is in contrast to the French meaning of her name, Odette, “Lover of Home.”
Join Odette England for a lecture and the opening of her exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather.