Event Calendar

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Maintaining Focus Under Challenging Conditions

Prof. Matt Schulkind Presents Maintaining Focus under Challenging Conditions

Maintaining concentration is a challenge under the best of circumstances; these times are not the best of circumstances. Prof. Schulkind discusses scientific literature on attention, then shares strategies for maintaining focus. The lecture is followed by friendly discussion.

Open to all students. First-years encouraged!


Meeting ID: 942 0565 1897

Students Only

Statistics and Data Science Colloquium: Regression Methods for Network Indexed Data: Modeling Occurrences of Burglary and Identifying Correlates of Injection Drug Use Cessation

We begin by defining and providing examples of network-indexed data. We then turn to two applications: modeling occurrences of residential burglary in Boston and identifying network predictors of injection drug use cessation among a group of drug users in rural Kentucky. We discuss the graph Laplacian, a hierarchical regression model and generalized estimating equations along the way.

Bio: Elizabeth Upton completed her Ph.D. in statistics at Boston University. Her research focuses on network science, particularly adapting regression methodologies to network-indexed data. Before attending BU, Elizabeth taught high school math for three years and worked in finance as a quantitative analyst. She currently is an assistant professor at Williams College. Outside of her research and work interests, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, skiing and cheering on the New England Patriots.

*The link will be sent to the Math & Stats listserv on the day of the event. If you are not part of that group and would like to attend, please email kglista@amherst.edu, and the link will be sent the day of the event.

The Far Right Today in the U.S. and Abroad

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Held via Zoom

Cas Mudde will give a talk titled "The Far Right Today in the U.S. and Abroad." This talk is based on Mudde's two recent books: The Far Right Today (2019) and The Populist Radical Right: A Reader (2017).

Cas Mudde is a Dutch political scientist who focuses on political extremism and populism in Europe and the United States. His research includes the areas of political parties, extremism, democracy, civil society and European politics. He is the Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia and a Professor II in the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo. Born in the Netherlands, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. at Leiden University. He has held tenure-related positions at Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), the University of Edinburgh (UK) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He moved to the U.S. in 2008, where he has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Notre Dame, and DePauw University.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Amherst College, along with funding support from the Eastman Fund and the Lamont Fund. It is free and open to the public.

Please register for this event at https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtdu2orz8jEtOXoH51RbKA.... You will receive a link to join the event after registration.

Registration Required