Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Mon, Nov 29, 2021

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German Table

Join us and enjoy informal conversations and laughs with students who have studied in Germany, students currently learning and improving their German, other native speakers and our wonderful German language assistants!

Math/Stat Table

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Science Center, Living Room (first-floor common area)

Math/Stat Table is an informal social time for students and faculty to get together and chat. It is not restricted to those majoring in mathematics or statistics; all are welcome. Please join us any time between noon and 1:30 p.m. on Mondays.

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Could you be a Truman Scholar? Come find out!

The Truman Scholarship offers financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school (in the US or abroad), participate in leadership development activities and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. Open to juniors who are U.S. citizens intending to work for a .org, .gov, .edu, or .mil. 1st and 2nd year students also welcome!

In this session, Christine Overstreet (AC Director of Fellowships) will tell you more about the award, the application and how you can determine whether or not you should apply. Read all about in the overview, and contact Christine with questions.

Tue, Nov 30, 2021

"Designing Virtual Meetings"

The Learning & Development Team invites you to develop your team with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

How many times in the past week have you left a meeting and thought, “That could have been an email”? Studies show that we have more meetings on our schedule than ever during this time of remote work and change. How often are those meetings productive and intentionally thought out? This session will focus on an intentional process for designing and facilitating meetings (both virtual and in-person) to ensure they are worth everyone’s while. You will leave the session with an understanding of how to determine the purpose and method for various meetings, as well as a tangible tool to put into use immediately.

The poster includes the Peer Advocate logo and reads, "The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect Present Our Annual Community Promise Prompt: 'I honor my needs in my relationships by...' We want to hear from you! Scan the QR Code to submit a response to this year's prompt, and let us know if you'd like to be  reader! tinyurl.com/communitypromise2022 Department of Health education | Centering student wellbeing.' The bottom of the poster contains our Instagram @amherst_pa and facebook @peeradvocatesamherstcollege

Community Promise Tabling

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect present our Spring Community Promise prompt: "I honor my needs in my relationships by..." Swing by our table to learn more about this year's Promise, submit a response and to pick up an affirmation card!

Russian Table

12:00 pm Valentine Dining Hall, Mezzanine level (upstairs)

Russian Table will take place on Tuesdays between between noon and 2 p.m. on the Mezzanine level of Valentine Hall. Please join us for Russian conversation and conviviality!

Loeb Center

Law Admissions Panel for Liberal Arts Colleges

The Law Admissions Panel for Liberal Arts Colleges is sponsored by Boston University School of Law. Founded in 1872, Boston University School of Law is a top-tier law school with a faculty recognized nationally for exceptional teaching and preeminent scholarship. You can explore virtually any area of the law in 200+ classes and seminars, 20+ clinics and externships and 20 study abroad opportunities. BU Law offers a full-time JD degree, five LLM & master’s degrees and 16 dual degrees. With the support of a global network of nearly 25,000 alumni and a robust Career Development & Public Service Office, our graduates achieve remarkable career success. BU Law is located in the heart of Boston and housed in the ultra-modern Sumner M. Redstone Building and Law Tower.

Mid-Year Check-In 2021 Workshops for Staff

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

The Learning & Development Team invites you to develop your self-awareness with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

The Performance Management Process is intended as an opportunity for a supervisor or chair to have a conversation with their staff to review progress on the goals created during the last Performance Evaluation and the Mid-Year Check-In. This workshop offers an opportunity to explore strategies and techniques for having a productive dialogue, and offers suggestions for how to prepare for the discussion and set goals.

Registration Required

Physics/Astronomy Senior Thesis Talks

1. Samuel Schulz; Faculty Advisor: David Hall
2. Sophia Koh; Faculty Advisor: David Hall
3. Ikram Gabiyev; Faculty Advisor: Larry Hunter
4. Addison Hartman; Faculty Advisor: David Hanneke

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Résumé Review Drop-in Clinic with Loeb Center Peer Career Advisors

Meet with the Loeb Center’s Peer Career Advisors to have your résumé reviewed. Whether it’s your first time writing a résumé, completing your membership requirements for the Houston Program or a seasoned résumé writer developing descriptions for your most recent experiences, we’re here to help!

*Please come prepared to the clinic with a completed draft in Google Docs AND a printed copy of your résumé that you can share with a PCA.* Email internships@amherst.edu with questions.

Our weekly drop-in clinics run from Sept. 21 to Dec. 7. Note that PCAs also offer weekly appointment slots on Handshake. We also offer support for internship applications on Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. throughout the semester.

French Table

Join your French Language Assistants for casual conversation in French. French speakers of all levels are encouraged to join us!

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Dennis James Sweeney: A Reading and Conversation

Please join us for a reading and conversation. Dennis James Sweeney is the author of In the Antarctic Circle, winner of the 2020 Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, as well as four chapbooks of poetry and prose, including Ghost/Home: A Beginner's Guide to Being Haunted. His writing has appeared in Five Points, Ninth Letter, The New York Times and The Southern Review, among other publications. A Small Press Editor of Entropy and former Fulbright Fellow in Malta, he has an M.F.A. from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. Originally from Cincinnati, he lives in Amherst, where he teaches at Amherst College. He can be found online at DennisJamesSweeney.com.

“This elliptical, haunted document is as beautiful and dangerous as the cold continent of which it sings, whispering of loss, of loneliness, of identity, of extinction. A perfect Beckettian marriage between the spoken and the unspoken, the said and the unsayable, this sublime collection speaks as much from its white spaces as from its exquisitely ordered text. In the Antarctic Circle is an unforgettable experience from a master stylist.”
—Maryse Meijer, author of The Seventh Mansion: A Novel

Registration Required
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Let's Talk S'more About STEM - 4

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Keefe Campus Center, Outside Patio (Fire Pit)

Join us for the final STEM social event of the Fall semester! Come sit by the fire, make some tasty treats and chat with your fellow STEM students. Unwind with old friends or make some new ones! Come on by! We'll be warming up by the Keefe fire pit from 7:30-9pm. We'll bring the marshmallows, you bring the smiles!

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Democracy and Its Discontents: A Conversation with Melissa Murray

Melissa Murray is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, where she teaches constitutional law, family law, criminal law, and reproductive rights and justice. Her writing has appeared in a range of legal and lay publications, including the Harvard Law Review, The Yale Law Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Nation.

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Kaffeeklatsch

Join us for Kaffeeklatsch, an hour of stress-free chatting (and games?!) auf Deutsch with students who have studied in Germany, students currently learning and improving their German, other native speakers and our wonderful German language assistants. This is a great opportunity to practice your German in a casual and relaxing environment. All are welcome, including German 101 students!

Wed, Dec 1, 2021

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Forty Days in Hubei: A Conversation with Chinese Writer Deng Anqing

Deng Anqing is a rising Chinese writer who grew up in Wuxue, a county approximately 100 miles to the east of Wuhan in the Hubei province. Upon the outbreak of the epidemic in January 2020, while many sought to flee Hubei, Deng, who had not long ago returned to his hometown from Beijing for the Lunar New Year, chose to stay to look after his aging parents. The essay in which he records this experience, “Forty Days: Growing Closer to My Parents during Quarantine,” has recently been translated into English and made available online, thanks to the efforts of Paper Republic.

Since 2011, Deng Anqing has published several collections of short stories, novels, and personal essays. He has been known for chronicling village life and the sorrows and joys of ordinary folks in inland China.

Professor Lei Ying is hosting Deng Anqing for a virtual conversation about his quarantine experience and his hometown, which has furnished the inspiration for most of his stories thus far. The event, a part of Professor Ying’s course, ASLC 170 Imagining Modern China, is open to Chinese-speaking members of the Amherst College community.

Deng Anqing, “Forty Days: Growing Closer to My Parents during Quarantine”
https://paper-republic.org/pubs/read/growing-closer-to-my-parents-during...

Please get in touch with Professor Ying (leiying@amherst.edu) if you would like to read the original essay in Chinese.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/98339808829?pwd=Q1VtWVlhQkM3b1pGS0RLREY...

Meeting ID: 983 3980 8829
Passcode: 378359

Mid-Year Check-In 2021 Workshops for Staff

9:00 am - 10:00 am Virtual, Zoom

The Learning & Development Team invites you to develop your self-awareness with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

The Performance Management Process is intended as an opportunity for a supervisor or chair to have a conversation with their staff to review progress on the goals created during the last Performance Evaluation and the Mid-Year Check-In. This workshop offers an opportunity to explore strategies and techniques for having a productive dialogue, and offers suggestions for how to prepare for the discussion and set goals.

Registration Required
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Title IX Training Incorporating New Regulations

Please register to learn about Title IX at Amherst College: policies related to sexual misconduct and, for most staff and all faculty, your obligation to report information related to sexual misconduct. If you are a new employee, please be sure to attend a session within the first month of your start date. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Title IX and/or sexual misconduct, please contact Laurie at lfrankl@amherst.edu.

Registration Required
The poster includes the Peer Advocate logo and reads, "The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect Present Our Annual Community Promise Prompt: 'I honor my needs in my relationships by...' We want to hear from you! Scan the QR Code to submit a response to this year's prompt, and let us know if you'd like to be  reader! tinyurl.com/communitypromise2022 Department of Health education | Centering student wellbeing.' The bottom of the poster contains our Instagram @amherst_pa and facebook @peeradvocatesamherstcollege

Community Promise Tabling

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect present our Spring Community Promise prompt: "I honor my needs in my relationships by..." Swing by our table to learn more about this year's Promise, submit a response and
to pick up an affirmation card!

Cookies and the Religion Major

7:30 pm Chapin Hall, Pemberton Lounge- Rm. 108

Please join the Religion Department Chair, Maria Heim, and other Religion faculty for an informal conversation about the Religion Major. This meeting is for declared majors and all students who are considering the Religion major and who want to know more about the requirements of the major, what writing a thesis might be like, and about the Department, in general. Bring your questions and your love of cookies.

Students Only

Thu, Dec 2, 2021

The poster includes the Peer Advocate logo and reads, "The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect Present Our Annual Community Promise Prompt: 'I honor my needs in my relationships by...' We want to hear from you! Scan the QR Code to submit a response to this year's prompt, and let us know if you'd like to be  reader! tinyurl.com/communitypromise2022 Department of Health education | Centering student wellbeing.' The bottom of the poster contains our Instagram @amherst_pa and facebook @peeradvocatesamherstcollege

Community Promise Tabling

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect present our Spring Community Promise prompt: "I honor my needs in my relationships by..." Swing by our table to learn more about this year's Promise, submit a response and to pick up an affirmation card!

Mid-Year Check-In 2021 Workshops for Supervisors/Department Chairs

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Virtual, Zoom

The Learning & Development Team invites you to develop your supervisory skills with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

The Performance Management Process is intended as an opportunity for a supervisor or chair to have a conversation with their staff to review progress on the goals created during the last Performance Evaluation and the Mid-Year Check-In. This workshop offers an opportunity to explore strategies and techniques for having a productive dialogue, and offers suggestions for how to prepare for the discussion and set goals.

Registration Required

Russian Film Screening: "It Doesn’t Hurt Me" • Мне не больно

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

In this drama, directed by Alexey Balabanov and released in 2006, a vivacious young woman whose health is deteriorating due to leukemia meets two young men and begins to date one of them, without revealing her diagnosis to him.

Loeb Center

Close Concerns Information Session

Close Concerns, a healthcare information company that advocates for people with diabetes, seeks undergraduate applicants for its two-year Associate Program, based in San Francisco. The Associate Program gives new college graduates unparalleled exposure to the ‘real world’ of healthcare and business, significant work experience and responsibility, international travel and built-in support for graduate school applications. Our family of organizations, led by Kelly Close, share a meaningful social purpose: improving life for people with diabetes, one of the biggest public health problems of our time.