Event Calendar

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

OHR Office Hours for Supervisors/Department Chairs and Workday Demos

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer Zoom office hours for staff and faculty as an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and receive information on a variety of topics. Throughout the month of October, we will offer a chance to see what the Workday experience looks like and what tasks you can do in the new system during the OHR Office Hours.

The second half of the hour will be open for general OHR Office Hours. We will review recent communications and important developments in the workplace as the semester progresses, and provide a resource takeaway to support effective communication within departments. You will also have opportunities to hear specific tips and best practice examples from other supervisors/department chairs.

Please see the OHR Newsletter or the Daily Mammoth for the Zoom link. You can also contact hr@amherst.edu for the access information.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Arabic Social Hours

If you are interested in having more opportunities to speak Arabic, join us Tuesdays and Thursdays for the Arabic Language Social Hour! This Zoom gathering is open to any and all members of the Amherst College
community who would like to have conversations in Arabic. You can come and go as it fits your schedule. All levels are welcome!
Please email jberlingo@amherst.edu to receive the Zoom link. To ensure you receive the link in time, please email before 2PM on the day of the Social Hours.

Putnam Series - Math & Statistics - Combinatorics

The Putnam Competition is a national mathematics exam for undergraduate students. It is both a challenging and fun exam, in which you will practice your problem-solving and proof-writing skills. Most of the problems require basic calculus and algebra knowledge, so first-year students are encouraged to participate.

Putnam sessions are an informal and friendly chance to meet other students and talk about problem solving. Typically we will share some problems in advance to think about, have a focused discussion at the beginning of the session and then discuss some of the problems together and have students present solutions. The meetings will be on Zoom. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Ivan Contreras (times subject to change).

Putnam Series Dates - You can attend as few or as many as you like.
Session 7: Thursday, October 8 (6:00-7:30 PM) : Combinatorics
Session 8: Tuesday, October 13 (5:00-6:30 PM): Number Theory
Session 9: Thursday, October 22 (6:00-7:30 PM): Probability
Session 10: Tuesday, October 27 (5:00-6:30 PM): Algebra
Session 11: Thursday, November 5 (6:00-7:30 PM): Complex Numbers
Session 12: Tuesday, November 10 (5:00-6:30 PM): Generating Functions
Session 13: Thursday, November 19 (6:00-7:30 PM): Favorites

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MSA Spiritual Reflection and Discussion

6:30 pm Virtual

Join the Muslim Student Association as we read and reflect on the Islamic texts. No knowledge of Arabic required. All Zoom links will be emailed to the MSA email list weekly and sent via group chat. Please email MSA co-chairs Basma Azzamok (bazzamok22@amherst.edu) or Ala Kaymaram (akaymaram21@amherst.edu) to be added to the group chat.

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Biology Study Sessions

Want a buddy while working on Biology? Drop by the virtual Biology study sessions for a space to be productive! Whether studying silently together in the homeroom or working on an assignment with others in a breakout room, you can build community while getting work done.
Zoom link: bit.ly/2ZGbPAX or Meeting ID: 939 140 9559.

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United Talent Agency: Summer 2021 Entertainment Internships

United Talent Agency (UTA) internships offer great exposure to the business practices that support and foster the work of writers, actors, filmmakers, game designers, brands and more. Industry insiders—in both the creative and business sides—consider talent agencies to be the ultimate training ground for understanding how Hollywood works.

Dan will join us remotely from UTA's L.A. office to share his own experiences as an agent who represents television creators, showrunners and writer-producers. Former UTA interns will also speak about their time in the program and offer practical application advice.

United Talent Agency (UTA) is one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, e-sports, influencers, and live entertainment.

Summer interns are exposed to a wide variety of business practices in the field of entertainment and also receive formal instruction on the fundamentals of the talent agency business. In this information session.

Collectively, UTA agents represent a significant cross-section of today's most acclaimed artists and entertainers, including winners and nominees of Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild, Writers Guild, Producers Guild, Golden Globe and People's Choice awards. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, corporate consulting, branding & licensing, endorsements and the representation of production talent. UTA also operates New York and Los Angeles-based United Entertainment Group, a joint venture firm focusing on branded entertainment for Fortune 500 companies.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Be sure to register on Handshake BEFORE accessing the webinar link to ensure your participation is captured by recruiters for follow up!

Education Reform, Racism and the Future of Public Education

Public education amidst the pandemic has undergone urgent and radical shifts. What is the future of America's public schools in the midst of this upheaval? What are the lessons for educational reform and racial justice? Drawing on her research into Chicago's 2013 mass public school closures-- the largest wave of such closures in the nation's history --Professor Eve Ewing will speak about the context of educational inequality that influences the conditions of public schooling in this moment of crisis. The conversation will be facilitated by Kristen Luschen, the Lewis Sebring Visiting Professor of Education Studies, and will include a brief question and answer session.

To register: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us.webinar/register/WNGDyvgXC9QgigXLF9mV2pJA

Registration Required

Ongoing Events

PA Self-Care Story Takeovers!

Get to know the PAs' self care routines and strategies, and learn about survivor support tips and resources! Every Wednesday on our instagram story, @amherst_pa, one of our very own PAs will be taking over the story to showcase their favorite self-care activities and tips, as well as highlighting survivor support resources! Get inspired by our go-to strategies, try out some new ways to treat yourself, and remember that the Amherst community is here for you!

The SHEs present...Insta Follower Giveaway! Entries open Oct. 7th-Oct. 11th

Student Health Educator Instagram Follower Giveaway!

The SHEs present Instagram Follower Giveaway! Follow the Student Health Educators on Instagram @ac_she for a chance to win some incredible prizes. The raffle starts Wednesday, Oct. 7, and closes Sunday, Oct. 11. Follow the instructions in our October 7 Insta Follower Giveaway post, and three winners--one on-campus, one remote and one first-year--will win a cozy care package, a light therapy lamp or an insulated water bottle with SHE stickers! Only current Amherst College students are eligible.