Event Calendar

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

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Flu Clinic

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Conway Field House

The flu clinic, staffed by Walgreens trained health professionals, is available for staff and faculty working remotely.
Registration required.

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Lessons from Sarangi: A Virtual Performance and Conversation with Suhail Yusuf Khan

Suhail Yusuf Khan is a Sarangi player, vocalist, composer, and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Music at Wesleyan University. Khan is writing the first in-depth ethnomusicological study by a hereditary sarangi player. His ethnographic scholarship draws on personal experience as an eighth-generation musician belonging to a lineage of Hindustani musicians. He situates this musical tradition in a globalized context, to help new audiences connect with the riches of this repertoire.

All are invited to a live sarangi concert by Suhail Yusuf Khan, followed by a conversation. Yael Rice, assistant professor of art and the history of art and of Asian languages and civilizations, will introduce this event by presenting works of art from the Mead’s collection that feature the sarangi and speak to the rich history of the instrument.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Departments of Art and the History of Art, Architectural Studies, and Asian Languages and Civilizations and will take place via Zoom.

Registration for this event is required. Please use the following link to sign up:

Registration Required

Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently

Are you worried about how socially distanced learning is affecting your child with ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety, autism or another learning difference? You’re not alone. School always presents unique challenges for students who learn and think differently. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it new obstacles for these kids and their parents. In this talk, author and parent coach Debbie Reber will share strategies to prioritize and plan in this new school landscape, as well as support your child’s cognitive and social/emotional needs while also tending to your own well-being, so you and your child can thrive. Presented by Care.com

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Plant Care, Self Care

Stop by and pick a house plant, succulent or spider plant to have for your very own! Learn about how caring for a plant can help you care for yourself. Select a plant, pot it and learn how to take care of it! If you can't bring your plant home with you, we will be accepting them back in November to pass on to another student in the spring. Student are asked to practice social distancing at this event. This event is for students only.

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.

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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.

Making Dances, Doing Research and Problem-Solving During the Zombie Apocalypse

The Department of Theater and Dance welcomes Chris McMillan to host a Zoom workshop, "Making Dances, Doing Research, and Problem-Solving During the Zombie Apocalypse"! McMillan’s workshop will frame creative research (choreography) as multifocal compositional process(es) that can be mobilized as a problem-solving tool. The workshop will seek to answer the question: How does the making of choreography complicate, probe and deconstruct questions of power as they relate to race, class and gender?

The “body,” in study, and in life more generally, is at the center of the arts and humanities. For what can one do without a body? Dance's focus on the body makes critical choreographic study a uniquely situated lens from which to engage all disciplines (probably). We will look at artists/theorists such as Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and bell hooks, and consult cultural products such as The Night of the Living Dead / The Walking Dead to playfully come up with artistic problem-solving and world-making techniques that might save lives (in theory).

Christopher-Rasheem Mcmillan is a performance-related artist and scholar. He has a joint appointment between dance and gender, women's and sexuality studies at the University of Iowa. McMillan has an MFA in experimental choreography from the Laban Conservatoire, London (2011), and his Ph.D. in theology and religious studies from King’s College, London (2017). His writing has been published in The Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, Kinebago and Contact Quarterly. Currently, Mcmillan is a visiting assistant professor and fellow at The Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University

Registration Required
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Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA) Information Session

Are you a master of reading between the lines? Do you have a knack for seeing what others are missing?

Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA) provides a unique edge for clients through U.S. intelligence-based methodology to spot possible deception in company disclosures. If you have an interest in business and analytics with the skillset of a private eye, BIA recruiters would love to meet you!

Join company representatives for this information session to learn more about what the firm does, and how you could start your next chapter with BIA.

Getting Sexy, Not Sick!

As we are in the midst of a global pandemic, we are still cognizant of the needs and wants of students within our community. For folks both on and off-campus during this time, we want to make sure students are equipped with the resources and tools to have safer and more pleasurable sexual experiences, while still maintaining safe COVID-19 practices. Stop by for a virtual workshop with the SHEs to talk about these important issues on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 8-9 pm!

Zoom: tinyurl.com/sex-and-covid

How Can You Represent Those People?

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Zoom link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/93115956512

Join the Amherst Political Union for an event on Zoom featuring Georgetown Law Professor Abbe Smith. Professor Smith will deliver a talk titled "How Can You Represent Those People?" and read from her new book Guilty People. Professor Smith is a leader in the field of criminal defense law, and she is currently the director of the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic at Georgetown University. Check out our website for more information.

2020 Presidential Election Post Debate Discussion

10:30 pm on Oct 22, to 12:00 am on Oct 23 Held via Zoom, Zoom Link: https://amherstcollege.zoom.u

You are invited to join members of the Political Science Department, including Professors Austin Sarat and Jonathan Obert, for a debate discussion following the last Presidential Election Debate.

This event will be held via Zoom. Here is the link:


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!

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!

DVAM Week 3: Domestic Violence Overview

DVAM: Domestic Violence Overview

For the third week of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the Peer Advocates are defining domestic violence and sharing some information and statistics on its prevalence in general, among marginalized identities, and among college students. Additionally, we will be posting a video interview with representatives from Safe Passage discussing how identity influences individual experiences with DV. Make sure to follow us on social media (IG: @amherst_pa | FB: @peeradvocatesamherstcollege) if you don’t already! Keep an eye out for more weekly updates on DVAM and email peeradvocate@amherst.edu with any questions.

The SHEs Present: Sex Week 2020

Join the Student Health Educators in the Department of Health Education for Sex Week, an annual period of programming to bring awareness to sexual health, diversity, and pleasure.

Sex Week(s) is taking place between Monday, October 19, and Friday, October 30, and there are many different opportunities for all types of engagement. Please see the list below (and the attached Sex Week calendar) for more information!

Sex Week Programs:
Graphically Yours, Graphic Sex Project Co-sponsored with Student Activities
Monday, October 19th
In Person: Main Quad, Tent #3 (Rain Location: The Powerhouse) 3-6 PM
Virtual: 8-9 PM Eastern / Zoom: tinyurl.com/graphic-sex-project
Description: Graphs and grids have never been so sexy! As part of Sex Week 2020, stop by the Graphically Yours event to view the national Graphic Sex Project gallery and the growing Amherst College collection. See how others have mapped and graphed their own sexualities, and pick up a kit to graph your own! For students who are remote or want to participate virtually, join the SHEs on Zoom at 8pm EST.

Getting Sexy, Not Sick During COVID-19
Thursday, October 22nd - 8-9 PM Eastern
Zoom: tinyurl.com/sex-and-covid
Description: Stop by for an open conversation about safe and pleasurable sexual experiences during the pandemic. During this virtual workshop, we will provide resources and tools for students both on and off-campus so that they can make the most informed decisions when it comes to having safer and more pleasurable sexual experiences and maintaining safe COVID-19 practices.

Now That's the LGB-Tea Co-sponsored with the QRC & Pride Alliance
Monday, October 26th - 7-8 PM Eastern
RSVP Required for Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/lgbteaRSVP
Description: A discussion-based workshop on sexual pleasure and safe sex practices for LGBTQ+ people.

Self-Serve Workshop
Wednesday, October 28th 7-8 PM Eastern
Zoom: tinyurl.com/self-serve-workshop
Description: Join the Student Health Educators for a Sex Week workshop about self-pleasure, orgasms, sex toys, and more! Attendance enters you into a raffle to win Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown! Feel free to bring a sweet treat!

Attendees at each program can enter a raffle for a different book on sex & sexuality.

Sex Week Social Media:
In addition to our virtual and in person programs, the SHEs will be promoting Sex Week on their social media accounts in various ways. Follow the SHEs on Instagram @ac_she and on Facebook.com/ACSHEs to engage!

Sex Week Social Media Campaigns
Week 1 (Oct 19-23) Topic: All About Digital Sex - What it is, how it works, and how to do it safely
Description: Stay tuned for cybersex-related posts throughout the week & learn how digital sex can keep things fun during COVID-19.

Week 2 (Oct 26-30) Topic: Sex Work & Ethical Porn
Description: This week will center posts related to better understanding sex work and how to consume porn ethically.

Weekly Sex Week Trivia
At the end of each week the SHEs will post trivia questions related to that week's social media and program topics. Participants who answer correctly each week will be entered in a raffle for a sex & sexuality related book.

Instagram Live Q&A with the SHEs
Thursday, October 29th, Time TBD
As Sex Week 2020 wraps ups, the SHEs are hopping on Instagram live to answer students' sex-related questions.

All About Digital Sex: A SHE Sex Week Social Media Campaign

COVID-19 has prompted many things to move online - and sexual activity is no exception. Follow the Student Health Educators Facebook page and Instagram account, @ac_she, to learn about different types of cybersex & digital sex safety as part of our first Sex Week social media campaign.

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!