Event Calendar

Tue, Jul 5, 2022

Learning & Development Community Read: Burnout

The L&D Team invites you to focus on your wellbeing with Ana Devlin Gauthier.

Wellness is often considered a state of mind, but in reality it is an act of practice. For our first L&D Community Read, we will be reading Burnout, by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski. The book is relevant for “ . . .anyone who has felt overwhelmed and exhausted by everything they have to do, yet still worried they weren’t doing ‘enough’.”

Each week we will come together to discuss the content of the book and how the concepts apply to our specific situation. Attendance is encouraged, though not required, for all four sessions.

Registration Required
A block of code in the python debugger, showing the currently executing step.

Debugging and Version Control for Programming

Want your computer code to be perfect? Start by realizing that you will make mistakes when writing it! In this class you’ll learn how to discover and fix your errors. We will cover basic principles of debugging applicable to any programming language, though examples will use the Python language and its standard debugger pdb. Sometimes you’ll also want to try out new ideas without ruining the code that’s already working. We will therefore learn the basics of using the Git version control system, which makes it easy to fall back to an earlier version of your code if necessary. Git is also an important tool for collaborating with others, so that you can safely experiment with fixing errors in their code and taking it in new directions. This course will use the Anaconda distribution of Python: https://www.anaconda.com/products/distribution , along with Github Desktop, https://desktop.github.com/ , a free GUI that simplifies Git quite a bit.

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/Mn2dTxdzrrxi8Fso6

Registration Required

Wed, Jul 6, 2022

Graph of a transcendental curve together with a tangent line.

Analyzing Data with Mathematica

Mathematica is a multifacted tool for doing mathematics on computer, from algebra and trigonometry through calculus and beyond. It can perform both symbolic and numeric calculations, and it provides numerous mathematical and statistical functions, letting you work with many different data formats, solve equations, and fit data to arbitrary functions. It can also graphically display functions and numerical data in two and three dimensions, allowing visualizations that you can easily manipulate. It is used by mathematicians and statisticians, scientists, engineers, economists, and even game developers.

Mathematica can be installed from the Amherst Software Collection: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1j4lPI3CsUtlPpIWga2BFrG_jpk9Z...

This workshop is in two parts: Tuesday – Wednesday, July 6 – 7, 2 PM – 5 PM

Registration Required

Thu, Jul 7, 2022

Graph of a transcendental curve together with a tangent line.

Analyzing Data with Mathematica

Mathematica is a multifacted tool for doing mathematics on computer, from algebra and trigonometry through calculus and beyond. It can perform both symbolic and numeric calculations, and it provides numerous mathematical and statistical functions, letting you work with many different data formats, solve equations, and fit data to arbitrary functions. It can also graphically display functions and numerical data in two and three dimensions, allowing visualizations that you can easily manipulate. It is used by mathematicians and statisticians, scientists, engineers, economists, and even game developers.

Mathematica can be installed from the Amherst Software Collection: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1j4lPI3CsUtlPpIWga2BFrG_jpk9Z...

This workshop is in two parts: Tuesday – Wednesday, July 6 – 7, 2 PM – 5 PM

Registration Required

Fri, Jul 8, 2022

STEM Summer Colloquium with Christien Wright '18, Research and Innovation Analyst at Milwaukee Bucks Inc.

Join the Summer Research Community as we welcome Christien Wright '18, Research and Innovation Analyst for the Milwaukee Bucks as the second speaker in our Summer STEM Colloquium Speaker Series.

Mr. Wright will be sharing his journey from Statistics major at Amherst (where he also was an active member of the Black Student Union and men's basketball team), through two masters degrees at UMass Amherst, and into the world of data engineering, including his current role combining his love of sports and data as a Research and Innovation Analyst with the Milwaukee Bucks.

This session will include time for Q&A and is co-hosted by the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning and Amherst College's STEM Incubator Program.

Tue, Jul 12, 2022

Corona Viruses

Manipulating Images with Adobe Photoshop

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for image creation and editing. Images created in Photoshop can be incorporated into other documents such as Word, InDesign, PowerPoint, and Web pages. Using Photoshop you can easily crop and merge photos (e.g., “Photoshop me in!”) and retouch them to create sharper, more vibrant, and blemish-free images. Students must have Photoshop on their own computers, but if it’s not already installed, registration must occur by Thursday, July 7 to allow time for licensing and installation.

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/Mn2dTxdzrrxi8Fso6

Registration Required

Wed, Jul 13, 2022

Engagement Overview

The L&D Team invites you to develop your supervisory skills with Fredricka Joyner.

When people are engaged they bring their best selves to work by connecting to organizational meaning, focusing on achieving important goals, and by exuding contagious positive energy. Decades of research highlight the critical impact that leaders have on feelings of engagement. This session will focus on the small things that can make a big difference when developing an engaged work culture.

This is a session designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Registration Required
Display of the electromagnetic waves and the corresponding scale of physical objects: Radio (buildings), Microwave (Honey Bee), Infrared (Pinhead), Visible (Protozoans), Ultraviolet (Molecules), X-ray (Atoms), Gamma (Atomic Nuclei)

Creating Drawings with Adobe Illustrator

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)

Adobe Illustrator is a superior tool to create diagrams, trace images, and transform the graphical output of other programs such as Excel. Its illustrations can be included in other documents such as Word, InDesign, and PowerPoint. Students must have Illustrator on their own computers, but if it’s not already installed, registration must occur by Friday, July 8 to allow time for licensing and installation.

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/Mn2dTxdzrrxi8Fso6

Registration Required

Sun, Jul 17, 2022

Consulting Case Interview Level 2 Bootcamp - By Management Consulted

Recruiting for consulting internships and full-time opportunities is STARTING! Hopefully you've been preparing and utilizing the resources provided by the Loeb Center and the Traub Careers in Business and Finance program. In order to help you be EVEN MORE PREPARED, we’ve hired Management Consulted to host another 4-hour intensive consulting interview workshop. This is a LEVEL 2 workshop that builds on the skills and lessons learned in the Level 1 workshop Spring 2022 and/or through the online resources that have been available since June 1st.

This fast paced, virtual workshop will challenge you to think beyond simple frameworks. It will provide guidance on developing creative structures, blending frameworks, and defending your process. You will also gain additional mental math tips and strategies for interpreting charts, graphs, and exhibits as well as getting to Level 3 business insights

This is not for those just learning about case interviews. You’ll work through fast-paced interactive exercises and will allow you to hone the skills you’ve been working on and move to the next level to be the best prepared candidate as you go into recruiting season. This is an interactive workshop, so bring pen and paper!

To participate you must have completed the Level 1 workshop or completed the online materials at managementconsulted.com.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Stephanie Knight: After obtaining an undergrad degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern and working in community development and education in northern Afghanistan, Stephanie received an MBA at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Post-MBA, she enjoyed her tenure at McKinsey – where she was promoted to Engagement Manager and lived on 4 continents in the process. She left the Firm to advise clients on her own and continues to work with various organizations on strategic planning, operations strategy, and team development.

Jenny Rae Le Roux: Jenny Rae holds a BA (Honors) from the University of Virginia and MBA from Columbia Business School. She joined Bain after traveling around the world, writing a book, working on financial public policy in South Africa and sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. At Bain, Jenny Rae worked on strategy, private equity, and operations projects in 10 different industries.
Since leaving Bain to co-found 2 tech companies, she has built a family office focused on small media companies and real estate. Jenny Rae lives with her family on a working ranch in Northern California.

ABOUT MANAGEMENT CONSULTED:
Management Consulted is the world’s leading resource on all things consulting, with a focus on case interviews and consulting skill-building. Management Consulted works with 70+ universities every year on consulting prep, including HBS, Columbia Business School, Wharton, London Business School, and more.

REGISTRATION: You should register by July 15, 2022 to reserve your spot.

Mon, Jul 18, 2022

Initial slide of presentation with the text “Producing Presentations with PowerPoint”

Producing Presentations with PowerPoint

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)

This workshop will help you produce a slide presentation that will get your message across to your colleagues at Amherst and at external conferences. We’ll discuss adding text, photos, illustrations, charts, and other graphic features, and applying special effects. We will use Microsoft PowerPoint, a popular program to build computer presentations, but Google Slides is very similar. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty, and staff can download for free.

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/Mn2dTxdzrrxi8Fso6

Registration Required

Wed, Jul 20, 2022

A network of nodes representing Amherst College faculty connected together by edges representing common universities they have attended.

Investigating Networks with Gephi

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)

Gephi is a freely distributable tool for exploring and analyzing networks, with or without a geographic component. Related items can be associated with each other with different colors based on their properties, and clusters of connections and other patterns can be easily visualized as you rotate and arrange the network. Terrific for social network analysis, e.g. who’s writing to who, as well as economic analysis, e.g. what one country is selling to others, and even for studying biological networks!

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/Mn2dTxdzrrxi8Fso6

Registration Required

Thu, Jul 21, 2022

The Great Hall in the Science filled with posters and people.

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication (PowerPoint)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation at the beginning of the Fall semester. This class will help you produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

This workshop will build on the principles from the Effective Poster Design workshop to show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics, and applying special effects. You have two technology options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which Amherst students, faculty, and staff can download and install for free. Note that Google Slides is very similar.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. Its tools are very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but it has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students must have InDesign on their own computers, but if it’s not already installed, registration must occur by Friday, July 22 to allow time for licensing and installation.
This workshop is repeated four times, with different tools:

PowerPoint: Thursday, July 21, 2 PM – 4 PM or
InDesign: Wednesday, July 27, 2 PM – 4 PM or
PowerPoint: Monday, August 1, 2 PM – 4 PM

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/Mn2dTxdzrrxi8Fso6

Registration Required

Fri, Jul 22, 2022

STEM Summer Colloquium Series with NOAA Researcher Dr. Xaymara Serrano

Join the STEM Summer Research Community as we welcome the final presenter of our 2022 Colloquium Series, Dr. Xaymara Serrano of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Dr. Serrano earned her B.S. in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). She worked as an Assistant Scientist at the NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), where her research focused primarily on investigating the effects of climate change and land-based sources of pollution on multiple life stages of corals.

She also worked as the Coral Technical Resource Specialist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District. At USACE, she was responsible for developing innovative monitoring and mitigation plans for coral reef habitats, which may be impacted by coastal construction projects, and helping write detailed environmental documents with the goal of protecting marine and coastal habitats.

Dr. Serrano is the Florida Fisheries liaison for the NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program and will talk about her experiences working in numerous marine habitats with various academic institutions and federal agencies, including the importance of science communication.

This session will include time for Q&A and is co-hosted by the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning and Amherst College's STEM Incubator Program.

Tue, Jul 26, 2022

An example of LaTeX code and how it appears when rendered into mathematical script.

Writing Scientific Papers with LaTeX

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)

LaTeX is a computer language for the creation of high-quality scientific and technical documents. In addition to structuring your writing in the usual paragraphs and sections, its features include mathematical equation typesetting, bibliographies, and automatic numbering of sections, equations, references, tables, and figures. LaTeX is built upon a lower-level typesetting language called TeX, and is open-source and free to use. It’s available in a number of implementations that you can install on your own computer, and is most easily composed using a dedicated editor and interpreter. We recommend the following:

• Macintosh: MacTeX + TeXShop
• Windows: MikTeX + TexStudio

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/Mn2dTxdzrrxi8Fso6

Registration Required

Wed, Jul 27, 2022

The Great Hall in the Science filled with posters and people.

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication (InDesign)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation at the beginning of the Fall semester. This class will help you produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

This workshop will build on the principles from the Effective Poster Design workshop to show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics, and applying special effects. You have two technology options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which Amherst students, faculty, and staff can download and install for free. Note that Google Slides is very similar.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. Its tools are very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but it has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students must have InDesign on their own computers, but if it’s not already installed, registration must occur by Friday, July 22 to allow time for licensing and installation.
This workshop is repeated four times, with different tools:

PowerPoint: Thursday, July 21, 2 PM – 4 PM or
InDesign: Wednesday, July 27, 2 PM – 4 PM or
PowerPoint: Monday, August 1, 2 PM – 4 PM

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/Mn2dTxdzrrxi8Fso6

Registration Required

Mon, Aug 1, 2022

The Great Hall in the Science filled with posters and people.

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication (PowerPoint)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation at the beginning of the Fall semester. This class will help you produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

This workshop will build on the principles from the Effective Poster Design workshop to show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics, and applying special effects. You have two technology options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which Amherst students, faculty, and staff can download and install for free. Note that Google Slides is very similar.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. Its tools are very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but it has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students must have InDesign on their own computers, but if it’s not already installed, registration must occur by Friday, July 22 to allow time for licensing and installation.
This workshop is repeated four times, with different tools:

PowerPoint: Thursday, July 21, 2 PM – 4 PM or
InDesign: Wednesday, July 27, 2 PM – 4 PM or
PowerPoint: Monday, August 1, 2 PM – 4 PM

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/Mn2dTxdzrrxi8Fso6

Registration Required

Sat, Sep 3, 2022

musicians and lesson instructors Ann Maggs voice.  Joe Belmont guitar. Dave Picchi upright bass and Dave Sporny trombone Buckley Recital Hall 2019

Jazz Faculty Concert

Come find out more about the Music Department instructors and faculty! The Amherst College jazz faculty perform a free concert. For audience COVID concert protocols, please see the link below.

Performers:
Darryl Harper, Clarinet
Carl Clements, Saxophones/Flutes
Geoff Cunningham, Trumpet
David Sporny, Trombone
Jason Robinson, Saxophones/Flute
Bruce Diehl, Saxophone
Ann Maggs, Voice
Stephen Page, Piano
David Picchi, Bass
Claire Arenius, Drums

Fri, Sep 23, 2022

Jason Moran and Band in front of the film of James Reese Europe in Jason Moran James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters: The Absence of Ruin

M@A Presents: Presidential Scholar Jason Moran

Composer, pianist and visual artist Jason Moran reflects on the legacy of a hero of Black music in a multidisciplinary program entitled "James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters: The Absence of Ruin".

An iconic figure in the evolution of African American music, ragtime pioneer and World War I hero, James Reese Europe led a crack military ensemble called the Harlem Hellfighters. In addition to their achievements in combat, Europe and his Hellfighters popularized the new spirit of jazz in a war-torn French nation fascinated with Black culture. And that’s only the beginning of their story—their legacy has had an extraordinary impact on African American music over the past century of cultural and political change.

This concert is made possible by the Amherst College Music Department Music at Amherst Series and the Presidential Scholar Program.

Tickets are available as part of the M@A 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below from August 1- September 1. Single tickets are also available at amherst.universitytickets.com beginning September 9, 2022. General seating.

Tickets Required

Fri, Sep 30, 2022

Red standing 4 women instrumentalists: cello. violin, violin and viola

M@A Presents: Aizuri Quartet

The Aizuri Quartet has established a unique position within today’s musical landscape, infusing all of their music-making with infectious energy, joy and warmth; cultivating curiosity in listeners; and inviting audiences into the concert experience through their innovative programming and the depth and fire of their performances.

Emma Frucht and Miho Saegusa, Violins
Ayane Kozasa, Viola
Karen Ouzounian, Cello

Program
Clara Schumann: Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen (arr. Karen Ouzounian)
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, Sz 91
Tanya Tagaq: Sivunittinni (2015)
Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76 No. 4 in B-flat major, Sunrise

Winner of the Cleveland Quartet Award in 2022, the Aizuri Quartet took home the Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, and top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. The quartet’s debut album, Blueprinting, featuring new works written for them by five American composers, was released by New Amsterdam Records to critical acclaim (“In a word, stunning”—I Care If You Listen), nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award and named one of NPR Music’s Best Classical Albums of 2018.

Tickets are available as part of the M@A 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below from August 1- September 1. Single tickets are also available at amherst.universitytickets.com beginning September 16, 2022. Assigned seating.

Tickets Required

Sat, Oct 1, 2022

ASo conductor Mark Swanson turns out to audience  coat flying- young 22 seniors Marie Leou and Yosen Wang

ASO Concert: Welcome, Class of 2026!

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra (ASO) presents "Welcome Class of 2026!" in Buckley Recital Hall.

ASO 2019 view from the audience

ASO: "Welcome Class of 2026!"

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra (ASO) presents "Welcome Class of 2026!" For audience permissions and the most recent COVID protocols, please see the link below.

Thu, Oct 6, 2022

Lydia Silver sings with Jazz@Friedmann

Jazz@Friedmann Room Keefe Campus Center

The first in a series of four free Thursday evening performances in the popular Jazz@Friedmann series. The featured group is TBD. Public access pending the most current College COVID protocols. Thanks to Student Activities and Jazz @ Amherst for their continued support of the series

Thu, Oct 13, 2022

Piano, flute, drums in an Amherst sweatshirt, e-guitar and sax Combo in room 7

Jazz@Friedmann Room Keefe Campus Center

The series of four free Thursday evening performances in the popular Jazz@Friedmann series continues. The featured group is TBD. Public access pending the most current College COVID protocols. Thanks to Student Activities and Jazz @ Amherst for their continued support of the series.

Ongoing Events

A silhouette figurine in a dress is set on a red background. It casts a shadow, and its arms are bent upward at the elbow.

Liliana Porter: Two Realities

This exhibition foregrounds Argentinian-born, U.S.-based artist Liliana Porter’s decades-long consideration of “two realities”— “virtual reality” (a depiction of a thing) and the “real thing.” According to Porter, these dual realities are fluid and relational ideas, ones which open broader questions of how we see, communicate, and form meaning. Two Realities links to Professor Niko Vicario’s spring 2022 course “Curating between the Virtual and the Physical: Liliana Porter”, in which students will work with the Mead’s curatorial team to create a connected online exhibition. Together the exhibitions will offer opportunities to reconsider the relationship of online and physical space, content, and experience through Porter’s work, and to reexamine Porter’s art with attention to technological change and the contemporary context.

Management Consulted - Summer 2022 Online Consulting case preparation resources

Management Consulted - Online Case Interview Preparation courses
Summer 2022

What is Management Consulted?
The Loeb Center is excited to announce the continuation of an exciting partnership with Management Consulted (MC)! Management Consulted is the world’s leading resource for consulting and case interview preparation. Through this subscription, you’ll have access to MC’s full library of resources online.

What resources are included?
We have provided you with access to MC’s entire library of digital resources that include:
* 500+ practice cases with solutions
* 8 online video courses (90+ hours of video content)
* 10,000 case drills (e.g. case structure, math, and brainstorming drills)
* Content covers consulting case and fit interviews, mental math, PowerPoint, Excel, networking, resumes, cover letters, and more. It’s an A-to-Z coverage of everything you need to know to prepare and Ace your upcoming interviews.

Do I need do use all the resources offered by Management Consulted?
No! Use the resources that will be most helpful to you. We recommend dedicating most of your preparation time to the resources on case interviews and fit interviews. The practice cases are particularly valuable.
Below are some options for how you could focus your preparation over the summer. Everyone is different, so we recommend focusing on areas that need the most improvement.
• If you did attend the Level 1 workshop on May 1, 2022: Practice 1-2 cases each week out loud, preferably with a partner. Focus on areas of improvement that you identified during the Level 1 workshop. And don’t forget to attend the Level 2 workshop on July 17th!
• If you did not attend the Level 1 workshop in May (or want more preparation): Complete the “Case Interview Bootcamp” online resources over the summer, preferably spread out over multiple months. Once you’ve finished watching the MC videos, practice casing out loud with a partner 1-2 times a week. Then, attend the Level 2 workshop on July 17th.

How do I access the resources?
As of June 1st, you can register HERE. You will have access immediately to all resources once you register.
Once you log in, click on “My Account” in the top left corner of the website. From there, you will be able to see all the resources you have access to.

How long do I have access to the resources?
June 1st – September 30th

How can I find people to practice casing with?
There are students who are eager to practice. We have established a list of those student in the Summer Case Consulting Practice Cohort. If you are not already part of the cohort, you can email Stephanie Hockman (shockman@amherst.edu) and she will add you to the list. You will coordinate among yourselves for dates/times to get together. The KEY to success is PRACTICE.