Event Calendar

Today - Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Fulbright Applicant Webinar for First-Generation College Students (U.S. Citizens)

The Fulbright student program offers grants for research, study or assistant-teaching for college graduates in over 140 countries outside the United States. Program staff and U.S. Student Program alumni discuss the experience of applying as a first-generation college student, including resources and tips from successful first-gen grantees. Register: //bit.ly/3fZu8al

Tomorrow - Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Fulbright Applicant Webinar for Re-Applying to the Program (U.S. Citizens)

The Fulbright student program offers grants for research, study or assistant-teaching for college graduates in over 140 countries outside the United States. Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alumni Ambassadors share their stories and answer your questions about their success after applying two or more times. Register: //bit.ly/3hZ9iJK

Summer Thesis Research Table

The Thesis Research Table is a weekly Zoom gathering for students beginning large, independent research projects (including but not limited to honors theses). The Table is a time to build a network of support from peers and instructional staff from the Writing Center and Library, to build skills useful for sustaining remote research projects, and to share strategies for balancing productivity and wellness in an uncertain time. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process, with topics announced through the Daily Mammoth. Drop in or attend regularly.

Hosted by Blake Doherty (Frost Library) and Jessica Kem (Writing Center)

Students Only

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Graduate Study in the UK Webinar: University of Bristol

Want to do graduate study in the UK? Join this webinar on the University of Bristol. This is part of a series to be held throughout July and August on some of the top universities in the UK. Fellowships like the Marshall and Fulbright programs support study at many of them. Get the inside scoop on their academic programs and what it’s like to be there as a grad student. There will be a brief tour, short lecture, alumni panel and Q&A at the end.

Register: //bit.ly/37WKWfb

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

"COVID-19, Civil Unrest and Communitas: Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being in the Summer of 2020"

Amherst trustee Kimberlyn Leary '82, senior vice president at the Urban Institute, professor of psychology and associate professor of health policy and management at Harvard University and lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will talk with Paula Rauch '77 500 Internal Server Error

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Kimberlyn Leary '82 is an associate professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School and an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She served as an adviser to President Obama's White House Council on Women and Girls, developing the Advancing Equity initiative focused on improving life outcomes for women and girls of color. She also served as the division lead on the Flint water crisis at the White House Office of Management and Budget in the Health Division’s public health branch.

Leary began her career as a clinical practitioner focused on improving access to diverse communities. Her early work on “negotiated transactions” in psychotherapy expanded to broader research on negotiation and conflict management. Leary’s global work includes studying “critical moments” in mediations to end armed conflict in Southeast Asia and researching social enterprise ventures in the Middle East. She teaches courses on leadership and conflict transformation, on advanced negotiation and mediation, and on physician-community engagement and the doctor-patient relationship.

For almost 12 years, she served as chief psychologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance, delivering culturally sensitive care and supporting the hospital’s primary care centers, specialty mental health and acute emergency services. This work included facilitating partnerships with community agencies, law enforcement and school systems, and assisting with the health system’s transformation into an accountable care organization. At Amherst, she majored in psychology, graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Sigma Xi honor society. She is currently a trustee at Amherst College.

Paula Rauch '77, M.D., is the founding director of the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) program. Dr. Rauch is a consultation child psychiatrist; she specializes in the impact of medical illness on families and on the emotional health and well-being of children. Rauch has practiced at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) since 1982 and is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is the inaugural incumbent of the Timothy Christopher Davidson Chair of Psychiatry at the MGH.

Rauch has been honored with numerous clinical and teaching awards, including the Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award and the Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She co-authored the books Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick and Community Crises and Disasters: A Parent's Guide to Talking with Children of All Ages, along with academic chapters and journal articles.

Rauch graduated from Amherst College and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at the MGH and her child psychiatry fellowship at Cambridge Hospital. She is board-certified in adult and in child and adolescent psychiatry. She serves on the Science Advisory Board for the Military Child Education Coalition and as consultant to the PBS cartoon Arthur. She is a trustee emerita at Amherst College.

Julia D. McQuade, associate professor of psychology, earned a B.A. from Bates College and a Ph.D. from the University of Vermont.

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McQuade’s research investigates the complex interplay of cognitive, biological and environmental processes that influence the social-emotional functioning of children and adolescents. McQuade’s work seeks to understand how a child’s own internal vulnerabilities interact with their environment to set the stage for these challenges, and how these internal vulnerabilities may then be influenced by the environment, such as experiences of peer victimization and parenting behaviors. McQuade’s work is strongly influenced by a developmental psychopathology perspective, acknowledging that clear distinctions between “normal” and “abnormal” behavior do not exist and that there is multifinality and equifinality in risk factors.

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Graduate Study in the UK Webinar - University of East Anglia

Want to do graduate study in the UK? Join this webinar on the University of East Anglia. This is part of a series to be held throughout July and August on some of the top universities in the UK. Fellowships like the Marshall and Fulbright programs support study at many of them. Get the inside scoop on their academic programs and what it’s like to be there as a grad student. Brief tour, short lecture, alumni panel, and Q&A at the end. Register: //bit.ly/318ZOWx

Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Fulbright Applicant Webinar - Study Research Alumni Q & A (U.S. Citizens)

The Fulbright student program offers grants for research, study or assistant teaching for college graduates in over 140 countries outside the U.S. Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alumni Ambassadors share their stories and answer your questions about opportunities to conduct research through the Fulbright Program. Register: //bit.ly/2YsaNIE

Wed, Aug 26, 2020

Mary Frances Berry

History Teaches Us To Resist

Mary Frances Berry has been a Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History since 1987. She received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan and JD from the University of Michigan Law School. She is the author of 12 books and recipient of 35 honorary doctoral degrees. From 1980 to 2004, she was a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and from 1993-2004 served as Chair.

Professor Berry will discuss protests as an essential ingredient of politics and social change, examining what worked historically and what did not. This event will kick-off the Provost's Lecture Series which will focus on "The History of Anti-Black Racism in America" for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public are all welcome.

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Condemnation of Blackness

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Professor Muhammad will discuss how the history of the idea of black criminality was crucial to the making of modern urban America. This event is part of the Provost's Lecture Series which will focus on "The History of Anti-Black Racism in America" for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public are all welcome.

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Aerial view of Johnson Chapel and the surrounding Amherst College campus

Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: //forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."