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Archived announcements for August, 2008

Amherst College is Newest Member of Boston Library Consortium
On June 11 the Boston Library Consortium Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept Amherst College as a member. The Boston Library Consortium is an association of 19 academic and research libraries which supports resource sharing and enhancement of services, including expedited interlibrary loan and document delivery, to the users of member libraries. Other BLC members include Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Brown and MIT. BLC membership will allow Amherst College faculty, staff and students to gain access to and borrow in person from member libraries. On Sept. 20, 2007, the BLC announced a partnership with the Open Content Alliance to build a freely accessible library of digital materials from all member institutions.

Peter Rooney Named New Director of Public Affairs
Amherst College is pleased to announce that Peter Rooney has accepted the position of director of Public Affairs. Rooney, who currently serves as vice president of Gehrung Associates, a media consultancy in Keene, N.H., will assume his new role at Amherst on Sept. 1.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2008/07/node/55101

Poster Poster Needed
The Office of Public Affairs is looking to hire a student to post posters around campus for the 2008-09 academic year. The position pays $8.50 an hour, and the hours are flexible. No experience is needed. If you are interested in applying for this position, please e-mail Maryann Wood at mjwood@amherst.edu. Start date is early September.

Senior Orientation to the Career Center Sept. 16
Seniors are invited to this orientation session in the Career Center. Join us for information on our resources; our on-campus recruiting process, which begins early in the semester; our off-campus recruiting events; timelines for different industries; job search tools; and more. We'll meet on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. on first floor of College Hall. This is the last session of the formal orientation, but you are welcome to stop by any afternoon throughout the year to meet with a Peer Career Advisor or a dean, or call for an appointment.

Summer Hours for Ombudsperson
College Ombudsperson Ruth Thornton will be available on an on-call basis during July and August. You may reach her by telephone at 413-542-5156 or by e- mail at rbthornton@amherst.edu. The Ombuds Office is a resource for faculty and staff who would like an opportunity to have a confidential and impartial assessment of a situation or concern outside of the normal management channels. It is not, however a place to put the College on notice. Visitors to the office are assured strict confidentiality, and offered a safe place for discussions in a neutral and informal environment.

Health Services During the Summer
The Keefe Health Center will be closing for the summer recess at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 23. Limited coverage for health care will be available during the Commencement and Reunion periods. Urgent treatment during other hours will be provided on a fee-for-service basis by the University of Massachusetts Health Services (413/577-5000). During the summer, UMass Health Services will be closing from midnight to 8 a.m. starting on Sunday, May 25, and continuing until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27. An on-call practitioner will be available by phone from midnight to 8 a.m. (413/577-5000). Patients in need of emergency care between midnight and 8 a.m. should go directly to Cooley Dickinson Hospital. STUDENTS REMAINING IN THE AMHERST AREA: For Amherst College students who are members of the Amherst College supplemental health insurance program and managed by the Gallagher Koster Insurance Agency, Inc., urgent care is covered as indicated in the Student Medical Insurance Plan brochure. For students with other supplemental health insurance plans, urgent care is covered according to provisions of the policies. Students going to University Health Services for urgent medical care need to bring their insurance card, and the services will be billed to their insurance company. Students in need of emergency care should go directly to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital at 31 Locust Street in Northampton (413/582-2000). In-patient hospital care is available to all Amherst College students who are residents of this area. The hospitalization fees are covered by the Amherst College supplemental health insurance (managed by the Gallagher Koster Insurance Agency, Inc.) or other supplemental health insurance plans according to provisions of policies in effect at the time. STUDENTS LEAVING THE AMHERST AREA: Students enrolled in the Gallagher Koster Insurance Agency, Inc. program are covered for emergency services outside the Amherst area. The policy year terminates at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2008, or at the end of the period through which the premiums are paid, whichever is earlier. Questions about these options may be directed to Marion A. Waskiewicz (413/542-2633).

Calendar & News and e-Digest Resume Publication
The Calendar & News is published by the Office of Public Affairs every Thursday for students, faculty and staff. This document includes calendar listings and official news announcements. Other announcements appear on the Intranet (www.amherst.edu/intranet) and in the e-Digest, a centralized e-mail digest sent every Tuesday to the on-campus community. To submit an announcement to the Intranet, the e- Digest and/or the Calendar & News, go to www.amherst.edu/intranet and click on the "Submit an Announcement" link in the Announcements box.

LJST Professor Adam Sitze Receives Fellowship for Book on South Africa
Adam Sitze, assistant professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought at Amherst, has received a prestigious International and Area Studies Fellowship, an award from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The honor will enable Sitze to finish a book he is writing on South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), a semi-juridical institution tasked with uncovering the truth about gross abuses of human rights committed in South Africa between 1960 and 1994.
For more information: https://cms.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/news_releases/2008/08/node/60119/

Keefe Health Center's Hours and Transportation
The Keefe Health Center's open hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call for appointments. Urgent treatment is available at all times. "Walk-in" hours are Mondays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Routine gynecological examinations are offered by appointment. Weekly sexual health education sessions, held by a student health educator, serve as a prerequisite for first contraceptive visits. The sexual health education sessions are held on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Keefe Health Center. If this day or time is not convenient, students may arrange for a private session by calling (413) 542-2760. Specialist referrals are made through providers by appointment. Orthopedic consultation is also available on campus through the athletic trainers on a referral basis. The Keefe Health Center is closed when the college is not in session. For urgent care, contact University of Massachusetts Health Services at (413) 577-5000. Daily night care is available from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. On weekends and holidays, there is 24-hour coverage but no appointments; they are open for phone advice and urgent care visits only. Radiology Department hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (for urgent needs only); holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (hours may vary; for urgent needs only). Lab Department hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (for urgent needs only); holiday hours may vary (for urgent needs only). Contact Amherst College Campus Police for urgent care needs or emergencies at 413-542-2111 or ACEMS (Amherst College Emergency Medical Service), as notified by Campus Police, at the same number. ACEMS will begin running for the fall semester during Orientation. ACEMS is a student-run, student-staffed, volunteer organization which operates 24/7 while classes are in session, providing Basic Life Support/Quick Response to medical emergencies on campus. Two trained medical personnel (always at least one Massachusetts-licensed Emergency Medical Technician and usually a First Responder) are dispatched.

Music Professor Eric Sawyer Wins Abraham Lincoln-Themed Composition Competition
Eric Sawyer, associate professor of music, has been named one of three winners of an Abraham Lincoln-themed composition competition sponsored by the Ravinia Festival, the oldest music festival in North America. The Highland Park, Ill.-based organization, which is hosting a series of events next year celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of America's 16th president, recognized Sawyer's original work for piano trio titled "Lincoln's Two Americas."
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/news_releases/2008/08/node/60273

Work of Physics Professor Jonathan Friedman Named a Milestone by Nature Magazine
"Nature," one of the world's leading academic journals, has recognized the 1996 research of Amherst College physics professor Jonathan Friedman as a major scientific development in spin physics. Friedman's work exploring mesoscopic spin systems was noted in the publication's "Milestones in Spin" supplement, highlighting the most influential discoveries in the field since 1896.
For more information: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/news_releases/2008/08/node/60276/

Student Ushers Needed for Opening Convocation
The Office of Public Affairs needs students to serve as ushers for Opening Convocation on Monday, Sept. 1. We would need you to be at Johnson Chapel from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Pay rate is $8.50 an hour. If you are interested in being an usher for this event, please e-mail mjwood@amherst.edu or call 413-542-2322 as soon as possible.

Morgan Stanley Info Session Sept. 16
Seniors interested in finance jobs are invited to attend this information session with alumni representatives from Morgan Stanley. Join them to learn what you need to know about Morgan Stanley and their Junior Analyst program, Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. in the Alumni House. Refreshments will be served.

Trace Amount of E. Coli Found in North Amherst Water Sample
The Town of Amherst has discovered a trace amount of E. coli in a public water sample taken several miles from campus in North Amherst and is resampling the water in that area to ascertain more definitive results. While no bacteria has been found at Amherst College or at any locations nearby, Dining Services has purchased extra water for campus in the event a boil water order is put into effect. We will update the community once we have test results from the town tomorrow morning. For more information contact Rick Mears, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, at ramears@amherst.edu.

 
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