Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Sun, Jul 5, 2015

Amherst College CLAD Lab

Research Opportunity with the Child Learning and Development Lab!

Merrill Science Center, 309, Child Learning and Development Lab

Do you have a child between 0 and 10 years of age? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, is conducting a series of studies at the Child Learning and Development Lab that investigate how children learn from others and about the world around them. Participation in a study takes no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, contact the CLAD Lab at 413-542-5652, email cladlab@amherst.edu, or visit bitly.com/cladlab to learn more and register your family!

Mon, Jul 6, 2015

Amherst College CLAD Lab

Research Opportunity with the Child Learning and Development Lab!

Merrill Science Center, 309, Child Learning and Development Lab

Do you have a child between 0 and 10 years of age? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, is conducting a series of studies at the Child Learning and Development Lab that investigate how children learn from others and about the world around them. Participation in a study takes no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, contact the CLAD Lab at 413-542-5652, email cladlab@amherst.edu, or visit bitly.com/cladlab to learn more and register your family!

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy, interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:

• One of the new cloud-based solutions for displaying your data, plot.ly;
• Enough Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, SVG, Canvas) to write your own web pages;
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript);
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle.

This is a four-part workshop:

Monday through Thursday, July 6 – 9, 6 – 8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.
Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Amherst College CLAD Lab

Research Opportunity with the Child Learning and Development Lab!

Merrill Science Center, 309, Child Learning and Development Lab

Do you have a child between 0 and 10 years of age? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, is conducting a series of studies at the Child Learning and Development Lab that investigate how children learn from others and about the world around them. Participation in a study takes no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, contact the CLAD Lab at 413-542-5652, email cladlab@amherst.edu, or visit bitly.com/cladlab to learn more and register your family!

Documenting Your Research with Zotero

Frost Library, Lane Room

Zotero is a free plug-in for Firefox that helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can also install it on your personal computer. Tutorials and documentation are also available.

This workshop is repeated four times:

• Thursday, June 11, 9 AM – 10 AM or
• Tuesday, June 16, 12 Noon – 1 PM or
• Wednesday, July 1, 12 Noon – 1 PM or
• Tuesday, July 7, 10 AM – 11 AM

Please register here:
>https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

thesis writing in progress

Thesis Research Table

Frost Library, reference area (near cafe)

The thesis research table meets weekly to give pre-thesis researchers/writers an opportunity to discuss research and writing strategies, tools and practices with librarians and writing associates. Each meeting will have a focused topic of discussion which will be announced on the campus message board.

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy, interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:

• One of the new cloud-based solutions for displaying your data, plot.ly;
• Enough Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, SVG, Canvas) to write your own web pages;
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript);
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle.

This is a four-part workshop:

Monday through Thursday, July 6 – 9, 6 – 8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.
Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Jul 8, 2015

Amherst College CLAD Lab

Research Opportunity with the Child Learning and Development Lab!

Merrill Science Center, 309, Child Learning and Development Lab

Do you have a child between 0 and 10 years of age? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, is conducting a series of studies at the Child Learning and Development Lab that investigate how children learn from others and about the world around them. Participation in a study takes no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, contact the CLAD Lab at 413-542-5652, email cladlab@amherst.edu, or visit bitly.com/cladlab to learn more and register your family!

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn Session - Excel Tips and Tricks

Frost Library, Barker Room A Level

This Lunch and Learn session, led by Mannie White from Pioneer Training, will present our favorite tips, tricks and shortcuts that we have collected and developed over 15 years of teaching and using Microsoft Excel.

Topics will include shortcuts for selecting ranges, using Autofill to create a series of dates or numbers, setting the print area, using page break preview, adding headers and footers, and using page layout view. You’ll learn how to group spreadsheets in the same workbook in order to type or format more than one sheet at the same time, as well as how to create 3-D formulas that calculate across several spreadsheets in the same workbook. You’ll practice dividing text from one column into two columns, as well as how to concatenate text from two columns into one. You’ll learn how to use conditional formatting to format cells according to their values, how to protect all or part of a worksheet, and how to paste an Excel spreadsheet into Word as an Excel object that links to the original spreadsheet and updates automatically.

The workshop will also cover a new set of features in Excel 2013 that includes the new Start screen, Backstage View, Flash Fill, the Quick Analysis Tool and a new set of options related to creating Excel charts. A set of handy keyboard shortcuts will also be included in the workshop.

Lunch will be provided.

Portion of poster featuring two circular maps of parts of the world and the words "Around the World at the Mead Art Museum"

Mead Family Workshops: Around the World

Make the Mead your destination for family fun this summer! Families with children ages 8-12 are invited to explore the Mead in a whole new way through this series of afternoon art adventures. Each session will include interactive close-looking activities, sketching, crafts, storytelling and more. All participants receive an "art passport" on their first visit-- fill it up by attending all three sessions! This program is free and open to all.

Early registration encouraged; drop-ins welcome for part or all of the two-hour program. To register, contact Nadia Waski: nwaski@amherst.edu, 413-542-2295

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy, interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:

• One of the new cloud-based solutions for displaying your data, plot.ly;
• Enough Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, SVG, Canvas) to write your own web pages;
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript);
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle.

This is a four-part workshop:

Monday through Thursday, July 6 – 9, 6 – 8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.
Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Thu, Jul 9, 2015

Amherst College CLAD Lab

Research Opportunity with the Child Learning and Development Lab!

Merrill Science Center, 309, Child Learning and Development Lab

Do you have a child between 0 and 10 years of age? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, is conducting a series of studies at the Child Learning and Development Lab that investigate how children learn from others and about the world around them. Participation in a study takes no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, contact the CLAD Lab at 413-542-5652, email cladlab@amherst.edu, or visit bitly.com/cladlab to learn more and register your family!

Miniature painting of Captain Doyle E. Sweeny by Raphaelle Peale

"It's Cool at the Mead" Gallery Talk

American Miniatures by the Peale Family, with Vanja Malloy, curator of American art

"It's Cool at the Mead" gallery talks will be held every other week on Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., beginning Thursday, June 11, through Sunday, August 23.

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy, interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:

• One of the new cloud-based solutions for displaying your data, plot.ly;
• Enough Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, SVG, Canvas) to write your own web pages;
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript);
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle.

This is a four-part workshop:

Monday through Thursday, July 6 – 9, 6 – 8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.
Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Amherst College CLAD Lab

Research Opportunity with the Child Learning and Development Lab!

Merrill Science Center, 309, Child Learning and Development Lab

Do you have a child between 0 and 10 years of age? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, is conducting a series of studies at the Child Learning and Development Lab that investigate how children learn from others and about the world around them. Participation in a study takes no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, contact the CLAD Lab at 413-542-5652, email cladlab@amherst.edu, or visit bitly.com/cladlab to learn more and register your family!

New Faculty Social Hour

An occasion to come together and meet other new colleagues across departments. We meet on the second Friday of every month from 4-5:30 p.m. for conversation. Most meetings will happen in the McCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center. We have child care services for those that need to pick up their little ones before stopping over.

Reminder emails with updated locations are sent to appropriate colleagues each month.

Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Amherst College CLAD Lab

Research Opportunity with the Child Learning and Development Lab!

Merrill Science Center, 309, Child Learning and Development Lab

Do you have a child between 0 and 10 years of age? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, is conducting a series of studies at the Child Learning and Development Lab that investigate how children learn from others and about the world around them. Participation in a study takes no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, contact the CLAD Lab at 413-542-5652, email cladlab@amherst.edu, or visit bitly.com/cladlab to learn more and register your family!

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October, with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the Astronomy Association and Tom Whitney (tom@astronomyassociation.org).

Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Amherst College CLAD Lab

Research Opportunity with the Child Learning and Development Lab!

Merrill Science Center, 309, Child Learning and Development Lab

Do you have a child between 0 and 10 years of age? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, is conducting a series of studies at the Child Learning and Development Lab that investigate how children learn from others and about the world around them. Participation in a study takes no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, contact the CLAD Lab at 413-542-5652, email cladlab@amherst.edu, or visit bitly.com/cladlab to learn more and register your family!

Robert Henri, Salome

It's Cool at the Mead gallery talk

Robert Henri’s “Salome” and the Ashcan School of American Realism, with Vanja Malloy, curator of American art.

"It's Cool at the Mead" gallery talks will be held every other week on Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., beginning Thursday, June 11, through Sunday, August 23.

Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Amherst College CLAD Lab

Research Opportunity with the Child Learning and Development Lab!

Merrill Science Center, 309, Child Learning and Development Lab

Do you have a child between 0 and 10 years of age? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, is conducting a series of studies at the Child Learning and Development Lab that investigate how children learn from others and about the world around them. Participation in a study takes no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, contact the CLAD Lab at 413-542-5652, email cladlab@amherst.edu, or visit bitly.com/cladlab to learn more and register your family!

Designing Posters For High-Impact Communication

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 11. This class will help you design and produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

Through examples, analysis, and discussion, we will determine what makes a research poster successful. We will discuss visual design and rhetoric, effective use of graphics, and how to engage your audience.

We will also show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics, and applying special effects. You have two 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 students, faculty, and staff can download for free.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use Illustrator on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated three times with different tools:

PowerPoint: Monday, July 13, 6 PM - 8 PM or
InDesign: Tuesday, July 21, 6 PM - 8 PM or
PowerPoint: Wednesday, July 29, 6 PM - 8 PM

Light dinner provided at 5:30 PM in each meeting.

Please register here:
> https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Amherst College CLAD Lab

Research Opportunity with the Child Learning and Development Lab!

Merrill Science Center, 309, Child Learning and Development Lab

Do you have a child between 0 and 10 years of age? Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, is conducting a series of studies at the Child Learning and Development Lab that investigate how children learn from others and about the world around them. Participation in a study takes no more than 30 minutes. If you are interested in participating, contact the CLAD Lab at 413-542-5652, email cladlab@amherst.edu, or visit bitly.com/cladlab to learn more and register your family!

thesis writing in progress

Thesis Research Table

Frost Library, reference area (near cafe)

The thesis research table meets weekly to give pre-thesis researchers/writers an opportunity to discuss research and writing strategies, tools and practices with librarians and writing associates. Each meeting will have a focused topic of discussion which will be announced on the campus message board.

Ongoing Events

Gods, Kings, and Lovers

Gods, Kings, and Lovers: Paintings from Courtly India

Drawn entirely from the Mead’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores the essential role of painting in the lives of India’s elites, looking especially at the convergence of human and divine in nine exquisite works created for Muslim and Hindu patrons between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. On view at the Mead Art Museum February 14–July 5.

Open
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 9 a.m.–midnight
Fri: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.