Event Calendar

June 2013

Sat, Jun 1, 2013

Mead Art Museum Tour: "Russian Stories"

With Bettina Jungen, the Thomas P. Whitney Class of 1937 Curator of Russian Art

A Conversation with President Biddy Martin and the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Alumni and the Alumni Council

Kirsten Poler ’88, president of the Society of the Alumni, will preside. William A. Woolverton ’73, chair of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council, will present the motion on annotations to the bylaws, to be followed by remarks from President Martin.

Catholic Mass

Chapin Hall, Chapel

Join us for a celebration of the Liturgy over Reunion Weekend. All are welcome. Missalettes and guides will be provided. The Rev. John Gawienowski will be our celebrant.

Free Public Observing at Amherst College's Observatory

Wilder Observatory, Snell Street

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every clear Saturday from April through October. 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, family and friends are welcome.

Sat, Jun 8, 2013

Free Public Observing at Amherst College's Observatory

Wilder Observatory, Snell Street

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every clear Saturday from April through October. 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, family and friends are welcome.

Tue, Jun 11, 2013

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.

This is a two-part workshop, meeting Tuesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 13.

Please register here:

https://amherst.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0e1y88xjgJsgvHf

Wed, Jun 12, 2013

Summer Researcher Reception

Merrill Science Center, Science Library

Get together with other students engaged in research on campus, librarians and technologists, and enjoy some refreshments while we talk informally about your projects and answer your questions about upcoming workshops.

"Going into the Field with the Right Research Tools"

Are you planning to go abroad and hoping to collect information for your academic research? Are you planning to conduct interviews or take notes about your experiences? Will you make audio or video recordings or photograph your work for research purposes? Will you need to document the locations of people, places, structures, or artifacts? This workshop will help you gather the knowledge and tools you will need to stay organized “in the field,” whether you are going to Africa or across the U.S. or sticking close to home. Topics will be customized to fit your project’s needs.

Please register here:

https://amherst.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0e1y88xjgJsgvHf

Thu, Jun 13, 2013

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.

This is a two-part workshop, meeting Tuesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 13.

Please register here:

https://amherst.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0e1y88xjgJsgvHf

Sat, Jun 15, 2013

Free Public Observing at Amherst College's Observatory

Wilder Observatory, Snell Street

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every clear Saturday from April through October. 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, family and friends are welcome.

Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Mapping Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

The course is in four parts, Monday through Thursday, June 17-20:

• Constructing and Sharing Maps (including with Google Earth)
• Mapping Named Data (including census data and street addresses)
• Mapping Coordinate Data (including using a GPS receiver)
• Mapping Image Data (including scanned maps and satellite data) and Extracting Map Features

Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Mapping Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

The course is in four parts, Monday through Thursday, June 17-20:

• Constructing and Sharing Maps (including with Google Earth)
• Mapping Named Data (including census data and street addresses)
• Mapping Coordinate Data (including using a GPS receiver)
• Mapping Image Data (including scanned maps and satellite data) and Extracting Map Features

Wed, Jun 19, 2013

Windows 8 Demonstration and Discussion

Seeley G. Mudd Building, 205

Join Sam Feldman for a demonstration of the Windows 8 operating system. Learn about the features of the relatively new operating system and what changes are in the pipeline. Discover some useful and fun Windows 8 apps. Get hands-on with a 22-inch touch screen.

Mapping Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

The course is in four parts, Monday through Thursday, June 17-20:

• Constructing and Sharing Maps (including with Google Earth)
• Mapping Named Data (including census data and street addresses)
• Mapping Coordinate Data (including using a GPS receiver)
• Mapping Image Data (including scanned maps and satellite data) and Extracting Map Features

Thu, Jun 20, 2013

It's Cool at the Mead

Join us in the Mead Art Museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries for curator-led gallery talks. No two tours will be the same! Participants receive ice cream coupons from our generous sponsor Atkins Farms.

This event is part of the Mead's recurring "It's Cool at the Mead" series, every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 20 to Aug. 23 (excludes July 4-5).

Mapping Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful tool to discover spatial relationships and illuminate your research with intuitive maps:

• Illustrate historic sites and extract features from old maps
• Spatially correlate census, economic, and other data
• Display geologic formations and delineate watersheds
• Track human, animal, and plant populations
• Map locations from a GPS receiver

The course is in four parts, Monday through Thursday, June 17-20:

• Constructing and Sharing Maps (including with Google Earth)
• Mapping Named Data (including census data and street addresses)
• Mapping Coordinate Data (including using a GPS receiver)
• Mapping Image Data (including scanned maps and satellite data) and Extracting Map Features

Fri, Jun 21, 2013

It's Cool at the Mead

Join us in the Mead Art Museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries for curator-led gallery talks. No two tours will be the same! Participants receive ice cream coupons from our generous sponsor Atkins Farms.

This event is part of the Mead's reoccurring "It's Cool at the Mead" series, every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 20 to Aug. 23 (excludes July 4-5).

Windows 8 Demonstration and Discussion

Seeley G. Mudd Building, 205

Join Sam Feldman for a demonstration of the Windows 8 operating system. Learn about the features of the relatively new operating system and what changes are in the pipeline. Discover some useful and fun Windows 8 apps. Get hands-on with a 22-inch touch screen.

Sat, Jun 22, 2013

Free Public Observing at Amherst College's Observatory

Wilder Observatory, Snell Street

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every clear Saturday from April through October. 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, family and friends are welcome.

Tue, Jun 25, 2013

Manipulating Images with Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for photo adjustment and image creation, for inclusion in other documents such as Word, InDesign, PowerPoint, and Web pages. Using Photoshop you can easily crop and merge photographs (e.g., "Photoshop me in!”) and retouch them to create sharper, more vibrant, and blemish-free photos.

Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Creating Drawings with Adobe Illustrator

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.

Thu, Jun 27, 2013

It's Cool at the Mead

Join us in the Mead Art Museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries for curator-led gallery talks. No two tours will be the same! Participants receive ice cream coupons from our generous sponsor Atkins Farms.

This event is part of the Mead's recurring "It's Cool at the Mead" series, every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 20 to Aug. 23 (excludes July 4-5).

Fri, Jun 28, 2013

It's Cool at the Mead

Join us in the Mead Art Museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries for curator-led gallery talks. No two tours will be the same! Participants receive ice cream coupons from our generous sponsor Atkins Farms.

This event is part of the Mead's reoccurring "It's Cool at the Mead" series, every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 20 to Aug. 23 (excludes July 4-5).

Sat, Jun 29, 2013

Free Public Observing at Amherst College's Observatory

Wilder Observatory, Snell Street

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every clear Saturday from April through October. 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, family and friends are welcome.

Ongoing Events

Campus Challenge Fill-A-Truck Food & Educational Supply Drive

Form a friendly competition among teams, join a "tabling" group, or donate individually. We will be happy to accept nonperishable food items and school supplies. Drop-off sites include Barrett Hall, the Cadigan Center, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse, Fayerweather, Frost Library, Merrill Science Center, Pontypool, Pratt, Seelye Mudd and Smith House.

Be counted! Register your donation to Campus Challenge-sponsored drives or to ANY organization addressing poverty and/or educational opportunity. Complete a participation form online at http://www.amherst.edu/go/campuschallenge. The form may be submitted anonymously. Bonus: every participation form is entered into a drawing for $200 to be made at the end of April. Even though our major drives this year were scheduled for spring, we made significant progress in the fall. We can reach our goals for the year. The Campus Challenge Committee invites you to join them in making positive expressions of ways that Amherst staff, faculty and students relate with neighbors.

Amherst College Reunion 2013

All alumni are invited to return for class and college programs, entertainment and a chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

For a complete schedule, go to https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/events/reunion/schedule.