Event Calendar

July 2013

Mon, Jul 1, 2013

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

Snazzy, interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and much easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course, accessible to artists and scientists alike, you’ll learn just enough Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, SVG, and JavaScript) to make your data sparkle.

Tue, Jul 2, 2013

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

Snazzy, interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and much easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course, accessible to artists and scientists alike, you’ll learn just enough Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, SVG, and JavaScript) to make your data sparkle.

Sat, Jul 6, 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, Jul 8, 2013

Scientific Programming with Python

Python is a freely distributable high-level programming language that has become very popular for everything from scripting applications and Web-page generation to solving scientific problems. It shares many basic characteristics with languages like Mathematica, Matlab, and Labview and has an extensive set of numerical and scientific modules. In this class we will use Python to build instructions describing a scientific problem and solve it using the college computing cluster.

Tue, Jul 9, 2013

Scientific Programming with Python

Python is a freely distributable high-level programming language that has become very popular for everything from scripting applications and Web-page generation to solving scientific problems. It shares many basic characteristics with languages like Mathematica, Matlab, and Labview and has an extensive set of numerical and scientific modules. In this class we will use Python to build instructions describing a scientific problem and solve it using the college computing cluster.

Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Scientific Programming with Python

Python is a freely distributable high-level programming language that has become very popular for everything from scripting applications and Web-page generation to solving scientific problems. It shares many basic characteristics with languages like Mathematica, Matlab, and Labview and has an extensive set of numerical and scientific modules. In this class we will use Python to build instructions describing a scientific problem and solve it using the college computing cluster.

Thu, Jul 11, 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, Jul 12, 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, Jul 13, 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.

Sun, Jul 14, 2013

Mead Reads

On Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m., come ready to discuss Marisa Silver's new novel "Mary Coin," inspired by Dorthea Lange's iconic photo "Migrant Mother," with the Mead's Acting Curator of American Art Maggie Dethloff. This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided. Pick up your copy of "Mary Coin" today at Amherst Books (8 Main Street in Downtown Amherst).

Tue, Jul 16, 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.

Wed, Jul 17, 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.

Thu, Jul 18, 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).

Buckley Chamber Players

Buckley Recital Hall

Violinist Joel Pitchon (Smith); cellist Volcy Pelletier (Smith); violist Lila Brown (Boston Conservatory) and pianist Alissa Leiser (Amherst) will perform piano quartets by Mozart and Brahms. Also to be performed will be a duo for violin and cello by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu. The concert is the second of a series of three concerts to be given by the group this summer.

Fri, Jul 19, 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, Jul 20, 2013

Liberal Arts and Sciences in the 21st Century

Howard Gardner, Amherst College Trustee and John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will discuss the forces challenging traditional residential liberals arts education and how we might rethink - or even reinvent - it for out times. This is the keynote address to open the weekend celebration of the successful completion of the five-year campaign Lives of Consequence: Creating Connections.

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, Jul 22, 2013

Manipulating Images with GIMP

GIMP is a freely distributable application for manipulating images that provides many of the same features and tools as Photoshop. It can be used to paint simple images, resize and retouch photos, convert between different image formats, etc.

Thu, Jul 25, 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, Jul 26, 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, Jul 27, 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.

Wed, Jul 31, 2013

Designing Posters with Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is the best tool to lay out posters, newsletters, brochures, and other print media. You can easily include text, photos, and illustrations from other programs and add special effects such as shadows and feathering. You can also precisely position text and make it flow from box to box and around images. The class will focus on producing a poster on IT's large-format printer, a common presentation format at conferences, including the Summer Science Research Poster Presentations in September.