On Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 6 and 7, the College will celebrate the donation of the papers of labor lawyer and social activist Jerry Cohen ’63 with several events on campus:
The Presidential Town Hall Debate between McCain and Obama will air live tonight, Tuesday October 7th at 9 pm. Tom Brokaw from NBC will moderate. The debate will take place at Belmont University, Nashville, TN and can be viewed in the New Book area of the Frost Library. (10/07/08)
The 10 Most Challenged Books of 2007:
Learn more here. (10/04/08)
The debate can be viewed in the New Book area on the main floor of the Frost Library. Sen. Joe Biden from Delaware (D) and Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska (R), will debate each other at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The moderator will be Gwen Ifill, who serves as moderator and managing editor of PBS' "Washington Week". (10/02/08)
Need images for teaching & learning classics? Antequam is a new 5-College shared-images group in ARTstor.
The Antequam collection features art, archaeology, and culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. The collection includes photography by art historians Bettina Bergmann (Mount Holyoke College), Barbara Kellum (Smith College), and Laetitia La Follette (University of Massachusetts at Amherst). In addition, Classics professor Scott Bradbury (Smith College) has provided access to the "Caverno Collection," a collection of antiquities under the auspices of the Smith College Classics Department. The Antequam contributors have agreed to share these images for teaching and learning across the Five Colleges. (09/30/08)
At 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24th, Professor Robert L. Herbert will give a talk on the diaries of Orra White Hitchcock, wife of Edward Hitchcock, President of Amherst College 1845-1854.
The talk will be given in Archives and Special Collections and will be followed by a reception. All are welcome. (09/24/08)
The library is a founding member of a new LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) private network to help preserve US documents distributed only in electronic form. The library has been a LOCKSS member since early 2004, helping to ensure availability of many electronic journals. (9/24/08)
Saturday September 20th is Software Freedom Day, a worldwide celebration of free and open source software (FOSS). Software freedom means the freedom to run, modify, copy, improve and share programs.
Do you use free and open source software? Probably!
The college website and webservers run on free and open source software. Amherst recommends several free and open source software packages, among the software used on campus computers. Two of the most popular:
Please come to the community tea in Frost Library on Thursday, September 18, celebrating the grand opening of the Multicultural Resource Center. We will be showcasing a number of our materials relating to multicultural and diversity issues, including books, DVDs, and links to useful websites. The library hosts the community tea every Thursday 3:30-4:30pm. (09/18/08)