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4/9/12 -- Social Sciences Book Party
Please join us Monday, April 9th at 12PM in Frost Library's Friendly Reading Room to celebrate the recent publication of Who Deserves to Die? Constructing the Executable Subject (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011). This new collection edited by Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Science, “analyzes the cultural, philosophical, and legal grounds for capital punishment in the contemporary United States.” The event will begin with an introduction by Nasser Hussain, Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, followed by Professor Sarat’s presentation of his book. Copies will be available for purchase courtesy of Amherst Books. This event is free and open to the public; lunch will be provided.

Grand Opening of the Frost Café
On Wednesday, March 28th, from 1-3 p.m. be sure to stop by the library as we celebrate the official opening of our new café. Enjoy a free cup of coffee and free samples of the café pastries. There will also be a chance to enter a prize drawing.

3/27/12 -- Undergraduate and Public Scholarship in the Humanities: Reading, Interpreting & Editing Wikipedia

On Tuesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. in the Friendly Reading Room of Frost Library, join panelists Scott Payne (Information Technology), Missy Roser (Library) and Martha Saxton (History/WAGS) for a discussion of scholarly research and Wikipedia, sponsored by the Copeland Colloquium and Frost Library and part of a yearlong series, "The Future of the Humanities in the Age of Technics." Refreshments will be served.

Sponsor: Library & the Copeland Colloquium: The Future of the Humanities in the Age of Technics/Eighth in the series

3/9/12 -- Translation in the Age of Google Translate

Please join us on Friday, March 9, at noon for “Translation in the Age of Google Translate." Amherst College languages and literature faculty members Cathy Ciepiela, Laure Katsaros, and Andrew Parker investigate the future of language instruction in the context of new computational tools. This event is sponsored by the Copeland Colloquium and Frost Library and is part of a year-long series focusing on The Future of the Humanities in the Age of Technics. Friendly Reading Room. Lunch will be provided.

Sponsor: Library & the Copeland Colloquium: The Future of the Humanities in the Age of Technics/Seventh in the series

Beyond Words: Vermont Landscapes

Twenty-two works on paper by English major turned businessman Jay DeMartine ‘72. Living and hiking in the mountains of the West River Valley yields a vision of Vermont with abrupt colors and palpable emotion, sans cows and barns. On the second floor Mezzanine and Gallery at Frost Library, with an artist talk and reception February 24 at 7 pm in the Friendly Reading Room.


Name the Frost 2nd Floor Gallery Contest Winner

The winner of the Name the Frost 2nd Floor Gallery Contest is RuQian Chen '13, whose entry "Beyond Words" was selected by the library Program Committee from last month's submissions. A new sign will be mounted in the gallery space in the near future. Congratulations RuQian and thank you to all who participated in this fun event!

Furnitureless Frost 1st floor on Tuesday
On Tuesday, February 28, all furniture from the 1st floor will be shifted to other floors to replace older seating and tables; new furniture for the 1st floor will arrive Wednesday. Since it will be empty Tuesday night, we'll be showing a film—think funny, heartwarming, critically acclaimed, animated—in the Friendly Periodicals Reading Room at 8p. Snacks provided, bring your own pillow or beanbag.

Calling All Lockers
Despite all lockers in Frost being assigned, many remain empty. Since other students have requested lockers, all empty lockers will receive new locks on Friday, March 2. They will then be available on a first-come/first-serve basis for the remainder of the spring semester. If you plan to keep your locker, even if it is empty now, please let someone know at the Circulation Desk before Friday, March 2. Thanks.

Name the Frost 2nd Floor Gallery Space

Frost Library's Program Committee is looking for the best name for the 2nd floor gallery space outside of Technical Services (unofficially known as "the yellow walls"). Please stop by the space and leave your suggestion by the door, along with your name and email address. The winning selection will go on a sign in the gallery, and the winner will receive a $25 gift card to the new cafe opening soon in Frost! All suggestions accepted through Thursday, February 23.

1/31/12 Scientific Advances and Humanistic Responses

Please join us on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 3:30 p.m. in the Frost Library for a program featuring reflections by scientists and responses by humanists at Amherst College on the question of how new scientific and technological developments affect what it means to be human. This event is sponsored by the Copeland Colloquium and Frost Library and is part of a yearlong series focusing on “The Future of the Humanities in the Age of Technics.” Refreshments will be provided.

Reflections by Scientists: J.P. Baird, Associate Professor of Psychology; Michael Hood, Associate Professor of Biology; Scott Kaplan, Professor of Computer Science

Responses from Humanists: Thomas Dunn, Professor of Political Science; Andrew Poe, Visiting Professor of Political Science; Adam Sitze, Assistant Professor of LJST

Sponsor: Library & the Copeland Colloquium/Sixth in the series: The Future of the Humanities in the Age of Technics