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The Association of Amherst Students and the Library have co-created a survey to learn about Amherst student late night study needs. We are hoping to learn where and when people study, and what they look for in a late night study space. All Amherst students are invited to fill out this 3-5 minute survey. We will use information from this survey to advocate for improved study space options across campus and support more transparent communications about study space options.
“Ancestral Bridges: Celebrating Black and Afro-Indigenous families who lived and worked in Amherst in the 18th through early 20th centuries,” an exhibit of historical photographs and artifacts, will be on view in Frost Library from February 9 through the summer of 2023.
This exhibition, the first partnership between the Ancestral Bridges Foundation and Amherst College, seeks to center this long-neglected aspect of town history and to reveal the rich and complex lives of the Black and Afro-Indigenous community of Amherst.
Join us for the opening reception on February 9 at 4:30 in the CHI Think Tank! (2nd floor, Frost)
Visit the Pioneer Valley Symphony or Brattleboro Museum for FREE
Frost Library now has a limited number of symphony & museum passes available for loan at the front desk. Amherst College faculty, staff, and students can borrow a pass to see a Pioneer Valley Symphony (https://www.pvsoc.org/) performance or take a trip to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (https://www.brattleboromuseum.org/) at no cost! Please email the Circulation team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about borrowing passes.
Locked away in refrigerated vaults, sanitized by gas chambers, and secured within bombproof caverns deep under mountains are America's most prized materials: the ever-expanding collection of records that now accompany each of us from birth to death. The data complex backs up and protects our most vital information against decay and destruction, and yet it binds us to corporate and government institutions whose power is also preserved in its bunkers, infrastructures, and sterilized spaces.
Dr. Brian Michael Murphy will present his work on the history of the data complex, bringing us into conversation around the ways in which the data complex increasingly blurs the lines between human and machine, biological body and data body, life and digital afterlife.
Co-sponsored by the CHI and the Library