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Event Calendar

Today - Tue, Jun 18, 2019

All-Staff Meeting

President Martin and members of the senior staff will share their reflections on the year, update you on college priorities and developments in staff life, and respond to your questions and comments.

The watershed has the typical triangular shape, with the larger portion extending to the top of the Holyoke range and narrowing as it proceeds downhill to the reservoir.

Mapping Geographic 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; and
• Map locations from a GPS receiver.

You will learn about:

• 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

This workshop is in four parts:

• Tuesdays, June 11,18, 25, and July 2

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScijz6Qre8lrzSjOJrujtOXhGpKob9m...

Registration Required

Tomorrow - Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Summer Thesis Research Table

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Research Tables (1st floor)

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis (or other similar long-term research projects). Each week, we’ll start with reflective accountability check-ins and then focus our discussion on a particular aspect of the research and writing process. Drop in or attend regularly. We'll provide the donuts! Hosted by Frost Library and the Writing Center.

Students Only
A diamond shape with three-node network suggesting the merging and forking of a set of code.

Debugging and Version Control for Programming

Want your computer code to be perfect? Start by realizing that you will make mistakes when writing it! In this class you’ll learn how to discover and fix your errors. We will cover basic principles of debugging applicable to any programming language, though examples will use the Python language and its standard debugger pdb. Sometimes you’ll also want to try out new ideas without ruining the code that’s already working. We will therefore learn the basics of using the Git version control system, which makes it easy to fall back to an earlier version of your code if necessary. Git is also an important tool for collaborating with others, so that you can safely experiment with fixing errors in their code and taking it in new directions.

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScijz6Qre8lrzSjOJrujtOXhGpKob9m...

Registration Required

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

"The Writers' Retreat" comic illustration of imaginary writing place, by Grant Snider, by permission.

Write-On-Site (for Faculty & Staff)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Faculty and Staff are invited to an informal, drop-in writing space. If writing with others inspires you to maintain a regular writing practice, please join us. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Writing Center.

Fri, Jun 21, 2019

Portrait photo of Emily Dickinson

Unveiling of Emily Dickinson Paintings in Johnson Chapel

Come see two new paintings being added to Johnson Chapel’s portrait gallery. Pendant portraits of Emily Dickinson by Bob Sweeney, William R. Mead Professor of Art, will be dedicated on Friday, June 21, at 1:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel, followed by a reception featuring desserts based on Emily Dickinson's recipes. All are welcome.

Photographic image of thousands of stars and other celestial bodies

"Photographing the Universe"

Join us for an evening of stargazing and photography. All are invited to view the cosmos through telescopes and learn about how the photoelectric effect makes it possible to take color photographs of the universe. May the fourth be with you!

This program is inspired by Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein and offered with support from Arts at Amherst, the Amherst College Science Center and the Amherst College Department of Astronomy.

This event is free and open to all!

Mon, Jun 24, 2019

A stylized representation of two intertwined python snakes

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.

This workshop is in four parts:

• Mondays, June 17, 24, and July 1, 8

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScijz6Qre8lrzSjOJrujtOXhGpKob9m...

Registration Required
RAD Self Defense

RAD Self Defense classes

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) course is a comprehensive self defense program for folks who self-identify as trans or cis women and/or nonbinary. It begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. The R.A.D. system is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics.

Please email RAD@amherst.edu to sign-up and bring a friend!

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

The watershed has the typical triangular shape, with the larger portion extending to the top of the Holyoke range and narrowing as it proceeds downhill to the reservoir.

Mapping Geographic 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; and
• Map locations from a GPS receiver.

You will learn about:

• 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

This workshop is in four parts:

• Tuesdays, June 11,18, 25, and July 2

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScijz6Qre8lrzSjOJrujtOXhGpKob9m...

Registration Required

Wed, Jun 26, 2019

Summer Thesis Research Table

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Research Tables (1st floor)

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis (or other similar long-term research projects). Each week, we’ll start with reflective accountability check-ins and then focus our discussion on a particular aspect of the research and writing process. Drop in or attend regularly. We'll provide the donuts! Hosted by Frost Library and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

"The Writers' Retreat" comic illustration of imaginary writing place, by Grant Snider, by permission.

Write-On-Site (for Faculty & Staff)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Faculty and Staff are invited to an informal, drop-in writing space. If writing with others inspires you to maintain a regular writing practice, please join us. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Writing Center.

Mon, Jul 1, 2019

A stylized representation of two intertwined python snakes

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.

This workshop is in four parts:

• Mondays, June 17, 24, and July 1, 8

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScijz6Qre8lrzSjOJrujtOXhGpKob9m...

Registration Required

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

The watershed has the typical triangular shape, with the larger portion extending to the top of the Holyoke range and narrowing as it proceeds downhill to the reservoir.

Mapping Geographic 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; and
• Map locations from a GPS receiver.

You will learn about:

• 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

This workshop is in four parts:

• Tuesdays, June 11,18, 25, and July 2

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScijz6Qre8lrzSjOJrujtOXhGpKob9m...

Registration Required

Mon, Jul 8, 2019

A stylized representation of two intertwined python snakes

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.

This workshop is in four parts:

• Mondays, June 17, 24, and July 1, 8

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScijz6Qre8lrzSjOJrujtOXhGpKob9m...

Registration Required

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Summer Thesis Research Table

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Research Tables (1st floor)

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis (or other similar long-term research projects). Each week, we’ll start with reflective accountability check-ins and then focus our discussion on a particular aspect of the research and writing process. Drop in or attend regularly. We'll provide the donuts! Hosted by Frost Library and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

"The Writers' Retreat" comic illustration of imaginary writing place, by Grant Snider, by permission.

Write-On-Site (for Faculty & Staff)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Faculty and Staff are invited to an informal, drop-in writing space. If writing with others inspires you to maintain a regular writing practice, please join us. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Writing Center.

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

Summer Thesis Research Table

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Research Tables (1st floor)

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis (or other similar long-term research projects). Each week, we’ll start with reflective accountability check-ins and then focus our discussion on a particular aspect of the research and writing process. Drop in or attend regularly. We'll provide the donuts! Hosted by Frost Library and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

"The Writers' Retreat" comic illustration of imaginary writing place, by Grant Snider, by permission.

Write-On-Site (for Faculty & Staff)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Faculty and Staff are invited to an informal, drop-in writing space. If writing with others inspires you to maintain a regular writing practice, please join us. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Writing Center.

Wed, Jul 24, 2019

Summer Thesis Research Table

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Research Tables (1st floor)

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis (or other similar long-term research projects). Each week, we’ll start with reflective accountability check-ins and then focus our discussion on a particular aspect of the research and writing process. Drop in or attend regularly. We'll provide the donuts! Hosted by Frost Library and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

"The Writers' Retreat" comic illustration of imaginary writing place, by Grant Snider, by permission.

Write-On-Site (for Faculty & Staff)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Faculty and Staff are invited to an informal, drop-in writing space. If writing with others inspires you to maintain a regular writing practice, please join us. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Writing Center.

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Summer Thesis Research Table

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Research Tables (1st floor)

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis (or other similar long-term research projects). Each week, we’ll start with reflective accountability check-ins and then focus our discussion on a particular aspect of the research and writing process. Drop in or attend regularly. We'll provide the donuts! Hosted by Frost Library and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Thu, Aug 1, 2019

"The Writers' Retreat" comic illustration of imaginary writing place, by Grant Snider, by permission.

Write-On-Site (for Faculty & Staff)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Faculty and Staff are invited to an informal, drop-in writing space. If writing with others inspires you to maintain a regular writing practice, please join us. Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Writing Center.

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Summer Thesis Research Table

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Frost Library, Research Tables (1st floor)

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis (or other similar long-term research projects). Each week, we’ll start with reflective accountability check-ins and then focus our discussion on a particular aspect of the research and writing process. Drop in or attend regularly. We'll provide the donuts! Hosted by Frost Library and the Writing Center.

Students Only

Ongoing Events

 A print depicting a 4,000x magnification of a microscope photograph

"Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte"

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.