Event Calendar

January 2019

Mon, Jan 7, 2019

An overlay of four layers: a topographic map of the area with contour lines representing constant elevation, a digital elevation model representing the same information with color, the calculated watershed, and the boundary of the Town of Amherst.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools 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
• 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)
• Extracting Map Features (including geoprocessing and editing vector data)
• Analyzing Geographic Relationships (including geostatistics)

This course is in seven parts: January 7 – 11 and 14 – 15, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Registration Required

Tue, Jan 8, 2019

An overlay of four layers: a topographic map of the area with contour lines representing constant elevation, a digital elevation model representing the same information with color, the calculated watershed, and the boundary of the Town of Amherst.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools 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
• 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)
• Extracting Map Features (including geoprocessing and editing vector data)
• Analyzing Geographic Relationships (including geostatistics)

This course is in seven parts: January 7 – 11 and 14 – 15, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Registration Required

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

An overlay of four layers: a topographic map of the area with contour lines representing constant elevation, a digital elevation model representing the same information with color, the calculated watershed, and the boundary of the Town of Amherst.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools 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
• 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)
• Extracting Map Features (including geoprocessing and editing vector data)
• Analyzing Geographic Relationships (including geostatistics)

This course is in seven parts: January 7 – 11 and 14 – 15, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Registration Required

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

An overlay of four layers: a topographic map of the area with contour lines representing constant elevation, a digital elevation model representing the same information with color, the calculated watershed, and the boundary of the Town of Amherst.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools 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
• 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)
• Extracting Map Features (including geoprocessing and editing vector data)
• Analyzing Geographic Relationships (including geostatistics)

This course is in seven parts: January 7 – 11 and 14 – 15, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Registration Required

Persuasive Public Speaking

3:30 pm Frost Library, CHI Seminar Room

The ability to write and speak persuasively is an essential life skill. Whether you are presenting an argument in class, applying for a job or running for public office, you need to be persuasive and compelling. Through learning and practicing how to structure and deliver a persuasive speech, this 90-minute workshop will prepare you to master the art and craft of persuasion. Open to all interested students. TRUTH contestants are encouraged to attend!

Students Only

Fri, Jan 11, 2019

An overlay of four layers: a topographic map of the area with contour lines representing constant elevation, a digital elevation model representing the same information with color, the calculated watershed, and the boundary of the Town of Amherst.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools 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
• 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)
• Extracting Map Features (including geoprocessing and editing vector data)
• Analyzing Geographic Relationships (including geostatistics)

This course is in seven parts: January 7 – 11 and 14 – 15, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Registration Required

Mon, Jan 14, 2019

An overlay of four layers: a topographic map of the area with contour lines representing constant elevation, a digital elevation model representing the same information with color, the calculated watershed, and the boundary of the Town of Amherst.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools 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
• 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)
• Extracting Map Features (including geoprocessing and editing vector data)
• Analyzing Geographic Relationships (including geostatistics)

This course is in seven parts: January 7 – 11 and 14 – 15, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Registration Required
A laptop computer typing out an HTML document, with snowflakes constructed from 0s and 1s slowly falling down over it

Web Programming

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. At the heart of the Web are several content and programming languages that will be covered in this example-based course:

• The Web content languages (HTML and CSS) that are the foundation of web pages
• The Web programming language (JavaScript) that makes web pages dynamic and interactive
• A document object library (jQuery) that makes it easier to manipulate your pages
• User-interface frameworks (Bootstrap and React) that provide pre-built components for your pages
• A Web server (Node.js + Express) that lets you store and search for your data
• A server-side database (MongoDB) to provide efficient access to your data

Please think about a project to which you’d like to apply your new understanding!

Prerequisites: None; some programming experience helpful

Registration Required

Tue, Jan 15, 2019

An overlay of four layers: a topographic map of the area with contour lines representing constant elevation, a digital elevation model representing the same information with color, the calculated watershed, and the boundary of the Town of Amherst.

Mapping Geographic Data with ArcGIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of powerful tools 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
• 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)
• Extracting Map Features (including geoprocessing and editing vector data)
• Analyzing Geographic Relationships (including geostatistics)

This course is in seven parts: January 7 – 11 and 14 – 15, each day from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Registration Required
A laptop computer typing out an HTML document, with snowflakes constructed from 0s and 1s slowly falling down over it

Web Programming

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. At the heart of the Web are several content and programming languages that will be covered in this example-based course:

• The Web content languages (HTML and CSS) that are the foundation of web pages
• The Web programming language (JavaScript) that makes web pages dynamic and interactive
• A document object library (jQuery) that makes it easier to manipulate your pages
• User-interface frameworks (Bootstrap and React) that provide pre-built components for your pages
• A Web server (Node.js + Express) that lets you store and search for your data
• A server-side database (MongoDB) to provide efficient access to your data

Please think about a project to which you’d like to apply your new understanding!

Prerequisites: None; some programming experience helpful

Registration Required

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

A laptop computer typing out an HTML document, with snowflakes constructed from 0s and 1s slowly falling down over it

Web Programming

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. At the heart of the Web are several content and programming languages that will be covered in this example-based course:

• The Web content languages (HTML and CSS) that are the foundation of web pages
• The Web programming language (JavaScript) that makes web pages dynamic and interactive
• A document object library (jQuery) that makes it easier to manipulate your pages
• User-interface frameworks (Bootstrap and React) that provide pre-built components for your pages
• A Web server (Node.js + Express) that lets you store and search for your data
• A server-side database (MongoDB) to provide efficient access to your data

Please think about a project to which you’d like to apply your new understanding!

Prerequisites: None; some programming experience helpful

Registration Required

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

A laptop computer typing out an HTML document, with snowflakes constructed from 0s and 1s slowly falling down over it

Web Programming

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. At the heart of the Web are several content and programming languages that will be covered in this example-based course:

• The Web content languages (HTML and CSS) that are the foundation of web pages
• The Web programming language (JavaScript) that makes web pages dynamic and interactive
• A document object library (jQuery) that makes it easier to manipulate your pages
• User-interface frameworks (Bootstrap and React) that provide pre-built components for your pages
• A Web server (Node.js + Express) that lets you store and search for your data
• A server-side database (MongoDB) to provide efficient access to your data

Please think about a project to which you’d like to apply your new understanding!

Prerequisites: None; some programming experience helpful

Registration Required

Persuasive Public Speaking

Convince me!
The ability to write and speak persuasively is an essential life skill. Whether you are presenting an argument in class, applying for a job or running for public office, you need to be persuasive and compelling. Through learning and practicing how to structure and deliver a persuasive speech, this 90-minute workshop will prepare you to master the art and craft of persuasion. This event is open to all interested students and TRUTH contestants are encouraged to attend.

Students Only

Fri, Jan 18, 2019

A laptop computer typing out an HTML document, with snowflakes constructed from 0s and 1s slowly falling down over it

Web Programming

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the Internet in a highly interactive manner. At the heart of the Web are several content and programming languages that will be covered in this example-based course:

• The Web content languages (HTML and CSS) that are the foundation of web pages
• The Web programming language (JavaScript) that makes web pages dynamic and interactive
• A document object library (jQuery) that makes it easier to manipulate your pages
• User-interface frameworks (Bootstrap and React) that provide pre-built components for your pages
• A Web server (Node.js + Express) that lets you store and search for your data
• A server-side database (MongoDB) to provide efficient access to your data

Please think about a project to which you’d like to apply your new understanding!

Prerequisites: None; some programming experience helpful

Registration Required

Wed, Jan 23, 2019

A map of Europe, with approximate regions superimposed representing the locations of different ancestries

Where Do You Think You’re From?

Do you know about your family’s origins beyond your parents and grandparents? The ancestors of most Americans are immigrants, arriving within the last 400 years and commonly within the last 150 years. In this course you’ll learn how to use census data, archival records and other sources to trace your genealogical past and determine when your family arrived and from where. You’ll also learn how to compile this information into a free software program and share it with others.

Recommended: during the holidays, talk to your parents and other relatives to gather as much name, date and location information as you can before coming to the workshop: relationships, births, marriages, deaths, migration, etc.

Registration Required

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

A map of Europe, with approximate regions superimposed representing the locations of different ancestries

Where Do You Think You’re From?

Do you know about your family’s origins beyond your parents and grandparents? The ancestors of most Americans are immigrants, arriving within the last 400 years and commonly within the last 150 years. In this course you’ll learn how to use census data, archival records and other sources to trace your genealogical past and determine when your family arrived and from where. You’ll also learn how to compile this information into a free software program and share it with others.

Recommended: during the holidays, talk to your parents and other relatives to gather as much name, date and location information as you can before coming to the workshop: relationships, births, marriages, deaths, migration, etc.

Registration Required

Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) Internship/Fellowship Info Session

The Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History was established to advance the digital curation, community outreach and internship initiatives at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

As part of the Smith Fund Internship and Fellowship Program, the Museum will select and provide funding for interns who will be located onsite with the Museum and offsite at select African American museums, art galleries and museums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), cultural institutions and historic sites, or other related institutions dedicated to the study and preservation of African American history and culture. All internship opportunities with this program will focus on work related to digital imaging, media preservation, digital preservation of personal and community objects, digital content management, collections information management, recording and preserving oral histories or digital filmmaking.

Internships will provide guided learning experiences consisting of hands-on training, mentoring, attendance at educational events and cultivation of contacts for the next generation of researchers, scholars, curators, and other museum, library, preservation and heritage professionals – individuals who will assume the mantle of identifying, documenting, curating and digitizing treasured artifacts that reflect African American history and culture.

Attend this information session -- a virtual presentation by the Museum's staff hosted by Loeb Center advisors -- to learn more about the internship program and how to successfully apply before the February 15 deadline.