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Event Calendar

July 2020

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

A script G and a phi

Investigating Networks with Gephi

Gephi is a freely distributable tool for exploring and analyzing networks, with or without a geographic component. Related items can be associated with each other with different colors based on their properties, and clusters of connections and other patterns can be easily visualized as you rotate and arrange the network. Terrific for social network analysis, e.g. who’s writing to who, as well as economic analysis, e.g. what one country is selling to others, and even for studying biological networks!

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/CVaMQczWavzK52zG6

Registration Required

Summer Thesis Research Table

The Thesis Research Table is a weekly Zoom gathering for students beginning large, independent research projects (including but not limited to honors theses). The Table is a time to build a network of support from peers and instructional staff from the Writing Center and Library, to build skills useful for sustaining remote research projects, and to share strategies for balancing productivity and wellness in an uncertain time. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process, with topics announced through the Daily Mammoth. Drop in or attend regularly.

Hosted by Blake Doherty (Frost Library) and Jessica Kem (Writing Center)

Students Only

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

LaTeX

Writing Scientific Papers with LaTeX

LaTeX is a computer language for the creation of high-quality scientific and technical documents. In addition to structuring your writing in the usual paragraphs and sections, its features include mathematical equation typesetting, bibliographies, and automatic numbering of sections, equations, references, tables, and figures. LaTeX is built upon a lower-level typesetting language called TeX, and is open-source and free to use. It’s available in a number of packages that you can install on your own computer, and is most easily composed using a dedicated editor and interpreter. We recommend the following:

Macintosh: MacTeX + TeXShop
Windows: MikTeX + TexStudio

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/CVaMQczWavzK52zG6

Registration Required

Mon, Jul 6, 2020

Graduate Study in the UK Webinar - University of Manchester

Want to do graduate study in the UK? Join this webinar on the University of Manchester. This is part of a series to be held throughout June, July and August on some of the top universities in the UK. Fellowships like the Marshall and Fulbright programs support study at many of them. Get the inside scoop on their academic programs and what it’s like to be there as a grad student. Brief tour, short lecture, alumni panel, and Q&A at the end. Register: https://bit.ly/2Z8HhXP

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

A schematic drawing of a poster on an easel

Constructing Presentations for High-Impact Communication

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Presentation during the first week of the Fall semester. This class will help you produce a presentation that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

This workshop will build on design principles to show you how to construct your presentation, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics, and applying special effects. We will use Microsoft PowerPoint, a popular program to build computer presentations. It can also be used to lay out print posters, so we will also discuss some elements of poster design. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty, and staff can download for free: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/it/services/software/software-for-person...

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/CVaMQczWavzK52zG6

Registration Required

Summer Thesis Research Table

The Thesis Research Table is a weekly Zoom gathering for students beginning large, independent research projects (including but not limited to honors theses). The Table is a time to build a network of support from peers and instructional staff from the Writing Center and Library, to build skills useful for sustaining remote research projects, and to share strategies for balancing productivity and wellness in an uncertain time. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process, with topics announced through the Daily Mammoth. Drop in or attend regularly.

Hosted by Blake Doherty (Frost Library) and Jessica Kem (Writing Center)

Students Only

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Graduate Study in the UK Webinar: University of Liverpool

Want to do graduate study in the UK? Join this webinar on the University of Liverpool. This is part of a series to be held throughout July and August on some of the top universities in the UK. Fellowships like the Marshall and Fulbright programs support study at many of them. Get the inside scoop on their academic programs and what it’s like to be there as a grad student. Brief tour, short lecture, alumni panel and Q&A at the end. Register: https://bit.ly/3hZGCAz

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Fulbright Applicant Webinar for First-Generation College Students (U.S. Citizens)

The Fulbright student program offers grants for research, study or assistant-teaching for college graduates in over 140 countries outside the United States. Program staff and U.S. Student Program alumni discuss the experience of applying as a first-generation college student, including resources and tips from successful first-gen grantees. Register: https://bit.ly/3fZu8al

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Fulbright Applicant Webinar for Re-Applying to the Program (U.S. Citizens)

The Fulbright student program offers grants for research, study or assistant-teaching for college graduates in over 140 countries outside the United States. Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alumni Ambassadors share their stories and answer your questions about their success after applying two or more times. Register: https://bit.ly/3hZ9iJK

Summer Thesis Research Table

The Thesis Research Table is a weekly Zoom gathering for students beginning large, independent research projects (including but not limited to honors theses). The Table is a time to build a network of support from peers and instructional staff from the Writing Center and Library, to build skills useful for sustaining remote research projects, and to share strategies for balancing productivity and wellness in an uncertain time. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process, with topics announced through the Daily Mammoth. Drop in or attend regularly.

Hosted by Blake Doherty (Frost Library) and Jessica Kem (Writing Center)

Students Only

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Graduate Study in the UK Webinar: University of Bristol

Want to do graduate study in the UK? Join this webinar on the University of Bristol. This is part of a series to be held throughout July and August on some of the top universities in the UK. Fellowships like the Marshall and Fulbright programs support study at many of them. Get the inside scoop on their academic programs and what it’s like to be there as a grad student. There will be a brief tour, short lecture, alumni panel and Q&A at the end.

Register: https://bit.ly/37WKWfb

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Graduate Study in the UK Webinar: University of East Anglia

Want to do graduate study in the UK? Join this webinar on the University of East Anglia. This is part of a series to be held throughout July and August on some of the top universities in the UK. Fellowships like the Marshall and Fulbright programs support study at many of them. Get the inside scoop on their academic programs and what it’s like to be there as a grad student. There will be a brief tour, short lecture, alumni panel and Q&A at the end.

Register: https://bit.ly/318ZOWx

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Zoom Webinar on Political Science Offerings for the Fall

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Zoom Webinar

The Department of Political Science has made exciting changes to its curriculum for the fall. This is the most comprehensive reform we have made in decades. Join Professor and Chair of Political Science Javier Corrales and Professor Eleonora Mattiacci for a Zoom webinar to discuss these changes and how you might take advantage of them.

Open to all students: majors, non-majors, new students. Zoom link to be provided later.

Students Only
Registration Required

Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Fulbright Applicant Webinar - Study Research Alumni Q & A (U.S. Citizens)

The Fulbright student program offers grants for research, study or assistant teaching for college graduates in over 140 countries outside the U.S. Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alumni Ambassadors share their stories and answer your questions about opportunities to conduct research through the Fulbright Program. Register: https://bit.ly/2YsaNIE