Event Calendar

Today - Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Tuna Ceviche

Chef's (Lab) Table: A Summer Sampler

Professor of Chemistry Pat O’Hara will offer four hands-on workshops this summer focusing on food, chemistry, and fun. These workshops are open to faculty, staff and summer students on four Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6 p.m. The workshops will take place in the Greenway A Event Space. Enrollment is on a first come first served basis as space permits and a minimal fee for food supplies may be collected as necessary.

Thursday July 13: Fermentation: Yogurts and Cheese
Thursday July 20: Cold Cooking: Pickling and Ceviche
Thursday July 27: Spherification: Summer Cocktails and Mocktails
Thursday August 3: Getting the Most out of Your Olive Oil

Send an email to pbohara@amherst.edu to hold a spot at the (Lab) Table.

Tomorrow - Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Coffee Haus performers

Iced Coffee Haus with The Common

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greenway Patio

Summer interns at The Common, Amherst's literary journal, are hosting Iced Coffee Haus, a summer edition of Marsh Coffee Haus. Come through to the Greenway patio for music, pizza, poems and mirth. If you're interested in performing, email Julia Pike at jpike19@amherst.edu. Rain location to be determined.

Sun, Jul 23, 2017

A pair of hands on a tabletop, holding a pink colored pencil and a hand-drawn flipbook

Sunday Sketch at the Mead

Drop in and draw with us at the Mead on Sundays this summer! Artists of all skill levels are welcome to sketch works in the galleries or outside in our sculpture courtyard. We will provide paper, graphite pencils, erasers, drawing boards and gallery stools every Sunday through July 30. This series is free and open to the public.

Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Register for Title IX Basics & Mandatory Reporting

Please join Laurie Frankl, Amherst’s Title IX Coordinator, for Title IX Basics and Mandatory Reporter training. During this interactive discussion, you will learn about the work of the Title IX Office and about why the College requires all faculty, most staff, and some student employees to share information about sexual misconduct concerns that affect the Amherst College community. Laurie will provide a foundation for understanding Title IX and how it relates to sexual misconduct on campus, explain the College’s response to reports of sexual misconduct, and offer tools to help you assist those who may share troubling concerns with you.

Register for Title IX Basics & Mandatory Reporting

Please join Laurie Frankl, Amherst’s Title IX Coordinator, for Title IX Basics and Mandatory Reporter training. During this interactive discussion, you will learn about the work of the Title IX Office and about why the College requires all faculty, most staff, and some student employees to share information about sexual misconduct concerns that affect the Amherst College community. Laurie will provide a foundation for understanding Title IX and how it relates to sexual misconduct on campus, explain the College’s response to reports of sexual misconduct, and offer tools to help you assist those who may share troubling concerns with you.

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication

Part two of the poster design series.

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 8. This class will help you construct a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

You will learn how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations and graphics, and how to apply special effects. You have two options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:

• PowerPoint: Monday, July 17 6-8 p.m.
• PowerPoint: Tuesday, July 25 6-8 p.m.
• InDesign: Wednesday, August 2, 6-8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. in each meeting.

Please register here
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Beauty & The Beast July 25 at 8:15

Movie Under The Stars: Beauty And The Beast

Happy summer! Join Summer Programs on Tuesday, July 25 at 8:15 p.m. on the Main Quad for a Beauty and the Beast outdoor movie night, where you can enjoy popcorn, drinks and the opportunity to connect with other programs. Blankets will be provided, so please leave yours in your room. Come early for snacks and to claim your spot on the quad. We hope to see you there!

Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Children standing at a table, using colored pencils to make flipbooks

Family Workshops at the Mead

Need a fun summer activity? Come to the Mead for air-conditioned, art-themed fun! Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in art-making, story-telling, short film screenings, and other activities inspired by the Mead’s art collection. This series is free and open to the public!

Register for Title IX Basics & Mandatory Reporting

Please join Laurie Frankl, Amherst’s Title IX Coordinator, for Title IX Basics and Mandatory Reporter training. During this interactive discussion, you will learn about the work of the Title IX Office and about why the College requires all faculty, most staff, and some student employees to share information about sexual misconduct concerns that affect the Amherst College community. Laurie will provide a foundation for understanding Title IX and how it relates to sexual misconduct on campus, explain the College’s response to reports of sexual misconduct, and offer tools to help you assist those who may share troubling concerns with you.

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Tuna Ceviche

Chef's (Lab) Table: A Summer Sampler

Professor of Chemistry Pat O’Hara will offer four hands-on workshops this summer focusing on food, chemistry, and fun. These workshops are open to faculty, staff and summer students on four Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6 p.m. The workshops will take place in the Greenway A Event Space. Enrollment is on a first come first served basis as space permits and a minimal fee for food supplies may be collected as necessary.

Thursday July 13: Fermentation: Yogurts and Cheese
Thursday July 20: Cold Cooking: Pickling and Ceviche
Thursday July 27: Spherification: Summer Cocktails and Mocktails
Thursday August 3: Getting the Most out of Your Olive Oil

Send an email to pbohara@amherst.edu to hold a spot at the (Lab) Table.

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Sun, Jul 30, 2017

A pair of hands on a tabletop, holding a pink colored pencil and a hand-drawn flipbook

Sunday Sketch at the Mead

Drop in and draw with us at the Mead on Sundays this summer! Artists of all skill levels are welcome to sketch works in the galleries or outside in our sculpture courtyard. We will provide paper, graphite pencils, erasers, drawing boards and gallery stools every Sunday through July 30. This series is free and open to the public.

Tue, Aug 1, 2017

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 — http://www.tug.org/mactex/
• TeXShop — http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop/

Windows:
• MikTeX — https://miktex.org
• TexStudio — http://texstudio.sourceforge.net

Wed, Aug 2, 2017

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication

Part two of the poster design series.

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 8. This class will help you construct a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

You will learn how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations and graphics, and how to apply special effects. You have two options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:

• PowerPoint: Monday, July 17 6-8 p.m.
• PowerPoint: Tuesday, July 25 6-8 p.m.
• InDesign: Wednesday, August 2, 6-8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. in each meeting.

Please register here
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Thu, Aug 3, 2017

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All Staff Event! How to Make Information Accessible for Everyone

The IT Department, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and Office of Communications invite all staff to a talk by Kirsten Behling of Tufts University. Come learn about creating material and information that is accessible and usable for everyone, including people with disabilities.

If you create or maintain documents, communications or materials for students, your department, the college, alumni or the public, this event is for you!

Kirsten Behling is the director of student accessibility services at Tufts University, and former president of the New England Association on Higher Education and Disability. Her talk will walk through the students’ digital experience at Amherst, from applicant to alum, and the electronic “touch points” they encounter along the way. You will learn where the likely barriers are for students with disabilities and the steps needed to begin to address them.

Come early for coffee and refreshments!

This talk is part of our “Accessible Information for Everyone” professional development program for staff, and IT is also offering hands-on workshops in creating accessible materials. Please see the link below to RSVP for the talk, and/or to view the workshop offerings.

Tuna Ceviche

Chef's (Lab) Table: A Summer Sampler

Professor of Chemistry Pat O’Hara will offer four hands-on workshops this summer focusing on food, chemistry, and fun. These workshops are open to faculty, staff and summer students on four Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6 p.m. The workshops will take place in the Greenway A Event Space. Enrollment is on a first come first served basis as space permits and a minimal fee for food supplies may be collected as necessary.

Thursday July 13: Fermentation: Yogurts and Cheese
Thursday July 20: Cold Cooking: Pickling and Ceviche
Thursday July 27: Spherification: Summer Cocktails and Mocktails
Thursday August 3: Getting the Most out of Your Olive Oil

Send an email to pbohara@amherst.edu to hold a spot at the (Lab) Table.

Emily Dickinson Arts Night Open Mic Poetry Reading and Art Exhibit

On the first Thursday of every month, during Amherst Arts Night Plus, the Emily Dickinson Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets. Open mic signups begin at 5 p.m., and the open mic starts at 6 p.m. Featured reader follows, with the art exhibit open from 5 to 8 p.m.

Fri, Aug 4, 2017

Book & Plow Pop-Up Farm Stand

Book & Plow has been working hard to send food to Valentine Dining Hall this summer, and now we want you to take some home!

Bring a shopping bag and cash or check to the Valentine Dining Hall foyer this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

We will be selling cucumbers, rainbow chard, garlic scapes and more! As it is our first, experimental campus farm stand, we will be starting small, so come early and stay tuned for future offerings. We hope to do this every week this summer, adding more produce as the season continues to ramp up. Swing by, say hello and check out the vegetables grown by students at Amherst College.

Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Register for Title IX Basics & Mandatory Reporting

Please join Laurie Frankl, Amherst’s Title IX Coordinator, for Title IX Basics and Mandatory Reporter training. During this interactive discussion, you will learn about the work of the Title IX Office and about why the College requires all faculty, most staff, and some student employees to share information about sexual misconduct concerns that affect the Amherst College community. Laurie will provide a foundation for understanding Title IX and how it relates to sexual misconduct on campus, explain the College’s response to reports of sexual misconduct, and offer tools to help you assist those who may share troubling concerns with you.

Register for Title IX Basics & Mandatory Reporting

Please join Laurie Frankl, Amherst’s Title IX Coordinator, for Title IX Basics and Mandatory Reporter training. During this interactive discussion, you will learn about the work of the Title IX Office and about why the College requires all faculty, most staff, and some student employees to share information about sexual misconduct concerns that affect the Amherst College community. Laurie will provide a foundation for understanding Title IX and how it relates to sexual misconduct on campus, explain the College’s response to reports of sexual misconduct, and offer tools to help you assist those who may share troubling concerns with you.

Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Register for Title IX Basics & Mandatory Reporting

Please join Laurie Frankl, Amherst’s Title IX Coordinator, for Title IX Basics and Mandatory Reporter training. During this interactive discussion, you will learn about the work of the Title IX Office and about why the College requires all faculty, most staff, and some student employees to share information about sexual misconduct concerns that affect the Amherst College community. Laurie will provide a foundation for understanding Title IX and how it relates to sexual misconduct on campus, explain the College’s response to reports of sexual misconduct, and offer tools to help you assist those who may share troubling concerns with you.