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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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

Ongoing Events

Aerial view of Johnson Chapel and the surrounding Amherst College campus

Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."