Event Calendar

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tue, Jan 8, 2019

A map of Cambridge, Massachusetts, showing the spatial distribution of people of color in 1940, which is concentrated in two areas on opposite sides of the city.

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
Employee Council Coffee Hours

Employee Council Coffee Hours

Ease into the new year and returning from the holidays by enjoying a coffee and muffin with representatives from the Employee Council. Talk to us about your ideas and/or well wishes for Amherst staff, learn about resources, benefits and training, or just come socialize with us! The coffee hour will take place from 10-11 a.m. in Frost Cafe on Tuesday, January 8.

Amherst College Job Fair

The Office of Human Resources is excited to host a Job Fair featuring full and part-time positions. There will be representatives from the Office of Human Resources and Dining Services. Explore job openings in Dining Services, IT, Student Affairs, Facilities, and other areas. Please share this event with friends and family who may be interested in joining our Amherst College community. (Inclement weather date is Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 2–5 p.m. at the Alumni House)

Ongoing Events

RAD Self-Defense Classes

RAD Self-Defense Classes

This is a program of realistic self-defense tactics, concepts, and techniques. It is a comprehensive course open to folks who self-identify as trans or cis women, and/or as nonbinary. It begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. Available to all faculty, staff and students. Email RAD@Amherst.edu