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“A Whiskey Bottle, Hamilton College, The Pure Food and Drug Act, and Hollywood”

January 23, 2015

Please join us Friday, January 30 at noon in the Burke Library All Night Reading Room for a Humanities Brown Bag lunch with David Gapp (Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology)

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Update on the New Voicemail System

January 20, 2015

In case you missed the previous announcement, LITS has been preparing a new voicemail system to replace the current one; which after many years of service is ready for retirement.

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25Live - How Do I Sign In?

January 20, 2015

If you are having trouble signing in to 25Live, you may be using an incorrect password or you may need clear your browser cache.

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Root Hall Classrooms Upgraded

January 20, 2015

Last summer when Physical Plant was working on the ceilings in Root Hall, we decided it would be a good time to upgrade the projectors.  Over the winter break, we completed the upgrades and replaced the AV systems in the podiums.  If you teach in Root, please take some time to familiarize yourselves with the new systems.

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Games, Teams, Leaders, and the Whole Life Challenge

January 20, 2015

I’ve signed up for the Whole Life Challenge (WLC) as a member of the Hamilton College Challengers team, which includes sixty-two members.  My goal is not to lose weight (although I remember what I weighed as a first-year undergraduate, fifty-three years ago, and imagine if I weighed that amount again I could roll back the aging process :<).  I do want to see whether I feel better if I eat a less carbohydrates, drink more water, exercise and stretch every day.  The challenge lasts eight weeks and that seems doable.  But, I am also interested in seeing how the “gamification” of wellness, teamwork and leadership works in the WLC.

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New Year, Old Phishing Schemes

January 20, 2015

Although we are in a new year, you may find yourself receiving more of the same phishing emails. How can you tell if an email message is real or fake?

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Research Desk Hours Extended to Midnight

January 8, 2015

Late night in the library? We’re happy to announce extended research assistance hours at the Info@Burke Desk.  Beginning January 20, our team of knowledgeable research tutors will be available from 7 p.m. to midnight, Monday–Thursday, and 2:00 p.m. to midnight on Sundays.   As per usual, Research Librarians will be staffing the desk from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and Fridays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m..

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Talk About Teaching Features Carolyn Dash

January 5, 2015

Carolyn Dash, Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies will present an innovative approach for teaching an upper-level seminar that focuses on developing skills such as interpreting data, critical thinking, and finding and reading primary scientific literature through class discussions and a large peer-reviewed grant proposal project. The skills that students develop as part of this course all directly contribute to their senior thesis projects.

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Small Talk from the VP: Got MOOC?

December 17, 2014

For many in higher education MOOCs remain a mystery. It is estimated that 10 million people took one or more MOOCs in 2013. EdX, one of the major organizations providing such courses indicates that there are more than 300 courses offered by its 64 member institutions. In January of 2013, Hamilton and Colgate joined edX to bring the liberal arts perspective to the national discussion on this new form of learning.

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Would You Like a Side of Malware With That?

December 17, 2014

One of the most common questions that I get from people who get malware infections is: “How did this happen to me?  I run up to date anti-virus.  Why didn’t it protect me from getting the virus?”

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