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Learn RefWorks in 30 Minutes

March 18, 2015

The LITS Research Tutors will be offering mini-workshops on RefWorks after Spring Break.  Learn how to save your citations while doing research, create a bibliography using APA, MLA or Chicago style, and generally impress your professors.

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Monk Rowe
Monk Rowe

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

March 12, 2015

April will bring us a reprieve from the weather and an annual celebration of an original American art form. In 2001, the Smithsonian Museum of American History designated April as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Schools and cultural institutions across the country host concerts and workshops to highlight our musical gift to the world. Further information about JAM can be found at www.smithsonianjazz.org. Jazz is alive and well at Hamilton College and we will join the JAM celebration with a number of campus events.

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GIS, Maps, and Spatial Thinking

March 11, 2015

Geographic Information Systems and other mapping tools will help you locate, present, analyze, and interact with data that is geographically referenced.  These tools are used in many fields such as environmental studies, geography/geology, natural resources management, census data/demographics, public health, economics, history, and much, much more.

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Ryan Coyle
Ryan Coyle

Spring Cleaning Your Hard Drive

March 11, 2015

It’s spring, at least, almost.  While it may be hard to believe that the Easter Bunny will be hopping down the lane anytime soon as most of us are still shoveling out from a brutal winter, it is true.  Spring begins this month!  For some of us, spring goes beyond bunnies and green grass and lends itself towards a time of renewal and cleaning.  If this is you, put down your Clorox for a moment and let’s look at cleaning something many of us don’t think about: your computer’s hard drive.  Cleaning out your hard drive can have many benefits, the least of which can be improving performance.

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Dave Smallen
Dave Smallen

Small Talk from the VP: Intentional Acts of Kindness: Protecting Confidential Information

March 11, 2015

Recently, I noticed that one of my credit cards was missing from my wallet. I did the proverbial high-low search with no success. Maybe it dropped out of my pocket somewhere in the snow, or at some store.  In any case, I quickly checked with the credit card company and there hadn’t been any fraudulent charges - yet.

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A World of Perspectives: Hamilton College Launches Massive Open Online Courses

March 11, 2015

In partnership with edX,  the online learning initiative launched by Harvard and MIT, Hamilton College has produced two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Over the next several weeks over 6,000 participants from over 132 countries will be learning from two of Hamilton’s professors. The two courses offered include: Spirituality and Sensuality: Sacred Objects in Religious Life led by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate, and Incarceration’s Witnesses: American Prison Writing, presented by Professor of English Doran Larson.

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Graham Espe
Graham Espe

Reporting Classroom Technology Issues

March 11, 2015

At Hamilton, we strive to ensure that our users have a good experience when calling for help. When experiencing a technology problem in the classroom, we ask that all users contact the Help Desk using the "#600" emergency number dialed from the classroom phone.

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You asked, and We Listened!

February 25, 2015

You asked, and we listened  There is now a printer on the second floor of Burke Library, near the elevator

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DHi Spring 2015 Lecture Series - March 3 & 4

February 19, 2015

DHi is pleased to announce the next speaker in the spring 2015 lecture series. Dr. Marisa Parham from Amherst College will visit Hamilton on March 3 & 4. Her lecture, "Textual feelings, or, thinking narrative gaming in the information age,” will be held on March 3 at 4:10 p.m. (Location: TBA). Her workshop, “Text adventures in the classroom,” will be held on March 4, at 12 p.m., DHi@CJ102.

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Password Management System

February 18, 2015

As part of a comprehensive plan for improving information security on campus, the Hamilton Community will be required to strengthen and regularly change passwords they use to access Hamilton systems.

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