MARCH 2015
What's New
A World of Perspectives:  Hamilton College Launches Massive Open Online Courses
By the HamiltonX Team
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. More...
Spring Break Hours
Please note our hours will shift during the upcoming break beginning on Friday, March 13. Regular hours will resume on Sunday, March 29. 
Monk RoweApril is Jazz Appreciation Month
Monk Rowe
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. More...
Small Talk from the VP
Dave SmallenIntentional Acts of Kindness: Protecting Confidential Information
Dave Smallen
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. More...
Spotlight on Services
Graham Espe
Reporting Classroom Technology Issues
Graham Espe
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. More...
MapGIS, Maps, and Spatial Thinking
Deborah Reichler
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.
Ryan CoyleSpring Cleaning Your Hard Drive
Ryan Coyle
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. More...
Upcoming Events
Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) Kickoff
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 9 - 11 p.m. | Little Pub
Hamilton students and faculty jazz it up.
Ways We Teach/Using the Jazz Archives
Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Burke Library All Night Reading Room
Fillius Jazz Archive Director Monk Rowe
Jazz Archive Open House
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 7 - 9 p.m. | McEwen 102
View excerpts from “Joe Williams/A Portrait in Song” filmed in Wellin Hall in Sept. ’96
The Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 9 - 10 p.m. | Café Opus
“impromptu concert”
Apple & Quill
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 7 – 8 p.m. | Burke Library All-Night Reading Room
Poetry and prose readings by Joe Rupprecht '18 and Collin Spinney '16, part of the Creative Arts at Burke series.
Grammy award winning jazz vocalist Janis Siegel
Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 4 p.m. | List 104
Jazz vocal workshop
Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 7 p.m. | Fillius Events Barn
Concert - Free Admission
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