ASIS&T League of Extraordinary Coders

When: Sunday, November 30, 2014, 12-4:00pm
Where: SLIS Tech Lab

Desperate for help with your coding projects? Freaking out over 488? Well, ASIS&T is here to help! Bring your class assignments to the drop in session in the SLIS Tech Lab to receive help on your coding projects. RSVP at

Coffee Hour

When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 1:00pm
Where: Meyers Cafe, Lefavour Hall

Professors Laura Saunders and Mary Wilkins Jordan will be reviving an old tradition--coffee hour! Join them in the Meyers Café to chat and relax between classes.

Lunchtime Lecture: Nanette Veilleux: The Importance of Belonging in STEM Pedagogy

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Where: P207, Palace Road Building

STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - and is a priority at the national and local level for education for men and women. Prof. Veilleux will speak on her interests and activities in this topic.

Privacy and Surveillance Workshop for Libraries: A Free Workshop for Librarians

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1-4:00pm
Where: Special Functions Room, C-125, Main Campus Building (west wing, main floor)

The Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild is bringing privacy activists Alison Macrina and Kade Crockford to Simmons for a three-hour workshop on surveillance and privacy. Macrina and Crockford will address how privacy rights fit into the greater mission of libraries as democratic institutions committed to intellectual freedom, and how surveillance threatens the core values of librarianship defined by the ALA Library Bill of Rights. They will also discuss and demonstrate practical tools for online privacy that can be implemented in library PC environments or taught to patrons.

Food will be provided. The capacity of the room is 40 people; non-Simmons attendees will be capped at 15.


Usability Class Presentations

When: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 1-4:00pm
Where: Kotzen Room, Lefavour Hall

Join the students in Professor Rong Tang's Usability class (LIS 531) as they present their final usability projects. Throughout the semester, students have worked with institutions such as Middlebury College and the Harvard Astrophysics Data System, to evaluate the usability of their web sites. Come hear their findings and learn more about user experience! Refreshments will be provided.

MFA Presentations

When: Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:00pm
Where: Kotzen Room, Lefavour Hall

MFA students will present their independent studies or theses to an audience of students, faculty, alumni, and guests on Monday, January 26, in the Kotzen Room.

Lunchtime Lecture: Peter Botticelli: Preserving Artwork Digitally: The Case of Andy Warhol's Polaroid Photographs

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Where: Trustman Gallery, Main College Building

Co-sponsored by Trustman Art Gallery; no drinks or food please.

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