18th May 2012

Picturing Enlightenment: Thangka in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
This special exhibition marks the completion of an extensive project to conserve the Mead Art Museum’s collection of thangka (pronounced “tan-kah”)—scroll paintings of Buddhist figures. So fragile that they have remained largely inaccessible to scholars and museum visitors for nearly six decades, Amherst College’s eighteen thangka, primarily from Tibet, have been gently cleaned, stabilized, and repaired by conservators at Museum Textile Services in Andover, Massachusetts, under the leadership of Camille Myers Breeze. A generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and additional support from the Amherst College Department of Religion underwrote the conservation treatment. The Louis and Nettie Horch Foundation provided further support for the conservation of one thangka.
For more information, visit www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/programs/2011exhib/picturingenlightenment.

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The Cat Lover Speaks
"The Cat Lover Speaks" is an exhibition, curated by Sally Fisher AC '12, of books and prints featuring felines from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. See historical cats, cats in costume, cute cats, cats and rats, and more. For more information: mrbr@smith.edu or 413-585-2906. To check Library hours, see: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/hours

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President’s Chamber Music Concert.
Student performances.

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The President's Commencement Chamber Music Concert
President's Chamber Music Concert featuring singers and instrumentalists from the senior class in solos and ensembles.

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Special Event

Synchronized Swim Club Commencement Show
The Lifeguards, the Smith Synchronized Swim Club, will perform their annual Graduation Show in Dalton Pool.

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“Analyzing Missing Multilevel Data with HLM”
The Center for Research on Families’ Methodology Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst presents:
“Analyzing Missing Multilevel Data with HLM”

STEPHEN W. RAUDENBUSH, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Chair, Committee on Education, University of Chicago.
YONGYUN SHIN, Ph.D., Department of Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Multilevel data are pervasive in research in education, social science, and public health. The data arise from randomized trials in school, community, and hospital settings, longitudinal studies of student learning, and large-scale surveys of individuals within social contexts. The problem of missing data is equally pervasive. Until recently, efficient methods for analyzing incomplete multilevel data have not been available. Standard methods of multilevel analysis are not flexible in handling missing values, and efficient methods for missing data have assumed a single-level structure and will produce bias if applied to multilevel data. 

This workshop will present new methods for the analysis of incomplete multilevel data. Special HLM software designed for this purpose will be distributed, its use illustrated, and participants will actively participate in exploring how it may be employed in their own research.
Participants will be expected to provide their own laptops using a Windows-based operating system.

REGISTRATION FEE: $30.00 (Registration Required in Advance)
REGISTER at: umass.edu/Family

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