19th June 2012

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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"Understanding the Mind: The Key to Peace and Happiness."
A public talk by Sogyal Rinpoche.

Sogyal Rinpoche is one of the best-known meditation teachers of our time. Born and brought up in Tibet, for the past 35 years he has travelled in the West explaining how Buddhist wisdom and meditation can be of greatest benefit in today's fast-paced world. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, which has been acclaimed as a spiritual classic. More than two million copies have been printed in 63 countries and 32 languages. Sogyal Rinpoche is also the founder of the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, which is working with Smith College to bring three Tibetan nuns from Ladakh and Zanskar to study at Smith College in 2012. These women will be the first in their communities to benefit from a modern Western education.
Suggested price $20 general admission, $10 students.
Due to limited seating, please purchase your ticket soon and plan to arrive EARLY to the venue. Latecomers will be directed to overflow seating to view the live feed.
To purchase tickets, see http://usa.rigpa.org/

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Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker.
Directed by Ellen Kaplan. Winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play and nominated for a Drama Desk award, Circle Mirror Transformation is a gently hilarious play about small, life changing moments found in the unlikeliest of places. Season Passes Available! Call the box office: 413-585-3220 or go online at http://www.newcenturytheatre.org.

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Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data - Workshop
Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data - Workshop
June 19 -22, 2012

Intructors: Dr. Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, University of Delaware & Dr. Niall Bolger, Psychology,Columbia University.

In recent decades, researchers have become increasingly interested in understanding people’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in their natural contexts. The commonality in methods for doing so—experience sampling, daily diary, and ecological momentary assessment methods—is that they all involve intensive longitudinal assessments. These intensive longitudinal methods allow researchers to examine processes in daily life in a way that is not possible using traditional methods. Researchers can obtain repeated observations over the course of hours, days, and weeks. Intensive longitudinal data, however,present several data analytic challenges stemming from the various possiblesources of interdependence in these data. The multilevel or hierarchical linear model (HLM) provides a flexible set of analytic tools that can take account of these complexities. Workshop topics will include: History and introduction to intensive longitudinal methods and designs; analyzing the time course of intensive longitudinal data; analyzing within-person processes; intensive longitudinal data from dyads; categorical intensive longitudinal outcomes; psychometrics of intensive longitudinal data; power in intensive longitudinal studies; and mediation in intensive longitudinal data. The course will include lectures, software demonstrations, and computer lab work. Various software packages will be used, including SAS, SPSS, HLM, and Mplus.

Location: UMass Amherst
Fees: General: $1000 / Students: $750 / CRF Affiliates: $750
To Register: http://www.umass.edu/family/methodology/workshops-conferences

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