Whitney King is Dr. Frank and Theodora Miselis Professor of Chemistry

A group of 27 scientists, led by Dr. William “Barney” Balch of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, boarded the R/V Melville in Punta Arenas, Chile on January 11, 2011, and arrived 36 days later in Cape Town, South Africa after travelling a distance of 7650 miles (12,311 km) across the Atlantic Ocean.

Scientists participating in the Great Belt Cruise conducted the first systematic study of the Great Southern Coccolithophore Belt, seeking to understand more about the species of coccolithophores that make up the Great Belt, factors that affect their abundance and distribution, and the impacts of ocean acidification and climate change on the coccolithophores in the Great Belt.

Annie Warner graduated Colby as an Environmental Science major with a concentration in Marine Science.

Whitney King and Annie Warner blogged throughout the cruise on their Colby at Sea Wordpress site. They answered questions from students at Epiphany School (a middle school in Massachusetts) and uploaded pictures and videos. Internet connectivity on the cruise was provided by satellite and bandwidth was limited so members of Academic ITS assisted by making sure blog posts were formatted correctly and comments and questions on the blog were relayed to Whitney and Annie in a timely manner. Most of the video and pictures were captured with smartphones and then either emailed or copied to a shared folder in using the Dropbox service. Video editing was conducted on the cruise using iMovie on Whitney’s Macintosh notebook computer.

The Research Vessel Melville in Punta Arenas, Chile.

 


Sometimes, you may want to place a picture or image in an exact location on the page and have text flow around it. Below are the steps to follow in order to exactly position an image on a page in WORD 2007.

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Occasionally you may want to insert a page inside a document that has a different orientation. (Landscape or Portrait) This can be useful if you need to display a wide chart, table or graphic that would be “scrunched” if you attempted to display it on a regular page. This is easy to do in Word.

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If you plan to include a technology component or project in a course this fall that will require coordination with the Academic ITS group, please contact me as soon as possible so we may make plans to meet your needs. This includes projects that will require technical training assistance, utilize the resources of the Language Resource Center (LRC) in Lovejoy, the GIS and Quantitative Analysis labs in Diamond, or the Schupf Lab in Keyes. I can be reached at jason.parkhill@colby.edu or campus extension 4213.


1. Dragging Attachments
Simply drag files from the desktop into your message.
(Works in Chrome, FireFox 3.6 and higher, Safari)

2. Selecting Multiple Attachments
Attach multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key (or Command on a Mac) and clicking on each file in turn. Holding down the Shift key will select a contiguous list of files.


3. Don’t Forget the Attachment
Gmail will parse your email for text that suggests you meant to attach a file (“I’ve attached” or “see attachment”) and warns you if there is no file attached.

4. Viewing Attachments Online
The Google Docs viewer allows you to view .pdf, .ppt, and .tiff files in your browser. Just click the “View” link at the bottom of the message.


5. Searching for a Lost Attachment
Gmail’s advanced search operators can help you find what you’re looking for.


A couple examples:

  • To find all messages that contain attachments: has:attachment
  • To find all messages from your friend David that contain attachments: from:david has:attachment
  • To find all messages that have .pdf attachments: has:attachment pdf
  • To find a specific attachment named physicshomework.txt: filename:physicshomework.txt

From the Official Gmail Blog
Original post by Arielle Reinstein, Product Marketing Manager


Fall 2010 Moodle Course sites are now available to faculty who wish to begin building them out. You may find links to these new course sites on your Moodle course overview page in the “Information and advisories” block. Call Ellen Freeman at ext. 4234 or email Ellen.Freeman@colby.edu for help setting up your Fall Moodle course site or visit the online Moodle help site.