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The Anacapa Society website goes live

Posted by Arjendu on June 11, 2008

I’ve mentioned before my role in the Anacapa Society (for the promotion of theoretical physics at PUIs — primarily undergraduate institutions). Our website went live a couple of days ago, hosted by the good forward-thinking folks at Amherst College. Below is a note from Don Spector about it.

If you are a potential Anacapist and haven’t signed up for our society yet, please do. It’s free, and has already proved to be a really good resource network. More information at the website, of course.

Anacapa members,

Much has been going on recently, and we have two important new developments to share with you.

First, and most important: We have a brand new web site, located at The very first thing to do — maybe even before you finish reading this email! — is to go to the new web site and register.

The web site will be the new home base for announcements, discussions, and all other Anacapa activities.

Three important reasons to sign up are:

(1) Only members can access the forums, and there will be additional content only available to members

(2) The membership list will eventually become part of the searchable database to find collaborators, outside reviewers, etc.

(3) As everything gets consolidated into the new web site, the googlegroups mailing list will be phased out, and the Anacapa website registry will replace it as the tool for staying in touch.

And big, big thanks to Courtney Lannert for spearheading the new web site; to David Craig and Will Loinaz for their important assistance in helping get this completed; and to Howard Hanna and others from the Amherst IT department who helped design and implement the new site.

Second, and quite exciting: The Anacapa Society’s first grant proposal, submitted last September, has been funded by the NSF. Want more information on this? Go the web site ( and follow the links for news!

But now, if you haven’t done so already, go register at Also, a tip: we suggest that you use your actual first and last names as your username (e.g., “Anna Kappa”), because that is how you will be identified in any forum posts or article comments you make. (The forums and comments will only be viewable by logged-in members.)

We look forward to more developments in the coming months.

–Don Spector, for the Anacapa Society Board

Donald Spector, Moorad Professor of Science
Chair, Department of Physics
Coordinator, Engineering Program
Hobart & William Smith Colleges


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