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Current CMASS News and Events

Harvard Medical School 14th Biomedical Science Career Conference 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Westin Hotel Copley  Place, Boston, MA

APPLY NOW!  Application form

Students must send and complete an application to  Willie Pope in Rm. 203 Wilder Hall no later than Friday January 26, 2018 (please email and/or Willie Pope  -wjp@umass.edu- for application form).

Free transportation provided for interested students. Space is limited! There are 36  seats available

The Harvard Biomedical Science Career Conference will provide students from underrepresented populations with opportunities to network with advisors/role models from the basic and clinical sciences, medicine, National Institute of Health, public health, academia and biotechnology/pharmaceutical industries. Students  currently studying or planning to study in the areas of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, dentistry, engineering, pre-medicine, biotechnology, pharmacy, physical therapy, biomedical engineering, physics, nursing, public health and environmental science are strongly encouraged to attend.

The conference is open to Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.  Seats on a first come first- serve basis. Students must RSVP to Mr. Pope.

If you have any questions please contact: Willie Pope at 413- 577-2937 wjp@admin.umass.edu or Tracie Gibson at 413-577-6420 tracieg@umass.edu or Cathy Eden at 413-545-3819 ceden@cns.umass.edu   and for further information please visit: www.bscp.org.



educ 202


For more information, please visit the course website at http://people.umass.edu/educ202-xzuniga/ or email us at umassdialogues@gmail.com.

EDUC 202 is  a 4-credit Gen. Ed. (SB) (U) course that offers students the opportunity to engage in conversations about issues of difference, identity, and community. In diverse, small groups, students will explore differences and commonalities as well as examine and address contentious issues using dialogic and collaborative methods.

Sections meet on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and also for a one-day class retreat on Saturday, February 24th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The course runs for 11 weeks: beginning on Thursday, February 1st and ending on Thursday, April 19th.

EDUC 202 is co-sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Advancement & Student Success (CMASS).


educ258Education 258:  Educating for Social Justice and Diversity Through Peer Theater
Tuesdays, 4-6:30 pm
4 credits
U (Diversity United States)

Are you looking for a spring semester course? Are you passionate about social justice? Do you enjoy theatre and storytelling? Space is now available in Education 258: Educating for Social Justice and Diversity Through Peer Theater. No acting experience is required.

For more information, contact Dr. Dave Neely at dneely@umass.edu.


laccFinals Study Schedule @ the Latinx American Cultural Center

Finals week can be a busy time; classrooms, lounges, and library spaces quickly fill up, so come prepare for them at the Latinx American Cultural Center! Check out the finals week hours to get your study on.



supply closetSACL Student Care Supply Closets Now Open

Student Affairs and Campus Life now operates five Student Care Supply Closets across campus to provide free toiletries and household items to students who are facing economic insecurity and/or an unexpected financial emergency. Our hope is that access to these items will help students facing difficult decisions about every day expenses. 
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let's talk

Let's Talk 

When something’s bothering you, talking about it is often the first step toward a solution. Now, there’s an informal, convenient, confidential way to get insight and information – “Let’s Talk.

Facilitator:  Stacey Lopez for most Mondays, Let's Talk at CMASS.  Check meeting schedule here...

derekMornings  with Derek Dunlea, Student Trustee
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 am
Wilder Hall, Rm. 005

Student Trustee  Derek Dunlea, a junior political science and economics major, is at CMASS in Wilder Hall on Tuesdays to discuss some student concerns, local and national news, sports or just any topic. Find out what a student trustee does!

Have some munchkins!



como se dice¿Como se dice?
Every other Wednesday starting 10/4, 11/1, 15, 29 and 12/6
Latinx American Cultural Center
Hampden DC, 2nd Floor

Como se dice? is held every other Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm in the LACC in Hampden DC, 2nd Floor.  This is a bi-weekly 45 minute engagement program that seeks to examine Spanish idioms in relation to current experiences within t



ask a lawyerAsk a Lawyer Anything!
Tuesdays - Starting September 12, 2017
12:00-2:00 pm
Wilder Hall 005

Come and talk to one of your lawyers from the Student Legal Services Office  and have your questions answered:



fafsaFAFSA  Help Days @ CMASS
Thursdays, 2:15-4:30
Rm.005, Wilder Hall

Come and meet with a Financial Aid Counselor and get answers to questions that you might have about your FAFSA.  The FAFSA personnel is at CMASS every Thursday to assist you.  Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Every first Thursday (it started October 5) until  March 1, of  every month (refer to flyer for dates) non-traditional students and families can come to consult with a Financial Aid Counselor for assistance and FAFSA help.


connections in colorConnections in Color
Every Thursday
Wilder Hall, Rm. 102

Connections in Color is a group where students of color can find their UMass Voice by participating in discussions regarding academic and social pressures of being a student of color at  UMass. Topics vary from mental health and wellness, improving self-esteem and confidence, building and improving relationship and so much more.

Confidentiality is highly observed.