Rick Lopez of Amherst College will discuss “Botanical Illustration in Europe and the New World” in a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series at the Renaissance Center on Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Reading Room.
Refreshments will be co-sponsored by the Amherst Woman’s Club.
A technical assistance grant recently awarded by the state Department of Energy Resources is allowing the Town of Amherst and UMass Amherst to receive expert advice at no cost on whether to expand the campus’ “micro grid” and install renewable energy systems at campus and town facilities to enhance energy resiliency in the event of future power outages and major weather events.
Baoshan Xing, professor of environmental and soil chemistry in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, presented an invited keynote lecture at the 17th Conference of the International Humic Substances Society held Sept. 1-5 in Ioannina, Greece.
His lecture, “The role of dissolved organic...
Russian film director Mumin Shakirov will screen and discuss his film “The Holocaust – Is It a Wallpaper Paste?” on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, 758 North Pleasant St. The discussion will be moderated by Olga Gershenson, professor of Judaic and Near Eastern studies.
UMass Boston professor David E. Matz will speak on “Dialog, Coexistence and Power in Arab-Jewish Schools” on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. in 423 Tobin Hall as part of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence presented by the psychology of peace and violence program.
Lois Ahrens, founder and director of the Real Cost of Prisons Project, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow, in the Learning Commons on the lower level of the Du Bois Library. The talk in is conjunction with the exhibit, “Deep in the Hole: Experiences of Imprisonment,” on display through Jan. 21 on the lower level and floor 25 in Du Bois Library.
Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta, professor of psychological and brain sciences, is leading diversity efforts in the College of Natural Sciences as its new director of faculty equity and inclusion.
Her research, which focuses on beliefs and attitudes toward social groups, helps explain why women leave...
A search for the dean of Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) is being launched, according to Provost Katherine Newman.
“This is a critically important position as the campus positions itself to be the destination of choice for talented, diverse undergraduates from the Commonwealth and beyond,...
As part of the campus’ ongoing strategic planning progress, the Diversity Strategic Planning Steering Committee is convening a Town Hall Meeting to discuss issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
Derrick L. Tallman has joined University Health Services at UMass Amherst as associate director and director of finance and human resources. He replaces Maria T. Coach, who retired during the summer after more than 40 years with the university.