The College of Education’s Center for International Education, assisted by the college’s Center for Educational Assessment, has been awarded a $597,397 contract from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to provide evaluation services for the IRC’s project to increase girls’ access to education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Doug Patey will speak on “Galileo’s Starry Messenger (Siderius Nuncius, 1610)” on Wednesday, Nov 6 at 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St.
Light refreshments follow the lecture.
Call 577-3600 for information.
A conference on Niccolò Machiavelli is being held Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Reading Room at the Renaissance Center.
Speakers and their presentations are:
Carlin Barton, professor of history, “The Necessary Lie - from Xenophon to Machiavelli”...
Pianist Nigel Coxe will perform a Faculty Emeritus Recital on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.
The first element of this two-part concert will feature Coxe’s performance of Bach's “Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume 1, Preludes” and “Fugues 1 to 12, BWV...
Construction and restoration projects near the site of the New Academic Classroom Building on North Pleasant Street will reduce the road in the area to one lane, with alternating north/south traffic from Nov. 8-29.
The Libraries are offering a new course, “De-Mystifying Library Research,” (UNIV 190-L) during the spring semester. The course, taught by undergraduate education librarian Katherine Freedman, is primarily intended for first- and second-year students and transfers, but is open to all....
Three educators from the Five Colleges will reflect on the educational and social system in the United States on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Lobby in conjunction with the “Du Bois in Our Time” exhibit at the University Museum of Contemporary Art.
At the University Museum of Contemporary Art until Dec. 8, this exhibit features 10 artists inspired by the UMass Amherst archive on W.E.B. Du Bois. Fifty years after his death, the show is a fitting tribute to the renowned civil rights leader.
A new documentary about the Morrill Act and the development of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and other land grant colleges into modern research universities will be screened Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.