The semi-annual Slam Jam Fest coffeehouse for HIV/AIDS awareness will be in the Student Union''s Cape Cod Lounge on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. This event is looking for acts. For more information or to sign up, e-mail BCGcoffeehouse@yahoo.com.
The Student Union Craft Center''s 32nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair, featuring unique crafts created by 20 professional artisans from the New England region and university students, will be held Dec. 1-3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Lincoln Campus Center concourse.
The Times Higher Education Supplement, based in London, has ranked the University of Massachusetts as the 45th best university in the world and the 22nd best in North America in a survey released earlier this month.
The University of Massachusetts system was honored Nov. 23 with the Statewide Strategic Asset award as the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (MAED) presented its inaugural Team Massachusetts Economic Impact awards. The UMass award was one of three “Economic Booster” awards created by MAED to recognize organizations that are making important economic-development contributions to the Commonwealth.
Linguistics professor John J. McCarthy will give the second of four Distinguished Faculty Lectures on Monday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The talk is titled, “Pahk Your Cah in Hahvahd Yahd: A Biography of the Boston Dialect,” and is free and open to the public. A reception follows.