Hans J. Fritsch, 85, of Whately, retired director of the campus’s Language Laboratory, died Oct. 2 at home.
Margaret L. Mientka, 75, of Amherst, a retired technical assistant in Veterinary and Animal Sciences, died Oct. 15 at home after a brief illness.
"Home Movies," a multicultural, interdisciplinary dance-theater piece, will be performed by the Everett Dance Theater of Providence on Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.
A new series of midday concerts and lectures presented by the Department of Music and dance will begin Wednesday, Oct. 20 with a performance by Matthew Gaunt, a new faculty member and teacher of tuba and euphonium.
The University Orchestra, under the baton of Lanfranco Marcelletti, Jr., will perform the Chopin’s “First Piano Concerto, Op. 11” on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
Faculty from the Department of Music and Dance will devote one of their chamber music concerts to the music of Johannes Brahms on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.
State Sen. Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), will speak at the next meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall.
The last day for graduate students to drop courses with a record of "DR" is Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The last day for undergraduate, Stockbridge and Continuing Education students to withdraw from courses with a record of "W" is Monday, Oct. 25.
Ron Padgett will read selected poems on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.