Weekly Bulletin

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Omkar Vyavahare, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Monday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Investigation of...

The Inside UMass newsletter will not be published on Christmas, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. For updated campus news, visit the News and Media Relations and the Inside UMass websites.

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English professor Peggy O’Brien will read from her new collection of poetry, “Trusting Ice,” on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at Amherst Books, 8 Main St.

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Thomas Hylland Eriksen of the University of Oslo will speak on “A Small Drop of Complexity: Anthropology in the Public Sphere" on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. in 917 Campus Center.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Xueming Li, Ed.D., Education. Monday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m., 163 Hills South. Dissertation: “Evaluating the Impact of Construct Shift on Item Parameter...
Dining Services is celebrating the season by offering a complimentary lunch for faculty and staff at all dining commons on Friday, Dec. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations for the UMass Rising fundraising campaign will be collected at the dining commons.  

Applications are due Friday, Dec. 12 for the Public Engagement Fellowships, a new initiative aimed at involving and teaching faculty members to use their research to contribute to social change, inform public policy and enrich public debate.

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The Institute for Social Science Research is accepting 2015-16 applications for the 4th annual ISSR Scholars Program, open to all ranks of social science faculty across the Amherst campus. The Scholars Program provides peer support and feedback, as well as access to staff experienced in grant...

The Center for Research on Families is accepting applications for the 2015-16 Family Research Scholars Program, which provides selected faculty with the time, technical expertise, peer mentorship, and national expert consultation to prepare a large grant proposal for their research support. The application deadline is Jan. 23.

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Strategic oversight, resource allocation and FBS football will be discussed at the Faculty Senate’s next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall. Nancy Cohen, Bryan Harvey and Amilcar Shabazz, co-chairs of the Joint Task Force on Strategic Oversight, will brief the...

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