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SPIRE, the student records system, will be unavailable between 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, while Information Technology performs system maintenance. This necessary work will enable SPIRE to stay current with the latest features and updates from our software vendor...
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As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetuated on Feb. 14 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and in accordance with a presidential proclamation, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be...
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Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Friday, Feb. 16, the day of interment, in honor of Marine Pfc. William Becket Kiernan of Rochester, who died Feb. 4.
Hansel and Gretel

The Opera Workshop program of the department of music and dance will present Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” on Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. The work will be performed in English. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $5 for students, seniors and children through age 18. UMass Amherst students are admitted free.

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Nestor Guillen, mathematics and statistics, will be among the speakers at “Gerrymandering Steals Elections: Learn How It’s Done and How to Stop It,” a panel at the Carroll Room, Smith College Campus Center, Northampton, on Monday, Feb. 12 from 6-8 p.m. Keynote speaker will be...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Jalil Johnson, Ph.D., College of Nursing, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m., 201 Skinner Hall.  Dissertation: “Cultural and Family Challenges in Type Two...
Dorothy Roberts
Dorothy Roberts, an internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual and social justice advocate, will present "Fatal Invention: Re-creating Race in the Genomic Era" on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union. The talk is part of the College of...
Registration is open for UMass Amherst employees to sign up for free classes and workshops that can help effectiveness at work and career growth. Go to www.umass.edu/wld  and www.umass.edu/lmwep  to view more than 70 spring classes and workshops offered through Workplace Learning...
PVTA bus

The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) will hold public hearings and outreach sessions during February and March to receive comments on proposed service changes and fare increases that would go into effect starting July 1.

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Gerald Friedman
Gerald Friedman, professor of economics, will speak on “Why the Economists Have Been Wrong About Health Policy and What Can Be Done” at the Retired Faculty Association meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. in 917 Campus Center. The business meeting starts at 10 a.m. with coffee...

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