Weekly Bulletin

Gov. Deval L. Patrick has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, Aug. 14 in honor of U.S. Army Major General Harold J. Greene, former commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, who was killed...

A celebration of the life of Joseph L. Sardinas, Jr., professor emeritus of accounting, is being held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Middlefield Federated Church, 402 Main St., Middlefield, Conn.

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Researchers in assistant professor of kinesiology Katherine Boyer's lab are seeking adults age 50-75 in good general health who have osteoarthritis in at least one knee, can walk without assistive devices, and are able to walk on a treadmill for 20 minutes. "We're investigating...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Adriana Kita, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology. Monday, August 18, 1 p.m., 221 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Mass Spectrometry Based...

TechTalks presents “UMass Amherst & Accessibility of Macintosh Devices: What You Should Know Before Spending Another Dollar” on Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 163 Campus Center.

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst International Risk Management Committee has suspended student participation in all Education Abroad programs in Israel for the Fall 2014 semester. The timing of the decision was motivated by a student who was to begin a program at Tel Aviv University next week.

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Eduroam (education roaming), a worldwide roaming service, has replaced the old UMASS-SECURE1X wireless network at UMass Amherst. Eduroam enables students, faculty, and staff to link in to a broad, multi-campus service that spans thousands of educational institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

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The American Red Cross is holding blood drives on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union, and Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 163 Campus Center. To schedule an appointment, call (800) RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.  
The 48th Annual Community Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is open to the public. Jointly sponsored by UMass Amherst and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast traditionally marks the beginning of the academic year...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Tomas Rotta, Ph.D., Economics. Friday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., 919 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “Productive Stagnation and Unproductive Accumulation in the...

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