Weekly Bulletin

Kiki Petrosino
A reading by poet Kiki Petrosino will be presented Thursday, April 2 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall as part of the MFA for Poets and Writers’ Visiting Writer Series.   Petrosino is the author of two books of poetry, “Hymn for the Black Terrific”(2013) and “Fort Red Border...
Exhibits by artists Barbara Neulinger, Michael Goering and Peter Gordon will be on view April 8-30 at the Hampden Gallery in Southwest. Neulinger’s “Element Pool” features paintings that the artist says “derive from the experience of coming upon a pool of water in the woods...
Jerry Passannante
Jerry Passannante, associate professor of English at the University of Maryland, will discuss  “Catastrophizing: The Disaster of Renaissance Materialism” at a Five College Renaissance Seminar on Thursday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St....
Joanne Weir
The University Club and Restaurant is featuring a five-course, prix-fixe menu prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Joanne Weir on Thursday, March 26 from 5-9 p.m. A UMass alumna, Weir is also a cookbook author and international cooking teacher. The cost is $35 per person, not including tax...
Chenjerai Kumanyika
Chenjerai Kumanyika of Clemson University will speak on “All Voices Matter: Real Talk about Diversity in Public Radio” on Wednesday, April 8 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in N151 Integrative Learning Center. In his talk, Kumanyika will explore provocative issues surrounding diversity,...
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Priyamvada Natarajan, a cosmologist and theoretical astrophysicist at Yale University, will speak on “Gender Matters” on Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium as part of the Women in Science Initiative in the College of Natural Sciences. Natarajan is deeply...
Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek
Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, director of the Infant Language Laboratory at Temple University, will speak on “Putting the Education Back in ‘Educational’ Apps” on Friday, March 27 at noon in 423 Tobin Hall. According to Hirsh-Pasek, children are in the midst of a vast, unplanned...

“Body Politic: The Anatomy of the Grotesque,” an exhibit drawn primarily from the permanent collection of the University Museum of Contemporary Art and curated by two graduate students, will be on view March 26 to May 3 at the UMCA.

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Normand Berlin
Normand Berlin, professor emeritus of English, will teach a community class on Shakespeare’s “King Lear” on April 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St. Reserve a spot by April 6 by calling the center at 577-3600 or e-mailing renaissance@english.umass....
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Matthew Lepori, Ph.D., Political Science. Monday, March 30, 10 a.m., 314 Thompson. Dissertation: “Place, Nature, and Political Economy: The Submerged...

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