Weekly Bulletin

Pancake breakfast at Renaissance Center
The Renaissance Center is holding its annual Dakin Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. The breakfast features syrup tapped from the center’s own maple trees (a tradition begun by Janet Dakin) and donated by local sugarer Robert McIntyre. The all-you-can-eat breakfast...
Andrew G. Reiter

Andrew G. Reiter, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College, will speak on “Fighting Over Peace: Spoilers, Peace Agreements, and the Strategic Use of Violence” on Thursday, March 5 at 1 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall - 160 East, as part of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence.

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Nominations are now open for the Rising Researcher student award program. Sponsored by the vice chancellors for research and engagement and university relations, the Rising Researcher program seeks to highlight the campus’ most promising undergraduate researchers and scholars and publicly...
Diane Englander's Red Gride handmade watercolor paper, acrylic and pencil
Exhibits by Barbara Hadden, Ethel Poindexter and Diane Englander open Tuesday, March 3 at the Hampden Gallery in Southwest. All three shows continue through March 31 and opening receptions will be held Sunday, March 8. In the main gallery, “Looking and Thinking” features works by...
Susan Albertine
Susan Albertine of the Association of American Colleges and Universities will present “Should Liberal Education Embrace Global/Public Health? And If So, How?” on Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in 917 Campus Center. Presented by the Five College Culture, Health and Science Program,...
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
With a selection of student ensembles as varied as the campuses they represent, the Five College Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 7 will have something for all jazz fans. From big bands to small combos, vocal ensembles to improvising orchestras, these groups will feature the interpretive and...
Eileen Myles
Poet Eileen Myles will read from her work on Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall as part of the Visiting Writers Series. Born in Boston, Myles moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. “Snowflake/different streets” is the latest of her 18 books. In 2010, the Poetry Society of...
Susan Whitbourne
Susan Whitbourne, professor of psychological and brain sciences, will present a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture on Shakespeare and aging on March 11 at 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St. Refreshments are co-sponsored by the Amherst Woman’s Club.    
Dania Francis

Dania Francis, assistant professor of economics, will present a talk titled “Why Don’t More Black Students Take AP Courses? Examining Racialized Tracking, Social Isolation and the ‘Acting White’ Hypothesis” on Monday, March 2 at 12:15 in 620 Thompson Hall.

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Ticket on windshield
As part of campus and town efforts to deter pre-spring break disturbances, the university is limiting access to residence halls and parking lots on the weekend of March 6-8. All campus parking lots will be restricted to valid UMass Amherst permit holders from 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6 to 5 p.m. on...

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