Weekly Bulletin

Gwendolyn Bass, Ph.D., Education. Monday, Nov. 14, 1:30 p.m., S115 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “The Role of Foster Parents in Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care.” John Carey and Michael Krezmien. co-chrs. Thomas O’Brien, Ph.D., Psychology. Thursday, Nov. 17,...
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The annual “Walk for Light,” a comprehensive campus safety check led by the UMass Amherst Police Department in which students, staff and faculty spread across campus to report any safety concerns they see along the way, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Union.

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The Army and Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs will conduct their annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. outdoors on the Campus Pond side of Memorial Hall. In the morning, there will be a special breakfast for student veterans and their families.

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Giovanna Dell’Orto

Giovanna Dell’Orto, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will speak on her research and experience regarding the challenges associated with reporting on immigration on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in N301 Integrative Learning Center. Her talk is titled “Illegals Here, Refugees There, Crisis Everywhere: Journalism Tackles Immigration into the US and EU.”

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Standard Time returns to the United States at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, which means all clocks must be set back one hour as Daylight Saving Time ends. Most watches and clocks are still set by hand, while many clocks that are part of other electronic devices, from smart phones to computers to cable...
El-Houcin Chaqra
El-Houcin Chaqra, associate director for international development and academic linkages at Indiana State University’s Center for Global Engagement, will speak on “Cultivating a Supportive Culture for International Students on Campus” on Monday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. in 174 Campus...
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The vice chancellor for research and engagement has published the fiscal year 2016 Annual Report on Research. The report features stories and data about faculty and student research, scholarship and creative activity. Digital copies can be viewed and downloaded from the ResearchNext website....
David Jensen
David Jensen, professor of information and computer sciences, will speak Monday, Nov. 7 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in 620 Thompson Hall on “The Larger Role of Computational Thinking in Public Policy.” The talk is part of the annual faculty colloquium at the School of Public Policy (SPP)....
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The UMass Amherst Libraries invite submissions for the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award. All currently enrolled undergraduate UMass Amherst students, part- or full-time, are eligible. For more information and to apply by Feb. 17, visit: http://bit.ly/usra2017. Papers, theses, design...
Jesse Appel
The department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies presents The Great LOL of China with comedian Jesse Appel on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. in Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall. Admission is free. The Great LOL of China is based on Xiangsheng, a form of traditional Chinese comedy. Appell...

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