Weekly Bulletin

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The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science will present “Distilling Your Message,” an interactive program that addresses common communication challenges, on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m. in N151 Integrative Learning Center. This session, which is sponsored by the Graduate School...
Intercultural communication workshop

Registration is underway for the Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication to be held March 14-17 at the UMass Center at Springfield. Faculty, staff and students can attend at a reduced rate of $600 for three-day workshops and $220 for one-day sessions.

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Controller Robert A. Liebowitz reports that the Internal Revenue Service has decreased the allowable standard mileage rate for employees who use their vehicles for university business from 54 cents to 53.5 cents per mile in 2017.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidate scheduled as follows: Derek Wood, Ph.D., Physics. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m., 409 Hasbrouck. Dissertation: “The Assembly and Elasticity of Cylindrical Crystals, and the Effects of...
Most university offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day, respectively. Under the Massachusetts General Laws, a legal holiday that falls on a Sunday is observed on the following day. The campus will also be closed on Thursday...

The Inside UMass newsletter, published each Thursday, will be on an abbreviated scheduled during winter break. There will be no newsletter on Dec. 22, Dec. 29 or Jan. 12.

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U.S. Flag
As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, and in accordance with a proclamation by President Obama, the United States and Commonwealth flags will be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings until sunset on the day of Glenn’s interment.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Jamele Watkins, Ph.D., German. Monday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m., 301 Herter. Dissertation: “The Drama of Race: Contemporary Afro-German Theater.” Sky Arndt-...
Toy drive poster
UMass Amherst Information Technology is conducting a toy drive through Friday, Dec. 9 to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. Drop-off points are open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Only brand new toys are suitable for hospital donations. Drop-off locations: LGRC A209 (...
De-Stress event poster
Take a study break and explore natural, healthy ways to reduce stress and balance body and mind at De-Stress Fest 2016, Tuesday Dec. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Relax with a 5- to 10-minute Reiki, massage or acupuncture session. Unwind in a 15- to 20-minute...

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