Weekly Bulletin

UMass Garden Calendar
The 2018 edition of the popular UMass Garden Calendar, featuring “Insects to Look for in Massachusetts,” is available for purchase online or on campus. Along with a short segment on beneficial pollinators, the calendar includes key information on and photos of invasive insects of note...
U.S. flag
Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, Oct. 4, the date of interment, in honor of Army SPC Raymond C. Wise of Dorchester, who died Sept. 22 at Fort Bliss, Texas, in a...
Ray La Raja
Ray La Raja, political science and director of the UMass Poll, will speak on “American politics in the time of Trump” at the meeting of the Retired Faculty Association on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. in 911-15 Campus Center. At 10:40 a.m., Gretchen Gerzina, dean of Commonwealth Honors...
U.S. Flag
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, and in accordance with a presidential proclamation, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings immediately and...
Greg Spiridopoulos
In a move to maximize access and broaden its audience, the department of music and dance will now offer all concerts by the world-class faculty at no charge. Many faculty members regularly perform concerts at Lincoln Center and other major venues where prices range as high as $125 or more. In...
The Town of Amherst has announced that East Pleasant Street between Pine Street and Eastman Lane will be closed for paving on Monday, Oct. 2. The road will be closed to all through traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All local traffic will be directed in the northbound direction. If you live in the...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Muhammad Affawn Ashraf, Ph.D., Chemistry, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m., 153 Goessmann. Dissertation: “Spectroscopic Studies of Gas-Phase Metal Cation Complexes...
Lecia Brooks
Southern Poverty Law Center’s Lecia Brooks will discuss “The State of Hate and Extremism” as part of the Hate Has No Home at UMass campaign on Monday, Oct. 2, from 5-7 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of a...
Rebecca Richards
Rebecca Richards, civil liberties and privacy director for the National Security Agency (NSA), will discuss balancing privacy and national security on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, Old Chapel. Richards, a UMass Amherst alumna, will provide insight on the complex topic of...
Pregnant woman
Researchers in the department of biostatistics and epidemiology and College of Nursing are recruiting pregnant women for a research study on sleep in pregnancy. The purpose of this research study is to see whether using a personal health monitoring device improves management of sleep for pregnant...

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