Weekly Bulletin

Rick Lopez of Amherst College will discuss “Botanical Illustration in Europe and the New World” in a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series at the Renaissance Center on Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Reading Room. Refreshments will be co-sponsored by the Amherst Woman’s Club. The center...

Russian film director Mumin Shakirov will screen and discuss his film “The Holocaust – Is It a Wallpaper Paste?” on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, 758 North Pleasant St. The discussion will be moderated by Olga Gershenson, professor of Judaic and Near Eastern studies.

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UMass Boston professor David E. Matz will speak on “Dialog, Coexistence and Power in Arab-Jewish Schools” on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. in 423 Tobin Hall as part of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence presented by the psychology of peace and violence program.

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Lois Ahrens, founder and director of the Real Cost of Prisons Project, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow, in the Learning Commons on the lower level of the Du Bois Library. The talk in is conjunction  with the exhibit, “Deep in the Hole: Experiences of Imprisonment,” on display through Jan. 21 on the lower level and floor 25 in Du Bois Library.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Irem Bolukbasi, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m., A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Tailoring...
Gov. Deval L. Patrick has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Friday, Oct. 3 in honor of Massachusetts Air National Guard Lt. Colonel Morris “Moose” Fontenot of Longmeadow, who was killed in...
Christopher Pye of Williams College will speak on “Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare” at a Five College Renaissance Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St. Refreshments are co-sponsored by the Amherst Woman’s Club...
Tony Maroulis, director of Community Relations, will speak on “Creating a Great College Town: The Future of Town-Gown Relations in Amherst” at a meeting of the Retired Faculty Association on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in 905-09 Campus Center. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. with coffee and...

An interdisciplinary research workshop on Oct. 9-10 will examine protest movements in Latin America. The workshop starts with a lecture by Brown professor Bonnie Honig on “The Fight for Public Things” on Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in 904 Campus Center. Friday’s workshop will feature keynote presentations by Stellan Vinthagen, professor in the study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance, on the need for resistance studies, and Marisol de la Cadena, professor of anthropology at University of California, Davis, on “Protesting the Uncommons.”

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The Libraries are hosting a workshop and panel, “Exploring Open Science,” on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the Du Bois Library. The workshop, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Calipari Room on the lower level of the Library, will introduce participants to Open Science, its resources in the Five Colleges and beyond, and will encourage them to contribute. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in room 1320, the panel will provide examples of Open Science currently being practiced.

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