Weekly Bulletin

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Elizabeth Barker, Ph.D., Education. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m., 161 Hills. Dissertation: “Promoting Positive Teacher-Child Interactions through...
Juniper Summer Writing Institute
The Juniper Summer Writing Institute and Institute for Young Writers is accepting applications for its 2015 program, running from June 20-28. A special discount of $100 off tuition is available to affiliates of UMass, including current students, alumni, faculty, partners and children. Scholarships...
William Shakespeare

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies invites Shakespeare fans of all ages to participate in an evening of Bard-related trivia, riddles, and puzzles on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7-9 p.m. This year will feature video clues, sound bytes and opportunities to win cash prizes.

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Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman will lead a presentation on the Diversity Strategic Plan to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall. Also, James Sheehan, vice chancellor for administration and finance, will discuss plans for the new virtual bookstore involving...
Valentine hearts
The University Club & Restaurant is hosting a special prix fixe, four-course dinner for Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5-10 p.m. The cost is $40 per person plus tax and gratuity. Cash, credit, YCMP and Dining Dollars are accepted. The menu includes a first course of arugula,...
Okey Ndibe

Writer and alumnus Okey Ndibe will give a reading on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall as part of the Visiting Writers Series. A native of Yola, Nigeria, Ndibe teaches African and African diaspora literatures at Brown University. His latest book, “Foreign Gods, Inc.” was published in January 2014 to great acclaim.

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Faculty from across campus are invited to apply for the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute’s 2015-16 seminar, which will explore the theme “Secrecy, Publicity, Privacy, Security.” In taking on these terms, the ISI is drawn to a quadrant of concerns that may be read in various...

Five women who currently work for the technology division at ESPN, including College of Engineering alumna Maura Maloney, will describe their career paths and discuss the opportunities that are available to women in technology and beyond in a TechTalks session on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 1-2:30 p.m. in 168 Campus Center.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Marcos Reyes Martinez, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Friday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation:...
Child immigrant and Board Patrol agent
“The Politics of Migration: Gender, Sexuality and Citizenship” is the focus of the women, gender, sexuality studies department’s spring conference on Feb. 26-27 in the Campus Center. The crisis of Central American child migrants to the United States, brought to public attention...

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