Weekly Bulletin

The UMassGives online fundraising event successfully raised more than $108,000 for the flagship campus and boosted the number of alumni who donate to the university. Alumni, the largest group of supporters, made approximately 45 percent of the total gifts.

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Renaissance Center
The Renaissance Center is celebrating the opening of its gardens with a concert by Nota Bene on Sunday, June 7 from 2-4 p.m. The a cappella women’s trio of Annie Philips, Elizabeth Chilton and Nina Wurgaft will perform “Ah, Amaryllis! Songs of Love and Spring from the English...
The first of two six-week summer sessions of yoga classes in the Newman Center is underway. Led by experienced professional teacher Eric Burri, the classes are open to all. All levels of experience are welcome. Classes meet Monday - Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. First session: Monday, May 18 to...
The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab at UMass Amherst is looking at how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition. If you have recently begun the menopausal transition, have not had a period for 60 days or more but less than one year, or have not had a period for...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Yasemin Dildar, Ph.D., Economics. Monday, June 1, 3 p.m., 919 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “Structural Transformation, Culture, and Woman’s Labor...

The Inside UMass email newsletter is publishing on a biweekly summer schedule. The next issue will be distributed Thursday, May 28. The deadline to submit items is noon on Wednesday, May 27.

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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 Friday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
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The Muscle Physiology Lab, under the direction of professor Jane Kent, is looking for participants for a study on how muscles change with age. he study involves two visits, lasting a total of three hours. The lab will schedule around participants’ availability. Monetary compensation will be provided upon completion.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Maria Eugenia Lozano Lenis, Ed.D., Education. Monday, May 18, 4 p.m., 21C Furcolo. Dissertation: “(Un) Silencing Latino(a) Kindergarten Students:...
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The Biomechanics Laboratory in the kinesiology department is recruiting volunteers for a study about the effects of age and exercise on walking and muscle function. The researchers hope to learn about how changes in muscle function with age are related to the onset of disability. The lab is...

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