Weekly Bulletin

Jonathan Bloom
Jonathan Bloom, author of “American Wasteland” and creator of the Wasted Food blog, will speak on “Forsaken Food: Why We Waste Nearly Half of our Food (and what we can do about it)” on Monday, April 27 at 4 p.m. in 221 Integrated Sciences Building. Bloom has spoken around...
Robert Feldman
Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman, who chaired the Diversity Strategic Planning Steering Committee, will speak about “Action Steps Flowing from the Diversity Strategic Plan” at the Faculty Senate session on Thursday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. in S331 Integrative Learning Center. The...
Ernie May

The campus community is invited to a reception hosted by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy in honor of Ernest D. May and his 15 years of service as Faculty Senate secretary on Tuesday, May 5 from 12:15-2:15 p.m. in the Amherst Room of the Campus Center.

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Cardiac monitor
The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab is seeking participants for a study looking at how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition. Women who have recently begun the menopausal transition, have not had period for 60 days or more but less than one year or have not had a...
Swordsmanship demonstration at Renaissance Center

The Renaissance Center’s annual Historical Swordsmanship Conference will be held Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presentations at the conference will feature a combination of academic scholarship and demonstrations.

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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 Monday, April 20 in honor of U.S. Army Corporal John Michael Dawson of Whitinsville, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 8.
The 13th annual Community Renaissance Festival is being held Sunday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St. The event features theater, music, falconry, juggling, sword demonstrations from Phoenix Swords, Renaissance games, “hobby horses...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Dana Algaier, Ph.D., Chemistry. Tuesday, April 28, 1 p.m., 145 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Effect of Fabrication Parameters on the...
Evacuation of Saigon in 1975

On the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, a panel of veterans, peace activists and historians will discuss “The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War: Why They Still Matter” at a Vietnam War teach-in on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building. The panel will speak about the Vietnam War and share stories of combat, activism and post-war life.

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The Central Heating Plant (CHP) currently uses the effluent from the Amherst Waste Water Treatment Plant (reclaimed water) as boiler make-up water to produce steam for the campus and for the CHP cooling towers. To increase water conservation, and to maximize the capability of the existing Reclaimed...

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