Weekly Bulletin

Turkey

The International Programs Office invites families in the Amherst area to host international students for a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 24. Far away from home, these students will really appreciate a taste of American home life during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Panel discussion
Three faculty members will discuss “What Counts? Including Public Engagement in Faculty Evaluation” at a Public Engagement Project forum on Monday, Nov. 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Hadley Room on the 10th floor of the Campus Center. The American Sociological Association recently...
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Registration is underway for the UMass Amazing Race on Friday, Nov. 4 from 6:30-11 p.m., a biannual event sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success and the UMass Amherst Police Department. This highly interactive event provides an excellent opportunity for students to engage in healthy competition, as well as interact with members of the UMass Police and CMASS.

 

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The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory is looking at how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition. The lab is seeking volunteers who are 65 years old or younger. If you have been exercising regularly for the past 2 years and you do not have cardiovascular disease...
Statue of Liberty
A pickup at the Quality Inn, West Springfield, has been added for a bus trip to New York City on Sunday, Nov. 13. Other pickup points are at the Red Roof Inn in South Deerfield at 6:15 a.m. and at the Northampton Walmart parking lot at 7 a.m. Free coffee and pastries will be served at the Walmart...
Daniel Nocera
Daniel Nocera, a leading energy scientist from Harvard University, will lead an interactive workshop in the format of an Integrative Concentration in Science (iCons) case study on energy capture and storage on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in N-151 Integrative Learning Center (ILC). The iCons...
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Vice Provost Jack Ahern invites faculty and staff to attend the autumn UMass Amherst Fulbright mentor network gathering on Monday, Oct. 31 from 4-5 p.m. in 804 Campus Center. This networking opportunity is intended for faculty and staff who are considering or are in the process of the Fulbright...
Radio broadcast

The Public Engagement Project invites applications from UMass tenure-line faculty to apply for its spring 2017 Public Engagement Fellowships. Public Engagement Faculty Fellows will develop a fellowship plan tailored to their expertise and aspirations for reaching broader publics. Each fellow will receive technical training in communicating with non-academic audiences, cultivate networks to reach those publics, workshop policy briefs, blog, op-ed or other public engagement products.

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Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are on the rise. Is this an aberration? The idea that the United States is a stronghold of religious freedom and tolerance is central to our identity as a nation―but not entirely in accord with the historical record. In a Q&A format on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in 174...
Tower Run
Students, faculty and staff are invited to register for the second annual Tower Run to be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 7-10 p.m., at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. The Tower Run offers the opportunity to run the 440 steps of the library, from the lower level to floor 26. Participants must register...

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