Weekly Bulletin

Joseph S. Takahashi
Joseph S. Takahashi, the Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience and chairman of the neuroscience department at the University of Texas Southwestern, will deliver the fall Sinauer Associates Lecture “The 24-hour clock in our DNA” on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. in S240...
Theater celebration

The department of theater will launch its 45th season with a free season kick-off celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center’s Rand Theater. The event begins with previews of the five productions planned for the 2017-18 season: “Runaways,” UMass New Play Lab, “Dream Play,” “Infants of the Spring” and “The Lily’s Revenge.”

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Lisa Brooks
Lisa Brooks, associate professor of English and American studies at Amherst College, will speak on “Native New England: Resistance, Reclamation, Revitalization” on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. in 145 Integrated Sciences Building. An Abenaki scholar, Brooks will discuss the history of...
Sleep Fair
If you find yourself sleepless at UMass, find out how changing your sleep can change your life. Stop by the Sleep Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 1-3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, for activities, vendors and freebies. Then, hear “Sleepless @ UMass,” a talk by sleep expert Rebecca...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Evan Palmer-Young, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Monday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m., 209 French Hall. Dissertation: “Inter-Strain Variation and Evolution...
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All members of the campus community are invited to attend one of three open forums this fall on a new comprehensive information security policy. The first session is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, noon-1 p.m., 911-15 Campus Center

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Multicolor Mile
Thanks to the success of the first Multicolor Mile, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) received the 2017 Outstanding Student Advancement Program Award at the CASE ASAP Network Convention in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 5. The SAA was recognized for its efforts to teach event attendees about the...
Hills House

The demolition of Hills House on Thatcher Road near the North Pleasant Street intersection will begin on Monday, Sept. 25. The first phase of the project involves the remediation and abatement of any hazardous material in the building. Abatement work is expected to last through most of October, with dismantling of the entire structure to follow.

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Phone alert

The campus will conduct a test of the UMass Amherst Alerts Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Wednesday, Sept. 27 after 12:10 p.m. The ENS test will include the UMass Amherst Alerts emergency text messaging, broadcast e-mail and outdoor warning sirens.

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Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking men age 41-60 to participate in a study to measure walking steps during treadmill exercise and during activities performed in daily life. Participation in the study typically includes one 3- 4-hour visit to the Physical Activity and Health...

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