Weekly Bulletin

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A half-marathon scheduled to begin and end at Haigis Mall on Nov. 12 is expected to cause traffic delays on several roads in Amherst. Presidents Drive, the road around Haigis Mall, will be closed to vehicles from 6:30-11:30 a.m. UMass Transit Services will use a temporary bus stop on Massachusetts Avenue until noon.

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Veterans Day ceremony

UMass Amherst Air Force and Army ROTC will honor the nation’s veterans – and the veterans in the campus community ­– on Friday, Nov. 10 at their annual Veterans Day ceremony and vigil outdoors on the Campus Pond side of Memorial Hall. The one-hour ceremony begins at 3 p.m. Cadets will then stand vigil on the site from 4 p.m. to midnight.

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U.S. Flag
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence on Nov. 5 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and in accordance with a presidential proclamation, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings until sunset...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Hesham Abdulla Ph.D., Plant and Soil Sciences, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m., 202 Paige Laboratory. Dissertation: “Integrated Transcriptomic and Metablomic...
Jennifer L. Lawless

Jennifer L. Lawless, professor of government and director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University, will discuss “Why Women Don’t Run for Office and What Happens When They Do” on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall.

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The Infant Cognition Lab, part of the Child Study Center in psychological and brain sciences, is seeking infant participants age 11-12 and 18-24 months for a study investigating how infants think about faces. Participants can be seen at one of two locations, the Infant Cognition Lab on campus or...
Old Chapel clock
Fall back. Standard Time returns to the United States at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, which means all clocks must be set back one hour as Daylight Saving Time ends. The extra hour of rest on Sunday morning­­ also is a sign that in the coming weeks afternoons will continue to shorten into pre...
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The Center for Education Policy and Advocacy and the Resistance Studies Initiative are sponsoring a workshop, “What is civil disobedience and how can you use it in your struggles?” on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center. The room is to be determined. This interactive...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Elizabeth R. Haglin, Ph.D., Chemistry, Monday Nov. 6, 1 p.m., N410 Life Sciences Laboratories. Dissertation: “Assembly and Functional Architecture of...
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The history department will present a forum “Monuments, Memory and White Supremacy: Historians Respond to Your Questions” on Monday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in Old Chapel. The panel will be composed of UMass Amherst and Five College history faculty who will explore these issues in U.S. and...

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