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The 2017 UMass Garden Calendar is available for purchase, with information about successful gardening during a dry season, as well as special tips for container gardening and extensive lists of suggested drought tolerant annuals and perennials for New England gardens. The cost is $12, with bulk...
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Panelists will discuss Question 2, a referendum question on the November Massachusetts ballot that would authorize the approval of up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education per year. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in N151 Integrative Learning Center.

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In conjunction with the Oct. 14 performance of Othello in the Seraglio, the UMass Amherst Department of Music will host a free opera workshop with the composer Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and Robert Labaree, ethnomusicologist and specialist in Turkish music, on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5-6 p.m. in Bezanson...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Carolyn Elise Carr, Ph.D., Chemistry. Thursday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m., 153 Goessmann. Dissertation: “Investigating the Relationship Between Structure and Function...
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In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and in accordance with a proclamation by the President of the United States, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings on Sunday, Oct. 9 from sunrise...
SPIRE and other IT services will be unavailable between 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 while Information Technology performs system maintenance. The following services will be unavailable: SPIRE Electronic transcripts Imaging System (ImageNow) Data...
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The campus will conduct a test of the UMass Amherst Alerts Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Thursday, Oct. 13 after 12:45 p.m., according to Jeff Hescock, director of university emergency management and business continuity. This test is part of the university's continuing effort to test...
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The universtiy is hosting a 36-hour, student-run HackUMass hackathon on the weekend of Oct. 7-9 beginning at 10 p.m. in the Integrative Learning Center and ending with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, in Mahar Auditorium. More than 600 participants are expected.  The largest...
Yasemin Gülsüm Acaris
Yasemin Gülsüm Acaris, a faculty member in the psychology department at Özyeğin University, Istanbul, will speak on “The role of empowerment and identity politicization on collective action participation” on Thursday, Oct. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. in 160 West Commonwealth...
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There will be a bus trip to New York City on Sunday, Nov. 13 leaving from the Northampton Walmart parking lot at 7 a.m., with an additional pickup in South Deerfield at the Red Roof Inn at 6:15 a.m. Free coffee and pastries will be served at the Walmart lot starting at 6:30 a.m. The bus leaves at...

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