Weekly Bulletin

The 6th annual Amherst Autism Speaks 5K Run/3K Walk is being held Sunday, April 6 starting from Kendrick Park, across from Bertucci’s, in Amherst. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m., opening ceremonies kick off at 11:30, and the race begins with a shotgun start at noon.

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Jan Doody, director of community resources for People with Autism, will speak on “Autism and the Community: Relationships, Supports, and Meaningful Participation” on Thursday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium as part of National Autism Awareness Month. A panel will respond to the...
Ethnobotany and the culture of psychoactive and medicinal plants are the focus of Psymposium 2014: “The Nature of Psychedelics” on the weekend of April 12-13 in Mahar Auditorium. The event begins with an opening night reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a welcoming address from...

Sociology professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey will discuss his recent work in a talk titled “Identifying Equal and Unequal Opportunity Workplaces” on Monday, April 7 at 12:15 p.m. in 620 Thompson Hall to close out the Center for Public Policy and Administration’s spring Faculty Colloquium series.

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In honor of its 40th anniversary, Disability Services is offering a series of “Get the 411 on Disabilities” workshops on Friday, April 11 in 911-15 Campus Center. The day opens at 9:30 with a welcome from Madeline L. Peters, director of Disability Services. “Struggle: Hitting...
Registration is now open for the 2014 summer workshops offered by the Institute for Social Science Research. All workshops are open to faculty and students at UMass Amherst, the Five College system, and other institutions. Below are details about each workshop and links for additional information...
The following new course proposals have been submitted to the Faculty Senate Office for review and approval and are listed here for faculty review and comment. Comments on any new course proposal should be submitted to Ernest May, secretary of the Faculty Senate, at senate@senate.umass.edu....
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Donald Geesling, Ph.D., Afro-American Studies. Monday, April 7, 10 a.m., 201 New Africa House. Dissertation: “’Survival Kits on Wax’: The...
New works by student composers from the department of music and dance will be performed Monday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
Professor of voice William Hite will perform a program of Benjamin Britten compositions on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall. He will be joined by horn player Laura Klock, pianists Nadine Shank and Estela Olevsky, and guest Peter Clemente on guitar. The program features folk...

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