Weekly Bulletin

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Joao Paulo deSouza, Ph.D., Economics. Tuesday, April 14, 10:30 a.m., 919 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “Essays on Growth Complementarity between Agriculture...
Phone alert
The campus will conduct a test of the UMass Amherst Alerts Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Tuesday, April 7 after 10 a.m., according to Jeffrey Hescock, director of university emergency management and business continuity. This test is part of the university’s continuing effort to test...
Richard Wilkinson
Richard Wilkinson of the University of York will speak on “The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger” on Tuesday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Wilkinson’s talk is part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Perspectives in...
Viviana Zelizer
Economic sociologist Viviana A. Zelizer will present a lecture titled “Valuing Intimacy: Does Money Corrupt?” on Tuesday, April 14 at 4 p.m. in 904-08 Campus Center as part of a four-day residency at the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI). During her stay at the university,...
James Sheehan
James Sheehan, vice chancellor for administration and finance, will speak on the “Amazon Textbook Online Store” at the Faculty Senate on Thursday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall. At the meeting, senators will elect a new secretary. The nominees are Richard Bogartz,...
Claire Messud (Lisa Cohen photo)
Claire Messud, author “The Woman Upstairs” and “The Emperor’s Children,” will read from her work on Thursday, April 16 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall as part of the Visiting Writers Series. “The Emperor’s Children” was named a best book of the year by...
Freedom Seder
The 17th annual Freedom Seder will be held Thursday, April 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge. The multicultural and interfaith celebration is based on the Exodus themes of the Jewish Passover Seder, but commemorates the civil rights movement and other modern liberation struggles. It...
Azalea Garden
There are a few remaining seats for the bus tour to the New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show on Saturday, April 18. The trip is sponsored by the Fine Arts Center Asian Arts & Culture Program. A National Historic Landmark, the New York Botanical Garden maintains one of the world’s...
Lower leg muscles
Researchers in the Muscle Physiology Lab in the department of kinesiology are seeking volunteers to participate in a study that will examine the effects of age on muscle function and physical performance. The Muscle Physiology Lab is under the direction of professor Jane Kent. Many aspects of...
Rabbi Edward Feld
Rabbi Edward Feld and alumnus Hussein Ibish will discuss their career paths in Jewish campus work and Middle Eastern political policy analysis on Tuesday, April 14 from 5-7:30 p.m. in 301 Herter Hall. Ibish is a senior research fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine in Washington, D.C....

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