Weekly Bulletin

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The Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (MOBL) in the kinesiology department is recruiting volunteers for a study about the effects of age and exercise on walking and muscle function. The researchers hope to learn about how changes in muscle function with age are related to...
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Campus closure days are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 31. New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, will be observed as a state holiday. Most campus offices will be closed all three days.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Andrew Fraass Ph.D., Geosciences. Monday, December 21, 1:30 p.m., Room 222 Morrill Science Center. Dissertation: “Ocean Gateways and Glaciation: Planktic...
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Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Monday, Dec. 14 in honor of Army Sgt. Luke Joseph Edward Carreiro of Westport, who died while serving his country at Fort Bragg, N.C., on...
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Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, Dec. 12 in honor of Army Sgt. Robert Dakin, who was listed as missing in action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on Dec. 12,...

The Inside UMass Newsletter will not be published on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Dec. 31. For updated news, visit www.umass.edu/newsoffice.

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New Students Orientation and Parent Services are moving from Arnold House to the first floor of Knowlton Hall on Dec. 15, reports director Jeanne M. Horrigan. The new mailing address is: New Students Orientation & Parent Services Knowlton Hall 691 N. Pleasant St. OFC Amherst MA 01003-9399...
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EweMass Wool Blankets have arrived! These beautiful and warm blankets are made with wool from UMass Amherst sheep, cared for by pre-vet and agricultural students. The blankets are a natural white and grey plaid and come in queen, full and two throw sizes. Proceeds support student livestock...
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The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) is soliciting nominations for the 2015-2016 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching. This new award of $10,000 will honor one outstanding faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching along with exemplary dedication...
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UMass Dining invites staff and faculty to “Have Lunch on Us” Friday, Dec. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Worcester, Franklin, Berkshire or Hampshire dining commons.

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