Weekly Bulletin

W.E.B. Du Bois

The UMass Amherst Libraries are accepting applications for the 2017 Du Bois Fellowships. Full-time faculty or independent scholars with a Ph.D. are eligible to apply. Fellows will receive a stipend of $4,500 for an eight-week library residency with a housing allowance of $2,500, as well as a research allowance of $600. The deadline for applications is April 10.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Diana Bonneville, Ph.D., Education. Monday, Jan. 23, 1:30 p.m., W043 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Demystifying Distributed Leadership: How Understanding...
Marie Bowen
The campus community is invited to a best-wishes reception for Marie Bowen, assistant vice chancellor for human resources, who will be leaving to accept the same post at UMass Boston. The reception is Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the University Club, Stockbridge House.  RSVP to...
Dorset sheep at the UMass Amherst Hadley Farm

The EweMass Wool Blankets are baaaack! Woven in Massachusetts from wool produced in Massachusetts, the blankets contain at least 20 percent wool from sheep at the Hadley Farm, and some of the other wool is from sheep belonging to alumni or families of alumni. Blankets are offered for sale each year in several sizes, but quantities are limited.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Shengsheng Xu, Ph.D., Chemistry. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m., N615 Life Sciences Laboratories. Dissertation: “Analytical Methods to Support Design and...
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Newmass Yoga Winter Term classes are underway. These mixed-level classes are open to all students, faculty and staff. All classes are led by experienced professional yoga teacher Eric Burri. Classes are Monday through Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., until Jan. 19. Unlimited winter term attendance...
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The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science will present “Distilling Your Message,” an interactive program that addresses common communication challenges, on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m. in N151 Integrative Learning Center. This session, which is sponsored by the Graduate School...
Intercultural communication workshop

Registration is underway for the Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication to be held March 14-17 at the UMass Center at Springfield. Faculty, staff and students can attend at a reduced rate of $600 for three-day workshops and $220 for one-day sessions.

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Controller Robert A. Liebowitz reports that the Internal Revenue Service has decreased the allowable standard mileage rate for employees who use their vehicles for university business from 54 cents to 53.5 cents per mile in 2017.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidate scheduled as follows: Derek Wood, Ph.D., Physics. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m., 409 Hasbrouck. Dissertation: “The Assembly and Elasticity of Cylindrical Crystals, and the Effects of...

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