Weekly Bulletin

A representative from the Massachusetts SMART Plan will be available to meet with employees regarding retirement readiness on Wednesday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 333 Whitmore. The representative can discuss ways to reduce one’s tax burden, review existing accounts and...
John Robison, a graduate student in philosophy, will speak on “Skepticism, Faith, and Reason in Marie de Gournay’s Equality of Men and Women” on Wednesday, April 2 at 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St. Light refreshments and discussion follow the talk, which...
Professor Joseph Black, director of graduate studies in the department of English,  will discuss  “The Sidneys and Their Books” on Thursday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St. Black has research and teaching interests in Renaissance non-...
The Second Wind Renaissance Wind Ensemble will perform on Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St. The ensemble includes Susan Galereave, sackbut, Eric Kernfeld, alto sackbut, Rigel Lustwerk, cornetto, John Maloney, dulcian, and guest cornetto player Paul Lipke...
Owen Williams, assistant director, scholarly programs, Folger Institute, will present a talk highlighting the seminars, conferences and workshops at the Folger for 2014-15 on Tuesday, April 8 at 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Center. The Folger Institute hosts research opportunities through scholarly...
Renaissance Center visiting fellow Anna Strowe will present “Translating the Historia Della Fine Del Mondo Manuscript” on Wednesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. in the center’s Reading Room. The “Historia” is a late 17th-century manuscript in the Renaissance Center’s...
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. CAT...

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...

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