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The Chorale and Women’s Choir will perform choral literature from the Baroque to the present in concert on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. The concert will be conducted by Ryan Ellis and Jeff Kempskie.
The Symphony Band will perform a concert on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. The concert will incorporate a broad selection of styles based on European and African themes.
Karen Trentleman from the Getty Conservation Institute will discuss "The Application of Science to the Study and Preservation of Works of Art" on Friday, Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m. in A110-11 Conte Polymer Research Center.
The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life Search Committee has announced the two finalists for the position. They are Dr. Beth Hellwig, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Enku Gelaye, interim vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life and dean of students at UMass Amherst.
The UMass Amherst Alumni Association has announced the 2014 recipients of its most prestigious recognition for alumni, faculty and friends: the Distinguished Alumni Awards. They will be presented April 2 at the State House in Boston.
The Town-Gown Steering Committee of the University and the Town of Amherst will meet Tuesday, March 11 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the UMass Police Department community room to discuss which consultant to recommend for a joint planning contract. Public comment will be heard from 5-5:30.
American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, recently named Paul Barten, professor of forestry and hydrology in Environmental Conservation, to its science advisory board. Barten says his primary motivation is to protect drinking water supplies and aquatic ecosystems.