Weekly Bulletin

“Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library Building Dedication, 1974-2004,” an exhibit commemorating the Oct. 19, 1974 dedication of the tower, is on display in the 25th floor lobby.

Prepared by Special Collections and Archives, the exhibit includes items from the dedication and samples of contemporary brochures and reports.

The exhibit is open to the public during normal library hours.

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“James Baldwin: Down from the Mountaintop,” a new one-man play written and performed by Tony Award nominee Calvin Levels, will be staged Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.

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The Avanti Wind Quintet''s performance on Tuesday, Oct. 12 in Bezanson Recital Hall has been cancelled.

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An exhibit of University of Massachusetts Press books and catalogs is on display in the Du Bois Library through Oct. 18.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

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Columbus Day will be observed as a state holiday on Monday, Oct. 11. Most campus offices will be closed.

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Do you know an exceptional professor or teaching assistant/associate?

Nominate him or her for a Distinguished Teaching Award!

The DTA is the highest recognition of teaching awarded to faculty members
and teaching assistants/associates.

To nominate a professor or teaching assistant/associate, simply write a brief letter describing why your nominee should receive a Distinguished Teaching Award. All nominations must include your name, mailing address, e-mail address and signature.

Only current and former students may nominate faculty members. Teaching assistants/associates may be nominated by faculty members or current and former students.

Submit all nominations by Friday, Oct. 29 to: Distinguished Teaching Award Committee,
Office of the Provost, 362 Whitmore Administration Building, (413) 577-3980 (fax) or by e-mail: dta@provost.umass.edu.

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Directory Data Update Cards (yellow cards) were distributed with the paychecks on Sept. 24. Due to a printing problem, instructions were printed separately rather than on the back of the cards.

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Richard Wood, chief of the Mineral Bioavailability Lab, USDA-Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, will discuss "Calcium, Vitamin D and Aging" on Monday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in Chenoweth 210A.

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Professor Laura Klock of the Department of Music and Dance, will be joined by several of her colleagues in a collaborative concert on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall. Klock, who performs on horn, will be joined by Fredric Cohen, oboe and English horn; Lynn Klock, saxophone and bass clarinet; Christopher Krueger, flute and alto flute; Eduardo Leandro, percussion; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; and Salvatore Macchia, contrabass. Professor Lanfranco Marcelletti, Jr. will conduct a sextet of players in the world premiere of a work by Macchia. Also on the program is a piece of classical music, a trio by Michael Haydn, younger brother of the more famous Franz Joseph Haydn.

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