Weekly Bulletin

When the students in the Opus One string ensemble perform Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall, it will be without a leader.

Students in ensemble will be performing this year without a conductor. While listeners of classical, pop and jazz music are used to hearing duos, trios, quartets and even octets “hold it together” on their own, the question is whether a larger group of 20 can perform intricate, professional-level music without a conductor.

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The following new course proposal has been submitted to the Faculty Senate office for review and approval and is 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.

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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Oct. 31. Clocks should be set back one hour.

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As part of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Film Series, the video documentary "Congo Pa''ti" will be screened Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. in 117 Isenberg School of Management.

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A Majors Fair which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

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The Jones Library and jubilat, a campus-based literary journal, are sponsoring a reading by poets Matthea Harvey and Nick Flynn on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

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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.

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The Second Annual New England Sheep Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, has been canceled due to low registration.

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David Biale of the University of California at Berkeley will discuss "God’s Language and the Making of Secular Jewish Culture" on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in 301 Herter Hall.

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"Home Movies," a multicultural, interdisciplinary dance-theater piece, will be performed by the Everett Dance Theater of Providence on Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.

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