Weekly Bulletin

A six-week introductory karate course taught by professor emerita Sara Grimes, 5th-degree black belt and chief instructor of the UMass Shotokan Karate Club, will begin Monday July 26 at the Barn Studio, 20 Dickinson St. in Amherst. Classes are 10-11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. No experience is necessary. Course fee: $120. To register call 1-413-219-7774.

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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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The Career Services office has relocated to 524 Goodell Building. Telephone numbers are unchanged.

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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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Lynn Margulis, Distinguished Professor in the Geosciences Department, will share some her favorite Emily Dickinson nature poems on a walk around the poet’s family property on Sunday, July 18 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The Emily Dickinson Museum is located at 280 Main St. in Amherst. For information, call 542-8161 or visit the museum’s website (link below).

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The second summer session begins Monday, July 12.

The last for second session students to add or drop courses with no record is Friday, July 16.

The last day for students to drop courses with a record of "W" is Thursday, July 29.

The second summer session ends Wednesday, Aug. 18 and final grades are due on Monday, Aug. 23.

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New WORLD Theater''s summer youth program Project 2050, will perform a new production entitled "environ-mentality" on Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 12 at 3 p.m. in the Rand Theater.

The production is the culmination of a series of summer workshops and performances in which local youth, scholars and professional artists create new theater works based on an overarching issue defined by the young participants. This year''s production turns its lens on the environment as it intersects with the prediction that people of color will be the majority population in the U.S. by the year 2050.

Project 2050 will explore what it means when discrimination takes the form of pollution and what can be done to stop environmental injustice.

Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Center Box Office (5-2511) for $12 general public, $8 for low-income patrons and $5 for students with ID.

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The last day of classes for the first summer session is Friday, July 9.

First summer session grades due by noon on Wednesday, July 14 in the Summer Session Registrar’s Office.

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UMass Extension is seeking 20 homes in the Amherst area to host 20 Japanese visitors July 16-18. The visitors will be attending a program on “Organic Farming and Natural Foods” as part of the 14th Japan-America Grassroots Summit. None of the participants are professional farmers but each has a very strong interest in this topic.

Hosts are welcome to participate in all of the tours and events but are asked to provide several meals and some transportation; spend Sunday morning with their Japanese guest at a local cultural or entertainment site and join other summit participants for closing festivities the afternoon of July 18. The guests will be leaving the following morning.

For more information, contact Kathleen Carroll at 545-0895 or by email at kcarroll@umext.umass.edu.

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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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