Weekly Bulletin

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.


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.


Professor Vincent Rotello of the Chemistry Department will discuss “Organic Chloramines as Likely Sources of Toxicity in Treated Drinking Waters” on Friday, Oct. 1 at 12:15 p.m. in ELab 304.


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.

All non-student employees on the payroll as of Sept. 17 should have received a Directory Data Update Card. All non-student employees who did not receive a card should fill out
the Directory Update Card provided on page 4 of the 2004 Faculty and Staff Directory or call 577-0157 to request a form.


The Hampshire County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Monday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in 174 Lincoln Campus Center.


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


Professor Jan Genzer of North Carolina State University will speak on "Gradient polymer brushes: from fabrication to applications" on Friday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m. in A110 Conte Polymer Research Center.

, Conte Polymer Science Buliding, A110, at 3:30 PM


The International Programs Office''s 2004 Study Abroad Fair will be held Monday, Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m. in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium.

The fair is an opportunity for all students in all majors, undergraduate and graduate, to learn more about studying abroad. UMass Amherst has more than 100 study programs in 36 countries. These programs range from year-long to short January-term and summer programs.

There will be free food and a raffle.

Faculty and staff are welcome to visit the fair.


Sam Michel, fiction writer and faculty member in the MFA program, will read from his works on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Michel is the author of "Under the Light," a collection of stories, and has recently finished a novel, "Lincoln Dahl Turns Five." His fiction has appeared in the Massachusetts Review. Michel has served as writer-in-residence at Phillips Acadamy, and has tought in the creative writing program at the University of Florida.

The reading is free and open to the public.

The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the MFA Program for Poets and Writers and made possible, in part, by grants from the UMass Arts Council and Alumni Association.


Donald Fisher, director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will present a talk titled "How a Philosopher Became a Psychologist Who Fell in Love with Operations Research" on Friday, Oct. 1 at noon in 128 Isenberg School of Management.