Weekly Bulletin

The Du Bois Library will open at 10 a.m. (not 9 a.m.) on Saturday, Oct. 9.

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Shane Conklin, director of Risk Management in the Treasurer''s Office, will discuss "Financial Planning" at a University Women''s Network luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 26, noon-1 p.m. in 1009 Campus Center.

Conklin will provide information on the options available to University employees for saving, especially for retirement through the 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans, and for college through 529 savings plans. She will also discuss after-tax savings options for University employees.

Contact Joan Kermensky (5-1526)to register (kermensk@ece.umass.edu). The RSVP deadline is Oct. 19.

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Physics professor Nikolay Prokofiev, will discuss "How Can Superfluidity Occur in a Crystalline Solid?" on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in 124 Hasbrouck.

Refreshments will be served at 3:40 p.m.

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The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Film Series is screening "City of God/Cidade de Deus (Brazil 2002)on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in 301 Herter Hall.

The film is Portuguese with English subtitles.

The film and discussion are free and open to the public.

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Martin Allor, professor of communication studies at Montreal’s Concordia University, will speak on “Actuality and Re-mediation: Documentary, Epistemology and Intermedia Circulation” on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 12:15 p.m. in 905 Lincoln Campus Center.

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The Bilingual Collegiate Program will celebrate 30 years of service during Homecoming weekend, Oct. 29-31.

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The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) invites faculty and staff at UMass Amherst to participate in a group purchase of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 for Windows and Macintosh computers. Participating in this program will give you, or your department, the opportunity to purchase licenses for this software at a significantly reduced cost.

More detailed information is available at the OIT website (see below).

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Everywoman''s Center is offering the several support groups and workshops during the fall semester. All are free and open to Five College and community women:

"Discover Yourself: Find Your Path Through Creative Arts"

"Mindfulness: Mindful Women Are Empowered Women"

"Support Group for Female Survivors of Sexual Assault"

For more information, call EWC Counseling Services at 577-0077.

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Chris Stafford of the National Institiute of Standards & Technology will discuss High-Throughput Approaches to Testing of Materials: Adhesion and Mechanical Properties" on Friday, Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Conte Polymer Research Center.

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Faculty are encouraged to invite their students to attend a special presentation on Galileo by Owen Gingerich, Harvard astronomer and historian of science, on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. in 163 Campus Center.

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