Weekly Bulletin

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.

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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.

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Sport Management Department has moved from Skinner Hall to 236 Isenberg School of Management, 121 Presidents Drive.

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The Strategic Information Technology Center (SITEC) workshop on "Offshoring and Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Panel Presentation" on Wednesday, Sept. 22 has been postponed after one of the presenters canceled.

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A stuttering support group, hosted by the Department of Communication Disorders, will meet on the first Wednesday of each month beginning on Oct. 6. Meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 10 Arnold House.

Pizza will be served. For additional information, contact Dr. Pat Mercaitis at 545-2007.

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