Weekly Bulletin

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Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise to sunset until sunset on the day of interment, in honor of Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas L. Clardy of Hudson.
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The UMass Amherst Libraries will host “Documenting Punk: Writing, preserving, watching and listening to the history of an American cultural movement,” the 11th annual Social Change Colloquium on Friday, April 8 from 1-6 p.m. in 163 Campus Center. The colloquium aims to open a...
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The 34th annual New England Saxophone Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 2 between 9 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: ILgim Dara Benoit, Ph.D., Management. Monday, March 21, 10 a.m., Room 128 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “O Creativity, Where Art Thou?...
Gavin Wright

Gavin Wright, a leading economic historian of the U.S. South, will be the keynote speaker Wednesday, March 23 at a symposium organized around his book, “Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Movement in the American South.” The symposium will take place from 4-6 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union.

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The Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (http://people.umass.edu/mobl/) in the kinesiology department is recruiting volunteers for a study about the effects of age and exercise on walking and muscle function. The researchers hope to learn about how changes in muscle function...
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The Institute for Applied Life Sciences is accepting applications for the 2016 Seed Grant Program until the deadline of April 1. The purpose of the program is to accelerate translational pre-clinical studies toward product candidates or diagnostics that improve human health and well-being. Product...
Donna Leon
International best-selling author Donna Leon will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the UMass Amherst Libraries 14th Annual Dinner with Friends on Saturday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Leon is the author of the international best-selling Commissario Guido Brunetti...
Leah Garrett

Leah Garrett, Loti Smorgon Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture at Monash University in Australia, will speak about her new book, “Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel,” on Monday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, 758 North Pleasant St.

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Eric Mazur
The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) is sponsoring a new springtime event on March 29-31 called “Open Classroom Days.” This inaugural event is a multi-day open house in which generous colleagues have opened their classes to faculty visitors who are...

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