Weekly Bulletin

Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Barbara Abdeni Massaad, a bestselling cookbook author, photographer and food writer, will present Soup for Syria on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. The talk and slideshow idescribes her efforts to alleviate the daily suffering in the Syrian refugee camps that are just a 45-minute...
Takao Kawaguchi

Performance artist Takao Kawaguchi will perform “About Kazue Ohno – Reliving the Master Diva’s Masterpieces” on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.

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Phillip Brian Harper
Phillip Brian Harper of New York University will present the English department’s 21st Annual Sidney Kaplan Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 in 904-908 Campus Center. Harper’s topic will be “Challenges of Literary Contemporariness: The Case of Rankine's...
Jennifer Hunt, left, and George Borjas
Economists George Borjas of Harvard and Jennifer Hunt of Rutgers will deliver the Max and Ruth Freedman Lecture: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall. Borjas will discuss main arguments from his book, “We Wanted Workers...
Rebecca Spencer

Find out how changing your sleep can change your life at two events on campus Wednesday, Oct. 5. Stop by the Sleep Fair from 1-3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom for activities, vendors and freebies, including sleep trackers. Then, come to “Sleepless @ UMass” from 5-7  p.m. in 804-5 Campus Center. Rebecca Spencer, associate professor, psychological and brain sciences, and director of the graduate program in neuroscience will explain what sleep does for you, what happens when you don’t get enough, and how to overcome sleep challenges.

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The Retired Faculty Association meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12 in 911-15 Campus Center will feature a talk by Gerald McFarland, professor emeritus of history, and a presentation by Ryan Bamford, director of UMass Amherst Athletics. Bamford will speak at 10:30 a.m. on “UMass Athletics:...
Michael Knodler
Michael Knodler, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the UMass Transportation Center (UMTC), will speak on “The Intersection of Transportation and Public Policy” on Monday, Oct. 3 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in 620 Thompson. The talk is part of the...
Michael Greenberg

Michael Greenberg, Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, will deliver the Sinauer Associates Distinguished Scientist Fall Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. in 151 Integrative Learning Center. He will speak on “Signaling networks that control synapse development and cognitive function.”

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Pratisha Joshi, Ph.D., Economics. Friday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m., 10th Floor Reading Room, Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “The Impacts of Foreign Labor Migration of...
Maureen Gallagher
Maureen Oldham Gallagher, who earned her doctorate in German studies in 2015, has been awarded the Women in German Dissertation Prize for 2016 for her thesis, “Young Germans in the World: Race, Gender, and Imperialism in Wilhelmine Young Adult Literature.” The award is made by the...

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